Meet the Team
Owner, Esthetician and Massage Therapist
Sheila has spent over 20 years in the Salon Spa Industry. She has advanced training from experts in the fields of Cosmetology.
After working in the banking industry for over 10 years, I decided to make a change in my career and take classes in massage therapy. I always had a desire to help people and thought of going into nursing but I also enjoyed receiving massages so I felt I could start with that first then approach nursing. I fell in love with the beauty industry and after receiving my massage therapy license at the Touch Therapy Institute
I studied esthetics at the Lu Ross Academy
. I worked at Sony Pictures Entertainment and Tri Star Studio’s, working on movie locations and the studios as a massage therapist. In addition to the movie industry I also worked at a day spa were I learned more about the beauty industry and esthetics. Then, I went on to learn permanent make up and trained with Susan Church at the International Institute of Permanent Cosmetics. Advance training courses and Certificates:
- Permanent Make up (eyeliner, lip liner, powder eyebrows, eyebrow hair simulation, corrective pigment camouflage and scalp hair simulation, lash enhancement, areola re-pigmentation)
- Collagen Induction Therapy
- Eyelash Extensions
- Peter Thomas Roth (the Aging, Sun Damaged Skin)
- Jan Marini Advance chemical peels
- Visual Changes TCA, Jessner peels, fade & firm peels
- Vascular Blemish and skin tag removal
- Medical Microdermabrasion
- Jane Iredale makeup classes
- Yonka of Paris advanced courses
- The Wax Queen classes for Brazilian waxing
Hairdresser, Salon Manager
Pauline has been a member of the InSPArations team for 8 years, and a licensed hairdresser for 27 years. Whether it be color, highlights, haircuts, or styles, she looks forward to all opportunities to provide a great service and comfortable experience.
Since 1987 Sandy has been a licensed hairdresser specializing in short hair styles for men, and women. She attended the Santa Maria Beauty College and is currently available for evening appointments.
I am passionate about the art of hair cutting, and enjoy making people feel the best they can through my craft.
Janet San Juan is a Paul Mitchell the School Costa Mesa graduate and has been in the beauty industry for almost a decade. She is continuously discovering new, innovative hairdressing techniques to further meet the needs of her clients, and better their experience.
Cheyenne is a recent graduate of Paul Mitchell the School, Santa Barbara. She finds it imperative that each client leaves her chair feeling better than he or she did before entering. She loves trying new colors, cuts, and styles on each of her guests.
Michele has been in the beauty industry since 1995. Her training credentials are Carlton International Assisting Program, Vidal Sassoon Basic Cutting Course, and Educator for Sebastian International as well as behind the chair. Michele enjoys the art of hair design and continuously developing her knowledge and skills in the ever-changing world of hair design.
Mel has been a licensed Manicurist for two years. She is up-to-date on the latest nail trends and creates amazing nail art on hands and toes. Manicures, Pedicures, and Shellac (Gel polish) are her specialty. So come on in and let those nails shine!
Renee became a licensed esthetician in 2003 and has been working at InSPArations since 2005. She enjoys providing services that include, anti-aging treatment, mineral make-up application, and waxing.
Elena has been a licensed esthetician for ten years. She has post-graduate training in the treatment of different skin types and conditions. She is passionate about finding the perfect treatment for each client and was recently certified in the application of eyelash extensions.
Kim has been at InSPArations for 4 years and is a certified massage therapist. She is passionate of providing relaxing prenatal massages for expectant mothers, and also enjoys Swedish massage.
Nicole attended school at Healing Arts Institution of Thousand Oaks in 2003. She is trained in Deep Tissue, Sports Massage, Hot Stone, and Swedish. For the past eleven years she has worked along side a variety of professionals, such as physical therapists and chiropractors giving her the added knowledge and experience in treating larger scale injuries, and ailments.
Laura has been a licensed Massage Therapist for 11 years and received her education in East Tennessee at the Cleveland Institute of Massage Therapy. She is certified in Hot Stone Therapy, Swedish, Deep Tissue (neuromuscular), Pre-Natal, Aromatherapy, and Spa Body Treatments. She chose massage therapy as a career after having received her first massage, and realizing at the end of that session exactly what her path in life would be. Laura has a deep passion for her work, and loves helping all her clients feel a renewed sense of self.
Salon & Spa Coordinators
Kristen worked at InSPArations throughout her high school years. She graduated from the University of California, Santa Barbara with a degree in Global Studies, lived abroad in Spain and Italy, but just couldn’t stay away. She’s back as the salon coordinator at InSPArations, helping update the spa with the new MindBody Software and coordinating the spa’s community events.