Our Team
Hair Technicians
« Shelley . Master Stylist
« Michael . Master Stylist
« Jennifer . Senior Stylist
« Jill . Senior Stylist
« Gabby . Junior Stylist
« Allison . Junior Stylist
« Tina . Lead Esthetician / Spa A.C.E
« Karla . Esthetician
« Jolaine . Esthetician
« Kayley . Esthetician
« Lindsay . Esthetician
« Siobhan . Esthetician
« Lavenia . Esthetician
« Bridget . Esthetician
« Brigitte (aka Bea) . Esthetician
« Cameron . Registered Acupuncturist
Guest Services
« Josie . Guest Services
« Amber . Guest Services
« Kathy . Guest Services
« India . Guest Services


Monday - Thursday: 9:30 - 6:00
Friday: 9:30 - 9:00 
Saturday: 9:30 - 6:00
Sunday: 11:00 - 5:00

We are situated in beautiful Nanaimo, on Vancouver Island, in British Columbia. Would you like to surround yourself with talented and goal-oriented professionals?

Be a part of an award winning team that delivers the highest level of service to our guests and shares a commitment to the environment.

Challenge yourself with new opportunities to learn and grow at Breze Salon and Day Spa. We offer a group benefits plan, team bonus pool, and continuing education.

Our facilities will offer eight treatment rooms and six hair chairs; designed to fit the needs of estheticians, hair technicians and massage therapists.

If you have what it takes, we would love to meet you. What are you waiting for?

Please ask for the manager or owner when dropping off resumes to #10-3200 North Island Highway Nanaimo, British Columbia. E-mailed resumes will not be accepted.
Shelley .
Master Stylist
I grew up in the lower mainland and during my teens my parents decided to move us to Alberta; this is where I attended hairdressing school. After three years we moved back to BC, where my hair career took off. I worked in Richmond in the 80’s which was so much fun. I was also fortunate enough to compete in two hair competitions. In styling I received Novice 2nd and in cutting Novice 1st.  I have had many years of continuing hair education and recently finished The BC Provincial Instructors Diploma Program. My inspiration comes from magazines and TV, I also love to follow Tabatha Coffee (Australia) and Trevor Sorbie (London) on Twitter. Okay let’s face it ... my favorite product changes monthly, so this month it is the Dry Remedy Oil and Smooth Infusion Glossing Straighter. The combination of the two make your hair shiny and silky smooth with or without curls. The best part of my job is making my guest look and feel beautiful...when their hair looks fantastic and they love it, I feel great and that is the best feeling. Being part of such a great team is another great part of my job we are one big family supporting and encouraging one another at work and life. Something Random about my personal life, while on a holiday in Hawaii I got the best possible souvenir ever ... I met my husband :)                   
Michael .
Master Stylist
I have recently moved to Nanaimo having immigrated from England. I have 30+ years experience in the industry and like to keep up to date with ever changing trends and fashions for all ages. I take inspiration from the latest music, television and catwalk shows as well as the industry's top stylists.
The best thing about my career is creating good feelings for guests by creating styles that compliment their face shapes and lifestyles and helping them to maintain the look at home using the correct Aveda products and blow drying techniques.

My favourite Aveda product is the Smooth Infusion Style-Prep Smoother. It's a very versatile product and a staple for me when styling guests hair.

In my spare time I love to go walking with my wife and son, travel, car shows, art and visiting places of historical interest. I also enjoy fundraising for charity events.
Jennifer .
Senior Stylist
I began my career in the beauty industry in 2008 by completing my training in Vancouver. After working on the mainland for several years I moved home to the island and found Aveda. My favorite product is the Pure Abundance Volumizing Tonic, it creates effortless body with an organic aloe base. The best thing about my job is making people feel beautiful. I love being able to take a person’s skin tone and facial structure and create a customized style for them to look and feel their personal best. I get to connect and share laughs all day with people, how much better does it get? Also, as a vegetarian for over 20 years I love that Aveda is a naturally derived product and does absolutely no animal testing. 
Jill .
Senior Stylist
I am originally from Abbotsford B.C but I have always been back and forth between there and Nanaimo after I moved here to go to hair school at Vancouver Island University in 2002. I have worked here at Breze on and off since 2006, I left briefly to have my son Gaige in 2008. My favorite product is the entire Pure Abundance hair line because I love big voluminous hair and the products from that line smell amazing while giving that boost. The best thing about my job is meeting new different people every day and never knowing what is going to happen. In my free time I love being outdoors with my son. Hiking, walking and we are always riding our bikes and going to the BMX track on weekends. 
Gabby .
Junior Stylist
I was originally born in Colombia but moved to Canada when I was only two! I've been on this beautiful island for ten years now and I fall in love with it more every summer.

I got really lucky to have found my passion so young. I also had a little bit of help! My high school offered me the opportunity to skip grade twelve and go straight to VIU to pursue my career. After ten months I was ready to start working! I joined the Breze family shortly after graduating from my program and I am loving it! It's so nice to come to work and be surrounded by such a friendly and welcoming team.

My favorite thing about being a stylist is meeting new people every day and making them feel beautiful! There's nothing more rewarding than a happy guest at the end of a service. I have a few favorites when it comes to the Aveda products we carry at Breze. I love the Smooth Infusion Glossing Straightener for a super sleek and shiny finish!

Find a job you love and you'll never have to work a day in your life!
Allison .
Junior Stylist
I have lived on the island since I was only a year old and I love it! I spent all of my school years here and went to VIU for hairdressing. Ever since getting my very first hair cut I wanted to become a hair stylist. I was always doing my friends and families hair in my spare time but now I get paid to do what I love!

My favorite Aveda product is the Damage Remedy Daily Hair Repair because it is such a lightweight treatment to protect and smooth the hair.

The most rewarding part of my job is knowing I have made someone feel good about themselves and to be able to show them the potential they didn't see before sitting in my chair.

Fun fact: I danced for 15 years and I can do the most perfect ballet hair bun!  
Tina .
Lead Esthetician / Spa A.C.E
At the age of 11, I began working in our family salon, answering phones; sweeping hair, etc…  My Stepfather was an artistic Stylist, Salon owner, & Beauty School Owner/Director. He encouraged my mother to explore Esthetics and she became a pioneer & mentor of European techniques and therapies, in the Pacific Northwest I took my training as part of my High School credits and became licensed in Barber Styling, Cosmetology & Esthetics shortly after my High School graduation. As a successful and talented Barber/ Stylist I enjoyed the creativity and diversity of hair, but ultimately wanted to pamper and nurture more. This led me to focus on Spa & Esthetics as a Spa therapist and Consultant, specializing in Aroma & Thalassotherapies. I grew up in an exciting and ever changing environment that has evolved from a beauty industry focus, to one of wellness…

For over 30 years I have stayed passionate about each client, experience, and opportunity for learning & growth… I do not consider this work, and still become more energized at the end of each day and after sharing with each guest. I am constantly being asked what I love most and can honestly say that I enjoy it all! The ability to share comfort and well-being with every service towards a positive Holistic experience is amazing! As a member of the Breze Spa Team, the past 5-1/2 years has also given me the opportunity to evolve into my role as Lead Esthetician, & as a Spa Aveda Certified Educator within the Aveda/Collega Education network. I whole-heartedly believe in the Aveda experience and company as it embraces and supports the ethics, and high standards of excellence in which I live my life, while contributing to the health and well-being of humanity.

Karla .
Originally from Prince George I lived in Kelowna for a few years when I did my esthetics training at Marvel College. I’ve been an esthetician for 8 years and have been here at Breze for five of those. 

My favorite part of this job is socializing and making people feel good at the same time. A few of my favorite products are all things Damage Remedy because it makes my hair soft, shiny and healthy. Also the entire Stress Fix line because it smells delicious. 

My life revolves around my Boston Terrier/Chihuahua cross Maverick but I also love hot yoga and going for walks.
Jolaine .
I was born and raised here in Nanaimo and the only other place I have ever lived was in Roanoke, Virginia for a brief period. Soon after I graduated from high school I attended the esthetics program at Vancouver Island University and I loved it! I’ve always wanted to work at Breze and I am excited to be a part of the team. 

My favorite product is the All Sensitive Moisturizer because my skin is dry and sensitive and I love how it balances it. I also love the Dry Remedy line because it leaves dry damaged hair soft and silky. 

A random fact about me is that I am somewhat of a tomboy. I like going 4x4ing, shooting and I love video games! My only tattoo right now is from a video game.

Kayley .
Originally from Powell River I grew up in my two aunt’s hair studio, so ever since I was young I have been immersed in this industry. I chose esthetics to compliment the side that I am passionate about. I love the immediate results I can provide for my guests to make them look and feel their best. 

My favorite products are the Tourmaline Charged Radiance Fluid because of the beautiful glow and smoothness it gives the skin. Also the Brilliant Damage Control spray because it makes hair soft and shiny and smells amazing! 

Since moving here to be with family I’ve been enjoying quality time with them and experiencing Nanaimo first hand. Something not a lot of people know about me is that I am half Maltese because of my light hair and eyes and traditional Maltese people have dark hair, eyes and olive skin tone. But I just take after my Canadian father.

Lindsay .
I was born and raised on Vancouver Island; I am proud to say that I am an Island girl.

I am new to the Esthetics Industry and absolutely love it!  Previously I had taken a makeup artistry program and also worked in the cosmetics for two years.  Once I started the Esthetics program I knew this was the industry for me.
It is very rewarding to have the opportunity to make someone look and feel their best when they come to Breze.

My favorite Aveda product is the Dry Remedy Daily Moisturizing Oil.  I love the how it restores moisture back into your hair and the smell is also amazing.

On my down time I enjoy scrap-booking, photography and cuddling up to my two cats.  I also love watching movies and cooking delicious meals.
Siobhan .
I moved to Nanaimo about 6 years ago from the mainland and just love it! Between all the lakes and all the trees, it’s one of the most beautiful places on earth. 

I have almost always worked in customer service and there is something truly gratifying about making people feel good. Now that I am an esthetician I get to make people feel good, feel pretty and feel happy in their own skin and body every day I come to work.

I feel so fortunate to work in a place like Breze with products like the entire Rosemary Mint line which is my favorite and smells so amazing. It is such a wonderful environment to be in and I get to support guests to feel their best every day. Each service can make a big impact from shaping a pair of brows to a long massage when you’re feeling stressed. It is a special treat to contribute to others quality of life!

Lavenia .
I have lived on Vancouver Island almost my whole life. I lived in Alberta briefly - living away from home gave me time to realize that beauty and wellness is my passion.

I am loving every minute of the esthetics industry, before I went to VIU to study I had no idea I would fall in love with my work. Everything came so naturally because I believe that this is without a doubt, what I am meant to do.

I joined the Breze team only a few short months after I graduated and I couldn't be more happy with my decision. It's so nice to work in an environment that has so much of our earth incorporated into it!

Do what you love, love what you do... I do!
Bridget .
Coming soon!
Brigitte (aka Bea) .
Originally from Merritt, I grew up on a small hobby farm with my parents and two older brothers. Being raised as a farm girl, my hands were always dirty from working in the garden and helping tend to the animals and house chores. And the end of the day, doing little things like painting my nails and putting on some makeup made me feel like less of a tomboy. I really enjoyed how it made me feel.

I moved to Port Alberni with my parents when I was fifteen - after we had sold the farm. I then started my first job as a dishwasher at a fishing camp, which was the beginning of a long ten year journey in the kitchen industry. Over the span of ten years I also had many other part time jobs. Trying to find my niche proved to be more difficult than I had anticipated.

I have always enjoyed learning and going back to school was a definite yes for me. Before I started my esthetics training, I was working at a river enhancement fish hatchery and I loved my job. I just wasn't certain that I would love it for the rest of my life. I love working with my hands, being environmentally friendly, and working in the customer service industry; so I finally listened to my inner self and did some research on esthetics schools. It didn't take long for me to find where I needed to be and my journey to becoming an esthetitian was well underway upon acceptance into the VIU Esthetics Program.

Now as a VIU alumni, I am very honored to be a part of the Breze team. I love the welcoming environment they have established for all of our guests and team members and I look forward to offering guests the difference that the Aveda experience can make.
Cameron .
Registered Acupuncturist
After high school I became a welder for a point in time but soon realized that it was not my true calling. I have always enjoyed working with people and I wanted to get into a more natural profession, so I left welding and pursued a new profession. My first instinct was to take massage therapy because I wanted to incorporate helping people in my day to day job. I became intrigued when I started to learn about acupuncture and all the benefits it has to offer. I also felt I could help a wider variety of people as opposed to massage.

I started practicing as a registered acupuncturist in 2012. Since then I have grown as a practitioner and have learned many valuable skills. My favourite part of the acupuncture process is when I see a client receive relief from their pain or disorder. I truly care about the people that I come across and will always work my hardest for every one of my clients to see the results they expect and deserve.

My favourite Aveda product is the Botanical Kinetics Soft Creme. I really like the way it moisturizes and leaves the skin feeling smooth without an oily feel. I also enjoy the scent of rose.

As for outside of work - I grew up playing hockey and love the pace of the game as well as the competitive side to the sport. I also enjoy playing volleyball.
Josie .
Guest Services
Breze Salon and Day Spa is such a beautiful place to work, as my first position working in the beauty industry, it has quickly become a place I enjoy. Being a part of our guest services team is important to me, helping our guests feel welcome and comfortable is very rewarding!  

My favorite Aveda products are the Botanical Kinetics skincare line; the crème cleanser and hydrating lotion are gentle on your skin and smell amazing. Also, the Color Conserve line for hair because it keeps my hair color bright and shiny, and the leave-in treatments do wonders on your tangles.

As for me, I’m in my twenties still trying to figure out what I want to be when I grow up. In my spare time, I love to be in the sunshine, sipping coffee, gardening or cooking for someone special. A few things I can’t live without are puppies, sunflowers, and my beautiful old Honda! 
Amber .
Guest Services
I grew up both in BC as well as Alberta. I'm glad to be back here on the coast after nearly seven years of living on the prairies. I've always had a passion for the beauty and wellness industry. You could say it started back in high school when I took four semesters of cosmetology. Art is life and life is art.

Being a part of the Breze Guest Services Team has been very rewarding. Seeing our guests leave feeling relaxed and pampered is wonderful. I prefer to use naturally derived products myself so Aveda, in my opinion, is absolutely amazing! The Pure Abundance line is my favorite as far as hair care goes. It leaves my locks full of volume. Pure Abundance also smells fantastic. You can't go wrong with organic peppermint.

In my spare time I love being outdoors, travelling, and practicing yoga. Camping and last minute road trips are my favourite.
Kathy .
Guest Services
I was born and raised in Alberta, with most of my time spent in Calgary.  I enjoyed a 27 year career with the airlines and was fortunate enough to be able to travel the world.

I moved to Nanaimo this past summer and I think maybe this is "paradise."  I am not quite ready to fully retire, so I am keeping busy with friends and now working part time here at Breze Salon and Day Spa. 

I love the wellness industry, and I love that Breze uses Aveda products, which do no animal testing and are naturally derived! 
India .
Guest Services
I moved to Nanaimo in January of 2016 and I am thrilled to be a part of the Guest Services team at Breze Salon and Day Spa. Having worked in the food service industry for five years prior to joining the Breze team, I can honestly say that I'm loving the change of pace and atmosphere that comes with working in a spa and salon.

Before moving to the island, I lived on the East Coast for four years while I attended Dalhousie University in Halifax. The laid back, no rush attitude of the Maritimes led me to Vancouver Island, as it's undoubtedly similar and just a little bit closer to my family!

The main reason I came to the island however, is my passion for pastry. I plan to attend the pastry arts program at VIU and I am extremely excited for a future filled with fresh bread and delicious treats!