A little about us
What to expect when you come to Bare Essentials?
We’re not your typical spa, that’s for sure! We’re a team of cool, down to earth ladies, who are quick, efficient, and friendly, not to mention have great taste in music! We offer salon quality services without the price tag. We’re appreciative of all of our clients, and love to hear feedback, good or bad! Did we exceed expectations? Would you like to see a new service added? Feel free to drop us a line, or leave us a review on any of our social media sites.
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Don't let Alanah's small stature and quiet nature fool you — this girl is tiny but mighty! Alanah is easy to talk to and chatty, so finding common ground won't be hard! If you would like to book Alanah, she usually has same day appointments for shorter services, but for longer ones, book 2-3 days ahead!
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Angela is our resident dog lover. If you get her on the topic of her dog Weezy, you can pretty much guarantee that’s all she’ll talk about. She’s also a huge Harry Potter fanatic and proud Hufflepuff! Angela is trained in waxing, laser, and facials. She is one of our most requested aestheticians, so make sure you book ahead! She also has been managing the Guelph location, so for all Guelph related inquiries, she’s your girl.
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Erin joined Bare Essentials as Laurie‘s maternity leave cover when Stella was first born in 2014. She had been an esthetician for 9 years, and had been working in retail/cosmetics when she decided to take the leap with Laurie and become her second full-time esthetician. You’ll often find Erin with a new funky hair colour — purple, magenta, peach… what’s next? Her light-hearted personality is not reflective of her waxing skills, so don’t fret, you’re in great hands when you book with Erin.
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Heidi has been with the bare squad since 2017 and has quickly established her spot on the team. If you think you’re seeing things, you're not — her eyeglass frames have no lenses in them. Chat her up about her dog, Dakota, or her love of country music and before you know it, your appointment will be done. Heidi is also the self-proclaimed queen of lash tints! Check out her work on our Instagram feed.
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Laurie is the Boss Lady around here. As the owner and head aesthetician, she is known for her quick brazilians and amazing brow work. Outside of waxing, Laurie does microblading, laser, and electrolysis. If you want to book with Laurie, you’re going to have to book at least a week in advance!
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Sabrina is our crazy, curly-haired wonder! On top of her waxing finesse, Sabrina is also trained in electrolysis and loves helping clients get rid of stubborn hairs for good. If you like French Bull Dogs and celebrity news, Sabrina is the girl for you! She was recently trained in threading, and has quickly built a reputation in Guelph for her brow shaping skills.
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Veronica is our resident Frenchie lover and funny-face maker. She’s goofy, but compassionate; a sweetheart, but a very skilled and experienced waxer. Get her talking about her dog Remmington and you won't run out of conversation! Veronica is currently expecting a baby girl, and will be leaving us for the year in April 2018, so get your appointments booked in!
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Victoria may look like Snow White, and is quiet and low key, but she’s become one of our most popular aestheticians at BE Waterloo. Tori is very laid back and easy to talk to, and is well-versed in what you should do post-wax to make sure you get the results you want! Looking for a killer spray tan? Book tori ahead of time, because she’s definitely a hot commodity.
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Brooklyn may be new to esthetics, but she is quickly making a name for herself here at Bare Essentials! Some of her favourite things include waxing, electrolysis and tinting! Brooklyn is very easy to talk to, even though she may seem a bit shy at first. If you want to book with Brooklyn, she usually has same-day appointments available, but it is still recommended to call ahead!
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Jill has been with Bare Essentials for 2+ years as head receptionist and Salon Co-Ordinator! She can usually be found behind the desk thinking up the next funny blog post or plotting out our social media. She is loves anything Harry Potter and to chat away about Kali, her dog.
Sara has been with Bare Essentials since our move to the King St location back in November 2015. She can be found behind the desk a couple evenings a week assisting clients with questions and booking appointments! Sara has extensive experience in the salon industry and has worked in salons all over Kitchener-Waterloo. Ask her how her brows looked before she started working at BE Waterloo, she’d love to show you her before shot!
Martina joined the Bare Squad in November 2017 as an evening Receptionist in Waterloo. Since then, she’s gone on to be the full-time receptionist in Guelph! She’s the smiling face you see behind the desk when you first walk through Guelph’s doors! Martina is one of our most travelled staff and is probably already dreaming up her next trip!
Julia joined the Bare Essentials team in December 2017! You can find Julia in Waterloo a couple evenings a week. She’s currently in school for her Masters, so she is one busy bee! Julia brings a nice, calming attitude to our sometimes chaotic salon!
Kendra is one of our part-time reception staff for the Guelph location, but this busy bee can be found at State & Main in Guelph full-time. She’s a sweet, hard-working gal and would love to answer any questions you’ve got or book you in for your next appointment.