Staff

Reception

Cynthia may be one of the first faces you see when you enter the salon and body studio, and she is also one of the very pleasant voices on the telephone. Having joined The Gilded Pear as the Salon Receptionist in 2014, Cynthia brings with her a knowledgeable background. A trained stylist with extensive experience in customer service, Cynthia provides a well-rounded and professional addition to the Gilded Pear, and is looking forward to ensuring your salon experience is enjoyable and memorable.

Janelle is also one of the friendly faces to greet you on arrival to The Gilded Pear and you are sure to have seen her since she has been with us since 2001! She is a trained stylist so she has a lot of knowledge about hair and products, and gives an amazing head massage when you are being shampooed! She is happy to see you every time you visit!

Shelby may be another friendly face you see when you enter The Gilded Pear! She has been with the Pear since 2011 and has been working in the hair industry since 1991. Her passions include greeting and interacting with clients to create a positive salon and body studio experience for them. You can’t miss her energetic demeanour and she is sure to make your visit memorable for all the right reasons.

Hair Stylists

Amy is an experienced stylist of over 20 years. She has kept up with her knowledge and education by attending many classes on colouring and cutting techniques. She can work on all types of hair and especially loves hair with texture.

Bonnie G. has been in the business for a long time and, as such, has seen all the latest trends and styles come and go. During those years, she has taken the very best from these techniques and made them her own, tailoring her skills to fulfill the wishes of her clientele. This knowledge, adaptation and innovation is evident in all of her work.

Bonnie K. has been in the business for over 25 years and, in addition to being a compassionate person, is very much passionate about hair and making people feel good by taking care of how they look.

Cosette has a passion for colour and specializes in multi-dimensional colour. She loves having the ability to get creative with various foiling techniques while remaining respectful towards the integrity of the hair. She would be happy to help you with your special day as she also enjoy formal hair, including updos. She stays updated on all trends of the beauty industry and continues to take classes over the years to stay current. She would be pleased to help with any of your hair care needs from a trendy new style or haircut to an amazing colour for freshening up your look!

Danielle has 4 years of experience as a hairstylist and is currently certified to do Hotheads extensions. She keeps up-to-date on new trends and techniques with knowledge classes on cutting, colouring, and by Kevin Murphy.

Erin has 9 years of experience in the hair industry and specializes in Hothead extensions, updos, foils, and fashion colours from pastels to the most vibrant of colours by Elumin. She is currently on maternity leave until Summer 2017.

Jayne has been a hairstylist for the past 10 years and has been working with The Gilded Pear for eight of those years. She prides herself on her up-to-date education on the very best hair-styling and coloring techniques. She has taken multiple classes from Matrix and Kevin Murphy on colouring, cutting, bleach and tone, ombre, and foils. She specializes in updos and formal hair.

Jessica has always wanted be a hairstylist and now gets to live the daily reality of making people feel good about themselves and making them smile. She prides herself on making sure that the type of cutting techniques she uses work for the practicalities and style needs of her clients’ ways of life. She does foils, ombres and different colour placement to create the most body and dimension in her colour work. She also specializes in fading men’s cuts, and loves styling hair as well.

Kasara brings 30 years of hairstyling experience to The Gilded Pear and enjoys all aspects of her work in the beauty and fashion industry. Her favourite part of her job is the instant gratification for a job well-done: she is satisfied when her client is satisfied. She loves the creative process involved in consulting and customizing hairstyles and colours to a client’s specific face shape, skin tone and lifestyle. Her looks are maintainable and she loves empowering her clientele to take charge of their beauty regime at home.

Kelly has been a hairstylist at The Gilded Pear for 12 years. She stays updated on all the latest trends to give the looks you want with the expertise you need. She places high value on listening to her clients and tailoring her services to meet their individual needs, striving to make sure her clients have a more enjoyable and relaxing experience.

Kyra has a passion for giving her clients the very best possibilities for the hair they desire and making them feel great about their look. Her attention to trendiness, combined with excellent styling skills helps her keep what she has to offer up-to-date. She is high-spirited, very motivated and a perfectionist when it comes to making people fall in love with their hair and their hair-styling experience. She specializes in men’s cuts and fancy hairdos.

Louise has 30 years of experience in the hair industry and has attended many training classes to build her expertise in cutting and colouring. She specializes in perming as well, with which she has a lot of experience.

Michelina (Micki) has nearly 40 years of experience in the hair industry. Her skills are diverse in virtually all cutting, styling and colour techniques. She specializes in fine and curly hair, and takes great pride in enhancing personal beauty for everyone.

Shari has been doing hair for 27 years and has been with The Gilded Pear since it opened.  She is experienced with Hothead and short to long extensions, updos, perms, foils, bleach and tone hair, long hair (straight or curly), short hair, and razor cuts. She is a master colorist and prides herself on teaching her clients how to care for their hair and style it after they leave the salon too!

Stacey graduated from Marvel College and has been in the industry for 24 years. She loves the opportunity to transform one’s self image into a positive experience. She has been with The Gilded Pear for 15 years and is proud to be part of such a great team. Stacey’s repertoire includes foils, perms, colour, updos, ladies, men and children. She welcomes new clients while remaining grateful to her long-standing clientele.

Susan has a passion for hair and the beauty industry. She has provided her clients with the latest hairstyles over the last 28 years. Continual education has been important for Susan to stay at the forefront of her field by increasing her knowledge of hair services and the latest products. She places strong emphasis on listening to her clients, understanding their hair needs and providing them with the best service.

Theresa has a passion for the hair industry. Cutting hair is one thing; cutting hair the way you want it is everything. With 25 years experience, she is committed to learning new techniques and applying them to keep your look current and fresh. Theresa uses a wide range of colour trends and top-of-the-line professional products to complement your style and take your hair to the next level.

Estheticians

Astra is a talented esthetician who has been with The Gilded Pear for over 6 years. Astra strives to deliver clients the most thorough and enjoyable services possible. She keeps herself up-to-date on all the current beauty and wellness trends and strives  for absolute excellence and perfection in her work. Her expertise is found in waxing, facials, pedicures, manicures, chemical peels and microdermabrasion.

Carly has been an esthetician for 10 years. She strives to offer relaxing services and takes pride in every treatment she performs. Carly is currently on maternity leave, but she will be back to work in February 2017.

Glenda has been an esthetician for 23 years and has worked at The Gilded Pear for 12 of those years. She does all aesthetic services including manicures, pedicures, gel polish, all waxing, facials, chemical peels, and microdermabrasion. She is a licensed laser technician and also does body contouring with the Lumicell Wave 6 machine.

Stephanie has been an esthetician for 8 years. Although she performs all services, she specializes in full body waxing and pedicures. She loves to consult with clients about the most beneficial products and services for them and their loved ones. New clients are always welcome.

Tenille has been working as an esthetician for over 15 years and has experience with all aesthetic services including facials, waxing,  manicures, pedicures, chemical peels, and the new body contouring system with the Lumicell Wave machine.  She is also trained and certified with our laser machine to offer hair removal, the removal of pigmented lesions, as well as vascular and acne treatments.  She also specializes in microdermabrasion to help you be your best beautiful self!

Nail Technician

Lisa is our certified gel nail technician. She has over 19 years experience in the industry and is continually learning new techniques to keep things fresh and new. Whether you are looking for beautiful elegant French tips, a little fun with colour or the total full on colour experience, Lisa is your girl! You can reach her on her own business line at (780) 266-0500, and check out her work on Facebook or Instagram.

Massage Therapy

 Jillian is an RMT (Registered Massage Therapist) graduate from MH Vicars School of Massage Therapy and belongs to the Massage Therapist Association of Alberta. Her background in yoga brought her to study massage therapy and much of her practice focuses on postural correction and chronic pain management, but offers an amazing Swedish Massage or Hot Stone Deep Tissue Massage if you prefer to just relax and unwind.  She uses an Ayurvedic blend of oils for ultimate skin nourishment for each treatment. Book today and experience for yourself the benefits of massage therapy to your overall health and wellbeing!

Caitlin is a graduate of the massage therapy program at Macewan University and is a current member of the Massage Therapy Association of Alberta (MTAA). She is a strong believer in a whole-body approach to help treat areas of not only discomfort and pain, but underlying causes as well. Caitlin has experience in modalities such as relaxation, deep tissue, therapeutic, and sports massage therapy. She is also well-versed in working with client who have long-term injuries such as whiplash or frozen shoulder.