Our Team
Hair Technicians
« Shelley . Master Stylist
« Jennifer . Senior Stylist
« Jill . Senior Stylist
« Gabby . Intermediate Stylist
« Allison . Intermediate Stylist
« Amanda . Junior Stylist
« Tina . Lead Esthetician / Spa A.C.E
« Karla . Esthetician
« Jolaine . Esthetician
« Kayley . Esthetician
« Lindsay . Esthetician
« Siobhan . Esthetician
« Bridget . Esthetician
« Vanessa . Esthetician
« Melissa . Esthetician
Guest Services
« Chandra . Guest Services
« Cathy . Guest Services
« Kathy . Guest Services
« Emma . Guest Services
« Kasandra . Guest Services
« Zachary . Guest Services


Monday - Thursday: 9:30 - 6:00
Friday: 9:30 - 7:00
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 :)                   
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 .
Intermediate 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 .
Intermediate 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!  
Amanda .
Junior Stylist
I've grown up on this beautiful island, born and raised in Nanaimo! I went to the Aveda Institute of Victoria for cosmetology, and graduated in July 2016. After getting educated through Aveda, I didn't want to work with anything else. Nanaimo is always home for me so when I came back, I headed straight to Breze. I'm very happy to be starting my career with Breze and all the wonderful people that surround me at work!

I'm very passionate about colour, cuts, and styling hair. My favourite part about being a stylist is making guests feel beautiful and I love when I can really pin point a colour that a guest is looking for. Aveda has an incredible colour line to work with because it's so customizable. My favourite product lines are the Damage Remedy line, as well as the Pure Abundance line.

If anyone tells you your hair is too big, get rid of them. You don't need that kind of negativity in your life! 
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 11 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!

Bridget .
Born and raised in the small town of Port Alberni, I've always had a passion for the industry. Growing up with a hair stylist as a mother, I was constantly changing my hair, from perms to short bobs - I did it all.

I took my training at Tru Spa Institute of Aesthetics in July of 2015 and have never looked back. After graduating I found myself an offer of employment at Breze Salon and Day Spa and I was ecstatic to become a part of such a wonderful team!

It is always extremely rewarding when I get the opportunity to help a guest feel their best whether it be from a simple eyebrow wax or a relaxing full body massage. The smile that is left on their face is what I absolutely love about my job.
Vanessa .
coming soon
Melissa .
I was lucky enough to grow up both on Quadra Island and in Parksville. I have always enjoyed this beautiful island that we live on and try to spend as much time exploring it as I can.

I graduated from Vancouver Island University's esthetics program and was the recipient of the Laboratoire Dr. Renaud award for academic excellence. Shortly after graduating I became a part of the team here at Breze and I am loving everything about it! I have always worked in customer service and have had a big interest in beauty and skin care since I was young so esthetics was the perfect choice for me! Having the opportunity to connect with my guests and having them leave feeling relaxed, happy and excited about their treatments is the best feeling in the world!

My favorite Aveda products are anything from the Stress-Fix line because I absolutely love the smell of lavender as well as the Intensive Hydrating Mask because of how soft and healthy my skin looks and feels after using it. 
Chandra .
Guest Services
Coming soon!
Cathy .
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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! 
Emma .
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Kasandra .
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Zachary .
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