With over 17 years’ experience, Tanya is Red Seal certified and a Master Stylist. After completing her training and certification in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Tanya honed her skills working in Alberta before returning home to Nova Scotia.
At TONIC, Tanya combines her creativity with a passion for hair colouring, cutting, and extensions to create transformative styling experiences for her clients. With a deep love for her work, being a stylist is not just her job, it’s her passion. Tanya’s clients love her warmth and genuine caring personality. She values listening to her clients, and understanding their needs while creating looks that they love.
Megan is a talented stylist with an instinct and passion for bringing out each client’s inner beauty. Her attention to detail and flair for precision and perfectionism are what lead her to excel in the industry. She is dedicated to creating personalized experiences that best match each client’s needs.
Megan loves all areas of hairstyling, with a special focus on hair cutting. Short styles and ‘bobs’ are her favourite. She masters a wide range of styling and colour techniques including balayage highlights, volumized and smooth blowouts and beautifully blending natural colours. Her warm and friendly vibes are sure to make her clients feel comfortable and relaxed while in her chair.
Jocelyne has wanted to be a hairstylist since the age of 5. She studied Cosmetology and graduated at age 19, then moved to Toronto where she worked under her mentor Dominic Sarracini. Jocelyne gained extensive experience working in Aveda salons in Wolfville and Halifax before moving to Montreal, where she worked in two high-end salons and built a clientele that included Romeo Saganash, Petter Solberg, Michael Raffl, and Thomas Mulcair.
Jocelyne loves to cut hair and excels in foil work. Her friendly presence, positive outlook and confidence are guaranteed to make you feel at ease.
Jocelyne has limited appointments as she works full time as a Booking Clerk in the Diagnostic Imaging Department at the Victoria General Hospital in Halifax. Pre-booking is recommended to ensure her availability on a day and time that work best for you.
We are grateful to have Jocelyne be such a valuable part of the TONIC team. Her expertise, professionalism and kindness are just a few things we love about her. We are looking forward to her growing alongside the TONIC team. Her clientele knows she offers a truly special one of a kind service that leaves you feeling nothing but the very best version of yourself.
Jessica graduated Nail Technology in 2013 and has been a Nail Educator since 2019. In addition to her specialty in nails, Jessica is also a Lash Technician. She truly loves creating beauty and wellness experiences that leave her clients feeling refreshed and transformed. Jessica excels at executing the perfect pedicure that accentuates what you want, combined with reflecting on your personality and truly matching your pedicure desires. She is passionate about unveiling the most feel-good experience that you can have, and that you deserve.
Jessica grew up in the Valley, and when not working with clients she enjoys spending time with her daughter, husband, and puppy. Jessica has a deep love of nature and the outdoors, and she’s in her element working alongside TONIC’s beautiful views.
Friendly, talented, warm and sincere are just a few words to describe Ashley. With a career in customer service that spans over 20 years, Ashley is dedicated to providing an experience to her clients that goes above and beyond. Ashley has a passion and flair for excellence, and delivers her services with meticulous detail, precision and a professional touch.
As an accomplished classical pianist, a skilled calligraphy artist, and the owner of a small leather crafting business, Ashley is constantly challenging herself and exploring new outlets to express her creativity. Starting her career as a Nail Tech at TONIC has given her that outlet, and it is evident in her work.
Providing a luxury spa service and offering a relaxing experience to her clients are Ashley’s top priorities at TONIC. She firmly believes that pampering yourself and self care are crucial to one’s overall well-being. Ashley has a naturally bubbly and outgoing personality, and she absolutely loves meeting new people. After your service with Ashley, you will leave the salon rejuvenated, polished & refreshed and feeling your absolute best!
Gabi has a passion for perfecting the art of nails. Continually eager to learn and grow, Gabi is always seeking opportunities to gain new skills and techniques to perfect her craft. This ambition recently took her to Oregon where she was successful in becoming a coveted Brand Ambassador with the award winning company, Light Elegance.
Gabi is also proficient in Russian Manicuring, a revolutionary technique that she is pleased to offer to the TONIC team to assist in achieving pedi perfection. With her extensive knowledge and skill, Gabi feels honoured to have the opportunity to mentor others in the industry.
Gabi’s expertise, top skills, knowledge and experience are an influential part of TONIC’s unique and specialized pedicures. The TONIC team is grateful to have Gabi share and her strengths as a talented mentor within the industry. Gabi is a true gift for bringing her expertise to TONIC and creating a culture where every visit meets each client’s specific needs.
RECEPTION / HAIR STYLIST EXPERT & MENTOR
With nearly twenty years’ of salon experience, Michelle’s passion for hair has expanded from behind her salon chair to elevating other stylists and professionals in the salon industry. Michelle found herself instantly connected at TONIC, where she can express who she is and connect with clients through her experience and creativity, while sharing her knowledge through mentorship of emerging stylists.
Michelle is inspired by nature and loves staying active. Michelle’s uplifting, positive energy is easily felt and absorbed by others around her. Her knowledge, expertise, and heart-warming connections with clients make her a beloved part of the TONIC team.
SALON OWNER & ENTREPRENEUR
Sasha is originally from the Annapolis Valley, and after a decade in Vancouver is grateful to call the Valley home again. Sasha holds degree in applied psychology and certification as a Processional Registered Counsellor. After a number years working in counselling and becoming mom to her son Liam, Sasha was motivated to expand her passion for helping and inspiring others by opening a women’s-only, all-fitness-level gym, the franchise 30 Minute Hit. It was during this experience that she realized how much she loved being a business owner, and offering a unique service where individuals felt good about themselves and could connect with others.
Building on that experience, Sasha established TONIC Salon in 2020 with one goal: to bring together a talented team of skilled professionals who are passionate about making their clients look and feel their very best. Sasha strives to cultivate a welcoming and positive environment at TONIC that provides the highest quality service while fostering ambition and growth in a fun atmosphere. Driven by passion, Sasha values connecting with clients and is dedicated to ensuring that every guest’s visit to TONIC is a truly exceptional experience.
With a love for meeting new people, Meg always ensures that clients feel at home at Tonic. Originally from Coldbrook, Meg graduated from Central Kings before going on to complete NSCC’s Office Administration program. Meg enjoys helping to motivate and inspire people and brings that positive energy to all she does at Tonic.
Having grown up in Poland and Toronto, Agnes graduated from Bryan Collage as an esthetician. Specializing in facials, she has continued to expand her expertise with a focus on skincare and training in Quannessence Skincare & peels. Agnes enjoys being able to use her experience and expertise to help her clients feel better and more refreshed.
Allyson was born and raised in the Annapolis Valley and graduated from Maritime Beauty College with honours in 2012. Allyson specializes in Brazilian waxing and is trained in microblading by Heidi Ameila. She is passionate about skincare and facials and always enjoys the opportunity to share her knowledge and expertise. With a warm and energetic personality, Allyson loves helping others to feel good about themselves. She is married to the ‘yin’ to her ‘yang’, and a proud mother and stepmother who fondly loves her chihuahua and all her cats.
Claire’s glowing smile and outgoing personality help to create the warm welcome clients receive when they arrive at Tonic. Having been told she has an ‘old soul’, Clare has a natural ability to connect with people and make them feel comfortable, and she loves the opportunity to create a welcoming experience for clients at Tonic. Born and raised in the Annapolis Valley, Clare recently graduated from NSCC with a diploma in Business Tourism. She is active and adventurous, and enjoys sports and spending time with friends, family, and her dogs. She loves seeing clients leave feeling happy and is thrilled to be part of Tonic’s extremely talented team.
An experienced Journeyman Red Seal hairstylist, entrepreneur, and mom, hairstyling is Janene’s true calling. At just 23 years old, Janene blended her passion and experience in hairstyling with her determination and vision for excellence to launch Diamond Oasis Salon & Day spa just outside of Calgary, Alberta. For over 6 years, Janene led a team of 10 employees to deliver exceptional client salon and spa experiences, something she describes as “THE best feeling in the world”. After her first son was born in 2014, she transitioned her focus to her other true love and passion – her young growing family. In 2018 Janene and her family moved to Nova Scotia to be closer to family after falling in love with the climate and community of the Annapolis Valley. Now back behind the chair, Janene is ecstatic to bring her experience and enthusiasm to her work at Tonic as a Master Stylist.
With an energetic personality and keen sense of humour, Bri loves the warm connections she is able to build with clients through her work at Tonic. Originally from Port Williams, she graduated from Halifax’s HDC in 2018 before returning to the valley where she feels most at home. Bri offers pedicures and manicures, with a specialization in gel nails and lashes. Her favourite part of her work is getting to know and listen to her clients while creating a fun and memorable salon experience. When not working, she’s often off adventuring outdoors, or cozy at home cuddling with her cats.
Eve brings a calm, mature and intuitive nature to her work as a Swedish massage practitioner. Originally from British Columbia, she now happily calls Nova Scotia home. Eve has over 30 years’ massage experience working at luxury remote and urban spas throughout BC. Her specialties include deep tissue, hot stone and aromatherapy massage, and she is also a certified Equine Massage Therapist. Eve holds a BA in Justice Studies and diplomas in counselling and television broadcasting, with her documentaries having aired on Global TV. When not working, she spends time with family and volunteers at Therapeutic Riding Association and Hope for Wildlife.