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.
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!
SALON OWNER & ENTREPRENEUR
TONIC owner Sasha Baxter is passionate about culture, lifestyle, and beauty. Sasha is originally from the Annapolis Valley, and after a decade of living in Vancouver, she is grateful to call the Valley home again.
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.
TONIC brings to life Sasha’s vision of offering rejuvenating wellness experiences, with a fresh and modern twist – a place where clients have a relaxing, fun, and memorable salon experience surrounded by stunning design and sweeping natural views. TONIC has become that vision and truly is a place that is uniquely creative, welcoming, and connected to its community. Building on that experience, 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. We are so grateful for all that Meg does for our clients and our Tonic Team.
Agnes has a caring nature and genuinely enjoys helping others feel rejuvenated. She began her aesthetic career over a decade ago at Bryan College; where she was taught to provide manicures, pedicures, facials, body treatments, waxing, and makeup application. After some initial aesthetic work experience, Agnes upgraded her skills with medical aesthetic laser training.
This allowed her to provide excellent laser hair removal and photo-facial services. During this time, Agnes also continued to expand her aesthetic knowledge by learning to provide medical grade peels, skin tightening treatments, and working with a skin resurfacing laser.
Agnes currently provides nail care services, relaxing skin care services such as Quannessence facials and peels as well as dermaplaning treatments. She is driven to using her industry experience and attention to detail to provide others with a relaxing experience and quality service.
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.
Nail Tech & Stylist
Jenna has loved the beauty industry since the age of 3. With determination to per-sue a career in the industry she went to college just after turning 18. Jenna then became both a licensed hairstylist & nail technician.
Her passion for hair colouring services are highlights & balayage. She enjoys teaching how to care for and maintain your hair as well. She loves trying new techniques and seeing the before vs after when it comes to hair colouring as well as big changes with haircuts.
Most people would say she is perfectionist when it comes to doing nails. She strives for the best results and has an eye for detail. She enjoys challenging herself with new and fun ideas when it comes to doing nail art. Jenna has completed classes for ombré and shaping techniques through Light Elegance taught by Gabi Williams. Jenna inspires to learn as much as possible from the industry and loves the careers she has chosen.