Certified Esthetician / Certified Reflexologist / Certified Skin Care Specialist / Owner
Leanna Stevenot grew up in the Okanagan, where she developed her green thumb and lifelong passion for plant life. Her love of organic skin care, and its ability to make people feel and look good, has enabled her to combine her work as an esthetician with her appreciation of the natural world, leading her to open a spa that focuses on farm-to-table treatments that harness the power of plants.
After completing an Esthetics program at Spa Utopia Academy in Vancouver, Leanna worked at Sonora Desert Spa in Osoyoos as an esthetician for three years. She then moved on to Athina’s Desert Day Spa in Oliver to take on the role of front desk manager and therapist.. Since 2009 Leanna has also taken part in annual Eminence Organic Skin Care Training and in 2015 she received her diploma in foot Reflexology from the Canadian School of Reflexology.
Leanna brings her love of organic life to the spa with initiatives such as plant-infused spa treatments and a Japanese composting system to minimize waste. Education is an important part of Leanna’s life, and she plans to build on her extensive experience over the last decade with additional certifications and a focus on oncology esthetics to help clients undergoing cancer treatments.
Nicole grew up in her teenage years in Osoyoos, BC. After graduating from Osoyoos Secondary School, Nicole moved to Vancouver BC where she attended John Casablancas Institute of Applied Arts and received her diploma in Makeup Artistry.
Nicole has always enjoyed art and being a “girly-girl” and making people feel good, which led her to the world of Makeup Artisty. Her career has evolved from being a cosmetician at Shoppers Drug Mart as well as Beyond Wrapture Day Spa, to a team leader at The Body Shop. 19 yrs experience in the freelance makeup world, working with bridal parties to photo shoots and everyone in between.
Nicole moved back to Osoyoos with her family of 4 which includes her loving husband and 2 children. She is now taking some time off from Makeup Artistry. Nicole’s future goal is to learn as much as possible about the beauty industry.
Certified Spa Therapist / Certified Reiki Master & Certified Natural Nail Technician
Jen became a Holistic Bodywork Practitioner in June 2011 at the Vancouver School of Bodywork and Massage. Her interest in alternative therapies led her to study various forms of bodywork and massage.
She is a Certified Shiatsu Practitioner, Spa Therapist and a Level 1 Reiki Practitioner. Jen has further trained to include Reflexology, Aromatherapy, Swedish Massage, Hot Stone Massage and Hydrotherapy. Recently Jen has completed new certificates in Skin Care Therapy, and is also now a Certified Natural Nail Technician.
She is passionate about bodywork and feels it is important to focus on mind, body and spirit. Her goal is to always work towards bringing the elements into harmony.
As a local to the Similkameen, Jen likes spending her free time enjoying the beauty of the valley.
She loves to travel and explore new places near and far, from the Similkameen Valley, to the Kootneys, north of BC and the west coast.
Whether she’s camping in the mountains, or spending a sunny day on the Similkameen River, Jen loves taking time to be in natures beauty.
Certified Hair Stylist
Renata grew up in the lower mainland of BC where she spent much of her childhood experiencing the beautiful BC outdoors. She would spend time with family and friends hiking local trails, skiing local mountains, enjoying local beaches, camping and travelling BC, Canada, and abroad.
Aside from her outdoor interests; Renata knew from a young age that she had a passion for beauty and creating wellness and she decided to follow her mother’s footsteps to pursue her affinity for all things hair.
She studied the art of Cosmetology at the Hair Arts Academy in White Rock, BC, where she graduated in 1999.
Renata spent the next 20 years mastering her craft through continued training; keeping herself current in the latest beauty trends, products, styling, cutting, and coloring techniques.
During this time she built an extensive-loyal client base using her natural gifts, vibrant personality, and ability to connect with people; always seeking to make them feel at their best.
Renata developed a love of the Okanagan; Osoyoos specifically, during many summer vacations over the course of her life and dreamed of one day calling it home. Now an Osoyoos resident with her loving husband and son, she is living her Okanagan dream while drawing inspiration from its natural beauty and outdoor life style.
In this new chapter, she is excited to share her experience and passion for hair with the locals of Osoyoos and surrounding Okanagan area. She is committed to continue enhancing her clients’ beauty and wellness.
NHPC Registered Reflexologist & Reiki Master
Dawn grew up in St. Albert and moved to Edmonton upon graduating High School. Dawn is happy to be back in a small town setting and is looking forward to this next journey in Osoyoos.
Dawn earned her Professional Foot Reflexology Certificate in June 2008 from the Universal Collage of Reflexology. In 2009 Dawn also became a Reiki Master. Dawns passion for holistic health continued to grow and grow leading her towards furthering her education with multiple upgrades in advanced Reflexology.
Before moving to Osoyoos Dawn practiced in her home business for 13 successful years. Prior to finding her calling in the world of holistic health Dawn wore many hats, a bank teller, school bus driver, waitress, human resource consultant, sales person, just to name a few. Dawn was exposed to alternative healing when she worked in a chiropractic office and then decided to pursue a new career for herself in the world of healing.
In Dawns spare time you can find her enjoying time with family, gardening, reading, golfing, and relaxing in the great outdoors.
Dawn is excited to meet new clients and looks forward to continuing her passion for health and healing in Osoyoos.
Certified Esthetician & Wax Specialist
April was born and raised in Rock Creek, before moving to Victoria where she worked on perfecting her Esthetics career for 13 years. April has had a spa career that spans over a decade specializing in waxing and skin care with a special love for Eminence Organic Skin Care. Having grown up on an organic farm with interest in holistic nutrition, April appreciates the farm-to-table philosophy and its overall benefits. April is also a certified yoga teacher who shares a passion for dance and the performance arts (ask her about her appearance on The Bachelor Canada).
April is happy to be back in her home town, being able to share her skills and knowledge to the community and future guests. April enjoys spending her time hiking with dogs and making memories with her family as an auntie.