Drift Salon / Day Spa maintains a Management Team, that with their combined education and experience in the spa industry they are able to collaborate in leading a team of professionals and providing our spa guests exceptional luxury spa experience. It is their commitment to the industry that inspires new innovative concepts and treatments to be offered at Drift Salon / Day Spa.
Amanda has been with the company since 2003, and moved over to Drift in 2018. She began in customer service, and has brought those skills to her role at Drift. Amanda interacts with clients on a daily basis, ensuring all questions, expectations and needs are met. Her role is to oversee all aspects of the operation of the spa. She enforces internal policies and procedures to ensure the safety of clients and employees. Amanda's core duties include managing staff and scheduling, overseeing facility maintenance, and supervising all spa duties.
Spa Treatment Team
At Drift Salon / Day Spa we pride ourselves in delivering services with experienced estheticians. We bring our clients some of the most advanced techniques and treatments by continuously training and certifying our team. By keeping up with the training of our staff, we ensure that Drift provides its clientele with an array of treatment options including the latest and most advanced services. Since the Spa’s inception, it has offered team training/certification in microblading, laser services, eyelash extensions, micro needling and super facials ensuring that our team can serve you in achieving your desired goals and results.
With over 18 years experience in the Spa Industry, Amanda continues to have a passion for esthetics, and continues to educate herself in new skills and treatments to better serve her clients. While at Drift Salon / Day Spa she has had the opportunity to train and certify on some of the most advanced treatments, including super facials(Oxygeneo) and microneedling. Amanda specializes in skincare and facials, her soothing and gentle touch is the reason clients have remained loyal to her throughout her career.
Meet Loni, one of Drift’s senior certified aestheticians. Loni obtained her certification in 2004 at Scientific Marvel School of Aesthetics.
She deeply cares for her clients head through toe, mind and body.
Pedicures, foot care, advanced skin care treatments including facials, chemical peels, dermaplaning, laser for both skin rejuvenation and hair removal are just a few of her most requested services.
Loni also specializes in several modalities to help you relax including hot stone massage, Swedish relaxation massage and is Certified in Reflexology.
Esthetician (Bilingual - English/French)
Stephanie graduated from College of Massage Therapists of Ontario in 2012. She was looking for new challenges and she decided to go to aesthetic school in Quebec City. Stephanie is constantly looking into expanding her knowledge, for this reason she decided to retire as a Massage Therapist and focus on esthetics. She is always learning new techniques to offer optimum service to her clients. She is meticulous and takes pride in her work, always giving 100%. Stephanie is thrilled to bring her unique talent and energy to the Drift Salon / Spa Team.
Adelina has been in the beauty industry since 2003. Her career began as a hairdresser, graduating from Thunder Bay School of Hair Design. She was also taught waxing and became certified in gel nails. In 2008, she made the decision to enroll in esthetics school, becoming a Fully Certified Esthetician. Adelina is certified in LCN gel nails, as well as En Vogue. She specializes in gel nail extensions and nail art and joined our team in 2019. She has always had a passion for drawing and painting and loves that she can use these skills to create beauty on your nails.
After graduating with her Diploma of Esthetics, Erika joined the Drift team in 2019. As a fully trained esthetician, she can perform all services from manicures and pedicures to waxing and makeup application. She also completed a gel extension course, which is now part of her extensive list of services. Erika looks forward to continuing to grow with the Drift team!
Alyssa graduated from the Beauty and Wellness Program at the Nu-Wave School of Hair Design and Esthetics in 2010. An experienced esthetician, Alyssa is trained in full esthetics, medical-grade skincare, teeth whitening, and has recently become a registered Reflexologist. Alyssa is always updating and looking for new ways to make her clients feel amazing and beautiful, on the inside and out.
Esthetician + Makeup Artist
Robyn has been a Certified Beauty & Editorial makeup artist for the last 8 years and graduated from George Brown college in Toronto. She specializes in skincare and is a facial specialist. Robyn is also a Certified En Vouge Nail Technician and is well versed in Manicures and Pedicures. She loves to learn new skills and is always expanding her esthetician knowledge.
Esthetician + Makeup Artist
Jocelyn has been a certified nail technician and makeup artist for over three years. She has been working in the makeup industry even longer and truly enjoys the field of work. Jocelyn enjoys bringing her clients nail and makeup dreams to life and making them a reality. She creates beautiful work as she also specializes in nail art, we are happy to have her on our team.
Erica started at Drift back in 2019, she has been working in the beauty industry for 7+ years. In those years she became a certified EnVogue gel nail technician, including all gel extension, manicure and pedicure services. She is also a certified lash technician including extensions as well as last lifts and tints. Creating nail art is my true passion! Being able to uplift anyone’s confidence brings me the most joy in this job. Creating a welcoming, blissful experience is something you can guarantee during our service together.
Hein moved to Canada from Vietnam in 2014 and first started practicing in the nail industry back home. When she moved to Thunder Bay she started seriously practicing nails in 2019 and enjoys performing lash extensions. Hein is very excited to combine what she learned back home in Vietnam with what she is learning today in Thunder Bay.
Erin H has been practicing in the esthetician field since 2012 as she's learnt from many educators in her first few years. She has been working at Drift as an esthetician since July 2019, but took a slight break when she had her baby girl. She is certified in Gel Extensions but hasn't had an opportunity to perform them since she came back to work from having her baby. Erin takes great pride in helping her client's fulfill their self care dreams, she is here to help you with anything you need or desire.
We are thrilled to have an amazing team of hairdressers, with years of experience. This full service salon is open 6 days a week, taking appointments for cuts, colours, perms, relaxants, and so much more. Our talented team has the ability and space to do group appointments, such as wedding parties.
Mandy loves creating head-turning looks for her clients and this has been her passion for the last 24 years. She graduated from Pivot Point Hairdressing school located here in Thunder Bay in 1997. Mandy takes pride in ensuring that everyone who sits in her chair is satisfied with their service, while creating a relaxed environment for them to take a break in their busy day. She is experienced and trained in such products as Joico, Goldwell and as well as our Milkshake and REF products. Mandy is also highly skilled in ombré, color correction, balayage and upstyles for graduations and weddings. She is also educated in the Goldwell Kerasilk Smoothing System to be able to use on her clients. Mandy loves to keep up-to-date on the best, healthiest and newest techniques.
Daniela has been a part of Drifts team for three years and has worked within the industry for seventeen. She is a licensed and certified technician in multiple extension applications, colour systems, and has a love for formal hair. Daniela strives to give her clients their dream hair and a safe place to unwind. She thrives on building strong connections and helping clients express their personalities through their hair. Clean Beauty is also at the forefront of her passion. Using luxurious clean products that are safe for people and the planet. While her clientele is built on lived in blondes, chocolatey brunettes, and extensions. Being behind the chair regardless of the service she embraces them all! "Never underestimate the skills of your stylist and the caffeine in a strong cup of coffee!" - @deelicioushair
Erin has been in the hair industry for 10+ years. She has an innovative passion for hair design and genuinely cares to do the best job possible with each and every client. She's lucky enough to always be taking courses to advance her skills, from learning from colour brand ambassadors to celebrity stylist to hone her skills. Erin has received a master colour certificate from Joico, our current line we use in salon, and is very knowledgeable in the line and how the chemistry and benefits of the line work. Erin loves connecting with clients and making their hair dreams come true!
Jules has been in the hair industry for the past 20+ years but newly part of the Drift hair team since 2020. She carries a wealth of knowledge in the colour department and takes pride in delivering custom creations for each client in her chair.
Jules keeps up to date with new techniques and loves learning how to grow as a stylist. She specializes in blonde colouring, balayage and has extensive creative ability with dimensional brunettes, red tones and vibrant shades. Her work has been featured in the CosmoProf magazine as well as on a worldwide online hair magazine website. Sharing her work on multiple social media platforms has gained her recognition within the hair industry across the globe.
Being a hairstylist is her passion. Having such a loyal clientele for so long, she considers her hair family, family. #JulesHairTbay
Hair Apprentice + Esthetician (Arabic - English)