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Vanessa began her career in the beauty industry in Toronto as a graduate from Complections College of Makeup Artistry & Design in 2013. She started out in fashion doing runway, look books, and editorial photoshoots. From there she moved into video work doing commercials, independent films, and bio videos. 2020 saw her return to her hometown and continued in the beauty industry in an administrative salon role. Joining the Drift Salon/Day Spa team she’ll use her knowledge and experience to guide the estheticians and heighten guest experiences.


Assistant Manager

I first joined the Drift Team in 2019 as a Certified Esthetician. I am certified in Manicures, Pedicures, Waxing, and more! With having past reception experience, I soon found interest in front desk operations! I became a receptionist in 2021, and was recently promoted to the position of Assistant Manager in September 2023. I am excited to work with such an amazing team everyday and promote exceptional customer service and care to all of our clients!

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 23 years of 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), Laser Hair Removal, and Skin Rejuvenation. Amanda specializes in skincare and facials, her soothing and gentle touch is the reason clients have remained loyal to her throughout her career.



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. 



Carly joined the drift team in 2020 and is certified in manicures, pedicures, waxing, facials, and lashes. She is constantly learning and growing as an esthetician and loves to make her clients feel confident and beautiful! 

Erin H


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. She is certified in Manicures, Pedicures, Waxing, and Body Services! Erin takes great pride in helping her clients fulfill their self-care dreams, she is here to help you with anything you need or desire.



Since 2020, Madison has been working in the beauty industry. As an aspiring nurse, she currently offers manicures, pedicures, and waxing services at Drift Salon/Day Spa while continuing her education. Madison’s dedication to her craft and commitment to ongoing education ensures that clients receive the highest level of care and attention during their visit at Drift Salon/ Day Spa.



Hortencia is originally from Mexico, she speaks both Spanish and English. She is happy to announce her services as a massagist here at Drift, she will also be offering Body Wraps and Body Polishes. She was certified at Sebastian Kneipp Superior Institute of Massage and Alternative Therapies in Mexico City in 2013. She has nine years of experience in relaxation massage, among other techniques and will be training here at Drift for other services.



Sara stepped into the beauty industry in 2020 and started with Manicures and Pedicures. Since then she has continued to further her education and training and has a passion for giving her clients the best spa experience. She’s excited to be be learning new services and expanding her skills on body treatments and facials. Skincare has become her passion in this industry and she can’t wait to help her clients get the perfect skin.




Leah has been training in aesthetics since 2022 and is always looking for the next trend. Currently certified by En Vogue for manicures and pedicures, she is on her route to being certified in waxing, lash, & brow services. She is a lover of all things beauty related and is confident that you'll leave the appointment glowing inside and out!




My name is Aarzoo, I am thrilled to introduce myself as an experienced esthetician with a wide-ranging skill set. My journey in the world of beauty began with a fascination for skincare. Through years of hands-on experience and continuous education, I have become proficient in a variety of services like Facials, Waxing, Body Massage,Pedicure, Manicure, Nail Art, Lash Extensions, Brow Services, that cater to your unique needs.

I pride myself on creating a welcoming and comfortable environment for my clients ensuring that you leave feeling refreshed, confident, and glowing.




Hello, I'm Hana. I've been a nail technician since 2020, specializing in nail art, including face art and animation designs. I can do magic on your nails. I offer a range of services at the salon, including manicures, pedicures, nail extensions, lash lifts, and intricate nail art designs.




Bio coming soon!



Bio coming soon!

Hairdressing Team

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. 



Hair Stylist

Mandy loves creating head-turning looks for her clients and this has been her passion for the last 26 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 from 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 up styles 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.



Hair Stylist

Daniela has been a part of Drifts team for 4+ years and has worked within the industry for 18+ years. 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



Hair Stylist

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!



Hair Stylist

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
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