nir.va.na hair studio/spa is a day spa destination catering to men and women. Whether your visit with us is for an hour or a full day, our focus is providing an experience that will exceed your expectations.
Our commitment to you as a highly motivated and educated team is to strive for excellence on all levels, provide state of the art services and products in an atmosphere of complete bliss, delight and peace.
Owner/Headstylist/Level 4AA Stylist
My passion is to excel in making my guests experience the best I can. My love for all details of cutting, coloring and styling hair keep me striving for more. Even after 36 years of experience, education is the key to success, therefore is at the forefront of every day.
Level 4A Stylist
An experienced stylist with over a decade in the industry, Mallory Valianes finds constant inspiration from her guests and coworkers. A natural leader, Mallory is passionate about motivating those around her with her breadth of knowledge and welcoming demeanor. While she’s happy and willing to execute her guests needs, Mallory’s love lies with colour, extensions and working on photoshoots. Mallory is driven by education and finding the inspiration to bring out the best in herself.
Level 3 Stylist
In the hair industry for 15 years, Tera is educated and skilled in all aspects of hairstyling. She listens to her guests individual needs, and shares her knowledge so that a custom look can be created.
She gravitates to styles that have a more natural look and are easy to wear and maintain, but will perform no matter what your personal style is. Tera has a passion for finishing hair whether it is a simple, no fuss blow-dry or a more elaborate style.
Level 2 Stylist
I started out my hair journey as an apprentice under Debbie. After taking a year off to travel , living and doing hair in Ottawa for a few years and having a baby boy; I’m back! I have been doing hair for six years now and I love precision cutting, playing with colour and working with textured hair. I love Redken colour and haircare and I’m excited to continue working with this great company. So, if you want to freshen up a dull colour, take a few inches off your length or just maintain your favourite style I’m your girl! Look forward to working with you!
After testing the waters, I have returned to my first love. Opting out of the formal education route, I have joined the nir.va.na team as an associate apprentice. My future path looks like this- specializing in barbering but not forgetting about the excitement of coloring and styling; continued education is always on my mind. With great pride, I look forward to conquering any new challenges thrown my way.
Level 3 Esthetician
Half of nir.va.na’s spa team, Shawntel Sentineal brings a positive attitude and caring smile to work each and every day. A self-proclaimed make-up addict, the graduate of St Lawrence college specializes in eyelash extensions, skin care and make-up and is trained in a wide range of esthetic services.
Shawntel is motivated by the challenge of making people feel good about themselves every single day. Her constant desire to be better than the day before has Shawntel always looking for ways to improve her guests experience and wants every guest to leave feeling confident and fabulous.
Entry Level Esthetician
Making up the other half of nir.va.na’s spa team, Ninan Amatya is the newest member to nir.va.na. Always wearing a bright smile to work everyday, Ninan brings positivity and a great attitude to the spa. Thriving in intricate nail work and facial waxing, she is passionate about all aspects of esthetics and making her clients feel comfortable and relaxed.
Front Desk Support
The one who keeps things moving! Kristen’s role at nir.va.na is to make sure the guest experience exceeds expectations. Her charming personality and quick whit keep our guests smiling from the minute they walk in the door until they book their follow-up with her on the way out. Kristen keeps the busy salon and spa organized with her strong communication and planning skills and is always willing to lend a helping hand to her co-workers. nir.va.na couldn’t do it without her.