JENNIFER TRACE (Owner/Journeyman Stylist)
After graduating with Honours from DelMar Academy in 2006, Jennifer spent the next 4 years honing her craft at a busy salon in North Calgary. She began working from her home-based salon, Echelon Studios, after having her son in 2010 while continuing her education with the latest cutting and colouring techniques. Certifications in Entrepreneurship from MRU, Leadership and Power Communications from Rapport Leadership International and many years of practical management and sales experience have prepared her for the challenge of owning this cutting edge salon. Jennifer will continue to service her existing clientele while
handling the day to day operations at The Refinery.
CECILIA SHANNON (Journeyman Stylist)
Having graduated at the top of her class from Est-Elle Academy of Hair Design, Cecilia is now completing her Apprenticeship hours to become a licenced Journeyman stylist. She is a two-time participant at Western Canada Fashion Week and has received specialized hands-on Core Cutting training with Wayne Grund of Surface Hair. Cecilia has enjoyed volunteering her time doing hair at the Stollery Children’s Hospital and with Uncles & Aunts At Large.
GABBY POTVIN (Journeyman Stylist)
After graduating with honours from John Casablanca Hair Academy in Vancouver, BC in 2006, Gabby was scouted by Kaboom Salon in the trendy neighbourhood of Coal Harbour. Her solid clientele base followed her to Style Lab in Yaletown where she had the opportunity to work under such hair trend influencers as Sally Hershberger, Guy Tang and Leo Toiseco. Gabby continued her education and maintained her skills while taking time to have children and make the move to Calgary. Her return to the salon is topped off with training in lash extensions, hair extensions and a love of creating incredible blondes and working with
women to overcome issues with hair loss to help them regain their confidence and identity.
MAKAILA BLUMHAGEN (Apprentice Stylist)
After graduating from the Cosmetology program at the Career & Technology Centre here in Calgary, Makaila has been working on completing her apprenticeship hours. She joins us from Esthetica Salon & Spa, and Bijou before that, where she has been honing her skills and building a loyal clientele.
BROOKE FLEXHAUG (Laser Esthetician)
As an expert on the use of the Venus Versa Concept Laser system, Brooke is excited to offer a wide range of services, from laser hair removal to skin rejuvenation and body contouring. Included in Brooke’s service offering is Plasma skin tightening, for that non-surgical face-lift option, as well as customized Bioelements facials to keep your skin glowing! You will feel your best after a visit with Brooke.
KAYLA HAMILTON (Microblading)
Kayla has been passionate about beauty and esthetics from a young age. Attending a fine arts school and receiving the art award was the catalyst for her desire to create. She decided to further her skills and understanding by receiving certification for Microblading in 2013 when the technique was still very new. Since then she has worked on the West Coast before moving back to Calgary offering both Microblading and shading techniques. She is thrilled to become a part of The Refinery family and looks forward to discussing your goals with you!
CATHERINE SEEGMILLER (Esthetician/Certified Holistic Nutrition)
Catherine joins us as our resident Esthetician doing waxing, tinting and lash extensions. She is also a Certified Holistic Nutrition Consultant. We are excited to add her talents to the team and help her build a thriving practice right here at The Refinery Salon & Spa.