Local Business Owner / Entrepreneur
Joyce has a strong connection to Campbell River. She is happy to say she has built a career and raised her girls right here in our community. Before leaping into entrepreneurship in 2011, Joyce has enjoyed an excellent career in retail management. When the Merle Norman franchise came available for sale, and Joyce, true to her nature, stepped out in faith and took ownership of the studio. Her experience helped her see the opportunity in buying an established franchise and expanding the studio to be an experience-plus destination. When she is not tending the shop, or attending educational workshops, you may find her travelling, enjoying time with family and friends or volunteering at one of her local non-profit organizations. Joyce is a dedicated community advocate. She loves focussing on local initiatives like the Rotary Duck Dip, Special Olympics, Cameron's Cause and the Brind'Amour Cystic Fibrosis Foundation fundraiser. She is also an active member of North Island Survivors' Healing Society and Women in Networking. She feels so fortunate with the success she enjoys that she is more than happy to share her support of time and donations. As a very active businesswoman, she finds it most rewarding to see that women are coming to realize that self-care is not an indulgence, but a way to maintain a healthy mind and body. Another very gratifying part of owning her own studio is the ability to mentor the employees who look to her for guidance. She is also very happy that her business allows her to indulge her favourite things: providing lovely all-natural skin care products, and shopping for lovely gift items to share.
Andrea began her career in the wellness industry in 2016, applying her tourism and hospitality experience to the new environment. Andrea shares her spa time between guest services and spa / social media management. She performs waxing, tinting, manicures, facials, makeup, skincare consultations and loves to share new products, services and spa promotions with online followers. Andrea thrives on the visual transformations she can create for her clients. She enjoys the privilege of helping them look and feel their best. When Andrea is away from the spa she enjoys time with her friends and family and has a passion for crafting.
Nail Technician & Lash Artist
Joanne entered the beauty industry in 2017, coming from a background in client service from retail experiences. Multi-skilled, she has completed her nail technician program and her training to become a lash artist, waxing technician and facial enthusiast. Joanne has a great following of spa guests and she enjoys the creativity of working in a wellness environment. Her favourite thing about the industry is working with people, she particularly enjoys making them feel good! When Joanne is away from the spa she enjoys camping, shopping and the company of family and friends.
Leigha joined the team in 2018 after completing her full Esthetics course at Blanche MacDonald in Vancouver. With a new passion for makeup and spa treatments including massage, facials and lash extensions, she was eager to create a client following. Her favourite part of the industry is making people feel special, she thrives on making her clients' day! When Leigha is away from the spa, she enjoys time with friends and family, meditating and she loves animals.
Brianna joined the #CRMerleGirls in 2021 as a graduate of Vancouver Island University's Esthetics program. She is pleased to be in the industry as she has been passionate about skincare and cosmetics since she was a child. With many hours of experience in school and a new client following Brianna has performed a variety of spa services. She specializes in waxing, tinting, massage, facials, manicures, pedicures, and lash treatments. She loves the instant results of waxing treatments. In her free time Brianna loves spending time with family, going on adventures, cuddling her pets, baking treats and painting.