Owner

Liz Bourada

A Westboro Story

After many years of small business experience, Elizabeth ventured into the exciting world of the spa and hair industry.  In 1998, along with her business partner and husband Philip, they opened a spa and hair salon in downtown Ottawa. After ten years downtown, the decision was made to relocate to the Westboro area, where they purchased an existing spa and hair salon, and merged with it to create Westboro Spa and Hair Studio.

She has never looked back!  Elizabeth is very happy to be part of the vibrant and growing Westboro neighbourhood.  Elizabeth takes great pride in her talented staff and the services they provide.  Exceptional customer service delivered by highly trained service providers is her priority.

OUR TEAM

Nathalie

As one of our managers and senior estheticians she has mastered the art of multitasking. She passionately works with an extensive gel nail clientele and meticulously creates nail art. Facials and overall skin care is a must for her and is always looking to help correct any dermal issue that you may have.

Favorite Product: G.M. Collin GF Repair Serum

Years experience: 15+

Jessica H

One of our managers who is the hair traffic controller, always makes sure things run as smoothly as possible. Wrangling a bunch of artistic kittens is a hard job but also rewarding in the fact you get to watch them grow and evolve into their craft.

Managing for 7 years

Favorite product: GF  advanced Derm cream, from GM Collin medical line

Lina

This master stylist is known as the “Big hair blow out queen”. Her mantra is if you look good on the outside you feel good on the inside. She loves making people look and feel beautiful. Lina is always looking for new inspiration through ongoing education.

Favorite product: Kevin Murphy Hair Resort

Year experience: 25+

Sophie

With over 10 years of experience in the esthetics industry, Sophie will always greet you with a smile. Sophie loves to leave her clients feeling pampered after a facial and is sure to set you up with the perfect skin care regime for your skin concerns.

Favorite product: G.M. Collin Bota Peptide Eye Contour Cream

Years Experience: 10+

Jess M

Our French fire cracker has a creative blow drying style and is an extension expert. She is always up to date on new trends and gossip. Don’t let her funky style fool you, she loves creating romantic classic looks and Blondes are always welcome in her color chair. She has always loved make-up and would love to teach and beautify you.

Favorite product: Kevin Murphy Night Rider

Years experience: 7+

Follow her on Instagram: @jessica.mhair

Connie

She specializes in gel nails but has an overall passion for esthetics services. Connie is our weekend warrior and can accommodate any of your esthetic needs on Saturdays.

Favorite product: G.M. Collin Hydramucine optimal cream

Years experience: 15+

Suki

Suki will always make your nails and toes feel pampered and beautiful with Shellac or Vinylux polish!

Gladys

She is an expert in advanced skincare with GM Collin and has been trained in Microdermabrasion and chemical peels. She loves doing pedicures and waxing. Gladys takes pride in her work and has been an integral part of our team since we opened in 2008.

Favorite product: G.M. Collin Marine Revitalizing Cream

Years experience: 15+

Shawna

Is one of our Registered massage Therapists. She has found the perfect hands on career that allows her to work with someone new every day. Shawna enjoys the relaxing atmosphere and guiding her clients into a more relaxed state.

“In this busy world we live in it is hard to take and even make time for yourselves. You have to remember that you have to take care of yourself because no one else will.”

Favorite product: Redken Body Full

Years experience : 10

Olena

She has been trained in Naturotherapy. and enjoys giving relaxation massages and body exfoliations.

Favorite product: OPI Body scrub

Years experience: 15

Thea

Thea’s been working as a part of the team at Westboro Spa and Hair Studio for four years.

She started here green and fresh while still in hair school, but is now one of our intermediate stylists, with a continuing passion for education.

She loves to pass on nuggets of information tailored to each guest and their hair to suit their needs and make life easier.

While she may have a passion for bold colours, she strives to make every guest feel at home in her chair.

Follow her on Instagram @tbenz_

Derrick

Derrick recently graduated from Algonquin College and wanted to start his career with our team. He chose to be an aesthetician because he knows the importance of self care and making time for yourself and wanted to apply his knowledge to help others to feel comfortable in their own skin. He is an energetic, perfectionist that loves making people feel and look their best. Fun fact check out his socks they are always going to make you smile.

Favorite product: GM Collin Puracne gel

Years experience: Graduated  January 2018

Gen

Gen loves incorporating her massage skills to all her services, facials, pedicures and manicures. She takes pride in her work and loves making people feel and look their best. If you are looking for a relaxing

” Gen-tle ” facial, book your next one with Gen.

Favorite product: Sparitual sugar scrub

Years experience: 12

Junita

Junita started her career in Halifax and wanted to try something new and moved to Ottawa. Junita loves creating the perfect highlights and fun colors for any style. She will give your hair the much needed cut and style you have been waiting for. This little lady is full of passion for her art to create beautiful hair. Just for the record it’s not Juanita it’s Ju-nita.

Favorite product: Redken Fabricate

Years experience: 4

Follow her on Instagram: @ju.ju_beals

Leah

Leah is soft spoken with a big heart and will guide you through your new looks. She loves bridal up-dos and creating beautiful pieces of romantic art for your storybook wedding. Angled bobs she cut with precision and her attention to detail and finishing is remarkable. Kids and adults alike love her quiet and kind demeanor but don’t let that fool you she is a versatile stylist that’s loves funky colors and highlights as well.

Favorite product: KM Fresh hair and Redken Pillow proof primer

Years experience: 4

Follow her on Instagram: @topknotleah