Monday, November 16, 2009

Babes & Beauty

It is always fun when my family comes to visit the Salon Spa.  It's even more fun when my nephews come to visit!

I have trained my nephews from the day they were born to call me "Auntie Beautiful" and do you believe it stuck? It is always nice to be referred  to this name in public! 

This was the first time the boys had been out to see the Salon Spa completed.  They had no idea, of course at ages four (Braydon on the left) and 3 (Brent on the right) what the heck "Auntie Beautiful" does here at the Salon Spa or even better what a "Pedicure" is!
As you can imagine my brother was just "thrilled" that his son's were dying to get a pedicure

Here we are filling up our pedicure stations....

Little toes a soak'in....

the foot scrub down part tickles..... 

for Brenty too.... oh the sounds of little munchkin's too my ears..

now to dry the polish.... ( as my brother yelled from the top of the stairs...."NO POLISH!")
(these are photo's that will need to be shown at future weddings don't you think?)

Of course my sister-in-law Krystal had a little break and got her tootsies done as well...
Followed by...  

Uncle Derek
Who as you can see

Is very popular with the boys!
Once Brent had his pedicure and was educated on Baden Salon Spa service standards,
Nana had the privilege of  recieving one of the finest pedicures ever given by our newest employee...

Future Pedicurist or RMT? Time will tell!
Brent chose our latest Scentsational Hand and Body Lotion
"Clementine & Mistletoe"

 The pedicure slippers where also a very big hit!

As you can see even when Baden Salon Spa is closed for the house training is ALWAYS going on!
Babes & Beauty....can't think of a better way to spend a day.

Monday, November 9, 2009

Before Baden there was TEXAS!

It's 1am and I was doing a little "Fall Cleaning" and came across a CD that contained pictures from the first real time I was away from home.  I was offered a job at Seventeen Studio Spa Salon in Dallas Texas in 2003... boy that was a long time ago...but finding this CD brings back all the good memories that I have and Friends that were my support and family while I was away from mine!

This is Cindy & John....
It was so AMAZING to find this Cd that Cindy made for me so I wouldn't forget the good times I had while in Dallas.
Cindy is just about the most amazing person I had ever met.  I was so terribly home sick ...geez ... it was crazy and becoming a REAL Spa Director for the first time was also a pretty crazy time.
Cindy was my first friend and the one that stood by me the most on this adventure!
John, well he was pretty great too.... He totally let me steal Cindy just about every night I swear for like
6 months!

Cindy used to drive me around everywhere in her new VW beetle...  boy did we have some fun times... take a look.......

Yup...twister on my very first American thanksgiving! She knew how to do it up that's for sure!
I had green bean casserole for the very first time that year!

Cindy always made me feel loved... I can tell you I loved her ..saying goodbye to her was so hard....BUT she is doing amazing and still looking Fabulous!

This is Amanda... the inventory Queen! Amanda is such a fun girl! We had some great laughs as we went crazy in the back room with all that inventory! HOLY!
Amanda took over my apartment when I had to head back to Canada! Look at this layout... I love this apartment... check out the website was so amazing to live there!

 Ahhh Austin Ranch... I had a red couch ... I LOVED IT! Austin Ranch was like Melrose Place..... SO FUN! Nothing like it hear in Toronto that's for sure!

This is Miriam and Tiffany... They are just about the best Salon Spa Cheerleaders I have ever met!
They nicknamed me "Canada" it was so great!

And I sure can't forget about Miss Mae!

Heather is crazy fun! We had some great times! Heather took me to see Pieces of April at a film festival... she was super great! I love her!  I still wear the bracelet with my cowboy boot on it every now and again... it reminds me of some great times! She gave me her old mattress so I had something to sleep on  when I moved to Austin Ranch! I still have the pillow case too sister! LOL

And this was Angelica... she was so sweet ...cute as a button! I just realized... I have blue contacts in my eyes! HA HA... now that is funny & a little freaky what was I thinking! LOL

I wish I had a picture of my girl Keisha... Miss Ebony! When I find one I will post it! she was my right hand at Seventeen ... I love you too girl! 

To say the least Dallas was an amazing adventure, and allowed me to meet people that helped mold me into the person I am today.  Thank you Cindy & John for being my surrogate family, and Amanda for being such a great support,  Heather, Tiffany, Angelica and Miriam for good times, And Keisha for always making me laugh!
I miss you all and hope you are well! Baden Salon Spa Inc. would be a POWERHOUSE with you guys here! xo

Sunday, November 8, 2009

21st Annual Contessa's

On Sunday November 1st  Tonya(our super rad hair designer) and myself had the pleasure of attending the Contessa 2010 Canadian Hairstylist of the year awards. is true...we are proud to say that our industry recognizes the best of the best technical skill and creativity in hair, makeup and nails, interior salon and spa design, business practices and community service initiatives. 

Tonya and I were invited by a Contessa Silver Sponsor and our Product Distributor
Collega for AVEDA 
Here you can see ...Tonya, Cindy myself and Toni as we are about to eat some yummy food!

It has been an amazing journey opening up Baden Salon Spa.  Collega AVEDA has been a tremendous support! George Civello, Joseph Coruso, and Glen Ritchie were also at the table with us but some how they escaped our "mini" photo shoot!

This is Cindy and I ...we go way back to the days at the Granite Club.  Cindy is more then just Collega's Retail Sales Manager...she is an amazing friend and confidant! 

Here is Tonya and I ...we were super close to the stage and all the action.  I think Tonya had a great time! She was seat number "8" ... and her son was very proud of her! (Jordan... Tonya's son was super excited when she arrived home...he was greeted with a large jar of gum balls which was the center piece at our table!)

Here is some outstanding talents of dedicated professionals whose passion gives inspiration to all of us!



Baden Salon Spa would like to Congratulate all the Contessa Participants...your passion, vision, creativity, dedication and persistence is something to celebrate!
Just a little extra shout out to Jessica Maire Ellison for wining Nail Enhancement Artist of the Year...You Rock sister!