Meet the Team
Welcome to The Cutting Edge Hairstyling & Day Spa
Hello, I am Cindy, owner of The Cutting Edge and we would like to welcome you to our Salon & Spa. We offer a full array of professional services.
I say “we” because I like to include my team in achievements & accomplishments as I realize that I could not have done it without them. We have received various awards through the Wasaga Beach Chamber of Commerce (Business Person of the Year 2003, Customer Service Excellence 2003, Best Boss of the Year 2012, Readers Choice Awards 2019 & 2020, Professional Business Woman of the Year 2020)
Our team invites you in to experience our warm atmosphere where we pride ourselves on exemplary customer care. You will see and feel our difference.
Redken Black Flagship Salon
Wasaga Beach Chamber of Commerce
Wasaga Beach Women’s Business Association
Cindy has been in the industry since 1983. Her passion has always been education & supporting the members of her team.
“I believe in elevating the beauty industry by growing others for a living. I coach and mentor my team to become the best they can be by providing an amazing guest experience, giving back to our community and encouraging them to live the life they want.”
Testimonial of Merit: Certified Redken Colourist
Stylist - Level 4
Gina was raised In the Wasaga Beach area and moved to Toronto to pursue her career In hairdressing In the Iate 80’s. Received her education at the Journeypersons School of hairdressing. Landing a job at Much Music salon she worked her magic on the on the VJ‘s (Steve Anthony) hosts (Electric Circus) newscaster (Jim McKenny) various on air guests and the Queen St West trendsetters until the travel bug took hold of her and she took her skills on the road and left the Queen St scene behind. Working as a hair colour expert for a major hair care manufacturer, Gina travelled all over the world doing avant garde shows, training hairstylists and working on photo shoots.
Stylist - Level 3
Education obtained at Barrie School of Hair Dressing (Martin Parsons). Been a stylist at the Cutting Edge since 1994. Licenced for over 25 years. Passion for colouring and highlighting. Specializes in Fine Hair.
Stylist - Level 3
Nikki graduated from Georgian College and has been a vital team player here at the Cutting Edge since day 1. Being a hairstylist has always been a passion of Nikki’s. With our teams ongoing education, she love being able to create customized colour and haircuts to meet each of her guests needs. It truly means a lot to Nikki to help her guests look and feel their absolute best.
Stylist - Level 3
Melanie graduated from Pro Image Hair Academy in 2007 and licensed since 2009. Melanie has been a Redken Stylist with our team since 2014. She continues her education taking colouring and blonding classes, as well as cutting, styling and barbering. Some of her educators have included celebrity stylist Tracey Cunningham, Sam Villa and the many talented stylists at the Redken Fusion multi day education events. Melanie Specializes in weddings, special occassion upstyles and creating new, fresh looks for her guests! Follow her on Facebook and Instagram @MelanieAtTheCuttingEdge.
Stylist - Level 3
Esthetician - Level 3
Leigh took her aesthetic training in Kamloops, BC. She has recently relocated to Wasaga Beach and is incredibly excited and looking forward to enjoying the beach and the beautiful water. She is definitely a summer child/sun lover, loves taking hikes with her dogs and loooves food!
Leigh is looking forward to building new relationships and increasing the quality of life that her guests live through wellness services. Leigh specializes in skincare, pedicures and waxing.
Stylist - Level 3
Graduated with honours from the Georgian College Hair-styling Program in 2019. Sharon’s passion, continued education, detail and attentiveness to her Guests are all what takes an everyday hair visit and makes it an experience in her chair. Sharon works with all hair types and textures and takes most pleasure out of guiding and educating her guests on how to achieve and maintain their hair goals.
Stylist - Level 2
Graduating from Marca College Hair and Aesthetics in 2013, Michelle traded big city life for small-town comfort.
Michelle’s creative passion for technical haircuts and customized hair colours earned her a reputation among her Guests that always keeps them coming back for more. Watching her guests walk out feeling beautiful makes her work all the more meaningful.
Michelle also specializes in a variety of Hair Extension Services. Consultations are always complimentary.
Esthetician - Level 2
Stephanie graduated from Canadian Beauty College in 2016 with an Honours Diploma in Medical Aesthetics, enthusiastically joining The Cutting Edge team in October 2019. She is passionate about all things related to skincare, and dedicated to helping each guest reach their goals. A favorite part of her day includes meeting and conferring with guests to determine their specific skincare needs and objectives, and working together as a team to achieve success.
Stylist - Level 2
Graduated from Marvel Beauty School in 2006 then worked at top salons and ran her own salon. Erin has the experience needed to give her clients looks that keep them returning, her professionalism for hair is only matched by her passion. Recently moving to Wasaga Beach, Erin is excited to be in a new space doing what she loves.
Education is important to Erin, she is constantly keeping up with the latest trends and techniques, always growing her skills and keeping her clients happy. Erin specializes in all things colour, she enjoys working with her clients through in depth consultations to create looks that will work for their lifestyle and hair maintenance routine. She also enjoys cutting and hair styling, she loves showing her clients how to recreate their styles at home by showing them tips and tricks and educating them on the right products needed for their specific hair needs.
Natalie is a nurse practitioner and lives here in Wasaga Beach. She’s been an RN for over 12 years and has been practicing as a nurse practitioner since 2011. She is trained and certified in Botulinum toxin injections and has been completing for the last year. She has a passion for helping individuals in all capacities, and now with completing Botulinum toxin injections- helping one to improve their self confidence.
Laser Hair Technician
Meet Alicia, a laser hair technician at a leading laser hair removal company. As a passionate advocate for helping people feel their best, empowered and confident, Alicia understands the importance of looking and feeling one’s best. Her experience as a dance instructor and performer has provided her with a unique perspective on the needs of her customers and allows her to understand the specific concerns of those looking to remove unwanted hair. With a keen eye for detail and a dedication to providing the highest level of service, Alicia is dedicated to helping her clients achieve their desired results and feel confident in their own skin. Whether it’s summer or any other time of the year, Alicia is committed to helping her clients look and feel their best.
Marina specializes in Lash Extensions, Lash Lift & Tint & Brow Lamination! Her favourite part about performing these services is the look on her guests’ faces when they see their results!
When she’s not working, she loves spending time with her family and baby boy. Marina has always embraced her artistic side and loves music, playing piano & singing!
Salon/Spa Co-ordinator, Laser Technician
Studied French, Spanish and Italian languages at York University, however her passion has always been the Arts. Danced competitively for over 20 years and also taught competitive dance for many year. Susie’s experience lies in finance and retail management and has been at the Cutting Edge since Aug -2012.
Susie is also the owner/operator for our Laser Hair Removal business. She is dedicated to showing her guests how to save time, money and energy trying to rid unwanted hair from their daily routines. Enjoys seeing the transformations that happen daily in the salon and spa.
Elaine is passionate about delivering the ultimate customer service! Her joyful and infectious spirit is a true asset to The Cutting Edge Team!
Guest Relations/Lash Technician
Tina may come from the world of retail sales and marketing, but she’s traded in her heels in the big city for good country living.
While putting her strong background in customer relations to good use with us, her passion and deep roots in the fashion/beauty industry have sparked a new fire in her! She developed a love for lash extensions a few years ago when heading out on holiday and has never looked back. Now she’s excited to share the love. Specializing in Classics as there is that simple elegance in everyone and she aspires to bring that out in you!