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
“Ongoing education has been a huge part of my personal success. I frequently attend classes at the Redken Exchange in Toronto and participate in National Symposiums so I can keep current with new techniques and modern trends. I like to bring excitement to my guests by creating fresh new looks for each season.” My passion is colours and cuts and the “marriage” of the two”.
Testimonial of Merit: Certified Redken Colourist
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
Studied at Georgian College. Completed both parts of her licensing and looks forward to creating amazing loooks for her guest at The Cutting Edge! Nikki loves to colour and cut long or short hair! Her young and explorative nature leads to fantastic new and creative looks! Specializes in Prom/Grad Upstyles, Weddings, Children’s Cuts!
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 @ Melanie at the cutting Edge.
Stylist - Level 3
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 2
Michelle graduated Marca College Hair and Aesthetics in 2013 in Brampton, Ontario. Has lived in the city all her life and is loving the small town of Wasaga Beach so far. She is passionate about colour, cuts and styles and loves seeing the before and after transformations. Watching her guest walk out feeling beautiful makes her work all the more meaningful.
Stylist - Level 2
Education obtained at Pro Image Hair Academy in 2007, as well as continued courses at the Redken Exchange. My passion is for creative colour work, corrective colour and edgy cutting. I also love fantasy/festival hair and braiding.
Graduated from the Georgian College Hairstyling Program in December 2019. Been with The Cutting Edge since July 2019 as an Associate, working towards becoming a licensed Hairstylist. I really enjoy braiding and creating Special Occasion hair. I am passionate about my career and continuing my education on an ongoing basis.
Studied hair styling at Georgian College and is an entry level stylist. Julia has a real love and passion for hair. She also loves learning and forever expanding her knowledge for new hair trends and techniques. ” I enjoy men’s cuts and colour transformations. I love making people look and feel their best.”
Esthetician - Level 1
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.
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.
JJ (Currently on MAT Leave)
Esthetician - Level 2
JJ did her esthetic training at Georgian college. She enjoys helping her guests while getting to know them. She loves all aspects of esthetics and wants to continue learning to further help her guests.
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.
Salon and Spa Co-ordinator
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. 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!
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. Her passion and deep roots in the fashion/beauty industry along with a strong background in customer relations makes The Cutting Edge feel like they’ve found the last piece of the puzzle.