Jessica Reddon, Director

“Ask questions, experiment as much as you can as a student and have fun!"
Favorite clothing/accessory in your closet: my red eyeglasses
Favorite food: butter chicken
If you could makeover anyone, who would it be? Drew Barrymore
Jessica is a graduate from MC College’s Hairstyling program. As our graduate and a Journeyman certified Hairstylist, she has come full circle. From 2008 to 2013, she was a Hairstyling Instructor. Jessica has completed the Instructors Development Program through the National Association of Career Colleges, and has completed workshops on leadership and conflict resolution skills. In addition to her Hairstyling background, Jessica is a Certified Production Accountant through the Canadian Association of Petroleum Production Accounting program at SAIT. Before returning to the MC Team, Jessica worked at Imperial Oil as a Payable Analyst, and worked her way up from Stylist to General Manager at Great Clips. 

Dawn Hanks, Administrator

Favorite food: pasta

Beauty must have product: mascara and hairspray

What’s on your bucket list? Backpack through Europe, go to Fuji and stay in a hut over the ocean.

Dawn has over 20 years of experience as a hairstylist. Her passion for the industry started after she took Cosmetology classes in High School. As a licenced Journeyman stylist, she has worked at Magic Cuts and Great Clips as a stylist and manager.

Taryn Szautner, Enrolment Coordinator

“Take advantage of the tools, resources and help available to you!”
Top 3 things on your bucket list: Attend New York Fashion Week, go whale watching and try out cliff diving.
Favorite food: Nachos.
If you could makeover anyone, who would it be? Tim Gunn.
Taryn is a graduate from MC College’s fashion program in Edmonton. Her love of fashion started at a young age. Growing up, she remembers filling sketchbooks with fashion sketches and fabric swatches. Since graduating, she has worked in retail and sales at Simons, and Scotch & Soda. 

Sarah Curle, Hairstyling Instructor

Take one day at a time and celebrate something positive each day
Top 3 things on your bucket list: Travel to tropical beaches like The Dominican, Cuba, Hawaii....Take a cruise, See Paris, Greece..
Favorite food: all kinds of pasta!
If you could makeover anyone, who would it be? my Mother
Sarah is a Red Seal certified Hairstylist with over 14 years of experience in the industry. Prior to MC College, Sarah worked at Great Clips for 11 years. She has gained valuable knowledge by attending industry seminars such as Redken’s advanced color and styling class, barbering workshop hosted by Phillip Elliott and a Great Clips salon management course. As a Hairstyling Instructor, Sarah looks forward to helping students gain the confidence and technical skills they need in Hairstyling.

Judy Craveiro, Hairstyling Instructor

“I’m excited about my position because I cannot wait to make other individuals feel about our industry and embrace it and be successful just as my instructors did for me...my work ethic and respect for the industry is this way because of them!”
If you could makeover anyone, who would it be? Charlize Theron
Favorite food: it's a tie between chicken wings and pasta
What's on your bucket list? To visit São Miguel in the Açores where my family is from
Judy graduated with an Esthetics and Hairstyling diploma in Halifax. Soon after graduating in 2010, she started her career at Chatters as an Esthetician and worked her way up as a Service Manager. In 2013, Judy placed in the top three for a Chatters regional makeover competition. She has completed advanced training through Dermalogica, nail art class through Mindy Hardy and workshops focused on marketing and building a clientele.

Joe Gradilone, Hairstyling Instructor

“Keep pursuing your career, always stay humble and keep learning”

Favorite food: lasagna.
Beauty must have product: cologne.
If you could makeover anyone, who would it be: Donald Trump- someone needs to fix that guys’ hair! 
From barber to educator, Joe is a graduate from MC College’s hairstyling program. With over 17 years of experience in the industry, he is excited to “share his love for the industry and make hair training fun and enjoyable”. Joe has taken master classes in barbering and colouring through Vidal Sassoon, London Barber, Toni & Guy and Schwarzkopf. From 2008 to 2010, Joe previously worked at MC College as a Hairstyling Instructor. In addition to his teaching background, he has also worked at London Barber and Angles salon & spa. 

Heather Christmas, Esthetics Instructor

“Focus and study hard The outcome is amazing”.

Heather has over 15 years of experience in the beauty industry. She has completed workshops focusing on cinema makeup and reflexology. “I was a dancer and learned all about stage makeup. Over the years, my passion for makeup and esthetics grew”. Heather has worked as the lead esthetician and makeup artist at Murale and as a regional trainer for Foreo.

Fowz Sindhu, Esthetics Instructor

Favorite food: Tacos.
Beauty must have product: lipstick and concealer.
Favorite item in your wardrobe: My Harley Davison jacket!
Fowz joins the MC team with over 6 years of experience in the spa industry. She has worked at Blended Beauty, the Natural Art of Skincare and at Prfx laser & rejuvenation. Fowz has taken classes and advanced training in medi-spa treatments such as dermaplanning and microneedling. As an educator and esthetician, Fowz loves the industry because of “how ever changing it is. From technology to procedures, it is never a dull moment”.

Kiyana Betsaka, Salon & Spa Coordinator

“make mistakes, try something new. There are always new and exciting techniques to learn.”
Beauty secret: Have a good skincare routine. 
Favorite food: Sweet potato fries.
Favorite item in your wardrobe: Black leggings. They go with everything! 
Kiyana has an esthetics diploma from MC College and a hairstyling diploma from Blanche MacDonald. Before joining the MC team, she worked at Beautymark Salon as a stylist and at Skoah as a skincare technician and educator. 

Sara Derksen, Salon & Spa Coordinator

Sara is a Red Seal Certified Hairstylist. Before joining the MC team, she worked at Great Clips. In addition to her background in the Beauty Industry, she gained administrative experience working as a receptionist at Crystal Creek Homes.


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