Jessica Reddon, Director
“Growing up, I was a shy and quiet person. Through salon interactions, I overcame my social anxiety and became a more confident person. I look forward to making students' experiences positive....one that they will reflect over the course of their career. “
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. During her time as an Instructor, Jessica completed the Instructors Development Program through the National Association of Career Colleges. 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 her stomping grounds, Jessica worked at Imperial Oil as a Payable Analyst, and worked her way up from Stylist to General Manager at Great Clips.
Julia Yaskowich, Enrolment Coordinator
“The beauty industry has the most beautiful people, inside and out. You’re surrounded all day by creativity, positivity and a fun atmosphere – I love that!”
Julia has a Bachelor of Business Administration degree, with a major in general management from Mount Royal University. With a background in the hospitality and retail industry, she has gained experience in sales and management working as an assistant general manager at Wiley Point Lodge in Ontario and as a sales associate/department manager at H&M clothing. Julia is passionate about giving back to the community. In 2014, she moved to Pokhara, Nepal for several months where she volunteered at an orphanage and primary school. In university, she volunteered with Enactus where she focused on teaching environmentalism to youth. “I am so excited to help people make their dreams come true. Every person I’ve met here is full of excitement and hope for their career” says Julia.
Marmi Amil, Hairstyling Instructor
“I love this industry...Hair is my passion. Making clients look and feel good is the most rewarding part of the job.”
Marmi is a Red Seal certified Hairstylist with over 20 years of experience in the industry. She has risen to a management position in one of the major North American chain salons. From retail to cutting and balayage workshops, Marmi has taken advanced education through Paul Mitchell, Biolage, Supercuts, Sexy Hair and Vavoom.
Colleen Irvin, Hairstyling Instructor
“I am ecstatic to be sharing my years of experience and knowledge with the students...and helping [them] be the best they can be”.
As a graduate from MC College’s Hairstyling program and a Red Seal Certified Hairstylist, Colleen has come full circle and is now the Hairstyling Instructor. With over 30 years of experience, she has worked at Roberto’s Hair Studio (Calgary, AB), Caldwell and Choong Salon (Calgary, AB) and Wendy B Hair Salon (Cochrane, AB). From Stylist to Entrepreneur, Colleen owned Twisted Edge Hair Studio in Cochrane, Alberta for 8 years before moving back to Calgary. She believes in continuing education and has taken advanced colouring classes through ISO Hair, Matrix and Davines.
Sarah Curle, Hairstyling Instructor
Sarah has been with MC College since 2011. She is a Red Seal certified Hairstylist with 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 class and Great Clips salon management courses. She is currently completing her NACC Instructor Development Program. As a Hairstyling Instructor, Sarah looks forward to helping students gain the confidence and technical skills they need in Hairstyling.
Flora Kahyayan, Hairstyling Instructor
Flora is a Red Seal Certified Hairstylist with 9 years of experience in the industry. Since graduating from MC College in 2005, she has worked at well-known salons such as ‘Izo Bizo’ and ‘Mirada’. She has extensive training with color formulation and strives to learn new trends and techniques. Flora enjoys the salon industry because she loves making others feel and look their best. She is eager to work with MC College so that she can share her knowledge of the industry with future professionals.
Judy Craveiro, Esthetics 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!”
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. “I entered the beauty industry by chance. Little did I know I had opened a door that quickly became my life!” In 2013, Judy placed in the top three for a Chatters regional makeover competition. From facials to skincare and retailing, she has completed advanced training through Dermalogica. In 2015, she moved to Calgary, Alberta to take the next step in her career. As an Esthetics Instructor, she looks forward to showing students the different pathways you can take in the Spa industry.
Destiny Normand, Esthetics Instructor
“to be part of educating and cultivating our future estheticians, is a privilege that excites me every day.”
Destiny is a graduate from MC College’s Esthetics program. With her experience as an Esthetician and Educator, she has extensive knowledge and advanced training in many areas including: microdermabrasions, chemical peels, cool sculpting, KineLift, DermaLift, Iontophoresis and sonophoresis. Prior to joining the MC College team, she was a Medical Esthetician at Age Management Institute, where she assisted the doctor with cosmetic procedures. From 2010 to 2014, she was a Manager, Educator and Esthetician at Skoah, a skin care spa. Destiny attends industry workshops on a regular basis to widen her knowledge. Recently, she attended CoolSculpting University in San Francisco, California.
Alena Slackova, Salon and Spa Coordinator
“I love working with people and seeing clients leave the salon and spa looking happy and refreshed...and feeling like a new person”
Alena has a Bachelor of Arts Degree with a major in English Literature from the University of Presov. Before joining the MC Team, she was a Receptionist at Gino Paradise Wellness and Spa in Slovakia. After making the move to Calgary, she started working Shear Attitude Spa as a Spa Coordinator.
Kassidy Poudrier, Salon and Spa Coordinator
Kassidy brings nearly 10 years of customer service experience in the Beauty and Service Industry. Her interest in Hairstyling started after taking Cosmetology classes in High School. While in school, she worked at Lushus Concept as a Salon Assistant. In 2013, she started apprenticing as a Hairstylist at Willow Park Salon and Spa. Kassidy is excited to be part of a fun and upbeat industry, and looks forward to being part of the students’ progress.