Analia has been a part of the MC College team since February 2011. She brings over 8 years of experience to her position as Director of the Edmonton Campus. Previous to MC College, Analia was the manager of a fast paced high profile salon and spa for 5 years. She has extensive sales experience as the Sales Representative for lines such as Schwarzkopf, TIGI, Redken, and Zoya. Analia is on top of current fashion trends and also has managerial experience with Suzy Shier. She is a fan of the stage and is actively involved in theatre productions. Analia is passionate about her community and has the MC College Edmonton campus involved in numerous charitable events in and around Edmonton.
"I love to inspire people to feel confident in following their passion for the industry"
Kayla has been a part of the MC College team since April 2010; she started with the college as a Salon Coordinator and is currently a Registration Coordinator. In July of 2009, she graduated from the Hair Program at the Del Rio Academy in Port Alberni, British Columbia. Kayla has been a part of the Beauty Industry for over 5 years, and has previous customer service skills in sales and retail.
Cassandra has been part of the MC College team since July of 2012. She brings 15 years of Fashion Retail Experience with her and has managed employees for companies such as Suzy Shier, Jacob, Fairweather and Claire’s accessories. Cassandra has a real flare for customer relations and a passion for the beauty industry she hopes to pass her knowledge and enthusiasm onto future professionals so they may expand their own customer service skills.
With a passion for hairstyling, Kelly pursued a career in hairstyling and graduated from MC College in 2005. After graduating, Kelly started her hairstyling career at Dolce Soleil and moved on to Kaya Loma. Seven years later, she began working at Sir 101 which specializes in hair restoration for individuals who have experienced hair loss. With the experience of operating her private salon and working other salons/spas, Kelly has knowledge in various product lines including Aveda, Schwarzkopf, and Lanza. Realizing her desire to give back to the industry, Kelly finds herself at MC College as an instructor. She hopes that her students are excited about the hair industry and hopes to inspire them to help others in need such as cancer patients.
Lyle has been a part of the MC College team for 8 years and brings over 25 years of salon experience to his position as a Hairstyling Instructor. Lyle taught the Government of Alberta Apprenticeship Program for 5 years at MC College. During those years, Alberta's top Hairstyling Apprentice came from Lyle's class three times. Lyle has been to numerous product knowledge seminars, including Aveda, TIGI, Artego, L'Oreal and Swartzkopf. He has completed technical training with Kenny Gibson, Oscar Bond and Gina Khan. Lyle has also participated in Mindful Teaching Seminars from Pivot Point International and Ambassador Training with Sebastian International.
Myle has been with the MC College team since 1997 and has over 20 years of experience in the Beauty Industry. Myle has 14 years experience as a Hairstyling Instructor. She has achieved Level 4 of the Instructor Training Program, has completed the U of A Extension "Train the Trainer" Program and finished 5 levels of the Mindful Teaching program from Pivot Point International. She has participated in numerous advanced cutting, coloring and color correcting classes with Schwarzkopf and Artego Canada. Myle is certified in Hair Extensions, Dreadlocks and Make-Up Artistry.
Zsuzsana has over 25 years of experience in the salon and spa industry. She has worked at salons in Edmonton, Vancouver and Winnipeg, and has competed in several hair competitions. As the Salon Manager, she feels her position will have a positive effect on students’ experience at MC College because she is able to use her knowledge to help perfect students’ technical skills.
Cathy is a graduate of MC College’s Hairstyling and Nail Technician program. She has 10 years of salon experience as a Hairstylist and 2 years as a freelance Nail Tech. Throughout her career, she has taken advanced cutting, up-do and color corrective courses. Cathy was inspired to start a career in the beauty industry after completing the cosmetology program in High School. Her passion for the industry and her need to help future professionals motivated her to become an Instructor. Cathy looks forward to using her experience to help Hairstyling students develop their technical skills.
Bryce graduated from MC College as an Esthetician in 2006. Since then, she has worked at spas in the Edmonton area including her own spa, BAesthetics. Throughout her career, Bryce has expanded her knowledge by taking complementary courses such Podology, Advanced Nails, Make-Up Artistry and Advanced Facials. She has worked with a variety of product lines including DerMed, Vivescence, LCN, Genwol and OPI just to name a few. When she’s not working, she loves to experiment with nail art and creating special occasion make-up looks. Bryce intends on passing on her enthusiasm for the esthetics industry and the need for excellent customer service to her students.
From a young age, Shannon knew that her love of nail polish and glittery eye shadows was not just a passing phase – it was a career calling. After completing high school, she quickly went to college to study Esthetics. An MC College alumnus, Shannon excelled at school and received an Academic Award and was class Valedictorian. Shannon gained experience working in a prestigious downtown Edmonton spa where she was exposed to the medical side of the industry working systems such as the Elos Syneron Laser and Canfield Imaging Systems Complexion Analysis. Shannon is excited to be passing her experience and knowledge to the students today.
Courtney has a Bachelor of Science degree in Clothing and Textile with a minor in Product Design from the University of Alberta. She has worked at Morris Furs as a Sales and Merchandising Coordinator, Salgado Fenwick in the product design and construction department and at Moores Clothing for Men doing custom alterations. Her need for creativity influenced her to start a career in the fashion industry. As a Fashion Instructor, she is eager to show students the process of clothing production.
A graduate from the MC College Fashion program in 2001, Alisha has remained an active and influential component to the growth of the fashion industry in Edmonton. Not only has Alisha been running her private label out of a studio with Bamboo Ballroom for the past several years, Her involvement as an instructor for the MC College Fashion Department keeps her inspired and current. Her teaching experiences also allow her to mentor and build community with students and peers who share her passion. Some of her past students include Sid Neigum, who was a recipient of the Toronto Fashion Incubator New Labels award, and Nicole Campre, a recent finalist in the Mercedes Benz start up competition. Some of Alisha’s other experiences have included fashion illustration for Manulife Place as well as Blue Skys Sportswear, styling for local publications such as Parlour, and Georgie magazine, and retail buying and merchandising for local independent boutiques. You can also find Alisha helping out backstage coordinating shows and events as well as being a Featured Designer with WCFW.
Jenny has over 10 years of experience in the retail industry; working at Reitman’s and Fairweather in various management positions. From training staff to sales and merchandising, she brings her attention to detail and communication skills to the team. Jenny is “excited to be part of a fun, upbeat and passionate industry” and looks forward to being part of the students’ progress.
Reem has a Bachelor of Arts Degree in English Literature from the University of Damascus in Syria. She is also a certified Esthetician with over 5 years of experience in the beauty industry. She has worked at Clara’s Beauty Boutique and Cleopatra Hair Design and Spa in Charlottetown, PEI. As a Salon and Spa Coordinator, the most rewarding part of her job is helping students get closer to achieving their dream career by assisting them with their day to day tasks in the salon and spa.
Kristy is a graduate from MC College’s Hairstyling program. Prior to joining the MC team, she worked at Spasation, Chrome Salon and the Beauty Lounge. In addition, she has worked as a Beauty Advisor at Shoppers Drug Mart, where she gained extensive knowledge in retail, customer service and sales. “I really enjoyed my time at MC College because the staff made it so great...I am so excited to be part of students’ careers”