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Red Deer


Janet Davey, Director


Janet is a Red Seal certified Hairstylist with 25 years of experience in the salon and spa industry. She has completed advanced technical training with Tressa, Tigi, Joico and Schwarzkopf. In 2000, she discovered her passion for inspiring future professionals as a Hairstyling Instructor at MC College. In 2003, Janet opened Bangs and Co Hair Studio, where she gained experience in operations, marketing and management. She has made a full circle and returned to MC College as a Director. Janet is excited to help future industry talent by sharing her experiences in the salon and spa industry. 



Pam Weatherall, Administrator


Pam brings with her 27 years of experience in the salon industry with 10 years experience as a Hairstyling Instructor.  Prior to MC College, she worked at Lamane Place, Creative Cuts and Blend Hair Studio. She was inspired to start a career in the salon industry after taking cosmetology courses in High School. Pam has come full circle and now enjoys sharing her knowledge and inspiring future industry professionals. From Hairstyling Instructor to Administrator, Pam looks forward to helping students achieve their dream career in the beauty industry.



Caitlyn Thoreson, Enrolment Coordinator


“I didn’t chose the beauty industry, it chose me....I’m so glad to be part of an industry that helps people love themselves”
 
Caitlyn is no stranger to the creative industry. Before joining the MC team, she worked as a technician and designer at Ignition Theatre. From 2008 to 2012, she was an Assistant Manager at Green Apple Salon where she was awarded Receptionist of the Year. Whether it’s helping students build their clientele or helping them with retailing and customer service, Caitlyn looks forward to helping students achieve their dream career. 
 


Jaycee Brooks, Hairstyling Instructor


“Hair is what I’m passionate about. I love helping people look and feel their best. The ability to use your creativity is why I wanted to be a Hairstylist.”
 
Jaycee is a Red Seal certified Hairstylist with 10 years of experience in the Beauty Industry.  She has taken advanced evening and contouring make up classes through Tigi and Modern Beauty Supplies. Jaycee has worked at Vertigo Hair Salon and Fantasy Hair Design. She appreciates all aspects of the beauty industry and believes in working together as a team to help students realize their dream of becoming a Hairstylist. “Sharing my knowledge with the students and helping them become the best stylist they can be is what I look forward to as an Instructor” says Jaycee.
 


Tracey Holmes, Hairstyling Instructor


Tracey discovered her love for Hairstyling at a young age. Since graduating from MC College over 25 years ago, she has worked in various salons in the Edmonton area. When she is not styling hair, Tracey can be found crafting or volunteering with the Girl Guides as a Unit Leader. She hopes to help her students achieve a high level of professionalism while enjoying the creative aspect of hair design.



Caroline O’Reilly, Hairstyling Instructor


“Three words of advice: focus, listen and watch!”
 
Beauty must have product: lipstick
If you could makeover anyone, who would it be? Donald Trump...his hair...
Top items on your bucket list: run a marathon and visit New York
 
Caroline is a graduate from MC College’s Hairstyling program. With over 19 years of experience in the beauty industry, she has taken master classes in styling and colour with International Beauty Services and Chi. From stylist to entrepreneur, Caroline has worked at Roostertails Hair Salon in Claresholm, Alberta and has owned Fantasy Hair Design in Red Deer, Alberta.  
 


Lori Kocher, Esthetics Instructor


Upon graduating with an Esthetics Diploma, Lori went on to work at Mayfield Spa, Juliette Day Spa and Canmore Medical Clinic and Laser Centre. She has been in the industry for 23 years with 2 years of experience in medical esthetics. Throughout her career, she has obtained advanced training in reflexology, laser hair removal, non-surgical cosmetic procedures and massage therapy. She has gained extensive knowledge with Dermalogica, Gehwol, PCA, gloMinerals and Skin FX products. Lori looks forward to sharing her enthusiasm and knowledge of the esthetics industry to ignite students’ passion for the industry.



Steffani Friesen, Salon & Spa Coordinator


“Have goals and make plans but don’t set them in stone, be flexible for different opportunities.”
 
Beauty must have product: mascara
If you could makeover anyone, who would it be?  Nicki Minaj, because she is the bomb. 
Top items on your bucket list: visit Pompeii, Italy to tour the hidden city and learn Spanish
 
Steffani has a Bachelor of Interior Design degree from Vancouver Island University. Before joining the MC team, she was a design consultant at Arbor valley Cabinet Gallery, Canadian Closet and at Julian Tile. Since 2014, she has been a freelance interior designer and drafter. 
 


Sabrina McMurray, Salon & Spa Coordinator


“Never stop learning. Soak up all the information you can and learn from others.”
 
Beauty must have item: concealer
Favorite food: pizza
Favorite clothing/accessory in your closet: blanket scarves
 
Sabrina is a 2010 graduate from MC College’s hairstyling program. As a Journeyman certified hairstylist, she has worked at Red Room Salon and Merle Norman Cosmetics. Sabrina is certified in fusion hair extensions, hair removal, artificial nails and sugaring. 
 


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