Meet Our Team

We want you to look and feel your best

Stylist

Brianna Cook

More commonly referred to as Bri, Bri Bri, Breezer, or Grasshoppa. Bri is our Master Stylist and pretty much the be all and end all (not to talk her up too much!) She has been with Acqua since 2002, having started out as a co-op student. Bri has had the opportunity to compete for many years in hair & make-up, receiving first, second & third place accolades. All of this lead to travelling to Germany (and placing first amongst 15 countries,) & competing in 3 OMC World Championships in Paris, Milan and Frankfurt. Her passions for competitions lead to pursuing judging, where she became a judge with the Master Judges Panel of Canada and has received her silver medal. She later travelled to Paris to become an International Judge with the OMC in 2015. Having studied with some of the industry’s best, including Aveda’s top stylists & colorists, you can see why she is a Master. She has also studied with celebrity stylist Jen Atken, celebrity makeup artist Patrick Ta and world champion Tindaro Orifici. Bri has an absolute passion and zest of life for her career and loves nothing more than mentoring new stylists.

Anny Schirk

Anny is our blonde specialist, more commonly known as legally_blonding to her Instagram fans. Anny has been with us since June 2015 when Acqua Quebec first opened its doors. Prior, Anny graduated from Voila Institute of Hair Design and has been working (quickly we might add) her way up the ranks ever since. She discovered her passion for hair at a young age and lives by the quote ‘do what you love and you'll never work a day in your life.’ Anny is continuously educating herself and on her off time, you’ll most likely catch her hanging with her family and friends, or more likely watching Youtube videos on hair!

Gloria Ramirez

Gloria is miniature but mighty. Having graduated from Voila Hair Institute in 2013, Gloria quickly climbed the ranks and loves nothing more than working with texture, short cuts of any kind and the infamous balayage application. Gloria’s loved doing hair for as long as she can remember and loves learning new techniques and watching the other stylists around her. She’s never afraid to ask questions to better educate herself and certainly goes the extra mile with her clients to ensure their happiness. In her spare time, you’ll find her cooking (and maybe enjoying a glass of vino), hanging with her besties & her adorable nephew, and taking her sweet pup Stella for walks.

Liz Smith

Liz comes to us with a wealth of colour knowledge, having studied at the Aveda Institute in Toronto, and later apprenticed with celebrity colorist Luis Pacheco. Having took courses with Hairbrained founder, Gerard Scarpaci, Liz’ true passion lies within the science of colour and helping her clients achieve the perfect look. On her off time, Liz is a goldsmith student and you’ll find her getting creative and working on her collection of jewellery.

Mikayla Tassone

Our baby of the team, Mikayla is currently in her apprenticeship with us at Acqua. Having started out on front line in April 2016, Mikayla quickly grew to love the culture of Acqua. A self-taught make-up artist (and a dang good one at that), Mikayla therein added on waxing services to her repertoire. Working in such a creative environment, she discovered her true calling was to be a stylist and voila, Acqua made it happen. Mikayla loves all things beauty, not just hair but most times out of not, you’ll find her helping clients achieve ‘on fleek’ eyebrows. Though continuously learning, Mikayla also loves doing balayage & women’s cuts. On her off time, she loves staying active be it at the gym or playing any & all sports.

Estheticians

Carolina Andino

Carolina is our guru esthetician. She has been in the aesthetics industry for over 25 years! Having studied at Martha Rhina’s School of Cosmetology in San Salvador and energy healing at Tabu School in San Jose, Costa Rica, Carolina is literally a world renowned expert! Having also learned medical aesthetics in Malaga, Spain and graduated from Gina’s College of Aesthetics, Carolina belongs to the World Wide Association of Aesthetics. She is a reflexologist and electrologist, aroma therapist and all around bad ass if you ask us! You do NOT want to miss a treatment with her. Although Carolina has worked with many skin care lines along the way, she loves Aveda and has been an Aveda girl for over 15 years.

Brianna Troughton

Brianna, more commonly referred to as Bri T. here at Acqua is one of our estheticians, and is THE expert on lash extensions! Having studied at Chellsey Institute, she's learned all sides of the esthetician trade with a certificate in the medical field of esthetics. Bri is also a certified lash technician with Miscencil and has been doing eyelash extensions for several years. Having been with us since 2015, Bri T really enjoys doing facials and consulting with clients on their unique skincare needs. She is passionate about lashes, facials and making people feel beautiful and enhancing their natural beauty.

Lena Nguyen

Lena is also one of our estheticians here at Acqua Quebec. Originally from Kitchener, Lena fell in love with Guelph and joined us at Acqua in July of 2016. She went to Marvel Beauty School for esthetics and graduated in 2004. Lena has been in the beauty industry for over 10 years and is passionate about making a difference and perfecting the art of beauty. In her off time, Lena enjoys hanging out with her bestie Gloria (who brought her to Acqua!) and spending time with her family, who are very important to her.

Concierge

Kate Milbury

Kate is our Frontline extraordinaire! With a background in Sales & Event Marketing, Katelyn joined the team to help run our events & take care of business with Acqua Quebec staff and operations. She loves all things fashion, so makes a great addition to the team. On her off time, you’ll most likely find her in a different country as she loves taking off on new adventures travelling.