Our Hardworking Team

Tasha Knight

Tasha is Owner/Stylist of The Hudson Hair Salon & Spa with her twin sister Tanya. She is a master stylist who has been designing hair for over 15 years. Tasha began her career at Marvel College in Hamilton, Ontario. Tasha’s on going commitment to become more successful in her career, as well as a desire to always increase her standards, has made her who she is today. She continued to educate herself further through several cut, colour and styling classes and has participated in many photo-shoots and off site weddings. Tasha uses her experience and knowledge of future hair trends to keep her clients up to date. With a number of Educational diplomas under her belt whether its an extensive colour course to styling, haircuts, updos and more, you name she’s done it! Tasha has achieved the highest qualifications, and has been trained by the top salons and stylists in the world. Tasha’s work speaks for it self. Being a extreme perfectionist, her ultimate goal is making her clients 100% happy and giving them exactly what they want.

Tasha’s main focus is to provide superb service and utilize her education for her clients. Tasha has an astute awareness of fashion trends and style, and is always more than happy to translate this to her clients with a charming, warm personable character. Education, fashion, travelling, style, art and music are what keeps Tasha excited and focused in her career. She is confident in her abilities and enjoys working with her team of stylist’s who share in her passion of the industry.

 

Tanya Rowan

Tanya is Owner/Operator of The Hudson Hair Salon & Spa with her twin sister Tasha. She believes in always creating and maintaining the best atmosphere and building our team into the best. Clients are always first priority and she tries to make sure every person that walks into our doors is welcomed with a smile. She wants everyone to enjoy every second of there stay with us,  and our team is definitely successful at this everyday. To improve our business every year, Tasha and myself are always working hard to update our services and encouraging our teams creativity and skills every day. I love my career and my team and we are all successful because everyday is fun and enjoyable.

Kristal Gill (Stylist)

Kristal has a growing passion for both cuts and colour. With a fresh modern and creative outlook to colour, she has fun trying new techniques and is open to learning new trends and styles. Kristal graduated from Marvel Beauty School in Orillia, Ontario and has made Huntsville her home for the last 15 years. Kristal takes her passion to new levels with competitions so she can continue to learn, have fun and challenge herself. Always smiling with a positive energy that radiates through the salon, it’s no surprise that Kristal is eager to meet and get to know her clients as personal friends.

Stacey Thornton (Stylist)

Stacey will be celebrating her 20 year anniversary of hair styling in May 2017 and has won “Muskoka’s Favourite Stylist” two years in a row! (2016 & 2017) Her experience and expertise has grown by leaps and bounds in the time that she has dedicated to the Hudson Hair Salon. Where she calls “home”. When you book with Stacey you can expect an honest, forthright and usually laughter-filled experience. Stacey’s passion lies in making people happy and to have them fall in love with their hair all over again. With many years experience doing men’s hair you can guarantee your husband, brother, father or self will be satisfied with their cut also. Trust us, you won’t be disappointed and in the event you are, Stacey will do everything in her power to make it right. Stacey looks forward to meeting you!

Rhéa Burke (Stylist)

When it comes to your hair, Rhea’s personal philosophy is pretty, practical hair! Rhea keeps up to date on current trends and techniques in the hair and beauty industry. She loves making sure that all her clients leave the salon looking and feeling great. With up to date skills in cut, colour, and styling services, an appointment with Rhea is always an enjoyable and relaxing experience. She enjoys listening to her clients’ hair desires, and tailors the end product to match their needs and lifestyles.

Rhea studied Hairstyling at Georgian College in Barrie. Rhea has 5 years on the job experience. A dedicated and growing clientele base is a testimony to Rhea’s love of the industry, and her passion for excellence.

Maggie Best (Stylist)

Maggie has been working in the industry for over 8 years. Having trained at the Blanche MacDonald centre in Vancouver, Maggie has spent her time working as a stylist extending her education with some of the top session and salon stylists in the world. Travelling being one of her main passions, it has given Maggie the opportunity to experience style in many different countries and bring those experiences home while enjoying working in salons around the world. She prides herself on staying current with style trends, offering her clients the latest trends and techniques in cutting and colouring. Maggie is eager to welcome new clients and bring her unique talents to the salon.

Kristi McLellan (Stylist)

Currently on Maternity leave, Kristi, joins us from Toronto where she studied Hair-styling at Avola College and took intensive colour courses at the Wella Academy. She has spent the last 6 years working at W, a busy and well-loved Toronto salon. Having grown up in North Bay, she is happy to be living up north once again, enjoying the great outdoors as she is an avid camper and canoeist! Kristi has extensive experience with men’s and short women’s hair cuts, and really enjoys tailoring a cut to make it unique to each client. Growing out a short style? Kristi will work with you to create a plan so your hair looks great at all stages. Not intimidated by curly hair, she will teach you how to tame your locks and style your curls naturally! Kristi looks forward to working with you to achieve your best hair possible!

Ricki Chodowski (Junior Stylist)

Ricki has joined our team as our junior stylist. She graduated from Marvel Beauty School in Barrie after realizing she had a strong passion for hair and makeup and wanting to expand further than her  family and friends. Ricki is a Huntsville native with a love for the  community and a desire to make everyone that sits in her chair feel great. She has a passion for colour, styling and updos. She works to make sure every client feels comfortable, relaxed and understood. Ricki is eager to meet new clients and brings her skills and techniques to the table to help them achieve the perfect colour and style.

Julia Gruber (Cert. Esthetician)

Julia is one of our talented makeup artists and estheticians. An Ottawa Esthetics school graduate with 4 years spa experience and proven nail techniques, she enjoys seeing the end result of manicures and actively learns new styles of nail art and trends. Her love of makeup runs deep and started early as a little girl watching DIY youtube videos. Being a makeup artist for weddings offsite is a great experience and I love meeting and working with new people. The best part of being in esthetics is helping clients feel great and look even better. There is a lot to know about skin care and which products are right for you. I want to help you look healthy and be naturally beautiful.

Robyn Cunningham (Cert. Esthetician)

Robyn recognized her passion for esthetics in her final years of high school, thanks to an exceptional cosmetology teacher in Renfrew, Ontario. She graduated from Versailles Academy in 2006 and spent seven years working in diverse spa atmospheres in the city of Ottawa, including a medical spa, holistic environments, trendy nail bars, and a spa manager position. Upon moving to North Bay in 2013 she began working at Modern College as an esthetics instructor, but is thrilled to be working with clients again.

Since graduation, Robyn has taken various specialized training programs, including but not limited to, gel nail courses, advanced waxing techniques, and recently took an esthetician mentor course. Robyn looks forward to pampering you!