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Birds Nest Beauty Studio offers a collective of independent practitioners. Please feel free to contact your practitioner of choice with the links listed for them below. 

Specialty: Renee specializes in classic cutting techniques. She watches and feels the natural movement and texture of hair, bringing out your hairs best attributes.

Experience: Renee attended the Vidal Sassoon Academy in Santa Monica California. Upon graduation she opened a highly successful salon in West Vancouver. She relocated to the beautiful Okanagan where she ran her own upscale home studio for 20 years before opening Birds Nest Beauty Studio with her business partner Shaleen. 

Why She Loves Her Work: Making every woman feel and look fabulous, and at least 15 years younger, is what fuels Renee and keeps her clients coming back.

Co-Owner  & Senior Stylist
Currently booking 2-3 weeks in advance


Specialty: Shaleen has earned the reputation as "the go to" stylist for modern colors and styles. If you are looking for unique color, balayage, color corrections, or an excellent cut, Shaleen will deliver.

Experience: Hair has been Shaleens' calling since she was a little girl and cutting her own dolls hair. She began her education for aesthetics and apprenticeship for hair as a teen, completing her red seal by age of 19. She attends extensive training with color companies and product lines and is currently an independent educator.

Why She Loves Her Work: Shaleen loves making people feel good about themselves. To help someone feel more confident from the inside as well as the outside is what gets her up in the morning.

Co-Owner  & Master Stylist
Currently booking 3-6  weeks in advance


Specialty: Renee is a self proclaimed traditionalist. She loves the classics and her faithful clientele love her haircuts, sets & perms.

Experience: Renee was taught her classic cutting skills from Sukis in Vancouver, and has had a variety of industry experience over the last 20 years.

Why She Loves Her Work: Renee enjoys the diversity of performing a variety of services for her clients and making her clients feel good about themselves. 

Advanced Stylist


Specialties:  Kate can take care of all your hair needs from cuts, color, perms, upstyles, and extensions. Whether you're looking for a new short funky style, long soft layers, or anything in between, she has the experience to give you a fantastic haircut.

Experience:  Kate has over 15 years of extensive industry training with renowned companies and academy's such as Suki's, Redken, Vidal Sassoon, and Toni & Guy Academys, in Kelowna, Vancouver, Las Vegas, and London England.

Why She Loves Her Work:  Kate believes your hair is the crown you wear everyday,  so when you look good you feel good, and when you feel good you look even better!

Senior Stylist


Specialties: Elya loves colouring, cutting and bridal styling.  She is outgoing and loves communicating with her clients in what they want and producing it for them. Fixing hair cuts and color corrections are a fun challenge for her as well. 

Experience: Elya completed her hairdressing at Marvel in Kelowna 15 years ago. She enjoys attending a variety of color and cutting classes which keeps her up with the current trends. She has always been a creative person and loves bringing her creativity out by doing hair. 


Why she loves her work: Elya loves how it’s different every day; the hair she does and the people she meets. She is very outgoing and loves how she can make someone feel great about themselves just by making their hair beautiful.

Senior Stylist


Specialities: Sawyer has an eye for matching color very easily and choosing a color or tone that will best compliment your natural beauty.

Experience: Sawyer is our Junior stylist; she has completed hairdressing academy here in town at Mount Boucherie Secondary’s dual credit program along with over a year of mentorship from the team at the Birds Nest. Her mother was a stylist resulting in Sawyer having a love for color since she was a young girl.

Why She Loves Her Work: Sawyer loves her work because like the rest of us, we know there’s no better feeling than bringing out your client’s confidence. Getting to brighten someone’s day and make them feel refreshed brings her endless joy!

New Talent


Specialty: Fontal specializes in gel nails, pedicures, waxing, and is fondly known by her clients as the Brazillian Queen.

Experience: Fontal graduated with honors from LCN Aesthetics and is certified world wide to preform all Aesthetic services. She worked for 8 years at O-Spa and Mirage Spa before venturing out on her own. 

Why She Loves Her Work: Fontal just plainly loves people. Her satisfaction and joy come from seeing the transformation that comes from taking care of her clients and making them feel good.

Bare Beauty by Fontal


Specialty: Nicole Offers both classic and volume lash extension techniques and joins the team with over 10 years experience and multiple lash certifications.

Experience: Using her background in makeup artistry and an eye for detail, she is able to customize and style extensions for any eye shape and requested "look" using the best products in the industry.

Why She Loves Her Work: Nicole doesn't consider what she does is work, it is simply a passion. She loves seeing the reaction on her clients face when they look in the mirror and instantly feel more confident and beautiful from one little enhancement to their true beauty.

Blue Rose Lash


Our Team