UPDATE: Deposit Policy Now in Place

Unfortunately due to the high number of no shows for large services I have to add a 30-50% deposit policy in place for all services over 100$. As most of these services take more than a hour, when a client books an appointment and then doesn’t let me know they can’t make it: I am stuck loosing money and my time that could of been used for a client(or in some stances 3-4) who was going to come. I normally charge a 15$ fee for late, multiple reschedules which will still be a part of Sweet Cherry Spa’s booking policies.

Deposits can be added when booking online by adding your credit card. Can be made booking with us through phone and E-transfer or in person with cash/debit/credit/apple pay/e-transfer. This also applies to late fees.

Services Affected are:

All Pro Skin Care treatments – 30% Deposit required

All Lash Extensions – 50% Deposit required

Halloween + Special Effects Makeup – 50% Deposit required

Please also remember : TEXTING THE REMINDER TEXT DOES NOT GO THROUGH. The reminder system is through my Fresha Booking App so the messages do not come from my phone. You need to call the spa or text Scotia or Chelsea’s cell phone Numbers to let us know.

New Products Alert!

2022 is the year we are back and updating EVERYTHING skin care!! Of course we will always have our favourite Hempz don’t worry!

We have brought some amazing new brands into the shop for retail; Check them out….

First our newest local brand is Sugar and Spice GT!

Made locally by Wendy and fits with our crazy punk goth esthetic perfectly! Check out these bath bombs and lip glosses! can’t come into the shop? order here from the etsy page.

Next up we have fully changed over our skin care and treatment services to Dermalolgica Pro. Check out our new service menu for skin care treatments and facials here.

The choices we make every day are directly linked to our planet’s health. As a global brand, we’re acutely aware of the impact that our actions can have on the environment, and so we are committed to an ambitious new Healthy Skin, Healthy Planet initiative.

Last up we have brought in the famously Canadian pre and post waxing skin care line of BushBalm for purchase and use with all our waxing services.

Bushbalm is a skincare brand that solves common skin challenges that aren’t often talked about, and we’re proud of it!

We have an evolving natural skincare product line – specifically, but not limited to, targeting areas that are commonly ignored. Think bikini line, underarms, legs, tush, or anywhere else on the body that deserves extra care.

Whether you trim, groom, remove – or let your body hair grow our products were created to take care of your most sensitive areas while making sure you feel confident in your skin down there and everywhere with results that you will see and feel.

Face quality skincare. Targeted results. Everywhere.

We also have updated our waxing services menu and all menus to be genderless. All bodies have hair skin and nails and there’s no need to make it separate for anyone 🙂

All products are available for retail in shop and for use with our services!

I Have Moved!

Let’s start 2021 off with a big move! With the decision in fall 2020 that Victoriaville Center will be demolished starting in spring 2022; I decided to just find a new location now while there are lots of available spaces, so I don’t have to rush and also to avoid a year’s worth of anxiety about having to find a new location. Luckily I found the spa’s new home not far (just down the street) from where I was in the Chapel’s Building. Once the center comes down I will be street side, with easy parking and walking options available.

The space is bigger and has a less cramped feeling and for me has more amenities to keep everything onsite clean and safe. I am very excited to share this new space with you!

The Impact of No Shows

Lately I’ve notcied a lot more no show clients; clients who don’t call to say they aren’t coming. This is a very common but rude thing to do to a stylist.

You may just think that its not a big deal, but did you know when you don’t call us you don’t just leave us hanging?

WASTED TIME: You’ve wasted my time. I am left here sitting waiting for possibly hour. I might be lucky and can move my next clients up or on the very rarest of times I can get a walk in. First thing clients too means that I could of not needed a sitter in the morning, or didn’t have to rush out of the house, could of kept the dogs out of their crate longer. Just the little family things that make a day better. I schedule my life around you. So maybe I could of had a earlier doctor’s appointment.

You’ve also possibly wasted someone else’s time. If they needed that time and it only worked for them. Now they have to wait or not get their services done.

MISSED INCOME: That’s time I’m not getting any income and for people who no show multiple services: that’s 100s of dollars gone and a walk in brow wax that cost 15$ won’t make it right.

WASTED PRODUCT: I set up before my clients come in. That means if you skip out on a pedicure = I have your foot soak with product waiting and ready. With COVID precautions that’s even more wasted product because I now have to re sanitize anything I’ve taken out.

Please next time just call and say you can’t make it, even if you are already late. Make sure to call some emails and text messages from spas and salons are automated messages and don’t actually get any replies. Most do say [NO REPLY] in them.

COVID 19 UPDATE: I’M BACK!!!!!!!

You won’t be able to see how big my smile is because of my mask but holy hell I am so happy!

I will be reopening my doors now that phase 2 has started on Monday June 15th. Here are the protocols that I am going to be following for you to look at.

I am contacting all who pre-paid and got their booking codes first and then I will be open to everyone else waiting for their appointment. Please be patient.

Here are a few important changes that will be made for now:

Reduced hours:

I will be working Monday- saturday from 10am till 3. I have to get back on track with anxiety and sleep and on top of which getting my kids off to their sitters for the day on the days my husband is working days. I can’t provide evenings just yet as the mall is still going to be under restricted hours as well. These hours will be in effect until September when the kids go back to school.

By Appointment only:

I have always kinda been this way but now the mall isn’t letting people without an appointment in to wander around and I need structured cleaning times to sufficiently prepare for the next client. This also means that no guests will be allowed in as well, no kids or partners or friends. Which also means no deals for mother/daughter or friends spa days will be available right now.

The doors to the mall are going to be restricted as well with security making sure everyone is just coming in only for appointments. 2 entrances will be open with security which is the MacKeller entrance next to Renco foods and the Patio entrance off of Justice ave (where Unveiled Bridal and Giorge’s restaurant are). I believe that the ticketing for Centennial Square is suspended but I will update that as soon as I know.

Reduced Services = No facial services:

Because everything is about face, face, face right now I can’t help you with yours at the moment. This means that no brow, lip, chin or face waxing; no facials or skin care treatments; no eyelash or brow tinting; no lash extensions and no makeup services can be preformed. This unfortunately also means that I can not be available for bridal day of makeup but I can still do your nails and waxing.

Masks are Mandatory:

I will require everyone to wear a mask (cloth or medical disposable) while they attend their service.  If you do not have a mask, I will have masks for use by clients that you can place in the laundry when you leave.

I will be wearing my mask and gloves for all services.

Hand washing is Mandatory:

Once you come in before anything I will need you to come and wash your hands.  I will also to ask you to keep your phone in your pocket/purse and any photos for reference for nail art I ask that you please send/text to me before your appointment.

New No Show Fee: 

Due to the long wait list and strictly managed booking times to be able to fit in proper infection control cleaning. If you miss your appointment without contacting me your rebooking fee will be 15$

Thank you so much for all your support!!!!  Stay Safe, Smart and Sweet!

News: quarantine update

Hey everyone I just wanted to share with you that during quarantine that I am still here for you! i hope that you are all staying safe and happy.

I have been busy working with new nail art and learning how to be a stay at home mom and homeschooling my kids. But I also have been keeping up with staying relevant. Every spring I take some sort of continuing education whether it be taking a nail course, first aid, business management or a product course. This year I was looking at online courses and there are tons of free webinars that I have been looking at for different styles or products. I have been accredited with the Aesthetics Accreditation International (AAI) Blood born Pathogens Certificate which is a online course. Estheticians in Ontario are not required to have this course, piercers and tattoo artists are though. From my previous work in the funeral services and tattoo shops I had taken this course before but it was many years ago, so I wanted to renew it. I will be renewing all my certificates online with AAI during this time at home.

I also wanted to let you guys know that right now on my facebook page I am taking Mother’s Day orders for Hempz, Zoya and Derame E packages that come with Free delivery and flowers from Switzer Floral!

Exclusive Sweet Cherry Merch

I was thinking of doing this before the quarantine but now it seems like its almost my only option for the time being. I made all my merch available online and added new items!

I was getting feedback from everyone that they’d like to see more styles in men’s and larger sizes with different colour options! SOOOOOOO I did that! I also made mugs and a limited time only shirt featuring art from my most recent vampire dinner party photoshoot!

 

and now this limited time only print is available!!!

Click now or above on the tab SHOP to check out all I got up, like and share!!!

How Do I Take Care of My Self During Self isolation?

So many of you have just squeezed in your last appointments before the total shut down of non essential services . We have all seen this meme and laughed at how true it is.

So what can you do to keep up your beauty routine and make what services you just got last you? or how to deal with grow outs if you can’t get in. Also I loaded this with extra memes to brighten up your day!!

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Presenting at Plan Your Day Thunder bay 2019

I will be presenting and having a vendors booth at this year’s Plan Your Day! Plan Your Day TBay 2019 is getting ready for a new year of wedding planning!

Get ready for tons of fun seminars, workshops and panels. New to our event this year – the vendor showcase & thrift shop!
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We’re more than just a wedding show – we’re Thunder Bay’s one and only wedding planning conference!
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More info coming soon! Follow us on Instagram and Facebook @planyourdaytbay

I will be in the morning on the “Highlight Your Highlights” seminar with Carly of Wink Beauty and Daniela Ross of Deluxe Beauty and Drift Spa. We will be talking about how to prepare to plan your hair and makeup and nails looks before the wedding and what to expect the morning of.

Then join us in the afternoon at 1pm for our “Your Best Face Forward” hands-on workshop where we will be making Lip Plumping Natural Lip Scrubs to enhance your pout and add longer lasting effects for your lipstick!

2018 In Review

Year 4 of Sweet Cherry. Another strong year with a jump in more services, weddings, clients and movies.

In February I took a nail art techniques course from Nadja Beauty learning different nail art techniques and updating myself on basic skills. This was a very low low for me and a very high high. Low because while I was in the class I was the oldest tech who had been doing it the longest. The new techniques for nail foils and fitting shapes are so much more advanced now, especially the Russian styles. But after my first day of just feeling old, I really enjoyed learning the new art techniques. Above you can see my 3D acrylic pieces that I made of a dragon eye and a raven skull.

In March I  had a wonderful warrioress set with Silver Cedar Studio/ Depress Metal Artwork fashion house at Derelicte with all new pieces than before. Each piece was a specific idea with woad warrior celtic makeup to go along with it. See above photo of model Diane with her buster sword.

In April I worked on “Where the Poppies Grow” as the head of makeup and special effects. This was a very close to the heart job for me, coming from a strong military family. The movie is set during WWI and focuses on the real life letters between a brother and sister from Thunder Bay as he is shipped off to war. Realism was the goal and with help from the CATSIM kit the military loaned me: I made great use of their  prostheses and made some great effects. The movie premiered on the start of Vetrans week along with a military parade and has gone on to win numerous awards.  See above to the wounder solider on a stretcher.

Another movie “The Discarded“: I had worked on a few years ago has also been winning awards at different festivals and its been nice to see that come up all year.

Halloween was extra busy this year as it was also the same day as Thundercon! So I had to give up my annual space for my Thundercon Workshop to stay at work. My Client Grimace the Butler definitely amped up our halloween collaboration game this year. He went as MGK and I was tasked with making custom rub on tattoos to match the famous rappers ink. Unfortunately I ran out of paper and ended up hand painting as much as I could of his back piece which is a portrait of Salvador Dali’s “Horses”. One of my rev-up to Halloween looks which was a quick piece I did in my bathroom at home turned out to be my most popular ever look, making friends and family think it was real. See above to the middle photo of me.

I graced the pages of The Walleye yet again with a piece about me as a makeup artist written by my beautiful friend Lea Morningstar. (Top right corner of photos) Lea has started writing now monthly for the magazine and I wish her all the luck to keep going with interesting pieces of “What’s Inside of…?”

This year at The Wedding Show: Fall Edition I was asked to do a presentation. I chose to do a talk about makeup looks and how trends can date you. With the wonderful help from Unveiled Bridal Boutique who lent me the dresses for my models and Bunnydeer hatbox for the hair pieces, and to all my models who helped out. I was able to talk about the reason why we call them “Blushing brides” I am not dissing any trends or those who want the instagram brow, sparkle lids with dark smokey eyes or dark or nude lips. I love those looks but also weddings aren’t the time to take risks with new trends. See top middle of me and my brides.

Thank you everyone for all your support and I will continue to look for new opportunity to better myself and my craft!