Owner / Award Winning Esthetician
Corrie Gallant is a philanthropist who is passionate about her work and most would say she’s a life lover & a true romantic in every way possible. She married the love of her life in 2013. Corrie is an adventure seeker who loves spending time traveling the world when she can, she loves to experience different cultures and ways of life from the experience of a luxurious overwater bungalow in bora bora to living in a tent for weeks in the jungle of Costa Rica.
Corrie’s passion is photography & she is a huge animal lover. Just recently she adopted three crazy bengal kitten siblings. When it comes to the beauty industry Corrie is passionate about safter beauty advocacy. She and her husband built the The Beauty Barn as a space where she could share with her friends, clients and family. She is a trained/ certified and an award winning esthetician. She had a background in holistic esthetics / medical esthetics and oncology esthetician. She continues to update her qualifications on a yearly basis and when it comes to advocacy she has attended meetings with multiple members of parliament regarding the outdated environmental protection act and was invited to Washington to attend 8 private meetings with congress members to speak on the topic of safer beauty & product regulations for the beauty industry. This topic is important to Corrie as one of her areas of focus is oncology esthetics. This is a safer oncology approved service & offered using oncology training international approved products.
Corrie has spent time Volunteering as an oncology cosmetics advisor with the Look Good Feel Better Foundation & the IRise Above Foundation. She was a big sister for several years with big brothers and sisters & She says that she loves giving back to her community where she can. Corrie is also the CEO & founder of an amazing event called ‘Awakening to Better Beauty’ this event offers a day where the spa invites the local community or the oncology department nursing staff to nominate a friend or loved one that has been going through cancer treatment. The Beauty Barn invites these ladies to join them for a complimentary pampering spa day using safe products approved for people who are hormonally compromised.
The Beauty Barn along with many volunteers, photographers & local business come together to make this day happen. “Corrie says: This is the one thing in my life I feel the most proud of creating. It takes a village to pull together such a special event. I like to think that the ladies are able to forget about the stressors of treatment just for one day. We want to create an event that allows these ladies to focus on nurturing themselves by experiencing a day of fun, laughter, indulgence and memories.
Jules is an adventurous, life loving mama of 2 bright boys and a beautiful rescue dog. She loves to be active in nature, and makes sure to spend part of each day appreciating the “wilder things”. She is full of creative ideas, and is a maker inspired by colour, travel, nature and interesting humans.
As our Spa Manager, Julie is looking to ensure your time spent at the spa runs smoothly, and is a positive experience from start to finish. Her bright and uplifting outlook on life is sure to inject a bit of sunshine into your day, and she loves to chat with our clients and make them feel special. With her background as a Certified Yoga Teacher, she contributes to our spa events, and is currently working on breathwork focus to add to her love of movement.
Julie has a small business of her own as well called Jewel BeLoved. As an advocate for sustainable fashion, she creates her gorgeous duster jackets from vintage fabrics and natural fibres.
Collaborations with the Beauty Barn Spa are ALWAYS in the works!!
Award Winning & Celebrity Hair Stylist
Debbie has been a hair stylist since the age of 18. She has competed and won multiple top stylist competitions in Toronto & New York. She’s even competed with some of the leading industry stylists. Debbie started her career as a teen and launched into the business full time as she worked her way up to owning a salon of her own.
Her salon Scruples Hair Design in successful operation for 16 years, until Debbie decided to move to Toronto where she was scouted to work for luxury salons such as The Windsor Arms & Holt Renfrew with master stylist salon– Danial Galven. This was the hi-light of Debbie’s career where she had the pleasure of working on multiple celebrities. After living the fast paced life in the big city for 18 years Debbie was pulled by her heart strings when she found out that her mother had Alzheimer’s, She made the commute between Toronto and Brantford for a few years but finally made the decision to move back to her home town of Brantford to take care of her mother full time.
Debbie is so happy to announce that she now has her very own one on one private boutique salon space in The Beauty Barn Spa. Her and her daughter Corrie share the space to do what they love while working out of the barn on their beautiful family property.
Esthetician, Medical Esthetics & Eyelash Tech
Amanda is a mother to a teenage son. She has a new adorable smokey gray kitten named Loki & she just recently took up golf and fell in love with the sport. Amanda has been in the beauty industry for over 10 years now. She found her passion for esthetics when she did a co-op placement at a spa. Amanda said she was eager to learn and wanted to pursue a career in the spa industry. She is now a fully certified esthetician and Medical Esthetician. She provides a wide variety of spa services such as facials, microdermabrasion, facial peels and the new favorite the oxygeneo facial treatment. She said she loves working with her clients and treating their skin care goals she finds giving the treatments to clients very relaxing. Amanda is also a fully certified eyelash technician and is trained in Misencil which is FDA approved, Her specialty is classic eyelash extensions and it is one of my favourite services to apply as well as eyelash lifts/ tints and henna brows. As an esthetician you’ll also find Amanda doing manicures, pedicures, waxing, swedish massage and body treatments, laser hair removal and skin rejuvenation.
“As an esthetician I’m always wanting to learn and upgrade my training. There is so much to learn in this industry that’s what keeps me on my toes. I’m always excited to see what the next trend in service’s will be. I love making my clients feel relaxed and rejuvenated, it’s such a warm feeling when you see someone you’ve just treated to a service leaving with a glow feeling relaxed and happy. That’s my goal when a client is leaving the spa.” -Amanda Doxtador
Esthetician & Skin Care Therapist
Emily is a mother to 3 beautiful young girls. She also has a young massive rescue puppy named Ricky. Mostly she keeps busy getting outside with her family and pup. Emily graduated from Sheridan College in 2006 with Esthetics and Spa Management. It’s been 15 years of the spa industry for her and she loves it more now than ever. When you speak to Emily about skin care you can hear that’s where her real passion is. As well as skin care and all of the many facials that we offer; you’ll find Emily performing all esthetic services offered at our spa; manicures, pedicures, waxing, body treatments, laser hair removal, skin rejuvenation and relaxation massage. Emily saw a show when she was a young girl about a woman that toured different spas and their treatments all over the world. She noticed that a career in the spa brought calm and relaxation to both the therapist and the client. Providing a sense of relaxation and rejuvenation to clients is important to Emily. Emily believes healthy skin is happy skin; her ultimate service is performing acne facials to help clients get healthy clear skin.
“Some people believed the spa industry was one of indulgence and pampering.Nowadays I believe more people are realizing the importance of self-care and self-love. I believe in this ever evolving and improving industry we have the knowledge and tools to allow clients the best options for self-care. In this job I get instant gratification from helping a stressed client feel relaxed and renewed or helping a client improve a skin issue of concern for them. I tell my girls if they love what they do then it won’t feel like work. I love everything about my job from the aromatherapy scent upon entering my work to the soft nature sounds and music to the vibe of happy and relaxing people that I get to be around.” – Emily Gagnic
Registered Massage Therapist
Erika is one of the Registered Massage Therapists at The Beauty Barn Spa. As well as being an R.M.T, she is a proud chicken farmer’s wife. Her & her husband Kody are raising two sweet boys Nixon and Kael at their family farm in Burford. Erika says she absolutely love’s living in a little small town and was SO excited when Corrie opened the spa here. Before actually working at the spa, Erika volunteered at The Beauty Barns incredible event “Awakening to Better Beauty” and fell in love with the spa, what it stood for and everyone involved. She mentioned that this has been her favourite event to be a part of each year and said she feels so honoured to be a part of it.
“I have been an R.M.T for almost 7 years now and provide a variety of treatments such as general Swedish massage, hot stone massage and Indian scalp massage. As long as you aren’t opposed to messy hair, you will almost always end your treatment with me with a scalp massage, because well… It’s the best part! My favourite part of being an R.M.T is providing a therapeutic treatment in such a beautiful and inviting space. The best feeling is when a client comes to you stressed and sore and you are able to totally change their mood or day around. Whether it’s purely a relaxation massage or treating a specific condition, massage therapy has such an incredible impact on mental and physical well being. I can’t wait to see/meet you at your next appointment!’ – Erika Bowman
Registered Massage Therapist
Ashley Is a soon to be Mother, Wife to her best friend Kyle, dog mom to there furry pal Link, sister, daughter, friend, and last but not least RMT. She completed her training at the Canadian College of Massage & Hydrotherapy. Ashley has been practicing as a certified Registered Massage Therapist for 6 years. And spends time each year updating her continued education to remain current in the industry. I absolutely love my career and all her wonderful clients . Currently I offer: Indian Scalp Massage,Hot Stone Therapy, Pregnancy Massage, General Swedish Massage
“I absolutely love my career and all my wonderful clients I have had the chance to work with along the way. My focus is to help clients prevent injuries, and maintain a healthy and balanced lifestyle. I enjoy working with each individual client to see what modalities would suit their needs best.” – Ashley Metcalfe
Registered Massage Therapist
A Registered Massage Therapist with 21 Years experience. She has been working in Brantford and the surrounding area for that time. Her favorite treatments are headache and neck treatments. She also incorporates cupping into her modalities.
“I love treating clients at the Beauty Barn. It has a unique charm and creates a warm and cozy environment.”
A registered reflexologist with extensive experience in reflexology and accuzone therapy. Andrea is a loving mother to two beautiful teen girls and brings a warm and gentle touch to our spa service menu.