2020-21 Board Members
Passionate about professional development, for herself and others, Tanya has made education a key priority throughout her career. In addition to participating in countless programs, workshops, associations and tradeshows, she went so far as to purchase a struggling hairdressing school and revive it in under one year, ultimately selling it for 3X the initial investment. And as a fervent supporter of the Red Seal program and the trade of hairstyling, she has worked on numerous sub-committees, including; past chair of MTCU Provincial Advisory Committee for Hairstyling, past chair of OCOT hairstyling Trade Board, as well as current chair of the Algonquin College Industry Advisory committee and played a vital part in the continuous evolution and optimization of these programs and committees.
Tanya is also a ministry approved Third Party Assessor for Hairstyling curriculums in Ontario
Tanya is also a strong believer in giving back to the community. Among the many causes close to her and her team’s heart are the Canadian Cancer Society, Heart and Stroke Foundation, Children At-Risk, Ronald McDonald House and CHEO (Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario).
In August, 2020, Tanya aligned her salon with Beauty For Good — an online social enterprise and e-commerce initiative designed to challenge and reimagine women’s beauty standards, as well as support the retail component of the beauty industry.
One might think that with such deep involvement in the industry, Tanya may not have time for the chair, but her loyal clients and love for the craft keep her there. And she’s quick to credit them for her personal and professional growth — “My chair is my university. It’s amazing what my clients teach me every day!”
As the current chair of the Curriculum Advisory Committee for Hairstyling, working with other colleges to ensure program delivery meets the Ministry standards. As an active member of the Professional Advisory Committee at St Clair College, she accepts feedback from local industry professionals in regards to program content, and how it applies to everyday industry. Throughout her years in industry, she has been called upon by the MTCU & OCOT, as a subject matter expert to work on curriculum development as well as working together with a committee to compile pertinent questions for the Red Seal written Exam for Ontario. Marcy has also provided feedback and input for the provincial Red Seal Practical Exam, as she feels very passionate about Hairstyling becoming a Red Seal Trade in Ontario.
Continuing to pursue a new challenge and education Natasha joined with Dermalogica and The International Dermal Institute, earning multiple accreditations in skin care, body spa therapy, aromatherapy, Chinese diagnosis and face massage. As a Business Development Consultant, Natasha managed a large number of spas and salons in Eastern Ontario and Quebec, promoting retail sales, inventory management, marketing solutions, and revenue production. In 2008, Natasha brought her experience and passion to learn and educate to the classroom as an Algonquin College professor. Over the past 10 years Natasha has been instrumental in course development for the Hairstyling & Spa Management Program, Instructing and Academic mentorship. Utilizing over 16 years of experience as a Hairstylist, Esthetician, Makeup Artist, Business Development Consultant and personal business owner, Natasha has gained valuable knowledge and expertise in both the salon and spa industry.
He hopes to now use all his past experiences to grow OPHA and the hairstylist trade.