Our Team

Our Team

Meet the Artists

Yoni
Yoni
Owner & Hair Artist

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Yoni

Owner & Hair Artist

Yoni started his career in 2003 while working in Israel. Yoni then brought his skills and talents to Calgary in 2008 and continues his education & classes to keep up with the latest trends and styles. When Yoni founded Studio Y, he shared his knowledge with his fellow artists to create a European feel to the Salon. Yoni’s goal is to always make his clients feel great about themselves, with a fun and fabulous new style he has created with them.

Kalene Grant-Douw
Salon Manager

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Kalene

Salon Manager

Kalene is young and cultured and has developed a passion for beauty and fashion whilst working in boutiques in Amsterdam and developed her management skills travelling Australia and New Zealand. Kalene’s greatest asset is her love of people and a natural talent for depicting peoples’ strengths as well as the ability of making people feel comfortable within her presence.

Susan Dean Clark
Nail Artist

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Susan Dean Clark

Nail Artist

Susan has been a nail technician for 26 years and specializes in sculpted Acrylic & Gel Nail Enhancements. She has been an educator for several leading nail manufacturers and has trained internationally with some of the world’s top nail artists. She was also certified as an exam proctor for southern Alberta in 2012. In the course of her career she has owned a nail salon and Beauty supply distributor, but her passion lies in creating beautiful nail enhancements.
Susan takes great pride in providing her clients with a high quality and professional services using only top quality professional products. She enjoys staying on top of nail art trends and attending continuing education classes on a regular basis. You may reach her at 403.650.5756

Yuri
Advanced Esthetician

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Yuri

Advanced Esthetician

Yuri has been in the Esthetics business for many years. During this time she has been able to prefect several Advanced Esthetic Services such as, Laser Hair removal, Permanent Make-Up, Micro-needling, Scalp Pigmentation and much more! Yuri’s most famous for her BROWS BROWS BROWS!!! She has perfected Microblading and of course brows waxing! She gives her clients 100% attention and does all the little extra’s that makes you always wanting to come back for more of her services! Call Yuri to book at 403-700-3707.

Melissa
Melissa
Master Hair Artist

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Melissa

Master Hair Artist

Melissa began her hair career straight out of High School. Graduating in 2000 she challenged the apprenticeship exam and began her starting in Ponoka and working her way to Red Deer, and finally Calgary. Melissa worked for Diva Salon Spa for 8 years then decided to work for herself and continued growing at Calla Hair. She does Ladies hair cuts and colors, men’s hair cuts, kids cuts, microlink extensions, braidless weaves, tape-in extensions, balyages, mobile weddings services, men’s barbering and everthing in between! Come in for a free Consultation with Melissa and/or check out her work @hairbymelly, text at 403-606-8559 or go online www.vagaro.com/hairbymelly

Simone
Simone
Hair Artist

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Simone

Hair Artist

Simone started doing hair in 2008, working with Avada for 9 years. She decided to branch out and experience other products and now she works independently with her favorite brands! She specializes in blondes, baleyage, and enhancing natural color to look rich and luscious! Simone enjoys doing both ladies and men’s haircuts, she is great at texture cuts and the absolute classics! She loves giving pepper trims (with shape) that allows clients to leave their length that establishes healthy future for long hair! Creating beauty and socializing are two of top favorites which is exactly why she loves the business! Call Simone today today to book at 403-975-9919! See you soon 🙂

Tanya
Tanya
Lash Artist/Brow Specialist

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Tanya

Lash Artist/Brow Specialist

Tanya started her career as a Lash Artist & Brow Specialist in 2012. During that time she has mastered the beauty of both Classic & Volume Lashes by Creating the exact look you want and Love! And for those of you that have straight lashes and want a pretty curl she can also give you a wonderful service called a Lash Lift to curl up your lovely lashes! Tanya also offers waxing services and also Brow and Lash Tinting. If you want to make your eye brows look fuller and look natural.. Tanya also offers Microblading for that natural look of permanent eybrows! Call Tanya today at 403-828-7253 to book today!

Amy Richards
Hair Artist

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Amy Richards

Hair Artist

I’m Amy Richards. I’ve been a hairstylist for 10+ years specializing in colouring and cutting. I have a natural flair for color and a for love working with blondes. I’m originally from the UK. I began training in the UK and then continued in Kelowna where I got more advanced with wedding hair and updos. I moved to Calgary for more advanced classes and trained with Aveda. I have also trained with Vidal Sassoon for cutting classes in California. Making people feel good and smiling is my passion.

Team Member
Allison Smith
Nail Artist

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Alyson Poudrier Smith

Nail Artist

Alyson brings a wealth of knowledge to our team at Studio Y.

Alyson has been in the beauty industry for 37 years. She is a certified professional nail technician, specializing in Sculpted gel applications. Alyson has also been an educator in her industry for more than twenty years.

As well, Alyson has worked with some of the industries leading manufacturers. Sharing her knowledge with peers is a passion for Alyson.

After being a salon owner in Calgary for more than 20 years, Alyson brings her passion and knowledge to the team at Studio Y.  You may reach her at 403.252.9660.