Janice W., General Manager
Janice began work at BossArts in May 2009 although she has been a client of BossArts since she was 16! With over ten years of experience in finance, Janice has been a wonderful asset to BossArts. Not only is she always on the ball, she is an excellent communicator and very much appreciated by the BossArts team.
Lia S., Reception
Lia started as a receptionist with the BossArts family in 2010, and has transitioned into a Management role. After completing her education in Culinary Management at Algonquin college, Lia turned her focus to expand her knowledge in client services. Lia thrives in serving the clients at BossArts and making them feel at home, as soon as they walk through the door. Lia takes pride in ensuring our guests leave not only satisfied, but with their service exceeding their expectations.
Patti T., Reception
Patti joined the BossArts team in the summer of 2015. She made the move from the Aveda store in the Rideau Centre and brings with her a wealth of knowledge in all things Aveda. She is passionate about Aveda, and prides herself on being able to find the best product for you. She is also trained in applying Aveda makeup, and loves to create beautiful looks for all occasions. Patti graduated from the Print Media program at Algonquin College in 2011, and uses her graphic design knowledge to help BossArts in its marketing and social media departments as well.
Mia started at Bossarts in the spring of 2018. She moved to Ottawa from Calgary to play volleyball for uOttawa for two years. She is currently studying nursing at Algonquin College and loving every second of it. Mia loves making sure our guests feel welcome when in the salon and leave with the best experiences possible.
Lauren joined the BossArts’ team in early 2019 with 6 years of experience in customer service and a passion for relaxation and serenity. She is excited about her position as frontline, striving to help our guests to make their visits as enjoyable and comfortable as possible. Lauren is looking forward to attending Algonquin College for the Spa management program.
Hayley , Esthetician
Hayley joined the BossArts team in May 2017. She brings with her 14 years of experience as an esthetician, and is trained in Aveda techniques. She specializes in giving exceptional facials, and is a hard wax expert. Hayley is passionate about her craft, and helping each of her clients achieve great skin!
During the spring of 2019, Gen joined the Bossarts Spa Team with 17 years of experience and over a decade of Aveda knowledge. While she enjoys performing all spa treatments, Gen’s specialties include gelish manicures and pedicures as well as brow shaping to compliment one’s facial features. Gen’s favourite thing about the industry is making someone feel better while excelling with something she loves.
Kayla joined the BossArts team in the summer of 2019. Her infectious laugh and welcoming smile is a wonderful addition to our team. Kayla’s 10 years of experience in the service industry shows her love for ensuring clients have the best experiences possible with us. One of her favourite things about working at BossArts is learning to embrace her own natural curls. Kayla is currently finishing a psychology degree through Athabasca University and is excited to see where it will take her in the future.
Kelsey joined the BossArts’ team in August 2020. She has always had a passion for hairstyling since she was a little girl. She will be starting the hairstyling program at Versailles Academy in January 2021. Kelsey is hard working and is very eager to learn all about the hairstyling world. She is most looking forward to learning about colouring techniques such as highlights and balayage.
Cassie joined the BossArts Team February of 2020. Although Cassie has been doing hair for less than 5 years, she has already made a name for herself as a specialist with balayage, blonding techniques and working with longer hair lengths. Cassie is a beauty enthusiast and is the perfect stylist to see, if you are looking to keep up with newest trends. In addition to being an Aveda hairstylist, she has also been a freelance makeup artist for 5 years and is one of our newest lash artists here at BossArts. Her love and passion for the beauty industry ensures each client experience is exceptional and one of a kind.
Tara., Junior Stylist
Tara joined the BossArts’ team in August 2020. She discovered her passion for hairstyling in High School, where she graduated from the Specialist High Skills Major program for Cosmetology and she completed her education at Fanshawe College. New to the Ottawa area, Tara is eager to continue mastering foundational skills and gain experience in the salon industry. She is on her way to becoming an expert in colour theory, blunt and layered hair cutting, and styling for all hair textures. Tara is excited to be a junior stylist at Bossarts and invites clients to share in her passion and journey.
Krystal S., Intermediate Stylist
Krystal started her career at BossArts in the fall of 2011 after graduating from Algonquin College. She is a “natural” hair stylist and continues to take courses to increase her knowledge of the industry, which she loves. Her niche is bridal and other glamourous updos and, more generally, she is a good choice for cuts and styling on long and medium-length hair, hair extensions, and colour services, including ombré.
Leah, Intermediate Stylist, Assistant Team Lead
Leah joined us in April of 2013 just before graduating from the full-time hair-styling program at the Versailles Academy. Eager to gain experience as a stylist, she has since completed Aveda’s Pure Blonding, Curly Cut/Style & Haircolour Magic courses under the guidance of leading Aveda educators. After taking both men’s and women’s Vidal Sassoon’s cutting courses, and receiving in-house mentoring, Leah has started her styling career at BossArts. A dedication to colour theory has allowed her to excel in ombré highlighting paired with long layer hair-cutting. Leah also does beautiful occasion hair styling. She is passionate about her craft and enjoys taking on new challenges. Leah’s enthusiasm and sunny disposition are contagious at BossArts!
Rick C., Senior Stylist
Rick, a man of experience, has been with BossArts since March 1981. An always friendly presence in the salon, Rick specializes in men’s tapering, women’s short cuts, textured cutting and natural-looking colouring. He trained at Marvel Academy, before taking courses with Aveda™, Vidal Sassoon, Schwarzkopf and Sebastian. Rick has gained a long list of faithful clients over the years.
Alix B., Senior Stylist
Alix, an energetic and talented stylist, joined BossArts in August 2008. Alix is a well-rounded stylist with a passion for helping clients bring out their best selves through natural looking colours, great styles and a professional approach to her craft. She specializes in curly hair, short styles and barbering, but also enjoys working with all hair lengths and types. Thanks to her open-mindedness, she accurately understands her clients’ needs and wants. Her personality shines through her work, making sure clients leave with a great style and an even better experience. She’s known to trigger frequents laughs throughout the salon.
Jessica L., Senior Stylist, Director of Education
On the BossArts team since August 2007, Jessica completed her training at the Versailles Academy and has been avidly taking Aveda™ courses and BossArts in-house training courses ever since. She recently completed her ABC Vidal Sassoon course. Jessica is an excellent listener and can give those clients with specific requests exactly what they are looking for. Jessica excels in colours, exaggerated highlights, long layered cuts, short cuts and up-dos. She has also become a curly cuts expert. She prides herself on giving her clients the best experience possible.
Andreja, Senior Stylist
Andreja became part of the BossArts team in June 2013. She finished her styling education in 1998 and then graduated from The Vidal Sassoon Advanced Academy in London UK, for both cutting and colour. She is proficient in foil, foliage and balayage techniques as well as colour correction. She offers all services for straight and curly hair (except type 4 curl). Andreja brings great positivity and a drive to exceed clients’ expectations. Women’s Cut $75 Men’s Cut $55 Curly Creative $85 Curly Maintain $60 Wash & Style $45
Anya, Senior Stylist
Anya discovered her passion for the industry helping her aunt who owned a salon in Ukraine. After completing a formal training in 2003 she moved to work in Dubai, where she advanced her training by taking classes from Toni & Guy and Vidal Sassoon educators, as well as working backstage for local TV and fashion shows. After moving to Canada she took classes from Aveda further honing her technique. Anya tailors her hair colouring techniques to each client and loves teaching how to make the most of her cuts once her clients leave the salon. Some of her specialties are sun kissed highlights, short hair cuts and modern tousled bobs. Anya is efficient in doing haircuts with both razor and scissors.
Georges, Senior Stylist
Georges joined our team in the fall of 2019, after working within Ottawa’s ByWard Market for the majority of his tremendous career as an educator, manager and salon owner. His passion for the craft is evident by his commitment to education, both learning and teaching. He is equally passionate about fitness and health. Georges loves working with all types of hair but especially excels at shorter hairstyles and offers his services in both official languages.
Alyssa, Senior Stylist
Alyssa began her career with an enthusiasm for style and a desire for knowledge that has continued to grow throughout her 26 years in the industry. Educated at the Vidal Sassoon advanced academy, she continued her training at Toni & Guy, the Aveda Academy and Bumble University. Her extensive experience in technical cutting, hair color and foil highlighting techniques range from classic to cutting edge. Alyssa has appeared on television locally showcasing her talent as well as participated in numerous fashion shows presented by blackbook lifestyle. The desire to strive for excellence has driven her to continue furthering her education. Alyssa is excited about having joined our team at BossArts in early 2019.
William (Bill) Bossart, Owner and Senior Stylist
Bill opened his first hair salon in 1981 and grew it into what is now BossArts. Training is an ongoing quest in his work, both expanding his knowledge and teaching others. Bill is passionate about haircutting and ensuring that his clients always receive a unique experience. Creating new looks that fit people’s personality, face, hair and lifestyle is what excites him in his work.