La Boutique was created in 2020 by a group of passionate, hard-working women. Most of our team members grew up on Vancouver Island and we all love our little seaside town. We dream of cultivating a beauty hub and culture on the peninsula where women can learn, explore, feel safe, feel heard, and grow in the beauty industry.
Below you will find our lovely team of experts!
co-owner & senior hair stylist/educator
Elyse was born and raised on the Saanich Peninsula. She discovered her calling in cosmetology thanks to the 2009 Stelly's Secondary Trades Program and has made educating others a part of her mission.
Blonde-obsessed and loving everything "hair", she combines passion, professionalism, and connection with every client experience. In addition, she is deeply committed to giving back to her community as well as creating a culture of growth and passion in the beauty industry.
Elyse's confidence and pride in our team is admirable. She often admits how lucky she is to work with such great women.
In her spare time, she can be found hiking and boating with her beloved husband and their two dogs.
co-owner & senior eyelash technician/educator
Murrae was born and raised on Vancouver Island. She has worked her way up in the beauty industry from a small studio in her home to her dream salon in Sidney.
Murrae was certified in 2015 at Misencil Academy (Quebec), in eyelash extensions and is an expert in classic, volume, & mega volume. She has developed her own brand of eyelash extensions and educational courses for fellow entrepreneurs to start out in the beauty industry
Murrae is honoured to house such amazing women in the beauty industry and is watching her dreams of women empowerment unfold every day. If she is not hard at work in the salon, you can bet she is enjoying her time with her three-year-old son, Leo, new baby girl, Autumn and husband, Eric.
senior eyelash technician/educator
& social media rep
Saskia has grown up and worked on the peninsula for her entire life, she knows everything about Sidney.
This little beauty has a big heart and will make you feel loved the moment you meet her.
Saskia was certified at Le Petit Lapin Boutique in classic & volume eyelash extensions techniques, and Nova beauty in eyelash tint & lifts. She is currently using her eyelash talents to create La Boutique's very own eyelash extensions brand:
"Sand & Stars Beauty Co." where she will train future eyelash technicians.
Saskia is the brains and beauty behind our social media platforms. When she's away from the salon, she spends time with her dogs, Luna & Sukie (ask her for photos, they are precious!).
senior hair stylist
Jess is an ITA certified hairstylist and has been doing hair for the past 6 years. She prides herself in providing a professional service customized to her client's individual needs and lifestyle. Her passion for the beauty industry is admirable and is reflected in her work.
Jess is proud to offer colour and cutting services for both men and women, although, her favourite service is natural colouring and balayage. She also has a soft spot for updos and specialty styles.
Jess was born and raised in Sidney, BC and loves to travel. She had the pleasure of exploring South Africa, and Iceland. In her free time, she enjoys hiking, boating, and exploring the island with her boyfriend and their Duck Tolling Retriever, "Moose".
senior hair stylist & spray tan specialist
Cassandra was born and raised on the Peninsula. She started her hair dressing career in 2011 at ILC in the Inaugural Class at Studio 63. She has been behind the chair loving the people she meets through the beauty industry since 2012.
She has a passion for colour and cut transformations. From blondes to brunettes, to simple, elegant hair cuts, Cassandra will highlight your favourite features.
You can find her hiking with her dog, "Berkley", or boating and fishing with her boyfriend and friends. She is living her best Westcoast life and is officially enjoying her maternity leave with her new baby boy, Grady.
salon assistant & hairstyling student
Courtney is one of the newest members of the La Boutique team!
She is a 2021 Stelly's Secondary graduate and cannot wait to jump feet first into the Stelly's Secondary hair program.
Courtney loves the outdoors, she enjoys hiking and exploring with her dog. She will greet you with the warmest smile. We are so happy to have Courtney and have confidence that she will excel in the beauty industry.
senior eyelash technician
& cosmetic teeth whitening technician
Cayden grew up on the Peninsula and has worked with Murrae since before graduating from Parkland High in 2019.
Cayden's attention to detail is impeccable. She completed her eyelash training at Le Petit Lapin and has mastered several eyelash extensions techniques. Cayden is currently exploring the business world through Camosun College and keeps our salon's inventory at its very best. Ask Cayden about her beautiful horse, Piper!
senior hair stylist
Lindsey has over 10 years of experience in various salons and has recently brought her career and passion to the Peninsula. Lindsey seeks to enhance natural beauty with highlighting and blondes being her specialty. She rocks the "just came in from a salty surf" look.
She moved to the island in 2017 and has loved very minute of her time here. Hiking, paddle boarding and being near the ocean is what she lives for. If she's not at La Boutique, you will find her working at Cottons and Blues down the street or adventuring with her husband, Miller.
receptionist & beauty bar technician
Sam is the glue that holds our salon together! She will greet you with a friendly smile when you stop in.
Sam was raised on Vancouver Island then moved to Alberta to pursue her passion as a cheerleading coach. She recently moved back to the island to work and raise her three-year-old daughter. Sam is our newest junior eyelash technician and spray tan specialist! She truly is the definition of a "perfectionist" whenever she is taking care of clients.
When she's not working, she enjoys spending time with her family including a precious little shih tzu!
manager of wren & owner of "Golden Hour"
Christine settled in with us at La Boutique to perfect her eyelash extensions technique but recently transitioned to managing our new clothing store "Wren".
With her passion for fashion, Christine works hard behind the scenes to style and maintain both of our boutiques.
She is the mother of two and enjoys spending time with her family when she's not working at Wren.
Christine has been working on her own clothing hustle called "Golden Hour", housed at Wren. Golden Hour is made up of freshly curated vintage items that Christine has hand selected. You can find Christine and her new clothing brand at Wren 9802 Fifth Street in Sidney.
salon assistant, & junior hairstylist
We have watched Cece grow as she pursues her passion in the beauty industry. Cece was born and raised on Vancouver Island and graduated from Stelly's Secondary in 2021. She has continued on with Stelly's hair program and has fallen in love with everything hair!
She enjoys spending time with her close friends, hiking, and exploring new places.
Cece's goals are to perfect her skills in the beauty industry and eventually receive her Red Seal in hairstyling.
She will greet you with the sweetest smile and do everything she can to make you feel at home.
salon assistant & junior eyelash technician
Sofie grew up in Sidney and graduated from Stelly's Secondary. She came to us as an eyelash extensions student through our Sand & Stars eyelash extensions course. She showed so much promise in the course that we offered her a position as an eyelash apprentice working and learning under our senior eyelash technicians.
Sofie is a hard worker and helps out where ever she can around the salon. She enjoys spending time with her friends outside of work and hopes to excel in the beauty industry as well as travel around the world.
Shayla joined our team recently in December of 2021.
She grew up in Alberta and Saskatchewan, she attended hair school in Edmonton in 2012 then moved to Vancouver Island in 2013. She owned her own hair salon for 5 years then sold it to spend more time with her family and focus on her career behind the chair.
Shayla enjoys exercising, cooking, and spending time with her husband Luke, daughter Isabella, and son Nixon.
She loves working and takes pride in every client.
We are so happy to have her at La Boutique and can't wait to watch her grow with us.
Kaneasha joined our team recently and has quickly become the glue that holds us together!
When she's not running the front end of La Boutique, she enjoys spending time with her two kids & husband.
Kaneasha loves dogs but unfortunately doesn't have one of her own, so bring your puppy in to say hi!
She will always greet you with a beautiful smile and do her very best to make you feel at home, and enjoy every minute with us at La Boutique.
senior eyelash & eyebrow technician
Amanda is the newest member of our team at La Boutique, and we are so excited to host her talent and passion for the beauty industry. She has years of eyelash extensions experience and has been certified in all styles as well as eyelash lift & tinting. Amanda is our eyebrow lamination specialist and will give you the brows of your dreams.
Robyn holds our salon & shop together on the weekends. She will greet you with a warm smile and make you feel right at home.
Robyn works throughout the week at a law firm in Sidney, she moved to the island from Edmonton in 2019 with her partner. She studied Anthropology, loves travelling, painting, drawing and watching documentaries.
We enjoy Robyn's calm and relaxing energy in our fast-paced salon and we think you will too.
Lacey was born in Victoria, she graduated from Claremont Secondary then attended the Academy of Excellence. She recently received her diploma in hair design and has since started working with us. We are thrilled to be the salon that Lacey set her sights on after graduating hair school. She is highly training in all hair types and styles but enjoy highlights in particular. When she is not impressing all of us in the salon, you can find her shopping, cooking and enjoy a glass of her favourite wine.
Welcome Lacey! We are so happy to have you.