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Sheila Gibilisco

Spa Owner

 Skin Care - Waxing - Permanent Makeup

After working in the banking industry for over 10 years, Sheila decided to make a change in her career and take classes in massage therapy. She always had a desire to help people and thought of going into nursing but also enjoyed massage work. Sheila later fell in love with the beauty industry after receiving her massage therapy license at the Touch Therapy Institute where she studied esthetics at the Lu Ross Academy. She worked at Sony Pictures Entertainment and Tri Star Studio’s, working on movie locations as a massage therapist.  In addition to the movie industry, Sheila also worked at a day spa were she learned more about the beauty industry and esthetics. After studying ethetics, she went on to be certified in permanent make up and trained with Susan Church at the International Institute of Permanent Cosmetics.

Sheila’s Advance training courses and Certificates:

  • Permanent Make up (eyeliner, lip liner, powder eyebrows, eyebrow hair simulation, corrective pigment camouflage and scalp hair simulation, lash enhancement, areola re-pigmentation)

  • Collagen Induction Therapy

  • Eyelash Extensions

  • Peter Thomas Roth  (the Aging, Sun Damaged Skin)

  • Jan Marini Advance chemical peels

  • Visual Changes TCA, Jessner peels, fade & firm peels

  • Vascular Blemish and skin tag removal

  • Medical Microdermabrasion

  • Jane Iredale makeup classes

  • Yonka of Paris advanced courses

  • The Wax Queen classes for Brazilian waxing

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Kayla Gardener

Skin Care - Waxing - Eyelash Extensions

Kayla has been a licensed esthetician and has worked at InSPArations since 2016. She attended the Esthetician Program at the Santa Barbara City College Cosmetology Academy and has also taken classes at the International Dermal Institute. She specializes in natural looking (as well as more dramatic) eyelash extensions and is continuing education in all her fields. She also does waxing and makeup application. Kayla is passionate about holistic skincare to keep skin balanced and healthy. She is passionate about well-maintained brows, which can make a huge difference in the overall look of your face. She can't wait to help you on your way to better skin!

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Renee Waddle

Skin Care - Waxing

Renee became a licensed esthetician in 2003 and has been working at InSPArations since 2005. She enjoys providing services that include, anti-aging treatment, mineral make-up application, and waxing.

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Celeste Valladarez

Massage Therapist

Celeste has thoroughly enjoyed being a Massage Therapist for the past 14 years. She graduated from New Life Institute of Massage Therapy.  There are several modalities that she specializes in such as: Swedish, Deep Tissue, Hot Stone, Prenatal, Myofascial, Lymphatic Drainage, and Reflexology.

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Makiko "Maki" Karp

Massage Therapist

Makiko was first certified as a massage therapist in 2003, first getting her certification in Japan and then again in San Luis Obispo at the California Holistic Institute. She is certified in aromatherapy massage, pregnancy massage, reflexology, deep tissue massage, lymphatic massage, reiki, stone therapy, cranial sacral therapy and Swedish massage.


She has taken many professional development classes, including being trained by world renowned trainer, Brandon Raynor. She is also proudly certified by the California Massage Therapy Council.

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Ashly Mock

Massage Therapist

"Everyone you meet is fighting a battle you know nothing about.  Be kind. Always."


Ashly been massage therapist for 9 years! She studied in Los Angeles at Southern California Health Institute for Massage Therapy and Physical Therapy aide.

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Nancy Paulinski

Nail Technician

Nancy grew up right here on the Central Coast! She has always had a lifelong interest in skin and nails.
Nancy became interested in the healing arts and learned Reiki and massage to help a sick family member. Having enjoyed this work, she decided to pursue her passions and went to Lu Ross to study esthetics and manicuring from 2016-2017, with additional classes in Reflexology, LIghtStim LED, cryotherapy, Hydrafacial, microcurrent, diamond tip microdermabrasion and ultrasonic cavitation body therapy.
She has worked in spas for both skin and nails in Thousand Oaks. She relocated back to the Central Coast in March 2020, just before spas shut down during the Covid-19 pandemic.

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Jen Haskell

Hair Stylist

Jen has been a licensed Stylist/Colorist on the central coast for almost 20 years. She specializes in both men’s and women’s custom cuts and has extensive experience in various coloring techniques. If you need a Keratin Treatment she is the stylist for you!

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Michele Picarelli

Hair Stylist, Massage Therapist

Michele has been a Cosmetologist since 1989, specializing in haircutting, highlights, lowlights, Keratin Treatments, and gray coverage. She uses the color line Matrix, Redken, and Schwarzkopf for her color applications. Michele is also a licensed massage therapist and has been practicing different modalities in bodywork since 1995. As a licensed Cosmetologist, she’s also been a working and successful Esthetician since 2008.


She recently relocated to the central coast and has made her salon home, here, at InSPArations full service salon. She truly loves what she does and has a passion for helping people look, feel and be their best!

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Paige Maxwell Trego

Hair Stylist

Paige has been a part of our InSPA family for many years and sees every guest as unique. She knows clients don't necessarily want the exact same service every time and strives to be prepared, whether it's the tried and true color you've been loving, or a brand new style on the fly! Paige offers every color, cut, texture and style service available. She is a Kevin Murphy Color.Me stylist, which offers flexibility in customizing color for each unique guest. She also offers Olaplex for the strength and health of your hair.


Paige especially loves color corrections and has a knack for problem solving and being quick on her feet. As she often says, "I have a 1 year old boy, I’ve learned to adapt and overcome!"

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Xochitl "Xo"/"Flower" Gallo

Hair Stylist

Xo has been a stylist since 2012 and studied cosmetology at the Institute of Beauty Culture. Since then she has continued her education; taking color classes with Redken, Matrix, and Pravana. As well as updo and styling classes with Sexy Hair. Xo’s hobbies include yoga, belly dancing, and crocheting beanies!

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Mary Briseno

Hair Stylist

Mary hast more than twenty years of experience in the industry and is extremely passionate about her craft.  She truly enjoys helping her guest become the best version of themself by customizing and personalizing a finished look to enhance their best features.


Her extensive experience in education as an artistic educator for more than a decade has made her a seasoned professional. She specializes in hair coloring such as blonding techniques and corrective color as well as the latest trends including smoothing treatments, female & male hair sculpting, and all methods of hair extensions.

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