THE BRUN TEAM
At Brun Body Bar our goal is to deliver the highest level of service and results! Our west coast beauty bar is filled with professional and friendly front end coordinators, esthetician’s, nail technicians and stylists. We want every client to feel apart of our Brun community and family!
Monica is the team leader and sole owner of Brun Body Bar. Her contagious laugh and crazy curls immediately puts a smile on our clients’ faces, making her one of Victoria’s most favorite downtown business women. Raised in Squamish by an extremely entrepreneurial family, Monica immediately hit the ground running and has been the face of Brun in every way since. Self-taught and specializing in airbrush tanning, Monica’s committed approach to the art of spray tanning has revolutionized Victoria’s sunless tanning. Today, Brun clients continue to request Monica for the perfect Spray Tan. Monica is always energized and happy to spend the time with her returning clients.
Katelyn Wylie is Brun Body Bars Salon Manager, Front End Coordinator and Spray Tan Technician. She will answer your phone call full of energy and greet you at the front with a warm smile to begin your Brun experience. You may not know her given name is Katelyn because Victoria calls her by her last name- Wylie. Wylie comes to us from the hospitality industry and has worked in restaurants her entire working career. From years of serving and restaurant management, Wylie loves making sure our clients are taken care of the moment she meets them. Stop by Brun and let Wylie be your host. Or book with her for a Full Body Custom Spray Tan. She looks forward to meeting you and welcoming you into the Brun family!
Caitlynn is Brun’s lead esthetician and waxing specialist. We love our Portuguese beauty very much because she is a perfectionist and professional, making her one of Bruns strongest practitioners ever. Raised in Prince George British Columbia, Caitlynn moved to the island in 2012 to begin her education at the Aveda institute graduating at the top of her class in 2013. Caitlynn came to us soon after, and the clients immediately fell in love with her personality and her impeccable attention to detail. Caitlynn gives a sublime Brazilian Wax. New clients appreciate her kindness and understanding during their first time in the wax room. You can rest assured Caitlynn will talk you through each step while encouraging you along the way!
Taylor is a Certified Nail Technician through INT. She has also furthered her studies and training in aesthetics including waxing, tinting, facials, massage and all things beauty with the Academy of Excellence. Visit Taylor at Brun for Waxing, Manicures, Pedicures, or the perfect Spray Tan. Clients request Taylor because of her energy, contagious smile and attention to detail. As a client of Taylors, you can put your mind at ease and know that Taylor will take care of all your needs. Taylor moved to the island in 2013 and became a regular client at Brun for all her services. When Taylor isn’t perfecting her techniques, she is dedicated to getting outdoors, spending quality time with her friends and loves her coffee! Stop by Brun and request Taylor for a perfect gel polish application!
Jade is an island grown esthetician with over 9 years experience in the industry. Coming from a resort spa background, Jade is a professional in giving relaxing and detail oriented treatments. Switching to a small business was an easy choice for Jade. Making a connection with her clients on a personal level and seeing them regularly brightens her day. Continuing education is important to Jade. Graduating in Lash Extensions from Nova Beauty in early 2016, she constantly stays aware and up to date on all the latest and greatest techniques. Outside of Brun, Jade spends her weekends up island visiting family and discovering all the beauty that Vancouver Island has to offer. Visit Jade at Brun, and you will fall in love with her big smile and calming personality!
Chelsea is Brun’s beloved lash artist, with 9 years of experience. She came to Victoria four years ago after travelling throughout South and Central America with her husband Colin. Chelsea is so grateful to have found and joined the happy team at Brun we call family. She loves having the lash extensions herself for special occasions; “waking up with the perfect lashes is the best – the extensions give me an extra boost of confidence!” Chelsea’s new favorite service is the Lash Lift & Tint from Caitlynn. Chelsea enjoys her work and how she can create lash art while working with all the different eye shapes and lash styles and is constantly educating herself on new techniques. Her clients continuously walk out of the cozy relaxing lash room with gorgeous full lashes and a full big smile to match.
Laine is a hair stylist at Brun and has been gracing us with her smiling presence since June 2013. Laine has been fast-loved by our new hair clients and constantly getting referrals from her many returning clientele. Talented Laine is currently scheduled in Brun on Mondays only, and has recently established her in- home business called “Nook for Hair” near Cook Street Village. Laine’s at home life consists of mothering her two beautiful girls and the ongoing renovation with her husband of their home. Laine will put you at ease with her easy manner, attention to detail, excellent customer service and 10 years experience behind the chair. Booked online or call today to reserve your spot!
Annie is Brun's Front End Coordinator, Spray Tan Technician and soon to be Esthetician. Annie is currently enrolled at the Academy of Excellence and will have completed her program in Fall of 2020. Born on the gorgeous Sunshine Coast, Annie moved to Victoria in 2010. After growing up in such a small town, it was the "quaintness" of the city of Victoria and the beauty of the island that drew her here. Annie has worked in the hospitality industry her entire working career and her love of customer service is what lead her to the world of esthetics. When Annie is not in school or working she loves travelling, catching live local music, cooking for her friends and family and is known in Victoria for her cupcake creations.
Donald has had a passion for the hair and beauty industry for most of his life and has been a hair stylist for over 12 years. He trained at Marvel College in Edmonton, AB, where he earned his Journeyman Ticket and Real Seal. His experience working in various salons over the years has developed his technical and interpersonal skills. He specializes in cutting, coloring and extensions. His esthetic is natural, lived-in beautiful hair. Donald believes that education is important to stay current with the latest trends, services and products. Donald has attended many classes and workshops including Kevin Murphy, Redken, L’Oréal, Martin Parsons, Minxtensions, and Bumble and Bumble. He is passionate about making his clients’ look and feel their best. Come see Donald at Brun!
Rachel is Brun's newest employee, and Nail Technician! Rachel Moved to beautiful Vancouver Island in 2016 from Alberta where she was born and rasied! Her passion for nails began in highschool. Practiced at a young age by spending her spare time doing her friends and families nails. Rachel loves nail art and is constantly learning new trends through videos and training. Her passion soon turned into a career when she went to the N.V Academy and recieved her Nail Technician Certification. When Rachel isnt doing Nails she loves cooking, fitness and spending time with her boyfriend and family.