We are happy to have served in Edmonton for 18 years! Voted Best Spa since 2016.

We are proud to continually provide more spa services and the best in skincare products. We also have a client lounge and steam room for your enjoyment before or after your treatment!

Want to come in with a group for a corporate gathering, bridal shower, baby shower, birthday party, or simply with friends to enjoy some time together getting pampered? We would love to welcome you!

 

Our Team

We are extremely proud of our commitment to provide experienced staff, high quality products, competitive pricing and excellent customer service. Meet our professional team below.

Anita Prysko

Owner/Director

Anita has over 20 years of experience in esthetic, laser and electrolysis treatments, with a passion for skincare.

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As the founder of Urban Retreat, her focus is on making clients happy and building a skilled, friendly team. Anita loves spending time with her two children, family and friends, enjoys listening to music and staying active.

 

Anita is not currently taking new clients.

Amanda Kotylak

Esthetician/Laser Technician

Amanda graduated her esthetics course in May 2016 from Eveline Charles Academy.

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She loves making her clients feel relaxed and pampered. Amanda enjoys working with skincare – not only will you feel relaxed from a facial but you will leave with knowledge about how to prolong your treatment results. Gel polish manicures and pedicures are also on her list of favourite services. In her downtime, Amanda loves going to the gym and exploring new areas to go kayaking.

Connie Lamaton

 Registered Massage Therapist

Connie completed the Registered Massage Therapy course at Malaki College in 2010.

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She is passionate about what she does and believes that giving a massage, whether for providing relaxation or to help treat pain, is very rewarding. She looks forward to meeting you!

Doris Lumsden

Office Manager

Doris joined the team in March 2012 with a variety of training and experience.

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She enjoys reading, flowers and music as well as spending time with family and friends.

Jocelyn Phillips

Spa Manager/Esthetician/Laser Technician

Jocelyn attended the European Institute of Esthetics where she completed her esthetics training and Cidesco certification. She has since completed her Dermalogica expert status and her oncology esthetics certification.

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Jocelyn loves the field of esthetics because she enjoys pampering her clients and helping them feel their ultimate best about themselves. In her free time, Jocelyn enjoys expanding her education in the field of esthetics. She loves trying out new restaurants and recipes. She loves relaxing in a yoga class or weekends at the cabin with her husband and family.

Michelle Bucci

Front Desk Coordinator

Joined the team in November 2015 and has attended many product line training courses and workshops and has more than 20 years of customer service experience. She loves to help women look and feel their best.

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She studied at the University of Alberta and holds a bachelor’s degree in Physical Education and Sport Performance. She is passionate about people achieving their very best health and wellness in all aspects of life.

She loves to be active and spend quality time with her family and friends.

Crystal McIntyre

Registered Massage Therapist

Crystal joined the Urban team in July 2013 and is originally a Saskatchewan girl. She moved to Winnipeg in 2006 to train at The Massage Therapy College of Manitoba in 2008.

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Her 2200 hour curriculum had a heavy focus on sport and therapeutic based treatment techniques, which provided her with the quality massage education that she desired. From there she continued her outside education with a focus on prenatal massage, lower back dysfunction, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and repetitive strain of the shoulder girdle. Crystal’s 10+ years as a Massage Therapist have provided her with experience and insight into what will most benefit each individual client. Depending on the condition she may see fit to start your appointment with a musculoskeletal assessment to ensure we’re treating the cause of your discomfort, not just the symptoms.

 

Crystal is passionate about being a mother of two VERY young children and her current hobbies include play dough and story time. She also enjoys exploring the city and going on road trips with her family. She loves to eat and cook as well as finding new places to eat and share new foods with people.

 

Hours:
Tuesday 1 – 9 pm
Wednesday 9 am – 5 pm
Thursday 1 – 9 pm
Friday 9 am – 5 pm
Saturday 9 am – 5 pm

Katie Ouimet

Esthetician/Laser Technician

Katie is from London, England and has been in Canada since 2011, joining the team in 2015.

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She took her training at the European Institute of Esthetics and enjoys taking care of her clients and making them feel their absolute best in every service that she does. She tries to advance her knowledge and techniques whenever she gets the chance with further training in all areas. Katie welcomes you to book a laser consultation to answer any of your questions and recommend a treatment plan for you. She looks forward to seeing regular clients and meeting new ones.

 

Hours:
Tuesday 9 am – 5 pm
Wednesday 11 am – 7 pm
Thursday 9 am – 5 pm
Friday 1 am – 9 pm
Saturday 9 am – 5 pm

Lorie Clough

Senior Esthetician

Lorie graduated from the Cosmetology Schools of Canada in 1988 and has more than 30 years experience in the industry!

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She also furthered her education and training in Reiki Level II (1997), Expert Dermalogica Skin Therapist (2008), Advanced Chemical Peel training, Image Skin Care (2009), Jan Marini Skin Care Ambassador (2016). Lorie enjoys learning and attending seminars and she is passionate about her clients’ concerns and the health of their skin and is always looking to further her education and be the best service provider for her clients! She was nominated for Esthetician Of The Year in 1988 and received an Award of Excellence in 2012 from Image skincare. She currently specializes in skin care treatments as she has a keen interest in this field.

 

Hours:
Tuesday 9 am – 1 pm
Wednesday 9 am – 3 pm
Thursday 3 pm – 9 pm
One Saturday per Month

Makayla DeContie

Esthetician/CoolSculpting Technician

Makayla recently graduated from the International Academy of Esthetics where she received her diploma in esthetics and her ITEC certification.

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She is passionate about esthetics and skincare and is always eager to learn and enhance her knowledge and skills. Makayla enjoys spending time with friends and family, watching movies, being outdoors, cuddling with B.B. her cat and checking out local events.

Michaela Prysko

Front Desk Coordinator

Joined the team in January 2017 and is familiar with the product lines and efficient with handling numerous situations at the front desk.

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She enjoys her studies at MacEwan University and has a passion for sciences. Her hobbies involve hanging out with her friends and cuddling with her kitty Moe. She likes to visit cafes with Sianne and binge-watch Netflix. She also loves hiking and other outdoor activities such as caving.

Rebecca Bland

Front Desk Coordinator

Joined the team in January 2018 and is an experienced freelance makeup artist who has worked in the industry for over 8 years.

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Her hobbies include skincare, beauty, and makeup. For fun she loves to hang out with her puppy!

Rowena Pascual

Esthetician

Joined the team in April 2018 and has more than 9 years experience and training in being an esthetician.

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She enjoys cooking, watching movies, shopping, doing facials, and music of any kind. She loves to spend quality time with her children and family and to travel.

Samantha Ursel

Front Desk Coordinator

Joined the team in September 2016 and has more than 14 years of customer service experience and a customer focus certificate.

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Learning about skin care treatments and being able to try new products are a few of the many things Samantha enjoys about being a part of the Urban Retreat team! As a spa receptionist, she looks forward to building relationships with clients and hearing about their experience. In her spare time she enjoys being outdoors and participating in various activities such as camping, hiking, and kayaking.

Stephanie Chavis

Esthetician

Stephanie joined the Urban team after graduating from the Alberta Academy of Aesthetics in 2012.

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She takes great pride in making clients feel their absolute best, relaxed and beautiful. Stephanie enjoys performing a variety of treatments to enhance the mind-body wellness of her clients. Specializing in advanced foot care, Stephanie recognizes the impact regular foot care has on our overall well-being. She also enjoys creating well-defined, beautifully arched eyebrows, knowing that a professionally shaped brow is crucial for framing the face properly. Body treatments are another passion of Stephanie’s, relaxing the client’s mind and body through the application of Beauty Through Balance products in a tranquil environment. Stephanie’s favourite aspects of working at Urban Retreat are the amazing clients and her coworkers. The therapeutic value of a career in esthetics drives her passion for the industry stating that “There is no better job than making men and women feel their best.”

Trina Thorne

Nurse Practitioner & Beauty Injector

Trina is a Nurse Practitioner with 20 years of experience in surgery, critical care and various community settings. Trina completed her Injectables training at BeautyLab Academy in Edmonton.
Trina enjoys working with clients to determine attainable goals and develop safe and effective treatment plans. She is currently completing her PhD in Nursing and looks forward to expanding her education in the field of esthetics. She spends her free time relaxing at the cabin with her husband and daughters.

Kara Ricker

Esthetician

Kara is an excellent addition to our strong team of estheticians. She has been in the industry for 3+ years, specializing in clearing breakouts through facials.

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Kara has the ability to help you see the best version of yourself, starting from the inside, out. Mention your zodiac sign during your service, and you may receive a free personality reading. In her home life, she likes to spend time with her fiance and 2 year old daughter.

Sherron Waithe

Massage Therapist

Sherron is from Barbados island in the Caribbean. There, she worked in the spa industry for over ten years in resort spas. Sherron worked with the hotel brands Almond Resorts, Fairmont, and Elite island resorts. Sherron’s training was with the ITEC United Kingdom examining body. She migrated to Canada in 2014, and over the years here, she missed doing what she loved. Sherron then decided to go back to school and chose Advanced Massage Therapy with Makami College. Now Sherron is back doing what she enjoys!

Gabriella Scaman

Front Desk Coordinator

Joined the team in August 2021 and has more than 5 years of customer service and marketing experience.

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Gabriella studied Business at the University of Alberta. She looks forward to building relationships with clients and learning more about them. She is passionate about skincare and helping people feel their best! In her spare time, she enjoys being outdoors and spending time with her boyfriend and their dog. You can often catch Gabriella out and about with Lindsay!

Lindsay Munch

Front Desk Coordinator

Lindsay joined the team in July 2021 and has been in the customer service industry for 9 years in addition to being a Certified Makeup Artist for 5 years.

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Lindsay finished her Makeup Artistry Diploma at Eveline Charles Academy. She worked at MAC cosmetics for 3 years where she expressed her creativity and loved getting to know and spend time with clients. Lindsay is currently studying at EIE in the Clinical Esthetics program. She is passionate about skincare and beauty. Lindsay wants her clients to feel confident and make sure self-care is a number one priority.  In her free time she enjoys spending time with friends and family. You can often catch Lindsay with Gabriella at various cafes and restaurants downtown.

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