Allison McKinley

 Co-Owner & Master Stylist

 Allison began her career in 2000 at a little school in Westboro called Sutton. Passionate about the environment, she opened Salon My Place in 2012 to create a space built on ecologically sustainable products, and to offer exceptional service in hair care.

With a commitment to creating a calm & relaxing experience, Allison specializes in balayage, coppers, blondes, babylights, colour, grey blending, pixies, curly cuts, and flowy natural hair.

In 2022, Allison opened up a sister location, The Healing Hut in Wakefield (QC). She is a skilled Energy Healer and loves to offer Healing Sessions with hair appointments. While she does bring healing to everything she does, she only offers healing sessions in Wakefield.

Mama of 4 beautiful children, she is married to a great guy named Derek creating their home in Wakefield (QC). In her spare time, she loves to design her space, listen to good music, spend time by the fire, dive into a good book, play in her garden, and share good food with great friends.

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Lisa Emerson

 Co-Owner & Master Stylist

Lisa has been dedicated to pursuing on-going training to keep up with changes and trends in the industry from the moment she entered into her career in hairstyling in 2007.

She is a colour specialist with a gif for matching tones and textures. She fell in love with Davines products and the care the company places in people and the environment.

Lisa is always up for a challenge at work and play. She is passionate about fitness and she loves to travel & explore the world.

Her career took a pause last year when she was diagnosed with breast cancer and the BRCA1 gene. She navigated this experience with tremendous courage and we are overjoyed that she is now in remission and has chosen to bring her magic to serve you at Salon My Place!

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Rebecka Ouellette

 Senior Stylist & Salon Manager

 Born & raised in Ottawa, Rebecka makes everyone who enters Salon My Place feel at home. Alongside her training at Algonquin College, she has built exceptional expertise about the best products for individual hair care needs through specialized Davines courses. Rebecka is remarkably talented at the art of balayage and offers beautiful cuts & colour to ensure you feel your best.

When she's not transforming your hair, you can find her cuddling with her kids or sewing up a storm. Her creative spirit is inspiring. 

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Sophie Gordon

 Senior Stylist

Sophie prides herself on offering beautiful colours and cuts that are tailored to meet the individual needs of every guest who arrives at Salon My Place.

She has cultivated genuine connections with everyone, and has been dedicated to creating enjoyable & relaxing hair styling experiences for her clients since 2012.

Sophie is committed to learning and pursues educational opportunity and specialized courses to stay up to date on the latest trends and techniques to offer you the best possible service & care.


 Master Stylist & Make-Up Artist

Beckie’s first toys were a beauty blender and a blowdryer. She was born for this, her name is “Beckie” and she has “the good hair”. But that’s not all, this awkward little taco has a heart of glitter, passion in spades and she genuinely cares for all of her clients.

At the young age of 14, Beckie started working at her first salon. Her formal education began when she attended the Viola Institute in Western Ontario. As a lifelong learner, Beckie attends courses regularly and sometimes she is also the educator. Beckie has been working with Davines colour and products since she graduated hair school and it was love at first sight.

Beckie can do anything hair and make-up, but her specialties are lived in colour and Balayage. She loves helping you work with your natural texture and is amazing with curly cuts.

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Susan Boudreau

 Master Stylist

Susan’s entrance to the hair industry came after attempting to sit still behind a screen in a law office. Loving theory but feeling restless she enrolled in her stylist program just months later and never looked back. That was 27 years ago.

Since then she has learned much from Vidal Sassoon, Davines and Aveda training. This encompassed multiple techniques which demands constant revisiting as there is no end destination in this evolving industry.

She’s also a lover of many genres of literature and fitness, politics leaning towards a quieter nature. She’s serious and silly, as laughter is life’s elixir from her perspective. Most importantly she doesn’t tire of making every day people look their best.

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Apprentice Hairstylist


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Roger Hersan

Junior Stylist

Roger graduated from Algonquin in April 2023, but his love, passion and joy for hair started from a young age. With a uniquely keen eye for fashion and trends, he is always staying up to date on latest beauty offerings from Davines. His specialties are balayage, extensions, wigs and styling. When Roger isn't dreaming up your next hair change, he can be found dancing with his friends or putting together his latest looks in fashion.