Meet Your Glow Team

Essence of L is made up of a group of girls who are not only great at what they do, but love it too! We’re all about celebrating the individual talents of our team and letting them shine. We can’t wait to see you at the spa!

Meet your glow team
Leah Lavanway

Leah LaVanway

Owner of Essence of L Medi Spa, and creator of Glow Clinical Skincare, Leah is your certified Acne Specialist, and all-around skincare guru. Her passion for skincare and cutting edge information and technology means she is often found testing out new and exciting skincare treatments on herself first before bringing them to you! Leah prides herself on her extensive industry knowledge, continuous training, and is passionate about educating her clients to help them achieve their ideal glow. Click here for more details on Leah. 

Annaliisa Kapp

Annaliisa Kapp

Annaliisa is Essence of L’s registered Holistic Nutritionist and the Glow Team’s constant inspiration for all things healthy and delicious. Owner of Annaliisa’s Organic Kitchen, Annaliisa’s goals are to educate, motivate, and inspire our clients to help them fall in love with the kitchen. As a healthy eating strategist, Annaliisa aims to help clients achieve their health and skincare goals by targeting the root issues that are affecting their food habits. Through nutritional consultations, Annaliisa helps our clients reduce stress, increase energy and lose weight. Click here for more details on our nutritional services.

Dr. Nicole Clement

Dr. Nicole Clement

Dr. Nicole Clement is our Glow Team’s resident cosmetic enhancement and naturopathic expert. Dr. Nicole received her Doctorate of Naturopathic Medicine diploma from the Boucher Institute of Naturopathic Medicine and received her Bachelors of Science degree in Kinesiology from Simon Fraser University. Dr. Nicole is passionate about skin health and wellness and is a firm believer in “looking good to feel good”. Dr. Nicole is highly skilled in advanced cosmetic enhancements and relies on her precision, and medical background to provide glow-worthy results that our clients keep coming back for. Click here for more information on our botox services with Dr. Nicole.

Tracey Frers

Tracey Frers

Tracey is a graduate of Blanche Macdonald Centre in Vancouver and brings her wide range of esthetic skills and impeccable style to the Glow Team. Tracey is available for Jane Iredale mineral makeup application, waxing, tinting, massage, manicures, and pedicures. We love that Tracey is always ahead of the latest trends and trust her eye completely for all things beautiful. Take one look at Tracey’s instagram and you’ll be thinking #goals!

Leah

What’s one burning desire?
To travel to Italy.

One thing people wouldn’t know about you?
I was a gymnast.  My parents knew it was the sport for me when they spotted me walking across our farm’s fenceline as a kid!

Favourite Colour?
Purple and grey.

What’s your must have beauty product?
Benzoyl peroxide for my acne prone skin, and sun block.

Annaliisa

What’s one burning desire?
See others reach their true health potential by helping them adopt a self empowered approach
to their well being.

One thing people wouldn’t know about you?
I play the violin

Favourite Colour?
Teal and grey.

What’s your must have beauty product?
Jane Iredale’s lip gloss in ‘Candied Rose’.

Nicole

What’s one burning desire?
I’d love to
learn to kiteboard.

One thing people wouldn’t know about you?
That I LOVE to surf.

Favourite Colour?
Green.

What’s your must have beauty product?
Botox! Can you tell that
I love what I do?

Tracey

What’s one burning desire?
Travel the world. 

One thing people wouldn’t know about you?
I used to paint my dog’s toenails as a kid – that’s how my parents knew I’d be an esthetician when I grew up!

Favourite Colour?
Grey.

What’s your must have beauty product?
Clarisonic and Alumier Retinol.