Aphrodite In Me Spa is a quaint, quiet little spa located in the heart of Kelowna, in the beautiful Okanagan Valley of British Columbia. We opened in the summer of 2011 and have worked hard to become a prominent member of our Rutland community. With kind staff and a charming atmosphere, we openly invite our clients into our business for a down-to-earth spa experience. We are proud to offer natural beauty products made with wholesome ingredients to bring an improvement to the clients overall well-being. We therefore carry many locally manufactured products, and a gluten free skin care line. As well, we have a selection of holistic services, such as Reiki and Chakra cleansing, for those who wish for a full mind, body, and soul experience.
For our eager students, we are pleased to announce the opening of Aim Aesthetics Academy this year. Aim Aesthetics Academy offers professionally-taught courses that are available in a classroom setting as well as private tutors to accommodate to your busy schedule. Whether you are a passionate beginner in the beauty industry, adding to skills you already have, or looking for a career you can do out of your home, see the course selection page on this website. See you in class!
From March 1st to August 29th, we will be open 7 days a week, 9am-5pm. Come in and let us bring out the goddess in you!
Dawn Thiessen is the owner of Aphrodite In Me Spa, and has been an aesthetician working and teaching in the beauty industry for over twenty five years. She currently teaches programs at Aim Aesthetics Academy and holds a Provincial Instructors Degree. She has participated in seminars, peer learning groups and community engagements to further her knowledge and the knowledge of her peers within the beauty industry. It is her passion to create a positive learning environment in which all students of any age and skill level are comfortable and excited about learning within the beauty industry. A practicing Reiki Master and advocate of the mind body connection, she believes in the use of essential oils, relaxation and power of healing herbal skin treatments.
Dawn is a community minded individual and participates in many community fund raisers. A member in good standing with the Beauty Council of BC, as well as a board member of Uptown Rutland Business Association and a member of the Kelowna Chamber of Commerce, she encourages and supports beneficial changes in her community. She is an active volunteer within the Rutland area where she grew up as a child and supports the “Together We Grow ” and “We Are Just Getting Started” projects. March to August, Dawn is available for bookings from Tuesday to Saturday.
Chelsea O’Hara is a junior nail technician at Aphrodite In Me Spa, having completed her schooling in May of 2014 through the Aim Aesthetics Academy program. Though new to the profession, she’s passionate and dedicated to giving the best quality and originality to her work, specializing in hand painted, personalized designs on her nails, as well as creative twists on classics. In her free time she is an avid artist, gamer, cos-player, and jewelry maker, recently releasing a line of dragonfly inspired pendants and earrings into the spa. March to August, Chelsea is available for bookings from Sunday to Thursday.
Ashley Thiessen is the secondary aestheitican at the spa, having worked here since the spa opened in 2011. Currently she also manages all the social media pages. At the spa she enjoys serving customers and learning about skin care, going so far as to create her own line of handmade, all-natural soaps, scrubs, bath soaks, and lotion bars. She prides herself in being able to adapt to her client’s needs and preferences. Her spare time consists mainly of writing and astrology, along with browsing her favourite websites and spending time with her dog. March to August, Ashley is available for bookings on Sundays.