At Purely Inspired we ensure every Student who comes through our doors, leaves with the knowledge and skills to excel in this amazing Industry! Please visit soon for a full Bio about us, and updated website!!! In the mean time, if you should have any questions, please take advantage of the online messanger service and/or call our main line at 403 394 7884.
Kelsey Yule - President and Founder
Understanding the need for highly qualified stylists and beauty technicians is nothing new to Kelsey Yule. As the founder of Raw Concepts Studio, and highly recognized competitor in several hair industry competitions, she sees the lack of skills, professionalism and business sense that is missing in this opportunistic industry. We are targeting students with the same big dreams she has achieved from small town roots. Kelsey has benefited from recognitions such as the 2008 Alberta Stylist of the Year, 2008 Redken Cover Competition Alberta Finalist, 2007 Alberta/BC Salon Team Finalist for Canada, 2011 Y.W.C.A Young Woman of Distinction and one of the top ranked young stylists in Canada.
Janet Yule - Founder
Success is measured in a multitude of ways for co-founder Janet Yule. Passionate about helping others fulfill their dreams and getting recognition for their achievements is one of the reasons she is still very active behind the scenes with Purely Inspired. Having worked along with Kelsey for a number of years developing her competition portfolio, Janet's background of Public Relations, Student Services and Advertising in the post-secondary market were a natural fit for this teams venture. A huge supporter of rural roots being a solid foundation for strong work ethic, the diversity of the beauty industry is a welcome addition to her lifestyle.
Jessica Hicken - Lethbridge Manager
Jessica is a great addition to the Purely Inspired team as the backbone of day to day operations. She has a background in Marketing and Management and extensive knowledge of human relations. Jessica is always looking at new and innovative ways of making a business run smoothly and to inspire students and staff, and make their learning and working experience unforgettable.
Judith Martin - Medicine Hat Manager
From many years of extensive experience working as an executive director in the not-for-profit sector, Judith Martin gleaned the management and leadership skills necessary for addressing and assisting in solving organizational issues and/or restructuring.
As a visionary, with a reflective perspective Judith is delighted to be the Academy Director at ONE Beauty Academy. Following high school, her first career choice was to go to Beauty School and become a stylist and as we fast track to today she is closing the circle, by bringing her wealth of knowledge, skill and expertise that she gained throughout her career life and is putting these tangibles to good use by creating ONE into a quality school with the highest possible professional standards. As an entertaining and engaging speaker, she shares her personal and leadership experiences to assist others in determining their direction.
Adriane Oftebro - Master Artist | Weekend Course Educator
comes to the Purely Inspired team with a Creative Edge, and talented eye! Adriane is the brilliant mind behind Pure Professional designs. With twelve years experience as a professional artist, and eight of those years working Internationally, Adriane has honed her skills through session, runway, and competition artistry. She is a vibrant and radiant example of the industry's best.
Patsy Van Ryn - Educator
Patsy Van Ryn comes to us with 28 and half years in the Beauty Industry! Throughout the years she has honed her skills a barber and has a vast knowledge of cutting and texture services and is the lead of the Men's program at the Academy. Patsy has a Caring Sharing misdemeanor, which is reflected on the Students as an Educator at Purely Inspired on a Daily Basis. Even after so many years in the Industry, she still has enthusiasm for her job, which ultimately transfers to the Students as well.
Ashlee Fehr-Lommer - Educator
Ashlee brings to the Purely Inspired team a wealth of knowledge and experience to share with the Students and Staff alike. She has been in the Industry for Nine years, which 6 of them have consisted of doing Hair. When Ashlee was in the Salon, she was quickly promoted to Master Stylist which isn't a surprise at all, since she achieved Highest Retail awards for 2010 and 2011. Her expertise and experiences with having done makeover Competitions and extra Education classes from Calgary all the way Toronto, are just added skills that bless the Students with somebody to ask questions to learn, grow and develop from. Color is Ashlee's strength, having worked with many different color lines such as, Goldwell, Redken, and Aveda and now Color Certified with Voila. Ashlee is a great team member and a great asset to the Students that come through our doors and she looks forward to sharing her knowledge!
Kristy Fedorowich - Educator
Kristy is a successful salon owner of a trendy boutique salon and all around outstanding esthetics educator with a passion for perfection and customer service. Kristy has also worked for various manufacturers and as a guest expert, she exudes talent and professionalism.
Lisa Tompkins - Educator
Vibrant and Inspiring! A true pleasure to learn and work beside. Lisa's positive attitude inspires hard work and determination among her students. As a previous salon owner and a destination bridal specialist and platform artist, Lisa brings tremendous knowledge and passion to the team!
Lynsey Owen - Sugaring Educator
Lynsey joins our team of educators with 9 yrs as a licensed sugarist, and 2 yrs as a certified Educator. She is the founder of "Styles III Body & Soul", in Brooks Alberta. Her business provides clients with the services of body sugaring and clinical facials. She is brilliant at passing on her skills to our eager students.
Vicky Scott - Educator
Encouragement and Praise is Vicky's philosophy as the lead educator in Level A. Vicky focuses on teaching the fundamentals of hairstyling as a successful stylist and over 15 years of teaching experience Vicky's nurturing soul is the perfect addition to the Purely Inspired team.
Lorna Piraux - Educator
Lorna has been a licensed stylist since 1973, and with that many years in the Industry, she brings a wealth of experience and expertise! Once a Salon and Spa Owner, and Manager of seven Salons across Central and Northern Alberta for a combined total of 18 years, She is a wonderful addition to the Purely Inspired Team. Some of Lorna's attributes that she has gained over her many years in the Industry Include; Joico Color Instructor, Certification in Paul Mitchell Color/Cuts, Product Knowledge and Color in Wella, Graduated from National Association of Career College, Instructor Development Program - Teaching in Private Career College, Designing Instruction for Adult Education, and IDP 103 - Assesment and Evaluation. Lorna also has experience as a Cosmetology Instructor in British Columbia and Alberta for over 7 years. With all of these skills Lorna has picked up along her many years in the Industry, she is know passing it on to each and every one of our Students who are ever so fortunate to have such a high quality Educator as a mentor!
Meredith Pritchard - Front End Guest Coordinator
Meredith is the newest face of our PI Team! She comes to us with a wealth of experience and we look forward to having her as the first and last face our guests/students see when walking through our doors!