The Muse Family

The Muse Team is a collective group that believes in good hair, believable hair and lived in healthy hair. We are here for you. We are here to make new connections, have positive vibes and create a laid back environment in a luxury setting for you. We are highly educated, participating in monthly trainings and will work together to give you the hair of your dreams.

Kelsey Jahnke

Kelsey Jahnke

Owner, Extensionist, Mentor

Kelsey is the lead stylist, owner, CEO, curator, mentor, and whatever other hat you can give her for Salon Muse. After searching for an extension method to bring to her blonde clients, she found Danielle K White, the creator of Natural Beaded Rows. She spent two years going back and forth to Laguna Beach, California, to specialize in Natural Beaded Rows to bring the best hair extension method back to British Columbia. Two years later, as methods developed, she decided to advance her skill set and became the first stylist on Vancouver Island to be certified in Invisible Bead Extensions and The Mane Method. Fast forward 4 years, and Kelsey has created her own exclusive “Muse Extensions” method that is customizable to her clients.

Kelsey is passionate about giving her clients authentic, healthy hair that moves so naturally and effortlessly no one will suspect you’re wearing extensions!

Facts about Kelsey: She’s a mom of 2 who loves coffee and is obsessed with growth. Her favourite clothing brand is Freepeople, and designer shoes are her weakness.


Emily Soufane

Lead Stylist + Extensionist

Emily is our lead stylist and educator within the salon. She is a color expert and extensionist. Emily would describe herself as funny and says she’s a “cool mom”. When she is not in the salon creating beautiful hair you will find her with her family.

If you are looking for an artist that’s outgoing, bubbly, and a wiz at color, Emily is your girl!


Kelsey Jahnke
Kelsey Jahnke

Alexa Mitchell

Lead Stylist + Extensionist

Alexa is our lead stylist, master at color corrections and extensions. Alexa specializes in platinum blonding and when her clients started asking about extensions she learnt the Muse Method in 2022.



Lead Stylist

Hey, Im Becca!

​I am born and raised here in Nanaimo. I have a large family that I spend a lot of my time with and on my days off you can find me adventuring outdoors exploring all the beauty Vancouver Island has to offer.

​In the summer time when I’m not behind the chair you can find me at Sproat Lake or on the sandy beaches of Tofino. I have an American Mastiff who takes up my entire back seat and if you find yourself in my chair Im sure you will hear about him.

​My career with hair began a few years ago. I graduated from Vancouver Island University and immediately began working at an Aveda Salon furthering my skill set in colouring, cutting and product knowledge. In 2020 I joined the muse team as I wanted to focus on my passion which is colour. I love lived in effortless hair and bright blondes. I pride myself in giving my clients the best knowledge for what will compliment you, your lifestyle and your hair.

​Hope to see you in my chair!


Kelsey Jahnke
Kelsey Jahnke


Stylist + Extension Artist

Mckenzie (or Kenz) joined Salon Muse and worked under Kelsey for a year learning all the tricks of the trade in regard to hand-tied hair extensions. She is the master of coloring extensions and specializes in lived-in blondes + brondes. She understands what it’s like having fine, limp hair and feeling like you can’t do anything with it. She has been wearing hand-tied hair extensions for almost two years now and loves the volume she gets.

If are looking for an extension artist that is laid back and loves realistic looks and natural color, then Kenz is your gal.



Brandi Sollied

Stylist + Extension Artist

Brandi has been in the industry for almost 12 years. She’s a Vancouver gal who made her home on the Island. When she joined Salon Muse, she was already doing Bellami methods. Over the course of 2021 she learned the hand-tied extension method that Muse teaches, which is exclusive to our salon. Brandi loves voluminous lived-in California blondes and believable hair.

If you are looking for a bubbly hair extension artist who loves bright blondes, then Brandi is the one for you!


Kelsey Jahnke
Kelsey Jahnke

Autumn Irwin

Coordinator / Apprentice Stylist

Hi I’m Autumn, Muse’s newbie!
After almost a year of working for Kels at F&J and now the Salon. I have felt my eyes open and have the biggest dreams of where I want to take my career within Muse.
I have a huge passion for photography and my fur babies.
I absolutely love connecting with people, making people feel comfortable, beautiful and confident.
I help run the front desk & run socials. You will often find me behind the camera taking photos of all our amazing clients or taking videos for all the cute content.

Fun facts about me:
Thrifting is a full blown obsession of mine, I love craft beer, chocolate is my weakness, forever a girls girl, words of affirmation is my love language & I can’t get enough of trash reality TV!


Hannah Nelson


Hey! I’m Hannah, the shortest but spunkiest of the group here at Muse. I began my hair journey at the beginning of 2021 and have been assisting since December 2021. If you have seen Emily or Alexa, I may have helped during your appointment. Fast forward to 2023 and I am behind the chair full time loving what I do. When I’m not at work you can find me with my friends, restaurant hopping or at the gym. Some say if I wasn’t a stylist I would be a stand up comedian (jokes aside you may have a laugh during our time together) I look forward to growing my career and making new client connections here within Muse.


Kelsey Jahnke
Kelsey Jahnke

Emma Lofeudo

Associate Stylist

Hi, I’m Emma! I began with the girls at Muse in the summer of 2022 when I insisted on shadowing Emily every friday. Fast forward to 2023 and I am now finishing hair school. You will find me assisting and learning from Kels during the week and growing my clientele behind the chair on the weekends. So far I am finding my groove on what I really love to do but dimensional blonding and chocolate brunettes currently have my heart.

Ruby Kotze

Coordinator + Social Media Manager

Hey, I’m Ruby! I am one of our front end coordinators and I run our social media accounts. Chances are if you send us a DM on Instagram, you’re talking to me. I love design, fashion and my guilty pleasure is cookies (I can’t go a day without)! 


Kelsey Jahnke