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.

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Kelsey Jahnke

Owner, Leader and Extensionist

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!

 

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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 son Cohen.

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

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Alexa Mitchell

Lead Stylist + Extensionist

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

When Alexa isnt behind the chair you can find her with her husband Aaron and her many animals. 

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Selena Babuin

Lead Stylist + Extensionist

Hey, Im Selena!

​I am born and raised here in Nanaimo. I went to Vancouver Island University for hairdressing in 2011 and have been working behind the chair ever since! 

​I started out doing all the things and over the years found my passion for mega blonding and hair extensions. 

​After starting my hair extension education in Bellami methods I eventually went on to take an extension course from Kelsey back in 2022. After working at a few different salons in Nanaimo I joined the Muse team in 2023 to further my education with hair extensions. 

​People would describe me as funny, bubbly and I hope to see you in my chair!

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MCKENZIE JOHNSON

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.

 

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Zoelle Quigg

Apprentice Stylist

Hey, Im Zoelle!

​I am born and raised here in Nanaimo. I went to Vancouver Island University for hairdressing in 2022 and recently joined Salon Muse to further my education behind the chair.  

​I will be assisting the salons lead stylists and taking on clients a few days a week. 

When I’m not behind the chair you can find me outdoors, creating art and travelling. I have a cutie doggo named Gus and a fish named frank.

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Hannah Nelson

Stylist

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.

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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. I spent the last year 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.

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Asaya Jaswal

Salon Coordinator

Hi, I’m Asaya! I began originally at our pop up store “Frankie and June” and moved over to working at the salon in 2023. You will find me at the front end a few days a week helping the girls out. I am currently at Vancouver Island University studying criminology   and often am watching Kelseys kids Frankie and June. 

Ruby Kotze

Coordinator

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)! 

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