The Team

Who We Are

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Erika Maki

Founder & Dean

Erika started her spa business over 20 years ago with a new baby and ten nail polishes. She grew A Spa for You with passion and determination and has proven time and time again that success is driven by hard work. She has a diverse background including esthetics, electrolysis, hair removal, body wraps, massage, hair dressing, makeup artistry as well as working with many professional product lines. Erika has strong management and leadership skills and has been teaching esthetics for over 10 years. She has travelled the world to stay current in the industry, learning about new products and keeping up with the newest spa and beauty trends. She is trained in a number of skin care lines and has had a loyal following of customers at A Spa for You for many, many years. She has taught esthetics in Cuba, received faculty awards at Confederation College and has received the Thundering Woman Award by PARO Thunder Bay. Erika is the founder of the Esthetic Academy and is continually developing courses to share her knowledge and passion with students. Focusing on student success is a top priority for Erika and she is always inspiring a new generation of professional estheticians.


Diana Younger

 Lead Instructor

 As a graduate of the Esthetics Program in 2006, Diana has had her own in home spa business as well as working in various spas over the years. Her strong leadership and interest in acquiring new skills, led to a Bachelor Degree in Education, a Thai massage diploma and many yoga certifications. A love of anatomy and physiology and a passion to teach brought Diana back to esthetics as an educator. She quickly became the lead instructor at the Esthetic Academy. She has extensive training in body wraps, nails techniques, massage, exercise and nutrition. She is passionate about providing a successful learning experience for students and ensuring they are prepared for professional and personal success. Her love of esthetics coupled with a background in education makes her a powerhouse of knowledge and practical experience.

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Jasmine Maki


From a young age, Jasmine has combined her love of makeup and helping others look and feel beautiful. She would perform ‘mini’ spa services on family members and eventually took the reins on the “Sparkle Parties” at A Spa For You. While being a salon assistant, Jasmine apprenticed alongside spa staff and has been working in the beauty industry for over 8 years. While working at the spa, Jasmine has trained in hair removal techniques, makeup application with the New York Online Makeup Academy, nail techniques and most recently has graduated from the St. Lawrence College of Hairstyling program. Jasmine loves to travel and has worked in Europe as a masseuse/spa assistant at Kope Ski Resort in Slovenia. Jasmine brings a creative energy not only to the school but the community as well. She can quite often be found dressed as a princess, entertaining at local events