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Our Vision & Mission

Founded in 2013, The Hudson Hair Salon and Spa brings all the looks and feels like an upscale city space and combines that with the warmth and relaxing Muskoka ambiance. The Hudson is known for their exceptional customer service, wedding services, high standards and professionalism. Because of our incredible, talented staff and service excellance, we have humbly won over 15 awards for our service performance.

Every service we perform, we do to inspire and educate our guests in what we believe in.

Our goal at The Hudson is to create a warm and welcoming experience; along with using products of the highest quality and ensuring a caring, personal touch without canards. We feel the way to success is educating our developing and strong relationships with our clients and community.

Tanya Rowan

Tanya Rowan

Tanya is Owner/Operator of The Hudson Hair Salon & Spa with her twin sister Tasha. She believes in always creating and maintaining the best atmosphere and building our team into the best. Clients are always first priority and she tries to make sure every person that walks into our doors is welcomed with a smile. She wants everyone to enjoy every second of there stay with us,  and our team is definitely successfu...
Tanya is Owner/Operator of The Hudson Hair Salon & Spa with her twin sister Tasha. She believes in always creating and maintaining the best atmosphere and building our team into the best. Clients are always first priority and she tries to make sure every person that walks into our doors is welcomed with a smile. She wants everyone to enjoy every second of there stay with us,  and our team is definitely successful at this everyday. To improve our business every year, Tasha and myself are always working hard to update our services and encouraging our teams creativity and skills every day. I love my career and my team and we are all successful because everyday is fun and enjoyable.

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Tasha Knight

Tasha Knight

Tasha is Owner/Stylist of The Hudson Hair Salon & Spa with her twin sister Tanya. She is a master stylist who has been designing hair for over 15 years. Tasha began her career at Marvel College in Hamilton, Ontario. Tasha's on going commitment to become more successful in her career, as well as a desire to always increase her standards, has made her who she is today. She continued to educate herself further thro...
Tasha is Owner/Stylist of The Hudson Hair Salon & Spa with her twin sister Tanya. She is a master stylist who has been designing hair for over 15 years. Tasha began her career at Marvel College in Hamilton, Ontario. Tasha's on going commitment to become more successful in her career, as well as a desire to always increase her standards, has made her who she is today. She continued to educate herself further through several cut, colour and styling classes and has participated in many photo-shoots and off site weddings. Tasha uses her experience and knowledge of future hair trends to keep her clients up to date. With a number of Educational diplomas under her belt whether its an extensive colour course to styling, haircuts, updos and more, you name she's done it! Tasha has achieved the highest qualifications, and has been trained by the top salons and stylists in the world. Tasha's work speaks for it self. Being a extreme perfectionist, her ultimate goal is making her clients 100% happy and giving them exactly what they want. Tasha's main focus is to provide superb service and utilize her education for her clients. Tasha has an astute awareness of fashion trends and style, and is always more than happy to translate this to her clients with a charming, warm personable character. Education, fashion, travelling, style, art and music are what keeps Tasha excited and focused in her career. She is confident in her abilities and enjoys working with her team of stylist’s who share in her passion of the industry.  

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Tammy Taylor (Manager/Receptionist)

Being born and raised here in Muskoka allows me to have a deep understanding and pride for our community. I love working here and being able to meet everyone I do and cherish friendships that are built here, through the spa and salon. I look forward to coming into work everyday and spending my day working around such a group of amazing woman! I’m proud to say that I work for The Hudson Hair Salon and Spa.

Kristi McLellan (Expert Stylist)

Kristi, joins us from Toronto where she studied Hair-styling at Avola College and took intensive colour courses at the Wella Academy. She has spent the last 6 years working at W, a busy and well-loved Toronto salon. Having grown up in North Bay, she is happy to be living up north once again, enjoying the great outdoors as she is an avid camper and canoeist! Kristi has extensive experience with men's and short women's...
Kristi, joins us from Toronto where she studied Hair-styling at Avola College and took intensive colour courses at the Wella Academy. She has spent the last 6 years working at W, a busy and well-loved Toronto salon. Having grown up in North Bay, she is happy to be living up north once again, enjoying the great outdoors as she is an avid camper and canoeist! Kristi has extensive experience with men's and short women's hair cuts, and really enjoys tailoring a cut to make it unique to each client. Growing out a short style? Kristi will work with you to create a plan so your hair looks great at all stages. Not intimidated by curly hair, she will teach you how to tame your locks and style your curls naturally! Kristi looks forward to working with you to achieve your best hair possible!

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Emylea Mauerhofer (Expert Stylist)

Emylea is a Huntsville born stylist who studied in Toronto at Avola College and worked at several upscale salons where she grew her skills. Emylea has almost 10 years of experience in this industry and loves to keep up to date with modern trends so that she can have her clients leave feeling and looking their best self. Emylea specializes in bridal hair and enjoys trying new styles with cut and color. Emylea’s number one goal is giving the customer exactly what they want!

Melissa Burton (Expert Stylist)

Melissa (Mel) started cutting/ colouring hair in 2012, and attended the hairstyling program at Georgian College in Barrie. She absolutely loves styling/ colouring hair and making people feel their very best everyday by showing them their hairs full potential! Mel loves everything from styling and cutting to colouring and balayage. She has a passion for knowledge and helping clients to understand what's best for their...
Melissa (Mel) started cutting/ colouring hair in 2012, and attended the hairstyling program at Georgian College in Barrie. She absolutely loves styling/ colouring hair and making people feel their very best everyday by showing them their hairs full potential! Mel loves everything from styling and cutting to colouring and balayage. She has a passion for knowledge and helping clients to understand what's best for their hair. Her goal in the salon is educating clients about the proper products to use for their hair and helping them find the right colours and cuts that suit the client best. She wants to keep your hair healthy and beautiful, all while putting a smile on your face!

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Kirsten Donald (Expert Stylist)

Kirsten is a highly motivated stylist with elite training and professional skills. Originally from Huntsville,  she graduated from Marvel College and also trained in Glasgow, Scotland,  developing her skills in one of  the city’s top, west end salons. Multi-skilled and focused on matching her client’s needs and lifestyles, she is also recognized for her expertise in Wedding Hair. Looking to add to her experien...
Kirsten is a highly motivated stylist with elite training and professional skills. Originally from Huntsville,  she graduated from Marvel College and also trained in Glasgow, Scotland,  developing her skills in one of  the city’s top, west end salons. Multi-skilled and focused on matching her client’s needs and lifestyles, she is also recognized for her expertise in Wedding Hair. Looking to add to her experience she moved to Vancouver in 2012, where she worked extensively with La Biosthetique at their flagship salon. Kirsten continuously enhances her technical skills and recently joined the education team at Living Proof, satisfying both her  passion for healthy hair and allowing her to share her expertise with others. Kirsten has ably demonstrated her talents and has been recognized as a prominent stylist  for Vancouver’s Eco Fashion Week, as an on-set stylist for TV productions and at numerous photo shoots for breakout and internationally renowned fashion photographers.   She was also “Hair Boss” for Wardrobe Apparel, an emerging boutique  fashion retailer in Vancouver. Having recently moved back to Huntsville, Kirsten is excited to join the amazing team at The Hudson and reconnect with the community where she grew up.

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Steve Rego (Expert Stylist)

Steve comes from the GTA and has now joined our team! Leaving the bigger city so he can enjoy a slower pace of life with his family, and be able to explore what Muskoka has to offer. He is enthusiastic to develop his clientele in Port Carling and Huntsville area!! Steve has been in the industry for over 20 years. He had previously owned one of GTA's top salons for over 11 years, with many awards and accomplishment...
Steve comes from the GTA and has now joined our team! Leaving the bigger city so he can enjoy a slower pace of life with his family, and be able to explore what Muskoka has to offer. He is enthusiastic to develop his clientele in Port Carling and Huntsville area!! Steve has been in the industry for over 20 years. He had previously owned one of GTA's top salons for over 11 years, with many awards and accomplishments since entering the industry. Involved in over 7 years backstage at Toronto Fashion Week, countless photoshoots with many celebrities and well known TV personalities.  Steve will analyze, and know exactly what hairstyle will best suit your face shape. He understands that each client has a unique hair texture, and will cut accordingly to encourage your hairs movement. Steve is extremely knowledgeable with all of the different hair colour trends and all techniques. He is very versatile from traditional to Avant Garde  and everything in between. He is ready to customize your hair just for you!!

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Cindy McMahon (Senior Stylist)

Cindy McMahon began her hairstyling career over 30+ years ago. Her passion for hair began at a very young age. Always intrigued by the fashion trends that are ever changing in this industry, Cindy has recently moved to the Huntsville area to continue her career. Cindy believes education is the key to keeping up with current trends and to grow more as a stylist. Cindy enjoys working with all types of hair and textures...
Cindy McMahon began her hairstyling career over 30+ years ago. Her passion for hair began at a very young age. Always intrigued by the fashion trends that are ever changing in this industry, Cindy has recently moved to the Huntsville area to continue her career. Cindy believes education is the key to keeping up with current trends and to grow more as a stylist. Cindy enjoys working with all types of hair and textures and prides herself on making clients feel renewed and refreshed after each salon experience. Looking forward to meeting you to achieve your hair goals.

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Carissa Major (Senior Stylist)

Carissa Recently returned to Muskoka and she brings with her 8 years experience in the beauty industry. Carissa is enthusiastic and inspired to continue to making people look and feel their absolute best by enhancing natural beauty. Carissa is always expanding her knowledge with further education with a variety of different courses. Carissa excels at blonding and balayages and her passion is happy healthy hair. Caris...
Carissa Recently returned to Muskoka and she brings with her 8 years experience in the beauty industry. Carissa is enthusiastic and inspired to continue to making people look and feel their absolute best by enhancing natural beauty. Carissa is always expanding her knowledge with further education with a variety of different courses. Carissa excels at blonding and balayages and her passion is happy healthy hair. Carissa will be able to discern or guide you to get as close as possible to you’re hair goals. She loves working in a career that lets her express her love for hair and allows her to meet and connect with new people everyday.

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Alissa Pfeiffer (Junior Stylist)

Hello! My name is Alissa Pfeiffer. I was born and raised in Alliston ON. I am still currently enrolled in school at Georgian College in Barrie graduating June 2019. Ever since I was a little girl hairdressing has been my passion, so I knew that one day this would be my career. During my first year at Georgian I realized my skills and potential was strong this lead me to feel that I needed to explore my options and sh...
Hello! My name is Alissa Pfeiffer. I was born and raised in Alliston ON. I am still currently enrolled in school at Georgian College in Barrie graduating June 2019. Ever since I was a little girl hairdressing has been my passion, so I knew that one day this would be my career. During my first year at Georgian I realized my skills and potential was strong this lead me to feel that I needed to explore my options and show my skills. I decided to move away from home to try new experiences and I am happy to say that I became part of an amazing team here at the Hudson! I am very excited to see where my career will take me with all the support and encouragement . I am looking forward to meeting new people and showing my creative skills threw hair! Hope to see you soon.

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Amanda Beaudoin

Amanda Beaudoin (Cert. Esthetician)

Born and raised in Burlington, Ontario. I’ve been living in the Muskoka area since 2017. I attended The National Institue of Esthetics in Ancaster, Ontario where I graduated with honours as a medical aesthetician.  My passion is to educate clients on how to take care of their skin, all while creating a relaxing environment. My goal is to make everyone look and feel great whether I do a pedicure or a facial or a simple eyebrow wax !

Brooke Steele (Cert. Esthetician)

Brooke was born and raised in Muskoka and feels privileged to be able to serve those that live in the community and visit year round. She graduated from Georgian College in Barrie for esthetics and is excited to start her career as an esthetician. Her goal with clients is to make them feel at home within the spa, and have them feeling confident afterwards.

Denise Taylor (Receptionist)

I am the proud mother of Tasha Knight and Tanya Rowan, owners of The Hudson Hair Salon and Spa here in beautiful downtown Huntsville, Ontario and Port Carling, ON. I enjoy working for my girls and with all the strong and talented staff here everyday. Watching the business continue to grow has been amazing and I am blessed to be a part of it.