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 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.

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 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.


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 (Senior 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 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!

Emylea Mauerhofer (Senior 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 Amosow (Senior Stylist)

Melissa (Mel) started cutting/ colouring hair about 6 years ago, 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!

Courtney Marshall (Senior Stylist)

Courtney is a passionate second generation hairstylist specializing in curly hair and all things colour! Colour corrections and more I’m up for the challenge! Courtney studied The art of Hair in Guelph,On. Working along side her Mom for many years before moving to Muskoka last year with her whole family. Courtney joins our salon with 6 years experience. Her passion for hair will leave you looking and feeling amazing!

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 and prides herself on making clients feel renewed and refreshed after each salon experience. Looking forward to meeting you to achieve your hair goals.

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. 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.

Bri Smith (Senior Stylist)

Bri has been loving what she does for 7 years! New to our town, and coming from farther North, she is excited to be working with this wonderful team and enjoying what Muskoka has to offer. She’s has always been interested in learning new techniques and trends. Her true passion is for men’s cuts, woman’s short hair styling, highlighting and colours. Her goal is to make clients feel beautiful inside and out! She welcomes new clients and developing new friendships.

Kirsten Donald (Senior 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 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.

Rhéa Burke (Senior Stylist)

When it comes to your hair, Rhea’s personal philosophy is pretty, practical hair! Rhea keeps up to date on current trends and techniques in the hair and beauty industry. She loves making sure that all her clients leave the salon looking and feeling great. With up to date skills in cut, colour, and styling services, an appointment with Rhea is always an enjoyable and relaxing experience. She enjoys listening to her clients’ hair desires, and tailors the end product to match their needs and lifestyles.

Rhea studied Hairstyling at Georgian College in Barrie. Rhea has 5 years on the job experience. A dedicated and growing clientele base is a testimony to Rhea’s love of the industry, and her passion for excellence.


Jasmine Galey (Junior Stylist)

Jasmine Galey Junior Stylist Graduated from Modern College of Hairstyling and Aesthetics in North Bay, On. Jasmine Lives in the Village of Burks Falls and loves the little town. Jasmine’s Passion for hair grows stronger everyday. her passion start from when she was little, she always knew she wanted to be a hairstylists. she went to school right out of high-school. and has been working hard to get where she is. Jasmine has a Bubbly, High Spirited, Happy go lucky personality and she cant wait to share what she has with you!

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 !

Monessa (Cert. Esthetician)

I was born in Yarmouth, Nova Scotia then moved to Muskoka in 2000, and fell in love with my new home instantly. While digging my own roots into the Muskoka soil I married my husband in 2015, and together we have a beautiful daughter. I attended the Chellsey Institute of Beauty and Health in Mississauga. I graduated with honours and at top of my class. I have 5 years of spa experience. Art and Esthetics has always been a passion of mine and when I learned that I could combine the two through nail art and make up it was just icing on the cake. Being an esthetician is something I’ve always known i wanted, ever since I was 11 years old. It is my goal as an esthetician to help others love the skin they are in by providing them with the proper information, tools, and treatments they need to live a healthier, happier life.

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.