Julie Clark is the creator and founder of Province Apothecary. After struggling with allergies and eczema all her life, she began crafting natural, organic beauty products out of her kitchen. In 2010 she started studying Aromatherapy, Holistic Health and Aesthetics in Toronto. Here she formed the foundation of her skincare expertise, experimenting with raw materials and natural ingredients. Province Apothecary was started in 2011, and has quickly grown out of Julie's house and into a storefront + skincare clinic in Little Portugal, Toronto. Julie is continually learning and experimenting. She has most recently been studying herbalism and TCM facial techniques. Julie thoroughly trains all of our aestheticians to ensure they all share the same knowledge and techniques. Our skincare clinic and holistic approach to customized facials is Julie's pride and joy. She specializes in extremely sensitive skin and milia extraction.
Cassandra Bradshaw began her aesthetic career in 2010, and from the beginning she specialized in facial + eyebrow treatments and while working as a Makeup Artist for beauty, tv and film, she found her passion lay in helping peoplefeel and look their best. Julie and Cassandra met at a ‘make your own skincare’ workshop that Julie hosted in 2013. Cassandra enjoyed playing around with oils and scrubs and began formulating her own products. It was around the time of Julie’s workshop that she became really passionate about holistic health and natural beauty. From there, she began to try and heal herself of her personal health issues with immensely positive results that showed through her skin. With a knowledge of both the synthetic + natural health and beauty industries, Cassandra is confident in the power of green beauty. In only a short period of time, she has seen many amazing results through the use of natural, organic raw materials as opposed to synthetic, chemical-laden products. She's excited to help you feel amazing in your own skin - naturally!
Sarah started her journey into holistic therapies 7 years ago in London, England. She studied beauty therapy and massage and progressed to training aestheticians to work in world-renowned spas and independent clinics. It was while studying Aromatherapy that she developed a life-long respect for the power of therapeutic botanicals, and began her commitment to natural skincare and bespoke perfumery. Equipped with a comprehensive background in the anatomy and physiology of the face and body, Sarah's approach marries a scientific philosophy with a natural focus to bring her clients the best treatments and holistic beauty advice possible. Sarah is passionate about wellness education, helping clients to understand their skin and feel connected to their minds and bodies. A naturally inquisitive and caring person, Sarah is focused on building sincere and trusted relationships with clients to help them achieve their ideals. A great believer that you shouldn't put anything on your skin that you wouldn't put into your body, she holds an overall wellness philosophy to encourage feeling beautiful on the inside and outside.
Vanessa realized early in her aesthetics studies that holistic healing and natural skin therapies would be her focus and her passion. After adopting a vegan diet, she saw the positive effect that wholesome foods had on her skin. This dietary revelation played a significant role in sparking her interest in green beauty, and Vanessa continued her education and became a certified nutrition coach. With an interest in learning about other cultural approaches that bring balance to one's body, Vanessa has studied Ayurvedic techniques and the art of Yin and Yang. She is excited to share her diverse knowledge and experience, bringing balance into both her client's lives and her own.
Dr. Nastasia Irons
Nastasia Irons started her journey into Naturopathic Medicine in 2010. After completing an undergraduate degree in premedical health sciences, she continued her education at the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine where she completed four years of medical training followed by a 2 year residency program. After struggling with her own health problems and then seeing how diet changes, herbal medicine and acupuncture helped her, she became passionate about providing an alternative way of healing to others. Nastasia has been practicing as a Naturopathic Doctor since 2014, and has a special interest in skincare and digestive health. She has received extra training in facial rejuvenation acupuncture and loves to help clients who suffer from eczema, acne, rosacea and scarring. She is also a strong advocate for preventative medicine and figuring out the root cause of disease. Nastasia loves to teach patients about their body and how to feel better naturally. She uses acupuncture, herbal medicine, diet, nutrients, and lifestyle counselling with her patients. Nastasia is excited to work with you to achieve your health goals and to uncover the path to better health naturally.