About Us

Meet Our Brun Team

At Brun, our goal is to deliver a high level of service and make each and every client feel a part of our Brun family! We partner with a professional, friendly and upbeat staff of front-end receptionists, estheticians, nail technicians and stylists. We are here to share our expertise with you, from tanning to hair, skin, nails and body. Stop in today to escape to your Victoria “urban oasis” with us.

MonicaOwner / Lead Spray Tan Technicia
Monica is the team leader and sole owner of Brun Body Bar. Her contagious laugh and crazy curls immediately puts a smile on our clients’ faces, making her one of Victoria’s most favorite downtown business women. Lighting up every room she walks into, Monica started as an employee of BRUN nearly 15 years ago while studying at Camosun College. After falling in love with the industry, the community and the amazing clientele, Monica became owner at the young age of just 24 years. She settled down and got to work building her business, known today as Victoria’s Downtown Boutique Body Bar. Raised in Suquamish by an extremely entrepreneurial family, Monica immediately hit the ground running and has been the face of Brun in every way since. After spending close to every day over almost 15 years managing her business, juggling her time with her spray tan clients, 5 year old son Hudson, partner Ray, and a large extended family, Monica has recently hired her first assistant and salon manager; Wylie. With Wylie at Brun, Monica can now enjoy exercising her love for the outdoors and adventure and now more than ever feel confident when away from Brun and watch her success, dedication and hard work grow. Self-taught and specializing in airbrush tanning, Monica’s committed approach to the art of spray tanning has revolutionized Victoria’s sunless tanning. Today, Brun clients continue to request Monica for the perfect Spray Tan. Book in with Monica today; we guarantee you will fall in love with her and leave with a flawless faux tan! Monica is always energized and happy to spend the time with her returning clients.
WylieSalon Manager / Spray Tan Technician
Katelyn Wylie is Brun Body Bar’s Salon Manager and front end Coordinator. She will answer your phone call full of energy and greet you at the front with a warm smile to begin your Brun experience. You may not know her given name is Katelyn because Victoria calls her by her last name- Wylie. Wylie comes to us from the hospitality industry and has worked in restaurants her entire working career. From years of serving at the Bard & Banker to the guest relations manager at the Victoria Pub Company, Wylie loves making sure our clients are taken care of the moment she meets them. Wylie enjoys making the connection with guests and finds that giving quality customer service is not only a very rewarding job, but she truly enjoys it! Outside of Brun, Wylie has a strong passion for travel and a hidden talent for finding the best vacations at the lowest price! Her love for vacations ties hand in hand with her love for the guest experience and has lead her to running her own vacation rental business. Her dedication and hard work has proven to be very successful over the past few years. Wylie gets excited for those visiting Victoria and is the perfect host to travelers by communicating all the greatest activities, restaurants, and things to explore on beautiful Vancouver Island. Stop by Brun and let Wylie be your host. She looks forward to meeting you and welcoming you into the Brun family!
CaitlynLead Esthetician / Waxing Specialist
Caitlynn is Brun’s lead esthetician and waxing specialist. We love our Portugese beauty very much because she is a perfectionist and professional, making her one of Bruns strongest practitioners ever. Raised in Prince George British Columbia, Caitlynn moved to the island in 2012 to begin her education at the Aveda institute graduating at the top of her class in 2013. Caitlynn came to us soon after, and the clients immediately fell in love with her personality and her impeccable attention to detail. Caitlynn gives a sublime Brazilian Wax. New clients appreciate her kindness and understanding during their first time in the wax room. You can rest assured Caitlynn will talk you through each step while encouraging you along the way!
TaylorSpray Tan Technician / Esthetician
Taylor is a Certified Nail Technician through INT. She has also furthered her studies and training in aesthetics including waxing, tinting, facials, massage and all things beauty with the Academy of Excellence. Visit Taylor at Brun for a Manicure, Pedicure, or perfect Spray Tan. Clients request Taylor because of her energy, contagious smile and attention to detail. As a client of Taylors, you can put your mind at ease and know that Taylor will take care of all your needs. Taylor moved from Vancouver over to the island in 2013. She became a regular client and quickly found Brun as her go to place for services. When Taylor isn’t perfecting her techniques, she very much enjoys cross fit, hiking and exploring everything that beautiful Vancouver Island has to offer. She is dedicated to getting outdoors, spending quality time with her friends and loves her coffee! Stop by Brun and request Taylor for a perfect gel polish application!
JadeLash Artist / Esthetician
Jade is an island grown esthetician with over 6 years experience in the industry. Coming from a resort spa background, Jade is a professional in giving relaxing and detail oriented treatments. Switching to a small business was an easy choice for Jade. Making a connection with her clients on a personal level and seeing them regularly brightens her day. Jade specializes in long lasting gel polish manicures and pedicures as well as provides services of waxing and tinting at Brun Body Bar. Continuing education is important to Jade. Recently graduating in Lash Extensions from Nova Beauty in early 2016, she constantly stays aware and up to date on all the latest and greatest techniques. Outside of Brun, Jade is an outdoor enthusiast with a strong passion for hiking, kayaking and camping. She spends her weekends up island visiting family and discovering all the beauty that Vancouver Island has to offer. Although she spends most of her time doing athletic and outdoorsy activities, Jades favorite place outside of Victoria is Disneyland. She is a huge Harry Potter fan and a nerd at heart! Visit Jade at Brun, and you will fall in love with her big smile and calming personality!
ChelseaLead Lash Artist
Chelsea is Brun’s beloved lash artist, with 8 years of experience. She came to Victoria four years ago after travelling throughout South and Central America with her husband Colin. Chelsea is so grateful to have found and joined the happy team at Brun we call family. She loves having the lash extensions herself for special occasions; “waking up with the perfect lashes is the best – the extensions give me an extra boost of confidence!” Chelsea’s new favorite service is the Lash Lift & Tint which she also offers and has been getting as of late. Chelsea enjoys her work and how she can create lash art while working with all the different eye shapes and lash styles and is constantly educating herself on new techniques. Her clients continuously walk out of the cozy relaxing lash room with gorgeous full lashes and a full big smile to match.
LaineHair Expert
Laine is a hair stylist at Brun and has been gracing us with her smiling presence since June 2013. Laine has been fast-loved by our new hair clients and constantly getting referrals from her many returning clientele. Talented Laine is currently scheduled in Brun on Mondays only, and has recently established her in- home business called “Nook for Hair” near Cook Street Village. Laine’s at home life consists of mothering her two beautiful girls and the on-going renovation with her husband of their home. Laine will put you at ease with her easy manner, attention to detail, excellent customer service and 10 years experience behind the chair. Booked online or call today to reserve your spot!
DonaldMaster Stylist
Donald has had a passion for the hair and beauty industry for most of his life and has been a hair stylist for over 10 years. He trained at Marvel College in Edmonton, AB, where he earned his Journeyman Ticket and Real Seal. His experience working in various salons over the years has developed his technical and interpersonal skills. He specializes in cutting, coloring and extensions. His esthetic is natural, lived-in beautiful hair. Donald believes that education is important to stay current with the latest trends, services and products. Donald has attended many classes and workshops including Kevin Murphy, Redken, L’Oréal, Martin Parsons, Minxtensions, and Bumble and Bumble. He is passionate about making his clients’ look and feel their best. Come see Donald at Brun!