In 2009 Barbarella founder Ashlinn Cassidy had a life changing experience in the midst of being a bridesmaid for her sister’s wedding. Her sister wanted the whole wedding party to get spray tans – no exceptions. Ashlinn, a life-long pale girl and spray tan virgin, was skeptical of what the results would be, but was willing to grant her sister’s wish. She got the spritz – and was born again!

Upon her return to Montreal, after the wedding, she obsessively researched spray tans, found the best possible products and started her business from a spare room in her apartment.

Ashlinn believed that everyone should be able to experience the confidence of being beautifully tanned, but without having to suffer the risks that traditional UV tanning posed. She was determined to share the excitement of getting a beautiful, safe and organic spray tan with as many beauties as she could!

Her determination paid off, and in 2012 Barbarella opened its first store front location on Rue St. Denis to make room for its expanding client base as well as the addition of two new services – nails and waxing! Barbarella continued to grow and in 2015 moved one last time to its forever home at 3833 Rue St. Jacques in St. Henri. With this move Barbarella can continue to add more team members and services to keep serving all of its beautiful clients better and better!

Our Space


Our salon is located in the heart of St. Henri in Montreal, at 3833 Rue St. Jacques. Our space is sleek and modern while maintaining a genuine warmth. Our aim is to invite you in! Ask us about using the space for a pop-up shop; we support local businesses and love to partner with like minded entrepreneurs.

Your Most Beautiful Self

Barbarella’s take on beauty is about embracing yourself. Our services are aimed at enhancing the beauty you already posses. Whether it’s through a manicure, a spray tan, or any of our other services, our hope is that you gain that little boost of joy and empowerment that comes from feeling like your most beautiful self!

Time To Glow


True beauty is lasting and ageless. You may love the look of a tan, but a traditional UV tan works against this, causing wrinkles, sun spots and in the worst case causes cancer. An organic Barbarella spray tan gives you a glow without any scary side effects. Save your skin, and keep the confidence that it provides you for the rest of your life!