Our Story

Barbarella’s humble beginnings began in 2009 as most at-home beauty businesses do; out of a spare bedroom in an apartment and a spray tan gun! Inspired by Jane Fonda’s fearless proto-feminist character from the 1968 cult-classic Barbarella: Queen of the Galaxy, the vision for our salon was born. Our two co-founders, Ashlinn Cassidy and Brittany Mooney teamed up and opened their first store-front location in 2012. Their friendship blossomed from their mutual love for providing all of Montreal’s babes with a safe, sunless glow with their buzz-worthy spray tans, and an equally inspired passion for empowering young female entrepreneurs in the beauty biz.

Fast forward to the present day, and Barbarella has continued to grow and conquer! Now located in our forever home in the bustling St-Henri borough of Montreal, our team of over twenty in-house beauty experts provide not only the best quality services in the industry but pride ourselves on using only top-of-the-line products, tools and implements.

We adhere to the strictest quality standards across the board and love to educate our clients and other industry professionals in the same way. Our focus is on empowering our team of bad a** beauty babes to feel and do their best so that they can share their joy and passion for beauty with you—we can’t wait to meet you!

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