Gabrielle Zoppa

Gabrielle Zoppa

has been practising Esthetics for 12 years.  Born and raised in Winnipeg, Manitoba, she started off in the hospitality industry for many years as well as having a 5-year career in the jewellery industry as an award-winning jewellery designer.  She moved out West in 2005 with plans of completing her Gemology course in B.C. but somehow found a calling to study Esthetics at the Blanche Mcdonald Institute in Vancouver instead.  Her passion lies in the healing aspect that Spa experiences can provide.  Her years of work in hospitality combined with her creativity was a good fit for a career in the Esthetics field.  She moved back to Winnipeg in 2010 with her 2 children, where she eventually met Harman Dhaliwal and the two of them embarked on the journey of Entrepreneurship.  Together they are the co-owners of Spa Botanica.  Gabrielle is a compassionate and caring woman who loves connecting with her clients.  She has a strong interest in Ayurveda and is constantly seeking ways to integrate ancient customs into her work as an Esthetician.  She hopes to study Ayurveda intensively in Kerala, India in the future.  In her spare time, Gabrielle is an active homeschooling mama, who loves spending time in nature, adventuring and listening to live music.

Harman Dhaliwal

Harman Dhaliwal

is a dynamic, caring and motivated individual who has been practising Esthetics for 15 years.   She was born in Ludhiana, Punjab, India where she eventually took her Esthetics course after graduating high school.  After completing her college training, Harman opened her own Spa in her hometown of Ludhiana, which proved to be a wonderful success.  It is here where she learned the art of mixing Ayurvedic style masques to benefit clients skin, hair and body.  Harman moved to Canada in September of 2011 as a single mother, hoping to create an easier life for her and her daughter.  In 2013 she opened her own business, Spa Botanica with Gabrielle Zoppa.  Harman has a strong work ethic and a wonderful balance of compassion and drive, which enables her to succeed in the field of Esthetics and in the world of business.  She is an active member of the Chamber of Commerce.  She has made it to the finalists in the WBOM awards of 2018, which is a tribute to her perseverance in the business world.  She is now happily married and thouroughly enjoying her life in Canada.  In her few moments of spare time, Harman loves to cook beautiful meals for her family and friends, play sports and savour all of Winnipeg's local culinary experiences.