Melissa Caci

Owner / Senior Stylist

Melissa is a senior stylist with 21 years of experience in hair, following in the footsteps of her father, who was a hairstylist and the owner of Puressence Spa Salon. She has taken her passion for making people look and feel her best all the way to Bermuda for a short period of time, but has now taken on the role of  salon owner here at The Next Gen Salon and Spa.

Specialty: Melissa  specializes in creating beautiful blondes and is certified in Hot Heads, a non-damaging tape in extension method. She loves all things Aveda, but her go-to is the Damage Remedy-Daily Hair Repair which is a product that instantly detangles, repairs and protects against heat.

Penny Burnie


Penny has been working in the salon industry for 23 years, 15 of which were here at The Next Gen Salon and Spa, formerly known as Puressence Spa Salon. Penny is originally from Cornwall, Ontario, where she watched her grandmother and mother work together in a salon. This had  Penny show an interest to follow in their footsteps.

Specialty: Penny specializes in barbering and colouring services. Cherry Almond Conditioner and  Spa Moss Shampoo are the two products she tends to reach for the most.

Alyssa Nicols


Alyssa is a licensed esthetician with 10 years of experience. She delivers only the best to her clients. Alyssa loves all things nails, specifically gel nail enhancements and gel manicures. One of her specialties also includes a very gentle but thorough sugaring experience using SugarSMAC body sugar.

Favourite Products: Alyssa is passionate about using and recommending naturally derived products on her clients, her favourite products would be the Aveda Cherry Almond collection, specifically the body lotion. Alyssa develops personal connections with each of her clients and can’t wait to have you in her chair.