Our Team


Adriana – Founder/Lead Aesthetician


After graduating from Body Pro Beauty & Aesthetics Academy in 2008 with a certification in Medical Aesthetics; Adriana immediately got to work! Over 13 years later, she has successfully acquired several certifications both locally and internationally, all while independently growing a one of a kind beauty lounge. She established Selfish in 2015, as a one-stop-shop beauty lounge. Her hard work, determination, and dedication to her clients and staff has been the foundation of her business. The countless hours of research and development are easily seen inside Selfish as Adriana always remains up to date with services and trainings to remain at the top of her game. She was one of the first Microblading technicians in the GTA, while also specializing in permanent makeup, laser hair removal, threading, wood therapy, brow lamination, as well as skin services. This is just the beginning for Adriana and Selfish…stay tuned for what’s to come --there’s always something up her sleeve!


Ashley – Client Care/Aesthetician


Ashley joined the Selfish Beauty team in 2019. She is one of the hardest working women out there! Her professionalism and graciousness immediately sets the vibe of Selfish as soon as you walk in. She is always on point, and never misses a beat. She is extremely knowledgeable, and will be able to help you with whatever you may need. Questions, comments, concerns? She’s your girl! She is working her way through the lounge by offering services such as brow lamination, lash lifts, and spray tan. We’ll keep you posted on what she’ll be offering next – it’s only a matter of time!


Emily Varga, RN, BScN - Aesthetic Nurse Specialist

Nurse Emily has been part of the Selfish team since 2018, and has been an aesthetic nurse injector for over five years. Emily holds a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BScN), is currently a member in good standing with the College of Nurses of Ontario, Registered Nurses Association of Ontario, Canadian Nursing Association and Canadian Board of Aesthetic Medicine. With cosmetic procedures on the rise, and many clients still being new to the game; Emily shows you just how she shines. She works closely with each client on their cosmetic journey, only recommending treatments/procedures she truly believes they should consider. Her honesty, professionalism, and reassurance allows our clients to feel safe, comfortable, and confident with their choices. She is expanding her knowledge even further while fulfilling her dream of becoming a Nurse Practitioner. We’re her biggest fans, and we know you will be too! Nurse Emily works alongside Dr. Zein Faraj, MD, CCFP.


Jessica Varga, RN, BScN– Aesthetic Nurse Specialist


Nurse Jessica completed her undergraduate education at the University of Windsor where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BScN). She is currently a member in good standing with the College of Nurses of Ontario and Registered Nurses Association of Ontario. Jessica first started her career as a RN in Alberta. Since relocating back to Ontario, she has trained extensively with a one-to-one mentor in aesthetic nursing. She has also attended master classes and is constantly educating herself through webinars, seminars and evidence-based literature. She has a passion for women’s health, skin health and functional medicine. She is our skin care specialist and will help you achieve the skin you’ve always dreamed of! Her goal is for clients to leave feeling refreshed, confident and happy – and they always do! Nurse Jess works alongside Kelly Ross - NP


Melanie Anne Photopoulos, RN, BScN– Aesthetic Nurse Specialist


Nurse Melanie Anne is a National Board-Certified Registered Nurse (RN), with summa cum laude distinction upon graduating from York University’s BScN program in 2018. She immediately began her career in Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery. From that point, she then became certified in cosmetic injections. In addition to injections, she is also certified in Skincare and Chemical Peels through the Canadian Board of Aesthetic Medicine (CBAM), Allergan (Juvederm) MD Codes and VIVACY (Stylage) Injectables. Melanie had the pleasure of working as a Cosmetic Nurse Injector at many locations in the GTA and surrounding areas. Her passion is providing treatments that make them feel confident in their own skin. She is constantly broadening her skills and knowledge, and it definitely shows in her work! Nurse Melanie works alongside Kelly Ross - NP.

Kelly Ross - NP


Kelly completed her undergraduate degree through the University of New Brunswick-Humber College in 2007. She worked as an RN in acute care at Toronto General Hospital before transitioning to NP in primary care at Unison Health & Community Services. She obtained her Masters degree and Nurse Practitioner Certificate through Ryerson University in 2012. She’s believes in continued nursing education and has been teaching nursing students at Humber College since 2009. When it comes to medical aesthetics; she trained at APT injection training in 2016, and continues to attend workshops and conferences to further her knowledge and skills. 



Dea - Makeup Artist

Certified Makeup Artist Dea has been in the makeup industry for 7 years now, specializing in bridal and special events - Dea aspires to enhance the natural beauty of her clients and work with your features to compliment your face. After graduating cosmetology management school at George brown, working with brands, and her years of makeup experience, she has extensive knowledge on not only making you feel your best, but giving you her top tips and tricks with every single application. After joining the Selfish Beauty team during 2022 summer, she has been apart of so many of our clients dearest days. Her goal is to make you feel beautiful in your own skin, all while giving you the most comfortable, easy going and friendly experience.