Our mission at MBS is to provide a friendly, personalized service through a team of highly skilled and
creative professionals. Teamwork is our most valuable asset which ensures our clients are always
number one, and we strive to exceed your expectations.
We celebrate people in their real, most raw, authentic brilliance, who believe in themselves and are ready to step into the look they love. We employ hair products with some of the most natural and rich ingredients because we believe you should never expect less.
Our multi-award winning team of specialists are eager to make you feel and look fabulous after a visit to our home away from home!
We are located across the street from Masonville Mall right beside Fionn McCool's in North London. We offer the convenience of free parking, coffee, wifi, & wheel chair access. Feel free to pop in any time for a visit!
For as long as Maria can remember she has had a love of all thing’s hair, makeup and esthetics. Its
something that has always come easy to her, so she wrapped herself up in her passion and embarked on
a career that has spanned over 30 years in the beauty industry. Having worked for Lise Watier as a
district sales manager she gathered greater experience and created her own makeup line called MBS. In
2007 she opened her own salon in north London branded after herself, Maria Bikas Salon. MBS has
been in operation for 15 years.
Celebrating people in their real, most raw, authentic brilliance is what motivates her and her staff in creating flawless designs. Maria believes in investing in her staff through countless hours of training. This ensures that her staff is up to date with the most current trends and techniques. Her artistic reach has expanded well beyond the salon and supporting local charities within her community. Her mantra has always been to “create and inspire” and its something she focuses on while creating her signature styles.
Maria’s creativity comes from her heart and expands outside of the salon to her enjoyment of music and singing. Having been raised in a Greek Canadian family her love of cooking also expands across multiple cultures and ethnic dishes, all of which is enjoyed by her beautiful family.
Maria’s passion for artistry is sprinkled throughout her life and can be seen as she’s spreading love through hair, one head at a time.
Athena Bikas is a second-generation hairstylist, having grown up in her mother’s salon business, MBS. Athena recalls, from the age of 12 coming into the salon colouring, highlighting, and practicing hair cutting on mannequins. Over the years Athena had the opportunity to learn and support all facets of the business, her fondest memories are some of the great friendships she has built with clients over the years.
Focused on a career in Criminology and Sociology, she graduated with a bachelor’s degree from the University of Western Ontario in 2022. However, another career path quickly emerged, and she decided to pursue her true passion in the beauty world, following in the steps of her mom.
Education and learning are another passion of Athena’s, she received her lash extension certificate in 2018. And as an exclusive Halo-Couture salon, Athena quickly became the resident expert of this product supporting countless women in the city and across Ontario. Leveraging her creativity and skills in highlighting, colouring, and barbering, she has created transformational styles.
Athena’s formal education has equipped her to expand her expertise into the management and operations of the salon. Providing the most optimal client experience and service is our goal for each client that enters MBS. Outside of the salon you will find Athena spending time with her loved ones, hanging out with friends, enjoying singing lessons and music as well as exploring new destinations!
Creative, versatile, and passionate about her craft, Tina Baeyens is a former corporate executive who had worked for a U.S Digital Marketing company for over 17 years. Building a culture through trust with authenticity, that helps companies deliver wow experiences, so they can increase revenue and reduce costs is a core competency of hers.
Tina’s extensive knowledge in outsourced vendor management and contact center /BPO industry to build strategy and sustain a high-performing and engaged organization culture is sprinkled through her successful career progression. Supporting teams of over 1500 employees across Canada, the U.S.A, Mexico, and India.
As a client of Maria’s and the salon for over 12 years, Tina was happy to be in a position to be able to champion the business and her cousin, Maria. Bringing her talents to MBS, and supporting the operations through team work, and delivering client satisfaction is the most valuable principle.
Tina has been instrumental and responsible for overseeing several elements of the business, including human resource functions, forecasting, budgeting, marketing and social media. Management of the operations includes inventory control, product sales, system software support and implementing a performance management and coaching program that drives employee satisfaction.
Start your experience at MBS with a warm welcome from our front desk staff. These girls work hard to ensure every client feels pampered and has a memorable experience. Never hesitate to call the front desk to inquire about products, appointments or pricing.
Our apprentices are all working towards completing their apprentice hours to become licensed stylists. These girls are able to work with multiple stylists on the team, learning each one’s unique techniques and morphing those into their own style!
A hairstylist and educator that focuses on precision and effortless beauty. Anh balances her time teaching her craft and always eager to try out new innovative techniques, with a bit of storytelling. When Anh is not creating, she enjoys spending time traveling, listening to podcasts, reading and spending quality time with family and friends.
Bringing her talents from Brazil, Andressa specializes in smoothing treatments, balayage and highlights. Her hobbies include listening to music, dancing and spending time with her husband playing video games and chilling.
Heidi loves effortlessly cool hair. Straight razor, carved shags, mullet, bobs and all types of fringes. She specializes in blonde bombshells, balayage and colour. Heidi’s career has also led her to sharing her passion through education at Fanshawe college. When Heidi is not working you can find her chilling in her home with her love of life and cats.
A stylist who gets excited in creating fun and exciting looks, especially when big hair changes are involved. With over 14 years of experience in the industry, she loves to continue learning new techniques and trends through educational training. A world traveller at heart who enjoys being in nature, listening to music, working in the garden or curling up with a good book. Even though she has taken time away to travel, Kailee keep’s coming back to the MBS family and clientele because of the love she has for the work she performs.
A professional stylist and a fun-loving blonde herself who specializes in blondes, balayage and cuts. When Lindsay is not at work you will find her spending time with her family, enjoying play dates with her daughter or training her dogs.
A hairstylist, and makeup artist who specializes in bringing out the natural beauty of her clients. Madison specializes in blondes, baby lights & balayage, she enjoys transforming brides on their special day. Her passion, and creativity are displayed through creating soft, romantic and luxurious updo’s. Madison is an artist at heart, and enjoys painting, drawing as well as reading, and spending time with Bernese Mountain dog Bear.
An artistic stylist and a resident caramel expert, Melissa's specialities include baby lights, balayage and loves to create warm caramel colour tones. Her creativity spills into her passion of painting with acrylics, listening to music and reading..
Bringing her talents to the MBS salon, Nicole has mastered the art of fulfilling quick, easy and painless Brazilian’s, brow shaping, body waxing needs, and gel nail extensions. She is here and ready to perform all your esthetic services. She enjoys providing fascial treatments that are tailored to fit individual client needs. A fan of music, and reading she enjoys traveling to new locations where she gets the opportunity to explore other cultures.
A Master Stylist and an expert in the industry specializing in precision cuts and classic looks. Romana enjoys connecting with new people. Some of her favourite hobbies include knitting, crafting and listening to a great audio book.
Maria Bikas Salon is always growing! If you are looking for a salon that offers you a career path you can be passionate about, financial growth, ongoing education, a fun and rewarding atmosphere, and a great team - then we would love to meet you!
Send us an email with your resume and coverletter.