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Susan Alward

Owner, Master Clinical Esthetician, Electrologist, Laser Technician, Reflexologist
Graduated in 1981 from Edith Serei School of Haute Esthetique in Toronto as an Esthetician and Electrologist. Holds her Master Esthetics license with the Cosmetology Association of Nova Scotia. 
Susan has worked both in Toronto and Halifax before starting The Summit in 1991. Her passion for skin care and the spa industry has taken her around the world studying skin care, body care, holistic healing, reflexology, aromatherapy, advanced pedicuring and makeup artistry.  She has trained at the famous Kneipp Institute in Germany for hydrotherapy; with Eve Taylor in London England, Patricia Miller in Canada and Michael Scholes in California for Aromatherapy; and numerous advanced training classes across Canada, France and the US.  She regularly attends conferences from Vienna to Vegas to stay up to the minute on the latest advances in the skin care and spa industry. 
In 1999, Susan furthered her studies in Permanent Hair Removal by completing her training in Laser Hair Removal. She has since taken further laser hair removal certifications in 2006 and 2022.
In 2009, she completed training in IPL/BBL (Intense Pulse Light laser,  Broad Band Light) for vein, rosacea, pigment treatments and skin rejuvenation. She furthered that study with two advanced courses in 2023 including one with Dr Patrick Bitter and another advanced certification with Dr Bitter in 2024.
Susan has been invited to appear on numerous television programs and at public speaking engagements for skin care, sun protection, aromatherapy and makeup artistry.
In 2013 she completed training in Menopausal Skin Concerns & Treatments. This is one of her passions. In 2013 she also completed an 8 Month advanced training course in Global Skins of Colour. This is also an important area of treatment for her.
She has attended numerous courses in Advanced Chemical peeling for skin rejuvenation, pigmentation concerns and rosacea. Working with clients with rosacea has become one of her specialties.

In 2016 she travelled to Montreal to study Thermo-coagulation to be able to remove skin tags and ultra fine facial vessels. 
Susan’s specialties are mature, sensitive and rosacea-prone skin, vein removal, skin tag removal, permanent hair removal and reflexology.

She founded and has owned The Summit since 1991. She works full time providing services to clients and advanced training to staff. She loves sharing her knowledge and building long term relationships with her clients. This shows with many of her clients that she has cared for for over 40 years!!