Meet Our Team

Vanish Skin Clinic & Beauty Bar in Brandon

Diane Finley

Owner/Managing Partner

  • Diane has been in the Beauty Industry for over 20 years. She started her career as a hairstylist, then she successfully become co-owner  at Haven Salon and Spa in 2009, which she owned and operated for over 10 years. In the fall of 2019, Diane merged Haven with Vanish Skin Clinic in which she brought Injectables to the service menu and focused more on the skin clinic side of the business. Diane is co-owner with Marika Friesen and is the managing partner of Vanish Skin Clinic. Most recently Diane has relocated Vanish to a brand new upscale space that offers medical grade skin care products and state of the art machines. When Diane is not at Vanish, you’ll find her with her husband of 15 years, Chris and their two boys, Maxwell and Otis. As a family they love to spend time at their cabin at Clear Lake with family and friends. Diane is active, energetic, caring, and full of life. She takes a noticeable pride in Vanish, making her a great leader for the girls at the Vanish.

Dr. Mikhail


Are you looking to get Botox or Juvederm? Dr. Mikhail will meet with you first to assess if you are a good candidate for injectables. This is a short visit in which he will provide you with the directive for Botox or Juvederm. After you will meet with one of our highly trained Nurse Injectors for a full consultation and treatment.

Marika Friesen


Marika graduated with her Spa Practitioner in 2005 and from there went to work at a few luxury spas in Vancouver. She loves working with people and making a difference in their lives by helping them look and feel their absolute best. “When you look great, you feel great!” Marika knew she always wanted to open her own spa someday and when she moved to Brandon in 2017, she got closer to that goal. She moved here with her son, Ryder, to be closer to family. They love the small-town feel of Brandon and its sense of community. Marika’s hope for when people come to Vanish is that everyone feels comfortable and at home. “We offer services that may seem intimidating, but our highly trained and knowledgeable staff is here to help answer each and every one of your questions!”

Shandra Gammack R.N.

Nurse Injector

Kate Sokolowski

Esthetician & Skin Therapist

Kate grew up in Portage la Prairie, MB. She began her career in the esthetics field in 2015 working and operating a local salon. She then started doing lash extensions and grew a successful clientele in Portage. Wanting to take her career to the next level, she took her aesthetician schooling in Brandon and graduated in 2019. Kate completed her apprenticeship at Vanish Skin Clinic and has stuck around ever since (hehe). She has continued to grow and focus on her true passion: skin. Kate is always updating her education & schooling, and in addition to offering custom facials, she offers medical grade facial treatments such as microneedling, dermaplaning, chemical peels, SaltFacial, & more. Kate has established her career through mastering her craft: facials. In addition to facials, Kate specializes in lash lifts, mani/pedis, teeth whitening, skin guidance consults and more.
Kate’s favourite part of her job is creating a safe and welcoming vibe for her clients. Kate believes facials are so much more than just the health of your skin, but also your overall wellbeing.
In addition to being an esthetician. Kate is a digital marketer and works with different skincare brands and local companies on social media. She is a trained dermaplaning instructor, blogger, and podcaster.

Ingrid Johannson


Ingrid has 15 years of experience in the industry. Ingrid is well known for her permanent smile and bubbly personality. It doesn’t come as a shock to hear Ingrid say; “I want everyone to feel good about themselves. Relaxed, comfortable & happy. I take pride in the work I send out into the world.” Her favourite service to perform for her clients are pedicures and facials. She enjoys seeing the before/after and helping people relax. Ingrid has developed her career by working long hours and enjoying every minute. She credits learning her work ethic from her parents. They also taught her to respect others, judge no one, and smile. When asked about her hobbies and personal life, she smiles and responds, “Come meet me and find out!”

Dawn Dolloff

Dawn has been doing hair for over 25 years. When you meet Dawn you will see that she is energetic, enthusiastic and very creative. She has a very dedicated clientele and busy schedule, yet she loves having the opportunity to meet new clients. Even though she has been in the hair industry for a long time, she makes continued education a priority, When Dawn is not behind the chair you  will find her with her husband and two children. She also teaches classes at the YMCA and you can see her wearing roller skates out on a path or on the roller derby track as her alter ego, Jessica Albad. Dawn is very excited to be joining the Vanish team!

Susan Haverstock L.P.N


Susan Haverstock was born and raised in Brandon. She graduated from ACC in 2015 as an LPN Nurse. From the time she got her nursing degree she has been practicing and specializing in cosmetic medical treatments. Her bubbly and outgoing personality makes all her patients feel at ease, plus we are sure you won’t leave without laughing. She has been married to her husband Ryan for over 16 years. They have two beautiful daughters, Keirstyn 18, and Sydney 14. When she is not working, she is busy taking her girls to volleyball tournaments.

Chelsea Hanke

Chelsea grew up in Thompson, MB. She has 6 years experience working in the salon industry. She is full of life and eager to learn. Chelsea is always seeking courses to refine her talents with hair extensions and colouring. Chelsea strives to make her client’s hair not only a work of art, but healthy. She believes product knowledge is very important for beautiful healthy hair. Chelsea claims her father is the biggest influence on her career. As a miner of 30 years, he always told her to find something you love to do, and do it well. Chelsea does just that, and it shows! As a stylist, Chelsea is a team player that is all about keeping up with the latest trends. On her free time, you’ll find this hillbilly princess always getting dolled up. Whether it’s watching hockey, going hunting, or hiking. Chelsea enjoys her quality time with her husband, Matt and their dogs Nova and King.