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About Us

Welcome to Sanctuary, the best hair salon & med spa in Windermere. Established in 1999, we are the first choice for luxury spa treatments in Orlando offering expert services by well-trained and highly creative hair stylists and massage therapists.

Sanctuary’s extensive list of services includes: haircuts, hair coloring, keratin treatments, therapeutic massages, facials and manicures. Our qualified and certified staff customizes treatments suitable to your needs and lifestyles. We create strong and lasting relationships with our clients through our high-caliber services, warmth and hospitality. Our professional services ensure the creation of a state of beauty and wellness within you. Book an appointment today to try one of our special packages.

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Sanctuary’s staff is ready and waiting to help you discover a new and better you!

Pareen Merchant

Owner, Stylist, Medical Esthetician, Laser Technician

Pareen’s vision was to open a salon that would provide a retreat for clients to relax and rejuvenate and a place where they will be pampered beyond their expectations. A master stylist, Master Threader, Schwarzkopf color specialist, Medical Esthetician, Electrologist and Laser
Specialist, Pareen has worked, trained and lived in India, East Africa, London England, Canada. She has lived in the United States since 1993.
Throughout her career she has continued to “re-invent” herself through education by attending classes in Europe, India, Canada and the US.
Her creativity and individuality is evident in her unprecedented ability to create unique styles with color, highlights, cutting edge haircuts, medical skin care and eyebrow designing. Pareen and her highly trained professionals at Sanctuary Salon & Med Spa are ready to amaze you.

Marlow Lindquist


Guest experience is my first priority. It’s the heart of our business and I love that I can be a part of that at Sanctuary. I look forward to connecting with our guests every day and have been blessed to have developed long-term personal relationships with many of you.  Having been in the “beauty” industry for over 17 years, I have a keen perspective, intuition and passion for delivering superior guest experience. As a leader, it is my responsibility to my team to keep them on task making sure they achieve their personal goals and maintain the core values on which Sanctuary has been built. I am truly honored to be a part of Sanctuary.

Oh yeah…and when I’m not with my Sanctuary family I am on the Harley with the love of my life!  Life is a journey ….enjoy the ride!

Brenda Rosario


Brenda’s specialties include: threading, waxing, Yuko relaxers, Keratin Treatments and she is a color specialist. Brenda is certified in Yuko System, Global Keratin, Schwarzkoph color, and Simplicity Hair Extensions. She has been a hairstylist for 24 years and attended Kissimmee Beauty School.

During her time off, she enjoys being a Mom, party planning, and crafts.

“Your hair is my canvas. I consider myself an artist, I love to create different looks that compliment on face, shape, and personality. Besides being your stylist, I love to be your friend.”

Alder Guicardi


My career started as a hobby! But after years of giving myself haircuts, my family, friends and co-workers began to request my services. Within a short time I found myself taking care of a large group of people and my clientele was growing fast! It has now been 9 years since graduating and will never regret making that turn in my career! I am rewarded every day with each client by using my skills to help them look good and feel special.

Along with my passion for hair, I love to play the acoustic guitar and enjoy playing for my church. Originally from Brazil, I have been living in Orlando for the past 12 years where I met my beautiful wife, which along with my two baby girls is my motivation!

I am certified in Global Keratin, Schwarzkoph BlondeMe and Non-surgical hair replacement by Hair Vision International Academy.

Joyce Ramirez


Joyce is one with many talents. Namely a stylist and makeup artist, has a passion for all things art.  She has been in the industry for over 10 years and has evolved into a bridal specialist.  The perfect artist to take you to the next level, Joyce is meticulous and attentive to detail.  She is sure to find and create the perfect shade or hue of color you may not have ever known you were looking for!

Joyce loves to create personalized styles for each of her guests to ensure always bringing out each individual’s beauty.  She believes that in this profession, continued education is key.  As a seasoned stylist, she is constantly learning to perfect her techniques, currently holding certifications in makeup, color, smoothing treatments and eyelash extensions.

Joyce loves family time with her nieces and nephews when she is not working!

Janelle Pawlings

Massage Therapist

Janelle has been with Sanctuary for over 2 years and brings over a decade’s worth of experience as a massage therapist.  Her skills encompass a wide range of massage modalities including Swedish, Aromatherapy, Hot Stone, Cupping and Pre-Natal.  Janelle uses pure relaxation and targeted techniques to release pain and stress while maintaining an element of relaxation for optimal results.  She has an associate degree for massage therapy from Rasmussen College and has a wide range of knowledge from working in medical and spa environments.   Janelle’s strong belief in the healing power of touch and intuitive approach provides her clients with the best body work to increase quality of life and well-being for mind, body and spirit.

Outside of work, Janelle enjoys culture and the arts; in particular musical theater!  She loves listening to music, and appeases her inner child by going to Disney, playing games and watching anime.

Call today to experience the healing touch of Janelle!

Yandia Alexis

Laser Technician / Medical Esthetician

Yandia is a result driven Certified Medical Laser technician and Medical Aesthetician.

She has been an Aesthetic Laser professional at Sancutary Salon and Med Spa since 2015 and has over 11 years of experience performing aesthetic laser treatments. She has an extensive experience and advanced training in non-surgical cosmetic procedures such as intense pulse light therapy, chemical peels, laser hair removal, micro-needling, hydrafacial MD, skin care and so much more. Yandia is passionate about helping clients achieve safe, satisfying and realistic results. She believes everyone should have beautiful healthy skin and her goal is to see them attain it.

Erly Quevedo

Laser Technician

Erly is a licensed Laser Technician with a decade of successful experience in the laser and beauty field. With a specialty in laser hair removal technique, Erly regularly attends training to improve her knowledge and results and is a strong believer in the power of positive thinking in the workplace.   Erly is a dog lover and devoted to living a healthy lifestyle!  “I look forward to helping you with your laser hair removal and beauty care”!

Meenaz Merchant


Skin care has been my passion all my life. I’ve been taking care of my body and skin since I was 14 years old when I started making homemade masks and learning old sugaring hair removal techniques.

I care for my clients and the health of their skin, as if it was my own!   I’m passionate about helping people by giving my best advice on what they need for their skin type, options without pressure!

“I always knew I wanted to work in a place that not only could I treat people’s skin, but I can grow with clients and join them on their journey.”  Knowing that skin was my passion, I decided to make the  change in my life to do just that, and since I made the switch, I couldn’t be any happier.

I specialize in microneedling, microdermabrasion, derma-planing , chemical-peels and wide variety of facials, as well as, full body waxing, eyebrow threading and waxing, eyebrow tint  and eyelash tint.

I was born in India and have lots of siblings. I always wanted to enhance the inner beauty of my family members and my friends, so I was their “go to” person for threading, waxing,  mini facial treatments , makeup application and hair for all occasions and functions. So really, I’ve been doing skincare for ever!

I really enjoy meeting people and helping them enhance and explore their skincare needs.  All the modalities we have at Sanctuary Salon & Med Spa are excellent tools to help my clients. My clients skin is my canvass by using the different modalities of facials, chemical peels, micro needling, Sublative skin classic, dermaplane and acne treatments it allows me to customize their skincare routine.   Another one of my favorite things it showing my clients how to open their eyes just by shaping and tinting their brows and lashes!  It’s amazing what a difference it makes!

One thing most of you don’t know about me is that I can fix broken iphone screens!

I love to go on long walks with my son and an active volunteer and dedicated to my church and community!


  • Everyone was very kind, informative, and accommodating. My consultation and first laser session went wonderfully.

    Amanda M
  • Professional and friendly staff. Always a great experience. I can see a big difference after just my first laser hair removal treatment.

    Edmee Lebron
  • I have thick and curly hair and not many people know how to handle my hair but the stylist did my hair so amazingly! He knew exactly what to do with my hair and I absolutely love it!

    Diana G
  • Staff is very friendly and professional. Will answer all your questions and fill find best decision for you. Service is excellent!

    Olga I