a few words about us

When Judy Foster became the owner of Excel Spa in Kelowna in 2011, she had a vision.

She wanted Excel to really excel.

It started with expanding the name to Excel Salon and Spa. Now people looking for a Kelowna hair salon would find Excel and the award-winning team of stylists who have been making people feel beautiful since 1984.

Behind the doors of its spacious Pandosy Street location, Judy was busy giving Excel a new look, too. Today, in the rejuvenated salon, Kelowna clients can enjoy an atmosphere that’s as warm and bright as the staff.  Inside, you’ll find a classy fusion of  modern and Victorian-era style.

At Excel, stylists, estheticians and massage therapists go out of their way to give you a friendly and relaxing experience. Judy believes everyone - a 42-year-old male doctor or a timid teenage girl - should feel welcome and comfortable at Excel.  
As an esthetician with nearly a decade of experience in the industry, Judy understands the importance of client satisfaction. At Excel, staff truly listen to you from the moment you sit in the chair until you step out of the salon. 

In addition to amazing service and one-stop-shopping for all your salon and spa treatments, unlike many Kelowna salons, Excel also gives you value. Even with a team of highly skilled stylists trained to use the latest techniques and products, you won’t have to give up your first born to pay for a stunning cut and colour.

When you’re at Excel, forget about everything else and focus on how good you’re about to look and feel!

Our Advantage

  • 1.
    Full salon and spa services
    From perms to make-up and manicures to massage, find all the treatments you need.
  • 2.
    Friendly faces
    We're real people who make you feel welcome, warm and relaxed.
  • 3.
    Natural and Organic treatments you'll love from a highly skilled team without breaking the bank.


  • Excel is a remarkable, extraordinary place, where incredible things happen. There are singular women there, who possess unrivaled talent; who transcend expectations, and perform miracles. Excel is no ordinary place. Magic happens there. Fear turns to joy, strangers become friends, and unbelievable transformations happen. When I entered Excel, I brought with me a long history of disappointing salon experiences. I was stressed out, emotional, and incredibly afraid. The women at Excel understood my distress, and they worked tirelessly to ensure that my experience would not be one I would soon forget. I received moral support from every single member of the Excel team at some point during my time there. They stuck by my side, and let me know it was going to be okay. I have never experienced anything like it. Terri was my stylist, she's the newest member of the Excel team, and she's amazing. She's patient, compassionate, and talented. Terri is diligent, she has integrity, and she takes pride in her work. She did an amazing job on my hair, and has gained a loyal new client. My experience at Excel has restored my trust in stylists, and that was not an easy thing to do. I have had some truly horrible experiences. I know all too well how disappointing a bad style can be, and I would never recommend something that I don't trust or love, but believe me, at Excel, you're in good hands. Excel is no ordinary place. Magic happens there. When you go, would you mind sending a hi from me, and would you let them all know that I'll be back soon?

    Elisabeth McAllan
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