Our Team

Philosophy of Beauty

Dinara Shakirova


Dinara Shakirova is the Founder of Philosophy of Beauty. She has always been passionate about helping others feel and look their best.

Dinara completed a Bachelor of Science degree in the nursing program at York University in Toronto, graduating with honors at the top of her class. After working in many different clinical settings such as pediatric, geriatric, acute and home care, Dinara decided to draw her medical expertise together with her creative talents and open an Aesthetic Beauty Clinic. Trained by the internationally acknowledged physicians certified by the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario, she obtained certifications in Botox and Filler injections as well as Sclerotherapy.

Understanding how our appearance can have a great impact on the way we feel about ourselves, Dinara delivers a personalized treatment approach. She carefully considers the needs of each of her clients to ensure they love what they see. Achieving a natural and youthful appearance is the goal at The Philosophy of Beauty, achievable with the many beauty treatments Dinara offers: Botox, Dermal fillers, Mesotherapy, Laser Hair Removal, IPL, HydraFacial, Microdermabrasion, Vein treatment and more. Using only top-of-the-line products and the latest technologies available on the market, Dinara is able to achieve outstanding results that exceed her clients’ expectations.

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Dr Abdel Hadi


Dr Abdel Hadi is a Gynecologist with special interest in Cosmetic Gynecology.

Dr Abdel Hadi went to medical school in Cairo University where he subsequently did his residency training in Obs & Gyne, and subsequently got his specialty certification, as well as a Masters and Ph D Degrees.He practiced in Egypt for 10 years before moving to Canada.

In Canada he finished an Obs & Gyne Residency in University of Toronto before obtaining a fellowship of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons in 2008. In 2010 he was awarded a Master’s degree in Health Sciences from University of Toronto.

Dr Abdel Hadi now works in his office in Whitby, ON, and has privileges in Lakeridgehealth Hospital in Oshawa. He is appointed as an Assistant Professor in both the Departments of Obstetrics and Gynecology, as well as the Department of Family Medicine in Queen’s University.

During his years of practice he listened to women and their needs. He then started working in the Cosmetic Gynecology field and is now recognized as one of the consultants in this field in Canada. He offers a wide range of treatments in many high end Medical Spas in the GTA and beyond.

The laser treatment options vary form Laser Vaginal Tightening for more Intimacy, to treatment of Stress Urinary Incontinence (urine leaking) to post menopausal vaginal atrophy (burning, pain, etc). The surgical options include labial reduction and vaginal tightening. Having had the first laser workstation in Canada for vaginal tightening, and working in many different locations, he is probably the most expert provider in the field. (no official data).

Dr Abdel Hadi has been approached by laser companies in Canada for input and consultations, benefiting from his experience in Laser Vaginal Tightening.

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Ella Horodna

Registered Nurse Injector

Ella Horodna is a registered nurse with 18 years of experience. Graduated in 2000 she started her career as an IV nurse in the Oncology Hospital. Moved in 2002 to Canada she continued working as a registered nurse in a busy medical office assisting numerous physicians . From 2010 she expand her experience working with gynecologist Learning specific skills. Last 3 years Ella worked in the Baycrest Hospital. From 2017 joined our team nurses and doctors at Philosophy Of Beauty clinic. Ella holds diplomas and certificates in Botox and Dermal fillers techniques. She is also a laser hair removal specialist. Her area of expertise include variety of laser treatments specializing in vaginal rejuvenation and vaginal PRP procedures. Ella is a very passionate about medical aesthetics and providing very personal and gentle approach. Ella is dedicated mother of 7 children and likes spending her free time with family and friends. .

Sharon Cassar

Nurse Practitioner

Sharon Cassar, RN, MSN, FNP (C), is an experienced nurse with almost 30 years of clinical practice in many areas of health care. She graduated in 1987 from Kent State University with a degree in Nursing. Upon graduation, Sharon began working in a Children’s Hospital with children and their families. Over her career, Sharon has had the opportunity to gain clinical experience in many varied settings including intensive care, acute care, and clinic and community settings. Sharon went on to complete her Masters of Science in Nursing and Nurse Practitioner degree in 2015 and is board certified as a Family Nurse Practitioner. She is committed to empowering clients to be educated, informed, and in control of their own health. Her passion is promoting individual self worth and an overall sense of wellbeing. Joining the Philosophy of Beauty team in 2016, Sharon brings her warm, caring, and holistic approach along with years of clinical expertise to the field of medical aesthetics.

Melania Magazani

Office Manager

Melania Magazani joined Philosophy of Beauty in May 2016 as our Office Administrator. Mila brings her passion and knowledge, along with several years of experience in the medical aesthetics industry. Having graduated with an advanced degree in Hospitality and Tourism, Mila consistently provides excellence in customer service, making your experience truly individualized.She manages and oversees the daily operations of the clinic with her careful attention to detail . Melania takes pride in her role and demonstrates the utmost in professionalism. Melania enjoys working with the Philosophy of Beauty team and shares her passion and dedication to excellence.

Tess Buchatsky

Patient Care Coordinator

Tess has been working as a professional freelance makeup artist since 2014. Even though she is studying to get her University Degree in Theatre Studies, the field of medical aesthetics and beauty has always been of interest to her. Tess has an extensive customer support background having previously worked as a receptionist for almost 4 years on top of having many years of positive client experience in the make up industry. Medical aesthetics and beauty is something that she is truly passionate about and she is super excited to join the Philosophy of Beauty team and learn their personal and professional approach to beauty..

Christine Wickson

Nurse Practitioner Injector

Christine Wickson is a Master’s educated Family Nurse Practitioner who works with clients in a variety of settings, virtually and in person, to manage their health and wellness. She has expertise in dermatology, dermal fillers and neuromodulators. Christine has been performing cosmetic injections for over 10 years and has been involved with teaching these skills to nurses and physicians for over 4 years. Christine obtained her family nurse practitioner Master’s degree from D’Youville in 2005 after practicing as an RN since 1997. She has taught in many undergraduate nursing programs at several Ontario colleges and universities.

Kateryna Gapon

Medical Aesthetician

Kateryna graduated in 2013 from Medical University in Ukraine and right after completed her residency as a Physician with a specialty in Neurology. From the beginning of her medical career, Kateryna realized that making others healthy and happy is the primary focus of her work. "People who feel beautiful are more inspired to succeed" says Kateryna as she continues to develop her professional skills. As she graduated from Aesthetic College in 2014 aesthetic medicine has become her passion. Kateryna is very happy to be a part of the Philosophy of Beauty team and helping people reach their beauty and health goals.

Elena Blinova

Permanent Makeup Artist

Elena Blinova has been working in the Permanent Makeup industry for over 12 years and performed thousands of procedures around the world. Elena was studying medicine in Paris, France, when she realized that her passion is creating beauty and balance and this is how she became a permanent makeup artist. She was taught by internationally recognized top-level artists, taking hundreds of training and master classes from all over the world to become who she is right now. Besides working with Philosophy of Beauty Elena also teaches permanent makeup courses and runs a busy permanent makeup practice, her very own Studio Faces in Toronto.

Roxan Kronshtein

Coolsculpting & Laser Technician

Roxan is a future Registered Nurse, currently studying York University BSCN program. It was her lifelong dream to help people and to give back to the world in some way, and what better way to do that than going into medicine! Roxan has become very close to our team and they work great together. She feels at home with our experienced RNs and looks forward to learning more from them.

Shanon Renata Churikova

CoolSculpting Technician

Shanon is a Seneca College/York University BSCN student on her exciting path for being an RN. She is bubbly, social and truly loves people. She makes friendly easily with her openness to people and their variety of experiences. The work at Philosophy of Beauty and our warm team spirit allow her to flourish in full bloom! Shanon loves seeing our clients walk out of our clinic with a smile on their face after a truly great experience with POB.

Sharon Rose Churikova

Patient Coordinator & Social Media Manager

Like her twin sister, Sharon is also a first year York University BSCN nursing student. She has always been interested in beauty, fashion and what makes people look their best. As a teenager she struggled with her acne prone skin. As a result of her own experience with acne, she got to experience the healing and transforming acne protocol at Philosophy of Beauty. As a result, she is now a true ambassador for our acne regimens, it's efficiency and the confidence it brings to people like her.

Alina Zderciuc

Medical Aesthetician

Alina Zderciuc RN, BScN, MEPN completed her undergraduate degree at Ryerson University. After graduating from University she launched her career as an Critical Care RN at various rural Emergency Departments, gaining valuable experience and skill as a Registered Nurse. Her knowledge and experience lead her to teach “Human Body” as a College Instructor. She always had a passion and eye for medical aesthetics and views skin rejuvenation and injecting as an art form. She ventured on to attend Centennial College, receiving certification in medical aesthetics, Botox and Dermal Filler injectables and laser and light therapies courses. Her allure towards continuous learning and medical aesthetics industry drives her to be knowledgeable and current on the latest trends and treatments. Alina’s goal as a cosmetic nurse is to deliver a safe, natural, and effective treatment with a gentle touch. She is dedicated in helping others gain confidence by looking and feeling their best! When Alina is away from the clinic, you can find her exploring and trying out unique cuisines.

Kateryna Babichok

Office Administrator

Kateryna graduated from Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv (Ukraine) and worked as a project assistant at one of Ukrainian's NGO. After moving to Canada she decided to widen her knowledge in the beauty industry and improve her customer service skills. Without any hesitation, she can say that Philosophy of Beauty is the best place for that. Currently, Kateryna is providing customer support regarding our products & services. She is also great at keeping a friendly and positive atmosphere at the clinic. Kateryna is a very cheerful and outgoing individual with a high sense of responsibility. She likes welcoming clients into our clinic and seeing how they are leaving happy and satisfied.

Angelina Bogdanova

Patient Care Coordinator

Angelina was thrilled to discover an opening for a receptionist at Philosophy of Beauty, since she always wanted to work in beauty industry, as well as in a friendly and caring environment. She is a highly motivated, enthusiastic and dependable person who is currently pursuing a Biotechnology Advanced diploma at Seneca College. Angelina is strongly committed to build positive work relationships, manage time and prioritize tasks to accomplish deadlines. These skills are highly valued by Philosophy of Beauty. Her experience in performing high-level customer service is another benefit to the role of working in a team and providing the best service for customers of the clinic. Her goal is to gain experience from the best medical aesthetic professionals of Toronto and become one herself here at Philosophy of Beauty..

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