Our Story

Our Story

Everything starts with an idea. Fika Beauty was born from two beauty professionals realizing there needed to be a shift in the industry. We are making the change from a business centred around vanity to a community committed to supporting self-love through self-care. Shannon and Annie are the perfect, balanced partners with a combined 24+ years of experience in the beauty industry. Over many matcha lattés, they realized their visions for a new beauty space were the same. One serendipitous morning, they went for matcha lattes (of course) and found the warehouse that is now the Fika Beauty Studio! Fika means to slow down and enjoy the greater things in life, so we invite you to come and experience a space not about looking like everyone else but about looking and feeling your best self.

Our Values

Love for Our Community

We will be an active participant within the Ottawa/Kanata community, using our new platform to raise awareness for charities and causes close to our hearts. Along with giving back to our community, we believe in helping lift our Canadian economy by working with as many Canadian small businesses as possible, such as our partnerships with:

We believe in being good neighbours to our fellow business owners and hope to nurture relationships that help each of us grow and be successful.

For us, it is not a competition; it is a community.

Love for our Environment

Sustainability is one of our top values at Fika, this is why we have partnered with Green Circle Salons to become a Certified Sustainable Salon. We believe the beauty industry can reduce waste and better our recycling standards, doing our part to help our environment. Green Circle allows us to repurpose 95% of our waste into recyclable materials!

Our Fika Beauty Shop prioritizes sustainable packaging options such as using Noissue mailers and eco-friendly bubble wrap and choosing reusable or recyclable bottles for our products.

About Us

Fika Beauty is owned and operated by Shannon Giang, a master hair colorist and stylist, and Annie Lam, an established nail tech and esthetician. Between these two women, there are 24+ years of beauty industry business experience. Shannon and Annie's similar drive and passion for all things hair and nails have led to Fika Beauty.

A lead colorist, specializes in blondes and balayage and enjoys creating custom looks for her guests from start to finish. She has attended education in Ottawa, Montreal, Toronto, and New York with Vidal Sassoon, Moroccanoil, Schwarzkopf, and Aveda. Shannon craves knowledge almost as much as she craves Cheetos and sparkling rosé! She has been featured on Narcity as a top stylist to follow in Ottawa and had multiple appearances on CTV Morning Live's makeover segments. As a mother of three, Shannon has perfected the art of multi-tasking, has a calm and patient spirit, listens intently, responds thoughtfully, and acts intentionally.

As a lead nail artist, Annie specializes in dip manicures, creatively customizing each manicure to suit her guests' nail shape, colour, and style. Working with brands such as OPI, CND, Nugenisis, and Gelish has given Annie the tools and talent to create beautiful, healthy nails in a relaxing and clean environment. She thrives when she can be creative, her energy palpable. With her contagious laugh and love for all things spicy (in food and in personalities), Annie will send all of her guests out with a piece of her energy to lighten their day.

Words from our #fikafam

I got dip nails done by Annie for my engagement shoot - she is awesome, so friendly and great at doing nails! I couldn’t stop staring and photographing my nails after. Shannon is also the only person I entrusted with doing my balayage on my hair since moving back to Ottawa! As someone with Asian hair, she got me to my dream shade of ashy bronde and I am in desperate need of a touch up. I am so happy you are both opening up a space together!!


I went to Shannon to colour my hair for my first time 5 years ago and haven’t trusted anyone else with my hair since. Her love for her craft and care for her clients are above and beyond. She always listens to what her clients want while staying true to techniques that maintain healthy hair. I can’t wait for Fika to open up so that I can see Shannon’s passion and creativity come to life in her very own salon.


Whenever I am in Ottawa, I always, always get my nails done by Annie. Her work is precise, clean, and never a disappointment. Not only am I impressed by her great craftsmanship, but also her mannerism. She would actually ask about your day, how life’s been, if you would like some water or tea, etc. It’s always a pleasant experience with her and I hope others can see how great she is as well!


I got my hands on Fika's new products and I have to say I'm impressed. Their signature oil is lovely - very hydrating, has a soft fresh scent, feels nice on the skin and is super versatile; I can use it for my cuticles, hair and skin! Their face masks are so soft and comfortable on the skin, doesn't irritate my sensitive skin whatsoever. It's super breathable and lightweight. I'm looking forward to trying more of their stuff as they expand their product line. Love that they're high quality at very reasonable prices!

-Lien N

Honestly the most comfortable masks we’ve owned and wore them the entire Niagara vacay!

- Jenny C

The best if not one of the best scrunchies I’ve used! Really happy with my purchase. It’s nice and big and has the right amount of elastic to it. The best part is probably the colour selection. You can go for pretty pastels or elegant dark silk. Also love that it’s silk, less damaging to the hair!

-Chi L

My partner and I have the pink and black Fika masks❤️ The masks are stylish, soft, and most importantly.. it doesn’t hurt the ears!! Would buy again.

- Rena L

Loved the facial spray it’s so refreshing!!

- Melissa L

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