It takes a good group to make an incredible atmosphere and are lucky to have some amazing people in our space.
We are a collective of unique individuals who are genuine and authentic. We have a large range of experience and skill set with unique focuses of specialty. We continue to broaden our knowledge and understanding of hair types, color trends/applications and cut design. Our diversity and unique walks of life make us stronger as a team and able to serve our community. We are a safe space for all humans.
Chantel – Owner, Creative + Educational Director, Elite Masterstylist @chantel.funk
Chantel has been in the industry of hair for 13 years. She opened the shop in 2012 with the intention of helping people feel good about themselves. “Our job as hairdressers is more than just hair. If we take hair out of the equation there has to be more to be able to leave an impression on that guest. The best part of my job is knowing I can inspire people, make them feel amazing and connect with them.” Chantel is the Creative and Educational Director for the team and strives to create a unique business. When she is not at the shop she is usually with her family or working on her next creation. FULL BIO HERE
Jessica – Elite Masterstylist + Mentor @jesstemple.hairstylist
Creating hair since 2009. Jessica is a nature enthusiast and loves to hike. She takes incredible photographs of sunrises and valley views. When she’s not in the salon making magic you will find her up a mountain or spending time with her family and friends. She is a blonde wizard and can sculpt an amazing haircut. Jessica has the most impeccable work ethic with great attention to detail. We can’t thank her enough for all the hours she has spent cleaning and supporting our team. Let’s just say that if there is a job someone really doesn’t want to do, she is the first to volunteer. Jessica is our Salon Coordinator on the Management Team and her role is to help develop the stylists and make sure the shop runs smoothly! Jessica has been a Masterstylist for over 6 years at the shop before being promoted to Elite Masterstylit and her expertise is with Advanced Blonding Services, Color Correction, Precision Cuts and Vivid Colors.
Ali – Operations Coordinator, Senior Stylist + Mentor @hairbyali.m
She’s a true natural talent with an eye for detail. From the day she started as our receptionist she got right down to the bones of the shop and scrubbed her heart out. Our shop had never been so clean. She spent 6 months assisting and working alongside Chantel the Owner before taking her own clients on the floor. Ali is a Senior Stylist who specializes in Blondes and Vivid Colors. She has grown her clientele and career very rapidly because of her devotion and desire to strive for excellence. Ali is our Operations Coordinator and her role on the Management team is to coordinate all the moving parts at the shop from orders to salon systems. Ali is an equestrian vaulter which is essentially gymnastics on a moving horse and we just think its remarkable!!
Taylor – Stylist On Leave @tayloradrianahairstylist
Taylor has a big heart, kindred spirit and her presence feels like a warm hug. She is a balayage and long hair whiz and specializes in bridal/special event hair. Her career started in 2014 as an apprentice to Chantel but after a leave of absence she is back behind the chair. In Taylor’s spare time she likes to give back to the community with her supportive spirit to other mommas. Taylor adores Christmas and starts her traditions earlier than most. Family time and special occasions are her jam and getting to know her guests is something she does with great enthusiasm!
Jennaya – Stylist @hairbyjennaya
Jennaya has been working behind the chair and assisting for two years this year. She has experience and expertise in curly hair cuts and is strong with colors as well as blondes. Jennaya has a strong educational and practical background. She is friendly and very keen on learning everyday. Jennaya is attending school with her husband while she grows her career in hair.
Lori – Social Media Coordinator @teampalmsquad
Lori is one of those people who is always in your corner, she is whitty, positive and always encouraging. Lori manages all our online content and visual representation when it comes to social media. She is also one of our main contacts in communication online through the varies platforms you can find our business. We are so thrilled to have someone so helpful on our team.
Ashley – Apprentice and Student Stylist @ashleyhoffmanhair
Ashley is enrolled at Abbotsford Collegiate Hair Program under the instruction of Nadia. She is also undergoing her apprenticeship with Chantel Funk. Ashley has a good work ethic, is always willing to go the extra mile and participates in all our volunteer initiatives such as supporting the Foundry Abbotsford.
A’lexy – Apprentice and Student Stylist @lexys.hairjourney
A’lexy joined us this summer as an assistant to Ali our Masterstylist but is also enrolled in hair school at Abbotsford Collegiate and apprenticing with Chantel Funk here at the shop. A’lexy is very thorough with all her tasks and is a quick learner.
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