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!
Jessica Z – Communications Coordinator, Business Assistant, + Receptionist @aznsunshine91
Jessica is our on-location Receptionist, Business Assistant and Admin staff. She brings to our team a wealth of knowledge from project management to crafting! Chantel is so excited to have Jessica help navigate the ins and outs of growing the business. Jessica is also our front line communications person by answering your calls and replying to you online inquiries. Jessica also fulfills all our online orders and makes sure they are sent or ready for curb side pickup! Jessica has recently been promoted to Communications Coordinator, a position long overdue for our team. Jessica’s role is designed to elevate our company ethics, inclusion and make sure everyone on our team feels they are heard. She will be a huge help in continuing to develop our employer standards and the overall moral of the team.
Emma – Apprentice Student Stylist @emmastreng_hairstyling
Emma is currently apprenticing under Jessica, Ali and Chantel while completing her hair program at Abbotsford Collegiate. She is keen to learn and is here shadowing the stylists in her spare time! She is involved in a bunch of organizations that support the community such as The Foundry, French For The Future, Girl Guides, Conseil Jeunesse Colombie-Britannique and is currently starting her own buddy system within the French Emersion System to develop relationships with students to inspire them to continue their french journey. Emma has big aspirations to attend University and is contemplating two different degrees, Political Science Major or Major in French. Emma is a strong young adult who we are excited to support in personal and professional growth as she blossoms into her future. Having a career in hair is something she didn’t anticipate but enjoys being able to empower humans to live their best life and sees herself continuing this career through University and beyond.
Jennaya – Junior 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.
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