Meet your Vanity Managers
Meet the gang who gets you gorgeous!*
Co-owner Courtney has been doing hair since 2006. Native to the area, she gained valuable early experience at one of Vancouver's trendy, fast-paced salons. Looking for a more reasonable commute, she has been styling in White Rock ever since, starting Sin 7 Salon in June, 2010. Courtney has extensive advanced hair colour training, and is certified to teach Aveda's basic colour class. She also has special interest in makeup and has completed additional education there as well, including a 2-day makeup immersion course at the Aveda Institute. She has enjoyed styling hair for several local fashion shows. As a salon owner, Courtney's committment to education for herself and the team sees Sin 7 Salon hosting an advanced cutting classes each year with one of Aveda's creative directors, specialized colour training with one of Aveda's top educators, and field trips to Vancouver for trends at the Aveda Institute, as well as Master Jam. Courtney works about 300 hours a week, but when she gets a free moment she plays team sports, attends college to get her business accounting certificate, and enjoys solving complicated budget scenarios and organizational situations. Courtney is not currently able to accept new clients. (Level: Advanced, click for prices.)
Co-owner Katherine has been in the beauty industry since 1989 and received her initial cosmetology license in 1990. She spent the first 11 years of her career as a cutting specialist at a top Minneapolis - St. Paul area salon, including teaching advanced hair cutting classes (and just enough platform and editorial work to learn that she didn't enjoy it). She has spent the last 10 or so years learning about and doing colour services as well as cutting, and started Sin 7 Salon in June 2010. Katherine particularly enjoys corrective cutting, i.e. fixing cuts that don't work, and working with guests to address their individual hair issues. She thinks the best things about owning a salon are the opportunity to mentor and train new stylists, continuing her own education in hairdressing, creating living-wage jobs, and getting to control the music. In her free time she is addicted to reading the internet (the entire internet) and books. Katherine is currently unable to accept new clients. (Level: Advanced, click for prices.)
Chantelle is our very own Tough Mudder! She has been a stylist since 2006, working at busy salons at UBC and other areas of the Lower Mainland before she arrived with us here in White Rock. Chantelle's hairdressing career took an interesting temporary detour when she became a Level 3 medic and worked at drilling rigs up north. We at Sin 7 Salon are eternally grateful that gig didn't work out long term and now we (and you) get the benefit of her talent! Chantelle especially enjoys advanced education and since joining the team has attended several specialized cutting classes with educators from the US and Aveda Canada's west coast creative director. Also through Aveda she has had special training in men's colour, and has enjoyed many additional Aveda color and cutting classes. She is a BC native who has a near encyclopedic knowledge about nutrition and fitness, is an animal lover, and she drives a really sweet Jeep. (Level: Intermediate, click for prices.)
Grit became a hairstylist in 1991 and in 1996 became a Master Hairstylist (that's like an advanced degree in the art and business of hairdressing in Germany, where she's from). She had her own business for many years. Then, wanting a BIG change, she sold everything and went to work on cruise ships as a hair stylist! After glamourously travelling the world, she settled in White Rock with her fiance. Grit worked at The Entourage salon for 2 years, had a gorgeous baby boy and took a year off, and is now back in the new Sin 7 Salon incarnation as an Advanced Stylist. Grit does amazing precision cuts and colors, and she is also a specialist with special occasion and wedding styles/updos. Like all of the stylists at Sin 7 Salon, Grit regularly attends advanced training; she even attended classes while she was on maternity leave! Now that is dedication to your craft. Check out her personal website. (Level: Advanced, click for prices.)
Kristyn might look familiar since she is a White Rock native. Sin 7 Salon was lucky to scoop up this local emerging talent! A graduate of the esteemed Aveda Institute in Vancouver, Kristyn has already impressed us with her knack for making each guest feel special and pampered. Like all new stylists at Sin 7 Salon, she's attending weekly in-salon advanced training in cutting and color in order to build on her already top-notch skills**. Before attending the Aveda Institute, Kristyn spent the last five years as a professional Makeup Artist, including being a graduate of the Vancouver Film School's 1 yr. intensive makeup program. BONUS - she is available for makeup applications or lessons at Sin 7 Salon! (Level: New Talent, click for prices.)
Jennifer came to us with almost 10 years of experience behind the chair, over 5 of which were at a fancy-schmancy salon in N. Vancouver. A 2004 grad of Marvel in Kelowna, Jennifer loves COLOR! If you are looking for someone to rock a ravishing red for you, this is your gal. Note: she also has extensive experience with curly hair, and her precision cutting is amazing - YAY! Jennifer has taken part in the Davines Worldwide Hair Tour, and she uses education to keep herself inspired, through learning as well as teaching advanced techniques. A true career stylist, Jennifer enjoys building rapport with each person in her chair, and she loves making people feel good about themselves through her craft. When she's not making you look and feel beautiful, this Ontario native enjoys camping and back-country activities, hanging out with her family, and the quieter pursuits of reading and crochet. (Level: Advanced, click for prices.)
Welcome our current "new girl" Jade! This White Rock born-and-raised gal has been with us for a while now so you very likely have seen her around the shop. While she was completing her training at the Aveda Institute in Vancouver, Jade was helping us out at Sin 7 behind the desk and assisting the other stylists, but now she has a chair of her very own! Jade is a natural talent at cutting, and we're really enjoying watching her whiz through our advanced training system for colour also! Jade started experimenting with doing hair when she was still in High School, and she volunteered her spare time doing hair and makeup for plays, musicals, fashion shows...anywhere she could keep her hands and combs busy! Jade's other creative outlets include painting, drawing, and sewing, and she has an interest in photography and stop motion animation as well. We also have it on good authority that she likes pina coladas and getting caught in the rain...!
New stylist Ariane (level 1) is just beginning her commando hair training at Sin 7 Salon**. This fresh talent came to us as a recent grad from the Vancouver Hair Academy (VHA). Ariane, like many of our stylists, was born and raised in White Rock. She shows a very natural affinity for cutting, and she loves to make people feel and look beautiful. A well-rounded creative type, when she's not in the salon making you pretty, Ariane enjoys painting and drawing, as well as reading and playing with her dog.
Meghan (level 1) is another sparkling new talent at Sin 7 Salon. She was born and raised right here in White Rock, is a vegetarian, and loves camping and snow. Yes, snow, she loves it. Meghan is a graduate of the Aveda Institute in Vancouver, and will be attending their Advanced Academy starting in December for 6 months of rigorous training, in addition to the classes she's been acing at Sin 7.
Brenna is our lovely and talented "Saturday Girl Friday", aka Salon Coordinator. Brenna keeps our crazy Saturdays (and occasional weekdays) running smoothly. Phones, schedules, lunch runs, "Cinderella" chores and all other manner of support, this whip-smart gal does it all for us, so we can focus on doin' your hair. When she's not at Sin 7 making our lives easier, Brenna is in university studying to be a nurse. Or an actor. Perhaps "Nurse Brenna" in a future episode of General Hospital? ;-)
Kenzi, our full-time Salon Coordinator, grew up in South Surrey. She graduated from UVic in 2013 for creative writing, which you can sample right here on our website in her awesome blog posts. Obviously Kenzi loves to write (and read), and to stay active she runs as well as does yoga and pilates. She likes traveling, the beach, good food, wine, and the sun. Kenzi describes herself as spontaneous, and lives her life following the path wherever it takes her.
*Please note, all listed prices are subject to change. Please call or email for accurate pricing.
**If you are interested in being a color or haircut model, please call or email us to inquire about this great opportunity for excellent, supervised work for super-duper cheap! We will take every step to make sure you leave happy, but we do ask that you be open to our suggestions. 604-541-2722/ info @ sin7salon.com