Meet your Vanity Managers
Meet the gang who gets you gorgeous!*
L - Katherine; R - Courtney
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 a certified Aveda color educator for the West Coast. 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 accepting new clients. Click for prices.)
Co-owner Katherine aka Kat 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. 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. 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 does amazing precision cuts and she has a real passion for hair color. This mom of 2 is also an expert at hair extensions. P.S. She has also had her bridal/special occasion hairstyles featured in print! Click for prices.
**Jennifer will be on maternity leave beginning in late September 2014** 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. Click for prices.
Trish (level 3), a White Rock native, comes to us after sharpening her skills in hairdressing in the Okanagan for the last several years. She attended Blanche Macdonald and worked at Aveda salons up in wine country, so she can jump right in at Sin 7! She's attended ongoing classes through Aveda, and in fact one of her goals is to be a colour educator so you know we are down with that! Trish says her passion is for colour and styling, and she takes pride in making each guest feel amazing after visiting her chair. When she's not making you gorgeous at Sin 7 Salon, Trish is focusing on settling back in White Rock and connecting with the community. Call 604-541-2722 Click here for prices.
Shannon has hairstyling in her blood - literally! Her grandmother, great-aunt, sister, and sister-in-law are/were hairstylists, and her grandfather and uncle are barbers! Shannon is a graduate of the Aveda Institute in Vancouver, even though with all those family connections she probably learned to do hair by osmosis. When she's not making her guests look and feel great or participating in advanced training at Sin 7 Salon, Shannon is into camping, river days, running, or most any outdoor activity. She also enjoys reading and photography. We consider ourselves lucky to have scooped up this rising star; her inquisitive, creative, and hard-working nature are the hallmarks of a super successful hairstylist. Click for prices.
Hair Traffic Control:
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 who runs the show at the front of the salon, 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