*Prices updated January 2016, and are subject to change.

Meet the team who gets you gorgeous!

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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 here for prices

 

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Chantelle is our very own Tough Mudder and experimental competitive body builder!  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 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

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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 partner.  Grit does amazing precision cuts and she has a real passion for hair color.  Grit has been with Sin 7 Salon from the very beginning, and with her vast experience and knowledge, we recently tapped her to help us teach haircutting and styling in our new Advanced Training program.  This mom of 2 little boys is also an expert at hair extensions!  P.S. She has also had her bridal/special occasion hairstyles featured in print!  Click for prices

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 Trish, 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 could jump right in at Sin 7!  She’s attended ongoing classes through Aveda, and in fact she is currently working toward being 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.  She also is a specialist in hair extensions!  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.   Click here for prices.  Trish on Instagram

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 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.  

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 Denise has been living in the Surrey area for the past 16 years, and for 8.5 years worked as an administrator at a civil engineering company.  Switcheroo!  She then decided that being a desk jockey was no longer the best fit and first attended John Casablancas for basic hair education, and then the Aveda Academy for a rigorous advanced training program.  Denise “Worked my butt off to get into Sin 7 since I first found it fall of 2013 because I really wanted to work in a salon where education and continuous learning were paramount. Really loved the look and feel of the salon and the people and wanted to learn from some truly amazing ladies.”  Flattery will get you everywhere!  😉  The Aveda Academy sent Denise to help us at our Grand Opening soiree, and we were so impressed with her work ethic and personality that we had to hire her.  Like all of us hairdressers, she loves to meet new people, make their day, and make them feel good about themselves.  This single mom of a beautiful little girl also has quite the menagerie of pets including a dog, a snake, and several fish.  When she’s not advancing her skills and making you look fantastic, she enjoys spending time with loved ones camping and hiking, or relaxing with a movie or a good book.  Click for prices

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 Rubi was born and raised on the Pacific Coast of Mexico in Michoacan, where the Monarch butterflies make their sanctuary.  She immigrated to Canada in 2001, and became a citizen in 2007.  Her first “brush” with hair was when she became a receptionist at a popular salon in Mexico City.  Doing hair came very naturally to her, and her friends and family were always asking her to do theirs even when she had little training.  In 2006 she enrolled at the VCC hair design program, and did her practicum at The Entourage salon in White Rock (the very same salon that became Sin 7 Salon in 2010!)  In 2007 she was part of the very first Aveda Institute “Academy” program, which gave her a full year of advanced training beyond her initial education.  During her training she had a cleaning job, which she turned into a successful commercial cleaning company.  She took time off from doing hair in a salon to focus on growing her company and her family – she did 9 months of the Aveda Academy training while pregnant with her second child!  All the while Rubi never stopped doing what she loved best, and so continued to do hair from her home.  In her words, “I love making my guest feel beautiful.  For me it is such a rewarding feeling.  I enjoy both hair cutting and coloring.  Now I am very excited to be part of a great team at Sin 7 Salon and to continue growing as a hairstylist.”

Rubi is fluent in in Spanish and English and is a self-described “disgrace to Latin dancing”, which she discovered at her Zumba class. 😉 She’s honest, hard working, tells really bad jokes, and when she’s tired she speaks Spanglish.  She likes hiking, good music, and authentic Mexican food.  We’re thrilled to have this talented and lovely stylist on our team at Sin 7 Salon! Click for prices    Rubi on Instagram

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Kristin was born in Manitoba, raised in Kelowna and now residing in Ferndale is Sin 7 Stylist and Make-up Artist, Kristin.  Kristin discovered her love for the beauty industry while travelling the world, she was exploring for 3 years!  When returning home, Kristin attended Blanche Macdonald for make-up.  During the course, she was drawn to hairstyling.  In 2012, Kristin entered a contest put on by Aveda Canada called, Born to Style.  She won and was given a full ride scholarship through the hairstyling program at the Aveda Institute Vancouver.  Once completing her training and certification, Kristin was ready to increase her skill set, so she went on to attend the Advanced Academy program through Aveda.  Outside of salon life Kristin has a passion for styling and make-up for television, photoshoots and runway.  She has worked on Eco-fashion week, TED TALKS whistler, Global TV and ET Canada (she was the make-up artist for Daniel Radcliffe’s interview!).  In Kristin’s spare time you can find her camping, swimming, hiking with her dog or playing volleyball.

Kristin’s take on Aveda, “I love what Aveda stands for, especially after doing makeup, hair and working with skincare for the past few years.  I 100% believe in knowing what you are pitting on and in your body as well as being nice to this beautiful earth, but while looking good while doing it!  Right?!”

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Niki was born in Edmonton.  She moved to the Lower Mainland in 2009.  After high school Niki moved to Kelowna to attend UBCO, where she spent two semesters studying geography.  Her love for the cosmetology industry was too big, she made her way back to the coast to attend the John Casablanca Institute to study hair styling…her family was surprised it wasn’t her first choice out of high school as she had a passion for doing hair from a young age.  Niki has an eye for detail, is a bit of a perfectionist and is drawn towards hair colouring and styling.  Outside of the salon, Niki can be found in her garden, cooking up a storm in the kitchen, playing her guitar or snuggling up to her cat, Smudge (who by her mannerisms, you may mistake for a dog).

Salon Coordinators:

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Alicia is our evening and weekend guest coordinator.  Born in South Africa, this super bright young lady completed grade 12 French in grade 10!  No wonder she does such a good job of keeping things running smoothly at Sin 7!  A graduate of Semiahmoo Secondary, Alicia enjoys snowboarding, anything to do with fashion and beauty, and spending time with friends and family.  Alicia has just started the Paralegal program at Douglas College.   “I love working for Sin 7 because I love the atmosphere of the team as well as the creativity and outstanding service they bring to the industry!”

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Melina is currently one of Sin 7’s Salon Coordinators, but will be transitioning to a stylist position over the next 6-12 months.  Melina was born in Calgary, but has lived in White Rock almost her entire life.  In 2011, she attended the makeup artistry course at John Casablanca, specializing in special effects for the film industry.  Melina thought makeup and hair went hand in hand, so returned to John Casablanca to become a trained hairstylist in 2015.  Melina has been experimenting with her own hair (and her mothers) for years.  She does enjoy cutting, but colour is her passion.  The beauty industry is home for her, she loves making others feel and look great about themselves.  Melina comes from a long line of artist, and this (hair and makeup) is her artistry!  In her spare time, you can find Melina being a tourist in her own city, spending time at the Vancouver Aquarium, walking the Seawall or exploring other beautiful gems the city has to offer.

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*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.  604-560-5360/ info @ sin7salon.com