*Prices updated January 2016, and are subject to change.
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 here 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 experiencing everything related to growing a business. In her free time she is addicted to reading the internet (the entire internet) and books, yoga, and occasionally fencing. Kat is not accepting new clients at this time. Click for prices
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
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
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
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.
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
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
Hair Traffic Control:
Alicia is our full-time guest coordinator, working Monday through Friday at the new Johnston Rd. location and booking appointments for both salons from her HQ behind the desl. 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. “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!” Alicia quickly made herself indispensable when she started with us part-time, and when our full-time guest coordinator moved on to attend graduate school, it was only natural that we promoted Alicia, who stepped right in to fill her shoes.
*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