QALI Crew

IVETTE | senior colourist

(she/her)
@hairby_ivette
Ivette hairstylist 

Ivette was born in Mexico City and has lived in Vancouver since 2008. She’s always been passionate about hair and would excitedly perform cuts and colours on friends and family before she took any formal training. When she moved to Vancouver, she trained at VCC and has been creating gorgeous balayage, highlights and foilyage ever since. If you're looking for dimensional looks with natural looking growout, she's your girl!

She’s fully trained in the QALI extension method and is ready to create hair magic with you in the chair. To kick back after a day of serving up great hair she loves a good mezcal margarita and a night in with friends.

KIRSTYN | extensionist

(she/her)
@hairbysklar

Kirstyn, also known as "Kiki" is originally from Edmonton and moved to Vancouver in 2018 to go to hair school at Blanche Macdonald, and has been working behind the chair ever since!

If you are looking for long, luscious locks with extensions or lived in balayage she's your girl! Kiki has been doing extensions since graduating hair school and has fallen in love with being able to boost her client's confidence by enhancing their natural beauty. She is fully trained in the QALI Micro-weft method and brings her previous extensions experience to ensure an effortless blend while protecting the health and integrity of your hair.

When she's not behind the chair you can find her putting creative energy into her passion for interior design, hitting the slopes or at a cute winery when the sun is shining. 

KATE | salon assistant

(she/her)
@hairbykateking

Kate was born and raised in North Vancouver and still lives in the same neighbourhood she grew up in! She graduated from the professional hairstyling program at Blanche Macdonald in January 2023 and did her work experience at QALI before being hired as an assistant. 

Throughout high school and college she loved playing with her friends’ hair - she loves being creative and perfecting things. She was encouraged to get into hair but took a while to finally take the plunge - now that she has, she hasn’t regretted a single moment!

She loves extensions, highlights and cornrows/braiding - even though they’re very different services, she loves how satisfying the results are. Her favourite part of doing hair is getting to focus on her work and the feeling that comes with seeing the final product! She will continue to gain salon experience assisting our stylists and offering cutting & colour services at a junior rate.

Her favourite drink is coffee (with a lil’ cream and sugar) and on a Saturday night you can usually find her curled up on the couch watching a crime series cuddling her 13 year old cat Kisa.

SUMMER | stylist

(she/her)
@hairbysum_
Summer Hairstylist

Meet Summer! Originally from North Delta, Summer discovered her passion for hair early on, colouring her own locks since grade three. Throughout elementary and high school, she experimented with colouring her friends and family's hair, fuelling her passion for hairstyling.

After moving to Vancouver in 2017, Summer realized hairstyling was her true calling. She attended Blanche Macdonald in 2020 to refine her skills and master the latest hair trends. Summer loves pushing her limits and embracing new challenges, always striving to excel.

What Summer loves most about hairdressing is seeing hair transform. She emphasizes the importance of aftercare to her clients, helping them understand that investing in their hair and products pays off. Witnessing the positive changes and earning her clients' trust brings her the most satisfaction.

With Summer, you'll not only get a talented hairstylist but also a new best friend. She easily connects with her clients, creating an enjoyable salon experience. Outside the salon, Summer explores her creativity through cooking and trying new foods. She also enjoys playing sports like soccer, volleyball, softball, and golf, along with dining out and hanging with friends.

If you're looking for a stylist who can bring your hair dreams to life with a dash of fun, Summer is your go-to stylist. From blondes to brunettes, coppers, and more, she'll create a vibrant and unforgettable hair experience just for you.

LAUREN | independent stylist

(she/her)
@hairbylaurh
Lauren is from White Rock BC but recently moved to Mount Pleasant in 2021 

She enrolled in the hair school trades program while she was in her last semester of high school and has been working in Vancouver salons for 5 years since graduating.

Her mom and aunt are both hairstylists, so she grew up around the industry - she was also a competitive dancer growing up and was constantly around hair and makeup having to learn how to do it at a young age. 
She loves doing a little bit of everything so she can stay up to date with trends, as well as being a versatile stylist! Her go to is anything with foils - babylights, balayages and every tone of blonde from platinum to bronde. 
She can be found drinking wine at home on the weekend or out on the town discovering new restaurants and places to go out - give her all your suggestions for your go to places in the city.
Appointments with Lauren can be booked here.

JANELLE | founder | extensions specialist

(she/her)
@janellexbell
 Janelle QALI Founder 
Janelle's obsession with hair, makeup and all things beauty has been a lifelong love affair. Always the unofficial hairdresser and makeup artist for her girlfriends, she finally got to turn these passions into a new career in 2016. QALI was born from a desire to help women find their confidence by offering superior quality, attainable hair extensions. You can read more about her story here.  

When she's not at QALI she's likely chasing around her daughters, smooching her dogs or convincing her husband to book yet another trip to London or LA.

KENNEDY | independent stylist

(she/her)
@hairbykpabz

 Kennedy  hairstylist

Kennedy was born and raised in Vancouver. At the age of 13, Kennedy got her first job working at a salon. It was here that she discovered her true calling. Kennedy then went on to graduate from VCC, where she obtained her red seal certification.

Kennedy loves the unique connection between science and hairstyling. Intrigued by the biology and the chemistry of hair and how they reacted to various products, she delved into the world of hairdressing.The passion for both science and creative expression, has driven Kennedy to continually seek growth and innovation in her craft, so that she can provide her clients with the best possible service.

What sets Kennedy apart is her genuine love for her clients and her desire to be a part of their lives. She believes that the relationship between a hairdresser and a client goes beyond the surface level. For her, hairstyling is not merely a service but a personal and transformative experience. 

Kennedy's versatility shines through in her wide range of services. She offers men's and women's cuts that accentuate individuals features, to an array of colour services, and hair extensions. She knows good hair requires attention to every detail, and has mastered the art of tailoring each look to match her clients' unique style and personality. Kennedy effortlessly creates stunning transformations, leaving her clients feeling confident with healthy amazing hair.

When you visit Kennedy at her salon, you'll also have the pleasure of meeting Elsa, her adorable French bulldog. Elsa, who loves cuddles, adds an extra touch of joy to the salon experience. You can book with Kennedy here.

 

MARINA | independent stylist

(she/her)
@marinadoes_hair
 

Meet Marina! She grew up in Ohio but was born in Vancouver and has always found herself back on the west coast, fulfilling her love of hiking with her husband and dog.

Marina has been in the hair industry for 10 years and has attended both the Vancouver Hair Academy and Aveda Advanced Academy! She specializes in lived-in colors and soft razor cuts. Marina is fully certified in QALI Hair Extensions after completing one of our workshops in 2022.
A fun fact about Marina is that she LOVES cows, which reflects in her outfits from time to time! Look out for some cow print at your next appointment with her!