IVETTE | senior colourist
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
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.
MICHAELA | stylist
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Michaela is originally from Canmore, Alberta and moved to Vancouver in May 2022.
KATE | salon assistant
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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.
LAUREN | independent stylist
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.
KEVIN | independent stylist
Kevin has been doing hair since he was a kid. Growing up in Prince George, he could never find a hairstylist to give him Winona Ryder’s pixie cut so he took the scissors into his own hands. Eventually he developed a small clientele of friends and neighbourhood moms.
When he moved to Vancouver, Kevin trained at Blanche Macdonald Centre’s Professional Hairstyling program. He’s apprenticed with award winning stylists, trained at Vidal Sassoon London, worked on many published editorial photoshoots and furthered his brand education with Kevin Murphy, Davines, Shu Uemura, L’Oréal Professional and Wella. Now Kevin splits his time behind the chair at QALI and teaching the next generation of hairstylists at John Casablancas Institute.
If you’re looking for someone to help you achieve your hair goals while talking about cool movies, interesting music, reality tv and the mysteries of the universe
Book an appointment or get in touch with Kevin here.
ALYSSA | co-founder // operations director
JANELLE | founder // extensions specialist