We’re very proud of our team of carefully selected stylists. Each has extensive training in hair styling and colouring techniques to ensure you get the best results. We’re committed to ongoing education and pride ourselves on clear communication, creative suggestions, and excellent customer service.
De has worked in the hair industry for over 25 years. She trained in Australia and has completed her Canadian Red Seal certification. Full of enthusiasm, De takes on a full clientele and manages the day to day operations of the salon.
What De lacks for in stature she more than makes up for with personality. The woman has boundless energy! When she does take a break, you’ll see her enjoying a good latte or having a quick yoga stretch in the backroom.
De is also a certified Iyengar yoga instructor and teaches several classes a week at Bend Over Backwards yoga located on Wesley Street. She’s also a running coach with Front Runners and can frequently be spotted cheering groups of marathon runners as they train for a big race. She doesn’t have much spare time, but when she does you can find her drinking wine and cuddling her kitty, and binge watching her new favorite Netflix series.
Jennifer has over 13 years experience as a hair stylist, 10 of those working alongside De. She is a well-rounded stylist who loves working with clients who struggle with their difficult hair. Staying on top of fashion and hair trends is one of Jennifer’s favorite pastimes. She frequently stays up way too late pinning new looks for her clients on Pinterest. She has a calm energy, but her dry wit and sassy sarcasm keep everyone on their toes. In her spare time Jennifer loves hiking with her dogs and is passionate about staying true to her nerdy bookworm self. She is always up for a conversation about current events, social justice, the latest celebrity scandal or whatever book she’s currently reading.
Arden has been a valued Salon D team member for over 5 years.
She is a creative colour enthusiast and loves to tackle tricky colour corections. Fixing a box dye disaster or giving a client a drastic cut makeover is one of her favourite challenges. Nothing better then a before and after photo opportunity!
Arden’s passion for hair and education has led her to become a certified Red Seal instructor in the hairdressing program at VIU. She loves sharing her vast knowledge and training with her students and is envied by many of them for her amazing “floss” dance skills.
In her spare time Arden loves to hang out with her husband and two young sons. They recently adopted an eccentric rescue dog named Louie who has quickly become Arden’s biggest fan.
Erin brought her passion for creating beautiful hair and wearable styles to Nanaimo in 2016; previously she had maintained a busy clientele for over 15 years in Vancouver. Her industry experience also includes a role as an educator in consultations, colouring and styling techniques. Erin loves living on Vancouver Island and spends her spare time mountain biking, snowboarding and paddling. Erin is studying to further her education and is pursuing a university degree at Vancouver Island University. As if this all isn’t enough to keep her busy, she is having fun raising her two young boys. Don’t let Erin’s chill demeanour fool you, she is a talented and hardworking stylist who will spend the time to ensure that your hair is perfect.
Gabrielle has been working at Salon D for 3 years. She graduated from the Vancouver Island University hairdressing program in 2017 and is now taking clients as our junior stylist. Gabby is a naturally talented stylist who excels at balayage and highlights as well as corrective colour work. Her meticulous foiling skills will impress even the most critical eye and her naturally sweet and thoughtful nature make clients instantly feel welcome. Gabrielle is not one to sit still. She is an accomplished highland dancer and has won many awards at competitions around the country. She loves the outdoors and staying fit and healthy are high on her priority list. She also has a popular Instagram account, almost 1000,000 followers, dedicated to braids and upstyling that she herself has done. You should go check her out @hairstylesbygabby.