Erin Moore – Owner, Educator, Stylist
Erin Moore started is. Salon in 2008 with one goal. To bring together a talented team of skilled professionals passionate about their work in the beauty industry, and equally as passionate about making their clients look and feel their best. is. Salon has grown into just that….a family of creative professionals that love their work and their clients. Erin cannot imagine doing anything else with her life.
Daniel Meyerowitz – General Manager
With over 10 years of experience in the industry, Daniel brings his outstanding guest-relation skills, his calm demeanour and practical approach to the is. and in. Salon Group. Daniel is the glue that holds the company together and has a solution for almost any situation, ensuring each guest has the best possible experience.
Along with Salon Group Owner – Erin Moore, Daniel is the co-founder of The Hair Cares Foundation, a charity that promotes equality, empowerment, and self-esteem through basic hair-skills training for at-risk youth and young adults.
“It’s a pleasure to come and work alongside such a creative team. Everyone is extremely talented, caring and dedicated to their craft and clients.”
April Kakoske- Stylist
April brings over 9 years of industry experience to is. Salon. She has a vision for beautifully coloured and styled hair, and enjoysworking a project from beginning (with the colour) to the end (with the cut and style). April specializes in highlighting/low lighting/colour blending and styling hair. April’s love of hair started in high school where she would colour and style hair for her friends who would often say they got their hair done at “salon chéz April”.
Carolena Golinsky – Stylist
Carolena Golinsky is a true Vancouver girl. Born and raised on the North Shore, Carolena always knew that her passion was in hair styling. She began her training at the renowned Blanche MacDonald where Carolena thrived in technical hairstyling and fostered her passion for learning.
Since graduating at the top of her class, Carolena has pursued advanced education with Vidal Sassoon as well as extensive colour training with Joico, Loreal Professional and Goldwell to name a few.
Carolena is a self-proclaimed education junkie with knowledge of multiple product lines and has been personally trained by the Schorom Barbers from Holland.
After receiving all of this education, Carolena has been awarded with the Kevin Murphy Gold Key certificate. She has completed an intensive training program in Atlanta, Georgia and brought us back a ton of new styling tips and tricks from Kevin Murphy himself.
Carolena loves to share all of her knowledge so to be sure to ask her for a tutorial.
Char Castro – Stylist
With over 15 years experience, Char has perfected her craft by attending numerous advanced education courses and being an educator for over 3 years.
Char is actively involved in the hair community and has participated in numerous events, such as: New York Fashion week, Master Jam and Show Off!
From hair-styling to colour, cuts and extensions, Char specializes in all aspects of hair and specifically enjoys textured hair styling. There’s no doubt Char will leave you not only looking good – but feeling good too!
Come as a client, leave as a friend!
Cleo Howley – Stylist
Cleo is a Stylist from Ireland. With over 10 years experience including running her own salon. She believes a meticulous consultation gets the best results and encourages clients to open up to her to find the perfect style to match their lifestyle. Her warm and friendly vibes are sure to make clients feel relaxed in her chair .
Cleo graduated from the Toni & Guy Academy in 2008 and built up a large clientele until she felt it was time to step out on her own. In 2014, Cleo left her salon in Ireland to travel across Europe, America, Australia and finally settled in New Zealand where she worked for its capital’s top salon.
Now settled in Vancouver, Cleo loves creating natural looking, beautiful and sexy hair inspired by the colours of nature and is always checking up on the red carpet for the latest styles. Cleo is trained in up-styling under London Fashion Week stylists and having done hair for numerous weddings, she can get as creative as you’ll let her.
Boosting her clients confidence is her ultimate contentment!
Debra Dennill – Stylist
Debra is an extremely experienced stylist and makeup artist with over 13 years of experience. Debra realized her passion for hair while completing the Makeup Artist Diploma Program at Blanche MacDonald in 2001. She enrolled at Marvel College and graduated from the Hair Design Program.
Debra’s early awards included “Excellence in Hair Diploma” and the “Creative Scholarship Award”.
Her professional development has since expanded from the Advanced Training Program with Chad Taylor to the Vidal Sassoon Academy in London, England. Over the past 13 years, Debra has been running her own Makeup and Hair freelance company serving weddings, photoshoots, theatre, film and television.
Debra is diversely creative and technical, priding herself on thorough consultations. She enjoys helping clients achieve their own sense of style, taking into account their lifestyle and abilities.
Cindy Bui – Stylist + Make Up Artist
With over 13 years experience working in the hair industry, Cindy has completed extensive training with many high profile brands such as Goldwell, L’Oreal and completed advanced education courses at the Vidal Sassoon Academy in New York City.
Cindy continues to bring fresh and innovation ideas to her clients, specializing in precision haircuts, highlights and colour.
Emily Rasmussen – Stylist
Having graduated from the top of her class, Emily strives for greatness and perfection in every service that she provides to her clients. From precision haircuts to seamlessly blended ombre and balayage, Emily does not disappoint. With a strong background in styling, Emily is able to create beautiful updo’s and sleek braids for an occasion.
Joey Miko – Stylist
Calgary born stylist Joey brings with him 12+ years of experience in the hair industry. Having a great understanding of and experience with the intricate process to achieve blonde perfection, Joey ensures that each one of his clients leaves his chair with only the finest colour and sleekest style.
Joey’s fine tuned skills and training have given him the opportunity to work outside the salon in lots of settings such as photoshoots and award shows; most notable being the Juno and Gemini Awards. Joey also brings with him the unique skill of real and synthetic dreadlock extensions.
Jorey Dizon – Stylist
Jorey is an experienced stylist with extensive National training under her belt. She is a top educator with Pureology/ L’oreal Canada responsible for brand training. Have any questions about this top hair care line? Look no further, Jorey has the answers.
Jorey is extremely passionate about hair styling and has an enviable drive for pursuing her education to improve her already commendable skills. She keeps up to date on the seasons latest trends in beauty and fashion, and specializes in creating expressive and unique styles. Recently Jorey competed in the L’Oreal Colour Trophy competition with fellow hairstylist Jaye Mcleod and placed 3rd in the semi-finals which took them all the way to Toronto to compete in the finals.
Kanako Igari – Stylist
With over 9 years of industry experience, 6 of those have been spent as hair stylist. Kanako has a passion for hair and loves making every client feel beautiful from the inside out. By attending advanced education classes, Kanako stays on up-to-date on the latest techniques and trends.
Kanako specializes in updos, extensions and colour.
Lydia Wilson – Stylist
One of Ireland’s top stylists, Lydia brings over 15 years experience to the is. Salon team.
Lydia worked at Peter Mark Salon in Ireland, perfecting her craft before moving to Vancouver over 3 years ago.
Specializing in highlights, Lydia is equally confident in all aspects of hair – including creating natural looking ombres’ and balayages’ to precision haircuts.
Kayla McAra – Stylist
With over a decade of experience in the industry, Kayla Mcara is an extraordinary stylist. Kayla Mcara is a well-rounded and accomplished stylist with a strong foundation in precision cutting, mens fades, updos, highlights and balayage.
Kayla McAra completed her apprenticeship at Suki’s and furthered her education by taking advanced classes at the academy.
With a calm and gentle approach, Kayla McAra takes the time to listen to her clients, making them feel relaxed in this busy world we live in.
Kayla MacDonald – Stylist
A Vancouver local, Kayla started her hair journey at John Casablanca’s Institute, where she graduated with distinction from the Hair Art design program. She further developed her skills both locally and internationally by attending advanced training at the Aveda Institute Vancouver, Suki’s and the Vidal Sassoon Academy in London, England.
Kayla loves creating everything from bold new looks, to natural, lived in colour. Sun-kissed balayage, ombre’s and babylights are her passion. She believes precision in all aspects of her work is paramount, and knows that you’ll leave the salon feeling beautiful and refreshed.
Nichelle Desautels- Stylist
Originally from Calgary, Nichelle knew she wanted to be a hair stylist when she was just 6 years old. Now she is Red Seal Certified hairstylist with over 12+ years experience in the industry. Nichelle is extremely passionate about hair, and has continued to educate herself keeping up with the latest trends and techniques.
Nichelle specializes in all aspects of hair from cuts to colour, highlights and colour corrections, as well as up-styling and extensions. She is a perfectionist and has a keen eye for detail. Her goad is to always ensure her clients leave her chair happy and relaxed.
“People put a lot of trust in our hands (and our scissors) and I strive to give everyone a comfortable and unforgettable experience.”
Hayley Grey – Stylist
Hayley is a fierce new stylist in the Vancouver hair industry. Between her extreme passion for hair styling and exceptional training through one of Vancouver’s top hair schools; John Casablancas Institute as well as Suki’s and Vidal Sasoon, Hayley is advancing quickly in her career as a hair stylist.
When Hayley isn’t building her skills at classes all over BC, you can find her in the salon providing exceptional mens and womens hair cuts and styles as well as perfect colouring and highlighting. Hayley is also quickly becoming a hair extension expert through her training under mentor and salon owner, Erin Moore. She specializes in applying fusion and tape-in hair extensions, and her keen eye for colouring will guarantee a perfect match to your hair.
Amanda Gruszie – Stylist
Amanda Gruszie has worked as one of Vancouver’s top stylists exclusively in the downtown core for over 13 years. Her work is fast and precise, with an attention to technical and creative detail.
Amanda has trained internationally including advanced training with Graham Webb in New York. She specializes in curly and long hair styling, updos and cutting as well as color corrective and extension services.
Becky Ponce – Stylist
Berenice Ortiz – Stylist
With over 23 years experience, Berenice is an accomplished colour technician and stylist.
Working at some of the top salons in Mexico City and Vancouver, Berenice brings her cosmopolitan style to is. Salon. Berenice is comfortable in all aspects of hair, and specializes in ombre/balayage and colour corrections.
Berenice is a certified Cezanne Smoothing Treatment specialist.
Berenice offers services in English and Spanish.
Chris Martin – Stylist
Erin-Leigh – Stylist
Erin-Leigh has been working with is.salon since its inception in 2007 and is an integral part of our team. With over a decade in the hair industry, she brings her arsenal of skills and creative eye to every client in her chair.
She has taught cutting and colouring for John Casablancas, worked in film and theatre, as well as trained extensively with a myriad of product companies and colour lines.
Erin-Leigh’s down-to-earth approach makes her easy to share a laugh and a cup of coffee with, while helping you look and feel your best every time.
Jaye McLeod – Stylist
Jaye is an Award Winning Stylist with over ten years experience. She has brought energy, creativity, charm, and humor to many avenues of her career. Jaye loves being hands on in the salon, and is well known in Vancouver for her precision cuts and colours.
Lyla Peterson – Stylist
Lyla Peterson has been in the hair and cosmetology industry for 18 years. She specializes in colours, highlights, cuts and total make overs; she also has experience in makeup.
Lyla has trained in New York, LA and various cities within Canada, including the Schwarzkopf colour academy in Toronto for colour correction. She is very interested in keeping up with education in this industry and is always on the lookout for the latest trends and styles.
Lyla believes in stylist-client education at the salon, so you can recreate the look at home with the right products, tools and styling tips and tricks to get your hair looking the best it can. She has expert knowledge in healthy hair and scalp, and knows it begins with the right shampoo and conditioner. She is also great with wedding, graduation, and special occasion hair.
Todd Stefaniuk – Stylist
Todd brings to is. Salon over 16 years of experience. He strives to be continually inspired and current with all elements of style through advanced education. Todd has trained internationally with Bumble and Bumble (New York), Toni & Guy (London, England), Vidal Sassoon (Toronto and Santa Monica) and Suki’s (Vancouver).
Todd works closely with his clients to ensure he creates an environment in which his clients are at ease to express themselves and their ideas. His passion, dedication and commitment to each of his client’s particular needs teamed with his approach to hair design, ensure that they leave with a look that fits their personality, hair type, and lifestyle.
Christine Cruz -Front Desk Coordinator
Christine brings several years of experience in various guest services field to the is. and in. Salon Group. Driven by passion, she is eager to make your experience relaxing and pleasurable.
From organizing your next appointment to serving you a beverage, Christine is more than happy to assist with all of your hair care coordination.
Navi Garewal – Brow Specialist @ in. Salon
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