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 – Salon Manager

Daniel has spent the last 10 years working in the guest services field.  Most recently, he has spent the last 6 years working his way up in the hair industry.  Daniel brings his outstanding guest-relation skills, his calm demeanor and practical approach to Is. Salon. “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”.

She has taken advanced colour training with lines such as Wella, Goldwell, L’anza Italy, and L’oreal and advanced cut and style training with Aveda, Grund, Oscar Bond, Vidal Sassoon, Kevin Murphy and American Crew. April has been the recipient of many awards including, Holt Renfrew Avante Guard Competition Winner 2010 Old Hollywood 2nd place Vancouver Fashion Week 2011 Men’s 1st place avante guard competition in 2005 Stylist of the year awarded 3 years consecutively 2006, 2007 and 2008.

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.


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

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. As well, 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

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 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.

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

Born and raised in a family of hairstylists, Becky has proudly continued with the tradition of establishing long-lasting relationships with clients, who she considers to be the ultimate judges of her professional work.  Her impeccable listening skills, and capacity to meet customer’s expectations for over a decade, have allowed her the privilege of working with clients in all walks of life.
Becky remains one of Vancouver’s top stylists by constantly attending training under rigorous beauty programs with Davines, Wella, Loreal and Bumble & Bumble.
If you are looking for an excellent service, and complete customer satisfaction, allow Becky to serve and meet your expectations.

Chris Martin – Stylist

Chris Martin has over 20 years experience as a stylist.  His extensive knowledge and artistic ability make him one of Vancouver’s experts in both cutting and colouring.
He specializes in advanced colour including brilliant blondes and reds, as well as colour corrections.  Chris is also a talented photographer, responsible for many of our salon photoshoots.

Erin-Leigh In. Salon

Erin-Leigh – Stylist

Erin-Leigh has been working with 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.

She is an expert with curly hair, and ethnic hair. With her extensive training at Vidal Sassoon London and hands on training with Vivienne Mackinder in New York, you know you are in good hands. Jaye also recently competed in the L’Oreal Colour Trophy competition with fellow stylist Jorey Dizon and placed 3rd in the semi-finals which took them all the way to Toronto to compete in the finals.

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 <a ” style=”opacity:0;filter:alpha(opacity=100);”>china paypal and scalp, and knows it begins with the right shampoo and conditioner. She is also great with wedding, graduation, and special occasion hair.


Malissa Jeffers – Stylist

Malissa has been a hairstylist in Vancouver for 15 years. Her approach is fresh, current, and creative.

A technical foundation and an art background partnered with the drive to always try something new makes Malissa’s work fun and unique.

As well as her salon history- she has been with Is. Salon for 8 years and counting- her background also includes extensive editorial work, fashion shows, 9+ years of weave experience, weddings and international competitions – ‘Canadian Hairstylist of the Year’ nominee /Salon Magazine, ‘Master Colorist’/CONTESSA nominee and semi-finalist.

Malissa’s commitment to her clients is to personalize each experience through product, styling, and realistic maintenance tips that are right for the client and their lifestyle.

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.

Todd’s expertise in hair care, meticulous cutting/colouring technical skills and unparalleled client service make him an integral hair stylist at is. Salon.


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Navi Garewal – Brow Specialist @ in. Salon

Originally from India, Navi graduated at the top of her class from one of India’s finest Aesthetic schools, specializing in threading.
Upon moving to Vancouver in 2001, Navi upgraded her education by enrolling at Vancouver Community College Aeshetic program.
With over 10 years experience, Navi is pleased to be part of the In. Salon team.

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Is Salon – #101 – 1260 Hamilton Street – Vancouver, BC V6B 2S8, Canada
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We service Vancouver, Yaletown, West End, Kitsilano, Downtown, Point Grey, North Vancouver, West Vancouver, Richmond, Burnaby, Coquitlam, Langley, Surrey, Fraser Valley, Whistler, Metrotown.

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