Meet Our Team

Christie has been a passionate stylist for over a decade. She has many talents including cutting and colouring, and is an expert in Great Length extensions, and airbrush makeup application. Christie has completed extensive training with Vidal Sassoon, Goldwell, and has continuing education with MAC pro classes. Christie had the pleasure of being a floor instructor at Voila hair institute, however realized her passion was being behind the chair and freelancing.

Emma has proven herself as a visionary artist with clients and hairstylists alike. Emma is imaginative and always defies individual style. With over 11 years experience, extensive education, and volunteer work at fashion events under her belt, she is ahead of the fashion trends. Emma is known for her precision cuts, creative colour and corrective colour. She is also trained and proficient in extensions, such as micro, loop n lock, fusion and tape.

Melissa passion has always been hair. She enjoys all areas of hair, but specializes in colour and colour correction for those oops moments. If your looking for a dramatic change or just a touch up, she is the stylist for you. She has experience creating styles for TV, bridal parties, graduations and special events. She is also passionate about continuing her education throughout her career to stay updated in trends and techniques. Her techniques paired with Schwarzkopf Professional products make her colouring and styling at the highest quality. This assures that your hair is looking its best for longer.

Vicky is a talented salon artist with an extreme flair for creativity. Her master knowledge of hair colour and precision cutting enables her to develop a unique look for you. She recently just qualified as a top finalist in Wella Trend Vision 2018 competition.

Her expertise has allowed her to be involved in many aspects of the industry, including local editorial shoots, fashion shows, competitions, theatre and a music video. She specializes in formal up styles and wedding parties and strives to make your special day amazing.

Kourtney has been in the industry for 17 years. She has recently joined our team and is very excited to welcome new and current clientele to The Strand. She loves her job because she gets to make every person that sits in her chair feel great about themselves. She gets to meet so many new people every day and everyone has a different story, wants a different look and she gets to help them accomplish it.

Sarah has been in the industry for the past 8 years, spending five of those years working at Voila Salon and Spa Uptown Waterloo.  Sarah has always been full of creativity. Previous to becoming a hair stylist Sarah worked a graphic designer. In addition to graphic design she also has a degree in fine studio art and art history.
Sarah’s sound knowledge of fine art shows in the cuts and creative colours she does.

Sarah looks forward to seeing some familiar faces along with some new ones!

With over 10 years of experience, Faraz is creative and stylish and has an eye for detail. He is passionate about his career and it is important to him that he proves the best service for his clients. Faraz has made a name for himself when it comes to providing a beautiful Balayage. He is a colour specialist that has taken many courses, for different techniques and services, such as extensions, cutting and colour.