Once upon a time, they were two diverse stylists who wanted nothing more than to do something different within the industry they’d been a part of for over a decade. With bravery induced by a bottle of wine, they decided to make their vision of a vintage inspired salon come true, and so Hairpins Boutique was born.
Krystle Alekson ~ STYLIST
Go-To Karaoke Song: Karaoke..? I don't karaoke.
Best Part About Living In The Valley: Being surrounded by all the natural beauty.
Spirit Animal: Owl.
Best Trip You've Been On: London.
Words To Live By: 'Keep on keepin' on'.
Favourite Service: Short hair.
nicole abbott ~ STYLIST
Go-To Karaoke Song: Sweet Child O'Mine - Guns N' Roses.
Best Part About Living In The Valley: The beaches, forests and mountain are all right at your fingertips. But the people-the community is what really makes it special!
Spirit Animal: Butterfly.
Best Trip You've Been On: Hard to pick just one. My mom taking me on a cruise for my 21st birthday was pretty unforgettable, and eventful!
Words To Live By: 'Spread Love and Radiate Joy.'
janine branchi ~ JR.STYLIST
Go-To Karaoke Song: None Of Your Business - Salt 'N Peppa.
Best Part About Living In The Valley: Best hidden gem on the island.
Spirit Animal: Golden Lab.
Best Trip You've Been On: Jamaica mon.
Words To Live By: 'Breathe through the waves.'
Sheilagh Dunae ~ Stylist
Go-To Karaoke Song: Mercedes Benz - Janis Joplin.
Best Part About Living In The Valley: The amazing blend of humanity and magical energy.
Spirit Animal: Mermaid-deercat hybrid.
Best Trip You've Been On: Mushrooms in the forest..Haha just kidding. When my parents and I lived in a VW van for a year in Greece.
Words To Live By: 'Peace out rainbow trout!', and 'Make love not war!'
Favourite Service: Men's cuts! Graduated angled bob, undercut, blondes.
courtenay girard ~ STYLIST
Go-To Karaoke Song: Like a Prayer - Madonna.
Best Part About Living In The Valley: It's an amazing place to raise a family.
Spirit Animal: Sea Otter.
Best Trip You've Been On: One time I went to Montreal for 5 years.
Words To Live By: 'What goes around comes around.'
Favourite Service: Babylights and balayage.
megan griffiths ~ owner/STYLIST
Go-To Karaoke Song: You Know I'm No Good - Amy Winehouse.
Best Part About Living In The Valley: Adventures and exploration through magical little places & fantastic community support.
Spirit Animal: Lion or... Unicorn.
Best Trip You've Been On: 2015 canoe trip down the Mackjack River to Raft Cove camping on the North West Coast of Vancouver Island... AMAZE-BALLS.
Words To Live By:
'Learn from the past. Plan for the future. Live in the present. Don't sweat the small stuff.' -Winnie the Pooh
Favourite Service: Special occasion styling, natural soft dimensional colour... and everything else!
staysea brown ~ owner/STYLIST
Go-To Karaoke Song: Rain - Blind Melon.
Best Part About Living In The Valley: Community love and support for small businesses.
Spirit Animal: Cat.
Best Trip You've Been On: I fell in LOVE with Amsterdam, felt like I was home!!
Words To Live By: 'Never wish you can change your past it makes you who you are today.'
cheri matchullis ~ STYLIST
Go-To Karaoke Song: I Wanna Dance With Somebody - Whitney Houston.
Best Part About Living In The Valley: The view of the mountains, river swimming in the summer.
Spirit Animal: Either a cougar or a snow leopard.
Best Trip You've Been On: Road trip to California.
Words To Live By: 'Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.' -Plato
Favourite Service: Blondes, any kind of ladies haircuts.
erin fasken ~ STYLIST
Go-To Karaoke Song: No Scrubs - TLC.
Best Part About Living In The Valley: Being surrounded by the mountains and ocean.
Spirit Animal: Elephant.
Best Trip You've Been On: Girls weekend in Tofino.
Words To Live By: 'Stay True.'
megan fletcher ~ salon co-ordinator
Go-To Karaoke Song: Mercedes Benz by Janis Joplin. Sheilagh's definitely a better singer than I am, though!
Best Part About Living In The Valley: The beautiful beaches and the local produce.
Spirit Animal: Hummingbird.
Best Trip You've Been On: Tokyo and Tuscany.
Words To Live By: 'It is our choices that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.'
YOUR NAME HERE ~ FUTURE STYLIST
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