Our Stylists


Julie – Master Colour Technician

With over sixteen years experience as a Colour Tech and eight years as an Aveda Colour Specialist and Lead Colour Educator, Julie specializes in Balayage, Ombre, color corrections, creating perfect blondes, complete Grey coverage and damage free hair colour.


Julie’s impressive editorial portfolio includes working with Toronto Fashion Magazine, Canadian Living Magazine, as well as Elite and Elmer Olson modeling agency and some of Toronto’s top models.


Her resume includes the delivery of inspirational education seminars for colour operators across the country including:


  • Aveda Canada
  • Aveda Hair Colour Magic
  • Aveda National
  • Ace Hair Colour Program
  • Aveda Colour Wise
  • Aveda Rock Your Reds

Julie is also a certified yoga instructor and has studied yoga in India. She spends her time outdoors as much as possible with her Bulldog Charlie. Call to book an appointment with our master technician Julie.  She is available Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.


Susan – Master Colour Technician

Efficient and attentive, Susan takes her work to heart, ensuring her clients get the best results. She stays abreast of trends and never tires of being a student.


Susan specializes in creamy blondes, vibrant or soft reds and rich deep browns, while striving to maintain the hair’s health and integrity. Her training includes Aveda, Bumble & Bumble, L’Oréal, Goldwell, and Schwarzkopf. Her high energy personality keeps her on her game. She enjoys building relationships with guests through thorough consultation and listening closely to their needs and preferences.


As the healthiest member of Poppy, in her spare time you can find her cycling around town, running, or taking in the great outdoors.

Gretchen – Master Colour Technician

Been with Aveda Colour since 2004, I  like natural soft colours, especially coppers and blondes.   Natural looking highlights that grow out well are my specialty. I am known for my unique style of foil placement.
I am happy to be working at Poppy where I can collaborate with fantastic stylist to create colours and cuts best suited for our guests.
My favourite products are Bumbe and bumble repair, Aveda Phomollient, and R&Co desert valley.
I love my moody city that lets me get out to the beach on sunny days, go for hikes on overcast days and read a good book when its raining.

Stylists and Colour Technicians

Karianne – Cutting and Colouring

A consummate professional, Karianne is trained in cutting and colouring through the Aveda Institute. She has worked for over ten years as a hair stylist in Kits and is known for her precision cutting skills.


Karianne completed her training fundamentals and graduated through VCC in Vancouver eleven years ago; since then she has never stopped educating herself. Along with Bumble and Bumble classes, she has completed the Aveda Plugged-in training classes and in 2014 she attended “Behind The Chair” in New Orleans. In 2011 she traveled to England to join the Aveda Master Jam in London. The Master Jam is Aveda’s International hair show, featuring over a thousand participants from twenty different countries.


Karianne is great for big changes and is a master at vision crafting. She will look at your face shape, texture of your hair and taking into account your lifestyle, create the right look for you. She is very popular with red heads and skilled at achieving your individual, customized, head turning red.


Karianne is also Poppy’s social media machine. She is on top of all the latest trends and reports them on our Facebook page, as well as our Twitter and Instagram feeds.



Mikhyla – Cutting and Colouring & Poppy Educator

With twenty years of experience, Mikhyla brings a wealth of knowledge to Poppy Salon. She has had extensive training over the years including advanced education with Paul Mitchell in New York City and Redken in Los Angeles. She is also involved in education, teaching it as well as continuing to be a student in the ever-evolving and exciting world of hair.


As a hair cutting expert and colour specialist, Mikhyla is a highly intuitive stylist who has a knack for creating a dialogue with her clients that generates beautiful results on all hair types. Her talent shines with advanced technical hair cutting, curly hair, razor cutting, and colours tailored for her clients and this is still only a fraction her coiffing capabilities.


Mikhyla’s creative interests are extensive, she also currently works as a visual artist and holds a degree from Emily Carr University. Prior to moving to Vancouver a few years ago, she lived in an artisan community on Vancouver Island for a decade. Her calm, surefooted approach to her trade will put you
at ease and the results will show . . . you are in good hands.


Mikhyla is now working at our sister salon, Prep Hair Salon

Liz – Cutting and Colouring

Liz is a rare breed of Kitsilano native. She has been a professional stylist and makeup artist for nearly ten years with training through Aveda, L’oreal and Sassoon. To master the art of hair styling even further, Liz recently completed the prestigious Vidal Sassoon “ABC” fundamentals course in Toronto. Through this, she expanded on how to perfect the technique of precision hair cutting.


She’ll keep the conversation lively while getting you looking your best. She loves creating natural looking blondes, cutting fine hair, layering long hair and also enjoys men’s and kid’s cuts. Not to mention she’s great with soft feminine updos for special occasions.

Liz is now working at our sister salon, Prep Hair Salon

Carly – Cutting and Colouring

Carly is a BC native. She is Aveda trained and completed her training at the Aveda Advanced Academy as a dual specialist and has been a popular stylist at Poppy for over three years. She enjoys creating cool blondes and highlights and is the go to girl for ombre and highlights, updo’s for weddings or more casual nights out. She also enjoys cutting long hair, and men’s cuts.


If you have a seat in her chair she’s liable to strike up conversation on globetrotting. She loves to travel and has been throughout Australia, Europe, Thailand, Japan, Cuba and Mexico!



Catarina – Cutting and Colouring

Catarina is Aveda-trained in cutting, colouring and styling. She ensures that each of her clients receive a cut and colour that is versatile, original and beautiful. Pushing the limits, she is always up for a challenge to find the desired look that fits your lifestyle and personality.


Catarina loves to shift her clients to a bolder look and make their blonde shades brighter, reds more intense and brunettes richer. She finds great creativity in men’s cutting and colouring techniques and is particularly skilled in working with fine hair of any length, as well as with curly hair. She will give you a stylish cut with clean lines that will grow out well.

Julie – Cutting and Colouring

Julie hails from Kelowna and pursued her training as a stylist through John Casablanca’s institute for hair.  She has a brilliant touch for men’s haircuts and is specialized in razor work and clipper cutting. Her education and creative skills extend into makeup artistry and most recently Aveda Advanced Colour training.  Julie loves creating blondes with natural to bold brightening tones.  She has a warm  smile, is gentle and approachable and delivers a thorough consultation. Her tendency to develop strong connections with her clients make her one of our busiest stylists at Poppy.



Marina – Cutting and Colouring

Originally form Cincinnati Ohio abut calls BC home now. Attended the Aveda Academy and became an Aveda educator. Marina loves doing anything and everything blonde, natural and sun kissed balayage, curls short and long, and pixie cuts . Skilled in Mens cutting and Razor cuts. . This talented are not limited to hair she is a master bread maker.

Nori – Cutting and Colouring

Nori has more than a decade of styling and technical experience under her belt. She is committed to creating a style that will bring out an individual’s natural beauty.

Combining skill with intuition, she is able to see her clients’ natural beauty and allow their style to unfold of itself. Nori specializes in razor cutting, bridal and special occasion styling. Her training includes Aveda, L’Oréal, and Vidal Sassoon, London.


Nori is now working at our sister salon, Prep Hair Salon

Nicole – Cutting and Colouring

A bright and chipper island girl Nicole was born and raised in Victoria B.C. She completed her training at the Aveda Institute in the Vancouver. She is inspired by nature, as well as the pin-up and glamour styles of the 40’s and 50’s. Her appreciation for the uncontrived and penchant for the generous, flouncy curves and curls of a bygone era is an example her versatility. She’s keen on everything from short boyish cuts to luscious updos for formal occasions and everything in between that includes hair. Ask her about those five strand braids.


In Nicole’s free time you will find her in her world championship baking duds attending various bake-offs with the likes of Nigella Lawson and Jamie Oliver . . . okay not really, but she does take her chocolate chip cookies very seriously.

Nicole is now working at our sister salon, Prep Hair Salon


Caroline – Cutting and Colouring

Caroline Graduated from the Aveda Institute & Academy in Vancouver and just recently travelled New Orleans to attend Behind The Chair 2014. She was born to work with her hands and has a natural propensity for physical and creative expression.


Caroline found her way into hairdressing through ten years of experience in makeup artistry. During which time she worked under Toni & Guy. Her makeup artistry work has been published in the North Shore magazine and Georgia Straight.


She enjoys creating natural sunkissed colour and highlighted effects. Her quest for knowledge continues through learning new techniques and keeping herself up to date with current trends. She loves cycling and bikes to work from North Vancouver most days! Her wit and great sense of humour brightens the salon and connects her with clients.


What Trish (salon owner) says about her colour by Caroline:
“I love that Caroline gives me natural highlights with some brighter pieces framing my face. They always grow out beautifully.”


Alix – Cutting and Colouring

Alix enjoys enjoy cutting and colouring curly hair. One of her favourite challenges is to work toward that perfect blonde to suit an individual’s unique skin tone.  She is drawn to softer prettier looks that emphasize one’s natural beauty.


Like a true citizen of the West Coast she enjoys staying fit by practicing yoga, swimming and prefers being as close as possible to the ocean in her spare time.



Ashley – Cutting and Colouring

I have had the pleasure to work with Aveda for 7 years now working close with many educators in the Aveda field. I am Dual stylist that works confidently with curly, high textured hair types, high density hair types, short textured haircuts and soft blended layers with movement.

I also have extensive training in all color realms to my creamy blondes to my vibrant red and violets. Ombre , Balayage and custom foiling for all your needs . I consider myself a strong communicator that will listen to your concerns and will offer you a wide range of customized options.


My Training includes:


Aveda Perfecting blondes, Aveda Grey coverage, Rocking Red and Violet purples, Hair Colour Magic with Aveda’s Lupe Voss. Creative Colour with Aveda’s Anna Karsis and Color techniques with Ian Micheal Black.

Runway stylist with Aveda’s Jon Reyman, Upstying with Aveda’s Allen Ruiz, Barbering with Aveda’s Kurt Keiffer, Texture with Aveda’s Tippi Short


When I am not working you’ll find me building or designing wall décor and working photographing around this beautiful city we live in.

Angeles – Cutting and Colouring

Aveda academy trained Angeles Jasso is from Leon, Mexico. Angeles loves working with long hair and is a highly skilled colourist. Past accomplishments include working as a stylist alongside Aveda color and cutting educators for over two years.  Angeles is warm, friendly and approachable… “Simpatica” as they say in Spanish and a perfect edition to the Poppy team.

Heidi – Cutting and Colouring

Heidi’s bio is coming soon…

Katie – Hair Stylist

Junior Hair Stylist

Katie is a junior stylisttechnician at Poppy. She is an Aveda Vancouver institute and academy graduate. Her training includes advanced Aveda and bumble and bumble. She is native to BC and takes after her mom who is a hairdresser as well. Katie’s sweet personality and gentle nature combined with great sense of style puts her clients at ease. Katie loves doing up styles, short edgy cuts, and men’s cuts. Katies is the most requested for her legendary blow dries.

Adam – Hair Stylist

Adam has been with Poppy for two years now, during which he has pursued advanced training through Aveda. He enjoys men’s grooming, cutting curly hair, and creating luminous blondes for men and women alike.

He draws his inspiration from the fashion world and idolizes designers like Jeremy Scott and Marc Jacobs. His bucket list includes trips to LA and Miami for more education through R+co, as he is always striving to expand his skill set.
His high energy and eye for the fabulous make him a popular stylist at Poppy. Call now to book with him today!”