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
Gretchen has been with Aveda Colour since 2004. She likes natural soft colours, especially coppers and blondes. Natural looking highlights that grow out well are her specialty. She is known for my unique style of foil placement.
I am happy to be working at Poppy where I can collaborate with fantastic stylists to create colours and cuts best suited for our guests.
Her favorite products are Bumble and bumble repair, Aveda Phomollient, and R&Co death valley.
She loves getting out to the beach on sunny days, go for hikes on overcast days and read a good book when it’s raining.
Tracy – Master Stylist & Educator
Launching her career with Aveda Institutes Canadain 2007 gave Tracy a home to develop her technical skills and discover her passion for education. With her openness to sharing her gifts, Tracy has mentored students and hairstylists across Canada which has landed her on the North America Artistic Team with Aveda. Further, her joy for fashion and creative collaboration has allowed her opportunities alongside many of the industry’s top professionals at New York Fashion Week, Aveda Congress and Master Jam. Her success has been recognized as a finalist in Texture and Ontario Hairstylist category at the Canadian Hairsressing awards and most recently being named the Ontario Hairstylist of the Year2018.
Tracy has a wise selflessness and kind, gentle manner that belies her fierce creative determination and (in partnership with a) fiery passion for her craft. Whether working with a client, a student or creative colleague, Tracy will always make sure you leave her side smiling, listened-to and certainly, more beautiful.
Stylists and Colour Technicians
Karianne – Cutting & Colouring
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.
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 is great for big changes and is a master at vision crafting and creating 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.
Catarina – Cutting & Colouring
Catarina is Aveda-trained in cutting, colouring and styling and has been in the industry for 17 years. She ensures that each of her clients receive a cut and colour that is versatile, original and beautiful. She has furthered her training at Vidal Sassoon, taking the precision cutting course and has also trained at Bumble and bumble in razor cutting. She has also trained with Goldwell and Aveda for advanced colour classes.
Pushing the limits, she is always up for a challenge to find the desired look that fits your lifestyle and personality. She is also always keeping up with seasonal trends taking styling classes with Bumble and bumble and R & Co.
Catarina has a passion for curly and textured hair. She is DevaCurl certified, completing level 2 of certification, Deva the art of texture.
She is skilled in all types of hair and over the past years she has started to focus on cutting and colouring curly and textured hair.
She is also always keeping up with seasonal trends taking styling classes with Bumble and bumble and R & Co. Pushing the limits, she is always up for a challenge to find the desired look that fits your lifestyle and personality.
Nori – Cutting & 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
Julie – Cutting & 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.
Carly – Cutting & 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!
Liz – Cutting & 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
Josh – Cutting & Colouring
A graduate of John Casablanca, and a Semi Finalist in the prestigious Wella Trendvision, Josh has a keen eye for what will suit your face shape and skin tone. He is fastidious in his cutting, and aims for clean lines and precision in his outcome. From classic bobs to current trends, Josh will ensure you receive exactly what you’re looking for.
Josh enjoys his Commercial Drive ‘hood but loves coming to Kitsilano to work at Prep Salon. He looks forward to meeting new clients as well as continuing to uphold fantastic services for his existing clientele.
Heidi – Cutting & Colouring
Heidi has been in the hair industry for about 7 years. After completing her basic and advanced education at the Aveda Institute & Academy Vancouver, Heidi continued there as an educator. She made the transition to Poppy in 2015 where she works one on one with Clients. She has continued her education travelling to Germany several times to attend Creative Hair Cutting courses through Vidal Sassoon.
Heidi enjoys cut and colour transformation services, highlights and all things short hair on both men & women. She pulls inspiration from her travels and continued education.
Heidi loves to talk travel, music and outdoor living.
Caroline – Cutting & Colouring
Caroline started her hair journey at the Aveda institute. From there, her tireless curiosity and quest for knowledge has taken her to London England at the Vidal Sassoon academy where she refined the precision and geometry of haircutting, TIGI in New York whith emphasis on texture and creative colour, and the indie academy in Los Angeles where she earned her certification in balayage.
Caroline is known for her textured bobs and shags as well as sunkissed tailored colour.
Favorite products: mixing a dry shampoo like Aveda shampure dry shampoo with an oil based product like bumble and bumble hairdresser’s oil for “day three hair” that is as clean as day one.
Tina – Cutting & Colouring
Tina has been in the hair industry for just over eight years. BC born Tina lived and trained in Edmonton at Eveline Charles, a Sassoon Connection School. She then furthered her education at the Aveda Academy for advanced training. This gave her lots of opportunity to travel and train throughout North America.
Tina loves colour, including beautifully blended balayages, babylights, yummy blondes and rich reds. Tina has a passion for fringes that frame, soft textured cuts and long blended layers.
When Tina is not laughing behind the chair you can find her putting miles in with her doggies, biking around the city or out on the trails. Cant wait to meet you!
Ashley – Cutting & Colouring
Bio coming soon!
Jolena – Cutting & Colouring
Bio coming soon!
Adam – Cutting & Colouring
Adam has been with Poppy for two years now, during which he has pursued advanced training through Aveda Institute and Academy.
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!
Eileen – Cutting & Colouring
Eileen graduated from Blanche Macdonald Centre. She has two years experience doing hair and has been at Poppy for just over a year.
Her specialties are cutting and styling long hair, balayage and highlights. She also loves doing makeup.
Eileens favorite product is Bumble and bumbles Save the Day protective repair fluid. She loves that it protects up to 450 degrees and makes the hair feel soft and healthy.
Eileen is our ray of sunshine around Poppy and it is rare to see her without a smile on her face.