Our Stylists

Technicians

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

@newtonsflaws

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 has been working on the craft of hairdressing for over 15 years. She started her education at VCC and then went on to the Aveda Advanced Academy. Her education has expanded to countless classes with Bumble and bumble, Aveda, R&Co and Goldwell.
 
She is a dual specialist, highly skilled with colour and cutting. Karianne has specialized skills with razor cuts, short cuts, and curly hair. Karianne’s vast clientele will tell you she is thorough and meticulous with every cut and colour she provides.
 
Karianne is Poppy Hair Salon’s Bumble and bumble Network Educator. She has attended Bumble and bumble University in NYC for educator training, as well as styling, razor cutting, and texture/curl cutting. Karianne brings all things Bumble to Poppy to keep us up to date on all the New York hair trends.
 
She is from BC and loves talking about travel, sports, and music and has built life lasting relationships with her clients. She eagerly connects with the clients in her chair and is eager to discuss hair goals and challenges.

Catarina 

@hairbycatarinacorby

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

@lizhopgoodhair

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

@your.hairstylist.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

@heidicohair

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

@hairolines 

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.

Jolena

@jolenawatson.hair

Cutting & Colouring

Bio coming soon!

Ashley

@your.hairdresser.ash 

Cutting & Colouring

Meet Ashley! She is an experienced stylist having began her formal education in 2013 at the Aveda Institute Vancouver and also having trained at the Aveda Academy. Ashley also continues her education by attending classes to help keep her up on new trends and techniques.

Ashley is passionate about hair. Whether it be helping you maintain your long hair or a precision cut Ashley will provide a detailed consultation to help discover all of your specific needs. Ashley is also a talented colourist. Blondes, fashion hair, balayage and highlights or colour corrections, Ashley has the skills to make all your hair dreams come true!

In her free time you can find her biking the sea wall or cruising the drive. She loves coffee, cats and craft beer.