Tara moved from home at the age of 12 to be accepted to a professional ballet school in the Toronto area for her high school years. During this time she was provided with innovative training, was taught creativity and intelligence, while being empowered to take responsibility for her work and career. She brings this exceptional artistic background to hair design.
She is a graduate of Marvel Hair Design College, Canada’s leader in Hair & Esthetics Training. She has had the opportunity to travel to different countries to learn the latest cutting, coloring and styling techniques. She has had the honor of attending class with some of the most highly respected international leaders and innovators in the hairdressing profession; Damien Carney, Sue Pemberton, and Vivienne MacKinder, and she continues to learn, grow, and study her profession to provide the latest trends and fashion for her clients.
Tara was raised in an “entrepreneur type” environment so it was natural for her to strive for her own salon. She has tackled this opportunity with enthusiasm, persistence and a lot of hard work. She continues to learn and challenge herself to ensure Crimson Hair Salon is Kelowna’s leading salon. Tara welcomes everyone to visit the salon where she promises a professional, and enjoyable experience with the Crimson Team.
Sonya was born and raised in Kelowna where she graduated from Marvel Hair Design College. She has been a professional stylist for three years and is looking forward to building a successful career with Crimson Hair Salon.
Sonya’s ability to express her creativeness and love of meeting new people are the leading factors that keep this industry fun and exciting for her! She is a very artistic individual who pays close attention to detail and portrays this in her day to day life. Sonya welcomes all her clients to visit her at her beautiful new location.
Raised in Kelowna, Amanda is finally back home in the Okanagan after living in Edmonton for the past 9 years. Now she’s here to stay! Amanda is a senior stylist that is fully licensed with her Read Seal certification. After almost a decade in the beauty industry, and 9 years at her previous salon, she has had the opportunity to travel to North America attending numerous advanced color and cutting classes including San Diego, Calgary, Toronto, and even Cancun Mexico. As a Senior Hairstylist, Amanda specializes in colour and loves her blondes! She’s been known as the “Master of everything Blonde”. She is looking forward to all that Crimson Hair Salon has to offer and can’t wait to grow and learn more. Amanda is super excited to be back in Kelowna and is ready to rediscover all this amazing city has to offer.
Roxy has known from a young age that she would become a stylist in the hair industry. She was raised in the Okanagan and remains in love with our beautiful community. Roxy graduated from Marvel Hair Design College and has had a variety of training throughout her career. She was lucky enough to attend an innovative hair seminar for one week in Tulum, Mexico witnessing new techniques and trends while being mentored by some of the most influential professionals in the hair industry. Roxy is passionate about many aspects of hair styling and favors coloring while specializing in blonde applications. Roxy cares deeply about her clients inside and out and is confident in providing beautiful hair and an enjoyable experience.
Motivation is what gets you started Habit is what keeps you going” – Jim Ryun
Marleigh was born and raised in Vancouver, British Columbia. Her grandmother owned a salon, and Marleigh started working there at the age of 12. From that time, she knew she wanted to pursue a career in hair styling. With hard work, dedication, and passion her dream of becoming a hair stylist was fulfilled. Her 11 years of experience with hair design and numerous cut and color classes shine through in her work. Marleigh excels in men’s cuts and free styling coloring and always brings her own flair to her creations. We are very proud to welcome Marleigh as the newest member to the Crimson family.
Sara was born and raised in Vernon, but moved to Kelowna in late 2014 to attend Marvel Hair Design College. She is excited to begin her career at Crimson Hair Salon where she will continue to improve her skills and build a great client base. Sara is a perfectionist and enjoys nothing more than ensuring her clients leave with beaming smiles on their faces. She hopes that her creativity and attention to detail will serve her well in this exciting industry. Sara is enthusiastic about British culture and plans to enjoy many trips back across the Atlantic so she can continue to soak up all of the cultural and historical pleasures that she has grown to appreciate since her most recent trip. Partial to a cup of tea with a scone at it’s side, it’s the little things in life that Sara enjoys. Outside of her new life at Crimson she can be found spending some quality time with her son Parker and her fiancé Alex, enjoying Kelowna’s abundance of fine-dining restaurants, or out and about capturing the world on camera. Sara thrives on providing a calm and welcoming approach to interactions with her clients and she invites you to come and meet her.
Chris comes to Crimson with incredible passion, skill, and personality! Chris has been doing hair for seven years. He started his love of hair at cosmetology school in Nelson BC in 2008 and has continued his education and honing his skills by attending classes in New York. He has also completed Tigi’s advanced cutting class and multiple Bumble & Bumble classes and is a Bumble & Bumble network educator. Chris specializes in Babe bonded and tape in extensions as well as creating natural looking healthy blondes! Chris is a master stylist with a keen eye and talented skills who is great at creating with you the perfect cut and colour! To book an appointment with Chris please call 778-215-0535.
Michael was raised in Kelowna since the age of 2. He attended Marvel College in 2009 and since then has attended workshops in L.A. Las Vegas, Vancouver and hundreds in Kelowna. Michael has expanded his career and grown even more at Crimson Hair Salon. His passion is to create hairstyles that are gorgeous and special by truly caring and listening to his clients. This approach has proven to produce beautiful hair and instill confidence in all his guests. To book an appointment with Michael please call 250-317-9806.
Jessica grew up in Trail, B.C. and moved to Kelowna after high school. In 2009 she attended Marvel College and graduated later that year. Throughout her career she has done ongoing advanced education throughout Canada and the US, with some of the industries elite. She is passionate about all things hair, but balayage and precision cutting hold a special place in her heart. Jessica believes that in order to give guests a look that is unique to them, she has to take into consideration what they want, but also what their hair needs. She is committed to providing only the highest quality of work, and wants every guest to walk out the door, not only looking better, but also feeling better. She is excited to start her new chapter of her career here with the team at Crimson Salon. To book an appointment with Jessica please call 250-863-0385.
Susan owns a variety of businesses in the Okanagan area. She is experienced in the start up, organization, and operational requirements necessary for a successful business. She is passionate about creating a salon of the highest standard supported by stylists “hand picked” because of their exceptional skills and abilities. Susan’s mission is to ensure every guest recognizes their true beauty each and every time they visit the salon. Susan appreciates Crimson Hair Salon’s wonderful clientele and welcomes all new guests to visit and enjoy!