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.
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.
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 location.
Mataya was born and raised in a tiny fishing town on northern Vancouver Island. At a young age she fell in love with visiting the salon and began to dream about a career in the industry. After moving to the Okanagan in 2013, she quickly secured a job at a salon and later enrolled herself in the hairstyling program at MC College. Mataya loves creating soft, romantic looks and has a passion for balayage and dimensional blondes. Creating an amazing customer experience is so important to her, and she is so excited to be a part of a team that motivates and inspires her every day
Paris was born and raised in beautiful Kelowna but decided in her early twenties to spread her wings and move to Toronto. While there, she found and developed her passion for the hair industry, graduating from The Aveda Institute Toronto.
She has just recently moved back and she looks forward to making your hair dreams a reality. She is a balayage enthusiast, precision cutter, curly hair lover and fashion colourista.
Robyn grew up in Prince George where she worked alongside her mother in her salon. She has been in the salon industry since she could hold a brush and always knew it was her calling in life. After she graduated high school she followed her dreams and moved south to sunny Kelowna! Robyn has been coming to Kelowna to visit family since she was a baby – it’s been a second home to her from the very beginning. Growing up in the hair industry Robyn has gained many different skills and is trained on multiple platforms. She graduated from Marvel Hair Design College and then went to Vidal Sassoon in Toronto for further training in short haircuts. Robyn is very passionate about balayage, updos, short cuts and natural colours. Robyn loves to build a relationship with all her clients and cares deeply about their hair needs!
Growing up in a family of 5 girls, Cara has always had a strong appreciation and a lot of practice with styling hair. Since graduating with her Red Seal Apprenticeship and working in her hometown of Jasper National Park for 7 years, Cara has also travelled the world working and specializing in new and modern techniques such as Styling, Colouring, Cutting and Barbering. She is our biggest fan of the Kevin Murphy product range and has been working with it her whole career. She is always open to new and fun ideas and can’t wait to create a personalized appointment with you.
Tanin is an Okanagan-based Makeup Artist. Her passion for makeup started at a very early age growing up in the salon with her mother. After attending Canada’s top professional artistry school Blanche Macdonald, she started her professional career 9 years ago. Her experience as a Senior Artist for Sephora gave her the opportunity to travel to New York, Vancouver, and Toronto many times to work with the best. Her work has appeared in wedding blogs, fitness magazines, editorial print, and in fashion shows at Vancouver Fashion week. Over the years, Tanin has come to specialize in makeup for different skin types, textures and ethnicities and is well recognized for her use of the latest techniques and highest quality products. Tanin strives towards an aesthetic that will make you feel empowered and helps to bring out your inner beauty.
Taylor was born and raised in the lower Mission of Kelowna B.C, and is a new addition to the Crimson team as a Lash Technician. Taylor’s newfound passion for lash artistry stems from her interest in makeup and her love of getting her own lashes done. Getting certified by Style Lash.co through Xcessorize Me Salon taught her not only the art of applying classics, volumes and hybrids, but studying the health and safety of your natural lashes to insure quality in every set of extensions. Taylor hopes one day she can further her education in pursuing a career as an aesthetic nurse. She loves the confident smile a client has after a fresh set of lashes, and hopes to see your smile soon. In her free time she enjoys snowboarding, camping, enjoying the Okanagan lifestyle, and travelling.
Susan has owned 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 and technicians “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!