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.
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 in Toronto. She has recently moved back and she looks forward to making your hair dreams a reality. Whether you’re looking for a lived in blonde, dimensional brunette or a cascade of rainbows she is your colourist! Her passions don’t just stop at colour, she loves curly natural textures and precision cuts.
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! Growing up in the hair industry, Robyn has gained a lot of different skills and got training from 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, short cuts and natural lived-in colours. Having been gifted with curly hair herself, Robyn knows her way around multiple curl patterns and is always keen to share her ever-growing knowledge. Robyn loves to build a relationship with all her clients and cares deeply about their hair needs!
New to Kelowna from Peace River, Alberta, Kallie has been behind the chair for the last 12 years enjoying her creativity in blondes, balayages, fashion colours and men’s cuts! When she’s not in the salon you can catch her shredding the ski slopes in winter and kicking up dust on the ball diamonds in summer. Loves exploring the Okanagan on hikes with her boyfriend and Aussie doodle Myla. Check out her Kalifornia hair vibes on Instagram at @So.Kal.Hair
Chelsea grew up in beautiful Vancouver, BC and has been doing hair for 18 years. Her specialty is extensions and foils, and she never disappoints – making each client look and feel beautiful. When Chels is not behind the chair you can find her at the park with her daughter Charlie or exploring the local wineries the Okanagan has to offer.
Deidre started in Salon at the tender age of 12, following in her mothers footsteps, and has never looked back since! Red seal licensed since 1998, she has had the privilege of educating for multiple different prestige color lines, and has a true passion for color correction, extensions and precision cutting. With an attitude of “all things are possible, given persistence, effort (and the right product!)”, Deidre is ready to fulfill your hair wish list! When not in salon, you may find her falling off a paddle board, petting all the dogs, and looking for just one more cup of coffee.”
Aleesha returns to Kelowna after a 13 year tour in La Belle Province, from Quebec City to Montreal. Aleesha joins us at Crimson as our bilingual (en/fr) front end Manager/Receptionist and part-time Stylist with over 23 years of experience in the hair world. She specializes in technical short haircuts, men’s cuts and blow-dry-styling. As our “Front-end Girl”, Aleesha is passionate about getting guests booked for the correct services, answering any questions they may have about hair services and products, and ensuring a pleasurable experience at the salon!
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!