is. Salon Vancouver is a full service salon with a team of experienced and diverse service providers offering a range services from Precision Hair cuts, Styling, Hair Extensions and Updos.  To Balayage, Highlights, Smoothing Treatments and so much more.

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Stylists

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FILTER BY SPECIALITY:

Clear Selection
Ash Blondes
Babylights
Balayage
Blondes
Braids
Cezanne Smoothing Specialist
Colour Corrections
Colour Melts
Cool Browns
Copper
Curly Hair
Fades
Highlights
I-Tip Extensions
K-Tip Extensions
Men's Cuts
Ombre
Pixie Cuts
Precision Cuts
Reds
Styling
Tape In Extensions
Updos
Vivid Colours
Weft Extensions

Known For:

Men's Cuts

Precision Cuts
Pixie Cuts
Ash Blondes
Babylights
Highlights
Balayage
Ombre

Amy brings over 14+ years of experience to is. Salon Yaletown. Amy completed her hair education at London School of Hair and owned her own Hair Studio in Yaletown. Amy is extremely passionate about hair. Amy pays complete attention to detail and takes great pride in ensuring her guests are happy and receive a positive experience.

Languages Spoken:

Amy speaks English and Cantonese.
Amy 識講英文同廣東話。

Favorite Hair Moment:

Realizing that some of my clients have been with me for over 10 years!

Favourite Product:

Olaplex No.7 Bonding Oil is an incredible styling product that repairs, strengthens, and hydrates all hair types

Astrological Sign:

Libra

Get to know Amy Liang :

I love to travel with family and binge watch the latest Netflix show!

"BAD HAIR DAYS?... WHAT'S THAT?"

Known For:

Highlights

Precision Cuts
Cezanne Smoothing Specialist
Tape In Extensions
Balayage
Ombre

With over 15+ years of experience working in the hair industry, Cindy is a legendary stylist whom has extensive training with many high-profile brands such as Wella, L'Oréal and Kevin Murphy. In addition, Cindy has completed numerous advanced education courses at the Vidal Sassoon Academy in New York City and Los Angeles.

Favorite Hair Moment:

Participating in New York Fashion Week.

Favourite Product:

Flawless Primer Spray- it is fast, effective and affordable.

Astrological Sign:

Aries

Get to know Cindy Bui
 :

I love to travel.

"I'VE GOT 99 BOBBYPINS, BUT I CAN'T FIND 1"

Known For:

Kids Cuts

Men's Cuts
Precision Cuts
Styling
Updos
Highlights
Balayage
Ombre

Dee is a hairstylist with over 12+ years of experience. She ran a salon with her family for 10 years in Ottawa. With her open and bubbly personality, all she wants is for her clients to feel comfortable and at ease! Her main intention is for your positive experience and beautiful/manageable hair for your everyday needs and lifestyle.

Favorite Hair Moment:

From celebrating first birthdays and weddings to other important milestones. I love being apart of my guest's life.

Favourite Product:

Olaplex No. 6! It eliminates frizz, moisturizes and is not heavy!

Astrological Sign:

Aquarius

Get to know Dee Tran :

I love travelling and perhaps food a little more!

“LOVE IS IN THE HAIR"

DERIN WAHAB

Junior Stylist

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Known For:

Afro Hair

Braids
Textured Hair
Corn Rows
Tape In Extensions
I-Tip Extensions
Weft Extensions
K-Tip Extensions
Updo
Highlights
Balayage
Styling
Cezanne Smoothing Specialist

From a very young age, Derin, has always loved doing hair and as she grew up, doing her family and friends hair would bring much joy and fulfillment to Derin. After completing her university degree at the University of Manitoba, Derin decided to follow her passion and get certified in Hairstyling. Derin graduated from the Hairstyling Program at Manitoba Institute of Trades in 2016 and furthered her skills by completing Blanche Macdonald Hairstyling Program graduating at the top of her class. Derin has never looked back, and takes pride in making her guests look stunning, feel their best and make their hair dreams a reality!

Favorite Hair Moment:

Winning a Gold medal in the Hairstyling Category at the BC skills competition in 2022.

Favourite Product:

Kevin Murphy products because it’s a colour preserving line that includes Wash, Rinse, Leave-in and Treatments for in salon hair solution, and perfect for home maintenance as well. 

Astrological Sign:

Gemini

Get to know Derin Wahab :

I am very enthusiastic and entertaining. I love crafting and DIYs in my free time. 

"INVEST IN YOUR HAIR, IT'S THE CROWN YOU NEVER TAKE OFF."

FABIANA COELHO

Cutting Specialist + Deva Curl Specialist

@atfabiana Book with FABIANA COELHO

Known For:

Precision Cuts

Curly Hair
Textured Cuts
Kid's Haircuts
Men's Cuts
Cezanne Smoothing Specialist

With over 5+ years of experience, Fabiana loves and specializes in curly/wavy hair. If you want to enhance your natural texture, she’s your girl! 

From a sleek and precise bob cut to a wash-and-go look, she will help you find the haircut that fits in your lifestyle.

Fabiana completed her training at Suki’s Academy in Vancouver and is a curl specialist certified by DevaCurl.

Languages Spoken:

Fabiana speaks English and Portuguese.
Fabiana fala inglês e português.

Favorite Hair Moment:

Happy tears from a guest when she looked at the mirror after I finished her haircut. I love being able to empower and bring confidence to my clients!

Favourite Product:

Kevin Murphy Body builder. Great and weightless mousse to give that volume you need!

Astrological Sign:

Sagittarius

Get to know Fabiana Coelho :

I’m from Brazil and originally graduated in architecture. I love traveling, being in the nature, meeting new people and learning new cultures! I am also a mom of a little girl.

"LIFE IS TOO SHORT TO HAVE BORING HAIR"

Known For:

Blondes

Highlights
Babylights
Curly Hair
Colour Corrections
Tape In Extensions
I-Tip Extensions
Weft Extensions
K-Tip Extensions
Balayage
Ombre

Isabelle has loved doing hair even before officially going to Vancouver Hairdressing Academy in 2017.  Isabelle is continually educating herself on the newest trends and styles, adapting them to her guests end goals! Making your hair dreams come true is what Isabelle is all about! 

Favorite Hair Moment:

Meeting Tony Ricci and learning new techniques from him. Going to the ISSE Hair Show in Long Beach, California.

Favourite Product:

Olaplex No.6! It repairs your hair all the while smoothing and hydrating!

Astrological Sign:

Pisces

Get to know Isabelle Marie :

I am Croatian and love cooking traditional foods from there!

"MY GOAL IS TO MAKE YOU FEEL BEAUTIFUL INSIDE AND OUT!"

KARLY VINCENT

Colour Specialist

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Known For:

Reds

Copper
Lived-In Blondes
Colour Corrections
Highlights
Balayage
Ombre

With over 11+ years of experience in the hair industry there isn’t anything Karly hasn’t done. Karly has been a senior colour specialist at Sukis as well as manager, colour teacher and advanced academy educator. She has two awards under her belt and is always looking for new ways to advance our industry. Has taken extra training from Vancouver, Toronto, and New York.

Favorite Hair Moment:

Winning a Contessa Award and creating an industry social night with proceeds going to charity.

Favourite Product:

The ColorMotion+ Mask is the perfect complement to your colour service. It makes your hair feel so shiny and healthy!

Astrological Sign:

Cancer

Get to know Karly Vincent :

I create candles and soap in my spare time which is quite relaxing and therapeutic. I’m a big fan of spirituality and have seen a UFO before!

"YOU CAN'T WAIT FOR INSPIRATION, YOU HAVE TO GO AFTER IT."

Known For:

Cezanne Smoothing Specialist

Tape In Extensions
I-Tip Extensions
Weft Extensions
K-Tip Extensions
Colour Corrections
Balayage
Ombre

Karen’s clients are her highest priority.  From executing the perfect haircut and color that accentuates your natural features to styling that reflects your personality and matches your lifestyle, she is passionate about “unveiling the gorgeous in you."

Languages Spoken:

Karen speaks English, Cantonese, Mandarin.
凱倫會講英文同廣東話。

Favorite Hair Moment:

Featured in Narcity Media’s article: “17 Super Talented Vancouver Hairstylists”.

Favourite Product:

Olaplex!

Astrological Sign:

Libra

Get to know Karen Takeuchi :

I’m a certified makeup artist and a cosmetic junky. I’ve also worked as a beauty advisor at a plastic surgery clinic in Japan. 

Known For:

Reds

Copper
Highlights
Colour Corrections
Men's Cuts
Styling
Pixie Cuts
Tape In Extensions
Weft Extensions
I-Tip Extensions
K-Tip Extensions
Balayage
Ombre

Kat's passion is to make people feel incredible about themselves and that is why one of her favourite specialities is Colour Transformations! With over 20+ years of experience, Kat loves what she does and continues to work hard to acheive what is best for her guests.

Languages Spoken:

Kat speaks English and Tagalog.
Si Kat ay nagsasalita ng Ingles at Tagalog.

Favorite Hair Moment:

Participating in numerous charity events, such as Locks-For-Love.

Favourite Product:

Olaplex for shine, repair and healthier hair!

Astrological Sign:

Cancer

Get to know Kat Patricio :

Kat enjoys hiking, music, dancing and meeting new people!

"IF IT MAKES YOU FEEL BEAUTIFUL, THEN DO IT!"

Known For:

Men's Cuts

Braids
Updos
Highlights
Balayage
Ombre

With over a decade of experience in the industry, Kayla Mcara is an extraordinary stylist.  Kayla Mcara is a well-rounded and accomplished stylist with a strong foundation in precision cutting, men’s fades, updos, highlights and balayage.

Favorite Hair Moment:

I love attending hair shows and getting inspired by new trends and looks. 

Favourite Product:

All Kevin Murphy products - they are light weight and work well with all hair types.

Astrological Sign:

Capricorn

Get to know Kayla Mcara :

I'm a go with the flow person, who is easy going and fun-loving mom of little girl!

"I LOVE MAKING PEOPLE FEEL REFRESHED AND RELAXED IN THIS  BUSY LIFE WE ALL LEAD."

Known For:

Highlights

Colour Corrections
Men's Cuts
Styling
Pixie Cuts
Tape In Extensions
Weft Extensions
I-Tip Extensions
K-Tip Extensions
Balayage
Ombre

Michelle moved to Vancouver from Alberta and fell in love! Graduating from hair school in Ontario in 2010, Michelle brings over 12+ years of experience to is. Salon! Michelle has always wanted to do hair ever since she was a young girl and being the oldest of 6, she has had a lot of practice.

Favorite Hair Moment:

My favourite moment is when I see I have not only made your day but I have the opportunity to make you feel like the best you, that is so rewarding to me!

Favourite Product:

Kevin Murphy Angel Wash actually works! I know us stylists sound like a broken record, but it is amazing! I have very fine hair and it’s always lacking volume and Angel Wash does exactly what I need.

Astrological Sign:

Libra

Get to know Michelle Speiran :

I have a 14 year old son who LOVES to play video games, but I can never play with him because I cant use the anologs... never have been able to and probably never will. I’ll just stick to doing hair.

"WAKE UP * KICK BUTT* HAIR FLIP * REPEAT"

NICHELLE DESAUTELS

Stylist + Field Educator For Wella/nioxin/ghd

THE.HAIR.NICHE Book with NICHELLE DESAUTELS

Known For:

Highlights

Blondes
Colour Corrections

Originally from Calgary, Nichelle knew she wanted to be a hair stylist when she was just 6 years old.  Now she is Red Seal Certified hairstylist with over 12+ years of experience in the industry.  Nichelle is extremely passionate about hair, and has continued to educate herself keeping up with the latest trends and techniques. Nichelle also works full time as an educator for Wella Professional, teaching in salons about new techniques and trends.

Favorite Hair Moment:

This is a hard one, I have had many rewarding moments in my career but I would say the most rewarding has been becoming an educator and being able to share my knowledge with the industry.

Favourite Product:

Heated Defense from Kevin Murphy because it protects your hair from your blowdryer and iron without feeling like you have product on your hair.

Astrological Sign:

Libra –  life is all about balance


Get to know Nichelle Desautels :

When I was 6 years old I told my mom I wanted to be a hairstylist when I grew up so I could give people buzz cuts, I guess you could say I am living my childhood dream minus the buzzcuts!

"PLEASE FEEL FREE TO BOOK A COMPLEMENTARY CONSULTATION WITH ME SO WE CAN GET YOU ONE STEP CLOSER TO YOUR HAIR GOALS!"

OLGA KHOUDIAKOV

Stylist

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Known For:

Blondes

Cool Browns
Colour Melts
Vivid Colours
Precision Cuts
Men's Cuts
Fades
Cezanne Smoothing Specialist
Tape In Extensions

Olga is an experienced and talented stylist who advanced colouring and cutting skills by attending Vancouver Hairdressing Academy in 2015. Her innovative sense of style and passion for hair continues to help create and inspire many new looks. Olga has completed numerous education courses such as: Advanced Barbering Workshops, Vidal Sasson Academy Training and Regis Balayage Education.

Languages Spoken:

Olga speaks English and Russian.
Ольга владеет английским и русским языками.

Favorite Hair Moment:

Competed in Matrix Watercolour Contest. It was a great experience and an amazing opportunity!

Favourite Product:

Olaplex Hair Perfector No.3. This pre-shampoo treatment restores hair strength, shine and structure. Love the results! 

Astrological Sign:

Leo

Get to know Olga Khoudiakov :

I’m from Russia! I like snow, nature, mountains and everything the outdoors offers; from hiking to snowboarding and cross country skiing. I also play piano, travel the world, enjoy meeting new people and simply live the life of my dreams!

"YOUR HAIR IS MY CANVAS"

Known For:

Vivid Colours

Styling
Updos
Highlights
Blondes
Balayage
Ombre

As a stylist of 8+ years, Savena discovered hair during high school and grew passionate about the creativity and inspiration that allows people to feel happy through the hair artistry. She cares about making her guests feel comfortable in their skin, to feel unique and special. She also encourages her guests to bring out the inner beauty and image of their individuality through their look.

Languages Spoken:

Savena speaks English and French. 
Savena parle anglais et français.

Favorite Hair Moment:

A client I had happily teared up from loving their new hair, it made me realize this is what artists do!

Favourite Product:

Kevin Murphy Young Again Treatment Oil, giving your hair some luvvin and it smells heavenly! 

Astrological Sign:

Taurus

Get to know Savena Alter :

Im a singer/songwriter/music artist, originally from Quebec so I speak fluent French. I am also a cosplayer and otaku (obsessed with anime) and I am currently learning Japanese! 

"EVERYTHING LOOKS BETTER IN COLOUR"




Independent Stylists

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CLEO HOWLEY

Independent Stylist

CLEOHOWLEYHAIR Book with CLEO HOWLEY

Cleo is a Stylist from Ireland. With over 14+ years of experience including running her own salon. She believes a meticulous consultation gets the best results and encourages clients to open up to her to find the perfect style to match their lifestyle. Her warm and friendly vibes are sure to make clients feel relaxed in her chair.

DEBORAH CULLEN

Independent Stylist

DEBORAHCULLEN_HAIR Book with DEBORAH CULLEN

Deborah is qualified stylist from Ireland with over 13+ years of industry experience.  Over the last 7 years, Deborah has worked with Toni & Guy specializing in all aspects of styling from long hair and extensions to intricate braids and updos.

JESSICA STOTTS

INDEPENDENT STYLIST

JESSCISSORS Book with JESSICA STOTTS

Jessica Stotts has been working in Vancouver’s hair scene for more than a decade. She is an educator, artist and multiple award winner known for her amazing colors and cuts. She truly loves what she does and her passion shows in her work.

http://jesscissors.com/

JOREY DIZON

Independent Stylist

HAIRBYJOREYCAKES Book with JOREY DIZON

Jorey will be returning back to is. Salon in September! Bookings are now open.

Jorey is extremely passionate about hair styling and has an enviable drive for pursuing her education to improve her already commendable skills.  She keeps up to date on the seasons latest trends in beauty and fashion, and specializes in creating expressive and unique styles. 

LAURA LYNCH

Independent Stylist

VANCOUVERHAIRBYLAURA Book with LAURA LYNCH

Laura’s chair is a welcoming and comfortable space for all of her clients. Her friendly presence, positive outlook and confidence are sure to put you at ease.She has built the majority of her clientele through word-of-mouth —aka LOTS of happy clients that can’t contain their excitement about how much they love their hair. Laura is very passionate about the health of her clients’ hair, which always has them coming back for more!Laura moved to Canada almost 4 years ago and has been loving her adventure since she stepped off the plane. With over 10 years hair experience behind her working with Ireland's leading salon, she feels very lucky to be in an industry that allows her to travel and create new opportunities meeting new friends along the way.




Salon Operations

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DANIEL CALLIGHEN

Salon Owner

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Originally from Cape Town, South Africa; Daniel has over 12+ years of experience in the industry. Daniel brings his outstanding guest-relation skills, his calm demeanour and practical approach to is. Salon. Daniel strives to find a solution for almost any situation, ensuring each guest has the best possible experience.  One of his core goals is to work with the entire team at is. Salon to cultivate a welcoming and positive environment that fosters ambition and growth in a fun atmosphere.

“IT’S A PLEASURE TO COME AND WORK ALONGSIDE SUCH A CREATIVE TEAM.  EVERYONE IS EXTREMELY TALENTED, CARING AND DEDICATED TO THEIR CRAFT AND CLIENTS.”

CHRISTINE CRUZ

Salon Manager

CHRISTINERCRUZ

Christine brings several years of industry experience to the is. Salon.  Driven by passion, Christine is eager to make your experience relaxing and pleasurable.

From organizing your next appointment to serving you a beverage, Christine is more than happy to assist with all of your hair care coordination.




Brow Shaping Artists

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NAVI GAREWAL

Brow Shaping Artist + Waxing/Threading Specialist


BROWSBYNAVI Book with NAVI GAREWAL

Originally from India, Navi graduated at the top of her class from one of India’s finest Aesthetic schools, specializing in threading.

Upon moving to Vancouver in 2001, Navi upgraded her education by enrolling at Vancouver Community College in the Aesthetic program.  With over 10+ years of experience, Navi is pleased to be part of the is. Salon team.