Mikhyla – Cutting and ColouringWith over twenty years of experience, master stylist Mikhyla brings a wealth of knowledge to Prep Hair Salon. She has had extensive training over the years including advance education with Paul Mitchell and Bumble and Bumble in New York City, and Redken and Tony and Guy in Los Angeles. She is also involved in education, teaching it as well as continuing to be a student in the ever-evolving and exciting world of hair.
As a hair cutting expert and colour specialist, Mikhyla is a highly intuitive stylist who has a knack for creating a dialogue with her clients that generates beautiful results on all hair types. Her talent shines with advanced technical hair cutting, curly hair, razor cutting, and colours tailored for her clients and this is still only a fraction her coiffing capabilities.
Mikhyla’s creative interests are extensive, she also currently works as a visual artist and holds a degree from Emily Carr University. Prior to Vancouver, she lived in an artisan community on Vancouver Island for a decade. Her calm, surefooted approach to her trade will put you at ease and the results will show. . . you are in good hands.
Liz – Cutting and Colouring
Liz is a rare breed of Kitsilano native. She has been a professional stylist and makeup artist for nearly fifteen years with training through Aveda, L’oreal, and advanced courses through the prestigious Sassoon Academy in Toronto, and the Bumble and Bumble University in NYC. Through these steps, she expanded on how to perfect the technique of precision hair cutting and has mastered the art of hair even further.
She’ll keep the conversation lively and will give you results that go above and beyond your expectations. She loves creating natural looking blondes, and specializes in fine hair cutting, layering long hair, and straight-razor bobs. She also enjoys men’s hair cutting. Not to mention she’s great with soft feminine up-styles for special occasions. Liz’s well rounded handle on hair will leave you feeling like you were truly cared for. And that is exactly what she aimed to do.
Nicole – Cutting and Colouring
A bright and chipper island girl, Nicole was born and raised in Victoria B.C. She completed her training at the Aveda Institute in the Vancouver. She is inspired by nature, as well as the pin-up and glamour styles of the 40’s and 50’s. Her appreciation for the uncontrived and penchant for the generous, flouncy curves and curls of a bygone era is an example her versatility. She’s keen on everything from short boyish cuts to luscious updos for formal occasions and everything in between that includes hair. Ask her about those five strand braids. Men’s haircutting is also part of her skill set, with her updated knowledge of the latest trends in men’s haircutting, Nicole channels her inner barber by expertly handling the clippers to create excellent fades and tapers.
In Nicole’s free time you will find her in her world championship baking duds attending various bake-offs with the likes of Nigella Lawson and Jamie Oliver . . . okay not really, but she does take her chocolate chip cookies very seriously.
Nori – Cutting and Colouring
Nori has nearly twenty years of styling and technical experience under her belt. Combining skill with intuition, she is able to see her clients’ natural beauty and allow their style to unfold of itself. It is important to her that your hair will be easy to maintain and remains naturally beautiful. Nori is also a mother of two and loves talking and laughing with her clients, creating a comfortable and down-to-earth experience.
Her training includes Aveda, L’Oréal, and Vidal Sassoon, London. Nori’s long-time experience as a stylist results in being an expert in all facets of hair, from precision bobs to long luscious layering as well as men’s hair cutting, you will feel completely at ease in Nori’s hands.
Kelsea – Cutting and Colouring
Kelsea is from Vancouver and graduated with honors from the Aveda Institute. Kelsea loves fashion colors, and playing with different colors on herself. She enjoys creating cool blondes and cutting long hair. Kelsea is known to create beautiful blow-outs as she has an eye for shape and what style looks best for a client’s face. She is also a make-up artist.
Kelsea offers excellent advice in changing your look, or will provide you great pointers on maintaining an easy style. Kelsea is our sunshine and puts love and style in everything she does.
Brittany – Hair Stylist
Our new talent Brittany is from Vancouver. She is professionally trained through the Aveda Institute in cutting and coloring. Brittany loves working with long hairstyles but also enjoys creating short hair styles and men’s cuts. She is known for her balayage and Ombres as well as trendy up-styles for weddings and Grads.
Whether you are seeking a new look or simply need a trim, Brittany’s kind, laid back personality will make you feel immediately comfortable and ready for your fresh new hairstyle.
Ashley is our newest addition to our Prep crew! An Aveda Academy graduate, Ashley has been coiffing beautiful heads of hair for nearly five years. She draws inspiration from pop culture and the celluloid styling of the 1950’s and 60’s. Some of her specialties include precision cuts, blonding, creative colour and highlights, and colour corrections. Ask Ashley about her love of barbering! Whether it’s soft feminine pixies, men’s cuts or androgynous edgy looks, she has you covered.
In Ashley’s free time you can find her cycling the seawall with friends or making art at home with her two cats! She also LOVES coffee.
A warm and lovely smile will be the first thing you notice when Josh greets you, along with the feeling that you will be receiving the best of care.
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.
Book your appointment with Josh Today!