OUR TEAM - View Street (Downtown)
Meet our friendly team of professionals who can't wait to welcome you to our award-winning salon!
- #1 Salon in the 2023 Times Colonist Reader's Choice Awards
- Voted #1 Best salon in the City in 2022
- Voted the Best Salon in BC in 2020 and Best Hair Stylist 2019: Philip Ferreira
- Award-winning master stylists with over 30 years' of experience
- We are the only Advanced Level DevaCurl salon (a specialized cutting system from NYC) and offer curly hair extensions
- The only official Bellami Hair Extension certified salon on Vancouver Island
- Certified to offer Japanese Hair Straightening and Smoothing Treatments
- Neuma, Maria Nila and Yon-ka skincare- cruelty-free professional products are sold here, plus our bespoke retail selection of locally made products
- Outstanding customer service — visit us and see for yourself!
Interested in joining our incredible team? Visit our Careers page.
Master Stylist and Salon Co-Owner
Philip Ferreria - Level 5
(Call to book, new clients welcome)
Philip was born and raised in Montreal by Portuguese immigrant parents. His father was a tailor and his mother worked by his side making leather goods. While the family struggled to make a living, Philip remembers always having beautiful leather jackets and being well supported and loved. Philip dreamt of being an architect but when the family relocated to Victoria in Grade 12, he didn’t speak enough English to attend college. With language as a barrier to education, he worked construction until he found a mentor who introduced him to the world of hair. He worked the night shift at Denny’s, travelled to Nanaimo for his BC hair license, all the while being a young father. Philip is the only Canadian to have won International Trend Vision, Sassoon trained, he’s travelled the world educating and he’s an inspiring artist and cutter. The best thing about Philip, besides his obvious talent, is he’s the kindest man you’ll ever meet. Find out more about educational opportunities to learn from Philip.
Sarah Stratton - Level 4 (DevaCurl Specialist)
Sarah grew up in Nanaimo, BC and her childhood was an exception, as she was the tenth born child of twelve. Yes, you read that right! Her parents had twelve children and actually decided that together when they got engaged. Growing up in such a large family meant many joyful times, closeness and acquiring lots of “keeping the peace” skills. Sarah still has family in the centre of her life, but she’s also an ambitious career woman. As a teenager she loved playing with hair, decided what she wanted to be a stylist. She loved every second of hair school and of course she also excelled at it. She won all the awards and took the best job of all the graduates. She’s been cutting for about 15 years, with a few years off being a full-time mom. She now complements her hairstyling with makeup and leads our makeup and bridal program at the salon.
Shaylyn Easton - Level 4
Shaylyn was born and raised in Victoria! Her passion for hair started at a young age doing her Barbie and family’s hair, then she soon became her basketball teams hairstylist in charge of French braids. Graduating top in her class, Shay now specializes in blonde and brunette balayage! She has also expanded her education resulting in her level 3 stature and does Bellami extensions, as well as Cezanne smoothing treatments! Shay is a great listener and her consultation is thorough and thoughtful. She strives to give her clients the highest quality of service every single time and loves making her clients feel the best version of themselves! When she isn’t at the salon you can find her hiking on this beautiful island, trying new recipes for her meal prep, at the gym or at church! She can’t wait to meet you in her chair.
Heidi Ellis - Level 5
Emylia Biegun - Level 2
Emylia has been doing hair since she was 17. Emylia identifies as nonbinary - they/she pronouns and provides a completely safe space with no judgement. Bright and bubbly, Emylia is good at everything and is also a curly hair specialist. Come to her for any creative cut and colour, or to embrace your natural beauty and texture. Her goal is always to help you bring what’s on the inside to the outside as well. They spend their free time hugging trees, standing by the ocean, being with friends and family and making any kind of music. Emylia is committed to sustainable living and social justice, she's also an animal and plant lover.
Lauren Hawley - Level 3
Lauren is a graduate from Vancouver Island University, earned her Red Seal and moonlights as a L'Oreal Portfolio Artist. She's goal-driven and ready for the many opportunities the hair industry has to offer. Lauren was born in the UK and moved to Canada at a young age. Growing up in the small town of Qualicum Beach, she has always appreciated spending time in nature. Lauren loves to hike and camp, while exploring Vancouver Island. She has a passion for travelling, seeing the world, and experiencing and celebrating different cultures. In her free time, you can find her sewing, refurbishing and reupholstering furniture, focusing on reusing and repurposing materials to create something new and beautiful. With and eye for design, it's no wonder she has pursued a career as a hairstylist!
Arcelie (Anne) Lim - Level 4
This feisty Taurus is passionate about all things hair. An avid gardener, seamstress, reader and gym rat, Anne also speaks fluent Tagalog. Her first hair gig was at the age of 12, her favourite colour is rainbow and her work ethic is hardcore. She’s a master at men’s cuts, loves hair extensions and vivids.
Lydda Holt - Level 4
Reegyan Lepcha - Level 5
Ashley Johnstone - Level 4
A mother of three, Ashley graduated from Martier School of Hair Design in 2008 at the top of her class. She was a born stylist — she used to practice hair on her Barbie dolls. In the rare moment when Ashley has some free time, she loves baking, crafting and reading. When she’s hard at work at the salon, her passion is cutting and she’s a talented colourist. Book with Ashley for your dream balayage. She’s passionate about longer hair styles, so please choose another stylist for short hair looks.
Taylor Holt - Level 2
Taylor is a queer identifying stylist born and raised in Victoria. She loves exploring all the unique and wonderful communities the city has to offer. Having started her career in the theatre studying costume history, she quickly found a love for vintage hairstyling and fell head over heels for the hair industry as a whole. As a generalist in the industry Taylor can do a little bit of everything but she especially love vibrant colours, mullets, and geometric hair cuts.
Naomi McCullough - Level 1
Madi Mouzakis - Level 1
Durga Phelan - Assistant/Level 1
Olivia Lucas - Level 1, DevaCurl focus
Lisa Fulcher - Level 2 & Salon Coordinator
Lindsey Kim - Level 3
Haley Peterson- Salon Coordinator and Assistant/Level 1 Stylist
Haley is a people person, always making friends wherever she goes. A dancer, yogi and hiker, this young lady is also a world traveller. She’s bubbly, positive and always tries to bring a good attitude to every situation. Hayley is a recent graduate but no stranger to the hair salon, with two years of previous experience in Kelowna, as well as plenty of recent experience and education at our salon.
Angela Funk-Theriault - Manager
Angela brings over twenty years of experience in the beauty industry to our salon. She started her career as an advanced Nail technician and Esthetician, transitioning into salon and spa management. She grounds our salon in experience and knowledge bringing with her an ability to lead our team with strength, positivity, and love. She also makes sure that our clients are taken care of and have the best experience that we can offer. Angela is also a talented photographer. Her creative work sometimes features our very own stylists and makeup artists! Offering elevated service, warmth and a seamless salon experience is made all the more possible with Angela running the show.
Natalie Grunberg-Ferreira - GM and Co-owner
A consummate entrepreneur who has created several successful businesses and had a previous career in education. With her savvy business and management skills, she brought in all the necessary talent and professionals to run the best salon in Victoria. Her goal is to be the best employer in BC and she's off to a great start with this team!