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 Ferreira

 

Philip Ferreria - Level 5 
Instagram: @hairphilosophy
(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.

Stylists


Sarah Stratton
- Level 4 (DevaCurl Specialist)

Instagram: @basicunicornlooks

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, The Natural Hair Salon stylist

Shaylyn Easton - Level 4
Instagram: @stylesbyshay.yyj

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, The Natural Hair Salon stylist

Heidi Ellis - Level 5
Instagram: @heididoesthehair

    

Emylia at The Natural Hair Salon


Emylia Biegun
- Level 2 
Instagram: @emyliabhair


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 at The Natural Hair Salon


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! 

 

Anne Lim at The Natural Hair Salon

Arcelie (Anne) Lim - Level 4
Instagram:  @Arcelie_styles

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 at The Natural Hair Salon

Lydda Holt - Level 4 

Born and raised in Sydney, Australia, Lydda completed a 4-year apprenticeship with Toni&Guy & then continued on as a senior stylist. Her adventurous spirit then led her to wander the globe and finally to land here in Canada as a proud new citizen. Lydda's vibe is very chill and she is very much solely dedicated/focused on bringing your hair vision to life. She's a quiet achiever when it comes to her passion, which is hair. All her energy and love for what she does goes into her work and her relationships. In her spare time, Lydda loves to hit the open road, on her motorcycle. She's got a tomboy streak, a love for adrenaline sports, music, poetry and all things outdoors

Reegyan at The Natural

Reegyan Lepcha - Level 5
Instagram: @hairegain

This talented and worldly stylist of over 17 years was born in Northeastern India and brought up in Bhutan (ranked one of the happiest countries in the world!). As a young man, Reegyan had to move to southern India to take care of his family. He found his passion for hairdressing unexpectedly after an aunt gifted him a small amount of money to take his first hair course. Within just a year, he won a L’Oreal New Generation Young Colourist Award, which propelled him to a new level and new life in London, Hong Kong and Singapore, which is where he received his advanced training. A Tony and Guy trained stylist, Reegyan specializes in precision cuts and has experience working with diverse clientele with a variety of hair textures. On a personal note, Reegyan gains energy from working with a team in a creative atmosphere and is passionate about health & fitness and travelling to new places. We are happy he chose Victoria to set down roots. 

Ashley Johnstone, The Natural Hair Salon stylist

 

Ashley Johnstone - Level 4
Instagram: @ashleyjhair

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 at The Natural

Taylor Holt - Level 2
Instagram: @tayzer.beauty

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 at The Natural

Naomi McCullough - Level 1 
Instagram @naomibenettehair

Naomi was born in Haiti. and adopted into Canada just shy of 2years old. She spent most of her Years on the lower mainland where she grew up travelling the globe as a world level Irish dancer and Athlete. Moving here 10 years ago, Naomi became a certified PT and Yoga Instructor. She takes pride in her knowledge and interest in Health and Wellness, and devotes her free time staying healthy & active enjoying the great outdoors. Naomi has expertise working with all hair types, but specializes in working with curly hair textures, & protective Styling. Her goals are to create an environment at the Natural where BIPOC feel welcome & respected. She continues to further her education so she can provide top-quality service and keep up with the trends. 

 Madi at The Natural

 

Madi Mouzakis - Level 1

Instagram: @hairby__madi

Madi is a grad from John Casablanca Institute in Vancouver and trained Bellami Hair extension tech. Prior to starting at The Natural Hair Salon, Madi has been advancing her skills in balayage and extensions in a salon on the mainland. She’s passionate about balayage, blondes and fashion colours. Madi takes pride in making her chair a safe and welcome space for all! 

 

Durga at the natural hair salon

Durga Phelan - Assistant/Level 1

Durga was born and raised in Victoria along with her two brothers, one of them her twin. Competitive by nature, she loves to try new things. Her interest in hair came about because she used to dance and got used to have stylists do her hair. Durga is outdoorsy, loves to bake, and brews her own kombucha. She’s a student at Victoria High and works with our team on Saturdays. We love her motivation and attention to detail. She’s a gem!

 
Olivia at The Natural Hair Salon

Olivia Lucas - Level 1, DevaCurl focus
Instagram: @lovely.ly_hair
 
A graduate of Vancouver Island University, Olivia is trained under Philip Ferreira. She's a hard-working young lady, talented and driven. Creative and introspective, Olivia loves to read, thrift and walk her French bulldog, Ru. Her obsession is with curly hair and she chose our salon specifically because of our advanced training in DevaCurl and textured hair cutting. She has just completed three DevaCurl courses from the NYC institute. Bravo!

Lisa Fulcher at The Natural

Lisa Fulcher 
- Level 2 & Salon Coordinator

Lisa has been behind the chair for 7 years and is a certified Aveda educator. Lisa has a very close family and two rescue dogs, Kevin and Clyde. She has a degree in psychology and experience working with autistic children. She's multitalented and enjoys both cutting hair and interacting with clients at the desk. We are lucky to have her be part of both of missions, great hair and exceptional client experience.

Lindsay at The Natural

Lindsey Kim - Level 3
Instagram: @hair.by_lindsey

Lindsey is originally from Korea and has been doing hair for 6+ years. With her training at Vidal Sassoon and her experience working in busy salons in Toronto, she’s a great new asset to our team. Lindsey loves highlights, cuts and specializes in nano extensions. Lindsey has experience with textured hair from her time in Toronto and loves to do blowouts! Outside of the salon, she enjoys staying fit by hitting the gym and finding the best places to eat in town!

 Olivia Lucas stylist at Cook St.

 

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. 

Salon Management

 

Angela Funk-Theriault - Manager
Instagram: @angelafunkphotographer


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 at The Natural

 

Natalie Grunberg-Ferreira - GM and Co-owner
Instagram: @thenaturalhairsalon


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!