OUR TEAM - Cook Street Village

Meet our friendly team of professionals who can't wait to welcome you to our brand-new salon in cook St Village! 

Interested in joining our incredible team? Visit our Careers page.

Master Stylist and Salon Co-Owner

Philip The Natural

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.


Judy at The Natural Hair Salon

Judy Johnston - Level 4 

Judy has worked in the hair industry for many years. She finds inspiration in the fact that it is forever growing and changing. Born in Sherbrooke, Quebec and raised on Vancouver Island, Judy has had the opportunity to live, travel and work in many different places. In 1998 she moved back to the island from living in Toronto, where she had been rocking the hair scene for 15 years! Since landing back in Victoria, Judy has been working at the Cook Street salon. After all those years it has become a second home. She has seen it evolve and change, and is so excited for this next adventure as a part of The Natural! A few of her favourite services she offers are Extensions and Japanese straightening or smoothing systems. Judy is passionate about continuing hair education. Previously trained in Tony & Guy cutting and colouring classes, she loves gaining new skills and tools to expand her craft. Judy has a love of hair and life, she is very motivated to never stop learning!


Angel Godin at The Natural Hair Salon

Angel Godin - Level 2
Instagram: @hairwaaytoheaven_

Angel has a multitude of passions. As a true creative she enjoys many different outlets for her expression. First and foremost she loves growing her career as a hairstylist. She prides herself on being a good listener and a hard worker. Both of these attributes are important strengths to have in the hair industry. With these skills and her relaxed demeanour, she confidently communicates with clients and delivers dreamy hair results. When she is not behind the chair, Angel loves being an artist, photographer and a dog mom to her fur baby. 

 Brooklyn Atkins, The Natural Hair Salon stylist


Brooklyn Atkins - Level 2
Instagram: @hair.by_brooklynXO

Brooklyn is a proud island girl! Born and raised right here in Victoria, where she lives with her soon to be spouse and their fur babies Milo and Zuri, all of whom she is crazy about. Between her two dogs and wedding planning, she is kept very busy in her spare time! In her career, Brooklyn is highly motivated in keeping up with her training and staying up to date with the latest trends. She believes that creating lasting relationships with her clients is key to delivering their desired hair goals, right from the first visit! Short haircuts are her jam, and as far as colour goes she is all about blondes. From Balayage to highlights, she gets them. It is a colour area that she has had great successes in achieving hair dreams. Brooklyn accepts all colour correction challenges with stride, if you're down for the process she's your girl! 


Erin Mitchell at The Natural Hair Salon


Erin Mitchell - Level 3
Instagram: @erinn_xx


Erin is a born and raised islander. Although she loves our island, she has had a life long passion for travel. Guatemala is like a second home to her. Which has fuelled her love for tacos and margaritas! In her free time, she loves practicing yoga and soaks up as much time in nature as possible! Erin loves all things creative! For her passion, drawing and tattooing are her go to outlets. With an eye for design, she finds herself drawn to edgy short textured hairstyles. It is a way she can help her clients express their own personal style. In hair colouring she loves the natural beauty of softly blended highlights, while on the other hand comes in hot with creating bold bright reds. 


Shayla Rees at The Natural Hair Salon


Shayla Rees - Level 3 
Instagram: @shaylashmayla

Shayla’s passion is to transform tired and over-processed hair back into healthy and luxurious hair. It is a journey that she goes through with her clients focusing on patience,  proper care and maintenance. With every visit to the salon, Shayla’s clients can always count on a great head massage! She truly believes it is the best part! Her favourite way to finish hair services is with a classic big round brush blowout… because let’s be honest… it is so satisfying! She loves creating naturally blended looks that allow for graceful grow outs, but is always up for any hair challenge. A few fun facts about Shayla are that she likes to collect different salt and pepper shakers, her favourite animal is the blue whale and tacos & sushi are the way to her heart! 

Bethany Coombe at The Natural


Bethany Coombe - Level 2 

Instagram @bc.barnet

Beth trained in Vancouver at John Casablanca's Art Institute in 2010 and has since worked at salons across BC before taking an maternity leave - now, she's back at The Natural and she's so happy to be back pursuing her passion for hair styling. Inspired by French beauty, salty beach hair, and ethereal blondes she strives to continually pursue education in her craft. Beth knows the importance of communication - being a great listener with her clients continues to be a compliment she always loves to hear. When she isn't at the salon or running around after her toddler, Beth loves to be out in nature, preferably by the beach - ideally with chocolate.


Madi Mouzakis at The Natural Hair Salon


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! 

Haley Peterson

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. She’s at VIU now, studying to be a stylist when she graduates this December. She has worked in a hair salon in Kelowna for 2 years and has years of hospitality service under her belt. We are excited to mentor Haley and see her on the floor come this January.


Spa Technicians

Caitlin at Cook St Natural

Caitlin St. Pierre
- Skin Care Specialist/Cosmetic Tattoo Artist
Instagram: @saintpierrepmu

Caitlin has a passion for self care and wellness. With almost a decade of working at the top hotel spa in Victoria, Caitlin is an absolute find. She specializes in treating problematic skin and incorporate massage and relaxation techniques into her corrective facial treatments. Her goal is to educate all her clients to help them achieve a realistic and effective home care routine. For her cosmetic tattooing, she uses only soft, natural and buildable cosmetic tattoo techniques. She takes time during her consultations to achieve the perfect shape and colour for all cosmetic tattoo appointments.

Caitlin is certified as an Esthetician, Spa Therapist, Dermaplaning technician, and Permanent Makeup artist. She uses Yonka products in her spa services.


Jen at Cook St Natural

Jennifer Sabourin Esthetician

Jen has been working at her career in esthetics for over 20 years. She jumped into the industry right out of high school, where she received her first training in Saskatoon. Over the years she has been lucky enough to have experienced a few different careers, one of which was becoming a journeyman welder! Through it all she never lost her passion for beauty, continuing as a nail tech over those 20 years and adding new skills along the way like eyelash extensions. Jen moved to Victoria in 2017 with her son, and has thrived. She loves hiking, paddle boarding, yoga and is always down for an island adventure. Jen is excited to expand her career even farther, and is looking forward to offering aesthetics full time.



Ivy Verona - Esthetician
Instagram: @ivy.verona.beauty
Ivy was born and raised in Victoria and is a true Island girl. She is a lover of animals, nature and all things beauty. She has been in the industry for over 20 years with her career starting in aesthetics at the Aveda Institute Paul Da Costa and leading into medical aesthetics. After having two beautiful daughters, Ivy decided to become a lash artist and loves everything about it, including educating and mentoring new lash artists. From manicures and pedicures, waxing and all things brows and lashes, Ivy is here to help you achieve all your beauty goals.


Salon Management

Carolyn Ferreira photo

Carolyn Ferreira - Salon Coordinator 
Instagram: @

Carolyn is a talented fashion designer, educator and female entrepreneur with a passion for animals, nature, and sustainability. With her extensive experience in the fashion industry, she set out to the west coast to spread her fashion expertise. She has been fortunate enough to live and travel around many countries all over the world giving her an incredible amount of insight and inspiration. Carolyn has vast experience in retail, customer service and management. She is a natural born leader and loves interacting with new people everyday.