MEET OUR TEAM
Stylist and Global Hair Guru
Kathy’s passion and dedication to the hair style and beauty industry are unmatched in this city. Her pursuit of excellence when it comes to servicing her clients drives her to always keep learning. And that’s something to be said for one of Nanaimo’s only Master Stylists. She has studied, competed, taught and lived hair for over 20 years.
Having spent the last decade on Vancouver Island in Nanaimo, Kathy’s life has settled somewhat from the glamorous high fashion road. But you can’t take the fashion out of the girl. She continues to educate herself in order to offer her clients the best service she can.
Learning Hair from the Best
The schools and places the hair industry has taken Kathy span the continent. Including:
Learning at some of the most prestigious institutes on the continent gave Kathy an incredible advantage in jump-starting her career, but a huge part of her knowledge comes from the experience of competition. Kathy competed globally in hair competition for almost 10 years. She’s cut hair in various major cities around the world creating a name for herself in the hair industry.
The Learning Doesn’t End
Kathy continues to hone her craft at trade shows and fashion seminars around Vancouver and Vancouver Island. Staying a little closer to home these days but still keeping up with the education at the finest salons and institutes in the country..
Stylist and Extension Technician Extraordinaire
Rachelle was either born for this, or born into this... Depending how look at it. Growing up in a family that helped to bolster a booming beauty industry, Rachelle blossomed onto the scene with ease, making a mark in Nanaimo and Vancouver Island's community as one of its leading hair extension technicians. Having finessed Fusion, Micro-loop, Beaded Weave, Tape, and Cold Fusion extensions down to an art, clients drive from near and far just to find a seat in her chair. Her love of colour, dimension, and texture lend themselves effortlessly to her styling capabilities, whether its subtle highlights and a elegant cut you seek, or bold colours and traffic-stopping length you’re after. A certified Pravana educator, and a former student of Wendy and Oscar Bond (Lanza, NY) and Micahel O’Rorruke (Rock Your Hair, LA), her naturally ambitious side was integral in makingXposé Salon and Lounge a reality. Her motto? Not matter who you are -- be it a stay-at-home-mom or a big-time super model -- everyone deserves a bit of sophisticated glamour in their lives. Rachelle is now accepting appointments.
Stylist, Stright-Maker, and Queen Colour
Linzie has been colouring, straightening, curling, and cutting hair for more than 13 years, with eight of those years spent at Studio Vogue. Hairstyle training is the foundation of a great career and who you train with can make all the difference. Linzie has alighned herself with some of the best brands in the business, including Iso Coloring, receiving Iso Stylist training, Loreal Professional, American Crew, and now Pravana. Coupled with ongoing workshops and seminars, Linzie keeps up to date on recent style trends, colour techniques, and healthy hair management.
While Linzie is more than capable of great colours and highlighting, she gets the greatest satisfaction from a beautiful and thorough straightening.
Whether it’s a chemical relaxer or the Pravana Perfection system at work, Linzie can work her straightening-magic with a variety of hair types.
Linzie is now accepting appointments.
Stylist, Award Collector, and Perfectionist
A self-assured stylist since the age of five -- when she first picked up a pair of scissors and gave her bangs a significant trim -- Laura has always professed a passion for hair.
After completing the hairdressing program at Malaspina College in 1997, Laura spent the next fifteen years at the very busy Regis Hair Salon in Burnaby, where she won the President’s Club Award three times for top monthly earning. This impressive professional commitment to excellence is largely due to her signature
one-on-one client consultations, where she seeks to identify and then exceed her clients' expectations and needs.
Laura is now accepting appointments.
The Sassiest Stylist in Town
With four years of experience in the hair industry following completion of the hairstyling program and Vancouver Island University, Selena's self-described "sassiness" has helped her to make a name for herself among clients who like to have a good time. Fun is the aim of the game, both when you're sitting in her chair, and when you're retooling your look. "Everyone's so serious all the time," she says. "If you can't have a little fun with your hair, when can you!?" Most noted for her skill in cutting and colouring Asian strands, Selena is well versed with Pravana's line of dynamic products, does a bangin' balayage, and is over the moon for Olaplex and its smoothing capabilities.
Selena is now accepting appointments.