LUV hair salon and esthetics is proud to be one of the leading hair salons & esthetics in Victoria, BC. All of our hairdressers and estheticians on staff are passionate about their services and customer service.
Manager of LUV Salon , I bring over 10 years of being behind the chair, in my native city of Chicago as a Colour Specialist. My career allowed me to be creative and expand my abilities. During my time as Manger at LUV Salon I have dedicated my experience to our valued clientele. I'm not only dedicated to our LUV Salon team, but to our highly rated clientèle.
After growing up in Victoria I adventured to Vancouver to go to one of Canada's #1 beauty schools Blanche MacDonald Center. After graduating with a fierce passion for hair and colour, I returned back home to the island to pursue my hair career! I have spent over four years growing as a professional hair stylist taking pride in continuously investing my time and energy in learning the hottest trends. My favourite part of my job is making people feel beautiful and confident. After all beauty comes from the inside - inside a hair salon :)
I've always had a passion for hairstyling. Growing up in the Philippines with a father who did not know how to deal with hair, I had to learn and enjoyed it! Having a younger sister to practice on helped too. I moved to Canada at the age of 13 to the small town of Cache Creek. In high school, I had the opportunity to take the Cosmetology Program. After graduating high school with a hairdressing certification, I moved to Victoria and enrolled in Richard Mar Advanced School of hairstyling. After finishing my advanced training I began my career and now over 5 years of experience as a professional hairstylist. Luv Salon has provided me with additional training to learn new techniques to deliver the best hair styles possible.
"After working as an artist and creative professional for more than a decade - as a student, artist and, employee, I took my creative skills and studied cosmetology at Aveda. After completion, I joined the LUV team as an apprentice. My goal is to tailor looks for each client to make them feel beautiful and embrace their individuality. I am excited to take on new challenges and inspiring endeavors as a "new talent" stylist at LUV!"
“Once graduating high school here in Victoria, I went to hair school then makeup school. After finishing both courses in Vancouver, I moved around several cities across Canada. I started my career in the beauty industry mostly focusing on makeup artistry, but also practicing hair on the side. Finally making my way back home after ten years, I am looking forward to reigniting my love for hair!”
"Having always had a passion for the fashion industry, I decided in 2006 to pursue a career as a hairstylist. I realized my dream the same year, in Vancouver, where I completed my formal training and obtained my first position at a high end salon in the South Granville area.
In 2008, I moved to Nanaimo where I continued to flourish and evolve my style into something unique for the region. I was regarded as a superior colorist by my peers which resulted in me attending several colour courses and shows.
In 2014, our family moved to Ontario where we remained until July of this year. While there, I ran my own business which allowed me to further explore the depths of my creativity and customer service.
Now that I have returned to the Island, I am excited to provide my clients with the excellent quality of service they would expect from a high end establishment such as LUV salon."
I started doing hair 13 years ago, when I became an apprentice. My love for hair and people made it an easy start to my career in hairdressing. I apprenticed for two and a half years under an educator and 6 fully booked senior stylists at Esthetica. I graduated through Vancouver Island University (formally Malaspina). The education I received here started me off on my extensive colour background. I started off my hairdressing career at a busy downtown Victoria salon, Bumble and Bumble, where the education and experience I received was the foundation for my future growth. Through this salon I was able to learn from amazing stylists by travelling all over Vancouver Island, Vancouver and also in New York. In this industry it is really easy to get stuck on a few great techniques and forget that styles and fashion are always changing. We refuse to let this happen. The more we learn, the more inspired we become. Education is the key to being great at this craft, it is not only the foundation, but it is the building blocks to become a successful stylists.