IVETTE | senior colourist
Ivette was born in Mexico City and has lived in Vancouver since 2008. She’s always been passionate about hair and would excitedly perform cuts and colours on friends and family before she took any formal training. When she moved to Vancouver, she trained at VCC and has been creating gorgeous balayage, highlights and foilyage ever since. If you're looking for dimensional looks with natural looking growout, she's your girl!
She’s fully trained in the QALI extension method and is ready to create hair magic with you in the chair. To kick back after a day of serving up great hair she loves a good mezcal margarita and a night in with friends.
VEIDA | stylist
Meet Veida! She started her hair journey in Ecuador where she mastered curly hair techniques and continued her education at the Aveda institute in Vancouver. She loves to mix it up with braiding and styling and is obsessed with curly hair - the more texture the better! She's a firm believer in embracing curls and loves providing her clients with solutions for all types of curly hair related issues.
Her philosophy is that your hair should work for you and your lifestyle. She likes pushing the envelope [bring her your coolest hair ideas!] and loves beachy blondes and blended, lived-in colour. From structured cuts and traditional colour to mullets and vivids - she believes in making your hair work for you! She can do it all.
In her spare time she likes to spend time outdoors with a good book or watching anime snuggled up to her guinea pig TonTon.
LAUREN | stylist
Lauren is from White Rock BC but recently moved to Mount Pleasant in 2021
She enrolled in the hair school trades program while she was in her last semester of high school and has been working in Vancouver salons for 5 years since graduating.
Her mom and my aunt are both hairstylists, so she grew up around the industry - she was also a competitive dancer growing up and was constantly around hair and makeup having to learn how to do it at a young age.
She loves doing a little bit of everything so she can stay up to date with trends, as well as being a versatile stylist! Her go to is anything with foils - babylights, balayages and every tone of blonde from platinum to bronde.
She has a 3 year old fish named Hank and can be found drinking wine at home on the weekend or out on the town discovering new restaurants and places to go out - give her all your suggestions for your go to places in the city.
TATIANA | independent stylist
Tatiana is a master stylist that has been a cut and colourist for the past 20 years. She is trained and certified in multiple colour systems and loves using her knowledge to create exactly what her clients are envisioning when they sit down in her chair. Her favourite part about being a stylist is building strong connections with her clients and helping them express their personalities through their appearance!
You can book with Tatiana here!
KEVIN | independent stylist
Kevin has been doing hair since he was a kid. Growing up in Prince George, he could never find a hairstylist to give him Winona Ryder’s pixie cut so he took the scissors into his own hands. Eventually he developed a small clientele of friends and neighbourhood moms.
When he moved to Vancouver, Kevin trained at Blanche Macdonald Centre’s Professional Hairstyling program. He’s apprenticed with award winning stylists, trained at Vidal Sassoon London, worked on many published editorial photoshoots and furthered his brand education with Kevin Murphy, Davines, Shu Uemura, L’Oréal Professional and Wella. Now Kevin splits his time behind the chair at QALI and teaching the next generation of hairstylists at John Casablancas Institute.
If you’re looking for someone to help you achieve your hair goals while talking about cool movies, interesting music, reality tv and the mysteries of the universe
Book an appointment or get in touch with Kevin here.
ALYSSA | manager
After a successful career in the film industry, Alyssa decided to take a leap of faith and try a new path heading operations at QALI. Alyssa is Drake's #1 fan, loves a good, organized spreadsheet and can strike up a conversation with anyone. Don't even bother trying to challenge her to Harry Potter trivia (you'll definitely lose), and if you ever need a charcuterie board for a party, she's your girl!
Fun fact: she didn’t use conditioner until she started working at QALI. She's is all about finding ways to have amazing hair with minimal effort.
JANELLE | founder
Janelle's obsession with hair, makeup and all things beauty has been a lifelong love affair. Always the unofficial hairdresser and makeup artist for her girlfriends, she finally got to turn these passions into a new career in 2016. QALI was born from a desire to bring superior quality, more affordable hair extensions to the women of Vancouver. You can read more about her story here.
When she's not at QALI she's likely chasing around her daughters, smooching her dogs or convincing her husband to go on spontaneous adventures.