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.
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.
RACHEL | jr. stylist
Rachel is originally from Chicago and has lived in Vancouver for about half their life!
Rachel completed a Bachelors in Psychology with a focus on child development at UVic and recently graduated from the Hair Art Design Program at John Casablancas. They were drawn to hairstyling for its combination of creativity and precision.
Rachel is interested in pursuing counselling and loves getting to connect with people and help them create a look they feel confident in. They especially love highlights/balayage, vivid colour, and bob cuts. They are continuing their education in textured hair cuts, colour & styling and have trained with QALI's curly specialist Veida, who is currently on maternity leave.
Rachel has two feisty parrotlets, Pecan, the sweet one and Pistachio, the daredevil. When Rachel's not in the salon, you can find them writing, reading, going for runs, chatting with friends, or up at an ungodly hour redecorating their apartment.
You'll find Rachel assisting around the salon as well as offering extensions, cut & colour services as they build their portfolio.
KIRSTYN | stylist
Kirstyn, also known as "Kiki" is originally from Edmonton and moved to Vancouver in 2018 to go to hair school at Blanche Macdonald, and has been working behind the chair ever since!
If you are looking for long, luscious locks with extensions or lived in balayage she's your girl! Kiki has been doing extensions since graduating hair school and has fallen in love with being able to boost her client's confidence by enhancing their natural beauty. She is fully trained in the QALI Micro-weft method and brings her previous extensions experience to ensure an effortless blend while protecting the health and integrity of your hair.
When she's not behind the chair you can find her putting creative energy into her passion for interior design, hitting the slopes or at a cute winery when the sun is shining.
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 | co-founder // operations director
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 // extensions specialist
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.