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CITRUS SALON AND HAIR EXTENSION LOUNGE @ 1042 HAMILTON STREET

Raana Tavassoli
hair extension technician/hairstylist

Raana is a master of all things hair!  As one of our hair extension experts, she is passionate about her work and meticulous in her application. Armed with over 10 years of experience and a proficiency with colour, Raana is skilled in balayage, colour corrections and everything in between. With an eye for colour, she is able to match extensions to perfection and blend them seamlessly with her clients’ own hair.  This sassy lady is a true professional who cares about your hair as much as you do and will make sure that her work is always the best it can be. Her ultimate goal is meeting her clients’ needs, making them happy and putting her best work out there into the world! Her gentle nature and charming personality make it easy to spend time in her chair while she rocks your locks!  The adorable accent doesn’t hurt either.

Instagram: @artistry.by.raana
 
 
 
  Deidre Holtby
hair extension technician

Deidre is one of the most well-regarded extension masters in all of Canada. She has been certified with Great Lengths for more than 15 years and most recently with Bombay Hair, with her chosen passion lying in working with fusion (keratin tip). Her artful blending of colours is unparalleled and her precise application combine to create the most flawless, beautiful hairstyles. Deidre has worked extensively in the film industry where she built a name for herself doing extensions for well-known actors and celebrities. Now she makes her home at Citrus where she enjoys the calm, relaxing environment. Her clients enjoy her professionalism, laid-back manner and willingness to go above and beyond to accommodate her clients and make sure they are over the moon with their new hair!

Instagram: @extensionsbydeidre
 
 
 

Heather Ross
hairstylist/colour technician/tape extensions

Heather joined the Citrus Team straight from Kelowna where she worked at Chatters Hair Salon for almost 7 years. Her vast experience in cutting and all things colour , combined with her deep passion for her work, makes this chic but down-to-earth gal a fantastically gifted stylist! Heather loves working with colour, and can whip up a head of funky purple streaks just as easily as a gorgeous, laid-back mane of blonde ombre. Need a change but feel you’re stuck with a colour you don’t want? Heather performs colour-correction magic! If this gal can’t fix you nobody can! You’ll feel at ease with her playful, cheerful personality and magical hands…and, she gives incredible scalp massages that will make you drift away!! You will wake up in time to see  how amazing you look.  On her off days, this hair artist likes to play her guitars and sing until the cows come home.

Instagram: @heathers.hair.magic
 
 
 
Anya Ergas
hairstylist/colour technician/hair extensions/eyebrow threading

Anya brings with her over 10 years of experience in the hair industry. After a break while she was having a child (you would never know it!), she is back waving her magic color brush and wielding her scissors to execute perfectly precise cuts. Anya is also one of our hair extensions experts and is proficient in Great Lengths, tape-in and microbead extensions. She has worked in the film industry with celebrities, backstage at the Leo awards, styling at fashion and bridal shows, including Vancouver fashion week. Have a wedding coming up? Anya can whip up a fancy ‘do for your big day! As well, she does amazing eyebrow threading and shaping and can give you an instant eye lift. Had a stressful day at work (or home!)? You will float out of the salon after your visit with this talented, easy-going, friendly gal and feel completely rejuvenated, pampered and years younger!

 

 

 

Kim Twohig
hairstylist/colour technician

Starting her career at the age of 15  in Ireland, Kim comes from a family of hair fanatics. She has excelled in her profession in the 10+ years she has been honing her craft. She prides herself on executing the perfect cut and loves the dimension of precisely placed buttery blonde highlights or the luminous shine of chocolate brown tresses (yum!). Kim is a whiz at creating soft, sexy hair and her updo’s and evening styles are unrivaled! She has also embraced Organic Color Systems as her go-to line of permanent colour, for all those who are looking for more natural alternatives. This spunky gal will make sure she understands exactly what you want before she picks up her scissors or colour brush, so that you’re both on the same page. When she’s not at work, Kim enjoys being active, socializing and shopping!  

 
 


Amanda Shire Citrus Hair Salon Vancouver
Amanda Shire
hairstylist/colour technician

Since 2008, Amanda’s bubbly personality, passion for hair and artistic flair have enabled her to create beautiful hair and years of happy clients. She loves everything hair, and especially thrills in the creation of blonde, beautiful hues. Balayage is her forte, and she is forever working to perfect her methods and learn new ones.  Most recently, Amanda trained at Nine Zero One Salon in West Hollywood, where they are best known for their superior colouring skills and their celebrity clients.  With this training, Amanda is excelling as an ombre and balayage wizard! She believes in fully understanding her clients’ needs in order to make them feel comfortable and confident during their appointment and to achieve a result they are happy with.  Besides her work, Amanda enjoys travelling and spending time with family.


Instagram: 
@amanda_citrus

 
 
Jeremy

Jeremy Macdonald
hairstylist/colour technician

Jeremy has graced the world of hair since 2005, eight of those spent working in salons in the Delta area. In 2013 he made the move to the city and was very excited to join the Citrus team! For women, Jeremy’s forte is in feminine, pretty hair styles. He has mastered the art of balayage, creating gorgeous, blended hues as well as funky, fun colour melts. He is also a master at men’s haircuts, producing perfect fades and creating every style possible. Making clients happy and feeling good about themselves is his ultimate goal, and clients of all ages have experienced Jeremy’s hairstyling talents, relaxed charm and quiet humour….ok, sometimes not so quiet humour. Even the most stressed of us will relax to the soothing sound of his voice and his magical touch.  Aside from hair, Jeremy also has a love for laughter, scary movies and Madonna!

 
 

 
Nicole Stevens
hairstylist/colour technician 

Combining her love of artistic endeavours with her love of meeting new people, Nicole started training at the age of 17. She moved on to become an accomplished hairstylist and colourist, travelling the world to advance her training—Milan, Italy, and New York. With more than 11 years under her belt, her passion for cutting and colouring continues to grow. Although adept at any colour, Nicole has become one of the salon go-to people for funky colours—from soft pastel pink to bright, bold blue and everything in between. Nicole is also a Certified Colour Educator for Organic Color Systems.  When she’s not behind the chair prettying up your hair, this upbeat, outgoing, fun-loving gal can be found anywhere near beaches, bikes, babes or sweet beats (the kind you dance to).
 
Instagram: @mysticalfunkhair

 
 
 
Gabrielle Guimond at Citrus Hair Salon VancouverGabrielle Guimond
hairstylist/colour technician

Gabrielle moved to Vancouver after 10 years of doing hair on the island. She soon found her way to Citrus, where she brings tons of talent and an abundance of spunk!  Her true passion is everything colour, but she also has an infinity and passion for styling, cutting and hair extensions. This funky lady’s creative resume includes doing models’ hair for local vintage clothing stores in Victoria, competing in global competitions for Goldwell Colorzoom and working backstage in hair shows and editorial shoots. Her personal inspiration ranges from the bohemian vibe of the island to edgy city vibes and designers like Alexander McQueen. Gabrielle’s fun, outgoing personality and quirky humour will keep you entertained (and energized) while she does magical things with your hair. More than just having a love of all things fun, she also enjoys culture, music and art. Get ready to be energized!

Instagram: @gabriellecoiffure

 
 
Gypsy Sturgeon
hairstylist/colour technician

Gypsy is a senior hair artist with over 18 years of experience, having been twice published in the “Latest Hairstyles” magazine. Vidal Sassoon trained, she is well-equipped to handle any head of hair with her extensive cutting and colouring skills. She can transform you by matching your hair to your best assets, both physical and psychological. Her cuts are built on angles, intuitive direction and are always customized. Despite her favoured wild personal style, she is talented at making both the most conservative as well as edgy clients happy. Her clients rave at how well her cuts grow out and love how she happily teaches tips and tricks for achieving healthy, beautiful hair at home.  Her strong belief is that you should not have to blow dry a shape into your hair, as the shape should already be cut into it and make at-home styling achievable. 

Instagram: @hairbygypsykiss

 

 
kimberly-finalKimberly Graham
hairstylist/colour technician

Kimberly is one of the most caring, attentive and conscientious stylists you’ll meet. After attending John Casablanca’s, she furthered her  training with an intensive apprenticeship program at Rain Salon and worked with them as a junior stylist for three years. We were fortunate that this firecracker found her way into the arms of Citrus Salon, where she continues to grace clients with her presence and her amazing skills. This lovely lady loves to pamper her guests and will make sure that their every need is met. She excels at colour and has mastered the art of balayage and ombre styles. Her talents lie in creating beautiful, feminine, flowing looks and gorgeous colours of all hues. Be prepared to be charmed by this bubbly young lady while she works her magic on your hair. We look forward to seeing Kimberly grow and excel at Citrus for many years to come!

Instagram: @hairbykimberly_
 
 
 
 
Caitlin Nichol
junior hairstylist/colour technician

As a junior stylist at Citrus, Caitlin brings her passion for hair and extensive training to all the lucky clients that land in her chair. She trained as a stylist 8 years ago at Statik Hair Salon but took a hiatus to explore other adventures. Now back for good in the loving arms of the hair industry, this lovely soul is more than ready to tackle any hair challenge that comes her way. Caitlin loves doing colour, specifically reds and blondes, and is excited by balayage, ombre, sombre and any artistic painting endeavour. What you will experience, when you have the pleasure of being her client, is the extraordinary care and attention she gives to you. Your hair is her hair, and she truly cares about every guest’s happiness. Having a desire to work with as little chemicals as possible, Caitlin specializes in Organic Colour Systems and completed their advanced training in Seattle in 2017. On a personal note, she loves her cats (Chicken and Waffles), plants, bike rides, travelling, making jewellery (she’s good!) and camping!
 

Instagram: @catfacedoeshair 

 
Meaghan Stirton
junior hairstylist/colour technician

Meaghan is a junior stylist with an abundance of confidence and passion for her work. This feisty, friendly gal will charm your pants off and make you feel comfortable from the first moment you sit in her chair.  She works very closely with our senior stylists to make sure that every step of the way her clients get the full benefit of all the expertise available at Citrus and ensure the best possible outcome. Eager to learn and grow and talented beyond her years, this up-and-comer will be a superstar stylist, so better go and see her while she’s charging junior prices. From balayage highlights to funky colours and even colour corrections, Meaghan is willing to take on whatever challenges come her way.

On her off days, this lovely lady loves to soak up the sun and hang out with her pals on a patio!

Instagram: @meaghanlouisehair
 
 
 

Emily Hoff
junior hairstylist/colour technician/hair extensions

Emily is a junior stylist who has worked in the salon environment for a few years and mastered the art of customer care. For this lovely lady the beauty industry has always been her true love, and hair colouring is her jam!  She loves all things colour, from subtle highlights to funky unicorn hair.  She is also training to be a hair extension technician, and is fast becoming an aficionado of fusion and tape extensions. She works hard to understand your hair dreams and will be help you achieve your desired results, all the while making sure your hair remains as healthy as possible! (She is a huge advocate for Olaplex!) Emily has trained under our most experienced stylists, and isn’t afraid to reach out to ensure you’re getting exactly what your hair needs. She has a soft approach and a warm understanding of how important hair can be for people and wants you to feel calm and confident in her chair.  On her off days, you will find her hiking local mountains and trails or helping friends build Ikea furniture. (She is a PRO!)

Instagram: @emheartshair 

THE FRONT LINES
Breanne Gould
front desk/salon manager

Breanne is our amazing and spunky front desk manager. She comes to us with an abundance of experience managing salons and effortlessly keeps the staff organized and the salon running as smoothly as it can! You can always find her busy at the desk greeting people and making appointments or running around helping keep everyone in check. This feisty lady loves all things dog, and she has two of her own at home. If you’re walking by the salon with your pooch, you better stop in and let Breanne shower your furry friend with attention. She may run out after you to say hello if she sees you!

If you have any questions or want to book an appointment, you can call her at 604-688-1332 or email: saloncoordinator@citrushairsalon. 

 

 

Talia Cino
front desk

Talia is part of our front desk/customer service team. This lovely young lady helps us to keep our schedule running smoothly, making sure that clients are taken care of and things run on time. She controls the front desk like a seasoned air traffic-controller and keeps her cool when things get crazy.  Be prepared to be enveloped by her infectious charm when you walk through our doors! On her days away from the salon, Talia keeps company with her hairless feline friend. Yup. A bald cat.

 

 

 

 

Antonella Biefeni
owner
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Antonella started her training many years ago (ahem) and has vast experience in cutting, haircolouring, and styling, with a passion for highlights. Her advanced training includes attending the prestigious Bumble and bumble institute in New York, as well as studying under some very talented leaders in the industry over the years. Now as the owner of Citrus Hair Salon, her focus is on making clients happy and putting together the most talented, friendly, cohesive team possible. She believes you never stop learning, and always strives to expand the team’s knowledge of hair cutting and colouring techniques in order to keep up with the changing trends and provide clients with the best service possible.

 

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Scottie Dunn
hairstylist/colour technician
Scottie_ppBorn in England, Scottie moved to the USA as a child. He “grew up” in his parents’ salon where he gained a love and fascination for hair and fashion. With training internationally–B and b University in NYC, Vidal Sassoon academy in San Francisco, & numerous other courses throughout his 10 year career–Scottie has a soft, more organic way of texturizing and finishing the styles he creates. He has a passion for long sexy hair, stronger more geometric cuts and short hair. His colour work leans to the more natural side with an emphasis on high impact/low maintenance highlights. You will sashay your way out of his chair when this laid-back hair god is done with you! When away from hair, he has a passion for fashion, great shoes, laughing with clients, traveling with friends and leading an active life.
**Scottie is an independent agent and books his own appointments. Call him directly to request an appointment. Take note that his pricing is different than the Citrus Salon Pricelist. Please ask for a quote.Call 604-219-8177 to book.