As co-owner of Salon 296 with my wonderful friend Lisa Arbo, I am very excited to invite you to the salon and to meet our very talented stylists. My 20 years of experience in the industry has taught me to balance the latest techniques with my clients’ individual style. To further enhance your individual style, I’ve received training as a make-up artist at Mac Cosmetics and Complexions. I believe that individual style is more important than trends!
Lisa Arbo has checked off “own your own salon” on her bucket list! Co-owning Salon 296 with Kirk Roddy has been an exciting new adventure. Lisa has over 30 years in the beauty industry. Lisa has a creative edge, down to earth approach, and the highest standards focusing on the details. She has her Master Colourist Certification in Schwarzkopf colour and has many advanced education certifications in the Vidal Sassoon method, Toni and Guy advanced cutting, Curly Girl and J Beverly Hills academy in Los Angeles California. Lisa specializes in fine hair and making people love their curls. Lisa‘s large clientele speaks to her ability to create believable colour, beautiful cuts and lasting connections with her clients.
Laura began her hair apprenticeship September 2017 and has taken every opportunity to elevate her skills ever since; from a Men's Fade class with L'Oréal's Thad Deus, private lessons with teachers/stylists Lisa Arbo and Brandy Brooks, the ABA Hair Show classes, to a Redken Barbering Class with Tay Atelier. Laura's natural ability and confidence is refined daily with the help of wonderful mentors all around her.
Congratulations to Laura for placing 3rd in all of Ontario in the 2018 Ontario Skills Competition.
Laura's main goal in the industry is to make sure her clients look and feel their absolute best when they step out of her chair.
Nancy Walsh is a very talented senior stylist with more than 25 years of experience. Nancy believes in ongoing education which results in her ability to achieve the perfect look for your face shape, colouring and lifestyle. Nancy has taken many courses including cutting, colour and styling through the Schwarzkopf Academy. Nancy is our wedding specialist – making sure that every bride feels perfect on her wedding day. She has trained with sought after stylist to the stars in Hollywood, Tyler Colton and formal look specialist, Martin Paersons. Nancy’s goal for you is to leave the salon with a look you can recreate and love!
Brandy is totally hair obsessed and has been advancing her skills through-out her four years in the industry! She has received certification in Schwarzkopf, Redken, and Aveda colour producing a keen eye for colour and customized formulations. She is passionate about building confidence and educating her clients about their hair. Continuously learning, keeping up on current trends and being prepared for her clients is what sets Brandy apart! Technical cutting of diverse hair textures/density and barbering is just a glimpse into her skill set. Brandy also specializes in tape-in extensions, formal/wedding styling and colour/chemical services such as universal blonde, rich browns and balayage!
Brandy has had her work featured in the Toronto Women’s Fashion Week and the Queen’s University Vogue Fashion Show.
Lena Godin started her career in Montreal and has been trained in precision cutting at a Vidal Sassoon academy and she believes every client deserves a cut that suits both their face shape and their lifestyle. Colour is a passion for Lena and her clients would agree she enhances their complete look with the perfect highlights, colour or texture they need for fool proof styling. Lena is a highly qualified trendsetting stylist with 25 years experience.
If you are looking for a fun and creative hairstyling experience Lena is the stylist for you.