Q&A with owner


How did you get started?

I moved from Vancouver to the coast and worked at one of the local salons in Sechelt. It didn’t take long for me to decide to open my own, more modern salon. I started 2545 in 1996, (850 sq ft) and introduced the coast to progressive haircuts, colouring and foils!
In 2006, 2545 expanded to a 3300 sq ft warehouse style building in Sechelt. I oversaw and participated in the renovation and design in the evenings and on Sunday’s while working at the other salon for 2 1/2 months, moved all the furnishings in and opened 4 days later.
Over the years the salon has added more stylists stations, spa rooms and 6 tanning beds. I’ve become an excellent painter and still very bad at dry walling.

Why do you use the products you do?

Having been apart of Axis salon when they became Aveda Concept, I always looked for products that were safer for my clients and the environment. I can remember someone asking me “Do people really care about all that?”
Coming full circle studio 2545 eventually became an Aveda Salon and exclusively uses Aveda haircare, colour, skincare and makeup.

Where do you look for creative inspiration?

Education provides a key roll for inspiring myself and our stylists. We regularly have Aveda educators come to our salon as well as attending hair shows and seminars in Vancouver and the U.S.
We are always connected to the Internet for the latest trends and techniques and participate in live webinars.

What's your background?

I was trained and apprenticed in Vancouver with Axis Salon, learning the techniques of Vidal Sasson, Trevor Sorbie and Vivian Mikinder. I also had the highlight of my career when I was chosen to train with Vidal’s protege Angelo Seminara.
All of our stylists are certified colour technicians, have trained and apprenticed and still update their skills regularly. We share our experiences to better each other and our artistry.

What's your vision for your business?

This summer we had our first guest artist from Aveda Whistler/Vancouver. We look forward to welcoming other guests from around the world to join our team for inspiration and sharing knowledge.

What motivates you?

I am excited to go to work everyday and visit with my clients, I love doing hair! All of the 2545 staff have the same emotion about their job. We love what we do. We are a team that helps and drives each other to follow our passion.