I chose this career because I felt it would give me the flexibility i would want when i decided to start a family. I am a creative person, and
growing up i enjoyed doing friends hair, so it just seemed to fit.I attended Comox Valley Beauty School in 2004/05 and when finished, decided to move home to Port Hardy to start my career. In 2007, Julia and I got the opportunity to open our own salon, and here we are almost 8 successful years later!! This job definitely has difficult moments, but making people feel good about themselves is awesome! I feel that i am lucky to be able to work in my hometown, and to have built a wonderful clientele- learning ALOT during these past 10 year in the industry!
This career was a natural choice for me. I LOVE being creative and I've always had an interest in hair. My friends and I used to color and cut our hair during most of our childhood. I didn't choose it right away, but after visiting the VIU campus and taking a tour of their hair salon that was it, I was hooked! I went to school at VIU (which was called Malaspina back then) in 2003 and found that I love doing hair. I moved home after school and worked in town for 3 years before we opened Julia & Brittany's. The rest is 8 crazy years of history! I'm so happy to be working and living on the North Island! We have a great clientele here and I hope to be doing hair In Port Hardy for a long time. Come in and see us we'd love to meet you!
I started at Julia & Brittany's in July 2008, after completing the hairdressing program at Comox Valley Beauty School. I grew up on the North Island, and moving back and starting my career was what i wanted to do. I always knew i was going to be a hairdresser, after watching Edward Scissor Hands, and putting my dad's hair in pig tails when I was a little girl. This job is never dull, you are constantly learning, growing, and challenging yourself. I enjoy the flexibility, as I am able to be involved with my son's hockey and soccer, which is very important to me.
Growing up I was the one cutting and coloring my Barbie's hair. During elementary school and high school I was always trying new things with family and friends hair. My Mom always told me
Brandi- Stylist & Makeup Artist
I've had the privilege of being able to find something I absolutely love to do and being able to help people bring out the beauty they already have. I strongly believe that everyone is beautiful and unique in their own way and love being able to enhance and give people confidence in themselves. Everyone deserves to feel beautiful. I am grateful that I have found an career that I am passionate about and allows me to work with people.
I have always had my best fun with my girlfriends. Esthetics is a fabulous, fun career that I can make new friends and enjoy girl time. I love learning and plan to continue growing in this field. I have partnered with Èminence organic skin care after seeing them at my first Spa show. The amazing smells and naturally dramatic results had me enamoured. I proudly use Èminence in most of my services. I look forward to seeing you soon