I always had an entrepreneurial spirit, my first business was re-selling candy from my locker in junior high school. The PAC caught on and shut me down and confiscated all my inventory and profits. I guess it’s a good idea to check out the demographic before opening.
Meanwhile while away from school I was also working in the beauty industry I started out by helping my step sister in her salon during the summers. After relocating to British Columbia I quickly found a salon to work at after school and on weekends. I started apprenticing in 2004 and in 2006 I completed my nail technician course. After working in the beauty industry for six years, I decided to purchase the Rainbow Room Hair Salon, we developed the esthetics side of the business and expanded in 2012.
My main passion is being creative! Whether it’s hair, nail art or sewing I’m always doing some sort of project. The best part of this industry is that its ever changing, the looks, the trends, the colours and the cuts. I’m always updating my education to master the new techniques.
Mary has been a hair stylist for 16 years and joined us here at the Rainbow Room in 2019. She graduated from John Casablancas Institute as a hair stylist and nail technician. She was fortunate to work along side an international educator, Dominic Belo for 3 years where she learned hands on colouring and cutting techniques. Mary loves pixie cuts and funky colour techniques!
Brittany graduated from John Casablancas Insitute in 2018 and spent the last 2 years working in Burnaby. She joined our team in September of 2020 after moving to the Sunshine Coast. She is a pro with highlights, balayage and tape in extensions. Come visit her for some amazing hair lightening!
Certified Lash Artist
Faith joined the Rainbow Room team in October of 2020. She spent her first few months shadowing our lash extension girls, Jennifer and Tallulah who taught her everything they know about the industry. She is now a certified Lash Extension Artisit. Come visit her at the salon and let her make you feel beautiful!
Thalia is our superstar assosiate who just graduated from John Casablanca Institiute in 2021! She is a born and raised local of Gibsons B.C. She enjoy swiming in the ocean and the laid back lifesyle of the coast! She loves doing foils and dimensional colour!
Liz is an amazing hair artist who specializes in balyage, blondes and blowouts. She graduated from Blanche Macdonald in 2009. Since than she has been growing her family on the Sunshine Coast she enjoys fitness and nature walks with her family. Liz has charismatic personality and loves to make people laugh!
Permanent Make-up Artist
Hi everyone, here is a bit of background on your soon to be, beauty advisor Patricia. I started in the beauty industry 30 years ago working as a rep for alloett cosmetics when I found a great love for makeup artistry. Soon after when babies came along, I added photography to my list of passions. I became a single parent, when my children where young, and had the realization that makeup & photography where not enough to create a sufficient income for my family. In 2000, I dove in and started taking every course in the beauty industry I could think of. Nails, Permanent makeup, lash extension, teeth whitening, dermal needling, lash lifts, facials, waxing, massage is a few of the services in which I have studied and am certified in. In 2007, I opened my first shop called Cream & Sugar. It was in Powell River, and it became a huge success! In 2014, with my children successful and living in the lower mainland, I found myself missing them immensely and needed a new adventure… So I was off to Vancouver to be closer to my children and now grandchildren.
Front Desk Coordinator
Claire is our amazing customer service specialist, she runs the whole show and keeps us organized. She joined us in early October 2021.