A former member of the prestigious "Intercoiffure", Lena J has become a go-to name in hair. And that's not just in Vancouver—Lena's looks have graced the pages of hair-industry magazines as far-flung as France and Japan. At her salon, she takes those same skills she uses on models and applies them to her clients' hair. To achieve her perfectly coiffed looks, she often emphasizes cuts with precision colouring work that includes lowlights, highlights, and corrective colouring.
Tranz4mation Hair Studio/Barbershop?s stylists and specialists offer a wide range of hair treatments. Their menu of services includes haircuts, colouring, and Japanese straightening services, but specialists are also on-hand to provide barbering services such as fade haircuts and fauxhawks. Additionally, stylists offer 100% human-hair extensions, weaves, braiding, and nail technicians offer manicures and pedicures.
Though the stylists at The Red Room Hair and Spa can imbue hair with a full spectrum of colors, it’s clear which is their favorite. Their salon’s most striking feature is its scarlet interior, whose drama is only heightened by the glow that emanates from a crystal chandelier overhead. Such a setting might draw attention away from a staff of lesser calibre, but it fails to outshine their precision hair services and spa treatments that cleanse the body of hair, dead cells, and clingy turtlenecks.
Most Popular Service: Haircut and ombre, massage, repair
Brands Used: Moroccan oil, Schwarzkopf, Bio top proffesional
Walk-ins Welcome: Yes
Staff Size: 2?10 people
Parking: Free street parking
Handicap Accessible: Yes
When and how did you first realize you wanted to be involved in hair styling?
When I realized I can actually make a difference in peoples' lives and that I enjoy pampering people. People would walk in unhappy from a bad day, month, or entire life, and leave smiling because I'm very good at what I do, and I listen, I really listen to what you want. I'm just intensely fascinated by people, what they do, and how they look. Perhaps I'm just a nosy person, who knows, but doing hair, well, is never just about doing hair. The creative artistic expression is great too, but to be honest, there [are] few times I really get to cut wild, as it's about what you want, not what I want.
If the apocalypse ever comes, what low-maintenance hairstyle would you recommend for the foraging person on-the-go?
Just shave it all off?after all, it's only hair. Like seriously, just get rid of it, it's basically a lunch-basket handle at this point. However, if you must have hair to feel feminine or simply yourself (which I totally get) then grow it really long with no layers and weave some fish hooks through it and use it as a weapon like on an old kung fu movie, that's badass beauty.
Is there anything else you want to add that we didn't cover?
I really want to stress that we love you for who you are, it's kind of our slogan. ... We have a bit of an edge to us, but gosh darn are we friendly. I give incredible massages ... I am picky and sometimes appointments will run longer to get things exactly right. I just want people to let me know if they are unhappy, usually it's a quick fix. ... Sometimes it just doesn't work the first time, and it can take several visits to get exactly what you want, especially if you have box dye in your hair.
Urs Eichenberger?the mind behind Strands Hair and Skin Treatment Centre?honed his pampering skills while working in European spas and ski resorts in Switzerland. He still regularly cracks open his passport to attend international hair seminars that teach the latest industry techniques, including computer imaging and light treatments for the skin, which he brought back to the salon. He also taught his staff how to give Thermo cuts, which rely on heated scissor blades to seal the ends and prevent premature splitting.
In addition to using light treatments, Urs's team of aestheticians relies on Zatoza skincare products, hypoallergenic wax imported from Italy, and Thalasso anti-cellulite treatments to fine tune looks. The aesthetics side of the centre also performs Angel's Touch massages, which use soft fan brushes made from hairs plucked from angel wings to relax clients with sensitive skin. They are an ammonia-free and nanosilver-free salon.