Category Archives: inspiration

Training at the Vidal Sassoon Academy 2019 Day 5

Oh NO!… It’s now the last day and my training has come to an end!

To inspire us with yet another approach to hair, instructor Sharz Din demonstrated free style dry cutting on this model.  His aim was to create a cut that “looked like” an “up do”.  He wanted to create a hair cut within a longer length that looked as though there were birds flying through.  I LOVED IT!!…

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After many other presentations, it was diploma time.  A shot with all my wonderful, amazing instructors who have helped me grow technically, stylistically and allowed me to think and approach hair outside the box:

All my amazing instructors at The Sassoon Academy, UK May 2019


A shot with some of our classmates (I say some because unfortunately, the group of 5 from Barcelona, Spain had already left as they needed to catch their flight home, and the other two from London were elsewhere during our snapshot):

My colleagues from all over the world at the Academy May 2019. UK, South Korea, Norway, Spain and of course me, from Canada!


We’ll all keep in touch and we’ll hopefully reunite in next year’s class!  Happy Cutting, Designing to all!






























Training at the Vidal Sassoon Academy London 2019 Day 3

It’s Day 3 at the Academy.  Today I had the pleasure of working on my beautiful model, Katie.  She wanted a shape similar to a “shag” that could be worn tousled while maintaining her current length.  I learned a lot from the techniques used in each of the intricate sectioning patterns.   Here is her BEFORE…Continue Reading

Training at the Vidal Sassoon Academy in London 2019 Day 2

Hi Everyone, On the second to fourth day, we had the opportunity to work on our own models/clients.  I specifically wanted models who were wanting dramatic change or those who preferred sweet short haircuts 🙂 Here is my first lovely model, Chelsie, who just had her colour freshly done upstairs in the Academy. She wanted…Continue Reading

Hair Ice: Cool formations in Vancouver

No, this is not a clump of Santa Claus’s beard that reluctantly got caught on a branch… It’s February.  The moment we all thought that our mild winter in Vancouver was welcoming Spring, Ta-daaaa!!… we suddenly get hit by the coldest temperature we have ever experienced…-5… unbearable cold based on ‘our‘ standards here in the…Continue Reading

Is It “Just a trim”?…(Yoko’s article in the North Shore News Dec. 14, 2018)

As a salon owner, one of my pet peeves is when a new client innocently asks: “How much for just a trim?” Well, as there is no such thing as “just a trim”, it’s a hard question to answer.  Every client is unique and the cut needs to be tailored to their special circumstances. Some…Continue Reading