Vanessa graduated from Kosmetae in 2003, Vanessa truly cares about the well-being of her guests. Vanessa is known as one of the Fraser Valley's best Brazillian waxers. She is specially trained in her facial techniques and keeps up to date on all the new industry technology by participating in continuing education on a regular basis. Vanessa is trained in 3D brows- Microblading and Dermaplaning which is now added to her extensive repertoire. Vanessa has a huge heart and brilliant sense of humour and absolutely loves her career.
Matriarch\\Self confessed control freak and she LOVES pinching bums
ALLISON// FRONT END
Allison started her career in 2005 at another local spa in Abbotsford as a spa/salon assistant and as an apprentice Laser Tech. Allison went to take her Nail Technician course and completed her certification. Allison always takes the time to give you her very best. She is a fun-loving, warm hearted and very passionate about her work. As of January 2019, Allison is excited to continue to give you her best in her new position. She will no longer be performing services after years of dedication to her guests. Allison will now be in a position to help Darling & Dapper to be the best it can be. When you come into the shop, Allison will be here to greet and assist you with her friendly smile.
Fun fact: Her hubbys nickname for her is “Hot Midget”
Zena started off her career at Sukis Academy. Now after over 5 years on the floor, Zena has continued her education in cutting, colour and styling. Prior to opening Darling & Dapper, Zena worked as a Kevin Murphy Gold Key Stylist. Zenas passion when it comes to the industry of hair design is definitely education. So she can continue to grow as a stylist and mentor. Zena loves to create rich, natural colours and clean lines in her work. In her personal life, she is married to Quin the Barber. They have a dog named Kyler that is their pride and joy.
Favourite Quote: “Be kind and have courage” - Cinderella
Growing up in Maple Ridge , B.C Kelly’s passion for creativity was expressed through dancing, a devoted and competitive dancer her whole adolescent life. Although she loved dancing she knew her passion was for the beauty industry.
In 2016 with the help of her family she enrolled at Blanche McDonald in Vancouver, B.C. She excelled in all aspects of the course graduating in 2017 at the top of her class. She is a very eager and determined stylist who was provided with exceptional training to be able to strive in our ever growing beauty industry. When Kelly isn’t furthering her skills and growing as a stylist with classes you can find her in the salon creating. Although she provides exceptional service in all aspects of her job, she has spent the last year developing her skills as not only a BALAYAGE SPECIALIST but an extension specialist as well. She offers two different techniques in extensions , one being tape ins and the second being a braid-less weave both are great alternatives to either adding length or fullness within the hair!
She looks forward to meeting and creating with you !
Quin was born for this. A hairdresser is all he has known his mother to be. He picked it up from a young age and knew he had a knack for it. It wasn't until he married his lovely wife Zena that he put this skill to use. Quin was a metal fabricator for almost a decade. Now he spends half of his week hanging from tall buildings cleaning windows and the rest of his time in the salon. Quin likes to view each client as a new project, giving them same attention and detail every visit. Stop by if you are looking for a fresh fade, a classic cut or you just want him to shave your beard.
He might even share a beer with you!
Jessica is living her dream! Since her first spa service at age 10, it became her goal to work in a spa as an esthetician making others feel as great as she did that day walking out with her fancy nail art. Whether that is through a treatment to help you feel relaxed or a treatment that boosts your confidence, Jessicas promise is to make you and your spa experience fabulous. Since completing her schooling in 2011, Jessica has dedicated herself to taking ongoing training so she can give the best that she has. Jessica excels at waxing, lash extensions, massage, facials, manicures and pedicures.
When Jessica isn't in the salon, she is spending time with her little boy and kitty cat.