Creative Director, Master Stylist
BLACK2BLOND is excited to welcome Stéphane Gallien to our team! Stéphane is a sought-after creator who has been working in the hairdressing industry for over 30 years. His talent, flair and passion have allowed him to collaborate with some of the most prominent companies in London and Paris, including Vidal Sassoon, Aveda and La Biosthetique Internationale.
With a wealth of knowledge and international experience, including that of Creative Director of La Biosthetique Paris in France, Stéphane offers an innovative approach to hair and guest care.
Our team at BLACK2BLOND are so pleased that he has joined us and we are confident that you will enjoy his work and your time with him too!
Check out Stéphane’s work on Instagram @stephanegallienhair
Stephane is one of a kind. I love being his client! He combines intuition, and masterful technique. These days I swim every day in the ocean. I let my hair air dry, and it still looks fantastic. How many cuts can achieve that? Amazing
My first tint with Stephane and I am extremely satisfied. He managed to gloss over my damaged hair with the right products. He has deep insight and understanding of hair, colour, and its affects and gave me some valuable suggestions. I am very happy with my hair; will be back!
So happy with my highlights, and really think Stephane is just the best! He is so responsive, caring, attendant to all the details, and I just cannot imagine a better service!
Hi, my name is Alexandra. I am an ITA Certified Hairstylist and have been in the hair industry for 5 years. I am passionate about giving my clients the most professional hair advice and current cutting edge, sophisticated hair styles.
I graduated from VCC in the Hairstylist program and am passionate about my career and focus my energy on furthering my hair-care education. Before joining the BLACK2BLOND team I worked in a high-end salon for four years receiving personal training from a Vidal Sassoon educator.
Since 2016, I have been a Brand Ambassador for La Biosthetique which has allowed me to take extensive and advanced hair courses at the La Biosthetique Academy, including Essential and Advanced Colour, Art of Foiling, Blonde Toning, Colour Correction and Balayage.
When time permits, I enjoy volunteering in events like, Vancouver Fashion Week and Eco Fashion Week. When I don’t have my hands in hair, I love spending time with family and friends. My favourite season is fall, not too hot, not too cold. I have trained in Martial arts for 12.5 years and received my First Degree black belt in 2011. Keeping fit and eating healthy is my mantra.
I welcome you to come see me as I am accepting new clients. Simply choose a time that works best for you and let me help you achieve a cut and/or colour that will make you look and feel your best!
Check out Alexandra’s work on Instagram @afsaccone
Alexandra is a wonderful hair stylist with a great personality. She has a very positive attitude and clearly loves her job and cuts curly hair to a perfection. She is definitely an asset to the salon.
I am new to Alexandra and I must say she put me at ease during my appointment. She took extra time to explain her process before she started cutting my hair. She did an amazing job and really listened to me as well. She also rebalanced and reshaped my bangs. Not just anyone can cut bangs but she sure can! So excited to go back for my colouring appt.
Alexandra not only listens to what the
client wants, she thinks about it and
improves on it.
Linda has more than 30 years in the beauty industry with extensive training from around the world with some of the most sought-after industry leaders: Vidal Sassoon, Great Lengths, Kerastase, L’Oreal and La Biosthetique.
Linda is a specialist in technical cutting—curly and short hair, colour, wedding styling, Great Lengths International extensions, Global Hair Tape-in services, and clip in hair and wig services.
Linda is passionate about enhancing her guests’ natural beauty through hair styling and expertly applied colour and extensions.
With a commitment to continuing education and a passion for emerging trends and fashion Linda ensures her clients benefit from the highest quality methods and products.
Linda is a fantastic hair stylist….first class…..easy to talk with and she listens.
Thank you Linda
Love coming to Black 2 Blond
Extraordinary! Linda brought absolute artistry into not only correcting my colour but executing exactly what I dreamed of, mindful of my desire to minimize maintenance. Thank you!
Diane is a Senior Stylist originally from Montreal. With over 15 years of experience, she is beyond competent in providing outstanding services by excelling in precise haircuts and exceptional colours, while staying true to seasonal trends and styles.
Diane thrives to provide her clients with the very best experience, by listening to their concerns and by creating a welcoming atmosphere, as well as using their physical features to create personalized and flattering hairstyles. With vast certification, Diane is sure to keep hair healthy and radiant.
Outside of work, Diane likes spending time in nature and with her two children.
Check out Diane’s work @hairbydianes
I am so happy with my cut & colour from Diane. She is an artist who is so caring and passionate.
My hair and I couldn’t be in better hands!!! Thank you soooo much, Diane!!!
Wow!! Completely revitalized my hair. I am trying to go grey gracefully and the highlights I had in my hair looked almost yellow. The chemicals made my hair so frizzy, dry and just gross. Diane selected the colour and gloss and I feel like I did in my twenties with healthy, gorgeous hair!!
Gina’s passion for the beauty industry started in 2005 and she worked hard to obtain her Red Seal Certification in 2010. Gina brings over 15 years of experience, dedication, and enthusiasm to her work and strives to ensure each client’s needs are met. Some of her specializations include precision haircuts (think bobs and “bixies”), as well as soft balayages and fashion colours. Gina has also gained extensive education and training in curly and textured hair services and loves using creative styling skills to design upstyles for events, undone textured waves, and effortless boho looks.
Gina has been educated in many different colour and product lines including Redken, Schwarzkopf, Kevin Murphy and L’Oréal while also having been an educator herself at MC College’s hairstyling program in Calgary, AB.
If she’s not connecting with clients behind the chair, you can find Gina going on nature walks and hikes through Vancouver, enjoying the sea wall, and as the world reopens, she loves to travel to anywhere with a beach and sunshine.
Check out Gina’s work @hairbyginac
Gina is wonderful, talented, and a great communicator. Highly recommended!!
I found Gina to be very nice and attentive to what I was requesting. I look forward to seeing her again.
Thank you Gina. I really felt like you listened to what I wanted and I’m very pleased with the results.
Brandon is a Junior Stylist with 4 years of industry experience and he simply can’t get enough of it! With three years of experience using La Biosthétique Paris, Brandon is a certified La Biosthétique Beauty Expert.
A former policeman turned stylist, Brandon believes going into a salon is not just about having a service but rather, the experience. The experience begins the minute you walk in and should improve your overall sense of well-being. Did we mention his head massages?
When Brandon isn’t behind the chair, you can find him playing sports or at his computer. Brandon is an avid gamer, digital artist and active traveller.
Check out Brandon’s work @thesalonboy
Brandon is kind, pays attention to detail, understands your requirements and gives awesome styling tips. I absolutely love my hair cut and the new hair style. I will keep going back to Brandon for all my hair needs.
Great hair cut. Brandon listened to what I wanted and explained what he was able to achieve with my existing hair cut and type of hair.
Great trim , exactly as I wanted it and as I dropped by he was able to fit me in right away . Thanks Brandon !!! See you again.
Abbey is a senior stylist with over 10 years experience in the industry. She began her career in Dublin, Ireland when she quickly realized she had passion for hair dressing. The transformations she produced brought out her artistic side which fueled a passion for the industry that she has been proudly a part of for over 12 years.
She has a very diverse range of skills and will accept any challenge with an open mind. She particularly loves doing colors and embraces a challenge with a creative perspective. Her upmost concern while you’re in the chair is to make sure you are as relaxed and happy as possible so you can enjoy the experience as much as she does.
In her personal time she enjoys keeping her mind and body healthy by taking trips to the mountains to snowboard, going to the gym, surfing in Tofino, and walking her little furball pup when she’s hanging in the city.
Skin and beauty expert
From an early age, Anna has possessed a passion for the beauty industry. With a particular interest in skin care and make up, Anna is equipped with in-depth La Biosthétique Paris knowledge and expertise; thanks to extensive training and experience within the La Biosthétique Paris Academies, in Germany and France.
Anna is passionate about skin care and dedicated to achieving the very best outcomes for her clients. Her energy and attention in making every professional maintenance treatment a completely rewarding experience, is second to none. Her passion lies in educating proper skin care and treating all aspects of skin concerns for every client. Anna views proper skin care in a more wholesome and well-rounded approach, and therefore can advise clients on lifestyle adjustments that can help achieve their skin goals. As a result of Anna‘s extraordinary knowledge in ingredients, she is able to customize a facial precisely to clients‘ needs; delivering the very best of results during treatment and recommendation for home routine.
When not geeking out over skin care, Anna energizes by going on hikes, making music, drawing, and reading. She also loves trying new vegan recipes and restaurants; she’s always happy to hear client recommendations!