Staff

Meet Our Stylists

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Ruben Potrebenko

Salon Director

Bio coming

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Teresa

SENIOR STYLIST AND DIRECTOR

Teresa is a businesswoman, and innovative cosmetologist, and the owner of BLACK2BLOND Spasalon, one of the premier salons and spas in Vancouver.

Teresa has more than 35 years of experience in the beauty industry. Prior to her current role with BLACK2BLOND, Teresa has enjoyed owning three previous salons.

Teresa is a businesswoman, and innovative cosmetologist, and the owner of BLACK2BLOND Spasalon, one of the premier salons and spas in Vancouver.

Teresa has more than 35 years of experience in the beauty industry. Prior to her current role with BLACK2BLOND, Teresa has enjoyed owning three previous salons.

Along with extensive training from La Biosthetique, Teresa has also been trained by Vidal Sassoon in Los Angeles, London, and Dallas; from Toni & Guy in London and Dallas; from Aveda in Vancouver, New York, Toronto and Dallas; and from Kérastase and Bumble and bumble.

When Teresa is away from the office, she enjoys triathlons, troubleshooting, and helping others to grow as human beings.

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Olga

SENIOR STYLIST

My passion stems from a love of art and beauty. I look to fashion, art, music and nature as inspirations for my work.

My education and passion for hair was discovered and nurtured in my home country of Belarus, where I was blessed with a wonderful support network and amazing teachers.

Olga

SENIOR STYLIST

My passion stems from a love of art and beauty. I look to fashion, art, music and nature as inspirations for my work.

My education and passion for hair was discovered and nurtured in my home country of Belarus, where I was blessed with a wonderful support network and amazing teachers.

I received further formal training at one of the best academies in Moscow. From there I followed my dream by attending classes at the world-renowned Vidal Sassoon Academy in London, UK. I was impressed with their professionalism so I have continued my growth through annual attendance at the Vidal Sassoon Santa Monica Academy, CA.

Now, I have taken my next step to refine my skills by joining the talented BLACK2BLOND team. I continue to love my art and am proud to be a part of the La Biosthetique family
Check out my work on Instagram @olga.hair.design

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Glenn

SENIOR STYLIST

Glenn first picked up his scissors in 1996 and since then has done everything from editorial work for newspapers and magazines, backstage work for fashion shows such as Viva Glam Vancouver, and colour work for five seasons of the television series The L Word. Glenn’s Vidal Sassoon training and dedication to staying current with regular education has kept a steady flow of loyal clients coming through the door. He often refers to himself as the resident barber, no doubt due to his following of men wanting a precision cut and a perfect fade. Glenn also loves colour and has become a pro at delivering a blonde that will knock your socks off.

His clients appreciate that they will receive a beautiful precision cut balanced with a killer colour, as well, they get to hang out with a very pleasant professional!

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Sara

Hello my name is Sara and I am addicted to hair…Ever since my first day in the salon I have been hooked and it’s not something I plan on giving up any time soon! I trained as an apprentice in Australia and was awarded the 2012 Australian Apprentice of the Year.

I have worked with La Biosthetique for 5 years and been lucky enough to travel to Paris to study at their flagship academy, work at Paris fashion week, and present looks on stage at Hair Expo Australia.

Sara

Hello my name is Sara and I am addicted to hair…Ever since my first day in the salon I have been hooked and it’s not something I plan on giving up any time soon! I trained as an apprentice in Australia and was awarded the 2012 Australian Apprentice of the Year.

I have worked with La Biosthetique for 5 years and been lucky enough to travel to Paris to study at their flagship academy, work at Paris fashion week, and present looks on stage at Hair Expo Australia.

In 2013 I spent time living and working in London and while I was there I was able to sneak over to Germany and get a personal tour from the head chemist of the La Biosthetique laboratory and factory in Pfortzheim. It was an amazing experience to see every step from the raw materials to the finished products that I use every day in the salon, I felt like Augustus Gloop in Willy Wonka’s factory!

As a self-confessed hair junkie I like to spend most of my weekends seeking out opportunities to “play dress-ups” by working on photo shoots, runway shows, or any production that will allow me to get my fix. One of my favourite interests is people and their stories, so do come in to Black 2 Blond… I would love to hear yours while I tend to your tresses!

Sara finished 3rd and 2nd respectively in the International Canadian Beauty Stylist Awards 2014 and 2015. She has also won numerous awards in Australia.

Check out Sara’s work on Instagram @sarzmahal

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Dylan

Dylan Beatch, is the winner in Paris of the 2015 International Beauty Stylist Awards, from which he was invited to perform on stage and teach in Berlin in the spring of 2016.

I think I was put on this earth to create beauty. As no matter what I’m doing, it is beauty that seems to be the product of my labour. When I’m not behind the chair I put my creative energy into painting, writing and acting.

Over the last 5 years with BLACK2BLOND I have advanced my hairdressing skills by taking classes all over the world. Having spent 2 months total at the Vidal Sassoon academy in London and another 2 months at the La Biosthetique academy in Pforzheim Germany. And several week-long seminars in North America including LA, NY, and Toronto. I have reached a place of comfort and creativity in my craft where I feel confident in creating hair shapes and vibes that best suit my client. In the last 5 years I have advanced my hairdressing teaching career to the position of senior educator with La Biosthetique North America: mastering in classic cutting, razor cutting, product knowledge, and styling. I have won several hair-styling competitions one of which placed me #1 in the world at the Paris International Beauty Stylist Awards. And I frequent the backstage corridors of fashion events, creating looks on models for private corporate functions, large scale fashion weeks, and small private fashion events all under the name and banner of La Biosthetique. I am committed to exploring the finer workings of my craft and working with my clientele to give them hair they can live and flourish in.

Check out Dylan’s work on Instagram @dylanbeatch

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Jody

SENIOR STYLIST

With over 13 years of hair industry experience Canadian born Jody Lubin, has trained and performed internationally in New York, Germany, Miami, Minneapolis, Seattle and across Canada. He has assisted and trained with some of the world’s top stylists working backstage at numerous high fashion events including New York Fashion Week.

Jody

SENIOR STYLIST

With over 13 years of hair industry experience Canadian born Jody Lubin, has trained and performed internationally in New York, Germany, Miami, Minneapolis, Seattle and across Canada. He has assisted and trained with some of the world’s top stylists working backstage at numerous high fashion events including New York Fashion Week.

Jody’s continued pursuit of higher learning and education landed him in Santa Monica at the Vidal Sassoon Academy, where he attended the Salon Creative Cutting course.

n 2017 he attended the future talents training program with La Biosthetique’s European creative director Alexander Dinter. The program, a first of its kind for the German/Parisian based company, helps equip global educators with new innovative and creative approaches to cutting, styling and presentation.

Jody, is a certified master colourist and educator for cutting and styling with the La Biosthetique North America Creative Team and an in-salon stylist behind the chair at Black2Blond Salon & Spa.

Check out Jody’s work on Instagram @jodylubin

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Julie

Although Julie’s French Canadian culture is still important to her, she now likes to call herself a “Vancouverite” having moved here from Montreal 5 years ago. She began her salon career in 2000, transitioning from Assistant, to Receptionist, to Management, and finally to hairstyling at the Aveda Institute in 2011 where she completed a sixteen month program.

We call Julie a “day-maker” because that is what she does… she makes a person’s day with her full-face smile and enthusiasm for people and her profession.

She loves connecting with people… getting to know them and designing the best hairstyle for them as she believes that hairstyles reflect personality.

As Julie is a voracious learner, she has immersed herself in the educational opportunities provided by BLACK2BLOND and the La Biosthetique Academy.

Personally, Julie is a music nut who has fun dancing and singing. When she is away from the salon and not taking education you’ll find her hiking, or at the beach, or probably enjoying a glass of wine somewhere in town.

Check out Julie’s work on Instagram @pinklady1980

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Salome

STYLIST

Here direct from Germany, Salome sees Black2Blond as a glass, not half-full, but a glass full of opportunity! Having completed a 3 year apprenticeship in Germany at a La Biosthetique salon, along with her passion for her career, means she is a consummate professional. In Vancouver she continues her education with the La Biosthetique Academy. Besides working backstage at Vancouver fashion events, Salome has styled backstage at the large-scale MEHR conference in Munich and writes bi-weekly for the German-based Blog “Hair & Beauty Artist.de”. Salome’s willingness to perfect all aspects of her craft is reflected in her growing clientele base, as she is passionate about helping her clients grow in their confidence.

Check out Salome’s work on Instagram @salome.hair

Salome

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Here direct from Germany, Salome sees Black2Blond as a glass, not half-full, but a glass full of opportunity! Having completed a 3 year apprenticeship in Germany at a La Biosthetique salon, along with her passion for her career, means she is a consummate professional. In Vancouver she continues her education with the La Biosthetique Academy. Besides working backstage at Vancouver fashion events, Salome has styled backstage at the large-scale MEHR conference in Munich and writes bi-weekly for the German-based Blog “Hair & Beauty Artist.de”. Salome’s willingness to perfect all aspects of her craft is reflected in her growing clientele base, as she is passionate about helping her clients grow in their confidence.

Check out Salome’s work on Instagram @salome.hair

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Daniela

Daniela’s inspiration to be a hairstylist began as a teen watching the TV series “What Not To Wear.” The show ignited her passion for art, hair, and for helping people improve their overall confidence and self image. She loves being creative with her hairstyles and colors including both long and short looks, balayage, and highlights.

Since completing her training locally in 2012, Daniela has continued to take classes with the intention of diversifying and expanding her craft.

Outside of the salon she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, doing outdoor activities, and painting.

Check out Daniela’s work on Instagram @hairbydanielagomberg

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Maggie

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Maggie brings over 8 years in the beauty industry and is certified in both hair styling and makeup artistry. Her passion for hair and makeup resound in equal measure. Her aptitude for colour is evident in her makeup artistry and ability to translate and transform hair colour. Her talents have been showcased in fashion, print & runway. Maggie is fluent in Spanish, French & English.

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Maggie

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Maggie brings over 8 years in the beauty industry and is certified in both hair styling and makeup artistry. Her passion for hair and makeup resound in equal measure. Her aptitude for colour is evident in her makeup artistry and ability to translate and transform hair colour. Her talents have been showcased in fashion, print & runway. Maggie is fluent in Spanish, French & English.

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Alexandra

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

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Tamarra

SKIN CARE & ESTHETICS THERAPIST, EYELASH EXPERT, MAKEUP ARTIST

*ITEC & CIBTAC & CIDESCO Certified*
In 2013 I qualified as an esthetician with ITEC, CIBTAC and CIDESCO qualifications. I love meeting new people and find it so important to provide a welcoming and relaxing environment for my clients, while helping them achieve their beauty goals. After working in Ireland for the past few years, I am delighted to bring my skills to BLACK2BLOND and to be part of a team dedicated to guest care and to keeping current in this ever changing industry. I specialize in Brows and skincare.

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Ali

Esthetician CIBTAC CIDESCO

Ali is from Ireland, where she qualified with honours as a CIBTAC and CIDESCO certified esthetician. She desires to share her European beauty training as well as to gain experience and advance her skills here in Canada.

Ali specializes in brows, skin care, massage (European regulated), make up, lash extensions and waxing. For Ali, beauty is never dated, constantly expressing itself through new trends and techniques, which keeps her striving to bring you the latest and most professional treatments available.

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Hannah

SKIN CARE & ESTHETICS THERAPIST, EYELASH EXPERT, MAKEUP ARTIST

My name is Hannah. I’ve come from Ireland to experience the Canadian world of beauty and put my own stamp on it! I am an internationally qualified Esthetician, Skincare Specialist, Body Therapist, and Makeup Artist. I have previously specialized in Bridal Makeup, signature eyebrow treatments and skincare but enjoy using of all of my skills and training to provide a wide range of services. I love using my artist flair to be creative at work and keep on trend. I have chosen BLACK2BLOND as the environment where I can do this. And as a bonus to me, BLACK2BLOND feeds my thirst for knowledge​ by continuously​ providing training with La Biosthetique.
*ITEC & CIBTAC & CIDESCO Certified*

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Nastaran

Hello my name is Nastaran.

I am super excited to be part of BLACK2BLOND Spasalon. As a professional stylist, I have 20 years of experience and have received training from Wella, advanced courses from Suki’s Academy, and advanced courses from by La Biosthetique. With 5 years’ experience with La Biosthetique, I have studied with them in Germany and Paris for the past 2 years.

I love all areas of hair; I am creative and love designing new looks and styles. My ultimate goal is to create the most personalized look for my guests. I especially enjoy technical colour work.

I look forward to meeting and serving you.
(A note from the management of BLACK2BLOND: Nastaran absolutely excels in caring for her guests from the time they walk in to the time they leave!)

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Romaissa

NEW TALENT

Bio and pic coming!

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Rolland

NEW TALENT

Combine wit, charm, and a flare for fashion and you have Rolland. After completing a 3 year apprenticeship program, he moved to Vancouver to immerse himself in the diversity of this city to inspire his growth and his work. As part of the B2B team, Rolland continues his education in the La Biosthetique Academy and is a member of the La Bio Ambassador Program! Rolland also doubles as a self-taught make-up artist and is an active member of the local artistic performance community. Rolland is passionate about his creative endeavors and is always up for a challenge.

Stacey

GUEST CARE HOSTESS

Bio and picture are on the way!

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Stacey

GUEST CARE HOSTESS

Bio and picture are on the way!

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