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.
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.
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.
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.
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!!
Brandon is a Stylist with 5 years of industry experience and he simply can’t get enough of it! With four 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 rugby or at his computer. Brandon is an avid gamer, digital artist and active traveller.
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.
Maxine’s passion for the beauty industry started from a very young age. Right out of school, Maxine initially started her training as a beautician, quickly followed by a private La Biosthétique school for hairdressing that took a very dynamic approach towards hairdressing – focusing on clean and precise looks, which has defined her work experience thus far. Maxine loves that with each guest comes a new creative challenge to take on. Her favorite thing is doing a cut and color on a guest to reveal an overall new look to help the guest feel good and absolutely beautiful.
Back home in Germany, Maxine grew up surrounded by animals and during her personal time, she loves being with her Chihuahua dog, Tiki, short for Tequila! Maxine is very spontaneous, is always open for new experiences and people, and is looking forward to the many opportunities and memories this city has to offer.
Anjali has been a hairstylist for over 19 years, and a makeup artist for over 15 years. She has trained at the Vidal Sassoon Academy in California, Saks Academy in London, and Nalini of Nalini and Tasmin in India. She loves doing all types of cuts and colours, but she has a real passion for working with curly hair and short hair. Outside of the salon, her passions include travelling, yoga, and food. She travelled the world exchanging hair services for a home cooked meals and accommodations; its her favorite way to experience the world. Anjali enjoys challenging herself and learning new things. On days she’s not in the salon, Anjali is not only working on her MBA, but also training for the Grouse Grind and learning to ski.
Please call our front desk team for Anjali’s schedule
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!