Our team consists of talented individuals who are at the top of their game. We identify HEARTWOOD as a "MULTI FUNCTIONAL SPACE" housing a team of experts in lash extensions, makeup, hair, nails, waxing, WEDDING SERVICES, AND EVENTS.

the OWNERS AND MANAGER

KERRYN  FOUNDER / OWNER / SALON & ACADEMY DIRECTOR  Kerryn was born in South Africa but moved to Victoria when she was 9 years old. After pursuing business at U of C Kerryn decided to follow her love for creativity instead. She decided to join the Makeup program at Vancouver Film School because of her fascination with painting faces. Over the last 8 years she has gained a lot of experience in various areas of the beauty industry and finds working closely with people very fulfilling.

KERRYN

FOUNDER / OWNER / SALON & ACADEMY DIRECTOR

Kerryn was born in South Africa but moved to Victoria when she was 9 years old. After pursuing business at U of C Kerryn decided to follow her love for creativity instead. She decided to join the Makeup program at Vancouver Film School because of her fascination with painting faces. Over the last 8 years she has gained a lot of experience in various areas of the beauty industry and finds working closely with people very fulfilling.

MEGAN  OWNER / THE BAKE HOUSE & THE SPACE DIRECTOR & WEDDING COORDINATOR  Megan has had a background in many different industries. Including fine arts, marketing, sales, and of course baking. She studied at UVIC and then followed her passion at The Pacific Institute of Culinary Arts in Vancouver, where Megan found her love for creating baked goods into works of art. Megan is the director of The Space at Heartwood. She also works behind the scenes, booking events, coordinating weddings, and more!

MEGAN

OWNER / THE BAKE HOUSE & THE SPACE DIRECTOR & WEDDING COORDINATOR

Megan has had a background in many different industries. Including fine arts, marketing, sales, and of course baking. She studied at UVIC and then followed her passion at The Pacific Institute of Culinary Arts in Vancouver, where Megan found her love for creating baked goods into works of art. Megan is the director of The Space at Heartwood. She also works behind the scenes, booking events, coordinating weddings, and more!

RACHEL  MANAGER  Rachel is our company manager.. She has 17 years of costumer service experience. She studied Marketing at St. Lawrence College and has tried her hand in several different industries. Most recently, Rachel completed the Woman in Trades program at Camosun College leaving her to be a jack of all trades and our handy woman at Heartwood. She's always up for an adventure and has worked over seas as well as the opposite coast of Canada, Halifax. Rachel is relatable and resourceful. She loves to scope out good deals and has an eye for all things vintage.

RACHEL

MANAGER

Rachel is our company manager.. She has 17 years of costumer service experience. She studied Marketing at St. Lawrence College and has tried her hand in several different industries. Most recently, Rachel completed the Woman in Trades program at Camosun College leaving her to be a jack of all trades and our handy woman at Heartwood. She's always up for an adventure and has worked over seas as well as the opposite coast of Canada, Halifax. Rachel is relatable and resourceful. She loves to scope out good deals and has an eye for all things vintage.


THE BEAUTY PROFESSIONALS

MELISSA  MASTER COLOURIST / STYLIST  Melissa is a serious boss lady when it comes to hair. She graduated from hair school in 1999 and has been in the industry ever since. Melissa trained with Aveda for five years, working on all of their seasonal collections. Melissa has also travelled and worked worldwide; training in both Paris and Germany with LA BIOSTHETIQUE on advanced cutting techniques.

MELISSA

MASTER COLOURIST / STYLIST

Melissa is a serious boss lady when it comes to hair. She graduated from hair school in 1999 and has been in the industry ever since. Melissa trained with Aveda for five years, working on all of their seasonal collections. Melissa has also travelled and worked worldwide; training in both Paris and Germany with LA BIOSTHETIQUE on advanced cutting techniques.

TAWNEE  SENIOR COLOURIST / STYLIST  With 5 years of experience behind the chair, Tawnee is a perfectionist when it comes to making her clients happy. She is super talented and great at major colour corrections. Tawnee also caters to mens and ladies cuts and is always ready to listen to meet her clients needs. Her work on Instagram @hairbytawnee is proof of her mad skills. Tawnee is currently accepting new clients and ready to help you achieve your dream hair.

TAWNEE

SENIOR COLOURIST / STYLIST

With 5 years of experience behind the chair, Tawnee is a perfectionist when it comes to making her clients happy. She is super talented and great at major colour corrections. Tawnee also caters to mens and ladies cuts and is always ready to listen to meet her clients needs. Her work on Instagram @hairbytawnee is proof of her mad skills. Tawnee is currently accepting new clients and ready to help you achieve your dream hair.


CASEY  SALON EDUCATOR / COLOURIST / STYLIST / MAKEUP ARTIST  From California to Vancouver Island, Casey is a chameleon in the beauty industry! She went to school at the Aveda Institute in 2015 but never stops learning. Although she loves the classic men and women’s cuts, her passion is in balayages and fun fashion colours! She is a great listener and really has a strong relationship with her clients. Book in with her for any hair care or makeup needs! Follow her on Instagram her work is amazing! @bobbypinsetc

CASEY

SALON EDUCATOR / COLOURIST / STYLIST / MAKEUP ARTIST

From California to Vancouver Island, Casey is a chameleon in the beauty industry! She went to school at the Aveda Institute in 2015 but never stops learning. Although she loves the classic men and women’s cuts, her passion is in balayages and fun fashion colours! She is a great listener and really has a strong relationship with her clients. Book in with her for any hair care or makeup needs! Follow her on Instagram her work is amazing! @bobbypinsetc

GRACE  MAKEUP ARTIST / COLOURIST / STYLIST  Originally from Vancouver Island, Grace got her start at the School of Professional Makeup in Toronto. After graduation, she quickly found work at the CBC, where she honed her craft on numerous editorial shoots and fashion shows. After moving back to Victoria, Grace trained as a hairstylist at the Aveda Institute, and also served as the school's makeup educator for two years. Grace's clients love the way she enhances their natural beauty in makeup applications and balayage colours. Grace also loves all things weddings and will be right by your side on your special day, ensuring you feel at ease and look stunning!

GRACE

MAKEUP ARTIST / COLOURIST / STYLIST

Originally from Vancouver Island, Grace got her start at the School of Professional Makeup in Toronto. After graduation, she quickly found work at the CBC, where she honed her craft on numerous editorial shoots and fashion shows. After moving back to Victoria, Grace trained as a hairstylist at the Aveda Institute, and also served as the school's makeup educator for two years. Grace's clients love the way she enhances their natural beauty in makeup applications and balayage colours. Grace also loves all things weddings and will be right by your side on your special day, ensuring you feel at ease and look stunning!

LISE  SENIOR COLOURIST / STYLIST  Lise loves Bobs, Bowls, Bleach Outs and Balayage! With over 11 years behind the chair, she's got incredible skills and amazing energy. Lise attended the Aveda Institute in 2007 and has since trained at the Bumble and Bumble University in New York City and the Sassoon Academy in San Francisco and has worked at top salons in Melbourne and Montreal. Inspired by Travel and Education, her perfectionism caters to current trends and essential needs. Check out @liseloveshair on Instagram and book with her today!

LISE

SENIOR COLOURIST / STYLIST

Lise loves Bobs, Bowls, Bleach Outs and Balayage! With over 11 years behind the chair, she's got incredible skills and amazing energy. Lise attended the Aveda Institute in 2007 and has since trained at the Bumble and Bumble University in New York City and the Sassoon Academy in San Francisco and has worked at top salons in Melbourne and Montreal. Inspired by Travel and Education, her perfectionism caters to current trends and essential needs. Check out @liseloveshair on Instagram and book with her today!



DAYLA  JUNIOR COULORIST / STYLIST  Just a small town girl living in a photo world, Dayla was inspired by her photography business to expand her horizons and become a hairstylist in early 2016. From Northern BC, the Aveda Institute Victoria seemed like the perfect place to begin her journey. Dayla is passionate about learning new and modern techniques to keep you looking trendy! She loves everything hair and has a specific fondness for balayage and mens cuts. “Lack of passion is fatal”

DAYLA

JUNIOR COULORIST / STYLIST

Just a small town girl living in a photo world, Dayla was inspired by her photography business to expand her horizons and become a hairstylist in early 2016. From Northern BC, the Aveda Institute Victoria seemed like the perfect place to begin her journey. Dayla is passionate about learning new and modern techniques to keep you looking trendy! She loves everything hair and has a specific fondness for balayage and mens cuts. “Lack of passion is fatal”

TAYLOR  BARBER / SALON ASSISTANT  Meet Taylor, she has been working as a barber in Victoria for two and a half years now. We are very excited to welcome her to our team of talented stylists. Taylor loves all men's cuts, but she especially likes pompadours and a good fade. Taylor will soon be offering straight shaves. Taylor is also our salon assistant, she is always running around making sure everything is in it’s right place.

TAYLOR

BARBER / SALON ASSISTANT

Meet Taylor, she has been working as a barber in Victoria for two and a half years now. We are very excited to welcome her to our team of talented stylists. Taylor loves all men's cuts, but she especially likes pompadours and a good fade. Taylor will soon be offering straight shaves. Taylor is also our salon assistant, she is always running around making sure everything is in it’s right place.

COLLEEN  JUNIOR LASH ARTIST  Colleen loves to learn new things and change it up. She is a lady of many talents. Colleen went to pastry school in Nanaimo and worked at the empress. She loved doing wedding and specialty cakes. Colleen now works as a dental assistant and works for Heartwood part time as a Lash Technician. She attended the Classic Lash Course at Heartwood & Co and we had to have her join our team!

COLLEEN

JUNIOR LASH ARTIST

Colleen loves to learn new things and change it up. She is a lady of many talents. Colleen went to pastry school in Nanaimo and worked at the empress. She loved doing wedding and specialty cakes. Colleen now works as a dental assistant and works for Heartwood part time as a Lash Technician. She attended the Classic Lash Course at Heartwood & Co and we had to have her join our team!

ANNA  SENIOR VOLUME & CLASSIC LASH ARTIST / NAIL ARTIST / WAXING AND THREADING SPECIALIST  Meet Anna. She is a specialist when it comes to anything beauty. Anna is originally from Vietnam. She puts her clients first and really takes a lot of care when it comes to her services. Anna spends lots of time sourcing out the perfect products, learning new techniques, and creating ways to make each service and appointment perfect. Anna specializes in eyelash extensions, nails, waxing, and facial threading.Anna is so humble and kind, we are very happy to welcome her to our team.

ANNA

SENIOR VOLUME & CLASSIC LASH ARTIST / NAIL ARTIST / WAXING AND THREADING SPECIALIST

Meet Anna. She is a specialist when it comes to anything beauty. Anna is originally from Vietnam. She puts her clients first and really takes a lot of care when it comes to her services. Anna spends lots of time sourcing out the perfect products, learning new techniques, and creating ways to make each service and appointment perfect. Anna specializes in eyelash extensions, nails, waxing, and facial threading.Anna is so humble and kind, we are very happy to welcome her to our team.

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RACHELLE

SENIOR VOLUME & CLASSIC LASH ARTIST /NAIL TECH

Rachelle graduated from the Nail Technology program at En Vogue in 2007. She then went to Martier and graduated from the esthetics program in 2009. Rachelle has been doing lashes since 2015, she does both classic and volume lashes and trained with Micha Lash and Borboleta. Rachelle worked as a nail technician educator, she is our nail extension queen. Rachelle has two five year old twin girls, she is super into fitness and health, and loves going on family outings around the island in their camper. 

KIMBER  JUNIOR COLOURIST / STYLIST  While relatively new to the industry, being a hairstylist has always been a career that Kimber has wanted to pursue. She is now fulfilling the dream and is currently doing her apprenticeship under Jen Li at Heartwood and Co. Kimber is a girl of many talents with a Bachelor of Science in Geography and experience in event planning. Most of all, she's excited to work with an amazing group of women and to be learning from the best!

KIMBER

JUNIOR COLOURIST / STYLIST

While relatively new to the industry, being a hairstylist has always been a career that Kimber has wanted to pursue. She is now fulfilling the dream and is currently doing her apprenticeship under Jen Li at Heartwood and Co. Kimber is a girl of many talents with a Bachelor of Science in Geography and experience in event planning. Most of all, she's excited to work with an amazing group of women and to be learning from the best!

SAM  STYLIST / MAKEUP ARTIST  This is Sam! She graduated from the Aveda institute and has been in the hair industry for five years. Sam loves everything about hair and makeup. She especially loves the combination of creating a complete look and style of the two. There’s nothing more satisfying and rewarding than seeing the reaction from your client when they see themselves in the mirror. At home, Sam loves to bake!

SAM

STYLIST / MAKEUP ARTIST

This is Sam! She graduated from the Aveda institute and has been in the hair industry for five years. Sam loves everything about hair and makeup. She especially loves the combination of creating a complete look and style of the two. There’s nothing more satisfying and rewarding than seeing the reaction from your client when they see themselves in the mirror. At home, Sam loves to bake!

IVY  SENIOR LASH ARTIST / NAIL ARTIST / WAXING SPECIALIST  Ivy has been working in the beauty industry for 20 years. She graduated from the Aveda Institute in 1999. Ivy especially loves working as a lash and nail technician. She is very cool, calm, and collected. She loves chatting with her clients and making them feel confident through her services. Outside of work, Ivy loves spending time with her two beautiful daughters.

IVY

SENIOR LASH ARTIST / NAIL ARTIST / WAXING SPECIALIST

Ivy has been working in the beauty industry for 20 years. She graduated from the Aveda Institute in 1999. Ivy especially loves working as a lash and nail technician. She is very cool, calm, and collected. She loves chatting with her clients and making them feel confident through her services. Outside of work, Ivy loves spending time with her two beautiful daughters.

TESSA  MAKEUP ARTIST / NAIL ARTIST/ WAXING SPECIALIST  Tessa graduated from the esthetician and makeup artist program at Blanch Macdonald in 2017. She has worked in the beauty industry for 8 years. Victoria born and raised, loves everything about weddings. She thrives as a makeup artist and especially loves seeing the look on the brides face when they look into the mirror after their service. Tessa loves island life and all of the amazing clients and friends at Heartwood & Co.

TESSA

MAKEUP ARTIST / NAIL ARTIST/ WAXING SPECIALIST

Tessa graduated from the esthetician and makeup artist program at Blanch Macdonald in 2017. She has worked in the beauty industry for 8 years. Victoria born and raised, loves everything about weddings. She thrives as a makeup artist and especially loves seeing the look on the brides face when they look into the mirror after their service. Tessa loves island life and all of the amazing clients and friends at Heartwood & Co.


THE FRONT DESK TEAM

NEESA  LEAD RECEPTIONIST  This is Neesa! She is our Full Time reception. She's your girl behind the desk ready and willing to help with all your booking needs. Neesa is a graduate from the Aveda Institute and worked as a stylist for over 4 years. She loves all the different aspects of the industry, including a passion for photography. In her free time she loves to explore the outdoors and what our beautiful west coast has to offer.

NEESA

LEAD RECEPTIONIST

This is Neesa! She is our Full Time reception. She's your girl behind the desk ready and willing to help with all your booking needs. Neesa is a graduate from the Aveda Institute and worked as a stylist for over 4 years. She loves all the different aspects of the industry, including a passion for photography. In her free time she loves to explore the outdoors and what our beautiful west coast has to offer.

VERONICA  RECEPTIONIST  Meet Veronica! She is a receptionist here at Heartwood. Veronica has an amazing unique sense of style. She is into fashion design and beauty. Veronica is very creative and can sew up anything. You will see her in unique pieces that she's crafted herself. Veronica is going to school for business at UVIC.

VERONICA

RECEPTIONIST

Meet Veronica! She is a receptionist here at Heartwood. Veronica has an amazing unique sense of style. She is into fashion design and beauty. Veronica is very creative and can sew up anything. You will see her in unique pieces that she's crafted herself. Veronica is going to school for business at UVIC.

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