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

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!


THE BEAUTY PROFESSIONALS

MELISSA  LEVEL 5 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.  @hairbymelissarobinson

MELISSA

LEVEL 5 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. @hairbymelissarobinson

DASHA  LEVEL 5 COLOURIST/STYLIST  Meet Dasha, new to the Island and to BC. Dasha and her partner drove all the way over from Toronto and have made the move to slower Island Life. Dasha is a Senior Stylist, she has been in the hair industry in Toronto for nine years! She’s amazing with balayage, loves a good transformation and is a pro at men’s cuts. She is really excited to explore the Island. She moved from Siberia Russia when she was 8 years old to Canada. Dasha has always wanted to move somewhere completely new as an adult, and Victoria just fit.  @dashhairandmakeup

DASHA

LEVEL 5 COLOURIST/STYLIST

Meet Dasha, new to the Island and to BC. Dasha and her partner drove all the way over from Toronto and have made the move to slower Island Life. Dasha is a Senior Stylist, she has been in the hair industry in Toronto for nine years! She’s amazing with balayage, loves a good transformation and is a pro at men’s cuts. She is really excited to explore the Island. She moved from Siberia Russia when she was 8 years old to Canada. Dasha has always wanted to move somewhere completely new as an adult, and Victoria just fit. @dashhairandmakeup

LISE  LEVEL 6 COLOURIST / STYLIST  Lise has been in the hair industry of 12 years. She is our cutting specialist and loves working with natural texture, razor cuts, and shags. 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. Her most recent education was at Pony Salon in Oakland, San Fransisco where she took part in a razor cutting class. 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

LEVEL 6 COLOURIST / STYLIST

Lise has been in the hair industry of 12 years. She is our cutting specialist and loves working with natural texture, razor cuts, and shags. 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. Her most recent education was at Pony Salon in Oakland, San Fransisco where she took part in a razor cutting class. Inspired by Travel and Education, her perfectionism caters to current trends and essential needs. Check out @liseloveshair on Instagram and book with her today!



GRACE  LEVEL 3 COLOURIST / STYLIST / SENIOR MAKEUP ARTIST  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!  @gracebeautyco

GRACE

LEVEL 3 COLOURIST / STYLIST / SENIOR MAKEUP ARTIST

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! @gracebeautyco

MAGGIE  LEVEL 3 COLOURIST/STYLIST  Maggie has been in the hair industry for 8 years. She was also recently working at the showroom at Modern Beauty. After a short break from behind the chair, she is excited to get back into it. Her favourite technique is balayage, she is super friendly and loves to chat to her clients. She grew up on a farm in northern Alberta but moved to Vancouver when she was 18 and stayed there for almost 10 years till she moved here in October. Her current obsession is making macrame wall displays and pressing flowers. She loves travelling and being outside wandering around aimlessly.  @maggiedoesyourhair

MAGGIE

LEVEL 3 COLOURIST/STYLIST

Maggie has been in the hair industry for 8 years. She was also recently working at the showroom at Modern Beauty. After a short break from behind the chair, she is excited to get back into it. Her favourite technique is balayage, she is super friendly and loves to chat to her clients. She grew up on a farm in northern Alberta but moved to Vancouver when she was 18 and stayed there for almost 10 years till she moved here in October. Her current obsession is making macrame wall displays and pressing flowers. She loves travelling and being outside wandering around aimlessly. @maggiedoesyourhair

CASEY  LEVEL 4 COLOURIST / STYLIST / EDUCATOR / SENIOR 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

LEVEL 4 COLOURIST / STYLIST / EDUCATOR / SENIOR 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


DAYLA  LEVEL 3 COLOURIST / 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”  @dos.by.day

DAYLA

LEVEL 3 COLOURIST / 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” @dos.by.day

ANNA  LEVEL 3 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 is so humble and kind, we are very happy to welcome her to our team.

ANNA

LEVEL 3 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 is so humble and kind, we are very happy to welcome her to our team.

RACHELLE  LEVEL 3 VOLUME & CLASSIC LASH ARTIST / NAIL ARTIST  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.  @rachellesbeautybar

RACHELLE

LEVEL 3 VOLUME & CLASSIC LASH ARTIST / NAIL ARTIST

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. @rachellesbeautybar

KIMBER  LEVEL 2 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!  @fringe.w.benefits

KIMBER

LEVEL 2 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! @fringe.w.benefits

IVY  LEVEL 2 LASH ARTIST / NAIL ARTIST / WAXING SPECIALIST / LASH ACADEMY EDUCATOR  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.verona.beauty      .

IVY

LEVEL 2 LASH ARTIST / NAIL ARTIST / WAXING SPECIALIST / LASH ACADEMY EDUCATOR

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.verona.beauty




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SAM  LEVEL 3 COLOURIST / STYLIST/ SENIOR 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!  @glam_bysam

SAM

LEVEL 3 COLOURIST / STYLIST/ SENIOR 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! @glam_bysam

ALYX  LEVEL 2 VOLUME & CLASSIC LASH ARTIST  Alyx has been in the lash industry for 4 years now. She is a pro when it comes to volume and classics. Alyx as been with Heartwood & Co since we made the move into our new space. When Alyx isn’t lashing, she is travelling to Vancouver and modelling. Alyx is easy going, fun to chat to, and has an amazing sense of style!

ALYX

LEVEL 2 VOLUME & CLASSIC LASH ARTIST

Alyx has been in the lash industry for 4 years now. She is a pro when it comes to volume and classics. Alyx as been with Heartwood & Co since we made the move into our new space. When Alyx isn’t lashing, she is travelling to Vancouver and modelling. Alyx is easy going, fun to chat to, and has an amazing sense of style!

TESSA  LEVEL 2 NAIL ARTIST/ WAXING SPECIALIST / MAKEUP ARTIST / LASH LIFT AND TINT ARTIST  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  @tessabeautylounge        ..

TESSA

LEVEL 2 NAIL ARTIST/ WAXING SPECIALIST / MAKEUP ARTIST / LASH LIFT AND TINT ARTIST

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 @tessabeautylounge






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THE FRONT DESK TEAM

ELYSIA   SALES CENTER  Say hi to Elysia! She is super cute, eager to learn, really into makeup (if you haven’t already noticed, she’s a natural). She loves to sing. She aspires to be her own boss and run a business, loves clothing and finds such beauty in expressing yourself through fashion and makeup.

ELYSIA

SALES CENTER

Say hi to Elysia! She is super cute, eager to learn, really into makeup (if you haven’t already noticed, she’s a natural). She loves to sing. She aspires to be her own boss and run a business, loves clothing and finds such beauty in expressing yourself through fashion and makeup.

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