Team

Ashley Braid

Owner/Cut & Colour Professional

Ashley is a dual hair stylist who provides hair cutting and colour services to all genders and ages. Specializing in extensions, smoothing treatments and colour corrections, Ashley's passion is creating one-of-a-kind colour formulas that nobody can say they have.

"My love for hair began at a very young age. From being blow dried to sleep as a baby to playing hairdresser as a child, I started to develop my artistry by practicing informally through my adolescent years on the heads of friends and family.

I followed my heart to John Casablancas in 2007 and continued on to advanced education at Vancouver's Aveda Academy Institute. At Aveda I found my passion for sustainable beauty and the science of colour. From there I began to chase my dream of opening my own salon. My dream came true and Shine Hair Lounge opened in 2012.

I truly believe in following your heart, doing what makes your soul shine. I love what I do, creating comfort within my clients, educating them and making sure all my guests needs are met. Hair is my passion, creating and enhancing the beauty we hold everyday. Hair is our best accessory. Have fun with it! Colour it, cut it, extend it ,smooth it...CHANGE IT.
I am constantly looking for ways to ignite my creativity through experience and industry training. From local workshops to traveling to LA for Vidal Sassoon, I feed my passion with practice and education. My long-term goal is to become certified in many advanced colour education courses, eventually becoming a specialized colourist and Master Educator."

Instagram: @shinehairlounge #hairbyashleybraid

Elyse Collier

Cut & Colour Professional

Elyse's passion for hair started at a young age, and as she grew up she knew she wanted to become a hairstylist. After graduating with honours from the John Casablancas Institute’s Hair Art Design Program, Elyse began working in downtown Vancouver alongside some of Vancouver's top stylists.
Elyse is known for her ‘wash and go’ west coast clients, giving them cuts that seem to fall into place with minimal effort. Her favorite work includes men's cuts, ombrés, and providing natural looking hair colour. Elyse joined the SHL team in 2013.

Instagram: @ hair_by_elyse_

Stevi Ling

Cut & Colour Professional

Stevi has been in the hair industry since 2003, following completing an apprenticeship program in Vancouver.
She has a passion for helping her clients step into their own authenticity and not necessarily following the latest trend. Lets find something specific and suitable for your lifestyle, expression and true self. Stevi, really has a talent for precision based cutting, removing unwanted bulk in the hair and loves to get creative with hair cuts.

When not in the studio, she periodically helps a local organization out with connecting with the homeless, offering haircuts in the park.
Stevi enjoys being in nature, to feed her creative soul, singing, meditation and studying different healing modalities. She will be completing her yoga teacher training in 2020!

Tina Desantis

Cut & Colour Professional

Growing up, Tina always had a passion for art and creating that included painting, drawing, and making over her two younger sisters. Her interest in hairstyling began in high school where she took the Ace-It Hairdressing Program. Upon graduation, Tina continued her journey to becoming a professional hairstylist by attending the Vancouver Hairdressing Academy and followed that up with training at the Aveda Advanced Academy. She is a certified hairstylist though the Industry Training Authority and the BeautyCouncil.

Tina is inspired through education and is constantly upgrading her professional skills through workshops and hair shows. Her desire to create and transform her guests and to make them feel good about themselves is what drives her passion as a hairstylist.

Tina specializes in curly hair, short-texture cuts (including barbering) and balayage, in addition to, up-styles and voluminous blowouts.

Tina DeSantis
Instagram: @hairbytinadesantis

Jennah Greenburg

Apprentice / Salon Coordinator

Jennah is an apprentice and salon coordinator,learning new techniques of the trade as she works alongside all the stylists at the salon. She oversees and strives to help improve everything that goes on in the salon. Jennah deeply enjoys connecting with each and every guest to make sure their experience is outstanding and personable. Her drive to learn is inspiring, she is always observing and taking in every step of the way and enjoys new and intricate challenges.

Please note our Independent Cut & Colour Professionals have their own pricing and products. Please email them directly for more information and to set up an appointment.

Tanis Morrison

Independent Cut & Colour Professional

Tanis has been with SHL since opening day. After completing her schooling in 2007 she went on to study with Vidal Sassoon. This training influenced the structure and precision she uses every day when cutting hair. Tanis consults with her clients, is a good listener, and is able to understand her client’s specific needs. Tanis says she enjoys the process of transformation using hidden hair extensions for adding length and colour. A few of her specialties include multi-tonal blondes and voluminous stylish blowouts. Tanis has a talent for up-do's, and she is a top pick for bridal and special occasion styling.

Email: tanis@shinehairlounge.com
Instagram: @freshhairr

Jenn Cho

Independent Cut & Colour Professional

As one of the original team members at SHL, Jenn brings almost 20 years of industry experience to loyal and new clients. Jenn graduated top of her class from the Hair Art Academy and has also completed advanced training in cutting and colouring at the Vidal Sassoon Academy in Santa Monica, California. Jenn specializes with Wella Hair Colour—from soft and subtle to rich and dramatic; long-layered or short-textured cuts, and she loves to add length, fullness and drama using tape-in extensions. Whether Jenn is working with ethnic hair or managing unruly curls, she will take the time to ensure that each of her clients gets the look they want while maintaining the structural integrity of healthy, beautiful hair.

Email: jenn@shinehairlounge.com