Spreading the love this holiday season The Shampoo Family is so happy to have grown in the last year to include some incredibly talented stylists, from across Canada and right here in Victoria. We would love for you to meet this great group and help us welcome them to our beautiful city. Until the end of the year, the salon will donate 10% of each service with the stylists that joined our team this year. Donations will go to organizations that resonate with our stylists and causes that are close to us. Our community has given us so much this year, and giving back is so important. We hope that you will take a chance on getting to know a new face for a good cause! The following organizations are highlighted this year: Support network for indigenous women and women of colour a Canadian non-profit organization committed to the empowerment of women with food, art, and education. We address barriers that limit access to healthcare and full reproductive choice. SNIWWOC operates from a holistic and integrated service model that addresses the social, cultural and political realities of women who identify as black, indigenous, and people of colour (BIPOC). The Foundry Foundry Victoria offers young people 12-24 access to mental health and substance use support, primary care, peer support and social services. Womens transition House Victoria Women’s Transition House Society collaborates, advocates and educates to address and prevent intimate partner violence and abuse of women and children through supportive shelter, housing, counselling and other community-based services. Meet our new faces: Annie Annie joined the Shampoo team this year just before the salon was closed in March. Since starting at Shampoo, Annie has faced the challenge of building a new clientele, settling into a new city, and weathering a pandemic. Annie is a cutting specialist from Montreal. She draws inspiration from Montreal street style, Vidal Sassoon cutting techniques, and natural hair textures. Leading up to the holidays, Annie chose The Foundry for us to support on her behalf. So if you’ve been thinking about getting a new cut, now is the perfect opportunity to support Annie, while supporting a great local cause. Carmen Carmen was supposed to start at Shampoo in April. However, 2020 had different plans for us. When she was finally able to get behind the chair at our Fairfield location in July, we knew she would be an instant fit with the Shampoo family. Carmen has been an established stylist in Kelowna for years, and was so excited for her new home in Victoria. We want to give her the warmest welcome for her first holiday season on the Island. Book in before the end of the year with Carmen to support her, while supporting The Foundry Victoria. Garlande Garlande has been on a mission to slowly make her way west across Canada, and we are so happy she landed at Shampoo! A master colourist from Toronto, Garlande is so passionate about creating the most dreamy hair in every shade of the rainbow. She cuts a mean shag too. Garlande would love for her day to be filled with clients who love to try something new and a little out there, and who like to talk about paranormal activity. If that sounds like you, book with Garlande to support her and The Support Network for Indigenous Women and Women of Colour. Julie Please welcome Julie to the Shampoo Downtown team! Julie has been a stylist in Victoria since 2012, but was out of the game for a little while. She took a break from hair late last year, and decided she couldn’t stay away any longer! We love having Julies fun and passionate energy in the salon (did you know that she can do a one handed cartwheel?!). And we know you’ll love her too. Julie has chosen these funds to go to The Foundry Victoria. We hope you will join us in supporting this lovely and talented stylist while supporting this important organization. Robyn Robyn joined us upon our reopening in June after her previous salon had to unfortunately close their doors permanently following the initial pandemic closures. She is already an invaluable member of our team, as if she has been with us forever! We are so happy to have her and would love to have her schedule full this holiday season. She loves blondes, fun bright colours, and styles with edge. If you’d like to meet Robyn, book in with her before the end of the year! She will gain an awesome new client, and Shampoo will donate 10% of each service to The Support Network For Indigenous Women and Women of Colour.