We want you to get to know the people that do your hair because trust isn’t earned overnight. Our monthly Staff Q&A helps you learn a little bit about who we are outside the salon. This month, we focus on California bombshell, Cory.
Besides earning more money and becoming even more profitable, what do you think the goals of designHouse Salon are?
I think one of our biggest goals has always been to educate our clients on the importance of sustainability in the beauty industry. I want to make sure each person leaves our space looking and feeling like a million bucks!
What do you contribute to the team that makes you stand out? What do/should clients come specifically to you for?
I like to build a strong bond with my clients and co-workers. I feel like being a caring and sensitive friend has always taken me far in life and I feel that it is something that is appreciated by coworkers and clients alike. I also love huge transformations and makeovers!
What does Sustainable Beauty mean to you and why is it an important focus?
To me, sustainable beauty means making people look and feel their best, while also taking care of the environment. This is important because people shouldn’t have to choose between helping the world and helping themselves. They should feel good about looking good.
Why should people come to designHouse Salon over the TONS of other available options?
We care about every person that walks through our door. Our service and attention to detail separate us from the competition. We are also a Green Circle Salon, which means that we strive to contribute very little waste to the environment.
What about the beauty industry excites you and why?
I love that boundaries are being broken down. The term “beauty” can mean so many things now. The classic definition of what is beautiful no longer applies and expressing yourself through your style is incredibly exciting!
Tell us about your background. Where are you from? What have you accomplished?
I am originally from California, but my story really begins after moving here, meeting my boyfriend and having a beautiful daughter. They are by far my biggest accomplishment!
When you aren’t working, what are you doing? Hobbies, interests, etc.
When I’m not working, I love going on adventures with my boyfriend, Drew, and daughter, Chloe. I also love exploring the island, horseback riding, painting, jewellery making and planning my next vacation spot.
Do you prefer Cinnamon or Vanilla?
If you could grant a co-worker a superpower, who and what would it be?
I would grant Matt the power to magically make me food of my choosing mainly because he’s always at work when I am — and I’m usually hungry!
What’s your go-to midnight snack?
Name 2 things you want everyone to know about you.
- I’ll never say no to chocolate;
- The best gift you could give me is to be kind to animals (via a donation to BCSPCA)
And lastly, name 3 things on your bucket list.
- Scuba dive with a whale shark;
- Eat a chocolate croissant in France.