Happy Friday, blogfriends, and welcome back to the blog!
We hope your week has been a good one, and that you are looking forward to a fun, exciting and/or relaxing weekend.
Today we are very pleased to bring you something special – or should we say someone special? Yes, yes we should.
We haven’t done a Willow team member profile in quite some time, but the Willow team has grown in the past several months, and it is high time we did. And so today, we are pleased to introduce you to our very own Mallory!
If you haven’t already met Mallory at the salon, well today you get to hear, in her own words, a little bit about her; a bit about her career, what brought her to Willow, what she likes to do when she’s not working magic in the salon, that sort of thing. So, without further delay, we are so pleased to share Mallory’s story with you all.
Hi, my name is Mallory and I am extremely excited to be the newest member of the Willow Salon Team. I have had a number of interesting twists and turns in my career and worked in salons from Vancouver to Toronto but, being born and raised in the area, I always knew I wanted to return to the Dundas/Ancaster area to put down roots.
I started out in the hair industry over twelve years ago when, after graduating with a Fine Arts degree from Wilfrid Laurier University, I attended the Aveda Institute in Toronto. I immediately fell in love with this profession as it gave me the opportunity to combine two of my passions: the Arts and People. I love being able to meet new and interesting people on a daily basis and to get the opportunity to make each of them feel beautiful.
I enjoyed many years working as a stylist before I decided to head back to school to complete my Bachelor of Education at the University of Western Ontario. Once I graduated, I spent two years as an Educator at the Aveda Institute in Toronto teaching future hair stylists. Although I really enjoyed taking on this new role, my time as an Educator helped me realize that what I loved most about working in this profession was getting to build relationships with my own clients.
I offer a full range of services from cut to colour, highlighting to balayage and styling but what I love the most is getting to work with my clients to create short, structured haircuts. From the classic bob to a messy pixie cut, this is where I find myself most inspired!
I have recently returned to Dundas with my growing family and I feel extremely fortunate to not only return to the area where I grew up but also find a home working in the Dundas community. When I first met with Kim I knew immediately that Willow Salon was where I wanted to be! The Willow Team is made up of talented, kind, and creative stylists and I knew that working alongside these women would inspire me to become an even better stylist for my clients.
When I am not in the salon I enjoy spending time with my family. A lot of my time is spent chasing after my two-year-old son, but whenever I get the chance I love to go out for dinner and drinks with good friends. A favourite spot of mine is CIMA enoteca on Locke Street. I also never miss an opportunity to pop into Shawn and Ed’s Brewery for a cold beer and greasy bag of chips! I am very excited to see what the future holds for me at Willow Salon and am looking forward to making Dundas gorgeous one head at a time.
Thanks so much for this amazing introduction, Mallory! We are thrilled to have you as part of the team!
Thanks to all of you for reading, and have a fabulous weekend! We’ll be back with more bloggy info on Tuesday, and we’ll see you then.