At Verve we understand that your ‘look’ is important to you. We take pride in our skill and our ability to create a look that will enhance your personal style and increase your confidence. Our team is passionate about great hair design and we promise to deliver an experience that exceeds your expectations.

1. Amber George | Creative Director/Owner

Portfolio Artist for L'oreal Professionnel National Team
Contessa Semi-Finalist - Multicultural Hairstylist of the Year 2018
Contessa Semi-Finalist - BC Hairstylist of the Year 2018
Contessa Semi-Finalist - Multicultural Hairstylist of the Year 2017
Contessa Semi-Finalist - BC Hairstylist of the Year 2017
Vancouver Fashion Week Originator Award Nominee - Stylist of the Year
L'oreal Colour Trophy Masters Category - Finalist 2016 
Mirror Awards Winner - BC Hairstylist of the Year 2015
Contessa Semi-Finalist - BC Hairstylist of the Year 2015
L'oreal Colour Trophy Masters Category - Finalist 
Davines Flamboyage Award Global Competition - Finalist
Contessa Semi-Finalist - Multicultural Hairstylist of the Year 2013
Winner Rowenta Beauty Versa Style National Competition
Contessa Finalist- Session Hairstylist of the Year 2012
#1 Hairstylist, North Shore Outlook Reader's Choice Awards

With 21 years of experience and a passion for education and artful hair design, Amber's background as a successful technical director, department head and salon mentor have led her to opening her own salon, Verve Hair Lounge.  Having an unquenchable passion for the craft of hairdressing has advanced Amber's talent to include all aspects of the art of hair.  She is a precision haircutter and barber creating perfect haircuts for your face shape and hair texture, and it is with this expertise that she shares as one of the countries top Haircutting Educators and Stage Artist on the National Portfolio of Artists for L'oreal Professionnel Canada.  Amber is an expert colourist who provides clients with a customized colour experience to perfectly complement their complexion, haircut and personality.  Her specialty in beautiful hand painted dimensional hair colour using techniques such as balayage, ecaille and other techniques are what keep her most in demand.  Amber's work on  TV, fashion shoots, hair and fashion shows has made her an award winning updo, styling and bridal hair expert. 

Starting out as a Makeup Artist, Amber moved into her passion 2 years later once enrolled in the prestigious Joji's Hair Academy. During her career, Amber has been fortunate to train with some of the top educators in the Industry.  With extensive training by Colour Master’s Dennis Gebhart and Peter Valenti she was given the foundation to become an educator herself, having done so for over a decade.  Her cutting mentors equally impressive with such names as Cindy Schaber, Sharon Biro and Sam Villa.  Amber has trained with Shu Uemura at annual Inspiration Ateliers, featuring directors Rick Cooper (US), Darren Fowler (UK) and Ken Picton (UK).  Amber now rounds out her skill in the world of Session Styling, lending her talents to Editorial Photoshoots and Fashion Shows  having trained with UK Session Stylist Rockstar Bruno Weppe and New York Session Stylist Noah Hatton.  She has also spent the last few years training as often as possible with 3 time British Hairdresser of the Year, Angelo Seminara.  Most recently training in Paris learning trend forecasting at the prestigious Institute Francaise du Mode and L'oreal Rue Royal Academy, as well she attended a 3 day Fashion forecast styling bootcamp with International superstar Sharon Blain.  

Amber would love to have you join her and her team of hair nerds as they continue to advance their skills in the art of hair.

Kate Nicol | Resident Makeup Artist

Kate is a published Make-up Artist based in the Greater Vancouver area.  She has been nominated for a Leo Award and is also the key makeup artist for some of Contessa Awards top competitors, including one of the winning collections for 2019.  She currently works as a freelance artist, as well as here at Verve Hair Lounge.  Kate's expertise is in all areas of makeup... natural and glam looks for your night out, Bridal looks or Special effects and Airbrushing.  Kate has also worked as an instructor in the art of makeup.  She is available for bookings here at Verve Hair Lounge, by appointment.