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 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 18 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.
2. Maggie | Stylist/Barber
L'oreal Colour Trophy Finalist - Next Generation 2016
Maggie is a well balanced hair artist, she is a skilled precision cutter and a talented barber, and her colouring and balayage skills are customized and beautiful. Maggie also is a stunning up style and blow-dry artist. It's no surprise that she has now worked her way up to being one of Verve's most in demand stylists! Maggie grew up in Alberta where she aspired to become a hairstylist. Soon after graduating from highschool where she attended Cosmetology classes, she set her sights high and moved to the city. Upon her move to Vancouver she enrolled in the Blanche Macdonald Center's Hairstyling program. Maggie then set her sites on choosing a mentor, which brought her to Verve and her past position as Creative Director, Amber George's apprentice. Since joining the Verve team, Maggie has attended numerous advanced education seminars. She has attended the International Redken Symposium in Las Vegas featuring world renowned artists such as Sam Villa, Chris Baran and Kris Sorbie, 2 shows featuring 3x British Hairdresser of the Year Angelo Seminara, shows with Australian Master Hairstylist Kevin Murphy, hair genius Philip Wilson, hair team extraordinaires Damien Carney and Sue Pemberton and many others! Maggie most recently attended a Men's creative cutting with North American Hairstyling Awards nominee James Abu-Ulba. If her education hasn't sold you, then meeting her might... Maggie has high aspirations and an amazing personality and drive to go with them, you will definitely feel cared for in her chair.
3. Hedy | Stylist
Hedy has 7 years experience and has worked in Los Angeles, New York and Montreal. Hedy trained at the prestigious Joji's hair academy and then moved on to working with wigs in Montreal. She has since joining the Verve team taken advanced classes including Advanced Creative Cutting with UK Master duo Mazella and Palmer and Balayage with L'oreal Professionnel Portfolio Colourist and Renowned Balayage Artist Susan Carter. She has an excellent eye for balance and shapes and has an instinctual ability to find the perfect cut for you! Hedy has also worked in the world of fashion styling, so she brings with her a wonderful sense of fashion and personal styling.