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.
Amber George | Creative Director/Owner
L'oreal Colour Trophy Masters Category - Finalist (live competition, June 2013)
Davines Flamboyage Award Global Competition - Finalist
Contessa Semi-Finalist - Multicultural Hairstylist of the Year 2012
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 14 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. Starting out as a Makeup Artist, she moved into her passion 3 years later once enrolled in the city's top hair school of the time. 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. Most recently 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 having trained with New York Session Stylist Noah Hatton. With her most recent accolades being named one of the top 5 Session Hairstylists in the country at the prestigious Contessa Awards and being named the Winner of the Rowenta Beauty Versa Style Competition, earning her a spot on the Backstage Team at World Mastercard Fashion Week in Toronto. So please, come join Amber and her team of hairstylists on their journey of mastering their craft.
Kate | New Talent/Assistant
Kate is our New Talent/Assistant. She was inspired to become a hairstylist after developing a relationship with Amber, as her client. Kate attended the Blanche Macdonald Hair Program and then followed up with an apprenticeship at a salon in downtown Vancouver. She then decided to join the creative team at Verve and we couldn't be happier! You can see her eagerly attending to guest services, assisting Amber, and of course tending to her own clientele behind the chair. We look forward to watching this diligent, talented, lovely, young lady advance in our craft.
Kelsey | Stylist
*News!* Kelsey is expecting her first baby!! We are so excited!! She is now on leave in anticipation for this big event. We are, of course, welcoming all of her clients to experience the talents of our other team mates. Kelsey joins us after working at a boutique salon on West 4th in Kitsilano for 2 years. This North Vancouver local decided that she wanted to work on the North Shore, and she wanted to work at Verve! She brings with her a wonderful understanding of Redken Haircolour and has taken many advanced courses with Redken. Her aspirations are to further her education in any way possible, and to earn her Redken Colour Certification. Kelsey also comes with a background as a makeup artist working with Luxury makeup brands and she now enhances the Verve team with her makeup skills. We really look forward to watching this ambitious stylist grow within our team!
Maggie | Stylist
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. 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. She is definitely one of the best assistants Amber has ever had and we all look forward to her progression within the team! This young stylist is on her way.