Owner, Experienced Master Stylist
David is the man behind the dream, and the lifeblood of Ascend Salon.
Born in Sudbury ON, David has been doing hair across Canada for over 20 years and is both a master stylist and colourist, specializing in just about everything.
In the past, David was an educator with Redken. He is decorated with multiple certifications, and traveled internationally to teach. Upon the opening of Ascend Salon, he put his role as a Redken artist and educator on the back burner to be able to grow his business.
David has been a Penticton resident since 2004, where he previously managed a franchise salon.
In the spring of 2016, he decided it was time to start his own business. On June 1st 2016.. Ascend Salon opened its doors to the public.
Since opening, David has displayed pieces from local artists in the salon, helping their work gain more exposure and providing an opportunity for those pieces to sell. David has also endeavored to be a positive presence in the community; he has donated to and held several fundraising events for the YES project, and has donated to multiple charities and local events in Penticton since opening.
David specializes in balayage as well as traditional foiling, colour corrections, curly hair, fades, creating fabulous reds, beautiful mermaid waves, natural looks, structured bobs and precision cuts.
David is available Wednesday through Saturdays as well as alternating Tuesdays.
*please note that David typically books at least 6 weeks in advance.
Experienced Master Stylist
Born in Burnaby, BC, she relocated to the USA with her family, where she has remained.. until now. Coming to us from Woodland, Washington, Christine is an experienced master stylist of 24 years- she's actually been at it longer than David has!
Christine received her training in Vancouver, Washington at the age of 17, and has been doing hair non-stop ever since.
"I have always loved hair... I would go to the salon any chance I could get! I actually went to beauty school when I was 16, finishing when I was 17. I pretty much have only stopped working to have my babies and make this move to Penticton."
Christine is also certified with Pravana as a colourist.
Because she has been doing hair for so long, there really isn't anything, or any hair type that Christine can't tackle. She specializes in traditional highlights, babylights, blondes, precision cuts-her favourite being pixies and A-line cuts, and colour-corrections are her favourite. "I could do them all day long!"
When we asked Christine what she loved about being a stylist, her answer was immediately "the people." Christine is a people person by nature, describing herself as having a "hairapist" personality- positive, cheerful and always there for her people. Like old friends, she and her clients could always pick right back up where they had left off last time.
Christine is available alternating Tuesdays from 9 am to 5 pm, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 9 am to 5 pm, Fridays from 9 am to 7 pm, and alternating Saturdays from 10 am to 4 pm.
Born and raised right here in Penticton, Drew has roots, talent and vision!
As a young person, Drew had always felt out of place in a traditional school setting. Upon faced with an ultimatum to take a trade or "get out", Drew took a leap and enrolled in hair school, where he thrived almost immediately. Achieving the highest marks the school had seen in a decade, Drew found his greatest strengths and has never looked back.
Now an experienced stylist with over nine years in the industry under his belt, Drew is both talented and accomplished, with many certificates under his belt. He is truly a versatile stylist that will make sure that you look red carpet ready, whether you're getting your favourite classic haircut or rocking a radical rainbow.
Drew was the first member of David's team when Ascend Salon opened in 2016 as well as a close friend of David and Robyn's. He returned to us in 2018 after almost a year of successfully branching out on his own. Sometimes you've just got to go home though, and Drew came back to us brimming with excitement and fresh new techniques; including certification as a Pravana master colourist, with additional certification in both balayage and colour corrections. He is also certified by the Beauty Council and the Cosmetology Association of BC.
Drew's specialties include freeform balayaging, blondes, colour melts, luscious curls, ombres, funky, textured cuts and vibrant colours.
Drew is available Wednesdays from 11 am to 5 pm, Thursdays and Fridays from 1 pm to 7 pm, and Saturdays from 11 am to 4 pm.
Fallon was born in Newfoundland, but as a small child, she and her family relocated to Penticton; she's been here ever since. Fallon graduated from hair school over nine years ago, fearlessly dove into the industry, and she hasn't looked back.
Always eager to learn, she has attended countless classes and learning opportunities over the years, and has grown into a versatile, well-rounded master stylist.
Fallon jokes that she chose to become a stylist because "it's a job where I can talk my face off and not get in trouble for it!" It doesn't take long with Fallon to realize that being a stylist was a true calling for her, as her creativity shines brightest when she is able to share it with others.
Fallon is the ultimate people person; she truly cares for her clients and loves to make them laugh with funny stories, jokes and an honest and real attitude towards life, love and everything in between. She loves make her clients feel and look amazing, and her clients can't help but to leave with a big smile after they've come to see her.
Fallon specializes in fades, traditional foils, colour corrections, funky short styles, hair tattoos, and as a mother of four.. she is also amazing with children and children's cuts.
She is a fun and friendly stylist who is both solidly skilled and who can tackle most anything that comes her way. Go mama!
Fallon is available Tuesdays through Fridays from 9 am to 5 pm.
Robyn is our fun and free-spirited manager. If you've ever phoned the salon or been greeted by the front desk, you've likely already met her!
Born and raised in the lower mainland, Robyn relocated in 2012 and made Penticton home.
Robyn began temping for Ascend in the winter of 2017. David soon put her in charge of more and more until he gave her the position of salon manger. She has become a pillar of the Ascend family, and a driving force in the background that helps David to continue realizing the beautiful dream that is Ascend Salon.
Robyn also happens to be our current local artist on display in the salon. (you can check out her displayed work in the "current local artist" section of our website.)
Robyn is almost always here, so feel free to pop by and say hello!
If you are looking to discuss future fundraising collaborations, upcoming events, advertising options, special-product orders or hoping to showcase one of your products at Ascend Salon, please contact Robyn directly by email or by phone.
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