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.
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.
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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