People

KRISTY DAVIES – OWNER/STYLIST

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Currently not taking new clients. Kristy started her career in Vancouver well over a decade ago. Despite several moves, sometimes out of country for years, she has managed to retain a loyal and stylish following. She has trained extensively, both locally and internationally, in such fashion-forward hair cities like New York and London. Even with this experience under her belt, Kristy never tires of being a student and is an admitted “hair geek”.

Kristy does real hair for real people and individuals wanting to have fun and assert confidence. Her masterpieces are often the perfect natural blondes she renders or her unique maintenance-free cuts and bang shapes. Her clients are stylistically independent and want a hairstylist who is technically proficient but brave enough to break rules just enough to create unique hair experiences.

*Kristy had her second child, a little girl named Emi in early February 2016, and has been working very part-time since. Please email the salon to be included in notifications about her upcoming work schedules (adjusted monthly).

CHRIS MARTIN – STYLIST

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Chris Martin was born in Glasgow, but now calls Vancouver home. He is that dream stylist who knew he wanted to do hair before he finished high school and has never stopped loving it. Chris began his hair training in Gastown at London School and, after 14 years of perfecting his techniques, he has returned to the neighborhood where it all began.

Chris has trained extensively with Goldwell, KMS, L’oreal, Redken and Bumble & bumble, with plans to further his Bb studies at their University in New York this year.  He loves cutting and colouring hair and is up for styling for any occasion- his blowouts are fabulous and glamorous!
Chris loves travel, the Arts, basking in the sunshine (preferably on a patio with wine) and laughing with friends.

ERIN BILINSKY – STYLIST

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Erin brings over 18 years experience styling and cutting hair to Pony. Having never thought she’d become a hair stylist, the job found her and the rest, they say, is history! Erin’s outgoing, energetic and thoughtful approach to styling hair has made her a client favourite. She is known for her creative styling techniques.

With Erin no cut or colour is beyond her ability. With a lust for travel and adventure (she’s been to oodles of countries) she still loves to call Vancouver home and can’t imagine doing anything else for a living that would make her this happy.

*Erin had her little boy in early March 2016 and is back with us in the salon making hair magic Tuesday through Thursdays.

TRINA REDGWELL – STYLIST

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Currently not taking new clients. Trina is a master of precision haircuts. Whether she creates a cute short haircut, a sexy bob or a hairstyle for long hair the outcome is a perfect balance with a shape that is distinct to the individual. Her colour work is top-notch.

Obtaining her professional designation in 1993, Trina has continually focused on her clients and evolving within the industry. As a well respected educator she has participated in advancing her knowledge internationally and has a long list of extensive education that allows her to provide you with the creativity and customization with every cut and colour.

Trina brings a wealth of experience from her lengthy time across the provincial border within Evelyn Charles Salons – Edmonton, Hedkandi Salons – Calgary and has synergistically joined the creative team at Pony since relocating to BC.

ROBYN WALL – NEW STYLIST

Robyn Wall is a graduate of John Casablancas’ Hair Art & Design Program, and Future Hair Training Center and has been rocking it with us as a Pony for several years.

Originally from Newfoundland, Robyn came to Vancouver to study Fashion Merchandising in 2010, which led to a peaked interest in the hair world– a world where she is able to channel her high energy and creativity onto living canvases! Within the industry, she hopes to perfect her skills in “statement hair” with bold colour, precision cutting and competition work.

Second to hair, Robyn’s joys and hobbies include (house) music, travelling (she’s always up for an adventure and a true traveler at heart), a good documentary and nature. She is a lover of animals, plants, and of course vegetables.

DOROTHEA EISEL – STYLIST

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This curly haired beauty came all the way from Germany to bring a little sunshine to rainy Vancouver, and we are so happy to welcome her to the Pony Team!

During her 5 years of experience as a stylist she has cut all types of textures and shapes of hair, and specializes in colouring. She loves to style hair and has a flair for extensions and beauty makeup.

With continued talents in singing and acting, Doro (as she likes to be called) decided to jump into the beauty scene once again after spending her time being a wonderful nanny to countless little ones. She is excited to shine, explore and learn more in a new country with a new hair family!

This woman is a one stop shop of talent! Come by and get a makeover and she will tell you all about it!

ERIN WILSON – NEW STYLIST

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Erin Wilson is a star apprentice and an adept junior stylist. She is currently enjoying life with her darling little son and joins us for occasional shifts at the salon. She is no stranger to curls and cuts a great fringe. And her colour work is on point.

Erin (or Miss Wilson, as we like to call her), graduated from Blanche Macdonald’s Pro Hair program in the Fall of 2010 and moved up north to Bella Bella shortly after to create beautiful hair in her hometown. She is considered the go-to beauty consultant by her friends and family, and loves making people feel beautiful and good about themselves.

Erin found her passion for hair at a very young age, making her babysitter’s hair look fabulous on a day-to-day basis. She loves to perfect cuts of all lengths and shapes, the art of colour, and is working to have a fun and loyal clientele to call her own!

Outside of the salon, Erin enjoys exploring new foods of all kinds (Vietnamese especially), kitty cuddles with her cat Milly (she’s an admitted crazy cat lady), mini-photoshoots with her kid sister and is always blasting some good tunes to sing along to.

ELISE – SALON MANAGER/MAKEUP ARTIST

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A self-described lover of all things retro with a passion for makeup, Elise is an essential addition to the Pony team. Not only does she execute the many day-to-day affairs in the salon with style and a smile, she also offers her skills as salon DJ, shop barista, resident red-head and frequently offers detailed advice on how to do the perfect cat-eye.

As one of our two team members from the east coast, Elise hails from Nova Scotia. When she is not at Pony you are likely to find her immersed in makeup projects or whipping up a fantastic homemade vegetarian treat.

ARIEL – MANAGER

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Ariel Aldred is the newest member of the Pony team! Hailing from cold northern Alberta, she knew at a young age that she wanted to live in a city near the water. So in 2011, with her bags packed full of her favourite vintage clothes, she came to Vancouver to attend The Art Institute of Vancouver for Fashion Marketing and Management. Ariel accepted a seasonal job at a prestigious Vancouver golf club as a assistant merchandising manager. Her fondness for merchandising and managing grew from there. Ariel went on to be the merchandising manager of her own Forever 21 location in North Vancouver and then to department manager at Zara Canada Western Flagship store.

Looking for a change from the rush of big box fashion retail, Ariel is now bringing her smile and never boring style to the front desk of Pony Salon. Exercising her management skills along side Elise, Ariel has now added Nespresso barista and sub par DJ to her resume.

When Ariel is away from the salon you can find her dancing with her other half, eating spicy food or laying by the beach.

ALI MROZ – ASSISTANT

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Pony is so happy to welcome Ali as our new team assistant!
Originally from Ontario, Ali started her journey with a degree in history and political science at McMaster University. However, after much thought, Ali decided to hop on a plane to Vancouver and make a career change. With an interest in all things beauty from a young age, Ali followed her childhood dreams of working in an exciting,new, and creative work environment. This gal will be expanding her knowledge when she begins hair school starting in January 2017.

When she is not sweeping up hair and declaring her love of our salon broom (we don’t blame her, it’s fantastic), you can catch her exploring the BC wild, jamming to her favourite tunes or perusing local flea markets and thrift stores to find yet another mug to add to her vast collection. In keeping with the hoarding stereotype, she only uses three mugs interchangeably

CHRISTINA OROLOGIO – STYLIST (MATERNITY LEAVE)

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Christina infuses passion and enthusiasm into her daily hair appointment routines, which she’s aptly dubbed ‘hairapy’. Over the course of her 8 years as a stylist, she has become known for her hand-painting highlight techniques, straight razor cutting and professional, warm approach. Christina is fearless when it comes to cutting hair, curly or straight, man or woman, and gets a rush when asked to create precision cuts on short hair for women.

Christina has trained extensively with Bumble and bumble in both NYC and San Francisco, with plans to return this year for more. She also acts as Pony Salon’s Bb Network Educator, training our apprentices in advanced cutting and colour techniques and keeping our stylists and staff “in the loop” with new Bb product developments.

A self-professed lover of the ’60s era, she cannot wait to rock a white beehive when she hits 65 and goes fully white!

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