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KRISTY DAVIES – OWNER/ EXPERIENCED SENIOR STYLIST

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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, in early February 2016, and has been working styling very part-time since as she helps run our operations. Please email the salon to be included in notifications about her upcoming styling schedules if you are unable to find an appropriate appointment.

CHRIS MARTIN – EXPERIENCED SENIOR 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.

CHRISTINA OROLOGIO – SENIOR STYLIST

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Christina is back! She infuses passion and enthusiasm into her daily hair appointment routines, which she’s aptly dubbed ‘hairapy’ and her clients can’t get enough. Over the course of her 9 years as a stylist, she has become known for her hand-painting highlight techniques, straight razor cutting and professional, warm approach.

Christina has trained extensively with Bumble and bumble in both NYC and San Francisco, 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.
A self-professed lover of the ’60s era, she cannot wait to rock a white beehive when she hits 65 and goes fully white!

Currently transitioning back from her full time maternity leave, Christina enjoys cooking delicious healthy food, playing baseball in the summer and spending time with family & friends, particularly little baby Jack!

ERIN BILINSKY – VERY EXPERIENCED SENIOR 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 – VERY EXPERIENCED SENIOR STYLIST

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Currently not taking on new clients. Trina is a master of precision haircuts. Whether Trina 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 – STYLIST

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Robyn Wall is one of our rockstar Newer stylists (less than 10years in the industry). A graduate of the John Casablancas Hair Art and Design Program this keener has completed an additional year of education at Future Hair Training Centre and expanded her knowledge in Toronto at Vidal Sassoon and at the House of Bumble in New York City. She is first in line to learn new techniques and is always present and very much a perfectionist at heart.

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.

ERIN WILSON – STYLIST

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Erin Wilson is an accomplished newer stylist (less than 10 years experience) with an old soul and a lot of skill.
Erin found her passion for hair at a very young age making her babysitter’s hair look fabulous on a day-to-day basis and is now considered the go-to beauty consultant by her friends and family. She loves making people feel beautiful and good about themselves. She strives to create perfect cuts of all lengths and shapes and explore the art of colour. She graduated from the Pro Hair program at Blanche Macdonald in 2010 and moved north to Bella Bella shortly after to create beautiful hair in her hometown.

Working in Vancouver for some time now, Erin has continued to take workshops and is always keeping up with the ever-changing trends and techniques. She had a beautiful little boy in early 2016 and lucky for us she splits her time between him and the salon!

Outside of the salon, Erin enjoys exploring new foods of all kinds (Vietnamese especially), doing photoshoots with her sister and is always blasting some good tunes to sing along to. After her year off from maternity leave with son Patrick Xavier (complete with endless cuddles and many milestones), Erin returned to the salon in early 2017 and is excited to create custom hair that will fit your style.

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 – SALON MANAGER

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Ariel is another key member of the Pony team and you’ve likely seen her upon arrival or talked to her on the phone. 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 and sh 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 brings her smile and never boring style to Pony. Exercising her management skills along side Elise, Ariel has now added resident dancer, barista, social planner, laundress and 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 – ASSOCIATE/NEW STYLIST

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Ali is a recent graduate of the Aveda Institute Vancouver and has been working at Pony as an assistant to the stylists throughout the past year.

Originally from Ontario, she 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.
When she is not in the salon, 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.

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