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BLISS PERSONEL

Our Team

Founded in May 2006, bliss hair was created by Kim Hoang and Diane Gallant.

 

 Our vision is to become a team of successful stylists that value education and community. We promise to provide exceptional customer service by consistent training and development.

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We have had the priveledge to study at Sassoon Academy where we study precision cutting and colouring. We are all passionate about education and competitions. This helps us keep consistency in our salon for our clients, training of apprentices and exceptional customer service.

We have all grown together not only professionally but personally with each other as well as our clients. As a team we have travelled to numerous conferences around Canada and the United States. The culture of our salon is very important to us.  We are like family.  We are proud to have a low stylist turnover rate which enables to serve you with consistency

We strive for excellence in service and are committed to completing this by continuing our education and being role models for future stylist. We enjoy having apprentices training with us. Not only does it keep us on our toes; but also allows us to learn new techniques not being taught in the cosmetology schools.

 

 

Throughout the year in business, bliss and their stylists have fulfilled on some dreams competing in national hair competitions. We have partnered up with Wella International and have competed in Wella Trend Vision and Wella Beauty Envision Awards placing semi-finalist and finalists within the competitions and continuing to compete until we take it to the top!

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Diane Gallant

Owner

The love of hairdressing sparked at a very young age when Diane’s mom found all of Diane’s brand new barbie’s starting getting haircuts. Being the first generation in Canada, Diane’s parents prioritized academic education and Diane studied at the U of A after high school. Studying there for a few years and being unhappy, Diane found the courage to follow her dream and to study at Est-elle Academy of hair Design.

Diane has been a professional hairstylist since 2001 and is one of the owners of bliss hair. “ There are not very many professions in the world that you can say that you can dramatically transform somebody within 2 hours and I can. I love transforming people from the inside and out, making them look and feel beautiful” Diane’s specialties are short/medium length haircuts and colors and bridal parties. She loves doing updo’s. “ It is a real priveledge to be part of a bride’s special day. Diane studies at Vidal Sassoon academy annually empowering herself and her team. On her spare time, Diane loves to work out, enjoy summers at the lake, travel and spending time with her dog, friends and family. She is also the head trainer working with fresh apprentices straight out of hair school.  She has led and developed many apprentices throughout the years and is so passionate in building her bliss babies into bliss beauties.

 

1. Who is your biggest professional inspiration?

Vidal Sassoon... Sassoon didn't invent the idea of short hair for women, but he brought a range of short styles into the mainstream. He is perhaps best remembered for his "Mary Quant" cut, a geometric five-point bob worn by the fashion designer which contrasted sharply with the romantic, curly looks of the 1950s.

2. What do you want to be known for in this industry?

Not only do I want to be known for precision haircutting and coloring, I would like to be known as a leader in the industry.  Only hiring apprentices and non licensed hairstylist, we are able to make a difference in our youth and building them up to being strong confident human beings.

3. What's something few people may know about you?

I speak 3 languages!  My 1st language is cantonese, my 2nd is french and my 3rd is english.  I also play piano and read music so if that was a language, I guess you can say I speak 4.

4. When you're not behind the chair, you're likely?

 Going for walks with my dog and spending time with friends and family.

5. What is your favorite quote?

 "It's not about the goal or the dream you have.  It's about who you become on your way to that goal"

-Rachel Hollis.

Diane is an Aquarius which allows her to have the charm and impulsiveness and romantic nature which defines her personality. People seem to gravitate towards her because of her unique charm and warmth which explains why she has a wide range of friends.

 

Kim Hoang

Kim started her career in 2001. Kim’s passion for hair started as a young girl when she got to play with mannequin heads at her aunts hair salon. Since then she always knew that her dream would to become a hairstylist someday. As one of the owners of bliss hair, Kim has certainly fulfilled her dream.

Kim has completed Vidal Sassoon Women/Men’s classic hair cutting techniques, Kevin Murphy hair haircutting, updo , styling and Master Hair Colorist, Wella Master Hair Colorist,  Kell Grace Master Updo course, Eufora Women/Men’s Hair cutting, razor cutting and finishing classes.

Kim specializes in Hair Coloring, various Perms, Straightening services, loves Men’s cuts and Woman's bob cuts. Kim was a Color finalist in Wella Trend Vision Hair in 2007 and 2012. Kim’s goal is to make each one of her guest look and feel beautiful at the end of their service.

Kim is a mom that loves to travel, is a foodie, enjoys working out and loves spending time with her family and friends

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1.  Who is your biggest professional inspiration?

Kim's inspiration comes from her auntie who has inspired her right from her early ages. Her auntie being a professional hairstylist has guided Kim and inspired her thoughout her career.

2. What do you want to be known for in this industry?

Kim wants to be known for her precision haircuts.  She excels in bob's.  She is also the queen of blondes!

3. What's something few people may know about you?

Kim is an amazing mom that has 2 beautiful daughter's.

4. When you're not behind the chair, you're most likely?

Kim loves spending time with her friend's and family

5. What is your favorite quote?

"Follow your gut feeling as it is usually right"

-Kim Hoang in her own words.

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Kim is a GEMINI which makes her playful and intelectually curious. Gemini's are constantly juggling a variety of passions, hobbies, careers and friends groups.  They are social butterflies. She is quick witted and can talk to anyone about anything. She is excellent at guiding change and transformation.

 
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Remi Wight

Remi completed her cosmetology training at Est-elle Academy of hair design in September 2006. This was when she joined the bliss team. Remi was inspired from the influence of her aunt who owns a barber shop. This lead her to enter cosmetology in high school. Remi’s specialties within the industry are men’s cuts and women’s cuts and colours. Remi is passionate about client transformations, whether it be natural balayage to fun pastel colours. She thoroughly enjoys every aspect of her job, and is continually updating her education in hairdressing. She can’t wait to get you in her chair to experience her excitement to help you achieve your look, whatever that may be.

She has had the opportunity to take courses across North America; In September 2015 Remi attended the ABC precision cutting course in Santa Monica. She has also completed American’s Crew’s Method of Change and Kevin Murphy’s Updo sewing and setting classes. Remi has recently completed the “Art of Hot Shaves’ and is now offering the service to her men clients. During her time away from the salon, Remi stays connected to the industry by marking practical exams for future stylists as well as sitting on both the Local (LAC) and Provincial (PAC) Apprenticeship Committees. To keep her balanced lifestyle, Remi enjoys working out, hanging out with her husband and watching her son grow! Travelling to new baseball stadiums while watching her Dodgers has also become a hobby of hers.

 

1.  Who is your biggest professional inspiration?

Jackie Robinson. After watching the movie “42”, researching his story and visiting Dodgers stadium, Jackie was a true pioneer in breaking all barriers and truly an inspiration in my journey. 

2. What do you want to be known for in this industry?

Someone who takes pride in their work, who makes you feel comfortable in her chair as well as someone who can lead and guide apprentices along their cosmetology journey

3. What's something few people may know about you?

Remi is an avid baseball fan. Behind her vibrant hair is someone loves to kick back and watch her Dodgers take the field. 2020 was a good year for her Dodgers as well as her family, as her and her husband welcomed their beautiful, healthy baby boy to the world. 

4. When you're not behind the chair, you're most likely?

Working out, rocking it being a mom/wife or enjoying a glass of wine watching a scary movie.

5. What is your favorite quote?

“Live life in colour”

Remi is an AQUARIUS who has so much charm and has a gentle nature. She is extremely lovable and people gravitate towards her.  Her unique charm and warmth allows her to be an excellent team player and allows her to have a wide range of friends. Remi is extremely loyal and adaptable. She is excellent at building a great relationship and rapport with each of her clients. Her loves growing and developing her skills.

 

Kyla George 

Kyla started her journey with Bliss in 2012 as an assistant and then went on to complete the Apprenticeship program at MC College. Kyla found her passion for hair during high school when she excelled in the cosmetology program.

In September 2015 Kyla attended the ABC precision cutting course in Santa Monica. She has also completed American’s Crew’s Method of Change and Kevin Murphy’s Updo sewing and setting classes. Kyla’s passion behind the chair is Bridal Hair and balayage among many other services.

In Kyla’s time away from the salon you can find her soaking up every moment with her husband, Daughter Anystyn and son Bronsyn.

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1.  Who is your biggest professional inspiration?

Kell Grace 

2. What do you want to be known for in this industry?

Excellent Customer Service and balayage 

3. What's something few people may know about you?

Disney lover, love crafting and cake decorating 

4. When you're not behind the chair, you're most likely?

Making new memories and going on adventures with family

5. What is your favorite quote?

“Don’t let the ugly in others kill the beauty in you”

Kyla is a VIRGO which makes her super humble, practical, kind and sympathetic. She is very logical, practical and systematic in her approach to life.This earth sign makes her a perfectionist at heart and isn't afraid to improve on her skills through diligent and consistent practice.  Kyla is a very gifted and talented artist.  You will feel right at home when you sit in her chair. Her gentle and kind nature makes her extremely loveable . Her she is extremely professional and will create a perfect look for you.  She authentically cares about her clients and makes sure you are able to duplicate your hairstyle at home.

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Nichole Schlemko

Nichole has always had  a love for doing hair.  She graduated from MC college in 2015 and joined the bliss team in 2017. Her dream of becoming a stylist began during her years of cosmetology in high school and the satisfaction from making people look and feel their best.  Her passion is haircutting both women and men.

 

 She is constantly inspiring herself and loves learning new techniques from cutting and coloring.  She is always studyng trends and new products so she can share with all of her clients.  Her biggest inspiration is Sarah Landry, also known as the birds papaya. If you know anything about Sarah she’s all about being yourself and embracing yourself, and do whatever makes you feel your best!  And that’s what Nichole loves about Sarah. Nichole wants to be known for making everyone to leave feeling confident and beautiful when they leave her chair.  When she’s not behind the chair, she can be found playing one of the many sports she’s involved in.  She loves camping and spending time outside or buzzing around in the sky.

 

1.  Who is your biggest professional inspiration?

Sarah Landry who is all about being your most authentic self. Natural beauty from inside and out.

2. What do you want to be known for in this industry?

Nichole wants to be known as a day maker.  She is extremely passionate about people and everyone around her. She wants everyone to look and feel beautiful and confident when they leave her chair.

3. What's something few people may know about you?

Nichole is so well rounded.  Not only is she a very talented hairstylist, she is currently working towards her pilot's license.

4. When you're not behind the chair, you're most likely?

Nichole loves the outdoors.  You can find her spending time with her friends, family and her golden retriever Honey.

5. What is your favorite quote?

“Sometimes you will never know the value of a moment, until it becomes a memory”

-Dr. Suess

Nichole is a SCORPIO which makes her to be extremely deep and intense in all things that she does. They are natural leaders and are one of the most interesting signs. Nichole is very detail orientated, she is very good a sifting through data and has the stamina to see tasks that others may find dull. She is excellent at technical detail but also remembers to look at the bigger picture. She is so well rounded and well liked. 

Mackenzie Andrews

Growing up Mackenzie has always had an artistic and creative side to her all her life. Being a competitive dancer and having to do your own hair for competitions really made her learn and bring her passion for hair to life!

The minute high school hit, she knew right away that she had to take cosmetology. Hair was her number 1 and she knew that this is what she wanted to do as a dream career! 3 years of cosmetology, 1 year of studying at MC College and now she’s ready to serve and make all of you feel beautiful here at Bliss! Mackenzie enjoys doing colours, long length and bob haircuts, and most importantly updos! Mackenzie is continuing to still grow and learn more education for hair and hopefully be able to expand her services in the future.

As well as working at Bliss Mackenzie has her own business with Lash Extensions and brows and hopes to one day go back to school for Interior Design. In Mackenzie’s spare time she is dancing, trying new crafts, painting, going on adventures and spending as much time with her friends and family!

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1.  Who is your biggest professional inspiration?

Georgiy Kot.  He is a famous hair artist out of Russia who is know for doing celebrity and movie hair styles such as Game of Thrones. His work consists of elegant, technical and advanced updo's that will absolutely blow your mind.

2. What do you want to be known for in this industry?

I want to be known for the passion and creativity I have behind all things colors, updo's and extensions.  A big future goal is to continue on my education and training to becoming a full bridal stylist while also giving you the hair color of your dreams! But if there's one thing I am known for right now, it would be my scalp massages.

3. What's something few people may know about you?

Something a few people may not know is that I have traveled to Las Vegas, Arizona, Vancouver, California, Florida and Seattle for dance in competitions like World of Dance, auditioned for the show World of Dance, danced in the Disney parades and shows and now dreaming of one day to audition for Broadway!

4. When you're not behind the chair, you're most likely?

If I am not behind the chair you can catch me dancing and training at Eye Candy Company and DanceCo or just generally anywhere.  Literally anywhere..( I was told it's embarasing to have me around for this reason)   If I am not dancing, I am doing Lash extensions at my home business MACXLASHES or you can see me in my blue jeep driving to every ice cream shop in Edmonton.

5. What is your favorite quote?

“Any day spent with you , is my favorite day.  So today is my new favorite day”

-Winnie the pooh

Mackenzie is a SAGITTARIUS which makes her the strong silent type but equally hilarious, fair minded, honest and intellectual. She is spontaneous and fun and has lots of friends. 

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Lauren Bourke

From vivids to lived in blondes, Lauren loves getting creative with her clients.

 

She has always been artistic and creative, and was so excited to bring that passion into hairdressing when she entered the industry in 2017. Lauren has been a bliss beauty since 2019.  Lauren is a proud member of the W.I.N (Wella Influencer Network), certified in all things BABE Hair Extensions, and a certified Balayage Master from 'Masters Of Balayage'.

Born and raised in Dublin, Ireland, Lauren loves to travel back home to visit family and more importantly, discover the new European trends! In her spare time, you can find Lauren scouting out new coffee shops, going on road trips, or watching true crime documentaries.

 

1.  Who is your biggest professional inspiration?

My biggest professional inspiration would have to be Guy Tang because of the versatility in his work behind the chair, and because of his love of the craft and bettering the industry. 

2. What do you want to be known for in this industry?

I want to be known for my creativity and artistry in colours. Also for giving the best scalp massages.

3. What's something few people may know about you?

That reality TV is my guilty pleasure. ‘Keeping Up With The Kardashians’ and ‘Real Housewives’ are personal favorites of mine 

4. When you're not behind the chair, you're most likely?

Either visiting a new cafe for an iced coffee, detailing my car or listening to a true crime podcast. The frequent lockdowns have resulted in some new hobbies for me haha. 

5. What is your favorite quote?

“I am Beyoncé Always”

-Michael Scott 

Lauren is a SAGITTARIUS which makes her hilarious, fair-minded, honest and intellectual. She is spontaneous and fun with makes her an excellent well rounded hairstylist. She loves created super fun cuts and colors for all of her clients. She is very kind hearted and is a great conversationalist.