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We are hiring!

Posted by on Mar 21, 2016 in Blog | Comments Off on We are hiring!

We are hiring!

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Front End Manager Position

We are looking for a Front End SUPERSTAR for our busy Eco-friendly salon.

The individual we are seeking will have the following qualifications:

  • Exceptional customer service skills
  • A desire to make others feel amazing about themselves
  • Have great attention to detail, very organized and able to multi task in a high energy fast paced environment
  • Team player through and through
  • Enjoys creativity, sharing bold new ideas and increasing efficiency
  • Positive attitude and leadership skills
  • A zest for learning
  • A willingness to uphold Eco-friendly practices
  • Accountable, punctual and professional

What we are hoping you receive from the experience

  • An environment you can thrive, and make an impact every day
  • Continuing education and support in your growth
  • Competitive wages
  • Flexible schedule and vacation
  • A great community of like-minded people
  • Special one on one training
  • Your ideas valued and implemented

If this sound like you please send your resume AND cover letter to info@inspirehairdesign.ca   Remember attention to detail is key and resumes without cover letters will not be considered.

We look forward to meeting you soon!

Here are a few testimonials from some current and past staff members:

“I have worked in eight salons in my career and by far Inspire has been the most delightful experience. It is because the business model of Inspire if based on Integrity and team work. In my option it is what works best!  I feel supported daily and trusted to be the best stylist I can be.  I am thankful to be a part of a diverse team and will remember Inspire for years to come.” ~Kristi – current stylist

“When I became aware of Inspire, just its name alone caught my attention. Right away, I knew it reflected my core values that I was searching for in a workplace, community and environmental mindfulness and a place that fostered personal growth. You see, I was a stylist for over a decade at that time and I had been searching for a nourishing home for my clientele and myself. The journey of being at Inspire transformed me, I was given unconditional support as a stylist, but more importantly, to be my better self. Even though I don’t work there anymore, the changes and friendships that I’ve made have created ripples into my daily life. My time spent at Inspire gave me the strength to launch forward with my dreams, and now I am ready to take another leap of faith. I am grateful for everything I have learned at Inspire and I will carry it with me forever.” ~Cindy – former stylist

“Having been at Inspire since it opened in 2012, I’ve been able to watch it grow into the amazing place it is today. I can’t say enough good things about working at Inspire. Everything from the management to the staff and clients has been nothing but positive and motivating. I can truly say I enjoy working there each and every day.” ~Olivia – current stylist (maternity leave)

“I have been at Inspire for three and a half years and I don’t know how I got so lucky. Working at Inspire has not only helped me build a clientele but has also shown me what it means to truly love your job – a concept I didn’t know was possible. Inspire’s dedication to environmental sustainability makes me proud of the work I am doing, knowing that we are doing our part for the environment and for the health and well being of our guests. I am proud to be part of a team that values a welcoming approach, free of pretentious egos and competition – another thing I didn’t know possible in this industry. Teamwork – in its truest form – sharing the hardships and sharing the celebrations is truly something I can say I have experienced working at Inspire. Kathryn, the owner, is the heart and soul behind the operation. She has exceptional vision, sensitivity and drive to create the best possible environment for each individual guest. She is constantly aware and willing to help out in any way possible. ANY way possible. When you have an idea or suggestion for the salon or a way to make something better she is always willing to hear your ideas and, in most cases, implement them. She has the ability to lead by example, motivate and support us though anything – in and out of the salon. I can truly say that working at Inspire has been some of the best years of my life and am forever grateful for the lessons I have learned and will continue to learn from my teammates, my clients and my boss.” -Heather-Current Stylist

 

 

 

Health Wellness and Sustainability Festival

Posted by on Feb 25, 2016 in Blog | Comments Off on Health Wellness and Sustainability Festival

Health Wellness and Sustainability Festival

We are very excited to take part in the Health and Wellness Festival this year! This is our third year participating and we love seeing all the amazing vendors and meeting some incredible people! Come check out the festival and stop by our booth for some prizes, samples and of course chocolate 😉

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February-The month of LOVE

Posted by on Feb 4, 2016 in Blog | Comments Off on February-The month of LOVE

February-The month of LOVE

The month of love is upon us and we have found the perfect gift – for yourself or someone else!
We are taking part in this beautiful collaboration between Shanti Collective and Elate Cosmetics to promote Self Love!
Choose a single wrap bracelet & Elate Lipstick ($35) or double wrap with Elate Gloss($45). Come on down to the salon, take a look and pick the perfect shade and beautiful mala – and always remember to LOVE YOURSELF!

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Winter Hours

Posted by on Jan 20, 2016 in Blog | Comments Off on Winter Hours

Winter Hours

 

 

 

 

Our hours will be changing slightly over the winter months.  Please note the new hours in bold below.  We hope your new year is off to an amazing start!

 

NEW WINTER HOURS

Tuesday:         10:00am – 5:00pm

Wednesday:   10:00am – 7:00pm

Thursday:       10:00am – 7:00pm

Friday:             9:00am – 6:00pm

Saturday:        9:00am – 5:00pm

 

Please note we are happy to accommodate guests outside of business hours upon request

 

 

 

Holiday Hours

Posted by on Dec 23, 2015 in Blog | Comments Off on Holiday Hours

Holiday Hours

Happy Holidays Everyone! Hope you enjoy time with friends and family. Please check out our holiday hours and closures. We hope to see you soon!

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December is client appreciation month!

Posted by on Dec 1, 2015 in Blog | Comments Off on December is client appreciation month!

December is client appreciation month!

Dear lovely clients of ours,
We want to thank you and appreciate you! Last year we had a client appreciation night and had a blast spending time with you. This year we want to take the entire month of December and make it client appreciation month. We have goodies for you, raffles, a hot cocoa bar with your name on it, and random giveaways. Thank you so much for allowing us to be a part of your lives. Without you we wouldn’t be here and we can’t wait to see you soon!!

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Thank you TedX-Victoria!

Posted by on Nov 26, 2015 in Blog | Comments Off on Thank you TedX-Victoria!

Thank you TedX-Victoria!

We were so thrilled to be a part of this great event. Doing hair and meeting some incredible people!  Check out http://tedxvictoria.com to see the videos!  Thanks for including us, we love Victoria and this amazing community!

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Honoured to be EcoStar finalists

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Honoured to be EcoStar finalists

We feel honoured to be among the finalists at this year’s Vancouver Island EcoStar awards.  It was an evening or great people and great ideas!  Congratulations to the winners, job well done!

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We are closed Remembrance Day

Posted by on Nov 11, 2015 in Blog | Comments Off on We are closed Remembrance Day

We are closed Remembrance Day

We are closed Remembrance Day November 11.  We are grateful for all we have today and to all those that made it possible.

Cindy’s Retirement

Posted by on Sep 29, 2015 in Blog | Comments Off on Cindy’s Retirement

Cindy’s Retirement

September 15th was Cindy’s last day at Inspire. Although we are sad to see her go, we are excited for her and wishing her the very best on her next adventure.

During the process of retiring from hairdressing, and observing as Cindy passes along the news to her clients about her new plans, I can’t help but reflect on the many peoples lives she has touched over the years, to be a stylist isn’t to just cut hair, it’s getting in someones very personal space, it’s caring for someone and listening to their needs, it’s seeing their kids grow old, getting them ready for their big university party, being there for their wedding day, being there when they lose someone they love, and so much more. We are truly grateful we got to spend the time we did with Cindy and to all the wonderful people that have come into the salon in which we are grateful to be a part of your lives. Cindy you are truly a great soul and thank you for all you have done!
~Love your Inspire Family

Cindy