Joan Aitcheson

Owner / Hairstylist

Hairstyling has been my passion for 30 plus years – making people smile, feel and look beautiful. I enjoy all aspects of the hairstyling world, especially working with curly hair! I love the excitement when clients are ready for a “change” and willing to entertain a makeover!

Outside the salon, my husband Kevin and I love spending time with our three children Katelyn, Tyson, Michaila, and the family dog Jada May. Keeping my mind and body healthy with yoga and running is an important part of my life. Owning, operating and guiding my fellow co-workers at Expressions is a rewarding experience. The warmth, kindness and welcoming atmosphere you feel as you enter Expressions makes it a joy to come to work each day. 


Wendy Degroot-Larsen


Wendy has been a licensed stylist at Expressions for over 14 years. She is passionate about the hair and beauty industry and feels that communication is the key to having a great salon experience. She has the ability to find the delicate balance between fulfilling each client’s styling desires while maintaining an open forum for self-expression. Her priority is exceeding her clients’ expectations! Wendy specializes in colouring and techniques like balayage and ombre. 


Debbie Skinner


Debbie has been a hairstylist for 36 years, with the last 10 at Expressions. She currently enjoys working three days a week, cutting, colouring and styling. She says she has witnessed many changes in trends, styles and product over the years and enjoys the learning that goes along with it. Many of Debbie’s clients have become her friends! She loves the salon’s social atmosphere.

“It’s wonderful to be part of a team of ladies,” says Debbie. “The wide range of ages among our staff makes us strong in our variety of strengths. 


Andrea Achilles


Andrea has been a licensed hairstylist for over 10 years and has loved being a part of the Expressions team since 2009.  She is creative by nature, and passionate about making your appointment a personalized experience. Her hope is to give you a haircut or colour that is a reflection of your personal style but also works with your hair needs. Andrea is a people person and she prides herself in her attention to detail as well as the art of conversation and making her clients feel comfortable and welcome in her chair. 

“Making sure you have a hairstyle that you can maintain on your own, that works for you and you can feel confident in everyday is my goal when you sit down in my chair. The chats, laughs and coffee… those are just the perks!!” 


Larissa Mogk


Larissa has been apart of the Expressions hair design team for 6 years. She loves making people feel beautiful. Larissa enjoys everything hair, especially working with blonde hair and working with extensions. She is always learning new techniques to keep up with the ongoing trends. Outside of the salon, Larissa adores spending time with her husband Jordan, her son Case and her two dogs. She loves having lots of laughs with family and friends.  


Mindy Donaldson


Mindy is a graduate of Marvel Beauty School out of London, Ontario. She has been a stylist for over 20 years and returned to Stratford after living and working in Toronto for 17 years. She couldn’t be happier being back home and being closer to her friends and family (which includes 5 nieces and 5 nephews). Mindy places high value on listening to her clients and understanding their needs. She sees the benefits of the team atmosphere Expressions promotes and how it guarantees all clients feel taken care of. She loves the creative aspect of hair design for all ages, male and female and strives to let her clients feel at home in her chair. Mindy is available for appointments from Tuesday to Saturday.


Keely Feltz


Keely has been a part of our salon since April of 2014 and she started her education at the Festival School of Hairstyling in Stratford. Keely has a passion for hair and uses that passion to keep herself updated in the latest trends to suit her clients goals. Keely enjoys the creative thinking that comes with hairstyling and loves building connections with her clients. She is continuing to learn and grow to benefit herself and the people that surround her. She is very happy to be apart of our Expressions team!


Allison Horst


Allison has worked as a receptionist at Expressions since 2015. She loves the positive atmosphere and enjoys the ‘before’ and ‘afters’ that take place everyday in the salon. She truly enjoys working along side her coworkers and being able to interact and build relationships with the clientele. Allison is truly grateful for the flexibility her job offers so she is able to spend plenty of time with her family and be the best mom she can be to her three children. She is truly proud to part of such a wonderful team!

Paige Lawrence

Paige Lawrence


Paige has been with the Expressions team since January 2016. She is a graduate from Festival School of Hairstyling and is proud to be a fully licensed hair stylist.   Paige loves to put her creative mind to work on the latest hairstyles and trends with continued growth in cutting, colouring and blonde techniques.  Her passion for hair has always been a huge part of her life, so coming to work every day is always a pleasure.  Making people feel and look their best is a rewarding experience that never feels like a job.  The Expressions team is a second family that she is so happy to be a part of. 

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