Joan Aitcheson


Hairstyling has been my passion for more than 30 years. I love making people smile, feel and look beautiful, and I especially enjoy the challenge when clients are ready for a hair makeover. Owning, operating and guiding my fellow co-workers at Expressions is such 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. 

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 also an important part of my life. 


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 this team” says Debbie. “The wide range of ages among our staff makes us strong and gives us a variety of skills. 


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.


Allison Horst


Allison has worked as 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 young children. She is truly proud to be a part of such a wonderful team!


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 a pleasure.  Making people feel and look their best is a rewarding experience that never feels like a job.  She is so happy to be part of the Expressions family. 


Sara Johnson


With over 20 years experience in the beauty industry, Sara was excited to join the Expressions team in 2018.  She started her career with reception and retailing responsibilities. Building upon her love of makeup, she continued to work while educating in the esthetics field and finally attended the Festival School of Hairstyling. Her passion for continuous learning fuels each skill set and embraces the ever changing beauty trends. She finds that the creativity of hairstyling brings rewards – not just beautiful, wearable hair for her clients, but also the joy of helping them feel their most fabulous self!


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!!” Andrea is available for appointments Tuesdays and Thursdays.


Larissa Allen

Hairstylist and Hair Extensions

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.  

Larissa available for appointments Tuesdays, Thursdays and every other Saturday. 


Danielle Steen


Dani has recently joined our team! She has been providing hair styling and make-up services in downtown London for the past five years. She has recently moved to Stratford (yay!) and is passionate about furthering her experience and applying her artistic talent. She strongly believes in the beauty of self-expression and assists each individual in achieving the look they desire. Dani enjoys building relationships and getting to know her clients on a personal level.

“I want every client to look and feel their very best when they visit!” 

Dani is available for appointments Mondays, Fridays, and Saturdays. 

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