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Our Stylists

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Wendy Larsen

Joan Aitcheson

Joan Aitcheson

 Wendy has been a stylist at Expressions for over 16 years.  She started as a student and worked her way to now owning the salon as of January 2020.  Wendy is passionate about the hair and beauty industry and feels that communication is the key to having a great salon experience. Wendy has the ability to find the delicate balance between fulfilling each client’s styling desires while maintaining an open forum for self-expression. Wendy's priority is exceeding her clients’ expectations!  When Wendy isn’t in the salon taking care of her clients, she is taking care of her family and enjoying her time with Mie and Dane and her husband Nic.  She loves the balance life of being at home and the salon!   

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Joan Aitcheson

Joan Aitcheson

Joan Aitcheson

Joan has been behind the chair for more than 35 years. She loves and enjoys making people smile, feel and look beautiful, and she especially enjoy the challenge when clients are ready for a hair makeover. Joan was the proud owner of Expressions over the last 30years, and in January she sold the business to her co-worker Wendy.  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, Joan and her husband Kevin love spending time with their three children Katelyn, Tyson, Michaila, and the family dog Jada May. Keeping her mind and body healthy with yoga and running is also an important part of her life.

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Debbie Skinner

Joan Aitcheson

Andrea Achilles

Debbie has been a hairstylist for 36 years, with the last 11 years 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."

 

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Andrea Achilles

Mindy Donaldson

Andrea Achilles

Andrea has been a licensed hairstylist for over 11 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.


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Larissa Allen

Mindy Donaldson

Mindy Donaldson

  Larissa has been a part of the Expressions Hair Design team for 7 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 two sons Case and Wesley and her two dogs. She loves having lots of laughs with family and friends. 


Larissa is on Mat Leave until March 2021, and will be returning and is very excited to see you back in her chair

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Mindy Donaldson

Mindy Donaldson

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, female and strives to let her clients feel at home in her chair. Mindy is available for appointments from Tuesday to Saturday.


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Allison Horst

Paige Lawrence

Paige Lawrence

  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 alongside 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!


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Paige Lawrence

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 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.


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Sara Johnson

Paige Lawrence

Danielle Steen

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!


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Danielle Steen

Danielle Steen

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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Sydney Kendall

Danielle Steen

Sydney Kendall

Sydney is our apprentice who started with us as a student at the age of 15.  Her passion for hair began with taking a hair styling class in high school, then joining our team and experiencing what it is like working in a salon setting.  Sydney has completed at the provincial level in Skills Ontario and has placed top five both years.  She loves expanding her hair knowledge and learning has much as she can from the Expressions hair stylist.  Through her passion and desire to learn more about the wonderful trade of hair, Sydney can"t wait to spend the next couple of years completing this next step  of her education surrounded by amazing team.