MASTER STYLIST | OWNER
Co-founder, Calvyn Cass, is a Master Colourist and Stylist with extensive advanced training in colour, styling and cutting. With the foundation of his education being at the Aveda Institute in Victoria, Calvyn was given the opportunity to work alongside some of the industries top stylists. Since then, Calvyn has attended advanced training internationally in innovative cutting and colouring techniques as well as editorial and special event styling. With Calvyn quickly approaching his tenure, his most recent focus has been in building his portfolio for competition work, alongside building his business with partner Michael and his team at BRUSH.
MASTER STYLIST | OWNER
Co-founder, Michael Gibson has had a passion for hair ever since he knew how to tie his shoelaces. Growing up with an older sister as a stylist, Michael was inspired and fascinated by the industry, which led him to furthering his knowledge and training at the Suki's Academy in Vancouver, BC. With 10 years under his belt and a variety of extensive training, Michael has perfected his signature ombres, balayage, brondes, blondes and men's hair. Needless to say, Michael is a diverse stylist that has the ability to bring out the best in anyone.
Krista has always had a passion for the beauty and fashion industry which is what led her to Brush. She immediately fell in love with the upscale, sleek salon and knew that it was a place she wanted to be. As a young child Krista would watch her mother do her hair and make-up and longed for the day that it would be her turn to "play". Krista's exceptional organizational abilities paired with her leadership skills, which she perfected during her tenure as the president of her sorority while finishing her BCom at the Sauder School of Business, makes her the perfect fit for Brush.
In the case of Sadé, skill and dedication to her craft are the sole reason for her prominent position within the beauty industry. With just under a decade of hairdressing and half a decade of makeup artistry, Sadé continues to update her education and stay on top of all the latest beauty and fashion trends. Elegant and timeless are the two best words to describe her aesthetic. Sadé embodies exquisite taste and style that transcends every one of her clients expectations.
Courtney brings with her a wide range of experience and expertise. Her passion and skill for the hair industry has given Courtney the opportunity to work in a variety of situations. Salon to runway, from television to magazines, she has done it all. Courtney's eye for making every woman look and feel her best has been a huge asset to the bridal community as well. Her ability to understand what the client is looking for, along with her kind and positive attitude, make it easy to see why Courtney is at the top of her game.
MASTER STYLIST | STYLIST TEAM LEAD
John's infatuation with hair became very apparent at the young age of two. Understanding the importance of education, John graduated from Utopia Academy with honours in 2010. While continuously sustaining education with some of the industry's finest in the craft of Men and Women's hair, John strives to keep his clients up to date with the latest trends. Through sharing product knowledge and styling techniques with his clients, ensuring their experience doesn't end at the salon. "Nothing is better than making someone feel beautiful”.
Patsy’s focus in her career has always been the guest in her chair, from making sure they are heard the moment they walk-in to feeling their best when they leave. With 30 years of experience in the industry including time as an educator for Toni and Guy and most recently L’Oreal Professional Canada she feels that you must always be in a growing mind set with technical skill and service that can be passed on to her clients. Originally from Seattle Washington, she moved to Vancouver 14 years ago and has never looked back. Having the privilege to have worked with the film industry and building her career with the industry leading salons in the area she is very proud to call Canada and Brush Salon her home.
Maxfield entered the hair scene in 2010 after completing his training at John Casablanca's in Gastown. Since graduating Maxfield continued advanced education under one of Canada's top award winning stylist, who intensively trained him in precision Vidal Sassoon techniques, as well as editorial styling. Maxfield has an eye for detail and a strong love for the fashion industry which is evident in all of his work. His clientele report and effortless style is undeniable.
Sophie graduated from the John Casablanca Institute where she studied the fundamentals of cut, colour and styling. Later, she began training under Calvyn and Michael, and spent time refining her technical skills. This experience has since propelled Sophie into a strong career as an independent stylist. Sophie has always been crafty and artistic with an edgy sense of style, which has translated beautifully in her approach to hair. She specializes in achieving natural "un-done" looking colour. Her clients, men and women alike, appreciate her ability to keep them looking effortlessly fresh.
Sara Rose grew up blessed to be beautifying, dressing and messing around inside her older sister’s closet. With a plethora of clothing, beauty products & shoes, there is no surprise that you can now see Sara acting as makeup artist, hairstylist & stylist, for any of her hired gigs. It is fair to say that Sara Rose’s career and love for beauty and fashion all flourished from there. As Sara sees it, she officially embarked on the beginning of her career in the Caribbean, where she relocated to, to take a job as a representative for the prestigious line, Estee Lauder.
It was during this time, that she realized the importance of personal growth and education, which brought her back to Canada where she graduated with Honors from the world renowned Blanche MacDonald Center. She believes that you should never forget where you came from and keep your network together but forever expanding. Basic is beautiful and she is here to guide you in seeing this.
Lara moved from Alberta in 2014 to pursue a career in hair and makeup artistry at Blanche MacDonald, where she graduated with honours. She then went on to join the BRUSH team, starting as an apprentice to Michael and Calvyn in the fall of 2015. She focused on learning each aspects of the craft from creating natural, fine-detailed blonding, to bold and customizable vibrant colours. Now on the floor as an accomplished stylist, her love of hair and beauty revolve around the building blocks of healthy hair, and the exact product routine that is tailored to make your dream hair a reality; whether that’s adding volume and texture to limp hair, or bringing back life and vibrance to over-processed locks. Let Lara give you the hair that not only suits you, but becomes a part of you.
Once you’re in her chair, Danika will immediately put you at ease. With her good-natured, pleasant demeanour, it’s her privilege to make you feel at home. Danika has been obsessed with all things hair from as early as she can remember, and with over 10 industry years under her belt, her passion for hair has never been stronger! Danika started her career in one of Toronto’s most upscale neighbourhoods, where she had the privilege of working at an award winning salon. She spent the next 5 years honing her craft, learning from some of the industries best. You could find her working behind the scenes at Toronto fashion week, as well as doing countless photoshoots to fully exercise her craft. In 2013, Danika moved to Sydney, Australia where she continued to expand her art of hair. Danika has been living in Vancouver since 2015, and loves how the west coast has influenced her aesthetic. Danika loves to create very “lived in” balayage colours, crisp blondes, rich browns and everything in between. She loves to help her clients achieve their hair dreams without compromising the integrity of the hair, always keeping in mind the balance of hair goals with reality. Knowledgeable and sincere, Danika is your guide to your best self.
Emilie has always considered herself a creative driven artist. Although at the time, pursuing a career in hair was an impromptu choice, she could not be happier working in her element. Her areas of expertise are bold colours, as well as dimensional natural shades. After graduating from John Casablancas Institute in 2015 and joining our team July of 2016, Emilie continued her practical training by apprenticing under Owners Calvyn Cass and Michael Gibson before earning her own chair here at BRUSH. She is thrilled to be part of a group of such talented and unique stylists.
Asia’s love for hair came naturally growing up in the hair and beauty industry with her mother being a hair stylist. Once graduating high school, the next step for Asia was to pursue her passion for hair by attending Blanche McDonald. Asia’s focus is to create beautiful colors while maintaining the integrity of her client’s hair. Her tireless work ethic is what brought her to Brush where she is now apprenticing for Owner and Master stylist Calvyn Cass. Asia is eager to learn from the Brush team and gain more experience to advance her skills. Let Asia’s artistry give you the hair you’ve always dreamed of.
In 2013 Mags decided to change her career to what she dreamt of being since a young girl. She was constantly trying out new styles on her sister’s hair. Mags is originally from Ireland, she trained at St. Johns Central College Co. Cork in Hair and Beauty for two years. She graduated top of her class with honours. Mags worked mainly in colour for the next year before she decided to make the move to Vancouver in 2016 to see more of the world and broaden her horizons. Moving to Vancouver, She felt it was time for her to move to a salon where she could freely express herself in colour and cutting hence the move to Brush salon in 2017. She has never felt more at home here. You will find her at Calvyn’s side! Most days she is laughing and assisting him as he has taken her under his wing to help her strive to be the best stylist she can possibly be.
Rebeca has always had a passion for hair. After graduating from JCI, Rebeca is enthusiastic to continue her education and the opportunity to learn from the best is what brought her to Brush. Rebeca is well trained in technical precision cuts and styles. She has also been a seasonal stylist at Blo Yaletown, creating beautiful on-the-go blow outs for both special occasions and everyday work life. She looks forward to learning more about colour at Brush in the hope to one day earn her place as a stylist.