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.
SENIOR 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”.
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.
In 2015, Jes Corrinne changed careers to follow her lifelong passion for hair. She attended the Aveda Institute Vancouver and graduated with honours. Jes has a simple, modern approach to hair. She believes great hair requires attention to every detail, a cut should harmonize with the colour, and leaving the salon with healthy hair is of the utmost importance. Jes is known for creating chic cuts, elegant colours, and soft, west coast waves. From consultation to finishing touch, she strives to understand her guests’ needs and to deliver an exceptional salon experience. Jes also offers simple styling tips and tricks to help her guests’ achieve their completed styles at home. Outside of the salon, Jes explores her creative side by styling hair for photo shoots, fashion events, runway shows and continues to attend educational course from the industry’s most prominent hair stylists.
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.
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.