If you are looking for a lift in spirit and mind, you are in skilled competent hands.
Hey Beautiful is a Paul Mitchell Focus Salon located at 123 unit C Commercial St. right in the heart of downtown Nanaimo. Hey Beautiful is a second location to Chopstix Salon located in Ladysmith. Darlene and Ashley (co-owners) are both national educators for Paul Mitchell and train extensively, giving and receiving trainings. As well, assist and work at many large hair shows including Las Vegas. We believe it is our dedication to education that sets us apart. We offer all professional hair care services, as well limited esthetics services ranging from gel nails to hot stone pedicures. We use, recommend and sell only Paul Mitchell products.
Darlene is the co-owner and artistic creative director at Hey Beautiful. For more than 35 years she has applied her energy and creative talent to her craft. Darlene has worked as a senior national educator for Paul Mitchell and has been fortunate to have, had the mentorship of some of the industries best artists and continues to educate extensively. Darlene has been keeping her guests hair beautiful and fashionable through the art of color, cutting and styling. She believes that education is vital to the inspiration and continued succes of any stylist. Her other passion is photography. You can experience her passion hanging on the walls of the salon.
Ashley is a co-owner and artistic creative director at Hey Beautiful. Following in her mothers footsteps, Ashley has been a hairstylist for 16 years, but has been “doing hair” since she was tall enough to reach the sink. She joined Darlene’s team at Chopstix in Ladysmith 12 years ago. With Darlene’s mentorship she then went on to become a National Educator with John Paul Mitchell Systems. She feels so lucky to have her mentor now be her business partner. Ashley believes her job is to making every guest look and feel their best. “Let the beauty of what you love, be what you do.”
Madison has a natural talent and is very eager to build her cliental. Her passion for the industry has been honed in at a young age, growing up in her mother’s salon she has been able to really indulge in her passion. “Hair is in my blood, I feel this is what I am meant to do.”
Tanya loves all things beauty and has a passion for fun trends for nails and toes. Her sense of humour and laid back personality, make her guests time in her chair enjoyable, comfortable and fun. Her love for the business stems from being second generation born into the beauty industry. Tanya would love to personally connect, offering nail enhancements, pedicures and waxing.
Kylie has worked behind the chair for over 10 years. She loves and continues to provide exceptional service through passion, education and communication. Kylie prides herself in keeping up with the latest trends and styles while focusing on your appearance as her priority. Kylie has an easy going personality and pays great attention to detail for every guest in her chair. For a cut, colour, style or treatment, she is always happy to welcome new faces.
“Hey Beautiful this is Shannon” In the heart of every salon is always a key person who keeps the day to day operations running like clock work and Shannon is that person at Hey Beautiful. Her friendly smile and gracious manner mean our guests always feel welcome. We love her and know you will too.
Ashley’s favourite thing about this industry is having a part in making someone feel better by doing what she enjoys. Although she considers herself a wax ninja, she also specializes in hot stone pedicures, manicures and makeup. Ashley is very thorough and believes what sets her apart from others is, she is very precise and meticulous about what she does. Needing some time out? Ashley can help you escape and indulge yourself, when a vacation is not always possible.
Upgrade your experience at Hey Beautiful with one of our unforgettable shampoo indulgences. These one of a kind Lather Lounge experiences are an escape from the stress of everyday life. Choose from Lavender Mint, Lemon Sage, Tea Tree or Awaphui Wild Ginger. Lay back and enjoy a 10-15 min massage and hot towel treatment with each Lather Lounge experience. So relax, Unwind, Breathe…
If you have hair that is kinky, curly or unruly, or just plain out of control, get ready for a life changing experience. This incredible process infuses an advanced formulation of natural keratin to the hair. This restructures the hair while eliminating frizz or unwanted curl. Daily styling becomes effortless and reduces blow dry time to a minimum.
* Luxurious texture
* Silky touch
* Brilliant shine
* Effortless styling.
* Total control
* Fast blow drying
* Less daily maintenance
As the foundation of every style the cut is the most essential element to providing individual unique style. Our hair cut prices vary based on the Reputation, Experience and Demand of the hairstylist starting at $37. to $57.
Expert color, multi dimensional coloring and hiliting, color knows no gender or age. Paul Mitchell the Color is an innovative coloring system that provides healthy long lasting color with endless shade options. Paul Mitchell the color is gentle on the hair as it has very low ammonia content and a beeswax base to help add condition and shine to the hair. Paul Mitchel the color is one of the most environmentally friendly colors there is today.
We specialize in color correction.
UV Gel combine natural beauty and strength and durability. They are beautiful lightweight enhancements that are odorless, natural feeling, thin, flexible non yellowing, non porous and resist lifting.
Gel nail advantages
• Non toxic
• Non yellowing
• Non odorless
• Non vaporous
• Non Porous
• Non Lifting
• Extremely flexible and durable
Less maintainence, depending on your personal activities. Extremely natural appearance, no chipping, no cracking
Jump in feet first and pamper yourself! Every part of our body is connected to our feet, so why not reward them. If you opt for a full length, luxury pedicure, you will be treated to an aromatic soak, moisturizing mask, exfoliation and a foot massage prior to polish being applied. If you are after something short and sweet, your therapist will clip and buff your nails before applying your chosen polish. Want to go for all out glamour? Try some eye catching nail art.
Pedicures aren’t just for the ladies. A good foot care routine will leave your toes feeling relaxed and refreshed.
Curls Night Out
Fun and flirty with plenty of curl power.
Sure to make your date pick up the bill.
This hair means business.
Let us put our interlacing twist on you.
Natural and radiant glamorous and sophisticated, whatever your look you have dreamed of for you special day, we can create it. Your memories are timeless and selecting the right professional for your big day is imperative. After the initial consultation we will schedule you for a trial look. This consultation will help you explore your possibilities, whether your dream look is soft, simple and elegant or a traditional up do. Allow us to add an elegant touch to your special day
Treat yourself to award winning luxury hair care at an affordable price. Paul Mitchell products combine quality ingredients and the latest technology to ensure top performance and flawless results with any style.
For Paul Mitchell producing the highest quality professional hair care products available is simply not enough. Paul Mitchell is ( and always will be) dedicated to making our world a better place. Paul Mitchell was the first professional beauty company to stand up against animal testing and is a leader in the global effort to protect consumers from tampered and counterfeit products. It’s easy to see that Paul Mitchell’s commitment to caring for people and the planet is a driving force in all they do.
For more info please go to paulmitchell.com
123 unit C Commercial St.
Tues - 9-5
Wed - 9-7
Thurs - 9-7
Friday - 9-5
Sat - 9-3