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Roots The Salon, Team


Every one of our Creative Team has their own style icons, representing classic glamour through to contemporary allure.

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We occasionally hold special promotions and offer discounts or special programs to give back to our valued customers.

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We’d love to be be a part of your big day, providing both the space and the atmosphere.

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We want to make booking online as convenient as possible for everyone. It’s safe, confidential and easy to do.

Haven’t Been to Roots in a While?

If you haven’t been to Roots the Salon in a while, things have changed.

We have many new services including a Day Spa and Smoothing.

Drop by the Salon for a relaxing hot stone massage, mani/pedi or to update your look.

The Roots Happy Guarantee!

If you are not happy with our work, we’ll be happy to touch it up for free.
If you are still not happy you can have your money back with a smile…
We promise!

Roots has Stylists!

Michael Huska
Expert Stylist

Michael Huska’s motto is “High performance… Low maintenance hair!”

That’s what you will get from this Expert Stylist! With over 30 years of extensive experience, Michael believes your hair should be easy for you to style yourself, so you look absolutely fabulous wherever you go!

Michael has benefited from years of continual training. He has trained in New York, Toronto, Vancouver, Los Angeles, and Italy. He holds certificates from Vidal Sassoon’s, Sukis, Martin Parsons, and Toni and Guy; just to name a few.
Michael is a true professional, He will set you at ease with his smile and talent. If you are looking for an easy style that suits you perfectly, book with Michael and expect amazing!

Ida-Marie Huska
Expert Stylist

A creative stylist  successful entrepreneur, and educator, the beauty industry has been Ida-Marie’s passion since she was 17.  She has trained  in  New York, Toronto and Italy with some of the leading world stylists and her advanced education includes training with Vidal Sassoon, Sukis, Toni & Guy. Her work has been published both nationally and internationally in trade magazines.

As an educator for Wella Canada, Ida Marie spent many years teaching and developing workshops for many salons including Elizabeth Arden Salons, Regis, and many independent salons. As salon owners, she and Michael enjoy having the opportunity to give back, introducing new talent to the industry,  supporting apprenticeships, and providing ongoing education to the Roots staff.

Ida-Marie is always inspired by creative ideas and presentation, wherever they’re found:  visual arts, music, dance, fine dining, or in the business world.  She loves the dynamic nature of the hair industry which constantly challenges her to stay current,  increase her knowledge,and improve her skills.  Most of all, she enjoys the ongoing relationships that she shares with her clients.

Keith Bushnell
Expert Stylist

Keith is one of the legends of hair. Originally from England, Keith is the  former owner of Vancouver’s top independent salon ZERO F before moving to Vancouver Island in 2007. Keith believes that personal style is a celebration of the freedom of expression. His profound knowledge of fashion influences of the past and present inform his work, which is both modern and timeless. Keith is committed to individualistic styling that fits the individual. Keith is recognized as a premier artist by the industry’s top hair care companies, the Hairdressers’ Guild and the BC Hairdressing Association, and his view on “Hair as Art” has been the basis for seminars with the Gold Medalist Judges’ panel.

James Bourne
Expert Stylist

James is a Expert Stylist with 10 years of experience! You can see the creativity in his work everyday! His hair designs stand out with unique style that comes from his keen eye to detail. James uses colour to enhance his cuts and is a master at finding a style and colour that suits his clients perfectly. James believes in good conversation, being a little different, and having great personal style! You will enjoy your time with James; he is easy to talk to, well educated, and has a great sense of humour.We have to say that we all admire his graduated bobs! It’s no surprise that we use his work for our logo!

Ashleigh Wheeler
Expert Stylist

Creative is an understatement for this passionate stylist! Hailing from Fish, one of Victoria’s most popular salons, Ashleigh is well trained, experienced and current on all of the latest trends.

Certified by the Aveda Institute in Victoria, Ashleigh has continued to advance her knowledge and skill by attending many classes and workshops over the years, including traveling to New York for specialized training with Bumble and Bumble.

Ashleigh is an accomplished painter and singer – art has always been an important passion in her life.

Viewing hair as one’s own personal expression, this creative stylist loves designing new styles for her clients to draw attention to their varied personalities.

Her bubbly character and ability to listen will make your experience with Ashleigh very comfortable and personal.

Book now with Ashleigh, and see what this artistic stylist can do for your own personal style!

Nicole Sullivan
Expert Stylist

Originally from Australia, Nicole is a licensed stylist and has her Master Colourist certification. She has done advanced cutting and colouring training with Coverline, Wella, KMS, Goldwell and Biosthetique, in addition to taking part in industry trade shows. Nicole is very patient and pays a great deal of attention to detail, putting her client’s needs first and foremost.

Nicole is a great movie buff, but she’s no couch potato! She enjoy the great Canadian outdoors and weekends find her out hiking and exploring coastal mountain bike trails. Nicole’s love for adventure also finds its way into her dining preferences, so you may also find her behind a menu in her favourite ethnic restaurant. Nicole’s idea of a great escape is to load up the backpack, fly to a foreign country and submerge herself in a new culture.

Colter McLean
Expert Stylist

We are very excited to announce that Colter will be joining the Roots team on Sept 6th!  Book your appointment now with this amazing Expert Stylist!

Jason Kirsch
Master Stylist

Jason has been part of the Roots Creative Team for the past 8 years. He is an excellent stylist, and he loves doing hair! Although completely competent in all aspects of hair design, Jason admits his preferred work is working with curly hair and creating formal, “dress-up” hairstyles for special occasions.

Jason loves the spontaneous creativity of being a stylist, and while there are many aspects of hair styling that are the same on a day to day basis, each client is different with unique features, preferences, and personality. Jason also enjoys the excitement and teamwork of creating new styles for photo shoots and hair show events.

Jason is also a talented dance instructor, teaching Latin and Swing ballroom dancing at Valdance and performing with Rainbow Youth Theatre. He enjoys the expressiveness of dance and being able to facilitate a positive experience for other people. When he’s not behind the chair or out on the dance floor, you may also find Jason throwing yoyo, which provides a quirky and fun stress release and focusing tool.

This local dance star is creative, charismatic, style savvy and down-to-earth. But don’t let his calm demeanor fool you. His tireless thirst for advanced education, including Coverline, Sukis International, Goldwell and KMS — just to mention a few — make this dance star one talented hairdresser.

Master Stylist

Courtney is the positive ray of sunshine that always seems to brighten up the salon!
Her natural artistic abilities have made her an exceptional up-do artist, cutter, and colourist. She specializes in short cuts as well as creative colour, including balayage and ombré.

Like many other Roots stylists, Courtney has worked her way to a strong reputation as an exceptional stylist. She has a loyal clientele that absolutely adore her and appreciate her attention to detail.

Courtney is certified and holds a second place award at Vancouver Island University’s Regional Hair Competition as well as an award for top dual credit student.

Driven as she is Courtney continues to update and master her profession, so she can bring her best to clients everyday!

With her winning smile tremendous talent and her gift of the gab you will love your experience with Courtney!

Check out more from Courtney here!

Tana Fuhr

Tana is absolutely brilliant with hair and waiting to design a new you. This incredibly talented artist is a local girl with an eye for perfection and detail. A certified hairstylist and graphic desighner  Tana is the perfect choice for the client who loves artistic vision. Tana prides herself in being a terrific communicator, someone who will inform her clients on their perfect personal style. If you’re looking for a unique styling experience, you’ll find it in Tana. Her passion for art and design is apparent in all her creative hair designs and colours. Tana is an excellent listener and she’ll keep your secrets safe. Her talents extend beyond the artistic realm. A lover of all things beautiful, she is an ardent devotee of fashion, makeup and film. Fluent in Spanish and website design, you’ll never run out of things to discuss with this fabulous lady! Book in to meet Tana today.

Check out more from Tana here! 

Andrew Phillips

Andrew is truly passionate about hair! Full of ideas and conversations you will find Andrew friendly entertaining and very talented!

A certified stylist with 4 years of experience Andrew finds inspiration everywhere! He specializes in colour and works very hard keeping on top of the latest and greatest techniques.

Using techniques that include balayage, hair painting, foils, and creative placement Andrew creates unique and beautiful hair!
If you are looking to update you look and want something special designed just for you, then Andrew is your stylist!

Stephanie Hubelit
Expert Stylist
Stephanie is an incredibly talented stylist. Starting her career over 6 years ago with a first place award in cutting a colour!
Her passion lies in creating beautiful hair that compliments her clients own unique style. Stephanie’s focus is on giving her clients something that makes them feel amazing, and makes sure their experience is one they will enjoy and want to come back for.
She has an eye for perfection and keeps herself constantly updated on all the current styles and trends by attending regular education workshops and shows.
You will find Stephanie easy to talk to, calm, and focused on you! Why don’t you come down and have a free consultation to see what Stephanie can do for you! Or book with Stephanie, you will be glad you did!
Arielle Huska
New Stylist

If you are looking for an amazing colour and cut for an excellent price then this talented stylist is the one for you!

Although fairly new her career, hairdressing has been a part of Arielle’s life for as long as she can remember. Her father was a hairdresser throughout her years growing up and her Aunt and Uncle are Michael and Ida-marie Huska ( owners of Roots).

Arielle has had the best education by having all the stylists at the salon contribute to her training and knowledge. Arielle does beautiful work and is committed to continual learning and mastering her skills.

You will find Arielle genuine, considerate, and a creative free spirit. She will always take the time to listen to you and make sure your experience is the very best!

Don’t wait to long to book! This talent will not be this price forever!!!

Kris Olynyk
New Stylist

Kris is a brilliant young stylist eager to help you look and feel your best. While in training at the Del Rio Academy, he placed first in the school’s annual cut and colour competition with an edgy design that stood out from the crowd. He excels in short hair sculpture and creative colour designs. Kris is friendly and easy to talk to- you’ll love working with him!

Dannina Orr

Bio Coming Soon!

Marisa Schorno
New Stylist

Bio Coming Soon!