Guidance, Inspiration and Support
MICHELLE ST HILL
Michelle St.Hill began her career with a three-year apprenticeship, "In other words, I’m ‘Old School’ - she says. She trained under Gino Mangifesta, formally of Vidal Sassoon and Donald MacIntosh formally Glemby International, both respected trainers - in their London salon.
Michelle was a Technical Consultant/Educator with Soft Sheen Products at 22 and a salon owner at 23, in the UK and in Ontario. As a Professional Stylist she has always made a concerted effort to attend all the continued training that the professional community has to offer but has found that there is a void when it comes to texture control. In turn, she is frequently asked if she's interested in consulting and has never passed on exploring the opportunities presented or sharing the knowledge gained. Up until April 2018, Michelle was an Educator with Liquid Keratin - a Canadian owned and Health Canada Approved - Semi permanent smoothing system"
Michelle opened Eddie & Ev, the salon in November 2016 and it is her goal to make the salon a home for the celebration of hair as it grows and a place of knowledge for the woman who wants the freedom to make her own choices.
Michelle holds international and national license/certification; London City and Guilds, Ontario and British Columbia (prior to deregulation). She has recently taken The Deva Curl Academy's 'Art Of Texture' Class in New York.
Mary has been doing hair for 15 years. She started out doing her sisters hair, which has manifested into a lifelong passion. Mary is a natural in styling African American hair, she's perfected the art of braiding including cornrows, microbraids, box braids, and stitch braid techniques. Don't get it twisted, she can twist too! Not only that, she's an entrepreneur that makes lace front wigs, and is also a pro with wig application and weaves. Mary continues to take courses to elevate her craft. Most recently, she travelled to Atlanta, Georgia to learn wig making techniques from celebrity hairstylist Cliff Vmir (IG: @cliffvmir ) and took a stitch braiding class with Pearl the Stylist (IG: @pearlthestylist_ ).
Kenyan Lewis is a Master Barber that specializes in the Art of Fading. He has been a celebrity barber since 2002, his resume includes some of Hollywood's favourites including Michael Ealy, Michael Jai White, Tyler Perry, Ice Cube, Snoop Dogg and the list goes on. Kenyan is also the owner of local Hair Salon/Barber shop Ice Kol Kut which is one of Vancouver's go-to shops for African American hairstyling and barbering.
Imagine loving the color "orange" in a world drawn to the the simplicity of “black” and “white. Imagine having the opportunity to meet Chris “Gees”. Joy himself! A man of many talents, intentional enthusiasm, fascination, happiness, creativity, determination, “attraction”, inevitable success, boundless encouragement with a “innate” burden for social stimulation. Albeit a simple, yet extraordinary man...strategically situated - in a space called “beauty”.
Christopher Griffin, professionally known as Chris “Gees”. A native of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. A B.A. Graduate of Florida A&M University - set on the highest of seven hills in Tallahassee, Florida. A Veteran Licensed Cosmetologist, “Celebrity” Make-up Artist, Savvy Entrepreneur, Multi-Faceted Vocal Artist and much more to come, as time unveils his limitless genius. He has worked with such talent as Beyoncé, Kelly Rowland, Michelle Williams, Wendy Raquel Robinson, Tori Spelling, T Boz of the world renowned TLC lady group, Lisa Rena, Kit Hoover, Omarosa, Sheryl Lee Ralph, Vanessa Williams, The Braxton Sisters, Stevie Wonder, David Tutera, NeNe Leakes ...and the list goes on and on.
Chris “Gees” innate gifts and talent has taken him around the World helping women and men alike, look and feel their extraordinary best. Contracted on such platforms: Zendaya and Tommy Hilfiger - for their Paris Runway Show, India Arie - for her “live” Concert performance in Lagos, Nigeria; David Tutera’s CELEbrations, Braxton’s Family Values, and Fix My Choir. His most recent accomplishments include serving as Head of Make-Up for VH1’s Love & Listings and TLC’s musical tour. A recurring team member of the GLAM Department at NBC Universal; including E! News, Access Hollywood, Daily Pop, and The Steve Harvey Show. “Gees” is an undeniable light. A sensible voice. A respected source. A trained professional. A sought out contributor. An impartial team player. A man - of a higher standard. His passion is unparalleled! Maya Angelou once said, “When people show you who they are... believe them”.