For many of us, the relationship we have with our hair stylist is a close one, especially if we’ve been seeing them for a long time.
That personal connection is something many of us share with our kids, says Brad Testini, co-owner and stylist at Crush Hair Co., which relocated back to Surrey’s Panorama neighbourhood in July. In fact, Testini is now cutting the hair of the grandchildren of some of his long-term clients!
The salon has its roots in the first shop opened by Brad’s father, Bruno, in Burnaby back in 1962. “He trained me and I followed in my dad’s footsteps and eventually opened up my own salon,” says Brad, the oldest of three brothers who all operate salons.
Like the idea of a family-friendly salon? Consider this:
Large new location: There’s twice as much space as the previous Crush Hair Co. location, and nine stylists, so you’re bound to find the right fit for you and your family. And with 13 stations – some set up for specific services – women, men and children have numerous hair styling options.
Newcomers are stylist rock stars: Two of the salon’s newest senior stylists – Tetiana, who brings the European experience from Ukraine, and Raj, master of the updo – are skilled in the latest styles and fashions. Get 20 per cent off colour services with either stylist right now.
Hair styling through the generations: If you’ve got kids eyeing their first haircut, there’s a place for them here. Crush stylists Cathy and Bonnie, who have worked for Brad for nearly 20 years, have a similar multi-generational clientele, while June and Judy are veteran stylists specializing in mature clients.
A true family operation: The family connections continue with Brad’s wife and salon co-owner, Laila, working as the salon’s business manager, his Aunt Fay the friendly face clients see when they first walk in, and mom, Mary-Anne, in charge of festive decorations.
Down to earth staff: The staff, also including stylists Jennifer, Tiffany, and high school hairdressing program work experience students Shalynn and Isabelle, work hard to create a down-to-earth atmosphere in the salon.
With stylists specializing in various areas, from the latest trending cuts to traditional looks, you’re able to choose the service and style you want, Laila says. “We’re ready to style people for the Christmas season and recommend that you book your holiday hair appointment soon.”
If you’re looking for gift ideas for that someone with health and beauty on their mind, Crush Hair Co. has a selection of retail products available on their Instagram page, from candles and other gift packs. You can also follow them on Facebook.
Crush also welcomes you to stop by between 4 and 6 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 17 for customer appreciation day. You can pick up product samples, enjoy refreshments and find a selection of holiday packages, as well as enter to win a prize draw.