What are you known for?
I'm known for being a bit of a grandma! I love to get out and explore, but I think my happy place is truly at home with a latte and a book.
Top 3 products available at GUIDE?
As someone with fine hair that loooves drama, ELEVEN Australia's 'Give Me Body' line completed me! The texture spray makes my curls perfectly undone, and the shampoo+conditioner gives me shine without overhydration.
What foods can't you live without?
Korean fried chicken... I could eat it every day and never get bored!
Fav song or artist on repeat?
I've been obsessed with Fleetwood Mac's album Rumours! 'Silver Springs' has been on repeat for a while now.
What is your personal style?
I bounce around a lot when it comes to a personal style! I love neutrals and timeless elements, (bury me in a red lip) but I find myself drawn to both the 70s and androgynous fashion resurgence. At the end of the day, I just aspire to dress as much like Zoe Kravitz as is humanly possible.
How do you spend your downtime?
I spend most of my time thrifting, reading, or collecting recipes. Especially if it involves bread!
What is your fav local business?
Do you have any recommended reading or watching?
If anyone is looking for an amazing, slightly disturbing movie recommendation, 'Fresh' has recently made my top 10! For my readers out there, 'Norweigan Wood' both introduced and enamored me to Haruki Murakami, any of his works are definitely worth a read!
Any past/future travel plans?
In the past, I've been fortunate enough to explore both Thailand and Vietnam. In the future, I hope to explore more of Canada! Halifax is next on my bucket list.
Fav quote or motto?
A quote I love to remember is "Life is what happens to you while you're making other plans." Our world can be so unpredictable, sometimes you just have to go with the flow!
I am totally obsessed with cats! Bring me all the pictures of your fur babies :)
Services + Pricing
Cut + Blow Dry
Includes consult, amazing scalp massage, hot tips to help you create your look at home and styling.
Extra long, thick or complex cut add $20
Quick maintenance cut for super short/clipper cut - no blow dry
Signature Blowdry Style
Includes an amazing scalp massage, and blowdry style with curl or waves. If you have extensions add $20 for extra time required.
Special Occasion Styling
Sleek and classic, soft and boho and everything in-between. Customized styling for your special event on clean, dry hair. Includes any curls, waves and pinning.
NEW CLIENT SERVICES
New Client Dimensional Colour Package
Choose this package if it is your first time to GUIDE and you are looking to refresh your look and you have coloured hair (brunette, red, grey coverage etc.)
This All-Inclusive flat-rate service includes everything we are able to do in this first appointment time of 3 hours (colour, cut, treatments etc.). Future maintenance appointments will be planned out with your stylist. *vivid/fantasy extra (please make consultation first
New Client Lightening Package
Choose this package if you usually receive foils, balayage, foilayage and have an overall blonde look.
This All-Inclusive flat-rate service includes everything we are able to do in this first appointment time of 4 hours (lightening, toning, cut, treatments etc.). Future maintenance appointments will be planned out with your stylist. *vivid/fantasy extra (please make consultation first
maintenance lightening services
Foils, Babylights, Foilyage, Balayge, Highlights and more!
All services include a signature blowdry, see add-ons for additional options for your service.
The Works (half head)
Maintenance appointment with a customized half head of lightening. Includes gloss (toner) and blowdry style.
Overhaul (full head)
Maintenance appointment with a customized full head of lightening. Includes gloss (toner) and blowdry style.
Instablonde (specialized full head, maximum blonde)
A full specially customized lightening application and customized gloss (toner) to create that Instagram worthy lived in blonde look.
Mini Brighten Up (hairline foil + tone)
Quick brighten up includes up to 12 foils or a few painted pieces and a gloss (toner) with blowdry.
maintenance COLOUR services
If you want to cover your greys or natural colour and want to go darker, richer or warmer. See lightening for blonding services. All services include our signature blowdry, see add-ons for other options.
Traditional Root Retouch
Maintain your colour by covering your sparkles or dull regrowth. Includes a blowdry style.
Maintain your colour when you have over an inch of natural regrowth and refresh your tone roots to ends.
Light to Brunette
Colour change back to a more natural or darker look with a customized service to create the best colour for you.
Join the Ginger Army
Red, copper, strawberry and more! In this colour change service we will customize to create the best colour for you.
Solid Colour and Lighter Pieces
A customized service when you are mostly one colour but want to add a few pieces for soft dimension. Includes gloss (toner) and blowdry style.
Additional options to add to your booked service.
extra colour $45
express blowout with tone/treatment $30
vivid/rainbow/pastel gloss $67.50
extra blonde $45
Kerastase fusio-dose treatment $35
Kerastase fusio-scrub treatment $15
Deluxe fusio- scrub + fusio-dose $45
My appointment with Tessa was fabulous. She was very friendly and made me feel comfortable. She asked me what I wanted, and listened carefully. I was able to connect with Tessa on a “small town girl” level, while still having the “big city girl” feel with her unique style, that compliments the whole salons vibe. You can tell Tessa is very excited to be starting her career with how she lights up when she is getting the results she wants. She didn’t even notice all of the product education and tool education she gave me because she was genuinely passionate about talking about it. I was very happy with my blowout, and my whole experience at guide. Thank you!
Kristen Duteck (phorest booking review)