Team

The salon has a great energy to it and a wonderful welcoming vibe that can only come from people who really love what they’re doing!

Tessa W.

Happy client

  • Geekiness 100%
  • Fanboy 80%
  • Parkour 10%

Ryan Paul

Stylist and owner

“I love the hair industry, and I love the geek community. Being given the opportunity to have a combination of both in my life is a dream come true.”

Ryan has been a stylist for 12 years and is the Dungeon Master of B-Bombshell Salon.

His passions include exciting new haircuts, rich and beautiful colors, blowouts, retro gaming, Final Fantasy, MMOs, Legend of Zelda, anime, Buffy, Game of Thrones, and Rupaul’s Drag Race.

Jen Cleroux
  • Star Wars fangirl 100%
  • Tabletop gamer 85%
  • Video games 30%

Jen Cleroux

Salon manager & stylist 

“Hi, my name is Jen and I like cosplay, comics, and just about anything sci-fi, especially Star Wars!”

Jen has been doing hair for almost 10 years and is well versed in all aspects of hair but really enjoys doing short, edgy haircuts as well as fashion color.

She believes that a great experience at a salon starts with a thorough consultation and educating her clients on how to take care of their new look.

Jen is very outgoing and talkative so there will never be an awkward silence!

She enjoys going to local sci-fi, comic and cosplay conventions and regularly plays tabletop games at a few local board game stores.

Talisa
  • Obscure Seinfeld references 80%
  • Simpsons Trivia 60%
  • Real Life 5%

Talisa Correa

Stylist

Talisa is a very calm and charismatic person.She works incredibly well with children and treats every client like a friend. When it comes to hair, she loves creating styles that are fun, but manageable.

She is exceptionally skilled with curly/wavy hair, but is also adept with other hair types. Her favourite things to do with colour are ombres, full-head fashion colours, and peek-a-boo highlights!

Talisa spends most of her time watching TV while snuggled up with her various critters–two cats, and a very floppy basset hound–and playing Dungeons and Dragons. She has video game experience, but considers herself to be on the other end of the “geek spectrum” (sci-fi, fantasy, comics, etc).

So if you’re looking for someone easy-going and friendly, Talisa is your gal!

She ain’t ‘fraid of no hair.

Ashley
  • Demon slayer 100%
  • Black Mage 50%
  • COD Expert 5%

Ashley Reddy

Stylist

Ashley is the resident Colour Mage of the salon and her brilliant, stunning colours have been seen and praised everywhere from New Westminster to Tokyo!

An alumnus of the prestigious Suki’s Academy, Ashley has been styling for 8 years. She’s a specialist in balayage hair painting and has taken inspiration from current Japanese styles and fashions. Countless people have left Ashley’s salon chair happy with a new, vivid ombre or with long, romantic curls.

Beyond B-Bombshell, Ashley is also a veteran cosplayer who frequents the local convention scene. Her gaming interests range from the stages of Street Fighter to the worlds of Final Fantasy to the horrors of Silent Hill. Recently Ashley has also taken more of an interest in comics (particularly DC). And yes, while she is an unapologetic makeup and fashion follower, Ashley also happens to be a grossly hardcore horror geek that loves all things spooky.

Book your appointment to be “ble$$ed” by Ash’ today!

Alex

Alex Healy

Stylist

Being raised by a hippie-turned-punk mom and a raver dad, Alex is a laid back guy with strong roots in alternative music, fashion, and film. Before finding his true calling in hair styling, Alex started off as a film student. Holding on to his passion for film and everything alternative, he draws inspiration from old movies and popular culture for his haircuts. He specializes in clean, classic barber cuts, tight fades, and hair tattoos. He also has passion for hair of all lengths and bright colour designs. Whether you’re looking for a fade, vintage inspired ‘do, or to keep it a little more modern, Alex will hook you up!

In his free time, Alex likes chillin’ at home with his cats, playing SNES, or watching a Ghibli movie; if he’s feeling extra spunky, you might find him out at a local show. He’s also an active member of the LGBTQ community and takes part in local fundraisers and events whenever he can.

“I’d love to kiss ya, but I just washed my hair! Bye!” – Bette Davis, The Cabin in the Cotton (1932)
“I give up! I see no point in living if I can’t be beautiful!” – Howl, Howl’s Moving Castle (2004)

Jashper
  • Sailor Soldier 100%
  • Class Clown 80%
  • Super Saiyan 0%

Jashper Paras

Stylist/Sailor Guardian of beauty and good hair days

Once upon a time in the sandy plains of Saudi Arabia a young boy named Jashper sprouted to life. He moved to Canada and blossomed into the hairstylist you love and trust!

Jashper is a graduate from Blanche Macdonald and loves doing natural and classic looks that are timeless but never stuck in the past. From highlights to ombres and fun fashion colours, he has the magic touch.

Jashper puts so much love and passion into his styling with big bouncy curly blowouts or straight glossy sleek looks he’ll find a way to make you fall in love with your hair all over again. And for the men, don’t feel left out — Jashper will have you looking like Prince Charming with a clean classic men’s cut or tight fade (horse not included… unfortunately).

Jashper has a rather eclectic array of interests and hobbies, so when he is not making hair magic you can find him playing Overwatch (mostly widow maker) and Pokemon or laughing his butt off at cartoon/anime titles like Sailor Moon, Card Captor Sakura, Pokemon, South Park, American Dad and Steven Universe. He also likes to keep active IRL with competitive cheerleading in Langley and taking his dog on long walks.

Come see Jashper for a fun and entertaining hair experience!

A dream is a wish your hair makes

Taylor Campbell

Stylist

From the land of Hyrule, there lived an elf named Taylor, who loved to style & play with the other forest creature’s hair. She enjoyed it so much, she decided to embark on an adventure to fulfill her passion. Along her journey, she learned from many powerful and legendary beings that bestowed her with the ability to form fun and creative styles and colours. Taylor continues on her quest to become the heroine of hair to create the most magical and mythical styles in all of the realm.

When Taylor is not busy saving all of the hair in the land, she enjoys playing video games, watching anime, attending cosplay conventions and watching movies, especially sci-fi/fantasy. Just some of her favorite video games include Legend of Zelda, Kingdom Hearts, Final Fantasy, Halo, Phantasy Star, Resident Evil, Doom and Animal Crossing.

When not playing games, you can find her watching anime such as Death Note, Terra Formars, Inuyasha, Blood+, Sailor Moon, Re:Zero, Cardcaptor Sakura, Food Wars, Studio Ghibli titles & Pokemon. She loves anything sci-fi or fantasy related, including the LOTR Trilogy and any of the Alien and Predator movies. Once in a while you can catch her attending the local cosplay/gaming conventions. Taylor also has a strong passion for Japan culture, Kawaii culture & J-fashion.

Begin your hair journey with Taylor to level up your look while nerding out & having fun!

“Even in the deepest darkness, there will always be a light to guide you. Believe in the light, and the darkness will never defeat you.” – Kingdom Hearts: Birth By Sleep

Julia Alfano

Stylist/Gundam pilot

Julia is the most badass hair wrangler around. No amount of frizz, dryness or lack of colour can withstand her exceptional styling techniques.

Julia has a diploma in Pro Hair Styling from Blanche Macdonald and a diploma in Makeup for Film and Television from Vancouver Film School. With this combination of credentials, Julia has a real knack for colouring. With Julia, anything from beautiful naturals to vibrant fashion colours are within her grasp. She can perform a wide range of cuts, but really enjoys short cuts & barbering. She also loves beard shaping & hot shaves!

When Julia isn’t taming hair or fighting off dragons and ogres (while keeping her eyebrows on point), she can usually be found in her quiet cottage at the foot of Mount Doom. It is here that she kicks back, plays video games and watches anime. Julia will play almost any video game (Sorry, Call of Duty) and her favourites are Mass Effect, Dragon Age and The Legend of Zelda.

Julia is also a huge fan of everything Japanese. Everything about Japan draws her in: the food, history, and culture. Having visited Japan once, Julia now longs to return to her mother land.

Hillary Perry

Stylist

Hillary has always been passionate about hair so it was natural for her to take the plunge and go to school for it! Graduating from John Casablancas Institute’s Hair Art Design program, she loves everything to do with hair. From long and silky, to short and unique, Hillary loves it all. Adding some colour is the cherry on top of it all. Whether it’s subtle or bold, or anything in-between, she can create a marvellous canvas that will embrace your inner geek! Hillary also loves up-dos and styling, and enjoys letting her fingers take over when creating something new and fresh!

In her spare time Hillary’s happily watching film, television or anime (depending on her mood). She loves talking about it even more, and listening to others’ opinions about a certain show. From Denis Villeneuve to Studio Ghibli, Hillary loves it all and constantly wants to grow her ever-expanding film and television knowledge. Hillary is also a massive—hold that thought—massive Harry Potter fan! Funnily enough, Hillary shares the same initials as Harry!

If you like talking about film, television, anime or anything Harry Potter related, Hillary is your gal!

Nicky Stiller

Stylist

Nicky has been doing hair since 2007, and is somewhat a jill of all trades. She is well versed in curly, very fine or very thick hair — and everything in between! She has a little hand in just about everything as far as hair goes, from abstract cuts and colour to root touch ups and highlights. Nicky also specializes in scalp conditions: balancing them, educating you and treating them appropriately!

“My philosophy is that everyone should get good hair. No matter your hair type or length, there is a cut and style out there that your hair wants to fall into that works for you without a ton of styling and effort other than coming in for regular appointments and the appropriate products tailored to you”

Aside from hair, Nicky spends her time geeking out on horror movies, retro gaming, theme parks, animatronics, general nostalgia and anything to do with Disney. Inquire within about what she’s binging on Netflix at the moment.

She’s at the shop one day a week, on Wednesdays! You can also find her under the business name Birdcage Hair Design.

Robert Little

Stylist

“Hello I’m Robert! Creative expression is my mantra and I am grateful that hairstyling allows me to reflect that in my daily work. I am an art and fashion geek who loves to see people play with how they present in the world.”

Robert trained at Suki’s and Jean Pierre Hair Fashion and has had many roles in his 25+ year career including owning salons, working in film and tv and educating stylists for Goldwell and Redken. Classic colours and cuts inspired by Vidal Sassoon and vivid, exciting fashion colours with interesting combinations are his favourite styles to play with.

Some of Robert’s passions include tooting and booting the looks on the main stage of Rupaul’s Drag Race, horror movies, tattoos, photography, painting, tabletop gaming (Classic D&D and moving into 5E) and has recently started to enjoy the Final Fantasy series!

Robert has an open heart and is respectful and knowledgeable about your hair concerns. With his arsenal of restorative treatments and knowledge on how to heal and maintain healthy, beautiful hair, he is our resident Hair Cleric.

Come see Robert and he will help you achieve your best hair that you will love every day!

  • Pokemon Master 100%
  • Otaku 100%
  • Youtuber / Let’s Player 0%

David Henke

Customer Service Manager

David has been a supporter of the salon since the very beginning. His massive love of Yu-gi-oh, Pokemon, anime (Food Wars, Slayers, Dragonball, Fairy Tail, Phi Brain, Himouto Omoura-Chan, Love Hine, Death Note, High School of the Dead, Queens Blade… the list literally goes on for eternity) and every Final Fantasy game ever makes him a perfect fit here.

David has several years of management experience, so having him as our Customer Service Manager was the right choice. If you want to know anything about Pokemon, he’s your guy. Want to know what Pokemon learns what move at what level? Go to him!

Along with all of these wonderful enjoyments, he is also big into MMO raiding. Because David is such a loving and caring person, he obviously plays a healer. White mage for life. He spends lots of his time playing FFXIV.

Jay Diakiw

Receptionist/K-pop Connoisseur

Jay is one of the friendly faces you can expect to greet you when you visit B-Bombshell. He is infamous for keeping up to date with the latest Korean music fads; if you’re looking for a good rookie group to get behind right before they blow up in the K-pop scene, Jay can probably recommend you someone promising. Though he’s most faithful to iKON, NCT, and BTS, he’s got vast knowledge about (presumably countless) other groups and soloists.

When he’s taking a break from K-pop, Jay loves to talk anything Game of Thrones, play World of Warcraft, and take a good stab at strategy games like Crusader Kings and Stellaris. He’s also a massive Nintendo fan, and is known to marathon so-bad-that-they’re-good movies, like The Room and the artfully terrible work of Neil Breen. Atop of all of this, Jay is most passionate about making your experience at B-Bombshell a fun and friendly one, from the moment you enter!

Let us make you look great!

Come in today – you’ll be guaranteed a fun time and you’ll come away looking amazing.