Stylists and estheticians impart industry trends

Image 1 Salon and Spa offers sophisticated styles to new and current clients

Image 1 Salon and Spa has been at the forefront of style in Powell River since 1983. Owners Anne Roberts and Shannon Stevens each have more than 30 years of experience and, together with their exceptional 16-member team, continue to strive to exceed expectations by providing current and sophisticated trends in hair and esthetics.

“It’s about the experience,” says Roberts. “We love to create a current look that is personalized for each guest: colour or cut, long or short, gel nails or sports manicure. We customize the service to suit their personality and lifestyle.”

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Stevens says anyone looking for a new stylist is invited to experience the salon and spa.

“We have an amazing team and we love what we do,” says Stevens. “It’s important to work with a stylist or esthetician who is a fit for you. We love it when new clients visit us and find what they are looking for.”

Image 1 offers a diverse and skilled team, including eight stylists and four estheticians. Junior stylists offer a discounted rate on Thursdays.

Mobile-friendly bios for each team member can be viewed at; new clients can browse the website and call in to make an appointment with a stylist of their choice.

Booking appointments in advance of parties, dinners or other functions is important, explains Roberts.

“Often you can phone in and get an appointment,” she says, “but for a special event you should be calling ahead of time.”

Roberts says many clients bounce around between the salon’s stylists and estheticians, depending on availability. “We are happy when clients feel comfortable with any member of our team,” she adds.

Continuing education, working as a team and mentoring younger stylists plays a large role in providing quality and superior service to clients, says Stevens. Education is key to the salon’s success and all stylists take classes and courses on an ongoing basis for innovations in cutting, colouring and, most recently, barbering, she adds.

“Barbering is a little bit different than hairstyling; with today's men's styles there is a lot more trendiness in haircutting,” says Stevens. “Being on top of our education is very important to our whole team.”

Stevens and Roberts attended an industry conference in Barcelona last month. The gala featured seminars and competitions, which further enhanced their own knowledge base.

“We are grateful to have been a part of such a unique and world-class experience in style and trends,” says Stevens. “It’s very inspiring to be able to bring back new ideas to Powell River.”

In addition to haircuts for men and women, colouring and hair re-texturizing, Image 1 offers bridal, graduation and spa services, as well as an array of retail and fashion accessories.

“We carry Fossil purses and wallets, a new vegan-leather line of purses, and several different lines of jewellery,” says Roberts. “A wellness line of aromatherapy wraps has been brought in as well, and novelty items such as stocking stuffers and gift certificates are also available. We’re looking forward to our Christmas ornaments arriving, too; they are always very popular.”

Leading hair and skincare product lines available include KMS California, Goldwell, Morrocanoil, DevaCurl and Dermalogica.

On Thursday, November 23, Image 1 will host a VIP Mixer from 7-9 pm. Guests will be pampered with paraffin wax dip, iron-styling, updo tips, braids, makeup touchups, demos, product knowledge and more. All retail items will be 25 per cent off and refreshments will be served. Entry is by donation in support of Powell River Action Centre Food Bank.

“We are devoted to creating an optimum experience for our guests,” says Roberts. “They are number one and we always want them to leave happy and feeling great about themselves.”

Customers who bring a non-perishable donation for the food bank will receive $5 off any service more than $35 throughout November 30.

For more information:
Crossroads Village (next to Quality Foods)

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