Christine’s Hair Style provides a wide range of services – Columbia Valley Pioneer

By Joanne McQuarrie

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Longtime hairstylist, Christine Johansen, of Christine’s Hair Style, loves her new room.

Johansen set up shop at 240, 3rd Ave, Suite four (the previous Panache building) in Sept and mentioned,   “I couldn’t be more happy. ”

Johansen has worked in different salons throughout the area over the years.   “I had all of the perks to be my own boss but didn’t have got to deal with all of that goes along with managing a bodily salon, ” she mentioned. Yet, the change was in the (h)air.

“It had been just time for you to have my own salon, ” Johansen stated. “This amazing spot had been available, and yes it worked for me. The items all fell into place; it came together, experienced right. I can do my own pricing, my very own scheduling, my very own services as well as the difference at this point, is   I got 100 per cent control of my company. ”

Johansen has been a certified cosmetologist given that 1987. She specializes in adult women’s tresses care, and also offers a wide range of services beyond that will in tresses cutting, colour, perms, keen, facial shaving, eyebrow and eyelash tint.

Johansen customized the hair salon to the girl style. The particular interior is usually grey and white having a touch of black and lavender accents. Items that will are connected to the girl family are part of the decor. And, taking into consideration the season, Johansen incorporated a ‘Christmasy’ really feel too; the lady collects Xmas trees of many designs and shapes, and some from the girl collection adorn shelves plus counters in the salon.

Entering into the career of hairstyling, Johansen said, “was a fluke. When I was 16, I actually had the opportunity to do some training. I actually didn’t right now what I wished to perform. A household friends’ girl was participating in hairdressing school – therefore I thought that all would become interesting. We went to Burnaby to the Moller School of Hairdressing; I actually graduated within 1986. After that I went back to Fantastic and did a year’s apprenticeship. We stayed with that hair salon for years and then. ”  

Johansen relocated to Invermere as well as for the particular next 31 years proved helpful in various salons. Just for over twenty of these years, after opening the girl own company, she leased space at the salons.

Whenever Johansen understood she’d become moving in to her very own space, she “contacted every single customer, then advertised, handed cards out, purchased advertising at the Eddie Mountain Memorial Arena above the particular players’ benches”.

“I discover it’s fun here. There is less tension; it’s way more work, yet less tension. I appreciate it! ”

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