While she was growing up, Hoa loved the regular visits she made to the salon with her sister and mother. This early inspiration led her to study hairdressing at Vancouver Island University, graduating in 1997. Hoa worked in salons for five years, and then realized the dream of opening her own salon. After five years in Yaletown, she moved to her current location in the heart of downtown Vancouver – a beautiful salon on the 6th floor of the historic Vancouver Block building.
Now a hairstylist for over 16 years, Hoa specializes in cutting, advanced colouring, permanent waving, relaxing (all kinds of straightening including Japanese straightening), and hair extensions. Her clientele is drawn from people who either work or live in the city, or who travel from neighbouring communities to have their hair beautified while spending time in the city, while some are vacationing from further afield.
Hoa’s expertise comes from her commitment to being creative for her clients. This award-winning stylist tailors her creations to each person’s unique head shape and face shape while being mindful of their personality and lifestyle, and believes it is of the utmost importance for a hairstylist to work together with their client, providing advice as needed and answering their concerns.