So this is me…
My first memory of cutting Hair is when I am between the ages of 10-12 years old. I’m
sitting on the bathroom vanity, my feet in the sink, watching my mom cut her own hair. She asked me if
I would help her cut the back. I was so excited to pick up the scissors and give it a try. My mom taught
herself how to cut hair with kitchen shears, she is my first teacher. I spent hours watching her cut and
perm the hair of friends and family. The good old Toni perm. By the time I was in junior high I was
cutting my brothers hair and perming the hair of my girlfriends, my first victims lol. In grade 12 I actually
had a few repeat customers that would come home on the bus for their appointments.
I attended my first cutting class in grade 10, attended Marvel Academy right out of high school and
began my professional career immediately after that. It’s been 33 years and education has been
ongoing. One of my most memorable seminars was with Paul Mitchell in Los Angeles soon after starting
my first job. Then most recently I have attended the Deva Academy in New York returning 3 times to
achieve certification in cutting curly hair.
It has been 10 years since opening Chez Ziane in my home and this recent curly cutting technique has
been a catalyst to opening a new location where I can work with other stylist and share what I have
acquired. I have also attended a business course in Connecticut where the business concept was based
on developing a team that works together to create a wonderful client experience.
feel extremely blessed to have such a wonderful job. My passion for this industry has not faded but in fact it is probably stronger now then ever, I am so excited to continue to share this passion with my clients at my new location, Chez Soi, and to bring inspiration as well as be inspired with those who would like to join me to create this team. Chez Soi means “at home” and I hope to make this salon a place where everyone feels comfortable and welcome, a place where everyone, clients and staff, look forward to spending some time.