Stylist + Owner
Matt began hairdressing in 1993, studying and apprenticing at Wallaces in Kitsilano, where he underwent a classic and technical Vidal Sassoon style of training, in all aspects of hairdressing. He refined his craft even more while working at Suki’s and opened Halo Salon in 2004. He is a master at precision cutting, colouring, and styling, of all hair types, and always strives to learn more and become better. Matt is passing along his abilities to new stylists through Halo Salons apprenticeship training programs and he always has time to give his clients the most beautiful hair that they deserve.
Colour Technician + Owner
Cindee was drawn to hairdressing at an early age, she began working at Wallaces in 1995 while still attending high school, and has never looked back. Devoting her attention to color and technical services and learning every aspect of color formulation and application across all color lines. She continually received advanced training and gained valuable experience for many years at high profile salons like Tony and Guy, and Suki’s, where she was able to achieve a high degree of success. She is now training new stylists through Halo’s apprenticeship program. She is unsurpassed as a color technician and stylist, and has an eye for providing her clients with the perfect color every time.
Leah’s ambition to become a hairdresser began in 2007 in the halls of Van Tech secondary school where she discovered her passion in the hairdressing program. In the same year she joined the apprenticeship program at Halo hair salon and dove headfirst into the industry. Step by step she mastered all the aspects of the apprenticeship program and refined her skills in cutting and styling hair, as well as extensions and smoothing treatments. Leah thrives in the salon having grown up at Halo and has matured into an amazing hairdresser who is constantly educating herself in the latest styles, trends, and techniques. Style savvy and charismatic she loves her clientele and she is always happy to meet new clients and give them all the fabulous hair they deserve.
Everybody loves Niel! He started out in the hairstyling industry in 1995 by attending the London School of Hairdressing while also apprenticing at Focus 2 Hair Design. Under Master Stylist Maureen Fielding and her staff, Niel received advanced training and quickly began building a clientele – some of which still retain his services today. Niel believes in getting to know his clients by building strong relationships with a foundation of honesty and integrity. Throughout his career Niel has continued to learn, educating and challenging himself with the latest trends and techniques in hairstyling. This along with years of experience ensures only the most beautiful and healthy looking hair for all of his clients.
As one of the most experienced stylists on the Halo team Brian has been a student of hair his entire life! As a young man his travels brought him to England where he worked and trained with some of the top stylists in London. Since then he has worked tirelessly to expand upon his foundation, always studying and training to maintain his edge. Clients are never unsatisfied whether it be a haircut, colour, highlights, perm, updo, or simply the best style, there is nothing like an experience with a master stylist like Brian.
Angela has been with Halo salon from the very beginning, she is very much a part of the heart of the salon and has worked alongside Matt and Cindee for her entire career. Angela has put in the hours and has become a master in cutting and styling hair and extensions. Years of training and experience combine in Angela to create the perfect hair for all her clients, sleek, sassy, fun, polished, she can do it all. From effortless and elegant updos, to luxurious curls and waves, the finish is always beautiful, the culmination of someone becoming a master at doing what she loves.
Colour Technician + Stylist + Makeup Artist
Xuan Vu (pronounced Swan) is one of the most experienced, professional, and hard working stylists ever to be a part of the Halo team! Starting at Vancouver Technical Secondary school’s hairdressing program in 1997 Xuan then began the apprenticeship program at Suki’s followed by Suki’s Academy where she graduated in 1999. With her focus on technical services such as coloring and highlighting, perming and straightening hair, to styling, extensions, make up, and eyebrow services, Xuan can take care of a wide variety of your hair needs. Along with her 18 years of experience working in hair salons comes a thirst for knowledge in her craft, driving Xuan to pursue ongoing education in all the latest products and techniques in the industry, always ensuring that her clients get the best service and the best hair!
An exciting new member of the Halo team, Mia comes from a background in fashion. Beginning with an Arts degree completed in 2007, Mia enrolled in the National Korean beauty school and worked as an apprentice in one of the most progressive salons in Seoul, Korea. She followed that up with the Christki school for advanced cutting, and earned valuable experience doing hair and makeup for Seoul Fashion Week. Mia is constantly studying the latest techniques in hair, makeup, and fashion, and is always ready to provide you with the best look for your hair!
As one of the exciting new members of the Halo team Xenia is turning heads! Starting way back in 2014 at VCC’s hair design program she has a laser focus on becoming a master colourist. In addition to her start at VCC she has completed a rigorous apprenticeship program at Halo salon and has stepped into her own chair where she is happy to accept new clients for colours, blowdrys, and styling. She is also excited to continue her education and is currently working on advanced colour programs in several different colour lines. Call now to book an appointment with an up and coming star of the hair industry.
One of the bright new stars of Halo, Tyler brings a passion for fashion, hair, and Styling that started at a young age. His interest in colour work was fueled by experimenting on his own hair, and eventually inspired him to enroll at Blanche Macdonald where he graduated in 2017 after completing the Professional Hairdressing program. During his apprenticeship at Halo Salon Tyler set his sights on becoming a master colour technician, and with Cindee Beirness as his mentor, along with continued training from Joico and Sunlights Balyage as well as others, achieved his goal of becoming a colour technician and stylist at Halo Salon and is on his way to becoming a master. As an exciting new member of the Halo team Tyler is able to satisfy any of your colour needs as well as smoothing and straightening treatments. Tyler will put a great deal of care and attention into his work and by spending time on a thorough consultation and , guide you to a beautiful result every time.