The Room was established in 1986 in downtown Regina, and has been in 3 locations during its nearly 30 year lifespan. Cathedral Village has been home for more than half of that, over 16 years now!
It is a warm and welcoming family salon with Aveda at its core. Aveda’s mission is to ‘connect beauty, environment and well-being’.
The mission at The Room is to offer you quality services and products while you relax in our warm and welcoming environment.
Our staff are here to offer you skilled, professional hair and spa services that both compliment and accentuate your own unique personal style.
Shanda grew up just east of Regina in Stoughton, Sk since she was 5 but was born on the island of Singapore. She has travelled extensively in Europe and South America and is a dual citizen with Spain and Canada. She loves to experience different cultures and get to know different people and their stories. She has worked in many different areas from daycares and tutoring to tourism and enjoys working for non-profit organizations. As well, she has co-owned her own cafe while living in Granada, Spain. Her and her husband met while overseas and have a love for seeing how a difference can be made in the world. Her love for customer service coupled with her love and genuine interest in people makes working as a Receptionist at The Room a good fit. Shanda has been with us since April 2018. “I think that how someone is treated from the moment they walk in the door till they leave again is so important. Each person has their own story and it’s important to connect with people in even the smallest ways in order for them to feel valued and appreciated, even if that is just a warm smile and saying hello. This along with a quality product and service, is what customer service is all about and I love being a part of that.”
When graduating from high school, Andrea applied to various post-secondary institutions unsure of exactly what she wanted to do after high school. Inspired by the hairstyling backstage at NYFW and fashion magazines, going to hair-school became a quick top choice. She moved to Saskatoon and graduated from Marca College in early 2008. Her first salon job was at a salon carrying Aveda products and it was love at first use. In her career she has worn a multitude of hats including behind-the-chair stylist, salon manager, educator and colour technician at the Aveda Institute in Calgary.
Along with a passion for hair, Andrea has always enjoyed and connected with being outdoors. With the move to Calgary, and many weekends spent in the mountains she decided to retire from her stylist/educator career and go back to school in search of a new career that would take her outside. Currently, Andrea is working towards a degree in Renewable Resource Management focusing on Plant Ecology from the University of Saskatchewan.
Andrea is our front-end manager but also steps back behind the chair every so often with a goal to make every guest in the salon feel welcome and comfortable.
Alison is the owner and operator of The Room Hair Design. The Room was founded in April of 1986 and Alison took over ownership in September of 2014. Alison was born and raised in Regina, Sk. and completed her cosmetology schooling in June of 2008 at Richard’s Beauty College. Alison went to high school in Regina at Balfour Collegiate and graduated in 2004. She also attended a program with Youth For a Mission (YWAM) in 2005 in Perth Australia, carrying out humanitarian work in Cairo, Egypt.
Throughout her career Alison has invested countless hours into additional education both for her creative side and business side. She is in the process of working towards a certificate in the business program at Sask Polythecnics. She has attended Leadership and Management training through Dale Carnegie, The Schwarzkopf ASK Academy, and Qnity for Aveda. Not to mention countless courses and classes in hair cutting and colouring through Schwarzkopf, Aveda and Redken. Alison believes strongly in fostering the growth of the industry and building strong, career focused hair stylists, through mentorship, education and drive. Alison has also worked at The Style Academy as a Guest Services Educator guiding and instructing up and coming new hair stylists.
Alison enjoys giving back to the community by participating in and coordinating events like ‘Soul Sisters’ raising funds for the YWCA, ‘Catwalk for Water’ in support of WaterAid and more.
Her love for hair started at a very early age, with dolls and barbies of course, but then moved onto experimenting with cutting and styling on pretty much any one that would let her! Her most favorite part of her job is transforming people with a new hair cut and colour. The ability to put a smile on someone’s face and grow their self confidence in just a hair appointment is what keeps her going everyday.
Amelia has been creating and styling hair for over ten years! From an incredibly young age she has always been interested in hair, nails and beauty. At the age of 17, she started her journey in the industry at Richards Beauty College. While in school, she competed in the ABA’s and was so committed to her studies she was able to graduate a month early. Amelia is also a certified nail technician, which she completed through Richards Beauty College.
Over her years as a stylist she has traveled around the province, as well as to Toronto and Las Vegas to further her education in advanced coloring and cutting classes, hair extensions and of course her favorite, bridal updos. She has had the pleasure of working on over 200 brides on their special day and countless bridesmaids! She has been involved in many fashion shows and photoshoots.
Amelia truly believes in this industry, “Great hair has the ability to do so many positive things. When you look good, you feel good”. She could not be happier that her career has given her the opportunity to bring so much happiness to others!
Alena graduated from Avant Garde Beauty College in April of 2014 and has been working hard at pursuing her passion in hair ever since. Alena is a Salon Manager as well as an Aveda Ambassador. She loves styling and discovering new and interesting up-styles, specifically with braids. She loves attending classes and furthering her knowledge in her spare time through learning as much as she can through online stylist forums and even Youtube.
Alena’s passion for hair has always lingered in the back of her mind. When she graduated high school in 2012 she decided to put her dream on the back burner and try taking classes at the University of Regina. However, it didn’t take long for her to realize that pursuing her dream of hairstyling was the right choice for her.
Pursuing education in the industry is very important to Alena, as she has attended Aveda styling, women’s cutting and color technique classes, Schwarzkopf color class and Evo men’s cutting class. Alena is also very passionate about Aveda products and the things that they do around that world (such as bringing clean water to communities in need).
Moon was born and raised in Thailand, and moved to Canada in 2006 with her family. Moon graduated from The Style Academy in the summer of 2016.
She loves absolutely everything about doing hair. Her specialty is most definitely men’s hair cutting. Moon is incredibly skilled in the art and techniques of men’s barbering and styling. She is always keeping her skills and techniques in this area up to date. She loves trying out trendy men’s fade hair styles and intricate hair tattoos.
Her creative abilities allow her to create just about anything anyone is looking for. Moon loves to connect with her guests and take their hair dreams to the next level.
Rylee has lived in Regina for most of her life but was born in Winnipeg Manitoba. She began working at The Room in the fall of 2014 using her background in administration, starting as a part time receptionist.
Rylee has always been interested in esthetics and began pursuing her interests in February of 2015. She has attended the manicure and waxing certificate courses at Richard’s Beauty College. She has continued her education by taking further training in pedicures, nail services and specialized waxing. Her most favorite parts of her career are waxing and nail art.
Brittany grew up in Lumsden, Saskatchewan and graduated from Lumsden High School in 2010. Brittany has always been a super creative person and always thought about going to hair school, but decided to first test out some other career opportunities.
In 2012, Brittany attended school in Prince Albert for Correctional Studies finishing in 2014. Still not sure where she wanted to be, she worked a few other odd jobs before finally deciding to give into her dream and attend hair school at The Style Academy in Regina in 2016.
Brittany’s creative drive and ability to think outside the box, allows her to create amazing works of ‘hair art’. Creating custom colours is where Brittany truly excels. Dreaming in shades of pink, blue and purple? Brittany is your girl! She loves a good ‘hair project’, the greater the challenge, the better! (Consultations are required and always complimentary for Brittany to rock out her hair art magic)
Lauren Henning has loved hair and beauty for a very long time, stemming from putting rollers in her brothers hair at a tender young age. Lauren is a Journeyman & Inter-Provincially licensed hairstylist in both Saskatchewan and British Columbia as well as a certified Bella Lash Eyelash Extension Technician. In May 2016, her passion for the industry inspired her to open “Driving with Scissors”, an “everything hair” service that comes to you, wherever you are, which is ideal for those that don’t want or can’t do the salon environment.
“I believe that making your client look good on the outside, goes hand in hand with making them happy, comfortable and matching how they feel on the inside. A haircut can make anyone feel better, regardless of their situation.”
Lauren also has shared her passion as a floor educator at The Style Academy helping new talent find their way in an exciting industry!
Amber grew up in Vibank, Saskatchewan. From working at the daycare in Vibank throughout highschool, styling the little ones hair, styling hair for dance competitions and styling her girlfriends hair before nights out, Amber knew this was the career for her. Amber enrolled at The Style Academy in 2016, and finished the program in 2017 with her achievements recognized by educators and peers.
She continues to better her career and services she can offer with advanced education such as specialized colour classes, and extension certification. Amber’s favourite part of being in the beauty industry is the different people she gets to see everyday: no day is exactly the same. In the salon, Amber is a jack of all trades. Her preferred services include cutting long woman’s hair, up-styles, braids, and extensions. She is also a certified Advanced Nail Technician, offers spray-less tanning, as well eyelash lifts and tints.