Alison is the owner and operator of The Room Hair Design. The Room was founded in April of 1986 and Alison took over ownership from Shelley Hoffman, 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 has attended Leadership and Management training through Dale Carnegie, The Schwarzkopf ASK Academy, Qnity for Aveda, and Aveda Business College. 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.
When Alison is not behind the chair she spends her time with her husband and son, and will never turn down drinks and chats with her closest friends.