The saying goes, “You can’t go home again,” but in 2013 Tommie did just that. After twenty-two years of loyal service at a downtown Edmonton salon, she went back to her roots in the community where she grew up, and opened Tommie Salon. The time was right: having raised two beautiful kids, she was ready for the commitment to open her dream business. And the location was perfect: a great neighbourhood, easy access from all parts of the city, and best of all, it was home.
Tommie’s clients feel right at home with her skill and keen eye for what looks most beautiful on them -- even if it sometimes means being persuaded to make a change. (She can be very persuasive!) They also know her as a great story teller with an infectious laugh and endless positive energy. That’s how Tommie picks her staff: for their love of working with people, and their commitment to the best styling techniques.
When it comes to technique, this home-town girl has trained in hairstyling in Canada and around the world, including the United States, France, Spain, England, Germany, Netherlands, Mexico, Italy, and the Dominican Republic. She has placed as semi-finalist and finalist in numerous industry competitions, and has won the cherished Mirror Awards, recognizing the creative talents of stylists at the top of their profession. Having achieved all that, Tommie and her staff are focused on an even bigger reward: winning the dedication, respect, and satisfaction of their clients. Welcome home, Tommie!
MANAGING DIRECTOR/COLOUR SPECIALIST/STYLIST
Our in-house colour guru is more than our colour trainer and specialist: we think of her as an artist. Jordann is a Kevin Murphy colour educator -- one of only a handful in North America -- who recently attended a Kevin Murphy training program in Dallas. This Sassoon cutting graduate has attended countless courses on colour, multi-dimensional colour, colour correction … did we mention she’s great with colour?
Jordann’s been hair styling since 2009, and before she graced our salon with her flair for style and colour, she spent significant time honing her skills down under: in Queenstown, New Zealand she worked for a year and a half at a salon specializing in bridal services, where she refined her talent with event hair and make-up. And while working in Australia for a year, our in-house PADI Dive Master found time to enjoy some of her 200-plus scuba dives. Today, at our salon, Jordann’s artistic passion finds her diving into the crafts of makeup and facial waxing.
Book an appointment with Jordann and let our resident artist create your brand new look!
EDUCATION DIRECTOR/ MASTER STYLIST
Our poster girl for someone who Does It All has been in the industry since 1996. Shannon, our resident master stylist and salon educator, trained under Tommie for six years at a downtown Edmonton salon, then worked on the south side to be closer to home before reuniting with Tommie in 2015. Besides being a busy mother of three, with a set of twins, she’s also a mainstay at our salon.
Shannon has taken master colour cutting training courses from around the world, is great at facial waxing, and when she’s not busy with her clients, she loves to share her knowledge with our new talent to help them perfect their skills. Somewhere in the middle of all this, Shannon has found the time to follow her passion of horseback riding, and is currently training to become a riding instructor. Calm but fun, Shannon loves to laugh, and enjoys deep conversations.
Book your appointment with Shannon – as active as she is, she’s always more than happy to spend time with her clients to help achieve their beauty needs!
Formerly of Lloydminster (on the Alberta side), Cassia graduated from the M.C. College Hairstyling program in June 2015, and she’s been with Tommie Salon ever since.
She continues to dedicate herself to perfecting her skills and craft, while advancing her education in colouring, cutting, makeup and styling. Quiet, calm, and friendly, Cassia has already distinguished herself at Tommie Salon as having a great sense of style – and she’s known for giving a pretty awesome massage!
Be sure to book a time with Cassia – she looks forward to taking care of new clients!
With over 35 years of experience, what a privilege it is to have Teresa join our team!
Teresa is an incredibly creative woman. Not only is she a leader in our industry, she has also mastered the art of Italian cooking with nonna and zia. Her true artistic nature has assisted in developing beautiful Japanese art, as well as designing garden architecture.
Teresa has enjoyed an amazing career, which includes owning her own salon. She has a huge passion for hair, fashion and people. She prides herself on continually educating herself to keep ahead of trends and remain progressive. With several trips to Europe for training and long education stays in New York, there are so many certifications in Teresa's portfolio, we would run out of web space to list them all!
If you need an exceptional stylist who can custom-tailor a look just for you, definitely consider Teresa. You might even receive her amazing scalp massage, known to make her guests purr! Call today to book with Teresa, and join her list of loyal, satisfied, long term clients.
Caitlyn has grown through the ranks at Tommie Salon and has flourished into a talented stylist.
Her Journey in the industry started in High School where she completed her Cosmetology program, after joining our team in 2014 she realized that she had found her passion. After countless hours of training under Tommie, Jordann and Shannon she has truly developed a style of her own. Caitlyn's talents extend beyond hair to include a natural ability to see beauty in everything and everybody, allowing her to transform your look into a masterpiece using Jane Iredale mineral makeup.
Clients and coworkers alike have come to know her as a true people person who never forgets a face and knows how to deliver a very personalized, custom-tailored appointment , book with Caitlyn today to enjoy your one of a kind experience!
Michelle’s been in the hair industry for twenty years, and since joining us in June 2016 she’s brought a world of experience to our salon. She graduated from Augusta University College in Camrose, where she got her Bachelor of Arts. Michelle’s backpacked through Europe and Australia – even cutting hair while on her travels. And to stay on top of the latest trends in hair, our resident traveller still likes to go out on the road to take classes all over the globe.
Michelle knows the industry on every level. She owned her own salon for six years before joining us, her passion is creating beautiful haircuts,and specializing in colour -- Michelle was a colour educator for Matrix for two years. While excelling in the industry, Michelle continues to be an outstanding mom, raising her two amazing, beautiful daughters right here in Laurier Heights.
Michelle’s wide variety of experience and know-how, and her love of challenge, growth, and creativity help make us a better salon. Book an appointment with Michelle and see for yourself why we’re so happy she’s part of our world!
When Alyssa made the move from Saskatchewan to Alberta in 2015 she had to leave behind a full client base. Thanks to her outstanding skill set and natural talent with hair styles, she’s well on her way to attracting another large, loyal following right here at Tommie Salon.
Alyssa started in the industry in 2008, and since then she’s become accomplished in special event hair, with a particular aptitude and passion for colour. And she’s outstanding with long, Victoria Secret-style hair. Alyssa continues to keep her finger on the pulse of the latest influences and changes in the industry, and recently attended the Davines World Wide Hair Tour 2016 event in Los Angeles, where creative hairstylists from around the world meet to share insights and new ideas.
Always upbeat and chatty, Alyssa has been known to surprise her clients with her amazing depth of knowledge about football and hockey – we’re not sure, but we think she might even know more about sports than most men!
Michella was born and raised in Edmonton and is mother to two amazing and adorable boys. After years of working in customer service and administration, she decided she was ready to make a change. Having always been inspired by the creativity and innovation in the hair and beauty industry, she found herself a new family and home at Tommie Salon as one our salon coordinators.
Outside of beauty and fashion she also has a deep passion for Yoga and Meditation, and is currently completing Yoga Teacher Training to be a certified instructor. She gets a sense of true joy and balance from Yoga, which carries over into over into her everyday life.
Michella is one of the calming voices that can inspire you and accommodate you for your next hair appointment.
Originally from a small town, Merritt in the interior of BC. Angela made a move to the big city of Vancouver where she worked for over 10 years mastering her craft. She gives phenomenal blowouts and excels at precision haircuts. Though Angela may be new to the Tommie Salon team she fit in immediately. If your having a crazy day just a few minutes with Angela, and her presence will immediately calm you, that's what she does for us.
In addition to be an artist with hair, Angela loves experimenting with acrylic paints. She predominantly loses herself in abstract art. Someone with such strong skills in grounding everyone else, finds this is the best way to ground herself.
Angela enjoys working backstage at fashion shows, this builds her multitasking skills and gives her the ability to work well under pressure. I wonder why she also really enjoys doing bridal parties? Her attention to detail and finesse molds your hair into elegance and style. If you are looking for someone to be there for your special day look no further.
Call today to book with Angela for your bridal party or for your next cut and color.
New Talent Stylist
Rainley graduated from Estelle in 2018 and since then has joined our team and is a great addition. On her first week at Tommie Salon we volunteered at a fashion show supporting First Responders with PTSD and she was thrown into the mix doing makeup for the models. She has since been doing breath taking makeup for grads and weddings.
Rainley has a real eye for fashion, makeup and all things beauty. Her style and flare brings a confident energy to the Salon, which is complimented in her colors and styles on new clients.
Her love for fashion makes her strong in short hair cuts, both for men and women. However she loves to create fresh colors and finish with her signature curl finish!
Rainley can take you from feeling ordinary to extraordinary with everything from waxing, makeup and a beautiful hair style! Call today to book with Rainley.
New Talent Stylist
Mandy’s journey in the hair industry started exactly one month after graduating high school. After being surrounded by theatre and visual arts all her life, she found the perfect visual artistic passion for herself, and started cosmetology school. When she joined our team after graduating in August of 2018, she quickly settled in to the hustle and bustle of salon life, and has been with us ever since!
Mandy has a keen eye for balance and complimentary aids, whether it be placing actors or sets, or finding the perfect length, color, and style for hair! Her eye for various styles across different people is what makes her color and cuts so very personal and unique, person by person. She’s also got a very soft spot for color, and loves everything from drastic changes to subtle differences.
When not working on clients of her own, Mandy can still be found assisting around the salon, learning and growing even more, and giving those amazing scalp massages she’s come to be known for.
Mandy really looks forward to taking care of new clients! Call today to book your next cut or color with Mandy.