Meet with our team

Laura Bain

Laura Bain


Laura Bain is the owner of Redemption Salon. She has 20 years experience in the retail/services industry. Laura’s top priority is to supply services and products that will enhance our client’s physical appearance and mental relaxation. She guarantees everyone will leave happy and looking their best.

Our motto: “To provide every customer the opportunity to customize and maintain any hair style imaginable.”

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Kalsie Derksen

Assistant Manager, Stylist/Micro Bead Weft Artist


Kalsie graduated from the Interior Academy of Hair Design in Kamloops, BC.  She continues to expand her knowledge regularly keeping up with new trends and mastering in colours.  Kalsie is skilled in foiling, Balayage, Foilyage, Ombre’s, blondes and vibrant creative colours.  She has had extensive training in Redken, Joico, Goldwell, and Paul Mitchell products.  Kalsie specializes in micro bead extensions as well as tape in extensions to create long beautiful hair for all hair types.  Kalsie is very passionate about hair and is always willing to go the extra mile for her clients.

Alissha Barnett

Master Stylist/Hair Extension Artist/Facial Waxing/Mentor


Alissha is a Master Stylist with over 15 years in the business.  She grew up watching her mom work as a stylist and was inspired by her creativity that fueled her desire to do the same.  Alissha attended Utopia Academy and is highly skilled in colour corrections, micro beading, tape-in extensions, facial waxing and creating styles that suit her client.  Just as her mother mentored her, she does the same for our Junior Stylists thru her teachings to ensure consistency and quality hair for our clients.  Redemption Salon is proud to have Alissha on our team inspiring others thru her knowledge and many talents.

Tanya Alward

Salon Supervisor/Stylist/Makeup Artist/Nano Bead Artist/Lash Lift & Tinting


Tanya brings an energetic element to the salon and has over 14 years experience in hair and esthetics.  Tanya has had extensive training in hair colouring and keeps up with the latest trends.  She is also trained in lash extensions, full body waxing and facials.

Raya Steele

Salon Supervisor/Stylist/Makeup Artist/Nano Bead Artist/Lash Lift & Tinting


Raya graduated from Riverside College specializing in colour. Trained in smoothing and conditioning treatments, Raya brings a distinct set of skills to her practice at Redemption Salon. Her passions for creativity and painting carries through to her unique and ineffable hair styling and colouring. Raya enjoys creating a multitude of styles that are uniquely her own and stays up to date with the latest trends. She is also trained in nano bead hair extensions creating full long flowing hair.  Raya is also a makeup artists enhancing her clients natural beauty from her colour pallet. Raya’s friendly and personable character will surely enhance your experience at Redemption Salon.

Sheryl Gowan

Stylist/Makeup Artist/Facial Waxing & Threading Esthetician/Skilled in Braiding


Sheryl graduated from John Casablanca’s Institute specializing in cutting and colouring techniques.  Before developing her passions for hair, Sheryl mastered the art of beautiful makeup working as an artist for weddings, graduations and parties.  She is also skilled in threading, facial waxing, tinting both brows & lashes, and exhibits amazing braiding skills.  Sheryl keeps up to date on education by attending barbering, up-do’s, colour classes, and trendy hair cuts & styles regularly.  Her passion for learning the hair and makeup industry is limitless.


Purrfessional Greeter of Redemption Salon

Level: Relaxation Therapist

Dixie was joyfully rescued from the SPCA December 2016.  She brings love and cuddles to all who are willing to let her sit on their laps during their service at the salon.  Dixie is always willing to accept treats in exchange for a few pats on the head.  We are all so proud to have Dixie as one of our team members.