Director of School Operations
BIO COMING SOON
BIO COMING SOON
Dillon comes to HDC with a Bachelor of Commerce in marketing and human resource management from Saint Mary’s University. He has had a long career in customer service and sales and brings a great deal of business knowledge, creativity and people skills to the HDC team. Having grown up in his mother’s salon, Dillon has witnessed the success that can come from a career in cosmetology.
When Dillon isn’t at HDC, he enjoys traveling, weightlifting, hiking and skiing.
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Kristy first came through the HDC’s doors as a client. After discovering the positive and creative atmosphere of the HDC, she couldn’t help but stay!
Kristy is a Saint Mary’s University graduate and has worked in industries such as film and government. Kristy is an organizer at heart and her many skills include fluently speaking English, French, and Spanish. Kristy is passionate about exceptional customer service. When she’s not at the HDC, she enjoys spending time with her daughter, salsa dancing, reading, and travelling.
Debbie is an industry veteran with 26+ years of experience. She’s a talented Stylist, Educator, and Manager, owning and operating a salon for many years. Over the years, Debbie has developed many fond memories in the industry. Her most memorable moments involve working with clients dealing with cancer and making them feel beautiful from the inside out during difficult times.
When she’s not at the HDC, Debbie loves boxing (both coaching and refereeing), watching movies (her favourite is Save the Last Dance), eating pasta, and volunteering with the Canadian Cancer Society.
Edijs is an HDC graduate of 2005. He has worked as a Stylist, Salon Owner, Redken Artist and Educator. Edijs has a passion for Design and Finish. His favorite industry memory is making it to the Finals of the Redken Cover Competition.
Edijs loves snowboarding, kite surfing and running.
Food of Choice…Watermelon
Lisa’s experience in the beauty industry ranges from esthetics, to inventory, and now education with the HDC. Lisa is an expert in waxing, clinical esthetics, and also worked as an Inventory Manager for Maritime Beauty Supply. Her vast expertise and passion for teaching make her a versatile educator.
In her spare time, Lisa is involved with animal rescue and loves to cook. Her favourite food is pasta, and you’ll catch her chowing down while watching her favourite movie, Eat, Pray, Love.
Renee’s passion for making people feel beautiful from the inside out has led her to a career in cosmetology. She’s a graduate of Concepts School of Cosmetology and has worked in the industry for 12+ years.
Renee draws inspiration from her peers at SRG and loves to share her passion and knowledge with them, too. Renee will never forget the first HDC graduation ceremony she attended—she loves to watch her students succeed and grow. Writing music is another one of Renee’s talents. She also enjoys eating Indian food and watching her favourite movie, Patch Adams.
As a graduate of Art & Technique Academy in Ontario, April has 8+ of experience as a Stylist. Whether she’s turning a brunette into a bright blonde or chopping off someone’s long locks into a stylish pixie cut, April loves a challenge. Her favourite professional memory involves her very first colour correction on a client—never an easy feat! April loves yoga, and relaxing with a bowl of popcorn and her favorite movie, Beauty and the Beast.
Ann’s experience, passion, and commitment to continual learning are what make her a phenomenal teacher at the HDC. Ann is a Master Stylist who has worked in Redken and Aveda salons since graduating from the HDC in 2005. Her portfolio includes impressive milestones such as completing a Specialty Style Updo Design Course in Los Angeles, CA, and a feature in Duly Noted magazine.
Ann’s philosophy is that hair plays a major role in any person’s image, and she prides herself in helping students create versatile, beautiful looks that clients can style and maintain themselves.
As a passionate educator with 25+ years in the industry, Pam has worked as a Stylist, Salon Leader, and Platform Artist. While Pam is experienced and skilled across the board, her favourite service to provide and teach is hair extensions.
Pam attended the Redken International Symposium in Las Vegas, which is one of her most fond professional memories. She also includes the HDC graduations as some of her favourite moments—she loves watching her students grow their skills. Outside of hair design, Pam loves Harry Potter, cotton candy, and her metal detector.
A proud Hair Educator, Stephanie is passionate about delivering exceptional results to clients and teaching her students to do the same. Stephanie holds a diploma from New Dawn Hair Design.
Stephanie thrives on seeing her students flourish and she’ll never forget the first time one of her students achieved Master Stylist status. When she’s not at the HDC, you’ll find Stephanie at the dog park with her pup, doing Zumba, salsa dancing, or eating her favourite food while watching her favorite movie—pizza and The Notebook.
With a passion for producing outstanding colour and texture, Chris shares his aptitude for hair styling with the HDC students as a Hair Educator. Chris graduated from Concepts School of Cosmetology in 2005, and will never forget when he started working as a Stylist, earning commission for the first time.
Chris is motivated by those special “ah-ha” teaching moments, helping students understand a concept they’re struggling with. Chris has the (self-proclaimed) voice of an angel, and loves cooking, traveling, and watching his favourite movies—anything scary, or the classic, He’s Just Not That Into You.
Ample education and over a decade working as an Esthetician has brought Melanie Murphy to the HDC. Melanie graduated from NSCC with a diploma in Esthetics & Spa Therapy, and since then, has been trained in LCN, Dermalogica, dermaplaning, and ear and nose piercing. She spent six of her salon years as a Master Esthetician.
Manicures and other nail services are some of her favourites to provide—but she especially loves helping clients reap the benefits of a great facial. Unveiling the results of a skin care service is exciting to her, as she loves to help clients gain confidence. When Melanie isn’t teaching, you’ll find her eating her favourite food, cheesecake, or enjoying the cottage life with yoga, gardening, and knitting.
Leah is a graduate of The Academy of Cosmetology and has 7+ years of experience in the industry, specializing in clinical esthetics. Leah loves to focus on clinical esthetics, as her industry passion is treating clients with problematic skin and helping them work through their skin issues. She also has certification in lash extensions and laser treatment.
Leah has amazing memories from team building moments at SRG Summits, and loves to do yoga, eat Thai food, and read (her favourite book is The Alchemist).
With 20+ years of experience in the industry, Tammy is passionate about making people feel beautiful. She’ll always remember a client who didn’t want to draw attention to their feet, and wouldn’t put polish on their toes—Tammy convinced them to go red, and they’ve been doing a red polish on their toes for the past 14 years! These moments are what drive Tammy to refine her skills and make clients feel comfortable.
Tammy loves to have fun in the classroom and laughs when she thinks about her first year of teaching when she was convinced everyone’s name was Andrea for the first few weeks. Tammy loves to read and drink tea when she’s not in the classroom.
Kiara is a well-rounded educator with experience as a Stylist, Esthetician, and Makeup Artist. She’s worked her way around the industry in all of these positions, and will never forget kick-starting her career by joining the Vitality Medi Spa team. Kiara loves teaching the Makeup Program at the HDC, especially the Special Effects portion—Halloween makeup is just one of her major talents!
When not refining her skills and sharing her knowledge with others, you’ll find Kiara eating burritos, hiking, and hanging out with her cats.
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