In 2011, under the creative direction of Deandra Vaughn, Heartbreaker became a space designed to incite a collaboration between stylist and client. Our warm and inviting atmosphere was ergonomically designed to keep the stylists bodies in tip top shape, and allow a long and happy career. A healthy workplace makes for a happy hairdresser which equals a happy client!
Heartbreaker is made up of stylists who are carefully considered to reflect our brand. We have an intensive interview process that identifies each stylists strengths and areas for improvement, allowing for continuos education and growth. We are ready to work with you and are always genuinely happy to see our clients and welcome new ones. We miss you already.
OWNER / MASTER STYLIST
Deandra started hair in 1994 – and after graduating from Jojis in Vancouver at the top of her class – she's worked in salons all over Vancouver. She was born and raised in East Van and has a decade of professional experience there. Heartbreaker would not have been possible without help and support from this community.
Whitney is a salon coordinator and manager extraordinaire. She keeps the ship running smoothly and on course with her meticulous and expeditious manner. As Deandra’s right hand woman, she continues to help make Heartbreaker a great place work and it would't be the same without her.
Melissa is a Davines Salon Ambassador, a Davines Educator and part of the Davines North American artistic team. She graduated in 1999 and was one of Heartbreaker's original stylists. She has furthered her education with advanced classes with Davines, Wella and Vidal Sassoon.
Candice graduated in 2006 at John Casablanca’s in Vancouver, and has since worked at some of the city's top salons. She outsources creative cutting and colouring classes, with regular in salon training to keep her skills in tune. Candice is inspired by subtle natural colours that warrant sun-kissed, velvety, and multidimensional looks.
(On Maternity Leave)
Steph graduated her hair program in Windsor, Ontario in 2002 and has furthered her education with Davines, Bumble & Bumble, Oribe, and TIGI and is also a Davines Salon Ambassador. Steph is all about the consultation; she loves to find out your wants and needs, and uses that to achieve a fabulous look.
Deirdre was born in Ireland and that is where she started her hair career nearly a decade ago. She has been doing hair here in Vancouver for the last 6 years and is always looking for opportunities to advance her education. She enjoys all the diverse aspects of hair styling and really loves styling and braiding hair for events.
Heidi has been doing hair professionally for 5 years and gained her education through apprenticeships in Edmonton and Montreal. She has also continued her education by taking classes in advanced techniques through Davines, Matrix and Aveda. Heidi has an affinity for Cezanne / Keratin smoothing treatments.
Melissa Chow (Mel C)
Born and raised in Vancouver, Mel has a love of travel and just returned from a working holiday in London. Mel has always had a passion for hair and has worked in salons since she was 14. She loves working with colour and balayage is her passion but she also enjoys men's barbering and formal styling.
Caitie is a born and raised Vancouverite with a completed background in both of Aveda's hair programs. She prides herself on her mens cuts, barbering, textured bobs, creative colour placements, highlights and natural looking hair. A friendly gal who is passionate about making you feel good.
Since graduating in 2013 Jamie has been extensively training and building professional experience in styling/ cutting & colouring at acclaimed salons like Aveda and Suki’s. Jamie strives to stay on top of contemporary hair industry fashion and is able to provide her customers with brilliant, creative looks. Hair is her passion and happy clients are her reward.
A born Vancouverite, Christine graduated from JCI in the top of her class in 2016. Before pursuing a hair career, Christine worked for thirteen years in interior design and event planning, where she showcased her creative flair for art, design and visual trends. She is a natural talent at working with people and fulfilling their aesthetic vision. She most loves precision cuts and creative colours.
Most of our hair is processed into hair-booms for oil spill clean up efforts. Other uses include University studies in using human hair for sustainable building techniques, organic agricultural practices and experimental medical applications.
Plastics are sent to plants that take salon-specific waste and therefore have a tolerance for some chemical and hair product residue. The plastics are processed and made into new consumer products like stationary and playground equipment.
Stored in a facility until processing plant minimums are reached, the chemicals are then broken down with a complex process that removes the water and salts before the remaining material can be incinerated, used in fuel sources, or other repurposing.
Through a specialized process at a local facility, metal waste is decontaminated of bleach and colour residue. This leaves clean aluminum and steel that can be recycled into new consumer products like bicycle frames and playground equipment.
Love Heidi so much! I always wanted to bleach my hair but I see so many bottle blondes and their hair looks terrible!! Then I met Heidi! She helped me transition from having jet black natural hair to blonde and it looks so good! She is super talented and awesome!! Been working with her for a year and a half now and I always walk out of the salon looking hella fly.
I'd recommend this salon to anyone looking for great service, great hair in a low key (but awesome) environment. As a bonus, a couple of cute little dogs looking for pets and love:)
Jill R. via Yelp
[They] not only explained WHY [my hair] does this (which no stylist had ever really explained before), but then also cut my hair to fix the problem!
Lisa S. via Yelp
Got a great cut by Melissa. My hair is VERY complicated but she had it figured out within a few minutes. I'll be back!
Fred B. via Yelp