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.
Lauren got started in the hair industry at the age of 16 in her hometown of Brisbane, Australia. Since completing her apprenticeship in 2008, she has kept up her education by attending various workshops with Wella, Aveda, Oribe, Kevin Murphy and Davines. Lauren is a passionate stylist who strives to create the complete look for each of her clients through colour, cutting and styling.
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.
Nikita attended John Casablancas' Hair Art Design Program where she graduated top of her class. She as a thirst for knowledge and is constantly advancing her education through classes and seminars to expand her techniques. Nikita has a love of colour and excels at hair painting and bright colour transformations.
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