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 continuous 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.
Salon & Spa Coordinator
Whitney is a salon and spa 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 wouldn’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.
Heidi has been doing hair professionally since 2008 and gained her education through apprenticeships in Edmonton and Montreal. She has also continued her education by taking classes in advanced techniques through Allilon, 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.
Kirsten was born and raised in the lower mainland. She completed her hair certificate program in 2008 and has been working behind the chair as a professional since 2014. She has a very wide range of styling skills from ‘wild & free’ to ‘sleek & chic’. Her true passions are colour corrections, vivid colours and artistic hair etchings. Any cut or colour you desire, Kirsten can and will create it!
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.
Camilla was born and raised in B.C. and began her hair career in Vancouver in 2013. After graduating from the Aveda Institute & Academy in 2015, she worked as a stylist and educator for Civello until 2018. She has worked to consistently improve her skills with advanced cut & colour classes from Aveda, Joico and Pulp Riot. With an eye towards trends she has a diverse range of technical cut, colour and styling skills. She’s passionate about creating customized looks for each individual client.
Lindsay grew up in North Delta and attended the Vancouver Hair Academy, graduating in 2013. She has continued her education with advanced barbering and colour classes as well as participating in SHINE No Stigma helping to raise awareness and support for mental health. She has competed in battle of the barbers, styled for editorials and presented on stage. All fun aside, Lindsay’s heart lies in working behind the chair with her clients to deliver styles that are effortless yet trendy, and consistently bringing out their individual personality.
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.
[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!
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!
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:)