Kim, our founder, was always keen on becoming a hairstylist. It was by mere accident she started doing nails and instantly fell in love with the art. After spending 7 years in her home nail salon, Kim wanted to grow as a professional. She decided to move her home nail salon to a larger location. Kim hired a team of 3 passionate artists who have experience in several skills ranging from nails to hair and more. What has come next has been like something out of a dream. She set up shop in a very scenic area in Torbay for her salon with the vision of creating a cozy place where clients can be pampered after a long day. Hence, Polished Studio came into existence. Let’s meet our team now.
Austin is licensed from Lemoine’s School of Hair Design. He brings with him nine years of experience and a large number of clients. Along with his amazing technical skills behind the chair, Austin’s personality, humour and customer service have always left his customers feeling beautiful, confident and relaxed. He believes in continuing his education and ongoing professional development. Austin is a trained Wella In-Salon Advisor and is also certified in Babe Hair Extensions, Reuzel Barbering and Hot Shaves, Razor Cutting, as well as, all aspects of hair colouring. His work is a showcase of his incredible talent and his ability to create cutting-edge styles, which set him apart in the industry. Austin truly loves all aspects of the beauty industry and his dedication to his clientele is proof of that.
Cassidy graduated from Keyin School of Hair Design with honours and brings with her close to 5 years of experience in the industry. She is extremely passionate about hair, and you can tell she loves what she does! She has made it a point to continue her education, and all the colouring and cutting classes she takes are proof of that. She is certified in Babe Hair Extensions, trained in Redken curly girl methods, and specializes in fashion colours and updos. When you sit in Cassidy’s chair, you feel comfortable knowing this girl knows her stuff!
Samantha is a very fun, passionate and honest hairstylist. She earned an honours diploma from Keyin School of Hair Design and brings more than seven years of experience to Polished studio. She recently completed certification in Norvell Sunless Tanning and Inverness Ears/Cartilage/Nose Piercing which Polished studio now offers. She has also taken part in several additional training such as updo techniques and trends, barbering, balayage and colour. Samantha loves creating fun/funky colours. She is a talented make-up artist and offers a full make-up application for all your special occasion needs. She can do colours ranging from blonde to bright green, blue and even pink. She prefers to conduct one-on-one consultation to get a full understanding of the look that you want before she starts working with your hair. With her honesty and expertise, she will educate you on what is required to achieve a look you’ll love while maintaining healthy hair. She can ace everything from a simple bang trim to a major transformation.