Meet The Team

DanielleDanielle Cherewyk Owner, Redken Certified Colourist & Master Stylist

Passion has been the fuel behind Danielle’s career. Born and raised in the salon industry by her mother, Karen Lefley.  Danielle has always aspired to open her own salon. “My vision for The Headroom was to create an exciting atmosphere that still allowed for relaxation; a place where both clients and staff would feel comfortable. Danielle’s passion for the art of hairstyling and dedication to her career shines throughout The Headroom.

After joining Redken as a certified educator in 2009, Danielle’s career evolved into something different, sharing her passion with fellow stylists and cosmologists became an unexpected love. Redken’s motto Learn Better, Live Better hit a chord with Danielle and became a standard she brought into The Headroom. She has made it a priority to invest in education for the cosmetologists at the salon and knows through ongoing education our team can provide the best experiences for our guests, and truly love their careers as Danielle does.

In 2011 Danielle became Redken Colour Certified, a title not easily attained. “Colour Certification was designed to recognize and reward top colourists. Our accreditation process assesses their technical skills, knowledge of haircolor products and principles and their approach to color formulation, application and colour correction. An individual that becomes certified will excel in the area of haircolour and provide top notch service to their clients,” explains Christine Schuster, senior vice president of education for Redken.


Karen Lefley Senior Stylist

With over 30 years in the industry, Karen has experienced everything from styling hair and participating in competitions to teaching color and product knowledge classes. She was originally trained in Vernon, BC and went on to attend an advanced cutting program at a renowned Vancouver academy, Suki’s. As styles are always changing, Karen took many courses over the years to upgrade her skills and stay on top of fashion trends. Her years of experience have led her to realize that succeeding in this industry involves constant exposure to education. She continues to be motivated by attending hair shows, tutorial classes, and hands-on technique training seminars. As Karen believes a good cut is the basis of an entire look, she has cultivated her design cutting skills to be one of her greatest strengths, along with her advanced coloring capabilities.

More about Karen...

You’re a new addition to the crayon box. What color would you be and why?

Vamp red! No explanation required.  

If you won the lottery, how would spend the money? 

Pay off house buy 10 more in exotic locations   

When you have 30 min of spare time, what do you do?

Daydream about having 10 houses in exotic locations   

What is the most played song on your playlist?

What's a playlist?


Lisa Zienkiewicz Esthetician & Master Stylist

Initially working in a salon as a receptionist, it didn’t take Lisa long to fall in love with the art of hairstyling and esthetics. Inspired to go further in the industry, she went on to graduate from the Alberta Academy of Esthetics in 1994 and proceeded to attend many other courses including advanced facial training, pedicures, and body sugaring. Feeling that she could broaden her horizons even more, she began an in-salon hair styling apprenticeship in 1999 and took a number of skill-building classes in cutting and coloring. Lisa was a make-up artist for Clairol in Allied Beauty Association shows for several years in the past and is eager to showcase her hair styling capabilities in upcoming trade shows and competitions. Lisa’s specialties include head-to-toe makeovers, trendy colors, and nail art. Although she is undoubtedly passionate about all aspects of her profession, Lisa says that her favorite part of working as an esthetician and stylist is in seeing her clients leave the studio feeling good

 More about Lisa...

What 3 things would you take with you on a deserted island? 

Music to keep my happy, couple of good books to read and my pillow because I can't sleep without it. 

What celebrity do people mistake you for?

I've been mistaken for the hulk! 

If you won the lottery, how would spend the money? 

Mostly on the people I love and children. Everyone deserves the best in life!

What is your least favorite form of transportation?

Skateboarding because I have no balance whatsoever 

Kristen - The Headroom

Kristen Doll Senior Stylist

 Locally grown, with a large and most supportive family, Kristen’s talent has been evident to those around her since she was very young, always assisting in the fashion and style of her loved ones, but it was after being touched by a documentary on Vidal Sassoon that pushed Kristen in to her now amazing career. After graduating from Evelyn Charles Academy in 2010 Kristen began her career with The Headroom company. She has committed herself whole heartedly and has since attended countless advance education and skill building seminars, traveling as far as Montreal for the Redken Fusion Events and Toronto Exchange. Kristen is a well established stylist though she especially shines through hair design(cutting), which won her first place in a Mens Total Look competition, the prize; a custom pair of Kasho Shears and a full expense paid trip to the Redken Exchange in Toronto. 

More about Kristen...

What 3 things would you take with you on a deserted island? 

* I'm type "A" how the heck am I supposed to just pick 3 things? But if I had toothbrush, Sunscreen and my dogs, they count as one!   

What celebrity do people mistake you for?

Well my mom is pretty bad ass in a flight suit and I get told I look like her? Does that count?  

If you won the lottery, how would spend the money? 

Pay off debts look, after the family and then pack up my boys and travel the world! First stop, Greece!  

What is your least favorite form of transportation?

Taxi. They gross me out. All those butts on the seats!



Amanda Simpson Advanced Stylist

**Currently on Mat leave, returning November 2017**

Amanda joined The Headroom when we opened in 2013 and is an asset in every area of the hair industry.  She has several years experience as a stylist and through hard work and dedication was promoted to a level 2 stylist in early 2014.  Amanda enjoys the personal connections that she develops with her guest, as well as the creativity involved in perfecting their styles.  Color and hair extentions have become her specialty and she loves the opportunity they allow for creating total transformations to enhance personal appearence and confidence in her guest.  Amanda continues to expand her skill set and helps make people feel and look beautiful!


More about Amanda...

What celebrity do people mistake you for?

No one has said it but I clearly look identical to Shania Twain, quite certain she is my birth mother, she just has not acknowledged me yet.

If you won the lottery, how would you spend the money?

Build my dream home and spend a lot of time at the fact, I might just buy the spa.

When you have 30 minutes of spare time, what do you do?

Watch Netflix

What is your least favorite form of transportation?

Running is the worst!


Bailey Nicholson Front End, Inventory Manager & Advanced Stylist

You first met Bailey on our front desk support team, she was working part time while pursuing her business certificate at GPRC. Well it didn’t take long for Bailey to fall in love with us, and us with her. Her part time position quickly grew to full time and her authority and business skills made her a perfect fit to come into a management position overseeing all professional inventory in our company. While passionate to continue to grow her career within The Headroom, Bailey attended Marvel College in 2014 and fast tracked herself to become a licensed stylist and also a Living Proof Ambassador, living fully to the motto that with their science, you can be the “Living Proof”. Bailey is now a full time stylist, using spare time to master her technical skills and educate herself and guests on the product lines we carry. She enjoys most finding solutions to problematic hair and creating long term treatment and design plans to help her guests enjoy hair they have always wanted.   

More about Bailey…  

What celebrity do people mistake you for?

This is yet to happen BUT I was named after a celebrity!

If you won the lottery, how would spend the money? 

First off I would pay off my vacuum then no one would see me for a solid month   

When you have 30 min of spare time, what do you do?


What is your least favorite form of transportation?





Laura Heck Advanced Stylist

Laura joined our team with a bright contagious passion and we are so happy to have her.  She moved here from Vancouver Island in October 2016 with 7 years experience.  As she continues to meet new guest we find they are quick to prebook with her as they discover the talent flowing through her right on to their gorgeous heads of hair.  What Lura loves the most about being a hairstylist is that it forever has a revolving door on different styles.  She is always learning and taking classes to keep up with the current hair trends and has a talent for getting to know her guest, then adjusting current trends to suit their style. Laura has worked with a few different lines over the years but what she loves about the Redken line is the ongoing education opportunities they offer and the vibrate shine from their colors. 

More about Laura...

What 3 things would you take with you on a deserted island?

Chapstick, book and knife.

Your a new addition to the crayon box, what color would you be?

Rapid essence pewter, because people are afraid to try new colors but when they try it, they love it.

When you have 30 minutes of free time, what do you do?

Clean or tidy

What is your least favorite form of transportation?

I hate taking the bus.




Natasha Schmidt  Licensed Stylist & Redken Artist

**Currently on Maternity leave, returning fall 2017*

Coming from a big loving family Natasha values spending time with all of her guest, she is a great new stylist full of fresh creativity.  Natasha is a stylist you can send the whole family to, she loves kids design and making their service a special occastion. Starting her career in 2012 with barbering she specializes in, but is not limited to, men's design.  Natasha has become known in our salon for her excellent service and amazing shampoo techniques.  Natasha contunues to grow her career at The Headroom through education and would be honoured to create that next big look just for you. 


Desire Morin Advanced Stylist

As a second generation stylist, you could say that Desire was born for this! She has always had a passion for beauty, especially hair and makeup. Desire began her career in 2012 at Mar Don Academy and continued with her apprenticeship at The Headroom in 2013.  She has grown tremendously over the past year, and has had the opportunity to take part in some Redken education second to none, including a hands on workshop with the industry leader Sam Villa.  Desire excels in all areas of her craft, it is always a treat to have a service with her, especially because of her amazing scalp massages. 

More about Desire...

What 3 things would you take on a deserted island?

Brandon, my cat zeb and eyebrow pomade!  

You're a new addition to the crayon box. What color would you be and why?

Purple because polka dots isn't a color  

If you won the lottery, how would you spend the money? 

Buy a house, save half and travel the world.  

If you have 30 min of spare time, what do you do? 

Relax and pet my cats

Darla - The Headroom

Darla Daisy Salon Manager, Makeup Artist & Certified Skin Therapist

Darla came to The Headroom to be a part of something passionate, which is exactly what this industry and the professionals here at The Headroom are all about.

Having experience in customer service, Darla knew she could help enhance the experiences at The Headroom by taking part in the behind the scene technicalities. She is a vital part in keeping you, our guest, updated and connected through our online communications including Facebook, Instagram, our website and so much more. She is our in house guest representative and is here to take care of you, whether you need to simply reserve your next appointment, reload Headroom Cards, or plan your next big event.

Above all she is an extremely talented makeup artist. Her makeup applications will have you glowing for any occasion, or a tutorial to help you master any makeup trends such a that perfect brow or a sultry smokey eye. She has been currently expanding her knowledge and is a certified Dermalogica Skin Therapist and is available for custom Micro Zone Treatments or Skin Mapping Analysis to have your skin in a glowing condition before the makeup brush even touches it.

More about Darla…  

What 3 things would you take with you on a deserted island? 

Sunscreen, concealer and lipstick, cause you never know who may own the island. 

You’re a new addition to the crayon box. What color would you be and why?

Gold - cause I like to glow 

If you won the lottery, how would spend the money?

 I would start my own makeup line and travel the world to give free makeovers to less fortunate woman.

When you have 30 min of spare time, what do you do?

Practice my blending and contour skills! 



Elyse Calvert Senior Stylist & Redken Educator

Elyse relocated to Grande Prairie to futher her career opportunities, joining The Headroom after 7 years of styling in a reputable Nova Scotia salon.  A position attained after completing courses at Dalhousie Universty and graduating valedictorian at the Hair Design Centre.  Her passion was ignited in having the opportunity for ongoing education with some of the industries finest.  In that time she was privy to over 20 advanced programs, 8 Summit Salon group retreats, and was honoured to become a mens specialist and in salon educator after personal training with Enrico Compierco (Redken for Men Designer) and Glen Baker (Summit Salon Partner).

Elyse's time spent at The Headroom has and will continue to ignite her salon passion.  Her skills are proving to serve well in the Grande Prairie community as we witness beautiful designs, belayaged ombres and astonishing color corrections that continue to walk out of her chair.  Book with Elyse today and experience her talent first hand. 

Elyse has been invited to join our owner, Danielle Cherewyk, as a Redken Educator after a Redken Artist Connection in April 2016.

 More about Elyse...

What 3 things would you take with you on a deserted island? 

My cell phone, my cat, Raine and A flat iron.

You’re a new addition to the crayon box. What color would you be and why?

Black, because it's virtually what my entire wardrobe consists of!

What is your least favorite form of transportation?

A ferry. Even though I grew up on the East Coast, deep water still terrifies me 

What is the most played song on your playlist? 

Believe Me- Drake and Lil Wayne... and yes. I know every word! 


Emma Heese Apprentice Stylist

A natural talent with a authentic curiosity and commitment to advance education, Emma is a blessing to have at The Headroom.  Emma is a local treasure, born and raised in Grande Prairie.  She is from a generation that easily adopts and creates the industry trends and her work shines, in one glance at her portfolio this becomes obvious.  Emma is a growing master at Men's design and creative balayage placements.  She is dedicated toher craft and has created extended availability for her guest. Don't hesitate booking your next appointment with Emma right now as she fills up quickly.  


More about Emma... 

What celebrity do people mistake you for?

Taylor Swift

If you won the lottery, how would you spend the money?

buy a house somewhere tropical and drive a bugatti

What is your least favorite form of transportation?



Stacie Forsberg Advanced Stylist & Makeup Artist

Stacie knows life is about the experience, and she is sure to give you the ultimate experience anytime you visit her. This talented stylist was trained by Suki's in Vancouver, one of the most prestigious hair schools in all North America, where she stayed for 7 years on their Artistic Team and became a master in advanced color.  From there she continued to grow her skills and craft traveling the world, mainly throughout Asia.  In that time she was able to venture to Toronto where she added makeup to her skill set, training with MAC and being an ambassador for Jane Iredale. She also worked with Capelli Salon adding the art of dry cutting to her list of talents.

Stacie has a gypsy soul and you can't help but want to cozy in and share adventure stories together, her warm energy is a breath of fresh air and her talent and artistry is flowing.  She is happy to call The Headroom her new home and the beginning of her next adventure.  You can book with Stacie and you will see her availability is set to accommodate your schedule with multiple evenings, as well as Saturday's and Sunday's.  


 More about Stacie...

If you won the lottery, how would you spend the money?

Travel the world!

What is the most played song on your playlist?

Tompkins Square Park by Mumford & Son's! 



Rydell O'Day Apprentice Stylist

Rydell recently relocated back to Grande Prairie with her new husband, Colin.  She is a graduate of our local cosmotolgy school, One Academy, and she started the beginning of her apprenticeship in Southern Alberta.  This inspiring young girl is happy to be settling into a community close to her home town, Easglesham AB, with her husband.  Rydell is eager to see old friends in her chair as well as meet new faces in our amazing Peace Region. 

We know as soon as you experience your first visit with Rydell you will see she has a special gift in seeing the best in every individual and creating a look that exposes each of her guest inner beauty.  She also has a passion for adventure that is undoubtedly contagious.  She is an absolute pleasure, and a perfect addition to our Headroom family. 


More about Rydell...

What is the most played song on your playlist?

Penny & Sparrow, Tenboom (Feat. Stephanie Briggs)

If you won the lottery how would you spend the money?

Buy land in the mountains, build a bible school with my Husband, Colin and run it together. 

What is your least favorite form of transportation?

....Ummmm Taxi, so I NEVER take it!





Chantelle Haines Apprentice Stylist

Personality is the first word we would use to describe Chantelle.  A kind soul with a big personality right to Alberta from the East Coast.  Chantelle recently completed her hair styling industry training at Marvel College in Red Deer, a personal favourite school of ours as it hosted our owner, Danielle, for her training. 

Chantelle's talent comes almost effortlessly, though any person could tell a lack of effort is not in Chantelle's work ethic.  She prides herself in her craft and though she just finished her college program, she has joined our team and has taken advantage of all the advanced education we offer.  Recently completing an intro to Redken Color and and Advanced Balayage class.  As she quickly finishes up her apprenticeship hours we encourage any one of our guest who is ready for a impactful experience and a new look to schedule with this new talent. 



More about Chantelle....

You're a new addition to the crayon box, what color would you be and why?

Black! Because black looks good with everything and so do I!

What has been your biggest career win?

Creating the perfect blended balayage

What is the most played song on your playlist?

Despacito by Justin Beiber


Brittany Christensen Advanced Stylist

Brittany has recently relocated from the west coast and she is ready to make Grande Prairie BLONDE! Okay, maybe not the whole city blonde, but our point is that if you want blonde, Britt is your gal!  Her passion is in hair and has been since she was old enough to hold a brush.  She is a perfect fit to our Headroom family, her quality of work and long experience with Redken make her a welcomed addition.  Above all, this beautiful gal is super down to earth.  She truly cares that her guest have an ultimate experience and leave with a custom look that highlights their personality and natural beauty, whether they are blonde, or not. 


More about Britt...

What do you do when you have 30 minutes of free time?

Bubble baths and bath bombs are a must!

What is your biggest career win?

Moving from BC where I was working mostly by myself to joining an incredible team at The Headroom

What would you do if you won the lottery?

I would pay of my parents house, travel the world, do charity work AND I would 100% still do hair. 



Dawn Jempson Advanced Technician

Dawn has over 15 years experience and her passion still shines bright.  Her adaptation to trends is relevant with having her work featured in NailPro Magazine, three times in 2017.  She is an expert in designer nails and loves the full esthetics trade, also offering waxing, pedicures and skin care recommendations.  Dawn has a big heart and plays a mama bear role always talking care of our team (Whom she is an actual mama bear to daughter-in-law Chantelle Haines) and any salon guest who crosses her path.  She is a great listener and is someone who you can't help but feel at home with.  Above all, she has an abundance of creativity she wants to share with the world and YOU.  Book with her ASAP, you won't regret it!