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Paula Whitelocke - Curly Hair Designs

Paula Whitelocke

Master stylist

Starting off her career as a braid stylist, Paula began at the young age of 13 years old by doing hair for friends and family. She has since then indulged in many different avenues within the Beauty Industry. From Lead Hairstylist at the Safara Fashion Show to Educating the Apprentice Hairstylists at Algonquin College. She now sits as Co-Chair on the Advisory Committee to influence the quality of education for the future generations of stylists. Continued education is second nature as Paula attends a minimum of one hair show a year frequenting shows such as the Bronner Bros. Hair Convention in Atlanta, the International Beauty Show in New York, the Extensions Expo in New Jersey and the ABA in Toronto. As a Joico/Iso colour educator, advanced trainings are attended throughout the year. After 5 years of business, it is a pleasure to have a Team that is committed to the quest to share Joy through the Hairstyling Experience. We do this for the Curls of the World!

Jahrusha Coke-Talbot - Curly Hair Designs

Jahrusha Coke-Talbot

Salon Co-Ordinator

Hi Im Jahrusha! Born and raised in Ottawa, Ive been familiar with Paulas work for many years. The opportunity to work at Curly Hair Designs is like a dream come true. Ive always admired Paulas talent and her commitment to the community. Being able to be a part of a team thats so embracing, warm and friendly hardly makes my job seem like work! Although I have zero salon experience and can only do two hairstyles (one bun or two) its awesome to be in an environment that I can learn so much in. Im bringing public relations, promo and tons of customer service experience to the team. Its my mission to support and help make every single stylists job just a little easier and more enjoyable. Im excited to get to know all the clientele and see familiar faces coming through the salon. I love seeing girls and women smile after seeing the amazing results that the entire team is able to create and its so fun watching transformations happen right in front of me. Come by and say hi!

Sarah Mbabazi - Curly Hair Designs

Sarah Mbabazi

Senior Stylist

My name is Sarah! I have been with curly hair designs for the past 2 years growing my skills and getting lots of experience! I have had this passion for hair for as long as I can remember. My grandfather had a farm and I used to visit him when I was about 4 to braid the goat's hair! I took a bit of a detour before landing back to hair. I had a really bad experience with my own hair at another salon when I was 11 so I started doing my own hair. That experience really brought me back to my passion. Because of that experience, I am very empathetic to every single client that sits in my chair. I want them to have the type of experience I wish I had had when I was 11. I listen and hear every concern! I love this industry because it is always changing! You have to keep up with all the new trends and techniques and you have to constantly and consistently keep educating yourself! That's part of why I love working at Curly Hair Designs, Paula really invests in me through constant education! There are so many different avenues to choose from in this industry and I can't wait to explore them all as I move forward!

Ermie Wallace - Curly Hair Designs

Ermie Wallace

Intermediate Stylist

Hair became a part of my life during highschool. Majority of my friends knew how to braid, eventually experimented with my hair to teaching me how to do them myself. Hairstyling was an elective class that I took that made my passion flourish. We had the class that was transformed into a complete salon & books. I was hooked. Braids, colours, styles, cuts-you name it. I even borrowed mannequin heads from class to practice braids wherever & whenever I could. I used my own hair to experiment with different styles & colours. I continued on with taking the co-op program &This was when the idea of taking the apprenticeship route was introduced. After graduating highschool I made my way to find jobs in salons to earn the hours I needed & to gain hands on experience. Then graduating with honours from Algonquin college. I believe experience & passion work side by side. Experience builds & passion motivates. I've had the opportunity to work at different types of salon environments, different products & different hair types. I take pride in knowing that I've started my career from being an assistant to now an intermediate stylist here at CHD.

We are looking for stylists!

Are you interested in joining and contributing to an award winning salon?

If so, you must be:

Passionate about continued education
Passionate about Hair Care
Experienced or open to working with different types of curly textured hair
Able to execute cutting, styling, colouring, balayage/ombre techniques & up styles
Able to attend international hair shows

Although our niche is curly hair, we service all ranges of textures.

We are able to offer health benefits to assist in a long lasting career with us.

Please email or come visit us to find out more about your future with us. We look forward to seeing the growth that we are all capable of and happy to be a part of this beautifully hairy journey!


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