These stylists have mastered their craft with over 10 000 hours of experience and ex-tensive in-salon and Aveda education. They have successfully completed rigorous in-salon requirements to reach our top tier and can be found mentoring new stylists. As these stylists are in high demand, please do not be discouraged if you aren’t able to book immediately. We will be happy to add your name to our waiting list and pre-book any future appointments to avoid disappointment!
Owner & Director
With an instinctive ability to recognize talent, Brett has been able to build and surround himself with creative, inspired and confident teams throughout the years. Enormously proud of his organization’s ongoing accomplishments and determination, Brett attributes their consistent efforts and loyalty as a key element that fortifies his brand. As a stylist himself, he works alongside the team at both locations where he shares his knowledge gained from 28 years in the industry. Brett mentors emerging stylists yet still seizes opportunities to learn and be influenced by his senior staff, whom are considered some of Kingston’s finest talent. In an industry under constant evolution, staying current with all aspects of education has been paramount to success. Brett challenges himself to envision advancing techniques and trends while encouraging and creating opportunities for his team to do the same.
Brett invites you to visit him and the JBC family to experience what sets us apart from the rest. Call either location to set up a complementary 15-min consultation!
Salon Team Lead, Lead Educator, Creative Team, Mentor
Jill has been a stylist for nine years and has joined JB from Toronto, where she was an educator with the Aveda Institute. She creates feminine styles that feel natural and modern and accentuates her guest’s best features with highly developed technical skill in colour and cuts. She stays up to date in outside education and trends so she can bring her clients fresh, fun and fashion-forward ideas. She is experienced in formal and bridal styling and can offer beautiful makeup applications as well.
Jill is also the West End Salon Team Leader and Lead Educator and teaches New Talent classes, setting each new stylist up for success in their career. She finds her position as mentor to junior stylists extremely rewarding and looks forward to watching the team and salon grow.
Senior Stylist, Creative Team, Assistant Team Lead, Mentor
Sam can truly offer guests a well-rounded service from cut and colour to up-styling and makeup. She will help you achieve your ideal image for formal events and transition through seasons with fresh new styling and colour options. She is passionate about education and jumps at any opportunity to improve her already impressive skill set. Sam’s enthusiasm for her craft is infectious and she is one of JBCs most energetic event participants, from fashion shows to charity fundraisers. Sam has been an integral part of training our new assistants and works as a mentor for our New Talent stylists. This has helped ensure that our guests receive consistently amazing services from each stylist.
Lisa has been a stylist at the West End JB location for over 12 years. She customizes her designs based on her guest’s lifestyle and always ensures each guest can recreate the look between visits. She is a mentor to her co-workers and her infectious warmth helps her create lasting connections with her longtime guests. She is especially talented in working with curly hair and enjoys men’s cutting along with women’s colours.
Senior Stylist, Mentor
Liz has been styling hair for over ten years and is a long time member of the JB family. She was drawn to the salon with its forward-thinking education and creative programs. Liz enjoys big changes for guests, customizing each style and is unafraid of taking bold steps to re-create her guest’s image. The community and global charitable works James Brett takes part is something Liz takes pride in, and she loves using the Aveda product and full spectrum colour line which can be fully customizable for each guest’s needs and desires. She is grateful and excited for the continuing growth opportunities for her future with JB.
Senior Stylist, Mentor
Laura has many years experience within the beauty industry and has been with JB for seven years. She has an affinity with the salon’s approach to wellness and its connection between how we look, feel, and live in the world. Beyond advocating our eco initiatives she takes pride in her ability to create inspired looks and custom colors with a conscience. Her passion for learning has lead her to become a great mentor to junior staff as she guides them both in skill and professionalism. She has grown an impressive clientele and invites new clients to visit her.
Senior Stylist, Mentor
Jessie is a passionate senior stylist specializing in formal styling, bob cuts, and highlights. Jessie is fashion forward and makes guests feel young and stylish, creating easily styled looks and making small changes to keep them current. She loves her position at JB because it encourages her own personal mission of environmental responsibility through Aveda products and mindful waste disposal. The charitable causes JB donates to, including Earth Day and WaterCan, make her proud to be a part of an amazing team.
These stylists have put in from 6000 to 9000 hours and are close to the top. Their passion for the craft and energy towards growth is evident and they have made real connections with returning guests. They are driven by creativity and forward thinking, and will work with each guest to find the perfect look.
Charlene has been part of JB for ten years, and working as a hairstylist for eight. Over the years she has become a gifted stylist, excelling at highlights, lowlights, rich colours and beautiful cuts. Charlene’s guests appreciate her fun and nurturing personality, and as a result she has acquired a loyal following. She is grateful to have many regular guests, and always excited to meet new clients!
Krystal has grown from starting with JB as an apprentice to an intermediate stylist who is consistently cultivating her craft and eager to attend all available education. The fun, energetic atmosphere appeals to Krystal and she enjoys growing along with the team. Krystal is committed to Aveda’s wellness aspect and truly embraces the value added services like massages and aromaology complimentary with each service. She realizes the importance of hair in her guest’s confidence and daily life: “If you’re having a bad hair day, you’re just having a bad day!”
Salon Stylist, Creative Team
Kira is a salon stylist with JB and with a growing clientele . She is committed to going the extra mile to make sure guests are well cared for and happy with the results of their services. She loves offering formal styles, and creating cuts and colours that complement a guests lifestyle and taste. She always educates her guests on product and technique to ensure they are able to achieve the look at home. Kira’s talent and passion has secured her a place on the creative team for the second year in a row. She is always asking questions to maintain clear communication ensuring that she provides the best experience for each guests.
The young blades, these stylist have finished extensive training program within the salon and are flying solo. Creative but cautious, they are always absorbing information and technique from their in-salon mentors. They have between 4000 and 6000 hours invested into their careers by this level.
Over the past few years, Rebecca has grown into an excellent Junior stylist, taking advantage of the extensive education programs both in-salon and independently. She enjoys getting to know her clients, adapting her cutting and colouring style to best suit their needs. Rebecca’s ease and sweet nature has gained her a steadily growing clientele and she especially enjoys offering cuts and creative formal styles.
Betty comes to JBC from Toronto where she graduated with top honours in makeup artistry from Complexions International. She has always been attracted to the hair industry and JBC has inspired her to pursue her new craft at St. Lawrence College. Betty develops strong relationships with her guests by creating a relaxing environment, understanding what they want and providing great results. She commitments herself fully to each service, listening to her clients’ needs and offering the full Aveda experience right down to her amazing makeup finishing touches. Betty excels at colouring, from rich all over hues to natural highlights. She always takes advantage of Aveda’s customizable colour line to make sure her clients’ hair is as individual as they are. Be sure to ask her what lip shade goes with your fabulous new hair colour!
New Talent Stylists
Up and coming stylists either freshly graduated or in their apprenticeships, these stylists have finished their personal assistants position with senior stylists and work closely with a mentor. They are our lowest price-point and must have their mentor review their work to ensure JBC quality of technique and experience is maintained. Our New Talent stylists are full of enthusiasm and are well on their way to promising careers, please be patient with timing for these young stars.
New Talent Stylist
After graduating Algonquin College in the hair styling program, Heather joined James Brett to put her newly acquired skills into practice. Heather is eager to learn and is always looking to further her knowledge. She is drawn to the customizable colouring service Aveda offers and excels at great customer service giving all her guests a relaxing experience in their busy lives.
Lisa has been with James Brett for twelve of her 14 years in aesthetics. She credits her longstanding career with JB to her love for the profession, her guests, and her colleagues. She has always been passionate about the quality and integrity of Aveda products and was very grateful to find a salon using the line out of school. Lisa appreciates the commitment to social and environmental responsibility of both the salons and Aveda, as well as the extensive training she has received through both networks. Lisa has built a fiercely loyal clientele who are the first to attest to her passion for helping her guest’s look and feel their best.
Julie comes to the JB Spa Team from Kitchener bringing 14 years experience in the spa industry. With her extensive experience Julie takes pride in offering her clients amazing customer service and makes sure special attention to detail is given to every spa experience. Her charming and out going personality is allowing her to quickly build a loyal clientele. Julie specializes in facials, manicures, pedicures and waxing. With years of experience in laser technology she has taken on all JB’s laser clientele. We are extremely lucky and very excited to have her on our team! Please book your next spa appointment with Julie we guarantee you won’t be disappointed!
Catherine recently graduated from the aesthetic program in 2016. Her sweet quiet and easy going disposition gives all her clients the most relaxing service experience. She has a passion for all areas of aesthetics but her strong attention to detail gives her an added advantage to brow shaping as well as tinting and makeup applications. Catherine loves her new profession and welcomes you to book with her and enjoy a wonderful relaxing spa experience!
Makeup Artist, Creative Team
Betty comes to JB from Toronto where she graduated with top honours in makeup artistry from Complections International. Betty takes pride in her commitment to each service, ensuring her guests are educated in our products and happy with the results. She is fashion forward, staying current with trends in fashion and makeup. She has embraced the Aveda makeup collection as her new platform to enhance each guest’s natural beauty, and recognizes the importance of an environmentally conscious palette.
West End Salon Manager
Barb joined JB in July 2007 when our RioCan Centre location opened its doors for the first time. Coming from a sales and marketing background, Barb has been able to use her knowledge to develop business initiatives towards growing and maintaining the salon and spa environments. She prides herself on managing a creative team of Stylists and Spa Therapists that are passionate and caring about the clients they serve and that work cohesively together in an upbeat salon and spa.