Creatively Connected

Our team exudes passion and professionalism in everything we do. Our commitment to the latest trends and techniques has helped build Salon Pop into a space that houses some of the most creative and sought-after stylists in Winnipeg.

  • Mark
    Owner and Principal Stylist
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    Business owner, master stylist, mentor to many – this is what makes Salon Pop’s owner Mark Braun POP! Mark is a dedicated and excited stylist with over 20 years of experience. He started in the industry 30+ years ago and has been committed to being one of the best in the business ever since. His training started at the Vidal Sassoon Academy and since then, additional training has taken him to Dallas, New York, and London. His drive, talent and passion for beauty have led to numerous awards for his fashion and editorial work with hair, as well as to an envied collection of dedicated guests who have sat in his chair over the years. His attention to detail and his heartfelt caring for his guests is the reason that they are so loyal to him. On the flip-side, his easygoing demeanour and dedication to his team’s growth and success is the reason that his business continues to build.

    Mark loves this job because:

    I love to see people feel great about themselves when they leave the Salon. I also love to mentor our team members to help them grow – personally and professionally.

    My favourite POP artist:

    Lenny Kravitz

    My favourite place to POP into:

    Any sports store

    My guilty POP pleasure:

    It's got to be buttered popcorn!

  • Charlene
    Level 7 Stylist
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    Charlene has been styling and working with Aveda for almost 2 decades. Pairing enhanced texture into haircuts and gifting her guests with creative colour ideas is her true talent. Charlene believes in helping her guests achieve simple-to-manage, great looking hair. Photo shoots, fashion shows, and continued education keep Charlene evolving and inspired in her daily work with her guests. She brings a positive attitude and a whole new edge of creativity to the Salon POP team.

    Charlene loves this job because:

    I enjoy helping the people in my chair find their beauty – inside and out. In return, I get to become a better artist, professional, and person. What a fantastic life!

    My favourite POP artist:

    Richelle Bergen

    My favourite place to POP into:

    Any bookstore

    My guilty POP pleasure:

    A Buster bar

    What's POPin' on my playlist:

    Begonia

  • Mariana
    Level 7 Stylist
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    Mariana is a diverse hairstylist and makeup artist with 20 years of experience. Working with hair textures of all kinds, she has a special connection to natural curls and textured hair. Advanced cutting techniques are used to give you a unique and personalized style to suit your face shape, to enhance your features, and to compliment you dress attire…all with recommendations for easy home-care. The past decade has also had a focus on barbering (including beards), and skincare for all skin types.

    Mariana loves this job because:

    I love what I do because of the diversity within my clientele. Everyone is different, which allows me to be creative.

    My favourite POP artist:

    I am also a musician, so I don’t have one favourite. I do have artists that I admire and respect. I love music with soul, especially vocals – Aretha Franklin, Whitney Houston, Ray Charles, Stevie Wonder, Prince…many more.

    My favourite place to POP into:

    I love supporting local whenever possible, especially when it comes to clothing. I love how friendly local businesses are, such as the shops on Corydon, Osborne, and in the Exchange.

    What's POPin' on my playlist:

    Mariana Canadas – Love the Journey - Joe Silva remixes. Check it out!

  • Stacey
    Level 6 Stylist
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    Stacey has been in the beauty industry for about 20 years and she loves it! In fact, she LOVES that she gets to do what she loves! She enjoys pushing the envelope and giving people unique styles that suit them and their lifestyle. Her intention is to make sure that her guests can maintain their great hair once they leave Salon Pop and her philosophy is that if her work only looks good in her chair, as opposed to looking good every day after that…it’s not good enough!

    Stacey loves this job because:

    She considers herself very lucky to have the best job in the world, where all she has to do is make people beautiful!

    My favourite POP artist:

    I don’t like pop music – I like punk music and my fave is Rancid (or anything with Tim Armstrong)

    My favourite place to POP into:

    Likely a craft store or Home Depot

    My guilty POP pleasure:

    Some time on the yoga mat, at the gym, or at Pizzeria Gusto

  • Johanna
    Level 6 Stylist
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    Johanna has been a stylist on the Salon POP team since 2011. Prior to that, she received her training at the Aveda Institute in Calgary. She keeps her skillset current by participating in specialty training through Aveda as well as at places such as Nine Zero One Salon in Los Angeles and ARROJO Studio in New York. Johanna incorporates vision-crafting into every appointment, taking the client’s whole personality and look into consideration. Her guests love that she is honest with them and they love that she is meticulous, comedic, and caring. It’s these things that keeps them coming back again and again.

    Johanna loves this job because:

    The majority of her work involves blonde colour work, hair extensions, and working with long/thick hair - all of which she is passionate about doing.

    My favourite place to POP into:

    Coffee shops…I love trying new places, but Starbucks is a staple.

    My guilty POP pleasure:

    The Real Housewives franchise… and treats - ANY kind of baked goods!

  • Rita
    Level 6 Stylist
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    With over 25 years of experience, Rita has found that collaborating with her guests often provides the best outcome. Her professional, yet easygoing personality allows one to completely relax while in her care. Rita has trained with Vidal Sassoon Academy, Martin Parsons, and over 29 years with Aveda to become the stylist that she is today. Her dedication to the industry has meant that she has also spent her career sharing her knowledge with new talent stylists to further their education. Her creativity doesn’t end with hair…she is a passionate gardener and she loves to cook!

    Rita loves this job because:

    It fills her desire to be creative and it allows her the opportunity to create a “pause” in the lives of her busy clients.

    My favourite POP artist:

    Michael Jackson

    My favourite place to POP into:

    HomeSense

    My first choice POP in spot to relax:

    I head straight to my backyard to feel the warmth of the sun on my face and to admire my gardens!

  • Angelina
    Level 4 Stylist
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    Angelina joined our team in February 2013, following industry training at College Sturgeon Heights Collegiate. Angelina has taken many Aveda and non-Aveda classes to further her education while at Salon POP and she has gone as far away as Los Angeles to do so. She is well-known for her excellent work in terms of achieving the perfect blonde color and for creating “bliss” with the addition of hair extensions.

    Angelina loves this job because:

    She is the “Queen of Blonde and Balayage” and she enjoys educating her guests in regards to taking care of their hair extensions.

    My favourite POP artist:

    I appreciate all of the local Manitoba artists that create art and décor that forever reminds me of where I’m from.

    My favourite place to POP into:

    If I can’t be at the lake on the weekends, I love checking out Pineridge Hollow or Shelmerdines. And I love taking my Irish Setter Ernie out to explore the city’s parks and trails.

    My guilty POP pleasure:

    I love a $10 specialty coffee (with almond milk, in case you were wondering how I like it).

    What's POPin' on my playlist:

    a mix of music, depending on what I’m doing.

  • Leticia
    Level 3 Stylist
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    Currently on Maternity Leave Leticia has been in the industry since 2012. Technically precise with a clear creative vision, Leticia blends professionalism with an easy-going, client-friendly approach to hair. She loves that she can express herself as an artist, while giving her guests looks and styles that make them feel good about themselves. Her understanding of colour theory and the creative process makes her a great addition to the Salon Pop team!

    Leticia loves this job because:

    Not only do I get to work with my hands and create, I also get to create something that people wear as a direct reflection of themselves every day. And that’s pretty powerful! I feel honoured that I get to do that and make people feel good!

    My favourite place to POP into:

    The bush! Throw me into a canoe in the Whiteshell or any of Manitoba or Ontario’s beautiful lakes and leave me for a few days.

    My guilty POP pleasure:

    Teen drama shows such as Riverdale, Pretty Little Liars, Vampire Diaries - anything lame and dramatic (ha ha!)

    What's POPin' on my playlist:

    The most random assortment of things. Currently you’ll find Yiruma, Sabina Claudio, Otis Redding, The Eagles, Queen (and you can’t forget the Moana sound track).

  • Carrie
    Level 2 Stylist
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    Carrie trained with the Aveda Institute in Winnipeg, where she acquired technical skills, a technical approach to business, and social and environmental awareness. She continued to master her skillset at the Aveda Academy with advanced education in cutting and colour work. Carrie was honoured with the Academy Award of Distinction at the top of her class and she has been working at that level since she joined Salon POP in 2013. An Aveda-educated dual technician specializing in hair colour, Carrie adores styling in Salon POP’s modern and vibrant environment.

    Carrie loves this job because:

    She loves being a colour specialist, she loves knowing that she contributes to healthy hair, and she loves the opportunity to rock a short haircut!

    My favourite place to POP into:

    WINNERS (although… can you really call a 6-hour-stay “popping in”?!)

    My guilty POP pleasure:

    PIZZA – anytime, anyplace!!!!

  • Andrea
    New Talent Stylist
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    Andrea has always had a passion for being creative and for using her hands to produce works of art. As a teenager, that creativity and passion became focused on hair and as a result, High School graduation led to enrolment in the Aveda Institute. A hair star was born! Andrea is focused on service and her guests love her. She is attentive to their wants and she makes full effort to achieve 100% desired results.

    Andrea loves this job because:

    She enjoys being able to be creative with long hair and although she enjoys doing haircolours in general, she specifically loves to make “blonde dreams” come true.

    My favourite POP artist:

    R3HAB

    My favourite place to POP into:

    Polo Park Mall

    My guilty POP pleasure:

    Sushi!!!!!!!!

  • Julia
    New Talent Stylist
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    Julia graduated from the Aveda Institute in Winnipeg in June, 2017 and joined Salon POP as an apprentice in our ‘New Talent’ program. She is excited to be able to “lift people up” just like her first professional haircut did for her as a guest at Salon POP 9 years ago. Julia draws inspiration from pop culture icons of yesteryear and today, and she takes pride in her own individual style.

    Julia loves this job because:

    She lives for the excitement of doing vivid fashion colours and cutting short hair.

    My favourite POP artist:

    ABBA

    My favourite place to POP into:

    Into the Music

    My first choice POP in spot to relax:

    At home, doing sketches and oil painting.

  • Laureen
    Operations Manager / Guest Care
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    “We’re having a GREAT day here at Salon POP” is Laureen’s mantra and she takes great pleasure in ensuring that this is the case for our guests and for our team. A self-proclaimed “people pleaser”, Laureen is committed to making sure that each guest’s experience at Salon POP is an exceptional one and that the stylists’ day progresses without issue. Each day provides an opportunity to connect a new guest with the perfect stylist, to work some magic when some magic is needed, and to catch up with “friends” who walk through the door as guests.

    Laureen loves this job because:

    She gets to spend her days with a wonderful assortment of people – the Salon POP team and the guests who are the best that a Salon could ask for!

    My favourite place to POP into:

    Anywhere that family and friends gather.

    My guilty POP pleasure:

    Treats! Sweet or salty…it really doesn’t matter.

    What's POPin' on my playlist:

    Tim McGraw’s “Humble and Kind” (because every now and then you need to hear a reminder of who and what you should be).

  • Gillian
    Guest Care
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    Gillian’s personality is pleasant, helpful, and caring. She strives to make sure that every guest leaves the salon smiling! After spending her mornings at University, she looks forward to coming to Salon POP to present our guests with a warm welcome, a wonderful experience, and as much help as possible. Gillian loves the energy in the salon, the commitment to service excellence, and the ongoing relationships that are built between guests and team members.

    Gillian loves this job because:

    She is lucky to be able to interact daily with amazing people
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    My favourite place to POP into:

    The cabin (AKA my favourite place in the world!)

    My guilty POP pleasure:

    the perfect sangria!

    What's POPin' on my playlist:

    LANY, Mac Miller, Childish Gambino