Meet Shay, a hair stylist with a heart as big as her talent! Coming from a small town, Shay brings warmth and authenticity to every client interaction she has at Frankie. Beyond her prowess in hairstyling, she's the in-salon chef, and she slays in the realm of home baking. Shay's expertise extends across various specialties, excelling in lived-in colors, curly hair cuts, extensions, men's cuts, and even embracing the classic good old perm from time to time. An all around true gem and sweetheart, Shay's passion and versatility shine through in every aspect at Frankie.
HOW DID YOU GET STARTED IN HAIR?
I started doing hair at a really young age, just on family members, and I realized I had a true love for it. There was a hair salon in my hometown, and I started working there when I was in Grade 10. I realized I truly love doing hair and being around people all day. Then I went to hair school, and from there, it led me to where I am today.
HOW DO YOU WANT CLIENTS TO FEEL AFTER A HAIR APPOINTMENT?
Top of the world, that moment when everything is styled and curled, and they are truly feeling themselves, like they have never felt better.
WHERE DO YOU DRAW YOUR STYLE INSPIRATIONS FROM?
Social media is huge because that's how our world is today. I feel that's where I get a lot of my inspiration, whether it's from classes or watching videos of how people do things.
HOW DO YOU LIKE TO SPEND YOUR FREE TIME?
Hanging out with my dog, my friends, my boyfriend, and my family because they don't live in Edmonton. I love going to the gym and enjoying social life.
WHAT’S YOUR SIGNATURE CUT OR STYLE?
I love lived-in blondes, things where people don't have to come back as frequently to get their hair done. Anything that's nice, bright, and natural, something they can go 4-6 months without having to get it done.
WHAT’S YOUR FAVOURITE PART ABOUT FRANKIE?
Moving away from my hometown and worrying about not finding that family salon feel again. Coming here, when I came to Edmonton, I didn't know anyone, so these were my true friends. Getting close with people, the family feel, where it doesn't feel like coming to work.
[Where are you from?] I grew up in a small town half an hour east of Camrose called Daysland. It has 800 people; it's so small. I worked there in high school, then I moved to Red Deer for hair school, moved back, and started my apprenticeship there. I worked there for 4 and a half years until I moved up last September. I've been at Frankie for a year and a half.