These People Are A-OK: Loyal Wooldridge

Loyal may be our second Salon owner to be interviewed for The Proof, but make no mistake, this doesn’t detract from his involvement in our local community. Between running his Salon and organizing several fundraiser events per year, Loyal keeps himself and his team busy by always challenging himself in new ways. Education, seminars, personal growth are all mantra’s Loyal practices on a daily basis. At 24, some may be intimidated by the things he’s accomplished, but Loyal’s always looking for that next step, a true “Where Do We Go From Here?” aficionado. When not at the chair working diligently in his Salon’s front end and not on the computer working on the details that keep the business running, Loyal loves to lay back with a local, organic Summerhill sparkling wine on a lazy Sunday with his fabulous roommate Brandie, and good friends by the poolside.

Why We Love It Here

1. My baby Elphie who not only rules the roost of Brandie’s and my condo, but is also named after my favourite musical character from Wicked! She’s a Cornish Rex with lots of attitude and really doesn’t let anyone tell her what to do—remind you of someone?
2. Traveling is something that keeps Brandie and I sane. So when K-Town starts to weigh on our nerves and we just can’t seem to handle life, we escape, become tacky tourists and experience the world. This was our latest trip to San Francisco in July.
3. I spend my Friday afternoons in the studio of Q103.1 FM with my good friend Troy Scott. We have lots of banter and discuss a lot of hair crisis’ in Kelowna. Always a blast, and hey, who doesn’t like to be on air?
4. Every morning, Starbucks in the routine that keeps me sane. My favourite Barista, Kim, is handing over my life force: 2 pump caramel, americano with an inch of cold soy mmmmmm…
5. My ever exciting breakfast at 7:00 AM while I return e-mails from the day and evening prior. The scene would not be complete without my MacBook. The salon keeps me on my toes for sure!
6. My latest project, that was really not hard on the eyes :P Loyal Hair Therapy hosted: LUXE – Summer Soiree a charity event for The Living Positive Resource Center. Not only did I orchestrate the evening, I also got to paint the beautiful underwear models for the fashion show. Palm Springs’ Kim Kuzma also performed and DJ Polychrome was the finale… great evening shared with even more amazing people!
7. My pride and joy: the interior of Loyal Hair Therapy, Kelowna’s only Kérastase consultant salon. This is the first location, with more positive energy and success in the works. I love my industry, my people and of course: making people look and feel fabulous.
8. Behind the scenes at LHT’s 2009 photo shoot, at Flightcraft‘s airplane hangar. Barry Lapointe was kind enough to allow us to use his private jet in this creative shoot. The girls were body painted, and rocked our avant garde styles.

Why They Love It Here

What neighborhood do you live in?
I live downtown with my wonderful best friend, Brandie. We love to be is such close proximity to Kelowna’s cultural district and our fav hangout: Waterfront Wines. Living in such a central locations makes our lives so much more simple, grocery store near by, and of course my laser hair removal clinic is even closer—OW!

What do you do and where?
I get to make people look and feel fabulous everyday! Not only am I a Hairstylist and Make Up Artist, but I also lead a team of dedicated stylists at my salon: Loyal Hair Therapy. I am passionate about sharing knowledge with my people, and finding ways to contribute to their success and professional aspirations. As I like to say: I do hair for fun, and help grow people for a living.

What are you working on?
That is top secret information! Haha, currently I am working diligently to launch my amazing new online domain—LoyalHairTherapy.ca—launching later this week. The new site will offer interactive features such as online booking, updated photo gallery and my very own blog. LHT2 is also in the works, stay glued to the new site for updates and information ;)

Where can we find your work?
LHT is located in North Glenmore at 112-1940 Kane Road in the complex with Tim Hortons, IGA and McDonalds. Or visit online at LoyalHairTherapy.ca


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