Soho Culture

Edmonton Hair Stylists don’t just stroll into Soho with a pair of scissors and land behind a cutting chair. We don't just let anyone stand behind our chairs and we don't fill them indiscriminately. Rather, our master hair stylists are comprised of passionate, well educated and creative talents who share a belief that the Soho experience should be engaging, mind blowing and professional from beginning to end.

Our staff willingly subject themselves to our intensive audition process to earn the right to share this with you as a member of the Soho team. We truly believe that our clients are the most important part of Soho, and together we strive to ensure that our clients always leave our salon feeling like a million dollars.

Vidal Sassoon

The Captain Of Our Team: Vidal Sassoon
The Story Of Man Who Inspires Us Every Single Day

Carole Lemire

Carole Lemire

Owner & Stylist - $125 Women's Cut & $85 Men's Cut

Biography

Top Ten Alberta Hair Stylist of the Year and finalist in the prestigious National Wella Trend Vision competition, Carole started her career in the hair industry as a personal assistant to Eveline Charles and spent fifteen years working with Eveline which included five years as part of her hand selected salon creative team. 

Truly a master hair stylist and owner of Soho, she always embraces the Vidal Sassoon fierce precision methodology of cutting hair when approaching classic or modern cuts.  Carole has invested considerably in her education having taken numerous courses at the world renowned Sassoon Master Academy in London, England where she has perfected her remarkable vision, depth of knowledge and creativity when cutting and coloring hair the Sassoon way.  She has an astute awareness of fashion, trends and style, and is always more than happy to translate this to her clients through a charming, warm and personable air.

Education, fashion, travelling, style, art and music are what keeps Carole excited and focused in her career.  She is modern, independent and confident in her abilities and inspries to work with a team of stylists who share in her passion for the Sassoon way of cutting and colouring.

Click here to read more about Carole's training and to see some great pictures of Carole training with internationally known industry leaders.

Recent Training

  • Mazella & Palmer, Dynamics of Cutting, London, England
  • Salon Creative Cutting Sassoon - London, England
  • Oribe The Essentials, Foundations Class Miami
  • Ashlee Norman Advanced Hair Color & Balayage, Edmonton, Alberta
  • Wella Master Colour Expert Certificate, Edmonton, Alberta
  • Sassoon Bespoke Cutting Diploma, Los Angeles, California
  • Sassoon Salon Educator Level 1 (Specialist Course)
  • Sassoon Creative Cutting Diploma, London, England
  • Sassoon Creative Cut & Colour by Int'l Exec Director, Stephen Moody, Los Angeles, California
  • Sassoon Creative Bespoke Colour Diploma, London, England
  • Sassoon Masterclass by Int'l Creative Director, Mark Hayes, Toronto, Ontario
  • Sassoon ABC Cutting Diploma, Los Angeles, California
  • Sassoon ABC Colour Diploma, Los Angeles, California
  • Sassoon Mens Barbering Diploma, London, England
  • Sassoon ABC Mens Cutting Diploma, Los Angeles, California
  • Hair Painting Course at Whittermore House, NYC with Victoria Hunter, Larry Rasphanti
  • Rebecca Taylor Naturals To Vivids Hair Painting Certificate, Vivid Education, Las Vegas
  • Balayage, Color Melt & Ombre Techniques Certificate, Butterfly Loft Academy, Santa Monica, California
  • Mazella & Palmer, Certificte of Achievement, Collections Cutting & Colouring Course, London, England
  • Ashlee Norman Hair, Advanced Hair Colour & Balayage, Los Angeles, Calfornia (Private Class)
  • Dawn Bradley Hair, Hair Painting and Balayage, Calgary, Alberta
  • Lived-In Hair/Colour, Johnny Ramirez & Anh Co Tran, Toronto, Ontario (Los Angeles, CA)
  • Sassoon Trilogy Cutting Course, abc+contemporary and creative cutting, London England

Team Soho

Elyn

Elyn

Salon Coordinator

Elyn was born in B.C and has been living in Edmonton for the past 10 years. She has been working in the beauty industry for the past 5 years and has a loves makeup, beauty and fashion. Prior to Soho, Elyn worked at Sephora applying makeup, teaching techniques to clients to use at home and keeping up to all makeup trends.
 
She is business focused, has a passion for client service, loves keeping the salon organized, keeping clients inspired and making them feel welcomed. She is studying for her designation in Supply Chain Management helping with business management and marketing.
 
Elyn loves spending time on Whyte Ave and knows all of the hidden gems when it comes to restaurants, coffee shops and the best brunch joint there is. She also has a fondness for hot yoga, trail running, winter road trips to the mountains snowboarding.
 

Melissa

Melissa

Salon Coordinator

Melissa, currently apprecticing under Carole to be a hari stylist, is an Edmonton based Actress who recently fell in love with hairstyling while working as an assistant at Soho. 
 
She grew up living overseas with her family for 9 years in Scotland, England, China, and Dubai, and is now back home. Melissa went to MacEwan University and took the Theatre Arts Program and received her diploma. After graduation, she toured with Alberta Opera for 9 months in "The Steadfast Tin Solider", and then toured with Jubilations Dinner Theatre, for another 9 months, in their production of "Night at the Museum of Country Music".
 
Melissa's passion for theatre and music will always be a part of her, however she has decided to go back to school and attend the Est-Elle’s Hair Academy and endeavour on a new passion; hairstyling. Melissa will be attending Est-Elle Academy in July of 2018, and by April of 2019 she will be a hair stylist. She could not be more thrilled!
Jaylene

Jaylene

Stylist $85 Women's Cut & $70 Men's Cut

Jaylene graduated top of her class from Est-Elle Academy of Hair Design and chose Soho Master Hair Stylists to continue her education in the industry. She has been training with Carole for several months learning the Sassoon Way of cutting and colouring and she has proven to be a natural at creating classic wearable cuts and colours with a modern twist.

Jaylene not only loves the act of doing hair but also loves making her clients feel great about themselves and it shows everyday. She has been passionate about the hair industry since a young age and got involved doing hair and make up for Edmonton Fashion Week and Nait's Next Top Model. She also danced for 14 years and modeled for Phabrik magazine.

One of her new passions is traveling and seeing the world from New York, L.A, Hawaii, and just recently backpacked for 2 months through Western Europe. Fashion and style runs through her veins and she is excited to share her knowledge and creativity with you.

Training

Christine

Christine

Stylist - $95 Women's Cut & $75 Men's Cut

Born and raised in Edmonton, Christine moved to Vancouver after high school looking to seek a new adventure and found herself working in the film industry. After spending six exciting years working in film, she made the decision to pursue her true passion and began her career in the hair industry.

While attending the Eveline Charles Academy in Edmonton, Christine worked side by side Carole Lemire for a full year as an assistant. During this time she relished the opportunity to absorb Carole's passion for the Sassoon way of cutting and colouring hair and will continue her Sassoon education at Soho. Since then Christine has actively sought out opportunities to perfect her style by participating in events such as Canada fashion week, a Sassoon cut and colour competition and bridal fantasy. Christine has a passion for precise haircuts and making people look and feel beautiful.

Training

Ashley

Ashley

Stylist - $85 Women's Cut & $65 Men's Cut

Having travelled the world and spent time attending school in Switzerland, Ashley has a unique perspective on international trends and fashion.  After working as a professional paralegal, Ashley decided to leave her desk job behind to find a creative career.  A graduate of the advanced training program at Est-Elle Academy of Hair Design in Edmonton, Ashley was formally recognized at the top of her class at Est-Elle.  Ashley has worked diligently beside Carole Lemire to soak up and refine her precision cutting technique using textbook Sassoon styling methodology.

Ashley loves to introduce people to how great colour can be and loves to create Sassoon inspired looks that balance classic and edgy styling, emphasizing natural texture and easy to manage effortless style.

Training

Ainsley

Ainsley

Stylist - $85 WOMEN'S CUT & $75 MEN'S CUT

Ainsley was born and raised in Edmonton and decided Vancouver was where she needed to be; she attended hair school at John Casablanca's and started her career 10 years ago. Thirsty for more knowledge, Ainsley attended the dual-specialist cut/color program at Aveda Academy, has taken a Bumble and Bumble razor cutting and mens cutting training. Curious about the Sassoon methodology she attended a 3 day Men’s Cutting Course in San Fransisco, 3 day ABC Cutting Course in Seattle and a 5 day Creative Course. During her time as a stylist in Vancouver she took it upon herself to teach some of the younger apprentices the art of razor cutting and how to cut curly hair. 
 
Ainsley decided to move home to join the Soho team to continue her training in a Sassoon inspired salon, perfecting her cutting and coloring. She also wanted to learn the art of hair painting and balayage and build a strong clientele.  Carole and Ainsley have spent hundreds of hours one on one with cutting and coloring techniques and it has a strong understanding of both. 

Training

  • Mazella & Palmer, Dynamics of Cutting - London, England
  • ABC Men's Cutting, Sassoon - London, England
  • Ashlee Norman Adavnced Hair Color & Balayage, Edmonton, Alberta
  • Sassoon ABC Cutting Diploma, Los Angeles, California
  • Sassoon 3 Day Men's Barbering Diploma, San Francisco, California
  • Sassoon 2 Day ABC Cutting Class, Seattle, Washington
  • Aveda Men's, Cutting Curly+ Textured Hair, Colour+ Creative Colour
  • Bumble & Bumble Styling, Razor, Scissor & Style, Business Immersion
  • Sassoon Trilogy Cutting Course, abc+contemporary and creative cutting, London England
Diana

Diana

STYLIST - $70 WOMEN'S CUT & $65 MEN'S CUT

Diana moved to Edmonton from central Alberta originally to attend university. After completing one year at university she decided to pursue her creative passion and applied to Est-Elle Academy of Hair Design. While in school Diane had the opportunity to volunteer with NAIT's Top Model and Western Canada Fashion Week.

Upon her arrival to Soho, Diana trained alongside Carole for 6 months and also spent hundreds of hours learning and perfecting balayage, hair painting and many other modern colour techniques. Diana will be traveling to London, England in April 2017 to take the ABC Sassoon Cutting Course and is enrolled in numerous other cutting and coloring education events. Diana is incredibly smart, talented, sweet, mature and beautiful inside and out and has a strong passion for hair styling. 

Training

  • ABC Men's Cutting, Sassoon - London, England
  • Sassoon ABC Cutting Diploma, London, England
  • Ashlee Norman Advanced Hair Color & Balayage, Edmonton, Alberta
Melodie

Melodie

Stylist - $70 WOMEN'S CUT & $65 MEN'S CUT

Melodie has been in the hair industry for eight years and has been working at a salon since the age of fifteen. Her main reason for calling Soho home was so she could embrace the opportunity for more education. Since joining Soho, Melodie has spent hours with Carole reviewing the Sassoon methodology of precision hair cutting and coloring. They have poured hundreds of hours into learning and practicing the art of balayage and hairpainting and their combinations with other techniques. Melodie is smart, talented, dedicated, passionate, very charming and she and fits into the culture at Soho perfectly. She has taken numerous advanced color classes since staring at Soho and is planning a trip to Sassoon to continue her education. Melodie has studied under Angelo Simenari International Creative Director for Davines, travelled to New York to take classes at ION Studio, to Berlin and Miami to the Davines World Wide Hair Tour, participated at Western Canadian Fashion Week and has been published in Phabric magazine. 

Training

  • Sassoon ABC Cutting Diploma, London, England
  • Ashlee Norman Advanced Hair Color & Balayage, Edmonton, Alberta
Amanda

Amanda

STYLIST $60 WOMEN'S CUT & $55 MEN'S CUT

After graduating from high school in Edmonton, Amanda moved to Vancouver to train at a professional dance company. After working as a professional dancer in Vancouver, Amanda decided to chase after another passion and enrolled at Estelle’s Academy of Hair Design in Edmonton. During her time at school she had the opportunity to participate in Western Canada Fashion Week, NAIT’s Top Model program all the while working part time at Soho. After graduating from hair school Amanda took a month to travel across Europe before starting as a full-time stylist at Soho. 
 
Since starting at Soho, Amanda has spent 100’s of hours studying, training and working side by side Carole to learn the Sassoon way of precision cutting and coloring hair.
 
Amanda is looking forward to advancing her education and will be travelling to the Sassoon Academy in London in 2018 with the entire Soho team. Amanda has a natural ability to visual shapes and has an eye for detail that is usually only found in 10+ year experienced stylist. Amanda is a rising star and a natural fit at Soho.
 

Training

  • Sassoon ABC Cutting Diploma, London, England
Gabby

Gabby

Stylist - $70 WOMEN'S CUT & $60 MEN'S CUT

Gabby graduated hair school through the Harry Ainley Cosmetology program and finished her apprentice hours in a high-end salon in Edmonton. In those three years she attended numerous advanced color placement class with Davines where she was able to learn the latest color trends. She also attended a Men’s cutting class with Kevin Murphy and in 2017 traveled to Toronto and attended her first Sassoon Academy course. Gabby worked very hard to get licensed/ and to get her red seal Sept. 2017. Gabby took a private cutting class with Carole in 2018 and knew after that that she wanted to work at Soho as her passion for education matched the one we have here. Gabby and Carole have spent hundreds of hours learning and perfecting the Sassoon way of Cutting Hair as Gabby is a true perfectionist and wants to know everything about the intricacies of cutting hair.
 

Training

  • Sassoon ABC Cutting Diploma, London, England
Wanted: Super Stylists

Wanted: Super Stylists

Join the Soho Team

Those who succeed in life are predominantly the people who want it the most and are prepared to pay the price of hard work and make the sacrifices.  Are you one of them?

We are currently hiring 2 full-time super stylists that have the following qualities:  passion, highest number of clients, commitment, pride, high % of clients that repeat purchase, highest avg spend per client, fun, happy, creative, good communicator, high number of request clients and loves education.

Interested?  Send us a quick note, tell us about yourself and tell us how good you are at your job.  info@sohohair.ca

Kind words from our salon clients

I have been a client of Carole for over 10 years!!! She is the best and so are the Stylists at Soho! When you go for a Cut and Colour or whatever it may be, you go for the wonderful care and service. It's time well spent, it's a great experience, that you don't want to end! Great job girls!!!

Anne G.

FINALLY! A stylist I like - Kianna you are a styling rockstar! A haircut and colour that I love! Worth every single penny! My hair looks and feels fabulous!

Kim R.

Absolutely Amazing!! The best salon experience I've had in a long, long time. Jaylene did an exceptional job. I had hair halfway down my back and wanted it cut to above my shoulders. Not an easy task. She listened to what I wanted and created a cut that was everything I could have asked for and more. The best people and the best atmosphere I've ever experienced in a salon hands down. I cannot say enough good things about Jaylene and the Soho Salon!

Rebecca A.

Awesome salon. Excellent white glove service. They consult on your colour - to make sure it is perfect. My stylist took her time and did a beautiful job. I've never been happier after a colour. I would highly recommend Soho Master Hair Stylists!! These girls know how to cut and colour hair.

Lola M.

Thank you so much Carole for persuading me to drastically change my hair style. Your confidence and expertise totally transformed me into a new woman. I also appreciated the little touches that make such a difference such as a lovely scalp massage and a wonderful cup of coffe. It just made it a wonderful experience.

Darlane S

We'd love to hear about your experience at Soho! Email us at info@sohohair.ca