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vibrant / vī-brənt : bright and striking | shining strongly | full of life, energy, and enthusiasm

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Exceptional people create an exceptional work environment.

curtis medernach
owner/stylist

Curtis started his professional journey in 1998, although he wouldn’t enter the salon world until 2005. During those formative years, he worked backstage and onset for theatre and film under the tutelage of some of Saskatchewan's finest artists. He was then able to give back to other new stylists, mentoring them as an instructor for a hair college for 7+ years. For 15 years, Curtis put down roots and grew alongside the team at Rumors Hair Studio until his employer, mentor, and friend, Jacqui handed him her legacy and he stepped into the role of salon owner.  

 

Curtis’ favourite services are hair cutting and permanent straightening services, but he certainly will never shy away from a challenging colour project! His vision is to create a space for people of all backgrounds are able to blossom and thrive; bringing their own inner beauty to the surface. 

carmen affleck
master stylist/makeup artist/salon manager

Carmen specializes in fashion-forward and classic cuts for both men and women, blonding services, and colour transformations.  Even with 22 years in the industry, Carmen still loves learning and continuing to build her education. Despite honing her skills abroad and receiving extensive training at the Toronto Schwarzkopf Academy, she still considers herself a work in progress.


When she's not working her magic in the hair studio, Carmen is spending her summers at the beach with her family. As a mom to 2 beautiful children, as well as a pet mom to her chihuahua,  Vinny, and her cat, Ivy, she is kept busy both at home and at work.  


Carmen strongly believes that hair is your best accessory and is looking forward to having you settle into her chair.

"Let the Beauty of what you love be what you do."  Rumi

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lee seal
stylist

For 20 years, Lee has been loving her career as a hairstylist. Lee was also a platform artist, educator and artistic team member for AG. She is fascinated by the blend of art and science in cosmetology, but her true joy comes from creating beauty and forming a personal connection with her clients.

 

Although Lee is no longer taking new clients, Rumors Hair Studio promotes an environment of growth and mentorship, and Lee generously shares her experience and talent with our up-and-coming stylists. 

kristen swedburg 
stylist

Kristen has been styling hair since 2010. Although she loves a number of aspects her career offers, she is most passionate about bringing a smile to her clients' faces. She loves working with each of them in order to achieve their ideal cut and/or color combination; ensuring that their vision is brought to life.


In her downtime Kristen loves spending time with her family and being outdoors. 

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dustin riley
barber

Dustin was searching for a fulfilling career that would offer him a creative outlet and he found what he was searching for when he discovered his passion for hair. He is customer service-oriented; focusing on understanding his clients' needs while also offering his own flair and vision. His goal is to always communicate and connect with each client to ensure they are confident in the style direction and leave excited with the end result. 

leanne dragan
stylist

Leanne is a sassy young stylist who has been immersed the industry for 8 years. She specializes in blondes, fashion colours, and lash extensions. Leanne believes that the key to a successful hair appointment is good communication, an open mind, and a great vibe!

 

When she’s not hustling at the salon she’s usually on the couch with her hubby and two wiener dogs. 

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hannah jamieson
stylist

Hannah is a master stylist/colourist and has enjoyed over 20 years behind the chair. Focusing on creating a luxurious salon experience for her guests, she imports confidence and skill to her trade while bringing an upbeat, colourful energy to the salon.

 

Hannah embarked on a new adventure, moving to Regina from Saskatoon in 2020 and settled in at Rumors Hair Studio. She knew instantly that it was a place for her to thrive; to get busy & create! With a passion for art, fashion, and nature, Hannah not only nurtures her clients' hair, she also spoils our array of plants!

mel ditson
stylist

"It doesn't matter if your life is perfect as long as your hair is." (Stacy Shapp Killian). At one time, that was a quote that Mel might have taken too literally, but now she considers them words to live by. Although relatively new to the industry, Mel has always had a passion for hair ever since she was a child, with a particular passion for fun colour. When she's not at the salon, she is curled up at home with her orange cat, listening to music.

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