778.441.4744        3-1559 Estevan Road, Nanamo, BC        Mon - Sat: 9am - 4pm | Sun: Closed

Located in central Nanaimo, Banged Hair Salon is easily accessible from anywhere in the city. Upon arriving, guests will be greeted by our friendly staff and welcomed to enjoy bottomless tea or coffee and an assortment of treats and chocolates.
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Meet Tara!

Hey it’s me Tara, Salon owner and Stylist at Banged.
These girls here have my heart. I have been a stylist for over 20 years and I can wholeheartedly say, my absolute favorite part about this industry is the CONNECTION. Nothing inspires more than having someone in the salon feel completely free to be their entire self, (and have a few laughs doing so). In my years of doing this I have seen people laugh, cry, grow, change, grieve, leave and in general just live their lives and allow me along their journey. I am so honored to have had this experience with everyone who sits in my chair. My goal, as a salon leader, is to empower, educate and lift my stylists up to the top of their absolute maximum potential. Hopefully not just behind the chair but also in their personal lives as well. Growth is one of our founding values at Banged and we mean it in every sense of the word. I personally specialize in the art of customized hair color. Every single person in my chair has their own unique color formulated specifically to their hair needs. At home I am a mom of 4 and love lifting weights. I am always continuing my education, I believe in always learning and always growing. I look forward to getting to know you, whether you are in my chair or one of the other talented stylists in the salon.

Meet Diane!

Hi I’m Diane. I have been in the hair industry for over 9 years. I am incredibly passionate about education and have spent half of my career educating for L’Oreal Professional. I have always felt if I was teaching something I was being taught something else. I recently stepped away from educating outside of the salon, not only to focus on my clients but to also help educate within the salon and to mentor new stylists. I absolutely adore cutting bobs, all things blonde and the occasional funky color. When I’m not in the salon you will find me getting lost in the woods hiking, camping or kayaking. If I’m not outside I’m curled up with a good book and my fur baby Cloe. I am taking on a select few new color clients  and look forward to seeing you my chair sometime soon.

Meet Emily!

Hi I’m Emily I have been a hairstylist for over 20 years now and grew up around salons as a child.  I’ve always had a passion for anything that is related to the arts, which transitioned into hair and home design at an early age. Having been around the industry my entire life I soon discovered my focus was centered around hair health by using clean and gentle products that are both good for you and the planet. I thoroughly enjoy color correction and platinum blonding services as well as a large clientele of curly hair. I love creating entire looks for people. If you’re looking for a change and a new look, please come visit me for a complimentary consultation so I can help you achieve your dream hair.

Meet Ashely!

Hi I’m Ashley. I graduated from the Blanche Macdonald Makeup Artistrt diploma program in 2010 and the VIU Hairdressing program in 2018. Having been in the beauty industry for over 12 years, I’ve fallen in love with all things creative in this craft. Being a hairstylist for the last 4 years this has become not only career but passion. I love making my client hair dreams come to life. I am continually learning and educating myself to keep up with the latest techniques and trends. I would love to connect and help you achieve your dream hair.

Meet Larkin!

Hi everyone, I’m Larkin. I’m 20 years old and graduated from the hairdressing program at VIU in July of 2019. I enjoy all aspects of coloring hair but I especially enjoy blonding. I have just finished an extension program and thrilled to start transforming people’s hair and lives. Outside of work I enjoy walking my beagles Milo, going on adventures with friends and watching hockey games. I would love to have the opportunity to style your hair and get to know you. I’m accepting new clients and will soon be accepting new extension clients.