Swish Salon has a brand NEW home! We are just one block east of our old location and part of the Avenue 34 group of stores. Our new address is 1932 34th Ave SW unit 2. Up the stairs, down the walk and to the PINK door on the left. Welcome to Swish
What is Swish?
A verb? – a hissing, rustling, sizzling sound – perhaps…
An adjective? – (British) – chic, elegant, fashionable – definitely!
For us – Swish is hair and Swish is home. Since 2014, SWISH has been our sizzling business in a chicly appointed and lovingly restored heritage home in Marda Loop.
As part of the
Avemue34 group of shops, SWISH Salon dedicates itself to superior customer service, sustainable environment and a deep connection to its neighbours and local shopkeepers. We’re proud of what we’ve created and want to share the SWISH state of mind with you. Come meet our team….
Putting the swish in SWISH Salon, it’s Mr. David Stewart. David started working in salons while he was in High School and a few decades later this career stylist still LOVES his work. In the 90s, David lived in San Paolo, Brazil and sharpened his scissors on high-fashion hairstyling for the covers of Brazilian Vogue, Cosmo and ELLE. Returning home to Calgary, David opened his first salon with colleagues in 1994, the very successful, Neo7. As a founder of SWISH in 2014, David earned his place in the forefront of the Calgary’s hairstyling industry as one of the city’s most sought-after stylists. David admits to indulging on art and shoes as his greatest extravagances, and you can see both proudly on display when you visit.
Tina looks at everything in life with passion and enthusiasm – whether it’s skiing down the slopes with 35cms of fresh powder, or styling the perfect up-do for her client’s special day. A professional stylist for nearly 25 years, Tina owned her own salon and worked for other top salons before bringing her skills to SWISH. For Tina, staying at the forefront of the industry means constantly educating herself, sharpening her techniques and product knowledge, and being au couranton the latest looks and trends. Tina places high value on listening to you, respecting your hair, and is looking forward to collaborating with you for unlimited creativity.
With nearly 30-years experience in the hair industry, Cheryl has mastered a wide range of techniques including long and short cutting, men’s cuts, but her greatest passion is for the art of colouring hair. Having worked for many years as a platform artist and educator with a major colour company you can be confident that Cheryl will deliver the upmost quality of creative hair colour. Cheryl believes in continued education and excellent customer service to provide the hair experience you’re looking for. If Cheryl is not at her station, she’ll be indulging her greatest joy and biggest extravagance—traveling.
No beauty school drop out here, Sarah had her eye on hairdressing as a teen but when her high school didn’t offer a course in Cosmetology, this industrious Calgarian studied mechanics. Upon graduation, Sarah trained at Delmar College and went on to do an advanced program at The Aveda Academy before becoming fully immersed as a professional stylist. Sarah’s big specialty is hair extensions, so she’s ready to help you get your own natural long-haired look. Sarah loves to meet clients in her chair at SWISH and promises to greet them all properly decked out with hergreatest extravagance—a twin set of powerful Dyson blow-dryers. Bring it on Sarah!
Our Sirak arrived in Calgary scissors in hand after styling in salons in Paris and running his own salon in Beirut. Sirak’s talent for hairdressing is truly visionary, and he loves the opportunity to be imaginative with his clients. He is adored by his clients for his dedication to his craft and an international approach to the diversity of hairdressing. Sirack has travelled a long way to get here but SWISH salon feels like home to him. If Sirak’s chair is empty when you visit, he’ll be off enjoying his greatest extravagance, a chic vacation in the sun!
Miranda says that when she said bye-byeto a boring 9-5 job and followed her passion to hairstyling, it was the best decision she ever made, and we’re thrilled to have this stylish David Bowie devotee join us at SWISH. Miranda’s specialty is the “classic bob”, but she’s also got a penchant for colour and men’s barbering. For Miranda, continued education is the foundation to staying on top as a great hairdresser, and she believes that from the top of her bangs to the tip of her greatest extravagance – her nails!
Joining us from sunny Saskatoon, Chandy is your first point of contact at SWISH. Chandy will schedule your appointment or service, answer questions about all our products, and generally make you feel welcome, relaxed and beautiful. Chandy says that she loves working for a company that has a sense of community and promises to make your visit to Marda Loop her top priority. Her happiest moment – drinking wine with her dogs. Chandy swears, “It’s not drinking alone, if the dogs are home”!
Your wedding day is one of the most important in your life, and here at Swish we want to make that the ultimate experience for you. As well as bridal hair services, we also offer hair services for your next special event.
We respectfully request 24 hours notice should you need to cancel or reschedule your appointment.
To our Current and Future Clients of the Salon,
We, at Swish Salon, write this notice with the utmost respect to parents and understand that this can be a sensitive issue. We will be implementing a policy regarding children and their presence in the salon. We feel as a company, children who visit the salon during their parents’ appointments or children who are unattended in the waiting area pose a safety issue. We work in an environment that has sharp scissors, razors, chemicals, and hot curling and flat irons. If something were to happen to your child, it would not only be devastating to you and your family, it would be equally as devastating to us as a company.
We encourage parents to visit the salon without their children unless the child has an appointment. During their appointment, children need to be able to sit still so that the stylist can perform a quality service.
Please understand that our concern is the safety of your child. We write this notice without the intent of offending, and hope that you will aid us in keeping our salon a safe environment. Please contact us if you have concerns or questions about our policy.
If you live in the area, we are a short walk away. We do have bike parking available at the rear of the salon.