Swish Salon has a brand NEW home as one of the businesses located within the Avenue 34 group of retailers. We are just one block east of our old location , the little PINK house. Our new address is 1930 34th Ave SW unit 2. Up the stairs, down the walk between the houses 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.
Miranda says that when she said bye-bye to 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!
Grandfather to 9 fur children and father to 3 human ones. Michael has been in the hairdressing industry when after enrolling in barber school he was convinced that his talents would be better served as a hairdresser! A colour and perm ( yes, they are still done ) specialist. Micheal spent many years at one of the largest salons in Calgary and is happy to call Swish his home now.He believes that you can never stop learning and growing. A ballet and jazz dance aficionado one of his great indulgences is jumping on his bike and riding to Lee Valley to check out the latest carpentry tools
Globe trotting Malina loves to encourage and educate her clients to go for their hair dreams and goals! Whether that be blonde, dark, short or long she’s up for the challenge. After more than 12 years at one of Calgary’s most high end salons, a life change beckoned and she decided to indulge her outdoor passions with a move to Australia. Returning to Canada, Malina realized a long held dream of owning her own food truck, Rolls Rice! Now she is back to her first passion “The Hair Whisper”
Luckily for Swish that Cindy chose hair school over art school. Clearly it was a good choice as she celebrates over 30 years of working at some of the tops salons in both Calgary and Edmonton where she has been stylist, mentor and lead of education. Cindy is privileged to offer hair systems to woman who have female pattern hair loss. This she is able to provide in a private secluded area within the salon
In downtime this married Mom to one great kid and personal servant to a Bossy Boxer makes jewelery, reads and indulges her passion for cooking. Ask her what her favourite recipe is this week!
Saskatchewan transplant Kelly says that if she wasn’t a hairdresser she would be an Event Planner. That attention to detail is more than evident in lucky for us her 20 year career in hairdressing. Complimenting her client features with cuts and colours that are not only beautiful but easy to maintain is a trademark of Kelly’s style. That and her great big laugh! Her off time pursuits of travelling, shopping , forest bathing and reading are all best started with a cup of good Strong coffee.
Swish’s junior stylist, MC hair college class valedictorian is a small town girl proving herself to be “big city”and up and coming member of the Swish team. Her sunny disposition and uncanny ability to remember “everything” makes her one to be admired. Tonjia has a passion for learning with her interests ranging from dreadlocks to hair colour. In Tonjia’s world OCD is a gift, just ask about “the towels’? Her greatest extravagance and well as her signature is her NAILS!!
Cutting her dolls hair as a kid was surely a sign that Ashley wanted to be in the hair industry. Ashely is our devoted and motivated Cosmetology student in high school and is working through her apprenticeship with the team at Swish. Her enthusiasm for hairdressing brightens our little salon as does her cheerful personality
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.