David and Shelley met in 1992 when he joined Anderson & Co Hair. Fifteen years later serendipity had them working together again and they rekindled their desire to build a special place. They purchased a 104 year old house; the new home for Swish, a salon dedicated to superior customer service, respect for the environment and a strong connection to their community. David and Shelley are excited for this opportunity to preserve a piece of Calgary’s history and make a difference in their community and industry. Swish is an environmentally aware salon that is dedicated to sustainability.
Shelley is a native Calgarian who has had a passion for the art of hairstyling from a young age. Though Calgary has always been close to her heart she moved to Vancouver and then to Edmonton to attend University and graduated with a Bachelor degree in Psychology and Fine Arts. Paper in hand she returned home, focused on her hairstyling career and opened her first salon in 1985 in the historic Penny Lane Mall and she has owned and operated two other successful salons since then. A long time resident of Marda Loop, Shelley has a strong connection with the community and is currently a member of the board for the Business Revitalization Zone. Shelley is very excited about the future of Swish in Marda Loop.
David is a career hairdresser who started in hair while still in high school. Working in two of Calgary’s high end salons, he embarked for Brazil in his late 20’s where he worked primarily in magazine and commercial work. Returning to Calgary with Brazilian Vogue and Cosmo and Elle covers under his belt, he opened his first salon, Neo7, in 1994. After closing Neo7 seven years later, he continued his career at various other salons. David has a love for his clients, which makes the salon experience the best it can be for his clients.
Having a passion for hair most of her life, Tina started as high school stylist of the year and went on to win many provincial hair competitions. She has been licensed for more than 20 years and in that time has owned her own salon, worked at other top salons and mastered a wide range of techniques including long hair, cutting, coloring and up-dos.
Tina believes in continual education and strives to stay at the forefront of her industry. With knowledge of new products and techniques she provides excellent service to her clients. Staying updated on all the latest trends, she can give you the look you want. She places high value on listening to her clients, understanding their needs, respecting their hair, and striving for unlimited creativity!
Tina is very excited to be a new member of the Swish team and welcomes all her many clients. In her spare time, she enjoys triathlon and spending time with her husband and three children skiing and travelling.
With over twenty years in the hair industry Cheryl has mastered a wide range of hair techniques including: long and short cutting, mens cuts, bridal and special occasion hair. Her real passion however lies with the art of colouring hair.
Having worked for many years as a platform artist with a major colour company you can be confident she will deliver the upmost quality of creative hair colour.
Cheryl believes in continued education and excellent customer service to provide the hair experience you desire.
A Calgary native, Sarah had an early calling to hair. After training at both Delmar and another year of advanced education at the Aveda academy she embarked on her hair career. Now, after over a decade in the industry Sarah excels at long hair, wedding styles, and brings a passion to mens barbering.
Sarah is Swish’s extension specialist, giving you a natural long haired look.
Constantly educating herself with classes and new techniques ensure that Sarah will be in the hair industry for many years to come.
A stylist for 20 years, Sirak moved to Calgary after working in Paris, and Beirut, where he owned and operated his own salon.
Sirak proves himself a visionary artist with clients and hairdressers alike. He is imaginative and enjoys working with clients to come up with styles individualized to their needs. His dedication to his craft and international approach to the diversity of hairdressing styles makes him a winner with his clients.
Sirak specializes in creative/corrective color, highlights, precision cutting, and impeccable attention to detail. A master of his craft, he keeps up with the latest techniques and hair trends as they appear on the fashion scene and improves his skills through local and international training with elite educators. Sirak constantly works on his own innovative techniques, pushing the boundaries of hair. He is trained under and has extensive product knowledge and experience with CHI, Goldwell, Wella, Schwarzkopf, and Redken. Sirak regularly styles hair for fashion shows and photo shoots and enjoys doing styles for weddings and other special occasions. Whether you want a contemporary classic cut or a funky avant-garde style, you are sure to be pleased with the experience you have with Sirak.
Renee Redl is a talented, experienced aesthetician. Originally from southern Alberta, she has made Calgary her home for the last four years.
Renee has always had a passion for the arts and creative expression. A qualified aesthetician for the past 3 years, she strived to expand and enhance her artistic abilities and skill set.
Staying on top of the latest trends and techniques, she offers a variety of services: manicures, pedicures, waxing, threading, tinting, eyelash extensions and more. Her specialities include brow artistry and nail art.
Renee looks forward to meeting existing and future Swish guests.
Lesley has over 15 years of experience in the skincare and beauty industry. Starting in makeup artistry, she continued her professional education, eventually specializing in laser hair removal, tatoo removal and photo rejuvenation. Vascular and chemical peels as well as microdermabrasion and skin care are other services that she offers. Thrilled to be part of the Swish team, she looks forward to meeting Swish clientele, customizing treatments and skincare regimes to suit every individual.
Orson Abbott is a Registered Massage Therapist.and has been providing services to Calgary and surrounding area since 2004.
He brings a knowledge of nutrition, physiology and fitness combined with a wide range of experience and a broad spectrum of clients. Everything from elite athletes , palliative (end of life) care , prenatal massage, elder care and everything in between.
“My goal is simple: Provide the most professional, courteous therapeutic massage service possible. Massage can add positive results in your health. With regular massage the difference is cumulative.”
Orson served for many years as Executive Director for one of the provincial massage associations and was an advocate for massage therapists. He spoke on their behalf as a member of the Transitional Steering Committee to Provincial and Municipal Government regarding Regulation of the industry, resigning in 2014 for more time with his wife and their three children.
Miranda’s passion for hair and fashion led her to the best decision of her life. Changing careers in 2014 and becoming a hairdresser. She loves cutting ( especially bobs) , colour and mens barbering. She believes continued education is the foundation of being a great hairdresser.
“I love being part of the Swish gang and look forward to many years to come.”
Max fell in love with the hair industry after first working as a salon receptionist which led to him graduating from Delmar Hairdressing College in 2016. The self professed ” cutting nerd” has embraced his career and gaining a reputation as an editorial hairstylist. He one day hopes to travel the world as a hair educator.
Our receptionists Heather and Tammy are an integral part of the Swish team. As front line staff members, they are happy to assist with your scheduling, product purchase, and answering any questions about the many services that Swish has to offer. They look forward to talking to you.
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.
Swish Salon is located in the trendy Marda Loop. We are one block south of 33rd Avenue, right behind Phil & Sebastians coffee shop. We are easily accessed from Crowchild Trail or 14th Street. There are two parking spots located behind the salon which are accessed from the alley off of 20th Street, and there is plenty of free parking in front of the salon. During the winter, there is paid, heated, underground parking which can be accessed from the alley. If you live in the area, we are a short walk away. We do have bike parking available at the rear of the salon.
Tuesday to Friday 9am – 7pm
Saturday 9am – 5pm
Sunday and Monday Closed