The Team

What goes down at The Junction?

You never know what you’re going to see when you come to The Junction, that’s what keeps it so exciting. Everything that we carry is #madeinyqr or very close by. We currently have everything from paintings, jewelry, music, books, pottery, products and the list goes on. We host events and pop-ups, we volunteer, and we have lots of fun.

As hairdressers, we are always practicing new techniques and ideas… so don’t be afraid if you see a random mannequin head (or 10) hanging out. We are a part of a program called green circle salons, which helps us be as kind to our planet as possible. We are able to recycle almost everything that we use…even your hair after we cut it.

The Junction rule of thumb is simply this: We support nice people, who happen to also be good at stuff… so when you are admiring your new piece of pottery just know, that there is a really great human behind it. (not literally of course, that’s creepy)

Meet The Junction Team

Kristina Blake
aka Hallwas

Kristina Blake

Kristina opened the doors to The Junction in Sept 2015. She has been hairdressing for 12 years and is passionate about education, teamwork, creativity and community.

“My clients, my team and the artists we work with fuel me. I’m so fortunate to be a part of a space that is surrounded by genuine thought and inspiration, a space where I can be myself and encourage others to do the same.”

Brittany Larson
aka Brid, Birdy, Brit

Brittany “Birdy” Larson

Brittany aka Brid, Birdy, Brit joined The Junction Crew in July of 2018. Brit is a talented hairstylist with 4 years experience, she’s hilarious, easy to talk to and loves to explore. Bird is constantly taking education and crushes a beautiful balayage and blow-outs.

“My favorite part about this industry are the people. The team I get to work with is so creative and fun. Our clients are soo awesome.. everyone has something cool to tell you and I love getting to know new people.”

Isabella Wishlow

Isabella Wishlow

Isabella is an ultra creative human who is unapologetic-ally herself. She has been slinging hair for over 4 years, she’s a dance master, and visual artist. If you love short, edgy cuts, hair tattoos or an all around creative explosion on your head, Isabella’s your hair human.
(p.s. she does beautiful natural hair too)

“I love the “there is no wrong answer” mentality of the industry. There is so much inspiration, creative freedom and learning in the hair world.. that’s why I have fallen in love with it. I’m proud to call myself a hairdresser.”

Josh Apperley
aka Lightning Hands

Josh “Lightning Hands” Apperley

Josh has been hanging with The Junction Crew since Aug 2016 and has been practicing for over 7 years. Not only will you receive an assessment and amazing treatment with Josh, you’ll also get to listen to sweet tunes along the way!


  • Lightning Hands
  • Upstairs Roommate
  • Resident Message Therapist (RMT)
  • Spmt. Musician.

Patrick Fernandez
aka Pat

Patrick “Pat” Fernandez

Patrick is a visual artist who has been practicing for almost 14 years. His works are whimsical and are pop surreal in nature. Personally, Patrick is passionate, humble, driven and inspiring as heck. This year, Pat has joined forces with The Junction crew to bring The Woods {art space} to life.

“I love to connect my works to the present situations, local issues, emotions and life events.”

“My favourite part of the Junction is the ambiance of HOME, when your an artist and your works are weird, something non-traditional, you can feel accepted and free. Its is something that all artist sought, that level of freedom to be weird yet people connect because they see beyond the passion.”

Cassie Deschene
aka Cass

Cassie “Cass” Deschene

Cass joined The Junction hair crew in July 2019. Here’s the story: Cassie was a hair styling student at The Style Academy when we first met, she came to The Junction to complete some “in-salon, work experience hours”… we liked her so much that we just couldn’t say good-bye… so we snagged this gem as soon as she graduated cosmetology school!

Cass is a very friendly human with a drive to crush all things hair. When she’s not behind the chair, or hosting The Junction party, you’ll likely find her long boarding around the city or planning her next trip.

Please join us in welcoming Cass to the team!


Join the movement!

Thank you for your interest in joining The Junction {creative studio} and The Woods {art space}. We currently offer a few different options for creative humans such as yourself. Please fill out the entire form with as much detail as you’d like to give, this will help us get to know you and your business. If your application is approved, we will set up a time to go over specific options, details and get the ball rolling.

Thank you for your interest! You rock our socks!!! We will review  all applications sent in, though please keep in mind that our space is limited. 

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