Together We Talk: “Episode 02”

The conversation continues this week as we are joined by ten expert panelists to tackle the topic of mindfulness. You don’t want to miss out on this empowering talk!

Meet The Panelists


Lo Wheeler


Known for her beachy blonde color looks, Lo Wheeler is not only a colorist, but she’s a thought leader, educator, strategist, coach, salon owner and social-media queen. Head over to Lo’s Instagram to treat your eyes to a sea of stunning blondes and catch a glimpse of her gorgeous Wheeler Davis Salon in Orange County.

Jamie Sea


Hair colorist, Redken ambassador and owner of the beautiful Salt Hair Salon, Jamie Sea has earned her reputation as an incredible color educator, offering both online and in-person classes.

Josie Vilay


Josie is one of the most recognizable hairstylists on the global stage. She is known for her online transparency and her detail to color transformations. She has spent the last decade perfecting her craft and mastering color corrections. Josie has accumulated 8 prestige hairstylist awards during her career and educates independently and for Schwarzkopf Professionals on an international scale. 


Farhana Premji


She has been featured by several recognized publications such as Modern Salon, American Salon, and Farhana is the owner of The Beige Label Salon in Calgary and is one of the most sought after balayage artists and educators internationally.

Lexi Lomax


A salon owner of over 11 years, Lexi brings her experience of being an industry educator and business coach to the panel and highlights her level of understanding when it comes to business strategy – all while still working behind the chair and hosting her podcast The 10 Minute Beauty Business.

Jason Everett


Jason is one of the founders of the High Performance Salon Academy which specializes in taking salons that are already successful and cranking up their success to an 11! Their non-traditional and unconventional approach to learning uses the latest in technology and social media strategies to quickly train and equip the most attention-strained owners, leaders and service providers on how to rapidly implement what they learn.


Gina Bianca


You may recognize Gina from her weekly podcast The Gina Bianca Podcast. Gina has made a name for herself in the hair education business with international success as a global salon business expert for Joico. Considered a natural risk taker, the two-time salon owner and coach attributes her achievements to hard work and never giving up on her dreams. 

Sonia Yarkhani & Jody Kezar

@elevated_stylist | @sonia_hairstory |@glossy_hues

Sonia and Jody realized there was a lack of wellness and mindfulness in the hair industry and co-founded the Elevated Stylist Retreat. Co-owners of Evolve Salon in Toronto, ON, these young successful entrepreneurs live a life fuelled by their core values of balance, gratitude and mindfulness in and out of the salon. 

Celene Dupuis


Celene is a successful salon owner, blogger and educator whose endless work ethic has allowed her to flourish as an international Redken artist, and the Redken color ambassador for Canada. She is extremely passionate about education and mentoring those up and coming in the industry. She is a founding board member for the first ever Saskatchewan Fashion Association: an organization that provides opportunities for designers, stylists, makeup artists and photographers in the creative sector in Saskatchewan.