Are you planning a wedding? Getting married this year? The team at JOY would love to cater to you and your wedding party/guests on your special day. We pride ourselves on going above and beyond to accomodate your wedding day needs- YES we will come in early! We will even have champers and OJ waiting for you to help calm those wedding day jitters!

Book a trial make up and hair session online here. If you need a time outside of our regular studio hours, please call us at 604-990-0123.

Our pro team will have you all leaving flawless! Lisa, our lead make up artist, was trained by the woman who made up Madonna on the set of Evita! Want lucious long or thicker locks? We specialize in damage free hair extensions. See below for some examples of our up-styles.

We are conveniently located below the Lonsdlae Quay Hotel and adjacent to the Pinnacle at the Pier Hotel, just a hop, skip and a jump from your hotel room and/or wedding venue!

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Have you heard of this latest fad that challenges the traditional hair washing regime? People are ditching their shampoo and washing only with a conditioner or cleansing cream. Many men are co-washing to avoid having to use a styling product (the hair becomes pliable due to the build up of oil secreted from the scalp). It is suggested that all conditioners can cleanse to a degree (contain a small amount of gentle cleansers) but before you try this I must warn that co-washing (conditioner-only washing) is only recommended for certain hair types and with salon professional conditioners and cleansing creams only. If you have fine and limp hair or an oily scalp, do not co-wash. The non-natural derived and non-breathable silicones used in drugstore products are not water soluble and will build up on your hair, leaving it flat and greasy looking. Co-washing is ideal for those of you with a coarse hair texture and curls. These hair types need moisture. I tried this myself for a couple of weeks and I am actually surprised at the results. My hair feels clean and in better condition. I have natural wave and my hair had been bleached, the ends were definitely in need of moisture. I used the new AG Cleansing Cream- a foam free hair wash. You won;t get a lather, but a lather is not necessary. That will probably be the strangest thing to get used to. This cleansing cream is ideal for super dry or brittle hair and is formulated with 95% naturally derived ingredients including AG’s exclusive Sea Complex which combines anti-aging seaberry oil with natural seaweed extracts in a nourishing and conditioning base to gently remove dirt and pollutants from the hair. If you are co-washing, you will only want to wash your hair 2-3 times a week, the reason being that you can over condition your hair. Too much protein can actually have adverse effects and make your hair feel mushy.

TRY IT!!! AG Cleansing Cream is ON SALE for 40% off in the salon (while supplies last)

Souce: La Biosthetique France

Is your hair thinning or feeling weak?

Hair loss Diagnosis:

Gradually begining hair loss

Hereditary hair loss

Patchy hair loss caused by various internalor external stress factors

Are-related weakening of hair growth


Reduced productivity and activity of the stem cells of the hair follicle

Hardening of the hair follicle due to excessive deposition of sugars

Genetic hypersensitivity of the receptors of the hair follicle to an androgenic testosterone derivative

Aging processes in the hair follicle

Symptoms of nutritional deficiencies, e.g. due to crash diets

Serious infectious diseases and side effects of certain medications (e.g. blood thinners)

Hormone dysfunctions, e.g. of the thyroid Changes in your hormone balance – in menopause or during and after pregnancy

Internal or external stress factors, e.g. burnout symptoms, operations or considerable mental stress

Weak Hair Diagnosis:

Thinning hair

Decelerated hair growth 

Loss of the quality of hair with increasing sensitivity and decreasing stability and body


Age-related decrease in cell activities of the hair follicle, particularly the productivity of the stem cells

A genetic tendency to hair loss Internal and external stress factors

Lack of energy supply

Hardening of the hair follicle due to deposition of sugars


Hair Loss + stem cells

A typical feature in weakening hair growth is a significant shortening of the anagen phase/extension of the telogen phase. At this stage, the matrix shrinks and the hair papilla ceases its activity for about three months in order to regenerate itself. If these regenerative processes are insufficient, the transition to the next active growth phase is sluggish and the percentage of hair roots that remain in the rest phase increases. This means that for every hair lost there is either no new hair or only a thinner and weaker hair that grows back. A significant cause of this is the reduction in productivity and activity of the stem cells along the hair canal. These are the parent cells for the reformation of the matrix and thus starters for active hair growth. In addition, there is a second phenomenon: the communication between the stem cells and the keratin-forming cells in the hair papilla is reduced. For this reason, too, the switch from rest phase to the phase of active growth is very slow and the newly formed hair is weaker.


Hair grows at an average rate of 1/2 inch per month. On average, we lose 80-100 hairs per day. If you wash or brush your hair less than once per day, it will apear as if you are losing more when you do brush or wash. Thining hair will be most noticeable at or around the hairline or crown. 

We have the therapy to combat hair loss. Please feel free toThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for an ingredient list or consultation. 

At JOY, we offer a variety of hair extension application systems: Weaves, Tape In and Micro Bead, all human REMY hair. Remy hair is hair that has been collected at the Indian Temples during celebrations such as a boy coming of age. The hair is treated and coloured during a very slow process that leaves the cuticle in tact. This hair can be washed, dried, flat ironed, curled and set just as your own, but all extension require the use of a sulphate free shampoo/conditioner and a special brush. 

The revolutionary Micro Bead Extension system was introduced over 10 years ago and hair extensions is now one of the largest growing industries in North America.

The micro bead is a silicone coated ring that matches your hair colour, blending with the root, or the colour of the extensions. The hair is 100% natural Remi human hair and double drawn which means that all the hair is the same length with the cuticle facing the same direction. This, of course, means that the hair is and looks smooth and natural.

So why micro beadss? Firstly micro beads are attached to the hair without using glue or a heat appliance which means no damage to your natural hair. Your hair will stay healthy and grow naturally with the extensions . If any beads are broken over the time you wear your extensions, the hair peices can be kept and replaced by your extension  technician very easily.The extensions will last for 6 months with only one push up maintenance service after 12  weeks of wear. The micro beads need pushing up to the root as they move with natural hair growth.

We are able to add length and volume as well as texture and highlight effects.  Your desired result will be discussed during your free consultation. This system is hugely successful in the UK and Europe because of it's kindness to the hair and will not damage or compromise your natural hair growth. Tape in  and keratin fusion extensions do damage the hair over time. Keratin fusion extensions can not be re-used. Micro bead extensions can be re-used and may last years with proper care.

This system is a damage free system that allows you to have beautiful voluminous hair within a few hours. 

For those of you who have less time for maintenance and would prefer a smaller dent in the wallet, we also offer weaves and tape in extensions. These can be done in under 2 hours and the hair is also re-usable. 



Before and After Tape In extensions


Book your free Tape In and Micro Bead extension consultation with Lisa online now

Book your free Weave extension consultation with Stephanie online now

The make up trends for this fall/ winter include big bold lips with natural eyes. Hot colours include reds, purples and deep blues. We've just received La Bioesthetique's beautiful collection of lip pencils, glosses and creams just in time for the holidays!

When choosing eye shadow/lip colours keep in mind the undertone of your skin, the colour of your eyes and the colour wheel. Complimentary colours lie opposite each other on the wheel- if you have green eyes, violet hues of shadow will make them POP.

color wheel



Use a black eye liner pencil to line the top lid and an eye shadow brush to blend the liner working towards the brow. Repeat this until desired darkness is achieved.


Using a white/light shimmery eye shadow, make a circle on the middle of your eye lid right above your iris. Keeping the middle of your eye lid at its lightest, use a darker shade of shadow on the corners of your eyes and blend it AROUND the lightest point of the eye.  Add a white eye liner on your bottom water line to make your eyes look bigger. Doing this will make your eye colour pop while making your eyes seem larger.


If you're looking for a way to stand out in the crowd at your holiday party this year, pick up some Ben Nye glitter glue and some craft glitter. Mix them together in a seperate container and using an eye shadow brush apply it to your eye lid.
Blend out the sparkles with a clean and dry eyeshadow brush.

We now do make up applications at JOY, book your special event pampering today!

By Destiny