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Meet our Stylists.
Find a match made in heaven.

Our diverse team of professional stylists will help you achieve your best hair.

We categorize our stylists into three groups; Executive, Advanced and Graduate. Stylists achieve Executive status through education and experience in a variety of settings including community and fashion work, advanced education courses and teaching and mentoring stylists in the salon.

Advanced Stylists have completed advanced education and demonstrated commitment and passion to their craft while developing their client relationships and mentoring abilities.

Graduate Stylists are the foundation of our salon and we invest heavily in educating and coaching our Graduate stylists through an extensive 120+ hour program. Our Graduates are confident and demonstrate technical ability before they take appointments.

Our skilled support staff ensure salon operations run smoothly and while placing equal emphasis on providing an exceptional client experience.

Yasmin Morris

Yasmin Morris (She/Her)

Executive Stylist

About Yasmin
A seasoned vet with more than 20 years of experience, Yasmin specializes in all things colour, with a passion for creating healthy, glossy colours in all shades of the spectrum; from the blondest of blondes to vibrant reds, rich brunettes, soft pastels- and everything in between.

When she’s not executing beautiful colour, you’ll find her putting her style and texture skills to work, creating beautiful bridal hair, updos, extensions or perms.

Yasmin has extensive editorial experience; her work has been featured on tv, and in movies and magazines, including Salon Magazine, Niche Magazine, and on Chek Television.

More on Yasmin
+ Stylist since 1997
+ Credentials/Awards/Events Attended include:

+ American Board-Certified Hair Colourist
+ Gold Medalist for L’Oreal Colour Trophy (2000)
+ Gold Medalist for L’Oreal Colour Trophy (1999)

Quote Yasmin Lives By
“Invest in your hair, it’s the crown you never take off.” – unknown

Yasmin offers haircolour services exclusively.


Antonia Fantillo (She/Her)

Executive Stylist

About Antonia
With over 25 years of experience, Antonia is just as passionate about hair as when she first started. She’s been honing her craft at Fish since 2003 and has a great appreciation for the leadership and growth opportunities, including having owner, Donna as her lead. “She’s a cheerleader for education and pushes us to chase the change, keeping us updated on the next trend. She’s sent me around the world more times than I can count; I’ve enjoyed extensive training in New York and Europe, including styling for fashion week and learning more about colour surrounded by top-notch stylists from all around the world. I’m forever grateful for all the opportunities and education I’ve experienced.”

Antonia’s love language is curly hair. With plenty of curls herself, she has a special understanding of the struggles and nuances that come with curly hair types. She’s enthusiastic about educating people on how to take care of their curls and designing a custom look that works for them. Antonia’s goal is to have every guest in her chair feel good about themselves, leave more confident than when they came in, and have fun in the process.

More on Antonia
+ Stylist since 1996
+ Credentials/Awards/Events Attended include:

+ Bumble and Bumble University (New York, 2X annually)
+ Great Lengths Extension training

Quote Antonia Lives By
“Whatever you choose to do in life is fine as long as there is life-long learning.” – Antonia’s father

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James Jones

James Jones (He/Him)

Executive Stylist

About James
James has worked as a stylist at Fish, his one and only salon, since 2010.

He wanted to work at Fish so badly he started off applying as a receptionist while attending styling school. At the job interview owner Donna saw James’ passion for styling and sensed his talent and hired him to work the cutting floor as an assistant.

James hasn’t looked back, and today he is preparing to sit for certification by the American Board of Hair Colorists. For James it’s not just about the techniques and the tools, the real pleasure of his work at Fish comes from making his guests feel great.

James believes that looking good makes you feel good, and when you feel good you approach everything in life with more confidence, including the really important goals.

More on James
+ Stylist since 2010
+ Credentials/Awards/Events Attended include:

+ Assisted editorial hair stylist Jawara for Section 8 Show for NYFW runway show, and Vaquera Show (2017)
+ Assisted on set of for the video created to re-cap NYFW2017 (2017)
+ Assisted Howard Mclaren for the launch of R+Co Canada’s on-stage hair show (2016)
+ Goldwell Balayage Class (Santa Monica, 2016)
+ R+Co Mens Cutting Class with Thom Priano (Miami, 2015)
+ La Biosthetique’s Master Colour Class (2014)

Quote James Lives By
“People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will always remember how you made them feel.” – Maya Angelou

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Sandra Zipsin (She/Her)

Executive Stylist

About Sandra
Since she was a schoolchild in Switzerland, Sandra began enthusiastically volunteering to style friends and family just for the fun of it. After taking a co-op term at a salon at just 12 years old, Sandra really embraced her true love for hair.

When she reached ninth grade she switched from regular high school and started a four-year Swiss apprenticeship in styling hair – a learning experience that enabled her to master professional styling skills at a relatively young age.

Before moving to Canada, Sandra spent several years working as a stylist in Europe – where she also took additional training at world-leading institutes like L’Oréal and Pivot Point.

After a brief period working in Canada, Sandra relocated to Victoria (and to Fish) in 2014. Today, she specializes in mature hair types, natural-looking hair, highlights, brunettes, curly and fine hair, short cuts and barbering techniques.

More on Sandra
+ Stylist since 2000
+ Credentials/Awards/Events Attended include:

+ Goldwell Balayage Class (Santa Monica, 2016)
+ R+Co Mens Cutting Class with Thom Priano (Miami, 2015)
+ Tony & Guy Hair Dressing Academy Class (Germany, 2007)
+ Toni & Guy Hair Dressing Academy Barbering Class (London, 2004)
+ Pivot Point Training (Switzerland, 2003)
+ Geweblich – Industrielle Berufsschule Bern school + apprenticeship (Switzerland, 2000-2004)

Quote Sandra Lives By
“Enthusiasm is the mother of effort, and without it nothing great was ever achieved” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Sandra Zipsin
Angela DeZewart

Angela De Zwart (She/Her)

Executive Stylist

About Angela
A stylist for more than 15 years, Angela started her career at a high end salon where she quickly expanded her talents and skills; surrounding herself with stylists that had been in the industry for many years and absorbing all of the information that they had to offer before joining the diverse team of professionals at Fish.

An extremely skilled haircutter, evidenced by precision and detail,  Angela has a passion for graduated bobs and specializations with mature hair, thick hair and curly hair, as well as with natural-looking colours and highlights. Angela loves creating hair looks that can easily be recreated at home.

More on Angela
+ Stylist since 2004

Quote Angela Lives By
“I am all about the details, it’s the little things that make for a quality service.”

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Shannon Trowsdale (She/Her)

Executive Stylist

About Shannon
Shannon has worked at three salons during her 13-year career as a stylist – and two of those salons stints are at Fish. She spent her first five years at Fish, before working as a stylist in Bermuda for two years and subsequently returning to Fish.

Globetrotting is nothing new for Shannon, who was born in Great Britain, grew up in the Middle East and moved to Victoria in 2002. After completing her training as a hair stylist, she went back to England for post-graduate study at Vidal Sassoon before re-settling in Victoria and starting her initial gig at Fish.

Shannon loves the combination of travel and training and has been to Bumble & Bumble University in New York several times. She also went back to London for a second refresher course at Sassoon, and studied cutting in Los Angeles with Nick Arrojo – the stylist from the TV show “What Not To Wear.”

Shannon specializes in classic long and natural hair looks, mature hair and highlights and balayage, along with bridal hair including classic and elegant updos.

More on Shannon
+ Stylist since 2006

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Taylor Moore

Taylor Moore (She/Her)

Advanced Stylist

About Taylor
One of the reasons why Taylor was inspired to follow her dream as a stylist is because she struggled with her own hair for years. As such, she understands how important it is to have a stylist take the time to find the best hairstyle for their clients – she believes that listening to her clients is one of the best ways to help. From there she can create a style that is wearable and she is always happy to share styling tips and tricks with her clients.

You will find Taylor behind the chair, cutting and colouring hair. She has always been creative and enjoys expressing her creativity through hair. She continues to practice her craft on all of her friends and anyone that she can get her hands on.

Taylor specializes in beachy, sunkissed balayage, working with the natural texture of hair, working with and building on the inherent and natural tonality of her clients’ hair colour.

More on Taylor
+ Stylist since 2015
+ Credentials/Awards/Events Attended include:

+ Classic Curl Set with R + Co educator Dee Kane (2018)
+ Classic bob cutting class with Oribe educator Jami Symons (2018)

Quote Taylor Lives By
“Find what you love, and let it kill you.” – Charles Bukowski

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Wendy Barnes (She/Her)

Advanced Stylist

About Wendy
After three years of working at a salon in Saskatoon, Wendy decided to seek inspiration on the west coast. Upon her arrival to Victoria she very quickly found Fish Hair Salon and instantly knew that this was where she wanted to be.

You will find Wendy behind the chair most of the time, but every once and a while she will seize the opportunity to assist one of our top stylists – her drive and desire to advance her talent is what keeps her feeling energized. She loves the industry and the creativity that it allows and loves to share her knowledge about all things hair with her clients.

With a love for creating natural texture, waves and curls, Wendy specializes in perms and creating personalized hair cuts and fades, using both clipper and scissor techniques, along with updo’s.

More on Wendy
+ Stylist since 2013

Quote Wendy Lives By
“Whenever you are creating beauty around you, you are restoring your own soul.” – Alice Walker

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Wendy Barnes
Amy Phillips

Amy Phillips (She/Her)

Advanced Stylist

About Amy
Amy may be a newer stylist behind the chair, but she has immersed herself in the culture of hair since joining us at Fish Hair Salon in 2016.  Before committing to hair school, she worked as a personal assistant to James Jones, like a sponge, she absorbed everything that he taught her from cutting to colouring, perming and styling.  “I will forever be grateful to James for taking me under his wing.”

Amy is a dedicated, hard-working stylist who has what it takes to go far in this industry and it is inspiring to us to watch her build her natural talents and skillsets. Her down-to-earth, and relatable style of communicating always leaves her guests feeling comfortable and taken care of.  Her talents are diverse and unlimited from short cuts, men’s styling, to long layered cuts, curtain bangs, perms, and elegant updo’s.

Amy specializes in fine hair, curly hair, natural sun-kissed balayage, vivid/fashion colours, extensions (tape-in, bonded and fusion) and updo’s.

More on Amy
+ Stylist since 2019
+ Credentials/Awards/Events Attended include:

+ High Achievement Award from the Academy of Excellence (2019)
+ Babe Hair Extension Certification (2020)

Quote Amy Lives By
“My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humour and some style.” – Maya Angelou

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Sarah Glover (She/They)

Graduate Stylist

About Sarah
Sarah has been at Fish Hair salon since 2020. She loves connecting with clients.

Sarah believes in creating a compassionate and judgement-free space and working with her clients to create a custom look that suits them and their lifestyle. She loves creating unique cuts and colours that allow each individual to really shine.

Sarah specializes in fine hair, natural texture, low-maintenance wash-and wear styles, creative cuts and colours, blondes and balayage.

More on Sarah
+ Stylist since 2020
+ Credentials/Awards/Events Attended include:

+ R+Co “The Shift” cutting class (online)
+ Goldwell Color Foundations class (online)
+ Goldwell Elumen Foundations class (online)
+ Classes at Fish Hair Salon: balayage, razor cuts, precision cuts, textured cuts, curly hair cuts
+ R+co blowout styling class with celebrity stylist Garen, Miami (2023)
+ Goldwell/Kms on tour with Sonna Brado & Jacob Khan (2022, 2023)
+ Long layers/cutting composition and analysis with Rino Balzan (2022)

Quote Sarah Lives By
“If you trust in yourself, and believe in your dreams, and follow your star, you’ll still get beaten by people who spent their time working hard and learning and weren’t so lazy.” – Terry Pratchett

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Sarah Glover
Rachel Maloney

Rae Maloney (She/They)

Graduate Stylist

About Rae

With a love for cutting, Rae executes on trends such as the shag, mullets
and a focus on short hair. She is passionate about the weird and wonderful
and is always open to hearing your hair goals and collaborating on what
works best for your day-to-day life. Whether it be vivid fashion colours or
soft lived in hair, she welcomes you to her chair.

More on Rae
+ Stylist since 2022
+ Credentials/Awards/Events Attended include:

+ Goldwell KMS on Tour 2022
+ Curly haircut class with Goldwell Global educator Ethan King
+ Colour Foundation Mastery with Goldwell

Quote Rae Lives By
“Beauty is a cute side effect from self-care.” – Jonathan Van Ness

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Justin Hamilton (He/Him)

Graduate Stylist

About Justin
Born and raised in the city of Calgary, Justin has been dedicated to perfecting his craft since the very beginning. Following three years spent in Calgary working under and learning from some of the best stylists in the city, Justin decided to take his show on the road and landed in the beautiful city of Victoria. He has a passion for creating beautiful custom colours, and cuts for his clients.

A jack of all trades, Justin really does it all, blondes, vivid colours, short cuts, and everything in between. Justin loves making people feel empowered by their hair. He loves fashion, is an avid traveler, and thrives outdoors. He has a big heart and is not afraid of a conversation. He loves connecting with people in his chair, sharing stories, and getting to know his clients. Passionate about the industry, Justin is devoted to growth.

More on Justin
+ Stylist since 2021
+ Credentials/Awards/Events Attended include:

+ Short hair men’s cutting (2021) – Diva Salon & Spa
+ Long hair men’s cutting (2021) – Diva Salon & Spa
+ Balayage/Blonding Class (2022) – Diva Salon & Spa
Bob’s/Lob’s short hair women’s cutting (2022) – Diva Salon & Spa
+ Pixie’s short hair women’s cutting (2022) – Diva Salon & Spa
+ Advanced styling (2022) – Diva Salon & Spa
+ Wedding styling (2022) – Coy Hair
+ Shag/Butterfly cuts (2022) – Hammerheadz salon

Quote Justin Lives By
“It is not necessary for eagles to be crows.” – Sitting Bull (Tatanka Iyotake)

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Justin Hamilton
Matt Aitcheson

Matt Aitcheson (He/Him)

Graduate Stylist

About Matt
Having spent much of his career in retail, Matt decided to pursue his passion for hairdressing. He started by working part-time as a receptionist at Fish Salon while attending cosmetology school. Impressed by his dedication and skills, salon owner Donna offered him a stylist position upon his graduation.

Matt loves connecting with clients, creating a welcoming environment for self-expression through his diverse cutting and coloring techniques, honed through his experiences at Fish and ongoing training. He specializes in long, layered cuts, bringing out the best in every strand. Matt has a particular passion for alternative styles and fashions, which adds a unique touch to his work.

More on Matt
+ Stylist since 2024
+ During his time at cosmetology school, Matt was proactive in advancing his skills by practicing on mannequins after school and shadowing/assisting executive stylists at Fish Salon.

Quote Matt Lives By
“We’re all just walking each other home.” – Ram Dass

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Donna Dyer (She/Her)

Executive Stylist & Owner

About Donna
As founder and owner of Fish, Donna has more than 30 years of experience behind the chair. Like many of the other stylists she has gathered around her at Fish, Donna fell in love with hair styling at a very early age, although her passion for hair didn’t transform itself into a career plan until after Donna graduated.

After a number of brief stints at different salons, Donna took some time off, spending time in French Beach on Vancouver Island, during which point she envisioned Fish. In 1998 she opened a five seat salon in the current Broad Street location.

Fast forwarding to today, Donna still works with a handful of long-term clients, although she devotes most of her time, passion and energy to making Fish an excellent experience for her team and their guests.

More on Donna
+ Stylist since 1989

Quote Donna Lives By
“I have no special talent. I am only passionately curious.” – Albert Einstein

Donna is not taking on new clients. 

Donna Dyer

Support Staff

Reyna Goshinmon (She/Her)

Salon Coordinator

Danielle Baiton (She/Her)

Salon Coordinator

Ivy Ford (She/Her)

Salon Coordinator

Ana Bates (She/Her)

Salon Assistant

Ava Richards (She/Her)

Salon Assistant

Marlene Arica Gutierrez (She/Her)

Lead Salon Assistant

Matt Aitchison (He/Him)

Salon Assistant
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