Victoria Hunter-Phillips
Years in the industry:
Stylist Level:
Advanced, Master Stylist.
I specialize in blonding, colour services, and transforming hair through the use of extensions.
Why Mooi?
As MOOI is a salon that focuses on an education-rich environment that allows each of us stylist to grow, become more successful, and reach our full potential. Being given the opportunity to learn more, I have become an improved, more skilled stylist. I have been so lucky to be a part of such an incredible team. I also love how sustainable we are! We carry clean and cruelty-free products and are a Green Circle Salon. I love being here and in this space that curates a vibe of "Laid Back Luxury"
Why did you choose this industry?
No two days are the same, I am always creating a new style or colour and I get to establish relationships with each of my guests.
Who / what is your professional Inspiration?
I love following many international stylists on social media. I have a hard time picking just one person because there are so many. I watch so many balayage, foiling, and hair-cutting videos. One of the stylists I follow is Dominick Serna @domdomhair on Instagram. He posts some amazing hair Videos & Tips I love following him and seeing all of his posts. Closer to home, I find my fellow stylists @MOOI HAIR are absolutely inspiring.
Favorite Go-To Product.
Pret-a-Powder by Bumble & Bumble! After struggling with limp fine hair, I have found this product to be my go-to for volume and longevity when styling not only my own hair but many of my guest's hair.
What are your major accomplishments in life / business?
From a young age, I found myself striving to be the best I can be. I believe my ability to push myself and reach my goals is my greatest accomplishment. I have done this by taking time to focus on my mental and physical health and continuing to grow in my industry, to become a successful stylist. I am very happy with the path that I am on and I continue to remain optimistic for the future. I was very proud of myself for obtaining my Red Seal and becoming an advanced stylist here at MOOI HAIR GROUP as well as buying my first investment property in 2022... I am also pretty proud of myself for facing my fears and swimming with roughly 8 nurse sharks on an adventure in Mexico & Scuba Diving in the Caribbean Ocean.
Training / Classes
I am a Red Seal Certified stylist after completing the VIU hairdressing program, starting in 2015. I am certified with EasiHair Pro tape-in and Philocaly weft extension methods. I have taken countless advanced blonding classes and colour classes. As well as precision, progressive, and creative cutting classes. I have participated in training in and outside of the salon setting. I pride myself on having put a lot of personal effort into honing in on my craft to provide my guests with the knowledge and skill to create the look they are wanting.
When you are not behind the chair you are likely...
I definitely consider myself to be an outdoor enthusiast. I love kayaking, hiking, and swimming in almost every body of water I stumble across (Even COLD PLUNGING in the winter!). I feel incredibly recharged after spending the day out in nature, so I make sure at least one of my days off is spent on an adventure. I am an active member of a local gun range, as I enjoy target shooting. I also love to get out on my motorcycle in the summer and go for a ride.
Something few people know about you...
I have a pretty extensive Crystal collection and have been collecting rocks, crystals, gems, and fossils for years ( it may even be bordering on hoarding~ but I don't like to admit that ). I go fossil collecting around the island as well as having been Opal digging in Vernon BC
Favourite Quote or Saying:
“The future is unwritten” – Joe Strummer
What does Beauty mean to you?
To me, beauty is a reflection of our inner and outer selves. It is unapologetically and passionately being our best self. Beauty is unconditionally loving yourself for who you are and all that you aspire to be.
Victoria Hunter-Phillips