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Meet the Team at Best Little Hair House in Downtown Penticton

Your hair is a reflection of your personality, and being creative with your hair is a wonderful way to express your inner self. At Best Little Hair House we’re passionate about doing what we do so that you can feel confident about yourself from the inside-out. And also because we love to play!


Sally established Best Little Hair House nearly 40 years ago with a commitment to provide a valued service to the local community while growing her business.

Several decades and a huge following of loyal clients later, we’re still going strong.


Our team of expert stylists specialize in more than haircuts; they’re on top of all the latest techniques in blow-outs, hair color formulating, specialized color placement, extensions, and much more. All staff is Goldwell Academy Certified.

INSPIRATION TEAM

Education. It's all about our team! Inspired and motivated.


Hairdressing is a Passion

Strong shapes meet organic fluidity. Shiny materials meet matte and frizzy textures. Deep neutral backgrounds meet disruptive vibrant accents. Disrupt the shape. Disrupt the color. Disrupt the texture. Dare to engage with an inspiring hair fashion collection that breaks with the conventional.

Sally Attwell

Certified Stylist/Owner

With over 40 years in the hair industry, Sally has always wanted to be a hairstylist and aspired to one day open her own salon. In 1970, at the age of 14, Sally was enrolled in cosmetology school in Vancouver. Sally has always had an addiction to hair, and she started competing in the Downtown Vancouver Hair Association Competitions in her early years, placing 1st and 2nd in cutting competitions multiple times—as well as taking home 2nd in the Fantasy Competition and landing a photo shoot in Modern Magazine with her winning model.


Starting her career in Vancouver, Sally was lucky enough to work under her mentor Emilio Padula. In 1972, Sally was talked into moving to Penticton to work in a salon one of her previous bosses had just purchased, The Vogue Salon. From there, she joined the team at Glemby International Salon, located inside the Bay, as a stylist and then became salon manager.


In 1978, Sally's dream to open her very own hair salon came true. The Best Little hair House has always been a trendy salon, filled with talent and passion from day one.


At home, Sally continues to always have a creative touch—her love for gardening has won many awards and has been featured in numerous garden tours. Her gardens that she designed and landscaped have been featured in the Gardens West Magazine and on calendars and Regal cards. Her artsy and creative side also extends to home decorating and renovating. Over the years, collecting antiques has been one of Sally’s most loved hobbies and she has an eye for beautiful things.


Sally has 2 daughters with a 13 year age gap in between them. As a single parent, her passion for the industry was passed down to both of her daughters. Sabrina, her youngest, works alongside Sally at the Hair House. Her oldest, Natalie, opened her own salon with the unforgettable name Best Little Hair House, only her salon can be found in Tofino, BC.


Certification & Advanced Educational Courses:


• Vidal Sassoon Vancouver - Certified cutting technique 1971 - 1972

• Glemby International - With artist Dustin Yorken

• Toni & Guy cutting: Westside and Classics

• Cutting - With master artist Emilio Padula

• Fantasy creative: updos

   - Awarded in the ABA Vancouver competition 1976, 1978 – 1st and 2nd place

• Short styling cut

   - Awarded in the ABA Vancouver competition 1972, 1975 – 2nd place and 1976 – 1st

     place

• Wella color: Vancouver color evening clinics

• Goldwell education

• Paul Mitchell cutting madness - With Niki England

• Scruple's class: art in hair tattoos

• Redken color education DT classes in Vancouver

• Education in Salon Philosophy of Hair at the Vancouver Hotel - With Dr. Lew Losoncy

• Salon management - With Sam Brocato

• Beautiful Business - With Sam Brocato

• Specialized training with wig and hair enhancements: fitting application, cutting,

   styling, care and maintenance

• Goldwell ELUMEN: Certified and educated in various classes, including techniques,

   proper procedure and application

• Body Piercing Certified: 25 year experience, Health Board Inspected

• Certified ear piercing with Studex sterilized ear rings included

Sabrina Attwell

Certified Stylist/Owner

Sabrina is what we call a salon baby! Growing up in a salon as a child she knew she wanted to be a hairdresser. Born in Penticton and graduated from Pen Hi, Sabrina then entered her career in the Hair industry, in her first months of school Sabrina was the winner of the updo composition. It was obvious she was in the right profession! Sabrina then graduated from cosmetology school at the top of the class.


A trained colorist with Goldwell, Sabrina's passion is in custom coloring: ombre, balayage, foils, color placement, color corrections and grey coverage. She has attended advanced upgrading at Goldwell/Walla.


Certification & Advanced Educational Courses:


• IQ cutting method at Vancouver Academy

   - With artists Sylvia Bellevose and Emirson Bekirovski

• Innovative cutting skills class: weight removal for lighter, looser, flowing, disconnection, texturized and over-direct using scissors/razors to carve out slivers of hair for an overall effect - With educator Jan Caravan with JPM Systems

• Updo class, all occasion styling: long hair, updos, curls and braiding - With Academy

   educator Lauri Tosh

• Completion of The Art of Barbering course Modern Barber and Fad Master Program

   - With artist Kat Marcus—Sabrina also does a perfect fade!

• Advanced coloring education/techniques: Vancouver Academy

   - With educator Amber Russel

• Wella Professionals in Setting Tomorrow’s Trends Today class education

• Wella International: knowledge/extraordinary coloring techniques

   - With Wella artist Nick Conn

• Wella course for free lights, balayage and hair painting: The Art of Balance hair

   techniques - With artist Janice Bekkering

• Fashion Colors, Paint Box, ELLUMEN: certified and educated in various classes including techniques, proper procedure and application

• JOICO color VKC color corrective and advanced formulation - Certified by Mike Miller

• Braiding styling class - With artist Danielle Dickey

• Specialized training with wig and hair enhancements: fitting application, cutting styling, care and maintenance

• Certification - Keratin Complex Training: covers product use including Advance Glycolic Smoothing System

• Certified Technician: Norvell application airbrush tanning

• Certified ear piercing with Studex serialized ear rings included in service


Sabrina's high standard of professionalism and passion for the hair industry shows. A perfectionist for precision work, Sabrina has a striking balance between edgy and commercial looks. Sabrina will personally give you the care and education you deserve, including proper product usage and hair maintenance tips for home.


Last, but not least, she is committed to continuing her education, so she can be the best she can be, as she knows this is important to you. As soon as you sit in her chair you will notice she is very genuine and has a sweet personality.


In Sabrina's spare time, she loves to belly dance, do Pilates and do hiking activities, and on nice days she likes to walk or bike to work. Sabrina also loves her Jeep!

Amanda Goar

Certified Stylist/Extension Specialist

Amanda is acclaimed for her technical balance and wildly creative insight. Amanda has an interesting and unique personality! Her clients enjoy her as she is an entertaining conversationalist with loads of knowledge, and she is well-educated in the hair industry.


Amanda is the Hair House extensions specialist. During your consultation, Amanda will educate you on your best options in length, volume, color, hair quality and type of extensions that are right for your hair. The end result will be amazing, and you'll achieve the look you desire.


Certification & Advanced Educational Courses:

  • 10 years in the industry
  • Hair extensions 101! – Amanda is our Hair House extension specialist
  • Completion of Goldwell advanced upgrading techniques education and classes - With Academy educator Lauri Tosh
  • Wella Professionals in Setting Tomorrow’s Trends Today class education
  • Wella International Advanced Color classes: knowledge and extraordinary coloring techniques - With artist Nick Conn
  • Innovative cutting skills class: weight removal for lighter, looser, flowing, disconnection, texturized and over-direct using scissors or a razor to carve out slivers of hair for an overall effect - With educator Jan Caravan with JPM Systems
  • Fashion Colors, Paint Box, ELLUMEN: certified and educated in various classes including techniques and proper procedure and application
  • Completion of The Art of Barbering: a class with the Modern Barber and Fad Master Program - With artist Sylvain Bellerose
  • Updo class, all occasion styling: long hair, updos, curls and braiding - With Academy educator Lauri Tosh
  • Specialized training with wig and hair enhancements: fitting application, styling, care and maintenance
  • Certification - Keratin Complex Training: covers product use including Advanced Glycolic Smoothing System
  • Excellent skills in waxing and brow/lash tinting
  • Certified Technician: Norvell application airbrush tanning
  • Certified ear piercing with Studex serialized ear rings included in service

With such a creative personality, Amanda comes up with very edgy cuts and dramatic colors, but can also add subtle color to emphasize a haircut. Simply put, clients who are after the Wow effect can count on Amanda adding her artistic skill to their 'do.


With her advanced men's barbering skills, Amanda can recreate all the looks from the world-renowned "Scumbag Barbers”, including their Razor Faded Pompadour, Psycho Quiff and Executive Contour, as well as a hard part, business look, or the rock n’ roll style of your favourite idol.


Thanks to numerous product education classes, Amanda is armed with the knowledge to provide helpful solutions and can recommend what is best for any hair or scalp issue. A great conversationalist, when you sit in Amanda's chair you will you will be entertained with all her hair advice, tricks and remedies.


Compassionate by nature, Amanda loves animals and walking and caring for her dog. Amanda did a stint at university, but ultimately ended up following her passion to work in the creative world....And yes, she loves wine—she might even be a connoisseur, and particular enjoys the Valley wine industry. Amanda also LOVES pizza!

Brandee Diplock

Certified Stylist/ Makeup Artist

When you come to Hair House looking for an edgy new look, Brandee is the stylist for you. Whether you’re looking to go bold with your hair style or you’re seeking a semi-brave new look, get it done with our funky wild fashion colors! With her go big or go home approach, Brandee is the talented stylist who can exercise this art.


Bring your ideas to Brandee, or put your head in Brandee’s hands to create something out-of-the-box and design a “masterpiece” for you.


Brandee is always willing to try something new and cutting edge when it comes to cuts and fashion colors. Her makeup skills include both day and nighttime looks, as well as wedding and special occasion, and she even works with special effects and fantasy looks.


Certification & Advanced Educational Courses:

  • Goldwell Trained: Color Theory/Education Skills: Advanced upgrading classes, custom coloring/techniques education - With Academy educator Lauri Tosh
  • Wella International: knowledge/extraordinary coloring techniques - With Wella artist Nick Conn
  • Wella course for free lights, balayage and hair painting: The Art of Balance hair   techniques - With artist Janice Bekkering
  • Innovative cutting skills class: weight removal for lighter, looser, flowing,   disconnection, texturized and over-direct using scissors or a razor to carve out   slivers of hair for an overall effect - With educator Jan Caravan with JPM Systems
  • Fashion Colors, ELUMEN, Pravana, Paint Box: certified and educated in various   classes, including techniques, proper procedure and application
  • - Can create neo-punk looks that attract both leers and sneers
  • - Applications of bold fun shades in whole head or portion applications
  • Makeup artistry for weddings, proms, theatre, fantasy: air brush makeup foundation application for a flawless look
  • Styling, all occasion updos and braiding advanced class
  • - With creative artist educator Janis Bekkering
  • Certification: Keratin Complex Training: covers product use including Advanced   Glycolic Smoothing System
  • Specialized training with wig and hair enhancements: fitting application, styling, care and maintenance
  • Certified Technician: Norvell application airbrush tanning
  • Certified ear piercing with Studex serialized ear rings included in service


As a Hair Tattoo ARTIST Brandee is the go-to Hair House stylist for detail, and she free-hands all her hair art. Naturally artistic Brandee creates amazing designs, so bring your ideas and Brandee will create a design for you


Brandee places high value on listening to her clients, understanding their needs and respecting their hair... she has exceptional talent in creating custom colors, she is creative and talented in styling and updos and short cuts, and in her Hair Tattoos and make up she strives for unlimited creativity!


It doesn't take long to realize how talented and creative Brandee is when you admire her skills as a dancer in Penticton's own Army of Sass or her own clothing line. She is truly one of a kind. Working with her, you may even find yourself compelled to step out of your own comfort zone and try something new.

Emily McIntyer

Certified Stylist

Emily began her journey in the world hair profession attending Okanagan Cosmetology Institute here in Penticton. Being a hairdresser was Emily's dream right from her early childhood, with a passion in the hair industry Emily believes in continued education in advanced cutting, styling and coloring.


Emily has an easy going persona and great customer service skills. Clients feel comfortable and confident with her skills and always leave the salon feeling on top of the world. Reconstructing hair treatments with Emily's relaxing head/scalp massages are a must.


Certification & Advanced Educational Courses:


  • Goldwell Trained: Color Theory/Education Skills
  • Advanced upgrading classes, custom coloring/techniques education -With Academy educator Lauri Tosh
  • Wella Classes: knowledge and custom coloring techniques - With Wella creative artist Janice Bekkering
  • Fashion Colors, Paint Box, ELUMEN: certified and educated in various classes,   including techniques, proper procedure and application
  • Certified class in advanced woman's hair styling techniques - With JPM Educator
  • Brow shaping and brow/lash tinting
  • Certification - Keratin Complex Training: covers product use including Advanced   Glycolic Smoothing System
  • Specialized training with wig and hair enhancements: fitting application, styling, care and maintenance
  • Certified Technician: Norvell application airbrush tanning
  • Certified ear piercing with Studex serialized ear rings included in service
  • BEST CUSTOMER SERVICE AWARD!


The first thing you will notice about Emily is that she is always smiling and that she has a friendly, easy-to-chat-with personality.


Emily has volunteered at Kelowna food bank, Okanagan Gleaner charitable organization, and believes in being an active member of the community. She loves spending time with family and her puppy King. Emily also LOVES hip hop dancing, which is something she has done since she was 5 years old, and she is a Disney fanatic. She loves The Little Mermaid.

Dedicated to Our Community

Best Little Hair House has served the community since 1978, supporting charities and providing our services to make a difference. Among the organizations we support are the following:


  • South Okanagan Women in Need Society (SOWINS)
  • Dry Grads
  • Fashion shows and other charity fundraisers
  • Discount cuts for Big Brothers and students
  • Fairy God Mother (helping girls feel beautiful with hair and makeup)
  • Soup kitchen and food bank
  • Pathways
  • Donating wigs in special situations
  • Cancer Society Penticton
  • Red Cross
  • Cut- a- Thons
  • Miss Penticton


We have a passion and love to help Penticton feel beautiful.


At Best Little Hair House we’re always a step ahead. Let one of our talented, licensed colourists give you a cut/style that suits you best, and a colour application to dye for! Make an appointment today. All staff is BC licensed and fully insured.

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