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Meet Our Team 

Education is all about our team!  

Passion for our industry!  

Listening to our clients’ needs! 

 

Our stylists are certified! We are current and bold with advanced knowledge in specialty cutting techniques that achieve personalized looks along with our premium color service"color formulating and color placement" that define your final look.

We embrace individuality and diversity. We love what we do! 

 

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
  • Wella Class New 2019 Trendsetting multi-dimensional color placement techniques - Artistic Educator Janis Bekkering

Sabrina Attwell - Manager/Owner

Certified Senior Stylist/Specialized in Cutting & Advanced Colorist

As a teen, Sabrina loved playing with hair. It’s not surprising that her career turned out to be in the beauty industry — it was in her blood! Sabrina is what we call a salon baby following in her mother’s footsteps. Graduated from OCI Institute of Cosmetology at the top of the class, and moving right into the salon — The Best Little Hair House — she is now a seasoned hairstylist specializing in cutting and coloring. She has been perfecting her skill since 2012. 


Sabrina has a natural gift for cutting, which has only been enhanced with her advanced training classes: IQ method courses for detail and precision cutting. Curly, straight, thick, thin, balancing points & cowlicks, difficult hairlines, advanced cutting techniques, staying on trend —  no matter the kind of cut, she's your girl. With a strong foundation and skills, she is a sought-after stylist for customized cuts.


Sabrina has worked with top color brands from around the world, completing certified color education and techniques from Wella International, Goldwell, Redken & Joico and becoming an accredited colorist.


Sabrina went to Los Angeles with Schwarzkopf to attend the Global Master Academy: Schwarzkopf Professional Color technician. She is well versed in product knowledge, color techniques and color placement, natural lived-in colors, grey blending/coverage, and color corrections, along with pre-analyzing the hair to give that perfect color, tones, and shades.


Sabrina's passion for the industry inspires her to continue the salon name — Best Little Hair House LTD —  and mentor new and upcoming stylists in the salon. She has in-depth knowledge about products and scalp and hair health. Sabrina is highly recommended for her high standard in professionalism and work ethic. Sabrina delivers personalized services that make her clients feel special, and results in consistent customer satisfaction!


Born and raised in Penticton, Sabrina is very genuine and kind-hearted. When away from the salon, she spends time with her precious son Talon, husband Dayton, and their cat Petra. Sabrina enjoys gardening, biking, and decorating her home. In summer, she goes on outings to the lake for dips and bikes around town on her cruiser. She loves going to yoga, spin, and pilate classes.

 

Certification Diplomas & 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, disconnected, 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, up-dos, 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 International: Triple-craft - Art of color/cut & transformations ~ 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, ELUMEN: 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 Advanced Glycolic Smoothing System
  • Certified Technician: Norvell application airbrush tanning
  • Certified ear piercing with Studex serialized application
  • Lanza color class - HEALING COLOR® is the only hair color that heals, seals and protects - With educator Nancy Vicente
  • IQ CUTTING PROGRAM - With Connect to Disconnect Certified Educator and artist Edwin Johnston
  • Schwarzkopf BLONDME class and education - With a Schwarzkopf artist
  • Lanza cutting styling & color techniques Course with Advances Artist - Jenelle Hutcherson
  • Wella Class New 2019 Trendsetting multi-dimensional color placement techniques - Artistic Educator Janis Bekkering
  • Los Angeles International Beauty show 3 days -classes and education
  • Schwarzkopf Professional Virtual Global Training: The Essential Looks Global Masters 2019
  • Royal Glory Collection, Master Classes and Look & Learns exploring the catwalk and salon cuts and colors for each of the three main trends of the season 2021
  • TONING TO PERFECTION – Live Event with Stacey Wraxall, Quinn Enright, and Michelle Finlayson
  • MIXOLOGY – Live Event with Grant Gibson and Erinn De Luca
  • NEUTRALIZATION 101 – Cluster Class with Marie-Claude Ayotte, Francine Tessier-Lauze, and Anne Lemieux
  • HIDDEN GEMS & TRENDING TECHNIQUES: IG Live with Stacey Wraxall and Grant Gibson
  • CAFFEINATE & EDUCATE: Bold vs. Soft Money Pieces - IG Live with Quinn Enright and Michelle Finlayson
  • Schwarzkopf Professional Fall Global: #BeINGORA Color Event Essential Looks Global Masters 2022
  • Schwarzkopf Professional Spring Virtual Global Training: The Essential Looks Global Masters 2022

Amanda Goar

Certified Senior Stylist/Extension Specialist/Blonde 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. Amanda is well-educated in the hair industry. Amanda is dubbed the “Queen of Blondes”, collaborating with top brands from around the world and perfecting her craft in the industry.


With Amanda's skills as a blonde colorist and extension specialist, the possibilities are endless! Amanda's technical knowledge helps achieve results for any blonde your heart desires - whether you want platinum card foils, neutrals, warm, cool tones, high-lift, or are a fan of a double processed with a professional Bond Multiplier for hair health, creating gorgeous blondes is her thing!


Amanda is the Hair House extensions specialist with over 17 years of experience. During pre-consultation, she will explain her technique for achieving long and luxurious locks. Amanda will determine your hair quality, length, and volume; perform a swatch test for color level; and finally offer a price. She will provide options to add highlights and achieve Ombre or Hi-lift look without decolorization and committing to a chemical process. Or if you do not have the courage to go bold, she will suggest a few fashion pieces (purple, pink, blue) that could be the solution.


For those who are not ready to commit or just what long hair for a special occasion, Amanda has clip-in extensions or Halo add-ins. She is armed with the knowledge to provide helpful solutions and recommend the best treatments to replenish your hair back to health. A great conversationalist, when you sit in Amanda's chair, you will be entertained with all her hair advice, tricks, and remedies.


Compassionate by nature, Amanda and her partner Chris have two dogs who are a big part of their family. Amanda did a stint at university but ended up following her passion to work in the creative world. And yes, she loves wine — she might even be a connoisseur. She particularly enjoys wine from the Valley wine industry.

 

Certification & Advanced Educational Courses:

  • 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, ELUMEN: 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 application.
  • Lanza color class - HEALING COLOR® is the only hair color that heals, seals, and protects - With educator Nancy Vicente
  • IQ CUTTING PROGRAM - With Connect to Disconnect Certified Educator and artist Edwin Johnston
  • Schwarzkopf BLONDME class and education - With a Schwarzkopf artist
  • Wella Class New 2019 Trendsetting multi-dimensional color placement techniques - Artistic Educator Janis Bekkering
  • Los Angeles International Beauty show 3 days -classes and education
  • Schwarzkopf Professional Virtual Global Training: The Essential Looks Global Masters 2019
  • Royal Glory Collection, and Master Classes and Look & Learns exploring the catwalk and salon cuts and colors for each of the three main trends of the season.2021
  • TONING TO PERFECTION – Live Event with Stacey Wraxall, Quinn Enright, and Michelle Finlayson
  • MIXOLOGY – Live Event with Grant Gibson and Erinn De Luca
  • NEUTRALIZATION 101 – Cluster Class with Marie-Claude Ayotte, Francine Tessier-Lauze, and Anne Lemieux
  • HIDDEN GEMS & TRENDING TECHNIQUES: IG Live with Stacey Wraxall and Grant Gibson
  • CAFFEINATE & EDUCATE: Bold vs. Soft Money Pieces - IG Live with Quinn Enright and Michelle Finlayson
  • Schwarzkopf Professional Virtual Global Fall Training: #BeINGORA Essential Looks Global Masters 2022
  • Schwarzkopf Professional Virtual Global Spring Training: The Essential Looks Global Masters 2022

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: airbrush 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
  • Lanza color class - HEALING COLOR® is the only hair color that heals, seals and protects - With educator Nancy Vicente
  • IQ CUTTING PROGRAM - With Connect to Disconnect Certified Educator and artist Edwin Johnston
  • Shwarzkopf BLONDME class and education - With a Shwarzkopf artist
  • Wella Class New 2019 Trendsetting multi-dimensional color placement techniques - Artistic Educator Janis Bekkering


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.

Samantha Eckert

Certified Senior Stylist/Color Specialist

Samantha had an affinity for hair styling since she was a young girl, starting with managing a beauty supply distributor for a few years and learning the importance of hair health. She then followed her passion and ran straight into the hair industry. Establishing herself as an in-demand stylist building a loyal clientele in her Vernon downtown studio for 6 years.

 

Making a big life change, she moved to south Okanogan to start a life with her partner. Incredibly determined and committed, she takes pride in her work. Samantha has specialized in coloring with a wide range of color classes. She loves performing all kinds of color services, including balayage, foils, blonding, vivid's and color correction work. She enjoys watching the process and seeing the end results.


Samantha's most rewarding moments come when she has an idea in her head, then creates exactly how she imagined it. She believes consultations are the basis for all her services. She actively listens to the opportunity to discover which style the client is hoping to achieve but also offers clients the chance to develop rapport and assurance.

 

Certificates & Advanced Educational Courses:

  • 8 years in the beauty industry
  • Cosmetology graduate - MC College Diploma – Certified hairstylist
  • Hot Heads Extensions – Certificate
  • Prestigious Redken Symposium Canada's edition of the #1 education
  • Redken Pro color/cutting - Live hands-on classes Vancouver - Artist Sean Goddard
  • Redken - Exchange Mix & Master Class
  • Redken’s Educational interactive learning, innovative sessions & inspiring facilitators
  • American Crew and Ruzzel - Certified Men's Cutting / Barbering class
  • Matrix color/cutting classes – Hands-on cutting and styling - Educators - Derrick Rutherford and Julio Rodriguez
  • Sam Villa intensive education in Vancouver - Educator Artist Sean Goddard and Danielle Wulff
  • Sombre Class at Salon Redken Chromatics & Olaplex
  • Lanza -  product knowledge & education
  • Milkshake product knowledge & Education
  • Certificated Technician Norvell application airbrush tanning
  • Certificated - Ear Piercing with Studex sterilized application
  • Wig and Hair Enhancements: specialized training with wig fitting application, styling, care, and maintenance

 

Samantha’s favorite things to do in her downtime are spending time with family and friends. She enjoys a good sense of humor, being outdoors, afternoon drives, listening to music and being laid back. Her great attribute is being a good listener and compassionate.

Ashley Porter-Whelpton ️

Certified Stylist/Specialty Barbering/Passionate About Color

Our newest stylist, Ashely, joined the Hair House team in 2021. The beauty industry & hairstyling was always a curiosity. In 2017, Ashley enrolled at the Victoria Aveda Institute of cosmetology and fell in love with this art form.


After Ashely graduated, she collaborated with a barber and gained experience in men's cutting and finishing techniques. This experience has added to her cutting skills to perform all kinds of cuts, along with nape shaping, tapering, free hand clipper finishing, sculpting and classic cuts — her perfect Fades will give you that precise clean finish!


Ashley's creative side has taken over, intrigued with face shapes and hair types, she loves to create looks that compliment her clients’ features. Watching the beauty industry that it is forever evolving, yet "older" trends can still be appreciated. I do not think I will ever feel like I know it all.


Asley focuses on creative color and advanced theory & techniques, and will continue enrolment in advanced color classes to specialize in color. All the "tips and tricks" are seemingly endless. Ashley's creativity shows in her work. She especially likes a challenge and loves the fashion's vivid colors.


Listening to her clients and being attentive while understanding their needs: Ashley especially enjoys connecting with clients and creating looks for clients that want to go bold and FuNkY with their hair or seeking minimal maintenance for their lifestyles on the go.


Ashley was raised in an orchard in Cawston, BC. She loves being out in nature and camping in the spring and summer months. In her younger years, Ashley was a competitive swimmer and still loves the water. On hot days, you can easily find her spending time at the beach. During the winter months, Ashley is an avid ice skater, and on cold evenings, she enjoys relaxing with some hot tea and Netflix.

 

Certified & Advanced Educational Courses:

  • Cosmetology graduate Victoria - Aveda Institute Diploma Certified Hairstylist
  • Beauty safe Level 1: general trade practices
  • Beauty safe level 2: Hairstyling
  • Matrix mentor me for all - Artistic director Philip Wolff
  • Foiling by numbers: Believe - Artistic director Philip Wolff
  • Brazilian Bland builder - Educator Tammy Zoom
  • ISO Maintamer ~Chemical hair straightening class
  • Davines color Time Efficient color process- W /Artist Yuko
  • Davines Color Correction - W / Artist Yuko\
  • Davines transitioning clients to naturals/ Grey W / Artist Yuko
  • Barbering course by Brent the barber ~ Men's FADS & Classic cuts
  • Schwarzkopf Professional color ~ Essential Looks Global Master 2022
  • Product Knowledge -Kevin Murphy - LANZA - COLORPROFF - Schwarzkopf
  • Schwarzkopf Professional Virtual Global Fall Training: #BeINGORA Color Event 2022
  • Schwarzkopf Professional Virtual Global Spring Training: The Essential Looks Global 2022
  • Certificated Technician Norvell application airbrush tanning
  • Certificated - Ear Piercing with Studex sterilized application
  • Wig and hair enhancements: Specialized training with wig fitting application, styling, care, and maintenance

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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