Appointed for excellence in their craft, the team at thom. brings together decades of experience, advanced men’s hairdressing skillsets, knowledge, passion, and unparalleled customer service. A lot of time and training has been completed for the team to reach this point in their hairdressing careers and it is their pleasure to welcome you to the salon.


OUR
TEAM

THOM ROBINS

OWNER & CREATIVE DIRECTOR
Available: Sunday to Thursday

Thom Robins is a double award nominated Men’s Hairstylist and Barber. Having emigrated to Canada in 2014 he has applied his unique style of men’s hairdressing and barbering, cultivated over the past decade working with premium men’s haircare companies in London, Europe, New York, India and acting as International Hair Educator for Truefitt & Hill – the worlds oldest men’s hairdressing company. Alongside salon and education work he has consulted for many brands including Ben Sherman, Channel 4, Jaguar, ESPN, Gucci, Bloomberg TV, GQ, The Times, HBO, Radio 1, Aesop, & VW

“I personally feel that men’s hairdressing should acknowledge the traditional form of barbering, discipline and practice, but constantly be moving forward. I love the work I do now more so than what I was producing 5 years ago because the industry has and is continuing to change and evolve in a way that allows me to be more expressive in what I create. It’s the crossover between traditional discipline and contemporary hairdressing that’s exciting. It keeps me keen and pushes me. When you mix the two, you get a ‘men’s hairstylist’. That’s what I consider myself: a hybrid – which is what I love most and what I constantly strive to promote and what I hope the thom. salon experience with convey for a long time”

ADAM PETIPAS

SALON PARTNER & SENIOR MEN’S STYLIST
Available: Tuesday to Saturday

Adam is a second-generation men’s stylist and barber having worked under his late father who was a barber in St. Johns. He prides himself on providing excellent customer service and lives by the mantra instilled by his father that you ‘need to pay the most respect to the people who put food on your table’. Over the last 5 years, Adams dedication to the craft of men’s hairdressing and barbering has seen him undertake advanced men’s hair courses with the likes of industry leaders such as Menspire, Glassbox, and Vidal Sassoon, building a loyal following who frequent his chair not just for the excellent haircare he provides but also for his relaxed demeanor and cultural knowledge.

“I take my creative inspiration from the things I love, namely automotive design, photography and music, or more specifically Jazz – in my opinion, the most aurally intense genre that can convey or evoke an emotion. A lot of people may be surprised to know that I’ve been in music for 20 years, producing records and as a DJ all over the world. I decided to take up hairdressing initially for the reliable nature of it and now it has become a passion that I look forward to doing every day. Its been a crazy journey in hair to date. It kind of hurts me a little that there are some out there that think a haircut should be quick and cheap. I want people to know that when you see me, you’re getting my best, built up from years of training. I want people to feel confident and see the haircut as an investment in themselves every month.”

JANELLE PEARCE

SENIOR MEN’S STYLIST
Available: Tueaday to Saturday

Janelle started in the hair industry in 2003 receiving her first real exposure as an apprentice at Zazou Salon before enrolling at the John Casablancas Axis Academy. As part of her schooling, she was able to take advantage of a work experience program that helped her obtain an assistant position with Toni & Guy, a world-renowned hair salon group. Toni & Guy helped foster her development and she soon was dubbed Student of the Year at the 2005 Toni & Guy Photographic Awards, presented in Las Vegas.
Fast forward 5 years, Janelle enrolled in the old-school barber program at London School. While at London School, she learned the fundamentals of barbering, along with the importance of precision while fading and shaving. Janelle has attended numerous classes throughout her career, most recently enrolling in the shaving and cutting course with the BBA (British Barbers Association) under their global brand ambassador, Gary Machin. With a strong background in hair styling and a complete understanding of barbering, along with a passion for ‘No bad vibes’, Janelle is the perfect balance of barber/stylist. Outside of the salon, Janelle loves to travel having visited 24 countries as well as living abroad in Northern Ireland, England, and Australia. She enjoys losing herself in a new city and submerging herself in the culture. She also has a not-so-secret love of craft beers.

“Not all men’s hair is created equal. The days of one style and product have long gone and I am here to help. With men’s hairstyles continuously progressing, the industry is constantly evolving. Using a hairdryer and multiple products can sound like work and I’m here to prove that it doesn’t have to be. My goal is to marry guest satisfaction by demonstrating how the right tools and techniques can keep things looking great in-between visits. Most men are creatures of habit. I’m all about building trust and establishing lasting relationships. I believe in an organic experience and nothing brings me greater joy in my profession than when someone says to me, ‘This is EXACTLY what I was looking for.“

Kenny Eng

MEN’S STYLIST
Available: Friday to Monday

Kenny’s journey began at Suki’s Academy in Vancouver where he gained a solid foundation in hairdressing largely modeled on the Vidal Sassoon method of cutting. Having completed his academy course at Sukis he quickly progressed his career through apprenticeship programs and further education before becoming a full-time hairstylist. Kenny discovered that he greatly enjoyed the practice of men’s hairdressing and decided to pursue it full time, expanding his knowledge with elements of traditional barbering techniques. He is passionate, meticulous and methodical in his work considering face shape, bone structure, suitability and hair texture during all his consultations and haircuts.

“As I spend more time working behind the chair, the notion of individualism becomes more prevalent. I take it upon myself to work within my limitations in order to enhance an individual’s overall uniqueness, allowing him the freedom to fully express himself regardless of the environment he’s in. The organic nature of hair requires strategic planning, fundamental structuring, and a personal touch, all while leaving very little room for any errors. With that being said, this challenge motivates me and reminds me that somewhere out there, the perfect haircut and experience exist. Although I enjoy working behind the chair, I envision myself in the foreseeable future becoming an educator and I am excited at the prospect of empowering the next generation of men’s hairstylists and barbers.”

John Bolzanello

JUNIOR MEN’S STYLIST
Available: Friday to Monday

John has been infatuated with men’s hairdressing and barbering since the age of 14. Now in his early 20’s, he has completed formal education in men’s hair and grooming as well as a 6-month in-house intensive apprenticeship with the team here at thom. which he considers his most significant career achievement to date. With a wealth of skills that make him an all-round great stylist, John excels in clipper work, fading and scissor techniques that he delivers with patience and precision. With a detailed eye, John believes that creating the best possible outcome for his guests is achieved focusing on results met through working with the head shape, hair texture, and lifestyle of the individual. As John makes moves in his early career, he aspires to become a Senior Men’s Stylist at thom. by pushing himself to be the best he can possibly be through continued education and by putting the guest first at all times.

“I’ve always disliked how men’s hair is undervalued. To me, a haircut is the final piece of a man’s aesthetic and time and consideration should be applied to getting it right with something that works, not always just based on trend but the individuals’ lifestyle and in some cases, limitations – the consultation is so important. Not every on-trend haircut is right for everyone, just because you want a fade doesn’t mean its right for your hair type or face shape, there are so many options and nuances to be considered. I always advise guests to invest in ideas, to use Pinterest and Social Media to communicate their vision – from there we can work on something that is appropriate. I admire men’s stylists like Josh Lamonaca, Charlie Gray, and Chris Bossio because they push the boundaries of what men’s hairdressing /barbering can mean – they keep it fresh and I like that. I’ve always enjoyed walking away after receiving a great haircut and I want everyone to feel comfortable, taken care of and confident”

OUR
TEAM

Appointed for excellence in their craft, the team at Thom brings together decades of experience, advanced men’s hairdressing skillsets, knowledge, passion, and unparalleled customer service. A lot of time and training has been made for the team to reach this point in their hairdressing careers and it is their pleasure to welcome you to the salon.


Portrait of Thom Robins
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THOM ROBINS

OWNER & CREATIVE DIRECTOR
Available: Sunday to Thursday

Thom Robins is a double award nominated Men’s Hairstylist and Barber. Having emigrated to Canada in 2014 he has applied his unique style of men’s hairdressing, cultivated over the past decade working with premium men’s haircare companies in London, Europe, New York, India and acting as International Hair Educator for Truefitt & Hill – the worlds oldest men’s hairdressing company. Alongside salon and education work he has consulted for many brands including Ben Sherman, Channel 4, Jaguar, ESPN, Gucci, Bloomberg TV, GQ, The Times, HBO, Radio 1, Aesop, & VW

I personally feel that men’s hairdressing should acknowledge the traditional form of barbering, discipline and practice, but constantly be moving forward. I love the work I do now more so than what I was producing 5 years ago because the industry has and is continuing to change and evolve in a way that allows me to be more expressive in what I create. It’s the crossover between traditional discipline and contemporary hairdressing that’s exciting. It keeps me keen and pushes me. When you mix the two, you get a ‘men’s hairstylist’. That’s what I consider myself: a hybrid – which is what I love most and what I constantly strive to promote and what I hope the thom. salon experience with convey for a long time”

Adam Petipas
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ADAM PETIPAS

PARTNER & SENIOR MEN’S STYLIST
Available:Tuesday to Saturday

Adam is a second-generation men’s stylist and barber having worked under his late father who was a barber in St. Johns. He prides himself on providing excellent customer service and lives by the mantra instilled by his father that you ‘need to pay the most respect to the people who put food on your table’. Over the last 5 years Adams dedication to the craft of men’s hairdressing has seen him undertake advanced men’s hair courses with the likes of industry leaders such as Menspire, Glassbox, and Vidal Sassoon, building a loyal following who frequent his chair not just for the excellent haircare he provides but also for his relaxed demeanor and cultural knowledge.

“I take my creative inspiration from the things I love, namely automotive design, photography and music, or more specifically Jazz – in my opinion, the most aurally intense genre that can convey or evoke an emotion. A lot of people may be surprised to know that I’ve been in music for 20 years, producing records and as a DJ all over the world. I decided to take up hairdressing initially for the reliable nature of it and now it has become a passion that I look forward to doing every day. Its been a crazy journey in hair to date. It kind of hurts me a little that there are some out there that think a haircut should be quick and cheap. I want people to know that when you see me, you’re getting my best, built up from years of training. I want people to feel confident and see the haircut as an investment in themselves every month.”

Vancouer Barber Janelle Pearce
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JANELLE PEARCE

SENIOR MEN’S STYLIST
Available:Tuesday to Saturday

Janelle started in the hair industry in 2003 receiving her first real exposure as an apprentice at Zazou Salon before enrolling at the John Casablancas Axis Academy. As part of her schooling, she was able to take advantage of a work experience program that helped her obtain an assistant position with Toni & Guy, a world-renowned hair salon group. Toni & Guy helped foster her development and she soon was dubbed Student of the Year at the 2005 Toni & Guy Photographic Awards, presented in Las Vegas.
Fast forward 5 years, Janelle enrolled in the old-school barber program at London School. While at London School, she learned the fundamentals of barbering, along with the importance of precision while fading and shaving. Janelle has attended numerous classes throughout her career, most recently enrolling in the shaving and cutting course with the BBA (British Barbers Association) under their global brand ambassador, Gary Machin. With a strong background in hair styling and a complete understanding of barbering, along with a passion for ‘No bad vibes’, Janelle is the perfect balance of barber/stylist. Outside of the salon, Janelle loves to travel having visited 24 countries as well as living abroad in Northern Ireland, England, and Australia. She enjoys losing herself in a new city and submerging herself in the culture. She also has a not-so-secret love of craft beers.

“Not all men’s hair is created equal. The days of one style and product have long gone and I am here to help. With men’s hairstyles continuously progressing, the industry is constantly evolving. Using a hairdryer and multiple products can sound like work and I’m here to prove that it doesn’t have to be. My goal is to marry guest satisfaction by demonstrating how the right tools and techniques can keep things looking great in-between visits. Most men are creatures of habit. I’m all about building trust and establishing lasting relationships. I believe in an organic experience and nothing brings me greater joy in my profession than when someone says to me, ‘This is EXACTLY what I was looking for.“

Kenny Eng Vancouver
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KENNY ENG

MEN’S STYLIST
Available: Friday to Monday

Kenny’s journey began at Suki’s Academy in Vancouver where he gained a solid foundation in hairdressing largely modeled on the Vidal Sassoon method of cutting. Having completed his academy course at Sukis he quickly progressed his career through apprenticeship programs and further education before becoming a full-time hairstylist. Kenny discovered that he greatly enjoyed the practice of men’s hairdressing and decided to pursue it full time, expanding his knowledge with elements of traditional barbering techniques. He is passionate, meticulous and methodical in his work considering face shape, bone structure, suitability and hair texture during all his consultations and haircuts.

“As I spend more time working behind the chair, the notion of individualism becomes more prevalent. I take it upon myself to work within my limitations in order to enhance an individual’s overall uniqueness, allowing him the freedom to fully express himself regardless of the environment he’s in. The organic nature of hair requires strategic planning, fundamental structuring, and a personal touch, all while leaving very little room for any errors. With that being said, this challenge motivates me and reminds me that somewhere out there, the perfect haircut and experience exist. Although I enjoy working behind the chair, I envision myself in the foreseeable future becoming an educator and I am excited at the prospect of empowering the next generation of men’s hairstylists and barbers.”

Vancouver Men's Stylist John Bolzanello
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John Bolzanello

JUNIOR MEN’S STYLIST
Available: Friday to Monday

John has been infatuated with men’s hairdressing and barbering since the age of 14. Now in his early 20’s, he has completed formal education in men’s hair and grooming as well as a 6-month in-house intensive apprenticeship with the team here at thom. which he considers his most significant career achievement to date. With a wealth of skills that make him an all-round great stylist, John excels in clipper work, fading and scissor techniques that he delivers with patience and precision. With a detailed eye, John believes that creating the best possible outcome for his guests is achieved focusing on results met through working with the head shape, hair texture, and lifestyle of the individual. As John makes moves in his early career, he aspires to become a Senior Men’s Stylist at thom. by pushing himself to be the best he can possibly be through continued education and by putting the guest first at all times.

“I’ve always disliked how men’s hair is undervalued. To me, a haircut is the final piece of a man’s aesthetic and time and consideration should be applied to getting it right with something that works, not always just based on trend but the individuals’ lifestyle and in some cases, limitations – the consultation is so important. Not every on-trend haircut is right for everyone, just because you want a fade doesn’t mean its right for your hair type or face shape, there are so many options and nuances to be considered. I always advise guests to invest in ideas, to use Pinterest and Social Media to communicate their vision – from there we can work on something that is appropriate. I admire men’s stylists like Josh Lamonaca, Charlie Gray, and Chris Bossio because they push the boundaries of what men’s hairdressing /barbering can mean – they keep it fresh and I like that. I’ve always enjoyed walking away after receiving a great haircut and I want everyone to feel comfortable, taken care of and confident.”