Angie Gignac


Angie Gignac, Owner at Violet Hair Lounge

Angie Gignac is a stylist, the owner of Violet Hair Lounge, and the creator of Mara Jade. Angie was raised in Nanaimo on a diet of salty air, leafy greens, creativity, and kindness. Influenced by coastal beauty and minimalism, Angie believes in health, community and sustainability.

In 2005, she conceptualized the Violet hair Lounge as a welcoming space where clients and stylists would feel at ease. Her vision was made reality in 2007. VHL spent the first eight years operating out of a cozy (bright purple) character house. In 2015 Angie relocated the salon to the bigger, brighter, Bastion Street venue.

Angie is dedicated to providing remarkable client experiences, warm professionalism, and a vibrant company culture. She cherishes the enduring relationships that she had made while being a salon owner. With a passion for innovation, Angie recently developed and launched Mara Jade, a hair care line designed to solve fine hair problems that she’s observed after over twenty years behind the chair.

Another passion? Goats. Angie had goats as a kid and her life aspiration is to have them again. Just like fab hair, goats deliver a hella dose of movement and sass. Funny goat photos, goat memes and animal videos are all effective “pick-me-uppers” so send them her way. 



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