Samantha Lacoste 

owner/Master hairStylist/Makeup artist

Samantha is driven and motivated in everything she does. In 2008 she completed her Bachelors in Business Administration, while working as a hair stylist, which has helped significantly in the opening of hers and James' salon. As well, she works as a Redken Artist educating other stylist’s and travelling across Canada working backstage at various hair shows including Toronto’s MasterCard Fashion Week.  She is a huge advocate on education, continually educating herself and her clients. Having teamed up with her friend and co-worker, James, the two created Samantha James Hair Design, their very first hair salon.  

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 James Ouellette

owner/ master Hairstylist

James started his hairstyling training right after high school and has kept moving forward with his career ever since. Along the way he has been a two-time finalist in the Contessa awards, has done hair for photo shoots featured in Outwards Magazine (LGBT Winnipeg magazine), has been Creative Director for charity hair/fashion shows, and was named one of Canada's Top Ten Bridal Hairstylists of 2014 (Weddingbells magazine online). After a short time living in Montreal, James decided Winnipeg was home.  And with the help of his coworker and friend, Samantha, they decided to open their very own salon in St. Boniface.

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Laura Sharp


Laura is an experienced stylist with a passion for what she does behind the chair and is always eager to educate herself knowing their is always something new to learn in this industry. After having her daughter, it inspired her to go back to school to follow a career that inspires her. She is excited to join the SJ team and can't wait to give each and every person a relaxing experience and ensure you walk out feeling beautiful (or handsome)! 

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Robin Portillo


Robin is a natural born creative with a passion for both hair and makeup. After being mentored by Samantha and James in the early stages of her career, they are now back together again. She is constantly creating and developing new techniques to adapt to her artistry which has allowed her to expand her passion not only behind the chair, but to photo shoots, print ads and television events as well. She has attended many classes and conferences across North America, as education plays a huge role in her career. She is very excited to be apart the SJ team continuing her career as a hair and makeup artist.


Adrienne Hofer

Senior Stylist/Barber

Adrienne always knew she wanted to be a hairstylist, even as a little kid she worked in her mom’s salon sweeping floors and booking appointments for her. Since completing hair school, she has made it her mission to take in as much education and opportunities in the hair industry as possible. Adrienne has been featured in an Editorial Bridal Magazine, has worked as a backstage stylist for Doc Walker, and has travelled to different cities taking in education on Barbering, colour, editorial work, and more. Now, working as a Redken Educator, she is able to share her education with not only her clients but other stylists as well.