Michael Levine and Liz Abreu met in 1995 as apprentices at a large Vancouver hair salon company. After working their way up to become Master Stylists and educators for that salon they decided to try to create something different, and in 1998 opened a two chair salon on the 3rd floor of a run-down building in Gastown, Vancouver. It was called Statik.
It was here that Michael and Liz started training and developing new stylists in their way of doing hair and with customer care as the main priority. The business grew from 2 people to 50 people within 10 years, and in that time they created a few different salon brands; Statik, Caramel, Tao, The Vancouver Hairdressing Academy. The also created their own product company, calling it Product. But the most important thing they did was help countless people realize their dreams as hairdressers, and give back to the Vancouver hairdressing community rather than take from it.
Business is challenging, and while there have been ups and downs, Michael and Liz have always maintained their passion for 2 things; developing young stylists and giving them a career path,
and for the client experience in their salons.
Everyone is treated exactly the same in their salons. Everyone is a VIP and nobody is ever anything less than that.
Michael and Liz are honoured and grateful for every person that has trusted them with their hair.