Meet the Team

Johnny Arba

Johnny is the co-founder of So Chiq Studio and master stylist at the shop specializing in modern precision cutting and colour techniques with over 23 years of experience behind the chair. Inspiration to become a hairstylist started in childhood while spending time in barbershops with his father. Johnny apprenticed under a master Italian stylist while attending hair school at 18 and discovered his natural talent for hair and passion for elevating classic techniques with his own modern approach.

Paul Strub

My career in the hair industry started right after high school. I studied in London, Ontario at DeVoG hair academy, from which I graduated with honors. I quickly became addicted to the fast paced and ever evolving environment of hair styling. I moved back to the Kitchener-Waterloo area to work with my friend and mentor Johnny. Today, I focus my talent on cutting, coloring and providing my clients with a style that suits their lifestyle

Alexandra Corvelo

As a young girl, i was always teased and bullied for having big curly hair. i began frustrated with how to maintain the curls in my younger years and just pulled it back and hoped for the best.

In the early 2000s i was introduced to a flat iron and that became apart of my daily routine for many years, straightening or curling made my life so much easier.

Fast forward to 20 years later and the pandemic hit. I no longer felt the pressure of using heat styling and started embracing my natural curls. While i was in quarantine i researched products and methods on how to maintain, cut and style curly hair for everyday. My hair has transformed from a wave to a full voluptuous curl.

I noticed after lockdown that my clients were also looking for change and embracing their natural locks. It gave me a new passion and educating my clients on how to take care of their natural hair.

Dan Wheeler


With Dan's 20+ years of experience in the hair industry and his wide range of services, he can provide you what you're looking for. Dan is always keeping up with the latest trends to keep his services fresh. He has a great personality with a great sense of humor and makes you feel like a million bucks every time you come in to the salon. With 14+ years of providing outstanding hair services at Capri Salon and Spa, Dan is continuing on his passion for hair at So Chiq. Welcome Dan to the So Chiq team!

Doug Erdman


Doug has been styling hair for most of his life, he brings experience and guidance to the stylists. His wisdom and friendly demeaner attracts people as well as staff.

Wenonah Dickerson

I graduated from Voila Institute in 2014. I am passionate about curly hair. I know how important it is to give you the non triangle look. 

Bio coming soon!