Meet the Team

Johnny Arba
FOUNDER & MASTER STYLIST

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
CO-FOUNDER & MASTER STYLIST

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.

Tammy Shantz
SENIOR STYLIST 

Tammy has been in the hair industry for 23 years and She is constantly open to new, fun services to provide and takes a variety of different clients of all ages. She has taken a numerous amount of different classes to stay up-to-date with her services. She is very friendly, caring and pays close attention to detail. She listen's to the clients request and Tammy does anything she can to make sure the client leave satisfied and with a smile. Tammy does a wide range of services such as cuts, colors, perms, texture services and much more but especially enjoys doing up do's and
Dan Wheeler

MASTER STYLIST

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

MASTER STYLIST

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.

Emily 
RECEPTIONIST

Emily is here to help you with your booking needs.

   
Taylor
STYLIST

Bio coming soon!
Wenonah Dickerson
STYLIST

I graduated from Voila Institute 5 years ago, since then I have continued to take every opportunity to learn to be able to give my clients the best look for them. I love spending everyday with my amazing clients and coworkers. I strive not only to make my clients look their best but also feel their best. I enjoy cutting, coloring, Balayage, highlights, and I specialize in curly hair and special occasion styles. I am so happy to be a part of the So Chiq team and am excited to continue building my career here!
   
Debbie Ruiz
AESTHETICS

I graduated from Gina’s collage of Advanced Aesthetics in May 1997.I feel fortunate to have a profession that I truly enjoy whether is a treatment that helps a client relax or that gives them much needed confidence. Since the beginning of my career I have gained a wonderful client base and wish to keep learning so I can share with my clients.

Megan
STYLIST

I first knew I wanted to be a hairstylist at the age of 10. I started in the industry when I was 16. I attended Voila Institute of hair design in Kitchener, where I graduated with honors in 2013.

I instantly fell in love with bright, fun colors and barbering. Every day I get to come into work and live my dream job where I aim to make everyone fall in love with their hair, all over again.