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

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.


Emily is here to help you with your booking needs.


Bio coming soon!
Wenonah Dickerson

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

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.