Anita is a native Calgarian who has always had an interest in hair. She attended Saint Mary's High School and was intriuged when Beauty Culture was offered as an option. After the first semester, she had learned that she could complete her hairdressing at the same time as her High School diploma. At the end of grade 10 she had the opportunity to work in a salon. She worked evenings, weekends and full time during holidays, staying with the salon until after graduation in 1988, when she worked full time to complete the 1400 hours of apprenticeship.
Anita always aspired to have her own Salon and worked diligently towards that goal. With the experiences from three salons under her belt, and a loyal clientele, Hair Peace opened on June 16th 1998. In December of the same year, she realized the business had grown beyond expectations. This led to the transition of hiring staff. Anita was always conscious of the potential within this industry and strove to learn and grow every day through continued education. While attending a cutting class in Saskatchewan she was intrigued by a new line of products. After arriving home, she inquired about them and was introduced to a new line of color. The enthusiasm which she exuded with this new color line gained the attention of the Director of Mask Color Education. In August of 2000, she attended classes to become the Color Educator for Calgary. The knowledge she gained from this experience has proven to be invaluable. Working with clients on a full time basis, coaching staff, and coordinating the day to day functions of the salon, has limited her time for educating anyone other than her staff. Anita is an individual who has always embraced knowledge and growth and continues to strive to create a salon atmosphere that exceeds expectations.