If you are looking for a lift in spirit and mind, you are in skilled competent hands.

Chopstix Salon is a Paul Mitchell Focus Salon located at 321 First Ave. right in the heart of downtown Ladysmith. Darlene ,the owner, is a national educator for Paul Mitchell and trains extensively, giving and receiving trainings. As well, assist and work at many large hair shows including Las Vegas. We believe it is our dedication to education that sets us apart. We offer all professional hair care services, as well limited esthetics services ranging from gel nails to hot stone pedicures. We use, recommend and sell only Paul Mitchell products.






Darlene is the owner and artistic creative director at Chopstix. For more than 35 years she has applied her energy and creative talent to her craft. Darlene has worked as a senior national educator for Paul Mitchell and has been fortunate to have, had the mentorship of some of the industries best artists and continues to educate extensively. Darlene has been keeping her guests hair beautiful and fashionable through the art of color, cutting and styling. She believes that education is vital to the inspiration and continued succes of any stylist. Her other passion is photography. You can experience her passion hanging on the walls of the salon.



Chandell is an eager and ever evolving stylist, with over six years in the industry under her belt she has been able to master her natural skill. Chandell enjoys the technical aspect of doing both men and women’s haircuts. She is a very creative person and it shows in her work both hair dressing and in her cosmetic skills. Being able to do her clients hair and make up for their special occasion helps Chandell feed her passions!

“The fashion industry is my passion, who wouldn’t want to wake up every day and go and live their passion?”

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With over 13 years experience Susan has mastered a wide range of hair techniques in all areas of men's and women's cutting, particularly enjoys working with naturally curly textured hair. She enjoys learning new techniques and skills and applying them to her daily work. Susan has met many wonderful clients that are still in her life and looks forward to working with you.

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This cutie, Emma has been part of our front desk team for a few years now and has expanded into providing professional nail and pedicure services and enjoys making you feel and look good. 



It’s a great day at Chopstix, this is Candace. Our guests enjoy coming to see Candace as much as their hair stylist. Candace not only looks after all, she does it with a huge smile and great pleasure.



After serious thought Vanessa left her nursing job and realized hairdressing was indeed her calling, as it allows her to be creative and care for people. She shares the feeling of getting a fresh new start. Vanessa finds that transforming a guest look, and building relationships are the most rewarding aspects of being a hairdresser, taking what a client wants and combining it with how they live.
Vanessa a native of Quebec speaks fluent French.

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Kelly loves to push the boundaries with her artistic vision, not just with hair, she has almost completed her bachelor of fine arts degree. Kelly is new to Vancouver Island and loving it here. With 14 years experience behind her, she loves learning new techniques in hair and takes the opportunities to continually upgrade knowledge, by taking classes, reading and learning from her peers. Kelly is looking forward to building her client base here at CHOPSTIX

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Christine is pleased to assist you in booking your appointments or answer any questions you may have about our services. Christine has a beauty industry background of 37 years. She enjoys the opportunity to apply her experience and love of this profession to assist you in an enjoyable salon experience.



Beginning her hairdressing interest at the age of 14, Carmen has grown up at Chopstix. Her passion for the industry is fuelled by her love for the creativity of hairstyling. Whether its cutting, colouring, or styling, Carmen is always up for trying something new. She is currently working on becoming a certified educator with John Paul Mitchell Systems, and looks forward to expanding her knowledge to inspire others in the field and provide clients with the best salon experience.



Katie is our newest rising star to the Chopstix team and brings a positive upbeat attitude to the salon. Katie is consistently striving to exceed her guests expectations, while making them feel comfortable in her chair. Katie has proven her ability and passion for colour, cutting and long hair design. She is now very excited to focus her attention and passion on creative hair design and building her cliental.

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Carly has over a decade of experience styling hair and prides herself as a perfectionist with an eye for detail who loves to bring out her clients natural beauty (and handsomeness) with natural, effortless styles. Allow Carly to work her magic on you.






Upgrade your experience at Chopstix with one of our unforgettable shampoo indulgences. These one of a kind Lather Lounge experiences are an escape from the stress of everyday life. Choose from Lavender Mint, Lemon Sage, Tea Tree or Awaphui Wild Ginger. Lay back and enjoy a 10-15 min massage and hot towel treatment with each Lather Lounge experience. So relax, Unwind, Breathe…



If you have hair that is kinky, curly or unruly, or just plain out of control, get ready for a life changing experience. This incredible process infuses an advanced formulation of natural keratin to the hair. This restructures the hair while eliminating frizz or unwanted curl. Daily styling becomes effortless and reduces blow dry time to a minimum.

* Luxurious texture
* Silky touch
* Brilliant shine
* Effortless styling.
* Total control
* Fast blow drying
* Less daily maintenance



As the foundation of every style the cut is the most essential element to providing individual unique style. Our hair cut prices vary based on the Reputation, Experience and Demand of the hairstylist starting at $37. to $57.



Expert color, multi dimensional coloring and hiliting, color knows no gender or age. Paul Mitchell the Color is an innovative coloring system that provides healthy long lasting color with endless shade options. Paul Mitchell the color is gentle on the hair as it has very low ammonia content and a beeswax base to help add condition and shine to the hair. Paul Mitchel the color is one of the most environmentally friendly colors there is today.

We specialize in color correction.



UV Gel combine natural beauty and strength and durability. They are beautiful lightweight enhancements that are odorless, natural feeling, thin, flexible non yellowing, non porous and resist lifting.
Gel nail advantages

• Non toxic
• Non yellowing
• Non odorless
• Non vaporous
• Non Porous
• Non Lifting
• Extremely flexible and durable
Less maintainence, depending on your personal activities. Extremely natural appearance, no chipping, no cracking



Jump in feet first and pamper yourself! Every part of our body is connected to our feet, so why not reward them. If you opt for a full length, luxury pedicure, you will be treated to an aromatic soak, moisturizing mask, exfoliation and a foot massage prior to polish being applied. If you are after something short and sweet, your therapist will clip and buff your nails before applying your chosen polish. Want to go for all out glamour? Try some eye catching nail art.
Pedicures aren’t just for the ladies. A good foot care routine will leave your toes feeling relaxed and refreshed.



Curls Night Out

Fun and flirty with plenty of curl power.

Glamour Girl

Sure to make your date pick up the bill.

Executive Sweet

This hair means business.

Boho Braids

Let us put our interlacing twist on you.



Natural and radiant glamorous and sophisticated, whatever your look you have dreamed of for you special day, we can create it. Your memories are timeless and selecting the right professional for your big day is imperative. After the initial consultation we will schedule you for a trial look. This consultation will help you explore your possibilities, whether your dream look is soft, simple and elegant or a traditional up do. Allow us to add an elegant touch to your special day






Treat yourself to award winning luxury hair care at an affordable price. Paul Mitchell products combine quality ingredients and the latest technology to ensure top performance and flawless results with any style.

For Paul Mitchell producing the highest quality professional hair care products available is simply not enough. Paul Mitchell is ( and always will be) dedicated to making our world a better place. Paul Mitchell was the first professional beauty company to stand up against animal testing and is a leader in the global effort to protect consumers from tampered and counterfeit products. It’s easy to see that Paul Mitchell’s commitment to caring for people and the planet is a driving force in all they do.

For more info please go to paulmitchell.com





Chopstix Salon Ltd.

321 1st Ave.
Ladysmith BC,
V9G 1B1




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