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It is with great sadness that we announce that Jon Paul Holt passed away on May 8th, 2023. He was loved tremendously and will be deeply missed by his family and friends. JP lived a vivacious, prosperous and full life. We thank you all for the love, loyalty and patronage you have shown Jon Paul over the years. The salon remains open, just as he would have wanted.

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Welcome to Avant Garde Hair Studio.

Established in 1984, we're Yaletown's first hair studio. We're famous for our award-winning stylists, and loved for our fun and friendly atmosphere.

Book an appointment directly with your favourite stylists by phone call or text:

Amanda Portelance (778) 829-7912
Bailey Murphy (604) 763-3943
Chuck (604) 780-9153
Isabelle Cummins (236) 334-3744
Jae Jeong (778) 991-8703
Lana Gelfenbeyn (604) 763-8990
Leslie Young (604) 802-0956
Linda Greben (604) 488-9254

Lorraine Blair (604) 430-3757
Lyra Suelzen (604) 220-1098
Melissa Jones (604) 862-4530
Myles Laphen (604) 649-2302
Stacey Paskall (778) 384-6019
Tara-Lynn Fournier (604) 928-8272
Taylor Hair (604) 818-0996
Yuri Ishii (778) 628-1195

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Brag alert. Our stylists are the best in the industry. Let yourself be transformed by our talented team, including winners of Canadian Hair Stylist of the Year and North American Hair Stylist of the Year. But we don't take ourselves too seriously either. Trophies aside, we're are a fun bunch and we look forward to welcoming you to the Avantgarde family.


Whether you just need some freshening up or a brand new look, we offer the full range of services from cuts and color, to hair extensions and special event styling. Our team of expert stylists will take your hair dreams and make them into a reality, leaving you looking and feeling your best.

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Linda is the Best hair colourist in the city. Look at her awards. So grateful for her expertise customer focus on meeting or exceeding client needs. I have recommended a friend who will also never leave Linda now. Avantgarde has the friendly staff, knowledgeable professionals highest COVID procedures.



I saw Lorraine for a (first time) perm, on recommendation from a friend. And, WOW. From the second we met, I knew I was in good hands, and my hesitations melted away instantly. She knows what she is doing 100%. I walked out of there lighter than air, and the compliments have been pouring in.


My sister and I got the most fabulous treatment even though we'd never been before!! Wonderful dye and cuts!! I love seeing Bailey. They are all WIZARDS!! I get compliments all day after they so their magic!



The Roaring 1920's inspired this 2020 video and photoshoot. It demonstrates the power of women, fashion and hair over the past 100 years.

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