New Look Coming Soon!

It’s Time For  A New Look

We’ve been feeling kind of scruffy for a while now & have decided to take the plunge & go for a new look. You know the feeling, right?

Watch for our new web site around the end of June.

Salon with a View

Cutting Room Nanaimo New Location

Here are some new pictures of the salon.

The electrical, mechanical & plumbing are coming along nicely so dry wall can start tomorrow.

We’re booking our first appointments in our new location for December 27th. We are very excited!

To see how to find our new location, visit this page.

Edwin Johnston

Edwin Johnston
Edwin Johnston

Cutting Room Salon

Edwin & Fiona established the Cutting Room Creative in 1984. Over the years, Edwin has been mentor & teacher to stylists who have been fortunate to have worked with him and participated with him in a wide range of competitions.


2012 North American Master Hairstylist of the Year

3 times BC Salon of the Year

2010 Canadian Session Hairstylist of the Year

2010- Global Finalist of Goldwell’s Color Zoom ‘Partner’ Colorist of the Year (Paris, France)

2009- Canadian ‘Session Stylist’ of the Year

2009- Canadian Semi-finalist of Goldwell’s Trend Zoom ‘Elumen’ Category

2009-Canadian Semi-finalist of Goldwell’s Trend Zoom ‘Creative’ Category

2008 -Canadian Hairstylist of the Year

2008- Global Finalist of Goldwell’s Trend Zoom Creative Colorist of the Year (Valencia, Spain)

4 times BC Hairstylist of the Year

2005 North American Hairdressing Awards, Classic Hairstylist of the Year

Read more posts about Edwin.

KMS Hair Stay

For style retention and durability, you’ll love KMS Hair Stay products.

Max Gel

24-hour hold without flaking

Styling Gel

Firm hold without flaking

Clarify Shampoo

Deep cleansing to remove build-up

Anti-Humidity Seal

24-hour for weatherproofing for finished looks

Style Boost

Primer for a lasting style

Medium Hold Spray

Workable hold and humidity resistant

Maximum Hold Spray

Firm hold and humidity resistant

Dry Xtreme Hairspray

Dry-touch, volumizing hold

Sophomore Rules

This collection got Karly through to the semi finals in the Canadian Hair Colourist of the year category for the Contessa Awards 2017. Sophomore Rules displays offset geometric lines in the hair mixed with contrasting natural wind movement.

Hair: Karly Menzies

Jewellery: a Karly creation

Photography: Edwin Johnston

Neon Nites

Neon Nites – the mixture of bright hair colours with natural realistic movement and British inspired fashion forward wardrobe. This collection has zero photoshop details – one of our target goals for this collection.
Hair: Karly Menzies
Photography: Edwin Johnston

Urban Lads

Metro inspired collection where men are not afraid to experiment at styling their hair. Short, medium and longer lengths, mixed with different textures, explore the versatility of mens hair.