Nanaimo’s Award-Winning

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With a strong commitment to excellence in client service, education and team work.

Exceptional Stylists Committed to Skills Growth

Professional Hair Care Products for Your Unique Needs

Training Seminars with Leading Hair Care Pros

Meet the owners: Edwin & Fiona

We designed our new space with positive client experience in mind.

The Cutting Room Creative started out as a family run business in 1984. Fiona & Edwin are passionate about excellence in client service, education and team work. Through teaching seminars & competitions, their team continually continuously builds & shares the latest hair salon techniques in hair.

Our New Location

Pacific Station 103–5180 Dublin Way Nanaimo, BC 250-758-6995

Giving Back to Our Global Community

Green Circle Salon

The Cutting Room Creative is a proud member of Green CIrcle Salons. We participate in this environmental stewardship program that repurposes  salon & spa waste keeping it out of landfills & waterways.

Haven Society

The Cutting Room Creative … Haven Society for women, children, youth & families.

Hats ? African Kids

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Edwin Johnston

International Artistic Director KMS California

Hairstyling is a fashion based-craft. Fashion is constantly changing, so you have to educate yourself to change and to improve. There are always new ideas, new products and new innovations to learn. Education is growth. Edwin Johnston KMS International Creative Artistic Director

As one of KMS California’s International Artistic Directors, Edwin has been responsible for creating education programs, presenting at seminars and trade shows, and having a creative hand in developing and executing the latest advertising campaigns.

Why we are different

The Cutting Room Creative started out as a family run business in 1984. Fiona & Edwin are passionate about excellence in client service, education and team work. Through teaching seminars & competitions, their team continually continuously builds & shares the latest hair salon techniques in hair.

Cutting Room Creative in Salon Publications & News

Salon Magazine: 6 Questions With Edwin

Edwin Johnston, from the Cutting Room Creative in Nanaimo, B.C., is no stranger to entering hair competitions. He’s taken home several Contessa awards and a Master Stylist of the Year NAHA. Below he shares his philosophy when it comes to styling and shooting beautiful hair.

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Style Lessons From Japanese Salons

Salon Magazine featured their tour of some of Tokyo’s top salons & shared a video of hairstylist and Contessa winner Edwin Johnston trend hunting on the streets of Tokyo!

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From Our Clients

We stand behind our salon service commitment so we appreciate when our guests communicate with us about even the smallest issue they may be having with their hair.  We believe this communication helps build relationships and ensures success. Any revisions we are made aware of within one week of the original service are at no charge to our clients.

Karly has been cutting my hair for almost five years now – I highly recommend her! In addition to always leaving the salon feeling like I’ve had the best haircut of my life, she is very good at understanding what I want, even when I can’t articulate what I am looking for. Karly is precise every step of the way: from the clean cut to the voluminous blowouts. She is truly great at what she does! In addition, the salon itself is very modern, clean and inviting. The staff is extremely welcoming and friendly. This salon is definitely a gem!

Randy Menzies

Excellent service, they were very friendly, I love my new look! Thanks!

Carolina Magdaleno

The Cutting Room is a beautiful space, they have an area upstairs just for coloring, which I found a refreshing change, very Zen vibe. I just had some blonde highlights done by Stacy, I literally cannot stop looking at my hair I love it so much. Highly

Lisa Pons-Labelle

Great staff with lots of experience! Highly recommended

Mark Koch

Karly Sue is a legend. She’s so extremely talented and I love collabing with her and the team for photoshoots and up coming events ! I highly recommend her to anyone I know looking to get their hair done… she’s talented,punctual,friendly,funny, what else do you need ?! Everyone get over to the cutting room creative and book with Karly now!!

Rachel Bethell

Are You Loving Your Hair?

Are you wearing your hair or does it wear you?

Is upkeep too difficult? Feeling your colour isn’t doing you any favours? You’ve probably got ideas …

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