Vanilla Loft




Program Features:

 For aspiring hairdressers and professional stylists, Chris Weber-Mirlach & Vanilla Loft are offering a unique, INTIMATE opportunity to participate in our IMMERSIVE VISUAL Shadowing Program.

Our shadowing program is an in-depth, one-on-one interaction that includes a highly coveted in-salon day where you will shadow Chris from start to finish — experiencing the excitement of working in a successfully high-functioning salon, understanding the unique needs of your clientele, effectively managing your time, mastering new techniques, taking the perfect photos and, of course, growing your social media following!

These one-on-one sessions include exclusively working with Chris out of Vanilla Loft, nestled within beautiful North Vancouver.

We can't wait to hear from you:

We would love to get to know you a bit better before we meet. Below you will find a form which will give us an opportunity to receive a FIRST overview of your craft once filled out, this will allow us to personalize your day at Vanilla Loft.

We will review your information and find the best SUITABLE day for you to come in and shadow Chris. We look very much forward to meeting you and to help you further your CAREER.



1 DAY: $ 800.00 + GST

Name *
Phone *
Billing Address *
Billing Address
Shadowing *
Shadowing Program
Shadowing Program

How many stylists per shadowing program?

Kindly note that we place a high amount of importance on the exclusivity and educational focus of a one-on-one experience, so we do not host more than one stylist for a shadowing experience at the same time.

What is the payment process like and do you have a cancellation policy? 

50% of the total shadowing program cost is PLACED as a non-refundable retainer fee in order to secure your desired shadowing date on hold. The final installment is paid in-house on the day of your shadowing experience. 

In the event that you need to cancel your shadowing experience, we require two weeks of notice prior to your secured shadowing date. For cancellations that meet this policy, we allow a one-time date rearrangement. Your non-refundable retainer fee will be transferred to your newly arranged shadowing experience. 

Kindly note that - while we understand that occasionally unplanned items interfere with the schedule and that sometimes these items can't be influenced - we are not responsible for last-minute cancellations due to external factors like delayed flights, traffic, Family Emergencies or sickness. All payments are non-refundable. 

What is the neighborhood like?

Vanilla Loft is nestled within the historic neighborhood of Lower Lonsdale; a vibrant home to an array of notable boutiques, cafes, restaurants and more. Between the stunning views of the Burrard Inlet from the Lonsdale Quay Market, to the unique collection of vendors within the hustle and bustle of the Shipyards District - Lower Lonsdale is an eclectic place that Vanilla Loft has the pleasure to call “home”. We will provide a personally curated list of neighborhood highlights and recommendations within your official invitation letter. Kindly note that there will be a midday break where you can feel free to step out and explore the area. 

I’m flying in - what airport is closest?

YVR International Airport is the closest airport to Vanilla Loft. From YVR, it is approximately 60 minutes by car or taxi to reach us. If you are navigating your way to us via public transportation, it will take approximately 60-90 minutes on the Canada Line rapid transit system and Sea bus.

Where are you located? 

Vanilla Loft is located at 127 3rd Street East, North Vancouver. We are three blocks from the Sea Bus - a foot passengers-only ferry connecting the North Shore (Lonsdale Quay) with Downtown Vancouver. Each ferry can seat up to 385 passengers at a time and departs every 15 minutes during the day.

15-minute sailings will start at 6 a.m. on weekdays, 7 a.m. on Saturdays, and 8 a.m. on Sundays and most holidays. 15-minute service will extend until 9:02 p.m. from Lonsdale Quay and 9:16 p.m. from Waterfront Station. There are two terminals: Waterfront in Downtown Vancouver, which connects with buses, Sky Train, and West Coast Express; and Lonsdale Quay in North Vancouver, which connects with an extensive network of North Shore buses. Crossing time is 12 minutes.

Vanilla Loft is located 8 minutes walking distance or 6 minutes by bus (Line 228, 229 & 230) from the Sea Bus terminal.

I’m staying in the area - what are your hotel recommendations?

For accommodations in the neighborhood, we personally recommend the Pinnacle Hotel at The Pier (138 Victory Ship Way, North Vancouver) and the Seaside Hotel North Vancouver (130-125 Victory Ship Way, North Vancouver).

What tools are necessary?

A notebook and good vibes only.

How long will my shadowing experience be?

Your one-on-one visual shadowing program will commence at 9:30 am and conclude at 6:30 pm - though please feel free to remain in the studio until 8:00 pm.


“We can’t wait to meet you”


Do you want to become a host salon?

We are currently working on our Vanilla Loft education program for 2020, when we will launch our very first “look and learn” visual experience workshops - performed by Vanilla Loft co-founder Chris Weber-Mirlach.

By hosting a Vanilla Loft workshop, you will have an exciting opportunity to learn some of Chris’ most useful tips and exclusive techniques in a focused environment. Chris will work on live hair models and delve into his many areas of expertise.


We are so delighted that you’d like to host a Vanilla Loft workshop. Below you will find a form which will give us an opportunity to receive an introductory overview of your space and education goals.

Once we have reviewed your information, we will get back to you in order to arrange your “look and learn” workshop with Chris Weber-Mirlach and Vanilla Loft. We look very much forward to meeting you and your team.

Founder or Director's Name *
Founder or Director's Name
Kindly note that at this point we only accept applications of salons based in Canada
Phone *
Are you interested in hosting Vanilla Loft for a team or public workshop *
Hosting day(s) *
During Vanilla Loft education your salon must be closed
Only applicable for team workshops