Vanilla Loft

Meet the team

CO-FOUNDER

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Chris Weber - Mirlach

Artist

A celebrated stylists hailing from Frankfurt, Germany, Chris Weber-Mirlach made Canada home in 2012 and has continued to promote artistry, set trends and push boundaries ever since. Chris has quickly risen to become one of Vancouver’s most well-known and accomplished stylists. He has graced the cover of Vancouver Magazine as one of the city’s most stylish people, he has appeared in numerous online ‘it’ lists and his work has been praised in InStyle Magazine, Allure, US Weekly, Refinery29 and Style Caster to name a few. Chris continues to work with artists, influencers and actors as well as his steady flow of loyal clientele.   

Chris is best known for his soft, natural blondes and dreamy pastels; he enjoys creative styles and specializes in edge cuts. He uses a variety of colour lines, products and attends numerous classes and educational seminars to continue his evolution as an artist and ensure a vast creative landscape.

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Patrick Mirlach

General Manager

Born and Raised in Munich, Germany, Patrick Successfully completed his Hotel Management Training in 2008 and gained extensive expert knowledge working for Various Premium Establishments. He enhanced 2011 his customer service & operational skills with several high-responsibility roles (Retail - store & Visual Management) in the Fashion industry. Having modeled for fashion publications Vogue UK, Vogue Taiwan, Elle IT, Glamour UK, GQ Magazine UK, F.Y! Fucking Young! and HUF Magazine, Patrick Mirlach has taken his love of fashion and keen eye for design to create the unexpected artist sanctuary, Vanilla Loft with husband Chris.

Patrick's diverse background in providing exceptional customer care give Vanilla Loft the client centric, welcoming atmosphere that perfectly mirrors the personality and characteristics of the artists within.  


ARTISTS

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Kat Cuvas

Artist

Born in Athens, Greece and raised in Saskatoon, Kat Cuvas started her hair journey in 2012 with the desire to help others feel their best through her creativity. She relocated to Vancouver in 2014 to further pursue this passion and to master her craft. Kat is an enthusiastic student of life who draws inspiration from the world around her—art, fashion, and people. She regularly attends advanced hair education courses and continually strives for innovation and excellence.

Kat brings an advanced skill set to Vanilla Loft, specializing in colour, cuts, and extensions. Her belief in quality is central to her craft, as is helping her clients express themselves through personal style. Kat’s empathy and compassion create the relaxed, enjoyable environment that Vanilla Loft is known for.

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Brittany Ostash

Artist

As an experienced artist coming from years of consistent results and industry awards, Brittany ostash has quickly made a name for herself in Vancouver and is now bringing her expertise to the north shore. in addition to being a top five finalist in the Canadian hairstylist of the year awards (contessa awards), Brittany has also been featured in salon Magazine and on the jc institute blog. her natural talent for hair has led Brittany to share her knowledge of new tools and techniques with young students as part of the education team at john Casablanca's Institute. Britt's bubbly personality and outgoing , friendly nature make her an excellent addition to the vanilla loft family.

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Yuri Han

ARTIST

Born and raised in Korea, Yuri Han moved to Vancouver in 2007 and began her career as a stylist at the Aveda Institute in Vancouver in 2010. After a career styling, Yuri came back to the Aveda Institute as an Educator where she has performed demo classes, produced hair shows and worked on editorials. Yuri comes to Vanilla Loft bringing her speciality in natural effect highlights and her precision and creativity for haircuts, allowing her to customize the cut and color for her client’s desired look and lifestyle.


SALON COORDINATOR & ARTISTS

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AOIFE O’CALLAGHAN

SALON COORDINATOR

Joining the Vanilla Loft family from Cork, Ireland, Aoife is a trained make-up artist and esthetician. She has a creative eye and a love for all things hair and beauty. Her appreciation for quality products makes her an excellent addition to the management team. With a warm and bubbly personality Aoife loves meeting new people and looks forward to welcoming our clientele to the loft.

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Ana K. Prieto

Salon Assistant

After three years on the MAC artist team, Ana Prieto comes to Vanilla Loft as the first salon assistant. Her expert eye and keen sense for editorial fashion make her an exciting member of the team and an up and coming stylist to watch. Born and raised in Guadalajara, Mexico, Ana came to Vancouver in 2008 to pursue a career in beauty. she graduated from the global makeup program at Blanche Macdonald in 2014, received her skin therapy diploma in 2017 and GRADUATED in 2018 from hair design.