Shear Elegance Hair & Tanning Salon
By YP Contributor

Generations of Hairstyling

Owned and operated since 1992 by Angie Duxbury, Shear Elegance Hair & Tanning Salon is truly a family-run business, with five generations of hairstylists in the mix. The Duxbury story starts in Germany where Angie’s grandparents ran a salon and her father Peter Rauser was a barber. Angie started cutting hair when she was 12 and, when she moved back to Canada, continued to share her passion with her kids. Now her daughter and granddaughter both work with her. “It’s astonishing,” says Angie. “It’s an art, and yet we all have the same type of art we like to do.”

Angie’s daughter Tanya is just as happy with the multi-generational legacy her hairdressing family has created. “Not just proud, extremely proud ” says Tanya. That's not to say that working with family doesn't have its issues. "I could have strangled my daughter a couple of times,” jokes Angie. The family members share a lot of laughs and have learned to work well together. “I know we have the same passion," Angie says. “We learn from each other. I am old school and she is new school, so I teach her things and she teaches me things and together we make it work."

“I’ve learned from two generations ahead of me,” agrees Tanya. “Things have changed an awful lot over the different eras. You incorporate the new with the old ideas. You intertwine them together and you come up with your own way of doing things.”

I love that I can put a smile on somebody’s face every day so they can be their own kind of beautiful. - Angie Duxbury, owner
Shear Elegance Hair & Tanning Salon. Haircut, perms, colouring, extensions, tanning lotions, waxing, ear/nose piercing

Where Clients Are Also Family

Where Clients Are Also Family

The team's passion for their customers has been a constant through the generations at Shear Elegance Hair & Tanning Salon: clients are treated as if they were part of the family. “Hairdressing is an art,” says Angie. “But you have to be a people person, because you wouldn’t be able to interact with your clients otherwise. It’s said hairdressers are psychiatrists, doctors, lawyers – we’re everything.”

The stylists at Shear Elegance Hair & Tanning Salon get to know their customers on a personal level. “Other chain salons are like a deli: you are just a number. You go in, they yell 'next', and out the door you go,” says Angie. “Not here. We treat everyone like family. You will always be greeted with a smile, a 'Hello', a 'Goodbye', a helping hand and some even get hugs!”

Shear Elegance Hair & Tanning Salon. Haircut, perms, colouring, extensions, tanning lotions, waxing, ear/nose piercing

Being Your Own Kind of Beautiful in Calgary

Though they work hard, the Duxburys also have a lot of fun filling Shear Elegance Hair & Tanning Salon with laughter. “There’s never a day where we aren’t laughing. That’s what my dad taught me,” says Angie. “Life is laughter and you need to have that.” That joy has been passed down in the family and onto the family's clients. “I love that I can put a smile on somebody’s face every day so they can be their own kind of beautiful,” says Angie.

Shear Elegance Hair & Tanning Salon. Haircut, perms, colouring, extensions, tanning lotions, waxing, ear/nose piercing
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