Deb'N Hair
By Taylor Stinson

Humble Beginnings

Deb Stevenson is well-known in the picturesque neighbourhood of Ancaster as a people person. The expert hair stylist, with more than 30 years of experience, founded her salon Deb 'n Hair based on a desire to help others achieve beautiful, healthy hair. Her shop has undergone a few changes over the years, including a renovation in 2016, but it's Deb's eye for detail and care for others that keeps people returning. From its humble beginnings as a one-person shop, to a salon that has evolved to now offer spa services, it's clear that Deb's passion for customer relationships has kept business thriving.

“I was 20 years old when I opened my business and still have some of the original clientele returning,” says Deb. “The interaction with people always keeps the job fun.”

Whether you decide to go in for a cut or colour, Deb will always try to fit you in. Deb is an easygoing conversationalist who bends over backwards for clients and treats them all like old friends. You'll certainly feel at home in her shop.

We really aim to keep up with everything going on in the world of hair styling and integrate trends to remain competitive. - Deb Stevenson, owner
Deb 'n Hair is a family business, with the owner's daughters helping her expand the salon's versatility of services

Keeping It In The Family

Deb's daughters Jennifer and Michelle are now both working at the business, offering extra services that Deb alone was not able to provide before. Michelle is working as a stylist and hair colourist, while Jennifer has her own aesthetics business, Jenspa, that runs within the salon.

With a wider range of services available, Jennifer and Michelle have been able to attract new business through the shop's expanded appeal to a wider variety of people. “My daughters are very energetic and have attracted some younger clientele,” says Deb.

Jennifer has brought in more clients with her aesthetics and spa services, even buying some new equipment on her own. She now offers manicures, pedicures, facials, massages, eyebrow and eyelash tinting, waxing and more, making a trip to Deb 'n Hair now a one-stop shop for all your beauty needs.

Deb 'n Hair offers haircuts and styling, in addition to aesthetics and spa services, such as manicures and waxing.
Deb 'n Hair started as a hair salon and expanded to include a spa within the salon, with services including lash tinting and pedicures

Staying on Trend

When she's not in the shop, Deb is constantly researching and staying up-to-date on all the latest hair trends. Listening to customer feedback has enabled her to expand and bring in high-demand services, such as hair-smoothing Brazilian blow-outs and new hair colouring techniques, such as balayage highlights. They attend hair shows throughout North America, including in Toronto, Orlando and California, to keep abreast of trends.

“Trends go in and out, so it's hard to say what the next one will be. It keeps us on our toes” says Jennifer. “I'm always surprised at how trends repeat themselves.”

One of the more noteworthy aspects of Deb 'n Hair is its humble beginnings, and Deb uses her expertise to inform clients of new products and trends without being pushy. If she recommends a product or service, it's because it's a tried-and-true technique that she has perfected with natural talent, a desire to learn and extensive experience. Deb says, “My advice to other hairstylists is that if it's something you love, keep at it. You can only get better at it.”

Deb 'n Hair, located in Hamilton, offers salon and spa services
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