Our Team

Meet the team at Lavish who are dedicated to providing you the best experience possible.

Liz Adams

Owner, Master Stylist

Liz Adams

Owner, Master Stylist

Liz has been in the beauty and wellness business for over three decades. You can say that hairdressing is in her blood as she comes from a family of hairstylists. With her sister owning a successful salon in Toronto and her mother being a former hairstylist. Being a salon owner in three different provinces starting out in Winnipeg, Manitoba, then Ontario and now in BC, she loves to pass on her vast experience as a stylist and loves nothing more then mentoring young stylists. She is motivated by her love for the beauty industry and her commitment to her team members and loyal clients. Most of Liz's education has been with Aveda, a 25 year relationship, which includes owning an Aveda Concept Salon for 15 years in Ontario, as well as working as an Educator at the Aveda Institute in Victoria BC. The secret to her success is her unwavering integrity and consistency. Providing a place for hairstylists that believe in exceptional service, continued education, high quality hairstyling and focussing on exemplary customer service for her clients.

Olivia Buksa

Salon Stylist

Olivia Buksa

Salon Stylist

Olivia has a natural ability and passion for hair colour. She has continued to excel with her artistic and innovative skills, especially with her ombre/balayage techniques. Constantly learning and perfecting. With a young and fresh approach to life, she inspires current and flattering styles suited to each individual client. Her smile alone will win you over every time! Olivia loves to work out and hang out with her friends. You can check out her work on Instagram @hairbyolivia__ and you'll see what we mean!

Kelsey Fox

Advanced Stylist

Kelsey Fox

Advanced Stylist

Kelsey was born and raised in Montreal. Her career started 9 years ago while apprenticing at a high-end salon in Montreal. She quickly gained a reputation for being a very skilled young stylist. She has had the opportunity to participate in hair shows in New York, and further her education through ongoing classes, and learning from exceptional stylists she was fortunate to work with. Her passion is cutting and styling both women and men as well as sharing a passion for balayage and hair painting. You will instantly like Kelsey as she genuinely makes sure all of her clients feel comfortable and at ease. Kelsey enjoys hanging out with friends and family. Going for hikes and especially loves animals! You can check out her work on Instagram @hairbykelsey____

Vanessa Gutknecht

Master Stylist

Vanessa Gutknecht

Master Stylist

Vanessa has been working as a hair stylist for the past 14 years in Vancouver, BC. She has received extensive Vidal Sassoon training in both cuts and colours throughout her career. She stays inspired by keeping up with current fashion trends and advanced education. She loves to take her time with each client and has amazing attention to detail. Her days off are filled with outdoor adventures with her son and husband. She also loves to read and craft. Check out her Instagram @hair_by_me_vanessa

Krystyna Gibson

Guest Co-ordinator

Krystyna Gibson

Guest Co-ordinator

Krystyna joined our team in September 2017. She was born in Montreal, moved to Toronto ON with her family then decided life needed a new adventure and moved to Victoria BC. Her welcoming smile along with her naturally calm and warm disposition put you at ease. Her multitasking skills are perfect for our busy front desk. Krystyna will ensure that you are taken care of from the moment you call to book your appointment until you walk out the door looking and feeling fabulous. Krystyna is a crazy soccer fan particularly the Toronto FC. She is a big advocate for both Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and Organ and Tissue Donations.