Our Stylists


Our team of stylists and friendly front desk staff at Cabello Salon provide clients with the comfort and quality of high end salons. Our environment is designed to release your everyday stress and leave you relaxed.

When you’re ready to get away from it all, our salon offers you a lavish way to unwind yourself, pamper your hair, and indulge your mind in useless celebrity gossip. Book in to see one of our experienced stylists and enjoy a warm beverage while our team reflects your beauty from the inside out.

Our Guarantee: If you’re not completely delighted with our service, or your treatment, just say so and we’ll either re-do your hair for free to make it right or your entire fee will be refunded; no questions asked!

Jessica Salema – Owner

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Helping clients achieve the hair of their dreams, salon owner Jessica Salema trained and worked in Vancouver before moving to the island 10 years ago.  Highlights of her career are obviously opening a beautiful new salon to call home and working the runway for Versace’s first show in Vancouver Fashion Week. She strongly believes it is essential to continue learning and has travelled as far as London to further her education.

When Jessica isn’t behind her chair she is chasing around her energetic daughter, Ella. Supermom, Jessica, balances raising a child, running a salon and creating beautiful hair.

Her goal at Cabello: To create an urban relaxing atmosphere for clients and a creative supportive work environment for stylists to learn and produce artistic hair.




Natalie is new to Vancouver Island, relocating from central Alberta; where she has been in the hair industry for 25 years. She is passionate about colouring and cutting, Her experience and artistic eye gives her confidence in her work. From a soft natural look to a bold statement, Natalie sees every transformation as exciting. Also, having natural curly hair gives her an appreciation and understanding of cutting and styling curls. In addition to being creative, Natalie also enjoys getting to know her clients. She feels her soft-spoken nature makes her a great listener which enables her to truly understand her clients needs.

Away from the salon, Natalie loves the simple things in life including gardening, hiking, cooking, and spending time with family.

Her goal at Cabello: To connect with her new community and to make people feel great!




Katrina is dedicated to providing high quality hair colour and detailed custom cuts. She is an excellent listener and communicator who ensures every client leaves beautiful and happy. Her passion is evident in her creative foil work; creating anything from soft, romantic, natural colours, to bold, vibrant, rainbow colours.

Katrina began her career at Vancouver Island University in 2011. Since then,  she has evolved her craft in the Westshore. As a local resident, you can find Katrina on all pet friendly trails with her fur baby, Blue.

Her goal at Cabello: To make people feel AMAZING and continue with diverse education in the hair industry.





Born and raised on Vancouver Island, Avery is the newest addition to our team here at Cabello! After graduating from VIU, Avery has spent the last five years creating beautiful looks from simple touchups to complete transformations. Avery’s skill extends from the basic cuts & colours and includes an extensive knowledge of extensions. If you’ve thought of adding some length in the past, Avery is the girl for you!

When she’s not doing hair, Avery enjoys travelling, going to music festivals and spending time with her two pups, Cocoa and Remi.

Her goal at Cabello: To provide guests with knowledge, expand her client base and have fun doing so!


Rachelle is a new face here at Cabello and is currently serving as part time receptionist while slowly rebuilding her clientele after spending some time at home raising her daughter.

Trained at Aveda, this girl is focused on creating meaningful connections with her guests while making them feel beautiful from the inside out!

When she’s not working at the shop, she enjoys practicing yoga, learning about health and wellness and reading.

Rachelle’s goal at Cabello is to make every guest she encounters feel welcome and provide custom, quality service!


Ella is one of the friendly receptionists that will greet you, take your coat and make you a killer latte when you walk into the salon!

She is currently in her final year of high school and is new to the island! She loves beauty, fashion and health and is interested in pursuing a career in the beauty industry.

Her goal at Cabello is to sharpen her customer service skills, gain experience in the beauty industry and learn about styling while she does it!



Currently on maternity leave, expected return October 2020

Krista is our blonde bombshell specialist. She thoroughly enjoys the challenge of achieving the perfect blonde that will suite that particular client. Having been in the industry for eight years, Krista has been keeping up with her education so that she can stay on trend. With her love for round brushing you’ll leave the salon with the best blow out in the city. When she’s not in the salon you can find Krista in her kitchen cooking up a storm or catching up with friends from up and down the island.

Her goal at Cabello Salon: To make everyone feel as special as they should! =)





Veronica has decided to take a permanent leave to spend time with her two rambunctious boys!

Veronica is our up-do specialist. She makes every special occasion a breeze with her patient nature and eye for detail. Veronica’s clients never leave having to worry about pins or loose ends on their special day. With her calm ambiance and creative eye her personality allows her to create masterpieces.

In addition to formal hair, Veronica keeps up to date with training in multiple cutting and colouring classes. She is experienced in many colour lines and has a passion for new foiling techniques. If you are looking to stay current you will have no problem leaving our doors with some fresh style.
When Veronica isn’t working, she keeps busy with dance, travel, and of course, shopping!
Her goal at Cabello: Would love to create hair for photo shoots and receive on-going education.