Natural Evolution Hair Studio

About our team

Where Haircare Meets Harmony

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One client at a time, we aim to provide the best level of service and to raise your confidence by making you feel great about your hair.

Our goal is to make a harmonious connection between our clients, salon and the environment. We are proud to create a space where you will look forward to coming to and be proud to refer others to.

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Autumn LeStage

AUTUMN LESTAGE~ owner and visionary of Natural Evolution

For three decades Autumn has worked as a hairstylist on Vancouver Island, forming friendships and connections that go beyond the salon. Natural Evolution is an extension of her beliefs in community, beauty and sustainability.

After facilitating thousands of transformations she is convinced that nothing has the power to transform like a truly beautiful cut & colour. With her experience and deep understanding of the science she is able to achieve everything from subtle enhancements to major changes without compromising the integrity of the hair.

"Results matter and I believe that how we achieve them matters for that reason I am dedicated to the kind of beauty that is ethically tended."

Her technique creates lived in looks that aluminate your natural beauty. From blondes to dimensional Brunettes Beautiful coppers, to grey enhancements and everything in between she believes anything is achievable with patients, exceptional products, and skilled execution.

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ML Kenneth

ML is a colour specialist focusing on advanced highlighting and grey enhancement. She enjoys bringing fresh ideas to her consultations, with creative placement and easier grow out, customizing styles that look modern and current, while adapting to each guests lifestyle and hair type.

With almost 3 decades of experience, ML utilizes her fine art background to inform her ever evolving career; always learning, growing, and sharing.

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Kimberly Thomson

Since 2008, Kim has travelled from Vancouver to New York practising her craft and adding to her hair education, She excels at in-depth consulting where she can passionately create your customized colour and cutting needs with her extensive knowledge. Kim highly values the sustainably created products she chooses to use on her clients for colour, cleansing & styling, with gentle and nourishing ingredients that leave you feeling beautiful.

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Shelina started her hairstyling career in Alberta and joined the Natural Evolution team when she moved to Vancouver Island in the summer of 2021. Although she specializes in short-medium haircuts, she loves personalizing all cuts and colours to help her guests feel as beautiful and confident as they can be; and appreciates being able to do so in a more sustainable way. Shelina also loves exploring local markets, cruising on her paddle board, and curling up with her cat and a good book.

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Marie-line has been in the hair industry for 20 years, and her passion for the “craft of hair” colouring, cutting, and styling has given her the opportunity to challenge herself all the way to the world's competition , placing her in the top six in Canada for the colour category in 2013, 2014, and 2016, which was a national and international competition . She then joined the styling team at New York City Fashion Week for model styling. Mari-line was honoured ‘The People’s Choice' Award for her outstanding work. Her extensive experience allows her the opportunity to customize for each and every client through the eyes of a pro.

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