Michelle Ouellet’s passion for hair began at the young age of 5 when she learned to french braid her sister’s hair from watching her mother. She started braiding people’s hair in the park for money at the age of ten, and by the age of 16 had converted her closet into a mini salon for friends and family.
Upon graduation from high school, Michelle moved to Calgary and started an apprenticeship. After the birth of her first child, she moved home to Prince George and completed hairdressing school.
Michelle began her career at a local salon in Prince George and became the network educator for Bumble and Bumble (BBU). Rewarded for top sales in salon five years in a row, Michelle attended BBU “Harvard of Hair” several times.
Michelle had a strong vision for a salon that works smarter, not harder, powered by a team of specialized stylists, so she decided to start her own business where she could continue her passion for mentoring apprentices.
Michelle opened her own home-based studio in 2014 after the birth of her second daughter. In December 2019, she opened a commercial location downtown Prince George that operates as a full-service salon and an academy for apprentices, while also offering advanced classes for hairstylists.
Michelle named her studio The Current as a reminder to remain present in an ever-changing world and to go with the flow rather than fight the current.
As a full Concept Davines Salon and Davines educator, Michelle is committed to quality ingredients and high-performance products that respect the environment. Education is one of her main values which means she learns everything she can about her clients, products, and team.
Michelle’s mission is to bring quality education to Northern British Columbia and to grow a hairdressing academy for those who want to make hairdressing a sustainable and profitable career.
Michelle believes in empowering women and also want her clients to feel that they have a team of stylists rather than just one. She believe hairdressers have the ability to change the world, one person at a time.
Learn more about The Current at https://www.thecurrenthair.com/