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Small Business Spotlight: Rustic Roots hair studio

As soon as you walk through the door to this salon, you are greeted with smiling faces and an immaculate West Coast vibe. Having the opportunity to capture images of this space and the talented humans who work here was a real joy from start to finish.

"What was once a rustic style studio, has now grown into the beautiful harbour view salon, that many know and frequent today."

Fun fact: This salon is located where the Sooke Arts Council Gallery once was. While it is sad to see the gallery gone, it is so wonderful to step into the beautifully curated space and see a creative business blooming in a beautiful location.


Ok, let's begin...

First of all tell us who you are!

Rustic Roots Hair Studio

What do you make, create, or sell?


We create all kinds of hair looks that enhance your natural beauty. Colour services (Lived in colour, blonding services, fashion colours, platinum cards and so much more) We also offer top of the line barbering services from our master barber. All of our staff are highly trained in all aspects of hair!

Where can people find you online?

You can find us @ 6956 Sooke road. (The corner of sooke and church) you can also find us online @

Our Instagram and Face Book page “Rustic Roots Hair Studio”

When did you first start your business and what inspired you to do so?

Rustic Roots was started as a one man show in 2014. What was once a small cabin in the woods has now turned into two locations in our beautiful town. With 7 stylists located at Rustic Roots, and 3 suite renters at our RR Micro Studio location.

What has been your favourite part of building your brand?

I LOVE creating an environment for staff and guest to come experience a service that is unique to only our locations.

What is your favourite part of your work day?

It never feels like work!

Aside from the tools of your craft, what is the most important thing you have to have for it to be a good day?

Happy healthy stylists and guests!

Growing a brand takes a lot of work. How much time do you spend on your business in an average week?

This is a hard one.

I spend hours on the daily always working the business.

Any tips for others starting out in your creative field?

Keep going. When you feel like giving up, just keep going no matter how many times life kicks you down.

Anything else you'd like to add?

We value and love to support local as much as we can. We carry local jewelry, candles, locally made RR Scrunchies and headbands. All products we use are non animal tested. As well as very plant powered products. We have won two customer service awards in the chamber of commerce.

A week after this shoot, I returned to the salon as a customer to get a much needed hair cut. I explained to Kiristina that, for medical reasons, I was struggling to maintain long hair and was battling hair loss and breakage. I had been on the verge of just shaving it all off many times. She was so thoughtful and compassionate throughout the whole process of picking a drastically new style, and not only gave me a new look that I love, but one that works with my life and abilities.

It takes so much, talent, creativity and human connection to do what these talented stylists achieve every day. It is so wonderful to have them on our doorstep!

Follow this salon and see the latest updates on their Instagram.


Are you an artist, crafter, or creator wanting to level up your branding for this coming season?

Get in touch and let's collaborate on a fresh new look!

Or book a Market Mini Session for a short photoshoot at a market or event of your choice!

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