Shear and File Hair and Nail Bar now here in Greenwood, B.C.

Ladies, you don’t have to drive to Grand Forks any more if you want to have your beauty needs looked after by Chris Hoefling-Esselink.

Chris Hoefling-Esselink

Ladies, you don’t have to drive to Grand Forks any more if you want to have your beauty needs looked after by Chris Hoefling-Esselink. She’s been providing services every Wednesday at Shear and File Hair and Nail Bar in Greenwood since May.

Chris is a licensed cosmetologist and certified nail technician offering a wide variety of salon services. Hair styling for both men and women; and for the ladies she does artificial nails, facial waxing, manicure and pedicure.

Her Greenwood hours are from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. “That way clients who are working can still get in after work to get their hair done,” she says. “A lot of people would rather do an evening appointment than one on a Saturday.”

The rest of the week Chris runs her own salon in Grand Forks, Oasis Hair and Nail Studio.

She’s been offering her services full-time for 14 years now, though she took her first class right after getting out of high school in Midway. She went back to school in 1998 to recertify her license and has been working ever since.

The first three years she worked in a home salon, then she opened Oasis Hair and Nail Studio in 2002 and she now owns the building.

She said that it took patience to finally find a part-time nail course, but eventually there was one in Kelowna in 2009. Today she is studying for her nail educator certification.

She and her husband Sid live in Grand Forks but they hope to eventually make their way to Greenwood. “We’ve been back and forth for years,” she explained. “My dad lives here and I went to high school in Midway. This is home for me.”

She opened Shear and File Hair and Nail Bar after a few of her Greenwood customers kept bugging her to open a shop here. “After failing to find a good start-up place I eventually told them if you want me there, you find me the place.”

Well, they did! When the laundromat closed earlier this year Chris got a phone call offering her the location.

Chris is a firm believer in keeping up with the latest developments in the industry. “I was a color educator for JOICO for two years and worked as a colourist behind the scene at their hair shows.”

Her rates are competitive and she guarantees her work.

She and Sid have been married for 33 years and have two grown children. Their daughter is a third generation hairdresser.

She enjoys the Greenwood shop for the opportunity to connect with friends both old and new.

“Hair styles today are all about personality,” says Chris. “If you want to try something new, something you – then come on down and give it a try.”

To make an appointment you can reach Chris at 250-442-6343.

Just Posted

One killed in Sunday crash on Highway 3 near Rock Creek

The victim of the two-vehicle crash was a West Boundary resident

Green candidate reflects on South Okanagan-West Kootenay campaign

Rosslander Tara Howse talks about the highs and lows of running for office

RDKB directors divided over dam revenues and fire service

East-end directors voted in favour of using $300,000 from the dam to support the RDKB fire service

Cannabis company gets green light to plant at Rock Creek facility

SpeakEasy Cannabis Club gets indoor growing license from Health Canada

Midway asks for input on Official Community Plan

Residents gave their input on what to do with new land, youth resources and accessibility changes

VIDEO: B.C. to restrict nicotine content, bring in 20% tax on vaping products

Province will also restrict candy and fruit flavoured vaping products to adult-only stores

Seguin lifts surging Stars to 4-2 win over Canucks

Dallas is 6-0-1 in last seven outings

B.C. government working with RCMP to address $10 million in budget cuts

Public Safety Minister Mike Farnworth issues statement following report of RCMP cost-cutting

‘City that protects rapists’: Sexual assault survivor slams Kelowna mayor for defending RCMP

Heather Friesen spent the morning handing out flyers around city hall calling out the mayor

BC Liquor Stores to move fully to paper bags by March

Vancouver Island to be the first to convert to paper bags in November

Tolko shuts B.C. divisions for two weeks over holidays

Head office to close from Dec. 23-27; two weeks’ downtime runs Dec. 21-Jan. 6

Port Moody mayor says stayed sex assault charge related to ‘awkward date’

Rob Vagramov said charge was related to a string of dates in 2015

UBC conference draws fire over speaker from Chinese tech company blacklisted in U.S.

The company that has been blacklisted by the U.S. over links to the repression of China’s Muslim minority

‘It’s been 12 years’: Father of murdered B.C. real estate agent pleads for mayor’s help

Lindsay Buziak was stabbed to death on Feb. 2, 2008 in Saanich. Her case is unsolved.

Most Read