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We believe in building relationships with our guests from the minute you get in touch with us. You can call us anytime, shoot us a DM, email, or of course walk in the front door of our salon. We’re always here and happy to answer your questions in order to set you up with the stylist that will best suit your needs. 


Don’t know what you want but just need a change? Found a Pinterest photo you've been obsessing over?Have a picture you found on the gram that you’ve been obsessing over? In need of a stylist who specializes in cutting and styling curls? We’re here for you. We offer one on one stylist consultations via text message or Facetime to make sure you’re comfortable and that the service you choosewill work for your budget and lifestyle.

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Our Story

Prep started with a dream between two sisters in Winnipeg, Manitoba, circa 2011. Chelsea and Allison had just returned home from years of traveling in Europe and the time had come to settle down and start a career. Unfortunately, no job interested either of these overly opinionated sisters. They had ideas and a vision and didn't believe in a 20 hour work week. So instead they started their own company and ended up choosing to work 80 hour work weeks for the rest of their lives (but on their own terms of course).


It started as a blow dry bar until they got their hands on their own space and recruited 6 stylists to join them in a 500 square foot storefront on Corydon. The following year they doubled in staff and square footage and have kept growing ever since.

In 2016 they headed south to what would become their second home in Tulum, Mexico. Prep Tulum was born out of a love for the ocean and boho beach braids. The full service salon is located in the boutique hotel zone right on the beach and literally been a dream come true. They have since taken over the destination wedding glam scene in the entirety of The Riviera and also have satellite locations in Puerto Vallarta and Cabo.

In 2018 Prep moved to 173 Lilac Street and is now one of the busiest salons in the city with over 20 stylists and staff.


Here at Prep we make a genuine effort to be as environmentally friendly as we possibly can and we are proud to be a Green Circle Certified Sustainable Salon.

Green Circle Salons is a Canadian program that started over 10 years ago to help salons reduce their waste. They are the world’s first sustainable salon solution to recover and repurpose beauty waste, ensuring that we can help keep people and the planet beautiful. 


The program allows salons to repurpose and recover up to 95% of resources that were once thrown in landfills or not disposed of properly. Materials such as hair, leftover colour, foils, colour tubes, aerosol cans, paper and plastics are all redirected to Green Circle Salons' facility for the materials to be repurposed or disposed of properly

We are proud to be part of such a big initiative that can actually make a difference, and we appreciate the support of our guests for working with us to invest in a cleaner planet and a brighter future. 

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