With over 35 years of industry experience, Wanda is both a master at her craft and a successful entrepreneur. A longtime resident of Milton, Wanda has spent her entire professional career in her home city. In 2006, Wanda acquired what was then Salon Group and relaunched the business as SG Hair Design. An ambassador for the local business community, Wanda makes a point to shop locally whenever possible and she’s organized numerous events in conjunction with other local businesses.
Giving back to the community is an important part of the culture at SG. Through Wanda’s leadership, the salon hosts regular events to raise funds in support of various charities including Halton Women’s Place, Girls Inc, Milton District Hospital, local schools and programs for students, The Salvation Army, sports teams, The Canadian Cancer Society – with specific attention to the fight against women’s cancers.
With Wanda’s combined technical knowledge, artistic passion, and dedication to her business and community, she is a role model for her team. In her own words:
“Mentoring and growing my team is my focus these days. What drives me is the excitement I feel from sharing my knowledge to help others achieve individual growth. At SG, we are an amazingly close hair family. The most rewarding part of my career is the relationships and pure friendships I’ve built with my clients; it is a gift I don’t underestimate.”
While Wanda does put a lot of herself into her business, she does take time to unwind. Whether spending time with family, gardening, or even bass fishing with her husband and son, she enjoys every moment.
Awards and Accolades:
2018 – SG Hair Design achieved diamond status in the Milton Canadian Champion Readers’ Choice Awards.
2009 – Semifinalist in the Community Service Award Category, Contessa Awards Canada
2008 – Nominated for Business Person of the Year, Milton Chamber of Commerce