Cold Lake must have seemed like a million, zillion miles away for a Toronto girl named Lynn when she moved here in 2013.
Why Cold Lake, you may ask? "We're a military family, of course!" A familiar tale here in the land north of pretty-much-everything.
It wasn't long before this friendly Trawna hair stylist started working at "Crew," the only barbershop in town that gave straight razor shaves just like in the good old barbering days. Needless to say Crew became popular with folks in the military, but everyone in town knew anybody, men, women or kids, would get a great hair style at the downtown salon.
Since then, Lynn has embraced Cold Lake - so much so that she bought the shop in January 2016 - all the while continuing to express the love of her big city roots to whoever will listen!
So why is the official name of the salon Crew Haus Barbers & Stylists? What's with the Haus?
According to the Urban Dictionary, the definitive term HAUS is given to a person who is amazing in all aspects of life.
"Ya," says Lynn, "we thought it sounded pretty cool, too! We're a unique blend of individuals [haus] who have come from near and far. Both our work and training experience has come from the big cities such as Toronto and London, UK, to smaller towns right here in Alberta."
Lynn has a ton of enthusiasm for her new business. She has redecorated, added a specially designed and decorated shave room (complete with an old-fashioned barber's chair), and she plays vintage vinyl on her record player. The atmosphere is fun and cool, and so are the specials Lynn has been promoting - events like Mother's Day packages and Hot Towel services.
As for the actual business of hairdressing and barbering, Lynn and her staff are always learning, taking courses to keep on top of the fast-changing world of hair.
For more information, drop by Crew Haus Barbers & Stylists at 101-4910 50th Ave. (in the same plaza as Domino's), or call 780-594-6111. You can also visit their Facebook page or their website. They're open every day but Sunday.