Salon Blunt is led by Rob and Mikka, an experienced husband and wife team who believe in treating their clients and staff like family. This combination of expertise, on-trend style , friendly salon atmosphere and a close-knit team has kept their clients coming back over the years.
Rob Gaspar's career in hairdressing began at age 15, when he was hired to sweep floors and shampoo hair in a small salon in Edmonton, Alberta. Inspired by the impact a new look could have for each client, Rob enrolled in a formal training program at Marvel College. After apprenticing under a master stylist mentor for 10 years, Rob opened Blunt Salon in 2009. Over the past 20 years, Rob has consistently gained recognition as one of Alberta's top stylists and in 2015 was one of ten finalists for Canadian Hairdresser of the Year. Rob has worked and trained in Montreal, Toronto and Amsterdam and participated in Los Angeles and London.
In 2016, Rob's wife Mikka formally joined him as a business partner and the two rebranded and relocated the salon just west of downtown to the growing and vibrant community of Oliver.
Before joining her husband, Mikka Gaspar began hairdressing in 2006. Her mother worked as a hairdresser and it was at a hair show she attended with her mom as a hair model that ultimately peaked Mikka's interest in the hair industry, specifically the competitive shows. Born and raised in Edmonton, Alberta, Mikka's craft is influenced by the city she grew up in and its emerging downtown culture. It serves as inspiration for her work, gaining a nod in 2009 as a finalist for New Stylist of the Year and national recognition in 2014 and 2015 as one of five top Men's Hairdressers in Canada.
Mikka has worked and trained in Vancouver, Montreal, Toronto, Chicago and attended hair shows in Los Angeles, London and Paris.