Meet the Creator
Hi! Thank you so much for visiting my website, and I hope you're able to find what you're looking for at my studio. My name is Cassandra Rose, and I am the owner, operator and sole stylist of Black Rose Beauty Lounge. I officially opened the doors of my own business September 4th 2019, but have amassed over 10 years of experience working in the beauty industry, 9 of those being in Alliston.
I grew up in Caledon East, with my mother and 3 younger brothers on a beautiful property where I have many fond memories. Hair artistry has been my primary interest for as long as I can remember, but as soon as I got myself into a salon through the co-op program in my final year of high school, I knew this was my passion and a career I was going to flourish in.
I attended post-secondary at a small private beauty school in North York, where I was fortunate enough to gain experience with all different hair types, including textured hair. After 10 months, I graduated with honours and a fire under me. I landed a job in Alliston as a junior stylist in 2012 and have since spent countless hours each year dedicated to a wide variety of colour, styling and cutting classes. I feel strongly that the final step towards top notch service to my guests was officially opening the doors of my own studio, however I will always be committed to continuing modern education to refine and update my skills throughout my entire career behind the chair.
When I am not at the salon you will find me mostly at home, reading, practicing yoga, playing video games or binging the latest Netflix feature while I cuddle up with my two cats Callie and Ceasar. I enjoy escaping to remote cottage-type locations or tropical destinations enjoying the beauty & peacefulness nature has to offer.
I think the most rewarding part of my job is the idea that I am able to help folks' outer self reflect the way they feel on the inside. Seeing the confidence and happiness I can help spark in people brings me so much joy and satisfaction. I love hearing the classic line: "I can't believe that's my hair!" when your hair transformation is completed. The connection I form with my guests behind the chair is so special, and I am so blessed to have formed long lasting friendships. Maintaining the health of your hair and offering professional advice & education for at-home care while making your hair dreams come true is also extremely important to me.
I cherish all hair services, but there is a special place in my heart for creative colour. Something about painting unique colours in hair and being able to be creative is extremely fulfilling!
If I sound like the stylist for you, click the book button at the top of the page to get started. I can't wait to meet you!
About the Products
I am proud to be an exclusively Pulp Riot & Olaplex salon. When it comes to quality & performance, I only align myself with the best of the best hair care companies. Pulp Riot is a premium hair colour & haircare brand developed by real stylists, focusing on modern tools for modern artists. I also offer Amika, Wet Brush and Invisibobble products for retail. You can feel confident that you will absolutely love any product you take home with you.
I am also thrilled to share that Black Rose is a 98% sustainable salon and has been since the day I opened my doors. I have partnered with a Canadian company Green Circle Salons to allow nearly all waste to be recycled, which is a concept I am very passionate about. I try my best in both my personal and professional life to respect our Earth as much as possible, and Green Circle Salons certainly helps me do just that. In a year, I am able to divert approximately 32 lbs of colour, 93 lbs of hair, 77 lbs of metal, 142 lbs of paper, 113 lbs of plastic, and 36lbs of single use items from our landfills and waterways. Wow! All these materials are recycled or repurposed in brilliant ways. Visit greencirlcesalons.com for more info.
Policies & FAQ
I value the time I have reserved for you, as I hope you value it as well. Out of respect for your service provider and other guests, 48 hours notice is required to cancel or reschedule your appointment. This policy gives me a chance to contact other guests on my waiting list to fill the opening.
If a cancellation is made within the 48 hour window, or there is a failure to notify of the cancellation, 50% of your service fee will be due before another appointment is scheduled. Repeat offenders risk not being permitted to book any future appointments.
Please see the Covid-19 info page for more details on this policy.
Adjustment Grace Period
If you are not completely satisfied with your cut or colour service, I am more than happy to offer complimentary adjustments within 10 days of your appointment.
An adjustment is considered a slight change in tone, a small tweak in the haircut, etc. Regretting taking your platinum hair dark and wanting it to be blonde again, or deciding those 2 inches we trimmed was not quite enough and you'd like 2 more inches, for example, is not considered an adjustment - I am happy to help you on your journey back to blonde, or rethink your haircut, however full service cost will apply.
Adjustments are at the discretion of your service provider.
Gift Cards & Deposits
Gift cards are available for purchase in paper or digital form. Gift cards are non-refundable.
In some cases, deposits are required to book a service. Deposits are only refundable if cancellation/appointment adjustment windows are respected.
What Will My Service Cost?
Using my experience and knowledge of the work I do, I will do my very best to give you an accurate idea of what your service will cost before we begin, however every single service cost is specific to each individual and their needs. It can sometimes be challenging to provide this estimate over the phone or digitally. If you require more information than what I can provide digitally, please consider booking a complimentary in-person consultation.
Some situations such as corrective work, are unpredictable and may take much longer/require more product and effort than expected. Rest assured you will be well informed of the process and pricing before, during, and after your service. Visit the services page to learn more about pricing.
Hair extensions require an in-person consultation to determine an estimate.
Where Are You Located?
Black Rose is located on Paris Street in Alliston in the same building as Taqueria El Norte, across from the dry cleaners. The entrance is the ground entrance to the left of the staircase - look for the logo on the semi-circle window.
Parking is limited along Paris and most lots on the street are private. There are '10 minute parking' signs beside the street parking spots but I have never known anyone to get a ticket even being parked there all day, however I do not assume any responsibility for parking tickets that may be issued. Be sure not to block any driveways if you do park on Paris.
There is more street parking along Wellington and Victoria, as well as an all day lot beside the dentist office just around the corner on Wellington Street.
Please do your best to plan for weather conditions, traffic and finding parking in order to arrive 5 minutes earlier than your scheduled appointment. I understand unpredictable circumstances can happen, however I am unable to accommodate guests that arrive more than 10 minutes late. Your appointment will be rescheduled to the next available time slot, any deposits will be forfeited or a 50% service fee will apply. Repeat offenders risk not being permitted to book any future appointments,
If you are not completely satisfied with your hair care or styling product purchase, return for a full refund or exchange within 7 days.
Scalp massagers, hair scrunchies/accessories, styling tools & brushes are final sale.
Do You Have a Referral Program?
Referrals are one of the biggest compliments I can receive! To show my appreciation, enjoy 10% off for every person you refer that books an appointment with me. The guest you referred will also receive 10% off their first appointment*.
*Cannot be combined with any other offers. Applicable on service fees only. Minimum service cost of $70.
How Do I Book An Appointment?
If you are a new guest, please use the contact form by clicking the 'Book Now' button at the top of this page or by visiting the contact tab.
Existing guests may contact me directly to book an appointment.
Are You Accepting New Clients?
Yes, however only for certain services and guests with weekday availability. Please contact me for more information.
What Are Your Hours?
Wednesday: 9am - 4pm
Thursday: 9am - 4pm
Friday: 9am - 4pm
Saturday: 9am - 3pm
I operate on a 'by appointment only' basis, so these hours are subject to change without notice. Please call ahead if you are stopping by to purchase/pick up product etc.
I am unable to accommodate walk-in guests.
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