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Top hair — and salon designer

Virginia Worcester and her own design at Borealis Hair Bar.  Submitted Photo -
Virginia Worcester and her own design at Borealis Hair Bar. Submitted Photo
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It could be said that Virginia Worcester’s Borealis Hair Bar is second only to the salons of Los Angeles. And in at least one respect, that’s true.

Worcester’s salon design — featuring custom-made metal frames, cupboards and containers, as well as a martini-bar-themed atmosphere, captured second place among Paul Mitchell salons from around the world.

“For two years I was eating, sleeping and dreaming about this salon,” she said, adding her checkerboard steel is matched with cement floors and stylish chandeliers — all of which makes her clients feel like they’ve stepped into a trendy nightspot in Qualicum Beach.

“It’s something that no other salon does,” Worcester said. “It’s something funky and people just like that.”

So did the judges in the Paul Mitchell-sponsored contest. The placing — among product-carrying salons — gives her bragging rights, she said, plus a few other perks.

“It’s pretty huge,” Worcester said of the award. “It shows I did something on my own and was recognized for that.”

Of course, she did have some help, thanking those who helped bring her designs to life.

Borealis Hair Bar is located in the new building at the Jones Street end of Second Avenue in QB.

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