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Suki's 40 Year Anniversary Party recap and photos

By DH Vancouver Staff, DH Vancouver Staff Nov 27, 2012 7:47 am

On November 17, 2012 Suki’s salon, spa, and academy celebrated 40 spectacular years of Suki’s style at the Vancouver Art Gallery. Part of ticket sale proceeds went towards the Vancouver Art Gallery.

Suki’s was founded in 1972 with one simple mission: to elevate the craft of hairdressing and bring their profession to another level. In the pursuit of this goal, over the past 40 years they have been blessed to serve a diverse and loyal clientele and work with an amazing team of talented professionals.

Thanks to the amazing Suki (pictured below with her entourage) and Suki’s staff and students, the Vancouver Art Gallery was transformed into a sheik fashion-frenzy, party-rockin paradise. Before even entering the Vancouver Art Gallery, one could see the party happening on the rooftop pavilion of the gallery. I overheard many curious voices wondering what exactly was going on and why they weren’t invited. Everyone was invited, but in case you missed out on the party, here is a recap of all the stylish shenanigans that went down that night:

Upon entering the Vancouver Art Gallery, one felt as if he or she were walking the red carpet. Sharply dressed men and couture dressed women saturated the entrance, then quickly scattered themselves throughout the gallery like lovely adornments on a cake.



Suki and her entourage


On the first floor there were live models showcasing Suki’s current hairstyles collection. Their allure and ability to stand in those heels are quite a mystery.

As one entered the rotunda of the first floor of the gallery, one would find the party getting started complete with DJ and the most interesting cross section of Vancouver people you’ve ever seen.

After enjoying a little fashion, stylish hair, wine, music and conversation, it was time to explore the rest of the glorious party. The Vancouver Art Gallery became somewhat like a four tiered cake, with a special treat at the very top.

Climbing the stairs and escalators resulted in running into not only ridiculously well dressed guests, but also an army of mannequins wearing all the hairpieces and costumes Suki’s has used in its international world class hair shows over the past 10 years.


Sometimes it was difficult to distinguish what was and what wasn’t a mannequin.

Shhh… She’ll never tell.

Going up!

Finally reaching the fourth floor exhibit area, one would find a long line to get into the V.I.P section of the party, which could only accomodate 250 people at a time. It was well worth the wait because it was definitely the icing on the cake. And of course there were more posh mannequins to greet us there.

The rooftop pavilion turned into a rockin’ out dance floor thanks to DJ P. Deady who was crazy amazing.

Beautiful night view of Robson Square.


Before we knew it, the clock struck 12:00 AM and it was time to go home. Although the party ended, we all know that amazing hair in Vancouver will live on thanks to Suki’s commitment to quality and innovation. We all look forward to another 40+ astounding years of Suki’s style! But hopefully they won’t wait that long for another mind blowing party.

Every fashionista knows the best way to make a grand exit  is with style!


Thank you Suki, Suki’s staff and students, and the Vancouver Art Gallery for putting on such a fantastic party! And a special thanks to Ken, and all the Suki’s stylists at Downtown Suki’s.




DH Vancouver Staff
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