Strands Hair and Skin Treatement Centre


Meet Urs (yes, that is his complete first name) Eichenberger the founder and owner of Strands Hair & Skin Treatment Centre Inc., the pivotal dreamer around whom the Strands philosophy evolved.  Stylish, healthy, beautiful hair to suit he’s clients needs, wants and lifestyle.

Urs began his career in Europe . After successfully finishing his 3-year apprenticeship, he honed his skills by working in ritzy European spas and ski resorts in Switzerland . He got interested in the workings of advanced hair coloring by working with two major international color manufacturers. To this day young stylists and students who work at Strands are awed by his intuitive and comprehensive grasp of hair color.

Urs regularly attends international hair shows and seminars all over the world to keep up with new techniques, tools and products. Computer imaging, ammonia free hair color, bio ionic tools and products, light treatment concepts for the skin and the latest; thermo scissors, are just some of the things that he brought to Strands.

Attending advanced seminars on aromatherapy over the last 12 years and a personal invitation to a pharmaceutical and cosmetic laboratory in Toulouse France keep him interested and educated on natural and scientific developments in the hair and skin treatment field.

Born in Switzerland, Urs moved to Canada for a year, liked the lifestyle here and opened his salon in 1984. Never one to stand still, he challenges himself and everybody around him to explore, innovate and excel.
Urs Senior Stylist and President

  Erika Heitz Beauty Therapist

Erika full circle

I have come full circle this year. As an European-trained dressmaker, industrial patternmaker, clothing designer and manager, my interest in making people feel good about themselves and the confidence in their appearance started early in my life. As Strands opened its doors, I started to take an even keener interest in skincare, beauty products and make-up. Many seminars and training hours later I launched my on makeup line, Erika Heitz. After working as a self-employed designer for a while, and also working in the salon as an assistant and salon coordinator, my knowledge in skincare and beauty was put to the test as I was asked to provide all skin treatment services at Strands on an occasional basis. I discovered that I enjoyed my new responsibilities very much and with the addition of a new, high quality makeup line I am now able to provide a beautiful, healthy look for men and women of all ages. Thanks to all you "arm twisters" - the pain of coming full circle was worth it.

Erika the Brain behind the Operation and Vice President




From one of the most beautiful areas of the world – near Venice, in northern Italy – Giulia returns to
Strands this year, continuing to pursue her dream of opening a hair salon in Vancouver.
Especially adept at styling long hair, Giulia loves to create stunning up-do’s for special
occasions though of course she’s always ready to make you look great for normal occasions too.
Just remember: when Giulia says she’ll do a brushing for you what she means
is a blow dry - le brushing is how they say it in Europe and at the Jean Louis David salon in Italy
where she used to work.
Giulia Zornio Stylist








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