Cynthia Skabar

Internationally trained, been doing hair since 1987.    Started FHTC in 1994.  It happened very organically and I have never looked back! I have never done anything other than hair and in any aspects that came my way.  Worked for an international company as an Educator for a number of years, traveling while passing on my skills to others, film and tv, fashion are all areas I have enjoyed and will continue to enjoy.  It will always be all the Hairdressing chairs I have stood behind that got me started and for that I am greatful to have been taught by the best and have the desire to teach with the same integrity as I was so lucky to have experienced. 

Students say that I have a way of teaching how to cut, style, color and manipulate the hair in the most simple of ways.  It comes easy to me.  I understand Hair and Beauty culture and I love to pass my understanding on.  Creating beauty with my students is what makes up a huge part of who I am and what my purpose is.  I am lucky to have discovered my calling at a young age.  There is not much I haven’t done in the industry.  As long as there is Hair I will be doing it!!  It was my first job and will always be my passion.

Started FHTC in 1994.  Has never done anything other than hair and in all aspects.  Worked for an International Company as an Educator for a number of years, traveling while pursuing the passion for passing on her skills to others.

Other Instructors

I have been fortunate enough to call on past graduates to come and pass along their experiences in the industry as well. I have sought after Educators that I know are relatable and inspiring to anyone learning. After all, it is a life time mentor-ship when you join FHTC.

Laila Gervais

Laila is the artists’ artist! Whether it’s canvas, a face or a head of hair she will transform it. She fills our training centre with enthusiasm and positivity like no other. Students love her, clients love her and all staff love her! The perfect blend of B.C. Bohemian and professional integrity that is seen, heard and admired every day.

Nina Pearce

Nina has over 12 years of experience, and proven herself as a visionary artist when it comes to hair! Nina is creative, imaginative and the definition of an individual with style.  Her spunky and sanguine personality brings an organic inspiration to the students and clients!