THE roots

the woods hair salon's team/stylists were CAREFULLY CURATED by Owners/stylist tyler & Ashley smith. our goal was to create a strong rooted team that shares the same passion and values in the hair industry. A team that is CONSTANTLY striving to stay educated with the most up to date fashion styles and trends.

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Sarnia born Artist Tyler Smith has been working in the Hair Industry for 12 years. He started his career in Sarnia then moved to Waterloo, Ontario to step outside of his comfort zone; there he was trained by some amazing stylists, whom he worked alongside for the next 5 years. With Tyler living so close to Toronto he was able to attend many cutting and colouring seminars.  Tyler believes it is important to stay educated in this industry because it is always changing. Tyler enjoys all angles of his craft. Cutting, Colouring, Styling and Finishing. Opening The Woods has been a dream of his for many years. He is beyond excited that he gets to share his dream with his talented wife Ashley, the woods team and there clients. When Tyler is not in the Salon he is spending time with his wife and there two beautiful daughters Paris and Stella. Tyler also has been playing drums for 22 years. He plays for two local rock bands known as That Dirty Racket and The Faremones.




Co-owner and manager of The Woods Hair Salon, Ashley started her career off as a Personal Care Provider with over 10 years experience. On that journey she provided professional care for her residents and strived to provide the best experience she could with them and for them. She was then able to transfer this care and knowledge into the salon world, providing an amazing experience for all salon guests and clients. From the moment they call, to when they finish their visit as well as everything in between. Ashley is also very passionate about being a mother to her three children, Paris, Stella and Florence. She loves being a role model to them, providing them with the love, guidance and confidence that will help them grow into strong women. She loves taking them on outdoors adventures and watching them experience the world around them. Ashley is also the wife of, co-owner Tyler Smith and together they are embracing all of life together fully supporting each other. Her current journey has lead her to yoga. She is now on her way to becoming a teacher and would love to teach restorative yoga for trauma and caregivers as well whatever else unfolds for her in the future. Yoga is something Ashley holds very high in her life and hopes to share it with others. Book your appointment today and let Ashley provide you with your experience in The Woods. 



A professional hairstylist of 10 years, Tara is an artistic soul with an ever growing passion for the hair industry. With an aptitude for free hand colouring and up styling she loves to take on any creative challenge. Tara is committed to up to date education which she believes generates fresh inspiration. She has taken several advanced classes over the years which range from balayage and ombré to hair graffiti and straight razor shaves. She apprenticed in Toronto, Ontario and has worked for Aveda concept salons in Stratford, Ontario as well as in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. Tara's love of hair and the salon life is apparent, you often hear her singing along with the radio or sharing a laugh with her clients! Her approachable nature, training and versatility allow her to easily connect with her clients and offer them a wide range of styles. Tara is excited and inspired by her friends on The Woods team who are as dedicated to their craft and forward thinking as she is. When not working, she is playing/listening to music, at the beach or spending time with her husband Jeff and two sons, Micah and Ari.


Meghan Kennedy


Meghan Kennedy has arrived into The Woods bringing her 18 plus years experience. Sharing education, always learning, always teaching clients how to maintain integrity, shape & style of their hair. Keeping them always looking & feeling fresh out of the salon. Being creative is deep rooted, when away from the salon Meghan shares her passion of creativity with her family through music, art & photography. Living a constant creative lifestyle fulfills her as a person & stylist. Meghan's experienced knowledge of hair & friendly nature always leaves an impression, a personnel experience where each client receives the full attention they deserve. Begin a relationship, have a tailor made consultation fit just for you.

abigail inkpen


Born and raised in Sarnia Ontario, Abigail is thrilled to be a part of the woods creative stylist team. From an early age, she had a strong passion for painting and visual arts. She explored hair a creative outlet and immediately felt at home. An inspiring career working with hair is the perfect compliment to her background in the fashion and beauty industry. Abigail has a passion for education and is always expanding upon her skills and searching for new inspiration. She loves the fast pace and busy environment at the Woods Hair Salon and is excited about a long career in the ever changing hair industry.

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Hollie Di Bona

Stylist - barber

For the last 8 years, Hollie-Marie Di Bona, has spent her time dedicated to the hair industry. She is a licensed hairstylist, specializing in custom haircuts and men’s barbering. She is extremely passionate about hair. Hollie has trained with many talented stylists all over Ontario and has helped educate several apprentice stylists develop their skills while managing a hair salon for the past 3 years. Recently transitioning from Windsor, Ontario to her hometown of Sarnia, Hollie is ready to help you achieve the sculpted hair design that you’re looking for. 


Julie lichty


Julie Lichty is excited to be starting her new career in the hair styling industry at the Woods. Having previous experience practicing colour & styling on herself, friends, & family… Julie is super excited to get her hands wet and finally start her journey in the hair industry.