It's been an amazing journey - and we are still going strong!
37 years ago Rod Robinson and his twin brother Randy opened the first Bogie and Bacall Hair Design in Trail BC, where Randy still operates his successful salon. Together they expanded to 5 salons by May 1984, when they purchased The Spaniard Salon in Orchard Park Mall in Kelowna, and renamed it Bogie and Bacall Hair Design. Rod settled in Kelowna and he and his family have been operating Bogie and Bacall Hair Design in Orchard Park for the last 30 years! The vocation of hair styling was definitely in the genes of these two, as their great grandfather was the proprietor of the first barbershop in Nelson BC, established in 1897. Originally, the dream shared by Rod and Randy was to open their own barbershop, but they decided instead to open a unisex salon. Actors Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall served as the inspiration for the salon's creative name, and made the public aware that their business serviced both men and women.
A love of hair styling runs in the family, and all three children of Rod and Donna are involved. Jeff and Tracy manage the salon, and Sarah works as a sales representative in the industry. Tracy has been with the salon for 20 years. She started her career as a receptionist, before mastering her skills as a stylist and colorist. Tracy's husband Joe also works in the industry as a sales rep. As well, Jeff's wife Whitney is a stylist at the salon. Sarah's husband Craig is the Senior VP of Distribution Sales, working in the industry as well.
There are currently 15 stylists working at the salon, along with 2 receptionists. Two of the our stylists, Sheree and Lani, have been with us for more than two decades!
Bogie and Bacall specializes in a number of different product lines in order to cater to our diverse clientele and are proud to say we are a Paul Mitchell color salon. We pride ourselves in being on the cutting edge of education and hair trends, and we want to ensure that our clients get what they want! Our staff is knowledgeable in all areas of hair, from product recommendations and hair styles, to the hottest colors of the season. Walk-ins are always welcome and we look very forward to seeing you on your appointment!