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Katie Elizabeth Salon


Katie Sawicki


After leaving the fashion industry, Katie (22) began her hairstyling education at Niagara College, Canada. She immediately fell in love with the industry and took a strong liking to blonding and corrective colour. Early in Katie’s career she was given the opportunity to work as a colour educator for a leading colour company. This nurtured her love for education and helped her excel in the art of corrective theory and the chemistry behind colouring services.  

Katie entered the industry when the trend technique of balayage and extreme blonding were just beginning to take off. This submerged her in the challenging culture quickly and helped her excel as a stylist very early on. Katie was ranked Canada’s Top Five New Hairstylist of the year, and she has not stopped reaching for higher goals since. 

Katie has had the opportunity to be educated by the likes of Vidal Sassoon Academy, 901 Academy in West Hollywood California, and Chris Appleton. She has a perfectionist eye for detail and the knowledge to take your hair to beautiful, healthy, on trend blonde extremes. 

She has been involved in the growth and rebranding of multiple hair salons, which triggered a love to create her own brand that she can call home. Katie Elizabeth Salon opened its doors in Thorold ON March 2019. The idea behind the branding was to create a fresh, inclusive salon environment, with a California twist. She takes pride in making her clients feel welcome and bringing them the hair goals they see scrolling through social media. She never shies away from a corrective challenge, and prides herself with sourcing the highest quality products and services. 

Katie offers Cool GRL Blonding Classes and educational sessions for growing hairstylists. She believes in the importance of giving back to the hair community and takes pride in helping other stylists grow their careers. 

When Katie isn’t talking shop, you’ll find her planning for a branding expansion, creating new merchandise for the Cool GRL Brand, or spending time with loved ones & her son Campbell. Her entrepreneurial spirit is driven to create something new that Niagara has not seen before, and she cannot wait to share these future plans with her clientele and community.

This is the beginning of the KES story. 

cool grl hairclub

Want to join The Cool Grl Hair Club?

It's simple, be yourself and celebrate your authenticity. We celebrate expressing yourself through your hair, any way you want. 

Whether you follow the trends, or make up your own, we value our education in the industry and provide quality, on point hairstyling.

Being a part of the CGHC means that you support and welcome others in the salon atmosphere. We celebrate your successes, your special life moments, your milestones. We uplift each other to feel good, and leave feeling the best version of themselves.This is a safe space where you are always welcome and included in our shop.

We are here to have a good time and laugh or catch up with you, all while providing professional, modern, bang on hair services. The good hair with a good time and good people.

KE Salon is a small business that values growing their employees to the best of their potential and helping them develop their careers through education, coaching and team work. We support and collaborate with other local businesses because we value community over competition.

We aim to develop a new age of salon atmosphere to celebrate individuality and change the way salon culture can sometimes be perceived. 

All ages, all people are welcome to the CGHC and if any of the above resignates with you, book an appointment and join the club.

chair 8
cool grl extensions
blow dry club
Blond Wavy Hair

Easy to understand, simplified to meet your lifestyle.

We get hair extensions can be confusing to understand cost, maintenance and everything in between.

Our program ensures you are suited with the right extension for your hair type that fits your lifestyle and budget.

We will break down your average investment in the extension service, come up with a maintenance plan for colour install and removal, and work with you to make it easy to understand and love your new hair.


Join the club.

the cool grl    200

thirty days of unlimited blowdries

  • wash

  • scalp massage

  • blowout

  • flat iron or soft wave

  • not for hair extension clients

the coolest grl    300
thirty days of unlimited luxury blowouts

  • pre treatment (scalp, hydration, or strengthening)

  • wash

  • scalp massage

  • blowout, add velcro rollers

  • flat iron or soft wave

  • perfect for hair extension clients

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Our secret room - our safe space. Otherwise known as Chair 8.

This mini hair salon is located inside Katie Elizabeth Salon, away from the loud, the busy, and the people. Sink, salon, and chair, everything you need in one curtained off room.

In addition to being Hijabi Safe, we are here for those who need privacy during an appointment, peace and quiet, or a slower pace. 

We are learning, we are growing, we are inclusive.

discount programs

discount programs

Classmates in the Library

student discount

We get it, student life is expensive. Show us your active student card and get 10% off any of our hair services at KES.

Consider this your BTS glow up from us!

referral program

Tell your friends and earn KES cash.


Refer a new client and they save 15%.

You earn $30 for each new client referral.


loyalty program

Purchase 10 products from KES and receive a $50 gift card for your next product purchase. Make sure to ask participating stylists for your card today.

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