Meet The Faculty

Sandra Moreside, Department Co-Chair/Hairdressing Instructor

Sandra obtained her Hairdressing certification here at Vancouver Island University in 1994. After completing the program, she eagerly began working behind the chair, aligning herself with some of the finest local experts in the industry with whom she could continue to train and gain inspiration. Developing her keen interest in hair colouring, Sandra pursued extensive education with global brands Goldwell, Joico, and L’Oreal Professionnel. She began instructing seminars, eventually leading to her instructor position at VIU in 2004. In addition to a Provincial Instructor’s Diploma, Sandra holds a Criminology Diploma. Drawing influence from the worlds of fashion, music, and art, Sandra’s combined penchant for teaching and pursuit of on-going education enables her to effectively coach future stylists in the art of hairdressing.

Phone: 250-740-6646, Local 6646


Sally Vinden, Department Co-Chair/Hairdressing Instructor

Hailing from London, England, Sally began her hairdressing career as an apprentice at age 15. Under the tutelage of industry leaders, she became an accomplished stylist, eventually earning credentials from world-renowned institutions such as Toni and Guy, Sukis, Vidal Sassoon, Pivot Point International and Goldwell. In addition to her skillset as a talented stylist, Sally has successfully managed, owned, and operated salons in both England and Canada. Sally holds a Master’s Degree in Education from Simon Fraser University and is nearing the completion of her PhD. She has a Diploma in Adult Education and her Provincial Instructor’s Diploma. Sally’s unique blend of academia and artistic talent are instrumental in her roles as both Department Chair and Hairdressing Instructor. Her insightful teaching methods, dynamic leadership, and strong technical skill are valued and respected by the many students she has coached over the years.

Phone: 250-740-6577, Local 6577


Joanne Slocum, Hairdressing Instructor

As a stylist, business owner, and educator, Joanne brings a wealth of experience to the hairdressing team. After obtaining her Hairdressing license in 1993, Joanne pursued extensive education while working behind the chair and eventually opened her own salon. Today she balances her time between full-time instructing and working part-time in her salon. Joanne’s deep appreciation of the industry and dedication as a coach establish her as a valuable asset to the instructional team.

Phone: 250-740-6218, Local 6218