Ian Marc Smith

Master Instructor Stylist/Owner

Ian Marc Smith, Master Instructor Stylist/Owner

Owner and operator of Imagine Salon & Spa, Ian has over 38 years in the beauty industry. Originally from Montreal, Ian learned his trade in Toronto.

In 1980 he moved to Nova Scotia from Toronto, wanting to be close to the ocean and his girlfriend Jacquie.  He has been married to Jacquie for 30 years and has three wonderful children. Ian & Jacquie have raised their children in Bedford for over 22 years, and it gives him great pleasure to be a part of this community. Ian Marc’s (the salon) was first established in 1986, and in 2008 we changed the name to Imagine Salon & Spa, putting the focus on our team & our company.  Imagine Salon & Spa is passionate about watching cosmetologists grow with their career, education is key and we are humbled by the many friends & customers who have supported us during the past years.

Some of Ian’s career highlights:

  • A winner of the Atlantic hairdressing championship, and a competitor in the Canadian championship
  • 1986 opened Ian Marc's hairstyling, by 1992 had three locations
  • 2006 - Completed a Color Masters Program with Goldwell Color.
  • He was a platform artist for a major manufacturer, and taught hairstyling nationally and internationally.
  • Many magazines, such as Flare, Canadian Living, Chatelaine, as well as numerous professional hairstyling magazines, have recognized Ian.
  • Ian has appeared on Breakfast television over 30 times, and appeared on Global noon for two seasons.
  • He has worked on several movies, commercials, and television series.
  • Ian does special speaking engagements for schools, business’s and salons

Word of Praise for Ian Marc Smith

A real good listener

I've been a client of Ian's since 1986 and he's never failed me with hairstyling. He is a master at hair cutting, colouring, ideas for a new and updated look. He's a good listener, too.One thing has remained constant: Ian's commitment to doing excellent service, treating his customers with care, and maintaining the highest of standards in the industry. Would not go anywhere else!

Elizabeth Berlasso

I’m Glad I switched

I had been going to another hairstylist for years and found my hair was getting so dull. I was referred to Ian and I am so glad I switched. I have been going to ian for 10 years now and I'm here to stay. I have always been more than satisfied with the cut and color, and my hair is so shiny and healthy again. The staff is so professional, friendly, and eager to please. The Salon also offers a variety of products and services, along with drinks and munchies, and I would highly recommend them

Marg M

Amazing & Talented, great group of people

Thanks so so much for an amazing experience at Imagine salon and spa, had a complimentary hand / arm massage while I waited for my color to set WOW what AMAZINGLY wonderful bunch of people that REALLY know what their doing, not to mention nice wine to drink while getting your work done, completely 100% satisfied grin emoticon I will most definitely spread the word!

Charlotte Swiech

Amazing Service!

The entire staff at Imagine consistently goes above and beyond to make sure my every visit is wonderful.

Lee Surrette, Bedford

My family goes too!

I have been a client of Imagine Salon and Spa for more than 15 years and now my family goes to Imagine Salon as well. They provide excellent service and the staff is very knowledgeable and friendly. I highly recommend Imagine!

Anne Day

20 years of satisfaction

Still very satisfied with my Hairdresser Ian after all these years! It's been 20 years of a great relationship!

Bridget Sinclair-Drane

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