Jess Maloney

Year started at Kiyo:


Stylist Level:

Level 6 Stylist


I love cutting hair, especially bobs or medium length women’s cuts

Why Kiyo?

I love working at Kiyo. I believe the salon offers a really great atmosphere, with a happy team who are all passionate about the industry.

Why did you choose this industry?

It was something that came naturally to me. I’m a very creative person and have loved doing hair ever since I was 13 cutting and colouring my friend’s hair in my bathroom at home.

Who is your industry Inspiration?

There are so many people in the industry who inspire me, I can’t choose just one. I am very lucky to have worked with and continue to work with some of the best in the industry.

Favourite Go-to product:

Bb Dryspun

What are your major accomplishments in life and business?

I have accomplished many things in my life, including travelling and working around Central America for 2 years and moving to a city (Nanaimo) where I didn’t know a soul. My biggest accomplishments have been learning to take risks and live outside my comfort zone.


Marvel Hair Program, Keys to Colour, Colour Change, Evelyn Charles hair training, Easihair  Pro Extensions, Toni Ricci in salon training.

What are your favourite activities/hobbies outside of hair?

I like hiking, trail running, dog-sitting and spending time with friends and family.

What would be impossible for you to give up?

Chocolate….definitely chocolate.

Favourite Quote or Saying:

“Every morning we are born again, what we do today is what matters most.” -Buddha