Xinia Slomen says she loves being a hairstylist.
"I have a passion for it," she says. "I love people and I love hair. What a great combination. That's why I've lasted as long as I have. I have a passion for both."
She's been working as a hairstylist in Tsawwassen for 45 years. Having worked at many salons around town over the years, she now owns Xinia Hair Studio on 56th Street.
She has had a setback at work this last year from a serious injury. As she has now recovered, she is looking for new clients to visit her and get going again.
Her location is at the Tsawwassen Medical Centre, next to Ocean Palace.
The studio offers full hair care for mature people, she says, noting she specializes in colouring and perms.
"I love what I do," she says. "Everything about hairdressing, I love. From blow-drying to cutting to rollers."
Slomen, who notes she is very serviceable to her senior clientele, also has an assistant hairstylist come in on the weekends.
Xinia Hair Studio, located at 108-1077-56th St., is open from Wednesday to Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The studio can be reached at 604-943-0458.