Committed to building a more sustainable future for our planet. Our mission is to be an example of how the beauty industry can repurpose waste and make a genuine difference for our environment.
We value transparency, honesty, and respect. Everyone within the Fika Beauty community deserves equal opportunity to share ideas openly and trust that their opinion will be heard and valued.
We embrace fresh ideas and new perspectives, creating unity by understanding and sharing our community’s viewpoints and values. We will awake change within the beauty industry, leading by example and learning from all sources.
Passion & Creativity
Motivated by our passion and fuelled by our creativity, our growth is dependent on continuous education, open-minded exchanges, and remembering self-care and self-love.
Having launched our beauty business in uncertain times, COVID is still a genuine threat to small businesses, especially those in close contact with consumers. We are creating a well-rounded company that can quickly adapt to disruptions.
Gratitude is a constant practice at Fika. We will be grateful for the opportunities we are given, the help and advice we accept, and the relationships we nurture. We are thankful for you, our friends, guests, and community!
Community over competition
We will be an active participant within the Ottawa/Kanata community, using our new platform to raise awareness for charities and causes close to our hearts. Along with giving back to our community, we believe in helping lift our Canadian economy by working with as many Canadian small businesses as possible, such as our partnerships with:
We believe in being good neighbours to our fellow business owners and hope to nurture relationships that help each of us grow and be successful.
For us, it is not a competition; it is a community.
Love for our Environment
Sustainability is one of our top values at Fika, this is why we have partnered with Green Circle Salons to become a Certified Sustainable Salon. We believe the beauty industry can reduce waste and better our recycling standards, doing our part to help our environment. Green Circle allows us to repurpose 95% of our waste into recyclable materials!
Our Fika Beauty Shop prioritizes sustainable packaging options such as using Noissue mailers and eco-friendly bubble wrap and choosing reusable or recyclable bottles for our products.
Fika Beauty is owned and operated by Shannon Giang, a master hair colorist and stylist, and Annie Lam, an established nail tech and esthetician. Between these two women, there are 24+ years of beauty industry business experience. Shannon and Annie’s similar drive and passion for all things hair and nails have led to Fika Beauty.
A lead colorist, specializes in blondes and balayage and enjoys creating custom looks for her guests from start to finish. She has attended education in Ottawa, Montreal, Toronto, and New York with Vidal Sassoon, Moroccanoil, Schwarzkopf, and Aveda. Shannon craves knowledge almost as much as she craves Cheetos and sparkling rosé! She has been featured on Narcity as a top stylist to follow in Ottawa and had multiple appearances on CTV Morning Live’s makeover segments. As a mother of three, Shannon has perfected the art of multi-tasking, has a calm and patient spirit, listens intently, responds thoughtfully, and acts intentionally.
As a lead nail artist, Annie specializes in dip manicures, creatively customizing each manicure to suit her guests’ nail shape, colour, and style. Working with brands such as OPI, CND, Nugenisis, and Gelish has given Annie the tools and talent to create beautiful, healthy nails in a relaxing and clean environment. She thrives when she can be creative, her energy palpable. With her contagious laugh and love for all things spicy (in food and in personalities), Annie will send all of her guests out with a piece of her energy to lighten their day.
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Words from our #fikafam
Youssra did an excellent job at my hair! I will be back to get my hair cut by her! She had great service and my hair looks amazing!
What a pleasant experience! Such a pretty and professional shop, no stinky chemical smell, and great, fun service by Annie. Looking forward to my next visit!
Annie did my brows and she was amazing! Thorough consult and the colour turned out perfect. I will definitely be going back!