The Owners

Married in 2012, Eliza and Rob are partners both in life and in business.  As two passionate artists, they combined their talents to create a unique salon experience in Vancouver. Early on in their careers Eliza became known in Vancouver as a balayage queen for various professional salons, and Rob built a solid reputation around town for being a gifted commercial photographer. Together, they decided to create a place where a collective of artists could work together with a similar vision.

Eliza and Rob were able to realize their dreams and open the first Artel Salon location on Fraser Street in July 2015. After the success and popularity of the Fraser Street location, the power couple decided to open another location in the Cambie area in May of 2017.  Holding fast to the goal of building a business culture where stylists feel seen, heard, and empowered, Eliza and Rob were blown away by the calibre of stylists they attracted.  With a tight knit team of amazing stylists, the couple then decided to pursue an opportunity for a third location.  Thus, Artel Headquarters opened in August 2019 at the bustling intersection of Cambie and 8th.

Eliza and Rob are truly overwhelmed by the love and support from their neighbours, friends, and families, and could not have done this journey without them. They are excited to see what the future holds for the Artel Salon brand.


Eliza is addicted to good coffee, good food, good local businesses and the companionship of good people. She has spent a few month studying abroad in Kenya back in her college days and she totally loved the experience!
Rob Trendiak hails from Calgary, Alberta but don’t hold that against him.  He first picked up a camera to shoot skateboard photos and music videos for his friends in high school and has been documenting life on film ever since.