The Witchery Salon: When You Need a Little Magic In Your Life

Jean Cameron, the owner of the funkiest salon in town, has long been known as ‘the Colour Witch’ as she mixes her creams and dyes to create the perfect shade for you. Hailing from Cumberland on Vancouver Island, Jean packed up her salon, grabbed her four Chihuahuas and crossed into Mexico on October 9, 2017, determined to call Puerto Vallarta home for the rest of her life.

Longing to escape the dreary weather of the BC coast, Jean knew she could transfer her twenty plus years of hair styling expertise to the sunny shores of Vallarta, and that is just what she did. She set about to recreate a new version of her award-winning salon and opened in December.

Inside the salon, you’ll have to pick your chin up off the floor as you take it all in. Filled to overflowing with colourful knick knacks, sparkly balls, a mannequin leg sticking out from the wall, a Canada Post box to hold her towels, a wall of delicately hand drawn calligraphy and so, so much more, the space will keep you entertained for hours. It is a veritable feast for the senses, and a perfect compliment to Jean’s colourful personality and style.

Managed by the sweetest mini-chi, Pearl, and staffed by Cyn who specializes in hair extensions, dreads, cornrows and profes- sional make-up and Lizette who handles the mani’s and pedi’s and acrylic nail art, Jean provides hairstyling and barbering services but her calling is as a colourist – or a ‘colour witch’ as her best clients lovingly call her.

Whether you’re looking for something outrageous or sophisticated, or both, Jean and her team have the perfect spell to ensure you walk out of ‘The Witchery’ looking your best! Open year-round; Jean welcomes visitors and residents to book an appointment.

The Witchery is located in 5 de Diciembre neighbourhood, across the street from the popular Cap’t Don’s pub, next door to Puerto Vallarta’s best taco stand, El Carboncito and kitty-corner to the Pemex gas station.

The Witchery Salon can be found at Calle Honduras 139-C, Colonia 5 de Diciembre. FB/The Witchery Salón or call 322 134 7485.

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Living in Mexico full time since 2011, Madeline is a graphic designer, writer, iPhone photographer and road tripper.