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Welcome to VK Nail
and Hair Salon -

A fun, welcoming and private environment offering specialized Hairstyling, Esthetics, Spa Therapies and Nail Treatments in Nanaimo, BC.

Thank you for visiting our website! After operating for several years (in several locations around Nanaimo) as Salon Deserada, we felt that it was time to make ourselves way more visible and accessible to all our current and future clients!
Our new name - VK Salon - is simply all about us! Find out where we are in Nanaimo, check our nails & esthetics and hair salon ratesour Nanaimo salon's hours of operation, & any featured products or specials! 

Please join us on Facebook or add us to your Twitter account! We love to keep in touch and hope to hear from you if you have any thoughts how we can help you to look and feel even better!
Those who know us know we love what we do… so if you haven’t had a chance to visit us yet, please take a look around our website and if you like what you see, get in touch and we will do our utmost to make you happy!

Come and visit our bustling little world! You won’t regret it!

Be Happy! Love,
Valerie & Katrina Bergsma

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VK Nail Salon & Esthetics

Always busy and always curious about life and new ideas to better her business, Valerie was introduced to the field of Applied and Creative Arts at the Blanche Macdonald Centre in Vancouver where she learned a practical understanding of best practices in Makeup Artistry, Fashion Design, Fashion Merchandising, Hairstyling, Esthetics / Spa Therapy and Nail Technology. She went on to specialize as an esthetician during an apprenticeship at several well-known high energy lower mainland spa and treatment centers combined with numerous specialized continuing education training programs. She was eventually offered the highly rewarding honour to be selected as a private consultant for the development of a major spa in Richmond which evolved into the ongoing role of staff manager and trainer.
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VK Salon Manicure
VK Salon Manicure
Meticulous work on nails and cuticles, followed with a exfoliating scrub. Hands and forearms are then gently massaged with a hydrating cream that leaves your skin feeling ultra soft.  Nails are polished with your choice of colour.
{ 60 mins } Price: $35
Essential Manicure
Essential Manicure
This manicure will cover all the essentials, nail shaping and cuticle clean up. Nails are polished with your choice of colour.
{ 45 mins } Price: $32
OPI Shellac Manicure
OPI Shellac Manicure
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OPI Shellac Nails

Manicure } 
Price: $40   
{ Shellac Removal & OPI Shellac Manicure } Price: $50 
{ Shellac Removal } Price: $15
{ OPI Shellac Application only } Price: $25 
{ Shellac Removal & Shellac Application } Price: $30
VK Salon Pedicure
VK Salon Pedicure
Relax in our fully adjustable bed while your feet receive the ultimate attention.  Begin your treatment with a warm foot soak followed by nail shaping, cuticle repair and callus removal, and hot towel wraps.  An exfoliating foot polish and tension relieving massage invtes you to really relax. Expertly applied colour adds to the perfect finish.
{ 75 mins } Price: $65
Essential Pedicure
Essential Pedicure
Regular foot maintenance. Nail shaping, cuticle repair and callus removal. Light foot massage with nourishing foot cream.  Colour of your choice.
{ 60 mins } Price: $60
Polish Change
Polish Change
Hands { 15 mins } Price: $7
Feet { 20 mins } Price: $10
Male Grooming (Electric Razor)
Male Grooming (Electric Razor)
Non waxing treatments done with electric shaver (Painless)
Full leg: $35
Chest Trim: $25
Back Trim: $25
Chest & Back & underarm: $50
Male Grooming
Male Grooming
Male Chest Wax: 40$ & up
Male Back Wax: $40 & up  
Male Full back and shoulder wax: $50
Male Back Wax and Chest Trim: $65
Male Torso / Upper Body wax: this includes back wax, chest and stomach: $100
Male Full Leg wax: $55 & up
Male Full Arm & Hand Wax: $45
Male Full Arm, Hand & Underarm Wax: $55
Male Lower Arm & Hand Wax: $35
Male Underarm Wax: $15
Male Hand Wax: $15

Please call for further information on all waxing services
Waxing - Face
Waxing - Face
{ Eyebrow } Price: $12
{ Chin } Price: $10
{ Lip } Price: $10
Waxing - Legs
Waxing - Legs
{ Full Leg } Price: $50
{ Lower Leg } Price: $25
{ Upper Leg } Price: $30
Waxing - Bikini
Waxing - Bikini
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Bikini Waxing

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Price: $20
{ Extended

Bikini Wax

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Price: $30
{ Brazilian } Price: $45 & up
Waxing - Arms
Waxing - Arms
{ Full Arm } Price: $25
{ Half Arm } Price: $15
{ Under Arm } Price: $12
Tinting
Tinting
{ Lash Tint } Price: $20
{ Brow Tint } Price: $10
{ Lash/Brow Tint } Price: $28
I am happy to say that I have found the best esthetician and hair stylist in Nanaimo at VK Salon. The services I have received range from hair cuts & colour by the Master Stylist Katrina, to manicures and waxing by Valerie. Every time I leave VK I feel fabulous!
Valerie and Katrina are exceptional at everything they do. They are professional and highly skilled, but the best part is that they have amazing personalities and make you feel welcome and cared for. I have recommended VK Salon to many friends and they have all had the same experience as me and have become lifelong clients! If you are looking for a change... try VK Salon - You will be glad you did!
- Erin Stewart

Katrina Bergsma has made me look great for 6 years now! I do reccomend that everyone I know go to see the girls at VK Salon. Not to mention, when my family and friends do go there, they tell me it is the best they have ever looked. Katrina has a way of seeing what is going to make you look your best. 5 thumbs up!!  
- Cassandra Smith

Some of the best things in life are well hidden. Such is the case with VK Salon in Nanaimo’s historic South End. Here is a place where one feels comfortable, welcome, and, best of all, beautiful. Valerie is a magician with facials, manicures, and the best pedicure you’ll ever get in your life; she is a true professional. Katrina, a Master Stylist, can make your hair look like and feel like a million bucks. The Salon is squeaky clean, has lots of parking, and the large porch, where one can relax while those fabulous, high-quality hair products take effect, has a lovely view of Valerie’s well-maintained garden. I’ve been going to this salon for many years now and hope to be able to go for many more. Bravo Valerie and Katrina! You are the BEST.
- Ardith C.

I have been going to Val and Katrina for years and have nothing but great experiences. They have recently moved and I love their new place; It doesn't make me feel like I'm in a "beauty salon" it is very warm, welcoming and relaxing. The services are second to none and their attention to detail cannot be surpassed. I would not hesitate to recommend their services to others as you will not get any better else where. Save yourself some time looking for the next best salon, because it's right here!
- Treen M.

 I've had highlighted blonde hair for years. I have had some really bad experiences, so now I'm very picky how it's done. Katrina really knows how to do blonde! I will not go anywhere else for highlights now. She also does a good cut and listens to what I want. I am always very pleased with the results.
- Adrianne
              
Thank you so much Katrina for your ability to keep me looking my best. As a professional Musician, I am the center of attention... that's just the way it is, so as you can imagine trusting my hair to just anyone is not an option. You have from the very beginning cut and styled my hair just the way I need it... Rock and Roll Baby! Thank you again for the work you did during production of our Music video shoot for "Breaking" the girls looked Hot and you had me and the boys killing it.
You are a Beautiful, Talented and professional woman.
Highest Regards
- Joel
"Braeden Marshal"
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VK Hair Salon

Born in Richmond, Katrina was trained locally at a recognized and respected hairdressing school then went on to study the “Pivot Point” academic cosmetology training that teaches a specific set of internationally recognized styling techniques. The system is renowned for techniques in cutting hair, curling, coloring and styling and certifies students for work at salons literally around the globe. Upon completion of her formal training, Katrina continued to hone her skills by working at several high-end hair salons’ specializing in color and cut. Working next to talented hair dressers challenged her professionally and led to numerous continuing education programs, attendance at many professional industry trade shows, and a series of advanced education programs in the USA. Katrina has been a hair stylist for over 10 years now and enjoys being recognized as a master stylist for the past 7 of those years. She is thrilled to have the opportunity to build a thriving business with Valerie and is always quick to acknowledge that she loves her job; and is inspired to always learn more. To create and be creative is a big part of her life and she hopes to always bring new ideas to her clients old and new.
Women's Hair Cuts
{ Price } $30 to $45
Women's Full Head Highlights
{ Price } $95 & up
Women's Half Head Highlights
{ Price } $75 & up
Women's Special Effect
{ Price } $110
Women's Root Touch Up
{ Price } $55
Women's All Over Colour
{ Price } $65
Wedding Up Styles
{ Price } $45
Grad Up Styles
{ Price } $45 & up
Men's Cut and Style
{ Price } $22
Men's Highlight Cut and Style
{ Price } $55
Men's All Over Colour
{ Price } $55
Child's Cut 12 and Under
{ Price } $15 & up
30 Min Head Massage With Oils
{ Price } $35
Gloss Treatment
{ Price } $20
Deep Conditioning Treatment
{ Price } $15
Shampoo Blow Dry
{ Price } $25 & up
Mini Make Up
{ Price } $35
Full Make Up
{ Price } $55
I am happy to say that I have found the best esthetician and hair stylist in Nanaimo at VK Salon. The services I have received range from hair cuts & colour by the Master Stylist Katrina, to manicures and waxing by Valerie. Every time I leave VK I feel fabulous!
Valerie and Katrina are exceptional at everything they do. They are professional and highly skilled, but the best part is that they have amazing personalities and make you feel welcome and cared for. I have recommended VK Salon to many friends and they have all had the same experience as me and have become lifelong clients! If you are looking for a change... try VK Salon - You will be glad you did!
- Erin Stewart

Katrina Bergsma has made me look great for 6 years now! I do reccomend that everyone I know go to see the girls at VK Salon. Not to mention, when my family and friends do go there, they tell me it is the best they have ever looked. Katrina has a way of seeing what is going to make you look your best. 5 thumbs up!!  
- Cassandra Smith

Some of the best things in life are well hidden. Such is the case with VK Salon in Nanaimo’s historic South End. Here is a place where one feels comfortable, welcome, and, best of all, beautiful. Valerie is a magician with facials, manicures, and the best pedicure you’ll ever get in your life; she is a true professional. Katrina, a Master Stylist, can make your hair look like and feel like a million bucks. The Salon is squeaky clean, has lots of parking, and the large porch, where one can relax while those fabulous, high-quality hair products take effect, has a lovely view of Valerie’s well-maintained garden. I’ve been going to this salon for many years now and hope to be able to go for many more. Bravo Valerie and Katrina! You are the BEST.
- Ardith C.

I have been going to Val and Katrina for years and have nothing but great experiences. They have recently moved and I love their new place; It doesn't make me feel like I'm in a "beauty salon" it is very warm, welcoming and relaxing. The services are second to none and their attention to detail cannot be surpassed. I would not hesitate to recommend their services to others as you will not get any better else where. Save yourself some time looking for the next best salon, because it's right here!
- Treen M.

 I've had highlighted blonde hair for years. I have had some really bad experiences, so now I'm very picky how it's done. Katrina really knows how to do blonde! I will not go anywhere else for highlights now. She also does a good cut and listens to what I want. I am always very pleased with the results.
- Adrianne
              
Thank you so much Katrina for your ability to keep me looking my best. As a professional Musician, I am the center of attention... that's just the way it is, so as you can imagine trusting my hair to just anyone is not an option. You have from the very beginning cut and styled my hair just the way I need it... Rock and Roll Baby! Thank you again for the work you did during production of our Music video shoot for "Breaking" the girls looked Hot and you had me and the boys killing it.
You are a Beautiful, Talented and professional woman.
Highest Regards
- Joel
"Braeden Marshal"
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