owner / barber
Jessie is a queer, femme-identified transgender man raised in East Vancouver. As a young “girl”, he often had difficulty finding affordable hair stylists who would cut his hair short. At the age of 17, he purchased his own clippers and began cutting his hair himself. In 2015, Jessie graduated from the Old School Barbering course at London School of Hairdressing & Aesthetics.
Jessie has been creating spaces for transgender and gender-variant individuals since 2011 through event coordination (sTeam, FIST., PFE! Launch) and by initiating the Trans section at Little Sister’s Book & Art Emporium. He has also taught workshops about transgender identities to high school students through Vancouver Coastal Health’s Planet Ahead-Condomania program (now BLUSH).
Official Website: JessieAnderson.com
Lia is a pan, genderqueer, poly trans femme who’s been barbering for the past four years, living in Vancouver for the past three, and transitioning for two. Lia was born, assigned male, and raised in Kamloops, BC. She wanted to transition as early at 19, but, frustrated with the lack of support structures out in the Lower Mainland, she moved out to Vancouver. She is now eager to share her experience and assist other trans people.
Lia’s has been doing ‘masculine’ short haircuts and fades for most of her career, and loves tailoring overly specific detail work to people’s specifications. She’s eager to join the team at Big Bro’s Barbershop.
Zed is a queer hairdresser, fiber artist and Mom who has called East Vancouver home since before it was hip to do so.
Zed graduated from the VCC Hair Design Program in 2011. She opened her own salon in her art studio the next week, and has been providing professional cuts and colour since.
Zed is proud to create a safe space for people of all ages, backgrounds, genders and orientations to get the haircut and colour they want.
Zed is passionate about great hair, exceptional service and gender-neutral pricing. Zed loves helping folks feel their best, listening to the CBC and ranting a bit about politics;)
Zed started sharing space with Big Bro’s in July 2016, loves it and looks forward to growing with the community for many years to come.
Facebook page: www.facebook.com/zedpayne/
Clothing Swap coordinator
Brianne is a queer, femme, nonbinary human who has had the privilege of living their entire life in the unceded Coast Salish territories colloquially known as East Vancouver. Brianne coordinates the clothing swap at Big Bro’s Barbershop when they aren’t going to school to become a nurse or volunteering at the hospital, and you can find them on clothing swap days hanging, folding, tidying, and frantically sorting through piles of clothing, making tough decisions about fabulous wardrobe pieces.