With two Canadian National Colour wins and four Canadian Hairdresser of the Year nominations, Graden is a force to be reckoned with in the industry. He loves what he does and is always seeking out new creative challenges. "Being behind the chair and working as part of a partnership with clients is what it is all about for me. It's about creating a balance between fashion and functionality. That’s the challenge I love most of all."
Currently residing in Vancouver, BC. Since 2004 he has worked his way up to become one of the city’s most sought-after stylists. He has now shifted his career to focus on working in the vibrant TV and Film industry and is no longer working in a salon or taking clients.
Graden focuses his cutting technique on the internationally recognized Vidal Sassoon system. He frequently travels to attend sessions that update and hone his skills. To elevate his craft and skill set, he trains with some of the industry’s most influential hairstylists—among them Damien Carney and Sue Pemberton, International Artistic Directors of Joico.
For four years he worked as a Certified Technical Advisor for Joico, appearing on stage to teach advanced cutting and colouring techniques to stylists in British Columbia. He also worked as Canada's product tester for new hair-related products entering the market.