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Colourists

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Alexis

Elite Master Colourist/Salon Director

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Alexis worked in downtown Toronto for almost 20 years before joining the Valentino's Team. 
She loves meeting and connecting with new people.

Alexis believes in the power of a great consultation to understand your hair goals and give you the hair of your dreams!

Alexis is the Colour Educator for the Valentino's Advanced Academy, teaching the newest generation of colourists how to perfect their skills and give their clients the best possible service.

Some of Alexis's specialties include: Blondes, Highlights, and Balayage

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April 

Elite Master Colourist

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April is a Goldwell Certified Master Colourist who has been working in the hair industry since 1999. April is drawn to natural tones and she’s an expert at making subtle changes that bring out a client's best attributes.

Some of April’s specialties include: Natural Looks, Blondes, Conservative Looks, and Ombre/Balayage.  

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Victoria

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Elite Master Colourist

Victoria is The 2021 Canadian Colourist of the Year!

If you are looking for a change, Victoria’s your girl! She is always striving to create a unique look for her clients. Victoria believes you can never stop learning – she stays current with trends and continues to take education classes to cater to her wide range of clientele.

She has won multiple awards at many prestigious competitions.

Victoria is also an Educator for Goldwell, and our Advanced Academy, teaching the next generation of hairdressers.

 

Some of Victoria’s specialties include: Ombre/Balayage, Short Hair Colour & Fashion Shades

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Nicole

Elite Master Colourist

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Nicole is a colour ninja with over 20 years experience working here at Valentino’s. Bring Nicole an inspiration photo, or she can give you suggestions that will suit your features and lifestyle – she has strong consultation skills.

Some of Nicole’s specialties include: Blondes, Classic Looks, Ombre/Balayage, Creative Colouring, Makeovers, and Perms

Extension specialist

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Vanessa

Elite Master Colourist

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Since graduating from the Valentino’s Hairstyling Academy as Valedictorian, Vanessa has been a consistent and reliable asset to the Valentino’s team. Vanessa’s eager demeanour for quality and consistency will have you leaving the salon relaxed, confident, and ready to take on the world!

She has travelled extensively across the globe perfecting her skills, from New York to California.

Some of Vanessa's specialties include: Blondes, Ombre/Balayage, Highlights, Natural Looks and Conservative Looks

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Steph

Elite Master Colourist

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“Sunshine Steph” has an infectious personality - clients love sitting in her chair because she can always put a smile on their faces. She works with a wide variety of styles and types of hair to create both funky and natural looks. Steph was a Top 10 Finalist in the 2012 & 2015 North American Intercoiffure Nouveau Cut & Colour Competition!

Some of Steph’s specialties include: Fashion Colours, and Reds

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Angela

Elite Master Dualist

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Angela is a hair artist with extensive knowledge and passion for creating unique looks for all of her guests. With over 15 years working in Toronto's hair industry, she has a deep understanding of the importance of personalizing each guest's unique look.

She takes her time to get to know each person's hair and face structure, striving to make everyone look their absolute best. She is a passionate, dedicated, and devoted hair artist with a genuine interest in satisfying everyone to make them feel beautiful and confident. 

She specializes in the art of precision cutting, detailed styling, long thick hair, short classic bobs, short pixie cuts, and conservative everyday looks. She specializes in highlights, natural looks, and conservative looks. 

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Ysabel

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Elite Master Colourist

Currently on Maternity Leave

When it comes to your hair, Ysabel’s personal philosophy is pretty, practical hair! She loves making sure that all her clients leave the salon looking and feeling great. If you’re looking for a hair stylist who truly cares about your personal style and needs, look no further! Ysabel is ready to give you the style you have always wanted.

Some of Ysabel's specialties include: Ombre/Balayage, Highlights, Natural Looks and Conservative Looks

Fluent in French.

Extension specialist

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Megan- Hannah

Master Colourist

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Megan-Hannah is a graduate of the Valentino’s Hairstyling Academy. She has been part of the Valentino’s family since high school when she did her co-op placement with us. She knew then that she had a passion for hair.

 

 

Some of Megan-Hannah's specialties include: Blondes, Ombre/Balayage, Highlights, Natural Looks

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Catherine

Master Colourist

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Creativity is her motivation and hair is her preferred canvas! Catherine is passionate about delivering results, developing relationships with her clients, and using her skills to enhance natural beauty, as well as create total transformations. Her wide variety of styles and her artistic eye are incorporated within her work. She values advanced education and always strives to improve. 

Some of Catherine's specialties include: Natural Looks, Ombre/Balayage, Fashion Colours, and Highlights.

Extension specialist

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Ashley Mercedes

Master Colourist

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“I’m a Victoria’s Secret Angel…type of Colourist.  If it’s on that runway, it’s a colour I’d love to do.”

Mercedes Ashley does a wide variety from classic to creative. Whether it be a big change or just enhancing your current style, she’ll listen to your needs and wants for your hair. She will use her knowledge to educate you on how to maintain your colour and how to keep your hair healthy. 

Some of Mercedes Aslhey’s specialties include: Blondes, Ombre/Balayage, Highlights, and Natural Looks

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Tiffany

Master Colourist

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Tiffany has completed extensive training through Valentino's Advanced Academy, Goldwell Kao Acaemy, and Masters of Balayage. Her styles range from soft and natural, to fun and on trend. Tiffany is easy going and is full of passion and patience. 

Some of Tiffany's specialties include: Natural looks, Balayage, Blondes, Colour Corrections. 

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Allie

Master Colourist

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Allie is passionate about colour. She is easy to connect with and loves to customize colour services to suit your personality.
Her goal is to make every client leave the salon feeling confident and looking like the most beautiful version of themselves. Allie has had extensive training through Valentino’s Academy, Goldwell Academy and has also travelled to NYC to learn the latest trends. She loves suggesting new creative looks!

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Celine

Senior Colourist

Currently on Maternity Leave

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Celine successfully graduated Valentino’s Academy in November 2017, where she developed a passion for colour. Her priority is to always work towards meeting your expectations, listening attentively, and providing the best advice on how to achieve the hair you’ve always wanted!

Some of Celine's specialties include: Balayage/Highlights, low maintenance blonde & blending grey hair, enhancing curly texture with colour, fashion shades

Fluent in French

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John

Junior Colourist

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John is currently enrolled in the Durham Hairstylist Academy. He has been passionate about both colour and cut since the start of his career. 

John is attentive and pays extra attention to detail with each guest. John specializes in blondes and highlights, He is known for a great head massage and blow-dry. 

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Maryam

Master Dualist

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Maryam has over 4 years experience in both colouring and cutting/styling. She loves seeing her clients transformation from start to finish, there's nothing better than a good makeover!

Maryam specializes in balayage, highlights, long hair and updos but loves having variety in her day.

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Rylan

Senior Dualist

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Rylan started off as a co-op student at Valentino's in high school and graduated from the Aveda Institute in 2018. Since then she has been perfecting her skills in both colour and cutting!

Rylan loves working with all hair styles. She specializes in medium to long hair cuts/styles, and loves doing highlights and balayages.
 

Her sunny demeanor combined with her knowledge and experience is sure to leave you feeling amazing and beautiful!

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Tonia

Senior Dualist

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Tonia joined the Valentino's team with 6+ years in the industry. She specializes in both colour and cutting and she loves seeing her guests from start to finish to complete their look.

Tonia has also recently started teaching at Art & Technique hair school where she is training future hairstylists. She loves sharing her passion and expertise.

Extension specialist

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Nicolette

Senior 2 Dualist

Nicolette is a passionate hairstylist that has been in the industry for over five years. She is a graduate from Marca College Hair & Esthetics and has successfully completed the Valentino’s Advanced Academy, , along with multiple Goldwell education courses. 

Whether it be a huge transformation or just a simple colour refresh, her skill set along with her charming personality will have you leaving the salon feeling priceless!

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Megs

Junior Dualist

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Megs is a bright & bubbly addition to our team of young talent! She graduated from the Georgian College Hairstyling Program in 2021. 
Megs is currently enrolled in the Valentino's Advanced Academy where she has perfecting her skills in hair cutting and is working on colour.

She loves doing gorgeous blowouts and kids haircuts! She loves to do fashion hair colour and long haircuts.

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Harmony

Junior Dualist

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Harmony graduated from the Durham Hairstylist Academy in 2020. Since then she has been perfecting her skills in both colour and cutting. She is currently enrolled in the Valentino's Advanced Academy.

Harmony specializes in highlights, long hair, thick hair and conservative looks.

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Thomas

Senior 2 Dualist 

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With 14 years of experience behind the chair, Thomas brings a wealth of knowledge and creativity to every appointment. Whether he is cutting, styling, or coloring, his passion for creativity and commitment to excellence shines through. ), I believe in "Hairtegrity"—doing everything in my power to never damage a client's hair. Specializing in vivid colors and bouncy blow-outs, Thomas is the perfect fit for your hair care needs! ​

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