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Colourists

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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

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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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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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Victoria

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Elite Master Colourist

Currently on Maternity Leave

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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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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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.

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Angela

Elite Master Dualist

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Angela worked in downtown Toronto for more than 15 years before joining the Valentino's Team. She loves seeing her clients from start to finish, specializing in both colour and cutting/styling services.

Angela loves meeting new people and making her clients feel amazing!

Angela is very passionate about continuously educating herself to be able to provide the newest techniques and trends to her clients.

Some of Angela's specialties include: Balayage, Barbering, Medium to Long Haircuts, Thick Hair 

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Alexis

Master Colourist

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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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Debra

Master Colourist

Debra prides herself on her consistent and thorough work as a Colourist. She says she loves making people feel good about themselves. “Changing someone’s hair colour is a great way to give them a lift – inside and out.” 

Debra has been doing hair at Valentino’s since 1989.

 

Some of Debra’s specialties include: Conservative Looks, Natural Looks, Reds, and Perms.

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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.

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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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Scarlett

Master Colourist

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Scarlett has completed extensive training through Valentino’s Advanced Academy. She is a fresh, young, and creative Colourist. Her styles range from soft and natural, to funky and trendy. Scarlett is easy going and has great suggestions for what will best suit you and your lifestyle.

Some of Scarlett's specialties include: Natural Looks, Balayage, Blondes, Colour Correction, Fashion Colours

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Celine

Senior Colourist

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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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Courtney

Senior Colourist

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Courtney turned her love for art into a passion for hair! She is a graduate from the Valentino’s Academy and received the award for Student Hairdresser of the Year. She is an old soul with a friendly personality which allows her to connect to people easily. Her goal is to ensure her clients are happy and understood during their visit. She hopes to make every client feel beautiful and confident when they leave her chair.

Some of Courtney's specialties inculde: Blondes, Fashion Colour, Transformations, Balayage

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Megan- Hannah

Senior 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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Allie

Senior 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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Maryam

Senior 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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Sylwia

Senior Colourist

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Sylwia has been a part of the Valentino's Team for 6 years. Education never stops at Valentino's which is one of the things Sylwia loves most - learning and always growing her skills. Sylwia has a friendly, calm demeanor which is sure to give you a relaxing salon experience while getting your dream hair! 

 

Some of Sylwia's specialties include: Natural Looks, Blonde, Balayage, Brunettes.
Fluent in Polish

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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 4+ 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.

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Nicolette

Studio 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. Nicolette’s genuine care for her clients hair & their experience in her chair is something she prides herself in.

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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Leia

Junior Dualist

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Leia recently graduated from Art & Technique Academy of Hair and has hit the floor running as our newest dualist. She is expanding her knowledge currently being enrolled in the Valentino's Advanced Academy.

Leia loves classic highlights and balayage, long layers and short bobs, but is always up for a hair transformation!

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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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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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John

Apprentice

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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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Nicky

Apprentice

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Nicky is a graduate from Marca College.  
She is working as an Apprentice currently enrolled in the Valentino's Advanced Training Academy perfecting her skills in colour and cut. 

Nicky is friendly and passionate about hair. 

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Nirali

Apprentice

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Nirali graduated from Marca College.  
She is working as an Apprentice currently enrolled in the Valentino's Advanced Training Academy perfecting her skills in colour and cut. 

Nirali has a calm and nurturing personality and is known for her amazing scalp massages,

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