"I love the creative aspect of hairdressing as well as the social atmosphere in which I am able to make people both look and feel simply fantastic."
Crystal-Lee began her career 12 years ago with a sincere passion for style and genuine care for each individual's needs. In order to fine-tune her natural talent, she felt it essential to continue her path onwards with an accelerated technical education. She is honors graduate and has successfully earned diplomas in Classic as well as Modern Colour and Cutting, Creative Design and Artistic Up- Styling Programs. Working closely and training with industry specialists from Aveda, Vidal Sassoon, Schwarzkopf, Bumble and Bumble, Label M and Davines has helped her to develop balance and harmony through personal style and expression.
She is our resident balayage expert and has a magic wand for textured hair too. Crystal-Lee is truly dedicated to her craft and provides a signature look that is well detailed and polished. She is well known and admired for taking the time to consult thoroughly and listen closely, before designing the path in which the hair journey will take. It is her mission to go above and beyond, providing each guest with an experience and a wearable, fashion-forward style that compliments each individual.
Ashley started her career 6 years ago and is an Algonquin College Alum. She excels at balayage, colour transformations and her haircuts will leave your hair manageable for everyday styling. Her friendly, inviting conversation will allow you to enjoy your appointment with ease and with her product knowledge and at home techniques, you’ll leave with more than just your haircut! She has completed multiple courses with Eufora International, Wahl Barbering, Wella International and Hotheads. Ashley is always eager to keep learning new formulas, styles and techniques.
Irina started her career 9 years ago in her hometown in Russia. Her passion and kind nature provide an aura that is hard to miss. Irina has a diploma from the Academy of Coloristics and Geometry in Moscow. Her cutting technique is influenced by Alexander Todchuk, a renowned Russian hairstylist.
She loves working with all of the Davines products and is always educating her clients on how to keep healthy and beautiful hair.
Irina believes the best approach in providing a style that is fitting for each guest is to take in to account all contributing factors; texture, structure and physical features. Her goal is to emphasize and highlight the natural beauty of each and everyone.
Please note that I'm on maternity leave.
Since 2011 I have had the pleasure of working in the one field that I love, makeup artistry. My makeup career began five years ago as a beauty advisor for Sears Canada’s Cargo Cosmetics. One year later I joined the Mac Cosmetics’ Hudson's Bay Rideau team as one of their Mac Artists. While working for Mac I received certifications for Makeup Application, Makeup Lessons and Advanced Makeup Certifications. For the last two years I have worked as a freelance makeup artist, where I have worked on commercial events, such as bridal events, fashion shows, editorial publications, makeup workshops, television programs, short and feature films, music videos and live theater. My love and interest in this field is reflected by my experience. Each makeup style keeps things interesting and keeps me inspired.