Colin comes from the Hotel and Restaurant Management industry with guest services being a high priority for Colin within his career. After 15 years in that industry, Colin was looking for change, both in life and his career. He began to travel, making New Zealand home. Opportunity soon fell in his lap when he met a man by the name of Len Keith, a well-known hair stylist. This opportunity opened his eyes to an industry that was unimaginable to him, and was just the change he was looking for. After graduating from the Aveda Institute and Academy programs, Colin made his way to London, England, where trends begin and inspiration is abundant. During his time there, he fed his hunger for knowledge, and cultivated his skills both in hair, and in business. Upon his arrival home Colin, worked for Civello Salon and Spa as a senior hairstylist for nearly 7 years in the heart of Toronto. Building a clientele, Colin fuelled his ambitions to one day own his own salon. After years of hard work and dedication, Colin made his dreams a reality by opening “My Salon On Richmond” in the lower east side of the City. Using everything he’s learned, Colin can truly say that he offers exceptional service with amazing work behind it.
Senior Stylist/Colour Correction Specialist
A 10-year veteran of the industry, Michaela first discovered her passion for the industry around the age of 9, spending countless hours in her grandma’s salon. “I definitely have her to thank for letting me play around and explore my creative side,” says Michaela. Her first love in the industry was cutting but she quickly gained a deeper love and appreciation for the chemistry side of things. “Perms are so much fun but there’s something so exhilarating and rewarding about creating a beautiful, hand-painted balayage, it’s (in my opinion) a new masterpiece every time. When you stop learning, the creativity stops flowing which is why I’m constantly taking classes to learn new creative techniques.”
New Talent/Apprentice/Social Media Coordinator
Raya is a graduate of the Aveda Institute Toronto where she was able to further develop her craft and put her life long passion of hair to work. Prior to hair dressing, Raya worked as a Event Manager and as a Contemporary Dancer.
With a grandmother in the hair dressing industry, Raya remembers begging her nonna for highlights at 8 years old, finally getting two highlights at the front and feeling like a rockstar afterward.
“I want to learn everything I possibly can about hair dressing so that I can make every guest feel and look their best. I also want to make breakthroughs every time I work so that I can discover new techniques. I love creating something entirely new and cool!”