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 Hair Stylist/Colourist
Orin has worked in the hair industry since her co-op program in high school. Her passion is working with colour and she loves to blend tones and shades to create the perfect look. Having extensive knowledge through colour courses with Schwarzkopf and Goldwell, and certification in using different colour
techniques. Orin is all about ‘healthy hair’, ensuring an honest and realistic approach to her clients to get their desired look in a healthy way. “I want my clients to walk away feeling confident and fantastic because for me that’s the best reward”. Orin is also certified in applying hair extensions.
Junior Stylist/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!”