Our Talent

monicaMonica Neish

Salon Owner and Master Extension Artist

Monica’s entire career has been dedicated to giving women beautiful hair. She began learning the art of hair extending when she was just 15 working after school in a hair salon. In her early 20’s she began travelling the world, spending a significant time in Europe and Asia studying hair extending techniques and searching for the best quality hair. A former model and Miss Hawaiian Tropic, she understands that helping women achieve their beauty goals takes dedication and hard work. Monica has spent five years in Toronto as an educator, instructing other hair extension technicians on the methods she has studied throughout the world. She has also worked as a platform artist representing many hair extension companies by introducing their lines and demonstrating their techniques. Monica has worked on many Canadian and American celebrities including TV personalities, singers, models and Olympic athletes. Monica has now created her own line of the highest quality hair extensions that is sure to revolutionize the industry.

 

 

ryan-3Ryan Dowell

Master Stylist

When celebrities come to Toronto, they don’t miss the opportunity to see Ryan. With 15 years experience cutiing and training at the finest institutions such as Vidal Sasoon, Marvel, Aveda, Marvel and Bumble and Bumble, no one understands clients’ unique hair needs like Ryan. A true genius, he was honoured to work for Chanel during the 2004 to 2011 TIFF seasons, as well as Canadian Idol seasons 4 to 6, and Battle of the Blades seasons 1 and 2.
Celebrity clients include Kim Catrell, Sass Jordan, Michele Dube, Emily Hempsire, Bryan Adams, Carrie Ann Moss, Jean Murrow, Kevin Bacon, Robin Wright-Penn, Jennifer Tilly, Marcia Gray Harden, David Duchovny, Ed Harris, Lauren Bacall, Catherine O’Hara, Jeff Bridges, Katherine Keener, Allison Janney, Susan Downey, Ellen Burstyn, Lisa Ray and Joy Bryant.

 

 

 

dianeDiane Gowdy

Stylist

Diane started her career in the U.K., continuing to educate and travel with a creative team for Aveda in Canada and U.S. She does make-overs for magazines and television (Camilla Scott, the Marilyn Denis show, Flare and Chatelaine), as well as hair for fashion run ways in Toronto. She specializes in cutting fine hair to curly hair with emphasis on clients’ lifestyle and face shape, customizing a cut to the individual. She has been trained and certified in keratin smoothing treatments. Diane is the go to stylist for bridal up dos, if you have a hair dream for your special day she can create it.

 

 

 

 

simoneSimone Finch

Stylist

Simone Finch specializes in hair extensions and healthy hair care. With her artistic vision and impeccable attention to detail, she enjoys working with clients to create styles individualized to their needs. A master of her craft, she keeps up with the latest techniques and hair trends as they appear on the fashion scene. She is constantly working on her own innovative techniques always pushing the boundaries of hair. She is trained in and has expanded upon the cutting techniques of L’Oreal Matrix. She regularly styles hair for fashion shows and photo shoots and enjoys doing styles for weddings and other special occasions. Whether you want a contemporary classic cut or a funky, natural looking weave you are sure to be pleased with the experience you have with Simone as well as the result.

 

 

 

marcyMarcy Koo

Colorist

Marcy is an Aveda Hair Academy graduate. She then went on to work with some of the top salons in Toronto such as Civello and Shagg to perfect the art of hair colouring. With a focus on the health of your natural hair Marcy can create the colours you never thought achievable. She is an absolute master with the art of foiling, mixing shades on your hair that will have even your closest friends believing you were born this way. Marcy has long been touted as the top colourist in the city, book early her spots are coveted.