1) RUFFLES HAIR DESIGN AND BEAUTY SALON
Newtonbrook, 5997 Bathurst Street, Toronto, ON M2R 1Z6
The staff members at Ruffles Hair Design and Beauty Salon know choosing a hairstylist is not a decision to be made lightly. That’s why they take their work seriously. Not only do the seasoned stylists stay up-to-date on the latest techniques and trends, but they also spend ample time listening to clients before cutting and coloring manes.
2) UNIQUE TOUCH
Dufferin Grove, 426 Ossington Ave., Toronto, ON M6J 1X5
Haircut, Style, Deep Conditioning Treatment, & Massage with Color or HIghlights at Unique Touch (Up to 56% Off)
Though $10 may buy you a whole new look in a box, hair color is one thing worth investing in. Not only are salon stylists trained in applying hair color evenly to avoid zebra-like highlights and Rorschach bleach patterns, they also know how to top each head with its ideal shade. And when it comes to drugstore-grade color, what you see may not be what you get. It’s not only your hair’s color that will impact how dye responds, but its thickness and texture as well. Different types of hair absorb color differently, and someone with previously processed hair may not need to use products as strong as someone whose strands have never been altered. All this means that a theoretically one-size-fits-all boxed color may have unexpectedly quirky results.
When professional stylists mix pigment with developer to create a custom color, they use a ratio that takes into account the state of the client’s hair, allowing them to use chemicals that are no stronger than absolutely necessary. They’ll also be able to respond to another facet of human hair: it’s rarely all the same hue to begin with, and fresh growth will have a different look than the previously processed length that’s already there. To produce a subtle, natural look, professional stylists will typically mix at least two different shades. And with their nearly limitless palette, salon stylists are able to turn coifs into works of art using complex techniques such as ombre highlights or lowlights that dim naturally neon locks.
3)EXPO HAIR STUDIO & SALON CARE
Markham, 10 Fincham Ave., Markham, ON L3P 4C8
Haircut, Colour, and Blow-Dry with Partial or Full Highlights at Expo Hair Studio & Salon Care (Up to 60% Off)
Before Sherry Subratii opened Expo Hair Studio & Salon Care, she apprenticed under Guy Lucci and trained at both the Marvel Beauty School and the Schwarzkopf Academy. She draws on her 15 years of experience as she gives guidance to a team of stylists and reshapes hairscapes with cuts, colour treatments, and other services. Perms send waves through tresses, and Japanese straightening treatments work some of the kinks out of frizzy coiffures. When makeup artists and aestheticians aren't busy pampering guests with spa packages, massages, waxing, and mani-pedis, they beautify brides before they roller skate gracefully down the aisle.
4) DOMINICO DOLCE AT GLISS
131 Ave Rd, Toronto, ON M5R 2H7
Choose Between Two Options
C$55 for a haircut, style, and Kerastase keratin treatment (C$120 value)
C$175 for a full salon package (C$420 value)
Highlight, color, or ombre including gloss and tonerOlaplex or Caviar Kerastase deep-conditioning treatmentShiatsu scalp massageHaircutBlowdryStyling education course