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Team

Guest Stylist

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Tomomi Kuroda

Level 3 Stylist

Hailing from the beautiful island of Japan, Tomomi is an award-winning hairstylist with ten years of experience working in some of the most famous salons in Osaka and Hiroshima.

Tomomi specializes in cutting, whether it’s the avant-garde or classic and natural looks, and ensures hers cuts work in perfect harmony with your lifestyle.

Tomomi is still new to Canada, and her English is improving every day. However, she showcases such a high amount of energy and passion for her craft, that it transcends any language barrier.

Tomomi is looking forward to seeing you smile in the salon!

Stylist

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Dat Tran

Level 5 Stylist

Commitment to offering the best techniques, creative practices and innovations in the industry is at the very core of Dat Salon.  In order to bring this vision to life, Dat Tran has travelled globally to find new products and techniques to make accessible right here in the city.

“Currently, our culture is fuelled with an artistically motivated generation.  In a time of experimentation and invention, there is a higher demand for maintenance and upkeep to deal with all the techniques required to keep up with current hair trends.  Whether you’ve had a perm, hair colouring, bleach or simply aged hair, we’ve ventured the world to bring you the best treatments out there; a challenge that keeps us motivated and brings even more excitement to our craft.  We’re obsessed with the fine details and will continue to offer the newest in industry trends and bring modern hair innovations into our city.”

 

Dat Tran, is the owner of Dat Salon.  His love for hair started from his passion for people and the unique stories each person carries.  He believes in the power of transformation that can happen both physically and emotionally for his clients and hopes to bring a positive change to each of their lives.  In 2015, he made the move to a busier Queen West location and has partnered with a variety of industry leaders and award-winning stylists to form his team.  Some of Dat’s celebrity collaborations include working with Hasley, Dan Levy, Annie Murphy, Emily Hampshire, Christophe Willem, Jonathan Patrick Moore to name a few.  You can also find his work on the covers of Chloe Magazine, T&M Magazine and global publications worldwide.

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Israel Garcia

Level 4 Stylist

Fashion without freedom isn’t fashion. Beyond his passions & inspirations in an ever-changing industry, Israel’s strength also lies in making a real connection with his clients to help them achieve their best. It is his experiences with his clients that have humbled him to find deeper meaning
to the everyday. Always giving 110% to everything he does, Israel is a true artist -someone you can trust, talk to and exchange advice with. His genuine philosophy is rooted in helping others & continually expanding his passions. Recently, Israel has contributed to Canadian Heritage Minutes-A project that teaches about Canadian Heritage. & he has also worked on cultural projects Urban Native Girl and Guilt Free Zone on the APTN Network. Through this work, he was able to celebrate his heritage & proudly work alongside notable artists and musicians in the industry.
Some of the highlights of Israel’s career include his work with Oscar De La Renta, Toronto Fashion Week and regularly styling for Marilyn Denis Show & celebrity guests. He has also been invited to perform on-air makeovers of show guests. Other notable works include working in styling teams for Giambattista Valli, Marchesa and many others.

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Lindsey Buro

Level 4 Stylist

Passion and a winning attitude can take you very far in this industry – this is especially true for our resident colour expert Lindsey Buro. Lindsey is fun, exciting & highly skilled in her craft. She is personable, knowledgeable & offers great advice to her clients & colleagues. For Lindsey, learning & evolving has always been at the core of her passions. She believes that between interactions with clients, coworkers, industry legends & fresh faces, there is always something to be learned both personally & professionally. Lindsey’s career began at the ripe age of 16 when she decided to take the plunge to live out her passions in colour & hair. She went on to spend 9 years of her career as an artist & colour educator for Redken before working in a number of notable salons. Thanks to the mentors & collaborators over her 14 year career, Lindsey’s creative flow has transpired into something new, unique & truly inspirational. Lindsey’s works have appeared on The Marilyn Denis Show, The Social, and Toronto Fashion Week. She has also contributed to publications such as The Kit Compact, Hello Canada and Chloe Magazine.

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Stacey Jones

Level 3 Stylist

Stacey is a highly trained colourist with over ten years of experience in the beauty industry! Since moving to Toronto eight years ago, she has worked with many different companies and brands as a platform artist, educator and session stylist, and has styled the hair of musicians and artists, as well as having her work published in several prominent digital and print magazines. Specializing in colour corrections, Stacey strives to ensure that every appointment is positive and thorough, from the consultation through to the end result. Dat Salon couldn’t be more excited to welcome such a diverse and well-rounded stylist to the team!

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Tori Lalonde

Level 1 Stylist

Tori is an extremely outgoing, bubbly person with a contagious energy. As a mixed medium artist, she approaches hair the same way as a canvas to work with. When you sit down in Tori’s chair, she analyses your hair and finds a suitable style that will fit your day-to-day lifestyle. Her skills are highly versatile with experiences that span across cuts, chemical services, tape-in extensions, colour extensions and colour correction. She approaches her work with love & and an unmatched creativity which has allowed her to work alongside talented industry leaders/media and brands such as Matt Barnes, TIFF, Entertainment Tonight, Canada Breakfast AM, Backroom Agency, Jean Machine and Philip Lim. Tori’s celebrity press includes Danielle Knudson, Arlene Dickinson, Sharon Johnston and Frieda Pinto.

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Vanessa Chavez

Level 1 Stylist

When we first met Vanessa, we realized that hairstyling was engrained in her very DNA – her passion and drive was contagious. From early childhood, Vanessa became known as the go-to person for unique techniques & stylings amongst her peers. Fast forward to present day, she now brings years of experience and has gone through schooling. She is skilled in all types of hair but is especially experienced with unruly/kinky hair – she brings knowledge, experience & unique processes to achieve the best solutions/manageable results without the use of overly harsh chemicals. Being inventive & experimental, Vanessa’s open to all sorts of unique ideas you have- so don’t hesitate to bounce ideas off of her and let her make it happen for you.