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    Curls for days... #TGIF

    Hair by Dat Tran – Album Hair

    Photographer: Andrew Soule

    Creative Direction: Beatriz Juarez

    Wardrobe/Fashion Direction: Luis Zulayhka with Andrew Soule,

    Kevin Murphy, Onna Chan, Luis Zulayhka and Beatriz Juarez.

Dat Tran - LEVEL 5 HAIRSTYLIST

Original owner and founder of Album Hair, Dat is constantly on the move and eager to provide only the best to his clients. His personal and professional appreciation for the arts, creativity and innovation within the hair industry, paired with his passion for people and their unique stories and backgrounds are what constantly fuel him to do what he loves. Providing clients emotional transformation through physical change is his philosophy which is a constant inspiration to continue at what he does best. Due to his talent, hard work and passion, Dat is a recognizable name in the industry holding a track record of working with notable clients such as Halsey, Dan Levy, Annie Murphy and more. He has also been featured in worldwide magazine publication such as Chloe and T&M.

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    Dat Tran - Level 5 Hairstylist

DAT TRAN - LEVEL 5 HAIRSTYLIST

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    Rachel Swan Level 3 Hairstylist

RACHEL SWAN - LEVEL 3 HAIRSTYLIST

Rachel finds hairdressing to be the perfect creative outlet for her passions; fashion, art, chemistry, and geometry.
She started her career at the age of 17, working in mom & pop salons in her hometown of Ottawa. She decided to chase her hairdressing dreams and move to Toronto to attend the Aveda Institute and later continued her education at the Aveda Academy. During her training there, she was recruited to work at the school as an educator were she was mentored by Aveda Canada’s Creative directors, including Sherman Wong, Morgan Roy, and Tristan Morrison. Through mentorship she found her love of creative hairdressing and went on to participate in many photo competitions, hair shows and won awards in both the fields of hairstyling and education.
But for Rachel, her biggest inspiration comes from her clients. There is nothing more rewarding for her than getting to know her clients, hearing their stories, and making their appointment a truly relaxing experience. As well as creating a completely customized look tailored them with the latest haircutting and colouring techniques. Rachel’s goal is to have her clients leave her chair feeling refreshed and looking like the best version of themselves!
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    JOAN McCARTHY - LEVEL 1 HAIRSTYLIST

JOAN McCARTHY - LEVEL 1 HAIRSTYLIST

Joan E. McCarthy was inspired to start styling hair after experiencing many hairstyles on herself as a model. Since leaving the modelling industry, she has hit the ground running. Joan has graduated from the  Aveda Institute and has been crafting her technique alongside some of Toronto’s most notable stylists, and has immersed herself in the teachings and philosophies of such brands as L’Oreal Professional, Matrix, and Kevin Murphy. Although fluent in a variety of services, including cut and colour, she has a particular infatuation with lightening, and blonding hair. As a blonde herself, she’s passionate about using her own experiences as a client, model and stylist to bring a personalized and understanding perspective to each and every client she meets. Joan is known for her infectious, bright, and warm personality. She is a good listener and takes care in creating a customized home and in salon routine that fits each client’s unique lifestyle. Inspired by both fashion trends and natural textures, her style reflects something not only current, but that highlights your hair’s distinct natural beauty, and translates as an outward glimpse into your own personality and aesthetic.

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    JOAN McCARTHY - LEVEL 1 HAIRSTYLIST

JOAN McCARTHY - LEVEL 1 HAIRSTYLIST

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    Kimy Tang Level 1 Hairstylist

KIMY TANG - LEVEL 1 HAIRSTYLIST

Born and raised in Downtown Toronto, Kimy Tang is an extremely passionate and hardworking individual. Fascinated at a young age with braiding hair and inspired by celebrity red carpet looks, she quickly turned her love and passion for hair into a reality. She finds creative inspiration through art galleries and installations around the city, and studying the brilliant Guy Tang’s YouTube videos. Throughout her career, she has worked at Civello Salon, as well as assisted the very talented stylist Peter Gray for an Elle Magazine Shoot and the Canadian Hairdresser Legacy Issue. With an additional 15 years of retail customer service experience, Kimy strives to make genuine connections with people from all walks of life. Ultimately, at the end of the day, her goal is to ensure people feel beautiful inside and out when they are in her chair!

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    Julia Pharoah

JULIA PHAROAH - LEVEL 1 HAIRSTYLIST

Julia Pharoah represents a contemporary edge to style and aesthetics. She is a versatile artist with the ability to transform hair of all types. Julia is committed to using her creativity to help others and has a passion for connecting with clients to make their vision come to life. She believes in building valuable relationships and educating clients on how to achieve a wide range of hairstyles and cater to their needs beyond the chair to cater to their individual lifestyles and needs. Her previous tenure at Acqua Salon and Spa has only furthered her progression with creativity, versatility and ability to meet and exceed the expectations of every one of her clients.

Having a strong sense of independence, Julia constantly challenges herself to partake in editorial projects and competitions that push enable her to exercise creativity out of her comfort zone. These aspirations have led Julia to be featured at notable industry projects like the Skills Canada Hairstyling Competition and B&M model agency portfolios. When she’s not creating beautiful hair, you can find Julia making music, travelling, cooking and pushing her artistic tendencies through the love of crafts and creating new things.

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    JULIA PHAROAH - LEVEL 1 HAIRSTYLIST

JULIA PHAROAH - LEVEL 1 HAIRSTYLIST

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