Owner Senior Hair Stylist
Tony Shamas is an experienced hair colourist and stylist, well known for creating the best blonde highlights in Toronto.
With more than 25 years of experience in the hair business, Tony Shamas now heads an experienced and bonded team of hair stylists.
Originally from Bagdad, Iraq where he lived until he was 6, Tony moved around a lot with his father, a physicist, and his mother, a hairdresser, and has lived in many countries including Egypt, Algeria, Italy and Spain.
After settling down in Canada, Tony started his apprenticeship in a hair salon in Clarkson, Mississauga. He knew it was his calling so he proceeded to study Applied Arts & Visual Design.
He now specializes in:
Hair styling is a gift that runs in the family, his mother, Bushra and brother, Alaa, are also hair stylists. His Brother Alaa owns and operates Dolce Vita Medical Spa & Salon in Port Credit, Mississauga.
Tony’s passion for beauty and elegance reflects the culture and highlights of the cultures of the countries he lived in.
“My mother was always invited at Gala events and the most refined parties, when we lived in Egypt and Italy, she was the queen of beauty” recalls Tony “Although she was always surrounded by flawlessly dressed women with beautiful hair, she taught me that the most important relationship you will ever have, it is with yourself.
You have to be happy first within yourself, in order to make other people happy when you create art with their hair.
Tony has an outgoing personality and delights greatly in his guests’ satisfaction.
He has coloured and styled the hair of entire teams at the most fashionable and hip Canadian magazines, as well as many International actresses and singers, including Janet Jackson.
Age: January 28, 1967
Zodiac sign: Aquarius
Education: Applied Arts & Visual Design at George Brown College Toronto
Spoken Languages: English, Arabic
Tina inherited her passion for hair styling at an early age.
Her skills, commitment and years of experience, led her to work on many fashion shows and photo shoots.
Originally from Toronto, Tina graduated in cosmetology and fashion illustration.
Her desire to thrive in an environment that was worthy of her ambitions is what brought her to Tony Shamas, where she joined the creative team.
Tina has extensive knowledge on L’Oreal and Kevin Murphy products as well as in-salon Kerastase treatments to make sure you’ll leave with a fresh and healthy looking style.
Tina specialties are:
Women’s Haircuts (long / short hair)
Amber has been in the industry since she was sixteen, and has been trained and versed in all areas of hair.
Being raised in Toronto, she appreciates the unique atmosphere and people of the city.
Apart from her various technical skills, Amber’s dynamic and outgoing personality encourages a welcoming environment.
Amber truly enjoys performing different aspects of hair from sassy layering and vibrant colours, to bombshell blow-outs.
Balayage Highlights techniques
Updo’s and Styling
Style: Glamorous, elegant, chic
Education: Fiorio Academy
Ivan Bruna is our salon coordinator.
Managing the hair salon making sure everything runs smoothly.
Ivan is also a certified laser hair removal and skin tightening technician who graduated at the Canadian Beauty College – Downtown Toronto Campus.
Ivan is originally from Italy, and has lived part of his life in the South of Brazil, South Florida and finally moved permanently here in Toronto.
Usually, Ivan is in salon at all times.
Spoken Languages: Italian, English, Portuguese
Hair Colourist Stylist
Sumi is an advanced stylist specializing in various forms of colour techniques including highlighting, balayage, full colour, and global lightening.
She excels at lifting hair, and removing unwanted tones for an even colour.
Along with focusing in colour, Sumi cuts and styles her guests afterwards to make your hair vision come to full realization.
For our guests that are unsure what course of action would be best to achieve your desired hair, Sumi will be able to discern and guide you, to get as close as possible to reach your goal.
With her many years of experience and dedication to client satisfaction, Sumi always ensures whenever you come in for your hair appointment, it will be a memorable and enjoyable salon visit.
Sumi Ghimire is a Hair Colourist and Hair Stylist with specialties in:
Hair Treatments Diagnosis and Execution
Karissa is our laser technician who preforms all the laser services such laser hair removal and skin tightening for both men and women.
Graduated from the Canadian Beauty College Toronto campus with honours, Karissa is a certified medical aesthetician who has been in the industry for over 5 years.
Karissa has a very positive attiude as well as an outgoing vibrant personality.
Deni Calisto is an aspiring new talent and is in salon to make sure everything is always spotless and assisting and helping the team to make everything effortless.
He’s very attentive in making sure all our guests are well accommodated and all their needs are taken care of.
He’s proficient in hair washing and scalp massaging for a relaxing escape.
Advanced Hair Stylist
Clarissa was introduced to hairstyling at a young age through beauty tips and hair tutorials through YouTube,since then she has been hooked.
Through co-op in high school Clarissa learned the ropes of the hairstyling industry with Donato’s.
She went further on to graduate from Donato’s Academy of Hairstyling to fuel her passion.
Since then, Clarissa has worked in other salons around the TORONTO area to gain experience, to eventually work at Tony Shamas hair & laser, where she is happily enjoying to master her craft.
She loves to make people smile with their hair and make them feel beautiful and confident with quality hairstyling.
Clarissa specialties are:
Woman’s Haircuts & Blow-Drys – Sasson’s way;
NOTE: CLARISSA DOES NOT PERFORM PIXIES, SHORT or MULTI AFRO HAIR & DRY HAIRCUTS
Melissa began her career in 2012 as a Hair Stylist in Nova Scotia.
Recently re-located to Toronto she is enthusiastic and inspired to continue making people look and feel their absolute best by enhancing their natural beauty.
I love working in a career path that lets me express my love for hair and allows me to meet and connect with new people everyday.
Melissa’s specialties are
- Blonde Highlights
- Formal Styling / Wedding’s hair
- Women’s Haircut
- Women’s Blow-dry
Note: Melissa does NOT perform funky/edgy textured short haircuts, razor cuts