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Salon and Spa Personalities

Creative Director Derrick Rutherford has assembled an elite team of trained professionals whose talent and flair have become notorious throughout the industry.

The Hair Design and Spa teams are comprised of master stylists Derrick Rutherford, Julio Rodriguez and Rebecca Cruz-Diaz, salon stylist Liesel Trivett and Esthetician Francesca Garaffa.

Each member of the team is critical in the overall success of the salon and all members work together to create the best possible environment for our clients.

If you prefer to book an appointment with a specific member of the team, please make your preferences clear at the time of booking.

Pierce Colley

Salon Managerr - Pierce Colley is a graduate of the Telfer School of Management at the University of Ottawa with honours, B.Com. in marketing. He encompasses everything we believe "Experience the Difference" is all about. Pierce was introduced into the world of professional hair dressing by participating in two fashion photo shoots.

Francesca Garaffa

Esthetician - Frances is truly one of a kind. She is a master of her craft and has a loyal following of skin care enthusiasts. She specializes in all esthetics including eyelash and brow tinting, traditional and airbrush makeup. She has educated for OPI nail enhancements and is a highly skilled Dermalogica Specialist. Her friendly calm demeanor will put you right at ease and is the perfect person to visit while processing for hair colour.

Derrick Rutherford

Creative Director - Derrick is recognized as one of Canada's leading stylists and is part of a new generation of hair designers responsible for shaping today's hair industry. As part of the Matrix International Design Team, Derrick travels the globe sharing his creativity and precision cutting techniques with stylists eager to expand their knowledge and skill. Derrick's talent coupled with his friendly personality and warm stage presence makes him a popular, sought-after instructor. Derrick has advanced his own career through active participation with the Matrix Education Team and has reached the highest level of achievement, serving now as a member of the distinguished Matrix International Design Team. Derrick puts his belief into action at his own salon where as Artistic Director, he nurtures and coaches his artistic team, helping them achieve the highest level of confidence within their own sense of creativity. Oprah Winfrey - Makeovers for "Locks of Love", Sundance Film Festival - Premier Magazine and New York Fashion Week - In Style Magazine are a few of the examples of how Derrick is living proof that stylists have the ability and opportunity to take their talents beyond the salon and onto the international stage.

Julio Rodriguez

Artistic Director - Julio started his career as a stylist back home in New Jersey. Our resident Jersey Boy developed his love of colour in Fine Arts, and has since become a sought after colour specialist. With his attention to detail in 'blonding' and corrective colour his clientele quickly grew. Julio's career highlights include styling the hair of Hispanic megastars such as Michelle Rodriguez and Pilar Montenegro for People Magazine (EspaƱol), for their 50 Most Beautiful Latin Issue. Julio has worked backstage for Imitation of Christ at New York City's famed Fashion Week and Boston's Disco Ball with Betsey Johnson. His educational work for Matrix as a Guest Artist has taken him to every major city across the United States and abroad to Europe including the Czech Republic, Hungary and Italy. Julio continuously works on photo shoots, and has been published in Modern Salon, Salon Magazine, Canadian Hairdresser, as well as European magazines. Julio continues his drive for education with his work as an Artistic Director for Matrix haircolour. "I love the hairdressing industry because it allows me to create beauty on a different canvas daily, either working behind the scenes with models or with our wonderful clients in the salon!"

Lyndsay MacKay

Stylist - Lyndsay MacKay is our fashionista extraordinaire. Lyndsay is well known for her seamless balayage and ombre techniques. She is always on top of the latest trends and loves creating looks for our guests for everyday or special events!

Brandon Chao

Stylist - Brandon has made a name for himself for his expertise in the science and art of hair treatments and massage. He excels in precision and creative men's hair cutting and all elements of hair colour. Clients love his calm, positive, and professional energy.

Vivien Paragi

Apprentice - Vivien Paragi's, passion for hair, stemmed from watching hair professionals transform their guest. Vivien graduated from Conestoga College in marketing and utilizes those talents with our social media. Viviens' outgoing, friendly, full of life energy bcombined with our training Vivien is an integral part of our team!