Whether you’re going for subtle highlights or peacock-ing pink, don’t leave your locks to luck. View the VIBE’s Kate Dingwall rounds up a list of the best hair colourists in the GTA.
I know, it’s ‘just hair’, but those tresses on your head can feel like you’re crowning glory. Whether you’re looking for a subtle change or planning a full hair makeover, put your head in the hands of these trusted tress masters.
25 Bellair St.
Trust Amanda Quarshie and the colour technician team for any size of makeover. As a brand rep for Davines, she’s passionate about getting your hair to whatever shade you can dream up, while still keeping your locks healthy and happy. The team has a reputation for hand-painted colours that keeps the colour long after you’ve left the shop (a.k.a. kiss brassy locks goodbye!). Keep in mind, top notch quality comes with high demand, so book your appointments well in advance.
Good Day Hair Shop
32 Saint Andrew St.
The resident mecca for all things out-of-the-box, Good Day Hair Shop is the place to swing by if you’ve got a craving for something extraordinary. A favourite of probably every blogger on your Instagram feed, Good Day Hair Shop’s specialty is turning your locks into shades of luscious lavender and pastel pink.
The White House Inc.
598 Richmond St. W.
Going bleach blonde? Bid adieu to brassy, yellow-y strands by swinging by The White House Inc. From delicate ombres to baby lights, you’re in good hands at The White House Inc. Plus, for the post-colour treatment, they’re basically the city’s reigning expert on braids.
1013 Yonge St.
If the name is any indication, Colour Lab is really good at colouring. In fact, they’re so dedicated to colour that they will not even touch your hair with scissors. They do one thing really, really well. Their menu is as scientific as their name: on their website, you’ll find a long list of services they provide, from eLumen to regrowth tint to baby lights to balancing. Tried to dye your hair yourself and ended up with a bronze-y mess? One of their specialties is solving our DIY disasters.
Brennen Demelo Studio
316 Adelaide St. West.
For shimmering, celebrity-quality colour, look no further than the Brennen Demelo Studio. Brennen Demelo and his team have a mile-long list of big-name clients, including Vogue.com, The Globe and Mail, The Kit, Fashion, Flare, Gigi Hadid, Charlotte Tilbury, and Sarah Gadon. But don’t let the high-profile client list fool you, the atmosphere is relaxed and the team is as friendly as they are talented.
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