After seeing Vidal Sassoon on stage over forty years ago, Ulysse was inspired to enrol at England’s Sassoon Academy. Since beginning his career, Ulysse has travelled internationally to train with the world’s best stylists. He has contributed to numerous photo shoots; styled supermodels at runway shows and had his work appear in international magazines. Although he is an accomplished professional, Ulysse holds professional development for himself and his team in the highest regard. To this end, Ulysse believes in leveraging the latest in fashion and personalizing every haircut to suit each guest. His personal philosophy, which Hair Designers was founded on, is: “We are not in the business of cutting hair and serving people, we are in the business of serving people and cutting hair.”
Marc’s foray into fashion-forward hair design began over thirty years ago with a fascination of the shapes and geometry involved in styling hair. Influenced by his mentor and personal friend Ulyssse, Marc holds customer service and technical expertise in the highest regard. He has travelled many parts of the world, studying with renowned artists such as Vidal Sassoon, Tony & Guy, Sacco and Martin Parsons and maintains a holistic design philosophy, seeing hair as a personal feature that must suit each individual’s hair type, face shape, skin tone and lifestyle while at the same time accentuating shape and movement influenced by the latest trends. Marc continually strives to deliver a memorable experience to all of our guests, marked by superior and personal service.
After completing hair school, Kim came to Hair Designers where she developed a passion for hair colour, spending the last three decades polishing her craft. Throughout the years Kim has attended numerous courses throughout Canada and the US in search of the latest colour trends and techniques. Her design tastes vary from the simplest to the most edgy, and everywhere in between. She loves to help people define – and redefine - their style through colour. In contrast to the hectic nature of modern living, Kim believes that hair colouring should be a relaxing and pleasant experience.
Sherisse has spent more than ten years growing both technically and artistically as a member of the Hair Designers team. During this time she has travelled throughout Canada, the United States and the United Kingdom, attending many educational classes and fashion shows. Sherisse continues to develop her colouring and styling techniques by pushing the boundaries of fashion in colour competitions and local photo shoots. Creating customized colours and signature cuts, Sherisse works tirelessly to blend the emerging trends with the uniqueness of each guests personal style.
After 2 years of training full time at Vidal Sassoon Academy in Toronto, Dan is back ‘behind the chair’ and bringing his creative edge and authentic vision back to the Hair Designers team. Dan continually strives to elevate his technical training and with 10 years in the industry his passion and love for the artistry involved in hairstyling comes across in the precision of his work, the attention to detail he provides to every guest and the exuberance he brings to the salon every day.
As a member of the Hair Designers team for over two decades, Ray applies his experience toward both color and cutting. Throughout his career, he has attended numerous courses and seminars across both North America and the United Kingdom. Ray’s design ethic places great emphasis on casual elegance. He believes that style should be built around the hair’s natural movement and easily maintained even with the busiest of lifestyles.
Melanie is the newest stylist to join our team. She has over 10 years experience working behind the chair in Montreal and North Bay, as well as styling for multiple film productions in our region. Fluent in both French and English Melanie is our only bilingual colourist. She continues to grow her knowledge by most recently taking courses at Vidal Sassoon and she is eager to bring her knowledge, creativity and passion for hair to all of our guests.