OLIVIA COLACCI (US PAPERS)

Olivia Colacci is an International hair and makeup artist with global representation. Having studied hair and makeup in both Toronto and Milan, Olivia has made her mark in the industry with the advantage of understanding both local and International markets. She travels to Fashion Week in New York, London, Milan, and Paris for Womenswear, Menswear and Couture seasons, working with the industry’s top designers and fashion houses where she is a staple on Sam McKnight, Guido Palau, and Luigi Murenu’s hair teams.

 Throughout her decade of work as a licensed hairstylist, Olivia’s expertise has been utilized by the likes of Holt Renfrew, Got2B Hair Care, LG and Danier and her work has appeared amongst the pages of Flare, Marie Claire Czech, Marie Claire Ukraine, Chatelaine and Canadian Living. Olivia was also the 2014 Toronto Brand Ambassador for TRESemme Hair Care and her ongoing relationships with her clients have secured her work at the Cannes Film Festival and Toronto International Film Festival.

 Olivia perfects her craft by continuously reinventing herself as an artist. She draws much of her inspiration from this jet-setting lifestyle, feeding her creativity and keeping her constantly inspired.

NATHANIEL DEZAN

 Nathaniel Dezan grew up on the outskirts of Montreal and from a young age always had a keen interest in hair & makeup.

Nathaniel attended Lasalle College in Montreal where he was formally trained in all aspects of the hair field including cutting, styling and coloring.  After graduating in 2009 from Lasalle he apprenticed at MW Salon where he gained valuable firsthand experience.  Nathaniel was also a member of the MAC Cosmetics beauty team in which he worked individually with private clients and in a team environment.

Nathaniel traveled to New York and Paris where he worked alongside head hairstylist Anthony Turner on several runway shows including Kenzo, J Mendel, and Acne.

His work has been published in magazines such as Elle Quebec, and Noise. His work can also be seen in various campaigns including Aldo, Parasuco Jeans, and Ssense.

Nathaniel is fluent in both French and English.

FELICIE HUBERT

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DYLAN K. HANSON (US PAPERS)

Born and raised in Calgary, Canada, Dylan was a natural talent creating classic to avant-garde hairstyles at a young age. Using his unique skills as an avenue to express his creativity, Dylan soon found himself working on both fashion shoots and in top salons.

This artist’s journey has led him to work out of London, New York, and Toronto to further pursue his dreams. Developing his craft as a seasoned session stylist, Dylan’s impressive client list includes: Keira Knightly, Justin Bieber, Pamela Anderson, Carly Rae Jepsen, supermodels and royalty.

Throughout his notable career, Dylan has collaborated with numerous internationally acclaimed photographers. These collaborations have produced several stunning covers and editorial pages of influential fashion publications, including: Harper’s Bazaar, Vanity Fair, Esquire, Glamour, F.Q., Flare, Elle, Arena, and G.Q. Dylan’s roster of top beauty brands and fashion labels include: Cover Girl, Dove, Herbal Essences, Revlon, Olay, Maxfactor, M.A.C. Cosmetics, TRESemmé, Garnier, Christian Lacroix, Cacharal, Guess and Louis Vuitton.

With notable experience, it’s no surprise that Dylan has been praised on his ability to deliver versatile hair and make-up for ad campaigns, fashion shows and celebrities.

2006 ADCC Awards – Best Fashion Editorial
2008 National Magazine Awards – 2x Honorable Mentions
2009 PG Beauty Awards – Hairstylist of the Year
2010 Mirror Awards – Finalist – Editorial Stylist of the Year
20015 PG Beauty Awards – Hairstylist of the Year Finalist

DENIS BINET

SORAYA QADI

Soraya creates a perfect balance between the delicate arts of hair and makeup thanks to her remarkable abilities to come up with a true genuine look for every project.

“Everything must glow” is her motto, something she learned from her mentors in Paris. Soraya was born in Paris and lived there until her mid-twenties. After a series of great collaborations in the fashion and entertainment fields, she crossed the Atlantic to settle down in Montreal.

Well settled in Quebec since 1993, Soraya’s hair and makeup work has appeared in magazines such as Elle Quebec, Clin d’oeil, and Châtelaine.  Her television work includes TVA, Radio Canada, Canal Vie, and Musique. She has worked on advertising campaigns including Aubade, Parasuco, Roots, Tristan, Bedo, Annabelle, Marcelle, Lolë, Reitmans, and Giorgio Armani.

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Soraya Qadi sait capter le moment de brillance, l’éclat naturel passager. Son habileté remarquable, ce parfait équilibre dans l’art maîtrisé de la coiffure et du maquillage, lui procure une aisance absolue dans la réalisation d’un look véritable. Celle pour qui « tout est glow » a appris avec les maîtres parisiens. Soraya est née à Paris et y a vécu jusqu’à la mi-vingtaine. Déjà forte de plusieurs grandes collaborations, elle traverse l’Atlantique et s’installe au Québec où elle poursuivra son ambition de faire ressortir ce lustre naturel chez les femmes et les hommes.

Bien ancrée dans le milieu, Soraya enchaîne les mandats pour les magazines, la télévision, la publicité. Elle travaille étroitement avec plusieurs photographes. La coiffeuse et maquilleuse est d’abord passionnée d’art photographique et grande collectionneuse. Envoûtée par l’image arrêtée, elle adore créer pour l’œil derrière l’objectif.

 

ASHLEY GESNER

Ashley Gesner was born and raised in a small town in Alberta and quickly discovered her interest in the arts. She studied ballet and piano at an early age before discovering her love of fashion and design.

She began her career as a freelance artist and consultant in 2008 and soon began working with the top fashion and advertising photographers and clients. She became acclaimed for her skill and precision at both makeup and hair.

Ashley’s educational background includes studying at the prestigious Vidal Sassoon Academy in London, where she specialized in hair design. Following her graduation she spent over a decade working in the most prestigious hair salons on the west coast and also worked extensively for MAC Cosmetics.  As well, Ashley is fluent in French.

As well as her attention to detail Ashley continues to devote time to academic studies of Art history, philosophy, communications and fine arts. Making her a well-rounded and dynamic artist for any creative team.

 

LILIANE S.

Born in Iran, Liliane moved to Canada with her family when she was 10. At the age of 18, she started her training in hair styling at the reputable La Coupe on Sherbrooke street. During her days at La Coupe, Dick Walsh would often pop by and grab her to work on fashion shows and campaigns he was producing. Liliane quickly got noticed and landed an agent to represent her and book her on prestigious stints like Le Château, Holts, Femme de Carrière, becoming a regular collaborator of photographers Barry Harris, Monic Richard, Patrice Massé.

At 28, Liliane moved to Asia, worked and lived there for twenty years, contributing to both commercial jobs and prestigious magazines such as Bazaar and Wallpaper. She moved back to Canada in 2011 where fashion is getting reacquainted with her.

Passionate about her trade and everything she touches, life is her main inspiration. “Anything can become a playground for experimentation. I try to keep my senses alive”.

PIERRA LORTIE

Pierra Lortie was born in Quebec City and first introduced to the world of hair styling in Montreal, working at one of the most established salons. She was soon called for her first photo shoot.

Six years later, Pierra moved to New York City and began working with Bumble & Bumble , as well as freelancing with established agencies including Garren NY. Pierra’s talent and skill have allowed her to work with some world renowned hair stylists, designers and photographers including Barnabe, Nicolas Jurnjack, John  Galliano, Nina Ricci, Marc Jacobs, Patrick Demarchelier and Tony Duran.

Pierra’s work has been featured in such international fashion publications as British Elle, Cosmopolitan, GQ, Italian Vogue, L’Uomo Vogue and Nylon.

Pierra holds dual citizenship, and is available for work in the US.

FELIX LARIVIERE

Felix Lariviere was born in the tiny village of St. Zacharie, in the Province of Quebec, and left at the age of 16 to pursue his hairstyling studies in Quebec city. Filled with a need for adventure, he then left for Nice, France, where he landed work as an assistant, and quickly moved on as hairstylist. After three exciting years of working and travelling in Europe, Felix decided to return to Canada.

After only a short time back in Montreal, Felix was able to quickly build on his existing career as a unique and highly sought after hairstylist.  He began working as a freelance artist for Editorial Magazine photographers including some International Television spots for the likes of (Perrier, Martiny, Maybeline, and L’Oreal) for which he won a few awards for his unique hairstyles. (As can be seen on website)

These experiences brought him to work for the Canadian film industry, followed by Hollywood and then the European markets.

Always passionate about keeping up with the latest trends, Felix remained interested in cutting-edge beauty and fashion trends, and began teaching and sharing his trade secrets concerning the older hairdo’s and hairstyle techniques….so to adapt them easily to our quicker more fast-paced lifestyle.

Mr. Lariviere began as a freelancer, then worked as a Hair Stylist on Television shows, numerous Gala’s, Cirque du Soleil, various Show Business outlets, as well as Fashion Week’s in Montreal, Ottawa, Toronto, Vancouver and New York where he made his encounter with Moroccan oil, for whom he worked for during a five year period.

As Education Stylist for North America, he did many trade shows and Fashion Weeks and traveled in order to teach others how to use certain products to accentuate various hairstyles, including elegant updo’s and ‘Red Carpet’ styles. Using a product he was promoting, he would also explain how to work with hair extensions, and accessories to create volume that stands in harmony with a certain silhouette.

Presently, Mr. Lariviere is in pre-production as Key Hair Designer for the Shooting of Fox Production’s, X-Men Days of Future past (set in the 1970’s). He is creating the castings hair styles along with the collaboration of the costume designer for( Jennifer Lawrence, Halley Berry, Hugh Jackman, Ellen Page, James McAvoy). A strong team player while leading a group of 30 hairstylists, he allows them to be in control of their art form by teaching them everything from hairstyles to texture. He wants them to be ready to use products such as the Kevin-Murphy line and be able to create styles of the 1970’s disco era.

Felix is also a member of IATSE 514.