Francesco Fontana is a leading Toronto stylist and image consultant with more than ten years of award-winning experience to his credit. He is one of the stars of Style by Jury, the W Network’s number one show and Canada’s most watched fashion makeover program. At 32, Francesco is the youngest stylists to be featured in more than 50 televised episodes of high fashion television.
His training includes studio experience in Milan, Italy and London, England and he has a range of professional awards and credits to his name including being a member of the junior national hair team for Canada where he competed as one of the world’s top stylists. He was nominated for Newcomer of the Year in 1994 and Ontario hairstylist of the year 2002 at the Contessa Award in Toronto and has held numerous top level positions at leading salons. Even more recently he was a judge for the Contessa's, one of the most prestigious competitions in Canada. Francesco shares his expertise with hair product manufactures and training institutions as an educator.
Krysten-Ashley Garrod - Master Stylist
Krysten-Ashley has spent the last 13 years honing her craft, educating herself in every way possible. Her Passion for hair is evident in the beautiful hair she creates. She has trained extensively internationally, including workshops in London UK, Los Angeles, Miami, Las Vegas, New York and Toronto.
As a Guest Artist for the National Artistic Team for Goldwell Canada for over five years, she enjoys sharing her knowledge with others. Additionally, Krysten-Ashley’s passion also extends to commercial and editorial competition work. As a published artist, she has competed in various hair competitions over the years, including Mirror and Contessa Awards as well as Goldwell Colorzoom. Some of her competition and publication highlights include:
Billie-Jean - Hair Colourist
Billie-Jean has been in the hair industry for over 10 years. Upon graduation from the hair styling program at the Marvel Beauty School in the Yorkville neighbourhood of Toronto, Billie started her career at Studio Fontana in 2004 where she apprenticed under Francesco and Katie Fontana. By 2006, she had decided to specialize in hair colour and has since grown to be a Senior Hair Colourist with a strong passion and creativity for this specialty. Billie-Jean's expertise, creativity, attention to detail, superb service and passion for hair is why she has developed a satisfied and loyal clientele.
Carol Brailey - Image Consultant and Colour Analysis Professional
Carol Brailey combines her areas of expertise of colour and style as an image consultant and colour analysis professional (including hair colouring).
Carol has a Bachelor of Commerce Degree from Ryerson University, received her Image Consulting Certification through George Brown College and is a graduate of Marca College. In addition, Carol has completed advanced training with the International Image Institute and colour therapy training with the Transformational Arts College.
Prior to becoming an image consultant, Carol worked for several years in escalating roles of responsibility in the Financial Services, Healthcare and Film industries. Her latest positions in these industries included leadership and project management roles. Carol has worked alongside some of the top film industry professionals, including Academy Award nominees and recipients.
Carol's style blogs and videos are regularly published in The Huffington Post and she also runs a successful YouTube Channel.
Priscilla Medeiros - Hairstylist - Esthetician - Make Up Artistry
Your hair is your best accessory and transforming your hair can transform your life! Priscilla has 15 years experience in all facets of the esthetics's and the hair industry along with once owning her own Salon on trendy Queen Street West, West Salon and Spa. Priscilla also teaches advanced classes in both extensions and up-dos.
Areas of expertise include:
Over the last five years, Priscilla has also been involved with the ITF Childhood Cancer Society, a Charity very close to her heart.
Michelle Levesque - Hair Stylist
Joining Studio Fontana September 2016 from Qi Salon with six years of experience, Michelle joined the hair world in 2010 when she graduated Marvel Beauty School. After completing her apprenticeship and licensing exam, she pursued her interest for precision and creativity through her work.
Michelle continued her training by enrolling in several Vidal Sassoon Advanced Cutting courses at the Toronto Academy, and Color classes with Goldwell at the Toronto Academy. She completed upstyling seminars and in Salon Education for various chemical services, smoothing treatments, tape in hair extensions and product knowledge.
With a variety of smooth to curly hair textures within her growing clientele, Michelle is always customizing services, techniques and at home hair care recommendations to best suit her clients.
2007 Contessa Canadian Salon Team Semi Finalist
2014 Colorzoom Global Partner Category Finalist (Canada)
2015 Colorzoom Global Partner Category Finalist (Canada)
2015 Colorzoom Global Partner Category Silver Winner (Canada)
Salon Magazine March 2016
Estetica China Magazine January 2016
2016 Contessa Canadian Colourist Semi Finalist
2016 Contessa Ontario Hairstylist Semi Finalist
2016 Contessa Ontario Hairstylist Finalist
2016 Mirror Awards Colourist of The Year Finalist
2016 Notable Awards Beauty and Style Finalist Nomination
Yahoo Style Online November 2015
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