Staff

Staff Members

Fady Owner & Stylist
Juliana Stylist
Naj Stylist
Liz Stylist
Jessie Stylist/Salon Coordinator
Brigitte Stylist
Niki Stylist
Leah Stylist
Megan Stylist
Helen Stylist
Allie Stylist
Samantha Customer Care

Fady

Owner & Stylist (Level 6)

At this time, Fady is no longer accepting new clients. After 30 years in the industry, Fady now accepts appointments for his existing clientele solely on Tuesdays, while mentoring the Hair Junkie team full time.

Teach, motivate, inspire. Important goals when you are leading a group of talented artists. As owner of Hair Junkie, Fady has committed himself to this template. Since moving to Laurier Avenue and initiating the Hair Junkie brand, he has been determined to spend less time behind the cutting chair and focus efforts on implementing his business model. His mandate has been to provide support by nurturing and educating the stylists, the backbone of the salon. Facilitating courses, offering individual mentoring, providing incentives and instilling a creative culture are key factors in the undertaking of a venture like Hair Junkie. He would say it has been a group effort and the bustle of the salon floor would testify to the success of the program.

Fady is originally from Beirut, Lebanon but happily calls Canada his home for over thirty years. He has been a hairstylist since the age of seventeen and Hair Junkie is the third salon he has owned and operated. Fady has achieved the rank of Gold Judge in the respected Master Judges of Canada Program and has covered most of the country in that capacity. As well he has enriched his own education by networking with fellow professionals at international events. Examples include the World Hair Show in Milan, business and craft courses in Florida, Chicago, New York City and Las Vegas among others.

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Juliana

Stylist (Level 5)

Juliana’s childhood dream was to be in fashion. Growing up in Greece, she started in the business at an early age and has never regretted her decision. A natural talent, Juliana has padded her resume with numerous achievements through education. An expert in all things Kerastase, having trained at their flagship New York City headquarters, Juliana is our “go to girl” when it comes to their line. She is able to help you sort through what you need and what you don’t, resulting in you finding the right product for your personal style.

Our Juliana has also covered the rest of the continent, honing her skill in every level of the business. She has been to Mexico with Kerastase, and Montreal and Las Vegas with Redken, on top of ongoing training here in Ottawa.

Pleasant and easy to talk to, Juliana is our little touch of Europe, right here at Hair Junkie.

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Naj

Stylist (Level 4)

Mention this man’s name to anyone and they always smile! Naj’s charm and energy, creativity and warmth are disarming but do not be mislead to believe that’s all he offers. Naj is also a force of talent and experience.

His family history is intertwined with the art of hairstyling. His mother, uncles and sister all had a part in his early training and this gave him the great advantage of having hands on experience at a young age.

With more than thirty years in the business, Naj has continued his education throughout, pursuing stage work in both the fashion and the hair industry. He has experience as a business owner, and has acted as a technical consultant for major product lines such as Matrix, where he worked in sales representing their products in the Ottawa Gatineau area. A veteran student of hair, he has attended classes all over Canada with Redken and regularly attends their Symposium in Las Vegas Nevada. His quest to learn has also taken him to sunny Mexico with the creative minds at Kerastase. Naj continues to educate himself so he can pass his gifts on not only to you the client but to his fellow stylists, paying it forward as was done for him.

Precision cuts and soft, shiny colours, stylish blow outs with that altogether finished look. Naj does it all. We are very fortunate to have Naj as an anchor member of the Hair Junkie team.

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Liz

Redken Color Certified Stylist (Level 5)

When choosing a career, Liz knew one thing for sure; she wanted to inspire and create.

Hairstyling has become her medium to do so and she has proven to be one of Hair Junkie’s most energetic and talented stylists.

Liz’s interest in the business was sparked while visiting a hair styling school in her local town where she found herself struck by the work the students had created. She loved the energy of the room, the artistry, and the interaction with the clientele. Liz wanted to be part of that and a decision was made and a profession born.

Now, with years of experience on the cutting floor, as well as completing courses in advanced men’s styling, balayage, precision cuts, razor cutting and a Redken color certification, Liz has the skills and training to support her inspirations.

From Liz, “It’s amazing to get up in the morning and be excited to go to work. Through my passion I have now found my purpose.”

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Jessie

Stylist/Salon Coordinator (Level 3)

As Salon Coordinator, Jessie’s time is spent mostly handling all the background details that make up the Hair Junkie brand! Jessie looks forward to Saturdays, when she gets to use her creative side and cater to her existing clientele.

Jessie loves a good chat, (a consultation anyway)! This time is very important to her. She looks at this precious time as a means to getting to understand not only your expectations but your lifestyle and hair history. In her mind this is the “most effective” means she has to get you leaving her chair smiling, feeling proud of your best accessory, your hair.

Jessie has never looked back since she entered the hair industry ten years ago and has never regretted choosing this career. She has created bridal styles for local shows such as Engage and The Bridal Palace Wedding Show, has styled hair backstage for local fashion designers, and has earned certificates in colour, cut and styling courses in Europe. In the country, she has been under the instruction of celebrity hairstylists, Tyler Colten and Kim Vo and has styled hair for photo shoots and magazines.

As impressive as these credentials are, she takes her most pride in her daily work in the salon and the lasting relationships she has built with her clients over the years. “I feel privileged and empowered as a hairstylist to be able to form trusting and meaningful relationships with each of my clients. Nothing brings a bigger smile to my face than a happy client who gave me the opportunity to showcase their natural beauty. In my opinion, nothing can transform a person’s confidence like a fantastic hair day!”

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Brigitte

Stylist (Level 3)

Brigitte graduated with honours from Ottawa’s Marvel Beauty Academy before becoming an apprentice with us at Hair Junkie. Here she has quickly ascended to a Level 3 stylist and is now a very busy member of our team. Brigitte has attended three Redken educational events in Las Vegas, as well as being a graduate of extended men’s cutting courses with both Label M and Redken education divisions.

Brigitte’s multidimensional talents include assessing and implementing trends in colour evaluation, correction and placement. She rounds this out nicely with current and classic haircuts for men and women as well as special occasion hair design. She is happy to serve clientele in both official languages.

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Niki

Redken Color Certified Stylist (Level 3)

Niki hails from Kingston and has been a hairstylist for more than 15 years.

Niki is one of two Hair Junkie stylists whom has their REDKEN Color Certification. Not only does she know the color line like the back of her hand, she also has extensive training in color placement, balayage, babylites and ombre. To finish off your color service, Niki excels at customizing a haircut to fit your style and needs.

With a peaceful nature and a calm approach, Niki has the talent and know how to help you find the cut, colour and style you are looking for while enjoying the ambiance of Hair Junkie and her unique, soft touch.

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Leah

Stylist (Level 3)

Leah’s nature leaves her no alternative but to be energetic and inquisitive. Determined to make a success in her chosen career she is not just depending on her natural talent. The eternal student, Leah keeps on top of trends and all that is happening in fashion.

It’s hard to list Leah’s entire dossier of experience but we’ll try! Label M Men’s cutting course, Label M’s short cut and long cut courses, Redken’s Cut and Know Why, Colour, and Blonde Me courses. She has attended Redken Fusion Showcases in Montreal and has taken classes with Anthony Edge. She also participated in the Sam Villa hands on class we held here at Hair Junkie and attended the Redken International Symposium January 2016 in Las Vegas.

Leah says she loves “making blondes happen,” and helping people to feel the beauty within themselves. She has a reputation as a bit of a perfectionist but she’s good with that. She takes enjoyment and satisfaction in giving her client their money’s worth and takes the time to teach them to manage their style on their own.

Whether you are looking for a modern or classic look, colour, highlighting or just a great wash and wear cut, in Leah’s hands you can be assured that you are receiving the attention of one of the most current hairstylists in the city.

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Megan

Stylist (Level 2)

A passionate professional, Megan is committed to learning all about what she does. Megan eagerly takes any course that will enhance her technique with cutting and/or colouring.  Right now, she is keenly interested in colour and is planning to continue her education in that regard.

Megan believes her client should be able to re-create their style on their own and enjoys sharing her techniques and the information they need to do just that.

Megan is a vibrant and enthusiastic stylist with varied interests outside the salon. From running to gabbing about the latest comedic sitcoms, she is sure to make your experience at Hair Junkie a memorable one.

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Helen

Stylist (Level 1)

Helen is eager to take on all the hair industry has to offer. Her confidence in executing technically strong cuts and colours, never inhibits her desire for educational growth.

Helen believes that a style/colour should compliment the client’s life and personal style. She particularly enjoys working with curly haired clients (and putting them at ease) as well as tailoring the most flattering style for her male clientele.

Helen’s confident, yet down-to-earth personality will surely allow you to lean back and enjoy your next hair appointment.

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Allie

Stylist (Level 2)

Allie has been working in the hair industry for the past 5years and has never looked back. With a variety of REDKEN color courses under her belt (balayage, blondes, color corrections) as well as cutting classes from precision to texturizing, she is eager to get her hands on your hair.

Allie loves when her clients feel comfortable with her; like they are visiting an old friend. She builds towards this trusting relationship with each new client she sees, as she strives, through a thorough consultation, to execute your vision into reality.

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Samantha

Customer Care

Coupled with her desire to learn and be challenged, Sam has switched up her focus from teaching dance to taking care of all your booking and retail needs. Excited to mix her love of the arts and desire to help others, Samantha quickly found her place at Hair Junkie. She believes that laughter is the best medicine and aims to bring as much fun as possible to each and every one she meets. With over 10 years of customer service experience under her belt and a laugh that can be heard from miles away, Hair Junkie is so excited that she has joined the team!

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