A top of the
class graduate of the Vidal Sassoon Academy in Toronto, JoAnne has been in the
hair industry for 20+ years. From the onset of entering her profession, her
attention to detail has been impeccable. Her talents were recognized while she worked
under Don Bewley from Eufora and are illustrated in the many styles that have
been featured in several magazines.
JoAnne opened Color Nation Salon & Spa with her partner Michael. For
JoAnne, opening Color Nation was more than just a job to go to everyday, it
would become her home where she
would get to do what she loved doing, with
and for the people she loved dearly. JoAnne is definitely one of the most
genuinely kind people in the world. She cares about her family and friends and
her employees and clients. Many describe her as “everyone’s favorite
hairdresser and friend” and all of her clients look forward to their regular
visits with her because they know they will leave feeling loved and looking
considered a leader in the salon industry not only for her exceptional skill set but also because she realizes the importance of sharing her knowledge with younger
hair stylists. She leads Color Nation’s education and develop initiatives and
says that “even when she is teaching a class, she is learning from her students.”
While many of her peers refer to her as a master of her craft, she very much
believes in continuously developing her own abilities and skills and loves
learning new techniques as well.
favorite hair products right now include anything that she gets to use when
styling the models at the many fashion shows she is requested to participate in.
This includes Bumble and bumble’s holding spray that holds the shape and tames
any strays but can be flexible and workable, if desired. She also swears by
Pureology’s Pure Volume line which is formulated for fine-colour treated hair.
heart and bubbly personality is what JoAnne’s family and friends love most about her. JoAnne and her boyfriend Andy
love to travel and spend the summer playing volleyball with their closest
friends. Most dear to her heart though
are her two children, Ben and Rowan.