FRANCESCO FONTANA - Hair Stylist, Owner
Francesco Fontana is a leading Toronto stylist and image consultant with 25 years of experience to his credit. He was 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 was the youngest stylist to be featured in more than 70 televised episodes of high fashion television.
Specializing in cutting of all hair types and lengths, loves to do colour as well, especially colours that accentuate your special haircut and style. Each of us has hair that’s unique to ourselves, our own version of texture, wave, thickness, growth patterns, etc… Our own nuances if you will, and your hair should be treated as such, with attention to all those individual details.
Get the most out of your curls, his approach to textured hair is to treat those curls with individual care to ensure the reaction of those curls will be easy to style and have amazing fluidity!
Thick hair is cut or trimmed when the hair is at its least vulnerable state. This way bulk can be removed in a soft manner to ensure that lived in feeling that will be super easy to style and care for and of course the grow out will maintain shape for months!
Normal to fine hair is cut in a way to get the most fullness and body the hair can achieve. Cutting or trimming the hair will little to no tension to create shapes in its natural form. This again will ensure that lived in feel and you’ll be able to enjoy that grow out for months!
His training includes studio experience in Milan, Italy and London, England. 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 Canada’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. He had the honour of being a judge for the Contessa, one of the most prestigious competitions in Canada. Francesco now shares his expertise with his team, his guests and his students!
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KRYSTEN-ASHLEY GARROD - Elite Master Stylist, Blonde & Colour Specialist
Elite Master Stylist at Studio Fontana in Toronto, Goldwell National Guest Artist, Brand Ambassador for Upsweep Pro Foils and Thykk Hair Extensions.
Krysten is a powerhouse figure within the hair world who’s racked up over two dozen awards, accolades, and publications throughout her career, including being selected as a Contessa Master Colourist of the Year Finalist for the past four years.
With an international career that spans nearly two decades, Krysten is A master of cutting, styling, and color with a speciality for platinum blondes, Bespoke Blondes, lived in color, including her signature balayage technique and her mater color correction skills. As a brand ambassador for Thykk hair, Krysten is master in many forms of extentions, including fusion, beaded wefts and tape-ins. Her goal with her guests is always to maintain healthy hair, even with the brightest of blondes and the longest of extensions. Krysten's work has been featured in many print and web publications internationally.
Krysten’s unique approach to blonde hair has awarded her the opportunity to teach her techniques globally. A beloved member of the Goldwell family for over 10 years, she rose from educator to Guest Artist for the National Artistic Team and has trained all across the world. She’s designed educational programs for Goldwell and teaches extensively throughout North America, believing that education is paramount to continually evolving your skills and honing your craft.
The most noteable award was In 2016, when Krysten was the Canadian Gold winner for ColorZoom. She then represented Canada at the Global Zoom event in October of that year. She was awarded the Silver award, placing 2nd in the world, for her live cut, color and styling work!
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)
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 Colorzoom Global Partner Category Gold Winner (Canada)
2016 Colorzoom Global Partner Category Silver Winner (Global)
2016 Notable Awards Nomination Beauty and Style
2017 Contessa Canadian Colourist Semi Finalist
2017 Contessa Ontario Hairstylist Semi Finalist
2017 Contessa Canadian Colourist Finalist
2017 Mirror Awards Colourist of The Year Finalist
2017 Mirror Awards Ontario Stylist Finalist
2018 Contessa Master Colourist of The Year Finalist
2019 Contessa Master Colourist of The Year Finalist
2020 Contessa Master Colourist of The Year Finalist
2021 Contessa Master Colourist of The Year Finalist
2022 Contessa Canadian Colourist of The Year Finalist
2022 Contessa Ontario Hairstylist of The Year Finalist
Estetica China Magazine January 2016
Hairs How Magazine May 2016
Salon Magazine March 2016
Salon Magazine September 2016
Yahoo Style Online November 2015
Salon Magazine April 2017
Salon Magazine April 2018
Salon Magazine March 2019
Flair Magazine 2020
Salon Magazine May 2021
STEUART - Master Colorist
With over 15 years of experience in the industry, Steuart is a talent like no other. Referred to as ‘the problem solver’ by many of his colleagues and clients, Steuart loves helping his guests solve all of their hair problems.
Steuart is a master colorist and he loves creating dimensional brunettes, glowing blondes and fiery reds. He has trained around the world including in London, New York, LA and Stockholm. Training extensively in all things cuts colour and styling.
Steuart has had the opportunity to expand his love of the beauty industry by also getting involved in photography, and his studio work has been published several times in industry-leading trade publications.
As an educator for Goldwell, Steuart’s skill level and expertise rival some of the best in the industry. In the last decade educating for Goldwell, he has created a master program with Krysten Ashley teaching experienced stylists the howto of exceptional blondes.
As a partner in both work and personal life with Krysten Ashley, she sings his praises and trusts no one else with her hair.
Trust her to know that you will be in great hands booking with Steuart.
ENZO ANGIOLA - Hair Stylist
Enzo specializes in all aspects of creative cutting! His technical knowledge of traditional and progressive cutting techniques is at the forefront of hairdressing for both women and men. He believes haircutting is undergoing a resurgence of individuality, which is reflected by his bespoke approach to cutting and styling. Enzo's love for hairdressing began at an early age, freelancing and working in numerous salons. Striving to learn all he could about the art of hair styling, he gained invaluable experience working photo shoots and hair shows. In 2001, he accepted a position at the internationally acclaimed Toni & Guy salon, training with the top hairstylists in the company. He quickly came up through the ranks to become a high level Stylist. His passion for styling is enhanced by his love of developing, nurturing and training future stylists... always continuing to explore new directions and unfettered levels of artistic freedom.
JANET ARMSTRONG - Hair Stylist & Master Colourist
Janet started her hair journey at Studio Fontana over 3 years ago as an assistant. She went on to train at the Aveda Institute in cut and colour, graduating January 2017, before returning to Studio Fontana to apprentice under Francesco Fontana. While completing her apprenticeship program, she continued to seek out learning opportunities having finished the Iconic Barbering class and Goldwell Master colourist class. Her true passion lies in perfecting a variety of skills from foil work (highlights/balayage) all the way to tailored mens cuts. Fully certified since June 2018, Janet continues to grow and stay current while building her career where it all started for her, at Studio Fontana.
JENN HOVINGA - Lash Extension Technician, Esthetician, Makeup Artist