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Hugo and Evan

After many years in the industry, Hugo and Evan team up to bring the Haven brand to North York.  Haven is pinnacle salon experience.  Nature, rustic, industrial and modern minimalism come together in this place.

Hugo and Evan at Haven Salon
Evan Ross at Haven Salon

Evan Ross

Evan has a resounding impact on those who call themselves his clients and his peers. He has received several awards for his accomplishments including Revlon Professional’s exclusive Passion Award which took him on a journey to Paris to network with some of the world’s top hairstylists at the Style Master’s Show. He has been invited to style hair backstage alongside American Crew for Toronto Men’s Fashion Week (TOM*) on multiple occasions. He also works in partnership with Revlon Professional nationwide, a brand that stands at the forefront of modern beauty and trend internationally.  

The distinct passion and love that he brings to his craft can clearly be measured by his recognizable presence in Willowdale’s local community, as well as his social media and impeccable in-salon reviews on Google and Facebook.

Founders

Hugo Virgilio at Haven Salon

Hugo Virgilio

For Hugo, hairdressing is a way of life. With over 20 years of experience, he has received advanced training from top global artists from around the world including London, New York, and Toronto. His accolades include educating in beauty institutions, salon management, and achieving finalist in the Canadian Mirror Awards. His work as an educator has taken him all over the province. Hugo has participated in Canada’s foremost beauty exhibition by the Allied Beauty Association in Toronto and Montreal as a top model stylist for runway features. He continues to educate young talent for many salons and industry giants including Dyson.

Julien Lacelle hairstylist at Haven Salon in North York, Toronto

Kristen Mullen

From a very young age Kristen showed a natural love and aptitude for art and all things beautiful. At 15 years old, her passion and drive were already being demonstrated as she managed to be ranked among the top of her peers within regional hairdressing competitions. At 19, she began the formal pursuit of her dream: becoming a hairstylist as a profession. Throughout the last decade of her career, Kristen travelled across North America as an educator bringing her knowledge and experience to other industry professionals, while building upon her own inspiration everywhere she went. While back in the salon behind the chair, she takes great pride in the relationships that she has built with her clientele and puts her multitudes of experience to work by bringing out the beauty in the people that she graces.

“Whether in the salon or abroad, in bold colours or elegant styles, it has always been about the art.” – Kristen Mullen

Team

Julien Lacelle hairstylist at Haven Salon in North York, Toronto

Julien Lacelle

Julien has over 10 years of experience in the fashion industry. He was first trained in hairstyling at l’École des Métiers des Faubourgs de Montréal. Driven by a passion for fashion, he was styling hair for models in a fashion show the first week after finishing his education. He has worked in six different hair salons including some of the best in Montreal and assisted some of the biggest names in the Canadian hair game such as Lyette Bélanger, Daniel Benoit, Anna Pacitto and Domenic Iannuzzi. He eventually moved to Toronto for more opportunity where he has been able to keep up to date in a constantly evolving industry. Julien can do anything from fashion editorial updos to classic professional styles and loves to learn without limit.

Julien Lacelle hairstylist at Haven Salon in North York, Toronto

Julia Ventrella

Julia had an epiphany when she realized that she loved styling hair. She was working in an industry where listening, understanding and helping individuals with their needs was a key role. She realized, after having these experiences for over 8 years, that she wanted to use her skills in a creative way. This is where she had her epiphany and knew that hairstyling was the way.  After completing her schooling and apprenticeship, Julia has spent the last 3 years developing her skills, with a focus on custom colour applications. To her, there is no better feeling than seeing the joy and excitement in helping someone achieve and surpass their desired hairstyle.