I used to dream about styling hair for the covers of famous magazines from the time I began my career as a hairstylist in Sudbury, Ontario. As fate would have it, I met Elmer Olsen (Canada’s Top Model scout) at a model search contest. When Elmer learned of my extensive training at some of the world’s top facilities, he handed me a business card and told me to call him if I was ever in the Toronto area. I took him up on his offer, and after just one hair cut, he began to send over all of his girls. One of those girls was Daria Werbowy. Working together, Elmer and I transformed Daria’s hair from bleached blonde to light brown. We also reshaped and restyled her old cut, which allowed her to grow her hair out to what is now known as her signature look. Today, she is one of the world’s most popular models, having done campaigns for Lancôme, H&M and Italian Vogue to name a few.
At the height of her career–and mine–I was requested to style her hair for three covers of Flare Magazine. Since that time, I have designed and implemented a rigorous training program, and built a team of the most talented stylists, to ensure that every Onaré hairstyle lives up to the quality we have become known for.
Onaré is home to Canada’s 2006 Session Stylist of the Year (Contessa Awards: Session Hairstylist) in Mississauga, Ontario.