About Us
A whole new world, a whole new look.

Having been a successful stylist and owner of more than 16 salon/spas, the creator of the Academy noticed the need for Advanced Education in the Beauty field. Realizing that basic education was “not enough” he decided to enlist the help of top-notch educators and create a curriculum that not only met the standards, but allowed students to excel in the beauty industry.

The Academy ensures that each student is taught the techniques needed to quickly advance in their chosen field. Our highly trained and respected educators are constantly upgrading their skills to ensure training remains “ahead” and our curriculum content is constantly revised and additions are made.

Students learn by demonstration, visual aids and hands-on practice. As growth in this industry reaches new heights and new spas and salons open, our students are sought after to fill these positions. The beauty career is challenging and rewarding and personal growth has no boundaries. Graduates will have an abundance of employment opportunities – Spas, Salons, and Sales and Marketing, Cosmetic firms, Management, Ownership – to name a few.

The high quality of standards, the comprehensive courses and clinical practice ensures that graduates are well trained and highly qualified to commence their chosen career.

Meet Our Team
Executive Director
Kal Ishraki

Kal is the Executive Director of the Academy Kal began his career at the age of 17 working and training with world renowned stylists in the Middle East before moving to Canada. Kal’s focus talents are in precision cuts and textured hair. Kal is a craftsman at creating clean lines. His talent has brought him around the globe traveling to Berlin, Paris, New York and Across Canada attending Seminars & conventions. Holder of Martin Parsons design techniques Diploma & Master Colorist from the institute for hair culture.

As an Educator, for the past 22 years Kal’s accomplishments have proven his ability to inspire and motivate others in the hairstyling industry by training and educating fellow stylist and future talent. As a former Director of 3 Hairstyling academy, countless stylists and esthetician in Ontario have been train under Kal leadership and guidance.

Kal is a active member of the Ontario college of trade and is a member of the Master Judge Program, participating in judging competitors from across the Country.

The high quality of standards, the comprehensive courses and clinical practice ensures that graduates are well trained and highly qualified to commence their chosen career.

Academy Director
Debbie Lemire

Debbie started her career in the beauty industry at a young age with lots of enthusiasm. After 6 years as a full time Hairstylist, she then took on a teaching position. For the next 37 years she has been an Academy Director and Instructor. Debbie has taught many Eastern Ontario students in the Cornwall and surrounding areas. It gives her great joy and feels very accomplished to help students graduate and reach their goals and full potential of becoming the talent tomorrow. Debbie’s student describe her as caring, patient, full of knowledge and always ready to help.

Director of Professional Development
Tanya Hill

With close to 30 years’ experience as a hair stylist and salon owner, Tanya Hill has accomplished a great deal. Known for her determination and strong relationship-building skills, she has played an active role in the growth of the beauty industry -- in Ottawa and beyond.

Passionate about professional development, for herself and others, Tanya has made education a key priority throughout her career. In addition to participating in countless programs, workshops, associations and tradeshows, she went so far as to purchase a struggling hairdressing school and revive it in under one year, ultimately selling it for 3X the initial investment. And as a fervent supporter of the Red Seal program and the trade of hairstyling, she has worked on numerous sub-committees, including; chair of MTCU Provincial Advisory Committee for Hairstyling, past chair for MTCU Hairstylist Trade Board, past chair of OCOT hairstyling Trade Board, as well as current chair of the Algonquin College Industry Advisory committee and played a vital part in the continuous evolution and optimization of these programs and committees.

Tanya is also a strong believer in giving back to the community. Among the many causes close to her and her team’s heart are the Canadian Cancer Society, Heart and Stroke Foundation, Children At-Risk, Ronald McDonald House and CHEO (Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario).

In August, 2020, Tanya aligned her salon with Beauty For Good -- an online social enterprise and e-commerce initiative designed to challenge and reimagine women’s beauty standards, as well as support the retail component of the beauty industry.

One might think that with such deep involvement in the industry, Tanya may not have time for the chair, but her loyal clients and love for the craft keep her there. And she’s quick to credit them for her personal and professional growth -- “My chair is my university. It’s amazing what my clients teach me every day!”

Instructors Development Director
Amy Overton

With almost 25 years as a stylist, educator and mentor in the hairstyling industry, Amy has provided others with many skills to improve their passion in hairstyling while continuing to better herself as well.Amy started out by going to school at Sutton Hairstyling school in Ottawa. Learning the foundations of the craft began fueling her passion for the hairstyling industry. This was just the beginning of her desire to learn and continue to hone her skills in the hairstyling profession. Upon graduation and working at a few different salons, Amy settled in to her work and built a loyal, diverse and stylish clientele.

As the years have gone by, Amy has been an educator for Joico and Wella. Specializing in teaching colour theory and techniques, but also enjoying creative ways of sharing the science involved in the colour and retail that were parts of both lines. Amy feels that hairstylists have to remember that they are not only working on hair. But rather, that they are scientists who create unique looks while teaching their clients the need for the right products, to allow their hair to stay healthy and look outstanding.

All the while Amy was educating, she was being educated herself by some of the biggest names in the hairstyling industry. She has been fortunate to have been educated in colour and cutting techniques by industry experts such as Sue Pemberton, Damien Carney, and Gianni Scumaci to name a few and sees herself as very blessed to have attended many hair shows around North America, the Caribbean and even Europe. Not only has Amy gone to many shows, she has worked backstage and on stage. Doing colour work for stage artists, prepping models, even folding towels and doing clean-up, whatever it takes to learn from the best.

Amy has also competed in many different competitions, from Wella Trendvision, to the Contessa’s as a semifinalist in 2005. This continues to fulfill her creative exploration into unique non commercial hairstyles and colour, with the fortunate opportunity of also getting to prepare models for photoshoots.

Amy enjoys giving back by being mentor not only to her two daughters and other hairstylists, but also to teenage girls in her community. By volunteering with a youth group and providing wisdom, life skills and insight into adult life. But also lending an ear for young women to use when they need to talk and be listened to and be reminded of their worth and strength. The Mantra Amy has come to over her 25 years in the Hairstyling industry is that personal beauty is "More Than Just Hair", it is about a self confidence at any age, which truly makes a person beautiful.

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