Veronica Vivona

Veronica Vivona, photo by Vincenzo D'Alto

Top Italian-Canadian Female Hairstylists

@veronica.vivona

Age: 30 Claim To Fame: Pureology Artist Education Experience: 12 years Italian Roots: Dad born in Trapani, Sicily, Mom born in Montreal, Quebec (of Sicilian origin) Where To Find Her: Queen of the World, in Little Italy

Industry Icons/Mentors: Jen Atkin, Harry Josh, Chris Appleton, XO, Farhana

Hair Do: Choose a style that compliments your face and hair routine. Keep your hair hydrated!

Hair Don’t: Hair that’s over teased, over hair-sprayed and has choppy layers

Best Hair Tip For The Season: During the busy holiday season, stretch your blow dry an extra day by spraying dry shampoo (my personal favourite is Pureology Refresh & Go dry shampoo) close to your roots at night before bed. Rub it in with your fingers to absorb the product and shake off the excess. Finally blast your hair with the cold setting from your hair dryer.

Advice For Choosing A Hairstylist: Good communication with your hairstylist is key before starting the appointment.

Favourite Bridal Hair-Do: Polished loose waves or a low organic bun, hair that makes the bride shine on her big day

Top Celebrity Style Pick: Bella Hadid’s red carpet hair styling; Jennifer Lawrence’s different variations of blonde; Alexa Chung’s bob and bangs; Marianna Hewitt’s different balayage/highlighted effects

Horror Story: When a client is not being realistic about what can be achieved in one appointment – it’s healthy hair versus burnt hair. Blondes aren’t built in a day!

Tool Of The Trade: Pureology haircare line. Love, love, love it! I cannot work without this line of hair care products. And of course my Dyson Supersonic Hair Dryer.