Angela Lucia

Angela Lucia, photo by Vincenzo D'Alto

Top Italian-Canadian Female Hairstylists

@bluntmtl

Age: 28 Claim to Fame: North American colourist of the year, 2016 Experience: Over 10 years Italian Roots: Both my parents are born in Cattolica Eraclea, a very small village in the province of Agrigento, Sicily. Where To Find Her: Coiffure Blunt 1170 Wellington, Griffintown

Industry Icons/Mentors: Clarissa Borg from Toni & Guy in Toronto and my business partner Jessica – she pushes me in the right direction and always has the BEST ADVICE.

Hair Do: Cut your hair every two to three months. It’s the biggest truth about hair growth.

Hair Don’t: Don’t use pharmacy shampoo, don’t miss a haircut and DON’T DYE YOUR OWN HAIR.

Best Hair Tip For The Season: STAY WARM. Ashy tones don’t suit everyone, and when fall and winter arrive you’re going to need some warmer tones! Deep conditioning is also key this season. 

Advice For Choosing A Hairstylist: Look for someone who makes you feel special and when you find him or her DON’T CHEAT ON THEM. The best thing I can suggest is going for consultations and looking at their portfolio, this way you can get to know them before you commit! 

Favourite Bridal Hair-Do: I’m a big fan of simple – either split in the middle or to the side with soft waves. 

Top Celebrity Style Pick: Jennifer Lopez has always been my style and hair icon. She’s timeless and always has THE best hair. There’s also an Instagram influencer named Chiara Ferragni who has pretty much attained a celeb status, and her euro-chic style is one of my go-to’s.

Horror Story: I had a walk-in during my first year as a stylist. The second the clipper touched his head, the guard fell off and I shaved a nice thick piece at the back bottom of his head. I kept the best poker face and faded it to a longer haircut. It was a lot shorter than he wanted but I told him it was called the new “euro fade.” He loved it, posted a picture on his Instagram with 60K followers and captioned it,“Got the best euro fade by Angela in MTL.” Thankfully, faded men’s cuts became a huge hit that year.

Tool Of The Trade: My curling iron, a tail comb and a dry shampoo/texture spray from R+Co called Death Valley