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Team

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Dat Tran

Level 5 Stylist

Dat Tran is the owner and founder of Dat Salon. Dat is a creative professional, who approaches his work with a rare dedication. But it wasn’t always so. As a teenager he started working in his mother’s hair salon and didn’t think the after school job would be grown into the passion that would govern his career. It wasn’t until he saw the Japanese TV show “Beautiful Life”, set in a hair salon, that he was inspired to explore the industry. He credits the show for awakening his appreciation for the artistic aspects of hair styling.

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Israel Garcia

Level 4 Stylist

Fashion without freedom isn’t fashion. Beyond his passions & inspirations in an ever-changing industry, Israel’s strength also lies in making a real connection with his clients to help them achieve their best. It is his experiences with his clients that have humbled him to find deeper meaning
to the everyday. Always giving 110% to everything he does, Israel is a true artist -someone you can trust, talk to and exchange advice with. His genuine philosophy is rooted in helping others & continually expanding his passions. Recently, Israel has contributed to Canadian Heritage Minutes-A project that teaches about Canadian Heritage. & he has also worked on cultural projects Urban Native Girl and Guilt Free Zone on the APTN Network. Through this work, he was able to celebrate his heritage & proudly work alongside notable artists and musicians in the industry.
Some of the highlights of Israel’s career include his work with Oscar De La Renta, Toronto Fashion Week and regularly styling for Marilyn Denis Show & celebrity guests. He has also been invited to perform on-air makeovers of show guests. Other notable works include working in styling teams for Giambattista Valli, Marchesa and many others.

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Lindsey Buro

Level 4 Stylist

Passion and a winning attitude can take you very far in this industry – this is especially true for our resident colour expert Lindsey Buro. Lindsey is fun, exciting & highly skilled in her craft. She is personable, knowledgeable & offers great advice to her clients & colleagues. For Lindsey, learning & evolving has always been at the core of her passions. She believes that between interactions with clients, coworkers, industry legends & fresh faces, there is always something to be learned both personally & professionally. Lindsey’s career began at the ripe age of 16 when she decided to take the plunge to live out her passions in colour & hair. She went on to spend 9 years of her career as an artist & colour educator for Redken before working in a number of notable salons. Thanks to the mentors & collaborators over her 14 year career, Lindsey’s creative flow has transpired into something new, unique & truly inspirational. Lindsey’s works have appeared on The Marilyn Denis Show, The Social, and Toronto Fashion Week. She has also contributed to publications such as The Kit Compact, Hello Canada and Chloe Magazine.

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Rhys MacGregor

Level 3 Stylist

Having trained with some of the top hairstylists in Vancouver, Rhys made the move to Toronto almost 4 years ago to pursue his dream of becoming a top stylist in the big city. Specializing in cuts and colours, he can take your dream and make it a reality.

With over 7 years experience, Rhys has been a part of hair competitions and worked back stage, and is continually taking classes to upgrade his skills to bring back to the chair. With his friendly and easy-going West Coast attitude, he will make you feel at ease while you both create some magic with your tresses. Ask for his signature “Big, Bouncy Blowout” and you’ll leave feeling like a supermodel!

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Tori Lalonde

Level 1 Stylist

Tori is an extremely outgoing, bubbly person with a contagious energy. As a mixed medium artist, she approaches hair the same way as a canvas to work with. When you sit down in Tori’s chair, she analyses your hair and finds a suitable style that will fit your day-to-day lifestyle. Her skills are highly versatile with experiences that span across cuts, chemical services, tape-in extensions, colour extensions and colour correction. She approaches her work with love & and an unmatched creativity which has allowed her to work alongside talented industry leaders/media and brands such as Matt Barnes, TIFF, Entertainment Tonight, Canada Breakfast AM, Backroom Agency, Jean Machine and Philip Lim. Tori’s celebrity press includes Danielle Knudson, Arlene Dickinson, Sharon Johnston and Frieda Pinto.

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Nikki Levesque

Level 1 Stylist

Nikki Levesque grew up in a small town just outside of Orangeville Ontario, coming from a family of Hairstylists she has always had a passion for hair and the beauty industry. Whether it be styling, to cuts, giving you a new beautiful colour or an effortlessly natural looking balayage, Nikki’s number one goal is to make sure you fall in love with your hair again. After receiving her education from Marvel beauty school in Yorkville she began her Career at a very reputable downtown Toronto salon. She has been in the industry for a little under 3 years. Being a new recruit to the Dat Salon team, she is excited to expand and enhance her knowledge and grow as a Davines stylist!