Team

At La Luma, we work as a team on the salon floor. Each stylist collaborates and assists to provide the very best experience possible for you as a guest.

We have four different niches to serve you best:  Student, Stylist, Senior Stylist, and Master Stylist.  All of the stylists on our team provide a professional, high quality service that supports you in looking and feeling great. You choose which level matches your needs for time and budget, and we connect you with a stylist that will serve you and your style best.

You can choose to develop your relationship with your stylist by pre-booking future visits, or connect with another member on our team to try something new. Our mission is to give you the best experience possible, so you can look and feel great, and maintain your look every day in between appointments.

Hair Stylists

 

Choose from a range of professional stylists, from students to masters.

 

La Luma Hair Stylists

 

Master Stylist

Master stylists are top experts in their craft with a minimum of 10 years of experience. They are incredibly knowledgeable and will offer their professional recommendations that will leave you feeling great. Master stylists are efficient, effective and have a phenomenal working knowledge of previous, current and upcoming trends. With years of advanced training, they are able to lead your experience exactly where you envisioned! We recommend booking at least 5 weeks in advance.

Senior Stylist

Senior stylists are highly skilled in their craft with a general minimum 4 years of experience. They have a rich depth of knowledge and skill to professionally recommend and create a unique new look, or expertly maintain the look you already love. Senior stylists are efficient, effective and creative with current trends. They have taken a wide range of advanced training in both leadership and technical skill!  We recommend booking at least 4 weeks in advance.

Stylist

Stylists have a solid grounding with at least 1 year experience on the salon floor. They were top of their class at the Academy, and were hired because of their positive energy, enthusiasm, and rigorous attention to technical skills. They offer creativity and zest and are often the trendsetters of the salon! Stylists have begun taking advanced training in both leadership and technical skill. We recommend booking at least 3 weeks in advance.

Student Stylist

Student stylists are salon floor ready, and still engaged in learning their craft. They have honed the fundamentals of classroom theory, and mannequin practice, and now’s their chance to practice in a real setting. Give the gift of a learning experience, while receiving a professional service at an affordable rate. Plan extra time for learning and consulting with salon floor mentors. We recommend booking at least 2 weeks in advance.

Please note: Student stylists style on Monday,TuesdayThursday and Friday – they do not work on weekends. 

 
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Andrew McAleese

Salon Title: Owner, Master Stylist
Academy Title: Educator
I entered the profession in 1993 and opened my first salon in 1996. After almost a decade’s experience, I became a Eufora Global Business Trainer in 2005. I travelled and trained salon professionals extensively until 2012 and I developed business education and salon business systems for people all over North America. I opened La Luma Salon in November, 2007, then opened the Academy in June 2010. I love cutting hair, especially short and naturally curly hair. I’m passionate about developing young professionals since I really love to teach and pass on my experiences. In my spare time, I enjoy spending time in the natural world. I also enjoy art and architecture.

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Christy Munro

Salon Title: Master Stylist
Academy Title: Director of Education and Leadership
Hello, my name is Christy and I am a Master Stylist at La Luma Salon. I believe hair is our best accessory. It is the one accessory we always have with us. With this in mind, I want to create styles for my guests that work for them everyday. I love structured and detailed haircuts, ie. short trend, men’s barbering, bobs, texture, etc, and ultimately want to create a look for my guests that keeps working for them until their next visit. When I am not on the salon floor, I am Director of Education and Leadership in the Academy, La Luma’s private career college. I’m teaching our students not only the technical skills and theory of hair, but the leadership, teamwork and workplace skills needed to build successful and empowered careers. What I love about La Luma is our commitment to people and education. We stand for our stylists' and students' lives, careers, and well-being everyday. This transfers to our guests through our unique team focused culture where every member of our team, staff and student, is focused on giving every guest the best experience possible. We are focused on every guest looking and feeling their best both in the salon and outside it.

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Vanessa Clayton

Salon Title: Senior Stylist
Academy Title: Educator
I’m Vanessa and I’ve been with La Luma for 5 years. I started out at the Academy where I earned my Diploma. I have experience with Advanced Colour, Foundations 1 & 2, and Master Finishing. After doing hair for half a decade, I’m now the Salon Floor Manager where I oversee the day-to-day smooth operation of the salon. As an Educator, I love helping my team and our amazing students to grow and achieve their goals. 

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Natalie Pica

Salon Title: Senior Stylist
Academy Title: Educator
My name is Natalie and I’m one of the senior stylists at La Luma. I’ve been with La Luma for 3-½ years and I've been styling for 2-½ years after I earned my Diploma from La Luma Academy. I also have certificates for Advanced Blonding and Men’s Image Crafting. My favourite days involve cutting, balayage, fantasy colours, and razor cuts. When I’m not at work, I love travelling, and taking pictures, especially of nature and architecture. I have a very on-trend kind of style and you can see some of the work I’m proudest about on my Instagram page.

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Brianna Odrowsky

Salon Title: Junior Stylist
Hello, I’m Briana and I’m proud to be part of the La Luma for the past 2 years. I have a certificate for Advanced Blonding and Men’s Image Crafting. I am a junior stylist and I enjoy meeting new people, and giving them an opportunity to feel good about themselves. In the salon, I’m known for my true-to-life blonding skills, cuts, and fantasy colour work. I'm proud to be the La Luma Brand Ambassador for Eufora and I’m also the driving force behind our Instagram pages. If you’d like to be included in our gallery, please let me know!

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Daniella Della Croce

Salon Title: Junior Stylist
Academy Title: Educator
Hello, I'm Daniella and I'm proud to be a part of the La Luma team for the past 2 years. I have an Advanced Blonding certificate, Men’s Image Crafting, and Advanced Fading.  I have had a love for hairstyling since the young age of 12. My love of hair sparked from doing hair for myself and my friends during dance classes, competitions and recitals, and my passion grew ever since. I love doing all things hair, such as lightening services, colours, and men’s cuts, but I would say I am best known for special event up-dos, wedding hair, prom hair...etc. There’s something very exciting about being a part of someone’s special day. I particularly love making connections with guests, getting to know them and hearing the interesting things they have to share. What keeps me loving what I do is seeing a smile after a service is complete or knowing that I have the ability to make someone’s day a little bit brighter. 

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Katarina Poloniato

Salon Title: Junior Stylist
Hi - welcome to La Luma! I am the newest stylist here and I have been a part of the team since September, 2019. I have acquired my Laluma diploma and my OYAP certification. I enjoy creating styles with bright and fun colours, blonding, and playing with different balayage looks. I have tons of enthusiasm, and I’m so eager to work with you in the beginning stages of my styling journey. 

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