We love what we do
Our philosophy is excellent service and quality work. From the moment you walk in, our goal at Donna Dolphy Hair Salon is to provide you with an excellent service in a relaxed atmosphere. We use cutting-edge techniques to customize your look so it reflects your character and makes your personality shine through.
Whether you’re looking to try something new or simply maintaining your current style, you can be confident that we here at Donna Dolphy Hair Salon, will work with you to achieve your aesthetic goals and enhance your natural beauty.
I love, love, love my new look! Thank You, you are amazing with color, the cut is perfect, I’m your new regular client.
– Rachel L
Donna Dolphy is a nationally recognized hairstylist with over a dozen awards under her belt. The sharp shooting stylist has spent the last decade jet setting across canada – educating fellow stylists and salon owners on the latest cutting techniques and colour trends. Ms. Dolphy has an impressive list of achievements to her credit: including the L’oreal colour trophy, numerous Mirror & Sifas and a Contessa award. The Yorkville salon owner is a proud l’Oreal Portfolio artist and has graced the A.B.A. stage as a platform artist 10 times. Her work has been featured on Global News, Breakfast Television, not to mention numerous appearances on CityLine for breakthrough makeovers. Always keen to stay ahead of the curve, Donna has trained in Brussels, Rome and Paris. One of her proudest achievements was helping launch a hair school halfway around the globe in Tanzania, Africa.
“Shauntae Dolphy No novice to the industry, Shauntae Dolphy is a graduate of ALC Cosmetology school, George Brown College – but perhaps more importantly, has learned the ropes over her 2 decades assisting her award-winning mother at hair shows across the country. Working with all hair textures, Shauntae specializes in creating custom hair extensions and repairing over processed and severely damaged hair. The young stylist has extensive training from L’Oreal Professional Academy and is certified in their colouring techniques. In addition to colour, she is also proficient in cutting and chemical re-texturing. This Toronto native brings glamorous style to the downtown salon – and her biggest flaw is that she’s a perfectionist “every strand has to be in place”.
Curly Hair Specialist
Karlene Valentine is our naturally curly expert, able to maintain all forms of natural curls, from wavy-swavy to coily-ziggly. She has been styling hair for over 12 years. Karlene was inspired by the lack of education with naturally curly hair and saw the importance of this revelation. Since 2007, she has been educated and mentored by renouned Lorraine Massey, from DevaChan Academy in Soho, New York. She specializes in the Deva Dry Cut, Pintura Highlighting and one-on-one education on the maintenance of curls and product knowledge. Not only does she have your curls covered, Karlene is a veteran in colour, balayage highlights, straight cuts, the signature non kissing blow dry, up-do’s and extensions.
Amalea’s passsion is to create beautiful and glamorous – red carpet ready hair! Amalea is a hairstylist with more than five years of experience in styling and hair extensions. As a specialist in hair extensions, Amalea creates subtle or dramatic changes in clients’ hair length, texture and colour by adding extensions made of virgin cuticle hair, throught tape and keratin-bonded fusions. Amalea’s hair extensions services are very popular among clients as the results are flexible and discreet.