Jaime – (Founder)
The daughter of a barber and a beautician, Jaime took a special interest in hair styling as a young child. Since her apprenticeship at age 13, Jaime has taken her hair clipping art across continents stretching from Toronto to Vancouver, New York, to Hong Kong and Japan. Jaime’s passion now is desiring to groom her elite artists and her next elites by passing down her well traveled stories and experiences. If one would ask her how to succeed and master the art…her reply would be “the humility in learning”.
Through her extensive career she has won many hair awards (Looks International Award (Japan), 2006; Miss Universe Make-up and Hair Award, 1991), and has performed in various international fashion shows (Miss Hong Kong Pageant, 1991; Armani 1999; Versace and D&G 1998). In 1984, Jaime graduated from George Brown College, a renowned cosmetology school in Canada; she later trained with and was certified by Vidal Sassoon Academy.
In 1994, Jaime founded Matisse Blue Nude Salon in Toronto, Canada and specialized in relaxing, texturing, color techniques, hair extensions, with focuses on creative African hair styles and innovative techniques.
Natasha – (Toronto)
One will not miss this creative artist with her flamboyant hair colors and definitely will not mistaken her passionate hair art. As a teen growing up with a hairstylist mom, it gave Natasha enough playing grounds to explore her talents and have fun with friends and relatives. Natasha’s mind was set at a young age of 17 to pursue her career starting at the ASK (Schwarzkopf) Academy. 7 years only and she’s already taking on the role of salon manager, and now Matisse welcomes her to our elite team of artists with much enthusiasm, and we plan to have lots of fun together.
Francesco – (Toronto)
Francesco understood from an early age that hair is not just an accessory; that great hair is the key to feeling beautiful. Mastering skills in cutting, coloring, styling and extensions, Francesco’s distinct sensibility got industry insiders to quickly recognize his unique ability to blend innovation with classic designs. Truly passionate about his chosen career, Francesco is always on top of the trends. It’s his personal goal to continue to grow and excel in his craft and to ultimately share all that he learns. For over six years of his career, Francesco traveled extensively, working as an educator for hair extensions manufacturers and Keratin products distributors, training many salons throughout the U.S. Now, Francesco returns to his comfort of home in Toronto, to service his beloved local communities he grew up in.
Sue – (Toronto)
Matisse is happy to welcome Sue to our Elites; Sue is a veteran nail and skin specialist whose experience spans from bio-gels to euro facials/peels, and she carries her talents from Asia to New York; and now practicing in our fabulous Matisse Toronto location. Sue loves to be in sync with fashion trends worldwide, and employs the latest tools and techniques used by the who’s who of the industry to achieve her stunning nail & face art. Sue owned and operated her aspired spa until the birth of her child, hence with confidence, Sue will captivate Matisse’s audience with her art for beauty’s sake.
Elena – (Miami)
Very creative and tasteful in her hair art. With over 20 some years in the salon and spa industry as key stylist and operator. Proficient and well-versed in numerous coloring lines and hair care lines Elena can provide a wealth of health and beauty information to her clients.
Carlos – (Miami)
Carlos loves his art for beauty and hair, it is his number one focus. Over 25 years he’s worked with numerous clients female and male who expressed how taking care of their hair is the most daunting task, and finding a hair artist who has a passion in looking after their hair is the most difficult. Carlos believe that hair is the only part of us that cannot be replaced, and we have one set to really look after. Carlos wants to bring his extensive knowledge of products and talents in hair art here in Matisse to serve those who share that very notion of challenge, and his desire is to bless you, beautify you and more importantly become your go-to artist for all your beauty needs…even for everyday fashions you sport.
Marcella – (Miami)
“As artists we are manifesting thought into reality every time we create” ~Cristina Acosta. Marcella brings to Matisse over a decade of hard earned fame as a stylist & make-up artist. Marcella comes about her art with a gentle and zen demeanor, yet full of passion in all she puts out. Marcella’s work exhibits the difference between work and a work of art. Her services at Matisse will transform the Miami hair scenery to the next level. Marcella shines through in her passion artwork of weaving, relaxing and urban texturing, so bring your hearts’ desire to visit her and see for yourself how she can work her magic on you.
Ildenia – (Miami)
Ildenia comes to us with 22 years of experience in an art that she has great passion for: Nail Art. Ilde shows such craftsmanship in her work with each of our clients at Matisse, and unsurprisingly scores a high 94% on all her reviews. Ilde brings professionalism, ease and charisma to her artwork, and our dear clients fall in love with her creativity and skill in using amazing colors and techniques. Matisse welcomes her unique, humorous and carefree spirit in doing what she does best. Ilde expands her creativity by paying special attention to each client’s interests-building a long term relationship is just icing on the cake. Ilde’s latest creative technique is the intro of “Bio-gel Overlays”, so contact us today and let us tell you how it will do wonders for your nails!.
Jeanne – (Art Director)
Also born and raised in a family of stylists, Jeanne always had an eye for style and color. At a young age she enjoyed designing dresses, accessories and shoes for her many friends and sisters. After graduating from the University of Toronto, Jeanne pursued and prospered in an extensive 27-year career in sales and marketing.
Throughout that rewarding career, Jeanne held various senior executive roles that enhanced her creative side, including President of ICall Communications Inc.; Senior Vice President of Marketing for Visioneer Calling Card Inc.; President of Retail for TelePlus Retail Services; Director of Product and Development for TelePlus Consumer Services; Director of Investor Relations for TelePlus World Corp.; Director of Marketing for TelePlus Wireless Corp.; and Senior Vice President of One Bio Corp.
Jeanne has founded and co-founded several companies throughout her career, to name a few, Tai Pan Dry Cleaners; ICall Communications Inc.; TelePlus Retail Services; and now, returning to her grassroots interest, Matisse Hair. In her companies, Jeanne developed all the creative initiatives involved, such as logo designing; concept creation; brand building & recognition; social media ideas; product development; corporate image development; and public communications and relations. Jeanne co-founded Matisse Hair with founder/stylist Jaime 18 years ago, and they are extremely proud to announce its second location in sunny Florida.