Our team consists of the best trained hair colourists and extension specialists.
meet the owner,
Monica, the visionary owner of Neish Hair, a renowned hair extension salon in Toronto, is a trailblazer in the world of hair extensions. Her passion began at the age of 15, working part-time at a local salon specializing in the craft. Determined to master her skills, she embarked on a global journey, studying under esteemed masters in Paris, Spain, Amsterdam, and Japan. Monica's relentless pursuit of knowledge and her dedication to her craft solidified her reputation as an expert in hair extensions. In 2002, Monica arrived in Toronto and was invited to become the national educator for Balmain Hair Extensions. She embraced the opportunity to share her expertise and inspire a new generation of hairstylists. Monica's commitment to excellence led her to graduate from the Aveda Academy, further cementing her expertise in the field. Her talents soon caught the attention of the television industry, where she became the leading hair stylist on shows like Canadian Idol, So You Think You Can Dance, and I Do with Jessica Mulroney. Monica's exceptional work graced the pages of advertisements for many publications including Birks, Hello Magazine, and Oxygen Fitness. She has also had the privilege of doing hair extensions for celebrity weddings, including Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's wedding. In 2012, Monica launched Neish Hair (formerly known as Fake Beauty), driven by her desire to provide high-quality, long-lasting hair extensions. Recognizing a gap in the market, she began manufacturing her own line of premium hair extensions. Today, Monica continues to lead the hair extension industry through Neish Hair, empowering clients with confidence and the beauty of flawless hair. Her unwavering pursuit of perfection, combined with her entrepreneurial spirit, has made her a trailblazer and a constant source of inspiration for hairstylists and hair enthusiasts worldwide.
our team of
THE HAIR GODDESS
Danielle has trained with the top stylists and colourists in New York and LA and has formed her own style and techniques from these mentors. She specializes in beachy blondes, shiny brunettes, reds and pale platinum. She uses our specialized seamless weft technique to safely give her clients the length and thickness they’ve been looking for, while looking like they grew it on their own. Danielle regularly works with models, influencers and brands. She has assisted with color, styling and extensions on set for ET Canada, Cityline, The Marilyn Denis Show, Fashion magazine and Jute magazine. She worked Toronto Fashion Week for numerous brands including Mikhael Kale, Narces, Mackage, Sid Neigum, and Hayley Elsaesser. Danielle’s personal mission is to make sure your extensions match, your highlights blend and that your curls will never look like you’re headed to prom.
THE TREND SETTER
Kathleen is a stylist who boasts an impressive artistic background. Skilled as a painter, her creativity in that area translated perfectly to her career in hair, bringing a unique touch to her hair creations. Since entering the industry in 2015 Kathleen has worked to expand her craft, working with multiple colour lines and with experience in working on looks seen on CityLine, Marilyn Dennis and ET Canada. Kathleen specializes in mega blondes, and cutting. Since joining the Neish Hair team Kathleen has trained 1 on 1 with master extension artist Monica Neish to master the art of the seamless weft technique, marrying together her eye for colour, with beautiful seamless extension transformations. She prioritizes giving her clients a warm, and inviting experience where they feel comfortable and informed about every step of the process of their hair transformation.
Serena Yoshida graduated from the Aveda Academy in 2022 with honours at the top of her class. Serena has hair design in her DNA. She is the daughter of salon owner and master extension artist Monica Neish. As a young woman she exhibited natural talent in the arts. Serena is an accomplished painter and sketch artist. She’s also an avid Barbie collector in possession of many rare dolls from around the world. In her first year as a member of the Neish Hair team, Serena has already successfully executed many complex balayage techniques as well as learning the art of hair extension weaving . She is not only driven but determined to take her talents to the highest level of hair creation that has earned her a spot on this team.
THE BLOW KING
Ryan Dowell, a master cutter and one of Toronto's top hair stylists, has established himself as a true icon in the industry. With over 20 years of experience, Ryan's exceptional skills and artistic vision have made him highly sought after by many clients celebrities. He has been working for Neish Hair since 2012, quickly rising through the ranks thanks to his dedication and innate ability to understand his clients' needs. Ryan's talent and expertise have attracted a remarkable celebrity clientele, including fashion stylist Jessica Mulroney. Notably, Ryan had the honour of serving as a hairstylist for the Royal Wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, where he cut and styled the twin boys’ hair who carried Meghan's dress train. Ryan's journey towards excellence in hair styling has been shaped by his training under industry legends Vidal Sassoon and Oribe. Ryan's collaborations with esteemed brands and events, such as being a lead hair stylist for Chanel at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) and Canadian Idol, have allowed him to showcase his creativity on a global platform. As an Aveda academy master stylist, Ryan is committed to ongoing education and staying at the forefront of industry trends. This dedication ensures that his clients receive the highest level of service and style.