Owner & Lead Makeup Artist
With a portfolio spanning over 10 years, a professional designation, local celebrity clientele, an extensive experience with iconic industry brands, it’s evident that Sarah Stewart, owner and founder of Blend, is quickly becoming one of the leading make-up artists in the GTA.
A maven for high fashion and aesthetics, Sarah’s skillset is fostered around her fascination for the arts. A thorough understanding of tones, shades, movement, lines and lighting – Sarah’s artisan approach to makeup application marries her strong skill set with the vision she has for each client.
Along with her love for all things beauty is her love for business management as she has always been an entrepreneur at heart. Her attention to detail, drive for perfection and calming demeanor are a few of her many admirable qualities. This is evident in the daily management of Blend to ensure the best customer experience for every guest.
Owner & Lead Hairstylist
Sonia Singh, owner and founder of Blend is a Professional Hairstylist with over 10 years of experience. Sonia started a career in hairstyling upon graduating from high school and completing a Vidal Sassoon education program. Sonia’s positive attitude and heightened innovative thinking has provided her with a plethora of opportunities. Her work, for example, has been featured in editorials for Elle Canada, and she has played a pivotal role in live events, such as Toronto International Film Festival, Toronto Fashion Week, and New York Fashion Week. Most importantly, Sonia has demonstrated drive by pursuing the following certifications: Oribe, editorial; Tony and Guy, texture and creative haircuts; Lizzie Liros, bridal up-dos; Martin Parsons, bridal up-dos; Ken Paves, extensions and up-dos; Vidal Sassoon Diploma Program, and L’oreal colour training. Sonia holds a keen sense of style, accompanied by highly technical hairstyling skills. She can identify emerging trends and personify beauty ideas, while guaranteeing your desired image for any event.
With 18+ successful years of experience, Jermaine is proven to be one of the industry’s top Colourists in the GTA. After graduating from the Toronto School of Hairstyling, Jermaine immediately began to work on multiple projects for fashion, television, and hair shows, as well as magazine and editorial shoots. His passion and raw talent fueled his formal training within the following colour lines: L’Oreal Professional, Wella, Aveda, Matrix, and Goldwell & Milkshake. In addition, Jermaine achieved his certification in Keratin Complex & Great Lengths.
As an industry leader, Jermaine is a highly valued and extremely talented and successful member of our team. He is frequently sought-after by his peers to provide mentorship and consultations. An accolade to this strong attention to detail, excellent time management skills, and talent, Jermaine’s vision and capability to create a specialized look that complements the client’s individuality is undoubtable.
The up and coming. Rachel is our new and innovative colourist. Bringing in the newest techniques and trends within the beauty industry. She has been through intense training to become the best colourist for you. She has studied at Canadian Beauty College for her hair diploma, followed by her studies right here at Blend. She continuously keeps up with her education by attending different educational classes outside of the salon. Her cheerful personality will make you feel comfortable and confident in her chair. She wants to make you the most amazing you, you can be!
Mayela currently has over 12 years of experience as a licensed Hairstylist. Mayela’s interest in the field sparked when she started cosmetology in high school. She pursued her talent by enrolling into a Vidal Sassoon education program. Mayela perfected her talent by furthering her training with Toni & Guy/ Label M, Oribe, Lizzie Liros, Martin Parsons, L’Oreal Color, and Evo. Her work has been popularly featured in Lush and Wedding Essentials Magazine. She has worked with world-renowned Hairstylists Vivianne Mckinder and Effie Davis. Much of Mayela’s work has also been featured on hair segments for ET Canada and in fashion shows for Coco Rocha, Fashion Cares, and Toronto Fashion Week.
Andrea currently has over 12 years of experience as a licensed Hairstylist. She completed a 3 year co-op in cosmetology before enrolling into a Vidal Sassoon education program. Her skill development did not stop there, as she continued to pursue further training with Toni & Guy/ Label M, Oribe, Lizzie Liros, Martin Parsons, L’Oreal Color, Evo, and Wella. As a result of her positive attitude and extreme work ethic, Andrea’s career progressed towards becoming an educator for several years. Andrea’s work was featured in Smirnoff and Anoki Magazine, Toronto Fashion Week, Fashion Cares and most recently the Coco Rocha Fashion Show. She has worked with world-renonwed Hairstylists Vivianne Mckinder and Effie Davis. She has also participated in hair shows such as Mirror Awards and Intercoiffure. Her phenomenal work and effort was recognized as she was a contestant in the Sebastian’s What’s Next Award. Andrea continues to contribute to the industry and her community with her outstanding work and volunteering for organizations such as Cops for Cancer and Locks for Love.
Senior Makeup Artist & Bridal Guest Services
Justine is a Professional Makeup Artist with 9+ years of experience in the Beauty Industry. She has made her mark on perfecting and customizing makeup techniques. She takes pride in her attention to the fine details of individual lash application and personalizes each look for every client. After spending a year at Looks Aesthetics Academy perfecting her makeup skills and learning in depth about skin and medical aesthetics she furthered her training by obtaining private training from world-renowned Makeup Artist, Patrick Ta and by becoming a certified lash technician and a certified spray tan technician. She achieved a successful 9 year career at MAC cosmetics where she had the opportunity of not only being a lead artist but also managing her team and experiencing extensive training to master her trade. Justine uses her love for European culture, fashion, and makeup as a daily inspiration and finds beauty in a rustic, European trend.
Sabryna is a completely self-taught makeup artist within the GTA. Withholding her Honours Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from McMaster University, she loves everything creative. Much of her inspiration comes from European art and culture of the Renaissance and Baroque periods. Though being trained as a traditional artist, her attention to detail is prominent within all makeup applications. She is always open to experimentation while following contemporary trends of the beauty and fashion world. Sabryna is eager to expand her knowledge of the beauty industry by participating in private training from recognized makeup artists.
Salon Apprentice – Hairstylist
Tanbir currently has over 5 years of experience as a Salon Apprentice – Hairstylist. Tanbir’s obsession with hair and beauty first came alive when she would watch celebrities on the red carpet. When she realized this obsession became more of a true passion and calling, she enrolled herself in hair school. She has taken classes for mens haircuts, long and short cuts as well as furthering her knowledge in hair anatomy. High profile celebrity stylists that inspire Tanbir’s styling aesthetic are Jen Atkin, Scotty Cunha, Jesus Guerrero and our very own Sonia Singh. She has been training with Sonia, Owner & Lead Hairstylist at Blend to become her protege. Her number one goal is to make everyone who sits in her chair feel gorgeous. Tanbir’s caring and nurturing personality allows her to connect on a deeper level with her guests and promotes long-lasting relationships.
Salon Apprentice – Hairstylist
After taking a 4-year course in high school, I knew hairdressing was for me. I love learning! Keeping up with trends is a HUGE must for me. I have had a passion for the hair and beauty industry my whole life! With over 5 years of experience I have mastered a wide range of hair techniques including short, long hair & also being creative with braiding. I love being creative with my work & enjoy seeing others happy with the work I’ve done for them.