Meet Our Stylists

Our stylists are experienced, professional, and current. We value technical proficiency and exceptional customer service, choosing stylists with a long-term investment in mind.

Because our stylists are employees, we invest in their ongoing education, development, and wellbeing. We can also optimize schedules through a team approach. Should your preferred stylist not be available when you hope, we can often get you in their chair by having another stylist take care of part of the service.

Michael Vespa opened Vespa Hair Design in 2003. With more than 25 years experience as a hair stylist, colourist, platform artist and hair educator, he is committed to providing all Vespa Hair Design clients with technical expertise, contemporary cutting and colour techniques, and exceptional hair products in a relaxed and soothing environment.

Michael places a high value on staying current in cutting and colour techniques and provides his staff with ongoing training opportunities. He has studied under Martin Parsons and Stephane Gagnon (cutting); Lynn Zuzek and Aneta Kaminsky (colour); as well as receiving training from Davines, Matrix, Aveda, Redken and Wella.

As a hair educator for Martin Parsons and later for Matrix, Michael spent more than six years training other stylists and demonstrating techniques and products at numerous national hair shows. His technical expertise includes cutting technique, colour technique, and facial analysis. This enables him to provide his clients with a complete style that suits their face shape, skin tone, hair type, style ability, and lifestyles.

Michael received his hairstyling diploma from the Bay of Quinte Academy of Hair Design.

Rajaa is a Master Stylist with more than 20 years of experience and licensed in Ontario, Prince Edward Island, and Syria.

Rajaa is a versatile and well-rounded stylist. As an expert colourist, she is skilled in balayage, ombre, highlighting, and colour correction. She provides long and short hair cuts, as well as men’s cuts. Rajaa also loves creating beautiful, dramatic, and romantic curls and up-dos for wedding and other special occasions.

In addition to her training and certifications in Syria, Ontario, and PEI, Rajaa has taken additional courses with Schwarzkopf, Wella, L’Oreal, and Clairon Cosmetics.

When you’re in her chair, be sure to ask Rajaa about her favourite Syrian dessert recipes! She loves baking, cooking, and spending time with her family, including two children — a boy and a girl.

She serves clients in English and Arabic.