our team

hiroki (owner)

Specializing in precision cutting, digital perms/straightening

I have been a hair stylist for 15 years and truly enjoy my craft, particularly teaching. I worked many years in Japan at prestigious salons in Tokyo such as the Alpha Toky, Omotesando Japan (the Beverly Hills of Tokyo). I moved to Canada because I wanted to experience different cultures.

 

In Canada, I was chosen to start up a new salon in Toronto. We were busy and appointments had to be booked 1 month in advance. But I always wanted to start something of my own - so, I decided to open my own salon with my partner Jessie. N15 means November 15, the day I decided to begin this journey. My personal goal is to create an authentic place where stylists and customers are happy to come to my salon everyday.

 

Your favourite thing about Canada and Japan?

Canada- everyone looks relaxed and friendly. Japan- convenience store. If I have a convenience store next door. I won't have to go anywhere.

Would you prefer to visit Earth in 2100 or travel back to 1900?

2100 or 1900 ……It's a tough question lol. There's a small chance that the world is exactly the same as right now in 2100. So 1900, I want to meet Samurai.

 

If you could only bring three food items to an island, where you would be stranded on forever, what would it be?

Instant noodles, yakitori (skewered chicken)…Beer!

 

Did anyone tell you, you are the Asian version of Johnny Depp?

…Yes lol! and Steve Aoki (Japanese DJ). I have also been told on the TTC that I look like an Asian version of Jesus Christ lol 

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tomomi (director)

Specializing in precision cutting, digital process & color/balayage

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Back in Japan, I was the store manager of a salon in Shinjuku. I have over 10 years experience as a hair stylist having won best award at numerous haricutting & makeup contests in Japan. I have also styled hair for various photoshoots and fashion magazines.

 

Why did you become a stylist?

I've always been interested in professional work of beauty. Also, ever since I was a little girl, I always enjoyed designing and making something from scratch.

 

If you could be any flavor of ice cream, what would it be and why?

COFFEE flavour,Because... coffee is my life!

 

What is your favourite food?

It's "Onigiri"rice ball!

nuri (associate director)

Specializing in haircuts, color/balayage, & hairstyling/updos

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I have been a licensed interprovincial hairstylist for 8 years. In those past years, I have worked in high end salons and occasionally worked outside for weddings, photoshoots and films.  

 

If you could be in the movie of your choice, what movie would you choose and what character would you play?

It's not a movie but Daenerys Targaryen from Games of thrones. She has a beautiful blonde hair and a mother of dragons. How awesome is that!!

 

Have you seen a ghost or an alien?

I have not, but I believe in the existence of soul and aliens :P

 

What was the funniest moment in your life?

I can't think of THE moment.. I laugh so easily though. 

kazuma (associate director)

Specializing in precision cutting, color/balayage & digital perms/straightening

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I have over 7 years of experience in various countries such as Japan , and Australia Sydney. I was privileged to be promoted to shop manager since 2015 in Japan.
I enjoy doing many photo shoots for hair magazine and styled musical artists for concerts.

If you were to create a slogan for your life, what would it be? 

Honestly, Authenticity, Integrity, Love

 

Have you seen a ghost or an alien?

Did you ask Nuri that same question lol? but Yes ! I have REALLY seen an alien, actually it was UFO.

What item that you don't have already, would you most like to own?

I would like to have smart watch to keep the track of work schedule, time, and notification to improve my punctuality and efficiency of my lifestyle .
 

Tai (color lead & associate director)

Specializing in Balayage/Ombre/Sombre, color correction & trendy hairstyles 

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I graduated from Marca College in 2014 and have never stopped updating myself since then (attended top stylists's classes such as Guy Tang, Academy Ramirez Tran).

 

My passion is hair education so ask me hair questions if you have any!

What is one favourite thing you like to do by yourself?

Hmmm...awkward!! Anyway, I like to play League of Legends in my free time.

 

Do you have any hidden talents? Phobias?

I can eat the Korean Spicy Noodle with extra chilly! 

I'm scared of being bald, tried to shave my hair once and it was ugly.

 

Go without television or fastfood for the rest of your life?

Television, What is life without pizza?

junji (director)

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Specializing in Balayage Color, color correction, precision cutting & digital perms/straightening

I came to Canada because I wanted to see the world.  I have been styling hair for over 11 years. I was educated and trained at Kokusai hairdressing and worked for EARTH, one of the largest hair salon companies in Japan. There I practiced and honed my craft for over 7 years before coming to Canada 

Favorite memory in Japan? 

When I was eighteen years old, I was hanging out with friends every weekend after finishing a hard day’s work as a hairstylist. I have always waited. Through time, my friends and I  would always gather together and share each other's food & drink-  often because we didn’t have enough money
We shared our stories and had a good time. They are great friends of mine. I can’t ever forget that happy memory I have.

Would you rather be hairy or bald?

Very hairy of course!

What planet would you like to visit in our solar system and why?

I'd love to visit a planet where there are some living things there lol, hope the things are friendly!

Mana (stylist level I)

Specializing in precision cutting, digital perms, straightening, headspa massage

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I was working in Tokyo for 9.5 years at the same hair salon. And I have been doing makeup and hair setting for weddings, parties and professional photo shootings. I have great confidence in my head spa and massage skills!!
This is my dream to work in abroad since I was junior high school! Finally I could work N15 hair salon I’m happy to join here!

If you woke up as any famous personality, what is the first thing you will do?

If I’m Victoria secret model...I will open my room’s big curtain window with both my arms,and I take in a lot of sunshine!!!
 

Would you rather be stranded on an island alone or with someone you absolutely hate? Why?

I would rather be there with someone I hate! Because even if I hate them, we can still help each other. And after that I might find good attributes/personality traits in them!

 

Be a giant rodent or a tiny elephant?

I chose a tiny elephant! Because that’s sounds so cute! And I want to be loved by people!!

George (senior stylist)

Specializing in precision cutting for men & women, styling and blowouts

I have been a stylist for over 10 years, my work has allowed me to travel and work in different parts of the world such as  Berlin and London UK. I very much enjoy my craft and am always excited to meet new people, I enjoy introducing something new to each client, love doing makeovers and transformations! I believe that if you change your hair, you change your life :) 

 

What was a time when you got into big trouble with your parents?

I’ve been a troublesome child and a trouble maker adult, too many times to count or probably want to remember! 

Have permanent diarrhea or permanent constipation?  

Constipation! 

If you were sent to live on a space station for three months and only allowed to bring three personal items with you, what would they be?

My phone, mirror and wine

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I worked in Japan for 9 years, four years in Tokyo and five years in my local hometown Tochigi. I will work with a hairstyle that suits you! If you come visit me, I will suggest the best hair solution for you based on your lifestyle and daily routine! 

If you could be in the movie of your choice, what movie would you choose and what character would you play?

I want to be "007" in James Bond. He is cool and does beautiful work

Which famous person would you never want to meet?

I really want to meet Amanda Seyfried. She is totally my type and I will be a happy camper if I see her one day

What do you think is the best feeling in the world?

Playing sports with my friends! 

Tomoyuki (senior stylist)

Specializing in precision cutting, digital perms & straightening

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miku (senior stylist)

Specializing in precision cutting, color/ balayage & digital perms/straightening

I have over 9 years experience as a stylist in Tokyo with training from the Okinawa District. I am also formally trained to dress kimonos & arrange the hair for ceremonies. I have a creative sense for new styles and techniques and give a great Japanese style relaxation head massage.  

Eat 2 rotten, squishy tomatoes, or eat a small can of dog food?

Geez, i think dog food?

What is the bravest thing you have ever done?

I ventured off my small island of Japan and came to Canada

If you could have any kind of pet, what would you like?

I would LOVE to have a falcon. They are such exotic creatures and rumored to have magical powers! 

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celine (senior stylist)

Focus on precision cutting, hair styling, digital perms/straightening & natural hair colors 

Hello! I'm Celine and I'm from South Korea. I have over 8 years experience working as a hairstylist in both Korea and China. As a stylist, I have a large portfolio from the film industry most recently as a stylist in the Hollywood movie "Black Panther. " I was also dedicated stylist to "Yangmi 楊冪" a movie star from China. 

What Disney Cartoon character were you very afraid of as a kid?

The Simpsons. They were always making trouble and that is why I was afraid of them when I was a kid, thinking "I shouldn't be like them." But now I understand and enjoy the TV show!

Would you rather be allergic to chocolate or fries?

Definitely allergic to fries since I love sweets and I would die if I were allergic to chocolate

What are the names of three exotic countries you would like to visit?

I'd like to visit Croatia, Turkey and Slovenia again for sure 

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masato (senior stylist) - returning in May 2020

Specializing in precision cutting, digital perms & straightening

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I have been a stylist for 10 years in Japan & Australia. I really enjoy creating hair styles that suit the client's face shape and lifestyle.  Furthermore, I love getting to know clients which is why I became a hairdresser. 



Are you sunrise, daylight, twilight, or night? Please share why you picked your time of day?

Hmmm...I am sunrise because I love to relax. I also NEED coffee and listen to music and puu puu..during sunrise lol

If you could choose to be any super hero villian, who would you pick and why? 

Im not sure if he is a hero or villian but I choose Deadpool. He is soo crazy and nice guy


What is your favorite breakfast?

I like Milk :) So I always drink milk with my breakfast. Even without food, I might be able to survive on milk

kenta (senior stylist)

Specializing in precision cutting, balayage color, and digital perms

Hello! I'm KENTA! I've been a hair dresser for 8 years. I love styling hair for entertainers, models for various shows. I feel I am especially good at color such as balayage, ombre and Digital perm and straight perm as well.

My hobby is watching Anime, you tube and playing surfing, snowboarding.

Own a lizard of a Snake?

No, but I want to wind a snake around my neck instead of a muffler.

If I gave you $10,000, what would you spend it on?

I will invite my family to Toronto and go on a trip.

Do you believe in ghosts?

Because I am watching YouTube with ghosts when I am at home

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Risa (stylist level II)

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Specializing in precision cutting, digital perms & straightening

I have 6 years experience in the hair industry in Japan. Previously, I was a stylist in Harajuku and worked at ALBUM salon and GAFF Salon. I wanted to come to Canada to experience travel and improve my english! 

 

Would you rather be too tall or too short?

I'm really just too short, but I drink milk everyday. Go Calcium!

If you could be immortal, which age would you like to stay forever?

2000 years old

Whats your favorite dish to cook for friends? For just you?

l like cooking gyoza but I eat dinner alone everday… I'm trying to meet more people and friends in Canada

Yoshi (stylist level II)

Focus on precision cutting, hair styling, digital perms/straightening & natural hair colors 

Hello! My name is Yoshi and I was a hairstylist for 7 years in Japan. I love styling client's hair and enjoy the creativity that comes with my profession. Some things about me... my favorite food is ginger and my absolute favourite movie is "the pianist."

The zombie apocalypse is coming, who are 3 people you want on your team? 

Spider man, Iron man and Thor!!! 

What is something about you that people would be surprised to know?

I have experience flying a plane :)

What band would you be embarrassed to let people know you listen to?

Genshi Yonezu - his music is popular with young teenage girls..lol

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Mei (stylist level II)

Specializing in Color, Precision cutting & Digital perms/straightening

Hi! I'm Mei from Japan. I have over 5 years experience working as a hairdresser in both Australia and Japan. My favorite thing to do is to suggest a good hairstyle that will suit a customer's lifestyle and face shape! 

 

What is something you hate doing? Why??

My guilty pressure is that I eat instant noodles at midnight, which is horrible for my waistline!

Someone farted in a small, confined space. Do you remain silent or call them out?

Maybe I will be silent because sometimes my nose is not working

How long would you last in a zombie apocalypse?? 

We ganna be live together as friendly neighbors right?!

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Stephen (stylist level II)

Focus on precision cutting, hair styling, digital perms/straightening & natural hair colors 

My career of hairdressing began at the age of 20 in Seoul and then took me to a few different cities such as Melbourne and London.

 

While working in hairdressing industry, I realized that people normally do not know what they prefer and they let the hairdressers make the decisions, so I personally aim to make simple, minimalism, classic styles and suggest something easy for maintenance.

I enjoy meeting new people and sharing life stories, often providing me with inspiration. Hopefully i may become their muse as well from time to time. 

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What “old person” things do you do? ? 

Giving Too Much Information and probably conversing too much

 

If you could build a house made out of untraditional materials, what would you make it from *ie: cotton candy, pillows, computers, etc.*? ?

Definitely Coke Bottles

What’s your favorite sport or physical activity? 

Recently yoga. It is not only physical activity also a mind focusing activity. 

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Riko (stylist level I)

Specializing in Precision cutting & Natural Colors

Hi! I'm Riko from Japan. I have approx 5 years experience working as a hairdresser in Japan. My favorite thing to do is to suggest a good hairstyle that will suit a customer's lifestyle and face shape! 

You have 2 flat tires, one spare, no phone and the middle of nowhere, what do you do?

I try to hitch hike I think

Do you separate your laundry into colors or do you throw it all together?

I think I'm an organized person, so yes, I definitely wash them separately

 

If you can have an unlimited supply of something what would it be?

Time

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Tel: (416) 615-0088

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