Director of Education
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Teija has been at Acqua Salon Co. since 2008 and completed her apprenticeship with us. She is an extremely passionate stylist who has been very active in the competitive world of hairstyling. She began competing in 2009 in the Men’s Avant Garde cutting competition at the Toronto ABA’s.

This in turn sparked a keen interest in Teija, which she then turned into competitive success. With multiple wins across Ontario and Quebec in both men’s and women’s cutting and makeup, she strived for more. She has competed on behalf of Canada in Frankfurt, Milan and twice in Paris and Korea.

She has trained with some of the world’s best, including world champion competitor Tindaro Orifici. She also had the honour of styling hair for Cirque de Soleil for the Pan Am games. Teija treats every haircut as if it were to be judged and creates award winning looks. 

Truly loving her career and feels fortunate to be able to do what she loves every day. For her, hair styling is not just a job, but a true calling. She is constantly striving to improve her skills and knowledge, attending industry events and staying up-to-date with the latest trends and techniques. For Teija, being a hair stylist is more than just creating beautiful hairstyles; it’s about connecting with her guests on a personal level and helping them to feel confident and empowered.