The Best Salon in Oakville

Best Salon in OakvilleAre you looking for the best salon in Oakville? At Dolce Vita Medical Spa & Salon we offer you the best services. Think of any hairstyle, we create it for you. Our professionals are ready to make your hair incredible.

Why we are the best salon in Oakville

Fair prices for quality services

At Dolce Vita Medical Spa & Salon, we guarantee fair prices and top quality service.  You are free to check out the services we offer. Our customer satisfaction rate is very high. We try our best to offer you the best services so that you look your best and can not wait to tell others where you got it done. Since we started our salon services, we have managed to serve many satisfied people. We consider our clients to be our family and friends.

Use of the latest technology

The latest technology makes our services easier and more effective. When you come to visit us, you will be overwhelmed to have a facility where you will encounter highly qualified professionals who employ the latest technology in a beautiful and luxurious setting. It is necessary to stay stylish and have the latest hair style, as experts we are dedicated to making it work for you. We have the experts whom we can use to serve you till you are fully satisfied.

Quality hair care products

If you want to have the best hairstyle, then you need to use the best hair care products. Unfortunately, it is difficult to identify the best products which can work well on your hair with so many products on the market. As experts, we can guide you choose the best hair care products so that you can achieve the best in your hair care. Our professionals are highly experienced; we will take the time to know the right hair care products we can apply on your hair so that you can achieve the best possible results.

Highly qualified professionals

We relate with you in a professional manner. If you are looking for a facility where you can access quality services, then we are the right facility to visit. Our able professionals will talk to you in a friendly manner. If you are not sure on the best hair treatment you can have, we are ready to discuss with you on different options available so that we can decide on the best. You will be surprised on how we can transform your look for good. We work on all hair types, just try our facility and you will be fully satisfied. If you are planning to have an interview where you will like to look great, we can assure you the best services ever.

At Dolce Vita Medical Salon & Spa, we take our clients and stylists well-being to heart. We only provide treatments and use products that are considered safe. We will also get you that look you will love! To book your free consultation to see if our services are right for you, contact our salon in Mississauga today!


More Winter Hair Care Quick Tips

Winter Hair Care TipsNow that Port Credit has turned into a winter wonderland it is important to take the proper care of your hair so you can look incredible all year long.

With the cold dry air outside and the warm dry air inside your hair is calling out for some care.

There are some simple things that you can do to give your hair the care it deserves.

  1. Always cover your hair when you are outside with a scarf or a hat and shelter your hair from the elements. This will keep you hair and your head warm when it is chilly outside.
  2. Hydrate your hair, and your whole body, by drinking plenty of water. Drinking lots of water can also make your scalp healthier and keep away the dandruff.
  3. Wash your hair in cold or cool water. While it feels great to take a hot shower in the winter it will dry out your hair.
  4. Give your hair an extra treatment of conditioner
  5. Avoid over blow-drying your hair, try letting it dry naturally
  6. Make sure that your hair is dry before leaving the house and going out into the cold.

These 6 simple tips will make your hair, and you, much happy during the cold winter months!

At Dolce Vita Medical Salon & Spa, we take our clients and stylists well-being to heart. We only provide treatments and use products that are considered safe. We will also get you that look you will love! To book your free consultation to see if our services are right for you, contact our salon in Mississauga today!



Balayage vs Ombre

Best Bayalage MississaugaThe holiday season is a great time to look stylish and fashionable. It is also usually a great time to try new, exciting or exotic hair styles such as Ombre, or is it Balayage? The effort to look great and different usually goes a whole lot better if you have know what you are getting into. So, here is a look at the difference between Balayage and Ombre – in case you have a problem telling them apart like many people do.

Balayage vs Ombre

Balayage is a Technique

The most basic difference between Balayage and Ombre is that the former is a technique, and the latter a style. Basically, Balayage is a way of dying hair that gives it various shades of color while still allowing it to retain its natural look, but considerably improving its appearance by improving its depth.
The term Balayage means “sweep” in French, that is because light and dark dyes are “swept” onto sections of the hair to give it natural highlights that make the hair look like it has been naturally lightened by exposure to the sun. The hair at the bottom is painted in darker colors, while the hair at the top is painted in lighter colors. Foils are not used during the technique as this would saturate the colors and ruin the intended natural look this technique is mean to achieve.

When done right, Balayage is quite stunning. It also comes in subtle flavors like strawberry and more bold versions such as galaxy. Balayage is the technique you should go for when you need perfect-looking sun-kissed hair. The technique’s effect on the hair is enhanced as it grows longer.

Ombre is a Style

Ombre, on the the other hand, is a styling technique. It is also based on hair color, which is why it is often confused with Balayage. With Ombre styling, the hair is darker at the roots and progressively lighter towards the ends.
Like Balayage, Ombre is a French word. It means “shadow”, and looking at hair that features this style, the reasoning behind this style’s name should be obvious. The idea is to have two or more colors painted into the hair, but in a smooth transition to really draw attention to the hair. Typically, the roots feature darker colors, while the ends are painted with much lighter shades.

Its effect on your hair can be just as captivating as what Balayage can offer. However, while Balayage is intended to create a natural-looking effect, Ombre is meant to create an obvious artificial effect on your hair.

Balayage More Suited to Thin, Short Hair

Since Balayage helps give your hair some depth, it is an amazing technique to use on your hair to make it look fuller while still maintaining its natural look. The technique also works better with short hair than the Ombre style.
Ombre better with Full, Long Hair
Ombre style is better suited to long and full hair since long hair can handle the transition color effect better. Additionally, full hair does not need any hair stylist’s help to look fuller and healthier.

To Sum Up
Still not seeing the difference between Balayage and Ombre? Well, think of Balayage as a way of highlighting your hair, while Ombre is a way of using color blocking on your hair. If you are confused about why one is a technique and the other is a style, you should also know that a hair style completely changes your hair to create a new or an improved fashionable look. On the other hand, a technique is less invasive, and simply enhances or alters your hair’s look in a subtle manner. Hopefully, this settles the Balayage vs Ombre issue for you.


GOODlife Magazine – Living the Sweet Life

Al Shamas, owner of Dolce Vita salon with his mentor and master stylist Frank De Bartolo by his side

Goodlife Dolce Vita

Story Laurie Wallace-Lynch Photo Steve Uhraney

Heads turn when handsome, buff Al Shamas struts into his salon, Dolce Vita Medical Salon in Port Credit. Always positive and quick to smile, today Al has some extra pep in his step; he is sharing the news that his mentor, master stylist Frank De Bartolo, has come out of retirement to help Al in his posh Mississauga salon.

“Having Frank back feels so amazing,” says Al. “I thought I had learned everything I could way back when, but I am still learning from him. No matter how much a person knows, there is always something they can learn from other people, especially from a master stylist like Frank.”

Giving Frank a friendly tap on the back, Al grins ear to ear and adds: “He’s still the boss!”

It’s easy to see why Al demonstrates some idolatry when it comes to his hero and mentor, Frank De Bartolo. Not only is Frank’s bio filled with pages of accomplishments (Examiner for the Ontario Government at George Brown College of Hairdressers, official hairdresser of Mrs. Mississauga Beauty Pageant, judge of Miss All Canadian Beauty Pageant and the former co-host/producer of Beautiful You Show on Rogers Cable10 TV), Frank is a sought-after stylist trainer and workshop facilitator.

“I learned by watching the best—Robin Baker, Marc Anthony, John Donato, Johnny Cupello and Frederick Bumbcaca in Toronto,” Frank adds.

Frank owned Prelude Hair Design in Mississauga when young 17-year-old, Al Shamas first walked through his front door.

“Al came in off the street looking for a job,” explains Frank. “I like giving young people a chance so I hired him. He started out washing hair and then I took him under my wing, as I did others and trained and mentored him to be an amazing stylist. I knew Al was different—he had the same passion I do for the business.”

Born in Baghdad, Iraq, the son of a physicist, Al has lived in many countries including Egypt, Algeria, Italy and Spain. The Shamas family chose to settle in Mississauga where Al attended Thomas L. Kennedy Secondary School. It was his after-school job that sealed Al’s destiny to become a stylist and salon owner. Unfortunately Al’s dad did not agree and the father and son had a falling out that lasted five years before they reunited.

“Frank carried me for five years and made me who I am today,” says Al. “After attending George Brown I apprenticed with Frank who became my business partner. We have been in business since 1989. In 2005, I opened Dolce Vita—my very own spa and salon.”

Frank commutes from his home in Barrie two days a week to work at Dolce Vita and says he loves every minute of it. He and his wife have two children and four grandchildren.

“A lot has changed in the industry so if a stylist says there’s nothing new in the business—walk away!” laughs Frank. “It’s important to keep up with the trends. I attend the International Beauty Shows in New York and L.A. every year and keep up with what’s new.”

Al also keeps on top of the trends and adds: “Trends go in cycles and what are coming back are curls and perms. I have done more perms this summer than I have done in the last three years. These are the big loose curls that women
aged 25 to 35 are wanting, along with beachy waves. Keratin treatments are also hugely popular because they give you the curls without the frizz.  Balayage, ombre and hair extensions are huge—we have natural hair extensions in every colour, brand and style.”

Aside from the 10 hair stations and a team of expert stylists, Dolce Vita fulfills a mind, body, soul experience with spa laser treatments like body contouring, hair removal and other spa treatments along with spray tanning.

Al is the best ad possible for his salon. He works out for an hour five days a week and has a positive attitude about just about everything. He and Frank combined have enough positive energy to light the salon without power!

“Dolce Vita—living the sweet life—it’s about being happy from within,” explains Al. “A beautiful cut; a treatment that makes you feel wonderful—all of this helps your confidence and makes you feel great inside and out and motivates you to do your best. There’s no limit to your destiny—I am living proof of that.” On that note, Al slips into his Maserati and is off to an appointment.

Dolce Vita Medical Salon is located at 1 Hurontario Street in Port Credit (Hurontario and Lakeshore),

Article and Photo Republished with Permission by from the Autumn 2017 issue.


10 Expert Winter Hair Care Tips

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As the seasons change, many questions start running through your mind. Which is the best salon in Port Credit that can take care of my dry hair and scalp during winter? Luckily, you are in the right place. Dolce Vita Medical Spa & Salon is one of the best hair salons in Port Credit. We know how the cold weather can affect your hair. However, even with the extreme weather elements, our expert team of hair professionals knows how to make your hair luscious, moisturized and healthy all year round.

Here are some few expert winter hair care tips from Dolce Vita Medical Spa & Salon.

1. Invest in a high-quality moisturizer

Best Salon in Port CreditEven if you do not use moisturizing hair products, a good moisturizer will help to hydrate and deeply nourish your hair during winter. Make sure to choose a moisturizer that works well with your hair type (oily, dry, treated or normal). We highly recommend water based moisturizers with humectants, occlusive and emollients ingredients. Apply a moisturizing hair mask once every week to revitalize and repair your hair.

2. Hot oil treatments

During winter, the cold breeze, icy snaps, central heating and pouring rains all have a bad habit of drying out skin and hair. This, in turn, makes hair breakage much more of a possibility. The best way to minimize split ends is by using a hot oil treatment to prevent your hair from drying and breaking out. Moisturize your hair once a week with hot oil treatment that provides more moisture than you usually use, for a healthy scalp and nourished hair.

3. Use Quality products

Being one of the best hair salons in Port Credit, we understand the importance of using quality products on our client’s hair. This is one of the most critical parts of having flawless, silky smooth hair throughout winter. Although many people tend to go for the cheapest product, it is important that you choose products that will help you have the healthiest hair. Preferably, switch to a creamier, thicker conditioner to help your hair retain moisture for longer. Also, try and get products that include natural oils that protect hair from the harsh weather. Consider natural oils with Soya, butter, ginger, Shea, lemon grass and the popular olive oil.

Best Salon in Port Credit4. Use a deep conditioning treatment

Although you can purchase hot oil or deep conditioning treatment to use at home, we highly recommend that you visit the best hair salon in Port Credit to get a professional deep conditioning treatment at least once a month. This will help restore your hair’s vibrancy. At Dolce Vita Medical Spa & Salon we have a variety of high-quality deep conditioning treatment for all hair types and hair problems.
A good conditioner for winter contains fatty acids and humectants that help to keep moisture in your hair. Deep conditioning treatment is designed to be stronger than the regular conditioner to increase softness, shine, and manageability. To keep your hair hydrated, we recommend that you use conditioner after each shampoo. Lock in the moisture by running your hair through cold water for extra shine.

5. Avoid leaving the house with wet hair

During these cold months, it is very important that you dry your hair before stepping out of your house. Wet hair in the cold weather damages your ends and leaves your hair dryer and more brittle. If the weather outside is frigid, consider covering your hair with a stylish scarf or hat to protect it from the cold, wind and snow.

6. Maintain a healthy lifestyle

During winter, you need to eat a healthy diet and drink plenty of water for your body and hair. A healthy diet is critical in keeping hair healthy and strong especially in the winter. Your diet should be rich in proteins, vitamins nuts, and leafy green vegetables during the winter. Additionally, keep your body and hair moisturized by drinking at least eight glasses of water per day.

7. Get a humidifier

Winter is the most damaging to your hair because of the artificial heat pumping from everywhere. This, in turn, causes your hair to become static because of dehydration and a lack of sufficient moisture. Invest in a humidifier to add moisture to the air in your office or home. This extra humidity will help stop your hair and skin from feeling dry.

8. Cut back on heat styling

Due to the excessive dryness in your hair from the cold air and artificial heat, it is necessary that you cut back on heating styles during winter. Blow dryers and curling irons only increase hair damage and dryness. If you opt to use heating styles, protect your hair with good quality, heat protecting spray and leave in conditioner to leave your hair looking healthy and hydrated.

9. Regular hair appointments

Best Salon MississaugaTrimming your hair every 5 to 6 weeks helps to remove the damaged, dry ends. It is essential to maintaining healthy and well-nourished hair. Trimming contributes to promoting healthy hair growth and brings the natural shine and luster of your hair. Make sure to book your appointment with Dolce Vita Medical Spa & Salon-the best hair salon in Port Credit. We provide the best in salon nourishing, revitalizing and repair treatment to help add protein, moisture, and shine back to your hair.

10. Wash your hair less often

Avoid washing your hair every day during winter. This is because in the colder months, the PH level in the water is high and it causes your scalp to become dryer and can even cause dandruff flakes. Also, washing your hair too often depletes its natural oils causing it to become dry and limp. We recommend washing your hair either once or twice each week.

Easy right! With a little extra TLC with your hair this winter, and armed with these essential tips, you are guaranteed even more glorious locks come springtime. Visit the best hair salon in Port Credit for professionally done hair services and advice on the best way to protect your mane during the coldest winter months.

Adapt your hair care to the various weather conditions
Look for shampoo that will keep your hair strong and healthy. Look for shampoos and conditioners that will help.

At Dolce Vita Medical Salon & Spa, we take our clients and stylists well-being to heart. We only provide treatments and use products that are considered safe. We will also get you that look you will love! To book your free consultation to see if our services are right for you, contact our salon in Mississauga today!


What Is the Best Ombre In Mississauga?

Best Ombre Mississauga

So you just graduated from college and landed your dream job – what next, you ask yourself? With every major transition in life, there comes to need to reinvent ourselves. What better than getting an Ombre style hair makeover? A style change is the quintessential way of changing your outlook and attitude towards life. Sported by some of hottest Hollywood celebs like Drew Barrymore and Olivia Wilde, those wavy light colored bottoms with a dark texture at the top is an evergreen trend.

What’s So Special About Getting An Ombre?

Our team of experts bring in years of experience in dealing with multiple hair and style types, making The Dolce Vita Medical Spa & Salon the one stop solution to get the Best; Ombre in Mississauga. Here are some reasons why we think you an Ombre makeover would suit you

It is All About Having Fun – While your natural hairstyle is usually great, nothing but change can lighten you up. We’ve all had those moments when we’d look in the mirror and wish for something different. An Ombre is all about that. It’s about trying something new for a change and having fun while doing it!

Adding New Dimensions to Your Style – A quality feature of the Ombre is that it lets you reinvent your hair. Right from the selection of the shades to the design and transition of them. You are the architect of your style and you get to create the look of your dreams, and what’s more? Braids looks top notch anytime of the day – they never fail to impress!

It is a lasting style – Don’t have time to get to the salon every time you want? What is your next move when a hair falls out of place just before the biggest party of your life? Ombres are popular for a reason – they are low maintenance! You don’t need touch ups or after makeover products – just let them roots grow without a fuss!

Why Choose Dolce Vita Medical Spa & Salon?

As the name suggests, we are all about living the good life. As one of the premier hair salons and medical spas in Mississauga, we understand the importance of getting your style done right, after all, looks do matter in the highly flamboyant culture that we currently live in. When you want to get a new makeover, it’s very important that your stylist understands you. We are passionate about our clients and their choices, allowing us to build good relationships and deliver world class results!

At Dolce Vita Medical Salon & Spa, we take our clients and stylists well-being to heart. We only provide treatments and use products that are considered safe. We will also get you that look you will love! To book your free consultation to see if our services are right for you, contact our salon in Mississauga today!


The Best Salon and Spa in Mississauga

Best Salon and Spa in Mississauga

Every person desires to look better and for that, they need the perfect salon. The ideal salon will take care of all the hair and skin problems with care. However, no one wants to waste time and money on a salon that would fail to understand the need. Visiting a salon can either be a very pleasant experience or a bad one. So, the important question is what is the best salon in Mississauga? The answer is Dolce Vita Medical Spa & Salon, which offers the best hair and skin solutions.

Many consider Dolce Vita Medical Spa & Salon the best salon in Mississauga

At Dolce Vita Medical Spa & Salon we make sure that our clients are given the best service and treat them with utmost importance. We have a team of highly trained staff who are both experienced and skilled. Our team of experts will make sure that you get the best treatment and will use their skill to make you feel good. They are passionate about their work and believe only in the best quality of work. At Dolce Vita Medical Spa & Salon you will feel a welcoming atmosphere. Dolce Vita Medical Spa & Salon offers you the best beyelege in Mississauga.

Whether you choose to have a pleasant experience in the Dolce Vita Medical Spa & Salon or indulge in a peaceful and relaxing experience, our team of skilled professionals goes to a great extend to make sure that our clients get the most satisfying beauty experience.

The Best Salon Services

The team at Dolce Vita Medical Spa & Salon will offer style and precision cuts that will certainly make you feel and look your best. We offer complete solutions from hair extensions to hair color in a very relaxing ambiance.

The Best Spa Experience in Mississauga

Dolce Vita Medical Spa & Salon offers the high-quality skin care products that include the best and trusted brands of the world. We offer our customers a range of services from deep cleaning & refreshing facials to hair removal to relaxing massages. Dolce Vita Medical Spa & Salon offers you top quality services that will make our customers feel beautiful & rejuvenated.

Best Hair Colour in Mississauga

Let us help you with a natural looking sun-kissed hair color that will completely contribute to your great looks. Our team of experts will give your hair the best natural and soft looks.

Dolce Vita Medical Spa & Salon is the best salon in Mississauga that offers top quality salon and spa solutions with advanced medical therapies for your skin and hair. In addition to all these, our team of qualified and skilled staff makes sure that all our customers are treated with utmost importance. We make sure that our customers feel like an integral part of our family. Our main objective is our customers’ satisfaction. Come and find out why Dolce Vita Medical Spa & Salon is considered to be the best salon in Mississauga.

At Dolce Vita Medical Salon & Spa, we take our clients and stylists well-being to heart. We only provide treatments and use products that are considered safe. We will also get you that look you will love! To book your free consultation to see if our services are right for you, contact our salon in Mississauga today!


Get to Know the professional and artistic services offered by Dolce Vita Medical Spa & Salon

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Great hair salons in Mississauga assist people to manage their daily challenge of keeping their hair amazing first thing in the morning through to the late during the evenings following a hard day’s work. The major aim of these salons is to have a secure and safe environment that is customer friendly and comfortable for both men and women. A man or a woman who looks and feels superior is inclined to have a powerful and optimistic self – esteem. If you would like to have the Best Colour Mississauga service for your hair, then Dolce Vita Medical Spa & Salon is your best bet. Do you know why? To know the reasons, read on.

What does Dolce Vita Medical Spa & Salon offer?

Uniquely, Dolce Vita Medical Spa & Salon strongly believes that customer’s experience is the most important thing. This means that you will have an extraordinary hair styling experience. Furthermore, we operate our salon with honesty and profound knowledge of our line of work.

You will get the Best Colour Mississauga experience for your hair, as we are dedicated to providing variety of hair services according to your taste at the best prices. The haircut and other beauty services of our hair salon will be more professional and artistic, according to your needs, as well.

Through our gracious customer service and lasting education, we strive to be the number one option for all of our customers ‘ hairstyle improvement needs. Simultaneously, we take much effort to improve the standard of our salon to offer a pleasing environment to our customers.

With the vast experience of many years, Dolce Vita Medical Spa & Salon is capable of offering the best hair color service in an artistic way. Ours is not only a hair beauty salon, but it is also a medical spa. This means that the salon offers you everything you need to keep you as well as to improve the look of your hair in a healthy way. We also offer a variety of affordable packages, according to the budget of each customer in Mississauga.

Artistic and affordable service of our Mississauga salon

As a foremost medical spa and salon in Mississauga, Dolce Vita Medical Spa & Salon offers the following services that suit every customer’s needs and budget. These medical services include:

Painless Hair Removal through Laser

Photo facial service

Skin contraction

Body shaping

Reduction of stretch marks as well as Cellulite

Some of the supplementary services offered by our salon include:

Perfect haircuts

Professional hair dyeing and hair beautification

Hair colour changes

Great Lengths Hair Extensions

Updo and Style

Keratin Smoothing Therapy

Hair beautification service for wedding parties

The uniqueness of our Mississauga salon is that we offer our services to adults, adolescents, as well as to kids in an artistic way. You can visit our well established salon in person at No. 1 Hurontario street. Mississauga, ON, L5G OA3. You can also book your services through our local number (905) 278-5550

At Dolce Vita Medical Salon & Spa, we take our clients and stylists well-being to heart. We only provide treatments and use products that are considered safe. We will also get you that look you will love! To book your free consultation to see if our services are right for you, contact our salon in Mississauga today!


What is the best salon in Mississauga?

What is the best salon in Mississauga

What is the best salon in Mississauga?

I recently moved to Mississauga and have been looking for a great salon to make my hair. Of course, hunting for a new salon involves more than just reading a few online reviews. After inquiring with my neighbors they suggested that I go for Dolce Vita Medical Spa & Salon which they said is the best in Mississauga.

What is the service like?

I found the staff to be very approachable. They were ready to listen to my concerns and I felt very comfortable expressing my preferred vision to the hair-stylist. In fact, the staff was even able to look at my picture sketches detailing the kind of hair that I wanted, which was very fulfilling to me.

I booked my first appointment during the weekend and the service was simply excellent.

I noticed that they have a client-centric culture where everything is done for the benefit of the customer. Unlike other salons that I visited in the past, there was no bickering amongst team members in the break-room over who was going to get acclaim for the commission spilt. Instead, they spent most of their time figuring out ways to best serve me as their client.

Is the place hygienic?

The first thing I noticed when I entered Dolce Vita Medical Spa & Salon was the high levels of cleanliness. Right from the restroom to the salon itself, everything was sparkling with no trace of dirt or dust around.

One of my friends once told me that if I wanted to know how expertly a business is run, then I should check on their hygiene. I’m glad to say that this salon has passed the test.

I got the feeling that there was genuine dedication to keep the facility clean, not just because it was the routine thing to do but also that the salon cares about its clients’ welfare.

How are the prices?

I can proudly say that this is the most affordable salon I’ve ever set foot in. There are no fixed charges and the sum you pay depends on the particular hairstyle you want. Prices vary based on various factors such as, whether you want a new hairdo or just basic maintenance, length of the hair and so forth.

This gives them competitive advantage over other salons where clients have fewer options to choose from.

To summarize, I highly recommend Dolce Vita Medical Spa & Salon for anyone looking for the best hair salons in Mississauga. They offer professional service and are also dedicated to their work.

At Dolce Vita Medical Salon & Spa, we take our clients and stylists well-being to heart. We only provide treatments and use products that are considered safe. We will also get you that look you will love! To book your free consultation to see if our services are right for you, contact our salon in Mississauga today!