The Staff


Al Shamas
“Dolce Vita” is an Italian phrase which means “the sweet life”, and not only is it the name of Al Shamas’ spa and salon in Mississauga, it sums up Al’s theory on life.

“Living a good life means different things to different people,” smiles Al, owner and master hairstylist of Dolce Vita Medical Spa and Salon in Port Credit, looking fit, tanned and relaxed after a vacation in Mexico, “but to me it is about having balance in your life and doing everything with passion, from the minute you wake up, to working, to working out and being fit, to enjoying the company of those around me, and then sleeping well. And fitting in time to travel.”
Read the full bio and Al’s story here.


 “I’m passionate about doing hair. Being able to make my guest happy is my goal, because I believe you should be happy everyday”

From the Dominican Republic, Enrique started in the industry at a very young age in his mom’s salon helping with doing rollers and blowdrys. He’s now been doing hair in Mississauga for a decade until he has found his spot here with Dolce Vita. He enjoys every aspect of the industry and is always willing to lend a hand when help is needed.

Enrique started his career at the Vidal Sasson Academy and following that, he has since then furthered his education tremendously having taken part in many training classes and seminars at the Wella Academy and Donato’s.

Enrique will bring personalized styles to bring out a look that works for you, and he’s also great with texture and excellent with naturally curly hair and very coarse hair. With his easy going personality and fun spirit, you’ll leave not with a style suitable to your taste, but with a great experience as well.


IRYNA SYRNYK – Stylist/Designer Artist

IRYNA SYRNYK “I place high value into listening to my guests. It’s important to understand not just their needs, but respecting their hair”

An artist in all perspectives of her personal and professional life, Iryna’s natural flair for art and design is showcased through her work. From amazing updo’s whether it’s a classic look or off the runway, a French twist or waterfall braid, you want it..she’s got it! On top of the Updos, Iryna also specializes in foil highlights, ombres, smoothing treatments, and she’s up to date with the cutting trends to assure that you receive optimum results for all your hair needs (her scalp massages will put you straight to sleep too!!).

It’s not just Iryna’s creativity that she brings to Dolce Vita, her professionalism and work attitude makes her a valuable member of the team.

JAMIE BRAGG – Senior Stylist

JAMIE BRAGG “I place high value into listening to my guests. It’s important to understand not just their needs, but respecting their hair”

“The first thing I look at when I meet someone is their hair. Whether it’s hair on your head, or hair on your face I’m already envisioning
Lots of hair and not much hair. I like too much hair, I just don’t like no hair.

A licensed Hairstylist with 15 years of industry experience Jamie has sculpted his finesse for hair to create a style that will work into your everyday life. His humble personality and down to earth attitude makes it so easy to be in a comfort zone when you’re sitting in his chair. With Jamie’s expertise he can work a contemporary look or a fun, edgy style that will compliment your individuality.

With a long list of seminars and workshops (Marvel, Fiorio, Wella, Paul Mitchell — only to name a few!!) it’s needless to say he’s no stranger in this industry.
Jamie takes his dedication for hair to an innovative level with his precision haircuts finished with beautiful blowouts. Coloring and highlighting is his passion but cutting hair is his specialty so you can be sure that he will always take the time to give you that exquisite cut you’ve been searching for.
Don’t be afraid to bring in photos, he loves to see what he can conjure up with it!

DIANA KHALIL – Junior Stylist

“I love doing hair because I appreciate working with people and getting to build a personal relationship with each and every person.“

With her bubbly personality and outgoing nature, Dolce Vita’s Junior Stylist Diana is all about making sure you enjoy your visit from the second you step in the door to the moment you leave.
With her aspiring talent, Diana is always up for any challenge that comes her way. With 5 years of hairstyling experience, she is well on her way to making a name for herself here at Dolce Vita. With the appreciation for people and her passion for hair, it allows her to help you discover a new side you didn’t think you have! You can expect her to be up to date with the latest style and trends for your new ‘do, or keep it classic with what you’ve grown to love.

For Diana, life is about learning and growing because that is what makes you hope for more. Book today for your colour and cut or simply a beautiful blow-out for a night out in town.