The Staff

AL SHAMAS – Owner / Master Stylist

Hello my name is Ala Shamas.

I have had my working hat on since 1989 🙂

Putting smiles on peoples face makes me happy and makes my time worthwhile. I personally am inspired by myself the moment I wake up in the morning and make my bed. I LOVE to go to classes and learn the latest trends.. there’s always something new to learn you can never say you know it all ! I look forward to seeing you and using my skills to make you look and feel good. “As long as you live, keep smiling” .

Read the full bio and Al’s story here.

Frank De Bartolo – Senior Stylist

Hi my name is Frank!  I have been 52 years in this wonderful industry of ours. I had my own TV show called “The beautiful you”.

I also participated as a Hair Instructor and Fashion Care for several modelling agency and attended annually hair shows in New York City, Los Angeles And Europe. Beauty and Fashion has always inspired me.

“I am not in the beauty industry, the Beauty industry is with in me”.

JAMIE BRAGG – Senior Stylist


Hi, my name is Jamie Bragg and I have been doing hair for 17 years now. I love being a hair stylist because the challenges it presents. I enjoy creating unique styles and looks for my clients through color and cuts. I love the relationship created between client and stylist to create the optimal look. The quote I live by is beauty comes naturally.

DIANA KHALIL – Intermediate Stylist

Hi guys I’m Diana !

Hair is passion , passion inspired as a child by the salon Joelle in Lebanon.

I would love to give you a fabulous look from cutting / colouring / extensions and just keeping you up with the latest trends ! You will be in the hands of someone who genuinely cares about making the world more beautiful. I have been doing hair for 6 years and In love with retail product (Kevin Murphy) that give your hair the ultimate cure and love. “Let your smile change the world, don’t let the world change your smile”.

IRYNA SYRNYK – Intermediate Stylist

IRYNA SYRNYKI believe I am an artist in all perspectives of my personal and professional life. From amazing updo’s whether it’s a classic look or off the runway, a French twist or waterfall braid, you want it.. I got it! On top of the Updos, I also specialize in foil highlights, ombres, smoothing treatments, and always 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!!).

Jacqueline Sousa – Esthetician

Hi my name is Jacqueline Sousa

I have been doing esthetics Over 20 years.  Esthetics has always been my passion. Working one on one with a client and building a relationship based on trust and comfort, plays a huge role in my position and is quite rewarding.

Striving hard to help clients with certain challenges or issues, and working together to benefit them in achieving successful results really inspires me !!

“Enjoy every minute of every day, cause life is too short” !

Jessica Lahay – Receptionist

Well ever since I can remember I was cutting my barbies hair- the unfortunate thing is Their hair doesn’t grow back😁 I’ve been working at Dolce Vita for about a year and a half now tho. I love my job because I’ve been in customer service for a good 10 years, and gradually my skills went in the direction I had always dreamed they would go- coming from Cawthra Park school of the arts High school, and Fashion Arts Business Humber. And I’m happy to have found Dolce Vita as my new home- To take care of all my family and friends in the best way I know how- with still room to grow. Everything happens for a reason~