Elena - Art Director & Principal Stylist


  • Over 25 years in the industry. Click here for full list of my Awards and model Galleries
  • Canadian Gold medals winner at Goldwell ColorZoom in Creative Colorist
  • Twice 1st place winner at Hair Appalooza by Schwarzkopf Canada in Women's Cut & Color
  • Multiple Winner & Finalist at ABA Toronto and Ottawa's Capital Cup
  • Ex co-owner of European Academy of Hair Design and Beauty in Toronto
  • Canadian Team member for OMC Hairworld 2010 with best score delivered to Team
  • Absolute European Champion OMC in Ladies Progressive Cut & Style
  • Russian Team member for OMC Hairworld 2014 being in Top 5 Stylist World wide
  • Trainer of 6 New Talent 1st place winners @ Canadian Hair competitions
  • Sassoon Academy Salon Creative Diploma, October 2012, London, UK

about specialist:

"If you have a good haircut, you don’t need to spend a lot of time styling at all, as hair should be cut to match not only your face structure, but your personal style and lifestyle needs as well." says Elena to ELLE Canada about Future Hair Trends "That’s how we create a personal style."


Wow. The owner and director is incredibly talented. She has real training from Europe. This place delivers celebrity worthy work at affordable (as affordable as it can be) prices.

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Very professional team, great atmosphere, awesome work. Special thanks to Lina and Elena for doing an amazing job! see you again soon!!!

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Love Elena and everybody at this salon!! So knowledgeable, trendy, current and never cuts corners ...always perfection! I look forward to coming every few months for the best colour and newest techniques. Love my hair today! Highly recommend! - Lina

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My wife and I stumbled on this gem a month ago, with the reviews alone we decided to check it out and get a consultation.

From what we received from Elena we were very impressed (when doing your research and been to how many salons...'you'd be surprised' this place was the most knowledgeable/polite for us). From just 1 meeting she figured out my wife's hair along with complete honesty of what its going to take to fix it 'which is really what we are looking for.' We ended up coming back after 3 weeks (BOOK EARLY/ASAP! they are SUPER BUSY!), Elena and her team did an AMAZING JOB!! with my wife's hair (after a few salons couldn't get it right..)

My wife is so trilled with the professional care of 'Service' and 'Results' that she has received. They were ever so gentle and caring. This team of wonderful talented artists take their time in perfecting their work and you can tell that they take a lot of pride in what they do. We're very thankful and grateful for their kind hospitality and honesty.

Thank you Elena and team!

We shall be seeing you soon!

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I have been getting my hair done at the Figaro salon for over 10 years now. It is operated by the owner Elena, who has lots of hairstyling and hair coloring experience. She probably won every single award under the sun! All her staff are very knowledgeable and a couple of years ago I had a pleasure of meeting Lina. She has years of hair styling experience on her own. Whether you are looking for creative ideas for coloring / cut /styles that would best suit you or have something specific in mind she is your kind of gal. With her we have maintained different styles which I loved but we also experimented with some new ones. She is a gem, I have never been disappointed and I am pleased to share my experience with her work. I am posting some of the coloring we did recently. Sorry as it turned out I didn't take many pictures of my hair alone!

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This hair salon is super great, the stuff is extremely professional. From my first visit I am already in love with this place. I noticed many awards and cups that ensured me of their high level of service. I was welcomed by Lena, she seemed to me a very knowledgable professional who helped me with my coloration and hair cut, I have curly hair that are not so easy to care of. Now I am delighted of my haircut. Now this salon has a regular customer and for sure I will return there next time!

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I have been getting my hair permed since 2013 and this was my BEST experience! Worth every penny, they explain everything, make sure you're ok every step of the way, and Elena is SO FUNNY! Best curls ever! Thank you so much!!! From SHAKIRA SHAKIRA xo

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I tried to do my own root touch up before my wedding in three weeks, needles to say I totally screwed it up and was in tears.

I called the Salon and before I finished my story, Elena told me to come right away. They fixed everything! They were so nice and charismatic!

So nice to see that great customer service is still around.

Thank you so so so so much Elena and Lina, from the bottom of my heart!

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I've been a client of Figaro for many years and every time I do my hair there, I leave salon feeling a million bucks. Actually, all my friends and family go there. The Figaro team is very professional and friendly. They know exactly what I need, every time. They are not only the best hair color and cut professionals in Toronto, but also have a vision for what color or style would be most beneficial for a particular face type or a skin tone. Not to mention the prices are very affordable compared to other high-end salons in Toronto (believe me, I have something to compare to). Figaro team won many hair color and styling competitions and they totally deserve to be champions. This is my place for life. I would recommend it to everyone. Thanks Figaro!

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Great salon! I found them through Yelp & read good reviews too from Google reviews. Elena & Lin were great! They're friendly & know exactly what you want done. Elena would tell you too if a cut or look doesn't suit you. After going to a different salon for a cut & having them fix it 2x w/o getting it right still, going to Figaro was a great decision. Best hair colorists too! I highly recommend Figaro!

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Impeccable customer service from Elena and staff!
Experienced stylists

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I had a complete hair makeover today. Elena and everyone was so nice and helpful. A true labour of love. I can't wait for next time.

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I had an amazing experience with Elena today, I love the way she works, and I love her sense of humour lol that's my girl! I'm in love with my new hair colour can't stop looking in the mirror. 😍 Great service isn't cheap! It's worth it!!! Thank you very much for your service Elena, 😘 from now on only you will play with my hairs! 😉 See you next time xoxo

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I cannot say enough good things about my first time at Figaro salon. I ABSOLUTELY LOVED every minute of my time there!

Team is highly professional and caring! I got amazing color correction hair treatment, and wonderful hair cut which compliments my skin and eyes done by Elena.

She says:'If you have a good haircut, you don't need to spend a lot of time styling at all.' And that's exactly what I got.

To be honest, there's one thing I'm disappointed about it's location of the salon.

From now on I have to travel to the other side of the city to get my hair done!

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Its been a pleasure using Lena's Services for many years!!!

This is an absolute MASTER in the hair industry!!!

Every time she suggests anything, it turns into piece of art and the quality is phenomenal!!

The service, the atmosphere, the professionalism is a full 5*

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Elena is the ultimate hair stylist !

She is an absolute profesional, fun and always up to date with the newest trends !

I have been going to her salon for years,

I absolutely love her and love getting my hair done every single time!

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I've been Figaro Salon customer for years. Very pleased with the service! Staff is professional, experienced and friendly.

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