Meet Our Award-winning Hairstylists

After years of salon experience, David and Marilyn decided to venture out on their own and open INdustry Hair in St. Catharines. Placing top-10 in North America, as well as top-5 in Canada for hair photographic competitions, both have won awards in Ontario and Quebec for hairstyling, men’s and women’s cutting, colouring, and updos. These awards include 3 Canadian Hairdresser of the Year awards. David is also one of small group of people worldwide to have received Goldwell Colour Master status and has been featured in Salon Magazine. Most recently, the team were Semi-Finalists at the 2019 Canadian Hairdessing of the Year Awards for Salon Team of the Year. As of 2019, David and Marilyn are also proud members of the national education team for Goldwell Canada.

Call INdustry Hair today to book an appointment with our award-winning hairstylists.

Meet David and Marilyn


As one of only 16 people (2014) worldwide to receive Goldwell Colour Masters Status, David has won many competitions in Ontario and Canada for women’s styling, cutting, and colouring. David’s most recent accomplishments include an amazing performance at the 2019 Contessa Awards, where he finished as Finalist for Canadian Colourist of the Year. His other recent awards include:

  • Team member 2019 Canadian Hairdressing of the Year Salon Team Semi-Finalist
  • Finalist in Canadian Colourist of the Year 2018
  • Canadian Champion Fan Favourite of Year 2018
  • 2017 Silver Medalist at Goldwell Colorzoom
  • Semi-Finalist in Canadian Colourist of the Year 2017
  • Semi-Finalist in Canadian Colourist of the Year 2016
  • Finalist and Fan Favourite of the Year 2016
  • Canadian Champion of New Hairstylists of the Year 2016
  • Work has been published in magazines Canada, Europe, USA and Asia

David’s most recent accomplishment was placing top 20, Canada-wide, as a semifinalist at the Canadian Hairstylist of the Year Awards (Contessa’s) in 2017.


Marilyn is an award-winning hairstylist in both provincial and national competitions, winning awards for women’s hair cutting, styling and colour, as well as men’s hair cutting, and bridal up-dos. Marilyn is also an educator at Niagara College, teaching cosmetology to the upcoming generation of stylists. Her most recent accomplishments include 2 awards at the 2016 Contessa Awards:

  • Team member 2019 Canadian Hairdressing of the Year Salon Team Semi-Finalist
  • Top 8 Canadian Colorzoom Challenge 2017
  • Finalist in Canadian Session Stylist of the Year 2017
  • BTC One Shot Awards: Top 15 Haircut of the Year (Out of 130,000 Entries)
  • Canadian Champion Fan Favourite of the Year 2016
  • Canadian Champion of Session Stylist of the Year 2016
  • Work has been published in magazines Canada, Europe, USA, and Asia

Marilyn’s most recent accomplishment was placing top 5, Canada-wide, as a finalist for Session Stylist of the Year at the Contessa Awards.

Meet Samantha, Leanna and Heidi


Meet Samantha, one of INdustry Hair’s newest additions! Samantha excels in all aspects of hair, whether it is a haircut, a fabulous blow out, or a creative colour. She uses her knowledge from the many advanced education courses she has attended to make your visions become reality. Samantha has entered photographic competitions and assisted on stage and behind the scenes at hair shows with some of the world’s leading artists. Samantha graduated from Niagara College Cosmetology (with Marilyn as one of her educators!) where she was awarded scholarships for academic excellence and for her involvement in the community. She was also nominated by the faculty of Niagara College for the Leadership award! Did we mention she graduated with honours?! She continues to further her techniques and is being mentored by David and Marilyn on a daily basis. While continuing her studies at Goldwell Colour Academy, Samantha has recently competed and placed top 10, for all of Ontario, in the Allied Beauty Association Bridal Updo, and Consumer Cut and Style!

Team member 2019 Canadian Hairdressing of the Year Salon Team Semi-Finalist.


Whether you are looking for a simple trim or a new look entirely, Leanna has the skills and techniques to make it happen. She loves all things creative, especially when it comes to colours, so if you're looking to try something different, she's your girl! Leanna was also chosen by the hairstyling faculty for the Niagara College Faculty Award. This award is given to the one student who stood out among the others as being the most hardworking and motivated throughout the year. She also received scholarships and graduated with honours. Continuing education and skills development are very important to Leanna. She is always up for learning new techniques and taking extra classes to better herself, and to take her skills to the next level. Finally, Leanna loves competition and has entered many photographic hair competitions. Leanna takes home Silver for all of Canada in the 2018 Goldwell Global zoom competition!

Team member 2019 Canadian Hairdressing of the Year Salon Team Semi-Finalist.


Say hello to Heidi! Heidi is an honour roll graduate of the Hairstyling Program at Niagara College, where she was taught by Marilyn. Her passion for the beauty industry began behind the scenes in fashion shows, stage productions, and also with many famous artists, such as Ringo Starr, Smokey Robinson, and Teri Hatcher. Heidi takes home Bronze for all of Canada in the 2018 Goldwell Global zoom challenge and has plans for entering the ABAs next year! Heidi is very driven and has just completed her foundation's course at The Goldwell Academy. Heidi loves learning new techniques and plans to attend as many classes and shows as she can each year. She is looking forward to seeing you and using her creative skills and knowledge to make you look and feel good.

Team member 2019 Canadian Hairdressing of the Year Salon Team Semi-Finalist.

Meet Our Amazing Front End Team



The original from day one! The sweet voice you hear in the morning. Whether you’re calling or visiting...Nicole makes it happen.



The girl that got the front desk up and running! Our social media guru!



If she’s not answering the phones, you will find her meticulously cleaning the salon and happy doing it!!



aka “Martha Stewart”. ...her attention to detail never goes unnoticed and as sweet as pie!

Contessa Awards

The Canadian Hairstylist of the Year Awards – the Contessas – are the gold standard in Canadian beauty awards with the longest-running track record of excellence. Since 1988, each year the Contessas bring the best of Canada’s talent together to measure their creativity in a photo-based competition. The Contessas are open to all licensed beauty professionals, from coast-to-coast. Winning a Contessa is not only good for your portfolio and reputation – it’s great for business and opening doors!

How Are the Winners Chosen?

Two prestigious panels of independent experts are responsible for assessing the entrants. Judging for the photo-based awards is performed blindly with the identities of the entrants remaining anonymous. The first round is live judging, with judges selected from within the Canadian professional beauty industry. The second round is completely online, and judges are international experts in hair and beauty. In the past, this panel has included beauty editors, photographers and celebrity hairstylists.

INdustry Hair & Esthetics Inc.

215 Pelham Road
St. Catharines, ON L2S 1W2


Opening Hours

Monday Closed

Tuesday 09:00 AM - 08:00 PM

Wednesday 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM

Thursday 09:00 AM - 08:00 PM

Friday 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM

Saturday 08:00 AM - 03:00 PM

Sunday Closed

Holiday Hours
Monday, December 17: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Monday, December 24: 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Monday, December 31: 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Closed on:
December 25, 26 & 27
January 1, 2 & 3

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