Tuesday, 28 July 2015

Opening of Studio Fontana at 400 Wellington Street West in Toronto ~ #PR

Lights!  Camera!  Hair and Makeup!  I had a lovely evening visiting Studio Fontana in Toronto that opened this month.  It is a great new space where hairstylist, makeup artist, photographers, and models could gather and create some magic.

It is a great space for people to get together to practice or create something that is wonderful and beautiful.  The studio is set up with all the salon equipment with perfect seating and washing stations.  The photo studio will be always set up ready to be used. I was also surprised to learn there is no fee to use the space.  It is a wonderful space and I could see so many uses for it like holding a small class to having a bridal party having their hair and makeup done all in one spot.

Hairstylist and salon owner Francesco Fontana is pleased to announce the opening of Studio Fontana at 400 Wellington Street West, a new concept salon and the second location to his namesake based in Yorkville.

For the first time, the worlds of fashion, photography, beauty and hair styling will come together in one shared space. The purpose of the new King West location is twofold. As a traditional hair salon with 15 stations, both men and women of all ages can expect a high level of consultation and expertise for their hair cut, colour and styling needs.

Sharing the space with a professional-grade photography studio, the full salon experience will be like no other. Clients can simultaneously watch and be inspired by the creative fashion and photography talent who will occupy the open-concept studio on a “Our intention is to lend the space to the city’s up-and-coming designers, photographers, models, make-up artists, wardrobe and hair stylists,” says owner Francesco Fontana. “They are welcome to use the studio for their creatives and in return the salon clients and staff will benefit from the inspiring atmosphere. “We feel that the energy that comes with cameras, models, lights and fashion professionals will be a very unique experience for everyone around.”

The salon will also be used as an academy space for small classes in cutting, styling, makeup artistry and photography. Award-winning make-up artist and global educator Cheryl Gushue is proud to join the Studio Fontana team to provide make-up services and lessons.  As winner of the 2015 Mirror Awards Canadian Makeup Artist Of The Year, Cheryl brings a wealth of expertise and influence to Studio Fontana.

“There’s nothing quite like this one of a kind salon with a large-scale photography cove,” Gushue comments on the new concept. “Francesco’s passion for the creative industry and helping others to learn has produced an amazing space for artists to make connections, experiment with their craft and showcase their talents,” says Gushue.

No fees are charged for the creative talent looking to use the studio space, the only requirement being that it is used with good intention and a creative spirit. Local fashion and beauty talent interested in utilizing the studio – as well as those interested in visiting the salon for their personal hair care needs – can find out more at www.studiofontana.ca.

Studio Fontana is a full-service hair salon in the King West neighbourhood in Toronto that merges the worlds of fashion, beauty, hairstyling and photography. Located at 400 Wellington Street West, Studio Fontana also has a location at 26 Belair St. in Yorkville. Owner Francesco Fontana is a leading Toronto hair stylist with over 15 years of award-winning experience to his credit along with having filmed nearly 80 episodes as lead stylist on the W Network’s Style By Jury. Working with some of the city’s top image consultants, Fontana prides himself on his ability to create lasting transformations for his clients by understanding their own personal style.

Web: studiofontana.ca
Social: @studiofontanaTO

Disclaimer: I was not compensated for this post


  1. Amazing! I like how the only requirements to use the studio space are that it be used with good intention and a creative spirit.

  2. Wow, this is even better than I thought. Love the fact that it's more than just a normal hairdressing salon.

  3. sounds like a great place for some pro work to be done

  4. Sounds like a really awesome place for some greatly creative people!

  5. omg that is too cool!!!! what an awesome idea to have a studio like this

  6. Looks like a fantastic place!

  7. I have to go check out the website I never heard of this cool concept thanks for sharing!

  8. What a cool, creative space! Love the concept!

  9. What a great and very creative space! Love it!