Our Team

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Khal Ishraki

Executive Director
Khal Ishraki

Khal is the Executive Director of the Ottawa Academy named by Top Choice Magazine as Ottawa’s Top Hairstyling Academy. Khal began his career at the age of 17 working and training with world renowned stylists in the Middle East before moving to Canada. Khal’s focus talents are in precision cuts and textured hair. Khal is a craftsman at creating clean lines. His talent has brought him around the globe traveling to Berlin, Paris, New York and Across Canada attending Seminars & conventions. Holder of Martin Parsons design techniques Diploma & Master Colorist from the institute for hair culture

As an educator, Khal’s accomplishments have proven his ability to inspire and motivate others in the hairstyling industry by training and educating fellow stylist and future talent.

Khal is a active member of the Ontario college of trade and is a member of the Master Judge Program, participating in judging competitors from across the Country.

Roberta Fraser

Color Educator / Event planner
Roberta Fraser

Roberta Fraser known as Robbie has been in the hair and beauty industry since 1996 and has
been a member of the team at Ottawa Academy since 2004. Robbie has excelled in performance and Education experience in the Color Technical Field.

Robbie has worked in some of the finest hair salons in Ottawa before joining our team and bringing her knowledge and experience to the future generation of Hairstylist’s.

Robbie takes great pleasure in teaching the students the concepts of Hair Coloring; she continues to educate herself and learn the latest trends and techiques through various education. Robbie also, plans student activities and events such as (The National Women’s Show, Project Self Esteem and Blush Teen to name a few)

Robbie considers herself to be the student’s biggest cheerleader and strong supporter of their education. Robbie says all her students are “SUPERSTARS”

Tony Dymmien

Hairstyling Instructor/Purchasing Manager
Tony Dymmien

Tony is a Professional Hairstylist specializing in Men Hair cutting and design. Tony has been a member of the Ottawa Academy since 2003.

Tony is well know in the Ottawa Hairstyling community, he is always there to lend a helping hand our students and any member of our team.

As our Purchasing Manager Tony is responsible in ensuring that the Academy is well equipped with quality supplies in order for our Students to be Successful in their chosen careers.

Joylyn Charles

Hairstyling Instructor
Joylyn Charles

Joylyn has been in the hairstyling industry since 1995, with many years of working experience. As a designer and a salon manager Joylyn brings with her the knowledge needed to her position as a Hairstyling Instructor.

Joylyn joined the Academy in 1999, and specializes in Super Curly Hair and Barbering along with all aspects of the Hairstyling, Salon Management and Customer Service.

Joylyn enjoys the challenge of training new stylists to ensure they move on and become amazing Professionals.

Joylyn is a Member of the College and Trade Professionals

Lise Ladouceur

Hairstyling Instructor
Marie Francine Lamoureux

Lise has been in the hairstyling industry for over 25 years also as an instructor. Lise has been a member of the Academy for over 15 years. Passionate about hair, beauty and fashion Lise enjoys sharing her knowledge and love for the industry alongside new aspiring artist.

Lise is a member in good standing of Ontario College of Trades.

Ginette Demers

Advance Educator
Ginette Demers

Ginette Demers, better known as Ginoe, has shared her passion in hair styling for over four decades.

After perfecting her skills working as a stylist and master colorist in salons in the Outaouais region, Ginoe went on to own and manage a salon and then joining the team at Rinaldo Hair Designers and Spa for over twenty years. Her clients included politicians, foreign dignitaries, television personalities and red carpet award nominees in Canada and abroad.

Over the years, Ginoe further groomed her talent by attending training seminars in Canada, the United States and in Europe. She has obtained a Red Seal Certificate, a national standard of excellence in her field, which allows her to judge in competitions.

Marie-Line Lalonde-Charlebois

Director of Esthetic Department/Instructor/Certified laser Technician/Medical Esthetician
 Marie-Line Lalonde

With years of experience in the cosmetic industry, Marie-Line Lalonde-Charlebois is a Medical Esthetician with experience in the esthetic field for more than 30 years. She has been an educator of the esthetic program in both french and english for 12 years. Mrs. Lalonde-Charlebois has attended University of Sherbrooke, Qc for the Professional Education Bachelor BEP.

Her knowledge and reputation has long been made in the Ottawa/Gatineau region. Mrs. Marie-Line Lalonde-Charlebois has great knowledge and passion for the beauty industry .

Debbie Virgin

Admission Director
 Debbie Virgin

Debbie has been in the Beauty Industry for over 20 years as an Esthetician/Electrolysis and Makeup Artistry. Debbie operated her own Salon/Spa in the Ottawa Area prior to joining the Ottawa Academy as an Esthetic Instructor in 2001 to become one of our lead Esthetic’s Instructor her commitment and dedication to the Industry was very evident in the success of her Students

After several years teaching Debbie was promoted to Admission Director since 2010, Debbie has worked with many students to guide them through their future career in Hairstyling and Esthetics Department. Debbie continues in her role to promote student satisfaction and student success as her top priority.