Paul Wilke


Owner / Creative Director  – Fusion Hair Studio

Paul’s 20 year career in the beauty industry is ever-evolving. Straight Razor cutting specialist, Curly hair innovator, and Master Colourist are a few of his identities.

He is well-known globally as an educator, show artist, editorial stylist, creative director, motivator, beauty writer, and trend forecaster, lending his expertise to stylists and salon owners, as well as print, video and web-based hair and beauty publications.

Paul’s personal brand of education focuses on trendsetting precision cutting, colouring and styling, designed to aid the salon stylist in achieving their greatest technical, artistic and financial goals.

These education programs teach and inspire international audiences globally, including Canada, USA, Europe and Asia.

Paul also enjoys his time with clientele at Fusion Hair Studio in Guelph, Canada, where he is the Owner and Creative Director of an exciting, modern, vibrant hair studio.

Jim McBean


Owner / Studio Manager

Jim has been the co-owner and manager at Fusion Hair Studio since its inception in 2004. Whether its a booking, a stylist or product recommendation, or a friendly ear, he is at your service. For Jim, customer service is not an element of the company—it’s an attitude. He believes in enjoying what you do, and feels like Fusion is more than just a business, but an extension of our best selves. In addition to managing an ever-evolving studio, Jim is very active in local community events and fundraisers.

Kara Millar


Hairstylist / Master Colourist

Kara is truly home-grown talent, having grown from her days as a co-op student to one of our most skilled senior stylists.  

With 10+ years at Fusion Hair Studio in Guelph, her dedication to in-house education has built her a loyal, discerning clientele.

Kara possesses a MATRIX master colourist certification and a plethora of dress work training certificates. Her passion extends itself into the realm of professional makeup artistry as well. Kara is looking forward to redesigning your perfect you, with full hair and makeup services.

Adam Aimola


Guest Artist – American Crew Canada / Hairstylist / Master Colourist

With over a decade of experience behind the chair and a true forte for short hair, Adam’s unique talents are welcome at the studio.

Adam is on high demand for his signature Women’s and Men’s colouring and cutting concepts.

He also is a very experienced competition stylist, with a 2nd place finish at the “Battle of the Barbers” Canada-wide competition in 2016.

If cutting edge men’s styling is your aim, Adam brings an amazing barbering pedigree, taking classics in a truly modern direction. When not at the studio, Adam remains active in education, sharing his knowledge with new stylists at local hair schools.

Brandon Chao


Hairstylist / Master Colourist

Brandon has quickly become a core member of the studio.  His calm disposition and strong sense of aesthetic make him welcoming to all clientele.  

Brandon has received extensive in-house and exterior training, and as a result he produces on-trend cut, colour and style with his own signature flair.  

He is an attentive listener, and loves the opportunity to create new, fresh looks for everyone in his chair.

Cheryl Key


Colourist – Hairstylist / Master Colourist

Cheryl is a hair cutter , colorist, and makeup artist with over 15 years experience. Her Color certifications are numerous, including MATRIX, Goldwell, Wella, and L’Oreal Professional.

Outside of the salon, Cheryl has worked on set as a stylist and makeup artist for Flare magazine, MOP (Modern Organic Products), and La-Z-Boy, to name a few.

Her industry experience has grown into extensive involvement in runway styling and photo shoots. Cheryl is always excited to share her knowledge and style sense with others, and continues to warmly welcome all new and existing clientele.

Christina Schmitt


Hairstylist / Master Colourist

Where do we begin…Christina has developed her skills for two decades, becoming a top level hair colourist with most major brands on the market today.  

She also brings a strong style sense and classic feel to haircutting and styling. Chris is also a successful makeup artist in the salon and in the editorial pages of national trade magazines.

Cory Young

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Hairstylist / Master Colourist

Cory loves what he does and it shows. He is a stylist dedicated to career development and client service. In his 20 years, Cory has become a MATRIX master colourist, Great Lengths hair extension specialist, and a visionary dress work artist, earning him a Mirror Awards 2004 finalist nomination. In addition, Cory is a certified makeup artist with an enormous amount of experience styling on set.

Cory also possesses his Judging Certification through I.A.J. Research Hair Arts and Sciences. His experience is limitless, and Cory delivers excellence in all area to his diverse clientele.

Jade Smith


Hairstylist / Master Colourist

Jade has spent the last decade exploring her passion for amazing hair. She is MATRIX master colourist certified, and keeps her skills sharp through ongoing education.

If you’re looking for a trend-focused stylist with a friendly smile and upbeat personality, Jade is the one that can take your style in an amazing new direction.

Katelyn Saunders


Hairstylist / Extension Artist / Master Colourist

Katelyn has quickly become one of the best “pure stylists” around. With strong well rounded skills as a cutter and MATRIX Master Colorist, she offers a unique customized approach to anyone and everyone that has the pleasure of sitting in her chair.

Although cut, colour, and trend-driven styles define Katelyn’s day-to-day work, she is also a phenomenal stylist, creating incredible bridal and event hair reflective of her unique personal sense of style and creativity.

Katelyn is also our in-house Great Lengths hair extension technician. You won’t find more precise detailed extension anywhere, so drop in and see her for a complimentary consultation if you are considering any extension services.

Mackenzie Mulder


Support Team

One of the many friendly faces at the studio, Mackenzie has developed a great rapport with our studio guests.

Whether he is involved with your service preparation, or colour service, his unique style and personality will always make you feel welcome.

Mackenzie is currently in training to join our team of full-time stylists, mentored by our expert in-house education team.

Tiffany Parent


MATRIX Canada Educator / Hairstylist / Master Colourist

Tiffany has been with Fusion since entering into the world of hair several years back.  Outgoing and energetic, she is a multi-skilled stylist who wears many hats in the studio.

She has received extensive cutting and styling training, and is also a MATRIX master colourist. In addition, Tiffany is our resident waxing specialist. Her facial waxing expertise will leave you with soft, hair free skin, and her attention to detail will ensure you leave with perfect brows, every time.

A master of modern braiding techniques, Tiffany stays on trend for formal and party hair.

As a bridal makeup artist, Tiffany loves contributing to special events, including weddings and all formal occasions.

Lorenda Rouse


Hairstylist / Master Colourist

Our newest addition at Fusion Hair Studio.

Lorenda enjoys creating a cut and style that best compliments the guest. One of her favourite things about being a hairstylist, is seeing the transformation from start to finish. She loves making each guest look and feel their best!

Lorenda is excited to meet new guests on her every growing journey in the industry.

Tazzi Lake

hair dresser at Fusion Hair Studio Guelph

MATRIX Canada Educator / Hairstylist / Master Colourist

Tazzi is a passionate individual that combines and creates something extraordinary for every client. With her up-beat and outgoing personality, she is always keeping up with the current trends to creating amazing looks for her clients.

She has been in the industry for over 7 years and also has been educating for MATRIX for the last 2 years. She has been a hair show and photoshoot competitor on multiple occasions with awards to show for it.

Tazzi specializes in all aspects of colour and short hairstyles to create you that perfect look to bring out your inner beauty.

Drew Mandeville

Support Team

Drew is currently beginning her training to become a member of our full-time stylist team. Her warm smile and easygoing disposition is guaranteed to enhance your service here at the studio.