At the forefront of the fashion and beauty industry and the creative mind behind three Donato Salon + Spa locations in Toronto, Canada. John Donato, winning Editorial Stylist for the North American Hairstyling Awards, has long been recognized for his vision and accomplishments while exemplifying the definition of true entrepreneur. From visionary to stylist extraordinaire, John is the go-to-guy of photographers, editors and celebrities worldwide. With an easy-going nature and a vision that far exceeds anyone’s expectations, John takes both men and women from simple to stunning. Growing up in a family of hairdressers allowed John the creative output he needed to develop and appreciate his eye for beauty. He soon realized his desire to expand his knowledge and understood the need to gain training away from the family business. John headed to Vidal Sassoon where he worked in both Toronto and Los Angeles, and where he was exposed to and gained experience in editorial work. John Donato accepts the award for Editorial Hairstylist of the Year at the NAHA ceremony With his passion for beauty, John took over the family business and began growing his salon, his portfolio and his advertising and editorial clientele. Working with world-renowned photographers allowed him the freedom to create and design beautiful, glamorous hair, while mastering the finer points of his craft and his foray into the world of beauty landed him in the glossy pages of such magazines asChatelaine, ELLE and Flare. John’s work ranges from consulting on product education to brand image. John’s professionalism and sheer creativity makes him a sought-after stylist. In addition, John is credited with creating and styling the hair for a variety of lifestyle, beauty and fashion consumer brand campaigns from television commercials to print ads. His diverse portfolio also includes a celebrity clientele, ranging from musicians to actors.