A renowned name in Canadian hair styling is now at America’s fingertips: For more than 25 years, Ray Civello has been a revolutionary figure in the beauty industry as a master hair stylist and business owner. After starting his career as a stylist at one of Canada’s hottest salons, The Rainbow Room, Ray’s visionary talent and engaging personality propelled him to become a sought-after editorial hair stylist in North America and Europe. In 1985, he launched his own brand of salons, Civello, in Toronto, Canada, with the mission to inspire guests to look and feel their best. After opening four successful Civello salons in Canada, he recently expanded internationally to open three salons in Chicago. With over three decades of experience, Ray has worked with a variety of clients including celebrities, executives, and tastemakers.
In addition to Civello salons, Ray is pioneering the Aveda Global business. He has held titles as Aveda’s Global & Creative Director and V.P. of Education. In 1994, Ray Civello established Collega International, a conglomerate of sales, salons and education. The business is the only national distributor for Aveda products in Canada and parent company to 4 Aveda Institute and Academy Salons nationwide, 16 Aveda retail stores, and 11 highly successful salons across North America. With his distinctive perspective and skill set, Ray has crafted an approach to hair unlike any other by truly factoring in the personality and appearance of every individual through coloring, cutting, and styling.