John Frieda is proud to have talented celebrity stylist Alain Larivee serve as its Canadian Creative Consultant. Alain is a skilled professional, whose work has been applauded by the fashion industry’s most respected publications, including Montreal Gazette, Le Journal de Montreal, Fashion Magazine and Flare.
Alain joined John Frieda’s renowned editorial team in 2007 as the Canadian Creative Consultant for the John Frieda Professional Haircare division of KAO Canada Inc.
Passionate and unique, Alain Larivée, owner of CAJH Maîtres Coiffeurs Salon, is one of the most sought after hair stylists in Montréal. Alain’s down-to-earth approach coupled with his meticulous attention to detail has won him critical acclaim by top fashion magazines and newspaper writers. In 2009 and 2010 Alain and the John Frieda team of stylists were the official hair stylists for Gemini and Genie Awards. In 2010 Alain led a team of hair stylists to get Canadian talent such as Kristin Booth and Karine Vanasse red carpet ready.
Alain strives for perfection with every cut and colour combination, customizing each style to the individual. He ensures colour works with skin tones, while the haircuts take into consideration light and shadow. Though his work is influenced by trends, he ensures that each cut is carefully crafted to complement the contour of the face.
His success has afforded him a devoted following by high-profile Canadians, including Jessica Lucas, Chandra West, Amy Jo Johnson, Marianne Fortier, Colin James, Wendy Crewson, Eric Webster, Sarah Polley, Guy Trepanier, Katie Sevigny, Vik Sahay, Paul Merkilo, and Suzie Leblanc. In addition, Alain has had the opportunity to work with actors and dancers, such as Britain’s Andrew Wade, Monique Leger, and with producers and directors like Peter Hayes, Richie Mehta, Pier Rodier.
Having served as a platform stylist for several respected organizations, Alain’s work has been seen on stages across the country, including appearances on Quebec’s makeover TV hit Metamorphose. He continues to receive accolades on radio, TV and magazine interviews.