Just a few weeks ago, I skipped backwards, arm in arm with my friend Sarah through a snow storm. After a couple of not so spicy Ceasar’s, we stumbled into OUR FIRST EVER … SALON OPENING @ salon Y.
Shaking the snow off myself, like a cute pup, I stripped off my favourite cobalt blue jacket, a.k.a. sleeping bag dress, ready to rock my wholesome, fitted, colourful floral printed cardigan overtop a ribbed black body suit, snugly tucked into my favourite brown corduroy boo-tay shorts. With black tights underneath and new cute n’ cozy winter boots from my lova, I was ready to strut about and make friends.
Only 8 when she first cut her own hair, Yeemi moved quickly. At age 14, usually the peak of awkwardness for most teenagers, Yeemi boldly shaved her entire head. Yep. All of It. Starting with herself and slowly expanding to friend’s noggins, Yeemi chopped up new styles wherever she had the chance.
One day, in the midst of tryna figure out what kind of artsy gettin paid thing she wanted to do with her life, Yeemi strolled into Donato Salon & Spa to visit a friend getting a hair cut. Impressed by her fabulous Mohawk, with intricate fades and designs, everyone asked if she was a stylist. When she replied “No,” they asked her if she wanted to be. Considering this as a possibility for the first time Yeemi said “yes”. The rest is history. She quickly moved up the ranks of the company to senior position possible, working as both a stylist and educator.
Yeemi now works at salon Y, a small boutique shop hidden away on Widmer Street, off King West, around the corner from the TIFF Light Box. My advice? Book an appointment. You wont regret it. From audacious and a-symmetrical, to lengthy luxurious layers and straight up crazy updos, Yeemi’s expansive hair-art repertoire has something in it for everyone.
To sneak a glimpse at Yeemi’s wizardry, check out: yeemitang.tumblr.com
Or to book an appointment, call Salon Y @ 416-341-4247