That dream became a reality in 2001, when he opened
his first hair salon at the corner Bank and Alta Vista.
When he lived in Ottawa, Dory often visited his sister
in Orléans. During one of his visits he noticed
an empty space for lease in a mall at the corner of
Voyageur Drive and Jeanne d'Arc Blvd. in Convent Glen
Within weeks he opened a small barber shop. Three
years later a bigger space became available in the
same mall. Seizing the opportunity, Dory opened a
new salon serving both men and women in Convent Glen
That was in March. Since then he's managed to build
up a seizable clientele which includes old customers
from his Ottawa business and his barber shop, as well
as new customers from the surrounding area.
When it comes to getting one's hair done, there's
a certain amount of trust that needs to exist between
a stylist and a client. While in many occupations
that trust is built up over time, in the world of
the hair stylist that level of trust needs to be established
from the moment the client sits down in the chair.
Since opening the Inner Beauty Unisex Hair Salon,
Dory has quickly built up a loyal and adoring clientele.
The first thing you come to appreciate about Dory
is the passion he has for his craft. He truly loves
his job. The second thing you notice is the attention
he pays to each and every customer. From the moment
the client sits down in the the chair it's all about
A master stylist and colourist, Dory is constantly
keeping up with the latest styles and trends. He believes
that a client's hair style should suit the shape of
their face while their hair colour should match their
"I like to start with their natural colour and
sometimes I will make a suggestion. A lot of times
they will go along with what I suggest. I've cut hair
for a long time; they trust me by now," says
Dory also believes that a person's hairstyle should
match their lifestyle.
"It all depends on what they do for a living.
Everyone is different, whether they work for the government,
they work for themselves, or they do shift work,"
As you no doubt can tell, Dory is all about the client
and while he has a loyal clientele, he always has
time for new customers. Many come by way of referrals
while others are new arrivals to the community looking
for a new stylist.
Whatever the reason, Dory is more than happy to look
after their needs and give them that stunning new
look that will turn heads and draw compliments. To
book an appointment with Dory call 613-834-4545.
Inner Beauty Unisex Hair Salon is open Mon. to Wed.
9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Thurs. and Fri 9:30 a.m. to 7
p.m. and Sat. 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Call ahead to make
an appointment for weddings or special occasion outside
of normal business hours.