Matthew’s love for the hair industry stems from his love of all things art, culture and craftsmanship. Styling involves precision, unwavering attention and creativity. These pillars of the process inspired Matthew to become a stylist.
After years as a senior stylist at Medulla & Co., working alongside his brother, Matthew wanted more. Fortunately, so did Anthony. The two set out to conceptualize then realize their very own salon. One that values community, inclusion and creativity.
In 2017, Alibi Cutting Room came to fruition. Located in Toronto’s revered Little Italy neighbourhood, the two brothers bring complementary strengths to their business. Matthew is a master in precision cutting, dry cuts and specialized grooming techniques.
Matthew is known for his ability to craft signature looks that enhance his clients’ natural attributes and give them a renewed sense of confidence.
Anthony always knew he wanted to be a creative. At 18 years old he immersed himself in a hairstyling apprenticeship and swiftly fell in love with the industry. He went on to spend a decade at Medulla & Co. where he spent 5 years as co-owner.
Over the years, Anthony has worked with countless celebrities from Anna Wintour to Jon Hamm. All do in large part to his technical training, innovative approach and colour mastery.
Anthony’s entrepreneurial spirit, combined with Matthew’s readiness to start a business, inspired him to create a salon that was uniquely their own. At Alibi Cutting Room, Anthony is an expert in natural, lived-in colour, curated cuts and men’s grooming.
Art, fashion, travel and culture inform Anthony’s one-of-a-kind creations.
Carolyn Mila Shariff
Carolyn is Master Colour Technician, known for her signature, long-lasting and low maintenance hair colour. While her artistry speaks for itself, Carolyn’s bright personality landed her as a mainstay in many publications from The Kit and Canadian Living to Flare and Fashion. With over 10 Years behind the chair and experience in front of the camera, backed by training in hair, makeup and theatre gives Carolyn a skillset unlike no other. Her passion for colour and the science of hair is evident in every client’s personalized creation.
Kelly is a renowned hair stylist with over 10 years of experience. Her ability to create effortless haircuts designed to look just as great when styled as when dried naturally has made her a sought-after stylist in the city and beyond. Kelly has worked with a long list of celebrity clients and her editorial work has been featured in major media publications, including Canadian Living, The Coveteur and The Kit to name a few. Kelly’s ability to create an effortlessly personalized experience for her clients paired with her talent and genuine nature has led her to become one of the most respected and trusted hair stylists in the industry.
Annie is Alibi’s colour assistant and a Jill of all artistic trades. She works alongside every stylist on the team, taking away distinctive methods, tips and tricks from each and every artist. In her free time, Annie enjoys listening to music, painting and creating, travelling, discovering the city, and playing guitar. Annie’s positivity, energy and curiosity are magnetic.
For as long as Suzy can remember, she’s had an affinity for all things hair. Her motto: If you can’t change your life, change your hair. She loves creating new styles, playing with colours and getting inventive. Suzy specializes in both cutting and colour for men and women, but it’s the care and comfort she brings her clients that’s unmatched.
Stella turned her love of styling and creativity into a career… and she couldn’t be more grateful. Her inspiration comes from working alongside talented artists and meeting new, fresh faces every day. Stella is an extensions expert. She strives to give her clients a feeling of confidence and empowerment, and credits seeing their smile as why she chose the industry.
Kay’s interest in everything hair and beauty led her to Alibi Cutting Room. Joining the team in 2020 as Anthony’s assistant, she is inspired by the endless creativity that the salon environment brings. Kay specializes in bridal hairstyles, but above all loves making people feel happy and confident.