Ali is originally from Dubai City, where he has been honing his skills with hair through his sister’s beauty empire. He also has 7 years of barbering experience, which makes him unique. He graduated with top marks from both the Aveda Academy and Institute. He also quickly became an Aveda educator, teaching colour, haircutting and a variety of complex hair techniques. His passion is creating unique colour applications, including balayage and complex colour corrections. He moved from Vancouver with his partner, Ken, to pursue his desire to open a quality salon in the Okanagan. He is a fitness junky and spends most of his time outside of work at the gym, running, and running marathons. He has a passion for fashion, but his primary passion is anything hair.