Dante Di Mattia, owner of Casa Dante International Hair Studio in Halifax
He is an international hairstylist whose work has appeared in magazines and newspapers in North America and Europe.
Dante has won hairstyling competitions such as the Roman Championship in Rome, Italy, Daytime Paris Competition, ABA Atlantic Provincial Championships, Manitoba Championships, Alberta Championships, a bronze medal at the European Championship along with many others.
Dante is the 1st hairstylist east of Toronto & the only from the Atlantic Provinces to represent Canada in the World Olympic Hairstyling Competition.
Dante has also been the recipient of the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award and he was the first stylist east of Ontario to receive a Gold Medal status on the judging Panel of Canada. He was the hairstylist for the first ladies of the G-7 Summit. For four years he served as president of the Nova Scotia Hairdressers Association. Dante had a weekly show on cable television for two years and provided advice on hair and beauty in two newspapers over a four year period. He has also done platform work in Europe and North America, including the ERTE fashion show in New York.
He was invited to London, England to create an International Hair instructional Video which has been translated into 10 languages for worldwide distribution and newspapers.
For 10 years Dante owned & operated the successful "Dante International School of Hair & Beauty" and for 11 years Dante was the Hair Designer for the Nova Scotia Drama League. He has created hairstyles for such plays as Annie, The King and I, The Music Man, Cinderella, Snow White, The Wizard of Oz, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, and many others.