Our Team

Calvin So
Creative Director

Calvin So is a Creative Director at Salon de Elephant. He has over 18 years of experience in the style industry, with training from Schwarzkopf Canada, and Bumble and Bumble New York. His specialties are men's haircuts, the bob haircut, and wavy perms.


When he's away from the salon, Calvin pursues his interests in mechanical engineering (cars and motorbikes), cooking and handcraft arts. He always appreciates a clean and tidy environment.

Karen Chan
Creative Director

Karen Chan is a Creative Director at Salon de Elephant. She has over 10 years of experience in style industry, with training from the Aveda Institute and Academy Toronto, Vidal Sassoon (London, UK), and Bumble and Bumble New York. Her specialties are creative hair styling, cuts and colours. She has a degree in advertising-art direction from OCAD.


Karen loves to travel worldwide and experience different cultures. Her primary interests are art and architecture, bossa nova music, jazz music, reading, and bird watching.

Niki Chen
Top stylist

Niki Chen brings over 7 years of experience as a Stylist, with training from Vidal Sassoon Toronto. She specializes in long hair styling, and blow drying techniques with a round brush. Her personal interests include dancing, cooking, reading, and spending time with her family as a mother of three kids.


Melissa Koay
Top stylist 

Melissa Koay is graduate of George Brown College with a degree in graphic design. She has over 3 years experience as a Top Stylist, with training from the Aveda Institute and Academy in Toronto. She is the "Born to Style" Toronto 2013 winner. Her specialities are upstyles, styling and bayalage highlights. Her personal interests include Balayage, Dota 2 game, singing, music and DIY.

Min Kim
Top Stylist

Min is a graduate of the Aveda Institute and Academy in Toronto, working in salons downtown since 2015. Previously she was working as a freelance makeup artist after graduating from Complections International, where she discovered her passion for hair. Min's specialties include styling, balayage, and bobs. Her personal interests include, painting, makeup, and binge watching shows.


Saya Hirata
Top Stylist

Saya hails from Tokyo and Okinawa, Japan with over 8 years of hairdresser experience. Her specialties include, women's short styles, wavy perms and straight perms. Her personal interests are traveling, photography and keeping the body active.


Sudien Li

Sudien Li is a graduate of Seneca College with a degree in accounting. He has over three years experience as a stylist. His specialities are basic men's haircut, straight perms, and classic one lengths. His personal interests include learning new things, music, and hand crafted works.