All images are real clients, with real transformation stories.

Since 2015, we have created safer spaces for holistic wellness and healing. We have serviced over 300 clients and facilitated 100+ workshops. We service those seeking a space for renewal and reprieve.

We believe that people are deserving of spaces to fall deeper in love with who and how they are. NiaZamar: Redefining Beauty is a membership based beauty wellness social enterprise, empowering self-love via mind, body, and soul. NiaZamar provides holistic & inclusive beauty using make-up, hair artistry, one-on-one classes, community education and beauty products. NiaZamar caters to your unique identity and personality for personalized results. 

Client centred care is integral to our work. We value creating spaces for not only beauty but wellness and personal transformation. On your terms.

Our membership program was created to foster a deeper sense of community and allow us to best service the needs of our unique clientele. Are you a newbie trying out beauty services for the first time? Or are you a NiaZamar regular who has been a part of community visiting us as the seasons change for your regular touch up? Or are you deeply committed to your self -care routine, booking regular appointments, attending events and seeking a support system for your wellness journey? We are your accountability partners. There is something for everyone in the NiaZamar House.

We painted the faces and laid the edges of Black Lives Matter Toronto’s historic Pride Parade shut down, photoshoots and numerous media appearances. We also provided make-up and hair services to mayoral candidate Saron Gebresellassi for each debate and media appearance.

BLM pride parade Hair and Make-up team.  Image source: National Post Photographer : THE CANADIAN PRESS/Mark Blinch

BLM pride parade Hair and Make-up team.

Image source: National Post Photographer : THE CANADIAN PRESS/Mark Blinch

Hair in Pascale Diverlus  Flare Article

Hair in Pascale Diverlus Flare Article

Crochet Braids for Sandy Hudson on CP24

Crochet Braids for Sandy Hudson on CP24

Crochet Braids for Sandy Hudson in  Toronto Life.  Image by :Justin Aranha

Crochet Braids for Sandy Hudson in Toronto Life. Image by :Justin Aranha

Hair and Makeup Team for Saron Gebresellassi Mayoral Campaign image as seen on Global

Hair and Makeup Team for Saron Gebresellassi Mayoral Campaign image as seen on Global


 

Our Mission

We aim to put beauty definitions back into the hands of our communities while simultaneously providing a space where art and beauty can be used to heal us. Using education, services and products we aim to empower individual people to express their unique identities and strengthen their love for self.

Our Vision

We want to live in a world that values the nuances and complexities of everyones beauty. A world where the definition of beauty is limitless and holistic. Centred in love and creativity, we hope to redefine and challenge what beauty is.


NiaZamar is THE BEST with my curls!
I walked into the studio with super long, dried out, frizzy hair and left with gorgeous shape, volume and happy hydrated curls. They took time to understand the changing relationship I have with my hair as I get older, and made sure the cut we co-created would fit with my lifestyle. Every time I work with Tanya I feel seen, understood and beautiful. Thanks Tanya!!! <3
— Jenna Faye, client since 2016
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After years of listening to stories from community and clients revealed there was a disconnect between the beauty industry and individual,

NiaZamar was birthed from stories. 

Tanya Turton spent seven years in the community working with youth and listening to stories of their experiences and resilience. During this time she also worked in one of Toronto's high end salons located in Yorkville. After years of listening to stories from community and clients revealed there was a disconnect between the beauty industry and individual clients and their journeys of self-love and self-acceptance. It was Valentines Day of 2012 when she facilitated a self-love workshop to a group of youth that the idea of how to fill this gap was born. 

NiaZamar: Redefining Beauty was born out of the strong belief that communities and people should have the power to create and decide what beauty is.

  NiaZamar: Redefining Beauty was developed as a tool to reimagine the blue print for beauty.