The Mekka Academy and Hair Studio is located in Plateau Mont-Royal, the heart of the art and fashion district. This Salon offers a quiet and relaxing atmosphere. Our team believes that hair design is at once an art, a craft and a science. Wether its a cut, colour or simple brushing you are in the hands of an experienced professional that will give you their undivided attention. Because at Mekka we believe in caring about your hair and the planet at the same time, we carry natural, organic products, cruelty-free, and mostly of high quality. This is the perfect environment for a fresh start. We welcome men, women and children of all ages to come enjoy this unique and friendly experience.


  • Consultation
  • Hairsetting
  • Coloration
  • Men haircut
  • Woman haircut
  • Kid haircut
  • ...and more!

Vanessa Boily

Vanessa is the newest addition to the mekka team! She has over 12 years experience as a hair stylist and makeup artist and has worked in salons as well as worked on location for shows, photo shoots and events in Montreal as well as abroad.

Her dream is to continue as an artist in education, forever learning and growing and sharing her knowledge with future students and clients.

Alison Vermaat

A lifelong hairstylist and former salon owner, Alison began her career in Montreal after immigrating to Canada from Ireland as a teenager—and recently returned after nine years working abroad in Berlin.

She loves to blend European style with North American finish and is especially good with “difficult” hair and curls.

Well-known for her skill in creating layered, dimensional, “lived-in” color and cuts, she is very fond of Balayage and is devoted to studying and discovering new industry trends.

She speaks English, French, and German fluently—and is a certified master hairstylist in Germany.