Pina Marfisi has owned and operated Acqua Salon since 1997. With a successful and well-rounded background in the industry, Pina has created an award-winning salon, filled with highly educated staff, training them personally to offer a high level of service and a unique experience. Her education began at Marvel School in Toronto. Upon graduation she apprenticed for one year on Yonge and Eglington in Toronto and returned to Guelph to begin her career at Friends Hair Designers. She has studied the art of hair all over North America and Europe with top trainers including Aveda, Vidal Sassoon, Toni and Guy, Sanrizz Academy and Trevor Sorbie. Her competitive and platform work has carried her locally and internationally, placing first and second and sharing her work as far as Vincenza, Italy. She now shares that passion with her staff, training and coaching them to compete in National level competitions in Montreal and Toronto, and internationally in Paris, Milan, Frankfurt, Düsseldorf, and soon Korea. She is an active member or the Master Judges Panel of Canada, and is a recipient of the Platinum Lifetime Achievement Crystal. Her judging career carries her across Canada and the United States, as well as recently being certified in Paris as an international judge member for the OMC. Her participation and avid outreach in the community is extensive, and she continues to search for ways to give back. Her passion for education has been a driving force in her business allowing her to open a second location in July 2015 with an addition of an Aveda spa.