yukki saito

founder & Director

Born and raised in Japan; Yukki is the founder and the director of Balance.

With 20 years of experience in the hair industry and ongoing, Yukki had been working in Tokyo, Japan for 5 years, where he was a stylist for numerous celebrities; London, UK for 2 years; and finally moved to Toronto in 2004. While in Canada, Yukki had worked in various salons around the city, but has since founded Balance back in 2011.

Haircuts are my language, my passion – the way I express myself.


Kanako Hashimoto

Senior Stylist

Kanako was born and raised Japan and is the second director along with Yukki. 

She has been in the hairdressing industry for 16 years. After graduating from Glamour Kansouri Hairdressing College in Osaka Kanako has participated and achieved impressive results in numerous competitions: she came second in OPK - the make-up and hair up-do competition and was in the top 5 in the hairdresser magazine Photoshoot Contest. 

Hair is always next to your face. Gorgeous hair creates wonderful impressions, builds your confidence, makes you feel fantastic, and makes your life marvelous!


Rachel Fu


Rachel was born and raised in Toronto, Canada and is the newest representative of the stylists team.

With an Aveda diploma and 2 years of work in the industry on hand, Rachel is proven to be a very valuable member of our team and a capable stylist with a strong growing potential.

Hair industry is not only about cutting hair, but also about creating interpersonal relationships and making people feel beautiful and happy.


Michael Tran

General manager

Born and raised in Toronto, Canada Michael Tran is the one who creates the whole atmosphere in Balance.

With a marketing diploma and 12 years of managerial experience, Michael connects the puzzle consisting of the receptionist staff, the stylists and the client base into a big picture called Balance Hair Salon.

Our salon stresses on customer service. We are always ready to go above and beyond and are constantly working on our improvement. Customers’ happiness is our happiness!




As a stylist, you are creative, passionate and have a zest for life. Your technical skills are matched by your personality and you want your clients to leave our salon wanting more.

To learn more about career opportunities with Balance, please contact us by email at contactus@ysbalance.com with your resume.