Beginning in September 2022, Jet Black has switched how we bill for appointments, we have switched to a time-based pricing model.  Existing appointments will continue to use our old prices, you can find out more below under prices.

We are answering emails Tuesday through Saturday and will get back to you as quick as possible with some options.

Please note Maddie and Ilona are not taking new clients at this time, and many of our stylists are scheduled  several months out, we are offering waitlists and encouraging clients to schedule their next couple of appointments.

We are also carrying a new product line, which you can purchase in the salon, or online if you head on over to Hair Story and pick up some product, you will receive 20% off in savings, and Jet Black will receive some proceeds.

Looking forward to seeing everyone in our chairs!  

xo Ilona & Staff


Ilona - $130/hr

Ilona - $130/hr

Owner & Stylist

Zodiac: Gemini

Recommends:  Wednesday morning yoga at Pure Yoga with Jen 🙂

Bucket List Items: 

  1. Compete on MasterChef Canada
  2. Create an award winning collection for NAHA’s
  3. Help build homes or a school in a 3rd world country.


Owner / Photographer

Zodiac: Pisces

Recommends:  A yummy dinner at Arlo, or heading over to the Whalesbone for some Oysters.

Outside of Jet Black:

  1. Mountain Biking, Soccer, Snowboarding
  2. Software Architect at a fast growing company (Assent)
  3. Being a dad to our little guy James.
Brooke - $95/hr

Brooke - $95/hr


Zodiac: Leo

Recommends:  The green curry at Royal Thai

Bucket List Item: To own a dog shelter for rescue dogs.

Next Destination:  Italy or Alaska

Kat - $110/hr

Kat - $110/hr


Zodiac:  Capricorn

Outside of Work:

  1. Heavy Metal Concerts
  2. Spa Days
  3. Horror Movies

Bucket List Item: Hike Trolltunga (Norway)

Leila (On maternity leave)

Leila (On maternity leave)


Zodiac: Cancer

Recommends:  Drop by in the afternoon to the Whalesbone on Kent St for a bowl of chowder and a lobster roll for a quick and yummy lunch!

Guilty Pleasure: instant noodles

Maddie - $125/hr

Maddie - $125/hr


Zodiac: Aries

Recommends: Mooshu for their delicious and also vegan friendly Ice Cream.

Bucket List Items:

  1. Refurbish a van and tour around.
  2. Go snowboarding and surfing in Japan.
  3. Take my mom travelling.
Maegan - $40/hr

Maegan - $40/hr


Zodiac:  Aries

Loves:  Cuddling with my cats, playing animal crossing, bullet journaling

Recommends: jumbo chicken tenders at Umbrella Bar


Skye - $115/hr

Skye - $115/hr


Zodiac: Aquarius

Recommends: An Elderflower Collins at Joeys

Loves: Travelling, spending time at the cottage and the outdoors.

Nickname: Pie

Tatiana - $100/hr

Tatiana - $100/hr



Recommends:  Crispy beef from Sweet Basil

Hobbies: collector of plants, foraging the forests, cat mom, creating art in all mediums.

Next Destination: New York to visit my family





Zodiac:  Virgo

Bucket List:  To one day have a salon business of my own, also visiting Paris, Dubai and Vegas!

Loves: Swimming and watching movies




Front Of House

Zodiac:  Capricorn

Would love to visit:  Peru or Taiwan

Studying: Biopharmaceutical Science



Front Of House

coming soon



Front Of House

Zodiac:  Libra

Recommends: Queen Elizabeth pizza from Pizza Nerds


Would love to visit: Switzerland


Jet Black Hair & Studio is time based hair salon, where you pay a fixed price based on the time spent.  Prices are listed for each stylist above and are inclusive of all products & time required to create your hair dreams.

How does time based pricing work?

Time-based pricing is fairly straightforward.  If you’ve decided for your next appointment that you would like to go lighter, add some colour, and maybe switch up your style, your stylist will let you know that you will require an appointment of 4 hours (for example).  If your stylist charges $100 per hour, then your bill at the end of your appointment will be $400 + tax, there are no other add-ons and no added tips or gratuity. 

So, you don’t accept gratuity?

No, with time-based pricing gratuity is not expected, our stylists have set their prices based on their level of skill and expertise.  With time-based pricing, your time in the salon is spent 100% 1 on 1 with your stylist, we will no longer be overlapping appointments, we’re hoping to elevate the experience in the salon and meet all of your hair needs and expectations. 


Why do you offer time-based pricing?

It is a more clear way to set up reservation time, the expectation of the client, be more inclusive, gender neutral and elevate our industry and be paid for our expertise based on time, and not by product.  

We also feel that tipping has gotten out of hand across many industries and it should be up to the business to provide our employees with a stable, guaranteed livable income, and at the same time set the expectation of the cost for our clients without any additional fees/tips etc.


What if my service takes a little bit longer?

Under normal circumstances where the appointment took longer than expected, the quoted/booked time is the time that will be charged, there are no overage charges.  In the event that you’ve decided to change direction to something requiring more time, we’ll discuss that at the beginning of your appointment and make a decision at that time.



Hair Cuts

All haircuts are customized to your specific hair goals and include a wash and style. 

~1 Hour

Textured Hair Cuts

These services are performed by stylists specifically trained in all textures of hair. This includes a cut, wash and style.

Please arrive with your hair dry, detangled, curly and down (no ponytails please or pulled back)

~1-2 Hours

Hair Colour

Everything from grey coverage to a full-on hair colour change, we have a team that can do it all.

~2-3 Hours


Foilyage, Balayage, Babylights, Highlights, You don’t need to know which one you need, just how blonde you want to be and we take care of the rest

~3-6 Hours

Rainbow Colours

Just an accent or the whole unicorn. We can do it all

~4-7 hours


Our extension specialists are trained in several extension methods so we can find the right one for you. This service requires an in person consultation and deposit prior to booking.

Time is based on in person consultation.


Contact Us

You can contact us by email or phone and we will get back to you during business hours or before.

Phone: (613) 569-4247
386 MacLaren Street Ottawa, Ontario K2P 0M8
Tuesday – 10:00-6:00
Wednesday – 9:00-8:00
Thursday – 9:00-8:00
Friday – 9:00-5:00
Saturday – 9:00-5:00

Jet Black Hair & Studio (613) 569-4247