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Meet Canada’s GS Beauty Group

ISBN welcomes GS Beauty Group as our newest member. With almost 100 salons, retail stores, barber shops and express beauty bars, this multi-unit powerhouse includes five brands: Trade Secrets, Glamour Secrets, Taylor & Colt Barber Spa, Glamour Secrets GS Beauty Bar and The Cut Above.

Trade Secrets/Glamour Secrets retails more than 4,500 skus of salon-quality, professional hair, skin, body and nail products, as well as accessories, and features a full-service salon. This franchise system is supported by a 16,000-square-foot warehouse and distribution center.

Trade Secrets recently unveiled its first Luxe store design in Exchange Tower Toronto. The luxury section will be added to all existing Trade Secrets and Glamour Secrets locations.

Glamour Secrets GS Beauty Bar provides express services in a boutique retail environment. With five locations in operation, it plans to open 10 doors annually. Services include hair, nails, threading, lashes, extensions, makeovers, and in some locations, laser hair removal. The product selection includes unique and high-end brands. This concept, which is located in high-density, high-traffic locations and major malls, speaks to today’s fast-paced consumer.

Taylor & Colt provides the ultimate men’s barber spa experience in a full-service men’s barbershop created by men for men. Services include hair cuts, shaves, waxing and laser hair removal. Clients can walk in for a quick cut or spend the afternoon reading the newspaper and enjoying a complimentary beverage.

The Cut Above award-winning, full-service salon has offered first-class, affordable beauty services and products to woman ages 15 to 55 years since 1976. The team specializes in innovative hair cutting, flawless highlights, color correcting and deep conditioning treatments, as well as a full menu of esthetics services. A recent renovation enhances the welcome feeling with a cutting-edge vibe.

GS Beauty employs about 700 people across its brands. Corporate headquarters houses 50 employees who manage everything from construction and design to legal to social media. The company is a 100% privately owned family business.

The company supports initiatives to end women’s cancers and holds “give and take” appliance trade-in events for women’s charities.

Paolo D’Elia, general manager, leads this privately owned family business and is eager to meet and network with ISBN’s members! You can reach out to welcome him at or 905-264-2799, ext. 101. Visit

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