The Experience

Rinaldo Canonico

There are not too many people you would know by their first name alone.

For over 50 years, Rinaldo styled the hair of several influential people including Prime Ministers, MPs, Senators, royalty and celebrities.

Even then in his early 20s, Rinaldo was already an accomplished hairstylist when he arrived from Italy. He became a master of his craft, and in the early 60’s opened his first salon in downtown Ottawa (appropriately named Rinaldo). Other salons followed shortly thereafter- each one bigger and better than the last. There are currently four Licensed locations – Manotick, Carlingwood Mall, Lansdowne Park and George Street.

Rinaldo was instrumental in revolutionizing the hair and beauty industry, all while building an empire. Rinaldo regularly visited each location to greet customers and make sure the salons maintained the high standards he expected. Respect was always important to Rinaldo-respect for his art and most important respect for his clients and friends. He was kind, charismatic and always charming.

Rinaldo had a gift for making anyone he was with feel like they were a star. He carried these values into the salons, making sure customers left feeling beautiful.

Rinaldo was a community leader and a frequent generous donor to local causes such as The Ottawa Heart Institute, CHEO, Ottawa Humane Society, Ottawa Hospitals and many more causes. Rinaldo Canonico or “Rinaldo” was an Icon in the Nation’s Capital.

Rinaldo left us on May 24th, 2017 after a lengthy battle with heart disease. His beloved wife Patricia will carry on Rinaldo’s legacy as President and Sole Owner of the businesses.

Patricia Rinaldo


Aside from Rinaldo Himself there has been no greater presence in the business than Patricia Rinaldo. Together with her husband, she has played a crucial role in creating and revolutionizing the Rinaldo brand. Patricia has managed almost every aspect of the business from branding down to the selection of product. Patricia’s industry expertise and keen eye for fashion has given her the unique ability to find inventive ways to expand the business. She was fundamental in bringing a European spa to the salons as well as the addition of boutiques carrying an assortment of high end jewelry, handbags, cosmetics and more. Today, Patricia oversees the performance of each of the salons, making sure they maintain the high standards she and Rinaldo set and expected. With the passing of Rinaldo in 2017, Patricia is now the Sole Owner and President of Rinaldo Hair Designers and Spa and Rinaldo Enterprises with Licensees operating the four locations-
Manotick, Carlingwood, Lansdowne Park and George Street.

The Rinaldo Experience

Rinaldo offers you lavish service and refined space to escape, rejuvenate and relax. At Rinaldo we believe it is important for every individual to find time for him or herself. Finding time to relax, rejuvenate and take care of your body is key for your overall well being. We know that finding a healthy balance in your life is never easy, which is why Rinaldo offers a wide variety of treatments all in one place so you can truly pamper yourself.

Whether you have only one hour or ten, Rinaldo offers luxurious services that will give your mind and body the escape it needs.

It’s time to pamper yourself. You deserve it!