The House of Aitous – Richmond Hills’ First-Ever Glamorous Beauty Bar
Owner Aitous Rasouli opened Richmond Hill’s first-ever glamorous beauty bar in 2016. The space offers a Parisian, modern and Beverly Hills essence.
Aitous Rasouli is a celebrated makeup artist and hairstylist who has spent time working with some of the biggest stars on the planet in L.A. for red carpets and fashion weeks. Now, Rasouli has come back home and started his own salon with the hopes of bringing Hollywood glitz and glamour to his own backyard. Dolce had the pleasure of interviewing Rasouli and learning about his career.
Q. Define personal style for us.
A. In contrast to fashion, personal style is your own unique and individual taste, whether it’s with makeup, hair or clothes. A well-defined sense of style speaks of your own knowledge of yourself, which enforces your self-confidence when facing the outside world.
Q. What is a piece of advice you’ve received that has helped you in business?
A. [The] advice that has helped me with my business is from my mother. In my culture, the society is extremely conservative and men working in the beauty industry are oppressed and looked down upon. My mother is extremely supportive and told me, “Do whatever makes you happy, even if you want to be a garbage picker, make sure you are the best at it.” This made me realize that I need to do something that I love where I [can] wake up smiling every day for the rest of my life.
Q. What is the next chapter for you?
A. My next chapter will be making sure House of Aitous stays as one of the top salons [in Richmond Hill,] and soon [it will] be opening up locations across North America. There will be tons of obstacles that my team and I will go through. However, keeping the integrity in our work and customer service is a must. We are a family and will stick together through thick and thin during the course of our journey. Our love and loyalty to our friendly customers allow us to make the best out of any situation.