John Steinberg, 1944-2011
John Steinberg passed away this week in Toronto after a courageous battle with cancer. In the business for 51 years, John had built a stellar reputation as the “Rosedale rebel” with his salons the Rainbow Room and John Steinberg and Associates.
John lead a full and busy life as an avid fundraiser for Princess Margaret Hospital with his Annual Pool Tournament and his outrageous, funny calendar ‘Women of Substance,” plus art shows supporting Mexican culture.
In recent years, he turned his mastery of the beauty industry into an opportunity to give back and inspire others (particularly students) with speaking engagements across the country.
John was closely linked to the arts community as well as the salon industry and had grown to be one the of most respected and beloved hairstylists in Canada. His creativity was only to be outdone by his generosity and overall kindness to others. He will be sorely missed.