The Experience


Remembering An Icon

There aren’t many people you would know by their first name alone.

For over forty years, Rinaldo styled the hair of several influential people including MPs, senators, royalty, and celebrities.

Even then in his early 20s, Rinaldo was already an accomplished hairstylist. He became a master at his craft, and in 1968 he opened his first salon in downtown Ottawa (appropriately named Rinaldo’s). Other salons followed shortly thereafter – each one bigger and better than the last. There are currently four franchise locations in Ottawa: Carlingwood Shopping Centre, Manotick, Lansdowne Park, and George Street.

Rinaldo was instrumental in revolutionizing the hair and beauty industry, all while building an empire. Despite giving up styling due to repetitive strain injury, 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. He was kind, generous, 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 every customer left feeling beautiful.

Rinaldo was a community leader and frequent generous donor to local causes like the Canadian Cancer Society, CHEO, and the Ottawa Humane Society. One could often find Rinaldo out on the golf course, attending community events at Sala San Marco on Preston Street, or hosting glamorous parties at his luxury condo in the ByWard Market. Rinaldo Canonico or “Rinaldo” was an icon in the Nation’s Capital.

Rinaldo left us on May 24, 2017 after a lengthy battle with heart disease. His beloved wife, Pat, will carry on Rinaldo’s legacy as CEO and President of the business.


CEO and President

Aside from Rinaldo himself, there has been no greater presence in the business than Pat Rinaldo. Together with her husband, she has played a crucial role in creating and revolutionizing the Rinaldo’s brand. Pat has managed almost every aspect of the business from branding down to the selection of product lines. Pat’s industry expertise and keen eye for fashion has also 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, Pat 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, Pat is now the Owner and President of Rinaldo Hair Designers and Spa and Rinaldo Enterprise with Licensees operating the four salon locations (Carlingwood Shopping Centre, Manotick, Lansdowne Park, and George Street).

the rinaldo experience

Rinaldo’s offers you lavish service and refined space to escape, rejuvenate and relax. At Rinaldo’s 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, that is why Rinaldo’s 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’s offers luxurious services that will give your mind and body the escape it needs. Rinaldo’s offers services in hair design, nail care, skin care, body relaxation and has a number of packages that combine these services to ensure you get pampered from head to toe.

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

Hair Design

Whether you are looking to get a cut, colour or style, Rinaldo’s award winning staff will work with you to achieve the look that is truly you!

Nail Care

Keep your hands and feet looking and feeling their best with a variety of manicure and pedicure treatments. Whether you are looking for pure relaxation or to get primped for a special occasion, Rinaldo’s will give you a unique and luxurious experience you will enjoy from your fingers and toes. 

Skin Care

Revive your senses with a variety of facials that calm, enhance and rejuvenate your skin. Rinaldo’s staff will work with you to create a treatment that is tailored specifically to your skins needs ensuring a relaxing and complexion enhancing experience. 

Body Relaxation

Relax, restore and energize your body with Rinaldo’s variety of body and massage specialty treatments. Tailored specifically for you to enhance your sensory perceptions, you will receive the treatment you need to escape and rejuvenate. 

Pampering Packages

Rinaldo’s has put together a variety of packages that combine a number of luxurious salon and spa treatments. Select the perfect pampering package that is right for you.