Elevate Events

FALL 2016

Beauty Secrets Revealed

ICYMI Here’s what happened at Elevate Events Beauty Secrets Revealed

Elevate hosted a luxurious evening affair Elevate Events Beauty Secrets Revealed on November 17, 2016 at the Four Seasons Hotel Toronto. The evening consisted of an anti-aging, beauty and cosmetic enhancement panel moderated by editor-in-chief Amanpreet Dhami. The panel featured four experts, a master hair stylist, a dentist, a plastic surgeon and a skin specialist each of whom covered areas of expertise in their fields. Together the panel provided the 200 women and men who attended the event beauty tips and education about treatment options to empower them to make informed decisions about personal grooming and cosmetic enhancement.

Relive the event by checking out some photos from the evening! 

Guests mixed and mingled while getting beauty touchups!


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Following the formal programming guests nibbled on scrumptious hors d’oeuvres and sipped on cocktails while visiting CND for Vinylux manicures, makeup touchups by Boxx Cosmetics and quick hairstyling by Evolve Hair Studio. iFinance provided attendees with information on how to finance their next cosmetic procedure and Truly You Hair Solutions Centre met with women who wanted to learn about how to remedy hair loss issues and scalp health. In addition event attendees were able to interact directly with the panel experts: Dr. Naila Ladha of Dawson Dental, Dr. Mansour Bendago of Toronto Cosmetic Clinic, Karissa Misener of Vichy Canada and Sonia Yarkhani of Evolve Hair Studio.  

All event attendees also went home with an amazing swag bag with beauty goodies, skin care and service discounts valued at more than $3000. 

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 Finally stay tuned for buzz about our upcoming beauty event in spring 2017.  We look forward to seeing you there and meeting you in person!

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From left to right here is the Elevate team, digital editor Erin Torrance, editor-in-chief Amanpreet Dhami, associate publisher Daniela Giacco and account manager Wendy Lee Hynes. 

Photography: Tom Sandler Photography

 Meet our beauty and anti-aging panel experts!

Beauty Secrets Revealed Expert Panel
Toronto Bloor St dentist Dr Nalia LadhaDr. Naila Ladha, HBSc, DMD, CAGS of Dawson Dental will share with attendees how to maintain a beautiful and healthy smile. Dr. Ladha holds a degree in dentistry from Boston University’s Goldman School of Dental Medicine. She has a passion to provide quality patient care and help her patients achieve optimal oral health and beauty. One of her dental specialties is offering Invisalign. Dr. Ladha is a member of the Ontario Dental Association, the Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario and the Toronto Dental Society. Dr. Ladha’s passion for dentistry has landed her appearances in several media outlets including Health and Beauty Magazine, YTV and Proud FM.

Dr Mansour Bendago

Dr. Mansour Bendago, MD, FRCPC from Toronto Cosmetic Clinic brings more than 25 years of surgical experience and knowledge. Dr. Bendago is nationally renowned for his fat transfer technique that he uses to perform the Brazilian butt lift, which allows his patients to achieve the sought after hour glass figure. Dr. Bendago is a member of a variety of professional organizations including the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, American Society of Aesthetic Surgeons, Canadian Society of Plastic Surgeons and Canadian Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery.

Sonia Yarkhani

Sonia Yarkhani, co-founder with Jody Kezar of Evolve Hair Studio in downtown Toronto brings style, class and edge to every creation she makes.Always one step ahead of the trends, her fashion forward hair cuts and styles are perfectly complimented by Jody’s magical colour techniques. She has completed numerous cutting classes from around the world, which she believes is a bonus skill to add to her repertoire.

Karissa Misener

Karissa Misener, Vichy Account Executive, has worked in the makeup and skincare industry for 12 years and has been part of Vichy team for 4.5 years with previous experience as a Beauty Boutique Manager for Shoppers Drug Mart and a demonstrator for both Vichy and La Roche Posay. She’s an expert in seasonal skincare and cold weather as she has worked in Yellowknife, NWT.



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