About us

The heart of it

Oligo was founded almost 30 years ago by Moty and Liliane Cohen, in the heart of Montréal—so both dedication and savoir-faire just come naturally to us!  For the first 2 decades Oligo was primarily a research and development laboratory supplying high-end hair care products to cosmetic companies around the world. Throughout this process we perfected the art of product development and discovered the best ingredients in the world! As we honed our expertise we realized that Oligo—now a second-generation business with three sons continuing the family tradition of excellence—was at the centre of a professional renaissance.

The evolution of Professionnel hair care

It was time to create our own brand. The vision for Oligo Professionnel was—and remains—the crafting of healthier and safer salon exclusive products made possible by our family’s expertise, which we continue to develop with patience and care. The complex and highly sophisticated technologies used in the Oligo Professionnel series have been tested and re-tested, delivering the kind of performance, reliability, consistency, and excellence only true dedication can provide! What’s more, we insist on incorporating beauty into every facet of Oligo Professionnel—from concept to formula to packaging to the very relationship between stylist and guest… and everything in between! This attention to detail is about attaining the ultimate goal of making every woman feel beautiful.

And while Oligo Professionnel enjoys popularity around the globe, an important inspiration remains our home, Montréal, Canada’s fashion and style capital. At the crossroads of European flair and North American drive… French sophistication and English directness… the esprit of Montréal can be felt in all our products.

Oligo Professionnel is equally dedicated to your success. We believe collaboration is central to any partnership based on mutual respect and depth of commitment. As such, we are committed to providing you with the best training, continuous technical support and of course, the salon-only Oligo Professionnel line. Our programs are truly unique to customize your experience with us.

We both know that when you touch hair, you touch lives. Together, we can touch people and provide guests with the rewards they so richly deserve.

Yours truly,

Ilan Cohen
President, Oligo Professionnel