NEWS AND EVENTS

Moroccanoil Appoints Jay Elarar as Chief Executive Officer

Moroccanoil Appoints Jay Elarar as Chief Executive Officer

Moroccanoil has announced the appointment of Jay Elarar as chief executive officer. Elarar brings an understanding and commitment to the brand after having started his.. Read More →
The North American Beauty Envision Awards Finalists

The North American Beauty Envision Awards Finalists

COTY Professional Beauty has announced the finalists of the first North American Beauty Envision Awards. This competition, targeted toward salon professionals, is meant for those.. Read More →
3 Tips for Selecting Your Best Contessa Photos

3 Tips for Selecting Your Best Contessa Photos

Toronto-based photographer Natasha Gerschon (who photographed four Contessa-winning collections last year!) shares her expertise for selecting the perfect shot. Keep it Cohesive “While you want.. Read More →
Industry Disruptors: Salon Suites

Industry Disruptors: Salon Suites

Salon suites have continued to play an integral part in the Canadian market over the last few years. That said, have they had an impact.. Read More →

Business Articles

Salon Spaces that Think Outside the Box

Salon Spaces that Think Outside the Box

These four Canadian salons have really upped their design game by transforming out-of-the-box locations into extraordinary spaces. Elevate Beauty Lofts, Etobicoke, Ont. elevatebeautylofts.com, @elevatebeautylofts, Designer.. Read More →
Industry Disruptors: Inclusive Education

Industry Disruptors: Inclusive Education

In this six-part series, we explore various disruptors that are changing the game for the industry. Cue the music and turn on the lights, education.. Read More →
Tips for Dealing with Negative Reviews

Tips for Dealing with Negative Reviews

We all love how social media has permitted stylists and salon owners to showcase great work. But what happens when one of your unhappy clients.. Read More →
The Benefits of a Loyalty Program

The Benefits of a Loyalty Program

Find out how to benefit from a loyalty program. As a salon owner and Redken artist, Katrina Smiley is always looking for ways to elevate.. Read More →
Industry Disruptors: Blow Dry Bars

Industry Disruptors: Blow Dry Bars

In this six-part series, we explore various disruptors that are changing the game for the industry. More and more blow dry bars are popping up.. Read More →
A Look Inside Calgary-Based Salon, The Beverly

A Look Inside Calgary-Based Salon, The Beverly

Two years ago, Beverly Robertson was renting a chair out of a brow studio in Calgary’s Parkdale neighbourhood. Having won the 2018 Contessa award for.. Read More →

Hair Trends

Customize Your Clients’ Looks this Season

Customize Your Clients’ Looks this Season

Customize your looks with Pravana’s three latest stylers.   Polish & ReUnite Transform damaged strands with this lightweight styling cream. Formulated with Reunite.. Read More →
Haze Glazing 101

Haze Glazing 101

As trends continue moving towards warmer tones, find out why you’ll want to add “haze glazing” to your colour vocabulary— and repertoire. Who.. Read More →
How to Protect Your Clients’ Blonde Hair this Summer

How to Protect Your Clients’ Blonde Hair this Summer

Recover hair with Schwarzkopf Professional’s BlondMe Detoxifying System. We all know (and fear) the damage often associated with lightening hair. Schwarzkopf Professional’s new.. Read More →
How-To: The Iconic “Wet Hair” Look

How-To: The Iconic “Wet Hair” Look

Let’s face it, with summer just around the corner, clients are sure to be all about low-maintenance hairstyles. The “wet hair” trend has.. Read More →
How-To: Long Curtain Fringe

How-To: Long Curtain Fringe

Curtain fringe is defined as any type of bangs that are shorter in the middle than they are on the sides. According to.. Read More →
Industry Disruptors: Gender Fluidity

Industry Disruptors: Gender Fluidity

In this six-part series, we explore various disruptors that are changing the game for the industry. As gender becomes a more fluid con-.. Read More →

Contessas

Get Excited for Contessa 2020!

Get Excited for Contessa 2020!

Find out everything you need to know about what is (and isn’t) allowed in this year’s competition. Save the Date: Sunday, November 10, 2019 Location:.. Read More →
Contessa 2020: Entries Open!

Contessa 2020: Entries Open!

Calling all hairstylists, colourists, salon teams, makeup artists and nail techs! Entries are officially open for the 31st annual Contessa Awards! And whether you enter.. Read More →
Ask the Expert: Contessa Photoshoot Tips

Ask the Expert: Contessa Photoshoot Tips

If the idea of hiring a professional photographer sounds overwhelming, breathe easy. We asked two Contessa-winning photographers to share their tips for mastering your Contessa.. Read More →
A Chat with Contessa 2019 Finalist, Yoonmi Kim

A Chat with Contessa 2019 Finalist, Yoonmi Kim

After graduating from a beauty art school in South Korea, Yoonmi Kim began working as an assistant at a hair salon offering hair, makeup, waxing.. Read More →

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