NEWS AND EVENTS

Influencer Spotlight: Sarmad Najem

Influencer Spotlight: Sarmad Najem

In this series, we put a spotlight on influencers who are making waves in the industry. Sarmad Najem Location: Vancouver IG: @hairbysarmad (Followers 430K) Claim to.. Read More →
Raffaello Salon Celebrates 50 Years!

Raffaello Salon Celebrates 50 Years!

Raffaello Salon celebrated their 50th anniversary on Wednesday, September 11, 2019. The celebration, which featured a smoke-themed presentation, was held to commemorate its opening and.. Read More →
Our “So You Think You Can Style?” Power Ponytails Finalists

Our “So You Think You Can Style?” Power Ponytails Finalists

For our latest “So You Think You Can Style?” contest sponsored by amika, we asked hairstylists to get creative and submit their ponytail creations, landing.. Read More →
Contessa 2020: Tickets on Sale Now!

Contessa 2020: Tickets on Sale Now!

In case you haven’t heard: The 31st annual Contessa Awards are coming, and you won’t want to miss them! Tickets are on sale now! What’s.. 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

Fall Forward: Editor’s Picks

Fall Forward: Editor’s Picks

Amp up your styles with the care and styling products you’ll want to add to your kit this season. Create Fuller-Looking Hair With.. Read More →
Get Inspired to Recreate These Runway Ready Looks

Get Inspired to Recreate These Runway Ready Looks

For autumn/winter 2019, hair at Fashion Week was far from “perfect,” with loose, undone and wet looks taking over the catwalk. Get the.. Read More →
How-to: Fierce Textured Twist

How-to: Fierce Textured Twist

Are you in need of some curly hair inspo? Look no further. “There’s a strong beauty and confidence that surrounds women who embrace.. Read More →
How to Freshen Up Your Clients’ Red Hair Colours

How to Freshen Up Your Clients’ Red Hair Colours

Move over fiery, saturated reds—softer tones are stronger than ever. Learn how to make these tones fresh for fall. If you haven’t already.. Read More →
Recreate These Looks that Rocked the Runway at NYFW 2019

Recreate These Looks that Rocked the Runway at NYFW 2019

New York Fashion Week (NYFW) always has us excited to see what looks and trends will rock the runway. Here are two that.. Read More →
How-to: Radiant and Sleek Red Carpet Hair

How-to: Radiant and Sleek Red Carpet Hair

Jennifer Lopez stunned the red carpet at the Hustlers premiere in Toronto, Ont., on September 7, 2019. Here’s how to recreate the look.. Read More →

Contessas

Contessa 2020 Deadline—Extended!

Contessa 2020 Deadline—Extended!

Update: Due to a large volume of entries, our Contessa uploader is currently down. We are working to resolve the issue as soon as possible... Read More →
Photoshop Tips for Your Contessa Collection

Photoshop Tips for Your Contessa Collection

We spoke with Denis Duquette, a Contessa award-winning photographer, on the dos and don’ts for retouching and Photoshop. “Retouching for hair competition collections is very.. Read More →
How to Shoot a Great Men’s Hair Collection

How to Shoot a Great Men’s Hair Collection

When prepping your photoshoot of a hair collection for a prestige competition, other than amazing hair, the perfect model, and all the on-trend fashion styling,.. Read More →
Shoot to Win: Canadian Nail Artist of the Year

Shoot to Win: Canadian Nail Artist of the Year

Need some help with the details of your Canadian Nail Artist of the Year collection? We’ve rounded up some tips to help point you in.. Read More →

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