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Feeling the Future.Love with Kevin.Murphy

Nostalgic pieces, pretty pastels with a gothic feel and matte texture. This is how Kevin Murphy himself describes his namesake..

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The Excitement Begins: Announcing the 2019 Contessa Awards Semi-Finalists!

Are you ready for this? It’s time to see who made it to the semi-finals for the 2019 Canadian Hairstylist..

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Our “So You Think You Can Style?” ‘Pretty Pastels’ Winner!

Congratulations to Julie Carr, from St. Thomas, ON., on her first-place win in the “So You Think You Can Style?” ‘Pretty Pastels’..

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Our “So You Think You Can Style?” ‘Pretty Pastels’ Finalists!

For our latest “So You Think You Can Style?” contest, we asked hairstylists to get creative with pastel hair colours...

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Feeling the Future.Love with Kevin.Murphy

Nostalgic pieces, pretty pastels with a gothic feel and matte texture. This is how Kevin Murphy himself describes his namesake brand’s latest collection, Future.Love. Bringing.. Read More →
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The Excitement Begins: Announcing the 2019 Contessa Awards Semi-Finalists!

Are you ready for this? It’s time to see who made it to the semi-finals for the 2019 Canadian Hairstylist of the Year Awards (aka... Read More →
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Our “So You Think You Can Style?” ‘Pretty Pastels’ Winner!

Congratulations to Julie Carr, from St. Thomas, ON., on her first-place win in the “So You Think You Can Style?” ‘Pretty Pastels’ photo contest. Carr, owner of.. Read More →
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Our “So You Think You Can Style?” ‘Pretty Pastels’ Finalists!

For our latest “So You Think You Can Style?” contest, we asked hairstylists to get creative with pastel hair colours. Whether it was light pink,.. Read More →

Hair Trends

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Best Hair and Beauty Looks from the 2018 Emmy Awards

As with any award show, we were excited to see the best of the best in celebrity beauty in hair...

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Highlights 101: Tips for Perfecting Luminous Looks on Clients

The most exquisite hair highlighting effects are now inspired by makeup. Discover the best technical tips on how to achieve..

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Rounding Up the Top Looks from the 2018 Toronto International Film Festival

Highly anticipating the 2018 Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), we were excited to see which celebrities would bring their “A”..

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Redken Adds New Additions to their Shades EQ Line

Redken adds Natural Ash and Glossy Reds to its Shades EQ repertoire. This liquid, demi-permanent range has just added Natural..

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Best Hair and Beauty Looks from the 2018 Emmy Awards

As with any award show, we were excited to see the best of the best in celebrity beauty in hair. Here are the top looks.. Read More →
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Highlights 101: Tips for Perfecting Luminous Looks on Clients

The most exquisite hair highlighting effects are now inspired by makeup. Discover the best technical tips on how to achieve these luminous, luxe looks. It’s.. Read More →
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Rounding Up the Top Looks from the 2018 Toronto International Film Festival

Highly anticipating the 2018 Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), we were excited to see which celebrities would bring their “A” game to the red carpet... Read More →
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Redken Adds New Additions to their Shades EQ Line

Redken adds Natural Ash and Glossy Reds to its Shades EQ repertoire. This liquid, demi-permanent range has just added Natural Ash and Glossy Reds. Six.. Read More →

Nail Trends

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Fall in Love with these Seasonal Nail Picks

As summer comes to a close, our seasonal nail picks embrace the last days of the season with neutral tones...

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Taking Your Nail Looks to the Top

From matte to chrome and everything in between, nail finishes can make or break your client’s nail look. “Texture is..

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Celebrity Nail Trends that Rocked the Runway

From New York to London to Paris, nails were not forgotten on the runways of fashion week, and featured some..

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Must-See Summer Nail Products and Trends

A spotlight on the latest product launches and nail trends seen this season. Live the Luxe Life Find out how..

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Fall in Love with these Seasonal Nail Picks

As summer comes to a close, our seasonal nail picks embrace the last days of the season with neutral tones. OPI We’re feeling the Peruvian.. Read More →
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Taking Your Nail Looks to the Top

From matte to chrome and everything in between, nail finishes can make or break your client’s nail look. “Texture is big right now,” says Tamara.. Read More →
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Celebrity Nail Trends that Rocked the Runway

From New York to London to Paris, nails were not forgotten on the runways of fashion week, and featured some of the season’s hottest upcoming.. Read More →
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Must-See Summer Nail Products and Trends

A spotlight on the latest product launches and nail trends seen this season. Live the Luxe Life Find out how CND’s new Shellac Luxe can.. Read More →

Business Articles

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Advice for Taking Your Career By Storm

Here’s how award-winning hairstylist Jay Mahmood trusts his instincts— even when other people think differently. Jay Mahmood hasn’t worked behind..

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A Look Inside Montreal Salon, Espace C

A former Contessa winner and her business partner expand on a winning formula at Espace C, a Montreal salon. After..

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How to Attract New Clientele with the Festival Experience

With the potential to become a big part of your styling repertoire, here’s why creating a festival experience can be..

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Perseverance Pays Off: How Lisa Dinh Saved her Salon

After almost losing her salon, Toronto-based hairstylist Lisa Dinh shared her touching story about the trials and tribulations of salon..

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Advice for Taking Your Career By Storm

Here’s how award-winning hairstylist Jay Mahmood trusts his instincts— even when other people think differently. Jay Mahmood hasn’t worked behind the chair for more than.. Read More →
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A Look Inside Montreal Salon, Espace C

A former Contessa winner and her business partner expand on a winning formula at Espace C, a Montreal salon. After seven years in business, Ann-Marie.. Read More →
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How to Attract New Clientele with the Festival Experience

With the potential to become a big part of your styling repertoire, here’s why creating a festival experience can be important for your brand. There’s.. Read More →
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Perseverance Pays Off: How Lisa Dinh Saved her Salon

After almost losing her salon, Toronto-based hairstylist Lisa Dinh shared her touching story about the trials and tribulations of salon owning, proving her passion and.. Read More →
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The Excitement Begins: Announcing the 2019 Contessa Awards Semi-Finalists!

The Excitement Begins: Announcing the 2019 Contessa Awards Semi-Finalists!

Are you ready for this? It’s time to see who made it to the semi-finals for the 2019 Canadian Hairstylist of the Year Awards (aka... Read More →
Q&A with Contessa Finalist, Heidi Kenney

Q&A with Contessa Finalist, Heidi Kenney

Instead of looking to the past for inspiration for her Canadian Colourist collection, Heidi Kenney decided to do what she does best: Create beautiful hair... Read More →
Q&A With Past Contessa Winner, The Headroom

Q&A With Past Contessa Winner, The Headroom

We caught up with Trish Molloy, past Contessa winner and owner of The Headroom, to find out how their wins have impacted her career, and.. Read More →
Playing Catch Up With Past Contessa Winner, Hair Factory

Playing Catch Up With Past Contessa Winner, Hair Factory

We caught up with past Contessa winner, Hair Factory, to find out how their wins have impacted their careers, and what they’re up to these.. Read More →

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