NEWS AND EVENTS

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: Up Close and Personal

Ask the Expert: Up Close and Personal

Conversation gets lively when a salon-owning hairstylist and product company owner get up close—and a little bit personal—all in the name of disruption. Push Boundaries.. Read More →
The IT List: Announcing the Winners of Salon Magazine’s 2019 Reader’s Choice Awards!

The IT List: Announcing the Winners of Salon Magazine’s 2019 Reader’s Choice Awards!

After receiving thousands (yes, thousands!) of votes in 25 categories (including two new ones: Appliance and Cutting/Styling Tool), you’ve named your favourite professional beauty products.. Read More →
Our “So You Think You Can Style?” Bridal Hair Winner!

Our “So You Think You Can Style?” Bridal Hair Winner!

Congratulations to Karla Ostoa from Toronto, Ont., on her first-place win in the “So You Think You Can Style?” ‘Bridal Hair’ photo contest. Ostoa is.. Read More →

Business Articles

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 →
Why Photoshoots Take Your Work to the Next Level

Why Photoshoots Take Your Work to the Next Level

Photoshoots can cost you but the benefits and rewards are well worth the investment. We spoke with hairstylists and salon owners who share their opinions.. Read More →
How to Boost Business in Your Salon through Environmental Efficiency

How to Boost Business in Your Salon through Environmental Efficiency

Discover how becoming more eco-friendly can improve your bottom line. As a salon owner, managing your finances is one of the biggest parts of the.. Read More →
Ask the Expert: Embracing Sustainable Beauty

Ask the Expert: Embracing Sustainable Beauty

Renowned international hairstylist Angelo Seminara and Canadian icon Anna Pacitto are two creative powerhouses guided by true artistry, while keeping their feet firmly planted on.. Read More →
Tips for Making Your Salon More Eco-Conscious

Tips for Making Your Salon More Eco-Conscious

With clients awareness at an all-time high, we chatted with salon owners and brands who are doing their part to create more eco-conscious salon environments... Read More →
Salon Tips: Building Your Bridal Business

Salon Tips: Building Your Bridal Business

After three decades of getting brides picture perfect, Cathey Salerno, co-owner of Picaso Studios in Woodbridge, Ont., has some tried-and-true ways to help you build.. Read More →

Hair Trends

May: Editor’s Picks

May: Editor’s Picks

Spring into the season with our beauty must-haves that are sure to keep your looks on lock. Copy and Paste Help hair’s memory.. Read More →
Short Hairstyles Your Clients Will Love this Season

Short Hairstyles Your Clients Will Love this Season

It’s official: Bobs are back! As seen at Fashion Week and on awards season’s red carpets, here’s how to make this go-to style.. Read More →
A Sunny Hair Colour Your Clients Will Love this Summer

A Sunny Hair Colour Your Clients Will Love this Summer

Summer is just around the corner which means it’s officially peach season! This dip dye technique was created by Justin Frost from Kadus.. Read More →
Elevate Blonde Hair with Pravana’s Pure Light Ultra Lightener

Elevate Blonde Hair with Pravana’s Pure Light Ultra Lightener

Take your levels to new heights with Pravana’s Pure Light Ultra Lightener. For a growing number of clients, it’s all about the blonder,.. Read More →
How-To: Lucy Boynton’s Jade-Coloured Hair

How-To: Lucy Boynton’s Jade-Coloured Hair

When it comes to fabulous looks on the red carpet of the 2019 Met Gala, Lucy Boynton definitely turned heads with her beautiful.. Read More →
Rounding up the Top Hair and Beauty Looks from the 2019 Met Gala

Rounding up the Top Hair and Beauty Looks from the 2019 Met Gala

As with any award show, we were highly anticipating the celebrity looks that would turn heads and stun the red carpet at this.. Read More →

Contessas

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 →
A Chat with Contessa 2019 Finalist, Robynn Graham

A Chat with Contessa 2019 Finalist, Robynn Graham

Hailing from the small town of Innisfil, Ont. (with a population of less than 40,000), Robynn Graham has hairstyling in her DNA. Her great-aunt Suzie.. Read More →

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