NEWS AND EVENTS

Highlights from the 2019 Contessas

Highlights from the 2019 Contessas

Relive the magic from the biggest night in Canadian beauty!  The 2019 Contessa Awards came back bigger and better than ever as they celebrated.. Read More →
2018 Holiday Gift Guide: Our Top 10 Pro Beauty Gift Ideas

2018 Holiday Gift Guide: Our Top 10 Pro Beauty Gift Ideas

‘Tis the season we wait for all year ’round and most of us are probably scrambling to find the perfect gifts for those special people in.. Read More →
From Dreams to Reality: How One Contessa-Winner Re-Discovered Her Passion

From Dreams to Reality: How One Contessa-Winner Re-Discovered Her Passion

This award-winning hairstylist’s story has not only touched us but truly exemplifies why we love doing what we do. In 2008, I was a very.. Read More →
Pantone Announces Its “Color of the Year” for 2019!

Pantone Announces Its “Color of the Year” for 2019!

After months of waiting (and guessing!), the Pantone Color of the Year for 2019 has officially been revealed! Introducing Living Coral! Described as an “animated.. Read More →

Business Articles

Stepping Up Your Social Media Game

Stepping Up Your Social Media Game

Think you know everything there is to know about social media? Think again! Two hair experts—on different levels of “insta-fame”—share what they’ve mastered and are.. Read More →
A Guide to Revamping Your Salon

A Guide to Revamping Your Salon

Whether you’re designing your salon from the ground up or refreshing your current space, the options for features and finishes are endless. From budget- conscious.. Read More →
How Chatters Salons Are Changing the Career-Building Culture

How Chatters Salons Are Changing the Career-Building Culture

Chatters Salons have built their motto on encouraging hairstylists to build their reputation through excellent client experiences and documented creativity. By using Instagram as a.. Read More →
A Peek Inside Studio SoLara

A Peek Inside Studio SoLara

Here’s what it takes to launch a salon to interior success. As a hairstylist for the past 15 years, Lara Leckie had worked in a.. Read More →
The Importance of Educating Your Clients

The Importance of Educating Your Clients

Why it’s crucial to empower your guests with product knowledge and technical information. If keeping up-to-date on the latest hairstyling and colouring techniques is important.. Read More →
Going Solo? Things to Consider for Freelance Education

Going Solo? Things to Consider for Freelance Education

More than ever before, hairstylists are exploring the benefits of going solo as educators in their own right. It stands to reason that a good.. Read More →

Hair Trends

Creative Colour that Lasts

Creative Colour that Lasts

Help your creative colour to last with Pravana’s new Vivids Everlasting. Who says your pastel and vibrant shades must fade? Meet Pravana Vivids.. Read More →
Editor’s Picks: Stocking Stuffer Edition

Editor’s Picks: Stocking Stuffer Edition

Matte Finish No one wants a shiny face this (or any!) season, especially with cameras ashing! Matte Velvet Skin by Make Up For.. Read More →
Stepping Up Your Finishing Skills for Looks that Last

Stepping Up Your Finishing Skills for Looks that Last

Find out how you (yes, you!) can refine your finishing skills so clients can enjoy a longer lasting, picture-perfect look this season. Prime.. Read More →
Halloween Hair Inspo for Your Clients’ Costumes

Halloween Hair Inspo for Your Clients’ Costumes

With October coming to an end, it means that Halloween is almost among us and clients are sure to be looking for spooktacular.. Read More →
Back to Basics: Transitioning Clients’ to their Natural Hair Colours

Back to Basics: Transitioning Clients’ to their Natural Hair Colours

While pastel palettes are not yet a thing of the past, many clients are warming up to the idea of taking hair colour.. Read More →
Hair Loss Solutions: Having the Conversation With Your Clients

Hair Loss Solutions: Having the Conversation With Your Clients

Are clients complaining about their hair, or lack thereof? Help them understand why their hair’s appearance is changing—and the solutions to improve the.. Read More →

Contessas

Highlights from the 2019 Contessas

Highlights from the 2019 Contessas

Relive the magic from the biggest night in Canadian beauty!  The 2019 Contessa Awards came back bigger and better than ever as they celebrated.. Read More →
From Dreams to Reality: How One Contessa-Winner Re-Discovered Her Passion

From Dreams to Reality: How One Contessa-Winner Re-Discovered Her Passion

This award-winning hairstylist’s story has not only touched us but truly exemplifies why we love doing what we do. In 2008, I was a very.. Read More →
Q&A with Contessa 2018 Finalist, Marika D’Auteuil

Q&A with Contessa 2018 Finalist, Marika D’Auteuil

Based in Montreal, makeup artist Marika D’Auteuil brings her magical touch to many hairstylists’ collections every year. She also channels her artistry into her own.. Read More →
Contessa 2019: Downtown!

Contessa 2019: Downtown!

For the Contessa Awards’ 30th anniversary, we gathered some of the industry’s top hairstylists, past Contessa winners, finalists and friends to participate in our Contessa.. Read More →

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