NEWS AND EVENTS

Where to Find Free Education Online During COVID-19

Where to Find Free Education Online During COVID-19

With the closure of salons across Canada, many of you may be going a bit stir-crazy with all of this extra downtime. As frustrating as.. Read More →
Our “So You Think You Can Colour?” with Goldwell Contest!

Our “So You Think You Can Colour?” with Goldwell Contest!

Starting September 25th, we want to see your creativity shine through using Goldwell colour. From faded pastels to vibrant tones to multidimensional colour, the sky’s.. Read More →
Wigging Out with Schitt’s Creek Lead Hairstylist and Wig Expert, Ana Sorys

Wigging Out with Schitt’s Creek Lead Hairstylist and Wig Expert, Ana Sorys

After the record-breaking nine wins by Canadian TV series Schitt’s Creek at the 2020 Emmy Awards, we spoke with Emmy-nominated hairstylist Ana Sorys about what.. Read More →

Business Articles

Where to Find Free Education Online During COVID-19

Where to Find Free Education Online During COVID-19

With the closure of salons across Canada, many of you may be going a bit stir-crazy with all of this extra downtime. As frustrating as.. Read More →
Clean Cut: A Look Inside Salon Scavo

Clean Cut: A Look Inside Salon Scavo

Salon owner and hairstylist Gianfranco Scavo has been a staple in Toronto’s Yonge and St. Clair neighbourhood for more than 40 years. Last fall, he.. Read More →
Down to Earth: A Look Inside Privé

Down to Earth: A Look Inside Privé

Privé opened in 2015 and is the brainchild of David D’Amours, an editorial hairstylist and salon owner who has become known for his work with.. Read More →
Lessons Learned: Here’s How Salon Owners Are Adjusting To This “New Normal”

Lessons Learned: Here’s How Salon Owners Are Adjusting To This “New Normal”

Salons have just endured the ultimate test. From closures and layoffs, to a reopening plan with stringent new health and safety guidelines, many are still.. Read More →
Find Out How Barbers Across Canada Are Being Impacted By COVID-19

Find Out How Barbers Across Canada Are Being Impacted By COVID-19

From adhering to new health and safety regulations to physical distancing guidelines, we spoke with two barbers to find out how they’re adjusting to the new normal... Read More →
The Cost of COVID-19: Expert Tips on Managing Debt and Extra Salon Expenses

The Cost of COVID-19: Expert Tips on Managing Debt and Extra Salon Expenses

As salons reopen, many businesses are continuing to face financial hardship. We asked experts to share their tips for managing debt and expenses amidst these.. Read More →

Hair Trends

Expert Tips for Handling Common Colour Correction Dilemmas

Expert Tips for Handling Common Colour Correction Dilemmas

  With the beginning of a new season upon us, it’s no surprise that many people may be seeking a colour change. Add.. Read More →
The Price of Going Blonde: Tips for Achieving Ideal Blonde Colour Results

The Price of Going Blonde: Tips for Achieving Ideal Blonde Colour Results

They say that blondes have more fun. What they don’t mention is that the lightening process can be pretty painful at times—even for.. Read More →
The Benefits of Quick Hair Colour Services for Men

The Benefits of Quick Hair Colour Services for Men

For men easing into the world of hair colour, quick five- to 10-minute options are the perfect foray into in- salon services. With more.. Read More →
How-To: Hitchcock-Inspired Pixie Look by HOB Academy

How-To: Hitchcock-Inspired Pixie Look by HOB Academy

Alfred Hitchcock was famous for his love of blondes—the ultimate screen sirens. This Hitchcock-inspired pixie cut is an edgier take on the classic.. Read More →
Express Your Salon’s Colour Services During COVID-19

Express Your Salon’s Colour Services During COVID-19

As salons across the country continue to recover from the effects of the pandemic, being time-efficient is more important than ever—especially when it.. Read More →
3 Easy Hairstyles to Teach Your Clients This Summer

3 Easy Hairstyles to Teach Your Clients This Summer

When clients walk into a salon they expect to leave with beautifully styled hair. But it’s always an added bonus when they’re able.. Read More →

Contessas

You’re Invited to the 2021 Contessa Awards—the VIRTUAL Party of the Year!

You’re Invited to the 2021 Contessa Awards—the VIRTUAL Party of the Year!

It’s the announcement you’ve been waiting for… It’s time to get ready for the 2021 Contessa Awards! This year, we’ve decided to bring the Contessas.. Read More →
New Category Alert! Introducing… Contessa Freestyle

New Category Alert! Introducing… Contessa Freestyle

The 2021 Contessa Awards are bigger than ever with the addition of an exciting, new category: Freestyle! It’s time to show us your best shot!.. Read More →
Contessa 2021 Important Update!

Contessa 2021 Important Update!

With events around the world forced to postpone due to COVID-19, we know that many of you have questions about the status of the 2021.. Read More →
Contessa 2020: Highlights from the 31st Annual Contessa Awards

Contessa 2020: Highlights from the 31st Annual Contessa Awards

What a night to remember! On Sunday, November 10, 2019, the 31st Contessa Awards took place at the Westin Harbour Castle Conference Centre in Toronto... Read More →

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