NEWS AND EVENTS

CFIB Launches Petition to Expand Eligibility for Ontario’s COVID-19 Small Business Relief Grant to Help Salon Owners

CFIB Launches Petition to Expand Eligibility for Ontario’s COVID-19 Small Business Relief Grant to Help Salon Owners

As salon owners in Ontario continue to deal with capacity restrictions, reduced hours and appointment cancellations, the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) has launched.. Read More →
Q&A with Contessa 2022 Canadian Hairstylist of the Year, Nicole Pede

Q&A with Contessa 2022 Canadian Hairstylist of the Year, Nicole Pede

How did you get your start in the beauty industry? All through high school, I was always the one that people would ask to do.. Read More →
OPI Partners with Xbox For Their Spring 2022 Collection

OPI Partners with Xbox For Their Spring 2022 Collection

OPI is ringing in the new year with a “game-changing” partnership with Xbox! The out-of-this-world spring 2022 collection features 12 shades such as Quest for.. Read More →
Q&A with Contessa 2022 Session Hairstylist of the Year, Melita Campellone

Q&A with Contessa 2022 Session Hairstylist of the Year, Melita Campellone

Tell us about yourself and how you got your start in the beauty industry. Did you always know you wanted to work with hair? I.. Read More →

Business Articles

Learn How Salon Owners are Managing and Dividing Tips During the Holiday Season

Learn How Salon Owners are Managing and Dividing Tips During the Holiday Season

Since reopening after weeks (and months) of pandemic shutdowns, some salons have noticed that tips from clients have become more generous. And while reasoning varies—clients.. Read More →
Social Media Showdown: The Benefits of Instagram vs. TikTok for Beauty Professionals

Social Media Showdown: The Benefits of Instagram vs. TikTok for Beauty Professionals

We chatted with beauty professionals who are slaying the social media game about the benefits of Instagram vs. TikTok, and how they use each platform.. Read More →
Learn How Hairstylists are Using Social Media to Gain Clients

Learn How Hairstylists are Using Social Media to Gain Clients

As some stylists are focused on getting their next picture-perfect shot, learn how others are finding ways to make social media work—literally—for their business. Since.. Read More →
How Salon Owners are using Social Media to Maximize Retail and E-commerce Sales

How Salon Owners are using Social Media to Maximize Retail and E-commerce Sales

From affiliate marketing to e-commerce, salons and stylists are leveraging their social media platforms to maximize take-home product sales. We spoke with salon owners who.. Read More →
Business and Salon Industry Experts Share Tips for Dealing with Losing Staff

Business and Salon Industry Experts Share Tips for Dealing with Losing Staff

Losing staff to other salons, chair rentals, salon suites, freelance or even underground opportunities can be difficult to navigate. These tips from business and salon.. Read More →
Learn How Ontario-based Salon Owners Adjusted their Businesses to Remain Open/Re-Open During the Pandemic

Learn How Ontario-based Salon Owners Adjusted their Businesses to Remain Open/Re-Open During the Pandemic

Though the pandemic’s lockdowns have impacted salons across Canada, there’s no question that the province that’s been hardest hit is Ontario. For salons in Toronto.. Read More →

Hair Trends

Holiday Hair How-To: From Day to Night

Holiday Hair How-To: From Day to Night

With the holidays upon us, we know clients are busy with parties and celebrations. We have a step-by-step guide on creating a day-to-evening.. Read More →
Five Tips for Layering Hair

Five Tips for Layering Hair

’Tis the season for texture, texture, texture! Layering can be used to enhance volume or give hair a dramatic shape by creating more.. Read More →
Holiday Hair How-To: Low Pony with a French Twist

Holiday Hair How-To: Low Pony with a French Twist

Looking for ways to spice up your client’s hair for the holidays? We have a step-by-step guide from Karla Valenzuela, an ambassador for.. Read More →
How to Create Glass Hair Looks for Your Clients

How to Create Glass Hair Looks for Your Clients

Glass hair (or liquid hair) continues to be a trend on both the red carpet and social media. This ultra-smooth and high-shine look.. Read More →
Our “So You Think You Can Colour?” LightDimensions Contest Winner!

Our “So You Think You Can Colour?” LightDimensions Contest Winner!

Congratulations to Zoe Verheuvel from Chelsea Laine Salon and Colour Bar in New Glasgow, NS., on her first-place win in the “So You.. Read More →
How Social Media Colour Trends are Creating a Rising Demand for Semi- and Demi-Permanent Options

How Social Media Colour Trends are Creating a Rising Demand for Semi- and Demi-Permanent Options

While there seems to be no question that the popularity of temporary colour options have been propelled forward by social media, colourists also.. Read More →

Contessas

Q&A with Contessa 2022 Canadian Hairstylist of the Year, Nicole Pede

Q&A with Contessa 2022 Canadian Hairstylist of the Year, Nicole Pede

How did you get your start in the beauty industry? All through high school, I was always the one that people would ask to do.. Read More →
Q&A with Contessa 2022 Session Hairstylist of the Year, Melita Campellone

Q&A with Contessa 2022 Session Hairstylist of the Year, Melita Campellone

Tell us about yourself and how you got your start in the beauty industry. Did you always know you wanted to work with hair? I.. Read More →
Q&A with Frank Dicintio, Owner of Contessa 2022 Canadian Salon Team of the Year, Salon Gaboa

Q&A with Frank Dicintio, Owner of Contessa 2022 Canadian Salon Team of the Year, Salon Gaboa

What does winning this award mean to you? I was up for three [awards] and Salon Team was the one I was really after. I’m.. Read More →
Q&A with Contessa 2022 Master Colourist of the Year, Michelle Pargee

Q&A with Contessa 2022 Master Colourist of the Year, Michelle Pargee

How did you get your start in the hair industry? My mother owned a hair salon when I was six years old and I started.. Read More →

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