NEWS AND EVENTS

Going Green: How to Be a More Sustainable Salon

Going Green: How to Be a More Sustainable Salon

With concerns about climate change and the rising demand for eco-conscious products and practices, we chatted with salon owners who are doing their part to.. Read More →
Oriac Trading Appoints New Artistic Director, Marlo Steenman

Oriac Trading Appoints New Artistic Director, Marlo Steenman

Oriac Trading, a professional beauty distributor based in Edmonton, Alta., has appointed global award-winning hairstylist and master colourist Marlo Steenman as their new artistic director... Read More →
Staying Creative with British Hairstylist Tom Connell

Staying Creative with British Hairstylist Tom Connell

How did you get your start in the industry? Since I was a little boy, I’ve always been in a salon. My parents owned one,.. Read More →
Get the Look: Kerry Washington’s Mermaid Manicure for the SAG Awards

Get the Look: Kerry Washington’s Mermaid Manicure for the SAG Awards

On Sunday April 4th, award season carried on with the 27th annual Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Awards. While many of the looks oozed beauty and.. Read More →

Business Articles

Where to Find Free Education Online During the COVID-19 Lockdown

Where to Find Free Education Online During the COVID-19 Lockdown

As we’re officially in the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, some provinces and regions are facing salon shutdowns and lockdowns for the second time.. Read More →
All-Inclusive Experience – A Look Inside Frenchie’s Hair

All-Inclusive Experience – A Look Inside Frenchie’s Hair

As long-time friends from business school, Brittany Newby and Caitlin Whitson decided to open their salon, Frenchie’s Hair, after noticing a lack of service experience.. Read More →
It’s A New Era In Education – Find Out How Virtual Learning is Changing the Game

It’s A New Era In Education – Find Out How Virtual Learning is Changing the Game

There’s no denying the amount of free education that has been made available during the COVID-19 pandemic. Since the salon shutdown, artists and educators have.. Read More →
Tunnel Vision: A Look Inside Olab par Rodrigo

Tunnel Vision: A Look Inside Olab par Rodrigo

Owning a salon is a goal for many in the industry. So when it came time for Rodrigo Araneda to build his dream space—Olab par.. Read More →
The New Face of Retail – Game-Changing Tips From Salon Owners on How to Keep Up With E-Commerce and Affiliate Marketing

The New Face of Retail – Game-Changing Tips From Salon Owners on How to Keep Up With E-Commerce and Affiliate Marketing

In the age of social media and e-commerce, salons have an opportunity to market themselves like never before. In addition to being a one-stop shop.. 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 →

Hair Trends

Enter Our “So You Think You Can Style?” Editorial Hair Contest Sponsored by Moroccanoil

Enter Our “So You Think You Can Style?” Editorial Hair Contest Sponsored by Moroccanoil

Our first “So You Think You Can Style?” contest of 2021 is finally here! For our latest contest, sponsored by Moroccanoil, we want.. Read More →
Get to Know Contessa 2021 Freestyle Hairstylist Finalist Tracy Newton

Get to Know Contessa 2021 Freestyle Hairstylist Finalist Tracy Newton

Whether it’s reading through magazines, listening to house music or scrolling online, Vancouver-based hairstylist Tracy Newton draws inspiration and creativity from many things.. Read More →
Discover Why this Earthy Colour Trend is the Perfect Transitional Shade for Your Clients this Season

Discover Why this Earthy Colour Trend is the Perfect Transitional Shade for Your Clients this Season

Whether your brunettes are looking to lighten up this spring, or blondes are seeking a seasonal change, mushroom blonde is a perfect hybrid.. Read More →
Get to Know Contessa 2021 Emerging Hairstylist Finalist Kelly Heroux

Get to Know Contessa 2021 Emerging Hairstylist Finalist Kelly Heroux

Quebec-based hairstylist Kelly Héroux may be only 19 years old, but she has the drive and talent to rival some of the most.. Read More →
Now is the Perfect Time for Gender Neutral Pricing in your Salon and Here’s Why

Now is the Perfect Time for Gender Neutral Pricing in your Salon and Here’s Why

For the past few years, the gender- neutral movement has been making waves in the beauty industry, from creating a more gender-inclusive salon.. Read More →
Get Trendy with Pantone’s Colours of the Year

Get Trendy with Pantone’s Colours of the Year

The annual release of Pantone’s Color of the Year is an event that sparks so much creativity—especially in hairstylists and colourists. And after.. Read More →

Contessas

Tips for Photographing Your Contessa Collection with a Smartphone

Tips for Photographing Your Contessa Collection with a Smartphone

As this year marks the 33rd annual Contessa Awards—The Canadian Hairstylist of the Year Awards—we’ve made entering easier than ever!  We know this past year.. Read More →
Q&A with 2021 Contessa Winner Silas Tsang, Canadian Hairstylist of the Year

Q&A with 2021 Contessa Winner Silas Tsang, Canadian Hairstylist of the Year

We caught up with Silas Tsang of Blushes in Ottawa, the winner of Canadian Hairstylist of the Year award at the 32nd Contessa Awards. Congratulations!.. Read More →
Contessa 2021: Q&A with Darren Ambrose on “A New Beginning” D&J Ambrose/Wella Professionals Presentation

Contessa 2021: Q&A with Darren Ambrose on “A New Beginning” D&J Ambrose/Wella Professionals Presentation

How did you and your team decide on the theme of the presentation. What inspired you? Jackie (my wife) and I organize a creative meeting.. Read More →
Q&A with 2021 Contessa Winner Norm Wright, Multicultural Hairstylist of the Year

Q&A with 2021 Contessa Winner Norm Wright, Multicultural Hairstylist of the Year

We spoke with Norm Wright from Toronto, who took home the Multicultural Hairstylist of the Year award at the 32nd annual Contessa Awards... Read More →

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