Who: Twenty-two Canadian stylists, salon owners and distributors joined nearly 3,000 other beauty industry professionals from 53 countries around the world at the yearly Revlon Professional Style Masters gala. Canadian stylist Tim Kuo was one of seven stylists, chosen from among the 24 country winners, who competed for the title of Global Style Master at the event. The winners from Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Poland, Russia and Spain presented their styles live on stage at the end of the night.
What: In addition to seeing the work of the stylists who compete in the Style Masters competition, the night was also full of international inspiration and was a celebration of what hairstylists do best. Gun-Britt Zeller presented Clandestine, a collection of tight, ‘50s-inspired cuts. Charlie Price brought his Cinematic collection to life with video, a singer and pianist and, of course, glamourous movie-inspired hair. American Crew presented four segments of men’s styles, including modern day cowboys and a take on their Mattematic collection.
When & Where: April 28 – May 1 in Budapest, Hungary
Highlights: The Canadian group took full advantage of the four-day trip with tours of the city, dinner on the Danube River by boat, visits to Hungarian baths and even a few stops in Budapest’s many salons.
PHOTOS BY ANTHONY CROSS AND MELISSA HILL