All of the most important salon happenings for July 2014—from product launches to hairstyling competitions.
CosmoProf wrapped up its three-day event in Las Vegas and the Salon team was there! Read our editor’s diary here.
With two locations serving the Niagara region, Valvano held their first annual The Ride charity event, benefiting the Wise Guys Charity. Hosted by brothers Felice and Tony Valvano, the one-day event included a 100km ride and finished with food and music and raised over $8000.
A Canadian took home the top title at the 25th annual North American Hairstyling Awards. Alain Pereque of Saco Salon Drummond in Montreal, Quebec took home the title of Hairstylist of the Year, along with two other Canadians: Anna Pacitto and Paul Pereira each winning Master Hairstylist of the Year and Men’s Hairstylist of the Year awards respectively. See the full list of winners here.
Three Canadian finalists are heading to Berlin in October for Goldwell’s International Color Zoom competition. See the finalists’ work here.
Wella Professionals’ Hairdressers at Heart Charity Challenge celebrated its first Canadian winners. Josée Desnoyers was awarded $2,500 for Maison Pallia Vie De La Rivière Nord, Salon de Beautè Chez Francoise in Prevots, QC and Johnny Bui for JB Heart to Heart Foundation, JB Salon in Langley, BC and Michael Muia for Forty in Forty, Michael’s Hair Design and Day Spa in Thunder Bay, ON, were each awarded $1,000 for their causes. Read more on the winners here.
Wella Professionals North American Trend Vision Awards took place in Los Angeles earlier this month, awarding Canadians stylists across three categories: Student, Young Talent and Color. See the highlights here.
Pravana, makers of the eco-conscious and biodegradable NEVO line is expanding its collection, adding four new products including the Super Shape Hair Spray, Lived-In Powder Potion, Twist Fiber Paste and Detail Shine & Define Polish. Discover the collection here.
Matrix has proven that the oil craze isn’t slowing down yet, introducing its new Oil Wonders collection, just in time for fall, complete with both in-salon and at-home care products. Experience the lineup and learn how to incorporate three in-salon sale-boosting treatments here.
What do the top nail artists have in their tool kits? We’ve tapped four of the pros from Essie, CND, OPI and Morgan Taylor for some of their must-have products.