On the Fringe Hair Design Cuts for Cancer
For 10 years, Vancouver’s On the Fringe Hair Design has been partnering with University of British Columbia students to raise funds for the Canadian Cancer Society through haircuts and cash donations—and this year was no exception, ringing in a total of more than $60, 000 on February 3 in Vancouver
Huge Success at Amici Spa Breast Cancer Fundraising Gala
The annual charitable event hosted by Amici Spa in Markham, Ont., kicked off another grand evening in support of Markham Stouffville Hospital on February 22 in Vaughan, Ont. Guests enjoyed a delicious dinner, silent auction and live entertainment. This year, the event was guest emceed by CTV Toronto news anchor, Michelle Dubé. Amici Spa is also recognized as Contessa 25 Finalist in the John Steinberg Community Service category.
— L’Oréal Canada names Frank Kollmar as its new president. Javier San Juan, the current president, shifts to his new position as Latin America Hispanic Zone president, L’Oréal Mexico. The move is part of an initiative to regroup management according to geographic zones.
— Alex Chabot has been named Artistic Director for Matrix Designer Team in Canada. Detail oriented and multi-talented, Chabot’s last two presentations at the Contessas (The Queen, 2010 and Dark Circus, 2013) were among the most talked-about.
— Scruples appoints Terry Shannon in the role of new director of sales in Canada, a role in which he will promote the brand in the Canadian market and work alongside distribution and education staff.
— Oligo Professional welcomes Patrizia Adornato as the new director of education. She has a background in education and sales within her 30 years of experience in the beauty industry.
— Saryna Key welcomes Jack Stern as North America president. He most recently served as executive vice president of sales and marketing for CanRad Beauty.
Canada Shines in Paris
For the first time in history, three Canadians bring home the top honours at the Haute Coiffure Française Trophy February 16, in Paris! Third place went to Chanel Laporte (who also won the L’Oréal prize for colour) and Guylaine Martel of Artistes Coiffeur in St-Hilaire, QC; while Silas Tsang from Ottawa’s Salon Blushes claimed second place and first place was awarded to Paulina Truong of Salon Blue Gemini in Edmonton.
Remembering a Legend
The man behind Aveda, Horst Rechelbacher passed away in his home at the age of 72. Rechelbacher launched a chain of Aveda Concept Salons where he sold the eco-friendly beauty products.
Matrix Unveils the Reinvented Biolage
To introduce the reformulated and redesigned Matrix Biolage haircare line and brand new Pelicure hair polishing service, Rock Lemay shared the technology behind the Pelicure service on February 18 in Toronto. Guests were offered a full day of treatments at the L’Oréal Academy to experience the difference. In addition, Paul Wilke was introduced as the new Biolage Canada Ambassador, and Matrix Design Team members Derrick Rutherford and Julio Rodriguez presented the fresh new look of Biolage.
Reigning World Title
LCN Canada came home from Germany’s Wilde World Export Meeting with the award for country with the highest sales in light-cured product, for the third consecutive year. LCN won first place among 75 countries.
Expanded Canadian Distribution for several Professional Brands
Venus Beauty Supply and Summum Beauté now carries Cuccio Veneer and Colour. Dashing Diva Professional will now be carried through Windsor Beauty & Esthetics Supply, Central Beauty Supply and Intercosmetics, and CosmoProf is carrying Bioseaweed Gel.
Cosmetology Allied Beauty Association (CABA) of the Allied Beauty Association joins the Organisation Mondiale Coiffure (OMC), which now allows CABA members access and benefits to OMC’s expansive professional hairdressing association. Also, Kelly Kalmbach is the new director of CABA.
Save the Date!
–Montreal’s ABA is hitting town once again at Palais des Congres. Check out the newest launches, collections and seminars to help make this one of your salon’s best years.
–America’s Beauty Show is hitting the show floor once again on March 22-24 at the McCormick Place in Chicago. Don’t miss the chance to see for yourself what’s hot and new.
–March 23 to 24, the All About Beauty show will be hitting the Edmonton Marriott at River Cree! See the newest spring collections, product launches and hands-on workshops. Call International Beauty Services at 780-454-3388 for ticket information.