October has been a busy month for beauty professionals, but we’ve rounded up the industry happenings so you won’t miss a beat. Here’s what’s been going on.
News & Events
Calgary ABA 2015: Stylists, salon owners and skin care specialists headed to Calgary Stampede Park October 3 to 4 for two days of demos and education. Get all the details on this annual event here.
Goldwell Global Zoom 2015: On October 4 and 5, over 2,500 hairstylists from around the world celebrated the 2015 Global Zoom in Las Vegas. Goldwell and KMS California kicked off the 2016 Color Zoom collection, D!SRUPT and announced its global winners. For more show details and to see the winners, click here.
Countdown to Contessa 2016: The wait is almost over and the finalist list for this year’s Canadian Hairstylist of the Year Awards has officially been released.
Kevin.Murphy Back to Blue 2015: Kevin.Murphy held its three-day educational event from October 2 to 4 at Blue Mountain in Collingwood, Ontario. The event kicked off with a cocktail party and presentation by Kevin Murphy himself, with introductions to the brand’s four guest artists and educators who would be hosting their own educational seminars throughout the weekend. See the highlights of this event here.
Revlon TIFF #RevTheRedCarpet: Revlon Professional, along with CND and American Crew, brought the glam to the Toronto International Film Festival this September with #RevTheRedCarpet2015. Introducing CND’s Aurora holiday collection and Orofluido Asia, the beauty bar and American Crew men’s grooming station left everyone feeling like a superstar.
Sassoon Live 2015: From October 10 to October 12, Sassoon’s International Creative Team took to London to unveil the Academy’s latest collection, Androgyny, at the brand’s Salon Live | Salon International 2015 event. Led by international creative director Mark Hayes, the team shared with attendees the brand’s creative vision and immense talent through cutting and colour seminars, which included both freehand and controlled foils demonstrations.
Unite Global Session 2015: Unite kicked off its annual Global Session at Shoreditch Town Hall in London, U.K. with more than 300 hairstylists gathering from around the world. Featuring a collective of 16 international artists, the two day event included a range of stage presentations from contemporary upstyling looks to street-style inspired cuts to men’s grooming trends, the teams led by creative director Gary Baker. Unite’s CEO and founder Andrew Dale, along with newly appointed director of business education U.K., David Drew provided commentary during the event. Check out our full coverage of the event here.
#WMCFM: Toronto was buzzing at David Pecaut Square for the World MasterCard Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2016 shows. We caught up with Jorge Joao, lead artist for Redken, and Rita Remark, global lead educator and lead artist for Essie Canada, on how they created their top trends. See what they had to say about upcoming hair and nail trends here.
Davines VIP Show, Toronto: Funky colours, texturized upstyling and intricate braids led the way for an innovative and inspiring stage presentation for the Davines VIP Show in Toronto. Hosted by Metro Beauty Supply, the four-day event kicked off with a roster of top international Davines artists including Joseph DiMaggio, Naomi Knights, Anna Pacitto and Daniel Benoit. Check out the full event details.
Moving Over: The vice president of ColorProof, David Genes, will be relocating to Ohio from California to step into the role of general manager- sales and education at Fuel. With over 15 years in the professional salon industry growing brands, Genes has been appointed to spearhead the new company’s growth and distribution
New Roles: Macadamia Beauty has appointed Nathalie Daoust to the role of business development manager for Eastern Canada. Now responsible for developing new business, managing key client relations and merchandising programs, Daoust brings over 20 years of experience in sales, business development and customer service with Valeant Cosméderme, L’Oréal, Groupe Marcelle and Northern Ontario Business Publication.
Instant Gratification: Unite has extended its 7Seconds line to include a shampoo and conditioner. See it here.
La vie en rose: Sexy Hair harnesses the power of the sweet-smelling rose with its new four-piece Vibrant collection, created specifically to keep colour-treated hair looking, well, vibrant. See what it’s all about here.
All Natural: See how Natulique Natural Colours offers its signature certified-organic stamp without skimping on the colourful results here.
Two minute magic: Bio Sculpture’s EVO2 is the brand’s latest launch and is the next big thing in soak-off systems. Find out more here.
Multi-tasking at its finest: Redken’s One United all-in-one all-star product is a multi-tasking hero. Here’s why.