NEWS AND EVENTS

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Check Out Trichology Boutique’s Luxurious and Welcoming Toronto-Based Hair Salon

After knowing each other for more than a decade, friends and business partners Taylor Lynn Cobbett and Bríd O’Connell Marjadsingh..

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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..

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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..

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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..

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Check Out Trichology Boutique’s Luxurious and Welcoming Toronto-Based Hair Salon

After knowing each other for more than a decade, friends and business partners Taylor Lynn Cobbett and Bríd O’Connell Marjadsingh decided to open up their.. Read More →
Freelancer with colorful hair and headphones working with laptop near cup of tea and smartphone on floor in living room (Freelancer with colorful hair and headphones working with laptop near cup of tea and smartphone on floor in living room, ASCII, 12

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 →
se.a.21.feat.sustainability.beauty

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 →
Marlo headshot

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 →

Hair Trends

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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..

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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..

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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..

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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..

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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 to see.. Read More →
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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 around her... Read More →
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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 tone that.. Read More →
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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 experienced hairstylists... Read More →

Nail Trends

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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..

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How To Maximize Your Nail Services To Build (And Protect) Your Business

As many nail salons have now reopened—for the second time—since the start of the pandemic, it’s time to start thinking..

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Get the Look: Dua Lipa and Lizzo Sport OPI Manicures at the 63rd Grammy Awards

Celebrities were dressed to the nines yesterday for the 63rd annual Grammy Awards! Fan favourites Dua Lipa and Lizzo shined..

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Actress Kerry Washington Reunites with OPI as Their Brand Ambassador

OPI is re-welcoming award-winning actress, producer, director and activist Kerry Washington as their new brand ambassador. The announcement is just..

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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 →
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How To Maximize Your Nail Services To Build (And Protect) Your Business

As many nail salons have now reopened—for the second time—since the start of the pandemic, it’s time to start thinking about how to get clients.. Read More →
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Get the Look: Dua Lipa and Lizzo Sport OPI Manicures at the 63rd Grammy Awards

Celebrities were dressed to the nines yesterday for the 63rd annual Grammy Awards! Fan favourites Dua Lipa and Lizzo shined on the red carpet and.. Read More →
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Actress Kerry Washington Reunites with OPI as Their Brand Ambassador

OPI is re-welcoming award-winning actress, producer, director and activist Kerry Washington as their new brand ambassador. The announcement is just in time for the company’s.. Read More →

Business Articles

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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..

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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..

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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..

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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..

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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 →
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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 →
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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 →
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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 →

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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