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Learn How Blowouts are Becoming the Key to Bringing Clients Back Into the Salon

Is offering blowout and styling services the key to bringing clients back into the salon? Find out what the experts..

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Kao Salon Division Announces New Partnership with TONI&GUY

Kao Salon Division, the home of Goldwell, KMS, Oribe and Varis, has announced that TONI&GUY will begin using Goldwell hair..

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How To: Marble Nails from the 2021 American Music Awards

The 2021 American Music Awards were held in Los Angeles on Sunday, November 21, 2022, and celebrities were dressed to..

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A Guide to Red Hair: Learn How to Achieve the Best Red Hair for your Clients

With reds making a comeback, we checked in with the experts for tips on how to help clients find their..

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Learn How Blowouts are Becoming the Key to Bringing Clients Back Into the Salon

Is offering blowout and styling services the key to bringing clients back into the salon? Find out what the experts are saying about the current.. Read More →
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Kao Salon Division Announces New Partnership with TONI&GUY

Kao Salon Division, the home of Goldwell, KMS, Oribe and Varis, has announced that TONI&GUY will begin using Goldwell hair colour in their salons and.. Read More →
Marsai Martin Manicure 2021 AMAs

How To: Marble Nails from the 2021 American Music Awards

The 2021 American Music Awards were held in Los Angeles on Sunday, November 21, 2022, and celebrities were dressed to impress!  While many nail looks.. Read More →
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A Guide to Red Hair: Learn How to Achieve the Best Red Hair for your Clients

With reds making a comeback, we checked in with the experts for tips on how to help clients find their perfect shade, and how to.. Read More →

Hair Trends

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How to Create Glass Hair Looks for Your Clients

Glass hair (or liquid hair) continues to be a trend on both the red carpet and social media. This ultra-smooth..

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Our “So You Think You Can Colour?” LightDimensions Contest Winner!

Congratulations to Zoe Verheuvel from Chelsea Laine Salon and Colour Bar in New Glasgow, NS., on her first-place win in..

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How Social Media Colour Trends are Creating a Rising Demand for Semi- and Demi-Permanent Options

While there seems to be no question that the popularity of temporary colour options have been propelled forward by social..

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Experts Weigh in on the Impact Celebrities and Social Media are Having on Men’s Hair Colour Trends

Though they have their faults, social media platforms offer an undeniable assortment of benefits. Among them: They powerfully connect people,..

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How to Create Glass Hair Looks for Your Clients

Glass hair (or liquid hair) continues to be a trend on both the red carpet and social media. This ultra-smooth and high-shine look can be.. Read More →
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Our “So You Think You Can Colour?” LightDimensions Contest Winner!

Congratulations to Zoe Verheuvel from Chelsea Laine Salon and Colour Bar in New Glasgow, NS., on her first-place win in the “So You Think You.. Read More →
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How Social Media Colour Trends are Creating a Rising Demand for Semi- and Demi-Permanent Options

While there seems to be no question that the popularity of temporary colour options have been propelled forward by social media, colourists also attribute their.. Read More →
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Experts Weigh in on the Impact Celebrities and Social Media are Having on Men’s Hair Colour Trends

Though they have their faults, social media platforms offer an undeniable assortment of benefits. Among them: They powerfully connect people, encourage users to think outside.. Read More →

Nail Trends

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How To: Marble Nails from the 2021 American Music Awards

The 2021 American Music Awards were held in Los Angeles on Sunday, November 21, 2022, and celebrities were dressed to..

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Get the Look: Singer Maren Morris’ Icy Ombre Nails

Take a look at how the celebrity nail artist Kait Mosh created a beautiful icy ombre nail look for Maren..

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How Social Media and Fashion Week are Inspiring Nail Trends

While some clients may choose to rely on their own personal taste and favourite shades to determine their choices in..

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Get the look: Celebrity Nail Looks from MTV’s VMAs 2021

On Sunday, September 12, 2021, celebrities were dressed to impress at this year’s MTV Video Music Awards (VMAs)! The night..

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How To: Marble Nails from the 2021 American Music Awards

The 2021 American Music Awards were held in Los Angeles on Sunday, November 21, 2022, and celebrities were dressed to impress!  While many nail looks.. Read More →
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Get the Look: Singer Maren Morris’ Icy Ombre Nails

Take a look at how the celebrity nail artist Kait Mosh created a beautiful icy ombre nail look for Maren Morris. The country singer rocked.. Read More →
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How Social Media and Fashion Week are Inspiring Nail Trends

While some clients may choose to rely on their own personal taste and favourite shades to determine their choices in a nail salon, many are.. Read More →
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Get the look: Celebrity Nail Looks from MTV’s VMAs 2021

On Sunday, September 12, 2021, celebrities were dressed to impress at this year’s MTV Video Music Awards (VMAs)! The night was hosted by American rapper.. Read More →

Business Articles

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Social Media Showdown: The Benefits of Instagram vs. TikTok for Beauty Professionals

We chatted with beauty professionals who are slaying the social media game about the benefits of Instagram vs. TikTok, and..

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Learn How Hairstylists are Using Social Media to Gain Clients

As some stylists are focused on getting their next picture-perfect shot, learn how others are finding ways to make social..

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How Salon Owners are using Social Media to Maximize Retail and E-commerce Sales

From affiliate marketing to e-commerce, salons and stylists are leveraging their social media platforms to maximize take-home product sales. We..

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Business and Salon Industry Experts Share Tips for Dealing with Losing Staff

Losing staff to other salons, chair rentals, salon suites, freelance or even underground opportunities can be difficult to navigate. These..

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Social Media Showdown: The Benefits of Instagram vs. TikTok for Beauty Professionals

We chatted with beauty professionals who are slaying the social media game about the benefits of Instagram vs. TikTok, and how they use each platform.. Read More →
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Learn How Hairstylists are Using Social Media to Gain Clients

As some stylists are focused on getting their next picture-perfect shot, learn how others are finding ways to make social media work—literally—for their business. Since.. Read More →
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How Salon Owners are using Social Media to Maximize Retail and E-commerce Sales

From affiliate marketing to e-commerce, salons and stylists are leveraging their social media platforms to maximize take-home product sales. We spoke with salon owners who.. Read More →
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Business and Salon Industry Experts Share Tips for Dealing with Losing Staff

Losing staff to other salons, chair rentals, salon suites, freelance or even underground opportunities can be difficult to navigate. These tips from business and salon.. Read More →

Contessas

Contessa 2022: Matrix Presentation by Rodrigo Araneda

Contessa 2022: Matrix Presentation by Rodrigo Araneda

Matrix Canada’s artistic director and Contessa 2022 Canadian Colourist of the Year, Rodrigo Araneda, premiered a bold, fashion-forward presentation at the 33rd annual Contessa Awards. Celebrating.. Read More →
Contessa 2022: Wella Presentation by D&J Ambrose

Contessa 2022: Wella Presentation by D&J Ambrose

 At the 33rd annual Contessa Awards, Wella Professionals took the virtual stage with Nadsat, a ’90s, street-style inspired presentation, once again led by British.. Read More →
The 2022 NAHA Canadian Finalists!

The 2022 NAHA Canadian Finalists!

The North American Hairstyling Awards (NAHA) announced their 2022 finalists on Wednesday, November 10, 2021. A special shout-out to all nine Canadian finalists, including Contessa.. Read More →
Relive the Night: Watch the 33rd Annual Contessa Awards Virtual Gala!

Relive the Night: Watch the 33rd Annual Contessa Awards Virtual Gala!

 In case you missed it: The 33rd annual Contessa Awards gala was held virtually on Sunday, November 7, 2021. The night began with a.. Read More →

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