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Q&A with Barber and STMNT Grooming Goods Co-Founder, Sofie Pok

Q&A with Barber and STMNT Grooming Goods Co-Founder, Sofie Pok

Discover how Los Angeles-based barber Sofie Pok is shaking up the beauty industry with her approach to her craft. Plus, learn about the gender-neutral grooming.. Read More →
Learn How to Achieve the Best Bubblegum Pink Hair for your Clients

Learn How to Achieve the Best Bubblegum Pink Hair for your Clients

Another Y2K trend that’s making a comeback, Bubblegum Pink has been seen all over the runways and is now making its way into hair colour... Read More →
Tips for Creating a Diverse and Inclusive Collection

Tips for Creating a Diverse and Inclusive Collection

Celebrating the beauty of Canada’s diversity is important in all aspects of the beauty industry. Regardless of whether or not your clientele or geographical region.. Read More →

NEWS AND EVENTS

Q&A with Barber and STMNT Grooming Goods Co-Founder, Sofie Pok

Q&A with Barber and STMNT Grooming Goods Co-Founder, Sofie Pok

Discover how Los Angeles-based barber Sofie Pok is shaking up the beauty industry with her approach to her craft. Plus, learn about the gender-neutral grooming.. Read More →
Learn How to Achieve the Best Bubblegum Pink Hair for your Clients

Learn How to Achieve the Best Bubblegum Pink Hair for your Clients

Another Y2K trend that’s making a comeback, Bubblegum Pink has been seen all over the runways and is now making its way into hair colour... Read More →
Tips for Creating a Diverse and Inclusive Collection

Tips for Creating a Diverse and Inclusive Collection

Celebrating the beauty of Canada’s diversity is important in all aspects of the beauty industry. Regardless of whether or not your clientele or geographical region.. Read More →

Hair Trends

Learn How to Achieve the Best Bubblegum Pink Hair for your Clients

Learn How to Achieve the Best Bubblegum Pink Hair for your Clients

Another Y2K trend that’s making a comeback, Bubblegum Pink has been seen all over the runways and is now making its way into hair colour... Read More →
How-to: Cara Delevingne’s Waves

How-to: Cara Delevingne’s Waves

Model and actress Cara Delevingne was seen at the Festival de Cannes with beautiful beachy waves and we have a step-by-step guide from hairstylist Danielle.. Read More →
Learn How To Take Your Curly-Haired Highlights To The Next Level With This Colour Trend

Learn How To Take Your Curly-Haired Highlights To The Next Level With This Colour Trend

Using colour to add dimension to curly hair is the perfect way to brighten up darker shades, especially for spring and summer. While highlighting is.. Read More →
Tips For Creating The Perfect Expensive Brunette Hair Colour

Tips For Creating The Perfect Expensive Brunette Hair Colour

Expensive-looking hair colour can mean a lot of different things to different people, but if you ask most hairstylists and colourists, the focus will be.. Read More →
Learn How To Achieve The Pantone Colour Of The Year For Your Clients

Learn How To Achieve The Pantone Colour Of The Year For Your Clients

Roses are red. Violets are blue. And for the 2022 Pantone Color of the Year, Very Peri, it’s the unique combination of blue with violet-red.. Read More →
Post-Pandemic Hairstyles and Trends to Watch Out for in 2022

Post-Pandemic Hairstyles and Trends to Watch Out for in 2022

Since the start of the pandemic, it’s become obvious that longer, low-maintenance haircuts continue to be in high demand. However, it looks like the tide.. Read More →

Nail Trends

How-to: Nails from the 2022 Met Gala

How-to: Nails from the 2022 Met Gala

For the biggest night in fashion, the attendees of the 2022 Met Gala pulled out all the stops and didn’t miss out on the opportunity.. Read More →
Learn How to Create Metallic and Gold Foiled Nails For Your Clients

Learn How to Create Metallic and Gold Foiled Nails For Your Clients

As the world continues to emerge from the pandemic restrictions and lockdowns, more clients are looking for ways to look and feel better about themselves... Read More →
Red Carpet Nails from the 2022 Oscar Awards

Red Carpet Nails from the 2022 Oscar Awards

Along with the show-stopping gowns and stunning hairstyles, celebrities had on their best nails and mani’s to spice it up on the red carpet. Celebrity.. Read More →

Trending Stories

Get the Facts About Foilayage

Get the Facts About Foilayage

We know that many clients are gravitating towards more natural-looking colour. And with balayage still going strong, more and more people are in search of low-maintenance colour. But let’s.. Read More →
A Look Back at Memorable Hair Colour Trends

A Look Back at Memorable Hair Colour Trends

At one time clients wanted to cover their natural grey, and suddenly others wanted to enhance it. And who would have ever thought a generation.. Read More →
Rounding Up the Top Hair and Beauty Looks from the Royal Wedding

Rounding Up the Top Hair and Beauty Looks from the Royal Wedding

‘Twas a night of fashion, beauty and royalty at Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s Royal Wedding; but although the bride and groom themselves looked stunning,.. Read More →

Business Articles

Learn How Salon Owners are Managing and Dividing Tips During the Holiday Season

Learn How Salon Owners are Managing and Dividing Tips During the Holiday Season

Since reopening after weeks (and months) of pandemic shutdowns, some salons have noticed that tips from clients have become more generous. And while reasoning varies—clients.. Read More →
Lessons Learned: Here’s How Salon Owners Are Adjusting To This “New Normal”

Lessons Learned: Here’s How Salon Owners Are Adjusting To This “New Normal”

Salons have just endured the ultimate test. From closures and layoffs, to a reopening plan with stringent new health and safety guidelines, many are still.. Read More →
The Cost of COVID-19: Expert Tips on Managing Debt and Extra Salon Expenses

The Cost of COVID-19: Expert Tips on Managing Debt and Extra Salon Expenses

As salons reopen, many businesses are continuing to face financial hardship. We asked experts to share their tips for managing debt and expenses amidst these.. Read More →

Contessas

Tips for Creating a Diverse and Inclusive Collection

Tips for Creating a Diverse and Inclusive Collection

Celebrating the beauty of Canada’s diversity is important in all aspects of the beauty industry. Regardless of whether or not your clientele or geographical region.. Read More →
Shoot to Win: Q&A with Contessa Photographer, Babak 

Shoot to Win: Q&A with Contessa Photographer, Babak 

Get to know some of the industry’s top photographers and learn what it takes to capture that perfect shot! How did you get your start.. Read More →
Tips for Entering Our New Contessa Collaboration Category!

Tips for Entering Our New Contessa Collaboration Category!

With the announcement of the newest Contessa category, Collaboration (Co-lab)—an award designed to foster and encourage teamwork between hairstylists and/or colourists—we chatted with two Edmonton-based.. Read More →
Shoot to Win: Q&A with Contessa Photographer, Ara Sassoonian

Shoot to Win: Q&A with Contessa Photographer, Ara Sassoonian

Get to know some of the industry’s top photographers, and learn what it takes to capture that perfect shot! How did you get your start.. Read More →

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