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Q&A with 2021 Contessa Winner Rossa Jurenas, Master Colourist of the Year

Q&A with 2021 Contessa Winner Rossa Jurenas, Master Colourist of the Year

We spoke with Rossa Jurenas from Tillsonburg, Ont., who took home the Master Colourist of the Year award at the 32nd annual Contessa Awards... Read More →
Owning a Salon During the Second COVID-19 Lockdown: Q&A with Janet Jackson, Owner of JouJou Hair Studio

Owning a Salon During the Second COVID-19 Lockdown: Q&A with Janet Jackson, Owner of JouJou Hair Studio

Janet Jackson is a hairstylist, TV personality, Contessa finalist and the owner of JouJou Hair Studio in Toronto. We caught up with Jackson to discuss.. Read More →
Where to Find Free Education Online During the COVID-19 Lockdown

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 →

NEWS AND EVENTS

Q&A with 2021 Contessa Winner Rossa Jurenas, Master Colourist of the Year

Q&A with 2021 Contessa Winner Rossa Jurenas, Master Colourist of the Year

We spoke with Rossa Jurenas from Tillsonburg, Ont., who took home the Master Colourist of the Year award at the 32nd annual Contessa Awards... Read More →
Owning a Salon During the Second COVID-19 Lockdown: Q&A with Janet Jackson, Owner of JouJou Hair Studio

Owning a Salon During the Second COVID-19 Lockdown: Q&A with Janet Jackson, Owner of JouJou Hair Studio

Janet Jackson is a hairstylist, TV personality, Contessa finalist and the owner of JouJou Hair Studio in Toronto. We caught up with Jackson to discuss.. Read More →
Where to Find Free Education Online During the COVID-19 Lockdown

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 →

Hair Trends

Spring/Summer 2021 Hair Colour Predictions are in!

Spring/Summer 2021 Hair Colour Predictions are in!

Spring and Summer are on the way! When it comes to the perfect hair colours for this upcoming season, we know exactly what to expect.. Read More →
Goldwell Announces its 2021 Color of the Year!

Goldwell Announces its 2021 Color of the Year!

Kicking off the new year on a colourful note, Goldwell has revealed its annual Color of the Year for 2021: Lilac Aura. The shade was.. Read More →
Get to Know Contessa 2020 Session Hairstylist Finalist Aprille Bouchard

Get to Know Contessa 2020 Session Hairstylist Finalist Aprille Bouchard

Toronto-based hairstylist Aprille Bouchard found her way into the world of hair more than 20 years ago, when she began her career as an actress... Read More →
What Do Clients Really Want From Their Hair Colour, Cut and Styling Services?

What Do Clients Really Want From Their Hair Colour, Cut and Styling Services?

From Gen Z to Baby Boomers, we’re breaking down the key cut, style and colour trends to help you give clients exactly what they’re looking.. Read More →
Making A Statement With Naeemah LaFond

Making A Statement With Naeemah LaFond

Find out how editorial hairstylist Naeemah LaFond continues to break barriers—whether she’s working behind the scenes or on stage. Tell us about yourself and why.. Read More →
Weaving Your Mark with Contessa 2020 Finalist – Aprille Bouchard

Weaving Your Mark with Contessa 2020 Finalist – Aprille Bouchard

Aprille Bouchard Toronto-based hairstylist Aprille Bouchard found her way into the world of hair more than 20 years ago, when she began her career as.. Read More →

Nail Trends

Nail Your Holiday Looks with Tips and Tricks from Candy Nail Bar Owner, Tamara Di Lullo

Nail Your Holiday Looks with Tips and Tricks from Candy Nail Bar Owner, Tamara Di Lullo

This holiday season is going to be a unique one for most of us. But social distancing doesn’t mean we shouldn’t have a little fun.. Read More →
The Modern French Manicure: Take A Classic French Mani To The Next Level

The Modern French Manicure: Take A Classic French Mani To The Next Level

The French manicure is making a comeback! As seen on fashion runways, red carpets and all over our social feeds, it’s taking a more modern approach... Read More →
Learn How To Maximize Your Nail Business Without Compromising Quality

Learn How To Maximize Your Nail Business Without Compromising Quality

As businesses ramp up their disinfecting protocols to adhere to the new COVID-19 guidelines, nail salons have had to reassess the way they offer services... 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

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 →
What You Need to Know When Accepting Cashless Payments

What You Need to Know When Accepting Cashless Payments

As more businesses begin to reopen across Canada, the COVID-19 pandemic is continuing to change the way they’re interacting with customers.  Cash is no longer.. Read More →

Contessas

Q&A with 2021 Contessa Winner Rossa Jurenas, Master Colourist of the Year

Q&A with 2021 Contessa Winner Rossa Jurenas, Master Colourist of the Year

We spoke with Rossa Jurenas from Tillsonburg, Ont., who took home the Master Colourist of the Year award at the 32nd annual Contessa Awards... Read More →
Contessa 2021: Q&A with MJ Deziel on “Ungendered” Redken Presentation

Contessa 2021: Q&A with MJ Deziel on “Ungendered” Redken Presentation

Tell us about Ungendered and how the idea/concept began. For a long time, I wanted to create a campaign in my image that would respect.. Read More →
Q&A with 2021 Contessa Winner Renn VonDyck, Saskatchewan/Manitoba Hairstylist of the Year

Q&A with 2021 Contessa Winner Renn VonDyck, Saskatchewan/Manitoba Hairstylist of the Year

We spoke with Renn VonDyck from Winnipeg, MB., who took home the Saskatchewan/Manitoba Hairstylist of the Year award at the 32nd annual Contessa Awards... Read More →

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