Montreal ABA is March 10 & 11 at Palais des Congres. Here’s what you should do and see, plus where you should eat and shop:
1. See internationally-acclaimed stylists and their favourite finishing techniques at Trends Extravaganza on March 10 at 5 PM, where models will also be strutting their stuff in frocks from top Canadian designer, Denis Gagnon.
2. Weddings and proms are right around the corner. Hone your techniques and channel trendy inspiration at the Long Hair: New Styling Tricks and Techniques workshop on March 11 at 10 AM.
3. If you want to feel like you’ve just stepped onto the set of a Wes Anderson movie, click your heels over to Mile End, Montreal’s true Boho hood, and check out the tiny boutiques: clothing store Mousseline (220, Laurier Ouest), upscale kitchenware Les Touilleurs (152 Laurier ouest), upcycled vintage at Preloved (4832 boul. Saint-Laurent) and Montreal designer Bodybag by Jude (17, Bernard ouest). And for a decidedly non-traditional drink, unwind at Barmacie Baldwin (115 Laurier ouest) before you hop over to Hotel Herman (5171 Boul. Saint-Laurent) for delicious small sharing plates.