On the ABA circuit, Montreal was first on the list. Here is what we saw and loved on the show floor.
-Perhaps as a response to our cultural obsession with the future of technology while striving for things that are hand-made (chunky knits, anyone?), for Spring 2014 we are witnessing an overlap of low tech and high tech in terms of hairstyling.
-Hair trends are evolving, merging together very advanced techniques in terms of colour – cue-in metallics and pastels, as well as new, very innovative formulas (more to come in the next issues of Salon Magazine) — while there is an ease and naturalness when it comes to styling and finishing.
-Think about the juxtaposition of lavender hair with very casual braiding. In fact, braids were everywhere at the Montreal ABA! From fishtails to cornrows. (Yes, even those are back…)
-Less spectacular effects were also seen throughout the presentations, where there focus was on perfectly achieved colour placements that brought out the high precision of superbly cut hair. It’s all about smart and easy hair. Never about looking ‘done’.
-And red was once again in the air. As in ombre and all-over colour.
As is the tradition, the ABA also presented a competition segment. Congrats to this year’s winners!
New Talent: Women’s Trend Cut & Style
1st – Alena Maroz of L’école de métiers de Faubourgh
2nd – Mathieu Mainville – freelance
3rd – Elizabeth Girard of L’école de métiers de Faubourgh
Daytime Long Hair Down
1st – Fanny Pilon of Académie de coiffure Sophia
2nd – Marlane Lefebvre of Evol Coiffure
3rd – Julie Talbot of L’étiquette beauté
Men’s Trend Cut & Style
1st – Carole Perron of CFP ST-EX
2nd – Nadia Charette of Le salon N.C. Coiffure
3rd – Kelly Lefebvre of Evol Coiffure
Women’s Trend Cut & Style
1st – Julia Falvo of Valvano
2nd – Sandy Roberts of Salon on the 6th
3rd – Evangelos Kavgadoulis of Evolve Style Counsel
Photos: Philippe Paquin