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Small Town to Center Stage November 13, 2019 – Posted in: Artist Co-Lab

Moms never give bad advice, right? Well, if majestic mermaid-maker Amanda Harsche had listened to her mom, we would never have got to revel in her glorious colorwork because Amanda’s mom dissuaded from beauty when she was 17, 19 and 25 years old. Yep, three times Amanda almost signed up for beauty school and three times she let her mom talk her out of it. Fortunately, at 28, Amanda was determined and her mom finally…

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The Anxious Creative Revealed October 15, 2019 – Posted in: Artist Co-Lab

Dawn Bradley has form when it comes to walking away from something safe to try something completely new. She was the top earner in her salon in Saskatoon when she decided to leave Canada for the bright lights of London in the UK. She soon established a loyal clientele at the Aveda Institute, one of London’s coolest salons, before being tempted to Australia, where she quickly found the perfect job at one of the country’s…

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The Three Ps of Sustainability October 9, 2019 – Posted in: News

It’s a common misconception that sustainability is all about climate change – it’s not, as you probably know. This broad and complex topic is about meeting the needs of the present without harming the wellbeing and opportunities of future generations, distributing resources evenly and not taking more than can be regenerated safely and naturally. Attention, rightly so, is currently very much focused on the future, but a fundamental part of the incredibly multifaceted challenge we…

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The Helpful Companion October 1, 2019 – Posted in: Artist Co-Lab

As educator extraordinaire JCarlos speeds across the country from California to Chicago, or even down to Mexico, he always has his trusted assistant, Panchito with him. Named after the Mexican war hero Pancho Villa, Panchito travels for free, never takes up a seat and helps lower JCarlos’s unavoidable carbon footprint. Oh, and he will ride a horse or take up arms because Panchito is JCarlos’s Ping, mixing all his color formulas to perfect consistency in…

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Are You Ready for Summer Hair Rehab? September 11, 2019 – Posted in: Artist Co-Lab

For most the long, hot summer is over, the vacation season is wrapping up and folks are preparing to settle back into work or school. But while the sun, sea, and pool might be goodfor mind and body, they are far from kind to hair, meaning repair rather than dramatic makeovers will be the primary focus for many stylists at this time of year. ‘Clients often return to the salon after summer with the outer…

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Effects of Hard Water on Hair August 28, 2019 – Posted in: Education

Scientists around the world are confirming what hair stylists have long known to be true. Hard water is our nemesis. A study in 2013 from the International Journal of Trichology studied whether hard water, characterized by water with higher levels of calcium carbonate, lime and magnesium sulphate actually effects the strength and elasticity of hair. All hair stylists are aggressively nodding their heads right now. However, this study conducted over 30 days revealed no evidence…

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Responsible Consumption Starts Before the Purchase August 16, 2019 – Posted in: News

Not everyone cares where their products were made, who makes them or where their raw materials come from, we get that. But we don’t subscribe to that and believe that part of making a high performing product that changes the way stylists create is by making responsible choices about where we create ourselves and who joins us on this journey. We started humbly with a single brand who matched our stringent requirements for having a…

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With Love for ECOHEADS May 3, 2019 – Posted in: Artist Co-Lab

With Love for ECOHEADS When the idea of owning their own salon was still just a dream, Kat and Andrew Collett knew they wanted it to be different. At the heart of the salon would be a commitment to give back as much as was received. The culture of giving back would start with the local community, stretch beyond to others in need and include even our planet. They stayed true to their promise. Their… Continue reading
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Reaching New Heights Like the Platinum Giraffe April 13, 2019 – Posted in: Artist Co-Lab, News

Sarai Speer has made a name for herself as the Platinum Giraffe, with more than 49k Instagram followers, a dedicated clientele grateful to have found someone who can create the perfect blonde they’d always been seeking and coast to coast coverage on all the major news channels and glossy magazines. Ironically, though, her headline-grabbing activities are not for her color, but for the innovative cutting technique she’s called the “Whoville Christmas Tree”. She’s even been… Continue reading
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Banging on about client care March 20, 2019 – Posted in: Artist Co-Lab

Banging on About Client Care The adoption of ECOHEADS Bang Face Shields in salons has sparked one of those debates ‘what a genius idea; why had no one thought of it earlier?’ debates. Their benefits seem so obvious now. But it took a long time for the guys at ECOHEADS to go from concept to delivery. A product that provides stable support for cutting in those perfect bangs, while protecting a client and her make-up… Continue reading