Nov 21, 2014

Wella ITVA: The Grand Prix of Hairdressing


The Wella International Trend Vision Awards is the world’s biggest and best showcase for hairdressing talent. It is one of my favorite award shows of the year. #ITVA is a spectacular mash up of hair art, music, fashion and passion.

This award show is an opportunity for hairdressers from all over the world to share their incredible talent and inspire others in the industry.

“You either create something and you keep it a secret and you die with it, or you can benefit the craft.”
Vidal Sassoon

Canada has a rich history with the Trend Vision Awards.

In 2012, Philip Ferreira took home gold in the Color category at the #ITVA in Madrid, Spain. He was Canada’s first international winner.

In 2013, Texture Hair Salon from Ottawa made Trend Vision history when 5 of their Stylist were named as finalist at the North American Trend Vision Awards.

Canada’s two finalist competing at the 2014 #ITVA are Emily Murphy from Cavana Inn & Spa in the Color category and Fernando Monge from Head Candy Salon in the Young Talent category.


Emily Murphy, Cavana Inn & Spa


Fernando Monge, Head Candy Salon

What to know more? Read about the event, finalists, judges and awards.

The #ITVA will be broadcast online live from Monaco on Sunday, November 23rd starting at 5:00 am PST/8:00 am EST. Click here to watch the live stream.

Nov 18, 2014

Stylist Spotlight: Marie-line Begin-Rangel Perez


 Stylist: Marie-line Begin-Rangel Perez
Salon: Texture Hair Salon

#redsplash #fringe

Nov 17, 2014

Open your eyes

Holiday Tip: Everyone seems to be short on time these days but with the holiday season looming, take a little extra time to dress up your eyes. Eye makeup can transform the shape of your eyes and make them pop – leaving you looking fabulous for all those holiday photos.


Here are three products that I use to glam up my eyes.

L’Oreal Paris Lineur Intense Felt Tip Liquid. This is so easy to use and it goes on evenly and smooth.

TIGI Cosmetics High Density Eyeshadow Quad. This eyeshadow is so rich – it goes on like butter and lasts all day.


ESQIDO mink eyelashes. I love these lashes. They look so natural and they completely transform your eyes. The ones I have on in the photo are called Oh So Sweet. Check out the rest of the collection here – they have three levels of volume: light, medium and maximum – so there is something for everyone.

FYI – they have the best names for the lashes and the packaging is definitely Tiffany & Co. worthy.

esqido lashes

Nov 14, 2014

The new beauty must


Twitter: @MaskerAide

#SheetmaskSelfie #MaskerAideMaven

We love trying new products. So when we were asked buy our friends at to test out MaskerAide facial sheet masks – we were more than happy to oblige.


We tested out three of the facial sheet masks:  Detox Diva Hydrating Facial Sheet MaskI Don’’t Wanna Grow Up Hydrating Facial Sheet Mask and Weather Warrior Hydrating Facial Sheet Mask. Verdict: Gold Star!

Here are 5 reasons why you should try MaskerAide sheets masks:

1. It is so easy to use and without the mess or fuss of the traditional clay mask. We prepped our face by cleansing and toning our skin. Applied the mask. Chilled for 15 minutes and watched some t.v. while the sheet worked it’s magic. Removed the mask and then gave our skin a quick rinse. Done.

2. It is eco-friendly: the outer package of the mask is recyclable – the sheet mask is biodegradable.

3.  The fiber sheet is cut to contour to your face so it is easy to apply – it’s a generous size so all you have to do is play with it so it molds to your face.

4.  We were surprised how quickly it worked – our skin looked great and felt moisturized leaving it soft and smooth the next morning.

5.  They have 6 different facial sheet masks each one of them made to address a different skin concern. So there is something for everyone. And we just love the packaging and the names for each mask – so fun!

Nov 12, 2014

Mark Vanderloo: Male Model Flashback

Happy Wednesday! We are halfway through the work week!

I had the biggest crush on Mark back in the day – and cue all magazine ads plastered over my walls back in the day.


Nov 6, 2014

Taking Care of Business, Part 2: Brows

In part two of Spa Junkie’s series on taking care of business, Brows. And we know – not too thin, right? We’ve got your back, sister.

Let’s face it, your brows make an impression! You have to work with someone who will revere your most important accessory as much as you do.

Perhaps you had a bad experience or you’re just not getting your best look – we’ve been there! You might think there’s no hope but don’t despair! Beyond overhauling your brow to its best potential, we also have some amazing products on hand to help fill and enhance your brow easily, and naturally.


Sister, your brows are safe with us.

Seated in our specialized brow chairs in natural daylight, we analyze your brow shape and growth pattern and discuss your brow wishes. You are comfortably reclined as we gently remove the hair. We complete the shaping by taking another look at you seated to ensure everything is perfect. Your brows should be correctly sculpted, tweaked and primped to suit you, not some 1930’s silent movie star – and never in a rush. We’ve seen some amazing brow makeovers for ladies who just hadn’t found the right partner. So, whatever you do, choose to work with someone who is focused on YOU, not the clock on the wall.


Nov 5, 2014

Charlie Hunnam

Happy Wednesday – we’re halfway through the workweek.

There’s just something about those bad boys.