A new beginning: MHA Secretary/Treasurer and Business Agent Angie Unger steps down after 35 years

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A new beginning: MHA Secretary/Treasurer and Business Agent Angie Unger steps down after 35 years

Posted on 21 October 2012 by DELCommInc

By Shayna Wiwierski

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Executives may come and go, but the backbone of the Manitoba Hairstylists’ Association (MHA) for the past 35 years has been one person: Angie Unger.

Unger was originally hired on back in 1977 as the secretary/business agent for the association. Continue Reading

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The lucky one: Winnipeg hairstylist Angie Hunt wins in numerous national competitions

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The lucky one: Winnipeg hairstylist Angie Hunt wins in numerous national competitions

Posted on 24 September 2012 by DELCommInc

By Shayna Wiwierski

10-1When Angie Hunt heard about a contest from Redken to style the hair for Canadian Hairdresser magazine, she never thought that she would be a regional winner two years in a row.

Hunt, an elite award-winning stylist at Chatters Salon and Beauty Supply on Empress, is a two-time regional winner of the Redken Cover Competition, where seven semi-finalists from across Canada are invited to Toronto’s Redken Exchange to compete in a $10,000 fashion photo shoot competition with mentors from the fashion industry.  The grand prize?  Style the cover of Canadian Hairdresser magazine for the December/January 2013 issue, a trip for two to New York City to attend training at Redken’s Exchange on 5th, and a photo shoot with Flare magazine.  In addition, the winner will be named as Redken Session’s Hairstylist of the Year.

Hunt travelled to Toronto in 2011 to compete in the challenge and she recently returned from Canada’s version of the Big Apple this summer after being a regional winner once again for the 2012 contest.  The $10,000 photo shoot included working with high-profile stylists and artists including fashion photographer John Van der Schilden, who recently shot the July cover of Elle Canada with Carrie Underwood; Rimmel London makeup artist Vanessa Jarman, who has worked on Lady Gaga and Adam Lambert; fashion guru stylist Jeremie Cote of Pascal & Jeremie Concepts; and Redken Global performing artist and freelance session stylist Brent Borreson. Continue Reading

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Early member of the MHA made strong contributions to trade: Karl Schaible Sr.

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Early member of the MHA made strong contributions to trade: Karl Schaible Sr.

Posted on 24 September 2012 by DELCommInc

By Gloria Taylor

8-1Many years ago, while in competition, Karl Schaible Sr. was challenged verbally by a very confident competitor who was certain that he would beat Schaible and win the Winnipeg hairstyling competition.

Schaible, a master hairstylist who made many contributions to the province’s hairstyling trade before his retirement in the late 1980s, said little, but he chose his daughter as a model to demonstrate his hair cutting technique. The girl had fine hair – not the kind of hair texture most stylists would choose to demonstrate their award-winning hairstyles.

“One of the judges, an American, made a comment that he had to be an idiot to choose a model with this kind of hair for competition,” says Karl Schaible Jr., speaking about his father’s long and distinguished career as a shop owner, mentor and member of the Manitoba Hairstylists’ Association.

Nevertheless, Schaible won the competition based on his “perfect” haircut.

It was a memorable moment in Schaible’s career and in many ways, the story stands as a perfect metaphor for Schaible’s legacy, which many describe as one of dedication to his trade founded in the strong core skills of his profession.

“He was quiet, not an extrovert, but he was able to get along with everybody; he had quite a gentle manner with them,” says his son, who is also a master hairstylist, owner of Academy Hair Studio in Winnipeg, and a third-generation hairstylist. Continue Reading

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Maintaining a happy, healthy body with reflexology

Posted on 18 July 2012 by DELCommInc

By Kelly Konechny, owner of Exhale Reflexology in Winnipeg, Manitoba

No one can deny that when you take care of your body whichever way you choose, a happy, healthy body is what people strive to achieve. Reflexology is a safe and effective way to stimulate the whole body without any adverse reactions. Continue Reading

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Making things run smoothly A Q&A with Melinda Vandenberg, the chair of the Provincial Hairstyling Technical Committee

Posted on 18 May 2012 by DELCommInc

Every year, students in the skilled trades and technology sectors compete for their chance to win gold at the Skills Manitoba Competition, a competition where students participate in challenges designed to test skills required in their respective trades and technology careers.

Clippings managing editor Shayna Wiwierski spoke with Melinda Vandenberg, who is the chair of the Provincial Hairstyling Technical Committee, about Skills Canada, the committee itself, and why students should compete. Continue Reading

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Manitoba Hairstylists’ Association Host Hair Fantasy Competition

Posted on 03 November 2011 by DELCommInc

By Cheri Paizen, Educational Director of the MHA

From left to right: Gold winner (Darkness vs. Innocence), Silver winner (Fountain of Youth), and Bronze winner (Queen Apocalyptica). Photo by Sandra Benz Photography

Many people were in attendance on May 1, 2011 for the Manitoba Hairstylists’ Association (MHA) Hair Fantasy Competition. This year’s theme was “Under the Hair Top” – what hair creatures were you going to see? Fame Nightclub was where the party was at and people were there to see some beautiful work!

The masses were not disappointed. Eight teams of hairstylists and makeup artists were working feverishly to put the final touches on their models backstage. Hair was flying! Makeup was everywhere! Models were tittering under big hair and awesome costumes.

There were clowns, an apocalyptic goddess, water fairies, and other creations that were being pulled and prodded by their teams. The models took this all in great stride. They had to keep in mind that they had two to three minutes to walk and strut their stuff in front of our panel of judges.  I was in awe of the model’s professionalism and grace. Even if someone got bumped in the head by a speaker, they kept it together and made it look easy!

As for the judges, I would not want their job.  How do you critique something that you know someone spent hours, if not days, working on? Our distinguished panel of judges was up for the job, many of them competitors at one time or another.

Beverly and the Fame Nightclub staff are some of the best hospitality staff in the city. Anything and everything we needed were made available for us to use. Thank you so much for letting us take over your club.

We hope you mark off a Sunday in May 2012 in your calendar! I have a sneaking suspicion that another Hair Fantasy competition is in the works.

The winners were:

Gold – Darkness vs. Innocence – Karen Nacario and Ryan Rara

Silver – Fountain of Youth – Cozy Cuts – Stylist – Jolene Senecal

Bronze – Queen Apocalptica – Salon Venator – Stylists – Silvy McGinity, Kelly Kazlauskas, and Alana Hrabchak

 

Congratulations to all of the competitors. Thank you to everyone who helped out and thank you for all of the donations. We hope to see you next year!

Photos by Sandra Benz Photography.  Click here to check out her website.

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