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Sally Hansen nails the nude trend at Paris Fashion Week

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Sally Hansen nails the nude trend at Paris Fashion Week

Posted on 05 March 2014 by DELCommInc

image004As the exclusive nail sponsor of Stella McCartney Collections in 2014, Sally Hansen strutted down the runway at the spectacular Stella McCartney Winter 2014 Collection fashion show at the Palais Garnier during Paris Fashion Week. To complement the bold textures and sophisticated colour palette of the designer’s Winter 2014 Collection, the Sally Hansen nail looks worn on the runway featured clean, modern, understated shades of nude to flatter the models’ skin tones. Continue Reading

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Celebrity colour connoisseur Denis De Souza joins forces with hair care powerhouse Joico

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Celebrity colour connoisseur Denis De Souza joins forces with hair care powerhouse Joico

Posted on 27 February 2014 by DELCommInc

imagesWorld-renowned hair care brand, Joico, has partnered with Brazilian colourist and “King of Colour”, Denis de Souza, to bring his passion and international eye for colour and luxe techniques to the brand. Devoted to his celebrity clientele, De Souza became known as the innovator of the ultra-natural colouring technique resulting in effortlessly exotic, sun-strewn strands. De Souza’s custom looks, as seen on Kate Mara, Olivia Wilde, Zoe Saldana, Mila Kunis, Rachel Bilson, Nicole Richie, and Lucy Hale among others, will continue to set trends that remain on the forefront of hair, alongside Joico.

De Souza’s passion for hair colour and preservation, coupled with his ability to cultivate creative techniques align seamlessly with Joico’s philosophy and line of innovative products. His exquisite talent has gained him incredible bicoastal work experience at some of West Hollywood and New York’s top salons, including Andy Le Compte and Serge Normant. As a loyalist of Joico for years, De Souza is eager to take his adoration of the brand to the next level with this colourful collaboration. Continue Reading

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Think global. Act local. Two Canadian hair care brands bring education to children in Africa

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Think global. Act local. Two Canadian hair care brands bring education to children in Africa

Posted on 04 April 2013 by DELCommInc


Education empowers everyone, but for girls growing up in extreme poverty, education can literally change their lives. That’s why Canadian hair care brands AG Hair and Chatters Canada Limited have teamed up to build a school in Northern Uganda.

“The key to ultimately ending poverty and injustice for women in Africa is through education, and particularly education for girls,” says Lotte Davis, CEO and co-founder of AG Hair. Through proceeds from every bottle sold, AG has been building schools for girls in Africa since 2008 and has raised over $700,000 under its philanthropic umbrella, the Women Leading Change Foundation. Continue Reading

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What’s in your makeup bag?  MAKE UP FOR EVER Make up Bag Remix Tour hits Toronto’s Yorkdale Mall April 13-14

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What’s in your makeup bag? MAKE UP FOR EVER Make up Bag Remix Tour hits Toronto’s Yorkdale Mall April 13-14

Posted on 04 March 2013 by DELCommInc

Make Up Bag Remix MAKE UP FOR EVERNearly every woman owns at least one impulse beauty buy that she has no idea how to use, or is too intimidated to try on her own at home. MAKE UP FOR EVER’s team of professional artists will take a look inside consumers’ make up bags and teach them how to properly use what they already own, regardless of the brand, as well as overhaul products that are the wrong shade or texture or may be past their prime.  MAKE UP FOR EVER is bringing the same techniques used by wardrobe styles in the closet to style your makeup bag at their innovative Make Up School.  The idea is to make your makeup bag work harder for you.

Consumers are invited to book appointments for 30 minute one-on-one makeup bag evaluations inside the Make Up School, where a professional artists will go through their bag, provide an interactive, hands-on lesson explaining how to apply their products, and show them how to supplement what they already own to create their most flattering look.  Each client will walk away with a new makeup bag, a custom face chart detailing how to use the products their brought, and a list of any additional products recommended by the artist to round out their look.  A professional photographer will also be on site to capture each client’s “after” look, which will be uploaded on an album on the MAKE UP FOR EVER USA and Canada Facebook pages. Continue Reading

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Cut your spending, not your style: Ultracuts Professional Hair Care Centres celebrate 30 years of service

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Cut your spending, not your style: Ultracuts Professional Hair Care Centres celebrate 30 years of service

Posted on 24 October 2012 by DELCommInc

 By Jill Schettler


For many people, getting one’s hair done is an intimate experience. And, like any relationship, trust, attention, and respect should inspire every act—or snip.

Ultracuts, the largest privately owned hairstyling chain in Western Canada, is proud to celebrate their “pearl” anniversary this year. For 30 years the Canadian operation has successfully fostered relationships with their clientele, and built a reputation on convenience, consistency, friendliness, and affordability. Continue Reading

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Schwarzkopf Professional Looking for A Technical Advisor in Winnipeg

Posted on 17 November 2011 by DELCommInc



Schwarzkopf Professional, a leader in the hair care industry is seeking the right individual to fill the role of Technical Advisor in the Winnipeg and surrounding area. We are seeking a licensed hair stylist who is outgoing, creative and well organized. The role of a Technical Advisor will allow you to travel and meet new people while educating salons on all that Schwarzkopf Professional has to offer. If you love the hair dressing industry and are looking for new challenges, this position could be for you. We need the right person to manage the day-to-day activities in this growing market.

Key responsibilities include:

-       To provide ongoing technical support to existing and potential clients

-       To prepare and present product demonstrations as required

-       To actively educate the salon through Theory Classes and Product Promotion Days

-       Respond to Education Requests in a timely manner to ensure salon satisfaction

-       Target and secure new business through education

-       Conduct education seminars in Distributor classrooms (seasonal schedule provided)

-       Participation and preparation in regional and industry show and events

-       Partner with the distributor’s Sales Consultant to better educate the salon

-       Ability to drive within territory

-       Flexible hours required due to shows



Computer and organizational skills are essential.

Minimum of five (5) years in salon experience with expertise in color required.

A valid driver’s license is required.

Think that you are the right person for the job?

Send your resume to:

Susan Boccia, Education Manager

Fax:      416 340-1434


Only those applicants considered for the position will be contacted.

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Winnipegger Angie Hunt Wins Big at the Fourth Annual Stylist Connection and Makeover Challenge Competition

Posted on 15 November 2011 by DELCommInc

Winnipegger Angie Hunt (centre) from Chatters Salon on Empress with Scott Moon from Redken (left) and Marlene Neil (right), a Chatters Canada owner. Photo by Rahim the Photographer

Chatters Canada recently hosted its fourth annual Stylist Connection and Makeover Challenge Competition in partnership with Redken 5th Avenue, NYC. This national event attracted Chatters stylists from British Columbia to Newfoundland. The Makeover Challenge Competition has grown substantially from 59 entries and 270 attendees in 2008, to 218 entries and 439 attendees in 2011.

This event was designed exclusively for Chatters hairstylists, to teach the latest hair techniques and styles, plus it offered an opportunity to showcase their talent and win prizes. Redken’s Global Performing Artists and Education Artistic Directors – Sam Villa and Sean Godard captured the crowd with their engaging style and passion for creativity. For two days, Sam and Sean inspired stylists by demonstrating Redken’s latest hair trends live on stage.

2011 Regional Award winners:

  • Jessica Schaefer Division 1 Vernon, British Columbia
  • Tysha Shin Division 2 Calgary, Alberta
  • Dana Mawer Division 3 Red Deer, Alberta
  • Gina Sales Division 4 Fort McMurray, Alberta
  • Angie Hunt Division 5 Winnipeg, Manitoba

Winners received a personalized trophy and $1,000 in styling tools from Chatters Canada.

2011 Stylist Choice Awards

  • Angie Hunt From Division 5 Winnipeg, Manitoba

The winner received a personalized trophy, plus $300.00 Redken Education gift certificate.

2011 Makeover Challenge Stylist of the Year

  • Dana Mawer From Division 3 Red Deer, Alberta

The Makeover Challenge Stylist of the Year received the grand prize of airfare, three night’s accommodation, $500 cash, plus a ticket to advanced education at the Redken Exchange in Toronto. Also included is a personalized trophy and media exposure.

About Chatters

Chatters Canada is a franchisor and privately owned 100 per cent Canadian company, with over 100 corporate and franchise salons coast to coast. Chatters is the largest provider of beauty products in Canada and an industry leader. Salon listing available at

About Redken

Redken is a leading manufacturer of professional haircare, styling and haircolor products. Redken is available and guaranteed only at fine salons in Canada. To learn more visit or call 1.866.9.REDKEN.

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OBSCO Appointed to Represent Zarran Canada in Eastern Ontario and Western Quebec

Posted on 14 November 2011 by DELCommInc


(LOS ANGELES, Nov. 9, 2011) — Ottawa Beauty Supply Company (OBSCO), a private Canadian company, has been appointed to represent and distribute Zerran Hair Care products throughout Ottawa, Eastern Ontario and Western Quebec. Zerran’s innovative RealLisse® Vegan Hair Smoothing System and a broad collection of 100 per cent vegan shampoos, conditioners, styling enhancers and other professional services for salon use are now available at OBSCO. Fernanda Pimentel, president of Fernanda’s Beauty Products and Zerran Canada, made the announcement. Based in Mississauga, Ontario, Zerran Canada serves as the master distributor for Zerran International in Canada and the Mediterranean.

“We are simply delighted,” says Pimentel, “as OBSCO is such a well-known, forward-thinking company. It’s team has earned a reputation for representing the best salon products and offering superb customer service, and they are extremely committed to ongoing stylist education.”

To support the launch, Bob Richardson, Zerran Canada’s head trainer and owner of Bob-R-Salon in Oakville, Ontario, conducted a day-long RealLisse® training session with OBSCO educators and select stylists on October 30.

OBSCO president, Mark Vaughan notes, “Our business has to keep a fresh and modern perspective with a vision for consistent, positive changes, which in turn enhances the business of our clients. What is especially interesting in these challenging times is that the beauty industry is still doing well, and we are confident a groundbreaking product like Zerran RealLisse definitely has its place in the market mix.”

Zerran International president, Steve Sauté agrees and welcomes the addition of OBSCO to the Zerran distribution network. He notes, “Consumers, especially working women, feel compelled to maintain an image of success, so they keep up their hair, nails and skin, even if they cut back in other areas.” A statistic from the NPD Group, an international marketing research company, seems to bear that out. Its findings suggest that during the height of the economic downturn in 2010, Americans still spent $43.5 billion to be beautiful.

About Ottawa Beauty Supply Company (OBSCO)
Located in the Byward Market, OBSCO is a premier bilingual beauty supply company serving Ottawa and the Gatineau region for more than 75 years. OBSCO has earned a reputation for its knowledgeable sales associates, vast selection of premium beauty lines for the spa and salon professional and complete salon services from concept to design, including furniture, equipment and financing. More than 4,000 products are carried in-store, including those from Zerran International, La Biosthetique, Soma, Orly, Allpresan, Takara Belmont, Sudzz, Le Chat, and Original Bioscal. From its early start as Ontario Beauty Supply Company, today OBSCO still offers personal service, is independently owned and operated by the Vaughan and Chambers partnership and services customers throughout Eastern Ontario and Western Quebec. OBSCO’s retail store is located at 158 Dalhousie Street, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 7C4. Call: (613) 241-1515, toll free: (800) 267-5100, or fax: (613) 241-5859. Visit

About Fernanda’s Beauty Products/Zerran Canada
Fernanda’s Beauty Products is a leading manufacturer and wholesale supplier of quality beauty supplies and aesthetic equipment for Canadian and North American spas and beauty salons. Since 1991, Fernanda’s Beauty Products has specialized as a one-stop shop distributing high quality product lines, equipment, supplies and disposable products to meet the needs of beauty salons, hair stylists, spas and medical aestheticians. Zerran Canada is a wholly separate entity with authority to serve as master distributor for Zerran International products in designated regions. Fernanda’s is located in Mississauga, Ontario, servicing customers in Greater Toronto and across Canada. For more information, call Fernanda Pimentel at (905) 625-8460 or visit: or

About Zerran International
Zerran International Corporation is a privately owned manufacturer and global distributor of Zerran Hair Care products, running the gamut from wet lines to specialty in-salon products, for the professional salon industry. Based on intensive scientific research and centuries-old botanical tradition, the company has formulated and delivered 100 percent vegan shampoos, conditioners and styling products utilizing renewable botanical extracts and essential oils since 1986. Zerran International Corporation is headquartered in Los Angeles, California. Visit:

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OPI Revamps iPhone Application with New Visuals, Greater Speed and More Colors

Posted on 07 November 2011 by DELCommInc

OPI announces the re-launch of the OPI Application for the iPhone® and iPod Touch®.  The updated OPI App continues to offer an easy, free way to browse and search over 200 OPI nail lacquer shades – now at faster speeds.  The Try It On Color Studio continues to provide a look at all current OPI shades, while the search feature now incorporates retired shades, allowing users to view past favourites and information about the year in which those hues were retired.

The updated OPI App also includes higher resolution images to further enhance visual displays. In addition to running faster, the application now has the capability to wait in the background while other programs are used, namely Facebook. This feature gives users the option to check OPI’s Facebook page without having to leave the OPI App.

“The improved OPI App gives fans the chance to try on lacquers easier than before. The App’s Try it on Studio has been hugely popular, and we are happy to improve upon and expand it. It’s a great resource when choosing your lacquer at the salon, since you can get an idea of how a color looks on your hand before committing,” explains Suzi Weiss-Fischmann, OPI Executive VP & Artistic Director.  “The portable nature of the OPI App makes it easy to take while shopping and choose a lacquer shade to accessorize any new dress, top or jacket right there in the store!”

The OPI App also includes a search bar with word prompt technology; after typing just a few letters, any possible options will be proffered. Since its original debut, the App has added a sort-by-collection feature, highlighting current collections and promotions so that users will know what’s new to the brand. The App even lets users select favorites, storing lacquer choices for future reference.

The OPI App is available at and is free to download. This application works with all iPhone and iPod Touch devices running software update iOS 5.

For more information, please call 800-341-9999 or visit  Follow OPI on Twitter @OPI_PRODUCTS and become a Facebook fan!


As the world leader in the professional nail care industry, OPI is committed to providing high-quality products and services to both salons and their customers, along with a focus on industry safety and innovation. Known for its exceptional formula, fashionable colors and iconic names, OPI’s heavily-pigmented lacquers are super rich, long-lasting and chip-resistant – offering an affordable luxury to consumers. OPI nail lacquer is available in over 200 shades and contains no DBP, Toluene, or Formaldehyde. Each lacquer features OPI’s exclusive ProWide Brush for the ultimate in application. Currently, OPI is available in over 100 countries and retails a full line of professional items, including nail treatments, finishing products, lotions, manicure/pedicure products, files, tools, gels and acrylics.


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