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More than just a barbershop: Hunter & Gunn is bringing vintage back to Winnipeg

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More than just a barbershop: Hunter & Gunn is bringing vintage back to Winnipeg

Posted on 31 March 2014 by DELCommInc

By Shayna Wiwierski

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It may look like a hipster paradise from the outside, but Hunter & Gunn Quality Hair and Barbershop is more than just skinny jeans and plaid shirts. Continue Reading

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Marc Jacobs announces the launch of his new cosmetics line

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Marc Jacobs announces the launch of his new cosmetics line

Posted on 21 June 2013 by DELCommInc

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Marc Jacobs proudly announces the launch of his namesake cosmetics line, Marc Jacobs Beauty.  The breakthrough brand debuts with 120 products August 9, 2013, exclusively at Sephora and select Marc Jacobs stores. Continue Reading

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Creativity and confidence: The Salon Professional Academy (TSPA) Winnipeg

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Creativity and confidence: The Salon Professional Academy (TSPA) Winnipeg

Posted on 29 May 2013 by DELCommInc

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The Salon Professional Academy (TSPA) is an innovative training centre, and the only cosmetology school endorsed by Redken for Excellence in Education.

The Salon Professional Academy offers hands-on training in a real-world setting, where students learn not only the latest techniques in hairstyling and makeup artistry, but also proven business strategies. This well-rounded education prepares students for a long-term future in the industry. Continue Reading

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OSiS+ Whipped Wax: Discover a soft styling soufflé for natural texture without overburdening!

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OSiS+ Whipped Wax: Discover a soft styling soufflé for natural texture without overburdening!

Posted on 23 May 2013 by DELCommInc

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A wax as incredibly light as a soufflé! The new OSiS+ Whipped Wax by Schwarzkopf Professional makes trying out new styles an amazingly light and easy affair. With the launch of OSiS+ Whipped Wax, Schwarzkopf Professional once again proves its innovative power when it comes to creating great hair styling products with inspiring consistencies.

With its exciting texture, OSiS+ Whipped Wax provides ultimate styling flexibility and gives hair great natural shine. Specially formulated with beeswax, hair styles remain remouldable without looking greasy or unnatural. Even a small quantity of this airy wax soufflé is sufficient to shape and style hair as required and give it incredible texture and strong style control. Simply take a small amount of product and rub it in your hands. Work it through the hair and style the look as required. Hair will look structured with the option to remould it as often as you wish!  Continue Reading

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Dial Triple Moisture body wash wins U.S. product of the year

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Dial Triple Moisture body wash wins U.S. product of the year

Posted on 12 April 2013 by DELCommInc

Dila bw Triple Moisture 473mL DL_5_09419_00Just in time to get your winter-weary skin ready for spring… Dial® introduces its award-winning Triple Moisture body wash in Canada! Sometimes more is more – as is the case with three-times more moisturizers than gel body wash to leave skin more touchable than ever before!  Continue Reading

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Release your inner bombshell! Sultra introduces the Bombshell 1.5-inch rod curling iron

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Release your inner bombshell! Sultra introduces the Bombshell 1.5-inch rod curling iron

Posted on 15 March 2013 by DELCommInc

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The Bombshell 1-inch Rod Curling Iron changed your hair, your beauty routine, and your life!  The new Bombshell 1.5-inch Rod Curling Iron, with Dual-Heater Japanese Kyocera Ceramic Heater Technology, emits infrared rays as you style making it perfect for colour-treated, dry, or damaged hair.  Create luxurious, romantic loose curls and waves in half the time of a traditional large barrel curling iron, without the clip lines. Continue Reading

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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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Apprenticeship: The future is in your hands

Posted on 21 April 2012 by DELCommInc

As a training option, apprenticeship represents benefits for both the learner and the employer/journeyperson. As an apprentice, you enhance the knowledge you acquire from in-school technical training with valuable, paid, on-the-job experience. As an employer, you transfer your expertise and grow your business with your apprenticeship investment. Combine these benefits with training standards that reflect ongoing input and guidance from those who know the trade the best – industry itself – and you’ve got a powerful tool to make an impact on your profession. Continue Reading

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Beauty School Breakdown

Posted on 29 November 2011 by DELCommInc

By Donna Pawchuk

As the owner-operator of Systems Beauty College I am writing this article to help salon owners and stylists understand what beauty school is like today. We all know there are many gifted and caring salon owners who value the fresh ideas new stylists bring to their clients and, unfortunately, a few who need to give these graduates a chance to demonstrate the skills they learned in school. I have had several students visit after graduation to tell me the great news that they have started a new job. They are excited to begin their careers after nine months of school but too often their employer have told them to basically forget what they were taught. Perhaps the student is applying techniques that are different than usual so, without even being asked why they do it that way, they are told it is wrong and that the salon owner will teach them what they needed to know. Apprenticeship is an important phase in the development of a stylist but it needs to be a supportive and encouraging experience that builds on skills learned at college. Beauty colleges use adult education to ensure students go beyond knowing how to perform a skill to also understand why something is done in the manner chosen and what effect it has on the outcome.

I think I can speak for most modern-day beauty colleges and certainly for mine: they are not what they used to be. I remember taking cosmetology back in a time when the school did not allow men as clients and all the ladies were elderly with curly perms and roller sets. There was an entire wall of hood dryers that were in constant use. In the colour department, students learned some of the theory, however, they were not allowed to think on their own and formulate colour. Teachers provided the formula and had the student mix and apply it to the client without really learning why this mixture worked. Nail Technology was taught in the same way. Gel nails were barely done and students mostly learned to do acrylics by making balls. Students were able to do quite a few manicures and some pedicures, though were forced to use inferior tools. The emphasis was on basic skills and not learning the science and systems. It was expected that the student would learn more while on the job later though many had to start as shampoo girls and receptionists.

Today’s beauty colleges take a different approach. At Systems Beauty College we have a large diverse clientele which allows students the experience to be more “salon ready” upon graduation. Both the Hairstyling and Nail Technology programs have specific systems that are followed during many services that are provided to ensure consistent results. Students are taught to ask, analyze, and assess the task at hand. They formulate colours and know what types of chemicals are necessary to complete the job in the best possible way. We now have practice hands and fingers to learn and practice on, along with quality tools that will last for several years in the industry. Students are now trained in both male and female services. Advanced techniques are taught within a learning system that understands you must learn to walk before you can run, so not everyone advances at the same pace. The focus is on giving the students the skills and the understanding of how to use those new skills as a salon-ready professional stylist.

Graduates from beauty colleges have good basic skills and some more advanced techniques. The industry needs salon owners that will allow them the freedom to demonstrate what they know and guide them in progressing to the next level of knowledge and experience. There are a few government programs in place to assist employers with wages when hiring apprentices. If you want to know more about the modern educational systems and student curriculums feel free to pop into Systems Beauty College and check us out anytime. Please know that these colleges are the future of our industry and depend on your support for our graduates. Colleges and salon owners can work together to encourage new stylists and guarantee great services to our clients.

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