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Monique Lhuillier fall 2014 bridal collection

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Monique Lhuillier fall 2014 bridal collection

Posted on 15 November 2013 by DELCommInc

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Credit for all photos: Hair by Antonio Corral Calero, Moroccanoil Artistic Director
Photos by David Webber for Moroccanoil

The designer’s inspiration 

“Fall 2014: Welcome to my secret garden…My fall bridal collection celebrates romance with an heirloom quality. Femininity and sensuality runs throughout the collection. The fabrics are layers of tulle with an array of signature lace details. Embroideries are delicate in floral, lattice and vine motifs, colored in antique silver and rose-gold threadwork inspired by the timelessness of our secret garden. Silhouettes are molded with billowing skirts to bring out the goddess in our bride this season.” – Monique Lhuillier  Continue Reading

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SS2014 trend report: Christophe Lemaire

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SS2014 trend report: Christophe Lemaire

Posted on 21 October 2013 by DELCommInc


Hair by Delphine Courteille for Moroccanoil
Photos by Morgane Pouliquen for Moroccanoil

Inspiration from Christophe Lemaire 

A woman, her trench coat lightly swung around her shoulders, as if out of a movie. An urban heroine in an asymmetrical cape. An adventurer in shorts. A Viêt-Cong combattant in a pleated skirt. A Parisian in head-to-toe denim. A suited-up student. A fencing player. A dreamer in a shirt dress, hands in her pockets.

All these women – or is it just one? – nourished by images of yesterday, today and elsewhere, sweep through life with elegance. They whisper, while strolling their ways, Jeanne Moreau’s “Je vais par des chemins, je vais par des chemins” (“I walk the paths, I walk the paths”). Continue Reading

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Acne Studios spring/summer 2014 Resort Collection presentation

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Acne Studios spring/summer 2014 Resort Collection presentation

Posted on 26 June 2013 by DELCommInc

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Acne Studios Spring/Summer 2014, Resort Collection Presentation
Hair by Franco Gobbi for Moroccanoil
Photos by David Webber for Moroccanoil

Inspiration from Acne Studios

Obsession of night and day, a growing garden seen from a young woman’s eyes, and Swedish heritage of naturalism and functionality create the framework of the Acne Studios Resort 2014 collection. Natural materials, fluid satin, iridescent sequins and shaved fur juxtaposed in a silhouette including draped evening wear, coats and utilitarian work wear that embraces movement and free creativity. The colour palette includes tangerine, natural gradients of blue carried tone on tone and variations of gold. Continue Reading

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Stuff we are ‘dye-ing’ over! Holidays 2012

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Stuff we are ‘dye-ing’ over! Holidays 2012

Posted on 15 November 2012 by DELCommInc

SWDO holidays 2012

Oh the weather outside is frightful… luckily, your hair, nails, and skin don’t have to be as well.  We compiled the coolest beauty products that would make anyone a little more cheerful this holiday season.

1. Make Up For Ever Holodiam Powder #302 & #303

What says “holidays” more than a little glitter?  Make Up For Ever packs on the punch with these limited edition Holodiam Powders in shades 302 (plum with pink, purple, and turquoise highlights) and 303 (white with blue, green, and gold highlights).  Sprinkle some of this “fairy dust” on your lids for a glamorous smoky look (302) or use it as a highlight to brighten up your day or evening (303).

Available at Sephora. 

2. The Man with the Golden Gun 18 Karat Topcoat by OPI

Show me your “goldfingers”!  As part of their limited edition Skyfall collection, OPI has released a special topcoat with real 18 karat gold flakes to layer over any mani.  Rock it on its own or layered over another colour.  Remember though, make sure it’s shaken, not stirred.

$37.50 at Chatters Beauty Supply and Salon.

3. Bangstyle Flexible Hold Spray                 

No, this grunge bottle isn’t a can of spray paint; instead, lock in style with a flexible hold with Bangstyle.    Create soft, touchable hold without the sticky residue.   Every hairstyle is a work of art with Bangstyle.

$20, available at select salons.

4. Joico K-PAK Revitalize Bio-Advanced Restorative Treatment

The winter weather can be harsh to your precious locks.  Joico’s K-PAK Revitalize Bio-Advanced Restorative Treatment actively repairs, restores, protects, and hydrates hair, correcting damage while protecting against future damage.

$24.95, available at Chatters Beauty Supply and Salon.

5. Deborah Lippmann She’s Always a Woman nail lacquer trio

The perfect shades for the holidays, this fab mini trio of Deborah Lippmann nail lacquer’s is perfect for any gal on your list.  From the taupe Putty In Your Hands, to the royal blue My Prerogative, to the festive and fabulous Raspberry Beret (complete with 3-D micro glitter), this set will have you looking at your nails all night long.

$26, available at Holt Renfrew and Murale.

6. Make Up For Ever All Eyes on You kit

From a smoky eye, to a subtle highlight, Make Up For Ever’s All Eyes On You kit is the must have for the season.  This five-piece set includes cult-favourites like their HD Microfinish Powder, Smoky Lash Mascara, and the incredible Aqua Eyes liners.  Oh, and let’s not forget the universal Aqua Cream in a gorgeous pink shade, perfect for any skin type.

$65 at Sephora.

7. It Factor Simply It Quick Blowdrying Smoothing Lotion

In a rush but you just washed your hair?  Instead of having frosted tips (the bad kind), apply this smoothing lotion to your freshly washed locks before your blowdry to speed up the process.  It Factor’s VaporBoost system speeds up drying time by up to 50 per cent while providing UV and heat protection. Get freshly dried hair in a flash!

$22 USD at Amazon.com

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Color Me Kenra: Kenra Professional, LLC introduces Kenra Color™

Posted on 15 January 2012 by DELCommInc

 A reliable, high-performance, professional haircolour solution for basic to advanced techniques and services creates Simply Stunning™ results.

Now it’s easier than ever to achieve simply stunning haircolor results, thanks to the new Kenra Color™ haircolor brand by Kenra Professional®. This straightforward, easy-to-use, high-performance haircolor produces consistent, reliable results that stylists can count on to provide professional, true-to-tone haircolor solutions for every client, every time.

Kenra Color is a complete professional haircolour brand that is uniquely Kenra®. Kenra Color incorporates Balancing Complex 5™, a proprietary formulation designed to provide vibrant, long-lasting colour, outstanding gray coverage and color saturation; intense shine; improved condition and manageability, all through a gentle formulation. To ensure a straightforward, easy-to-use haircolour for stylists, both permanent and demi-permanent formulas have a balanced shade collection of warm and cool tones and common level system. Both permanent and demi-permanent shades and level system are intermixable for basic to advanced colour formulation with an easy measuring system and drip-free consistency for reliable colour application.

The Kenra Color portfolio includes:

  • Permanent Coloring Creme, a gentle, low-ammonia colour in 70 shades and levels ranging from 1 to 10. It’s powered by Kenra Permanent Coloring Creme Developer in 10, 20, 30 and 40 volume strengths available in 16- and 32-fluid-ounce bottles.
  • Demi-Permanent Coloring Creme, a gentle, ammonia-free, deposit-only colour in 40 shades and levels ranging from 1 to 10. Demi-permanent Coloring Creme Activator 9V, available in 16- and 32-fluid-ounce bottles, provides consistent, reliable results.
  • Lightening Powder, a dust-free powder with a lifting strength of up to seven levels in a single application. Extremely versatile, Kenra Lightening Powder can be applied both on and off the scalp, as well as mixed with Kenra Color Permanent Coloring Creme Developer at 10 to 30 volume in different ratios for multiple blonding effects. The mixture’s creamy consistency retains moisture and is drip-free. Kenra  Lightening Powder features a blue-violet base to help control warm tones when lifting. It’s available in 1-ounce sachets and 16-ounce jars.
  • Color Correcting System, which gently, quickly and safely removes oxidative pigments without disturbing the hair’s natural pigments. Its two-part, non-bleach formulation mixes into an easy-to-apply cream and can be used with or without heat. The removal process can be repeated and a colour service performed immediately thereafter.

Kenra Professional understands that continual inspiration and technical education are foremost pursuits of today’s professional stylists and that haircolour plays a major role. Led by Kenra Professional Artistic Director, Robb Dubré, the creative vision of the Kenra Professional Artistic Team is to inspire the talents and enhance the technical skills of professional stylists. By creating innovative techniques, tips, styles and looks from using and cocktailing the Kenra Professional brands and products, the Kenra Professional Artistic Team enables stylists to stay creatively relevant, fresh and engaged.

“Haircolor is still the growth driver for most salons’ bottom lines,” says Robb Dubré, Kenra Professional artistic director and the creative vision of the Kenra Professional Artistic Team. “With the launch of Kenra Color, Kenra Professional will help salons enhance both their artistry and their profits. Salon professionals can rely on new Kenra Color to delight every client with natural looking, predictable results, whether she wants truly 100 per cent gray coverage; gorgeous tone-on-tone colour; shiny highlights or vibrant lowlights.”

The Kenra Color brand will debut at the International Salon & Spa Expo (ISSE) in Long Beach, CA, January 28-30, 2012, with complete availability nationally by May 2012 through a national campaign entitled, “Color Me Kenra™”. To learn more, visit www.ColorMeKenra.com or find us on Facebook at facebook.com/Kenra Professional.

About Kenra Professional LLC: The brands of Kenra Professional reflect the company’s core belief in high quality, performance-driven products and services. Kenra Professional products create inner and outer beauty by giving women and men the trust and confidence to achieve their ultimate style. Kenra Classic™, Kenra Platinum™ and Kenra Color™ are available only in professional salons throughout North America. Visit www.kenra.com, facebook.com/KenraProfessional and Twitter @Kenra_Haircare.

Click here to check out a video about Color Kenra!

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AHA Go Iron and Clutch

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Go Look Good, Feel Good, Do Good: Limited Edition GO Hairstyling Iron by FHI HEAT® takes women’s health to heart this Valentine’s Day

Posted on 15 December 2011 by DELCommInc

Los Angeles—Limited edition release January/February 2012—This winter, you can feel as good as you look for Valentine’s Day when you pick up your favorite 1-inch GO Hairstyling Iron by FHI Heat® in a limited edition “Love Your Heart” red design. It’s cute and it comes with a free stylish red satin clutch with a heart charm. But what’s most important is that it will raise money to support the American Heart Association’s important efforts toward research, community programs and education to help reduce disability and death from cardiovascular disease and stroke.

Beginning in January and while supplies last, $1 from the purchase of the Love Your Heart GO Styling Iron, with a minimum commitment of $10,000, will be donated by FHI Heat to the American Heart Association, dedicated to supporting efforts to eliminate heart disease—the No. 1 killer of women in America.

The GO Hairstyling Iron—FHI Heat’s iron for salon retailing—features advanced adjustable heat, super-fast heat recovery, one-pass technology, ceramic tourmaline plates and beveled plates (cushioned plates with rounded edges)  so your clients can use it as either a flat or curling iron to create flips, ringlets, curls or stick-straight hair. Suggested retail price is  $79.99 USD. To learn more, visit facebook.com/fhiheat.com.

The American Heart Association provides education on nutrition, physical activity, weight management, stress management, smoking cessation and more to help keep you heart healthy. To learn more, visit heart.org.


What it is:   A limited edition, versatile, 1-inch styling iron with all the power you’d expect from FHI Heat at a price that’s a pleasant surprise.

GO Gives:    Grab a GO Love Your Heart Styling Iron with the FREE red satin clutch at your local salon or beauty store and help support women’s heart health. FHI Heat will make a minimum donation of $10,000 to the American Heart Association.

What it does:   Use this multi-styling machine as either a flat or curling iron to create flips, ringlets, curls or super sleek hair—whatever you’re feeling at the moment!

Features:                  • Advanced adjustable heat from 140 to 410 F degrees to lock in great style.

• Super-fast heat recovery and one-pass technology mean it’s ready to go with every pass.

• Ceramic-coated plates covered with lots of tourmaline crystals produce a large negative ion count. That

equals  healthy heat and strong, shiny hair.

• Beveled plates (cushioned plates with rounded edges) create a variety of styles.

• Extra-long swivel cord with hook loop.

• Dual voltage plug that is ideal for worldwide travel (adaptor sold separately).


Costs:   $79.99 USD and comes with a gorgeous red satin clutch with a heart charm closure so you can GO out in style to celebrate Valentine’s Day and create awareness for the American Heart Association’s outreach and education programs.


Get it:   At top salons during January and February and while supplies last on FHIHeat.com. Learn more at facebook.com/gohairstyling.



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Holiday SWDO

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Stuff We Are Dye-ing Over! Holidays 2011

Posted on 30 November 2011 by DELCommInc

Break out the sequin berets and mittens, the holidays are upon us!  From candy-coloured hair to sensuous candles, we got the gifts that just keep giving!  Pull out your pens and paper because Santa is about to get a whole new list.

1. FHI Go Blow Dryer with Concentrator and GO One-inch Styling Iron

Kill that frizz with this neat combo from FHI Heat.  The brand new GO Blow Dryer Ceramic with tourmaline technology reduces static, locks in moisture and creates a healthy shine so you don’t have to have electric hair when you take off your toque.  And, it also includes a GO one-inch styling iron so you can tame that frizzy beast to create sleek hair for any holiday party.

Available from Salon Centre or your local FHI Heat distributor.

2. SpaRitual Twinkle Four Piece Minis Holiday Gift Set

The holidays aren’t complete without a little razzle dazzle on your nails!  Get this chic set of minis (Break of Dawn, Solstice, Shooting Star, and Illumination) from the 2011 Spa Ritual Twinkle collection.  The best part?  These fab lacquers (like all polishes from SpaRitual) are free of DBP, formaldehyde and toluene, and formaldehyde resin.

$20.00 from SkinStore.com.

3. Sultra The Wicked Gold Decadence Special Edition Wave & Straight One-Inch Iron

Go gorgeous this holiday season.  From ringlets to sleek styles, the Wicked Gold Decadence straightening iron will make you a golden girl in anyone’s book.  The Kyocera Ceramic Heater Technology protects your hair while the two-tone gold heat resistant clutch will protect your flat iron.

$165 USD from Sultra.com.  Salon pricing is $139.99 from BSG Professional Distributors Network.

4. Make-up Designory (MUD) Beloved Collection

Create an unforgettable look this holiday season with deep, warm lips, a smokey eye, and warm cheeks.  To top it all off, carry your makeup essentials in the added train case. 

$79.99 from Make-Up Designory. While Supplies Last.

5. SpaRitual Holiday Three Piece Candle Trio

From fragrant to sensual, these romantic candles are hand-poured into a recycled glass cylinder and feature a 100 per cent cotton, lead-free wick for hours of fragrance and illumination.  The candles are formulated with natural soy, palm, and coconut wax and are infused with SpaRitual’s most popular essential oil-based scents like Infinity Loving, Look Inside, and Close Your Eyes.  And, it gets better: once you blow out the light, you can use the wax as a massage oil.

$36 from SkinBotanica.com.


Get one of the season’s hottest trends temporarily. Ombre or dip dyed hair is easier than ever with these highly-pigmented powders in hues of pink, purple, and orange.   The colour is applied directly onto product-treated hair and it doesn’t matter if you are blonde, brunette, red, or any other colour under the rainbow, rub it on and take notice.   Don’t want commitment?  Just wash it out when you’re done.  It’s that easy.

$20 at KEVIN.MURPHY salons

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

Posted on 14 November 2011 by DELCommInc

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(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 http://www.obsco.ca

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: http://www.fernandas.com or http://www.zerrancanada.com.

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: http://www.zerran.com.

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