On April 14th and 15th Canadian Hairdresser Magazine participated in the ABA Revel in Beauty show at the Metro Convention Centre. The ABA has been a changing model for the last several years and was certainly well received by the 9,000 professionals and students in attendance. With over 150 exhibitors, 12 classes and 20 conferences there was lots to take in.

The main stage included big names like Larisa Love, Jennifer McDougall, Michelle Paragee, Candy Shaw, Tracey Hughes, Philip Wolff, Rob the Original, Edoardo Paludo, Alex Chabot, Derek Wierzbicki, Alex Palov, Josh Murray, Dylan Portner, Peter Gosling, Garland Gwhiz Fox, Cathey & Frank Salerno, Matty Conrad and Oscar Bond. It was an all star turn out.

The competitions included Glamour/Bridal Nails and Makeup, Nail Art Challenge, Battle of the Barber, Mens Trend, Womens Trend and Transformation Makeup.

Photo: Jack Cosplay

Canadian Hairdresser took the business stage to discuss Green Beauty Business with the perfect panel of green beauty and sustainable experts Alex Chatbot of NZO Salon with Biolage, Jack Shawn, Brian Phillips of World Salon and Heather Wenman from Studio H and L’oreal.

Photo: Jack Cosplay
Photo: Jack Cosplay

Photo: Jack Cosplay

Photo: Jack Cosplay
Photo: Jack Cosplay
Photo: Jack Cosplay
Photo: Jack Cosplay
Photo: Jack Cosplay