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CLIPPINGS The Official Publication of the Manitoba Hairstylists’ Association

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FALL 2012

Salon and spa owners fight for changes to new sales tax Winnipeg hairstylist Angie Hunt wins in numerous national competitions MHA secretary/ treasurer business agent Angie Unger steps down after 35 years

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Contents Manitoba Hairstylists’ Association News


5 Cutting-Edge Salon Style HairFX

Angie Unger Steps Down After 35 Years



Excellence in Education TSPA Winnipeg

Stuff We Are ‘Dye-ing’ Over!



16 Karl Schaible Sr.

Around Town Profiles


22 MC College Students Attend the North American Hairstyling Awards

Cut Your Spending, Not Your Style


cLIPPINGS Fall 2012 The Official Publication of the Manitoba Hairstylists’ Association

Manitoba Hairstylists’ Association 501 Sargent Avenue Winnipeg, MB R3B 1V9 Phone: (204) 775-8633 Fax: (204) 775-0420 Published by DEL Communications Inc. Suite 300, 6 Roslyn Road Winnipeg, MB R3L 0G5

MHA Member Profile Wendy SchalkCooke

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MHA President’s Message from Mary Elliott


The Lucky One


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President’s Message

Mary ElliotT

I hope everyone enjoyed the great summer we had. I had the opportunity to attend the Paul Mitchell The Gathering in Las Vegas, Nevada this past July 16 and 17. It was very inspiring and if you have a chance, I would encourage anyone to go. It was one of the largest events I have ever attended with at least 3,000-plus in attendance. The event was very well organized, to move a crowd from breakfast to main stage, assigned classes, back to a served lunch, then to classes and back for a main stage show without a glitch was amazing. The main message of the the show was “I’Mpossible”, and it was presented by different successful individuals about their personal success stories. The energy from everyone was of believing in ourselves to do better and be the best that we can be. It was amazing the amount of people coming together for inspiration, whether you work alone or in a big salon. And as for the Paul Mitchell team, it was about sharing and caring in what they do to inspire you to do your best. I was glad I went and would encourage anyone to go to this annual event.

The classes were great, but even better was the positive environment for engaging and inspiring people!

“Building a better business” Mostly everyone seems to want to grow in business. Salon owners and managers will spend a lot of time and money in marketing research and promotional opportunities. The priority is focusing on the “how to” of growth for new or potential clients, repeat clientele retention, rebooking and pre-booking success, pricing increases, service up-sales, rebooking, and retail sales. Most often, salon owners are looking for opportunities to inspire, motivate, train or educate their employees in technical skills, people skills, and sales to support and grow a successful business. With good intentions of wanting to stay competitive and do your best as a company and a leader, sometimes we can find ourselves trying to lead and direct, but sometimes we forget to listen. Everyone wants to be recognized, valued, and contribute. If we don’t take the time to listen and only direct staff, we are not maximizing the true potential of the employee. All of the above is important for building a better business, but what may help the salon owner or manager is in the order in which we prioritize the

importance of those factors. Perhaps our first and most important priority is to listen and make sure employees feel valued, not just once but on an ongoing basis. Sounds easy, but all too often it is taken for granted or forgotten. Often too focused on leading, you forget to look back and see if they are following. It is true that everyone wants to be heard, valued and appreciated. When they do, they have a sense of pride and ownership in their actions and are proud to be a part of your team. The technical skills, people skills, and sales training would be viewed as more of a personal investment for themselves rather than another mandatory workshop. Looking at the big picture, invest in your employees, take the time to get to know them, value them and listen, they can have some amazing ideas! More importantly, taking the time to listen is one of the best qualities of a good leader. It could not only be the least expensive investment in your business, but also your most rewarding. Build a better business value and invest your time getting to know your employees. In return they will value you and be more on board for building a better business! $

News Manitoba Hairstylists’ Association

to this tax

Salon and spa owners fight for changes to new sales tax As of July 1, the Manitoba government has slapped a seven per cent sales tax on most hairstyling and spa services. It’s a tax that amounts to an administrative nightmare for some members of the Manitoba Hairstylists’ Association (MHA), according to Mary Elliott, president of the MHA. Moreover, the tax – which exempts haircuts under $50 – directly discriminates against women because most women’s services bill out at more than $50, says Susannah Simes, owner of Forever Young Spa Boutique. Both have appealed to the provincial government to revisit the tax process in the interest of making the system easier to administer and more equitable.

By Gloria Taylor

“I’m not saying this is a tax on women, but I’m saying realistically the people who are bearing the weight of this are women. The only exemption is a haircut under $50, and there is no man’s cut that is over $50,” she says. “In the spa industry, we have mostly women clients. They are calling this a luxury tax. Why then are they not taxing tee times; balance it off a little. Have everybody share in the tax,” she adds. “It’s an unwise tax, and it doesn’t solve any problems.” Simes, who has owned her spa business for 14 years, says she is not “anti-tax” but she wants to raise awareness about the issue. She planned to collect up to 6,000 signatures on petitions around the city which she submitted this past September.

“Our question is not about whether to be taxed or not taxed, but how to implement the tax,” says Elliott. “It’s very unclear. A $30 haircut can be taxed, or a $30 haircut cannot be taxed. If I put it with a $30 colour, then it gets taxed. It’s about the clarification of the tax; to make it simple and to make it fair. Whether I pay five dollars for a haircut or whether I pay $100, I should pay tax on the five dollars or the $100,” she explains, pointing to other areas of inconsistencies.

The MHA has submitted a letter to the premier’s office outlining its concerns.

“I am hoping they will clarify it to make it easier to administer,” she said, adding that the current system may be difficult for the association’s 130 members to explain to clients and could lead to errors in collecting the tax, which are mistakes that could result in a penalty for the business.

“If the government sees a haircut as an essential service, then they probably should not have taxed it at all. Why are they putting a $50 exemption on it? Either we charge the tax, period, or we don’t. If you consider it essential, then it should be nontaxable.”

“It’s an administrative nightmare. How do you explain it to your clients?” says Elliot.

In an industry where the majority of clients are female, Poturica said it will be women who are paying the majority of the levy.

“Today, 70 per cent of salons don’t have receptionists,” adds Elliott. “They have the stylists go up to the till, and it depends on the stylist to ring the sale in, so whether they’re even applying that tax correctly is a question, and there can be a penalty at the end of the year if it’s not done correctly.”

MLA Myrna Driedger called the tax “an unfair attack on women who would be the hardest hit by this tax grab.”

Simes says the levy has to be more evenly balanced so that it is not women who are paying the majority of the sales tax.

Kristina Poturica, owner of Rituals in Hair and Skin, also objects to the “inequities” the tariff will create among competing businesses “because in some businesses, their clients will never see that tax.” She agreed that the current system is confusing.

Finance Minister Stan Struthers was not available for comment, but an email response from Manitoba Finance stated that tax cuts delivered since 1999 “save Manitobans more than $1.2 billion in taxes this year, and Manitoba continues to have the second-lowest PST rate in the country.” $

MHA Annual General Meeting DATE: OCTOBER 1, 2012 | TIME: 7:00 p.m. LOCATION: Viscount Gort Hotel, 1670 Portage Avenue The Manitoba Hairstylists’ Association will be having its annual general meeting on October 1, 2012 to be followed by a retirement reception for Angie Unger with recognition of her 35 years of service. Please come out and join us! Manitoba Hairstylists’ Association

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MHA Member Profile

Wendy Schalk-Cooke

by Shayna Wiwierski

A love for

the industry

When Wendy Schalk-Cooke had the option of taking either accounting (her parent’s choice) or hairstyling (her choice) in Grade 10 at Lord Selkirk Regional Comprehensive Secondary School, she chose the latter. “When it became Grade 10 and you had to make the decision, I wanted to take hairstyling but my parents wanted me to take accounting because my sister took it and got a good job. They ended up putting me in accounting, but I skipped class and was always in the hairstyling lab. Because of that they let me enroll in the program.”

Schalk-Cooke, a licensed hairstylist and esthetician, is a hairstyling teacher at the Arts & Technology Centre (formerly known as the Louis Riel Arts & Technology Centre) in the Louis Riel School Division (LRSD), where she has taught students for the past six years. Prior to that, she taught at the Pollock School of Beauty for nine months (her first teaching job), R.B. Russell Vocational High School for 13 years, and Miles Macdonell Collegiate for five years. After graduating from high school, Schalk-Cooke (who is originally from Petersfield, Manitoba) worked at Garden City Shopping Centre doing wigs. From there she moved to Martino’s Hairstyling (now located on McGregor Street) where she styled hair for clients and provided esthetic services. After finding that her days ran into weeks which ran into years she decided she wanted

more excitement and found herself at a crossroads; either open her own salon or go into teaching.

“I decided to go into teaching so I went back to school and thought that if I took the teaching course and didn’t like it I can still open my own salon.” After completing the teaching course at Red River College, and just shy of receiving a degree from the University of Manitoba (Schalk-Cooke had a young son at the time, now 22), she went on to teach at the Pollock School of Beauty (a private school), then made her way into the public system at R.B. Russell Vocational High School. “It was a school with a lot of at-risk youth and they taught me a lot and I taught them a little bit.” After 13 years at R.B. Russell, where she also opened the first esthetics program in a Manitoba public high school (the course is now defunct), Schalk-Cooke made the move to Miles Macdonell Collegiate, where she taught in the hairstyling department and opened a nail technology course (which is still running) until December 2005 when she was contacted by the Arts & Technology Centre (ATC). The school was interested in starting a hairstyling program, and shortly after she met with them she got hired on to spearhead the new course and curriculum.

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The hairstyling program at ATC officially opened in September 2006 with 22 hairstyling students, and in February 2007 the nail technology program launched. In September 2007 the school opened the skincare technology program. Although Schalk-Cooke worked alone with the LRSD to develop the program and teaching space, the school later hired on four other instructors to teach in the various beauty programs. Even when she’s not teaching, Schalk-Cooke reviews textbooks for Milady and was also once involved with the Vocational Teacher’s Association of Manitoba where she was vice-president, president, and past president for a number of years. Additionally, she is involved in Skills Manitoba and Skills Canada, where she co-chairs the Skills Manitoba Aesthetics competition with fellow ATC esthetics instructor Lucie Laurin. Schalk-Cooke credits the Manitoba Hairstylists’

Association (MHA) with her success in the industry and has been a member since 1981. “My success in the industry is because of a lot of people who were members of the MHA and I will always remember that. It’s important to remember the people who helped me along the way and they are there to help you when you first start out, and to help as you go through the profession.” Although she has been teaching hairstyling for a number of years now, Schalk-Cooke doesn’t see herself ever fully stepping away from the profession – even after she retires. “Hairstyling is a difficult thing to walk away from. Even when I started teaching in a public high school, I was expecting my son, attending classes at the U of M, and I was working at the Eaton’s hair salon, because when I was going to school I missed working so bad,” she says. “I missed it so much when I went back to teaching; it’s a part of your life, it’s hard to give up.” $

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A New Beginning

MHA Secretary/Treasurer and Business Agent Angie Unger Steps Down After 35 years 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. “I fell into it. John Unger [Angie’s husband] had been involved in the association for many years and told me that they were looking for somebody to fill the position; since my background was secretarial and office work, he thought that I might be interested. At the time I was expecting my first

daughter and was planning on being a stay-at-home mom for a while, so I figured it would give me something to do part-time,” says Unger, who took the commercial course at Elmwood High School and later worked at an insurance company, a credit company, a law firm, and as a typesetter for the University of Manitoba Printing Department. “I had two daughters, Danielle and Carly [now 34 and 31 respectively], and my youngest was four, so John suggested that perhaps I would be interested in taking the hairstyling course so that I would be able to work part-time in the salon [John’s the Hair Designers]; but I

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had always been interested in nails and we had a manicurist that was leaving, so it worked out perfect.” Aside from manicures, pedicures, and waxing, as well as her and her husband’s personal business, Unger’s work for the MHA is two-fold. Her many duties include collecting membership dues, collecting for the Blue Cross Group Plan, paying bills, taking association-related phone calls, attending all the meetings, minutes, financial reports and the budget for the executive meetings and the AGM, coordinating info to put on the website and much more.

Over the past 35 years, she has many fond memories of the MHA; including helping organize complimentary hairstyling stations during the Pan Am Games in Winnipeg in 1999. She also is proud to have been involved in some of the competitions the MHA set up, the fundraisers and golf tournaments that were for charity, and the launching of the MHA’s official publication Clippings, thanks to all her hard work, Unger was presented with the Outstanding Member of the Year Award during the MHA’s 2004 AGM. “I wasn’t expecting it at all; I felt honoured to receive the recognition.”

Thirty-five years is a long time to hold a position, but Unger says she didn’t do it for the remuneration (the secretary/ treasurer business agent is the only paid position in the association). She hopes that the MHA will keep thriving and continue to get new members, which has been a constant challenge for the 72-year-old association. “Hairstylists must realize the importance of having an association to belong to. There are many stylists out there that present some creative ideas at their first association meeting and then you don’t see them again,” she says. “The more members you have, the more membership dues you have and the

So what’s next for Unger? She plans on spending more time with her family, including her new granddaughter Teagan, and visiting her daughter Danielle, a teacher in Vancouver, more often. She will also be working at her business four days a week, perhaps taking some photography classes, and beginning some renovations at home. She may have stepped away in September from a position she has held for the past 35 years, but Unger still plans on being involved with the association that she has seen grow since taking on the job in the ‘70s. “I still plan on attending the meetings and stay in touch with the members. I have always looked forward to the social events such as bowling and barbeques. This is something I feel we need to get going once again. It’s one of the things I have enjoyed over the years, the social functions, as well as the educational classes.” $

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more money the association has to put on shows or classes. We don’t have a lot of fundraisers, we have one fundraiser which has been successful and that is selling Grey Cup lottery tickets, all of which money goes toward educational classes for our members.”

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Cutting-Edge Salon Style

The hidden gem:

Hair FX By Shayna Wiwierski When you step into Hair FX you are instantly overcome with the warmness of the quaint salon. The River Heights studio is located underneath the hustle and bustle of the city’s famed Stafford and Grosvenor intersection. Surrounded by boutiques, yoga studios, and deliciously tempting bistros, Hair FX is a few steps below street level in a space that exudes relaxation, comfort, and ease. Located at 915 Grosvenor Avenue, the 3,200-square-foot salon recently celebrated its 16th year in its underground location. They were previously across the street on the

other side of Stafford in a much smaller space for seven years. “If you kicked out your feet at the shampoo station, you kicked your stylist [at the old location], our new spot is quite the upgrade” says Michael Larocque, spokesperson for Hair FX. The salon boasts 18 employees and features 13 cutting stations and 10 chemical stations. In addition to a relaxing and peaceful reception area where clients can wait on plush chaise couches surrounded by product information and relaxing elements like a fireplace, the salon also has an outdoor courtyard where clients can bask in Mother Nature.

Comfort seems to be an underlying theme behind the salon as everything from the furniture to the colour scheme is relaxing. The salon features lots of natural lighting and an orange-red colour palette, bringing warmth to the overall ambiance. Over its 16-year residency at its current location, the look and feel has changed a few times, but it always seems to go back to warm undertones. “Before we did this renovation we decided to do a spa feel – blues, taupes, greens, etc. It wasn’t ‘our’ feel though; it wasn’t dynamic,” says Larocque. “We started with warm colours before, maybe not as intense, but we went back to our roots.”


Those roots are all about creating a comforting experience for the client. The darker colours on the walls and in the décor present a more intimate experience for clientele. The earth tones also transcend into features of the salon, including an abundance of greenery and plant sculptures, as well as rough wood tables and bookcases, which juxtaposes the refined elegance of the whole space.

speck of dust is found in the space. Laundry is constantly done with capes and sinks being washed after every client. They also have cleaners come in once a week, as well as a regular cleaner on staff. “You have to create that kind of work ethic; [cleaning] has to get done. If you think clients won’t notice the dirt in your salon, think again.”

“I had a friend who owned a little restaurant and when she closed it she was selling them off. They are a piece of Winnipeg history, we are lucky to have them.”

Aside from creating a wonderful environment for clients to get services done, Hair FX is also an active member of the community. This was their third summer working with Rainbow Stage on wigs for their summer productions. They also do hair and wigs for Prairie Theatre Exchange, the Winnipeg Fringe Festival, and Dry Cold Productions. In addition, they provide hair services for the Winnipeg Blue Lightning Dance Team, as well as put on a major charity event for the Never Alone Foundation, which benefit individuals and families affected by cancer. Hair FX held their second annual A Midwinter Night’s Dream fashion show in January 2012.

In addition to the clean, simple lines of the interior, the Redken flagship salon is also impeccably spotless with each member of the staff ensuring that not a

“Sometimes we can become overwhelmed with the world. We watch terrible things happening in certain places and we feel we can’t fix it. We

Hair FX also has a piece of Winnipeg history within its four walls. The man-made wood tables (created by Larocque’s father in law who is a master craftsman) are held up by table bases from the now-demolished Eaton’s department store on Portage Avenue. Larocque acquired the six cast-iron vintage pieces from a friend who bought them at an auction to use in her restaurant.

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Hair FX’s mission statement.

Michael Larocque, Hair FX spokesperson, with a model at the Midwinter Night’s Dream fashion show.

might not be able to change the world, but we can make a difference in the community.” Hair FX’s dedication to the community, as well as providing an intimate, comfortable experience for salon services, transcends into their subtle way of being the best salon they can be. “I like to think of us as a hidden jewel. We aren’t out there in people’s faces; we are working class people doing the best job we can.” $ Manitoba Hairstylists’ Association

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Excellence in Education

The Salon Professional Academy opens up their first Canadian location in Winnipeg The Salon Professional Academy (TSPA), an innovative training centre and the only cosmetology school endorsed by Redken for excellence in education, is now open in Winnipeg. The academy is owned by Lindsey Kellett of Shear Style Hair Salon. Kellett has enjoyed 17 glorious years in the industry, including 13 years as an educator and platform artist for an international hair care manufacturer,

and has owned Shear Style Hair Salon for 15 years. She has had the opportunity to travel across North America and has been trained by some of the world’s most talented artists. She loves sharing her knowledge with her team, as well as her clients, and now her students. Kellett has a true passion for this industry and is committed to providing an invaluable educational experience.

Jen Santoro is the lead educator and has an array of experience in the hair and makeup industry. She holds a National Red Seal status for hair and a diploma in makeup artistry including special effects. Santoro has spent the past 10 years working in the film industry for hair and makeup, freelance artist, stylist, educator, theatrical/live performances, fashion shows, print work, and much more. She has had an exciting career that has allowed her


The Salon Professional Academy offers hands-on training in a realworld setting where students learn the latest techniques in hairstyling and makeup artistry, but also proven business strategies. This well-rounded education prepares students for a longterm future in the industry. Programs combine the most up-to-date methods with critical business building skills needed to maximize artistic potential and achieve greater success in the industry. Graduates hold many exciting positions within the industry including: platform artist, spa/salon manager and owner, beauty product representative, and cosmetology educator. Redken-trained educators are passionate about the industry and committed to the success of our students. As coaches, they empower students to explore their creativity and gain confidence in their abilities through one-on-one instruction in the classroom and salon area. This makes it possible for students to develop their own personal style and help shape their success.

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to follow her passion, have amazing experiences, and the opportunity to learn from the best in several specialty areas within the trades. Santoro loves to share her passion and knowledge with others, and in turn is always ready to learn.

For details about classes or to schedule a tour, call (204) 772.8772 or email

260-1395 Ellice Ave Winnipeg, MB, R3G 3P2


The Salon Professional Academy is a state-of-the-art facility providing students with a positive, real-world learning environment while effectively communicating and interacting with clients. The academy will begin accepting appointments for salon and spa services in mid-November. Guests will receive quality services at discounted prices from our professionally trained students while under the watchful eye of industryexperienced educators. $ Manitoba Hairstylists’ Association

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Stuff we are

‘Dye-ing’ over! From wavy hair to taupe nails and everything in between, we may be adding some layers to our wardrobes but that doesn’t mean we are cooling down in the beauty department. The thermostat may be getting lower, but we love these hot products.

Living Proof Restore Mask Treatment

The cool, crisp weather can dry out your hair, but luckily this mask will leave your locks looking fresh, soft, and manageable. Applying this intensive weekly treatment to your hair will increase strength and manageability, leaving hair soft, shiny, and smooth. $48 at Sephora.

Verge by One Bubble Wand Curling Iron

Yes, this curler may look like something out of Fifty Shades of Grey; however, this nifty tool lets you perfect the imperfect curl by its unique shape. The bubbles provide constant, even heat for locking in styles and moisture, while the NG (nano gold) detoxifies the hair, leaving it healthy and manageable. SRP $100. One Styling products are available through International Beauty Services and Salon Centre.

Make Up For Ever Aqua Creams

Gorgeous, high-quality pigments infused with mother of pearl particles give long-lasting wear in just one application. Not only are these great for being smudge-proof, but they are also waterproof, so you can sport them on your winter vacation, whether it’s skiing in Whistler or scuba diving in the Mayan Riviera. $26 each at Sephora.

Sultra the Seductress Curl, Wave, and Straight Iron

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Straight hair? Check. Curls? Check. Wavy tresses? Check, check, and check. The Seductress iron is your ultimate tool for taking your locks from silky straight to cute curls to way-out there waves. We love many things about this iron, like the three optimal temperature settings (fine, normal, or thick), the four second heat recovery time, and its Kyocera® Ceramic Technology that mends hair and provides constant, even heat for long-lasting styles. $210 at Sephora.

SpaRitual Fluent Lacquer Remover Cloths

Chipped a nail on the go? Keep a few SpaRitual Fluent Lacquer Remover Cloths handy to remove any messed up manicure. These cloths are a portable version of the highly popular Fluent Nail Lacquer liquid remover, and just like its predecessor, the cloths are formulated with a unique blend of sugar-derived solvents to quickly and safely eliminate all traces of nail lacquer. Best of all, each cloth is individually wrapped in a leak-proof, lint-free packet that will dissolve painted-on polish in a single use. $8.40 at SpaRitual is also available through Summit Salon Services Inc.

Schwarzkopf OSiS Magic Anti-Frizz Shine Serum

Is your hair all frazzled over fall? Keep the frizz in check with this anti-frizz shine serum by Schwarzkopf Professional. Apply one pump of this magical weightless product to your freshly washed locks to unleash a glossy shine and smooth tresses faster than you can say “abracadabra”. $16.77 at Chatters Canada Limited. Schwarzkopf products are sold through ESP Salon Sales.

Essie Stylenomics collection

Jewel-tone manicures are the new black this season and style is coming in a lot of trendy shades this fall. Essie’s Stylenomics collection lets anyone have fashionable colour without breaking the bank, whether it’s green, taupe, purple, red, or nude. $11.99 at Shoppers Drug Mart.


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Early member of the MHA made strong contributions to trade: Karl Schaible Sr. By Gloria Taylor 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 dedicated to keeping abreast

“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 thirdgeneration hairstylist.

many styles originated.

Strong skills Many 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

A modest man who let his ability speak for itself, the senior Schaible came by his skills honestly, beginning in Germany when he entered the trade at the young age of 13.

of trends and techniques, and he often returned to his native Germany to study with top stylists and to keep informed of trends in a part of the world where He won numerous trophies in competition to attest to his abilities. In Winnipeg, Schaible supported his colleagues as a longtime member of the Manitoba Hairstylists’ Association. He could always be counted on to support the association. “When he did comment on association matters, they were always intelligent comments,” says Unger. Makeup artist Alice Wiebe, who is

“Karl came over from Germany with a lot of skills you couldn’t find here,” says John Unger, master judge with the Manitoba Hairstylists’ Association and friend and colleague for more than 35 years.

known simply as Alice to people in the

“Very early on, he was one of the first persons making wigs and hairpieces in Winnipeg, and that’s one of the reasons I got to know him. Karl made some hairpieces for me and a lot of them for himself. And well beyond that, he was very skilled in hair colouring and using his tools. He was very talented.”


Schaible opened up his own shop in Elmwood in the late 1950s, joined the then-Manitoba Barbers Association, and then later became a founding member of the Manitoba Hairstylists’ Association. One side of the shop was dedicated to the hairstyling business, while the other housed the wig- making part of the business.

industry, and I miss him.”

industry, credits Schaible with getting her started in her career. “He was quite willing to share his knowledge with other people,” says Alice, who learned makeup from During her career working for theatre, television and private industry, Alice says the knowledge she gained from Schaible has enriched her career throughout life. “He was very well known in the For his part, after his retirement, Schaible said he missed working with his clients. Schaible died more than a year ago in June of 2011, but some of the personal and professional gifts he gave to the trade he loved continue. $

Model: Alana Horst

Hair/wardrobe: James Ouellette Makeup: Amy Wynn Photography: Campbell Photography

Hair: Michael Larocque Makeup: Janique Lavoie at Fine Eyes Makeup Artists

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Aveda Institute Winnipeg Model: Nicole Yuen

Hair/wardrobe: michelle keyes student, aveda institute winnipeg Makeup: krista joss Photography: matt mcLEAN

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The lucky Winnipeg hairstylist Angie Hunt wins in numerous national competitions

Angie Hunt

By Shayna Wiwierski When 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.

you’re a celebrity stylist. They really spoil you and let you have your vision and work with you. Jeremie had $40,000 worth of jewelry to try on. They wanted an edgy photo for the cover so they really delivered.” In addition to being a two-time regional winner for the Cover Competition, Hunt was also the 2011 Chatters Redken Makeover Challenge Stylist Choice Award winner, where over 450 hairstylists from Chatters Canada voted for their favourite before and after shot. The prize consisted of a personalized trophy, $1,000 in styling tools from Chatters Canada, a $300 Redken Education gift certificate, and media exposure. “It was overwhelming; people were coming up to me to take photos. My client had never even coloured her hair before so I asked her if she wanted to be a hair model.” Recently, Hunt was announced as the winner of the 2012 Fashion Week Stylist contest, where she will be working

“The team that they put together for you is amazing,” says Hunt, who has been a hairstylist since 1997. “You feel like

backstage as part of the Redken Stylist Team at the upcoming 2012 Toronto Fashion Week in October.

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After test shoot.

“I had to come up with a look that I thought be suitable for fashion week,” says Hunt, who will be travelling to Toronto in the fall on an all-expenses paid trip. “I’m not sure if they are going to use my look; they are going to present it to the designers and they will decide.” Although she didn’t really get into competitions until recently, her persistence and sheer talent has paid off. Hunt’s advice for hairstylists who want to start competing? Just go for it. “Just capture the moment. It’s amazing what comes out of you and it’s okay if everything doesn’t follow as exactly as planned. Just go with the flow. Trust your vision and don’t be scared. Throw your work out there; I wish I would have done this in the beginning of my career.” $

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Service up to three times more clients in the same amount of time

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The lazy days of summer are over and it’s time to get back to busy this fall. September is typically the month you see the momentum picking up in your salon while men and women are back to their usual busy routines, including regular salon visits. For salons, this often means having to overbook clients or even turn them away from their preferred appointment time. This does not have to be the case with Schwarzkopf Professional’s IGORA COLOR10 - the first professional permanent colour in just 10 minutes that delivers perfect coverage, vibrant shine, and outstanding care in less time than it takes to finish a blowout. With its fast timing, IGORA COLOR10 enables you to service up to three times more clients in the same amount of time. That’s what we call fast money! On the other hand, it helps you attract new clients on the go with unique fast services. “IGORA COLOR10 offers stylists and clients a new world of colour opportunities,” says

Schwarzkopf Professional education manager Susan Boccia. “IGORA COLOR10 can be used as a creative tool for colourists,” she explains. “They can create exciting and unique colour placements with an assortment of 28 shades to choose from. The Speed Lift + shades in IGORA COLOR10 mean that even blonde hair can be processed in as little as 10 minutes.”

Building new styles with colour block You’ve most likely heard about the hottest trend in fashion this year: colour blocking. This means pairing two to three solid and vibrant colours together to create a harmoniously on-trend look. Of course, Schwarzkopf Professional thinks this is perfect for hair trends as well. IGORA COLOR10 allows you to designate vibrant, bold blocks of colour anywhere your creativity and client will allow! “This fall, hairstylists should consider adding some dimension to a classic bob with a block of darker colour in the perimeter to accentuate the existing colour,” suggests Boccia.

Be playful with the hide and peek fringe If the new colour block trend is not for your client, then perhaps the hide and peek fringe will, well, pique their interest. The hint of colour can be hidden or shown off depending on how your client wants to wear her fringe. It is also a great option for clients who have had the same cut for a

Ways IGORA COLOR10 can improve your business:

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• Less processing time means happier clients • Less processing time means room to fit two to three clients in the usual hair colour time slot • Offer busy clients opportunity to colour hair during lunch break or before work • Offer colour service to new moms or moms on the go • Offer clients afraid of trying colour, a hide and peek fringe to start off with

while – love it- but may like to try something different with colour instead. “Adding a few highlights to the fringe can spice up your current look,” says Boccia. New for fall 2012, Schwarzkopf Professional has two new IGORA COLOR10 express colour techniques to inspire you to work your artistic magic with clients on the go. Ask your Schwarzkopf Professional sales consultant for more details. $

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MC College students attend the North American Hairstyling Awards

On Sunday July 22nd over 80 staff and students from all seven MC College Group schools across Western Canada attended the seventh annual MC Viva Las Vegas conference. Every student who enrolled in the Hairstyling program in June received this free trip to Las Vegas to participate in the conference and attend the North American Hairstyling Awards. The conference, just for MC students and staff, featured renowned European stylist and Pivot Point International artistic director Yolly Ten Koppel, along with International platform artist Laddie James. Ten Koppel and James presented models showing the latest in colouring, cutting, and styling techniques. As if that wasn’t exciting enough, MC

L-R: President Joe Cairo with Michael O’Rourke, Laddie James and Yolly Ten Koppel.

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students and staff were treated to a special guest presentation by industry icon Michael O’Rourke. In 2011, O’Rourke received the Lifetime Achievement Award at the North American Hairstyling Awards for his exceptional contributions to the hair and beauty industry. He is the creator of such innovative products as Michael O’Rourke Hair and Rock Your Hair. O’Rourke shared the story of his beginnings in the industry and how he achieved such great success. He gave the staff and students valuable insight into their own personal roads to success in the salon industry.

Michael O’Rourke speaking to students.

Following the conference, students and staff attended the North American Hairstyling Awards Gala. There, students got a chance to see the exciting work done by the biggest names in hairstyling. No stranger to the awards, MC College Winnipeg has produced two finalists for Student Hairstylist of the Year. Last year’s finalist, Holly Hui is currently working at Elan. The next day students received a surprise visit from legendary photographer Babak. He spent time with them reviewing his winning NAHA images and giving important tips for creating a successful NAHA entry. At the award ceremony the previous night, four of the winning stylists used Babak as their photographer of choice including the Hairstylist of the Year winner.

Yolly Ten Koppel.

The objective of the trip is to create an exciting impression of the industry for new students. MC College Group believes in training their students to succeed. The best way to teach success is by observing successful people. What better exposure can there be than meeting with and listening to industry icons! For more information about this exciting career go to $

Laddie James.

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Cut your spending, not your style:

Ultracuts Professional Hair Care Centres celebrate 30 years of service 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,

In fact, clients are not the only ones attracted to Ultracuts—the stylists are as well. “We let a newer stylist start to build a clientele immediately mentored by a journyman stylist,” says Edmondson. “Instead of going to a salon where you start by sweeping floors or doing towels, at Ultracuts you immediately start to gain a clientele. And the more clients you have, the more money you make.”

and built a reputation on convenience, consistency, friendliness, and affordability. “All of our services are a la carte,” explains Al Edmondson, Ultracuts regional manager, when asked what sets the business apart. “We are a walk-in service, but we do accept appointments for chemical services.” In 1982, the company started with a single salon in Saskatoon, SK. Today, 54 Canadian locations and two American first philosophy, and, as the regional manager confirms, the company is always looking for opportunities to open more salons. Ultracuts head office in Winnipeg, is pleased with the company’s reputation among the hair styling industry. Ultracuts has been recognized amongst their peers for their convenient locations, experienced stylists and affordable products. As recent recipients of the Consumer Choice Business Excellence Award 2012 for hair care—in addition to their being seven-time recipients in Manitoba, three-time recipients in Alberta, and two-year recipients in the newly formed Saskatchewan sector— clients can’t help but take note.

At Ultracuts, hair care services offered are the norm—styles, cuts, updos, perms, colouring, styling, facial waxing, roller sets, curling, and flat ironing. Walk-ins are always welcome and wait times are short. Discounts are regularly offered on all products and services and include the popular no-tax Tuesdays, a 60plus seniors’ discount which is offered everyday (this discount doubles on Wednesday), and a 10 per cent discount for all post-secondary students and military families. Superior product lines such as the Schwarzkopf colour line (which Ultracuts has carried for 25 years), Paul Mitchell, American Crew, and Biolage are available, as well as Ultracuts’ own product lines: Urban Rituals, Ultracare, and Swag’r, the new men’s line.

locations continue the Ultracuts’ people-

Edmondson, who is based in the

In high-traffic areas like strip malls, shopping centres, and Wal-Marts, Ultracuts salons are popping up across the country. The 54 locations are divided between three provinces and one state— Saskatchewan, 18; Manitoba, 18; Alberta, 16; and, North Dakota, two. Undeniably, the high-traffic areas bode well for stylists who wish to promptly establish a clientele.

Stylists can spend their entire career with Ultracuts, and have—from right out of high school up to 70-years-old. Edmondson, himself, has dedicated 24 years to company. It is the room to make changes and plans for the future that attracted the regional manager to the company. As Edmondson agrees, Ultracuts promotes a work life balance that caters to the individual. “We have a formula for our salons, but each salon is run by a manager. We have standards and procedures, but within those standards, it’s the managers of the salons that make them what they are,” says Edmonson.

“Becoming a licensed stylist with Ultracuts has its benefits as well,” shares Edmondson. “We offer competitive, above-average wages and opportunity to make product commissions (the highest in the industry). You will continue to see annual wage reviews and increases. And we create opportunities for our stylists by offering free educational seminars and examination preparation for apprentices. We want to see everyone have a successful and long-term career at Ultracuts.” For more information and to check out their monthly specials, please visit the official website: $

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