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Beauty Jobs – Trend Alert: Technicolor Hair

Monday, October 16th, 2017

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Forget the days of traditional hair colours, technicolour hair is here to stay. In the past year, pastel hair shades have received a lot of love from fashionistas and influencers, but it’s a look that will work for every girl who loves to play with her look. If colouring your hair on your own makes you nervous, go to a professional and talk to a stylist about temporary and washable options that you can play with for the first time, but if you are ready to try it at home here are some cool brands that will help you explore this colourful world.

Arctic Fox
Favourite of Youtubers like Tasha Leelyn and Hailie Barber, Arctic fox is an American brand that is cruelty-free and vegan. It’s easy to use, won’t damage your hair and is semi-permanent, meaning it will last for a while will completely fade after a month or two. The brand has an amazing cause behind it, it’s a dye for a cause, as the brand donates proceeds to help animal protection institutions.

Clairol Color Crave
This is the easiest semipermanent colour to use of them all. The tube comes with an applicator, so it won’t stain your hands and comes out after one wash. It’s perfect for newbies that want to experiment with colours without any drastic change.

L’Oreal Colorista
L’Oreal was one of the first drugstore brands to bring colourful hues from the salon and to your home.
This baby is semi-permanent, comes out within a couple of washes and very user-friendly so you give yourself some fun highlights or try colouring your entire head. The product works better for light coloured hair such as blonde and gray, but if you have highlights in your hair that will also take the pastel hues.


Lime Crime Unicorn Hair
This brand was known for dominating the makeup game and it has recently transitioned into the hair game. Lime Crime has semi-permanent, easy to apply colours that are perfect for the brand fanatics. It claims to fade gracefully and it’s also vegan, so if you’re looking for something durable, this is your pick. Pro tip: To keep the colour vibrant for longer, wash your hair with a baby shampoo and rinse with cold water. 

Splat Hair Chalk
If you want to play without compromising your original hair colour, hair chalk is for you. All you need to is rub the chalk against your hair and you’ll be left with playful colour that will wash out immediately.


Have you tried any fun hair colours? Let us know in the comments below!


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Image courtesy of Hair Motive


Product info:
Arctic Fox, $8, available at Arctic Fox
Clairol Crave, $9.97, available at Walmart
L’Oreal Colorista, $12.96, available at Walmart
Lime Crime Unicorn Hair, $20, available at The Bay
Splat Hair Chalk, $9.57, available at Amazon


By: Junia Goncalves, Toronto, @travelcultureblog

Beauty Jobs – How to Start Your Own Successful Beauty Blog

Thursday, July 13th, 2017

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BNTF is a platform that encourages men and women from all walks of life to turn their passion for the beauty industry into a career. You’ve undoubtedly considered starting your very own blog, so what’s stopping you? A blog is a great way to make a name for yourself, sharpen or develop tons of new skills and even make extra cash! If you’re thinking about launching your own beauty blog and you’re not sure where to begin, read on below to get tips on starting your own successful blog ASAP.

1. Google the Title of This Article

Seriously. Google is a guy/gal’s best friend when it comes to learning just about, well, anything! Scan through the articles you come across until you have a general idea of what creating a blog actually entails. Also, try a variety of search queries like “how my beauty blog changed my life” or “why I stopped beauty blogging”. You’ll get a better view of what you’re really getting yourself into.

2. What Do You Have to Share?

In order to stand out from the sea of beauty blogs out there, find your voice and audience and what sets you apart from everyone else. The beauty scene can feel a little over-saturated at times but everyone brings something unique to the table! What is it about face mask addiction, hair dyeing obsession, product launch reviews, dupes, cost comparisons, etc., that you need to share? Your niche is what people will eventually come to your site for so try to pin it down.

3. Set Yourself Up

You’ve done a little market research, you know what you want to say, now’s the time to get online. Owning your site will make it easier to monetize in the future (and rake in extra revenue). Although it may seem complicated, it’s pretty straightforward to get a host provider, think of a catchy domain name, install WordPress and choose a theme in less time than you’d think. Suzi at Cruelty-Free Kitty has the most thorough, helpful and aesthetic setup guide, here.

4. Content

Focus on consistent quality over consistent quantity. Balance eye-catching images with thoughtful and useful text. Whether you plan on showcasing makeup looks, swatches, nail designs, etc., get the best quality pictures that are available to you. That may mean your iPhone camera in natural light or a high-performance DSLR with studio lighting. Everyone starts somewhere!

5. Measuring Success

Let’s talk data. You can post the most amazing content the internet has ever seen but if no one sees it, what’s the point? Measure the success of your posts by using analytic tools that come free with your website host provider. Frequently reviewing your blog’s traffic and performance allows you to monitor and track your average site views, clicks and engagement rates. The insights you can pull from this data are limitless — it’s up to you to use them!

6. You Saw This One Coming

Network. As a new blogger on the scene, it’s important to connect with and show support for other bloggers around you. Genuine engagement is appreciated and doesn’t go unnoticed! Make it a point to attend a few blogger meet ups and product launch events in order to get your name out there. For more tips on networking, read up on How to Network in the Beauty Industry.

7. Don’t Stop

Beauty blogging is far from glam. It takes up a lot of creative juice, energy and antisocial time in work mode to get your baby beauty blog off the ground. The key here is to not give up. With these tips in your arsenal, you’re bound to be running your very own successful beauty blog in no time.

We never said starting your own successful beauty blog was going to easy, but it will be worth it! Are there any tips and tricks that we missed? Leave your beauty blog name below and share your know-how in the comments!

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By: Taja Jarvis, Toronto, @TVJV

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Makeup Artist Jobs – Tori Blush Founder Suzanna Chun

Tuesday, April 21st, 2015

What was once known as Suzanna Chun Beauty, a beauty company specializing in bridal hair,make-up and lash extensions, has recently rebranded themselves as Tori Blush. Founder and Principal Artist, Suzanna Chun, and her team of beauty experts have been sharing their expertise with Vancouver’s brides for the past 10 years. With a goal of building authentic artist-client relationships, and providing every bride with the beauty look of their dreams come their big day, Tori Blush’s service is what sets them apart from other similar companies.

Along with the company’s rebranding, Suzanna has also established the Tori Blush Academy for lash extension certification. This means that other artists will now be able to educate themselves on the art through the Academy, effectively expanding their beauty repertoire.

When asked about her motivations and visions for her company, Suzanna shared: “Tori Blush was created to be a hub for all things beauty and a place for other Artists to grow and shine! Part of my vision for this company is to share the knowledge and expertise I have gained
through my experiences with other Artists.”
Beauty Nine to Five had a chance to chat with Suzanna about work, beauty, and her personal inspirations. Here’s what she had to say:

Beauty Nine to Five: What inspired you​​ to go into the beauty field?​

Suzanna Chun: As far as I can remember, I’ve always loved makeup and anything relating to beauty and fashion. My mom was definitely ​the driving force and inspiration​ behind my love for beauty because she loved it too! Not only that, my mom was an artist as well, (a florist!) so I think it was just in my blood to be creative. I don’t think it was until​ my university​ days​ that I ​realized being into makeup wasn’t just a phase. I ​became the go to beauty girl ​for all my friends and remember ​spending ​our all-nighter “study” sessions shaping their brows, teaching them how to ​make their lips look bigger using lip liners (they were big back then​, pre-lip injections!​) and how to​ use all the products in their makeup bags. ​Though I graduated university with an Economics degree and worked in banking and finance for several years before pursuing makeup + hair professionally, it was always a huge part of my life!​

BNTF: When it comes to owning your own business, getting started is usually the hardest step.  How did you manage to turn your freelance career into a business like Tori Blush?

SC: I​ think it was a combination of determination, perseverance and timing. The freelance makeup artist industry is highly saturated and making a name for yourself in it can seem like the most daunting of tasks. I certainly felt that way when I first started out. I was fortunate ​enough to have graduated from Blanche Macdonald during a time when most of my friends were starting to get married. My friends became my first clients and I started my professional portfolio with their weddings. From there, I created a website and did everything and anything I could to get exposure and experience. I worked for free, did trade for print shoots to build my portfolio, I practiced on anyone who would let me, and slowly but surely, I started getting more and more work.

Referrals were a main source of my business as one happy bride would lead to all her friends wanting to use me for their big day, too. Though Tori Blush had always been a dream, it could only be birthed once the demand for my services was more than I could handle on my own. Not only that, it meant having to find other artists who wanted to work with me and be a part of my team! This process didn’t happen overnight, it took 10 years to get here. I also had 2 kids in between the mix so, it was definitely slow growing during my babies first formidable years.

BNTF:  What was one of the biggest challenges you’ve faced to date when it comes to running your own business?

SC: Staying self motivated. With a freelance career or running your own business, you have to be self motivated to grow your business and clientele. Work doesn’t just find you… you have to hustle and grind to find it. Your survival as a freelance Artist depends on it! As a business owner, I don’t have a boss managing me or my time because I am the boss. With the nature of the bridal business being seasonal, I had to find ways of earning an income during slower seasons. It took making a conscious decision everyday to do something productive to grow my business, whether or not I had clients lined up for the day. My career started with working less than 10 weddings a year to now having several clients every single day with zero days off for weeks at a time. The entrepreneurial mind never rests either, so on days when I’m not working with clients, I’m still working on the next thing… whatever it may be at the time!

BNTF: What do you look for when hiring artists for Tori Blush?

​SC: I’m looking for Artists with passion and personality. Techniques in makeup artistry and hair design can be taught, but I can’t teach people how to have passion or a personality that is magnetic. They just have it! I also look for people who are motivated, professional and fun to be around – we can’t be too serious all the time!

BNTF:  If you could give aspiring beauty professionals one piece of advice, what would it be?

​SC: Don’t give up! If you love the beauty industry and know you want to be a part of it, do anything and everything you can to hone and sharpen your skills. Reach out to an Artist you admire and ask if you can follow them on jobs, even if it means being there just to clean their brushes. Be humble and willing to assist in any capacity. You can learn so much from watching a professional Artist in their element, not just from the practical side of applying makeup, but also from observing their professionalism and how they interact with their clients. Those lessons are invaluable! Lastly, whatever it is you do in the beauty industry, do it with excellence.

Image credit: Taya Photography
Follow Tori Blush on Instagram @toriblushco.

By: Anna Zhao

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