SPONSORS

LAYRITE // WESTCOAST BEAUTY // FINE EDGE // ANDIS // WAHL // BARBER’S ASSOCIATION OF B.C. // KASHO // AMERICAN CREW // BARBER&CO // KING&COUNTRY GROOMING // BEAUTY COUNCIL // ANTHONY BEAUTY&BARBER SUPPLY // KERP PHOTOGRAPHY // JATAI //

Jatai has brought the finest razors, shears and innovative beauty and grooming tools in their categories to salon professionals.

For over 60 years, JATAI’s mission has been to provide innovative and high-quality professional beauty implements that make a significant ‘difference’ for beauty professionals. All of JATAI products offer ‘lasting value’ and serve to enhance stylists’ artistic capabilities. Time and market-tested, JATAI has kept its commitment to quality, innovation and lasting value. JATAI is the exclusive North American distributor and marketer for only a few high-quality manufacturers in Japan.

Website – http://www.jatai.net/

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/JataiFeather

Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/jataifeather

Since 1911 Wahl Clippers and Wahl Trimmers have set the benchmark for value and efficiency. Wahl is an international leader in the professional beauty and barber salon trade and their cordless trimmers and cordless clippers offer convenience and performance to millions every day.

Feature Product:

WAHL 5-STAR CORDLESS MAGIC CLIP

Cut the cord with our featured product: the 5 Star Cordless Magic Clip! This tool is equipped with a unique stagger-tooth blade that blends hair and creates texture while cutting. Feel the freedom and control in the palm of your hand with this lightweight clipper! The Cordless Magic Clip is designed for creating seamless blends when hard or soft line fading and bulk hair removal. Take your cutting game to the next level!

Website – https://www.wahl.com

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/WahlCanadaProfessional

Instagram – http://www.instagram.com/WahlofFame

Fine Edge Beauty and Barber Supply prides themselves on providing quality service, support and expertise since 1988. Find in store a range of *exclusive professional product lines and an extensive selection of professional tools, clippers and trimmers. Fine Edge is home to the largest selection of hair styling scissors in Western Canada.

*Now providing Education specializing in Men’s Grooming & Styling.

(Also available for in-salon bookings)

Contact us today to inquire! 604-501-7756

Follow us on Facebook (Fine Edge Beauty and Barber Supply) and Instagram (@fineedgesupply) to keep up to date with the latest education, events and products!

Website – http://www.fineedgesupply.com (*Request your membership*)

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/fineedgesupply

Instagram – http://www.instagram.com/fineedgesupply

Direct Contact:

604-501-7756     //     fineedgesupply@gmail.com

King & Country Grooming was inspired from a desire to produce a quality Canadian made men’s grooming line. Produced locally in Vancouver, our small batch productions allow us to maintain strict levels of quality and consistency. All of our formulas have been tested and developed by barbers, stylists and industry professionals.

KCG Products are water-soluble and pH conscious, taking into consideration every stage of use from the moment they’re applied to the time they’re washed off. KCG provides products that easily create and maintain your style.

King & Country Grooming is excited to introduce the first products of the new RESERVE Line; the 3-Step Healthy Hair & Scalp System. This system harnesses the healing and antiseptic properties of mint in it’s most concentrated levels to balance and rejuvenate the scalp. Maintaining a clean, healthy scalp prevents hair loss, dandruff, itchy scalp and acne. This system is formulated to stimulate blood flow and a healthy environment for hair growth.

Join the KCG Pride online!

Website – http://www.kingandcountryforstyle.com

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/kingandcountryforstyle/

Instagram – http://www.instagram.com/kingandcountryforstyle

West Coast Beauty (WCB) is a family owned Canadian beauty supply company based in Vancouver, Canada that has been bringing beauty to licensed Hairstylists & Estheticians throughout BC for over 25 years.

We strive to bring the most innovative products to our clients. We are educationally driven offering a wide range of classes that enhance every aspect of the business of beauty from precision cuts to business solutions specific to the trade.

Our two principles Eileen Jevning and Ro Lal have been operating the company for the past 17 years. Already proven in the industry individually, they joined forces to create a company committed to developing their relationships within the industry while working hard to assemble an enthusiastic, professional team.

They have successfully grown the business to become the top independent distributor for salon beauty supplies & products, by providing outstanding service while showcasing high-end products.

Website – http://www.west-coast-beauty.com

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/WestCoastBeautyCompany/

Instagram – http://www.instagram.com/westcoastbeautyco/

The year was 1999. To most, it seemed the barbering trade was breathing its last breath. Nevertheless, Layrite’s passionate Founding Barber, Donnie Hawley, was still in hot pursuit of perfecting his clients’ haircuts. His technique was being hindered by the traditional petroleum-based products his patrons wore that wouldn’t rinse out. Never wanting to limit style, yet committed an elevated standard of barbering; Donnie labored to find a solution. The end result was a water-soluble pomade Scientifically Formulated to “Hold Like Wax and Wash Out Like Gel.”

After one of Donnie’s patrons commented that his pomade was the only product that made his hair lay right, a brand was born. Layrite Men’s Grooming Products have been setting the benchmark of traditional barbering and men’s grooming ever since.

Layrite’s Mission – For Barbers by Barbers

Layrite honors the time-tested traditions of our fathers, and their fathers before them. When taking the time to look good wasn’t about vanity, but about preparing yourself to be good at something, and to do good for the world and others. In other words, why a man looks good is more important than how good he looks.

Like that man, we also take out time. And by doing so, we are able to create the kind of high performance products that not only exceed expectations, but continuously reset the bar for traditional men’s grooming in the 21st century. It is how we achieve our mission to passionately help people, barbers, and communities look good, do good, feel great and Keep It Together everyday.

Website – http://www.layrite.com

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/layriteofficial/

Instagram – http://www.instagram.com/layriteofficial/

History

American Crew continues to lead the way in the men’s grooming business. With a passionate commitment to men’s grooming, our purpose is to bring men into salons, provide them with a great new experience and show them new ways of incorporating style into their everyday lives.

Many neighborhood barbers disappeared during the ’80s and ’90s and were replaced with salons catering primarily to women.

But times have changed, and men are back…

American Crew recognizes the growing number of men that are concerned with their appearance and who want to look their very best. This trend of image-conscious men spans all ages and backgrounds.

American Crew has all of their grooming interests in mind. If you have any questions about our products or services please contact us or phone us toll free at 1.800.598.CREW.

Company

American Crew is more than just a lifestyle brand or a salon supplier. It’s a landmark in the history of men’s grooming. It’s the leading salon brand created for men specifically to meet the needs of stylists.

Today American Crew continues its commitment to being one of the world’s most innovative and interesting companies. Around the globe, it consistently pioneers the latest styles and the most innovative products made exclusively for men.

American Crew never forgets its job is to give men and their stylists the tools they need to create stylish, masculine looks every day.

Website – https://www.americancrew.com

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/americancrew

Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/americancrew

As a family-owned business we take our company’s mission, vision and values very seriously. After all, we want to make sure Andis Company is here for future generations—it’s our legacy. And we know the same is true for our customers. They are creating their own legacies, building their own businesses, and our tools play a big part in their success.

Andis continues to grow globally. Almost 80 years ago Andis introduced products to Europe and today these products are available in 90 countries around the world. Barbers, stylists, groomers, and consumers everywhere continue to reach for Andis clippers, trimmers, dryers, blades, curling irons and flat irons when they need top- performing tools.

With more product innovation, a long-term strategy and the drive of a dedicated workforce, many more great things are yet to come for Andis Company.

KASHO – The Symbol of Craftsmanship

KASHO handcrafted Professional Stylist Shears are the crowning achievement of the “shisho”, a highly skilled craftsman who proudly engraves his shears with the KASHO mark.

Each pair of KASHO shears reflects impeccable form, finish and function. Today, every pair of KASHO shears is created through careful design and engineering with advanced materials and heat-treatment technology – and the blending of an integrated manufacturing process with skilful workmanship which measures up to the unrelenting standards passed through generations of the Japanese Samurai sword smithies.

KASHO Shears

KASHO shears feature two different stainless steel alloys in order to meet the high Japanese quality demands for sharpness and material. The combination of different hardness grades means that every pair of shears is perfectly balanced and guarantees that the cutting edge is exceptionally durable. The unique “Ultimate Edge” KASHO shears blades are guaranteed to cut accurately, making them a pleasure to use.

The unique manufacturing process ensures the necessary precision of the concave inner surfaces (hollow ground) and convex outer surfaces of the shear blades. The convex-edged shear blades are characterized by their exceptionally durable cutting edge. These blades are honed to an extremely sharp state with the inner side hollowed to such a point that the blades only touch at the point of intersection. This refined technology ensures superb cutting edge durability, while at the same time reducing cutting edge resistance to a minimum – and thus considerably reducing hand fatigue.

Every pair of KASHO shears is supplied with optimal tension settings. However, these do occasionally need to be checked and readjusted as required, to ensure the durability of the cutting edge and to guarantee ease of use. Most KASHO shears are therefore fitted with a tension adjustable screw for easy re-adjustment. The patented Disc Operation System ensures that the KASHO Millennium and XP Series are always perfectly tensioned.

Website – http://www.kasho-usa.com

Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/kashocanada/

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/kashousa/

Ricardo Vacas, owner of the firm Kerp Photography, always showed intense interest in many forms of creative arts. His professional photography career started in his home country, Spain, where he was the official photographer of several music bands, models and clothing brands. He decided to move to Wellington, New Zealand in 2012, knowing his real interest was fashion photography more than any other field. Currently living in Vancouver, Canada, he now combines his fashion, editorial and commercial photography projects with regular trips to Europe and USA.

For nearly 75 years BeautyCouncil, the former Cosmetology Association of Western Canada, was a provincial government regulated body for the cosmetology industry. When government regulation ceased in 2004, the industry created a voluntary association comprised of caring, driven and committed professionals who recognized a need for industry standards to be upheld.

Today we continue to oversee the growth and development of training, certification, advocacy and events for Western Canada’s beauty professionals. We are a member driven, non-profit organization that fosters private sector partnerships, advances the interests of the industry and raises professional standards.

Our mission is to help professional cosmetologists realize their full potential.

To learn more information about us please call 604-871-0222.

Steeped in a combined six generations of honest tradition, Barber & Co is a union of full-service barbershops and a grooming line for the modern gentleman. The handmade line of men’s grooming products are crafted in nature and built by science in our lab located in Vancouver’s famed Yaletown neighbourhood.

“As locals of the Pacific Northwest, we feel obliged both to keeping the modern gentleman well groomed and our earth well kept. That’s why we use natural ingredients, partner with suppliers employing sustainable practices and keep our processes environmentally friendly whenever possible.

We import many of our alloys from Kentucky, like we do our bourbon — our glass from the Netherlands and everything else is sourced locally from Canada. Our containers were all selected for their durable and resealable qualities so you can repurpose them once finished or recycle like any citizen of the earth should.”