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S/S18 Hairstyles You Need

09
01.2018

A new year calls for new changes, so get your hair ready for the upcoming 2018 spring/summer season. There are many daring and unique hairstyles for you to choose from in 2018. Check out the latest trending looks for you to try:

The S/S18 Colours 

From tropical tones to shining silvers, s/s18 hairstyles are all about standing out in the crowd.

The Electric Colours 

As we mentioned, spring and summer is your time to stand out. Electric blues and violets will be the two popular tones of this season, according to WGSN. Can’t decide between the two? Blend them together! John Casablancas Institute Hair Artistry graduates have mastered the art of electric hair colours.

Silver and Grey Colours 

Not interested in vibrant hair colours? Don’t worry. For those of you that like dark hair, it’s still safe to stick to silver and greys this season. This winter inspired hair colour is not fading away quite yet. The silver/grey ombre hairstyles are still trending and we are in love!

All hair colours are created by JCI Hair Artistry graduates.

Flames and Flashes

Go brighter and bolder for spring/summer with these daring colours done by JCI graduates.

The S/S18 Cuts and Styles

Be prepared to see sharp and chopped textures and rebellious styles this season. Take a look at some of these creative hairstyles that will definitely have heads turning!


JCI has earned its internationally renowned reputation by taking a personalized approach to education.

Throughout each program of study, creativity and passion are celebrated to ensure that every student maximizes their potential and reaches their goals. Our small class sizes also reflect our commitment to quality education and fostering individual growth.

JCI not only focuses on providing the most cutting-edge and relevant training available, but it also takes your postgraduate success to heart. Program Directors and Industry Liaisons are on staff to assist your transition from initial concept to securing your dream job.

Our local and international connections give you unparalleled access to makeup, fashion, hair and spa opportunities, and we fully recognize that our reputation is defined by our graduates’ success. We’re searching for students that share our vision, and will bring their unique style, commitment and drive to the table.

 

Davneet Dhillon,
Blog / Fashion / Hair / Makeup

2018 Pantone Color of the Year

18
12.2017

A new year calls for a new theme. According to Pantone, the color of the year for 2018 is ultra violet, a dreamy and beautiful color. Get prepared to update your wardrobe and surroundings with hints of ultra violet.

“We are living in a time that requires inventiveness and imagination,” said Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute. “It is this kind of creative inspiration that is indigenous to Ultra Violet.” 

FASHION

Purples such as ultra violet will definitely be seen in stores and the streets next year. Get ahead of the game and prepare how to intigrate this colour into your wardrobe.

More looks: 

“For 19 years, Pantone’s color of the year has influenced product development and purchasing decisions in multiple industries, including fashion, home furnishings, and industrial design, as well as product packaging and graphic design.” – Bath Chronicle 

MAKEUP

Stand out with these ultra violet makeup looks:

DESIGN/SPACE

Change up your space with this daring shade of purple.

HAIR

If you’re looking for a bigger commitment to the colour of the year, start the year with new hair!

This bold color is exactly what we hoped for. We can’t wait to see this color trending in the new year.


JCI has earned its internationally renowned reputation by taking a personalized approach to education.

Throughout each program of study, creativity and passion are celebrated to ensure that every student maximizes their potential and reaches their goals. Our small class sizes also reflect our commitment to quality education and fostering individual growth.

JCI not only focuses on providing the most cutting-edge and relevant training available, but it also takes your postgraduate success to heart. Program Directors and Industry Liaisons are on staff to assist your transition from initial concept to securing your dream job.

Our local and international connections give you unparalleled access to makeup, fashion, hair and spa opportunities, and we fully recognize that our reputation is defined by our graduates’ success. We’re searching for students that share our vision, and will bring their unique style, commitment and drive to the table.

 

Davneet Dhillon,
Blog / Features / Hair

Jenna Johnson: JCI Hair Graduate and Stylist of the Year

02
10.2017

John Casablancas Institute’s Hair graduate Jenna Johnson is Kelowna’s Hairstylist of the Year.

“I’ve always been the creative type.”  

Born and raised in British Columbia, Jenna had known since high school that she wanted to pursue a career in hair styling. She enrolled at John Casablancas Institute to complete the 6-month long Hair Art Design Program in 2012.

“I’ve always been a wild one— I couldn’t sit still in classes and constantly had to be doing something with my hands.”

After picking up her first pair of scissors 5 years ago at JCI, Jenna has accomplished amazing goals. She recently celebrated 3 years of working at Plan B Headquarters, a hair salon based in Kelowna.

Jenna has been strongly inspired by one of her JCI Instructors Karl Brown, who has influenced her hair techniques. Other inspirations include Jamie Sea, the girls at Habit Salon, and Sofie.

“I loved my instructors at JCI. They were incredibly talented and knowledgeable. Each instructor had a different way of teaching but it was important learning all techniques going forward into my career.” 

Jenna gives her clients tips on how to properly maintain healthy hair and suggests two important tools: protein and moisture! Especially after a lightening hair treatment, it’s important to keep your hair nourished.

“My favorite hairstyle to create is a bob— whether it’s textured or blunt.”

If you’re interested in becoming a hairdresser, then you have to know that there is no time for sitting down in a busy hair salon! Jenna acknowledges that the best part of being a hair stylist is having a creative outlet that allows you to express your unique personality throughout every service.

“If you enjoy a clear headspace, then this is probably not the best job for you.” 

At the age of 21 and 22, Jenna has won Silver for Hairstylist of the Year in Okanagan, BC and this year she takes home a Gold for 2017’s Hairstylist of the Year.

Keep up with Jenna Johnson via Instagram: Blonde and Balayage


Hair Stylists and Colour Technicians are sought out in some of the most exciting and fast-paced industries in the world including film, fashion, TV and photography. The Hair Art Design Program at JCI is the only accredited hair school in BC approved for a 520-hour curriculum. The program is 20 hours per week and offers the option of morning, afternoon, evening or weekend classes so that students can work at their current jobs while retraining for a new career. Our faculty is comprised of top working professionals and guest instructors whose focus is on the future of hair. This is a modern program providing a strong foundation of cutting and colouring techniques.

Davneet Dhillon,
Blog / Hair

Autumn Hair Colour Trends

13
09.2017

A new season calls for a hair colour change-up! If you’re looking to dye your hair just in time for Fall, then you’ve come to the right blog post. Refresh your hair with the latest Autumn hair trends.

Here are all the colour, style and cut inspiration you’ll need for the new season: 

Keep the Crop

Ladies, if you’re thinking of growing your hair out, think again! The cropped look is still in style for Fall and we are loving the layered bob cut.

Keep your hair all one length, allowing it to slightly touch your collarbones. This bob cut and colour is done by JCI Hair graduate Jericka Los.

Fire Red for Fall

Red hair is a trend that blooms throughout Fall. This season, change up your red hair by adding well-blended tones and perfectly-rooted highlights.

JCI Hair graduate Jaden Sware-Stevenson knows how to freshen up red hair for Autumn!

Try These New Fall Colours

JCI Hair graduate and Instagram-famous stylist, Elissa Wolfe, knows how to give you your ultimate hair goals. Check out these new fall colours done by Elissa:

 

“Trends like balayage and babylights will continue to remain popular,” Redken’s Global Colorist Justin Isaac told Style Caster while forecasting the top hair color trends of fall 2017 for us. “But the term ‘hair painting’ will be one to watch.”

Hair Ideas from the Runways

From curly bangs to swept back styles, here are a few hairstyles that have become blogger favourites!

Have fun with your hair this season and remember to keep it healthy after coloring!

Book your next hair appointment at John Casablancas Institute’s Hair Salon.


Hair Stylists and Colour Technicians are sought out in some of the most exciting and fast-paced industries in the world including film, fashion, TV and photography. The Hair Art Design Program at JCI is the only accredited hair school in BC approved for a 520-hour curriculum. The program is 20 hours per week and offers the option of morning, afternoon, evening or weekend classes so that students can work at their current jobs while retraining for a new career. Our faculty is comprised of top working professionals and guest instructors whose focus is on the future of hair. This is a modern program providing a strong foundation of cutting and colouring techniques.

Davneet Dhillon,
Blog / Hair

JCI Hair Graduate’s Secrets to Maintaining Healthy Hair

22
08.2017

In order to keep your hair healthy and clean, it requires maintenance and proper care. John Casablancas Institute’s Hair Program graduates reveal the secrets to maintaining beautiful and healthy hair:

Melissa McKenna / @hairbymelissamckenna 

The best advice I could give to keeping your hair healthy would be to get regular trims, wash your hair with salon quality products and use more heat-less styles like braids and updos!

Jaden Sware-Stevenson / @beautyby.jaden

The most important rule for girls with blonde hair is, don’t throw your hair up in a wet ponytail! It’s a sure shot way to break fragile strands. I’d recommend investing in a wet brush which detangles wet hair gently. At my workplace, High Fidelity Hair, we mostly use Goldwell products and I love the KMS moist repair line.

They even have an anti-breakage spray to keep your hair strong, which you can layer under their revival cream for smooth and healthy locks. It’s tempting to opt for cheaper drug store products, but you get what you pay for when using Goldwell products.

Most drug store shampoos strip the healthy protective oils from your hair and the drug store conditioners coat it with silicone or wax, leaving it looking smooth with a lot of build-ups, which will weigh your hair down and damage your hair color.  

I can’t stress enough how important a heat protector is for people who heat style their hair often. I hear from a lot of clients that they apply their hair oils or serums before they flat iron their hair. Always apply your oils after you flat iron, to smooth out the look and to protect your hair from environmental damage through the day. If you use the oil and run a 400-degree flat iron over your hair, you’re basically deep frying it!

Brittany Ostash / @hair.by.britt

For me, maintaining healthy hair is getting regular haircuts, even if they are only little trims. Using leave-in condition or oils in your hair right after a good wash is also something you can do to keep your hair healthy.

Having a heat protectant in your hair before styling it is always key. I use Axis Mor Oil right after I wash my hair before brushing or blow-drying!

Jenna Johnson / @blondeandbalyage

My tip to maintaining healthy color treated hair, especially blondes, is protein and moisture! The biggest downfall of lifting hair is losing at the nutrients, so as a stylist, I also ensure that my clients have at home treatments to keep the integrity of your hair.

My go-to products include Redken Extreme Cat (protein treatment) and the EVO Great Hydrator (moisture mask).  

Jo Vandenberg-Clark / @_queenculture

In order to keep your hair healthy, I would recommend using healthy hair products such as hair masks, heat protectant and go in for regular trims. My favorite products to date are definitely from AG Hair or Redken.

The AG line has a great heat protectant called firewall and it helps keep your hair healthy, also the entire line smells amazing! I also suggest using Redken Anti-Snap for damaged/distressed hair.


Hair Stylists and Colour Technicians are sought out in some of the most exciting and fast-paced industries in the world including film, fashion, TV and photography. The Hair Art Design Program at JCI is the only accredited hair school in BC approved for a 520-hour curriculum. The program is 20 hours per week and offers the option of morning, afternoon, evening or weekend classes so that students can work at their current jobs while retraining for a new career. Our faculty is comprised of top working professionals and guest instructors whose focus is on the future of hair. This is a modern program providing a strong foundation of cutting and colouring techniques.

Davneet Dhillon,
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