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Week 1: July 29 - August 2
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EvelineCharles Academy students were thrilled to participate in
another year of Western Canada Fashion Week (WCFW). They displayed
their talents in the Student Showcase on Sunday, March 24 in a
Wizard of Oz-themed runway show.
"This year was different than anything we've ever done for
WCFW," says EvelineCharles Academy's operations director, Amber
Guerin. "We had a completely different tone. I would describe it as
beautiful and... haunting."
Dim the lights...
The showcase opens with the Academy's version of the
Flying Monkeys marching to the beat of ominous music
Each model has an edgy Sassoon cut [...]
A BIG CONGRATULATIONS to our wonderful students for their
incredible performance in the Sassoon Academy Connection Cut and
Color Competition! This year, EC Academy students took 5 of the 10
coveted spots in Sassoon's international competition.
The winners of the fifth annual event were
announced on Sunday, January 27th
EvelineCharles Academy is thrilled to announce that our talented
students took first, third, fifth,
sixth and ninth place in this year's Cut and Color
Makeup Artist: Amber Guerin
Start 2013 with a new, customized style!
EvelineCharles Salons|Spas|Beauty MD needs hair models to
showcase our Spring/Summer 2013 Collection.
An open model call will be held in both Edmonton and
Calgary| January 15
EvelineCharles Academy, The Calgary CORE
Edmonton| January 22
EvelineCharles Academy, Edmonton City Centre
- Modelling experience is an asset
- Male and female models needed
- Please arrive in casual attire and minimal makeup
Please contact Chinda Sin
If you're interested in participating, but are unable to attend
the open call, please email Chinda with the following:
- 2 photos of yourself: 1 head shot from the shoulders up, 1
October is breast cancer awareness month, and EvelineCharles is
showing its support. This month, the Salon and Spa division of
EvelineCharles has been donating all proceeds from Bloom polish
sales to the Alberta Cancer Foundation, as well as $5 from every
Hybrid and Shellac application as part of its Mani & PediCURE
fundraiser. Donations are also being accepted at all
EvelineCharles Salon|Spa and Academy locations.
show their support, EvelineCharles Academy students are not only
collecting donations within the Academy, but took it upon
themselves to organize a Breast Cancer Awareness
... It's all in the details.
Begin by imagining that you are the client. You enter the spa and
are greeted with a warm smile from your esthetician, then led to
the treatment room. As you step through the door, are enveloped in
an array of carefully selected aromas that instantly carry you to
another world. Your stresses begin to melt away as your ears are
filled with delicate melodies, and your eyes met by warm
candlelight. As you settle in to the pre-warmed bed, you melt into
tranquility. Welcome to your sanctuary.
The service [...]
On Sunday, September 16, EvelineCharles Academy students wowed
the audience at Western Canada Fashion Week's (WCFW) Student
Showcase. They put their imaginations and skills to work as they
prepared two dynamic themes for the show: Mad Circus and The Great
The Award Winning Look!
WCFW's Fantasy Hair Competition
1st Place Makeup: Allison Lamarche
2nd Place Hair: Jody Carling
The Academy's student advisor, Nicole, has modeled in Academy
There are some common misunderstandings about waxing that may
make clients apprehensive about the service and that may make your
job trickier. Ease their concerns by communicating your
expertise and discussing the facts with clients before their
- Waxing will make your hair grow back thicker and darker:
FALSE. Neither waxing nor shaving changes the
chemistry or composition of the hair. When hair is waxed, it grows
back tapered versus blunt (shaving) so it feels softer and finer
than usual. In some cases, people who have been waxing for many
years damage the follicle enough that the [...]
Knowing what your
clientele wants is the key to retaining and gaining
We asked our Artistic Team what clients are asking for most this
season so you can be ahead of the game!
This colouring technique is similar to ombre, but has a far more
natural finish. Dark roots that melt into light
ends with lots of warm, golden, reflective
To give clients an updated look that is easy to style at home,
With do-it-yourself manicures and nail art rising in popularity,
how do you keep your clients coming to you instead of doing it
When it comes to standout nails, there are many options available
to the public. Not only can they buy salon
quality stick-on nails, but now they can press-on outrageously
intricate patterns and paint on one-of-a-kind
textures. Plus, with countless DIY tutorials and
photos, women today can learn how to create innovative nail art
using polish, sponges, toothpicks and
imagination. People are getting more adventurous
with their nail colour and use their manicures as a form of
Want to know what it takes for a female television star
to prepare for Canada's longest running daytime TV show? Tracy
Moore, host of Cityline with millions of viewers each day five days
a week, sits down with us at EvelineCharles Academy and shares that
it takes a talented team of a makeup artist, a hair and fashion
stylist and show producers to keep her looking and feeling her
true, best self!
Tracy Moore, host Cityline Interview
Celebrity Makeup Artist: Tracy Peart
What's the best advice [...]
With scorching summer temperatures upon
us, we are all in need of effortlessly elegant, versatile
Enter Athletica: Sassoon's
latest salon collection.
Inspired by this year's
approaching Olympic events, Sassoon's compellation of chic,
wearable hairstyles is artistry at its best.
The interlocking circles
of the Olympic icon and the symbolic tricolours of victory medals
are the foundation of this season's collection.
customized Athletica's unique colour palette of [...]
Making the transition from high school to post secondary can be
daunting. Stress about adulthood, choosing the path of your
future and the stress of financing those choices. Your future
is something that should excite you, not bombard you with
worry. You're embarking on a wonderful adventure! Let
EvelineCharles help you.
The EvelineCharles educational team recognized that the
transition is a difficult one for a lot of students and in 2011,
introduced the EvelineCharles Bursary. The bursary was
designed to alleviate the stress of financing post secondary
education and open the door of possibility to recent high school
graduates. It [...]
Want that wonderful young lady in your
life to have a life-changing week this summer? If she's between the
ages of 11 and 15, sign her up for EvelineCharles'
Beauty Bootcamp: a weeklong summer
camp that focuses on building confidence while creating a healthy
body and mind.
At Beauty Bootcamp,
campers learn about the evolution of beauty, how to build
self-esteem and set goals while becoming experts on personal
hygiene and developing their own styles. Through
communication and team building exercises, campers will learn the
importance of developing meaningful relationships through effective
communication, respect and understanding; [...]
EvelineCharles Academy students enter into The North
American Hairstyling Awards (NAHAs)
After only three months enrolled, a handful of Edmonton (both
cosmetology and esthetic) students were given the opportunity
to be unleashed from their class curriculum and artistic
criteria by given near complete creative control to conceptualize a
theme to translate through hair and beauty. The result:
breathtaking, leaving nothing but stunning images to add to their
Congratulations students on your beautiful collections!
View the video of this year's announcement of finalists
who will be attending the exciting red-carpet ceremony on July 22,
On Wednesday, May 2, EvelineCharles Academy Calgary hosted the
launch of The Fairytales Presentation Society's annual
Fairy Tales Queer Film Festival, which celebrates
films made by and/or about the LGBTTQ and Queer communities.
Students hosted mini-services for the nearly 150 guests in
attendance eager to hear the announcement of the festival's film
lineup and for the screening of "Leave it on the Floor".
EvelineCharles students also challenged themselves to officially
put their hair and beauty skills to the test through an official
dragover (drag queen makeover- male into female)!
Congrats to the students and their efforts to [...]
On Friday, May 2, 2012, Alley Oop was performed at Calgary's
Stephen Avenue. An operatic performance pushing the boundaries of
contemporary opera to a place few go to seek out culture, the
street. Volante String quartet graced viewers with a musical
prelude before being ushered into an alley where rising talent sung
opera classics in celebration of the downtown culture and
atmosphere. EvelineCharels had the great opportunity to transform
these individuals from normal, to their
opera-extraordinaire-selves! The students had a lot of fun, and are
so grateful for the opportunity they had in participating in one of
Calgary's most anticipated [...]
Come In to the Academy and Treat your Mom to:
- Hair Cut and Colour
- Massage and Pedicure
- Manicure and Pedicure with Paraffin
- Highlights and Hair Treatment
Hurry! You have 3 Days Left until Mothers Day!
Or, purchase an EvelineCharles Gift Card for Mom and receive a
gift with purchase! Click
here to order a gift card online!
After being enrolled in the EvelineCharles Academy Cosmetology
program for only four months, Tony Nguyen blew us away with his
incredible artistic talent. Inspired by The Legends of the
Guardian: Owls of Ga'Hoole and the song Fireflies by Owl City, Tony
amazed onlookers with his NAHA artwork submission in February.
As a child, Tony spent a lot of time alongside his mom in her
hair salon. He finds that his artistic vision develops best when he
thinks "outside the salon inspiration", reaching beyond the
confines of the salon walls to bring his ideas to life.
Tony wanted to submit something [...]
High School students lining up outside our Academy in
anticipation of a great day!
EvelineCharles Academy students (full-time hair design and
esthetics) showcased their skills through mini-services, tours, a
beauty presentation and a fashion show on April 18! We also were
pleased to have Jo-Anne Dicken, the co-founder/owner/stylist
at The Fringe
Hair Company and the artistic team leader for AG Hair
Cosmetics, visit us for an inspiring guest presentation. She
spoke on what type of person it takes to thrive in the
industry and how one needs to 'own' their success.
All EvelineCharles staff and students had [...]
Take part in either the morning Sasoon ABCs Cutting
Demonstrations from 9-1p.m. for $25 and/or the afternoon Sassoon
ABCs cutting hands-on workshops from 2-5 p.m. for $150!
Sunday, April 22 in Red Deer! Don't delay, reserve your space
Industry leaders like Khoury, in the business for over 25 years
and Brandi Richards for over 10, are set to help you advance your
skills to increase your earning power! Call Cale today to book:
Behind a "scene" of Avenue Magazine Calgary
EvelineCharles Academy student does makeup for Mealan
Mezzarobba's feature page
Cassy Robinson, EvelineCharles Academy esthetic student was
invited by fashion boutique owner, Mealan Mezzarobba, to complete a
fresh spring makeup look for her feature in the May issue of Avenue
Check out the backstage photos and visit the link
here for the final image and story on page
Congrats to Mealan for her boutique's feature, and to our
student for her work being published!
Like Mealan on facebook
here! To keep up to date on all her latest [...]
EvelineCharles Academy present 50s mod, Sassoon Academy, Tribal
and Owl like themes at Western Canada Fashion Week April 1,
Excited to keep you posted on coverage of the event here!
Stay tuned for more!
Cosmetology student, Anita Vernaza above.
Hair design student and mother of two shifts to a beautiful career
(Beautiful Career opportunities)
EvelineCharles Academy Can Provide New
Alberta may seem like an unlikely choice for a career in fashion
and beauty, but the search for better professional and creative
opportunities lead the Vernaza family to move from Ecuador, Quito
to the province seven years ago. Anita Vernaza, the 28 year-old
mother of two (Carmendi, seven and Noah, three) enrolled as a
cosmetology (hair design) student with EvelineCharles Academy this
"Moving to Canada because my husband wanted to complete his
Go EvelineCharles Academy Team
"Team-building can be seen in day-to-day operations of an
organization and team dynamic can be improved through successful
leadership. Team-building is an important factor in any
environment; its focus is to specialize in bringing out the best in
a team to ensure self-development, positive communication,
leadership skills and the ability to work closely together as a
team to problem solve," Wikipedia.
Today, EvelineCharles Academy Edmonton brought together both
sets of its 3-day a week classes (Monday, Wednesday and Friday
students and Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday students) for an
exciting team building activity where [...]
Huong Thai, EvelineCharles Academy student places Top 10
is Sassoon Cut & Colour Competition
Huong has always wanted to be a hair stylist, and is passionate
about it. Hairstyling gives her the opportunity to do what
she loves and gives her family a better future.
Advice she would give to someone would be to "practice,
practice, practice", and to never give up.
She's inspired by fashion icons such as Steven Moody. Seeing the
success from other entrepreneurs in the industry motivates her and
inspires her to become the stylist she hopes to be.
Apryl Nygaard, EvelineCharles Academy student places Top
10 is Sassoon Cut & Colour Competition
"The school exposed to me events that made me want to
work in the fashion industry; maybe a runway or television show
Apryl has always wanted to be a hairstylist since she was a
little girl. In hair school she got to experience how wonderful it
is to be a part of an industry that makes her feel proud. "I love
it" she stated. Now that she's working, she'd love to continue
developing her skills with [...]
Behind-the-scenes of EvelineCharles Academy new Print
and Media Campaign Shoot
Motivated by the words; Passion, Drive, Creativity and the
colours; Red, Blue, Yellow, EvelineCharles Academy had its new
campaign message that would be translated through hair, makeup and
The hair and beauty industry is everything fashion, art, design,
and creativity though extremely personal and emotional at the same
time. And while EvelineCharles Academy has numerous points of
difference in its approach to the industry from a business
perspective in its Nuts and Bolts Training, NAIT credits and
courses, and ITEC certification to build retail, HR, marketing,
The evening of November 30, 2011, at The CORE shopping centre,
was an exciting occasion for EvelineCharles professional salon
& spa staff and Academy students. The 'Twas the Night event
which hosted nearly 7,500 Calgarians, was an opportunity for the
brand to showcase their stuff through mini-services, personalized
beauty consultations, tours of their state-of-the-art
facilities, special service and retail promotions, product
samples and more! The event also included a red carpet hosted by
Lainey Lui of LaineyGossip.com, the unveiling of The CORE's 40-foot
illuminated Christmas tree, sampling of holiday-inspired beverages
and cuisine and other brilliant [...]
On August 22, our Vancouver Campus was very
fortunate and excited to host well-known local stylist, Katie Rose,
for a guest speaking/demo presentation! She spoke about what drove
her to the industry, her experience going to beauty school, her
favorite part about the business, her projections as to where she
sees the industry in the next five to 10 years, and what are
students can do to stand out and remain great industry leaders. A
highlight for students was hearing exactly how Katie Rose has
marketed herself online using numerous social media platforms. And
On August 2, EC Academy headed to Las Vegas to meet
with 5 of the top beauty schools in North
School 5 is a peers group of Academy professionals that come
together once a year from the top schools in North America to
discuss best practices. Admissions, operations, finance,
regulations and events are among the many topics that are discussed
in an eight- hour intensive setting. Each school brings their
admissions, operations and administrative staff along with their
"The best part of meeting like-minded career professionals is
always staying current with trends of educating our future
Current Esthetic student scores dream job!
Christina Rowland, now employed by Solarice Wellness Spa,
Graduation day, September 12, 2011, will be an even more
exciting day for current Vancouver campus Professional
Advanced Esthetics student, Christina Rowland. She will not only
complete courses as a recognized industry leader, but already
employed and working for one of her dream choice spas! Because of
her EC Academy education and her passion, since her June 29, 2011
start date, Christina has already secured her perfect fit to
blossom in the [...]
Delreene Kusnyir with her BBBS baked goodies!
Big Brothers and Big Sisters pink and blue ribbon
branded banana bread...
Just one of many highlights of this past week's bake sale to
raise funds to send girls ages 11-15 from BBBS to Beauty
It all started with a team of staff and students at EC Academy
dedicated to help share an EC Beauty Bootcamp experience with girls
in need. EC Academy created the platform to accept donations to
help raise funds to send girls from Big Brothers and Big
Sisters (BBBS) to [...]
Esthetics graduate, Aianna Burton in her gold glory!
Aianna's fourth time competing and her fourth gold
EvelineCharles Academies is thrilled to have had student
representation at not only the Skills Alberta Competition in
Edmonton on May 11-12, 2011, but with a provincial gold finish, an
invite to Quebec City on June 1-4, 2011 for the National Skills
Competition too. And it's all because of the talented recent
Esthetics graduate, Aianna Burton.
Ainna's love of the hair and beauty industry is a long-time
passion of hers. In High School she completed the Cosmetology
program and she felt to [...]
EC Academy Student, Cara Sutherland and country music sensation,
Students go backstage Slave Lake Benefit Concert to
make up some of country music's finest stars!
On Wednesday, June 15, a benefit concert was
held at the River Cree Casino which raised more than $150,000
for the Canadain Red Cross to help people who lost their homes
in the Slave Lake wildfire. One-third of the town was destroyed
when the fire ripped through the northern Alberta town on May
EvelineCharles is pleased to have taken part by having one
Cosmetology Student and four Esthetics Students give back by
doing all of the hair [...]
A peek inside EvelineCharles Academy by
Article written by:
On May 28th, I attended an open house for Eveline Charles
Academy and was given a tour by their Marketing and PR Coordinator,
Jacqueline Taylor. The Academy, touted as the only Canadian beauty
academy affiliated with international hairstyling powerhouse Vidal
Sassoon, is located on the top floor of the CORE shopping centre.
Spacious and bright, there are rooms upon rooms where customers can
get all sorts of services done, from waxing to haircuts to
The true purpose of my visit was to understand [...]
"EvelineCharles Academy opens its doors downtown calgary,"
by Claire Miglionico (via Calgary Fashion) for full post
with photos click
"EC Academy was my first and only choice when it came to my
education. I needed a school that fit my personality - bold, modern
and clean. The teachers here treat you with respect and kindness
given you do what is needed of you. The facility is top-notch, the
programs and incentives are amazing! EvelineCharles Academy wants
us to be business orientated, respected and recognized stylists
with all opportunities open and [...]
EC Academy Students' award winning colour makes
'Fashiony' a london paris new york tokyo website.
cool, punk, hair, color, ideas via 'Fashiony' (full article
Take a cue from the hottest hair chameleons of the moment and
vamp up your tresses with a cutting edge new tone. There's no need
to opt for a block-coloring process if you wish to take things more
slowly. Check out the visual impact rainbow highlights can have on
your base tone. However if you're not afraid of showcasing your
edgy attitude towards hair dyeing you [...]
Just Released and Free to
download: EC Virtual Hairstylist iPhone App
EvelineCharles Virtual Stylist
App is a first in the Canadian beauty industry:
The EvelineCharles App allows you to virtually test new hairstyles
anywhere, anytime. All hairstyles are created by the EC creative
team by interpreting trends from the runway and are featured
in the EC lookbook. If
you want to make your new look a reality, the application features
a link to search for the nearest salon and contact the online
booking concierge. All EC [...]
Interested in starting an exciting
career in the Beauty Industry?? Then this is the event for you!
On Saturday April 16 the Eveline Charles Academy will be hosting an
open house between 2-7pm located at their Edmonton Campus located
at 10205 101st. The first 120 guests will will recieve a free grab
bag. Guests will also be entered to win a $1000 tuition prize, door
prizes and more. There will be a fashion show, Dj Set and also
Epilepsy affects over 50 million
people worldwide or approximately 1 in 100 people.
EC Academy Students get a
break from their all black dress code on March 25th and
26th: Promote Epilepsy awareness by wearing purple colored
accesories to support the Global day of Epilepsy on
March 26, 2011.
Purple Day was founded in 2008, by
nine-year-old Cassidy Megan of Nova Scotia, Canada, with the help
of the Epilepsy Association
of Nova Scotia (EANS). Cassidy chose the colour purple after
Fashion Week (WCFW) kicks off tomorrow at the Trans Alta Arts
Barns and runs until March 31st. Founded to support local
culture, fashion, art and design; it's the perfect opportunity for
makeup artists, hairstylists, designers, models and photographers
to collaborate and strengthen the art community in
The EC Creative Team and the EC
Academy Students will be flaunting their talents at WCFW on March
27th for Salon Showcase- a show not to be missed!
EC makeup artist SUPERSTAR, Stephanie Strazza is keeping
On March 17th and 18th EC Academy Students get to
break free of the ALL BLACK dress code... lets celebrate St.
Patricks day by wearing green accessories and makeup. Here are a
few ideas to help you avoid getting pinched this St. Patricks
Paint your lids and become a Green
Queen: Identified as one of the top makeup trends this Spring by
EC Spa Director, Cheryl
Wear a loud green necklace or ring,
get in [...]
Dress Up: Show your
Student ID and get 20% off at Club
Looks from Club Monaco's Spring 2011
Ladies trade in your mini for
Spring's longer length with this feminine pleated skirt that can be
dressed up or down.
Guys try one of their
slim-vintage-fit crew sweaters. They're lightweight, 100% cotton
and perfect for layering.
To see more Spring 2011 looks from
Club Monaco click
Oscar winner Natalie Portman in
beautiful plum colored Rodarte gown with Tiffany & Co.
Jewels and Jimmy Choo shoes.
The biggest night in Hollywood is all about sophisticated
glamour. Shades of red and purple were popular colors at the Oscars
this year. Many gowns were detailed in lace or adorned with
delicate beading, in silver and pearl tones. Hair was styled in
loose brushed out curls or sleek and pinned back; most celebrities
wore subdued makeup, leaving embellished evening dresses as the
Bright Color: Florence [...]
EvelineCharles Academy is
proud to be part of the 8th annual Hair Massacure!
What it's all about: The Hair Massacure
originated in November of 2002 by the MacDonald Family, prompted by
the third hair loss incurred by their youngest daughter Kali
(nearing completion of her 3 year chemotherapy
program). Gordon MacDonald, Kali's Dad and founder wanted
others to experience what cancer patients do while raising
awareness and funds to support families through tough times. Color
your hair PINK then shave it all off! And if [...]
Miranda Stewart, EC Academy Cosmetology Student
Rarely is Alberta labelled as a
trendsetting destination in the International hairstyling
world. Cosmetology students at the EvelineCharles Academy are
changing that perception by captivating international attention.
The students have proudly put Edmonton on the map by placing
in two of the top 10 spots in the third annual prestigious
Sassoon Academy School
Connection hair cut and color competition.
Katelyn Girardin, EC Academy Cosmetology Student
The students travelled to Long [...]
Claire Danes wore a bold floral patterned Louis Vitton gown to
strut the SAG red carpet. She dawned one of our favourite make up
trends this season: lips that make a statement. She achieved this
by using a bright pink hue that contrasted her beautiful blue dress
and looked stunning! Try this out yourself with 5 lip pencils and 5 lipsticks from
EC only $45. Her eyes popped as well; the obvious
benefit of using [...]
EvelineCharles Product Development Team is pleased to bring you an
ALL NEW EC Dry
Shampoo, Refreshing Volume Spray!
For all hair types and colors. This lightweight, invisible powder
revives hair, adding body and movement. Use this versatile spray as
a water-free cleanser to absorb oil and refresh second-day hair or
to add volume and texture to clean hair. Yours for only $18!
EvelineCharles Academy's talented team of educators are driven and
passionate about helping their students achieve their goals, here's
your opportunity to meet
Vancouver Campus Grand Opening! Tuesday December 14, 2010. 7PM.
International Executive Director, Vidal Sassoon Education
Stephen has traveled the world representing Vidal Sassoon in
places as far afield as Sweden, Denmark, Germany, Belgium, Italy,
Spain, Turkey, Canada, Mexico, South Africa, Japan, Hong Kong,
Singapore, Malaysia and Taiwan. He joined Vidal Sassoon in 1980 as
a vardera and soon opted for a career path in the Vidal Sassoon
Schools and Academies. Having been successful in the British side
of education, in 1987 Stephen was further promoted to Principal of
the North American Academy in [...]
My name is Rebecca Rook, and I am a student of the
EvelineCharles Academy in Edmonton, Alberta. Unfortunately my
last day is this coming Monday, EvelineCharles Academy
has helped make my dreams come true.
About two weeks ago I had a client in which I performed a
pedicure. We talked about life, kids, vacations, politics,
the regular conversations. Her service was coming to an end,
and we started to talk about what she did for a career. She
announced that she was Assistant Manager for Steiner! In case
some of you don't know [...]
My name is Dawn and I am a single mom to 3 really cool
sons and here are the reasons that I decided to go back to school
at my age...
Life dealt me some truly awful blows last year , including the
death of my best friend - my Mom. Mom had waited and saved her
entire life to be able to enjoy her later years but, sadly cancer
struck and took her in only a few short months. I realized then
that I didn't want to be in the same position she was - of never
doing what I [...]
EvelineCharles Academy students volunteered their time and
expertise in styling hair and provided full make-up
applications for Nait's Next Top Model photoshoot.
ABOUT NAIT'S NEXT TOP MODEL EVENT
Just like the TV
show! Submit your photos to be entered in this competition, and see
who makes it to the top! If you make it into the competition,
you'll get to participate in photo shoots and even have the
potential to be scouted by fashion professionals!
Sign up is over, vote for NAIT's Next Top Model candidates at
Lecture/Demonstration Sassoon Hands-On Training
with Stephen Moody, International Executive Director, Vidal Sassoon
EvelineCharles Academy Vancouver Campus, 1495 West 11th avenue.
WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 15th, 2010
Intimate learning with a
high degree of detailed instruction. The day begins with a
9am - 12pm
Tickets: $100 each (60 spots available)
Hands-On Session (includes
Intimate learning with a high degree of detailed instruction. The
day begins with a demonstration with the afternoon dedicated to
hands-on training. A live model is required.
9am - 5pm
Tickets: $600 each (7 spots [...]
We invite you to join EvelineCharles Academy Vancouver Campus
for an intimate evening with some of the most innovative and
experienced professionals in the hair industry today. If you've
ever been interested in or love your career in hair, don't miss
this opportunity. Reserve your place today.
Special guest Stephen Moody, International Executive
Director, Sassoon Academy.
TUESDAY DECEMBER 14, 2010
Doors open at 6:30, Presentation at 7pm
EC Academy Vancouver Campus, 1495 West 11th Avenue
Contact: Bonnie, Toll Free: 1.877.709.5672.
Western Canada Fashion Week is here again, bringing the world of
fashion to the prairies. EvelineCharles Academy participated in the
runway show debuting 45 models with all looks completed by EC
Academy students. Our students presented 4 seasonal looks at the
show; Men, Sassoon inspired, Glamour and Wild - these looks
featured the best of the Fall 2010 fashion and runway styles.
EC Academy students showcased looks using real cuts, colors and
all natural hair. Men were shown in hair fashions that were
trendy, but everyday wearable. Sassoon looks paid homage to their
taught cutting technique, showcasing looks [...]
Jessica Robertson, EC Academy Edmonton Campus Cosmetology
Stephanie Calihoo, EvelineCharles Salons|Spas|Beauty MD stylist at
West Edmonton Mall
award is the highest accolade a beauty professional can achieve in
EvelineCharles Salons|Spas|Beauty Md would like to Congratulate
2 of our employess, Jessica Robertson (EvelineCharles Academy
Edmonton campus instuctor) and Stephanie Calihoo
(EvelineCharles Stylist at West Edmonton Mall);
Semi-Finalists in the 2010 Contessa's Alberta Hairstylist
category! We wish you all the best!
Please check back to see Jessica and Stephanie's work,
which will [...]
Congratulations to Leanna Lasko the winner of EC Academy's
2010 free tuition essay and video contest! The challenge was
to create a short video that showcases creativity and passion for
the industry. YOU voted on the best videos online
and we factored it in to our final decision.
EC Academy would like to thank all the entrants for their hard
work and everyone who voted, please take a look at all the
incredible entries here.
Do you have stunning features, love fashion & change? If so, we
are looking for guys & girls who are comfortable
being on stage to participate in Western Canada Fashion Week. Must
be willing to have a fashionable new hairdo - we will consult with
you first on your look and then be ready for a cut and/or color at
MODEL CALL Sept 15 and 16, 4-7PM, EvelineCharles Academy Edmonton
City Centre, 3rd Level, 10205-101st.
Take a look at EC Academy's Fashion Show at Edmonton Fashion Week
Pictured from left to right: Jamilyn R., Caralee G., Robyn S.,
Abigail S. (back row)
Brittany W., Ashley G. (front row)
Ever wonder what it would be like to be a member of The
by Robyn Scheer McMillan -
I have had the honour of being part of the very first six members
What is EC Elite?
It's a group of students, who have amazing abilities both
creatively and technically, as well as a positive attitude, great
energy and attendance, and a passion for the industry.
Each and [...]
EvelineCharles Academy Apprenticeship Program stylist students
learn daytime, evening and fantasy make-up.
Going To Sea The World
by Ashley Joy -
Steiner is a recruiting company that hires salon and spa
professionals to be placed to work on cruise ships all around the
world. I am a student at the EvelineCharles Academy, and I have
been chosen to go and work for Steiner. Steiner has given me the
opportunity of a lifetime, not only to grow as a professional
hairstylist but to travel as well. I believe this experience is
going to broaden my horizons, and teach me new techniques in
hairstyling. I am thrilled [...]
Following in my Mother's Footsteps
by Shauni Poyser -
Growing up I have always wanted to follow in my mother's footsteps
and become a hairstylist. Not only did I want to create different
looks, I wanted to give women that one hour to relax and leave the
salon feeling their best. I knew I needed not only the technical
training but the interpersonal skills. EvelineCharles is recognized
for their technical abilities and for their programs to better
educate a business orientated stylist; but what most appealed to me
was when I [...]
Battle flyaways, frizzy ends with EC Angora Flexible
by Abby Allen- Cosmetology
While being at EvelineCharles I have gotten a chance to work with
all of the products available at all of the EvelineCharles
locations. During this time one of the products in particular has
stood out for me. This product being Angora. A little goes a long
way when it comes to this amazing product. When emulsified in your
hands there are many uses for you or your man's hair. You can use
EC Challenged My Creative Mind
by Demi-Arseneault - Cosmetology
During my experience at EC I have come across many opportunities
to showcase what I am capable of. My best memory though, is the
High School Symposium. Each student that volunteered got a model
and a photo of what exactly we were supposed to execute. The model
chosen for me was one of my friends Ainsley and the photo consisted
of a side swept updo. Although the updo was beautiful, Ainsley
would need extensions but they were unavailable to us. After
talking to my instructor [...]
"You are too smart to be a hair dresser"
Is the Beauty Industry a Future Career for
by Candace Flaro-Cosmetology
"You are too smart to be a hair dresser" or "You can do so much
better than being just a hair dresser." Are these phrases you've
heard once or twice from people in your life? I know that I sure
have. But really, have any of these people ever thought about the
opportunities that this ever changing and constantly growing
industry can bring?
When I was deciding what [...]
by Demi Arseneault-
The lights go up and the music starts to play. From afar I could
hear a man starting to speak into the microphone. As I look up I
see not just one person but a whole family. I stand and listen as
they tell the story of her daughter having cancer and her fight to
survive. Behind me I also notice the hundreds of people lining up
eager to shave their heads for this wonderful cause. As I stand at
my chair I feel inspired and at the same time [...]
A Day In The Life Of An EC Student Part I
6:00 am the alarm goes off, as it has three days a week for the
last ten months. There's no sense hitting the snooze button, those
few extra minutes will turn to a few extra hours and then you are
The morning starts off to a slow start, small breakfast, a shower
to wake you up, and at least three cups of coffee just to get a
kick start. You now have to decide on [...]
Summer Sun Tips
by Casandra Dagenais- Cosmetology
What's in? Protecting your skin!!
SPF 30 on
your face and lips at all times will help prevent sun damage,
wrinkles and possible skin cancers. Your skin does not stop
tanning for 24 hours so be sure to reapply throughout the day if
necessary. Mixing a little into your concealer or foundation
and set with a light sheer powder should help to lock it in.
What's hot? Hair Repair!
Don't get too crazy
with your hair masks! Absolutely no more than 2 [...]
How To Diffuse Curly Hair
- by Samantha Reesor-
Many people with curly hair don't like to wear their hair
curly. I believe this is because they have never been shown
how to diffuse it properly. Many people with curly hair will
simply scrunch their hair when blow drying it, and are generally
not happy with the results. Sassoon has created yet another
innovation; a way to diffuse curly hair without frizz, flyaway and
crunchy hair. In order to diffuse curly hair just follow
these 3 simple steps: 1)
detangling hair and adding [...] Read more
Hidden Gems of EC Academy
by Caris Rinas - EC Academy Cosmetology Student
Shampoo, Set & Style $15.00 +
Are you going somewhere special or just want to pamper yourself
without a huge time commitment? Then this is for you!
You'll receive a shampoo and conditioning head massage,
professional blow dry and style for under 20$. What a great
way to kick start a morning or night on the town... just because.
Silk Fusion $15.00
Who doesn't want hair that shines like the sun? Silk fusion
[...] Read more
I chose to attend EvelineCharles Academy for many reasons:
the reputation, the cutting techniques of Sassoon, the clean and
modern salon atmosphere, but most of all I chose ECA for the 3 day
Cosmetology Program. I saw this as a way to escape the "9-5"
routine as well as the opportunity to work in a salon to gain
experience on my alternate days. This proved to be more
advantageous then I first thought.
While working as an apprentice, I have experienced first hand
the fast pace of a successful salon. I have built
relationships with other stylists and have learned from [...]
To support our local community, EvelineCharles Academy will
be donating money raised from the students towards Big Brothers,
Big Sisters in order to help send young girls with big dreams to
our Beauty Bootcamp. To help support students are paying $5
once a week to incorporate jeans into their usually black
- Danielle Blackburn
We had an absolutely fantastic Grad ceremony for
our students which was held at the
Matrix Hotel. The students were presented with a
diploma and a flower in front of their
families and instructors, which made for a picture
perfect finale to their time at the
EvelineCharles Academy. Here are some images from
the grad ceremony!
TOP 5 Reasons the EC Academy is
Looking for a Cosmetology or Esthetics school? After you read
these 5 points you won't want to go anywhere else!
1.) ITEC - Our graduates are certified
to work in the USA, Europe, Australia and on cruise ships.
2.) Sassoon Connection School -
Canada's first and only Sassoon Connection School teaching the ABC
| Cutting hair the Sassoon Way.
3.) Nuts & Bolts Business Training
- We teach basic business training skills to our students to ensure
success upon graduation
4.) NAIT Business Courses - We offer
Marketing, Human Resources, [...]
NAIT Business Courses offered at the EvelineCharles Academy
What makes the EvelineCharles Academy different?
One of the standout features about the EvelineCharles Academy is
that we offer NAIT Business courses in our curriculum for both
Cosmetology and Esthetics. We provide you with all the tools
you need to start your career or business in the industry.
Marketing, Human Resources Management and Advertising and Promotion
and the courses we offer and are fully creditable to go towards a
Business Management Certificate at NAIT.
We feel by offering you these courses we are providing our
students with every skill set they require to succeed in [...]
Thank you for visiting the EvelineCharles Academy
The EvelineCharles Academy opened in 2005 and has since then
raised the bar for industry schooling. The Academy is ITEC
(International Therapies Examination Council) certified providing
our students an international market of employment, meaning our
graduates can work throughout U.S.A., Europe, Canada and Australia
as well as on Cruise ships. We also have been granted the
Edmonton's Apprenticeship Cosmetology licensing program and are
Canada's only Sassoon Connection
We offer a range of Full and Part time Programs at the
EvelineCharles Academy - Cosmetology, Esthetics, Make-Up
Artistry and Gel Nails.
We currently have one location [...]