POSTS BY AUTHOR: KATHLEEN NIXON
EvelineCharles Product Development Team is pleased to bring you an
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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 [...]