The Eveline Charles Beauty Blog
The newest forms of facials seem to be the
ultrasonic facials and the galvanic facials. Both utilize similar
technology (sonic vibrations and electrical currents) to stimulate
collagen production and cell turnover. Medical Spas all over the
country are beginning to offer these two facials promising
phenomenal results. EvelineCharles is ahead of the trend by being
one of the first to offer a facial that combines both technologies
into one facial: the Pro4.
First of all, What is Galvanic Technology?
Galvanic technology is the use of mild electrical currents
across the skin to stimulate the cell [...]
At EvelineCharles, we know that our
clients are extremely busy people. Our clients are running around
now trying to get their Christmas shopping done, and they are
saving their injection services until right before Christmas so
they can look their absolute best. So here we are, reminding you,
that if you want to look your best in four weeks, the time for your
filler treatment is NOW.
Myth #1: Filler results are immediate. The results are at their
peak the second you leave your appointment and then it starts to
Fact: Filler results [...]
It's that time of year again! We're here to help you give the
perfect gift this year with our wide array of retail promotions for
Holiday Gift-Ups with Gift Card Purchases
- $135+ Convenient Travel size shampoo and conditioner set
with complex and mask in pencil kit
- $235+ Pencil kit with 3 pencils - 3 of our richly pigmented lip
liners in a stylish pencil kit bag.
- $335+ EvelineCharles Iconic Red Box with two of our signature
body products and scented candle
Snow hit the ground a little late this
year, so it seems as though the Christmas season has come without
warning. With all of our busy clients trying to make sure they look
their best for Christmas (6 weeks!!), EvelineCharles Beauty MD team
has been working hard to make it easier for our guests.
One of the first items on our list was ordering more ProDerm,
our pharmaceutical grade skin care line, for the holiday season.
ProDerm is notorious for selling out the second it hits our shelves
and for good reason! Our ProDerm [...]
EvelineCharles was one of the first places
to bring on a diagnostic imaging machine into a beauty spa. Our
Lumiscan was a big hit at the Fabulous @ 50 show that the
EvelineCharles team attended over the weekend. The lumiscan uses
black light technology that shows where oil is clogged in your
skin, where there is poor circulation, where there is dry, dead
skin and where there is sun damage that may not have hit the
surface yet. At our Fabulous @ 50 booth, women lined up to see what
lies underneath the [...]
We are lucky to have had an extended
fall season this year. Usually, Alberta especially goes straight
from summer to winter. Now nobody is complaining about the
beautiful weather, but more and more guests are coming in asking
questions about their skin.
Dead skin seems to cling to the surface of our faces like we
cling to our warm winter jackets.It is almost as if our skin was
ready for winter before we were. Complaints include skin that feels
tougher and dryer than usual this year. Despite the uncomfortable
feeling of having dry skin, [...]
Prepping for Halloween this weekend or
next? Because of the way Halloween falls this year, many people are
attending more than one spooky soiree. Take advantage of the
extra-long Halloween season this year and come in to our South
Edmonton Common (Edmonton), the CORE or Southcentre (Calgary )
locations for fantasy makeup and nail art! From feathered eyelashes
to glittery ghoulish nails, we've got you covered.
Specialty Makeup Application
Nail Art $30
Call today to reserve your spot!
Microdermabrasion has been referred to as the
"lunchtime" procedure for quite a while now. It is easy to
understand why when you see everyone leaving with brighter skin as
they return to work. Microdermabrasion gently removes the very top
dead layer of skin that causes our skin to look so dull -
especially as winter approaches!
So how can you ensure you get the most out of this
TWO DAYS BEFORE TREATMENT... Stop using
exfoliating creams. We have fantastic creams for this (Proderm 5-2
and 8-2, and AFA gels) and we know that there are [...]
LipoDissolve (also referred to as mesotherapy) has been around
for decades, but is only recently becoming a hot new trend for
Beauty MD.There is certainly a demand for it; everyone has those
problem areas where they just cannot seem to lose the weight!
So what is it exactly? LipoDissolve isn't surgical, it is an
injection. Patients can expect to come back every two weeks for an
injection with our registered nurses or doctor. The treatment can
take anywhere from 10-20 minutes and then patients continue with
their day.There is no downtime associated with the procedure, but
patients can expect some swelling [...]
Our Salon Director, Cyndi, has this to say about our Jute
"Fall is a fantastic time to use Jute Shampoo & Conditioner!
The change of season can often irritate the skin and scalp,
creating itchy, dry and flaky patches. Switching to Jute before
this takes effect will keep the scalp healthy and balanced. Jute's
key ingredients , Tea tree and Eucalyptus, are naturally
antibacterial and antimicrobial. Both stimulate circulation and
exfoliate the scalp thus eliminating dandruff. You feel a
refreshing tingle to the scalp and your hair and scalp are left
When men and women start thinking about BOTOX
injections to get rid of frown lines, most of them are just looking
to get rid of the harsh/intense expression that they seem to be
making all the time.
Frown lines can make a person look tired or grumpy, and other
people will pick up on that. Many patients come into a consultation
complaining that they are constantly hearing that they look
stressed or angry. BOTOX seems like a natural solution to get rid
of the line that is causing this look.
But BOTOX is so much [...]
Skin changes as we age, but it's less
about the amount of years we spent aging and more about the years
we spent in the sun with no protection. UV rays from the sun break
down the elastin (fibres) in your skin which causes skin to sag and
lose its' elasticity. With weaker elastin in our skin, we are also
subjecting ourselves to deeper wrinkles, "age" spots or various
forms of other pigmentation and the dilation of small red blood
vessels underneath the skin.
Staying out of the sun may have felt impossible during [...]
Introducing our new Fall | Winter Collection for 2013!
EvelineCharles is pleased to showcase the new Fall | Winter
Collection for this year! Drawing on inspiration from rich jewel
tones and luxe fabrics, our EC Creative team showcased the hottest
trends for the upcoming season. Special thanks to the stylists and
makeup artists behind these stunning looks: Kayla, Alicia, Tiara,
Christina, Maggie, Jeannette, Jason, Chynna, Jaclyn, Ashton and
What do you think of the collection? We love it!
Monday, May 27|EvelineCharles Academy Edmonton
Join us for a morning of invaluable, unparalleled Sassoon
education - straight from the experts
- Cut & Colour Lectures
- Live Demonstrations
A world renowned precision cutting and finishing system perfected
by the experts at Sassoon
Classic colouring techniques refined by the Sassoon Creative
- Total, partial and combination techniques
- Defining a cut with precision colour application
Expand & refine your skillset
Increase your value as a stylist
*Morning lecture only. No hands-on training.
Maximize your earning potential
Take advantage of Sassoon's advanced,
Monday, May 27, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Our West Edmonton Mall location is hosting EvelineCharles' very
first Happy Hour event! Enjoy an evening of food, drinks, beauty
demos, and service and retail specials.
An exclusive EvelineCharles experience for $50
April 2nd 5 - 9 p.m.
Happy Hour Services: Choose TWO to complete your
- Express Manicure
- Express Pedicure
- Express Beauty Facial
- 30 Minute Massage
- All-You-Can-Wax in 45 minutes
- 20% off all EvelineCharles retail
- $10 of your ticket price can be applied to retail purchases of
$30 or more
- 10% Gift Card Gift-Ups: purchase a gift card and receive a 10%
bonus (get a $110 gift card for $100!)
- 10% off when [...]
The Oscars - to beauty buffs, this
star-studded event is a night to be celebrated. We not only see our
favourite stars dolled-up and handsome, but we're inspired, shocked
and awed by the red carpet's explosive trends.
This year we saw chic and elegant
hairstyles, most of which channelled old Hollywood. Long, luscious
curls, sophisticated chignons, and fresh, dewey faces dominated the
red carpet... And they couldn't have done it better.
Jessica Chastain was a picture perfect example of this with her
elegant champagne dress and her luscious [...]
Win an unforgettable date night when you purchase an
EvelineCharles gift card
this Valentine's Day
Ultimate Date Night Prize Package
- His and her massages from
Can be redeemed as a
couple's massage at select EvelineCharles locations
- A his and
hers EvelineCharles prize package
With a variety of
EvelineCharles products and two of EvelineCharles' exclusive robes
- A three course dinner and wine
for two at Sorrentino's
until August 31, 2013. Any location of your choice. Blackout dates:
Fridays, Saturdays, [...]
Start 2013 with a new, customized style!
EvelineCharles needs hair models to showcase our Spring/Summer 2013
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,
Happy New Year, everybody!
The EvelineCharles Team has many exciting things planned for 2013,
and we're starting with a product makeover!
We're happy to announce the re-launch of several of our favourite
products- same fantastic formulas with new packaging- and are proud
to introduce a some new additions to our extensive product
Jute| Tea Tree Mint Shampoo & Conditioner
For all hair types
Shampoo 3.3 oz. $9| 10 oz. $22| 33 oz. $45
Conditioner 3.3 oz. $11| 10 oz. $26| 33 oz. $55
The Jute line nurtures the health [...]
EvelineCharles' spa director, Cheryl, tells us that this season's
makeup looks glow with the elegant shimmers of bronze and gold!
"Shimmer adds instant glamour to any look, especially under the
twinkling lights of holiday decorations!" she says. "You can add a
little sparkle for subtle daytime looks or go all-out for dramatic
Iridescent powder can be dusted on eyes, legs, arms and
dĂ©colletĂ©, or mixed into your eyeshadows. Gold and bronze shades
complement the eyes with a festive sparkle, while soft beige and
pinks set skin and lips aglow.
Lauren Conrad's [...]
EvelineCharles brings you the best in salon and spa relaxation,
and now we're giving you a chance to unwind on your dream
This Christmas EvelineCharles has partnered with Sunwing Vacations, and is giving away
an all-inclusive trip for two to the Mayan Riviera!
How to Win Your
You will be automatically entered to win when you purchase an
EvelineCharles gift card of $135 or more!
You will receive a specific
gift and corresponding contest entry when you purchase
gift cards in the following denominations:
$135 - 1 contest entry & Holiday Kiss Kit
Let us help you keep track of
EvelineCharles' amazing Christmas promotions!
Holiday Gift-Ups with Gift Card Purchases
This Christmas we are giving away an all-inclusive trip for 2 to
the Mayan Riviera!
- You will automatically be entered to win when you purchase gift
cards of $135 or more, and will be given the
- Contest begins November 19th
- Winner will be announced on December 28th
Gift-Ups and Riviera Contest
You will receive a specific gift and
corresponding contest entry [...]
We are incredibly happy to report that our Mani & PediCURE
fundraiser for the Alberta Cancer Foundation and breast cancer
research has had a strong start!
Only 12 days into the campaign and EvelineCharles has already
raised over $600 for cancer research! A big
thank you to all of our amazing clients who have shown their
support for this great cause.
display at EvelineCharles Southgate
EvelineCharles hopes to raise at least $1,500 by the end of the
month, so let's keep it up!
Every little bit helps. Every story. Every
October is breast cancer awareness month, and EvelineCharles is
rallying support. This month, we are raising money for the Alberta
Cancer Foundation with our "Mani & PediCURE" fundraising event.
All proceeds from EvelineCharles' "Bloom" polish sales and
$5 from every Shellac and Hybrid Polish application will be donated
to the cause. Donations will also be accepted at all EvelineCharles
Salon|Spa and Academy locations.
EvelineCharles' marketing director, David Son, says, "It's part
of our vision to give back to the community with [...]
If you're thinking about delving into the world of waxing, or
are already a convert, make sure you have all the facts!
Common Waxing Myths
- Waxing will make your hair grow back thicker and darker:
FALSE. Neither waxing nor shaving changes the
chemistry or composition of your hair. When you wax your hair, it
will grow back tapered versus blunt (like when you shave) so it
What is Ombre?
The term "ombre" literally means gradation - the fading of one
colour into another. It is typically characterized by hair
colour that is two-toned: dark roots that transform into a lighter
tone at the mid-shaft and ends. It gives hair a sun-kissed
look that is easy to maintain because roots can grow out and add to
the look's impact.
Countless celebrities have flaunted their versions of ombre since
it gained popularity in 2010.
At one point or another you have encountered aromatherapy in
your life. Whether it be as you're relaxing in
the tub with your scented bath salts and candles, using your
skincare, shampoo, perfume, dryer sheets, or walking through your
garden of herbs, your life has been touched by the therapeutic
effects of this ancient practice.
The laser hair removal phenomenon has
struck North America in a big way. In the past
five years we have seen a myriad of medi spas emerge and the
popularity of medical esthetic procedures
escalate. As the number of laser hair removal
venues increases, it is important for consumers to understand the
What is it?
Laser hair removal is a unique process of
stopping the growth of unwanted hair. This
technology uses different wavelengths and pulses of light that
target pigment in the hair follicle. These
lasers damage the follicle and, [...]
With summertime sunshine comes bikinis, cocktails and, you
guessed it... freckles! This
hyperpigmentation in your skin is actually damage caused by the
sun. It may not seem like much, but continued unprodtected
sun exposure could lead to many problems such as:
- Pigmentation and an uneven complexion
- Broken capillaries/couperose (visible blood vessels)
- Premature aging: a dramatic increase in fine lines and
To prevent skin damage this
summer, ensure you use SPF 30 (at least!) when you go out to
enjoy the sunshine! You can also rock a variety of chic headwear to
protect the sensitive skin on your face.
We all want hair at the start of the summer to
appear as it looks at the end of the summer. Sunkissed beachy
waves, shine, and nourishment are acheivable at the start of summer
with EvelineCharles Shade Spray & Surfer Spray.
For all hair, Shade
Spray uses mango extract and coconut oil to infuse your hair
with sun protection (SPF 15). It conditions and protects hair from
sun and heat styling damage, and hydrates.
Eveline talks Stampede hair on Country 105. FM Calgary
as The CORE presents: 100 Days of Stampede Style.
What's in and what's out in Country hair? Honky tonk big sprayed
up Texas hair is out and Hollywood-like soft waves, braids and
curls to the side are in- a perfect look with our without a cowboy
This Stampede, stop into the CORE's EvelineCharles location to
capture some Stampede hair before the events or stop into the spa
to relax after the rodeo. The location is thrilled to donate
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 [...]
CityTV's Breakfast Television Calgary
On-Air: May 31, 8:10 a.m.
Ask the Expert!
Viewer Hair Questions Answered!
I KEEP HEARING ABOUT "TOURMALINE" HAIR DRYERS. ARE THEY
REALLY BETTER? AND ARE CERAMIC FLAT IRONS REALLY BETTER THAN METAL?
- Generates up to 6X more negative ions (to
- Reduce drying time by 50%
- Restore shine
- Control static
- Eliminate damage such as split ends
Ceramic/Tourmaline coated plates:
- Evenly distribute heat
- Heats up much quicker
- Contain negative ions to create smooth, silky
- Take longer [...]
Advice from Terri Wojak about how skin care
professionals can best work with technologies such as Botox in
"Estheticians working in a medical office frequently encounter
clients who have received Botox. When Botox first came to the
market for cosmetic use, many estheticians were worried about it
taking away from their business. In the past 10 years, many have
come to realize that medical providers administering Botox can be a
great source for esthetic business. If well-educated medical
providers and estheticians work together, the Botox user can
achieve optimal results through the addition of skin care.
There are many things [...]
Tone down summers flash with a soft brush of pale lights. Good
for day or night, white is the color that keeps it fresh and soft.
Pair your cloudy attire with a soft burgany, or pink lip like
Treat Mom to a luxurious new skin regime with our ALLEV
Skincare. This sensitive skin formula was built for mature skin
that has been stressed by scrapped knees, and slumber parties gone
Send this perfect gift to Mom. Click
The intensity of color or placement has moved from the lip to the
cheek. Spring always gives us a chance to play with a brighter,
cleaner color palette. Soft coral pinks, lavenders and even nudes
are so wearable and accessible! Last season we saw lots of plays on
color and raw strong pigments and textures. This season: 60's
Inspired: Cat Eye, Marilyn Style! ' 50's
Inspired: Pop Art' Inspiration for
Lips. Pops of Bold Colour All over this
Naturally Healthy Glowing Skin
Very Hydrated skin that is perfected [...]
CTV Makeover Winner Marilyn and Trish Before their
On Tuesday, May 1 Marilyn and Trish visited our West
Edmonton Mall with Style Guy Jared. The creative director, Khoury
worked his magic to excentuate these beautiful ladies in order to
help make their Mother's Day special. CTV's camera crew came to
capture the transformation, and then brought the ladies to the
station for an on-camera reveal!! They were so happy with the
results. Trish and Marilyn were great, and had a ton of fun with
the EvelineCharles Team and Style Guy [...]
Maricel Marasigan, EvelineCharles colour specialist
takes a few minutes away from being behind the chair to answer
a few common questions on hair colour corrections.
1. How often do you find yourself
doing colour corrections?
I would say I would do at least for corrective colours a
2. What's a common client misunderstanding with making
A lot of the time most people mistake going significantly
lighter or darker as a one step process. It usually involves
multiple applications of bleach and/or colour to really achieve
good results. For example, I have many women that will book for a
EvelineCharles Mother's Day Social Media
To enter, tell us why the special woman in your life
deserves an EC spa day though a photo and story
Grand Prize Includes: "Results Driven Beauty
Spa Package" Achieve visible results with the EC Manicure and
Pedicure, followed by a Results Driven Beauty Facial that's
customized to each [...]
SPRING/SUMMER STYLE BLOG- GET INSPIRED!
Prints, organic, authenticity, and over embellished are evident
this spring/summer of 2012. Whether you're trotting the country, or
trotting the streets, this look is versatile and as dynamic as it
Glam yourself in your garden this spring! Whether big, or small,
dressing yourself in flowers will have people admiring.
Prada showed this off well in their Spring Campaign.
Bianca Arsenault seen above wearing a hat ready for spring
and a cover page of the leading international Nail Pro
EvelineCharles' Edmonton City Centre Esthetician,
Bianca Arsenault receives feature in April's
Nail Pro magazine!
The EvelineCharles Academy esthetics
alumni is a (glittering) industry leader!
It was her sister Vanessa's request for leopard nails that
stirred Bianca's gel nail creativity to the max!
"When I have the chance to change things up out of the ordinary
white French-tipped gel nails, I go for it as I'm a huge fan
This Valentine's Day, Make a Date with EvelineCharles!
What's a perfect pair to an EvelineCharles Gift Card this
Valentine's Date? Treat yourself or a loved one to an EC experience
with $135 or more in Gift Cards and receive a FREE retail gift!
Perfect red lips in a perfect black clutch for a perfect date
A couple that spas together, stays
And what else could an EC Gift Card be paired up with...?
- A romantic skating date on an outdoor skating rink this
- For the more adventurous, a hike in the mountains and make them
20 QUESTIONS on Eveline Charles by the Edmonton Sun
Edmonton businesswoman, in her own words...
Charles is CEO and founder of EvelineCharles Salonâ”‚ Spa â”‚Beauty
MD, a multimillion-dollar corporation that is also active in the
1) It's Sunday morning, what are you having for
breakfast? If I run it's a protein shake and fruit or if
we're at home a family Sunday breakfast it's bacon and eggs.
2) If you didn't do what you do for a living, what would
you be? I would be involved in fashion design or own a
chain of clothing stores. I also [...]
EvelineCharles showcases every aspect of its brand at
Bridal Fantasy Calgary
On Sunday, January 15, at the Telus Convention Centre in
Calgary, EvelineCharles had designed a booth placed front and
centre of the show. Sitting next to some of the city's finest
wedding vendors and venue operators, hundreds of brides attended
and toured the road show version of the brand with their friends
and family. They attended the event to get educated and
inspired by the vast amount of services and amenities available all
to help make their wedding day dreams come true. EvelineCharles was
thrilled to [...]
EvelineCharles dares you to______ this New Year....
- Find your signature scent.
EvelineCharles CALMING ORANGE Pure
This warm fragrance blend of blood
orange, bergamot and mandarin essential oils will lavish your
senses and relax your mind. The candle's low melting point allows
for approximately 45 hours of burning time and quick scent
dispersion. The all natural cotton wick burns clean leaving
less black soot behind. CAN $20.00
- Exfoliate your face and body at least once a
WHITE TEA & FIG ANTIOXIDANT
Eveline Charles, founder and CEO receives prestigious 2011
Canada's Most Powerful Women: Top 100TM Award in the Entrepreneur
She joins a community of 584 women who have received the Top
100TM Award, recognizing the highest achieving female leaders in
the private, public and not-for-profit sectors in Canada. Winners
are selected based on their strategic vision and leadership, their
organization's financial performance, and their commitment to their
This award follows another recent win for the founder, and CEO;
in October, she was awarded the no. 34 spot on PROFIT W100:
CTV Edmonton's Carrie Doll, sits down [...]
The evening of November 30, 2011, at the CORE shopping centre
was an exciting occasion for EvelineCharles professional salonâ”‚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 one-night only [...]
Featured November are 3 of our amazing service
providers and the products they use, love and highly
recommend to look and feel your best each day:
Brent started with EvelineCharles (then Bianco & Nero) in
1999 fresh from graduating from beauty school. Don't let his
soft spoken manner fool you, he has a wicked sense of humour and a
creative side that makes him fun and inspiring to work with. His
genuine nature and kindness towards his guests make him a much
sought after stylist. He has worked at our original City Center location in Edmonton
as well as
Our motto at EvelineCharles is Results Driven Beauty. We test
and try all the newest beauty trends, pick only the best and share
them with our clients and employees.
Do you experience wrinkles, loose and/or sagging
skin due to weight gain then loss or because of the
natural effects of aging?
We have recently launched a revolutionary
service called SkinTyte: It's the fastest, most reliable and
economical way to treat any area of the body to improve skin
firmness and restore youthful skin appearance. Available for all
skin types. No downtime required.
Currently available at our South Edmonton [...]
Look familiar? Many trends from the 1960s are back in full
swing this fall. Whether you're a trendy girl, sultry and
sophisticated or a classic beauty, look back to the 1960s for
hair, makeup and clothing inspiration and you'll be right on
Featured October are 3 of our amazing service
providers and the products they use, love and highly
recommend to look and feel your best each day:
Jane has been with our company for about 6 years and has
made a tremendous impact. She is incredibly genuine and never
forgets her responsibility to make her guests look and feels their
best when they leave her chair. The commitment to her guests, her
impactful position on the Artistic Team and her ability
to inspire and mentor those newer to the industry make Jane an
integral part of our team. She's also quite the comedian! [...]
This week and last all EvelineCharles students and staff were
treated to a day of training with Lauren Gartland of Inspiring Champions. Staff
learned lessons in customer service and business systems that
will give them the competitive edge in this ever changing business
Lauren is vibrant, dynamic, compassionate & anything but
boring! She is rated as one of the top Business Trainers and
Success Coaches in the Salon and Spa Industry. Her passion and
enthusiasm are contagious. Her goal is to inspire and empower us to
live our dreams. She has personally [...]
Have you seen West Edmonton
Mall's (WEM) Fall 2011 trend guide? It's filled with
wardrobe ideas for Fall: lots of '70s sophisticated glamour,
elegant blouses, detailed tailoring with fur accents. When it came
to hair WEM asked EvelineCharles stylist and EC's Edmonton Creative
team leader, Dean Allan to style the model according to Fall
Nothing say's '70s sophiticated
glamour more than big sexy curls. This look is perfect
for a special occasion or night out on the town.
For a day [...]
Beauty creates feelings of
joy and pleasure. No matter what your background, valuing beauty is
an essential part of human nature.
Many of us believe that
"what is Beautiful is good".
Working in the Beauty industry has its
perks; we get to be the first to test out the newest products and
services that help us look and feel our best. Everyday we
work with all products and learn which is the best for
different ethnic backgrounds, skin, hair and nail types. At EC
we all [...]
Beauty Collection is all about exploring a new world of looks,
moods, personas and narratives; an everyday opportunity to create
style to be desired. The collection exhibits bold, blunt bobs and
haircuts that are heavily textured with disconnected layers, and
mysteriously deep colours with rich finishes; makeup enhances
natural shades and shapes resulting in a bold yet romantic look. "I
was inspired by iconic hairstyles from the 70s and 80s, taking
classic styles and updating them to make it relevant to current
life," says Cyndi Issac, Salon Director for EC Salons and [...]
Hot off the Press! Our favourite
fashion-focused magazines for September 2011
It's the second week of August and the coveted September issues
are slowly trickling onto the racks. For [...]
What's your plan to
feel beautiful and look good this summer?
In a survey by Glamour Magazine over
half the women who answered agreed with the statements, "If my hair
looks good, I feel attractive no matter what I'm wearing or how I
look otherwise," and "If my hair isn't right, nothing else can make
me feel that I look good".
Need inspiration?? Check out what Hollywood's hottest are doing
to change up their hairstyles for the summer...
Kim Kardashian lightened her
long beautiful tresses [...]
EvelineCharles CORE Shopping Centre creative team set to
do Navaho inspired hair and makeup for Stampede fashion
Thursday July 7, at noon sharp, The CORE hosted its
annual signature Stampede Fashion Show on Stephen Avenue Mall.
This year, the audience were treated not only a
presentation of Stampede style, but a few surprises to kick off the
event including a Stampede line dancing flash mob and live
performance by country star and local favorite Matt Masters!
A Two-Steppin' Flash Mob to Kick off
EvelineCharles creative [...]
The Human race has always had a special relationship with the
sun. Primitive civilizations in every region have worshipped the
sun because it brought warmth and encouraged growth of crops. In
the 1920s daily sunlight exposure was hyped as a
cure for everything from acne to tuberculosis.
The true status of a suntan came about when Coco
Chanel returned from a Mediterranean holiday sporting
a deep golden tan. Everyone longed for Coco's lifestyle, tan
included. Shortly after the first sunscreens, [...]
We Asked and You
We polled all Nail Pros who
work at EvelineCharles to find out what their favourite
and the most requested polish shades are for Spring/Summer
All polishes featured are EC
originals, but don't fret- with every manicure you get to take
home the polish to touch up any future nicks or
chips! All of our polishes can be bought in-store or online.
The EC product development team
researches and picks new shades for [...]
It's almost Fathers Day, a lot of you
are probably feeling the pressure because you haven't bought a gift
yet? And your Dad is really picky?? Well look no further we've got
a few great suggestions to spoil your Pops this Fathers Day!
Pamper your Dad with a gift he'd never buy himself- a Men's Sport Pedicure. It starts with a
relaxing foot soak, nails are groomed and shaped; feet are buffed
then treated to a hydrating foot and leg moisture massage. For the
Welcome the warm
weather and treat your feet with a pedicure at EvelineCharles
Salons & Spas.
Here's what to expect with
Warm, inviting and comfortable.
Arrive a few minutes early to enjoy a cup of a seasonally
selected Davids Tea and
sample the featured spa
Out with the old and in with the
new: Choose from custom EC polish colors or bring your
Soak, buff and shape.
Add flair to your hair this Spring
with feather extensions!
This Spring is all about bringing back
the 70's. Peace, love and understanding. Get in touch with your
inner hippy, become one with the birds and the bees- or really
just the birds. Feather extensions are all the rage this sunny
season. They're a fantastic way to change up your look; adding a
non-permanent splash of color with personality.
Jennifer Love Hewitt
Blake Lively's new bright
copper locks, more pics
Bold, radiant hair colors have been popular this Spring. Many
Hollywood bombshells have turned heads by changing their hair color
completely, what's life without a little variety? We love to be
inspired by color chameleons, if you choose to follow suit its
important to keep bright hues as vivid as the day they
Here are a few tips to ensure you're light on the pocketbook and
keeping your color fresh this summer:
Wash your hair less: Instead of [...]
Have you seen the 2011 Spring trend guide by West Edmonton
Mall (WEM)? It's filled with wardrobe ideas for spring: lots of
bright colours, bold contrast, detailed tailoring and global flair.
When it came to hair WEM asked EvelineCharles stylist and EC's
Edmonton Creative team leader, Dean Allan to style the model
according to Spring 2011 fashion.
Suzy: What do you call the hairstyle?
Dean: I like to call it Top Knot with a
Pompadour Twist. Before the up-do [...]
Calgary's only downtown
shopping centre presents a Wearable Art Fashion Show
on April 28th, 2011
EvelineCharles Salons|Spas and
EvelineCharles Academy are now open
at the CORE.
Neighbour to Holt Renfrew, H&M and the new food court, the new
wing is home to amenities that define high-end, luxury, and style.
Book in for your service
today and come check out the beautiful new EC location.
As part of its multimillion-dollar
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 some
industry guest speakers [...]
Drayton Valley native, Sid
Neigum, 22, debut's at Toronto LG
Fashion Week on March 31th, 2011
In a full studio: the lights dim, the
music starts pumping and out walk striking models wearing
innovative fashion. Bold, futuristic, and androgynous.
Flare magazine describes Sid Neigum's Fall/Winter 2011
collection as Glunge drawing
inspiration from 90's grunge style, while using glamorous, high end
materials such as goat hair and tripled washed lambskin uniquely
cut and tailored with precise detail. Sid is a young designer to
watch and an inspiration to [...]
EvelineCharles Creative team get
artistic for Salon Showcase at WCFW
Images of cultural body
modification traditions flash on the screen: Bound feet
to ensure dainty femininity, brass coils to beautifully
elongate the neck, stretching of the skin so it appears taught and
wrinkle free... From China to Ethiopia to North America- How far
will one go to reach an ideal state of beauty as defined by
The EC creative team decided to leave all traditions behind,
proving that to make a statement all you [...]
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 will be flaunting their talents at WCFW on March 27th for
Salon Showcase- a show not to be missed! EC
Winslet on the cover of Glamour April 2011 with her formerly
long locks, named the Most Glamourous for the third year in a
After: For the
cover of Bristish Vogue,
April 2011 she's refreshed her look by following one of this
Springs hot hair trends- the cropped [...]
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 [...]
After and Before of Jennifer
Jennifer Aniston has moved on from her
signature long layered look and debuted a sexy new haircut at the
Madrid premiere of her latest movie Just Go With It.
It's a new shoulder-grazing bob with a fresh color, adding cool
blonde highlights to her formerly bronde (a dark blonde color
that's almost brown) locks.
Long layers are beautiful but it was
time for a change. The starlet's former look became so widespread
READING WEEK! Students Receive 20% OFF Any EvelineCharles
Show your student ID card and save! Salon services starting at $35,
Spa services starting at $25. Stylists levels 1-4 only. Excludes
Beauty MD services. February 21 - 27, 2011.
EVELINECHARLES SALONS /
SPAS / BEAUTY MD: SPRING/ SUMMER 2011 COLLECTION
Spring beauty is all about making a
statement. Learn how to make yours at EvelineCharles Salons &
The EvelineCharles Salons
& Spas Creative Team studied and interpreted trends of
spring 2011 to create and photograph everyday wearable hair and
makeup looks to present to clients and staff. This spring you'll
notice the previously prominent trends of Military and Glitter take
a back burner to Romantic Minimalism and Sophisticated Glamour
inspired by the 60's and 70's. Led by
The week leading up to Valentines
Day always brings interesting insights on love and relationships.
Like how to attract a man and what to expect if he's a keeper?
Katy Perry's doll-like eyes surely
contribute to her admiration by the opposite sex...
Turn's out it's not as hard as we think to catch the fancy of a
man: A recent survey by
reported that men are more likely to fall in love faster than
women: 54% of guys say they've felt love at first
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 [...]
Finally, a more
permanent approach to hair removal has arrived. As a leading laser
centre, EvelineCharles' clinics are equipped with state-of-the-art
lasers and highly trained laser technicians to provide effective
and results-driven laser hair removal for all types of skin and
hair. Through a series of sessions, the lasers will target each
follicle to remove unwanted hair. The exact number of treatments
required will depend on various parameters including the area of
the body treated, skin color, [...]
Intercoiffure America Canada
Symposium: Miami April 17-18, 2011
Exclusive Invite To EC
Stylists From Vivienne
We are sending 12 of our staff to
participate in the 2011 Intercoiffure Syposium. This is an AMAZING
opportunity! Intercoiffure is an International Association standing
for prestige and excellence, it is "an association for
the most prominent cosmetologists all over the world, many
whose names not only carry importance for their proficiency and
skill in their own country, but each of whom have in an ideal
manner gained a reputation [...]
Jennifer Hudson Before and
After: A Resolution held true:
Jennifer Hudson's rise to fame began in 2004 as an American Idol hopeful,
although she only came in seventh place her success has since
surpassed all of her idol competitors. She acted an award winning
role in Dreamgirls, taking
home an Oscar and GoldenGlobe for her
performance. Her debut album stormed the charts and won a
Grammy. Not your typical
Hollywood beauty she is an inspiration to all. [...]
Spring 2011 RTW
Date night or Ladies night-
Something to think about before hitting the town this weekend:
A trend that is guaranteed to increase male attention... Studies
by Dr. Geoff Beattie, dean of psychology sciences at University of
Manchester have shown that lips, more than eyes or hair hold a
man's interest. It's been found that men will glance at women's
eyes for 0.95 seconds and her hair for 0.85, a man's attention
peaks while gazing at a woman's lips: when she's wearing pink
lipstick an average [...]
By thinking big her deeds grew: opening her first salon in 1984
her business has since grown to a multi-faceted company
offering Salon/Spa/Beauty MD
services and an Academy partnered with Vidal
Sassoon. Pioneering an original, ground-breaking
business model for her company she has dramatically changed the
face of the game in the beauty industry. She has created high-end
beauty destinations across Western Canada, including nine
salons and spas, two academies (with a third academy opening
March 2011) to train [...]
So many beautiful dresses crossed the red carpet last night at the
68th Annual Golden Globe awards, among the best dressed women one
trend was clear- the glam sophistication of the 70's is back
Our Favorite: Anne Hathaway was stunning in
Armani PrivĂ©. Her lovely draping gown was adorned with Swarovski
crystals, perfectly portraying the 70's glam trend. Leaving her
caramel kissed, warm brown hair down and
blown-out completed her look spectacularly. Natural
makeup let her beautiful skin radiate. Until January 31st take
advantage of our Winter Warm Up Package and book in [...]
Your choice of 3 services for $150, choose from a Cut, Color,
Pedicure or Facial. Offer ends Jan 30, 2011. Levels 1-4 stylists
SHELLACTM MANICURE $65
Say good-bye to nicks,
chips and smudges! Zero Dry Time. 14 Day Wear. High Gloss
Finish. Fast, Gentle Removal. A mix between nail
polish and gel - ShellacTMgoes on like polish, sets under UV light,
and lasts weeks without chipping or smudging.
This beautiful high-gloss, easy system consists of a base coat
with 12 colors to choose from, and a top coat. It is
removed using pure acetone in minutes.
SHELLACTM POLISH CHANGE $25
Must be booked within 14 days of Shellac Manicure.
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
EvelineCharles Bridal photoshoot took place at our West Edmonton
Mall location in Edmonton. We brought in a great local
photographer, Michael Shandro to capture our best looks. Check out
more of Shandro Photo's work on their website - http://www.shandrophoto.com/
The EC Artistic Team preps model for photoshoot.
EC's President Lina Heath perfects the model for
EC's Salon Director Cyndi Isaac puts the finishing touches on a
beautiful bridal style
Michael Shandro of
SHANDRO PHOTOGRAPHY prepares to [...]
Last nights HIP Event was a great success - thank you to all who
Thank you to our guest speakers, Joanne Blake, Jesse Lipscombe,
Antara Spitzig and Brad Grier who were on hand to educate the
guests in every way to become HIP women.
To check out more images from the event visit our Facebook page
Thursday November 18, 2010 |
4:00 - 9:00pm
Edmonton City Centre, 3rd Floor - 10205 101
An evening of growth and personal
development in an inspiring atmosphere for professional women. In
support of Junior Achievement, this event will give you
the opportunity to learn from experts in the areas of health,
fashion, professionalism, technology and etiquette while helping
to support our community's future business
leaders. The evening will be rounded off with mini spa
services ($10/service), fashion updates, food [...]
EvelineCharles Thanks You By Giving
Special offers and upgraded services. October 1 - October 31,
- $100 Cut & Color
- $125 Cut & Foils
- $49 Underarm & $99 Bikini Laser Hair Removal
- Gift Card Promotion: for
every gift card purchased you will receive a bounce back cheque of
10%, to be used for retail only, of total Gif Card Amount.
(Example, GC amount $100= $10.00 cheque for retail).
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 [...]
Show your student id card monday-wednesday to receive 20% off Salon
or Spa services at EvelineCharles Salons|Spas|Beauty MD!
EvelineCharles Litres Sale is Back! Choose from 2 brand
new shampoos and conditioners complete with a drawstring bag
inspired by the 2010 Fall Runway collections. Yours for
$60. In-stores only. While quantities last.
DAILY RENEWAL SHAMPOO
For Fine to Normal Hair
A gentle shampoo created to clarify hair, while infusing fullness
and long lasting body. Hair is hydrated revealing healthy,
soft, and silky strands.
DAILY RENEWAL CONDITIONER
For Fine to Normal Hair
Diary of a Collection
Two times a year, just like the runways, EvelineCharles updates
cuts, colors and makeup trends. Behind the scenes, it takes months
of conceptualizing, research and planning to get in store, but to
the general public it's just an expected
Here is some insight into our seasonal collections from beginning
March 10, 2010 - Corporate office plans the timeline, shoot and
release dates of the coming collection for August.
March 15, 2010. Memo's are sent asking each location to
brainstorm what they see as a coming [...]
Are you between the ages of 11 and 15 and have an interest in
the beauty industry, or a general interest in beauty and fashion?
If you are, this camp is for you!
What: An inspiring camp tailored to the
needs of pre-teen girls. The focus is centered on inner
and outer beauty to encourage true beauty discovery.
Where: EvelineCharles Academy - 3rd Floor City
Centre East, Edmonton AB
When: Weekly Day Camps Available | Monday to
1 August 3-6 -Alumni Bootcampers only
Week 2 August 9-13
Week 3 August 16-20
Have you ever wished that your hair was more manageable? Softer?
Smoother? Had more shine? Keratin Complex Smoothing Therapy by
COPPOLA is the answer.
This revolutionary smoothing system infuses Keratin deep into
the hair cuticle, eliminating up to ninety-five percent of frizz
and curl and leaving the hair smooth, shiny and luxurious. Results
typically last 3 to 5 months depending on hair type.
Our client testimonials refer to Keratin Complex Smoothing
Therapy as "life [...]
EvelineCharles Artistic Team was at the West Edmonton Mall
location, Sunday, May 30 to style and shoot the Fall 2010
collection. Here are some sneak peak images of the shoot!
Some members of the EC Artistic team dressing a model
A background view of the action.
EC Artistic Team member Dean putting the finishing touches on the
4 Women. 4 Different Stories. 4 Awesome Transformations:
The EC 360 Makeover Reveal at Fashion Has No Borders Expose in
This weekend the EvelineCharles team celebrated the successes of
the transformations of the winners of the EC 360 Makeover Contest
at Calgary's Fashion Has No Borders Expose.
These ladies shared the stage with some of the biggest names in
fashion and beauty, including fashion icon Jeanne Beker, City TV's
Judy Gabriel and Energy 101.5's Meg Tucker.
A contest that was launched through EC's Facebook Groups and
Twitter back in January called for entries from ladies that wanted
to participate in a full makeover. [...]
On April 26th and 27th EvelineCharles
is bringing Vivienne Mackinder to Edmonton to grow our students,
teachers, employees and local industry talent.
Vivienne will be hosting technical demos, a presentation style
seminar and hands-on classes.
Vivienne Mackinder is the hairdresser's hairdresser with an
extensive history in the industry, holding the title of Artistic
Director at Vidal Sassoon, Trevor Sorbie and Matrix Essentials. She
boasts many industry awards and exudes a true passion for
hairstyling. This spring she will be at the EvelineCharles Academy
for two days showcasing her skills and knowledge.
To experience Vivienne's precision for cutting and witness her
eye for [...]
It's tough to be a student, with tuition payments, homework and
exams you rarely have the time or the money to take care of
yourself.... EC has a solution for you!
Finishing school? Going out into the business world? Come to any
of our EvelineCharles locations with your Student ID and
receive $25 off any service over $50!
Check out more EC information on our website at www.evelinecharles.com
Also, don't forget to follow us on Twitter www.Twitter.com/EvelineCharles
EvelineCharles gives back to the community!
Each year we sponsor events, tournaments and host evenings to help
make our communities a better place.
For the last 4 years EvelineCharles has participated in What a
Girl Wants in support of the Lois Hole
Hospital for women. What a Girl
Wants is an evening catered to women; offering food, wine, music,
fashion, spa services, as well as live auction items and an art
show. Each year, EvelineCharles provides services to all the
attendees and this year we will be giving even more!
EvelineCharles, Edmonton Journal and Southgate Centre are teaming
together to offer [...]
Did you know we have our own skincare line? We launched our
skincare line in April of 2007 and it has been a success since
then! Since we are given the opportunity to get up close to our
clientele skin during services it was a natural step for us to
follow. We offer 4 different beauty products families - Preval,
Equilibre, Allev and Lissage.
You can review the different types of product families we have
in the EC skincare line below. My personal favourite is the
Cleanser, I have sensitive, dry skin and it is the [...]
Thanks for checking our Salon | Spa | Beauty MD blog!
EvelineCharlesTM is an internationally recognized industry
leader and entrepreneurial success story within the beauty
world. Located in three cities across two provinces,
EvelineCharles provides complete beauty solutions from for its
thousands of loyal clients across Western Canada. EvelineCharlesTM
has ten salons spas, an expanding number of Beauty MDs (a cosmetic
dermatology and surgery clinic) and EC Academies to train future
industry professionals. With the aim to grow the business to
a full circle operation, the company competes in all areas of the
beauty business; product development, manufacturing, distribution,
service and retail [...]