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Hot Tools Blowout

Blowout Bliss

By Cheryl Gushue

As a curly haired girl, I’ve always struggled getting my mane of waves in a straight, orderly manner.  In fact, people that have known me for years have no idea I have a macaroni spiral curl when I air dry.  My hair has been the high maintenance bane of my beauty existence. 

Working in the hair industry for two decades has taught me a few things – one of them is how to do a good pro blowout.  Sculpted shoulders is a great side benefit due to years of self administered bi-weekly blowouts. I find giving myself a good blowout utterly exhausting (insert inappropriate joke here).  I literally have to take an arm and heat overdose break from my forty five minute ordeal. A good salon blow dry is one of my most favourite and rather necessary indulgences.

As of now, I may have found my home blowout saviour.  The Hot Tools Blowout brush does the trick of a brush and dryer in just one-step.  The bristles are made from Boartech2™ bristles with activated charcoal that smooths out the hair and gives a faster drying time.  The styling surface is made with Thermaglide™ ceramic for consistent styling results with ION TECHNOLOGY® for faster drying, increased softness, shine and reduced frizz.

Today, I blow dried my hair with the Blowout brush and here is what I discovered.  Being a blow dryer/brush you get consistent even flow of air from the root to end.  The oval shape makes it easy to direct especially on the opposite side of the head where it’s harder to control and reach.  It’s got room to maneuver because of the very long nine foot professional swivel cord.

The shape of the brush allows for good grip, tension and root control to get the desired fullness you want.  The bristles are pliable and move with the shape of your head yet strong enough to grip. I found that the ends of my hair are straight and healthy looking without a big curl at the bottom that you can get from round brushing.  I most likely didn’t miss those parts that go kinky because the brush is large and you can take big sections.

I was pleasantly surprised with smooth and shiny results and my blow dry time cut down by ⅓!  This blow dryer meets round brush meets roller meets flat iron just gave me one of the best blowouts I have ever done.  I rarely do my hair when I am travelling but I might actually take this on my next trip!  

Find the Blowout brush here at Chatters.

Kirsten Klontz Canadian Ambassador for Hot Tools shows us how to use the Blowout brush.

Fast Foils

FASTFOILS is a high performance foil that allows you to achieve a faster safer lift, or further lift than your conventional foil while maintaining the integrity of the hair. 

FASTFOILS are a game changer for colourists and salon owners.  Not only does the foil allow you to do a better job highlighting easier and safer, but also allow the stylist and salon to make more money by reducing processing time, allowing the stylist to see more guests in the same amount of time.

There are many ways these foils will protect the hair’s integrity.  The average processing time is 25% faster than conventional foils.  It maintains heat twice as long after is removed.  Colourists use a lower developer while processing in the same amount of time vs. using a higher, more damaging developer.  You won’t notice any swelling of the foil while achieving a higher level of lift.

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Gama Professional IQ Dryer

The revolutionary Gama IQ has everything hair stylist has always wanted: lightness, just a little more than 200 grams of innovation to work hours and hours with minimum effort; power, adjustable thanks to three available speeds and above all thanks to the 110.000 revolution per minute engine, seven times more powerful than conventional hair dryers; five temperatures adjustable by digital interface; the Oxy Active technology, for shiny and elastic hair and for a scalp deep cleansing thanks to the emission of active oxygen with antibacterial functions. And all this in just nineteen centimetres.

First absolute innovation, the Memory Function, the speed and temperature memorization system, which recalls chosen settings among the eighteen possible configurations, easily usable with the LED display.

Moreover, thanks to a combination of these LED indicators’ actions, it is possible to know if the hair dryer has a technical problem. Indeed, IQ is equipped with an Auto-Diagnosis system, which allows you to recognize and report errors. For example, if the first five LEDs flash intermittently and LED six is off, this means the engine is blocked. So, it will be very simple to promptly act to solve the problem.


The Venturi effect, characteristic of this hair dryer, ensures an air multiplication supplied by the engine, thanks to the specially designed nozzle. Thus, an extra air flow is diffused, without consuming further energy.

An innovative sensor keeps the temperature constant and prevents overheating, protecting both the hair and the hair dryer from excessive heat.

IQ is equipped with a diffuser and two nozzles for different styling opportunities. The nozzle hooks are also original: they are an internal part of the hair dryer for a grip never seen before.

Gama is hitting the market now in October 2019.  Are you excited to try this revolutionary hair dryer? 

Click on this link to find out more…GAMA PROFESSIONAL INTELLIGENT HAIR DRYER


Jungle Flower Custom Fragrance


A few years ago I was hired as the first ever Beauty Ambassador for Saks Fifth Avenue when they opened their flag ship store in Toronto. During this exciting time, I had the opportunity to meet the founders of luxury fragrance brands by Kilian, Le Labo, Ex Nihilio, Francis Kurkdjian (The Nose of Paris), Memo, Clive Christian and the fragrance creator for Guerlain. These founders came in for special client events to talk about the story behind their brands, their creative process and their passion for the way fragrance makes us feel and evokes lasting memories.

One day on the cosmetics floor I decided to count how many fragrances we sold.  My rough estimate was 536 bottles! That was certainly a lot to learn. With my experience in that year, I essentially became a fragrance Sommelier learning as much as I possibly could about this amazing industry and the luxury brands we sold.

I went from someone who wore one signature scent for over ten years (Angel by Thierry Mugler) to understanding that fragrance has purpose and special occasions that relate to the scent you are wearing.  You probably wouldn’t wear your delicious, gourmand, sexy fragrance to a daytime business meeting. You also may decide to wear something that smells green and fresh in the summer versus a deep, amber woodsy scent in the winter.  We change our style daily and our fragrance can represent edgy, feminine, androgenous, daytime or black tie. Our fragrance can have as many personalities as we do!

Discovering WAFT was super exciting for me.  I could take my love of fragrance and design to create something that is uniquely my own.  The added bonus is that the ingredients are natural and 100% clean compliant. It was an easy online creative process asking you some key questions to create your signature scent.  I selected a few of my favourite notes and created Jungle Flower which is a delicious, gourmand scent with notes of Rose, Raspberry, Ocean, Praline and Black Current. I also designed the label and the beautiful gift box.  My 50ml bottle comes with two complementary layering fragrances so you can create several varieties depending on your mood.

As a trend reporter and curator to the professional beauty industry, I find this concept is in line with the trend of diversity and customization as well as addressing the movement towards clean beauty.  Who wouldn’t want to design a fragrance that is uniquely their own?

You can learn more and receive a 5ml mini of my signature creation Jungle Flower when you purchase your own scent.  Go to the link below and follow the journey that blends these beautiful, high quality, sustainable ingredients and make it your own!  The brand is out of New York and currently only shipping to the US but coming to Canada soon! Let me know about your experience and please share with me!




Welcome to the exotic, intoxicating world of Jungle Flower. Imagine a hot summer night in the tropics surrounded by giant palm leaves and vibrant birds of paradise. With notes of Black Currant, Ocean, Rose, Raspberry and Praline this gourmand potion is good enough to eat.

This delicious scent wafts over your skin like a steamy kiss releasing pheromones and capturing attention. Leave the feeling of this moment ingrained in his memory forever. Mist with caution.

Image:  Creative direction, makeup, clothing design by Cheryl Gushue

Photo:  Natasha Gershon

Hair:  Duyen Hyunh

Model:  Elyse Saunders


This page will showcase innovative, new-to-market hair care products and tools for the professional beauty industry. 

Here you will discover the latest wet products using highly researched and tested ingredients as well as tools designed with the latest technology to create all the styles you need.

Contact Cheryl to learn more.

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