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Oriac Live! The podcast is an exciting opportunity for professionals to come together and discuss what’s happening in the Beauty Industry! Upcoming events, current trends, educational opportunities & more! Make sure to visit Oriac.ca/Live to stay up to date with everything happening with Oriac Live! & to check out our videos!


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Oriac Live! The podcast is an exciting opportunity for professionals to come together and discuss what’s happening in the Beauty Industry! Upcoming events, current trends, educational opportunities & more! Make sure to visit Oriac.ca/Live to stay up to date with everything happening with Oriac Live! & to check out our videos!




Crowning the World: Fastfoils' Journey to Global Glam

Ben Barkworth is taking his beauty business to international heights! Join host Cheryl Gushue for an incredible conversation with Ben about the global beauty industry, entrepreneurship, and more! Visit Oriac.ca/Live for more!


The Steps to Finding Success with Kenny Duncan

On this episode, Cheryl is joined by Kenny Duncan, International Educator, Andis North America Artistic Lead and official barber for the Philadelphia 76ers. Kenny will share how he has found success, what keeps him motivated and what is coming up in the future! Visit Oriac.ca/Live for more!


Shear Gratitude: Sam Villa's Journey through the Beauty Industry

On this episode of Oriac Live!, host Cheryl Gushue is joined by industry titan Sam Villa, who takes us on a journey through his remarkable career in beauty. Sam reflects his gratitude for the artistry, challenges, and joys that come with a life dedicated to making others look and feel beautiful. Visit Oriac.ca/Live for more!


The Low Down on Daimon Barber | Oriac Live!

Daimon Barber's Creative Director Louis Hayes-Davies is on the newest episode of Oriac Live! Louis and host Cheryl Gushue discuss Daimon Barber's exciting new expansion into Canada! Learn about the brand's history, products, and where you'll be able to find it in Canada! Visit Oriac.ca/Live for more!


The Inside Scoop on BeautyX & more with Ted Gibson & Jason Backe!

The first-ever BeautyX Show is coming up this October! On this episode of Oriac Live! Cheryl speaks with BeautyX Producer Stephanie Gadbois, the show's Keynote Speaker, Ted Gibson, and Ted's Blowing LA Co-Star, International Celebrity Stylist, and husband, Jason Backe to chat about the BeautyX Show and more! Don't miss the inside scoop on this exciting new show coming to Toronto this October! Get your BeautyX Show tickets now at BeautyX.ca! Visit Oriac.ca/Live for more!


The Road to Editorial Styling with Peter Gray

On this episode of Oriac Live!, host Cheryl Gushue is joined by Internationally Renowned Hairstylist Peter Gray! Peter lays out the steps an aspiring beauty pro could take to build a career in editorial and backstage styling! WHO IS PETER GRAY? Peter is known as an innovative stylist with strong technical grounding. Peter spent his formative years in the industry with Vidal Sasson in London where he grew to become their International Editorial Director. From there he moved to product development/consultancy roles with Proctor & Gamble and then to Aveda as their International Editorial Consultant. Peter’s imaginative style has been found in contributions to Italian, American and British Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, Financial Times – HTSI, Document Journal and T Magazine. His work has also been featured in advertising campaigns for brands including Guerlain, Shu Uemura, Kerastase, Estee Lauder, Stuart Weitzman and Lancome and he has created runway looks for Hermes, Ungaro, Paul Smith, Dsquared, Junya Watanabe and Maison Martin Margiela. Visit Oriac.ca/Live for more!


The Beauty of Finance with Erin Kuhn & Cheryl Gushue

Join us for Oriac Live! featuring the incredible Erin Kuhn, President of Qnity as our special guest! Joining us as guest-host is the fabulous Cheryl Gushue from Beauty Hub Magazine. Get ready to dive deep into the world of beauty finances, as Erin and Cheryl uncover valuable insights, tips, and strategies for financial success in the industry. Visit Oriac.ca/Live for more!


Harnessing Social Media for Beauty Business Growth

Calling all barbers, hairdressers, and salon owners! Are you using social media to generate new business? Don't miss the next episode of Oriac Live! Guest host Ryan Paton sits down with China Rae to talk about how social media can boost your business in the beauty industry. Catch up on old episodes on YouTube or your fav podcast app! Visit Oriac.ca/Live for more!


Going Green in the Salon with Shane Price

The theme of #EarthDay2023 is 'Invest in our Planet' and we are lucky enough to have one of the world's biggest investors in a green beauty industry, Shane Price! Shane is the founder and CEO of Green Circle Salons, a collective dedicated to empowering salons to offset their emissions and recover up to 95% of their beauty waste. The 16,000 Green Circle salon members prevented 1,284,437 lbs of beauty waste from entering landfills and waterways in 2022 alone! Join host Palma N'Sheluvzit to learn about going green in the beauty industry! Visit Oriac.ca/Live for more!


Changes coming to the ABA BeautyX Show

The BeautyX Show announced that their Toronto show would be moving from March to October 2023 amidst some exciting reformatting! Host Palma N'Sheluvzit had the chance to sit down with the show's producer Stephanie Gadbois and ABA Canada's chairperson Vince Riverso to learn more about the changes and some other exciting things that are coming together behind the scenes! Visit Oriac.ca/Live for more!


Living With Intention with Adina Doss

Adina Doss, Inner & Outer Beauty Specialist/Educator and Palma will be diving into Adina's career, digging down into the importance of self care so that we have the capacity to serve others and will share mental and emotional strategies to ensure that you do not feel so pulled apart at the end of the day! Whether you're a seasoned stylist, an upcoming apprentice, or not related to the beauty industry at all, you won't want to miss this incredible conversation about creating sustainability for yourself! Visit Oriac.ca/Live for more!


Behind the Contessa Wins on Oriac Live!

Tony Ricci has had a long and spectacular career in hair. His hard work and immense talent has earned him numerous awards, particularly an incredible 9 "Canadian Hairstylist of the Year" wins at the Contessa Awards! Tony will be joining host Palma N'Sheluvzit to talk about winning Canadian Hairstylist of the Year and Elite Master Hairstylist of the year at the #Contessa2023 Awards just a few weeks ago, and the many other Contessa wins in his career. Visit Oriac.ca/Live for more!


Holiday Looks with the Oriac Design Team

The holiday season will soon be upon us once again! At a time of so many gatherings and parties, you (and your clients) will want to to look their best! Oriac's very own Creative Director Tony Ricci and Artistic Director Marlo Steenman show you how to achieve spectacular holiday looks fit for the magic of the season! For more information & to get the products used to achieve these holiday looks, please visit: https://oriac.ca/artego/ Visit Oriac.ca/Live for more!


The Impact of Women in Leadership

Host Palma N'Sheluvzit is joined by Maria Gallo, Wendy Belanger, and Andrea Sampson - three incredible leaders in the beauty industry! Together, they will explore the importance & impact of women working in leadership positions within the beauty industry. Andrea Sampson is the president, creator, owner, and founder of Efe Magazine, the Canadian multicultural publication behind the VZN Awards. Maria Gallo is the president and CEO of Framar, a proudly female-founded company offering premium quality hair tools and accessories. Wendy Belanger is the owner and founder of Influence Salon and an international stylist at L'Oreal! Visit Oriac.ca/Live for more!


In-Person Beauty Shows Return in 2023

We're thrilled to have two experts in the field joining us to give you the inside scoop on the BeautyX Show coming to Toronto in March, 2023! Vince Riverso is the chairperson of ABA Canada, an organization dedicated to constantly improving the beauty industry across the nation! Stephanie Gadbois is the show producer of the upcoming BeautyX Show. Stephanie brings more than 15 years of trade show and event experience to the table - including some of Canada’s leading B2B trade shows and events! Visit Oriac.ca/Live for more!


The Future of Beauty Education with Kevin Cameron

With so many schools ready to start up again in September, Kevin will be talking all about education in the beauty industry! Don't miss out on this educational episode! Visit Oriac.ca/Live for more!


Oriac Live! with Laura Dunphy

Palma is joined by special guest Laura Dunphy, former president of Salon Magazine - Canada's most requested magazine by hairdressers and beauty professionals - for an in-depth chat on the Canadian beauty industry! Visit Oriac.ca/Live for more!


Oriac Live! with Danny Amorim

Join Palma with special guest @SuccessAddict Danny Amorim for Oriac Live! On top of being a master barber, Danny Amorim, is a motivational speaker, a mentor, and an Andis Co. educator! Learn more from Danny about: - Finding and maintaining your passion at work - Key steps to be successful both as a beauty professional and in life; - How to live your message each day Visit Oriac.ca/Live for more!