Edwin Johnston cuts to please. After winning the 2008 Canadian Hairstylist of the Year Award and snagging the 2008 British Columbia Hairstylist of the Year Award, it’s no wonder they call him a shear genius.
FLARE: What are three hair products that every woman should own?
Edwin: A good quality shampoo is the foundation and a weekly treatment is a must. I recently discovered KMS California Silk Sheen Silk Treatment. In a word—amazing. Also, a thermal protectant spray is important. We live in the world of blow dryers and flat irons and this will give the hair half a chance for survival.
FLARE: How should women treat their tresses?
Edwin: One, don’t wash your hair every day; wash it every two or three days instead. Two, do a weekly treatment. Lastly, get a regular haircut every six weeks to keep split ends at bay.
FLARE: What haircuts do you recommend for different hair types?
Edwin: A layered bob is good for someone with fine, wavy hair. A short crop for someone with course, curly hair. Long layers work well on thick, straight hair.
FLARE: What’s your golden rule when it comes to giving a hair cut?
Edwin: It has to suit the person. I like seeing my client walk into the room, so I can assess her personal style and her confidence level. This tells a lot about a woman.