Canadian Pro Beauty held a contest to let 3 artists take to the main stage at the inaugural BeautyX Show this weekend, October 22-23, 2023, as a Canadian Pro Beauty platform artist. Allison Ruzicka, owner and stylist at Toronto’s Headbangers Hair Salon, is one of the amazing winners!

Allison has been a licensed hairstylist for over a decade, with her early training in the industry in California, and additional Loreal and Vidal Sassoon training in her hometown of Toronto. Drawing inspiration from rock and ‘n’ roll icons, Allison crafts unique, alternative looks, with a specialty in shags, mullets, and anything with texture and edgy custom fashion colours. When she’s not behind the chair, Allison loves riding motorcycles, listening to rock ‘n’ roll and supporting local artists.

Allison takes the BeautyX Show main stage on Monday, October 23rd at 10 am for Headbangers Quickie – Quick Shag Retouch and Style!

Tickets are still on sale for the BeautyX Show to join Allison and hundreds more beauty pros in a two-day event full of education, demonstrations, and community! Learn more and purchase at