The Surface Hair Care team took the Orlando Premiere show by storm, this time with one addition, Canadian hairstylist Lia Ducharme. Ducharme’s hairstyle received the highest number of votes in Surface’s “Get the Look Facebook Competition,” winning her an all-expense paid trip to the Orlando Premiere show. Lia also received a hands-on cutting class with stylist and Surface founder, Wayne Grund.
Ducharme runs her salon, Hair’s The Place, out of Treherne, Manitoba, Canada. “When I entered, I never thought I would even get close to winning, thinking someone in a big city salon would get [the highest number of] votes from their customers,” she said. Orlando Premiere was Ducharme’s first experience at a large-scale hair show and also the first time she had ever seen the ocean.
Wayne Grund’s hands-on cutting class was Ducharme’s most treasured memory from the trip. “To be able to get my hands right in there alongside Wayne Grund and learn a cut I’ve never done before was amazing. I have been using the framing, lifting, and the Surface Razor weaving technique that Wayne showed me and customers are loving it,” she said.
What made the experience even more special for Ducharme was her preexisting passion for Surface Hair Care. She also credits Surface with helping her get out of a “styling rut” with their inspirational classes, innovative products, and knowledge of current trends. “My customers love the Surface line and they appreciate that I’m using only the best products on them,” she said.
Ducharme's winning hair style.