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Professional makeup chairs

Professional makeup chairs are a crucial element in a professional makeup environment, complementing mirrors with dedicated lighting systems. Designed to offer maximum comfort and functionality to beauty artists, our makeup chairs are elegant and safe. Since the debut of our first Cantoni makeup chair in 1996, our collection has expanded to include various models. Sturdiness, comfort, and portability have been the three elements guiding our research and development over the years. The quality of the construction elements and attention to detail have allowed us to offer makeup chairs appreciated by national and international makeup artists and famous brands in the [...]

Best Christmas gifts 2023 for MUA, hairstylists and artists

How to pick a great gift for a makeup artist? Finding the perfect Christmas gift for professionals in the beauty world can be tricky… after all we are talking about people with strong aesthetic sense! If you are looking for a "useful" gift for the job, then get ready to enter a jungle where identifying quality products is not easy. Among our customers we have thousands of professionals who work as make-up artists and hairdressers, now more flexible than ever, between home services and events. But we also have customers working in the fashion world, cinema and theatre. In fact, even artists [...]

Hairdresser at home…and office

Here are the stories that excite us! Young, dynamic, with a creative vision of how to be entrepreneurs in the 2020s in the world of beauty.  Steve Celestini is a young and talented hairdresser who works in the Geneva area offering his services, at your home or in the office or simply where and when it is needed. Flexibility, extended opening hours to meet all needs, excellent communication with the customers. It is an innovative concept, capable of meeting the challenges of the evolution underway in the world of beauty and haircare: a value proposition made up of services and [...]

MUA in the fashion industry

Some have a vocation for special effects, some for the stage make-up. There are those who work for a cosmetics company, those who specialize in the wedding makeup. These are just some of the areas in which a makeup artist can employ the talent. A professional step highly sought after by a make-up artist, is doing makeup in fashion settings, to prepare models for catwalks, for magazine photo shoots or videos. Fashion shows can include a variety of looks: makeup in fashion is usually designed for high impact, and sometimes it can be very experimental. But also a relatively simple [...]

The hair dresser station: a new salon concept

Those who already know the Cantoni brand know that we come from the world of make-up. The evolution of the hairdressing salon into a place increasingly dedicated to the total look has meant that more and more hairdressers have turned to us to modernize their hairdressing stations. The hair dresser station in a salon must combine functionality and design, to guarantee at the same time the best customer experience and the best workplace ergonomics for the hairdresser. Hairdressing mirror and customized hairdressing chair for Peels salon in The Netherlands Hair salon miroors MH051020X1800X65mm with backlight for Hollywood Glamorous in California [...]

Barber shop furniture between vintage and modern design

The style of modern barbers is often a mix between a vintage exterior and a great innovation in terms of furnishings and equipment. A barber mirror with good lighting allow barbers to be meticulous and precise in their cuts and shaves. A barbershop chair must give to the customer a moment of absolute relaxation, but also allow the barber to work in the correct position. The backlit panels are an efficient visual communication tool for hair salons, to engage customers with ad-hoc graphics and images or offer services and promotions. Portable barber chairs and barber stations As for other professionals in the beauty sector, even the barber is more and more an [...]


Every little girl dreams of a few things: Her wedding day, her wedding dress, a big closet and her very own beauty routine, which is going to make her feel glamorous and beautiful. Nowadays, you can find so many beauty tutorials online that it is almost impossible not to know what contour or baking makeup is. Sometimes I am watching these videos and I think to myself “Wow, I will never be able to pull this off.” What’s more, after the rise of video beauty tutorials, many people have noticed that beauty vloggers have awesome spaces where they create their

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Image consultant services: additional skills for make-up artist who want to increase their business

It’s extremely hard for a make-up artist to be unique and recognizable due to the huge amount of professionals around the world, but what is the new role of make-up artist in 2020? If on one side there is a giant interest in becoming a mua, on the other side, thanks to influencers, youtube and the digital world in general, clients are more educated and demanding in the beauty area. Until some years ago an ordinary woman asked for a professional for special events (especially weddings) and the request was just for make-up based, as an example, on the outfit; [...]

Makeup mirror with lights: how to choose the best one

We live in an era where it’s impossible to think about our make-up time without imagining a luxurious dressing table or a perfect professional beauty room. But what is the best vanity mirror? And which is the right light for make-up? If you do your make-up in the bathroom or if you have space large enough to create a vanity corner, you must start from the mirror, with shape and size based on the wall you have available. The basic element to choose the right mirror is the lighting system and, walking around furniture stores, you should check a lot

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Beauty salon furniture: examples of tailored design projects

A welcoming and functional setting is the basis of every furnishing project for beauty centers and salons and Cantoni is able to offer a very high degree of customization to satisfy every need for space and style. In addition to the well-known quality of all the supplies for professional beauty schools, hairdressers, make–up studios and everything that revolves around the world of beauty in general, Cantoni has a team of designers and technicians ready to guide you from design to after-sales assistance. You can take advantage of an indispensable support in the creation of bespoke workstations and in the style

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Make-Up Artist Free Lance – How to carry around all my make-up stuff

“I have been a free lance make- up artist since 1990 : I have seen many fashions changing and so many styles , but what has not changed is the fact that I never had a Cantoni makeup station of my own. The reason? It is because every time I work with Anna (Cantoni) and Ettore I can use theirs, so I simply take advantage of that!” – Cristina begins with a smile.   I’m going to introduce Maria Cristina Laghi, make-up artist with a biker soul, working since 1992 on Cantoni photo backstages. Cristina is a free lance make-up artist

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How to give more value to your works as a free-lance makeup artist

An important part of makeup artists work is studying the best way possible to present themselves, standing out with their work. Because you must know that the first impression a makeup artist gives is the more valuable business card to his/her customer. An excellent presentation of you and your works can grant you big satisfactions and new customers. Fashion your personal work-of-art portfolio If you are a beginner makeup artist, you will need a portfolio with the best of your works to show to your potential customers. You can choose between a classic portfolio and an online digital portfolio: we think that the

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Wedding make-up: how to set the MUA workstation at best

The wedding day is rare, sparkling, full of emotions. Not only for the bride but also for whoever is next to her. Let’s see how to set the make-up working station in the best and most comfortable way. The make-up artist plays a vital role in the success of this day and for the memories linked to that: this is why his/her mission must have two code words: professionalism and savoir-faire. The make-up working station where you will paint the bride must to be set in a quiet and possibly lightful area, where she can relax and be pampered by

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Cantoni in Classic Blue: the Pantone 2020 trend that wears mirrors and beauty corners

There are colors imprinted in our mind because they remind us of something, or perhaps because they were the Pantone of the year we were waiting for, but Classic Blue is destined to be remembered by many, because it marks the beginning of a new decade and, most likely, will affect not only the year that has just begun but the next 10 years. And could such a trendy color not take possession of the illuminated mirrors and furnishings of studios, academies and stores? In addition to being functional to the work of make-up artist and hair stylist in the

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What are the most appreciated gifts from makeup artists, hair stylists and beauty professionals? If you are drawing up your wish-list, here is an overview of the #musthave Cantoni for professionals and makeup lovers: Trolley bag and cases for make-up artists, hair stylists and estheticians,  professionals and beginners To contain all the tools needed to do your job the choice of the box or trolley is the first step to do, even better if to give as a gift! From the beauty box to carry over the shoulder to the High-Box with drawers, all the Cantoni  boxes are resistant and compact

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The makeup school furniture is really essential, composed mainly of make-up mirrors, consoles and  chairs. Why overlook these important aspects to provide students a proper education? Just like for university courses, where there is always a flaw, even the educational paths of decorative cosmetics may have bugs that depend on factors of different nature, but what many schools have in common is the academic program. Make up Mirrors designed  to teach color theory Theory of color, shadows and lights, is often overlooked, passing directly to the techniques of applying funds, eye shadows and lipsticks based on the morphology of the faces. But how do you recognize the right

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Dressing rooms in the spotlight? With the illuminated Cantoni mirrors the backstage becomes a set!

Gone are the days when the backstage was just “behind the scenes”, today there are many movie and television sets that are transformed into big make-up and hairstyle rooms that are the protagonists of the scene. From reality shows with huge mirrors to broadcasts dedicated to restyling the look, Cantoni has solutions for every need, even for the most complex film productions. Le Transportable makeup cases  and makeup station on wheels  are ideal for setting up large spaces that create long rows of workstations, but the design possibilities are truly endless, to recreate scenically high-impact contexts! Illuminated mirrors and director’s chairs

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The best professional makeup bag: Highbox trolley

Tight deadlines,  frequent trips, small workspaces to place your cosmetic products and accessories: for every professional makeup artist these issues are everyday problems to deal with.  Transport and organise at best the equipment is such a central matter for this professional category! Taking advantage of the professional makeup artist's experience and aiming to solve their problems, Cantoni engineered and created Highbox,  a lightweight trolley makeup bag with compartments and trays and a lot of space in the upper part to insert the bulky equipment.  Sturdy and thermal, you can also personalise it with your name or logo. Matching and stackable [...]

Why get a pro makeup station with lights

In the community of makeup artists often we discuss the most efficient solutions to organise our tools, and we all agree that nothing is better than a makeup station with lights. But why is it so important to have a portable makeup station? Here are 5 good reasons to step forward and invest in a makeup station. Why choose a makeup case with lights and mirror? 1. The lighting system of the makeup station The professional makeup artist works every day in any condition: sometimes we have the luck to work in front of a real vanity table, but the [...]