10 Instagram Influencers You Must Follow!

Lorie Knickle July 24, 2020

Instagram is chocked full of inspiration. From day-to-day life to fabulous fashion and amazing travel destinations to delicious food, it is an all-encompassing platform where we can share and connect with people from around the world. There is so much we can learn from each other!

I have been following some fierce influencers from right here in Canada who have been sharing their lives on Instagram, and can I say WOW! These ladies are slaying it! And not to mention, their hair? Gorgeous!! For a daily dose of fabulous, follow their incredible posts on all things life, beauty, style, travel and the list goes on. Meet the 10 influencers you MUST follow, plus get my product recommendations on how to get their gorgeous locks.

 

1. Cindy Duplantis

@cindyduplantis

Celebrity Stylist

Kicking off our list of must-follow influencers is Celebrity Stylist Cindy Duplantis. If you want straightforward, relatable, top-trending hairstyle tips and tricks, you have to follow Cindy. She's been all over the world as a Redken Artist and Educator, instructing hair stylists on the latest techniques and now she shares her incredible knowledge on Instagram! When Cindy is not working behind the scenes at Fashion Week, or appearing in guest spots on the Marilyn Denis Show, she can be found behind the chair at the Chatters Square One location in Mississauga, Ontario. She is also a Chatters Brand Ambassador, hosting live events, YouTube tutorials and even this year's Cross-Canada Virtual Style Happy Tour.

@cindyduplantis

 

- LORIE'S PICKS TO GET THE LOOK -

 Curly Hair Products Curly Hair Balm

 

To bring out your natural curl, like Cindy's, try drenching your hair in a cocktail of a moisture product plus a hold product. Then diffuse with your hairdryer. Products to try: Unite 7 Seconds Detangler to provide moisturize and protection, plus Redken Curvaceous Ringlet to bring out your curl and give some hold. 

 


 

2. Raiane Macedo

@raianemacedo

Fitness and Health Influencer

 

We love Raiane's passion for healthy, positive living and fitness. She is currently an instructor at Club Row in Vancouver in addition to co-founding @thebbworkshop, a community that inspires and empowers others to live their best fit and healthy lives. Follow Raiane as she shares beauty and lifestyle together with her best friend and roomie, Francessca, and their two dogs. She also shares plenty of fitness tips and healthy meal ideas. 

@raianemacedo

 

- LORIE'S PICKS TO GET THE LOOK -

Extra Long Curling Iron  Thermal Protection Spray

For beautiful, full waves like Raiane's, you'll want to try a large barrel curling iron and a thermal spray with light hold. The ones to try: Hot Tools Extra Long Barrel Curling Iron 1" and Kenneth Bernard's Protect Thermal Protection Spray.

 

 


 

3. Rada Almesh

@_rads

Lifestyle Influencer

Calling all curls! If you have been looking for curly inspo, Rada is your girl! Rada is a lifestyle and beauty influencer that educates her following on curly hair and how to maintain it. She previously wore a hijab for many years and when she made the decision to take it off and show off her natural curls, we were in awe! Follow her hair journey for cool curl tips and tricks. Rada also shares photos from her travels, mouth-watering food and day-to-day life.

@_rads

 

- LORIE'S PICKS TO GET THE LOOK -

Mousse For Curly Hair Best Fast Hairdryer

 

For moisturized curls with amazing volume try DevaCurl Super Mousse Moisture Rich Volumizer. Apply to wet hair and air dry, or diffuse for even bigger volume with the Gama Professional iQ Dryer.

 


 

4. Torri Webster

@torriwebster

Instagram Influencer

Stay current on trendy, exciting, urban lifestyles with Torri Webster. A Toronto-based media personality, she has been working in the entertainment industry for over a decade and has built an exciting online audience. Her aesthetic is fun, bright and focuses on fashion, beauty, fitness, and travel content. Her feed shares daily trends and a peek into her "city girl" lifestyle.

@torriwebster

 

- LORIE'S PICK TO GET THE LOOK -

Purple Shampoo

If you have blonde ambitions too, keep your locks on tone with purple shampoo like AG Hair's Sterling Silver Shampoo.

 


 

5. Vernice Tan

@vernicet

Instagram Influencer

Seeking adventure? You'll love Vernice. A lifestyle and travel influencer based in Vancouver, BC, she has a passion for storytelling and developing content to inspire her audience to be confident in themselves and bold in pursuing their dreams. Through social media she shares her everyday life and love for adventure with people from all over the world.

@vernicet

 

- LORIE'S PICK TO GET THE LOOK -

Hair Breakage and Damage

Want loooooong locks like Vernice? Keep your hair healthy to minimize breakage with Redken Anti-Snap Leave-In Treatment. If you're experiencing major breakage Redken has your back with their complete line of Extreme hair care, to help you achieve great lengths!


 

6. Erica Shaw

@ericashaw

Mother and Lifestyle Influencer

This mother hustler is amazing! Meet Erica Shaw, a lifestyle Influencer, mother of two wild boys and proud wife living in beautiful Ontario. She started to share her adventures in modern motherhood back in February 2017. Since then, she has built a curated collection of items and stories about her life as a style obsessed mama. She currently has two boys, Keaton and Bodhi, and is expecting a baby girl soon.

@ericashaw

 

- LORIE'S PICKS TO GET THE LOOK -

Beach waver hair Fast Quiet Hairdryer

Erica is the queen of perfectly tousled beachy texture. Get the look with a beach spray like Verb Sea Texture Spray. Love the dryer she's holding? It's the Gama Professional IQ Dryer, a revolutionary dryer that works quickly and quietly. (P.S. It's often compared to the Dyson Dryer.)

 


 

7. Lyndsey Smith

@overmystyledbody

Style Influencer

While finishing a Bachelor of Commerce degree in 2012, Lyndsey created Over My Styled Body as a creative outlet to feature OOTDs and be a source of inspiration for others. Over the years, OMSB evolved into a lifestyle platform for Lyndsey to share not only her style, but also home decor, beauty favourites and travel experiences. Currently living in Edmonton, Alberta, Lyndsey shares life with her husband and business partner Josh, their adorable son Olson and their animals Henry and Oggy.

@overmystyledbody

 

- LORIE'S PICK TO GET THE LOOK -

Brunette Shampoo

Brunette Conditioner

Maintain nice, cool brunette tones like Lyndsey's with Matrix Dark Envy Shampoo and Conditioner, a system that neutralizes unwanted burgundy tones.

 


 

8. Lauren Sheriff

@laurenevasheriff

Mom To Be Influencer

Want to be BFFs with the girl-next-door who has all the tips and tricks on how to dress, the best beauty products and knows where to eat or stay while traveling? You've got to meet Lauren, a 20-something-year-old woman who is passionate about fashion, beauty, travel and home. She resides in Toronto, Ontario with her high school sweetheart and husband, Qais, along with their two fur-babies Paris and Bowser. Lauren is currently pregnant so be sure to watch her journey to motherhood!

@laurenevasheriff

- LORIE'S PICK TO GET THE LOOK -

Texturizing Powder

For a texturized updo (or half up like Lauren's) get that boost of volume at your crown with a texturizing powder. It will also give your style the grip to stay put all day and give a cool matte finish. Try Design.Me Puff.Me which is a powder in a pump! 

 


 

9. Sarah Mian

@sarahmian

Foodie Influencer

If you love mouth-watering food, you must follow Sarah. She is a Toronto-based influencer and blogger who shares lifestyle, fashion and decor content. Her delicious food posts will have you hungry for more and she delivers! She has an entire page, @casa.mian, dedicated to sharing recipes with her audience which is another must-follow! Warning: you will want to try every recipe!

@sarahmian

 

- LORIE'S PICK TO GET THE LOOK -

Glow Shine Serum

Love, love, LOVE that beautiful shine! To shine bright too, choose a serum like AG Hair Natural Glow Shine Infuse Serum.

 


 

10. Sasha Exeter

@sashaexeter

Fitness Influencer

To wrap up this list of fierce Canadian influencers, we have a woman of many talents; Sasha Exeter is a former elite athlete, turned global brand marketer, turned entrepreneur and is the founder of So Sasha, her personal brand and website. She shares a refreshing approach to fitness, lifestyle and motherhood with followers all over the world. Her motivating tips can encourage just about anyone to get off the couch and workout. She currently lives in Toronto, Ontario with her boyfriend, Rejean and daughter, Maxwell.

@sashaexeter

 

- LORIE'S PICK TO GET THE LOOK -

Unite Smooth & Shine Cream

So sleek. So chic. To smooth your look, use a smoothing cream when you flat iron. Try Unite Smooth & Shine Cream for thermal protection + flawless results. 

 


 

Connect with the Instagram influencers on this list by following their handles in their bios. And if you don't already, make sure to follow @chattershairsalon to connect with us too! I hope you are inspired to share your journeys on Instagram, too. Chat soon!

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