The Treatment Blowout

The season of dry hair is among us once again. As Canadians we push through one of the longest dry hair seasons of the world. Stretching from October to March, our cold dry months take a toll on our beloved locks. Try The Treatment Blowout!

This is why we are offering The Treatment Blowout at 25% off our regular price of the selected treatment all winter!

Come in to the salon for a deep moisturizing treatment with a smoothened blow-dry style of your choice. Wether you like a classic blowout style with the round brush or if you dream of cascading soft waves. Book your appointment for a weekly Treatment Blowout and you will immediately feel your hair revived with protein and moisture.

Your stylist will select the proper moisturizing treatment catered to what your hair type/condition needs. We have three available treatments that all come with a five minutes heavenly scalp massage.

Kashmir Treatment

Kashmir Treatment

Looking for an immediate effect on hair dryness/damage? The Kashmir Treatment Absolute Recovery Mask is definitely the most concentrated formula of greatness. The multifunctional ingredient of hidragloss contains the conditioning and nutritive properties your hair is calling for this winter. Since the Kashmir line is based on their keratin smoothening system, there’s no doubt this treatment is for those course, thick/curly hair types.


Kaaral Treatment - Restructure Intense RepairKaaral Treatment

The Kaaral Treatment, also known as the “Restructure Intense Repair”, is a liquid lotion that adds protein to brittle hair. This treatment is best used on fine hair because of its ability to not weigh the hair down in post styling. The moisturizing and protein properties create better elasticity in the finest of hair textures.

 


Moroccanoil Hydration TreatmentMoroccanoil Treatment

The world famous fragrant of Moroccanoil is better than ever in the Intense Hydrating Mask! With the natural humectant of glycerin, this treatment is perfect for our dry static conditions. The argan oil in this mask contains Vitamin E and essential fatty acids to nourish dryness and damage in the hair. This treatment is best in medium to thick dry hair since it smoothens out the hair cuticle for easy manageability.

 

 


 

Lets give our hair the moisture and health it needs this season!

Call in to reception to book your Treatment Blowout and your hair will thank you!

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Rose Gold Hair

     

         Ever dream of rose gold hair? It’s been a while since we’ve posted any colour transformations lately. So I thought we should go for a big one! This picture below shows Magdalena and her dark mahogany violet hair.  We wanted to go for a shadow root or balayage concept for easy maintenance. This technique would make it easy for colour touch-ups until the blend grows farther down and is needed to get painted up again.

 

Before the 4.5 hour process

It took us a while but we got it!!!

Suitability

Magdalena has fair skin with warm tones so we decided to keep the colour quite warm still. Rose gold hair is perfect for her! I’ve always pictured her as a blonde, therefore, anything lighter than her natural (light ash brown) would suit her AND compliment her skin tone. We decided on a rose gold with a metallic reflexes so that the colour would shimmer in bright lights. In order to achieve something like this you need to take out almost all of the warmth and bring it to a light blonde. The lighter we lift, the more of the metallic reflex will be shown.

Technicals

With an opportunity like this transformation I decided to use Olaplex formula to protects Magdalenas’s hair. Olaplex is known amongst the hair industry as the catalyst of healthy hair during a drastic colour change. In other words, your hair won’t be on the ground after you achieve your six level lightening jump. We add this product within our lightener to keep the hair bonds strong. It also comes with a treatment mask to rebuild the internal strengthening bonds of the hair. If you are interested in doing a change like this or any type of drastic change then call in and book a consultation with us so we can create a game plan!

We had to capture the emotional middle stage of this process

 

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*****Slow Motion Rose Gold Video*****

 

Toning Magda’s hair was just too much fun! I used Maraes colour from Karaal to get the shadow root and for the rose gold I used a combination of Maraes and Pravana. I prepared half of the Pastel Lavender and Pastel Coral.

 

Caffeine for Hair Loss?

Ever said no to a cup of java at Pino’s? I’m not a big fan either but based on research, its not a bad thing to take a look at. Scientists that have tested the concept concluded that caffeine is a stimulator of human hair growth. Men that are insecure of their hair loss are in between the dilemma of these options:

  • Hair implants that involve surgery and thousands of dollars
  • Drugs like Rogaine and Propecia that may have side effects

Research

There are millions of dollars that are put towards the research for anti-hair loss each year but it just seams like genetics has a stronger hold on how you can keep or lose whats on your head.

Scientists took biopsies of 14 scalps in the early stages of hair loss and then exposed them to solutions of different levels of caffeine. They also exposed some of the follicles to DHT (the hormone responsible for hair loss). After 8 days, even the hair follicles exposed to the DHT showed growth. They also found that it was greatest in follicles that were placed in solutions of caffeine only.

Now, based on that solution, drinking any form of caffeine would take you up to 60 cups a day. This is about 6000mg of caffeine, which might regrow your hair after your heart stops—definitely not the safest solution but it is comforting to know this helps to some extent.

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Winter Fashion

Winter Fashion outfits are glistening the runways everywhere this year. From New York to Paris winter is one of the favorite seasons in terms of clothing; it’s the time of year where one gets to wear cute jackets, scarves, and boots! What better items to accessorize your outfit with!

The Debuts

This years’ season debuts with three main colours which align perfectly with the holiday season. Deck yourself out head to toe in white and accessorize with red and/or black. Wear some white faux fur and add a bright pop of colour; accentuate your lips with a red hue and pair them with a black smoky eye and prepare to get noticed.

As the months leading up to the New Year begin to get chilly, a jacket tends to be the number one item needed in your wardrobe. In terms of what to wear for jackets this year, you have a plethora of options! Firstly, soft material jackets are in; who wouldn’t want to cuddle up close to someone who feels nice and soft while keeping warm at the same time! Puffer jackets continue to be in style; however they are being made to look sleek at the same time. This allows you to be winter ready without looking like a marshmallow; while avoiding looking like one, make sure your puffer jacket instead stays within the ‘marshmallow’ colour scheme; light pink, light yellow and light blue.

Trends

The next jacket trend to keep an eye on is the wearing of a plaid coat. This can easily be tied together with your outfit by wearing some kind of matching scarf. You can also pair skinny jeans with your plaid coat and add a bit of different texture by adding a furry hood. This will give you some distinction between all the different pieces of your outfit. If you aren’t so much into the marshmallow colours, you can go back to the look of traditional black, but make sure that you pair it with a bright coloured scarf to add some definition. Coats with a fastened collar are also being talked about this year. Fastening it helps to achieve that ‘high fashion’ look being found on runways across the globe.

Pairings

Since the winter season tends to be cooler, make sure that you are laying your clothes. However keep them paired with bright knits in order to add distinction and to avoid looking too frumpy. Flashes of bright, neon colours could be just the pop you need to take your look to the next level. When adding colour this holiday season stay within the realm of jewel tones. These consist of amethyst, sapphire, emerald, ruby, garnet and citrine.Winter Fashion

When going out for a night on the town channel your inner punk and rock the night away. Start by dressing head to toe in leather or black velvet. Add a little personal flare by making slashes in your pants to create a sort of grunge look; if you don’t want to wear pants, grab a black mini skirt and put some ripped black tights on underneath. Pair either of these choices with black studded boots and you’ll be the hit of the party! Tone on tone colour is huge this year so add a little fun to your punk look by doing black matte nails with a French tip but instead of using white for the tip, use a shimmery black!

Take these tips and you are well on your way to being a fashionista for the New Year!

Jazz Up Your Party Hairstyle

If you’re finding yourself overwhelmed by all of the different hairstyles on social media this holiday season, then this blog is for you. We are going to be taking a look at the top hairstyles this year that are sure to jazz up any party outfit you may have.

If your usual hair routine is getting tired, our first tip allows for an easy change up to your hair.  You can change the entire look you’re putting together simply by changing your part! It will also bestow your hair with extra body, something that is always welcomed. Secondly, if you’re a person who doesn’t like to spend that long on their hair we have an easy solution for you! And who doesn’t enjoy when they are in the company of someone who spends little to no time on their hair? That being said, short hair is the solution for you! Most hairstyles that would typically be referred to as “boyish” now have feminine features that soften the look, such as pieces in and around the face. All you need to do to complete this style once you have the cut is to work some product through your hair with your fingers.

The next hair style that is very much in this season is the “old style” Hollywood hair. This entails retro waves that are loose but somewhat pulled to the side a well. This style works well with a little bit of product and with hair that has a day old style. If you’re looking to glam up your style this winter, accessorize your bob; pull it back and clip it with sparkly bobby pins. This will add a little bit of glitter to pair with the holiday style.

If you are most likely to want your hair up and out of your face you have a few options. You can use product to sleek it back with a very tight bun, using the product to ensure it holds in place. You can also try out an inverted ponytail; keep it low and add a braid to it to keep the hair tight to the head. This will allow your hair to stay put, back and out of your face. The next look we want to mention is a high-tied pretty ponytail. In order to achieve this look, tease the hair at the crown for extra volume before securing it about halfway down your head. You want to make sure that you are securing it extremely tight as well as at the highest point possible.  If you have become a guru for braids, add them to your holiday look to spice things up a tad; create a messy chic side braid, or a skinny fishtail braid. To create this look, pin the braid from ear to ear to make it look like you have a headband. Make sure that it is skinny enough though so it doesn’t make you look like a blockhead. Keeping with this headband idea the hairline braid is also gaining popularity. Make sure that you are parting the hair on the side to ensure the braid stays that way. Ensure that you push the elastic up at the bottom of the braid to open up the rest of it; this will allow your braid to look thick instead of too thin.

If you’re more apt to keep your hair down there are multiple styles out this year for you. If you do happen to leave it down, make sure you keep it looking soft and shiny to avoid getting the greasy look in pictures. For a night out on the town you care create effortless waves by applying a small amount of product right when you get out of the shower to make sure the waves stay crimped throughout the night. In keeping with the effortless waves, another simple yet elegant look is a sexy bed head look. To create this look, create very small movement rather than a deep curl. Keep it simple; the bigger the curl, the less of the bed head look you will have. With this look you want to make sure the hair stays loose and flows with the natural texture the hair already has.