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We don't have to take this abuse. We can save ourselves from winter's wrath. Here are a few simple remedies to get you through the colder weather.
1. Treatment Masques
The use of a deep moisturizing masque a couple of times a week will help to replenish the softness that's been sapped from your hair. Try Aveda's Dry Remedy Moisturizing Treatment Masque.
2. Heat Protectors
Always, always, always use a heat protector before using any type of heat styling tool. Douse your hair in a healthy coat of Brilliant Damage Control and then blow dry, flat iron, or curl as you please.
The pixies are taking over.
No, I don't mean that fairies are swooping in and taking charge. I'm talking short hair. Like, short short. As in chop it all off, almost like a boy, not even enough to make the smallest of ponytails. Yes, I'm talking about the pixie cut.
As you've probably noticed in magazines, on TV, and online, Hollywood's most famous ladies have been cropping their hair into feminine pixie cuts for the new season. It started with just one here and there. Now, a plethora of famous females have braved the shears and are sporting either a cute and sassy cut, or a disastrous mop atop their heads. From Miley Cyrus to Beyonce to Pamela Anderson and now Jennifer Lawrence, we've entered a period of the pixie. Here's a look at some of the good, the bad and the ugly.
Back in August, Beyonce shocked the world when she shared an Instagram photo of her new pixie cut. The look didn't last long, though, as she stepped out with a long bob just a week later. Since she didn't give the cut enough time to truly rock it, we have to give Mrs. Jay-Z an F for faux-pas.
Photo: Beyonce via Instagram
Photo: Spread Pictures
Well, folks, it's officially autumn. As much as I've tried to ignore the 15-degree drop in the temperature, there's no more denying it. It's the season when stepping outside without a coat means an outbreak of goosebumps on all exposed limbs. Breath clouds billow. Hair frizzes. As Monica in the Barbados episode of Friends protests, “It's the humidity!” And we B.C. residents are no stranger to that.
But it's okay. Though it's easy to forget in our post-summer devastation, fall brings with it its own joys. Big knitted sweaters, boots and scarves. A mosaic of colour on our lawns and streets. Leaf piles, pumpkin patches, holidays and... I could go on forever, and fall is my least favourite season!
I've also noticed a change in the haircuts being done around the salon. I had thought the trend would tend toward longer lengths, as protection from the chilly weather. As it turns out, sleek bobs are the look our guests are turning to, to heat up their style for the colder months. Celebs like Beyonce and Jennifer Hudson have already embraced this cut for their autumn looks. Kelly Ripa also recently lobbed off her customary long blonde waves into an angled bob. Here's the before and after:
(Photo: Jim Spellman/WireImage.com; Courtesy of LIVE with Kelly and Michael)
Bobs are the perfect style for fall for several reasons. First: scarves. If you have long locks like mine, you know what I mean. Taking a scarf off and putting it back on whenever you go in and out of doors leaves you with frizzy tangled hair, and a scarf covered in clinging, wayward strands. So chopping your hair into a bob frees up your neck for your warm wooly scarves and hooded jackets. Secondly, bobs are polished and put-together. Fall means a return to routine from the carefree days of summer. Beachy waves and grown-out highlights can transform into smoothed-down shortened-up coifs that fit perfectly with fall fashion.
Call us, email us or visit our Facebook page to book your next cut! To check out photos of cuts done by our fabulously talented stylists, find us on Instagram @sin7salon.
Once again Sin 7 Salon is proud to take part in the Women of Value fashion fundraiser for Servants Anonymous Society (SAS). Along with Vanilla Clothing, Malary's Boutique, Buena Vista massage and other sponsors, this is our 3rd year of involvement raising much-needed funds for this amazing organization. From the SAS Vision Statement:
- To support female youth and women who are sexually exploited, and/or are homeless with access to full time long term homes and education, enabling them to be fully reintegrated into society and by equipping them with appropriate life and healthy relationship skills, training, access to full time education, and/or employment.
- To assist female youth and women in the development of healthy interpersonal relationships with their peers, family members, children, members of society and significant others by providing full time access to addiction recovery, thereby enabling ongoing personal awareness and growth.
- To foster good working relationships with our partners in service and agencies so that the SAS- Servants Anonymous Society (Surrey), whenever possible, shares mutual gifts and talents.
- To sensitize and promote awareness of the special needs of female youth, women and children who are homeless, exploited, human trafficked, or at risk of sexual exploitation to whomever SAS- Servants Anonymous Society (Surrey) is in contact with and, whenever possible, to share mutual gifts and talents.
- To provide consistency and continuity within the Servants Anonymous Society of Surrey by means of the Board of Directors.
Join us October 27 for a night of fashion, fun, and empowerment! We will see you there!