A few posts back I gave you the rundown on the difference between professional products and drugstore products. I hinted a bit as to why we use Aveda here at Sin 7, but I wanted to do a post on the history of the brand and tell you exactly why we deem Aveda quality enough to use on you—our treasured guests!
Founded in Minneapolis in 1978 by hair stylist Horst Rechelbacher, Aveda would not exist without the influence of an ancient Indian tradition called Ayurveda. Translating from sanskrit as the “science of life,” Ayurveda is a holistic system of healing that focuses on creating balance between mind, body and spirit. During a trip to India in 1970, Rechelbacher first encountered the system, thus inspiring his vision for his company. In its first year, Aveda Corporation partnered with two Ayurvedic experts (Drs. Vinod and Kusum Upadhyay), fusing the brand with 1000s of years of proven results: that interconnectedness, and treating the person as a whole, brings balance and harmony to our lives.
The heart of Aveda lies in its connection to nature. Horst saw the lack of unity between the beauty industry and environmental sustainability and made it his mission to join the two. Here are some of Aveda's commitments to environmental responsibility and the innovative ways they promote these beliefs:
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So you've decided you're in need of a hair makeover. Maybe you're a blonde ready to try a rich brown for the first time, or vice versa. Or maybe you've decided to chop off your waist-length locks into a pixie. Making such a drastic transformation can be a scary and intimidating thing, but we are here to ease the process.
Come in for a consultation first! Always complimentary, a consultation is often a useful tool if you're not 100% certain of the direction you want to go. Our team of stylists knows the tricks and techniques to bring you to the exact shade and cut you're looking for. Here's what to expect from a consultation (plus a few tips on how to prepare for it):
- When you get into your stylist's chair, she will listen to what you want and what you hope to get out of the appointment. It helps to bring in pictures of styles/colours that you like so you can both be sure to be on the same page. We also have iPads at each station in the salon so you can search through photos together.
- Your stylist will then offer her insight and advice on what it will take to get you where you want to be. She will walk you through the process, discuss the cost of the service, and you can both decide on a course of action together. She may tell you that you require several appointments to get from the brown you have to the blonde you want. She might say you can't do the service at all for the sake of the hair. Any advice she gives you is her professional opinion and is always to maintain the integrity of your hair, so don't get discouraged if you can't do exactly what you had in mind!
- Once you've taken in your stylist's suggestions, you can now decide if you're comfortable going ahead with the service. If you've decided against it, that's totally fine. It's your perogative to change your mind! But if you're good to go, speak with the front desk to find an available appointment.
We want you to be completely satisfied with your hair when you walk out our doors, so if you're a little iffy on what you want then a consultation could be what you need. Laying the ground work in a good consultation helps your stylist prepare for the service, while also giving you the peace of mind that you're going to get exactly what you want.
When it comes to choosing a stylist, you have two options. Take a peek at their write-ups on our website (on the right hand side under "Meet Your Vanity Managers"). Or when you call, give the receptionist a brief description of what you want to do and we will recommend an appropriate stylist.
Call us at 604-541-2722 or visit our Facebook page to book in now! And check out our Instagram @sin7salon to get an idea of what our girls can do!
Spring is here and so is Aveda's 2014 Spring/Summer makeup! Aptly called Culture Clash, this new collection blends diverse colours and textures on a global level, from tribal and folkloric to urban and contemporary. All these seemingly clashing styles come together to form a fresh and feminine line perfect for the new season.
One of the great things about being in the Aveda network is the super talented, knowledgeable, and all-around wonderful people we get the chance to meet and learn from. Case in point, Anna Conte, makeup artist extraordinaire (aka Cocamia at her gorgeous beauty blog). Anna is an expert on skin and makeup and she dishes about sensitive skin at ellecanada.com this month.
Sign of sensitive skin: Skin is sensitive to hot and cold
When it comes to the seasonal changes, it seems like people with sensitive skin just can’t win: the Polar Vortex-like cold can cause windburn, while extreme heat leaves skin vulnerable to flare-ups. Avoid applying too-hot or too-cold temperatures to the face, advises Conte. “Cleanse skin with lukewarm water,” she adds (this will also prevent the skin from drying out further). And make sure skin is slathered in sun protection before leaving the house in the morning, to avoid sunburn or triggering rosacea.
There's plenty more where that came from at the link. If you have senstive skin check it out, and remember that we do have Aveda skincare at Sin 7, including the All Sensitive(tm) products, including the body/bath oil.