Post by Chantelle I know......It's a scary word. Change. Those 6 letters can cause unimaginable, unforeseeable consequences. But that's not always a bad thing. Speaking as a hairstylist, and being a creative bunch, we ABSOLUTELY love change! Be it on ourselves, our families, our clients or our friends.....We get contact highs from it. (Look straight in my eyes next time you ask for 6'' off.....That's not fear baby, that's excitement). Because change can (And should) be fun! It can boost your self image, lift you out of a tired routine, and refresh a decade off you (Or even just a couple years). However, to some, it can ruin a day, or be a regret, or make one feel not quite themselves. So how do we balance wanting something different, yet staying true to ourselves? That's probably one of the hardest parts of my job. It comes down to communication, and understanding what you want. I can guarantee this week I will have at least one client who comes to me, requesting a change, but after we discuss it, nothing new happens. The client leaves unsatisfied, and I feel frustrated. And it all comes down to some simple communication. So if you're thinking of a change, here are some things you should consider: How much time are you willing to invest in styling your new hair? That's the number one reason why changes never get made for some of my clients. They want to do something different, and fun, and creative, but failed to think about the added styling time, tools, and products needed. Of course, the first couple weeks are always going to take longer to adjust, and once that adjustment gets made, the routine of getting ready comes naturally once again. There's always an adjustment period to consider. What [...]
As much as we love hanging out in White Rock, sometimes a gal's gotta go out and experience the world, know what I mean? At the end of October Courtney and I (Katherine) left the Sin 7 stylists to fend for ourselves for a few days, said goodbye temporarily to Taka's sushi (the horror!) and took off for Minneapolis for a getaway. Only one suitcase was lost (returned to our hotel the next night, hooray!), and exactly one iPhone was left on the connecting flight airplane in Chicago (never to be seen again). Besides meeting with several area salon owners for ideas and advice, you could call part of the trip a hair product pilgrimage - we went to tour the Aveda plant in Blaine, Minnesota! Yes, that's where it all started over 30 years ago and continues to this day. Almost every product that Aveda makes is manufactured there. So what did we see? Among other things: 270,000 sq. ft. manufacturing facility (HUGE!) 19,000 litre tanks (That's a LOT of shampoo!) R&D department (Scientists in their natural environment, with beakers and everything) Test salon On-site daycare (What?? That's incredible!) On-site wellness centre (with yoga class in process) Organic cafeteria/cafe Our tour guide was Jim the Engineer, aka our New Best Friend. Jim is a super-smart, really nice fellow who knows everything there is to know about Aveda's manufacturing process. He was a fantastic tour guide! Here's a picture of Jim, Courtney, and me in the lobby, standing in front of the green wall. Of course they have a green wall, it's AVEDA! Something that Aveda doesn't toot their horn too much about, which they should, is the approximately 300 manufacturing jobs they provide in Minnesota. They could easily offshore those jobs and save lots of labor money, but they [...]
We would like to announce that we are now open for appointments from 9:00 until 5:00 on Mondays! So, when you wake up after the weekend and say to yourself, "Gosh, I really need my hair cut (or colored)...like, yesterday!", give us a call. We will be adding more staff on the floor as the need (and the staff!) arises. You know we are all about accommodating your vanity needs in any way we possibly can, and now that includes doing your hair on Monday.
When Sin 7 Salon got together with Patti Morrison, the Image Strategist, we asked her what are the three biggest image mistakes women make. Check out this video for her expert advice! Patti can be contacted through her website ImageStrategist.com, and if you sign up for her free monthly fashion advice via email, you'll receive her "Complete Closet Cleaning System" for FREE! P.S. Don't miss any updates or news from Sin 7 Salon, White Rock's top shop for all of your vanity related needs (color, highlights, haircuts and more)! We take great care of you and your hair. Sign up for our monthly VIP newsletter here. And now heeeere's Patti!