Retexturizing, aka PERMS! We are into it – bring on the curls (and waves)!

You'll never guess what we did last Sunday.  We had a perm class! Yes, perms, aka "retexturing" which sounds much less scary, doesn't it? You may be wondering what we've been up to lately. Or not. But I'm going to tell you anyway - we had a perm class last Sunday! Yes, perms, aka "retexturing" which sounds much less scary, doesn't it? Over the last 20 years or so, hairstylists have been talking people out of perms and into colour instead. Why? Well, curls were on the outs, and frankly we were tired of doing them. All those spiral sets, with what seemed like 1500 rods, taking HOURS. It was horrible for the guest as well as the stylist. So what has changed? Well, for one, we are doing a modern version of the perm. This means body, wave, fullness and hold, not a head full of Ramen noodles. We are wrapping using 25 rods or less.   There are still a few rules and guidelines. If you are over about 25% highlighted with bleach, you have years of home colour built up, or your hair's porosity is otherwise greatly compromised, you probably should not retexturize. You should also have realistic expectations. Because the modern perm is loose and soft, it will likely straighten out again in about 3 - 4 months. We can't exactly take baby fine, thin hair and make it thick, but we can give it some texture and body making it easier to style. Here are a few more things to consider courtesy of Fashionista.com: The number one rule for any major hair change: Have a consultation. Bring in pictures to make sure you and the stylist are on the same page.  Make sure your hairstylist chooses the right size roller. If you're looking for a [...]

By |2019-03-08T12:59:41-07:00January 31st, 2013|Hairstyles|0 Comments

Hair Trends for 2013

Miley Cyrus; Film Magic Chloe Moretz; Getty Images Remember when hair and beauty trends were slavishly adhered to, whether they worked for the person or not?  Thankfully these days it's pretty much anything goes, as long as it works for YOU.  We're seeing short, medium, long, blonde, brunette, red, side parts, middle parts, bangs, no bangs...you get the drift.  No need to conform to a 'do that leaves you frustrated and chained to your bathroom vanity for hours on end!  You can do almost whatever you want and look on-trend, with a few guidelines to keep your look modern.  Check out this slideshow of hot hair "trends" from the New York Post, who talked to 4 celebrity stylists to get their take on what's going on in 2013.  Then give us a call so we can give you a whole new look, or just a minor tweak.  Our goal:a whole new year of great hair days for you! 604-560-5360  

By |2019-03-08T12:59:41-07:00January 7th, 2013|Trends|0 Comments