We have been working extra hard at Sin 7 Salon getting everyone's hair ready for spring break and Easter. We also tossed an advanced foiling/colour class onto our schedule, so most of us worked straight through this last weekend. We do it all for the love of doing your hair! :-) However, even the most dedicated hair stylists need a little R&R, so we are giving our hard-working vanity managers April 1 - 2 off so they can enjoy some family time. We are open on Good Friday, March 29 and also Saturday, March 30. We're very sorry for any inconvenience this might cause anyone. Wishing you a wonderful Easter weekend, from the Sin 7 Salon family to you and yours! Don't eat too many marshmallow Peeps or chocolate eggs! P.S. Even when we're gone, you can book appointments online right here on the website; just look for the red link on the right sidebar.
Post by Chantelle Dandruff. Hair loss. Gray hair. Brittle hair. Should any of these seemingly common conditions be cause for concern? Nearly everyone who has hair has been affected by one or more of these conditions at some point in their life. Let's take a closer look at what your hair's trying to tell you. White flakes on your shoulder, but it's not snowing out. Sounds like dandruff to me. This is a very common occurrence; in fact, 1 in 5 Americans are affected by dandruff, according to a recent nationwide consensus. Dead skin cells on your scalp naturally flake off, to allow new cells to take their place. This is a completely routine and permanent process. It usually goes unnoticed, however, when skin cell renewal speeds up, it can become quite noticeable, as the cells begin to form clumps and are seen as different size flakes falling from the head. Why does this happen? Doctors aren't really sure. A potential reason could be an overgrowth of too much of a yeast called Pityrosporum Ovale, which is commonly found on our scalps but in excess can potentially cause more skin renewal, which causes more skin shedding (Yeast makes things grow, as any basic baking course can demonstrate). Still, that kind of dandruff isn't too harmful. That's the white flakes. What about yellow, clumpy, oily flakes? That kind of dandruff is called Seborrhoeic Dermatitis. It can also be mistaken as Psoriasis, or a sign of a Fungal Infection. These are more serious conditions that should be ruled out by a dermatologist. It can be related to hormones, fungus, or neurological problems. If your dandruff gets more severe or starts to affect other parts of your body, it can be a symptom of a serious disease. To be clear, dandruff is not [...]
Who doesn't adore Adele? She has an incredible voice, is totally gorgeous, and now can add "Oscar winner" to her resume. Plus, she has pretty amazing hair. At the 2013 Academy Awards, Adele sported 2 different looks. First, on the red carpet, she wore a retro half-up 'do. Now, let's critique without getting too catty about it. Not super crazy about this look. It's so...round on top. The near-centre part of the bangs combined with the teased round mound on top cuts the lovely Adele's face right in half. It's fun, and it goes with her whole "Retro, winged eyeliner, neo-Supremes" vibe but it's not really that flattering. However, some time between the red carpet and her performance/win, Adele loosened that hairdo right up: WOWZA! Now this is a winning look for an Oscar-winning superstar. Everything about this look flatters Adele. The side part draws the eye diagonally instead of up-and-down, the volume balances her look, and it looks modern and completely beautiful. Yay for Adele (and her stylist)! If you'd like to weigh in on which look you liked best, leave your comments on our Facebook page.