New No-Show/Cancellation Policies

Sigh.  We really REALLY didn't want to ever have to do this.  Instead of the issue of no-shows and last-minute cancellations getting better, it's gotten exponentially worse, so we've had to implement a new policy.  Please take a minute to read about it here, and if you have any questions or concerns please direct them to Courtney at info@sin7salon.com.  If there is a true emergency, of course we will deal with that accordingly. We hold our guests in the highest regard, and we absolutely respect your time and the fact that "life happens".  We also care deeply for our team of stylists, who work so very hard at Sin 7 Salon making you look and feel wonderful.  As you know, we live in one of the most expensive regions in North America, and our cost of living is going nowhere but UP UP UP.  When you're missing a huge chunk of a paycheque due to no-shows and last-minute cancellations, well, it makes it that much harder just to survive.  Our stylists work on a commission basis, and we need to protect them.  When you make an appointment, that time is held for you.  If you don't show, that stylist doesn't get paid for that time (sometimes up to 3 or more hours, depending).  If you cancel within 24 hours, we have a very slim chance of filling the spot. More than 24 hours, we can usually do it.  We hope you understand.

By |2016-09-05T17:14:06-07:00March 31st, 2015|Salon happenings|0 Comments

5 Spring hair trends for you to try. And one to avoid.

What's up in hair cuts, styles, and colour for spring?  Harpers Bazaar brings us a nifty slide show of trends fresh off the runway.  Frankly, there's nothing too groundbreaking this season, just re-hashing and tweaking of seasons past, but still very pretty, and best of all, mostly wearable for us mortal women!  Here's a look: Pretty Boho waves are back again for another spring/summer    l like big buns and I cannot lie! Channel your inner Daenerys Stormborn, First of her Name, Queen of the Andals, the Unburnt, Mother of Dragons, etc... with some gorgous braids this summer Long ponytails.  Yawn. GAH!  Why, fashion world, why do you insist on foisting this greazy "trend" on us season after season?  Just please stop it. To leave you on a high note, here is another recycled trend but a very lovely one.  Accessories are back in a big way, and a great way to dress up your look. So which, if any, of these high-fashion trends will you be trying this year?  Let us know in the comments at our Facebook page. (We don't take comments here on the blog because we have a day job and the bots/web crawlers that make fake accounts became too much to keep up with.) If you're in White Rock or South Surrey (or surrounding area), hit us up at Sin 7 Salon for an apointment so we can help you adapt these trends.  604-560-5360 / 1195 Johnston Rd    

By |2019-03-08T12:59:39-07:00March 23rd, 2015|Hairstyles, Trends|0 Comments

Cut your hair in a bob? Heck yes!

Bobs are back in a big way, baby!  Well actually they've never really gone out since like...1920, but there's a reason for that.  The bob is one of the most versatile looks out there, almost universally flattering, and works with most hair types including very fine.  Last season's Lob  (a name I have always hated with a white hot buring intensity aka "long bob") is getting a shorter update this spring/summer.  We are seeing more blunt-ish, classic looks now a la Vanessa Hudgens: One thing's for sure, this season's bob has gone a bit shorter - definitely above the shoulders! Lauren Conrad also bobbed her hair, but in a less blunt, more choppy/textured way: Uh, we are seriously hoping those are stunt scissors and that she is not advocating doing this cut yourself!  Please, leave it to the pros or you will end up with a MOB (messed up bob) or a COB (crooked bob) or a IASHMOB (I'm a sobbing hot mess bob). We will be more than happy to help give you the bob of your dreams!  Bring pictures so we can discuss what you desire, and we will help make the call as to whether or not texture (ranging from a little to a lot) or bluntness is the best way to go for your particular hair type.  We'll also discuss your perfect or preferred length, taking into account your face, neck and shoulders as well as your comfort level with above-the-shoulders hair.  Bangs?  Maybe!  Sure! But we agree with Kristin Ess that this modern take on the bob looks coolest without them and we should be careful that there's not too much hair overwhelming your lovely face. Give us a jingle at 604-560-5360 or book online (just scroll up and to the top right for the link) [...]

By |2019-03-08T12:59:39-07:00March 17th, 2015|Hairstyles|0 Comments

Let’s have a serious talk about bleaching your hair

Wow, Kim Kardashian has gone platinum!  Admittedly not our favourite look for her, but it's definitely a gutsy move.  You might be inspired to do the same, and that's great!  Snarky picture aside, change is good and as hairdressers we totally encourage experimentation with your look.  In the interest of full disclosure and giving you the information you need to make a wise decision, here are some facts about going from very dark to very light. It very well might take 2 - 3 appointments, at about 3 hours each.  And you will be charged for each of them.  Pricing depends on the stylist and their experience.  Being a platinum blonde is perhaps not for the budget conscious. Why might it take that amount of time and work?  Well, we will be removing almost all of the pigment from your natural hair, and if you've colored your hair already, we need to remove all of that artificial pigment as well.  This can be a wild card (aka "unpredictable result), depending on what you've used.  Been doing years of dark color?  There's a slight chance it will be impossible to remove it all.  We might get you to a light brown in one appointment, then have you come back in a few weeks (after lots of deep conditioning treatments at home) and have another go at it.  While we are highly educated and skilled, we sometimes can't control the chemistry and physics of what is happening in your hair shaft.  It's also SUPER IMPORTANT that you are truthful with us and tell us exactly how many times/how long ago you've coloured your hair so we can deal with it accordingly. This process is damaging.  No matter what kind of gentle lightener we use, removing that much pigment is going to beat [...]

By |2019-03-08T12:59:39-07:00March 6th, 2015|Hair Colour|0 Comments