How does it feel to cut your hair in a bob?

It's spring and as the weather heats up and the flowers start blooming, many of us begin toying with the idea of a major hair change.  Here's an article which describes one woman's experience going from long, to long bob, to a true bob.  (Language is NSFW or those with sensitive-to-swears eyeballs, FYI.) Author Michelle Ruiz's brave new bob, on Elle.com Let's just say I'm getting used to it. Kind of like how I'm still getting used to my grown woman self. It's going to take a little more than a haircut to shed the vestiges of girl past, but I'm getting there. Gardner was right - a bob has a way of making you feel cool, even when you might actually go home from work most days, change into sweatpants, put on the Sesame Street Pandora station and give your baby a bath. Plus, I've started to see my hair as its own edgy accessory, and it's making me brave. A month after cutting my hair, I made a big, scary (yet exciting) decision to become a freelance writer, something I've dreamed about doing for a long time. I don't feel "pretty" in the same way as before, and while I still want to look pretty (who doesn't?), I'm realizing that's not the compliment that means the most to me. I'd rather be fierce, hot, smart, or confident; someone brave enough to chop her hair off on a Wednesday afternoon and not look back. Read about this woman's gutsy decision to lose some length, and if you're in the White Rock/South Surrey area give us a call at 604-560-5360 to book a consultation at the salon where we can discuss whether or not you're ready to take the plunge into this season's hottest cut - the classic bob!  And [...]

By |2019-03-08T12:59:39-07:00April 28th, 2015|Hairstyles|0 Comments

Hair clippings, oil spills, Sin 7 Salon, and YOU!

As you may have heard, there was a recent bunker fuel spill in English Bay.  This latest event was considered to be "small".  Most of us figure a major oil spill on our beautiful coast is inevitable.  What you may not know is that because Sin 7 is a certified Green Circle Salon, we collect your hair clippings which can be used to help clean up oil spills!  The hair is collected in a special bin and picked up by Green Circle, and then stuffed into nylon casing and used as sorbent boom. Hair booms standing by to absorb oil spills From a recent article in the Vancouver Courier: Cutting your hair can help with current cleanup efforts in English Bay after this week's oil spill. A Canadian company has an established a program to recycle hair clippings from salons to make "booms" used to soak up heavy oil in water. Jennifer Henry, regional director of Green Circle Salons, said hair is the best material to absorb oil. Participating salons separate used tin foils and leftover dye from the hair clippings, and the company collects the leftover hair to be recycled. The hair is then stuffed into nylon casing, creating the boom. Henry said when there's an oil spill situation, they reach out to affected communities and donate booms. "We donate the booms to anyone who wants to put them to use, whether it's a governmental organization or private cleaning company, West Coast Marine Response, the Coast Guard or just your average concerned citizen. Donate them to whomever can get them in the most expedient fashion." When the Courier contacted Henry she was at Sunset Beach with booms, waiting for the tide to come in and start the cleanup. Currently, Green Circle Salons doesn't have a deployment system set up [...]

By |2019-03-08T12:59:39-07:00April 14th, 2015|Press/News|0 Comments

3 new additions to the Sin 7 Salon iPads!

If you're one of our regular guests you'll know that we keep several iPads around the salon.  They're great tools for consultations (loads of visuals at our fingertips), and a fun way to kill time while your hair colour is processing.  Next time you're in, check out the 3 new folders that we've created for your viewing pleasure:  Aveda Sourcing Stories, Aveda Makeup How-To's, and Aveda Hair How-To's.  Each of these folders has several videos for you to enjoy in each of those subjects. Ever wonder where Aveda gets ingredients like Babassu, Morikue, Argan oil, Tumeric, or Uruku pigment?  Now you can check out these amazing stories about organic and sustainable sourcing, processing, and many partnerships with indiginous people around the world.  Cool, hey?  For instance, did you know that the organic lavender and rose oil in Aveda products comes from Bulgarian family flower farms formerly occupied by the communist government?  Indeed!  Check out those and many other super interesting sourcing stories next time you're in.  You'll learn just how committed Aveda is to protecting the earth as well as its people, and where they get those exotic, high-performance ingredients. Curious how to do a smokey eye, or get a semi-matte finish with mineral makeup?  Wonder no more as we've compiled the best of Aveda's makeup how-to's and plunked them onto the iPads.  Also included will be the latest 2 limited-edition palette tutorials so you will always be in-the-know on the latest makeup trends and techniques. We've also included Aveda hair tutorials featuring pros like the amazing Antoinette Beenders.  Learn how to create a sculpted short style, get all-day smooth hair, or how to enhance natural curl, among other things. If you have any questions just ask one of our Vanity Managers and we'll be more than happy to assist [...]

By |2016-09-05T17:10:21-07:00April 7th, 2015|Salon happenings|0 Comments