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

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

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, [...]

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

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

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 [...]

3 new additions to the Sin 7 Salon iPads!

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

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 [...]