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The Gift of Giving Back

By |2019-03-08T12:59:37-07:00December 7th, 2018|Uncategorized|

Thanksgiving is in our rear-view mirrors and the holidays are just a wink away! Now is the time when most of us start making lists in hopes that no one is forgotten or (gasp!) receiving a gift without having one to give in return. We've all been there. Nephew? Boss? Receptionist? Amazon delivery driver? The list can get mighty long if we allow our thoughts to go deep enough. Although, maybe it's time to start thinking a little outside the giftbox… In the past, we at Sin 7 would organize a Secret Santa gift exchange. It was 2 years of exchanging gift cards for nail services and lattes - very uninspiring. Luckily one of our stylists had a great idea for the following year. What if, instead of giving these thoughtless gifts of monetary value, we adopt a family for Christmas and give them the gift of a special Christmas? Gifts that mean something to people who need them! It was and continues to be a hit. This year we are [...]

Autumn Hair Styles To Try Now!

By |2019-03-08T12:59:37-07:00October 28th, 2018|Uncategorized|

(Credit: Thinkstock) Goodbye sparkly sandals, hello crisp morning air, bright autumn colors and pumpkin flavoured everything. It’s the time of year when everything turns perfect for playing with new hairstyles. The humidity in the air is reduced, causing better hair days that last, it’s cool enough to wear long hair down and the sun isn’t eating all that beautiful pigment from our follicles. Time to take advantage of these fleeting conditions and experiment -  we have some cute and easy suggestions to help you do some hair playing! Let’s start with the easies. Adding a simple and bright accessory, such as this silk scarf, can freshen up even 5-day old hair styles. It’s all about placement with this one. Section out the hair in front to keep this look trendy and 2018, about 2-5 inches is a good amount to leave something to style around the face. If using a wide scarf, fold it to give it interest, and to help place it without it being too thick. When tying it, [...]

What is your scalp telling you?

By |2019-03-08T12:59:37-07:00October 2nd, 2018|Uncategorized|

What health secrets do our scalps and skin contain? The skin on our scalps is some of the thinnest skin on our bodies. How it looks and feels can actually reveal a few things about our health, and knowing what to look for will help in achieving healthier skin, and in turn, healthier hair. As we leave summer in our rearview mirrors and embrace the seasonal shift into cold, damp weather and dry, hot indoor heaters, the skin on our heads can feel itchier, flakier and oilier all at once. Exploring why this happens and what can be done about it can detect or prevent more serious skin issues later on. Those little white flakes...always at the first sign of fall!  This buildup of dead skin cells on the scalp creates an itchy and often obvious shedding onto our trendy fall fashions, our dark peacoats and *gulp* even the chairs we sit on.  Dust is made mostly of skin cells, and I am suggesting that dandruff is floating around pretending to [...]

WE’RE HIRING! – Come join our talented team :)

By |2019-03-08T12:59:37-07:00April 27th, 2018|Uncategorized|

Are you a passionate and motivated stylist? – Come join our talented team and grow your career! Sin 7 Salon is an Aveda Concept salon located in the heart of White Rock. At Sin 7 Salon, your vanity is our passion.  Our mission is to elevate personal style, confidence and self-expression.  We strive to go above and beyond to deliver the best experience for each & every guest. We’re looking for New Talent (1-2 years of experience) and Advance Stylists to join our team.  Full or part-time and flexible schedules available. You are: Punctual, reliable and have a good attitude Available some evenings and Saturdays Friendly and have an enthusiastic disposition Confident behind the chair - will mentor and train to advance technical and business skills as necessary Always providing a high level of customer service A team player and can also work independently Mature and have open communication skills Passionate to continue developing Able to multi-task Good at taking initiative and are a problem solver Happy to grow your clientele quickly [...]

Happy Earth Month!

By |2019-03-08T12:59:37-07:00April 24th, 2018|Uncategorized|

Spring is here, and so are the blossoms, buds and bugs we’ve waited through the rain for. The sound of song birds fills the air and Vancouverites get friendlier to strangers, as the spell of Seasonal Effective Disorder lifts in a great pollen and allergy filled sigh of happiness. In case you didn’t know, Spring is also the start of a wonderful celebration of the planet we call home. Mama Earth just wants to be loved. This is the 48th year we’ve honored the Earth during April and if you’re looking for idea’s on how to help cherish our home, you’ve come to the right place. There is a tremendous amount of volunteering, cleaning, and fundraising going on right in our own backyard. Aveda has a water initiative Canada wide, globally in fact. In Canada alone, the Aveda network is campaigning to raise $510,000 from fundraisers, appointment donations, and sponsorships. So far Aveda has raised $47,200. The funds raised will go to WaterAid, a Canadian Charity that is helping the world’s [...]

How are those New Year resolutions coming along?…

By |2019-03-08T12:59:37-07:00February 23rd, 2018|Aveda, Blog, Health, Our Team, Salon happenings, Seasonal|

How are those resolutions coming along? If you're like most North Americans then you're well on your way to forgetting what you even decided to change for yourself (only 8% of people who make resolutions keep them!).  53% of Americans who participated in a resolutions study cited earning more money as a top decision for 2018, with 45% sticking to the tried and true lose weight and get in-shape choice.  92% of those participants will fail. To be fair, those are lofty and many tiered goals. Losing weight requires changed eating habits, potentially changed sleeping habits, and investing in a new activity such as a gym membership or fitness classes. That's a lot of change. It can be overwhelming! I'd like to present a very practical and very meaningful guide for positive change that’ll keep you going in 2018. Go paperless! This is a step in the right direction for reducing waste and becoming a more aware and sustainable resolver. On average, households receive 69 lbs of junk mail each year. That's [...]

WIN $500!

By |2019-03-08T12:59:37-07:00January 19th, 2018|Uncategorized|

Back by popular demand, Win $500 in Services or Retail! How to win: Refer a friend into the Sin 7 Salon for a service before April 15th, 2018 Make sure they mention your name when they make a reservation Once the service is completed YOUR name is entered into the draw- we'll keep track of it all! On April 15th the WINNER will be drawn! Each friend you refer, gives you 1 chance to win! - 1 friend, 1 chance.  3 friends, 3 chances! DOUBLE REWARD - You and your referral also receive a complimentary conditioning treatment on your next visit ($15 value)! They can see any stylist! Contest runs from January 15th to April 14th, 2018. New guests service must be prior to April 15th, 2018. $500 Gift Certificate will be rewarded to winner on April 16th, 2018.  Must be used within 12 months.

Let the Parties Commence!

By |2019-03-08T12:59:37-07:00December 5th, 2017|Uncategorized|

The fancy dress, frenzied rush, the never-ending list of obligations and the countdown on year end...Throw in a party or two and it seems like there's no time for anything, let alone trying to come up with a style for your hair that is fool proof and flattering. Let my team and I come to your rescue with these easy (and I promise flattering!) up styles to suit any occasion. Model number 1: High Ponytail The key to keeping a ponytail festive and not lazy is VOLUME. When pulling the hair into the elastic band, be sure to place the pony at the crown of the head or even higher. A high pony elongates the neck, draws the eyes up from the cheekbones, and suits all face shapes long as there is some softness around the face. To create the volume, after the ponytail is tightened in its band, using your fingers gently pull out some height on the top of the head. To frame the face, tease out some shorter [...]

Aveda Gives Back

By |2019-03-08T12:59:37-07:00November 17th, 2017|Uncategorized|

The holidays are approaching which means Aveda gift sets are sent out to salons across the globe. These (economical!) gifts of joy are wrapped in very rustic and specific papers, year after year. 10 years to be exact. What's the deal with this paper away, and how is Aveda giving back? 10 years ago Aveda went on a global quest to find sustainable wrapping paper for their holiday gift sets, and found a community in Nepal making very unique paper from the Lokta plant in the high altitude of Himalayan forest. The paper itself was beautiful, with it's ever changing marble texture, and hardy and durable, being naturally resistant to insects and crinkles. It had been produced by the people in this region for over a thousand years. The partnership Aveda created with the communities in Nepal helps to create income for 5,500 artisans and their families, 90% of which are women who would otherwise have to work hard manual labor in harsher conditions. The income these mothers earn help to [...]

Autumn is here!

By |2019-03-08T12:59:37-07:00October 10th, 2017|Aveda, Blog, Consultation, Creative, Hair Colour, Seasonal, Trends, Uncategorized|

The gorgeous colours, the cooling in temperature and darkening of the season inspires the trends we start to see in hair as we head into Autumn. What do you need to know about leaving your Summer colour behind and embracing the richness of the Autumn this year? The trends this Autumn are mimicking the trends of Summer, and really all of 2017. Cool brown bases, subtle to very highlighted balayage effects, and icy blondes with lots of depth including low lights and dropped or deepened roots. The Summer loving crowd will find their tresses in a desperate need of TLC before attempting to revive their colours, especially if looking to drop to a cooler, deeper shade. The reason being is because pre-lightened (bleached or sun lightened) hair is porous, meaning it's lacking in protein, moisture and pigment. To take any blonde darker, that porous hair must be filled with what was taken from the hair when it was lightened, meaning we must fill it with the protein, moisture and pigment missing.  [...]

Pregnancy and Beauty Products- Here’s what you need to know

By |2019-03-08T12:59:37-07:00July 25th, 2017|Aveda, Blog, Consultation, Hair Colour, Hair Health, Health, Uncategorized|

The excitement of peeing on that stick, finding out it's not just the stomach bug and experiencing the joy of growing a new little human...So many changes, and so many questions, ranging from nutrition to supplementation and of course, beauty care and skin care during this 9 month incubation period. Where does one start? Well...I'll start with the roots.  Can we even put hair colour on those now? After all, it's a chemical. What is the protocol for hair colour and pregnancy? According to recent studies, hair colour and chemical services today are much less potent and penetrating than they were in the 1980's. Prior to the '90's, chemical services on pregnant women were not recommended and in fact avoided, but studies of late on women who have hair colour services while expecting, show no correlation between the service and harm to the fetus. In fact, on animal studies there was shown to be adverse reactions but on human comparisons, there appeared to be no complication to the pregnancy, possible due [...]

Meet Kristin- Your May Featured Vanity Manager

By |2019-03-08T12:59:37-07:00May 15th, 2017|Aveda, Creative, Our Team, Salon happenings, Uncategorized|

  Have you always wanted to be a hairstylist?        “No...it was always a sort of hobby, but it took me a long time to realize this is what I was meant to do.  [Before becoming a stylist] I went to university for 3 years studying Psychology then traveled for  3 years abroad.” If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would it be and why?        "Peru, I’ve always wanted to climb Machu Picchu.”  Favorite place you have travelled to?        “This is a really hard question because I’ve traveled to a lot of different places and have had a lot of VERY different and amazing experiences, but I’d say Dubai on a desert safari.” What do you love most about your job?        “The diversity of it...every day is different, different people, different personal styles.” What do you look most forward to in your career?        “Doing creative colours and competing in hair/makeup.  I like challenging myself.” Why [...]

Spring is in the Air…

By |2019-03-08T12:59:37-07:00April 11th, 2017|Health, Seasonal, Uncategorized|

Winter has finally worn out its welcome, and spring is coming. With that change in season comes warmer temperatures, longer days, beautiful flowers...and pollen. And sneezing. And itchy eyes. And runny noses. Basically mother earth is taunting us in a very cruel way. For the love of nature, how can we make it stop?! Learning what the potential cause of allergies is would be a great place to start. For that, we need to think small. Microscopically small. Back to the gut (yes, again). Studies suggest that a lack of diversity in the inhabiting colony of bacteria in the gut can cause adverse reactions from pathogenic microbes and even friendly microbes, dietary proteins and environmental allergens. The hygiene hypothesis is also a theory why allergies have increased in recent decades, from food allergies (1 in 13 children in the United States suffers from a life threatening anaphylactic allergy), to airway allergies (asthma affect 20 million Americans, and allergic rhinitis affects 50 million, while many more suffer on a smaller scale). The [...]

Jump into Spring with Beautiful Skin!

By |2019-03-08T12:59:37-07:00March 29th, 2017|Uncategorized|

I know many of you come to us to make your hair beautiful, but being an Aveda salon we can offer much more than just luscious locks.  Aveda has recently revamped their skin care line and I am here to give you a little insight on the new products, as well as how to BRIGHTEN up your skin that might be feeling at little dull after this long, horrible winter we’ve had. If you’ve visited us at the salon recently you have probably seen our new skin care display, but maybe didn’t get too much information about it.  Aveda has an abundance of amazing products, so for our stylists it may be hard to touch base on all the amazingness Aveda has to offer in one appointment. And that is where I come in. TULASARA, is the name of the newest addition to Aveda’s skincare line, meaning “ moving toward balance.”  Aveda has adopted and customized some old Indian Ayurveda traditions with a modern approach to deliver a product that we [...]

So you think you may be losing hair…

By |2019-03-08T12:59:37-07:00February 24th, 2017|Hair Health, Health|

It started with a few extra hairs in the shower. Now you’re seeing them on your pillow in the morning. Asking your friends if they notice your scalp more. Is it all in your head? Chances are, you could be experiencing a form of hair loss. 40% of men will have noticeable hair loss by age 35. That number doubles for women coming up to age 60, at 80% experiencing noticeable hair loss. On average, a human head has 110,000 follicles, and can lose 100-200 hairs a day. In the US alone, 21 million women, and 35 million men are experiencing hair loss. So what are the latest and greatest tools to help with hair loss? Many new studies are being published that show a correlation to nutrient deficiency and thinning follicles. 40 years ago iron deficiencies in women were thought to contribute to increased hair shedding and that has been proved many times since. L-Lysine, an essiential amino acid, also plays a strong role in preventing follicle loss. Double blind [...]