The smell of cookies, sugar plums, and turkey is in the air...That’s right, Christmas is coming. A time of giving, family, joy and sometimes, overindulgence. What is it about those cold snowy nights that makes us want to eat...And eat...And EAT. If it’s any consolation, those who experience food cravings are not alone. 97% or women and 68% of men are going through the same hunger pains. (www.nci.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/1799279). These cravings may be more out of your control than you know. Tiny little creatures living in your gut could be to blame! The Microbiome, a hopefully diverse and complicated world living inside us all. These microbes can prefer their own favorite foods over yours, and may even override the brain directly in dietary choices (www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21885731).One of the ways science has been able to detect this is by studying the by-products of metabolized dietary substrates called Metabolites. In studies involving chocolate cravings, the metabolites in “chocolate-desiring” compared to “chocolate-indifferent” are varied and different! (www.nci.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17929959) These different types of metabolites can alter genes, [...]
Let’s talk hair people; with Christmas and New Year’s just around the corner some of you may be looking for a change or just some tips on how to get the right look for your Christmas/ New Year’s parties! I am here to offer you some insider information on this year’s hair trends for fall/winter. One word…BLONDE. We are seeing lots of Blonde going into winter. From bleached out to soft and subdued, rose golds and strawberry blondes. OR alternatively, very cool blonde with a dropped root to soften a bold look. Also, making the grow out less painful! So, if you were thinking of seeing if Blondes really do have more fun now is the time to do it! ;) Don’t worry my darker haired gals…..don’t feel left out! We are still seeing lots of soft ombres, balayage, baby lights (whichever term you like to use), we get the best of both worlds! Again, caramels, chocolates, coppers, ruby and jewel tones; more of the soft and subtle tones. Texture; [...]
Tis the season! Sin 7 Salon's annual holiday kick-off party is just around the corner. Come join us for door prizes, get your holiday shopping started (or shop for yourself ;) ), enjoy a glass of bubbly or just pop by to say "hi"! Discounts will be on, store wide. RSVP by November 16th and we'll have a swag bag full of Aveda goodies with your name on it!
It's the end of the season and we need to clear some shelf space! And we bet that you would appreciate some great deals on skincare, tools, and makeup*, right (plus a few hair and body products)? So here's a WIN-WIN situation - get in here and save big time on select items! Prices good while supplies last only so don't delay! Only at Sin 7 Salon, White Rock's premier Aveda Concept Salon. *Select colours and products only; stop in to see the selection, it's fantastic!
You like us! You really like us! We'd like to thank our moms, the Academy... :) But seriously, thank you to all of our amazing guests who voted us Best Hair Salon at the Peace Arch News' "Best of the Peninsula" Readers' Choice Awards. We are absolutely thrilled and humbled that you'd take the time to vote (and vote in 25 different categories so that your vote actually counted as per the contest rules) for our salon. We really can't thank you enough, and WE LOVE DOING YOUR HAIR!
As you may have noticed, we have a MAN IN THE HOUSE! With the devastating fire in our old building across the street, our neighbor and friend Moe lost his barber shop. When he approached us to ask if he could temporarily work out of Sin 7 Salon, we said "Of course you can!". If barbers and hairstylists don't have a place to tend to their guests, we don't have a business. Much as we'd like to save everyone's livelihood who lost their shops in the fire (and we have some very good friends who are really struggling right now with that), we definitely could help save Moe's business by giving him a space to cut hair while he rebuilds. To us it was just a matter of doing the right thing. Apparently in this day and age, basic human kindness is more like a super power, judging by the overwhelmingly positive reaction we've received since we rented a chair to Moe. Also, did you know we're swanky? ;) From CBC: [...]
For medium and long-haired gals, nothing's better than a ponytail for beating the summer heat. Getting that hair up and off your neck keeps you cool, and it's a classic look that never goes out of style. That being said, why not change it up a little for the upcoming season? We've found a great gallery of fresh ponytail ideas at Elle.com. Here are a few: Constant trendsetter Rihanna wears a super-full, high ponytail with tons of volume. Great for gals with thick, wavy hair. Getty images Olivia Wilde sports a trendy bubble ponytail. Make a ponytail, then add elastics in regular intervals down to the last few inches. Then pull/puff out the hair between the elastics. If you don't have enough length, consider adding some clip- or tape-in extensions. Easy, stylish, and a little different. Getty Images Uber-blonde style chameleon Gwen Stefani channel's 80's vixen Terry Nunn with her black dip-dyed ends. This high ponytail has the top left out and styled to the side from a deep part for [...]
Katherine, Joan (the winner!), Courtney YAY! Congratulations to our long-time guest Joan, whose name was drawn on April 1 as the winner of our referral contest! Joan won free services for 1 year at Sin 7 Salon, just for referring 3 or more guests to us between January 1 and March 31. Each guest who referred at least 3 new people during that time was entered in the draw, and Courtney pulled her name out of the hat. HUGE MEGA THANK YOU to everyone who participated! We've really loved meeting all of your friends, family, neighbors, bank tellers, baristas, etc., and we sincerely hope they enjoyed coming in to Sin 7 Salon.
Have we got a contest for you, and it's super easy - all you have to do is share the Sin 7 Salon love and send us your friends and family (and neighbors, coworkers, shopkeepers, local politicians, etc.) for beautification! Here's how it works: For every 3 referrals between now and March 31, we'll enter you in the draw. Send us 6? You'll get 2 entries. Want to be a hero and send us 9? You'll triple your chances with 3 entries! Easy peasy! We will do the tracking, just make sure whoever you send gives us your name at the time of their booking. You'll both get our "Lead a Friend Into Sin 7" reward - a gratis Aveda Masque Treatment with mini hand massage! (Yes, when you send us 3 people we'll give you 3 treatments, etc.; it's our way of saying "Thanks, you're awesome!") Prize = services for 1 year - $50 per month or $600 total. YAY! Contest begins Jan 1 and runs through March 31, 2016**; [...]
Yikes is it ever getting dark early these days! What better way to perk yourself up than by trying something new with your hair? Let's check out some of this season's trends for a little pre-holiday pick-me-up, courtesy of Elle. Textured fringe as seen on Kerry Washington. Piecey, brow-skimming bangs are feeling cool this winter! Low maintenance as far as fringe is concerned - maybe every 4 - 5 weeks? Embrace the imperfect! Kerry Washington; Getty Images The Contoured Bob is a hairstyle classic. Length just at or above the collar bone, slightly A-line, blunt, center parted, and perfectly blown out. Check out this polished look on Naomi Watts and Emilia Clarke: Emilia Clarke, Naomi Watts; Getty Images Jennifer Lawrence can seemingly do no wrong in the hair department! Her razored bob haircut gets the gelled-back treatment here. We love the sleek, away-from-the-face look, and especially because it's a dry look, not a bunch of crunchy or greasy looking gobs of gel (which is shown in the Elle article on [...]
This Sunday November 29 join Sin 7 Salon and the South Surrey Town Hall Pub for our 3rd annual Movember Shave-Off! We'll remove that Movember 'stache for you, and your donation includes Town Hall's $4 breakfast (and also drink specials)! Lack a 'stache? We'll trim up your neckline, or give you a scalp/neck/shoulder OR hand massage - ladies also welcome, and we'll offer you the same pampering treatments by donation. 3140 King George Boulevard, from 11:00 - 1:30. ALL proceeds go to PCF. We sincerely hope to see you there!
We're having our annual Holiday Kick-Off and Customer Appreciation Open House on November 7 from 9 - 5 at Sin 7 Salon! Check out our event page on Facebook for the details. We hope to see you there!
Much as we hate to say it, summer is wrapping up fast. The kids are back in school, and even though the weather is still mostly gorgeous here on the BC coast, you can tell that the air is changing. So! What are you going to do with your hair this season? Autumn is a great time to make a change and here at Sin 7 Salon we've got you covered with the latest haircut trends, so let's take a look courtesy of Bazaar online. First up, the always lovely J. Lo with her collar bone-length piecey layered cut. You could call this a "lob", but technically it's got too much layering to be considered a true bob. Notice the subtle baliyage highlights? So pretty! Image: BFA Next up in the mid-length department is Naomi Watts, with a slightly angled bob. Her ends have a bit of texture on the bottom (or the perimeter as us stylists call it), but her long layers are quite sliced out or razored, giving this [...]
Attention Bellingham, Blaine, and Birch Bay Aveda fans! Cross Border savings await you at Sin 7 Salon!
In the topsy-turvey world of international monetary value, currently the Canadian dollar is sitting at about $.77 US. That's not that great for us Canadians who like to cross the border to hit Target and Trader Joes, but it's awesome for Americans who live near the Peace Arch or truck crossing in Washington to come up and get some great deals across the line! FYI, Sin 7 Salon in beautiful White Rock, BC is a 5 - 7 minute drive from the Peace Arch crossing, and maybe 9 minutes from the Pac Hwy/truck crossing, and we have all of your Aveda needs covered including skincare and makeup! You'll save approximately 20% or more depending on that day's exchange rate. We will happily take your all-green American cash dollars, but at par so $1 = $1. You'll get a better deal if you use Visa/Mastercard. Dust off that passport or Nexus card, hop in the car and head to White Rock's only Aveda Concept salon to save a ton on your favorite [...]
Post by Brenna A Monday night at Sin 7 Hair Salon consisted of our wonderful stylists doing a photo shoot after already putting in an 8 hour day! Clearly, these ladies just love work too much! Our stylists Chantelle, Dana, Grit, and Katherine gave our lovely models beautiful up-dos while our wonderfully talented stylist AND makeup artist (yes, she is a double threat!) Telsa did the makeup! (Telsa this day did not do any up-dos, because she was already so busy doing make up! But if you check out our Instagram page you can catch some of her work!). For our photo shoot the stylists had free range of what they wanted to do and boy, did they come up with some great stuff! Here are some behind the scene shoots before we get into the good stuff! Grit did this wonderful piece on model Mia (Pictured below). Grit is an advanced stylist who has worked at Sin 7 Salon since day one! Her work is truly incredible [...]