Post by Brenna It feels like summer down at the salon! Our stylists are sporting the dresses, sandals, and the A/C is on in full swing! So to get our guests summer ready here are some summer hair trends from Glamour Magazine! These styles are from the runway such as Dolce and Gabana, Bailman, and many more. But thankfully these are some easy up-do's to get you out of the house and down to the beach in style. Trend #1: Half and Half Ah, yes, the oh so easy, but oh so stylish, half and half is back. This one is sure to get you out of the house in no time! This is one of our stylist (Chantelle's) go to style when client's want a new everyday look that takes no time. Trend #2: Accessories Now by accessories, no, we do not mean baseball caps! We work so hard to get that beautiful colour of yours why cover it up? We mean a little something-something to draw all the attention [...]
Here on the wet coast those of us whose hair tends to frizz right up in the rain or humidity have a tough go of it. Thankfully there are some very cool styles that encourage you to embrace that natural texture and make it a feature, not a bug. Here's a taste from Harper's Bazaar: Image: IMAXTREE Let your braids be a bit ruffled and let that natural frizz act like a soft halo while you are at the beach or garden party. Image: IMAXTREE Make like style setter Rihanna with an updo that lets the frizz be the feature. Letting go of perfection never looked so perfect. Image: Getty Keri Russel sports the ultimate undone bun. We've heard from "experts" that the top knot is out, but we'll believe it when we stop seeing everyone wearing it. Here tendrils are left loose on the sides for a chic-yet-casual look. Image: uncredited from Bottega Venata Mixed textures are always a showstopper. Make a deep side part, smooth the top with product [...]
Once again Aveda has knocked it out of the park with a new product launch. Seriously, this company just keeps getting better and better (as if we though that was even possible)! Introducing Thickening Tonic, a lightweight spray that takes hair from fine and flat to fluffy and full. Proven to thicken hair instantly with just one use Expands strands from roots to ends Powered by botanicals including certified organic amla fruit 97% naturally derived* *From plants, non-petroleum minerals, or water I have personally tried this product on my curly-yet-baby-fine-and-thinning hair, and I can say that it gave me tons of volume with no extra weight or sticky feeling. And like everything Aveda it smells divine. Success! Run, don't walk to Sin 7 Salon to get your hands on this little miracle today! We have lots in stock but we predict it will fly off the shelves once we start spritzing away on our guests this week. If you've tried it let us know on [...]
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, [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 email@example.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 [...]
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 [...]
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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 [...]
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 [...]
Sin 7 stylist Chantelle is pretty much a self-taught expert in all things health related, including hair. Her favourite product? Damage Remedy Daily Hair Repair. Not too heavy, softens the frizz, non-greasy formula, nourishes the cuticles, super easy to use (even if you use too much), and can be used on all hair types. Indeed! From Aveda.ca: Our daily leave-in treatment instantly repairs damaged hair by 26%*, helps protect from heat styling and detangles to help prevent further damage. Certified organically-derived quinoa protein penetrates hair to instantly repair damage and strengthen from the inside out. Wheat protein helps protect from heat styling-such as blow-drying and ironing. Soy-derived oil detangles to help prevent further damage and breakage. Certified organic essential oils including bergamot, mandarin and ylang ylang provide an uplifting aroma. Pick up Aveda's Damage Remedy products at Sin 7 Salon, or order through our website at the top of the home page (the sage green"Shop Aveda" button).
We asked our Vanity Managers what their favorite products were for this series of short blog posts. This week, Trish recommends Aveda's Pure Abundance Hair Potion: It's magic! Gives me all the volume I need for second-day hair! This seemingly magical product (seriously, it turns from powder to liquid in your hand!) gives awesome grip to silky, slippery, flat hair. Innovative formula transforms in your hands-from a powder to a light, absorbent lotion.* Like magic in your hair, it adds texture and increases strands' diameter to create abundant volume. Instantly volumizes hair Creates matte texture Boosts strands with natural bulking agents like kaolin clay and acacia gum Perfect for a gritty, "second-day hair" look *Product that has liquefied will not affect performance. Do not allow product to freeze. Hair Potion works great as a root lift, and we also love this product for updos on hair that's so healthy that it's impossible to backcomb. Pick up your bottle of magic potion at Sin 7 Salon, or order online through [...]