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 [...]

Just give it to me straight, man!

By |2019-03-08T12:59:41-07:00February 25th, 2013|Consultation|

Post by Chantelle Ever feel like hairstylists are talking in a different language altogether? Technically, we are. Don't feel bad if you don't understand us. It's the same way in any profession. There are just terms we use that aren't generally used in normal everyday conversation. Well, today's your lesson in language, and I'm here to guide you through some of this messed up hair talk. First up....Ever wonder what we're talking about when we say "Hang on a sec before I rinse your color out, I'm going to mix up a toner for you"? Keyword being, of course, TONER. Ah, toner. One of the most overused, under explained, confusing terms in hair talk. And I'm saying that as a hairstylist. When we mix up a toner, what we're actually doing is mixing up a color. (Here's where I get a little more technical) Toner is a non permanent color ( a semi-color, or a demi-color, depending on how the stylist refers to it), and what exactly makes a color non [...]

The Art Of Change

By |2019-03-08T12:59:42-07:00November 16th, 2012|Consultation|

Post by Chantelle I know......It's a scary word. Change. Those 6 letters can cause unimaginable, unforeseeable consequences. But that's not always a bad thing. Speaking as a hairstylist, and being a creative bunch, we ABSOLUTELY love change! Be it on ourselves, our families, our clients or our friends.....We get contact highs from it. (Look straight in my eyes next time you ask for 6'' off.....That's not fear baby, that's excitement). Because change can (And should) be fun! It can boost your self image, lift you out of a tired routine, and refresh a decade off you (Or even just a couple years). However, to some, it can ruin a day, or be a regret, or make one feel not quite themselves. So how do we balance wanting something different, yet staying true to ourselves? That's probably one of the hardest parts of my job. It comes down to communication, and understanding what you want. I can guarantee this week I will have at least one client who comes to me, requesting [...]