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. Any deep conditioning treatments you can pack on your hair will help you and your stylist with the porosity issue and ensure that new colour looks healthy and lasts once you take the leap! Aveda makes great masques (Dry Remedy and Damage Remedy), which I personally use weekly to keep my long, highlighted hair moisturized. Cool colours are also a bit tricky to maintain, as the cool pigments (blue, green and violet) are the first to fade out of the hair. We’ve all been frustrated with that “brassy” colour we see in our sleep (yellow, red, orange). Please, save the pumpkin spice for pie! To prevent that from happening, toners (gentle ammonia free colour, from deposit only lines) are always recommended. A toner can either add or neutralize [...]
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 do you do what you do? “Simply because I love it! I love being surrounded by creative people and meeting and making people feel beautiful!” Favorite thing to do outside of work? “Go hiking with my hubby and dogs!” Favorite quote: “There is no passion to be found in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living” -Nelson Mandela 3 words that best describe your personal culture/outlook? “Humble, creative, ambitious.” More about Kristin Visit Kristin's service menu.
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; EMBRACE IT! We are seeing lots of different texture. It’s all about embracing what your mother gave you! Bringing back the style from the 20’s, 30’s, & 40’s. Big, bold, voluminous curls, tousled waves, and finger waves. If you have straight hair it’s about embracing your more sleek look as well! With the whole idea of embracing your own texture, let’s talk about your haircut! Everyone needs the right haircut for their texture, thickness, and density, and let’s be honest not all trendy haircuts are for everyone! But, this being about trends, we are seeing bobs, lobs, soft bangs, and strong parts, be it a deep side part or a strong middle. When doing a little research into the haircut trends for this season it reminded me a [...]
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 and one of a kind! This up-do is a showstopper! For makeup Telsa went for an edgy look on Mia! And yes, Telsa took it to the next level and did blue eye shadow! You can truly tell Telsa is a pro because I know if I were to do blue eye shadow on someone they may turn out like this: Katherine (co-owner of Sin 7 Salon) did a wonderful up-do on model, Kristen. I know most business owners would run out the door once the workday is done but not Katherine and Courtney! Katherine stayed and did this beautiful up-do on our youngest model. (Courtney unfortunately could not make it this day because she was in a hair class brushing up on those skills of hers!) You can [...]
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