How are those New Year resolutions coming along?…

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 just the junk mail! Go paperless in your billing.  Have receipts, bills and statements emailed to you. 24 trees go into making a ton of uncoated, non-recycled printing paper (a pallet of #20 copier paper comprising of 40 cartons weighs a ton). More than 5 trees are cut down for every ton of coated, high-end, magazine-quality virgin paper. Low-end magazine quality paper claims 8 trees per ton. Let’s opt for digital magazines and audio books. The world consumption for paper has actually gone up 400% in the last 40 years!  Can you believe it?!  4 billion trees (about 35%) are cut down every year. In terms of per person use, it's around 749 lbs of paper per year. To go paperless in billing, statements takes 10-30 minutes, a one-time [...]

By |2019-03-08T12:59:37-07:00February 23rd, 2018|Aveda, Blog, Health, Our Team, Salon happenings, Seasonal|0 Comments

Meet Kristin- Your May Featured Vanity Manager

  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.

We’re having a party…And YOU’RE INVITED!

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!

By |2019-03-08T12:59:37-07:00November 10th, 2016|Aveda, Salon happenings|0 Comments

And the winner is…

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.

By |2016-09-05T12:50:43-07:00April 6th, 2016|Salon happenings|0 Comments

Win Sin 7 Salon services for a year!

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**; prize draw is on April 1. Next time you're in we'll give you as many of our cards and brochures as you'd like to help you spread the word.  Just let us know - we've got lots! GOOD LUCK!  We can't wait to meet your friends. :) **The people you refer must have their appointment before March 31 for the referral to be eligible  

By |2016-09-05T12:57:05-07:00December 28th, 2015|Salon happenings|0 Comments

Movember Shave-Off with Sin 7 Salon and S. Surrey Town Hall Pub

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!

By |2019-03-08T12:59:39-07:00November 27th, 2015|Salon happenings, Uncategorized|0 Comments

3 new additions to the Sin 7 Salon iPads!

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 Aveda is to protecting the earth as well as its people, and where they get those exotic, high-performance ingredients. Curious how to do a smokey eye, or get a semi-matte finish with mineral makeup?  Wonder no more as we've compiled the best of Aveda's makeup how-to's and plunked them onto the iPads.  Also included will be the latest 2 limited-edition palette tutorials so you will always be in-the-know on the latest makeup trends and techniques. We've also included Aveda hair tutorials featuring pros like the amazing Antoinette Beenders.  Learn how to create a sculpted short style, get all-day smooth hair, or how to enhance natural curl, among other things. If you have any questions just ask one of our Vanity Managers and we'll be more than happy to assist [...]

By |2016-09-05T17:10:21-07:00April 7th, 2015|Salon happenings|0 Comments

New No-Show/Cancellation Policies

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 info@sin7salon.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 work on a commission basis, and we need to protect them.  When you make an appointment, that time is held for you.  If you don't show, that stylist doesn't get paid for that time (sometimes up to 3 or more hours, depending).  If you cancel within 24 hours, we have a very slim chance of filling the spot. More than 24 hours, we can usually do it.  We hope you understand.

By |2016-09-05T17:14:06-07:00March 31st, 2015|Salon happenings|0 Comments

A brand new salon to get your hair done in White Rock!

Well, not just yet, but we should be ready to move in to our new location on the corner of Johnston and Pacific in a few short weeks - if all goes well, October 15 will be our first day taking appointments there! Everything's wrapped in plastic right now and awaiting a coat of paint, but we have been assured that it WILL, SOON, look like an actual hair salon. We can't wait! PS - Save the date, Sunday November 16 is our Grand Opening/Holiday Kick-Off Soiree. You don't want to miss this shindig, we promise.

By |2016-09-06T09:29:29-07:00October 3rd, 2014|Salon happenings|0 Comments

Fall fashion and fabulous hair, for a GREAT cause!

Once again Sin 7 Salon is proud to take part in the Women of Value fashion fundraiser for Servants Anonymous Society (SAS).  Along with Vanilla Clothing, Malary's Boutique, Buena Vista massage and other sponsors, this is our 3rd year of involvement raising much-needed funds for this amazing organization.  From the SAS Vision Statement: To support female youth and women who are sexually exploited, and/or are homeless with access to full time long term homes and education, enabling them to be fully reintegrated into society and by equipping them with appropriate life and healthy relationship skills, training, access to full time education, and/or employment. To assist female youth and women in the development of healthy interpersonal relationships with their peers, family members, children, members of society and significant others by providing full time access to addiction recovery, thereby enabling ongoing personal awareness and growth. To foster good working relationships with our partners in service and agencies so that the SAS- Servants Anonymous Society (Surrey), whenever possible, shares mutual gifts and talents. To sensitize and promote awareness of the special needs of female youth, women and children who are homeless, exploited, human trafficked, or at risk of sexual exploitation to whomever SAS- Servants Anonymous Society (Surrey) is in contact with and, whenever possible, to share mutual gifts and talents. To provide consistency and continuity within the Servants Anonymous Society of Surrey by means of the Board of Directors. Join us October 27 for a night of fashion, fun, and empowerment!  We will see you there!

By |2019-03-08T12:59:41-07:00October 1st, 2013|Salon happenings|0 Comments

Back To School? Yep – Sin 7 Styling School!

!!Wednesday Sept. 19, 2012 7 - 9 p.m.!! Are you one of the many people who find the wide variety of hair products a confusing, sorta scary different world?  Do you struggle with styling your hair each morning?  Do you wonder if you're using the correct brushes and tools to get the finished look you desire?  At Sin 7 Salon, we have your back!  Let us demystify the world of hairstyling for you.   $20 reserves your seat, redeemable toward any styling product or tool after class. Class includes: Lecture/demo explaining products, tools and techniques. Hands-on time with your own hair expert. A glass of wine (if you imbibe)! A light snack. A super fun time with a lot of laughs! Best of all, you will leave with new hairstyling skills to get professional results at home!  Don't miss out, reserve your chair at one of our Sin 7 Styling School sessions!  Head to the salon to slap a $20 on us to reserve your own chair/mirror/electric outlet for the night. :) The fine print: Space is  limited.  Class may be cancelled if there are 2 or fewer registered participants.  In that case we will gladly move your reservation to the next convenient date for you, or refund your deposit.  You are encouraged to bring your own blowdryer, brushes, and other tools from home so we can help you use them better, or you are welcome to use ours. 

By |2016-09-06T20:33:25-07:00September 4th, 2012|Salon happenings|0 Comments

Class is in session! Welcome to Sin 7 Styling School.

April 2012 Are you one of the many people who find the wide variety of hair products a confusing, sorta scary different world?  Do you struggle with styling your hair each morning?  Do you wonder if you're using the correct brushes and tools to get the finished look you desire?  At Sin 7 Salon, we have your back!  Let us demystify the world of hairstyling for you.   $20 reserves your seat, redeemable toward any styling product or tool after class. Class includes: Lecture/demo explaining products, tools and techniques. Hands-on time with your own hair expert. A glass of wine (if you imbibe)! A light snack. A super fun time with a lot of laughs! Best of all, you will leave with new hairstyling skills to get professional results at home!  Don't miss out, reserve your chair at one of our Sin 7 Styling School sessions!   The fine print: Space is extremely limited.  Class may be cancelled if there are 2 or fewer registered participants.  In that case we will gladly move your reservation to the next convenient date for you, or refund your deposit.  You are encouraged to bring your own blowdryer, brushes, and other tools from home so we can help you use them better, or you are welcome to use ours.   

By |2016-09-07T10:04:15-07:00March 27th, 2012|Salon happenings|0 Comments