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.  [...]

Your Holiday Season Style Buzz

By |2019-03-08T12:59:37-07:00December 5th, 2016|Creative, Hair Colour, Hairstyles, Trends, Uncategorized|

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; [...]

Summer Hair, Ponytail Edition

By |2019-03-08T12:59:39-07:00May 17th, 2016|Trends|

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 [...]

5 hot celebrity hair trends for you to try this winter!

By |2019-03-08T12:59:39-07:00December 1st, 2015|Trends|

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 [...]

Sin 7 Salon Brings You the Celebrity Hair Trends for Fall 2015

By |2019-03-08T12:59:39-07:00September 11th, 2015|Trends|

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 [...]

Summer Hair Trends

By |2019-03-08T12:59:39-07:00June 8th, 2015|Trends|

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 [...]

Free the Frizz! Embrace your hair’s texture this summer

By |2019-03-08T12:59:39-07:00May 19th, 2015|Trends|

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 [...]

5 Spring hair trends for you to try. And one to avoid.

By |2019-03-08T12:59:39-07:00March 23rd, 2015|Hairstyles, Trends|

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 [...]

The Man Bun: Trendy or Trashy?

By |2016-09-06T11:21:37-07:00July 31st, 2014|Trends|

Post by Kenzi It's time to address a rapidly growing hair trend you either love or loath. No, not pastel hair colour. No, not oversized accessories. It's not even a trend that we choose to follow or ignore ourselves. Ladies, I give you...the man bun. Now, I know that men have been wearing their hair pulled back for decades; looking back through the ages, long hair on men precedes even this century or the last. Curled wigs of the 1500s, hippie-length hair of the 70s, hip-grazing dreadlocks of reggae culture, surfers, bikers, pirates - just a few examples of how men have grown their hair as a statement of status or style. But this year, more and more men have been sporting a knotted style to keep their longer hair from getting a little too free flowing. (Photo: Wenceslaus Hollar) (Photo: Ueli Frey) Beckham did it in the early 2000s to keep his hair out of his face on the field. Orlando Bloom followed a few years later. In 2012, Chris [...]

The Perm Resurgence

By |2019-03-08T12:59:40-07:00June 11th, 2014|Hairstyles, Trends|

Post by Kenzi What I'm about to say may come as a shock: perms are back. Yes, you read that right. Perms. As in permanent curls, like grandma had, with that foul smell that permeates (pun intended?) every room the perm-ee enters. You're probably imagining the larger than life, near-afro-status perms of the '80s. Maybe you even had one yourself, or you've seen photos of your mom (like mine) trying and failing to rock the style before you were even born. After the perm's heyday came to its long awaited demise, stylists and salon-goers alike swore off the look, vowing never to perm again! That is, until now. Because yes, the perm is back. And this time, it is not your mother's perm. In order to appreciate what perms are today, let's first look back at the origins. In 1872, French stylist Marcel Grateau discovered he could create wave in the hair by heating a two-pronged tool over a gas burner and then applying it to the hair. This style became [...]

Spruce up your hair colour with 2014 Spring Trends!

By |2019-03-08T12:59:40-07:00March 21st, 2014|Hair Colour, Trends|

Post by Kenzi You see that blue sky up there? The buds poking up through the soil? The sun that doesn't set til 8:00pm? These encouraging little signs mean one thing: it's officially spring! So how can you freshen up your hair as we step closer and closer to summer? Here are the four hottest hair colour trends for 2014. 1. Platinum If you've got the guts to do it, what better way to get set for the sunny seasons than brighter-than-the-sun locks? There are a few ways to go. First, there's purely bleached out, like Anne Hathaway's pixie. Or you can tame it down with darker roots and cooler tones, like Michelle Williams. You can also go for an all-over blonde, like Margot Robbie (pre-Oscars! She's a brunette now!), with hints of honey blended throughout. Whichever look you choose, bright blonde is one of the must-haves for spring and summer. (Photos: BroadImages/Louis Vuitton) Also, which colour do you prefer on Robbie? I'm torn. (Photos: Getty Images) 2. Rose Gold No, [...]

Hair-spiration from New York Fashion Week

By |2016-09-06T11:17:19-07:00February 20th, 2014|Hairstyles, Trends|

Post by Kenzi This month, the world's finest models and designers alike strutted the New York runways during the Big Apple's prestigious fashion week. Though the hype of the event surrounds the clothes, the hair is not to be ignored. Here's a quick peek at what's hot for the upcoming seasons, with a focus on a few trends. Updos of all shapes and sizes made an appearance, from structured and intricate at Caroline Herrera, to flirty and feminine from Zac Posen, to loose and undone with Nicole Miller. Caroline Herrera (Photo: Imaxtree) Zac Posen (Photo: Imaxtree) Nicole Miller (Photo: Imaxtree) Another feature style shown by Reed Krakoff, Vera Wang, Rodarte and DKNY, among others was the pony. Variations included low with a deep side part, sporty with headbands, textured and big, and sleek and simple. Reed Krakoff (Photo: Getty Images) Rodarte (Photo: Imaxtree) Vera Wang (Photo: Imaxtree) Braids, whether thick and chunky or used as headbands, graced the models from Rachel Zoe and Rebecca Minkoff. Rachel Zoe (Photo: Imaxtree) Rebecca Minkoff [...]

Hair History – Evolution of the Bob

By |2016-09-06T11:16:46-07:00February 12th, 2014|Hairstyles, Trends|

Post by Kenzi It's been popular for nearly a century. It's been looked down upon and admired. It's been sleek, it's been short, it's been voluminous, long, curly, layered and blunt. It's evolved and morphed with each decade, along with changing styles and tastes. It's arguably the most classic hairstyle, ever. It's the bob. And here's where it came from. Though the bob really became popular in the 20th century, the haircut that we now know and love was inspired by a famous heroine back in the 15th century. Joan of Arc is said to have worn her hair cropped up near her ears in one of the oldest known versions of the bob. For Joan, the style was used to disguise her gender, as well as being a practical cut throughout the 100 Years' War. In 1909, French hairdresser Antoine revived the look at his salon, referencing Joan of Arc as an influence. The bob is still referred to as "coupe de la Jeanne D'Arc" in France. Photo: 1917 cover [...]

Summer hair trend: partings. Or not? How to interpret trend reports. Or don’t. ;-)

By |2019-03-08T12:59:41-07:00May 13th, 2013|Trends|

Welcome to the world of beauty experts, declaring the trends for the season.  Sometimes you just have to chuckle to yourself and shake your head a little.  It definitely helps to have a sense of humour!  Whether it's a nearly identical haircut being re-branded from one season to the next (i.e. the LOB, or long bob, was also the Demi-Bob, and is now The Chop), or announcing that "Ombre is dead and over!  Now let me show you my new, more subtle ombre...", it's a bewildering, confusing world full of mixed messages.  My advice to you, fashionistas and hairstyle aficionados, is to take all "trend" advice with a bit of a grain of salt.  Case in point - partings.  As in, partings are everywhere!  Except where they're not!  Observe: Zig zag parting. Photo: Matt Lever Middle parts!  GROUNDBREAKING! Photo: Matt Lever Finally, something a little different.  Parts are HOT! Photo: unknown As you can see, parts are totally EVERYWHERE on the runway.  Except where they're not. Nothing to see here, folks.  [...]

Hair Trends for 2013

By |2019-03-08T12:59:41-07:00January 7th, 2013|Trends|

Miley Cyrus; Film Magic Chloe Moretz; Getty Images Remember when hair and beauty trends were slavishly adhered to, whether they worked for the person or not?  Thankfully these days it's pretty much anything goes, as long as it works for YOU.  We're seeing short, medium, long, blonde, brunette, red, side parts, middle parts, bangs, no bangs...you get the drift.  No need to conform to a 'do that leaves you frustrated and chained to your bathroom vanity for hours on end!  You can do almost whatever you want and look on-trend, with a few guidelines to keep your look modern.  Check out this slideshow of hot hair "trends" from the New York Post, who talked to 4 celebrity stylists to get their take on what's going on in 2013.  Then give us a call so we can give you a whole new look, or just a minor tweak.  Our goal:a whole new year of great hair days for you! 604-560-5360