Autumn is here!

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 [...]

Your Holiday Season Style Buzz

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 [...]

By |2019-03-08T12:59:37-07:00December 5th, 2016|Creative, Hair Colour, Hairstyles, Trends, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Summer Hair, Ponytail Edition

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 an asymmetric look. Be sure to wrap some strands around the base to hide the elastic and pull the whole thing together. Getty Images There are lots more pictures at Elle.com - 17 to be exact, so check them out and let us know if you have any questions about how to do them.  Consultations are always free at Sin 7 Salon.  604-560-5360 in White Rock, BC.  We love to do hair! P.S. As always, you can leave any comments at our Facebook page which is where we hang out online.

By |2019-03-08T12:59:39-07:00May 17th, 2016|Trends|0 Comments

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

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 some other celebs). Jennifer Lawrence; Getty Images Here's one for the shorter-haired gals - the "flipped crop".  The influence of the 80's and 90's is everywhere, and here we see the asymmetrical throwback (think Sheena Easton cavorting with Prince back in the day!) on Lily Collins and Alicia Keys.  All it takes is a deep side part (do this when hair is wet), and pushing all of the volume onto one side.  The more daring among us can just crop one of the sides right off for a more permanently flipped crop!  It's an easy way to change things up on your short or mid-length look.    Lily Collins, Alicia Keys; Getty Images Finally we have the metamorphasis of the last several years' top knot - it's come unraveled [...]

By |2019-03-08T12:59:39-07:00December 1st, 2015|Trends|0 Comments

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

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 cut lots of movement.  This cut is a nice option for hair that's on the finer side that's straight or with a little bit of wave because it doesn't have a lot of density or weight removed, and since the length sits right above the shoulders the perimeter doesn't break up, giving it a thicker looking line.  Her color is right on trend too, with the root area being a shade or two darker than the mid-ends' baby blonde. I Image: Getty Moving up in length is Rachel McAdams, with a jaw-length classic bob with a bit of texture or slicing through the ends.  The deep side part styling gives this look a bit of an asymmetric edge as does the loose, flick-ey finish.  Her color keeps with the [...]

By |2019-03-08T12:59:39-07:00September 11th, 2015|Trends|0 Comments

Summer Hair 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 to the hair. A little flower, a bejewelled pin, or maybe even a flower crown (my personal favourite, because I feel like such a queen). The accessories can add to your look... Photo from Marchesa S/S '15 Or tame all that hair into something simple and manageable (a time saver): Photo by Kevin Tachman at Lanvin Trend #3: Braids This is a trend that I think will never go out of style. I mean, the pig tail braids have gone out of style, but the side braids are definitely being rocked this year (and last year). Braids can be a difficult trend to get the hang of though. I find it depends on the day whether my braid looks beautiful, or like a 5 year old did it. To [...]

By |2019-03-08T12:59:39-07:00June 8th, 2015|Trends|0 Comments

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

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 (we recommend Aveda's Anti-Humectant Pomade), and use a pick or wide tooth comb to fluff out curls to the max. Image: IMAXTREE Sweep your locks back, leave out some pretty (and a bit frizzy) pieces on the sides and nape, and finish with a beautiful accessory for a super easy yet suprisingly polished look. See the whole set of images at HarpersBazaar.com, then tell us on our Facebook page which you liked best, or what you have planned to #freethefrizz this summer. PS Whether or not you want to rock the frizz or calm it down, at Sin 7 Salon we carry the full line of amazing Aveda products, and there's something for every hair type.  We'll be more than happy to recommend something perfect for you.  604-560-5360

By |2019-03-08T12:59:39-07:00May 19th, 2015|Trends|0 Comments

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

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 us know in the comments at our Facebook page. (We don't take comments here on the blog because we have a day job and the bots/web crawlers that make fake accounts became too much to keep up with.) If you're in White Rock or South Surrey (or surrounding area), hit us up at Sin 7 Salon for an apointment so we can help you adapt these trends.  604-560-5360 / 1195 Johnston Rd    

By |2019-03-08T12:59:39-07:00March 23rd, 2015|Hairstyles, Trends|0 Comments

The Man Bun: Trendy or Trashy?

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 Hemsworth wore one on the red carpet, as did Brad Pitt in 2013. But then came the man bun to top them all, on red carpets everywhere in early 2014: Jared Leto. And thus a trend was born.       (Photos: Getty Images) I myself adore a full head of shoulder skimming hair on men. Whether tied back or not, long luscious locks that rival my own are a major cause of attraction. I even had my very own man-bunned boyfriend for over four years. At one point his hair got so long he chopped it all off (and donated it to make wigs for children with cancer, bless him) but I mourned the loss of that beautiful knot for months. Don't worry, cutting off his bun wasn't the [...]

By |2016-09-06T11:21:37-07:00July 31st, 2014|Trends|0 Comments

The Perm Resurgence

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 popular with the flapper girls of the 1920s looking to glam up their bobs with a bit of texture, a look that became known as the 'Marcel wave'. The invention of this early form of the curling iron took Grateau from styling prostitutes in Paris' slums to adorning French elites and celebrities with his signature look. (Photo Credit Unknown) While Grateau innovated women's ability to alter the texture of their hair, the true founder of the perm was a German stylist, Charles Nessler. His method, which used hot curlers combined with a solution of cow urine and water (yikes, right?), created curls that lasted up to six months. The solution alone would be enough to turn me off, but the process was even more horrifying - the woman's hair [...]

By |2019-03-08T12:59:40-07:00June 11th, 2014|Hairstyles, Trends|0 Comments

Spruce up your hair colour with 2014 Spring 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, I'm not talking about your jewelry. Rose gold hair! Like Jessica Chastain's auburn mane, or Amy Adams and Rachel McAdams. These coppery, pinky, summery shades are luxurious and sophisticated -the perfect way to transition into the new season. (Photos: Getty Images) 3. Monochromatic Browns If you're not one for highlights or lightened-up locks, there's still a trend this year for you. Solid, monochromatic brunette can still be sleek, shiny and multidimensional, without the need for foils. Zoe Saldana and Katy Perry know how to pull this off. (Photos: Getty Images) 4. Gradual Ombre Ombre has been one of the hottest trends over the past couple of years and it appears as though it's holding strong, albeit with minor variations. Instead of the lighter tones starting in the mids through [...]

By |2019-03-08T12:59:40-07:00March 21st, 2014|Hair Colour, Trends|0 Comments

Hair-spiration from New York Fashion Week

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 (Photo: Imaxtree) Several designers opted for an easy, undone look and left their models tresses free flowing. Alexander Wang went middle-parted and low-key, while Rag and Bone went for a sleeker look. Alexander Wang Rag and Bone (Photos: Imaxtree) And finally, era-inspired looks captured the best of vintage and retro. Proenza Schouler channeled the 70s teen with straight and plain hair. Badgley Mischka rolled up the ends of his models' hair for a retro updo. And models for Donna Karan sported long, straight locks slicked back on top for another take on a 70s style. Proenza Schouler (Photo: Getty Images) Badgley Mischka (Photo: Imaxtree Images) Donna Karan (Photo: Imaxtree Images) Though the fashion takes centre stage at New York Fashion Week, the hair is undoubtedly the best accessory.  Which [...]

By |2016-09-06T11:17:19-07:00February 20th, 2014|Hairstyles, Trends|0 Comments

Hair History – Evolution of the Bob

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 of George Bernard Shaw's play Another ancient source of bob inspiration is Cleopatra. Though her bob-like hairstyle was actually a pinned up hair piece, the pharoah is seen with a longer bob in most depictions of her. Photo: Fox Film Corp. The bob came to America in 1914, atop the head of ballroom dancer Irene Castle. To make her hair easier to deal with during recovery from a surgery, Castle cut off her hair into a bob. Afterwards, she hid her hair under hats and scarves when she went out in public until a friend urged her to show off the cut. She did, and a trend was born. A short cut with curls at the ends came to be known as the "Castle bob." Photo: Randy Bryan Bigham [...]

By |2016-09-06T11:16:46-07:00February 12th, 2014|Hairstyles, Trends|0 Comments

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

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.  Photo:IMAXTREE The really interesting thing is regarding the "hot parts" of the season, most of us have such a strong natural part that we don't really have a choice. And as many of us know, if you have a strong part and try to move it your whole style goes into open rebellion. You'll notice that the pictured models are seemingly genetic mutants with no visible cowlicks (or cellulite, which YES makes them mutants)! The moral of this story is, don't let some unknown-to-you, probably self-declared "expert" tell you that you MUST have a middle, side, zigzag, or other part.  Or poker straight hair.  Or curls/beachy waves/ringlets.  Or dark solid color/chunky or fine highlights/ombre.  Or a long, medium, or short bob...unless that's what you like!  In this day and [...]

By |2019-03-08T12:59:41-07:00May 13th, 2013|Trends|0 Comments

Hair Trends for 2013

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  

By |2019-03-08T12:59:41-07:00January 7th, 2013|Trends|0 Comments