Monday, July 1, 2013

Happy Canada Day!

Canada eh?  The best country in the world, the one I am happy to have been born and raised in is celebrating it's birthday today. We live in a land where people are cared for, respected and guaranteed at least a chance. A chance to be successful, and a chance at life.

If you don't normally, today is your chance to celebrate a culture that is excepting, nurturing and at it's core very considerate. Today, let's take a moment to be thankful for the diverse nation we live in.

Friday, June 14, 2013

Hair Tutorial Gone Wrong...

Good Morning, It's Friday, the most wonderful day of the week isn't it?!
I know many of you have already had the pleasure of watching this but I figured anyone who hasn't is missing a REAL funny Vid. I know that isn't nice because the poor girl must have freaked out but when I saw her laughing at herself on Ellen I realized it's all good. A must see...

Friday, June 7, 2013

Consultation Done Right! 

 Consultation is by far the most important part of ANY hair service, and must be taking seriously and performed with love. When we as stylists get you as guests into our chair for the first or twentieth time consultation is still the key to satisfaction. However as a guest there are things that you do to help aide us in the process of achieving your overall desired look. As we all are aware of,  communication must be a two way street to be successful and this is not only relevant with our partners or spouses or friends! Lets look at a healthy haircut consultation in steps..

Step 1 is to ensure that both you and your stylist have a clear understanding of how long the overall length of your haircut should be. Everything about a consult should be clear visually to ensure you have a CLEAR picture. Clarify how much hair will be cut form the length and where it should then fall too.

Step 2 is the decide on the overall length of the hair that will surround your face. How short will the front area be? Will there be a bang or something in the front that is visibly shorter? Or will your shortest layers in the front be at chin or lip length or cheek?

Step 3 is to establish the length of the shortest layers on the inside of the cut, meaning the volume making stuff! Will it be shorter and sit fuller for volume like the curly hair lady pictured or will they be longer and more flowy creating more of a beach style?

Step 4 is the most important to the overall success of the cut, the one that makes it tick or doesn't,  Styling. It's fine to create a wonderful shape that looks great walking out the door but you and your stylist must also review quick, easy and effective ways that you can duplicate what they have just accomplished. Agreed they may have "magic hands" but with a little work and a clear understanding you just may shock yourself!

Friday, May 31, 2013

HOW TO: Awesome FishTail Braiding!

Fish Tail braids are very current and can really help to pump up your look and give you a current and yet classic style. Here we sourced a great tutorial video for you guys that we know will make the whole look much easier to create. Share this with your friends and practice it on yourselves or on each other, a fast and effective way to get you that fresh style now! As always... Love Yourself!

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Desperate for a Bang?

We thought that with the summer heavy upon us FINALLY, those of you with long heavy hair might want a tip that makes hair easier and lighter. This is a great video showing you how taking that long heavy hair and use it wisely to create a quick, trendy, AND easy style. Let's us know what you think with a comment, Love Yourself.

P.S. We've missed you, its real nice to be back..

Friday, March 23, 2012

No More Kinky Business!!!

Exiting your morning shower signals the start of another day, another opportunity to let your radiant, beautiful hair shine on. Unfortunately you’ve already grabbed the towel and have started rubbing it furiously over your scalp. Now you’ve gone and done it, you’ve got the frizz.

Frizzy hair is very common among people; however there are various preventative measures you can take to keep the frizz at a minimum. First and foremost, start ending your showers by readjusting the temperature from hot to cold in the last couple of minutes. The cold water will seal the hair cuticles, diminishing your chances of split ends and frizzy pieces. Towel drying your hair is another common mistake. Allow it to air dry almost fully before blow drying. You can also keep it wrapped in a towel while eating your breakfast and applying your makeup and voila! A quick blow dry and style and you’re out the door.
Those of you out there with envious curly hair, unfortunately are the most prone to  frizzies.  When dampened, curly hair tends to retain more moisture causing the hair shaft to expand, allowing you to become vulnerable to a bad case of the frizz. Using shampoos that are geared towards frizzy hair is an excellent idea but make sure to do your research or ask your stylist which one would work best for you. All products containing Aloe Vera are also an excellent treatment for hair and scalp. Aloe contains cellular regenerators and allows for hair growth by stabilizing the hair follicles.
Digesting vitamins and the proper nutrition is vital. Vitamins such as B8, B5 and Omega three fatty acids will be a tremendous help in smoothing out your frizzy hair.  Foods containing these vitamins include; milk, walnuts, whole grain cereals and citrus fruits such as tangerines and lemons. The healthier your body and digestive system are, the healthier your hair will appear.
It goes without saying that the length of your hair and your regimen of maintaining it directly affects the amount of frizz you will have. Proper upkeep and trims are key for healthy hair.
So, next time you come across someone with an obvious case of the frizz; inform, educate and aid them on living a frizz free lifestyle. Who knows, it could be you or a loved one that the frizz creeps up on next.

Friday, March 16, 2012

Brushed Aside...

It feels like the old world is disappearing more and more with each passing day,  I miss Blockbuster! (haha)  In all seriousness though it seems to me that living in this time has had its positives in that we do not want for anything when it comes to information and convenience.  Everything we want is at our fingertips in seconds,  and new developments happen every second and not every day per say.  We have been shown so many wonderful advantages with tech advances in all areas of our lives.

What's funny though is that we seem to forget that we did things pretty darn well in the old days too!  When it comes to hairstyling in particular I feel like we have made advances,  realized in some cases that weren't advances at all and are now stating to go back the other way!  I mean think about it,  natural,  full,  beautiful,  healthy hair IS trendy!  Its never been anything but trendy.  The way in which we achieve this look,  and this type of healthy hair in general is to do very very little to your hair!  We try our best in salon to encourage our guests to take it easy every once in a while and not go overboard with their hair care.

As an example,  hair growth is something that cannot and will not be effected by anything expect good old fashioned natural care.   An example of this is a healthy diet,  Silica,  a good mix of B vitamins,  Rest,  and most importantly  do not put your brush aside!  Brushing the hair from root out to tip ( Like Marcia Brady used to!)  is a fundamental part of healthy,  enhanced growth.  Brushing your hair at the scalp and all the way through to the ends every morning and every night can make a massive difference in conditioning,  strength,  and vitality of your hair shaft.  Making getting it longer a lot easier overall.  The reason is simple,  brushing can stimulate the follicle level of the scalp with blood,  blood that is essential in the strengthening and support of the sustained and continuos growth.  

So the point is,  avoid always looking to what's "Hot" and new in regard to hair and try to realize that what's "Hot" is often what has always been...