You like us! You really like us! We'd like to thank our moms, the Academy... :) But seriously, thank you to all of our amazing guests who voted us Best Hair Salon at the Peace Arch News' "Best of the Peninsula" Readers' Choice Awards. We are absolutely thrilled and humbled that you'd take the time to vote (and vote in 25 different categories so that your vote actually counted as per the contest rules) for our salon. We really can't thank you enough, and WE LOVE DOING YOUR HAIR!
As you may have noticed, we have a MAN IN THE HOUSE! With the devastating fire in our old building across the street, our neighbor and friend Moe lost his barber shop. When he approached us to ask if he could temporarily work out of Sin 7 Salon, we said "Of course you can!". If barbers and hairstylists don't have a place to tend to their guests, we don't have a business. Much as we'd like to save everyone's livelihood who lost their shops in the fire (and we have some very good friends who are really struggling right now with that), we definitely could help save Moe's business by giving him a space to cut hair while he rebuilds. To us it was just a matter of doing the right thing. Apparently in this day and age, basic human kindness is more like a super power, judging by the overwhelmingly positive reaction we've received since we rented a chair to Moe. Also, did you know we're swanky? ;)
White Rock barber Moe Toufic was left with no way of earning a living after he lost his business in a devastating fire that displaced more than 100 residents on May 15.
But the barber is back on his feet, thanks to the owners of Sin 7 Salon — a business that attracts mostly women looking for a high-end haircut, styling or colouring.
You can read the rest of the article at the link, and Sin 7 co-owner Katherine also did a live radio interview with Moe on June 24 in the afternoon at CBC.
We're humbled by the overwhelming response this story has received. We're just helping out a brother-in-shears, you know? We are so incredibly lucky that the fire didn't affect our salon and we just want to help in any way we can.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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