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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:

Braids with a bit of frizz 

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. 

Rhianna's frizzy updo

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.  

Keri Russel's undone bun

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.  

Mixed textures - smooth and frizzy

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.  

Accessory with frizzy tendrils

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

New Aveda Thickening Tonic is in! Your hair will be SO happy!

Once again Aveda has knocked it out of the park with a new product launch.  Seriously, this company just keeps getting better and better (as if we though that was even possible)!  Introducing Thickening Tonic, a lightweight spray that takes hair from fine and flat to fluffy and full. 

Aveda Thickening Tonic

 

  • Proven to thicken hair instantly with just one use
  • Expands strands from roots to ends
  • Powered by botanicals—including certified organic amla fruit
  • 97% naturally derived*
            *From plants, non-petroleum minerals, or water
I have personally tried this product on my curly-yet-baby-fine-and-thinning hair, and I can say that it gave me tons of volume with no extra weight or sticky feeling.  And like everything Aveda it smells divine. Success! 
Run, don't walk to Sin 7 Salon to get your hands on this little miracle today!  We have lots in stock but we predict it will fly off the shelves once we start spritzing away on our guests this week.  If you've tried it let us know on our Facebook page how you liked it. 

 

 

 

How does it feel to cut your hair in a bob?

It's spring and as the weather heats up and the flowers start blooming, many of us begin toying with the idea of a major hair change.  Here's an article which describes one woman's experience going from long, to long bob, to a true bob.  (Language is NSFW or those with sensitive-to-swears eyeballs, FYI.) 

Author Michelle Ruiz's bob

Author Michelle Ruiz's brave new bob, on Elle.com

Let's just say I'm getting used to it. Kind of like how I'm still getting used to my grown woman self. It's going to take a little more than a haircut to shed the vestiges of girl past, but I'm getting there. Gardner was right—a bob has a way of making you feel cool, even when you might actually go home from work most days, change into sweatpants, put on the Sesame Street Pandora station and give your baby a bath. Plus, I've started to see my hair as its own edgy accessory, and it's making me brave. A month after cutting my hair, I made a big, scary (yet exciting) decision to become a freelance writer, something I've dreamed about doing for a long time. I don't feel "pretty" in the same way as before, and while I still want to look pretty (who doesn't?), I'm realizing that's not the compliment that means the most to me. I'd rather be fierce, hot, smart, or confident—someone brave enough to chop her hair off on a Wednesday afternoon and not look back.

Read about this woman's gutsy decision to lose some length, and if you're in the White Rock/South Surrey area give us a call at 604-560-5360 to book a consultation at the salon where we can discuss whether or not you're ready to take the plunge into this season's hottest cut - the classic bob!  And as always, leave your comments or questions at our Facebook page

Hair clippings, oil spills, Sin 7 Salon, and YOU!

As you may have heard, there was a recent bunker fuel spill in English Bay.  This latest event was considered to be "small".  Most of us figure a major oil spill on our beautiful coast is inevitable.  What you may not know is that because Sin 7 is a certified Green Circle Salon, we collect your hair clippings which can be used to help clean up oil spills!  The hair is collected in a special bin and picked up by Green Circle, and then stuffed into nylon casing and used as sorbent boom.  

Hair boom like from Sin 7 Salon in White Rock

Hair booms standing by to absorb oil spills

From a recent article in the Vancouver Courier:

Cutting your hair can help with current cleanup efforts in English Bay after this week's oil spill. A Canadian company has an established a program to recycle hair clippings from salons to make “booms” used to soak up heavy oil in water.

Jennifer Henry, regional director of Green Circle Salons, said hair is the best material to absorb oil. Participating salons separate used tin foils and leftover dye from the hair clippings, and the company collects the leftover hair to be recycled. The hair is then stuffed into nyloncasing, creating the boom.

Henry said when there's an oil spill situation, they reach out to affected communities and donate booms.

"We donate the booms to anyone who wants to put them to use, whether it's a governmental organization or private cleaning company, West Coast Marine Response, the Coast Guard or just your average concerned citizen. Donate them to whomever can get them in the most expedient fashion."

When the Courier contacted Henry she was at Sunset Beach with booms, waiting for the tide to come in and start the cleanup. Currently, Green Circle Salons doesn’t have a deployment system set up with a governmental organization to get the booms in the hands of emergency responders and cleanup crews, which is why they often rely on the media to reach out for volunteers and get the booms into the public's hands.

"With gloves from the safety kits we give them, [cleanup crews] put booms in the water, absorb the oil and put the booms back into the bags we supply. Then we collect the bags."

So you see, the $1.50 eco fee we add to services really does go toward lessening our impact on the earth.  Not only do we send your hair to help clean up these catastrophies, but 100% of the aluminum foil we use for colouring, all of our plastic including lids from colour tubes, the tubes themselves, all paper products, and expired or excess chemicals are collected by Green Circle and either recycled or properly and safely disposed of - instead of ending up in the landfill.  Municipal recycling programs just don't cut it for salon waste so we signed up with Green Circle to make sure we are doing our part to be kind to our environment; we keep about 90% of our waste from the landfill.  Seriously, we now take out just a tiny bag of garbage every week instead of the big bag about every day or so that we did before joining Green Circle.  For a lot less than a cup of coffee you are doing a very wonderful thing for our air, soil, and water!  Thank you Green Circle, and thank YOU for being a guest at Sin 7 Salon and contributing to this awesome recycling program!

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 you with the videos or any of the techniques (we do have a bona fide makeup artist on our team too!).  See you soon in White Rock at Sin 7 Salon!  

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