We asked our talented stylists, estheticians, and salon support staff for their favourite hair and skincare products. If you find yourself asking which hair or skin products are right for you, these are some of our favourites! Let us know in the comments if you agree. Our hair stylists are experts in blonding, creative colours, extensions, and colour corrections.
Curly Girl/Curly Hair Faves
The SASO Team
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Happy Earth Month friends! Roma from Salon Society here on the blog today to talk about everything eco! I am a hippie trapped in a concrete jungle and do everything I can to ensure I am eco-friendly and sustainable. One of the things I love most about working in an eco-friendly salon is a shared belief that environmental consciousness is incredibly important, both at work and at home. Here are some of the ways we strive to be earth-friendly!
Green Circle Salons' website has TONS of great information about how salon waste can be recycled through their program. It's pretty crazy and inspiring - check it out!
BEHIND THE SCENES
With so many ways to be environmentally-friendly, we want to know: what are your favourites??
Let us know in the comments!
Products to avoid: Bar soaps, mineral oil (baby oil), Alpha Hydroxy Acid (AHA), hair removal creams, Chlorine, body scrubs, lotions with alcohol (check your ingredients - you'd be surprised how many popular brands contain alcohol - *cough* Bath & Body Works).
Hello beautiful people! With summer just around the corner, we are very excited to be bringing on a new service at Salon Society... Spray Tanning!
Visit our pre- and post-care tips for your sunless tan here!
Spray tanning is a safe, quick way to get a bronzed glow or deep tan, depending on your preference. Here is some info you might not already know about this awesome new service:
We carry FIVE different dry shampoos - So I am here to give you the dirty and answer all your questions on keeping your hair fresh and clean between washes!
If you're in the process of stretching the days between washing your hair, dry shampoo is the way to go. Not only does it keep your hair fresh, it helps to add volume and texture!
Our Dry Shampoos:
If you have more questions or need help choosing the best dry shampoo for your hair, send me a message on Instagram!
Until next time!
Hello hair friends!
Long time no talk. Can you believe it's almost been a whole year since the first lockdown? Crazy times indeed; but I am happy to say we’ve adjusted as needed and I can still be behind the chair everyday doing what I love. Today I am coming to you with a blog about something very near and dear to my heart – fun coloured hair!
My obsession with vivid hair began well before hair school, and I'm pretty sure I scream a little of excitement every time I get to do a crazy colour for my clients. Cue 2021, new and unique trends have been off the charts! I don’t know if it was the boredom of lockdown, the freedom of working from home, or the abundance of Brad Mondo videos that everyone has been watching- but it looks like the vivid colours are here to stay. We’re seeing vibrant money pieces, split dyes, and more creative colours than ever before. It really has been such a great time to be a hairstylist.
Fun note, these trends are not just for bright or bold colours. It’s also for dark and light combos, natural colours or pastels. There are no rules when it comes down to it, allowing you to change things up in whatever shades you’re most comfortable with. Soft pink? We got you! Lilac hues? No problem! That’s my favourite part about these styles, they are completely customizable for each person.
Reservations about switching up your colour game? Consultations are always free! Can’t wait to see you!
Hello to my Curly-Hair Folks!
I know it has been a minute since my last blog. After receiving such incredible feedback about my Curly Hair Love blog some of you tried my steps at-home and the results were great! May as well continue this trend.
I love seeing so many people embracing the natural textures of their hair. Go with the flow! Our hair's true natural texture is beautiful!
Our topic today is Colouring Curly Hair:
Some of you may be worried that colouring or lightening your curls will damage them. But I say, fret not! During these long quarantine hours, I did some research just for this blog. I wanted to see what the people of Google say about colouring your curls. And in my opinion, you shouldn’t listen to them… they are the people in Brad Mondo’s nightmares.
The top misconceptions in my research were:
Not to be dramatic but girl, they are lying!
I have over 10 years of experience colouring naturally textured hair using lightener and permanent colour. My curly clients have healthy hair. With proper education and caution, licensed professionals have safely used lighteners and permanent colours for years.
Henna colour cannot be removed from the hair, and will cause chemical reactions when lightener is used. What this means is that if you have coloured your hair with Henna you won't be able to alter it afterwards. Even highlights would be extremely damaging and cause a chemical haircut. It's best to stay away from Henna if you like to change things up regularly.
Here are some things curly-hair folks should consider when colouring their locks:
When picking a colour we want to create a beautiful, cohesive look. So rather than picking a multi-tonal masterpiece, stick to looks like ombré, balayage or highlights. These techniques enhance the look of your natural curl texture and it's a more gentle colour process.
Be bold! As curly-hair folks, we should not be limited by traditional colours. Don’t be afraid of going bold with colour.
My personal favourite is a softer colour as your hair has a lot of movement. Soft colours enhance what you already have and you are perfect! When choosing a colour, you should be mindful of your natural skin tone and eye colour. Picking something that complements your natural features. This is one of my favourite parts of the consultation process and I'm happy to help you fine just the right hue.
I take pride in my work and strive to give ALL my client’s what they want while maintaining the integrity of their hair. Your hair is a reflection of you and my mission is to empower you by treating your hair as it deserves to be treated.
I would love for you to schedule a consultation with me. We can discuss what we can do to achieve your ideal colour and style or we can find a look that will enhance your beautiful curls. You got this!
ONE YEAR DOWN- MANY MORE TO GO!
As we approach our 1 year anniversary as SALON SOCIETY we have been remembering all of our favourite parts about this year and reflecting the hard stuff we've been through. It's be a DOOZY of a year, let me tell you. We've worked harder than we've ever worked before, showed up hard for our clients, friends, family and each other. Most importantly we tried to take the good with the bad and just remember that the hard things we are going through are just temporary.
Despite what the craziest first year in business had in store for us- there was always one thing that remained a constant: unwavering support from our clients, friends, family and each other. We are so damn proud of what we've been able to accomplish as a team and we wouldn't be anywhere without all of you. SO, THANK YOU!
It's very important for us to give back to all of you. For the next couple of weeks we are going to be celebrating. We can't have the big party we imagined and planned for you all- but we can say thank you in other ways. Stay tuned on instagram, facebook or through this blog to keep in touch with all we have planned!
CHECK BACK FOR MORE GIVEAWAYS UNTIL DECEMBER 13th!
GIVEAWAY NUMBER ONE: A YEAR OF GREAT HAIR
Win a Blowout Membership of your choice for a WHOLE YEAR! That's right, you can go an entire year without ever washing your hair yourself if you'd like! Our team will treat you once per week to a hair wash, killer scalp massage and blowout. Talk about self care!
HOW TO ENTER:
1. Follow @salonsociety.yqr on Instagram
2. Like this post
3. Tag a friend who you think would enjoy a year of free blowouts.
4. Tag additional friends, each tag equals an extra entry.
5. Share this on your story for 5 additional entries.
POSITION: MASTER HAIR ARTIST
ARE YOU A HAIR ARTIST who is full of creativity and busting at the seams to make some magic happen? Are you itching to work with a team where you feel challenged & supported? Are you yearning to be a part of a team that fosters collaboration over competition? Do you set goals and work until you achieve them? Do you eat, sleep and breathe all things hair? Do you want to build a loyal clientele and work with people who completely have your back?
Then we are the team for you!
We are a specialist salon with some of the country’s most amazing colourists and top cut and style creators. We believe that true greatness comes from mastering a single craft and we provide a unique training ground for those who want to excel in the industry. We believe that a team environment means we all share in every ounce of success!
Foster positive and long lasting relationships with co-workers & clients
Maintaining a clean and sanitary work environment
Maintaining a high level of product and service knowledge
Recommending products and services to clients depending on their hair type and hair goals
Slaying every piece of the hair game
Ability to work well under pressure and within time constraints
Love working as part of a team
Strong time management skills
Great interpersonal skills that serve to build great client relationships
Journey Person Certification an asset
Bridal Skills an asset
Willingness to work occasional Saturdays an asset
And a good sense of humour is key!
Benefits of working at SALON SOCIETY:
High traffic salon
FREE parking and plenty of it!
Employee discount on products & services
Commission on retail sales
Sizeable employee lounge
We carry the best products on the market
Advertising and marketing strategies to ensure a measured flow of new customers
Here’s a little more about us:
we have an amazing team
we have an unmatched culture that fosters amazing teamwork and ensures everyone loves coming to work every day
we hire stylists and colourists as employees, not independent contractors
we have paid vacation
we laugh A LOT
we are on the leading edge of fashion-forward hair design
we love our team
we’re looking for someone awesome that enjoys awesome and creates awesome
So, if this appeals and you want to join an amazing team please email your cover letter and resume here and let’s talk about our future love affair!
** NEW SERVICE ALERT**
Hello you gorgeous humans, Nadine here, and I'm thrilled to tell you about my latest obsession.I've just completed my full certification in the newest hair colour sensation "BLENDED BLONDE". This is the service all blondes have been dreaming about. A beautifully blended, lived-in, luxury hair colour that's sure to turn heads- this is not your mothers highlights!
When you sit in my chair for a "Full Blended Blonde" service, you will receive a full head of perfectly placed babylights with bright face framing pieces, paying special attention to the hairline for a perfectly seamless ponytail every time (no two-toned business here), gorgeously blended root smudge and custom toning. The service includes olaplex, a moisture treatment & my signature blowout. Option to upgrade to: "Full Blended Blonde w/ Foilayage" for the brightest effect.
Brunette? Don't worry gal pal, this service is for you too! Heard me talk about that expensive brunette we're all striving to achieve? This service suits you as well! This technique and placement can be done on ANY hair colour, it's all about the placement babe!
- FULL BLENDED BLONDE
- PARTIAL BLENDED BLONDE
- BLENDED BLONDE REFRESH
- ADD ON FOILAYAGE
*be sure to book a new client consultation before your first appointment so that we may choose the right service for you. Any questions? Hit me up on instagram!
Read this far?! THANK YOU, I'm just itching to get my hands in some hair and keep creating these killer lewks. The first 4 babes to message me on instagram and book a "FULL BLENDED BLONDE" (with or without foilayage) will receive 20% off their appointment total! WOAH MAMA! I'm booking into October right now, but will be opening up 2 days in the next couple of weeks for this service only. *Hint: you will not be able to find a time for this service before October, so messaging me on instagram is key.
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