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.
Pedicures have many benefits, one of them being relaxation. As soon as you start soaking your feet in the Epsom salt water, you get to unwind. Pedicures include warm towels and a massage, so not only will you leave the salon with sandal ready feet, but you’ll also leave feeling very relaxed.
During a pedicure, you receive nail and cuticle work, dead skin and callus removal, then we finish with a polish. You have the choice between regular nail polish, or shellac. Shellac is a great option for people who don’t like waiting for their nail polish to dry.
Men’s pedicures! Pedicures are definitely not just for the ladies, because I go in and clean up the nail shape, cuticles and make those feet baby soft, it is a good service for anyone, during a men’s pedicure, he still receives all of the pampering but gets the choice to skip the nail polish at the end.
Waterless pedicures? A waterless pedicure is basically the same service as a regular pedicure, you just skip the soaking step at the beginning. I believe it was for sanitary reasons as jetted foot baths are a lot harder to disinfect. I use a stainless steel bowl that can be completely sanitized between each service, therefore there is no need to remove the soaking step from this service.
Sandal season may not be upon us, but it's safe to say no one likes it when their feet get stuck to the sheets.
Both Lisa Foote and Ailesh Abrams offer pedicures at Salon Society and are ready to take on your feet!
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.
For those of you who don’t know me, my name is Aaron Brousseau I’m a Master Stylist and Lead Hair Artist at Salon Society in Regina SK
Anyone who knows me knows that I’m colour OBSESSED! Nothing makes me happier than when my clients leave with that permanent smile glued to their face.
Another thing you’ll find out soon after you sit in my chair and I start working my magic is that I want to educate you on how to keep your colour looking it’s very best.
One of my favourite ways to keep your hair perfect between visits is by using a customized colour maintenance conditioner! This gives me the ability to perfectly match the gorgeous tone we’ve created in salon.
With the help of EVO FABULOSO PRO (FAB PRO) I’ve got an UNLIMITED colour palette to compliment absolutely any colour range!!
Are you a cool cat thinking of joining the fun colour trend but not ready to fully commit? These colour conditioners are perfect for you! Just apply the condition to your hair, chill, and rinse and you’ll have pink hair for a couple weeks and a couple washes!
FAB PRO will leave you colour looking refreshed and feeling soft and hydrated and to top it all off FAB PRO is amonnia free, peroxide free, vegan, cruelty free and made with out sulphates, parabens or gluten .
Amazing news SASO babes. We are now carrying Maui Babe sun products!! If you have ever travelled to Hawaii, you have probably seen these magic lotions for sale in the shops (and if you are anything like me brought 5 home in your suitcase!). The Maui Babe Browning Lotions and After Browning Lotion are truly an island secret combo for getting you that gorgeous golden brown fast. We have added four of their amazing products to our Regina, SK Salon Society boutique: Maui Babe Sunscreen (SPF 50 & Reef Safe), Maui Babe Original Browning Lotion, Maui Babe Coconut Oil Browning Lotion, and Maui Babe After Browning Lotion.
Maui Babe Sunscreen SPF 50
Protect your babe skin and our coral reefs with the Amazing Maui Babe Reef Safe Broad Spectrum SPF 50 Sunscreen! This sunscreen is a water-based sunscreen lotion with a soft, tropical scent and a light, non-greasy feel. Maui Babe Sunscreen protects from both the sun’s UVA and UVB rays.
A new and improved formula. FDA approved and coral reef friendly (because we love our planet and the fishies!).
Original Browning Lotion
Amazing Maui Babe Browning Lotion is a tanning accelerant that will naturally give you a deep, dark, and rich tan - eliminating long and endless hours in the sun! The lotion’s formula is safe for a wide range of skin types and derived from a secret family recipe that uses a mix of natural Hawaiian ingredients. Enjoy sunbathing with “A Local Secret.”
Something that we love about the Maui Babe products is that they are designed to work in combination with sunscreen so you can get the tan you want while still protecting your skin with SPF!
Browning Lotion with Coconut Oil
The Maui Babe Browning Lotion with Coconut Oil is an all-natural alternative to their Original Browning Lotion for those of you SASO babes who love a softer coconut scent. It is made from 100% natural ingredients and can be used both outdoors and in tanning beds.
The Browning Lotion with Coconut Oil is highly recommended for those with fair skin and those without a base tan as the formula acts more gradually to slowly build up to a dark, deep, and golden tan. As with their original formula, the Browning Lotion with Coconut Oil is compatible with sunscreen and SPF use is recommended!
After Browning Lotion
Seal in your deep, dark tan and prevent peeling and flaking by using the After Browning Lotion. This amazing after sun lotion aids in healing skin damaged by the sun, salt, and wind. Personally, I believe it is the BEST sunburn remedy around! It is made with all-natural ingredients like macadamia nut oil and aloe vera. It has a lightweight consistency and is great to use all year round to keep your skin smooth, hydrated, and rejuvenated. Enjoy enhancing and healing your tan with this amazing product!
A custom facial, what does that mean? It means that when you come into my room I am giving YOU and YOUR skin the best suited treatment to reach YOUR individual skincare goals. I have an extensive amount of ingredients and products that I carefully curate into a healing treatment to help your skin heal, repair, glow and thrive.
I believe that having a holistic approach to healing is very important – I mean what we put ONTO our body goes INTO our body. Did you know it only takes about 26 seconds for whatever we put onto our skin to be absorbed into our bloodstream? Read that again, I know, WOW (and also EW).
99% of my custom mask creations are edible, organic, eco-friendly, responsibly sourced and Canadian.
You’re not having the same facial and ingredients as the person before you, because your skin is going to need a little different kinda’lovin’ and that’s what I’m here for.
Some call me a hippy, others call me a witch, either way I LOVE brewing up natural healing remedies to best suit you, your skin and aid you on your healing journey to reach those #skincaregoals.
Hey there! We have opened our salon (yay) and you have booked your appointment to get your roots done, but until then... here’s a blog post all about BLOWOUTS. How to maintain your locks, and attempt your blowout at home while waiting for your appointment.
1st step: As soon as I get out of the shower I ring out my hair and brush through a few of my favourite products. Right now I use Olaplex #6 (works great to detangle) and a dime size of Kevin Murphy Young Again Oil on my ends.
2nd step: I always let my hair dry to about 70-80% with the product already combed through to maintain frizz. I put on my makeup, get dressed, eat breakfast and by then it is dry enough to start!
3rd step: Before blow drying, I spray my hair with a heat protectant! I use Kevin Murphy Heated Defense. I section out my hair and clip the rest on top. Don’t hold the blow dryer so that it’s touching the brush, hold it just an inch or two away from your hair.
HOT TIP: I always try to hold my brush so that the handle is pointing forward. For me, it makes things feel less awkward!
4th step: I take the next section of hair and do the same thing. If you can’t do the back, it’s easier to pull your hair all to the front! For the top back section I will pull my section of hair straight up with my brush and blow dry to increase the volume.
5th step: For my bang area I like to blow dry my hair away from my face. Just so that it doesn’t curl completely under and I get a little volume at the root. Finish it off with a light hairspray, my favourite is Kevin Murphy Bedroom Hair.
Practice makes perfect, I promise! It’s a little tricky to figure out how to hold a brush and the blow dryer and make sure your hair isn’t flying everywhere... but find what is comfortable for you and go with that! And if not, we’ll be here to save you. ️
See you very soon, Shanna <3
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