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
Heat is easily the most common method of styling hair; from blow drying to flat ironing, curling to crimping- our hair sees it all. If you’ve ever wondered the best ways to protect your hair from the damage that these beautiful styles cause, this blog is for you!
-Invest in quality hot tools! They are worth the money every time, and last much longer than the competitors. Having professional hot tools will help prevent your iron from overheating and causing unnecessary damage.
-Heat protection is everything! Use this in your hair consistently before styling and you will notice a huge difference- salon grade heat protection will cover up to 450° and come in a wide variety of lotions or wet and dry sprays. They are an absolute lifesaver for your hair!
-Avoid the 450° setting! Even with a great heat protectant, don't cook your hair at the same temperature you cook a pizza! For curls trying keeping your iron at 390° and for straightening try 365°.
-Let your style set! When you finish heat styling your hair, leave it be for 10 minutes before brushing and adding your final products. Allowing your hair to cool down in place will make your style hold for days to come.
-Try to avoid using heat daily! Set a hair wash schedule that works for you and try different heatless options of styling on days that you can; for example if you curled your hair on day 1, rock a half pony on day 2, and messy bun or braid on day 3. We tend to over iron the pieces of hair around our face which causes breakage. Making an effort to get more days out of your style will result in much happier hair!
Consistency is key when seeing results in heat styling, but I promise, the little extra steps make a world of difference. Put that heat protectant on, style those beautiful locks, and go through the weak hair whipping like the goddess you are (or you know, put your hair in a messy bun because quarantine, totally your call!).
Counting the days until I can see all your beautiful faces- and of course- play with your hair.
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Rub into damp hair, then style as desired.
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What it is:
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What it is formulated WITHOUT:
What else you need to know:
This hairspray is formulated without oils or silicones. Additional product benefits:
- Use on damp or dry hair to set, style, and finish any look
- Creates long-lasting volume, waves, and curls
- Workable, brushable, touchable control
- Heat protection up to 450°
- Superior shine and humidity protection
- No flaking or build-up
I KNOW WHAT YOU ARE THINKING..... BUT NADINE- YOU ONLY DO NATURAL, LIVED-IN COLOURS!?
I know, I know. But there's just something about this trend that has me feeling hella creative lately! I mean, obviously I've been spending some time on TikTok during lockdown, you know.... like every other human on the planet right now. Quarantine's got us doing crazy things. Something about this trend has caught my eye, it's so fun!
Why I love this trend so much:
- not a huge commitment, you are only lighting a small section of your hair
- when the colour fades you can try multiple different ones
- makes a statement!
I pre-ordered everything I need to make these colour dreams a reality, so if this trend is on your radar- get at me! Let's make some magic.
*INSERT HAPPY DANCE HERE*
Oh hey there! Long time no see. We are so incredibly excited to see you back in the salon! It's no secret that things are going to be different.... but that's OK. We are all in this together. The SASO team is ready to welcome you back into our space with open arms, but no hugs...just yet.
We are so happy to finally get the opportunity to come back to work and be there for all of you. We understand how important your hair appointment is. It's not just a haircut. We know this, probably better than anybody. It's human connection, it's being touched (safely), it's being seen, heard, understood and loved. We've always been here for you, let us be here for you again.
Now, when we all need it more than ever before.
If you've managed to snag a coveted appointment time, lucky you! If you haven't been booked in yet please give us a call at the salon or book online! Online booking will be open as of May 8th at 10:00AM CST.
Things are going to be a little different around here. We wanted to get you prepared for your next appointment as best we can. These polices & procedures will be in effect as long as it's mandated by the government.
IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS OR CONCERNS PLEASE DON'T HESITATE TO CONTACT US. WE ARE HERE FOR YOU.
We will still be offering FREE local delivery for all of our boutique items. You can shop online here.
See you soon beautiful humans, your SASO team and the plants miss your faces immensely.
Hi there, welcome to my first blog!
A little background information… Before the Covid pandemic, I was going to school full time Monday to Friday. The closures [of basically everything] turned my face to face learning into at home, online learning, equipped with almost daily zoom meetings. Many of you are working from home with many online meetings as well. We don’t want to look like we just rolled out of bed (even though I probably have) so I thought I would share my quick tips and hopefully you will find them helpful!
I have come up with a very quick and simple routine that helps me feel very polished and natural without being weighed down with a lot of makeup. Staying home is the perfect time to embrace your natural beauty, give your skin a break from a lot of makeup, lashes a break from extensions and hair a break from hot tools.
That being said, let’s get ready for our Zoom meeting!
Step one: Tinted moisturizer, there are many on the market but I suggest DermaRoller CC cream, because it has skincare benefits along with a nice natural coverage. There is no need for heavy foundations when you are sitting around the house. Something that I do, if I feel like I want a little more coverage is: mixing it with a primer before applying. In my palm I mix ⅓ primer to ⅔ CC cream. Then I just rub it on with my hands as if applying a regular moisturizer. Now that I have a nice, even complexion I can move on to my next step.
Step two: Brows, sometimes putting on a tinted moisturizer can cover up your eyebrows. I personally, like a nice bold, dark eyebrow. I just take a Q-tip and dampen one end, just to remove any coverage in the brow left from step one. If you feel brow makeup is needed, just use a little pencil or powder (your eyebrow makeup of choice) to fill in any potential holes in your shape. A clean brow shape will really polish off the natural look we are going for.
Step three: Lashes, Self isolation has been a great time to give eyelash extensions a break, embracing a much more natural look. I have found a tinted eyelash primer, which is meant to go under mascara to add length and volume, but since it is tinted brown it actually looks really nice on its own! Different looks call for different amounts of makeup and I believe a natural makeup look only requires a subtle brown, natural lash.
These three steps and a lot of dry shampoo have made me feel a lot more confident and polished for when I am signing on to my zoom meetings.
For hairstyle ideas, you should refer to Shannas blog about no heat hairstyles! I personally love her half up bun with a scrunchy.
Other things to be aware of in a zoom meeting:
-potential background noises
-battery power of the device you’re using
-your outfit (top half)
Happy Zooming everybody!
Hey everyone! Ailesh from Salon Society here in Regina, SK. Bangs are not always easy but they are super cute and trendy. While I am not a stylist, I have been rocking full straight bangs for years now and I wanted to share what I've learned about living with bangs with you all!
Read on for my 4 Top Tips for Bangs:
1. Dry Shampoo is Life
Dry shampoo is an ultimate beauty product for everyone, however it is truly a necessity for those with bangs. Bangs are super cute but unfortunately they can get greasy fast! When you get bangs you'll notice quickly that the way they sit against your forehead all day results in more oil absorbed in them than the rest of your hair. Dry shampoo in your bangs is the key to this problem!
TOP TIP: Apply your dry shampoo at night and sleep with it in to wake up ready to rock. My favourite dry shampoo is Kevin Murphy's Fresh Hair - it smells AMAZING and it works!
2. The Bang Wash
Sometime I find that dry shampoo isn't going to cut it with my oily bangs but that the rest of my hair really doesn't need a hair wash yet and looks super cute. If your bangs are significantly more oily than the rest of your hair, try washing just the bangs. To do this, pull the rest of your hair back into a pony or braids. Next wet just the bangs and use a small amount of shampoo to wash them. Follow-up with blowdrying and you are ready to go!
My favourite shampoo for a quick bang wash is Kevin Murphy's Angel Wash - it smells great and provides a great gentle clean, removing all grease but leaving the hair hydrated!
3. Hair Training
When you first start out your bangs may not do exactly what you want them to. I have straight bangs and they needed to be blowdried and trained to stop them from splitting down my part line. A bit of work and dedication is all it takes to train them into the shape you desire!
4. Blowdryer > Straightener
When it comes to styling bangs I've learned that to it's best to use a blowdryer. I've found trying to use a flat iron or curling iron to do major changes/ damage control on out of control bangs usually results in flat, weird bangs. Instead, it is better to wet the bangs and blow dry to style, following with an iron to perfect if need be.
Hey all from my final few weeks of quarantine!
All of us at Salon Society are so excited to be back in our beautiful space and working on some beautiful heads of hair!
Today I am going to address CURLY HAIR! This is a topic I know a lot about - being a Curly Girl myself!
Curly hair is one of my favourite things to do behind the chair!
I am the Curly Hair Specialist at Salon Society and I love to help guide my clients with controlling their curls. (CURLS FOR THE GIRLS)
There are so many different types of curls and waves, a few of us know how to work and control it! But some of us still can't seem to get it right!
The best analogy I tell a lot of my curly/wavy clients is “Curly hair is like a Toddler - It’s good and well behaved one second and the next it is a total jerk!”
I am going to walk you through a quick view of how I coach my curly clients.
2. Structure - In my professional opinion curly hair cuts are no different than any other haircut and it needs structure! Yes, our hair does shrink and if we cut too much off it shrinks shorter but giving it actual structure in the cut will show it who’s the boss and will not turn into that evil toddler.
3. Shampoos & Conditioners -
4. Styling - Getting all the right products for your curls will change your life!
Here are some of my Pro-Tips:
Well that’s it folks!
Those are all my hidden secrets.
If you have any questions about your curls come in and see me or message me - @tyleratsalonsociety
So you wanna go blonde, do you? Can’t say I blame you! For years blonde has been, and still is a versatile and adored hair colour. I mean, come on, it's beautiful! However, as a brunette – or as someone with previously coloured hair- there are a few things you should consider before diving into this journey.
-Hair health > hair colour. Going blonde is a process, and if rushed or done incorrectly, the repercussions could be the heath of your hair. Trust your stylist and start slow- the results will be a beautiful transition, an attainable colour, and hair that you don’t have to cut 7 inches off of when it's done.
-Blonde is not a one shade fits all. It may take a bit of playing around with tones to find what works best for you and your skin tone, don’t be discouraged by this. Bring lots of photos to your appointment so your stylist can see what you’re liking, and never be afraid to ask us for our expert opinion. (PRO TIP Pinterest is a great resource but be cautious of overly edited or filtered photos- try to save photos off of the hair page your stylist has as well!)
-Being blonde is an investment. When taking someone blonde a typical sitting can range from 2.5-4 hours or longer! There are many more materials being used (foils, bond repair products, ect) and it is a double-process colour. Thus, it has to be charged accordingly (the best way to address concerns or get an estimate on cost is to book a consultation with your stylist ahead of time, that way you can go into your appointment confident and relaxed).
-Salon products are essential. Because when going blonde, even in the healthiest of ways, it is normal for your hair to need some TLC. Say hello to your new best friends- Olaplex, purple shampoo, and your hair mask of choice.
-Mini maintenance salon appointments go a long way. This one is for my balayage babes! Even though your hair might look fine to grow out for months on months because of that beautiful natural blend; try a tone and treatment (or trim) between the big appointments. This goes a long way in keeping your hair looking and feeling it’s absolute best.
There we have it! I hope this blog answered some of your blonding questions; and in the great words of Elle Woods from Legally Blonde, “Always trust in yourself”(and your stylist-she may have forgotten that part). But seriously, can’t wait to be in the salon again doing all the transformations and making those hair dreams come true!
Until next time!
Hey everyone! Ailesh from Salon Society in Regina, SK here to talk about proper hand and nail care in our current crazy COVID world.
As we all undoubtedly know at this point, 20 seconds of frequent and thorough handwashing with soap and warm water is important for defending against the COVID-19 virus but all this hand washing can really take a toll on the health of our hands and nails. In addition, increased sanitization of frequently touched surfaces has many of us with our hands in harsh cleaners and bleach.
Working to keep your hands and nails in good shape isn't just so they look pretty but also to protect your health. Broken skin and abrasions are a good way for bacteria to enter your body and dry hands and cuticles can be painful - so let's get fixing those hands!
The best thing you can do for your hands is moisturize them. Frequent handwashing is very drying so it is important to follow every hand wash with lotion. Try a DIY hand scrub to scrub away the dryness and start fresh - something as simple as brown sugar and coconut oil will do the trick!
TOP TIP: Have a lotion next to every sink so you won't forget and don't have to look for it!
2. Use Warm Water
Warm water is plenty warm enough to effectively wash your hands and is the recommended temperature for handwashing. Whereas washing with hot water strips moisture from your hands plus can cause irritation or burns.
3. No Nail Biting
Nothing is worse than unsightly and painful nails and cuticles. Keep those fingers out of your mouth - for your nails and your health!
TOP TIP: Keeping your nails at a shorter, more manageable length can help to discourage nail biting. Plus, always carry nail clippers or a nail file so any broken nails can be taken care of immediately without biting.
4. Cuticle Care
Dry cuticles are flakey, peeling, hang nail prone cuticles. To keep your cuticles looking good be sure to use lots of lotion and cuticle oil! In addition, it's important to keep a pair of sharp cuticle nibbers on hand. Using nibbers to carefully and safely cut away dry cuticles and hang nails helps to stop tearing and prevent painful cuticles.
TOP TIP: Put cuticle oil on at night before bed so it can fully soak in as you sleep!
5. Pretty Nails are Healthy Nails
Right now long nails may not be the best choice for you. Our frequent hand washing can make nails dry and brittle leading to easy breakage. Shorter well shaped nails are easier to maintain than longer nails; uniform healthy nails are pretty nails.
Grab some nail polish and make those nails shine! Make sure to thoroughly clean the nail before applying any polish and use base and top coats for a longer lasting manicure. If you're thinking of tackling some nail art check out my blog - 4 Tips for Beginner Nail Art!
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