HOW TO GIVE YOURSELF A BLOWOUT
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
HOT TIPS FOR HEAT STYLING
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!
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!).
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3 PLACES TO FIND NAIL INSPIRATION
Hey there! Ailesh from Salon Society in Regina, SK here. Do you ever sit down to do your nails but cannot for the life of you decide what designs to put on your nails? Finding inspiration for new designs and new creative nail sets can be frustrating sometimes so I've put together a three of my favourite places to look for nail inspiration!
BOMB NAIL ART IN 4 EASY STEPS
TREND ALERT: E-GIRL
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.
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.
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4 TOP TIPS FOR BANGS
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 its 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.
CURLY HAIR LOVE
Let’s talk about naturally curly hair!! At Salon Society, we have several Curly Hair Specialists. These stylists have experience and training in how to make curly hair look its absolute best!
We know that curls can be temperamental, but we also know that the key to rocking curls and making them look their best is education - we’ll let you in on our curly hair secrets!
Pro-Tips for getting the most out of your curls:
Those are all our hidden secrets about curly hair and how to treat those locks with the care they deserve. If you have any questions about your curls, comment, come in to see any of our curl specialists!
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