So you’ve heard Salon Society is now selling Oribe hair products - amazing! But… where to start? It all looks beautiful and luxurious but there are so many options to choose from!
Oribe is a specialty, high-performance, dermatologist-tested brand. It is also paraben, sulphate, and gluten-free, colour and keratin treatment safe, and vegetarian - proudly approved by PETA. Even the proteins are vegetable-derived! Every product smells AMAZING because one of the largest parts of Oribe’s brand DNA is its signature fragrance.
Let’s give you a breakdown of the curated ranges Oribe has to offer:
This line is intended for anyone and everyone, of all hair types. It has a large range of products of all varieties that silken and detangle hair while helping to repair and protect against everyday aggressors.
*Contains Macadamia Nut Extract - could affect nut allergies
All of the product families work in harmony with each other - so if you have unique hair concerns, try matching a shampoo from one family with the conditioner from another - then throw in whatever styling products sound like they would work for you! Our stylists can also help you pick out a regime that works for whatever your hair needs are.
Stay tuned for further breakdowns of each product line with details about the products available from each collection!
BY AILESH ABRAMS
OK, so your stylist has converted you using amazing salon-quality products and you can now navigate that drugstore aisle like a pro:
“Not today, Head & Shoulders!”
“Box dye? No beuno.”
…but wait a minute, is that *insert fancy product name* being sold in my local drugstore?!?
We get it, it’s confusing. But, as with many things, luxury salon brands available at a drugstore is too good to be true. BUT I'M SEEING IT WITH MY OWN EYES – how?
This question has an answer that can be summed up in one word: DIVERGENCE.
Before going forwards, let's take a step back to the behind-the-scenes of salon retail. As a salon, when we decide to bring in a new luxury product line, we need to apply for the right to do so – and they can say no!
For example, when Salon Society wanted to partner with Oribe, we needed to communicate with the Oribe brand reps to be sure that we would be a good fit! These luxury brands want to be sure that the salons that carry their products are able to properly use, educate, sell, and represent the brand as an ambassador.
As you can imagine, these types of brands also commit to not selling their products to drugstores/major retailers. Additionally, many of these brands invest time and money into the prevention and interruption of unauthorized sales to avoid unhappy customers or damage to their brand. When you find luxury brands on Amazon or in Walmart, what is actually being sold is a diverted product.
So that’s the nitty-gritty of it – when you find these diverted products you are really rolling the dice on whether or not you are getting what you’re paying for!
Are you tired of your colour fading?? Well, we have great news for you!
Kevin Murphy - one of our absolute fave brands - has launched a NEW and VERY EXCITING line of products specifically designed to keep your colour looking fresh longer…
The focus of the Everlasting Colour line is to preserve and strengthen coloured hair. This is accomplished through the use of pH-balancing technologies to ensure your colour will not fade as a result of minerals, sun exposure, or hard water! The key to obtaining Everlasting Colour is in the formula, top-notch ingredients work to combat environmental stressors that fade colour:
Beyond the incredible natural ingredients, Kevin Murphy Everlasting Colour features a careful formulation of unique systems and compounds:
The new Everlasting Colour line features a shampoo, conditioner, leave-in spray, and a set of nourishing treatment shots.
And with that, we are ready to rock! It is time to jump into a regime that works for you and your colour.
Still have questions? Post them in the comments below!
OKAY COOL - BUT HOW DOES IT WORK?
Let’s jump into the science behind these ingredients:
A combination of ginger root, creatine, and expanding polymer instantly offers hair more volume by strengthening the hair fibres and plumping the hair. Aminexil is the star ingredient featured in the Genesis Homme serum that prevents hair loss. Using the full Genesis Homme product line gives your hair a cocktail of goodness resulting in hair that will look fuller in no time.
GINGER ROOT provides a number of benefits for hair. First, it stimulates blood flow which leads to increased hair growth. Second, ginger root has been shown to reduce scalp problems, like dandruff, thanks to its antimicrobial properties. Third, it is an antioxidant which helps prevent split ends and breakage. And finally, the fatty acid chains in ginger root act as a deep conditioner for creating strong, healthy hair!
CREATINE repairs and strengthens hair fibres from the inside out. Creatine is a naturally-occurring derivative of amino acids, whose purpose in hair products is to help to boost cell metabolism and deeply moisturize dry scalps and hair. It also provides protection against heat damage and harmful UV rays. All of these benefits lead to fuller hair!
AMINEXIL is a bit of a superstar around here. It works by widening the blood vessels and promoting greater blood flow to the hair follicles - and of course more blood flow = more nutrients = happy hair! Aminexil works to prevent hair loss while stimulating re-growth, resulting in longer, thicker, and fuller hair. Additionally, Aminexil creates a more supple, hospitable scalp environment by gently melting collagen buildup that can otherwise harden causing breakage and damage.
Fun Fact: Research has shown that Aminexil counteracts hair loss in the Spring and maintains hair density in the Fall, a process influenced by the different phases of hair growth
ABOUT THE PRODUCTS
Bain de Force Quotidien
Translation: Daily Strengthening Shampoo
This shampoo is the perfect choice for daily use that purifies the hair and scalp while strengthening, moisturizing, and softening hair. It also works great for cleansing and hydrating facial hair.
Use: Work through wet hair. Rinse thoroughly. Follow with Spray de Force Épaississant + Cire d'Épaisseur Texturisante.
Bain de Masse Épaississant
Translation: Mass Thickening Shampoo
This shampoo is for those who are concerned about hair fall and are looking for more density and thickness. It features a cooling menthol effect, leaving hair and scalp feeling fresh!
Use: Work through wet hair. Rinse thoroughly. Follow with Spray de Force Épaississant+ Cire d'Épaisseur Texturisante.
Spray de Force Épaississant
Translation: Thickness Boosting Strengthening Spray
This leave-in spray was created for men with weak or brittle hair that is prone to thinning. It instantly gives thickness and volume to the hair, while providing texture and a light, non-sticky hold.
Use: Spray into hands. Work through wet hair or rub into the front of dry hair. Do not rinse
Cire d'Épaissur Texturisante
Translation: Thickening Texture Wax
For easy styling that gives instant thickness, use this styling and molding wax. It leaves a matte finish with medium hold and the non-greasy wax brings texture and 5x fuller hair.
Use: With a bit of wax on your hands, work through dry hair. Style and twist hair to your liking. Do not rinse.
Serum Anti-Chute Fortifiant
Translation: Anti-Hair Fall Fortifying Serum
Featuring the incredible benefits of Aminexil, this daily serum is the ultimate treatment for reducing hair loss and getting fuller, denser, thicker hair. With daily use over a 6-week period, it prevents hair loss and keeps hair stronger and healthier.
Use: Using sparingly, cover scalp with serum. That’s it - no need to apply to freshly washed hair or wash your hair after use. Recommended use daily before bed for overnight absorption.
#1. We need to stop using drug store products…
Like now… men too… they are evil moisture stripping, scalp and hair drying, colour damaging scams that ruin our hair. Yes the price is enticing but no that doesn’t mean we should be using it.
Now I know I just said double shampoo every time you wash - however you should not be washing your hair every day (secret tip in a tip). “But Ailesh I NEED to wash my hair every day!” - AHA introducing tip:
To put it simply, co-washing is the act of washing your hair with just conditioner, so that you aren't stripping your hair and scalp of its natural oils. Many shampoos (cough cough tip #1) are formulated with sulphates- detergents that clean hair thoroughly, which strip the natural oils from the hair strands and leave them prone to breakage. By skipping shampoo in your co-washing regime your hair will stop overproducing oil and balance out it's oil production over time!
#5. Get your coworkers to wash your hair when you’re too tired or lazy to do it…
Sorry this a SASO employee only type of perk! HOWEVER, clients can join our club with a SASO Blowout Membership - you get the hair wash, head massage, plus a blowout + style that lasts for days and days (and days and days with some dry shampoo action)!
ANYTHING LIVING OF THE PLANT VARIETY
Listen, I'm a little surprised too that it took me till volume three to include plants. Plants are everything, get the people you love the plants.
Yeti's are the ultimate gift, trust me- I know this. My staff carry these around constantly. Hot tip: Also get their names engraved so there are no sharesies. You know....covid.
I've known the designer of this collection for years. If you believe in the transfer of energy- get ready for a dose of sunshine coming your way from anything she's touched. Truly the best vibes, always.
KÉRASTASE MAGIC NIGHT SERUM
This product changed my hair and it's what made me fall in love with Kerastase. Keep on your night stand, apply before you sleep. It smells amazing, it soaks in overnight and your hair feels perfect the next day. A must try!
ROUTINE SOLID PERFUME
EUCALYPTUS STEAM JAR
Enlighten your olfactories & amplify your pheromones with Routine solid perfumes.
After all those holiday parties and one too many egg nogs we'll definitely need a little help waking up. Toss of these bad boys in your shower for an awakening & refreshing experience.
Prefer to make memories? Look no further than the unique dining experience at Regina's very own Homestead. We have it on good authority that the staff are rather exceptional as well.
When I was creating this list I knew I wanted to include Stick & Doodles. Then I promptly spent a small fortune on ornaments for my friends. #realreview
AIDEN AMINA X The Holiday Collective
Delicious sorbet inspired thumbprint stemless wine glasses. These adorable cups will be available at the Holiday Collective Dec 4th-5th @siltstudioltd
AIDEN AMINA POTTERY
I was lucky enough to get my hands on two of these unique plant pots. They are the most complimented decor item in my home. A gift sure to strike up a conversation!
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