Hey there, it is the SASO Curly Hair Specialist crew here writing a collaborative blog to share about one of our all time favourite curly cutting techniques: The Cado Cut!
Textured hair is some of the most beautiful hair out there. With so many different variations of gorgeous curly and wavy textures there is so much individuality and so much to love... but oh man can it be difficult to find the style that works for you - this is where the Cado Cut comes in!
The Cado Cut is designed to create beautiful cascading layers, volume, and a balanced shape. This means that all types of curls and waves can be cut to enhance, define, and volumize that natural texture! And even better, this cut is designed to be completely customizable for what you as a client are looking for! Looking for more shape and definition? We've got you covered. Wanting more bounce and curl, without sacrificing length? You can have your curls, your bounce, and your mermaid hair too!
You may be thinking: "Cool sounds great... but I have had disastrous haircuts in the past. Why should I trust you people??"
Super valid question. First, some background on why you may have had some bad experiences: working with curls can be very intimidating for hair stylists. This is due to a few factors, 1- we do not get a good foundational education on curls in hair school and 2- there is an insane amount of different curl patterns and hair types that exist, so feeling confident to tackle them all takes time and practice. Unfortunately this gap in our traditional education leads to a lot of mistakes in the real world - this is the very reason why we have designated Curly Hair Specialists at Salon Society. Our team of curl experts have taken additional education and work with curls regularly to keep up our skills. We are also always on the hunt for new classes and new curly cutting techniques to ensure we can always meet the expectations of our curly clients - and that is how we found the Cado Academy.
The Cado Academy and cutting method class was honestly life changing for us! We all came out of that course feeling absolutely invigorated and can approach ALL curl patterns and hair textures with confidence and excitement. This course and new technique are probably some of the most rewarding and valuable education we have ever taken. Knowing that we are able to offer stunning results to every curly client is such an absolute dream come true!
..And we would love to help you fall in love with your curls too! Book for a consultation with one of us today and let's chat about your curly hair dreams - and then make them a reality!
check out some of our Cado transformations!
Hello everyone, Bri from Salon Society here! As a stylist, I get to see and sample all the different products and brands both on my hair and my clients' hair. My hair is fine with a natural wavy texture and these products are my top favourites that I cannot live without - and ones that I bet you'll fall in love with too!
I like to use this thickening volumizer after I wash my hair! First, I apply my leave-in conditioner and then spray Body Mass all over, focusing mostly on my roots. Then I am ready to blow dry and get some gorgeous volume!
Hot Tip - Body Mass can also be used as a heat protectant up to 420°F (232°C)!
Kérastase Nutritive 8hr Magic Night Serum
Aaaand those are my faves! I hope that you get a chance to try some of them out!!
Have any questions? Shoot me a DM, drop a comment, or book in to see me for a free consultation!
Acne is one of those topics that is surrounded by SO MUCH misinformation!! There is so much conflicting advice, product endorsements, active ingredients, DIYs, Dos and Don'ts, and drastic solutions floating around that sometimes it feels IMPOSSIBLE to know what is fact and what is fiction. So today I am going to break down some of the acne myths that truly drive me up the wall!!!
MYTH: Acne-prone skin requires a bunch of active ingredients to combat acne.
This is one of the top myths I want to break down. Depending on your skin, some people should be using no active ingredients at all, while some people can use a variety (depending on the ingredients -some ingredients should not be used in combination with each other).
MYTH: Popping pimples is fine - or even beneficial.
This is not true! In general, leave your zits alone! A zit is not going to last forever - your body will always naturally heal or expel it (like in a hot shower) in time. Most people are unaware that when you try to pop a pimple and it doesn't pop, what's actually happening isthe inflammation may have popped under the skin, causing the acne to spread further. My recommendation is always to leave your skin be and see your esthetician if you want extractions! However, another option is to invest in some zit stickers, which will absorb secretions and prevent unnecessary touching of the spot. They can also help heal the inflammation faster!
MYTH: Acne only happens in teens and should clear up by the time you are an adult.
False! Acne can be caused by a variety of factors including hormones, environmental stressors, medications, stress, skin type, and lifestyle. Some people never have acne as a teen but struggle with it in adulthood. Hormones are complex systems that can fluctuate throughout a person's lifetime for a wide range of reasons.
MYTH: Acne means that someone doesn’t take care of their skin properly.
This is absolutely not true! Anyone can get acne for any of the reasons mentioned above. It is of course important to keep skin healthy with a skincare routine, but even someone with a dedicated regimen can still deal with breakouts or persistent acne.
MYTH: Products with the same ingredients have the same effectiveness.
Not all products are created equally. Even though a product might claim to include a certain ingredient, particularly active ingredients, this does not mean that it will give the same results! One example could be Vitamin C products from a drugstore brand vs. a professional-grade brand like Dermalogica. The difference is the quality of the Vitamin C molecule - some molecules can penetrate deeper than others, while some just stay on the skin's surface.
There are definitely a ton of myths floating around about how to treat your skin, prevent acne, and treat acne - these are just some of the ones I hear the most often! If I missed one that you’ve heard and you aren’t sure if it’s true, I would be happy to help you break it down! Send me a DM on Instagram, post in the comments below, or book a free skin consultation and we can chat in person. I can answer your questions about acne and give you tips on how to treat your skin’s unique concerns.
Hello! Stefan here from Salon Society. I have been a hairstylist for 16 years and am one of the two SASO stylists that offer the European Blowout. The European Blowout is a luxury experience which results in an iconic, voluminous, silky finish. Today I am going to spill some of my European Blowout secrets andtell you about the superstar products that make this blowout result so stunning.
The European Blowout is completed using our fave European product line Kerastase Paris. I first started my training with Kérastase Paris in 2011, I absolutely fell in love with the products, became a certified Kérastase specialist, and have been using them ever since!
The foundation to a fabulous blowout is always understanding the hair type I am working with and pairing technique + products to reach the desired soft, shiny, and bouncy result.
These are the best products to achieve these results:
Now you have the inside scoop on all the products that are used to create the stunning European Blowout! I hope these products will help you get a better at-home blowout. Which product are you most excited to try?
Hey there! Hope here from Salon Society! Today I am so excited to talk about a new membership program we have developed at Salon Society that is near and dear to my heart: The SASO Acne Bootcamp.
Acne and breakouts have always been a sensitive topic for me. At the age of 12 I started dealing with cystic, hormonal acne. Cystic acne is painful, inflamed acne that forms deep under the skin. It is incredibly painful, visually noticeable, often causes scarring, post inflammatory hyperpigmentation, and a whole host of other issues. I tried all the trending products from Clean & Clear, the infamous St. Ives Apricot scrub, and all the home remedies - but nothing helped and lots made it worse. I visited a dermatologist multiple times but unfortunately I didn’t receive the treatment or advice I needed to heal my skin. Instead I was given high-percentage products that sensitized my already sensitive skin and added to the pain and struggle. These experiences left me feeling hopeless, frustrated, and feeling completely left in the dark. For a long time I was insecure and bullied for the appearance of my skin. Acne is something I struggled with then and something I continue to deal with today.
I needed someone to be supportive, understanding, and knowledgeable in a judgment-free atmosphere - and that’s what I hope to bring to others with this new program!
Introducing the SASO Acne Bootcamp: a fully customizable treatment plan to help reach skin goals at-home and in the treatment room. The Acne Bootcamp is characterized by 4 elements:
The program can be purchased on our online boutique or in-store! Still have questions? Send me a DM at @hopeatsalonsociety on Instagram + Facebook or book in to see me for a Complimentary Skincare Consultation & let’s chat!
Hello curly people! It's me, Advanced Master Stylist & Curl Specialist, Aaron Brousseau writing today to chat about natural curls. As a person with curly hair, I completely understand how frustrating it can be trying to make those damn curls do what you want them to! But never fear - today I am going to share my 8 Steps to Better Curls: Curly Hair Routine.
This curly routine is only 8 steps and it really makes a world of difference in getting the most bounce and definition out of your natural texture. The key equation to remember is that Hydration + Structure = Flawless Curls.
As a Curl Specialist, there is nothing more rewarding than seeing the fresh confidence my clients gain by learning the best tricks and tips for their natural curls. Every person's hair is unique and you may have to experiment to find the routine and product combo that is best for you - but I hope my 8 Steps to Better Curls helps you find the way to yours!
If you have any questions about curly hair or any of the products mentioned, feel free to send me a DM or leave a comment below. We cannot wait to see you (and your curls) at Salon Society!
Our Curly Team:
Hi friends, Dani here! As a massage therapist for over 10 years, sometimes I forget that some people have never had a massage before! So I wanted to give a breakdown of what goes on during your first massage for anyone who is nervous or just plain curious.
BEFORE THE APPOINTMENT
A waiver and questions about your current and past health issues will be sent to you online.
WHEN YOU ARRIVE
Once in the treatment room, I will ask what areas you are wanting to work on - this can be things like… your neck and shoulders have been sore from working at a desk, your lower back is sore from painting a wall, you are seeking massage following a sports injury, etc. To confirm that it is safe to proceed with your massage, we will discuss some further questions, including how much pressure you prefer - it’s okay if you are not sure!
Something that many clients are unsure about is how much to undress! While I will let you know what is best for the treatment,it is always up to you to choose to take off as much or as little as you are comfortable with. Before I leave the room for a few minutes to let you undress in private, I will tell you the best way to get settled on the massage bed underneath the sheet provided.
After a few minutes have passed, I will knock to make sure you are ready before re-entering the room. After washing my hands, I expose only the parts of your body that require massage - nothing will ever be exposed that isn’t necessary. I always start with light/relaxation pressure to warm up the area before using heavier pressure. As soon as I start deepening the pressure, I will ask how it feels. Ideally, we want it to feel good but a tiny bit tender. If it hurts, let me know right away! At anytime if you feel the pressure needs to be changed, don’t hesitate to ask. I can use light pressure or deep tissue techniques; communication is the key to success. I won’t be offended - this treatment is for you!
AFTER THE MASSAGE
When our treatment time is over, we will go over how you’re feeling. We will discuss whether you should apply ice or drink water when you get home to help prevent soreness. Normally, you'll be a bit sore the next day, but if you're still sore any longer, please let me know at your next appointment so we can adjust the pressure accordingly. Depending on the situation, stretching at home or a referral to a chiropractor may be helpful to complement your massage treatments.
I will give you privacy to change back into your clothes and then meet you at the front desk to give you a receipt with all the info you need to claim your massage through insurance.
Rebooking your next massage is up to you and what you feel is necessary. If we are treating a specific injury or issue it usually takes 2-3 massages, approximately 2 weeks apart. For regular treatment, usually every 4-6 weeks is ideal.
And that’s all there is to it! Massages are all about relaxation and I hope I have given you assurance that the process is nothing to stress about. If you have any questions, leave a comment or send me a DM. I strongly believe that everyone can benefit from massage and I’d love to see you at Salon Society.
Hey everyone - Nadine here from Salon Society! As an Advanced Master Stylist who has been in the hair industry for over 10 years, I have tested more than my fair share of products (and continue to test as new ones are developed) so when I tell you these products are the five which I could not live without you know they are gonna be good!
Before you read on and jump into my list I want to put a little disclaimer here: these products are the five products that I could not live without in my life, that is to say, my personal unique hair care needs make these essential. It is so so important to remember that our hair history, water, hormones, medication, diet, and so much more affect our hair and in turn what our hair needs. If you are struggling with a specific hair care issue please hit us up at Salon Society - we would love nothing more than to help you find your own best five products!
And with no further ado, my five products which I cannot live without:
That’s it, the five products that I cannot live without!! Are you excited to give any of them a try or do you already have some of the same products on your list? Share your top five products with us in the comments - we would love to know!
Calling all kinks, curls, coils, and waves!! How do you feel about your textured hair? Do you wish it was seriously straight? Or maybe you love your texture but hate the frizz? Or would you prefer something in the middle - a happy medium of your natural texture and smooth hair?
-- Do we ever have good news for you!!
Hello Textured Hair, meet our 3 Permanent Texture Treatments…
Q: What is a Permanent Texture Treatment and how does it work?
A: Our permanent texture treatment changes the hair’s structure by reacting with the disulphide bonds*, loosening them, which is then followed by the ironing process that fixes the hair into permanently straight, smooth, shiny, and overall healthier hair.
This treatment transforms the hair texture gently and complements existing salon services like colour. It is resistant to hair-damaging chemicals like chlorine and salt. This new-generation Permanent Texture Treatment uses proprietary technology, which is a hybrid between keratin treatment and thermal straightening, making it suitable for all hair types.
* hair bonds that are responsible for your hair type
Q: Are Permanent Texture Treatments the same as a perm?
A: No, our Permanent Texture Treatments are not the same as a perm. They are NOT alkaline-based and there are NO chemical ingredients - they are all-natural treatments!
Q: When my hair grows, will it keep the texture? How long does a Permanent Texture Treatment last?
A: The treatments permanently change the texture of hair until new roots grow with the hair’s natural texture, as long as the hair is healthy enough to absorb the treatment. In the case of super-damaged hair, results may last for up to four months.
Q: Are Permanent Texture Treatments bad for my hair?
A: Not at all! Our Permanent Texture Treatments are formaldehyde-free and are not alkaline-based. Our product uses only natural ingredients that won't cause damage or breakage to the hair. Additionally, unlike other curl relaxer treatments on the market, our Permanent Texture Treatments have no health risks involved!
Q: Are the products used bad for the environment?
A: Nope! The products we use for our Permanent Texture Treatments are made from organic compounds and there are no harmful ingredients or fumes - making the treatments environmentally friendly.
Q: How long have you been doing these Permanent Texture Treatments?
A: Patricia has been doing Permanent Texture Treatments for 8 years. She has introduced to this revolutionary treatment product about 3 years ago and it has been her favourite ever since!
So, do we have you convinced to try out a Permanent Texture Treatment or do you still have outstanding questions? Leave a comment below or book in with Patricia for a free consultation today. BRB - that anti-frizz treatment is calling my name!
Christmas is a time for excitement and gift-buying, but finding the perfect gift can be stressful. We sometimes feel distracted by the quick, trendy commercialization of Christmas, and oftentimes, these impulse buys end up in the trash not long after the holidays are over. We believe that shopping sustainably means giving a gift someone will genuinely love and avoiding unnecessary waste and over-commercialization. Big box stores tend to lure us in with flashy displays and low prices but it is so gratifying knowing your money is going back into your community instead of the pockets of some big-company CEO. As a small business, we wholeheartedly believe in supporting our local businesses and the local economy. Unfortunately, in the past few months, we have seen many local Regina storefronts close and we would love to encourage you to shop local this year!
With that in mind, why not treat yourself or your loved ones this holiday season with these great gift ideas? Giving gifts to loved ones is one of the most rewarding parts of the holidays, but we also believe that treating yourself is also super important! In that spirit, we have put together this gift guide - whether you need ideas for gifting or treating yourself with a little holiday cheer, we’ve got something for everyone!
Click the links below to discover our gift guide collections:
And in case you didn’t find anything in our gift guides that resonates with you, you can find many, many more options by checking more of our favourite local businesses!
Expert opinions from our team on all things hair, skin & nails!