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Go back to school in style with the latest hair and beauty trends

Back to school season is officially upon us. Whether you’re ready or not, this is a great opportunity for you to try out a fresh new look. We’ve taken the latest hair and beauty trends to help you shine inside and out on your first week back in school.

Balayage: Looking for something natural and low maintenance? One of this year’s most sought after trends, balayage, is a technique for highlighting in which the dye is painted on to create a soft, natural-looking effect. Balayage is incredibly versatile and can work on a variety of hair lengths, textures, and colors – making it one of the most flattering looks for all women.

Boho waves: Beachy waves or curls are universally adored by red carpet stars and everyday beauty lovers. The perfect option for any day, loose curls add body and dimension to your hair without making it look like you tried too hard. This look is quick and easy, can be done with or without heat, and will boost your confidence instantly. 

Medium length: Thinking of cutting your hair? There’s no better time for a dramatic change than back to school. Shoulder length haircuts are all the rage this year – and for good reason. This flexible haircut is chic, sophisticated, and easy to style.

Ice blonde: While balayage offers a natural look, ice blonde is for the more daring. This hot trend is quickly taking over. To create an icy blonde you need a highlight tint with super ashy undertones. It’s a bold look and one that will take some maintenance, but it will get you noticed for all the right reasons.

Let the start of the new school year be the time to debut a new look. Book an appointment with one of our hair stylists or colourists today!

Get Natural, Dramatic, or Fuller Eyelashes

In today’s world where everything seems a bit rushed, who has the time to fuss around with fake eyelashes every day? From glue getting almost everywhere except where you need it and having to use new lashes every day, your morning routine can take hours!

Fortunately eyelash extensions are a new semi-permanent option for adding fullness, length, and volume to your natural lashes.

Our eyelash extensions are made up of a number of materials such as silk, mink, and synthetic or human hair. Extensions can range in lengths from 6mm to 17mm and are held in place with a semi-permanent glue that is available in a number of different bases.

The standard appointment for a full set of eyelash extensions takes up to two hours, depending on the fullness of the lashes you would like. Information regarding maintenance and keeping your lashes longer will be given to you during your appointment.

Interested in eyelash extensions or a consultation to learn more about how to take care of your extensions? Book an appointment with one of our talented estheticians today.

How often should you get your hair cut?

Split ends, tangling, weight – these are some telltale signs that it’s time to book an appointment for a haircut.

So how often should you cut your hair? We’ve all heard that we should go every six to eight weeks, but does this rule really apply to all hair textures and lengths? Here’s how to know when it’s time to visit the hair salon based on length and style.

Medium to long

The longer your hair is, the more fragile it often is. We recommend getting a haircut every six to eight weeks to maintain length. Even if you’re trying to let it grow, you should still try to trim it every eight to ten weeks. It’s long enough to let your hair grow in length and short enough to keep maintain the shape and texture. If your hair is more prone to split ends or you have a lot of chemical treatments done, cuts every eight weeks will help keep your hair healthy.

Curls and textures

For curls, waves, or textures our stylists suggest quarterly haircuts – at most 12 weeks between cuts. Textured hair tends to naturally be quite dry and crave moisture. This means that the time between washes is almost just as important as cutting your hair. If you want to preserve or grow out your length, ask your hairstylist to remove a quarter inch or less at each visit. This will ensure there’s always more growth than the amount you’re cutting.

Short and structured

If you have a short, specific style like a bob, pixie cut, or bangs than you should aim every three weeks. Your hair usually grows about half an inch per month, so more frequent cuts would help maintain a sleek length and shape.  If you’re ready to grow your hair out, you can wait longer (up to four to six months before your first trim) and then every six-twelve weeks after that.


Strong, blunt, heavy, straight: If any of these words describe your fringe, a quick trim every other week will keep the look tight. If your bangs are more of the side swept, wispy variety, you can probably stretch out your trims a little longer.

There’s no one answer about how often you should get a hair cut, but depending on your hair and what your end goal is, there is a sweet spot that’s perfect for you.

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