March 2018

Tutorial: Next Day Hair – Boho Pull Apart Braid Crown

For those of us with more than 5 hairs on our head, washing our hair daily can be a bit much not to mention its not even good for your hair or scalp. So what are some ways to extend the life of your shampoo? STYLING. Styling second (or third…or fourth) day hair is actually easier than the first day! Although you might wake up with some awful bed head and have to work to tame those cowlicks, the natural oils released from your scalp and life in general creates more texture, grit and life in your hair come day two.

A lot of the boho inspired hair styles are much easier to attain when the hair isn’t super slippery (AKA has some texture!). A few products are necessary to rework your locks into the boho beauty look that is SO EASY when your hair isn’t super clean. They can also be used to create texture in freshly washed hair! Here is a great example of a second day hair style! Boho pull-apart braid crown. Here’s what you’ll need:

Here are your fav new styling products!

  1. Aveda Texture Tonic is like a salt spray but better! Mist hair lightly all over and scrunch for some wave and texture or apply on wet hair after shower and air dry.
  2. Aveda Shampure DryShampoo is a powder dry shampoo that works insanely well to absorb excess oils – so that your hair looks like you washed it. Sprinkle it in your part and at the root to get rid of grease before you start styling. Added bonus – it creates amazing volume at the roots!
  3. Kevin Murphy Bedroom.Hair is the finishing touch to this beachy style. Mist hair all over to add shine and flexible hold to your style.

Okay, so now that you’ve got the products deets, lets get to the actualy style.

  1. Section hair from each side of your part to your ears using your fingertips
  2. Begin a reverse french braid (dutch braid) from your hairline outward
  3. Once you’ve gathered enough hair, detach and continue as a normal braid

4. Repeat on the other side for two braids

5. Pull and stretch the hair out from the braid to add thickness

6. Using a bobby pin, clip the braid in place around the back of your hair

7. Wrap the other braid around and secure using more bobby pins. Tuck the bottom of braid underneath hair. Spray with Bedroom.Hair!

DONE!

 

 

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So You Want Some Balayage?

These days its pretty rare to run into a client that hasn’t heard of the term Balayage, but does everyone really know what it means?

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What is Balayage?

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noun

1. a technique for highlighting the hair in which the dye is painted on in such a way as to create a graduated, natural-looking effect.

Balayage is a technique that’s been around for a while but has been gaining more popularity over the past few years. The term actually comes from the french and refers to “sweeping” which lends itself well to the natural, hand painted, sun-kissed affect achieved with balayage. Today we’re going to give you the low down on balayage and why we love it at TRiM!

WHY IS BALAYAGE GREAT?

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There are so many reasons to love it… Firstly, this technique allows your colour to grow  WITHOUT ROOTS! Imagine that?! That means that Balayage is perfect for people who are busy (who isn’t?), people who are nervous to commit to a big change, people on a budget, and people with damaged hair. Each highlight is hand painted and specifically tailored to each individual’s hair type, length and face shape. How does it differ from traditional highlights you ask? They aren’t brought up all the way to your scalp. Bleach is only applied from the mid-shaft to ends and blended seamlessly throughout the hair, whereas traditional highlights are methodically placed like a pattern on the scalp. This seamless blend allows for you to go longer in between hair colour appointments which in turn saves money, time and less damage on your precious locks.
Win! Win! Win!

WHERE PEOPLE GET CONFUSED

These days our eyes are bombarded with millions of photos of #hairgoals on Instagram and other social media platforms. Sometimes its tricky to decipher what’s real and what’s been filtered or  photo-shopped. Thus we have…UNREALISTIC EXPECTATIONS *tears* So here’s the deal. Balayage is meant to be subtle and natural looking. Women who have a very noticeable bright Balayage have probably been to a salon 2-3 times for the same treatment. Check out the photo from Guy Tang visually describing the difference after 1st, 2nd and 3rd sessions.
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Often clients have unrealistic goals for their first appointment and think that what they see online is what they’ll get, right here right now! What people don’t see online is the hours and hours of work that goes into these looks and that to achieve the bright, noticeable Balayage that everyone wants takes a full day of work with just one client or 2-3 appointments split apart over a few months. The good news is that once you’re there,  you’re there! Minimal upkeep, no roots, natural looking gorgeous healthy hair.
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Let Your Silver Shine!

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There comes a point in everyone’s life when the grey hairs begin to pop up here and there. What’s your first instinct? If its “OMG! I need my roots done!”, you’re not alone! We totally get it. Here at TRiM we work really hard to provide our guests with solid grey coverage that lasts. We all know that as we age, the amount of grey or white hair that appear starts to increase over time making those roots appear to grow in hot and heavy. No one wants the “skunk” look or reverse ombre you probably know what I’m talking about. Maybe you used to come in every 8 weeks for colour and now it seems like you cant even get away with 6 weeks.. What is the solution you ask? LET IT GO! (When you are ready of course) Embrace your silver and let it shine through ladies! (and gents).

 

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We envy the hair of celebrities like Diane Keaton, Helen Mirren and who could forget Meryl Streep in The Devil Wears Prada – if they can do it you can to! Same for the men out there. Check out George Clooney’s coif, he’s a silver fox!

 


 

Obviously the journey to perfect silver hair is a bit of process and can only be fully achieved naturally when your body stops producing hair with pigment.

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The process of growing out your natural grey begins with highlights, patience, and more highlights. Start the transition early for a more seamless “in between” stage but we can help you out at any stage in the game. Highlights help by breaking up the line of re growth and blending in the grey hair with light blonde and the natural hair colour. Our stylist Jarred (Catch him on #instagram @hair_x_greff)  has repeated the process a few times on his client Beth. Her grey’s are completely camouflaged in with the rest of her hair and it looks so natural! She won’t have a stark root grow in and Beth definitely doesn’t need to come in every 6 weeks for a touch up.

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Grey blending by Jarred

To help maintain and refresh the silver in between appointments, Jarred recommends using a purple shampoo or conditioner such as Kevin Murphy Blonde Angel Shampoo ($36) and treatment ($46) or Aveda Blue Malva Conditioner ($36). Both are available in store!


Contact us today to book your consultation and discuss letting your silver shine! Or better yet, book in for highlights if you’re ready to break up your roots and go natural!

Call us at 604-876-2118 or email hello@trimhairsalon.com for inquiries.

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