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Tutorial: How To Fish Tail Braid

This style is actually WAY easier than you probably think. If you know how to french braid then you’ll catch on quick. Check out the photos and description below to learn how to do this style yourself at home in minutes.

Step 1: Tie hair up into a pony tail.

Step 2: Take a small section from the pony tail and wrap around your hair elastic to hide it, secure with a bobby pin.

Step 3: Section pony tail into two equal halves.

Step 4: Take a small section from underneath the left side and carry it over that section and add it to the right section. Keep this weaving going, alternating on each side.

Step 5: Continue weave until you reached the bottom of the pony tail.

Step 6: Loosen the braid and make it appear thicker by pulling the hair out, beginning at the top of the pony tail and working downward.

Step 7: Secure the braid with a small clear elastic, et voila! You are 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?

ba·lay·age

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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’s get through the winter blues

My Hair I mean, Get my Hair through the winter blues…

It’s true, we all feel Blah by this mid-winter, grey, damp time of year. Vancouver can be especially harsh on those of us that crave sun.

But what about our hair, our skin? They feel it too! So, what can we do to support our outer selves while we wait for the Sun to grace us again? Let’s go over some quick tips to stay on top of it.

Well first and foremost GET THAT VITAMIN D PEOPLE! Go talk to your local Natural Food Store, Pharmacy, Or Even Doctor… It’s a real thing.

Second…DO NOT skip a winter haircut. It is necessary to keep on top of our locks all year round, you know what…it’s going to do more then make your hair feel great, you will feel great too!

Lastly…get the right products in your tresses. To compliment the damp, Winter air we need two things; Hydration and Anti Humidity Protection.

Ladies!!! We have you covered! The Aveda Smooth Infusion Shampoo, Conditioner, and Style Prep Smoothing Fluid are sure to keep your fly-a-ways in check. Our Loma Moisturizing Shampoo and Conditioner comes in a duo pack that not only quenches your hair but is super affordable coming in at only $28.50 for BOTH 355 ml bottles. That’s killer good for your hair and your pocket book.

But let’s face it nothings going to make us feel quite like spring… Which is just around the corner! In the meantime, come see us at TRiM ! #trimhairsalon #VancouverBC #VancouverHairStylist #haircut #AVEDA #LOMA

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We’re in Vancouver Magazine!

Last week our little family-run, neighbourhood salon was so proud to be featured in Vancouver Magazine alongside two of Vancouver’s largest, most high-profile salon chains. We helped give insight into what’s going on with hair this season, with our one and only Ms. Sarah as our gorgeous model.

Check out the article here or below for hair trends right now, and to see us in print 🙂

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Vanmag.com – Top 3 Fall Hair Trends To Try

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Our VIFF List

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Each year the Vancouver International Film Festival takes over our city’s theatres for a few weeks. And each year it doesn’t disappoint in giving us a smorgasbord of beautiful, often wrenching films to enrich our minds and enliven our senses.

Here are a few on our must-see list.

freightenedtherealpriceofshippingFreightened: The Real Price of Shipping

84 min.
Spain/France

With our local waters dotted with tankers year-round, this documentary should be on every Vancouverite’s list. A look at the shipping industry and what it’s doing to our planet, this film exposes the lack of regulations that exist on the open ocean, and why it’s so important to think globally and buy locally. Tickets here

Next (and last) showing October 12 @ 6:30 pm. The Cinematheque

yarnYarn

76 min.
Iceland

Bringing attention to an art form that is rarely even considered one, this film shines a spotlight on women whose medium is, of course, yarn. From wool graffiti to floating textile cities in Japan, this doc shows the technique and talent necessary behind weaving. It’s sure to be a stunning, colourful look at a kind of modern art rooted in a centuries-old, largely female-dominated craft. Tickets here

Next showing October 2 @ 8:45 pm. SFU Goldcorp (Woodward’s)

hellodestroyerHello Destroyer

110 min.
Canada

In his first full-length feature film, Vancouver native Kevan Funk has written and directed what looks to be both a poignant look at the dysfunctional nature of institutionalized sports, and the all-too familiar story of one of their casualties. Anyone living in or from a small town where hockey is often king should check this one out. Tickets here

Next (and last) showing October 6 @ 3:45 pm. International Village

marryingthefamilyMarrying the Family

86 min.
Canada

In our business we tend to hear an awful lot about weddings. We can say with authority that what should be a celebration of love with family and friends often turns into an expensive marathon of keeping all parties involved appeased. This funny story of a bride-to-be and her quirky family looks like something anyone who has been part of a wedding can relate to. Tickets here

Next showing October 2 @ 6:00 pm. Rio Theatre

livingwithgiantsLiving With Giants

79 min.
Canada

Living With Giants is a portrait of a young Inuk, Paulusie, in a changing Arctic landscape. Devoid of agenda, and balancing between Paulusie’s own life and the social issues in his community, this documentary offers a comprehensive look at life for Native youth in the North. Tickets here

Next showing October 3 @ 10:45 am. International Village

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