Summer is here and everyone is loving it. Who doesn’t love hitting up a patio for some afternoon cocktails, going to the beach or taking in all the great summer events Victoria has to offer? Now, while we may be ready for summer, our hair never is. During the summer months, it’s hot, sunny and beautiful outside and while it’s great to bask in every minute of it, you should always be wary of how your hair handles it. If you have thick luscious locks, you need to make sure your hair is protected from possible heat damage to your hair.
One of the biggest annoyances in the summer months is knowing how to style your hair and keep it from looking frizzy or heavy with all the heat your hair is absorbing. For those of you that may not know, having thick hair may need some extra attention in the summer. Check out the tips below so you can make sure your hair stays beautiful all summer long.
Protect Your Hair
First and foremost, you want to protect the length you have. If your hair runs well below your shoulders, you know how long it took to grow that, and how long it’ll take to regrow your locks if there’s a lot of sun damage. A good hair salon will tell you to use leave-in conditioner, like this one, in the morning and put your hair in a bun. You’ll lock in moisture and rehydrate your hair from any sun exposure.
Layer Your Hair
When you come into our natural hair salon for a trim, ask your stylist to keep your length, but ask them to cut long and loose layers in the back and the front of your hair. This reduces any bulkiness and weight, especially for the summer. Having bulky hair can make styling your thick hair in the summer a lot harder to maintain so keeping it bulk-free is key.
Braid Your Hair
Braiding your hair can help reduce the weight of your hair during the summer months. Choose a French braid and pin it back in place behind your neck. You can also do a cute side braid. Having thick hair can be a lot of maintenance and with the added heat, your hair can seem even heavier. Alleviate some of that weight by braiding it before you head out.
If you have curly hair, you’ll want to use natural products to help maintain your curls. Less natural ingredients can make your hair heavy and your curls can look weighed down and dishevelled. Use a curl cream like this one to keep them intact and choose a stylist that specializes in curls when going for a trim.
Long, thick hair is truly a gift and the last thing we want is for the sun to damage or ruin your hair. Being a hair salon in beautiful Victoria, BC, we know how the seasons work and how you should be caring for your hair. We’re a natural hair salon that offers some of the best organic hair products on the market. Book an appointment at our salon and come in for a trim. While you’re here, don’t be afraid to ask for more advice on how you can maintain your beautiful hair all summer.
Cut Down the Use of Hot Tools
Calm the Volume with Products
Short Hair Means Less Brushing
Wash Your Hair Frequently
Trim Your Hair Often
A lot of men today are missing out on having a great barber they can visit on the regular. Although the barbershops of yesteryear are making a comeback, they’re not as mainstream as they were before. Luckily for us, though, a lot of stylists possess barber skills that can otherwise be hard to find. Every man needs a reliable and skilled barber in their life. Barber cuts involve a sharp and consistent haircut for whenever you need it. If you’re looking for a trim for an event or a big meeting, or just want to freshen up, look no further than a barber.
A good barber has an amazing memory. From the first time they cut your hair, to the 20th, they know your head and how to style you based on the complexities of your hair.
How do you know when you’ve found the right one, though? We’ve outlined some tips that will help you make an informed decision when you’re choosing who to go to when you’re getting your next cut.
A professional barber should be incredibly knowledgeable about cutting hair and anything related to the profession. They need to make judgement calls when it comes to cutting someone’s hair because no two heads or hair are the same. Like many stylists, when you’re looking for a change and you mention it to a barber, they’ll know whether the cut will actually suit you. They have your best interests at heart and trusting a knowledgeable barber is an important factor when going in for a cut.
They have to love and take pride in what they do for a living. They have to have a set of ethics to abide by and hold themselves to a higher standard. Look for a barber who is passionate about what they do.
Interest in Hair
A professional barber has to be obsessed with hair and has probably been that way since they were children. Perhaps they enjoyed playing with dolls hair, their own hair and their sibling’s hair. Styling friends and family’s hair would have been a passion for them growing up.
A professional barber has chosen a rewarding career that involved them being creative all the time. They’ll always know about the latest hair trends and will always want to try new things. Creating fun and fresh looks are something a barber relishes in.
Anyone who works with hair loves to chat and be around other people. A great barber is a great listener and wants to get to know their customers. When they get to know you, they get to know your style and who you are which can help them pick and recommend looks for you.
designHouse hair salon in Victoria, BC has a great, diverse and creative team that can help you achieve whatever look you’re going for. And we’re growing — we’ve added a barber to our amazing team! As an eco salon, we pride ourselves on using organic hair products and making the environment our priority. Book an appointment online today if you’re looking for a change, or if you just need a trim. One of our members of our exceptional team will be happy to make you look your best!
We’re almost in the middle of 2018 and the best hair trends have just started to surface. We’ve been seeing our colourists focus more on warmer tones and trying out unconventional shades. They’re even making subtle changes that make our clients natural features stand out. As a top hair salon in Victoria BC, we strive to stay on top of every trend while focusing on our eco salon roots. This summer, we challenge you to be bold and beat the heat with some amazing 2018 trendy colour tones. As a salon, we offer natural and organic products that not only get you that summer “lewk” you’ve been dying to try but do it in a way that also helps the environment.
We all know the delicious fruit but have you thought about putting that colour on your head? Blackberry hair is a look people will be loving this year. This kind of colour job involves using purple tones and infusing a little blue to add some dimension. If you have dark hair and want a little jolt of colour, this will add that colour infusion you want while being on trend for the summer.
Pastel colours are all over Instagram and it’s perfect for someone who already has a double process and wants to switch it up. Dusty tones are sexy and sophisticated and when your hair is lifted to that super light blond, everything looks so reflective and opulent.
While 2017 was the year of platinum ash blonde, this year we suggest going darker with your blonde hue and trying a warm golden-honey colour. Don’t let the idea of warm blonde tones scare you. It’s not all brassy. There are several variations to the tone and our stylists can certainly help make sure you choose the right tone that matches your complexion. If this is the look you want this summer, make sure you are diligent about the upkeep. When changing your hair colour, it’s always important to use conditioner meant for colour-treated hair.
As we’ve mentioned in a previous social post, violet and plum colours are so in this year. Purple-like colours are set to pop this summer and make a statement. The colour adds an unexpected flirty and fun tone that is sure to make heads turn.
Ombre is a hair colour tone that goes in and out all the time. This summer, it’s all about rich dark hues that add a touch of lightness. Dark brown and light brown are great when you want to warm your complexion without fully committing to a solid colour.
Whatever you choose to do with your hair, designHouse salon in Victoria BC will be there to help make you look your best. We pride ourselves on being an eco salon that offers organic products that benefit you and the environment. Come in today or book an appointment with one of our amazing stylists and own summer 2018!