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
Always Protect Your Hair from Heat
NEVER Use Hot Irons on Wet Hair
Hairspray Goes on AFTER Hot Irons
Brush Before Washing
You Can’t Fix Split Ends
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!
Our favourite time of year has come! In fact, after a cold and rainy winter, summer can’t come soon enough. With that taste of summer we got in Victoria last week, we realize summer’s just around the corner, so it’s time to think about super cute summer looks. Summer may be fabulous but the sun and heat have the potential to wreak havoc on your hair. The last thing we want is to have bad hair while you’re out enjoying the sun on the beach or on the many patios Victoria has to offer.
To achieve that gorgeous, summer-ready hair, we’ve put together a list of tips so you can not only enjoy the heat but keep your hair feeling healthy!
Get A Trim
I’m sure a lot of you have been cooped up inside binging your favourite movies and tv shows on Netflix. So while you’ve been lounging in comfy clothes all winter, getting a haircut may have fallen off your radar. Now that summer’s on its way and you know you’ll be soaking outside in that sun, booking an appointment in your nearest eco salon for a trim is imperative. Cleaning up your split ends and taking some of that bulk out of your hair is essential.
Treat Your Hair
Time to bust out those organic hair products. Winter can leave your hair feeling super dull. With summer almost here, you’ll be in the sun, on the beach, out and about and generally outside more often. This can be tough on your hair. Treating yourself to a conditioning treatment like some of these can not only prepare your hair for the heat and sun but also stop the frizz (who doesn’t hate that!?). Hydrating your hair is essential if you want to protect or undo any damage that you may have caused to your hair. Plus, it’ll add that extra bounce we’re sure you’ll love!
We delved deep in a previous blog on what to eat if you want healthy hair, but we think it’s important to mention it again. If you want shiny, strong hair, you must provide your hair with the right nutrients and tons of water. Keep your diet high in protein including lean meats, fish and various dairy products. Don’t forget to eat your greens and delicious fruit too, which will not only help your hair look great but make you feel great.
Stay Away from Heat
We all use hair dryers, curlers and straighteners but in the summer, try your best to stay away from them and enjoy your natural hair. Adding heat to your hair when it’s already hot isn’t the best idea.
Clean Hair, Don’t Care
We know you probably don’t wash your hair every day, and you probably shouldn’t, especially if you have curly hair, but in the summer, heat and humidity can make your hair greasy and you’ll likely crave a clean head of hair. Don’t be afraid to wash your hair more often because having a greased-up head of hair is never a good look!
Now, if you’re wondering why we didn’t mention colouring your hair for summer, that’s because later this month, we’ll have an entire blog devoted to how to get that perfect colour with the hottest 2018 trends.
Book an appointment with designHouse hair salon in Victoria, BC today to get your hair summer-ready. Go online to book the stylist of your choosing or give us a call — your hair will thank you come June.
If you haven’t already made the switch over to sustainable, organic, green beauty products, this is your year to do it. 2018 is predicted to be THE year of green beauty so it’s a great time to start off with some new products.
Elate is hands down the BEST cosmetics line we’ve ever found! Skin-loving ingredients, cruelty-free, vegan and a huge variety of formulas and colours, this line really knows what they’re doing.
And if that wasn’t cool enough, the paper packaging is actually made with wildflower seeds for your garden. Cool, eh? Talk about sustainable packaging!
Unlike some other green skincare, Elate is always on trend with colours that reflect exactly what their customers are looking for.
Not sure where to start? The Elate Full Tint Foundation is one of our bestsellers for a reason. It feels great on the skin and you can feel good about supplementing your skin with natural vitamins and minerals while getting the coverage you need. Oh, and the lipsticks! Try the lipsticks, trust us!
We are proud to offer the DAVINES line of products at designHouse Salon! No matter what type of hair you have, and what needs it has, look no further than Davines!
Davines believes that a balance between beauty and sustainability is of utmost importance. It’s so refreshing to find a product line that not only treats your hair right but treats the earth right too.
While Davines offers a large variety of products for all hair needs, the one we recommend most is Your Hair Assistant Blowdry Primer. This particular product is not only one of our bestsellers, but was named Elle Magazine’s Green Award Winner! You won’t believe how it transforms your hair.
Your skin is your biggest organ and what you put on it also gets INTO it. It’s best to use natural products all over, but since your arms, legs and torso take up a lot of real estate on your body, switching to body care first is the best place to start.
Don’t you want to use the healthiest products that you can? And isn’t it even better when those products don’t harm the environment? With Jusu body products you can be reassured that whatever you put on your body is giving it the best supplementation and hydration, with no negative side effects.
Jusu offers scent-free products which are wonderful for those sensitive to scent. But we’re partial to the invigorating Eucalyptus Mint scent and awakening Vanilla Peppermint scented products. You’ll be refreshed, hydrated and smelling lovely!
We’re extremely proud to carry all these products at designHouse Salon. Being the most popular destination for Holistic Beauty Hair Services on Vancouver Island, our reviews speak for themselves as do these products. We’re proud that these brands match our high standards. Please come down to one of our locations, we’d be more than happy to help you find the best products suited for your body, skin, and hair care needs!