Best Hair Salon 2017!

We are thrilled to announce that for the second year in a row, we are the WINNER of Best Hair Salon in the Metro Calgary Community Choice awards!!

Thank you so much to our fellow Calgarians for all your support and votes. We feel honoured to be recognized among some amazing Salons in this city. Also congrats to the runners up, Hedkandi and Volume Beauty bar!

Check out all the 2017 winners here!

Best Hair Salon Metro Calgary Community Choice

We love what we do!

We asked our team why they love what they do and then a surprised them with their responses on the salon windows! Sooo much love!!! We're pretty grateful for such an amazing and passionate team and guests who give us the opportunity to do what we love!

Also a big thank you to Genna and Niki for organizing this and to Mandy and Cayley for spending all day helping paint the windows!

Read all the lovely responses here:

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Wellness Essentials

We’ve been feeling extra inspired to live right and be our healthiest selves recently and it may have something to do with our new, Live YYC, neighbours opening up in the East Village! They offer yoga, spin, row and HIIT workouts plus they have their own Café so you can feel good from the inside out. They’ve sourced some of the best in local food and beverage suppliers to offer fresh, healthy and real food options.

So we thought it was the perfect time to show you our RedBloom WELLNESS ESSENTIALS together with Live YYC. These essentials are perfect for mediation, yoga, workouts, and nourishing your body on both the inside and the outside.

p.s. Head over to Live YYC and try a class, the first one is on them!

*See product details below*

Wellness essentials with Live YYC

1. Halfmoon plush yoga towel – This plush Wet Grip Mat Towel absorbs sweat and creates a grippy surface so you can stick with your practice. Perfectly sized for layering over your yoga mat. Ideal for a hot yoga class at Live YYC!
Available at Live YYC

2. Aveda chakra™ 3 balancing body mist intention - An authentic fusion of pure essential oils blended to balance the power chakra. When the power chakra is balanced, one achieves goals, is self-confident and has strong motivation and direction. We like to spray it before starting our Yoga practice.
Available in salon

3. Aveda Tulasara Oleation Oil & Bright Concentrate – Massage this nourishing oil into your skin to restore radiance with a 100% naturally derived* blend of six plant oils. Follow with Bright concentrate to visibly even skin tone and reduce discolorations over time. Use these together for the most radiant, glowing skin you've ever had!
Available in salon

4. Halfmoon natural cork yoga block - Need a lift or just something to lean on? This lightweight block is made from sustainably harvested cork that provides the comfort, stability and support you want for yoga and restorative practice.
Available at Live YYC

5. Well ink charcoal lemonade - This light tasting lemonade will help neutralize and remove unwanted toxins, making it especially helpful if you've overindulged. Removing these unwanted toxins will keep your mind sharp and your body operating efficiently.
Available at Live YYC

6. Koral leggings - Made with a 4 way stretch compression fabric developed to help improve your mobility, increase oxygen delivery to active muscles, reduce lactic acid build-up, and deter muscle fatigue. Soft and smooth, with Moisture Movement technology to wick perspiration off your skin and out to the exterior of the fabric, ensuring you stay dry and comfortable during strenuous workouts.
Available at Live YYC

7. Live YYC water bottle – Hydration is key for wellness so make sure you always have your water bottle, like this one!
Available at Live YYC

8. Live YYC t-shirt – Soft, comfortable t shirt great for a workout or a relaxing day at home.
Available at Live YYC

9. True Buch Kombucha - full of living probiotics, enzymes and amino acids that are all beneficial for the digestive system.
Available at Live YYC

10. True North Hemp Hearts – Alberta grown, these super seeds are filled with essential fatty acids and protein, are a great source of magnesium, zinc, and iron, and also offers some potassium phosphorus, and calcium!
Available at Live YYC

11. Invisibobble – The perfect hair tie for your workouts because no-one wants hair in their face during a sweaty spin class! Plus the invisabobble is know for no kinks, less headaches, and strong hold.
Available in Salon

12. Aveda Be Curly Style Prep - Detangles, moisturizes and defines curls as it seals the cuticle, taming frizz all day. It’s great for a heat free, low key hair style, even if you don’t have a lot of curl in your hair. Perfect for a shower after your workout. 
Available in Salon

13. The Wet Brush - Designed specifically for wet hair, the Wet Brush will detangle your knots with ease - no matter what hair type. A must have in our Gym bag!
Available in Salon

Thanks Live YYC for the amazing products!

Styling Essentials Workshop

You're invited to our styling essentials workshop, happening Saturday June 17th!

Learn the best techniques to curl your hair and how to do a quick and easy updo. You'll receive one-on-one attention from our talented stylists to make sure you leave with a brand new hair game!

Bring you're best girl friend and make a fun evening out of it!

*Limited tickets available*

55.00
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Best of Calgary Special Offer

UPDATE: Offer limit reached! 

Thanks for voting us Best Salon in Calgary for the 6th year!

To show our appreciation, we have a special offer for new or our existing guests. 
NEW GUESTS —receive 20% savings on your first service OR,
EXISTING GUESTS — receive a $30 hair treatment with your next service!
 

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Camping Essentials

May long weekend is here and for the first time in awhile it looks like perfect camping weather! So we've put together our RedBloom camping essentials with some products from the Salon and our friends over at Lukes Drug Mart.

*See product details below

camping essentials

1. Custom Lukes Drug Mart MiiR Growler - With all the features of a classic Growler plus a buckle lid that locks in place when open and a handle for easy carrying, makes it perfect for hikes! It keeps cold liquids cold for 24+ hours and hot liquids hot for !2 hours. Plus it looks extra cool with the custom design. See more features here.

2. Custom Lukes Drug Mart MiiR Camp Cup - Make your campfire memories a little warmer with this modern take on Grandpa's old camp cup. Insulation means you won't burn your hands (or melt your face). And your coffee cup will make you the envy of your camp buddies. Available at Lukes Drug Mart.

3. Coffee Beans - Get your morning off to a good start with Four Barrels Coffee from Lukes

4. Camp Brand Goods T-shirt - Enjoy the outdoors while staying comfortable -- their super soft t-shirts are ethically sourced and a local Calgary brand! We picked this one up at Lukes Drug Mart but they have lots of styles online and at select retailers.

5. Aveda Dry Shampoo & Conditioner - If you're like us, lets be honest, you probably won't be washing your hair while camping, but that doesn't mean your hair can't still feel fresh and soft! Instantly revive and condition with Shampure dry shampoo and conditioner. Available in salon.

6. Aveda Travel Size Rosemary Mint Shampoo & Conditioner -In case you do have the luxury of a camp shower and want to wash the campfire smoke smell out of your hair, this mini rosemary mint shampoo and conditioner will do the trick! Also a good idea to use  after your camping adventures for an invigorating clean.  

7. Aveda Lip Saver - No need for makeup on a camping trip but we can't live without this lip saver. Its soothing, moisturizing, balm contains naturally derived waxes and delivers lasting moisture relief to dry lips. It's always in our pocket. Available in Salon.

8. Aveda Foot Relief Moisturizing Cream - Invigorate sore, tired feet after a long hike! Treat your feet to a moisturizing creme blended with exfoliating fruit acids and plant-derived oils like jojoba and castor. It also helps deodorize with lavender and rosemary oils. Available in salon.


Let camping season begin! 

 

Metro Calgary Community Choice Nominee For Best Salon

Metro community choice award voting begins today and we're proud to be selected as a nominee for best salon! Last year we were lucky enough to be chosen as the winner and we couldn't have done it without the support of our lovely voters! So head over to cast your vote and don't forget to show all your Calgary favorites some love! 

Click here to vote!

RedBloom Advanced Education

RedBloom Salon Advanced Education

To continue the success we've seen from previous community classes, we are happy to release our Summer 2017 Advanced Education calendar! At RedBloom we believe it is essential to ‘be always blooming’ and we are constantly striving to learn, grow and challenge ourselves to be our best. With guest artists and our own talent, our classes not only enhance skills but also connect with the creative hair community. Are you a licensed hair stylist in YYC? Let’s raise the bar and bloom together in the industry we love! 

Click here to check out our classes and register!

Knot Braid Ponytail Tutorial

Dress up a boring ponytail by adding some knots!

The knot braid ponytail is simple, yet sophisticated and works well for a night out or as an everyday look.  The best part is, if you can tie your shoe, you can manage this hairstyle!

Steps:

1. Brush through hair to make sure there are no tangles, then using a comb or your fingers take about a 2 inch triangular section from your hairline on both sides of the head and bring around to the back of your head.

2. Tie the 2 sections together in a simple knot, just like you would tie a shoe lace. Make sure it is tied tight.

3. Then gather both strands of the knotted hair into one hand and grab a new section of hair from the right side and add it into the ends on the right ends of the knot.

4. Repeat step 3, but take a section from the left side and add it into the left side of the knot end.

5. Make another simple knot with the ends of the first knot with the added hair and pull tight and you have another knot!

6. Always make sure to put the same side over the other when tying the knots, for example always the left section over the right section.

7. Continue like this making 3 or 4 knots (or however many you prefer) until you reach about the nape of the neck.

8. For the last knot, don’t add extra hair in and just tie it off.

9. Next using bobby pins secure the knots in place. You can also use an elastic to and bring everything together and only pin down where it feels loose.

10. Lastly use a strong hold hairspray, like Aveda Control to set the style in place.

 

Tutorial features creative director Alex Kool.