Hygge Essentials

With the cold seemingly all settled in and snow on the ground, it's time to get Hygge! 

In case you haven't heard this Danish term, it is defined as “a quality of cosiness and comfortable conviviality that engenders a feeling of contentment or well-being.” Sounds nice doesn't it? And somehow it makes winter seem more welcoming...

With the help of our East Village neighbours, Liz & Lottie we put together our #HyggeEssentials of all the things that remind us of relaxation, indulgence, and gratitude. 

So let's get cozy, settle in with a good book,  enjoy a warm cup of tea, light up a soothing candle, put on a cute scarf and treat ourselves with comfortable Candrima body care for the ultimate Hygge experience!

See details of all of our Hygge picks below...

Hygge Essentials

1. A Gift of Comfort Aveda gift set - Feel the comfort of the holidays in Aveda’s own comforting aroma with certified organic ginger and ginger lily, named candrimā™ after “moonlight” in Sanskrit for the lily’s moon-white blossoms. Candrimā™ body care nourishes with a plant oil blend including certified organic sesame and coconut oils, to leave skin soft and smooth. Plus if you buy this special gift set at RedBloom, you'll also get a complimentary hair treatment gift certificate.
Available at RedBloom

2. The Little Book of Hygge - Embrace Hygge (pronounced hoo-ga) and become happier with this definitive guide to the Danish philosophy of comfort, togetherness, and well-being.
Available at Liz & Lottie

3. Silk Road Tea in Winter Warrior Wellness - This tea is made for fighting off the cold and flu and is bursting with luscious lemon, revitalizing ginger and soothing green tea.
Available at RedBloom

4. Folk Feathers Mug - Everybody needs a cute mug and this porcelain mug from Now Designs, has two cozy folk birds, and bonus it is dishwasher and microwave safe! Did we mention it's also a
 generous 12 oz?
Available at Liz & Lottie

5. Abbott China Teapot with red knit tea cozy - The perfect teapot to fill with that delicious tea and keep it warm, while you drink it all day.
Available at Liz & Lottie

6. D&Y Blanket scarf - Get the comfort of your favorite blanket with the trendy style of a scarf! Wrap up in this and you'll stay warm all winter!
Available at Liz & Lottie

7. Matchstick Wax Co. Candle in At the Cabin - Light up this lovely candle with notes of tobacco, cherry, cedarwood and vanilla. 

Now it's time to settle in, cozy up and enjoy your ultimate Hygge experience.

Thanks to Liz & Lottie for helping us put this together! Be sure to stop by their store when you get a chance; It's the cutest!

p.s. want to learn more about Hygge? Click here

Flat Iron + Braid = Easiest Beach Waves Tutorial

Messy beach waves don't get easier than this! Plus these are perfect for when you're in a hurry -- all you need to do is flat iron over a basic 3 strand braid and spray in some salt spray and voila! 

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easy beach waves tutorial

See the steps below

Video featuring creative director Alex K.

  1. Spray hair with heat protector
  2. Split hair into 2 sections, bring the hair forward so one section is on each side of the head (Note: If you have thicker hair make more sections)
  3. Using a basic 3 strand braid, braid each section until the end and secure with an elastic.
  4. Next, take your flat iron and starting from the top, press the flat iron over the braid, holding for a few seconds. You can go over the braid a few times to make sure the wave holds.
  5. Once you’ve gone over the braids, take out the elastics and undo the braids and voila, you should have a soft and subtle wave.
  6. If some spots need touch-ups or you want to add a bit more wave, take a few sections and add in some easy flat iron waves. You can do this by starting at the root of the section, gently clamping the flat iron on the hair and twisting your wrist towards your face while slowly sliding the flat iron down the hair shaft. Pivot your wrist the opposite direction (away from your face) as you continue to glide the iron down the length of the hair. Remember to keep moving! Think of this as a series of wrist pivots as you're slowly moving the tool down the length of the hair. (check out our full tutorial on these waves here!)
  7. Finish by spraying on some texturizing salt spray into the hair like Evo hair Salty dog sea salt spray.

Holiday 2017 gift sets are here!

RedBloom Holiday Gift Sets 2017

Our Aveda holiday gift sets are in... 

and we can't wait to show them to you!  There are some amazing packages this year and great savings -- up to 40% and $15 added value! Plus there is a special RedBloom hair treatment gift card and free mini hand relief in most packages!

With 18 different sets and prices starting at $25, there is something for everyone on your list (or yourself! We won't tell!). Oh, and did we mention there are some limited edition Aveda products? 

Check them out...




And don't miss our special offer --

Buy 2 Aveda travel size products and get one free. These make the BEST stocking stuffers!

buy 2 get 1 aveda travel size products

Pinktober Essentials

In honour of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, we partnered with the local boutique, Something 2 Wear to put together #PinktoberEssentials. This one is extra special to us because Something 2 Wear has been big supporters of the annual Fashion with Compassion, in support of Breast Cancer Supportive care. They have styled, volunteered and sponsor this amazing event here in Calgary. The last few years we have also been lucky to be a part of this event volunteering our time to do the hair. This year, over $120,000 was raised!! How amazing is that!? So Naturally, they were a perfect partner for our RedBloom Essentials this month!

Not only are these some of our fav pink products, 1 of them supports the cause!

See details below...

pinktober essentials

 

1. Wooden Ships Sweater - this gorgeous, super soft and snuggly knit in caprice pink will be your go-to all fall and winter. The extra wide neckline and the double heart icon make it extra cute.
Available at Something 2 Wear. 

2. Aveda limited-edition Hand Relief - This rich hand creme deeply moisturizes dry hands leaving them noticeably softer and smoother. Andiroba oil and other plant hydrators protect skin’s moisture barrier, helping seal in softness through three hand washes with limited-edition invigorating rosemary mint aroma. $4 of purchase price supports cruelty-free research through the Breast Cancer Research Foundation® (BCRF).*
Available only during October at RedBloom

3. Aveda limited-edition nourish-mint™rehydrating lip glaze in rosewater - We're loving this cool, sheer pink glaze! It's moisturizing and full of naturally derived ingredients and a refreshing aroma-flavor with certified organic mint.
Available at RedBloom

4. Aveda petal essence™ face accents in plum fresco - Add some soft pink blush to naturally bloom! It's talc free and has aromatic flower waxes from the petals of jasmine and the leaves of geranium create a soft, floral aroma.
Available at RedBloom

5. Spa Rituals Polish in Miss World and Strike-a-pose - Show your pinktober pride with these cute pink nail polishes all month long! They are vegan and free of DBP, toluene, camphor, formaldehyde and formaldehyde resin. 
Available at RedBloom

6.  Rhodium bracelet from Merx with heart charm - This cute silver bracelet is the perfect accessory to add to any outfit, whether you're wearing a cozy sweater or a little black dress!
Available at Something 2 Wear

Thanks so much to Something 2 Wear for partnering with us and most importantly for all they do to raise Breast Cancer Awareness! Go stop by there store in Aspen Landing!

Smokey Eye Makeup Tutorial

soft smokey eye

A few weeks ago we showed you a back-to-school makeup tutorial, great for an everyday look. This week we bring you part 2 and show you how to take that look from day to night by adding a soft smokey eye!

If you've always wanted to try a smokey eye but were never quite sure how to pull it off, this is definitely a good basic tutorial for you to hone those smokey eye skills.

Perfect for a date night, special event, girls night out, or just when you're feeling fierce

See tutorial and steps below...

Tutorial featuring Claire M.

smokey eye tutorial

Don't miss part 1 of this tutorial HERE

Step-by-step

1. Using a black eye pencil, line both upper and lower lash line using quick, short strokes. We used Aveda petal essence eye definer in black orchid.

2. Next use a small shadow brush to blend and soften liner by gently brushing over it.

3. Then line the inner lash line of the bottom lashes with the black pencil.

4. Next using a small eyeshadow brush apply a black shadow to smudged liner and blend upwards. We used Aveda black tulip to from their petal essence eye colour trio.

5. Lastly use medium brown shadow like Aveda Aura shimmery taupe, to add depth to the crease.

6. If you have any loose shadow below your eye, use a large powder brush to lightly dust it off.

7. If you don't already have it on, finish with a black mascara.

All Aveda makeup products featured in this tutorial can be purchased in Salon!

 

 

Autumn Essentials

Autumn is just around the corner (let's be real it already feels like it in Calgary), which means, cozy sweaters, fall jackets, cute scarfs, crunchy leaves, NEW Aveda products and pumpkin everything!

We partnered up with Coveted Boutique in Bridgeland to put together our autumn essentials and we are excited to share them with you!

See product details below!

autumn essentials

1. Leather Jacket Hania by MACKAGE is a classic biker-style jacket. This moto vest features a waist length, fitted silhouette with buckled cinch belt at the hem, asymmetrical front zip closure, and Nickel hardware on all colorways. Plus it's a Canadian Brand out of Montreal! Pick up this beauty at Coveted Boutique.
2. Sweater - Pink knit sweater by MINIMUM is the perfect sweater for fall weather and can be dressed up or down. It also comes in navy blue! Available at Coveted Boutique.
3. Socks - say no to boring socks! These cute socks by STANCE not only add a pop of fun to your outfit when your shoes are off, but they also stay hidden under your shoe line when you don't want them visible. Find these at Coveted Boutique.
4. Scarf - The Artist Label Scarf by Oana Soare. Add this beautiful multicoloured scarf to top off any outfit and add some extra warmth! Available at Coveted Boutique.
5. Lip colours - Mulled Plum and Rose Water rehydrating lip glaze by AVEDA. We are in love with these new limited edition lip colours from the new Autumn/WInter Birds of Paradise makeup collection. They are natural, hydrating and add the perfect amount of colour with a glossy, satin finish. Available in Salon.
6. Treatment masque - damage remedy intensive restructuring treatment by AVEDA is perfect for treating your neglected locks after s dry summer. This intensive treatment is packed with quinoa protein which strengthens damaged hair with deep repair and leaves hair feeling healthy, smooth and strong. Pick this up at your next hair appointment at RedBloom or ask about receiving this treatment with your next service.
7. Texture spray - Texture tonic by AVEDA is their newest product and to say we are obsessed is an understatement! Define and enhance natural texture and create piecey definition that looks effortlessly undone with 94% naturally derived* texture tonic. Cane sugar and salt work in harmony to help create naturally tousled texture and flexible hold, while leaving the hair touchable and infused with natural shine for an effortlessly "undone" look. You seriously need to get your hands on this ASAP. Available in Salon!

Thanks to Coveted Boutique for the beautiful clothing! Be sure to stop by their store!

#RedBloomEssentials #AutumnEssentials

Back-To-School Makeup Tutorial

Get ready for back-to-school with this fresh, everyday makeup tutorial using Aveda makeup. In 10 easy steps you can be looking and feeling great!

See steps below! 

Tutorial featuring Claire M.

day time makeup tutorial
back to school makeup
 

1. Start by applying tinted moisturizer all over with fluffy synthetic brush- using the stippling technique for even coverage. (We used Aveda inner light™ mineral tinted moisture broad spectrum spf 15)

2. Pat concealer: peach under eyes, yellow for spots using small fluffy synthetic brush. (We used Aveda inner light™ concealer)

3. Set with a loose mineral powder with big powder brush. (We used Aveda inner light™ mineral loose powder)

4. Apply blush on the apples of cheeks with medium blush brush, deposit color then clean brush then blend up and out. (We used Aveda petal essence™ face accents in Peach Lights)

5. Next use a bright eye shadow color using medium sized brush, apply from lash line to crease using stippling technique then blend edges to soften. (We used Aveda petal essence™ eye color trio in Violet Bloom)

6. Soften lips with renewing lip treatment. (We used Aveda nourish-mint™ renewing lip treatment)

7. Use an eyebrow brush to tame any strays.

8. Apply a light shimmer color to highlight cheek and brow bone. (We used the lightest color from Aveda petal essence™ face accents in Peach Lights)

9. Using a small lip brush apply a tinted lip glaze. (We used Aveda nourish-mint™ rehydrating lip glaze in Pearl Rose)

10. Set face with toning mist. (We used Aveda botanical kinetics™ toning mist)

Watch for a tutorial taking this look from day to night coming soon!

Blow Dry Package Now Available!

Now offering BLOW-DRY memberships for a limited time! 

blow dry package

*membership expires 30 days after purchase* 
*memberships are non-transferable*

Now available for purchase at any of our Salon locations!

Pick up yours today!

*Don't miss our Instagram GIVEAWAY*

Welcome EVO hair!

Welcome, Evo Hair Products to RedBloom Salon!!! We are so excited to add this fun new product line into the Salons and share it with our guests! Read below to check out what they're all about...

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"Evo is an innovative, professional hair and beauty product manufacturer with individuality and integrity; a manufacturer that speaks the truth.

Born from a desire to produce an exclusive salon range (and not sell it as the answer to life, love and other woes), evo steps outside the normal realm of truth-stretching invention in a 'wake up and smell the coffee' crusade of twisted honesty - designed to make people think. and so comes the catch phrase - saving ordinary humans from themselves™.

Inside bottles of evo that are bursting with personality, you'll find luxurious products that are sulphate, paraben, dea, tea and propylene glycol free; products that give professional results while respecting the environment.

You won't find unnecessary, over-marketed ingredients; no imaginary technology, no myths, no gimmicks. all ingredients in evo formulations are active; nothing is added only to make claims on the label."

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Come try in out, at any of our four salon locations!

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