Mother, Visionary, Optimist. Why We Walk For Water.

At RedBloom Salons, we divide our year into 8 seasons. This helps us shift our focus with the changes going on in each period of time. It creates a structure for how we plan our year, and allows us to focus on opportunities and special events for each season. You may notice these seasonal changes in our salons, with new beverage menus and by new colours on our social media.

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 From April 1 - May 15, we celebrate Season 3. Spring is in the air and this season, we’re celebrating the YIN! If you’re not familiar with the principle of yin and yang, it stems from ancient Chinese philosophy. The principle of yin and yang states that all things exist as opposites. Black and white. Old and young. Light and dark. As part of our salon seasons, we devote Season 3 and Season 4 to celebrating the feminine, and celebrating the masculine. Yin and Yang.

At RedBloom, we describe celebrating the yin as the celebration feminine energy and power! How perfect it is then, that this season falls along with another celebration near and dear to our hearts. This season we are also celebrating Earth Month.

If you are familiar with the Aveda network, then you know how special Earth month is to us. Every April, we Walk For Water in support of Wateraid. The goal is to bring clean drinking water to those in the world who do not have access to this basic human right. This is a fundraiser we as a salon support every year. If you visit collegaearthmonth.com you will be taken to the website where all the magic takes place. This year, upon entering the site, the first words you will read are these:

Mother. Visionary. Optimist.

If you watch the video, you will learn about a beautiful, strong woman, Justine. Every day she walks to the closest water source to provide even just a little bit of water for her family. In fact, women in sub-saharan Africa spend an estimated 40 billion hours per year collecting water. This amount of time spent collecting water takes her away from her family and children.

photo via collegaearthmonth.ca

photo via collegaearthmonth.ca

At this time there are 844 million people that do not have access to clean water. 2.3 Billion people do not have access to a clean bathroom. We are working to change that. On April 29, 2019 RedBloom is walking for water! We are walking 6km - the average distance women and children walk everyday in developing cities to collect water.

Help us celebrate the yin by donating to this special cause. There are lots of ways you can help us support the cause:

  • Buy a $25 coupon book with $150+ in savings and offerings and give 1 person clean water for life

  • Get a hair treatment and $12 goes to the cause ($12 and $30 treatments available)

  • Purchase a $10 organic cotton tote bag and all proceeds go to clean water

  • Donate $5 or more and be entered to win a gift basket worth $500

Donations can be made in salon or online HERE

We are working toward creating a beautiful world where all people have access to clean water. Join us in celebrating the yin this season!!!

New RedBloom Express Services

We are pleased to announce an innovative NEW SERVICE we are now offering at RedBloom Salon….
Say hello to REDBLOOM EXPRESS SERVICES!


What are these you ask?
A collaborative in salon and at home color experience. Basically, we apply the professional color in salon, wrap it up in our special RedBloom head wraps and you wash the color out at home!

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Want more of a break down on how it works?

IN SALON:
> Check in, get your head wrap, make sure you have color conserving shampoo and conditioner and change into your robe.
> Next, you'll have a consultation with your stylist who will go over the homecare guide and have you sign a waiver.
> Then your color will be applied and we'll place on your head wrap.
> Before you check out, we'll set a timer on your cell phone for when you need to rinse, make sure you have your homecare guide and send you on your way!
AT HOME:
> Wait for the color to process (it's your time, do what you like!)
> At the recommended time, follow the instructions on your homecare guide and rinse out your color in the comfort of your own shower.
What you do after that is up to you!

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What type of express color services will we be offering?

> Full - just like it sounds, this is an all over color
> Root - covers up that regrowth
> Part - this is a t-section that will cover your part and around your face

Are you a candidate for our RedBloom Express Services?
To receive these express services, it needs to be a tried and true formula that we have previously used on your hair; this helps us ensure the results. It can be a solid color, a gloss or even a toner for you blondies in between a highlight appointment.

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Why did we create RedBloom Express Services?

To save you time and money, while still enjoying the same great salon service. Because we think that you shouldn't have to sacrifice on professional service to have fresh, beautiful color all the time.

We heard you. More and more women want to spend less time in the salon but still want to keep up their color. So what were the options? Trying your hand at box color? Wearing hats? Feeling uncomfortable with your regrowth? Hair mascara? Well, we think you should have better options than that, which is why we are bringing you EXPRESS color services. We know many of you lead busy, on-the-go lives and sometimes it's hard to fit that time in for a fresh color. With our innovative express color services, we've created a way so YOU CAN fit in that color appointment because you deserve fresh color more often.  Because less time sitting in the salon chair = more time for real life 

Another bonus of our RedBloom Express services? THE SAVINGS! We know getting regular colors can add up and sometimes that may even prevent you from coming into the salon. But our express color services can provide an option to still get a professional color and have a great salon experience at a lower cost. Check out our SERVICE MENU page for pricing reference for the Express Services

 

Sound appealing? Let us know if you think this is a service you'd like!

RedBloom In Real Life Guest Feature - Vanisha Breault

Shairing a special #RedBloomInRealLife guest feature on the inspiring woman is Vanisha Breault. A guest of Master Stylist Annah, Vanisha’s story is truly heartwarming and we hope you’ll take a moment to read her story…

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About Vanisha:

Vanisha is the Founder, CEO and Social Justice Warrior of the Terminator Foundation, who’s vision is to reach individuals on a global scale that are affected by drug and alcohol addiction to radically revolutionize their lives using the Triathlon experience. After overcoming her own personal recovery and that of her daughter Eden, she became devoted to living her life and her recovery out loud. Using her past along with her skills and education, she helps others thrive after facing their own adversities. Vanisha’s mission is to declare war on the shame and stigma associated with addiction in hopes that other youth might find their way home and that every person grasped by the clutches of this disease may also find their voices and receive the support, acceptance and compassion that they legitimately deserve. Vanisha exemplifies that, regardless of the obstacles one may face, everyone can conquer them and build a life of resiliency and hope!

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Q&A with Vanisha:

How do you define beauty? 

“Beauty to me is defined by an inward acceptance of self and self-love. Accepting myself and loving myself through every age & stage of my life. This inward work shows up on my outsides.”

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What’s a unique gift that you want to share with the world? 

“The power of my story. And the gift of “Believing.” Believing in another human being when they cannot believe for themselves or in themselves (yet)”

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How do you continue to Bloom? 

“I laughed when I read this question 😊 I am able to continue to bloom when I can stand in the grace and mercy that’s freely given to me on a daily basis. In and of myself, I can be hard on myself at times...remembering Who I am, and Whose I am; changes everything...that’s when I bloom”

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 About her hair stylist:

Annah is a master stylist at our East Village location. She loves creative precision cuts, dimensional color and enhancing natural features. Friends describe her as a great listener, intuitive and creative! Check out her work on Instagram @thestylistannah

Thank you Vanisha for letting us share your story! Learn more about her and her foundation here http://www.terminatorfoundation.com/vanishas-story/

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Best of Calgary Finalist 2019

best of calgary finalist 2019

We have exciting news! We’ve been nominated as a 2019 BEST OF CALGARY FINALIST in the categories 'Best Hair Salon for Women' & 'Best Haircut for Men'! 

We’d be thrilled if you’d vote for us and your other YYC favs at https://bestofcalgary.com/

With so many amazing salons in Calgary we are feeling humbled to be in the running. A big congrats to all the finalists, we are in great company! 

Voting goes until February 15th so don’t forget to cast you votes before then!

Top 200 Salon in North America 2019!

 
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We are delighted to announce that for the 5th year in a row, we’ve been named a TOP 200 SALON in North America in Salon Today Magazine

This year we have been honoured in the categories:
Growth
Technology
Compensation & Benefits
Salon Culture
Customer Service

Being recognized as industry leaders in these areas is humbling and makes us so proud of our team who works hard to be the best salon everyday! So big thanks to them for always striving to be better!

Also a huge thank you to our amazing guests, friends and family who enable us to do what we love!

accepting our Salon Today 200 awards in New Orleans

accepting our Salon Today 200 awards in New Orleans

Fancy Ponytail Tutorial

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Take your ponytail up a notch this holiday season with this FANCY PONY TUTORIAL!

With only slightly more effort you can change your pony from basic to fancy! It keeps it low maintenance, while still looking like you put in some effort.

We demonstrated this tutorial on long hair but it can work on shoulder length hair as well. Also we went for more of an undone look but you could also make this same style into a smooth and polished look instead.

Give it it a try and don’t forget to tag us in your #RedBloomInRealLife selfies!

Tutorial by master stylist Sara S. at our West 85th location

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Local Loves YYC Holiday Gift Guide 2018

At RedBloom, we love to support local businesses here in Calgary. Throughout the year we feature our #LocalLovesYYC and share with you our favourite local businesses and neighbours. This holiday season, we’re sharing our favourite picks for all your holiday gift needs! From lifestyle to clothing, and everything in between, we’ve got you covered.

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Stuff 4 Him

Local Laundry YYC Crew Sweatshirt. Represent Calgary and keep warm with this comfy and stylish crew-necked sweater. 100% made in Canada including printing. 10% of proceeds goes to charity!
$42

Frilly Lilly

Ayer copper water bottle. When drinking water from a copper water bottle, the water absorbs the copper and its nutrients. Scientific studies have show that copper removes bacteria and impurities from water through its antimicrobial properties.
32oz bottles for $56 or 20oz are $48

Luke’s Drug Mart

MacAusland’s wool blanket. Made in Canada - made in PEI since 1932. They use 100% virgin wool yarn and old-fashioned machinery to make lightweight and durable blankets.
$90-$170 depending on size & colour.

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Barre West

Gift cards in any amount. Or 10, 20 class passes. $69 Intro pass. For the fitness fan in your life!

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Liz & Lottie

Geometric frame. Placed on a table or hung on wall, the PRISMA frame will add a third dimension to your photos.
$12

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Blue Door Oil & Vinegar

Tuscan herb infused Olive Oil. Give this to the chef in your life! Bright flavours of Garlic, Rosemary, Thyme, Oregano and more give this oil it's distinct flavour. Perfect for salads, pastas, chicken, beef and much much more!
$21 for 375ml

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Blondie Boutique

Blanket Scarves. Various colours. Keep warm on those chilly winter days ahead.
$49

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BraTopia

A fluffy, cozy robe for snuggling up by the fireplace with a hot cup of tea.
$88

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RedBloom Salon

Evo. Soap Dodger & Self Indulgence. Body Wash & Body Lotion. We love Soap Dodger & Self Indulgence for gifts!
$26 each

Stay in touch! Let us know if you pick up one of our holiday gift recommendations by using the hashtags #redbloominreallife and #locallovesYYC ! Happy shopping, and thank you for continuing to support local businesses in Calgary!




‘Tis the Season for Giving Back - Guest feature on Danielle

It’s December! The holidays are here - snow is on the ground, parties, shopping, the seasonal hustle and bustle. Between all the parties and madness, it’s important to take time to reflect on what is truly important. The holidays are a perfect time to pay it forward - by spreading love and kindness all around! At RedBloom, we love giving back at the holidays. Our staff spend their time serving dinner at The Mustard Seed , collecting non-perishable food items donations for The Calgary Food Bank, and adopting local families in need. Not only do we love to give back, our amazing guests love to give back too and we want to share stories on how…

Meet Danielle Ings. Danielle has been a guest at RedBloom for just under a year. We love her and all that she does for the community! Danielle works for a local nonprofit, and is passionate about education and shaping the minds of tomorrow. She gives back not only at the holidays, but as part of her daily work. Read our interview with Danielle below…

RedBloom Salon guest Danielle Ings

What do you do?
I am an Education Specialist at Mindfuel. I work with educators both locally and globally to promote STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) education. We develop resources to ignite the passion in students learning.

What do you do to give back in the community here in Calgary?
At Mindfuel, we love to give back to the community. We create unique STEM learning resources that spark curiosity in learners and emphasize the lifelong passion for STEM. We share our knowledge and that of partnering subject matter experts about topics that provoke thought, inspiration, and cause action. Through our research and programs, we provide helpful resources for STEM educators and students. We are constantly studying STEM education topics for students, teachers, and society. Our goal is to create engaging STEM learning experiences that cultivate interest in science. We love to create Aha moments that can change a single life forever.

How are you giving back this holiday season?
This holiday season we are giving back by volunteering at one of the local shelters. We will be providing our help through serving meals and organizing gifts for those less fortunate.

How do you bloom?
We are blooming the problem solvers of tomorrow! We inspire students to discover their creative potential in classrooms and beyond. As a result, we are agents of change, inspiring students to explore science at a young age. We equip students with skills and knowledge to be tomorrow’s thought leaders, innovators, and entrepreneurs.

Personally, I bloom by continuing to follow my passions and creating new passions.

Favourite Holiday Activity?
My favourite holiday activity is baking and watching holiday movies!

Where can we find more information on you and what you do?
Visit Mindfuel.ca for more information


Thanks for reading our interview with the lovely Danielle. We want to hear how you are giving back this holiday season! Tag your hair selfies, and tell us how you’re are giving back - by using the hashtag #RedBloomInRealLife. You will also be entered to win a RedBloom gift card and a free product. We draw a new winner each month! Keep on Blooming!

 

Easy Holiday Updo

New EASY UPDO TUTORIAL is here! Elegant, yet simple, it’s the perfect look for your holiday parties!

Give it a try and don’t forget to tag #RedBloomInRealLife

Tutorial by master stylist Sara S. at our West 85th location.

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