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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Holiday Hair and Fashion Trends on BTV

Learn how you can perfect this year's holiday hair trends to accompany the season's hottest fashion from our segment on Breakfast Television Calgary with Leah Sarich.

Thanks to BTV for having us and to our stylists and models! Also big thanks to Blondie Boutique for providing those gorgeous outfits!

Who’s excited for the holiday parties!?

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Holiday Gift Sets 2018

We’re calling it, the holiday season is officially here, which means HOLIDAY GIFT SETS ARE IN!

As always there are some amazing packages and great saving to be had. With 15 different Aveda gifts, 7 Evo gift sets, and a few RedBloom specials, there is something for everyone (including yourself of course). This year each gift set also includes a 20% OFF retail card.

For our tea lovers, we’re also offering a Silk Road mini tin tea sampler pack that includes blood orange green tea, chocolate panda herbal tea, and sencha green tea.

Lastly, we can’t forget about the perfect stocking stuff deal, buy 2 travel size products and get a free Aveda travel size Hand Relief.

Check out the details below…


Aveda gift sets at RedBloom 2018
RedBloom holiday gift sets 2018

Alright friends, there are limited quantities and some hot packages so make sure to come choose your gifts soon!

Pumpkin Spice & Everything Nice - Why RED is the it color for Fall 2018

It’s official - Fall has arrived in Calgary. There is a new, crisp feeling in the air. The leaves are changing to vibrant colours of red and orange. We’ve even had our first snowfall! With the change of the season, we often are ready to make room for changes in our lives. Many of us look to our hair as an opportunity to express seasonal change. There are different ways to change your hairstyle - a new colour is a ravishing way to express yourself and embrace the cooler weather.

Red is one of the biggest colour trends we are seeing this fall. Switching out blonde or brunette locks for a new, brilliant shade is an exciting way to try something new. From influencers such as Daisy Clementine, who rocks beautiful copper locks with effortless style - to celebrities like Emma Stone and Julianne Hough, we are seeing shades of red everywhere this season. Red has immersed fall fashion in many copper and auburn shades. So it’s safe to say, RED is the it color for fall 2018. Red is a magical colour. It is a colour that commands attention. It is a color of passion and love. A colour that enhances human metabolism and raises the heart rate. We love red so much, we named RedBloom after it! Why not try red this season, and open up a whole new realm of style expression?!

Here is an example of a transformative red done recently in our salons. Hillary has been a guest of RedBloom for over a year. Hillary (@hillaryjtaylor) works as a instructor at Barre West here in Calgary, and has a new creative endeavor on the horizon. She’s been rocking blonde locks for a long time and wanted to make a change. She didn’t want to be blonde, and she didn't want to be brunette. Having dabbled in shades of strawberry blonde over the summer, she was finally ready to take the plunge and go red. Here are some before and after photos from her most recent session:

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As you can see, a fresh colour has transformed her style! Having never had a hair color quite like this - Hillary now has a new fresh, fierce attitude to take on the world. We styled her new locks with some loose beach waves. For this look we used Evo Salty Dog Beach Spray. We also added some Aveda Control Force for effortless texture. Hillary paired her red locks with this gorgeous black blazer! But did you know redheads can rock colour too? While black looks stunning on a redhead, don’t feel like you are limited to only black. You make the rules! Have fun with it!

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Want to try out this hair trend? Bring some of these color inspirations to your next appointment, and let your stylist find the perfect alchemy for you. Trade in your blonde locks for some copper or strawberry. Brunettes - try auburn, or mahogany. Whatever your style, let your RedBloom stylist help find the perfect shade of RED for you! Don’t forget to tag #RedBloomInReaLlife wherever your hair takes you!

Article by RedBloom Salon Hair Stylist Heather C.

Enjoy 10% OFF + free samples on #LoveYYC day!

This Saturday is #LoveYYC Day! It’s put on by Tourism Calgary, and we think it’s the perfect time to remember everything we love about Calgary and what makes it great! Plus We’ll take any chance we can celebrate this city we call home.

As a special way to show our love to YYC, on November 3rd, we’re offering:

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  • 10% OFF all regular priced retail

  • FREE samples (while supplies last)

  • BONUS be entered to win a $50 gift card by tagging RedBloom Salon in a #LoveYYC post on your social media!

So come stop by any RedBloom Salon location to enjoy this ONE DAY ONLY #LoveYYC SPECIAL on November 3, 2018,

p.s. There are a ton of great offers from lots of Calgary business for #LoveYYC day so be sure to check them out and celebrate all the reasons you #LoveYYC — click here to view all the offers!

Fall Essentials with Stuff 4 Him

The moon may be showing up little earlier now, but we’re not giving up on the last golden days of autumn. 

Partnered with our amazing neighbours Stuff 4 Him, we’ve put together our FALL ESSENTIALS designed to keep you cozy (and stylish!) while you squeeze every last drop of goodness from this beautiful season. 

See product details below…

fall essentials with Stuff 4 Him
  • Alberta Apparel Shaker Cuff Toque is a double layer acrylic rib knit, made in Canada.

  • Glerups Wool Slippers with Leather sole will adjust to your foot shape after just a few wears, making them more comfortable with every step.

  • Aveda Rosemary Mint Bath Bar with rosemary and peppermint leaf powders lightly exfoliates and moisturizes. 

  • Aveda Pure-Formance Shave Cream protects skin from irritation & razor burn and preps skin for an incredibly smooth shave.

  • Aveda Control Paste creates texture in hair with pliable hold and a smooth, matte finish.

  • Silk Road Rooibos Tea has light notes of citrus and vanilla and is naturally caffeine free. Steep with Stainless Steel infuser ball.

Let's give thanks by giving back!

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Thanksgiving is a time to be full of both THANKS & GIVING!

So as a THANKS to you, our guests, we’re GIVING you $5 to give to a charity of your choice, no strings attached (for real)! Plus, match our $5 donation and you’ll get a deep conditioning treatment.

So let’s be thankful together and give back to those in need.

We are so fortunate to do what we love and have amazing guests like you, we truly are grateful.

Happy Thanksgiving friends!

CLICK HERE to go pick your favorite charity and get giving!