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Stampede Style 2019 on BT Calgary

Who’s ready for Stampede!?

Check out our segment on BT Calgary where we show every cowgirl how to combat hat hair with easy looks and tips for this year's Calgary Stampede. Plus see the perfect Stampede outfits from Blondie Boutique.

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Thanks for having us BT Calgary!

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Happy Stampeding ya’ll!

People's Choice Award Nominee (vote and win!)

KPMG People's Choice Award RedBloom Salon

We consider ourselves lucky to have such an amazing community of RedBloom supporters! It is YOU who allow us to do what we love and it is for you that we want to be the best so we can help you feel your best.

We've been nominated for the KPMG PEOPLES CHOICE AWARD for the Calgary Chamber Small Business Week. This award is determined by public vote to a business that can show that their community thinks they go above and beyond and at RedBloom, that is exactly what we strive to do! 

If you've had a great experience at RedBloom please vote for us. It only takes a minute and we'd really appreciate the extra love ~ VOTE HERE

pssst...if you vote for us, you can be entered to win FREE HAIRCUTS FOR A YEAR (max. 8 haircuts, 6 weeks maintenance). Just send us a screenshot that you voted to info@redbloom

DAVE KELLY RedBloom in Real Life Guest Feature

Dave Kelly RedBloom Guest Feature

Excited to share our Season 4 guest feature, DAVE KELLY!

This Calgary celeb hardly needs an introduction, he's an award-winning host, writer, interviewer, and philanthropist. He's even hosted Ellen and Obama!

We’re pretty honoured to have Dave as a guest at RedBloom.

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Usually the interviewee, it was fun being the ones who got to ask Dave the questions this time! We hope his q&a makes you laugh, as it did us...⠀⠀


Tell us about yourself and what you do:

Dave Kelly at RedBloom Salon

I'm a writer, a host and interviewer. I put on shows. I talk. I check my hair.


How do you define beauty?

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Beauty is feeling comfortable in my skin.

Hopefully I've washed, that helps.


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

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A Flowbee. I don't use it anymore. And also the realization that 99.9% of everyone I've ever met, interviewed or hung out with is doing what they think is best, no matter what their beliefs. That means they deserve our understanding and support.


How do you continue to bloom?

Water. Sunshine. Tequila. Mostly tequila. 


Dave Kelly with his hairstylist Violeta

THANK YOU DAVE for sharing your #RedBloomInRealLife with us. ⠀

Be sure to check out the DAVE KELLY LIVE show to catch Dave in action! And watch for at us at the special Father’s day show! Get tickets here.

Dave's hairstylist is Violeta, she's been at RedBloom since 2004! Book with her at our Downtown location.

Thank you for voting us Best Salon in Calgary

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We have once again been voted BEST HAIR SALON FOR WOMEN in the Best of Calgary!

It's because of YOU, our valued clients, that we get to do what we love in a city that we love! So THANK YOU SO MUCH for your support and for voting for us! We know there are plenty of salons to choose from and we appreciate you choosing us. It is an honour to serve in the communities that we do and we are so lucky to have amazing guests like you!

As a thank you, please accept a gift certificate for a complimentary hair treatment and enter to win a $100 gift card by telling us what you love about Calgary!

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RedBloom In Real Life Guest Feature with Mandy Balak

So happy to share our Season 3 guest spotlight on this mega boss babe, Mandy Balak! She is such an inspiring female and we love what she is doing to support other women entrepreneurs and the #yyc community. 

Read on for our Q & A with her…..

Mandy Balak

Tell us about yourself and what you do:

“Hi,  👋 I’m @mandybalak and I am the Founder & CEO of The Ace Class, Rise and Date Night YYC , I am also the Executive Director for The Best of Calgary- I am a community builder.  My entrepreneurial career began in 2012 by helping others build better relationships with each other and our city and has now led me to cultivate community all across Canada attracting women with a collective mission to be the best version of themselves.” 


How do you define beauty?

“I define beauty as being real, raw and vulnerable. This has been a process for me to discover in my life as I had a different idea of what beauty was growing up. I have always struggled with comparison and that feeling of ‘not enough’ however, the work I have been called to do to support other women to connect deeply with themselves has shown me that real beauty is simply showing up the most real version of you.”

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Whats a unique gift that you want to share with the world?

“I naturally see the best in people and as a leader, support others to lean into their potential. If I could share this with others I believe this would influence others to build community around them that is committed to rising up and chasing possibilities without fear of failure.” 

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How do you continue to bloom?

“To me, ‘blooming’ means growth and evolution and to be willing to bloom requires an open heart. Growth is a core value personally and professionally for me and I believe in a lifelong commitment to learning and am highly invested in my personal development through courses, reading, conferences, meeting new people and traveling every chance I get. I’m always ready to level up.”

 
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What do you think it means to be feminine in this day and age?

“Up until recently, I wouldn’t describe myself as being feminine. I have had to let my walls down and embrace who I am and that’s supported me finding my true self and that doesn’t mean just wearing pink. Being feminine to me means collaboration, compassion and lifting others up and my work with @theaceclass_ and @jointherise_ brings women together to celebrate mutual success.”

What can we do to help empower women/ or become empowered women?

“Empowered women, empower women. Lead by example, smile, compliment someone when you are into their outfit, listen to understand, and open a door for another woman every chance you can.”


THANK YOU MANDY for sharing your #RedBloomInRealLife with us. You truly are an example of an empowered woman and we applaud you in your commitment to help others rise up and be their best!

Mother's Day Makeover with BTV

Together with our friends at Breakfast Television Calgary and Apt 22 we gave one lucky mom a special Mother’s Day Makeover!

Joanne was the lucky winner of the Mother’s Day Makover and we had so much fun making her feel like her best. She had finer hair so we didn’t want to cut too much off so just gave her a trim and reshaped her cut. For the color we darkened her base for a richer red and to cover greys. We also added some balayage to keep it brighter for spring! For makeup we wanted to bring out her blue eyes so we did some gold/brown tones and added a pop with the red lip! Doesn’t she look gorgeous?

So happy we got to be a part of this special BTV Mother’s Day Makeover for a deserving mother!  

Thank you to our stylist Jenna-Wade for doing the hair and Britney for doing the makeup.

Also shoutout to Apt 22 for her outfit and Splurge for surprising her with flowers!

Celebrate Your Stylist On Stylist Appreciation Day!

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Today is Hairstylist Appreciation Day! A day to honour hairstylists, who not only make you look great but also make you feel great!  

Want to show your hairstylist your appreciation? There is no better way than to leave them an online review. If you've already done so, THANK YOU, we all love seeing your kind words. If you haven't, please consider sharing your love here...

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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.

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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!!!

Blog post by Intermediate stylist Heather at RedBloom Salon Downtown