aveda

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:

after red hair
after red haired hillary

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!

IMG_7895.jpg

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.

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.

FREE styling product with the purchase of any 2L

aveda litreship

Aveda Litreship is back! Enjoy a FREE full size styling product when you purchase any 2 litres.

So mix and match your favourite litres and choose between the following 5 styling products: Be Curly Curl Enhancer, Air Control Hairspray, Phomollient Styling Foam, Smooth Infusion Style Prep and Texture Tonic (while supplies last!)!

Opting for LITRE sizes means being good to you & the planet! So stop by your nearest RedBloom location and enjoy the savings while also reducing the use of plastic.

Bike Essentials with Bike and Brew

Check out our RedBloom #BikeEssentials with Bike and Brew

Kick your summer into gear and explore this beautiful city by bike! With its many pathways, we think there is no better way to experience Calgary. But don’t forget your biking essentials...

Bike Essentials

like this Lezyne Caddy “survival kit” from Bike and Brew, consisting of everything you’ll need to repair your bike on the side of the trail! (Seat bag to hold tools and an extra tube, patch kit, multi-tool, tire levers and a pump) and....

biking essential

Aveda Sun Veil to protect your hair from the sun, Lip Saver to keep the wind from drying out your lips and Hand Relief to soothe your hands after your ride.

Enter to win these products on our #BikeEssential Instagram post. Winner chosen July 2, 2018.

 

Enjoy 20% OFF all AVEDA products + tools

OUR FRIENDS & FAMILY 20% OFF promotion is back for a limited time! Stop by ANY of our locations this Thursday to Sunday June 7 to 10 to shop and SAVE on all AVEDA products and tools.

This sale only lasts this weekend so don't miss your chance to save on your favorites!

friends and family 20% off aveda June 2018

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, cedar wood and vanilla. 

Want more ideas on how to make your home more cozy for winter? Check out this blog post for 11 ways to create the perfect Hygge environment

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

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!

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!

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!