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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!




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.