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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.

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!!!

Blog post by Intermediate stylist Heather at RedBloom Salon Downtown

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!

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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‘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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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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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!

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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:

Love yyc day 2018
  • 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!

Now Hiring

RedBloom is growing again and is seeking an EXPERIENCED HAIR STYLIST & APPRENTICE to join our team! 

Do you have a passion for great hair? Offer great customer service? Interested in career growth and a desire to be successful in this crazy industry we love? Want to work with a team that values your contribution and works together in a positive environment?

We are serious about our industry and work with, and develop, only the best!

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Visit our CAREERS page for job description and details.

Best Hair Salon Nominee Star Metro Community Choice Awards

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Thanks for nominating us as a Best Hair Salon in the Metro Star Community Choice Awards!

We'd love it if you'd take a quick second and vote for us! We promise it's super easy and fast to vote. 

VOTING ENDS JUNE 26, 2018