A Whimsical Wedding Photoshoot

Following our Avant Garde shoot of summer '16 we decided to follow up with something a little more whimsical. After seeing a trend of pastels and vibrant colours this year, we wanted to create a light look while maintaining vibrancy. 
We explored pastel colours, dressed our models in white wedding gowns, and let the hair speak for itself. 
A day spent in the countryside truly captured an enchanting forest feel.

Thank you to our models Emily, Lindsay, Kathy and Brittany!
Thank you to our makeup artist Brooklynn Wallace of Fierce Fat Fabulous! 
Thank you to Garrett and Shayla for the photos and editing! 

Check out some of our photos below, and stop by the salon for this creative pastel trend! 


Living Proof Restore Perfecting Spray

New to Living Proof's Restore Collection:
 Perfecting Spray
Go beyond moisture to detangle hair, provide strength, smoothness and shine.

What it is: 
A light weight detangling spray that adds hydration to dry, damaged hair, helping it feel it’s healthiest. This spray provides strength, smoothness, natural shine, time-released conditioning, UV and heat protection, while detangling!
It’s ideal for all hair types, safe for colour and treated hair, and is silicone free.

Who it’s for: 
While Perfecting Spray works on all hair types, it is particularly important for those that suffer from dry ends, tangles, and processing damage. Rather than breaking hair will brushing, this spray takes out all knots and tangles while promoting strength and hair health.

How to use: 
Shake well. Use as your first product. On clean, damp hair, spray from roots to ends focusing on tangled areas. Comb through. Style as usual.

Tip: Can also be used on day two onward to detangle and smooth.

How it works:
“Perfecting Spray uses a blend of a cationic detangler and a slip-enhancing polymer that work together to provide easier detangling, therefore reducing the damage caused by wet detangling. The formula also includes plant- and marine-derived actives that give UV and thermal protection. A time-released technology provides conditioning over time. The formula is designed to be lightweight and suitable for all hair types.” –Living Proof

Available in 8oz ($38.00). Buy now and receive a Living Proof comb, and samples of Restore Shampoo and Conditioner! (while supplies lasts)

See: http://www.livingproof.com/buy/get-the-look/ for more styling tips! 

Scalp Treatments at Blossom

Blossom Salon is now offering advanced scalp treatments with our esthetician Rachel!

Just like the face, the skin on the scalp requires extra attention. Regular shampooing can throw off the pH of the scalp’s acid mantle, which leads to flakiness, dryness, excessive oil production, or irritation. With regular exfoliation, the hair follicles remain clear, preventing impaction and promoting healthy hair growth. Deep conditioning is recommended to prevent split ends, dry hair or scalp, and to nourish the hair. By customizing your treatment oil you can target concerns such as oiliness, dryness, flakiness, breakouts, dandruff and irritation.

First Living Proof’s Pre-Shampoo Treatment is applied to dry hair. This treatment is packed with natural amino acids, proteins and ceramide-like lipids which strengthen and fortify hair while protecting and enhancing colour. The scalp is then exfoliated with thorough isnis brushing. This releases the dead, built up skin cells and clears dirt and debris from the scalp. Afterwards the hair and scalp are double shampooed with Aveda’s Scalp Benefits to balance and gently cleanse. An Aveda treatment oil is then applied to balance oil, prevent dryness, or soothe irritation. Once a deep conditioning mask is applied the scalp is massaged to promote circulation, release tension and promote absorption of ingredients. After a thorough rinse, hair will be blow dried and styled. The result is a more balanced foundation, and healthier hair growth.

$55 includes blow dry and style - 60 minute service

Living Proof Full Dry Volume Blast

New to Living Proof's Full Collection - Dry Volume Blast!
Almost as light as air, dry volume blast creates volume and texture, for big, tease-free results.

What it is:
Full Dry Volume Blast is a dry volume and texture spray that replaces teasing, providing lasting, damage free results that won`t weigh your hair down. The fragrance is a light, sweet fruity blend that will have your hair smelling amazing! This product contains a UV defense that absorbs harmful, damaging, rays from the sun. It is non-damaging and safe for color or chemically treated hair. Works on dry hair without crunchiness of stiffness. 

Who it’s for:
Full Dry Volume Blast was formulated for fine, flat hair but will work for anyone who desires more volume and texture. Women with fine, flat hair naturally lack the grip and texture required to create and keep volume and texture. With dry volume blast you create grip and texture in between each hair strand leaving a beautiful, voluminous, style.

How to use:
Use as your final step anytime, anywhere for instant results. Shake to activate formula. The ETAS are so lightweight that they float in the can, so it’s important to shake before each spray. Hold canister 10" away from dry hair. Section hair, lift & spray roots to ends. Repeat until desired style is achieved making sure to shake can between each spray. Tousle hair with your fingers. The more you add the more volume and texture you will get. For even more volume you can use Full Root Lift, Full Thickening Mousse or Full Thickening Cream.

How it works:
It contains Living Proof`s, patent-pending Expandable, Textured Aero-Spheres (ETAS). They are lighter and bigger than industry standard ingredients, so it delivers big volume and texture on your hair without weighing it down. ETAS creates instant, lasting grip and texture between each hair strand, transforming fine, flat hair into voluminous styles.

Available in 7.5oz ($29.00) and 3.0oz ($15.00)

See: http://www.livingproof.com/buy/get-the-look/ for more styling tips! 

Summer Photoshoot

This is the third fun photoshoot we've done and we think it's our best! Photoshoots give us the opportunity to be more extreme with our creativity, and try new things that we don't necessarily get do everyday behind the chair. Our theme this time was Avant Garde, so we played around with adding extensions (clip ins and crocheted in), vivid hair colour, and adding props to create different shapes. We also used two new make-up artists who did a wonderful job and really helped bring our vision to life! 

 Photoshoots also give some of our beautiful stylists a chance to practice their modeling skills, and are we ever lucky to have them! Our stylists Lindsay and Emily are seasoned pros at Blossom photoshoots, but our assistant Amy joined us as a model for the first time, and she fit right in. We also had Lindsay's sister Melissa, back for the second time, and Aisha's husband Leo, and Comfort's client Yimika as first timers. We headed out to Fish Creek Park and found a great spot by the river under the bridge, and it was a beautiful day. The park was busy so we definitely got a lot of second glances. 

A big thanks to all our stylists, models, the make-up artists (instagram @makeupbytirza @branchbully), our photographer Garett (who happens to be a co-owner of the salon), and the weather for cooperating! 

Here's a few early favourites

New Website!

We are so excited to finally update our website and create something that is hopefully visible when googled and easier to update! 

Blossom Salon is definitely seeing summer influencing hairstyles right now (regardless of the snowy May Long in Calgary)! We're doing a lot of big changes; chopping off length, correcting colour, always more ombre's, and lightening our guests "winter" colour. We're also seeing people dust off winter by taking care of all their waxing and threading needs!

 Grad season is almost over and wedding season is upon us. Lots of loose curls, braids, and unstructured up-do's this year. We are also planning another fun photoshoot for mid June to keep our creative juices flowing!

Aisha's gorgeous graduate Brooklyn!

Aisha's gorgeous graduate Brooklyn!