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Protect your Hair from the Sun!

By Kyla Davies

Before you take off on that beach getaway, remember your hair needs protection from the sun, similar to your skin. It’s important to protect your hair to maintain your colour and the overall healthiness of your locks. Here are a few of my solutions to help keep your hair health all year long:

Cap it

The best way to protect your hair from the sun is literally having something to wear to stop the UV rays from coming in contact with your hair. Such as hats, head scarves and bandannas.

Reduce heat styling

Ditch your hot tools all summer and enjoy your natural hair! Let your hair air dry, put some braids in it over night.

Use an SPF conditioner

Also, find an SPF deep conditioner or mask to protect from any other damage. You can also find UV protection sprays, works just how sunscreen works on your skin.

Dust those Ends

To keep you hair looking great all year long, be sure to get your hair “dusted” every 4-6 weeks. Dusting or micro-trimming, just removes the tiniest tips of your strands to remove the dry damaged ends. Dusting can also help if you are trying to grow your hair out. See our tips for growing hair here.

Kyla Davies is a stylist at The Loft Salon • Spa • Bar in Winnipeg.

To Pre-Book or Not To Pre-Book?

By Amy Friesen

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Everyone has heard it before: “Would you like to pre-book your next appointment?” Your stylist has most likely suggested this multiple times and here's why...

We CARE about your HAIR!

We don't want you sitting in our chair simply for the financial benefits. Your hair is our calling card and when you leave looking and feeling your best that is what we want people to see; not grown out, brassy or faded colour. Even those trendy blunt bobs require regular trims to keep that perimeter sharp and looking great.

We CARE about your hair GOALS!

Getting you to your dream hair is what we're in this business for. Making a customized, long term plan specific to each person, takes a lot of work and commitment. By pre-booking we make sure we have ample time to spend with you during your next appointment so we can stay on track. Waiting too long between maintenance trims could result in additional breakage, making it seem impossible to achieve that long, healthy hair. Forgotten colour appointments may even turn into corrective work, costing you more time and a lot more $$$!

We CARE about YOU!

As stylists, we love our clients! You support us, trust us and we appreciate being in your lives. Not always having availability to fit you in when you need us is not something any stylist enjoys telling a loyal client. Well established, industry leaders can be expected to book out one to two months in advance. But what about the ones just starting to make waves in the hair world? Taking on an apprenticeship means you're hustling! On going education, self promotion, volunteering and building a clientele keeps our schedules packed no matter our experience level.

It makes sense now, right? We suggest these dates to make sure your needs are met, it's in your best interest. Appointments in high volume times like grad, back-to-school and the holiday season are hot commodities in our industry and pre-booking can save your hair and your wallet.

Amy Friesen is a hair stylist at The Loft Salon • Spa • Bar in Winnipeg.

How to Use Dry Shampoo

Want to extend the life of your style? Check out these tips from Tyler on How to extend your blowout!

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At The Loft, we love Living Proof Perfect Hair Day Dry Shampoo! Stop in today and grab yourself a bottle. You won’t regret it!

Caring for Lash Extensions

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Individual lash extensions are false eyelashes that are applied individually to your natural lashes. Once you have them done, you need to come back every 2-3 weeks for fills.

If cared for properly, your lashes should last a long time and give your eyes the glam and drama you wanted. Please follow these important instructions to keep your lashes lucious longer:

First 24 Hours

Your lashes must remain dry for the first 24-48 hours. Avoid saunas, hot yoga or swimming for 48 hours after your extensions are applied.

At Nighttime

Avoid sleeping on your face as lashes can crimp and oils from your skin can more easliy transfer to your lashes and loosen adhesive. 

Be gentle

Brush your lashes gently with the wand we give you after each appointment. Be gentle and never brush agressively to avoid pulling out natural lashes. Never pull at your lashes!

No Mascara or liner

These products contain chemical properties and oils that will break down the adhesive. Removing mascara from your lashes can cause the extensions to fall off prematurely as well.

No scrubs

Take special care around the eye area when cleansing your face. Gently cleanse the eye area and do not scrub or rub your eyes. Avoid any type of oil-based product around the eyes. Again, the oils will break down the adhesive and cause the extensions to fall off. 

No curlers

Never use a clamp-style eyelash curler on your extensions. This can permanently damage not only the extensions, but your natural eyelashes as well.

Eyelash combs are great for grooming your lashes each morning. 

Book Again

Schedule an appointment every 2 to 3 weeks for timely touch-ups. This will keep your lashes looking full. 

Keep in mind you must have at least 40% of your lash extensions left for a fill. Otherwise, extra charges may apply.

We hope to see you soon for your Lash Extensions! Click here for pricing

Not ready to commit to extensions? Try our new service: Lash Lifts! Read all about them here.

The Loft Charity Pop-up Salon at The Forks!

The Loft Salon • Spa • Bar is excited to announce our charity pop-up at The Forks! The Loft stylists will be doing braids, up styles, touch-ups and bouncing curls in support of The Forks Tower of Toys.

We will be set up at The Forks Market in a pop-up shop on the 2nd floor starting Thursday, December 1 for Holiday Bazaar Night and continuing until December 14.

In exchange for our services, we ask that our guests make a donation of either a new, unwrapped toy or cash to The Forks Tower of Toys to help make Christmas brighter for kids in Winnipeg. 

We're in good company too! Winnipeg's famous handmade market, Third + Bird will also be setting up vendors on the 2nd floor! 

The Loft Holiday Pop-up
2nd floor, The Forks Market
December 1-14, 2016
Weekdays 4-8pm
Weekends 11am-5pm