winnipeg hair

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.

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

Best of Fest

It's time to get all criss cross-y! Braiding season has arrived! Whether you're getting all dressed up to go to grad or a wedding, or getting ready to play and let loose at the beach or a summer festival, braids are the perfect summer style. 

Braids are huge right now and almost everyone can wear them, from short bobs to long tresses, braids are for almost everyone.

We love a huge, loose backwards braid, completed with flowers or a fun head band for an outdoor festival, where you want that careless look but also want your locks to stay put. 

For grads and weddings, a braid can be the perfect style, from formal, neat and sleek to loose, toussled and pretty.

If you are heading out for a few days to a summer festival, be sure to ask your stylist how to make your style last. We are happy to do a dry shampoo demo to be sure your style lasts from the first mellow band to the last moonlit dance.  

The summer season is booking up quickly, so be sure to book a style for all your events today.