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So you wanna be a blonde..

Whether it is to find out if we truly have more fun or if you are just wanting a spruce up for the summertime, you want to go blonde! So, what does it actually take to achieve? What is the maintenance like, what products do I need, and is my hair going to fry off? These are all questions you should know before taking the plunge to platinum. First off blonde is a spectrum, not just one color. From a darker carmel, to a medium golden or a platinum ash blonde, blonde is a color that can be suited to
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The Beauty of the Okanagan

It seems that most of us agree that winter has been long, and drawn out  this year. With spring just around the corner, I thought it would be nice to reflect on all the good that is the Okanagan. Our Fringe: Hair family truly love what we do. We have the ability to be creative and brighten peoples lives each and every day. What’s not to love? Take that, coupled with the fact that we live in one of the most beautiful places in world, we have so much to be grateful for.  Here’s a wonderful reminder for your mid
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Dry Scalp – It’s Not Dandruff!

So often in the winter months our skin and hair start to dry out. This means our scalp starts to feel the effects of less moisture in the air as well! A lot of people start to see what they think is Dandruff appear around the dry winter months. The difference? Dry skin flaking is usually small flakes, the flakes are dry, and the scalp is itchy. Dandruff doesn’t usually cause itchy scalp, the flakes are usually larger and they have an oily feel to them! So for those of us suffering from seasonal dry scalp, what do we do?
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The beauty stocking stuffers that everyone really wants!

Every year it’s a challenge to find stocking stuffers that everyone will love! Here is a list to keep things simple for you!!   The Invisibobble hair elastic – Anti-breakage, Anti-slip, every person who ties their hair up needs a pack of these! – $12.99 The Wet Brush – Hair is at it’s most fragile when wet. This brush detangles and tames with ease while preventing unnecessary damage. – $20 Save the Day Daytime Protective Repair Fluid – For any blondes or people with damaged/thirsty hair. This repair fluid provides heat protection, UV protection and fortifies your ends to prevent splitting. 
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Words From Alicia – Summer has come to an end

Well, summer is over, and I don’t know about you, but I’ve made the most of it…. Which has left my hair less than ideal. From lighter hair, longer nights, cruiser rides, hikes up the mountains and days just spent lounging at the beach with hair in a messy pony, my hair has taken a beating. Neglected of it normal care, it is now left dry, brittle and broken and its time for the dreaded “repair” cut. Or is it? Have you ever longed for a magic wand to just wave and then poof, hair is healthy and happy again?
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Dirty sexy hair

For the pressed snooze 5 times stylers, and the once a week wash stylers, you know who you are! So what are the tips and tricks? How do we keep hair looking clean and fresh on the days that it really isn’t? The answer? Product is key!! Step 1: Cleansing! A good cleansing shampoo and a moisturizing conditioner that isn’t too heavy is a must. So what do we recommend? Fine Hair: Davines Dede shampoo and conditioner Medium Hair: Bumble and Bumble Surf shampoo and conditioner Coarse/Dry Hair: Bumble and Bumble Hairdresser Invisible Oil shampoo and conditioner Chemically Damaged: Davines Nourishing
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When the New Years, New You strikes….

5 Drastic “feeling” changes that won’t cause permanent damage or the post change regret. Highlights: Subtle to bold, highlights are a great way to give your hair color a bit of a change without permanent commitment! Faux Bob: Book an appointment with your stylist first thing in the morning and rock this short fun look all day without chopping your locks! Or create it yourself with some bobby pins and two mirrors! Bangs/Face Framing: Now these can be as drastic or as sublte and gentle as you like! You still keep the majority of your length but get the feel
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The Color Purple and what it means for Blondes

Everybody hates it… that yellow-ish tinge to your blonde hair that we work so hard to avoid: Brassyness. We in the Okanagan have a little streak of bad luck with our water. unfortunately we have fairly hard water here. The minerals in hard water build up on our hair and give it that yellow tint. So.. what do we do about it? Not everyone has time to come in and get a fresh toner in between hair appointments, hence the amazing creation: Purple shampoo and conditioner! So how does it work?? Well yellow’s (brass) complimentary color is purple and so
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The Changing Colours of Fall

We love this time of year… The air is crisp, the sun is still shining, and the colours are changing. Hair colours that is! For whatever reason at this time of year we get an increased number of drastic colour changes, and we couldn’t be more excited! We have recently brought on a “revamped” color line by Davines and the colors are GORGEOUS. Davines Mask colour with Vibrachrom offers new and improved tones, with a lot more pigment than before. The reds are bolder, the browns are richer and the blondes are creamier! This line is making all of our colouring
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How to make your curls last longer!

If we had a dollar for every time people say: “My hair doesn’t hold curl”, well, we probably wouldn’t be working anymore! Here are a few tips and tricks on how to make your curls work for you! Use Product!                                                                                                                                                                                                   Good Product can help your hair hold curl much longer. Try blow-drying a mousse or a styling spray into your hair after washing it. This gives your hair a bit of texture and hold that naturally slippery hair doesn’t have. We recommend: Bumble and Bumble Thickening Hairspray for fine to medium textures and Davines Curl Moisture Mousse for medium to
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