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Fall and Winter Trends

Vanilla Alley Hair Salon is participating in many new classes this fall to prepare for the new winter trends. We will be taking an advanced foundation cutting class in Victoria on  October 18th. As well a men trend cutting class later that month.

We will also be heading over to Vancouver in October for a La Bioesthetique color Trend Show followed by a class the following day.

We are all excited to learn new things, for us and our clients to experience new, trendy fun hair styles.

Some of the new styles this season are

Ombre-

Solid Fringe-

Check out this link for more 2012 trends-

http://www.ourvanity.com/in-detail/fall-winter-2011-2012-hairstyle-trends/

~Back to School Special~

~Back to School Special~

– Womens cut and make up application for $35(book with Tess or Kaley)

 

-20% off any color service (book with Tess and Kaley)

– Mens cut and receive 20% off a styling product of your

choice

-Kids cuts $10 (ages 12 and under)

~must mention this add to receive discount~

 

Valid until September 30 2011

TIGI Cosmetics

Vanilla Alley Hair Salon is now offering make up applications and cosmetics for sale. For the month of August we are offering free make up applications with a color service or $25 with out.

Here is a little bit about the TIGI Cosmetic line-

With these TIGI cosmetics products, you can take it to the next level when it come to using makeup. When using this make up  you can be beautiful, luxurious, exquisite, and of course, fun.

To start with your eyes, here are some of  the  TIGI cosmetics that are  available at Vanilla Alley Hair Salon in Nanaimo.

  • Firstly the Liquid Enhancer, which will turn any eyeshadow into a waterproof high density color, with a crease-less finish.
  • Also it is a water base and it prevents irratation for those sensitive skin people.

Next we have the Perfect Eyeshadow Base:

  • can be used on its own to neutralize the color of your lids for a natural look.
  • or  to optimize your eyeshadow lasting time and makes it crease-less as well.

Then there  are the High Density Eye Shadow, which comes in singles, doubles(split),  quads or a perfect palette with 8 shades.

  • Create a natural or dramatic look with the range of colors we carry.
  • These mineral base eyeshadows are super long lasting, with Emollient which adds moisture for a smooth application.
  • baked and compressed multiple time for high concentration of color and long lasting durablility.

Longwearing crème Eyeshadow, one swipe is all you need for these intense shine and shimmer eyeshadows.

  • With built in eyeshadow base and quick dry technology
  • crease free formulation
  • made with Minerals and Emollient to sooth the skin and make for a smooth, moisturized and even application.

Now for eye liner we have 3 different types just to please everyone:

  • Precision Black Eyeliner. This precision eyeliner goes on flawless with its thin tip and rich pigment you can’t go wrong. It is also waterproof and pH balanced for optimum wearing ability.
  • Perfect Eyeliner, with smudge brush, that glides on smooth and stays in place. Made with Jojoba Oil and Vitamin A & C for moisture and antioxidants. It can also be used as a cream eyeshadow. Comes in 6 shades- Black, Brown, Peacock, Royal(purple/black), Green and Blue.
  • Patent Liquid Eyeliner which is bold and shiny. It is pH balance, smudge proof and long lasting. Perfect for those glamorous evenings.

Then there is our mascaras, Eyes Love it and the Lash Love.

  • Both are water resistant pH balanced and moisture rich.
  • Eyes love it is for natural looking lashes.
  • Lash love gives volume and length.

For gorgeous lips that is courtesy of TIGI cosmetics, you can make use of the

  • 14 shade of Decadent Lip sticks with built in a stain and moisturizing agents
  • Perfect lip liners, with smudge brush, that glides on smooth and also has a touch of lip slain.
  • the new Lip Cremes, a hybrid of lip gloss and lip stick. Made with mineral oil these cremes are high shine with a hint of color.
  • Luxe Lip Gloss which are made with vitamin E and have a fragrance of peppermint and vanilla.

We also have a full range of liquid, cream, whipped foundation, powders and concealers. Also brow pencils and blushes and bronzers.

Come in to our Downtown Nanaimo location to try out or purchase this brand new line of cosmetics and make up. Vanilla Alley Hair salon is one of 6 salons in BC to supply the TIGI Cosmetic line.

Give us a call 250.754.7313

Massage at Vanilla Alley

Starting July 29th Vanilla Alley Hair Salon will be offering a wide variety of massage treatments. Such as ayurvedic, aromatherapy, hot stone, reflexology, and more. We are taking appointments on fridays and Saturdays for massage treatments. Call for and appointment with Keira~ 250.754.7313

Expansion Complete

The renovations are finished at Vanilla Alley Hair Salon. We now have a beauty product  retail area,  a massage room and a staff room.  We will be having a open house soon for all of our clients and friends to come in and see the changes.

We will be caring much more hair product including more product lines, flat irons and blow driers. As well as the full TIGI make up line. We are very excited and proud of our new space.

 

Expansion at Vanilla Alley

 

Soon Vanilla Alley Hair Salon will be expanding into the next door shop Downtown Nanaimo on Church street,  for almost double the space. We have lots of great ideas for the spot , retail, different services and even more. We are all so excited to be making a bigger mark on the Downtown Nanaimo Core!!

Stay tuned for more info and pictures…

Featherlocks are here!!!!!

We are in the process of ordering Featherlocks to Vanilla Alley Hair Salon.

The beautiful, fast and fabulous way to add oomph and style to your hair. Featherlocks feather hair extensions are actual feathers available in an array of colors that are easily applied to your hair to add subtle or dramatic highlights without damage or altering color.

A new and simple chemical-free technique utilizes silicone bead technology which allows a licensed stylist to safely apply as many or as few Featherlocks to create a subtle or dramatic effect. And because they come in an array of colors, there is no limit to the imagination or desired effect.

Featherlocks feather hair extensions are made of only the highest quality feathers. Made to last, Featherlocks will not fatigue under styling conditions, they can be washed, dried, flat-ironed or curled. While they can stay in hair for up to 8 weeks, Featherlocks last a lifetime and can be used over and over again without losing integrity or luster. Featherlocks are available in a vast array of colors and patterns and are sold in lengths of 8-16 inches and can be cut just like hair. Featherlocks are available only through licensed hair stylists and salons.

We are the only Downtown Hair Salon to offer this new service.

http://www.conditionculture.com/featherlocks

New Stuff Happening

Well, our Downtown Nanaimo Hair Salon is almost at our 2 year mark  and we have some new and exciting things happening.

Firstly, we just hired Tess Howroyd. She is a established hair stylist from Gabriola who has decided to come over to the big island and expand her career. She graduated from VIU haridressing program, with merit and specializes in achieving the perfect Blonde  for any client. We are excited to have her join our team. Come in and make and appointment with Tess, for the optimal blonde highlights for spring.

Also, Kaley is taking an advanced Wahl hair tattoo class this month. Hair Tattoo or Hair Etching is the technique of using a clipper to carve designs into the hair. She has created many hair tattoos in the past and  is excited to learn some new techniques and designs. Come and see Kaley, men and women for the best short hair cut you have ever had.

 

The Salon is taking a trip off the rock over to Vancouver for the largest hair show in BC, called the ABA Show (Allied Beauty Association). Here we will see all the new trends for the spring / summer seasons. Also new hair products and tools will be showcased. We are very excited that Tabitha  Coffey, salon business guru, from Tabitha’s Salon Takeover reality TV show, will be presenting. Alex will be paying close attention.

Links

http://www.abacanada.com/index2.asp?page=vancouver

http://tabathacoffey.com/biography

Stay tuned for pictures and new exciting events happening all the time.

La Biosthetique

La Biosthetique

Some information on our exclusive color line at Vanilla Alley Hair Salon

Here is some history on La Biosthetique.
The name La Biosthetique meas “the beautiful life”, with a focus on quality and luxury in the world of hair care. The brand has been around and increasing hair product standards since the 1950s. La Biosthetique hair color is simple and revolutionary. The companies products have no testing on animals of any kind, this products is eco friendly as possible. La Biosthitque uses ingredients that come from nature and are biodegradable. This is so that a higher quality of product will be developed and is kind to the client as well as the environment.
La Biosthetique was created in the 1950s by  Marcel Contier a biochemist from Paris. Since the 1950s La Biosthetique products have been created in state of the art laboratories with ingredients that keep to the companies high quality standards. All of the companies products are Ecocert certified.

All of La Biosthetiques range of products that the company use have  pure spa water, which originates from a spring which is several hundred meters deep underground.

Ecocert is an organisation which certifies a number of products including food, cosmetics and detergents. For a company to have its products certified by Ecocert they need to produce items which are respectful to the environment and keep to Ecocerts guidelines. The guidelines include ensuring that 95 to 100% of the products ingredients are derived from natural origins. Also, it is  a requirement that the products do not contain any synthetic substances.

For more about the La Biosthetique color ~

COLORS UNLIMITED

LA BIOSTHETIQUE COLOR is for salons seeking a premium international top-class hair colouring system. This innovative colouring philosophy enables unlimited creativity and our gentle product concept comes with integrated care which creates glossy colour and healthy hair.

LA BIOSTHETIQUE COLOR guarantees premium quality and is formulated according to the latest findings of modern research and development. Our colouring system provides fast, safe, customized results.

http://www.labiosthetique.co.uk/english/produkte/color.html