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Olaplex Blond Multiplier

 

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Photo from www.olaplex.co.uk

Have you ever wanted to go really blonde but afraid of the after math such as extreme breakage, dry damaged hair? Well the newest innovation in the hair industry, Olaplex the blonde multiplier is now at Vanilla Alley hair Salon Downtown.

Olaplex dramatically eliminates breakage from chemical services and leave hair feeling shiny and healthy. Made famous by celebrity stylists Guy Tang.(https://www.facebook.com/GuyTangHairArtist)

We at Vanilla Hair Salon are so excited to be able to offer this amazing service to our Clients!!

Call for an Appointment 2507547313

 

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Curly Hair Specialist

Alex's hair Competition photo

Alex’s  hair Competition photo

Have you been searching for some one to properly cut your curls. At Vanilla Alley Hair Salon we have heard all the horror stories from clients about the experiences they have had with their past hair cuts. Alex Huston has specialized in curly hair for over 10 years. You will be safe in her hands. Alex has cut all types of curls from Afro hair, to hair that needs a lot of encouragement to curl.  She also teaches curly hair cutting classes at the VIU Hairdressing program. Come in and get a cut that works with your natural curl, and walk out styled with beautiful curls (not straightened or puffed out! )

Attention Curly Hair People

Curly Hair

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Do you have curly hair? Do you know some one who struggles with their curls? Want some new styling techniques?

Come see us at Vanilla Alley Hair Salon Downtown Nanaimo. We specialize in curly hair.  Our own Alex Huston teaches Curly Hair cutting Classes for the students a the VIU Hairdressing program. She has been specializing in Curly hair for over 10 years. If you have been searching for a hairdresser look no further. We will not cut too much off, we will not over texturize, we will not let you leave with a huge puffy afro 🙂 and we promise you will leave happy and feeling great!

Give us a call for an appointment today~ 250.754.7313

Alex is Back!

Vanilla Alley welcomes Alex back! Alex will be returning to the salon on April 7th, after the birth of her baby boy on Christmas day.  For appointments with Alex call and book 250.754.7313.  Alex is looking forward to being back in the salon and she misses all her loyal clientel .

Also we are looking forward to Dana McClinton joining our team in June! Dana has 15 years experience and has owned her own salon in the past. Dana is a very talented hair stylist and we are excited to have her at the salon!

Its Christmas soon and Alex is on Maternity leave

Well the time has come and Alex is officially started her maternity leave.  She is due on December 25th, Christmas Day!! Alex will be visiting the salon frequently, but will no be taking clients until the spring.

As for her clients, thank you for supporting her throughout the pregnancy and she wishes for you all to continue coming to the salon and seeing Kaley, Tess and Raelene.  All three are very experienced and talented.

Kaley is amazing with Short hair and her colors are fabulous.

Tess has a great knowledge of thick hair and she specializes in achieving the perfect blonde for each client!

Raelene is an expert with fine hair and her highlights are amazing!

All three are great with curly hair, Alex has trained them well, so don’t be afraid all those curly clients out there you will be in good hands.

Also don’t forget about our new esthetician, Michel, she is in on Fridays and Saturdays. She has 10 years experience and specializes in PEDICURES! What a great gift for Christmas. She also does all other esthetic services with professionalism and perfection.

Call for your Christmas appointment ASAP, we are booking up fast.

250.754.7313

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 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

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