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Frizz is Your Friend!

Many of our clients come in during the summer with one major problem – frizz. Do not dread this ‘F’ word because we have tips to turn frizz into your friend!

Ottawa is having a summer of all types of weather; from sweltering sun to rain storms that soak you down. What can we do to protect our tresses from damage and having a mind of its own?

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Depending on your type of hair, there are many options. However, every type of hair can benefit from hydration with the correct shampoo and conditioner. Our clients come back time and time again for Kevin Murphy’s Hydrate Me Wash and Rinse. This product is extremely smoothing and hydrating to the point of saying bye-bye to your split ends! Being packed with antioxidants, it retains the hairs moisture and leaves your hair feeling smooth, repaired and radiant. Also, one of our favourite products because it is sulphate and paraben-free!

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You may also opt for a similar product in Paul Mitchell’s Tea Tree Lavender Mint Moisturizing Shampoo and Conditioner. This will be a perfect amount of hydration for more fine hair. It will aid in taming your frizz and keeping your hair feeling and looking soft!

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If you have any type of curl in your hair, we recommend you enhance your. During the day, this weather will likely turn your hair from straight back to its curls regardless. Kevin Murphy’s Motion Lotion will go beyond controlling your frizz, by not weighing your hair down. You do not need a lot of this product – a dollop the size of a nickel in your palm for mid-length hair will be just enough. Rub between your palms and apply from the mid-length to the ends of your hair. Scrunch and twist your ends to define your curls. This product also provides UV protection which is critical against sun damage and to retain colour!

300To further enhance your curl (or to create beach-like waves) in your hair, we recommend finishing with Paul Mitchell’s Awapuhi Texturing Sea Spray. It will aid in volume and refreshing your curls. It has been voted as the Best of Beauty in 2011 by Allure Beauty Expert.

Feel free to leave a comment and we will answer your  hair questions!
We are always available for advice or hair consultation during our operating hours.

By Amanda Vagners
a.vagners@hairrepublic.ca

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Treat Your Hair With Some Love!

Feeling like your hair may not be up to its highest standards for Valentine’s Day? We are all trying to combat the winter woes for our tresses. Below, we have Hair Republic Salon’s recommended products for hydrating treatments that that will help with damage, breakage and dryness!

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KEVIN MURPHY BORN.AGAIN.MASQUE
It has a perfect blend of pure botanicals that provides nutrition and nourishment to the hair. Apply to washed hair and massage into hair and scalp or throw a cap over it and leave on for 5-10 minutes, then rinse.

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Alterna Caviar Overnight Hair RESCUE
Sleep with damaged/color treated hair and wake up with results. Remember, the more you use it the more results you will notice!

Let’s not forget putting on heat protectant before using any kind of heat tool onto your hair. Your hair will love you for this!

 

Now that your hair is back to its nourished state and ready to style, we have some looks that will drop hearts this Valentine’s Day!

Be Straight-Up Sexy!

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Straighten your hair for a sleeker look or go for a blowout for more volume and body.

Flourish With Some Curl!

 

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Be romantic in some curls. The bigger the curling iron rod, the bigger the curl! Brush them out for a looser look or grab smaller sections of hair for tighter curls.

Give Your Hair A Romantic Boost!

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Show your sweet side with a simple up-do! Make a braid into a headband or leave some hair pieces out framing your face for a sexier feel. Half hair up-do’s work too!

Feeling a bit more like a daring darling this valentine’s day? Blush in these styles!
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Throw on some pink Kevin Murphy color bug on your ends or add some pink/red peek-a-boos!

By Jeanne Nguyen
New Talent Stylist at Hair Republic | Salon

 

Roll Out the Red Carpet for Yourself This Valentine’s Day!

We are in the midst of award season – hello stunning dresses, hair, and makeup! As many of us watch the stars stroll down the red carpet, we wonder, “Why can’t my hair be that nice every day? How can I look like this for Valentine’s!?

Don’t worry about how perfect their hair may look because trust me, you can do it yourself at home! I want to help you create a look for Valentine’s Day, whether you need to be restaurant-ready or at-home-effortless with your girlfriends enjoying a glass of wine.

The trend of a bun has been seen for months now but some of us at Hair Republic | Salon can’t take the staple out of our hair wardrobe. Do you blame us? It is simple and easy even for someone who never plays with their hair. Here we have the top hair trend in the past year and how you can tailor it to your own style.

The easiest and quickest way, is to use a “hair doughnut” or “sock bun”. The gist of it is to place your hair into a tight pony tail, however high, low, or to the side you want. Next, you wrap the end of the ponytail around the hair doughnut and continue rolling the doughnut all the way down to the base of the pony.

It can look something like this:

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Photos from Pinterest.com

The best part is how sharp you can look with a bold lip colour, such as Lauren Conrad pictured above. Hanging out with the girls, running errands, going to class, last minute date? You don’t have to feel the need to dress up and a messy bun will be the perfect touch!

You can purchase the hair doughnut at H&M which comes in Light Beige for blondes, Brown and Dark Brown for brunettes:

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     As someone who juggles school, work, a social life, and trying to keep up with the trends, I am never surprised at the compliments I receive when rocking the bun. This hair style is a solution to my every day life! After practicing once or twice, you will get the hang of it – I guarantee.

Create, discover, play around, add your personal touch, no need for step by step directions!

And let me tell you, these starlets come home at the end of the day, just like us, and probably put their hair in a less chic bun.

By Amanda Vagners
a.vagners@hairrepublic.ca

Winter Art Exhibit

Hair Republic | Salon and Independant Artist Management are pleased to feature Ruby Ewen at Hair Republic Hair Salon/Gallery until March 31st, 2012!
The exhibit showcases several pieces from Ruby’s landscape portfolio and is open for Hair Republic clientele as well as art lovers from all over!

For more information on Ruby Ewan, visit her website at
http://members.storm.ca/~rubyewen/
or come by for a visit at 1093 Bank St. (Sunnyside Avenue & Bank St.)

Shellac Promotion

Shellac Manicure & Relaxation Arm and Hand Massage $55.00

The beauty world is raving about it, it’s the hit of 2011, women are excited to have one, so Valentines is the perfect time to get that special someone in your life a Shellac Manicure.

For Valentines, we are offering a spa feel right here in the salon with a relaxation shellac manicure. Your lovely, will enjoy a Shellac Manicure followed by a relaxing arm and hand massage, and a little take away gift just for Valentines day.

Call us at 613.695.0789
or visit http://www.hairrepublic.ca for more Shellac options!

Valentine’s Day Promotion

WANT TO FALL IN LOVE WITH YOUR HAIR AGAIN?

Visit Hair Republic Salon and get ready to get your hair pampered!  From now until the end of February 2012, NEW CLIENTS can enjoy a 25% DISCOUNT on all hair services.

This discount cannot be combined with any other offer(s).  Valid only on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday bookings.  When booking on-line, be sure to include the promo code below:

Promo Code: HRFBV

To book online, visit our website at http://www.hairrepublic.ca
or Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/hrsalon

Partnership With Green Circle Salons


HAIR REPUBLIC | SALON is now a partner with Green Circle Salons sharing the same mission on providing green solutions to the salon industry.

We recognize the environmental issues associated with landfill crises and air pollution and has taken a step forward by implementing waste management in the everyday disposals of product containers and hair. For more information about this environmental initiative and our partnership with Green Circle Salon, please visit: http://www.greencirclesalons.ca