We are halfway through the year and we’ve already seen the hair color trends change. The one we’ve noticed the most? Making subtle but significant changes to their natural hue.

We’ve rounded the hottest hair color trends to get you inspired.

Iced Caramel Latte

This balayage technique allows those girls who are dark haired to maintain their natural base colour while still getting those lighter tones around the face.

Honey Golden Brown

This hue isn’t too platinum or dark, but it is the perfect look to achieve that golden goddess look.

Honey Rose

The perfect combination between blonde and strawberry blonde this hue while bring out the shine in your eyes and give you that fresh face feeling.

Caramel Ombre

Embrace the dark hue of your hair by pairing your locks with a touch of lightness.

Couleurs de cheveux tendance en 2018

Any of these looks interest you? Book an appointment with one of our colorist and see which look will best suit you.

Summer is here and already plenty of festivals are on the horizon! But you say festival? We say external damage think sun… winds… and swimming pool. So we must be prudent that all these elements so that they do not deteriorate our hair! The sun and its heat can easily damage hair by their oxidizing effects and overexposure can affect the hair coloring…. Salt water and chlorine from swimming pools also have a degradable effect on the scalp.. Whether it’s for a full day at the Osheaga festival or a small 5 a 7 on a terrace there are some preventative actions to take… here are our SOS product choices… to make sure your hair and skin stays flawless all summer long.

Silky Protective Body Mist $49
– Boosts And Extends The Tan
– Has Youth – Global Cellular Patent Protection
– Protects, Nourishes and Enhances In a Single Gesture
A bright, fast and long-lasting tan. Sublimated skin, keeping it soft and youthful.

Esthederm Skin Care Face Protector $49
Stimulates the natural tan for a quicker, more lasting, and more intensive result. Helps prevent photoaging and brown spots: protects DNA, prevents cell breakdown with Global Cellular Protection patented technology. Enables the natural process of pigmentation: the tan is luminous, intense and long-lasting. Exceptional sunbed comfort and quality. The skin adjusts more quickly to the sun for a more intense and lasting tan. With each use, the skin is softer, silky smooth.

V76 Lips Balm $15
This ultra-nourishing balm leaves lips smooth.

Rene Furterer Shampooing Sec Naturia $22
NATURIA Absorbent Dry Shampoo is the ideal travel partner for clean hair at any time of the day. Thanks to its unique technology consisting of 4 absorbent powders, it washes hair without wetting it, absorbs sebum and stains, while at the same time texturizing hair. Its skin colour merges with that of the scalp for an invisible effect on the hair. The hair is nicely scented and regains texture, volume and softness.

Gentle Deep Pore Cleanser $29
Esthederm’s exemplary care, this gentle rich cream cleans the skin and removes impurities from deep within the pores. After a long day of glitter and sweat, face wipes will not do the trick. Opt for a deep pore cleanser to really remove all traces of makeup.

SOS After Sun 59
Ultra-soothing and rehydrating SOS care lotion.

The Blender 15 $.
Who wants to reapply makeup in the summer’s heat. Use a blender to simply blot the excess oil away.

Rene Furterer Protective Summer Fluid $32
Protect your hair from the dangerous UV rays. This fluid will protect us from dryness and help avoid color to fade.

City Protect 39
Give your skin the moisture it needs with Esthederm’s city protect. This product reinforces the skin’s natural defenses all while protecting and improving the skin’s natural resistance to outside exposure and pollution.

Serum Solide Elixir Ultime $40
Put this compact serum in your bag to refresh, fight flyaways and give shine before or during your summer event.

Festivaliers

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We know you’ve thought long and hard about switching up your regular manicure but you are not sure how and if you can pull it off without looking overdone. It doesn’t help that nail trends seem to be changing in between every manicure you’re getting.

As per usual, as soon as you sit down, your manicurist will ask you the simple question “which shape do you prefer?”

Little did you know that your options are endless.

Do the words oval , almond, square, squoval, coffin/ballerina, stiletto/pointed and round ring a bell for you? Well add them to your beauty dictionary because you’re about to become a pro.

Luckily for you we prepared this guide to help you pick and choose the right shape that will perfectly match your fingers. And for those who are looking to go the extra mile to enhance their nail shape we’ve added tips that will help spice up you’re freshly done mani.

Are you ready to nail it every time? Read below!

Oval:

Description: feminine and classic.
Best suited for: shorter fingers or shorter hands with a wide nail bed as the oval shape will create an illusion of length.
Spice it up: add nail art

Almond:

Description : glamorous and chic.
Best suited for: long or short fingers but nail bed is narrow and long.
Spice it up: shiny and metallic polish colours.

Square:

Description : stylish and clean-cut.
Best suited for: long fingers, long and narrow nail beds.
Spice it up: bold polish colours.

Squoval:

Description: classic and natural.
Best suited for: wide and long nail beds, looks good on short or long fingers.
Spice it up: geometric nail art or the classic French manicure.

Coffin/Ballerina:

Description: chic and glamour.
Best suited for: narrow and long nail beds.
Spice it up: pale polish colours.

Stiletto/Pointed:

Description: loud and high maintenance.
Best suited for: regular visits to the salon, making a statement.
Spice it up: elaborate colours.

Round:

Description: tidy and elegant.
Best suited for: short fingers, short and narrow nails beds.
Spice it up: left unpainted or any shade of polish is a safe bet.

In my opinion, staying busy is never a bad thing. Being busy often translates into great things and that all that hard work is turning into success! But don’t you find when things are going well in one aspect of your life things seem to be crumbling in the other? It’s the tale that is old as time. More work – less sleep. Early mornings – more caffeine. It is normal for one side to feel thrown down and stressed out. This can lead to anxiety, and if not properly managed we can lose track of important tasks and staying productive.

By now, you might be wondering where your skin care routine comes into play with meditation. Well let’s break it down.

The importance of a routine is to help you be mindful. Elizabeth Thorton once said , “Mindfullness is a way of being present – paying attention to and accepting what is happening in our lives.”

This is exactly what your skin care routine can do for you. It is tactile and regulated – A step by step procedure that you enjoy. A skin care routine helps you end your busy, stressful day in a way that only YOU can control and no one else. It is a ritual that is made for you and done by you to make you feel good. A psychologist at the Joan H Tisch Center for Women’s Health did a study on this and found that those who have a steady skin care ritual decrease negative thoughts.

Ever think of this ? The scents in your favorite cleanser, toners and gels can have a huge effect on your mood as well.

It is basically about gaining control after a long day. The positive thoughts come from doing something you love.

We are not suggesting that a beauty routine is the cure to all anxiety or stressful situations, but simply saying that dedicating a little time for yourself at the end of the day can only be a good thing especially when things seem to be out of your control. Not only can skin care take care of your skin but also of yourself. Self care and self love is a great way to end or start your day!

There are plenty of new brands that come and go – making it hard for consumers to connect and love a product like they should. A brand that shows elegance, quality and differentiates itself for another is all too rare. However, that isn’t the case with Smith & Cult. Read below to find out why our clients (and staff) are all obsessed with this American made brand.

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What catches the eye is their high end prestine packaging that emcomposses their motto that there is beauty in imperfection. Their signature indentations in their bottle caps and tubes is telling the story of the everyday woman and what makes us beautiful. Our imperfections make us beautiful and tell our story. The founder, Dineh Mohejer, takes this one step further and creates a story for each product made – allowing the beauty lover to get lost in the life of this imaginary character. For example, our best seller Kundalini Hustle $30 tells the story of the main character going out “Went to a bar downtown last night called The Closet for my friend’s coming out party… at first glance, there was bad news everywhere.”

Smith & Cult nails ongles

The craftmanship, the colour selection and the weight of each bottle can make anyone feel glamorous and special. Although the lid represents something more it is also super practical- making the most inexperienced able to apple nail polish easily- as there is a perfect fit for your thumb.

What’s even better? There formulas are 8-free. In other words no vicious chemicals here. They are a higher end of nail polish but worth every penny for the nail lacquer fanatic. Want more? They carry a full range of makeup! Eyeshadows, mascara, eye pens, lip gloss and lip stains – all following the same 8 free formula.

My all time favorite, Lash Dance Mascara $35. If you love volume, this one is for you. Thick bristle help elongate every last to its extreme. The black hue is an all around classic, prefect for every eye color and skin tone.

Smith & Cult Mascara

Quick tip – it is best to remove the mascara before your skin care routine at night to avoid smudging and black streaks (not a good look).

Use HIGH-TOLERANCE WATERPROOF MAKE-UP REMOVER EYES AND LIPS by Esthederm.

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What are your initial thoughts on Smith & Cult? We would love to hear from you!