As we head into the winter cold, (we know, you do not want to hear that!), one thing you really need to protect is your hair. From hat hair to static electricity, split ends to dry frizz, when winter weather hits, a bad hair day can last an entire season.

So we asked the owner John Ashleigh, and the other experts at Avenue Hair (they have over 125 years of experience in the first three chairs alone, in their salon), what you can do to keep your hair happy all winter long, and here’s what they had to say;

Winter is coming, and we offer many conditioning treatments to combat the dryness of a Calgary winter, Including:

Keratin Treatments

What is a Keratin Treatment?

It’s a protein that’s naturally in your hair.

How It Works: A stylist applies a keratin hair-straightening product to your hair and then uses the heat of a flat iron to seal it in. The process takes about 90 minutes or longer, depending on your hair’s length.

Upkeep: After you get a keratin hair treatment, and after the don’t-wash waiting period, you should use sodium-sulfate-free shampoo to help maintain the treatment.

How Long It Lasts: Expect the results to last two to 2 1/2 months.

Steampod Treatments:

What is a steampod treatment?

L’Oreal’s Steampod treatment sees a preparation cream, which is packed with cuticle-smoothing keratin and ceramides, applied to shampooed hair before it’s expertly blow dried.

The second step, where the treatment gets a bit more focused, uses a specialized straightening iron to deliver a localized stream of high pressure steam to the hair shaft, deeply hydrating the hair without causing heat damage or drying it out to deliver a high gloss finish.

How it works: The steampod tool boasts a water filtration system to produce pure steam to rehydrate and nourish damaged hair while the blow dry creams are packed with Pro-Keratin technology to help rebuild and strengthen fibres to leave hair looking smooth, sleek and feeling healthier.

Upkeep: Steampod treatment is a short-term solution that only lasts a matter of days.

On top of the treatments, Avenue Hair offers a complete line of high-quality products to compliment your cuts and colours, as well as deluxe European facials and body treatments!

Now that we have your hair happy and healthy thanks to John Ashleigh (Owner) and the Team at Avenue, we want to learn a little bit more about them, here we go!

How long has Avenue Hair been a part of 4th street and what was the inspiration behind the salon?

John Ashleigh: 16 years. After working in the hair industry for 13 years at one salon it was time to branch out on my own.

What’s something we might not know about you/ Avenue?

John Ashleigh: I am a member of the Haute Coiffure Francaise, an organization founded in the 1940’s by an elite group of parisian hairdressers. It was created to raise the standards in quality, service, and ongoing training in the hair industry.

Also, Avenue hair offers full aesthetic services for both men and women.

We love that you are a such a family in here, what’s one fun fact about Avenue Hair?

John Ashleigh: The original staff that started with me when I opened 16 years ago are still with me today. They are not just employees but excellent co-workers, friends and I consider them family.

What do you love most about 4th Street?

John Ashleigh: The sense of community, and the diversity of small businesses that encompass the area.

And… your guilty pleasure!?

John Ashleigh: The Market at Mercato! and a 1% extra hot latte at Analog.

Lastly, what’s your favourite hair trend?

John Ashleigh: Hair has never been so individualized. We specialize in a custom look that fits your lifestyle.

That’s our favourite trend!

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