It’s almost that time of the year again! Need a way for conquering all of your retail Holiday tasks? This year the key is to beat the holiday rush, and enjoy yourself while doing so! Fairview Mall starts their holiday hours beginning of December. You can find the exact times on the Fairview Mall website, along with Holiday Promos for many of the stores. If you happen to be a morning person, grab your Starbucks and take full advantage of no line ups, undivided attention from store associates, and most importantly, PLENTY of parking.
It’s time to hit up all the hot spots, let’s start with women’s fashion. We have the more lux brands like Aritzia, where the clothes are always fashionable, and made with superb quality. Forever 21 for more affordable apparel that’s up to date with the latest trends. Zara, Jack and Jones, and Sports Check are great places to find something for the men. For all the gift basket fillers you need to get, you must hit up Bath and Body Works, they have the best sales during the holiday season. Moxie’s is a great place to stop by for lunch, it’s a relaxed, modern dining spot, with a very extensive menu that has something for everyone.
Everyone needs their hair done for the holidays, come on by to DeBerardinis. Whether it be a hair cut, hair colour, or formal up-do’s for your holiday parties, we want to make you look and feel fabulous! Want to pamper yourself even more? We also offer any spa service you need, including manicures and pedicures. Afterall, you do need to treat yourself after all your shopping cardio!
Finally, after you’re all dolled up, just in time to meet up with friends or family, don’t forget to stop and take your pictures with Santa!
Wishing you a very Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays,
XOXO the DeBerardinis Salon & Spa team.
Hair trends change seasonally. In order to keep up (or stay ahead) of the trends we look to the collections released by our industry’s leaders. This season I had the pleasure of attending the Global Colour Event in Germany, hosted by our supplier Goldwell.
This season’s collection was named “Traditional Rebels”. Here is some of the basic breakdown for the collection:
Start with an inspiration, then deconstruct it. Preserve the essence, mix in some cultural references and then reconstruct it to create something new. It’s the hottest trend in fashion: taking elements from the past and bringing it to the future with a completely new twist.
Hair color follows fashion with a new and elegant palette. Beautiful monochromatic colors are disrupted by bands of deeply saturated and heavily pigmented shades, ranging from warm to cool neutrals.
We can showcase and underline our individual style with the “Bandeau
Technique”. A technique the Creative Color Zoom Team has developed
for the Traditional Rebels Collection. The bandeau by definition is a fabric,
which wraps the head or body to emphasize the shape. Becoming an
accessory or statement to the clothing. The bandeau in hair is the perfect
way to create a color statement and to showcase the shape of a cut or the
texture. Becoming an individual statement of its own
Cutting and Styling:
The “Bandeau Technique” works within the cut as well. Modern precision
is emphasizedby the circular sections of the bandeau as the points
allow the erratic round interior texture to become modern and unique.
The cuts are rounded but with angular elements which creates a perfect
harmony/disharmony effect. Interior layers were integrated to create a
movement and a new raw edge in each style. Show your craftsmanship
in each look by slice cutting, (deep) point cutting or freehand (slice) cutting
to give the cut a raw undone edge but with an unexpected elegance at the
It’s up to you.
With over 17 years experience creating nail art for editorials, campaigns, and celebrities alike, Nicole LeBlanc’s name has become synonymous with precision and detail-orientated design. Her creativity has graced the pages of such magazines as Elle, Harpers Bazaar, Marie Claire, Glamour, and Fashion. This resume, in addition to an impressive celebrity client list that includes Lady Gaga, Catherine Zeta Zones, Rihanna, Fergie, Naomi Watts, Jessica Alba, Katie Holmes, Helen Hunt and Marion Cottilard, has made her one of Toronto’s most sought-after artists. Her flawless manicures have appeared in ad campaigns for Holt Renfrew, Bonne Bell, Sally Hansen, The Bay, and Danier Leather. She has also been called upon for televisions Canada’s Next Top Model, and The Shopping Channel. Nicole has perfected a technique that allows her to create a flawless, and long-lasting polish. Her secret, she claims, is all about how the brush applies the polish to the nail that makes the difference. Clients love the creativity, consistency, and professionalism that she brings to every set, which has secured her as a mainstay in the industry. Call to book your appointment with Nicole today at Deberardinis Salon & Spa !
Not to be a downer but fall is around the corner. Men always sit in my chair and ask what the upcoming trends are, and the reality is that they constantly change. We have the side part slick look, the pompadour, the undercut slicked back that are all very popular at the time. What I have been suggesting to my male clientele is to continue these trendy looks and change them slightly. The change is to leave them just a touch longer in the fall season. Sounds simple? It is if you can adjust your eyes to the feeling of needing to have a haircut as your fresh look. Essentially giving you a worn in feeling of your former look with cleaner edges or stronger shape then when its totally grown and time for a visit. The longer feeling helps to compliment the wordrobe changes that happen in Autumn like layering. Some examples of late include Brad Pitt, Robin Pattinson, Zac Efron and Chris Hemsworth. Have fun and hope to see you at the salon soon.
By: Domenic Commisso
Deberardinis Salon & Spa
Summer is here!
After months hiding under toques and hoods , it’s time to get up, dress up, and look your best. Head into your salon today and give yourself a new summer look. This years summer colour trends are all about fun, being bold and adding dimensions to your hair.
The ombre look is the most requested look since last year and looks like it’s going to be around for awhile. I’m a big fan of ombre myself, I find it adds a certain sexiness to your look. This year we’re taking ombre to a whole new level. It’s not just for blondes and brunettes, I’m talking about purple or midnight blue and the red on black that Rihanna has been sporting. Short hair clients are starting to request ombre too. It makes you look bold and fun without taking away that edgy look from the cut. It can also soften up the cut and add a girly touch depending on what look you’re going for.
Another great look is having what’s known as sun kissed dimensions. This means adding different tones (light and dark) to your colour without changing what you already have. It great for brunettes who refuse to completely lighten their hair, but want a change for the summer. You can add caramel, or hazelnut brown hightlights depending on how dark your base is. It cannot be more then 2 levels lighter then your base colour, if it is the contrast is too much and you lose that soft dimension look. For Blondes who also want to add dimensions to their colour they can add a cool tone, or warm tone again depending on the base.
Remember chose carefully, sometimes keeping it simple and soft can be the most look amazing on you.
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TIPS FOR CURLS
As summer is approaching, natural curly hair styles are a “go to” for most women. Wearable curly hair must be defined and as frizz free as can be. Hydration is key to all things curly! Try Dual Senses Rich Repair Shampoo and Conditioner by Goldwell.
As far as styling products go, you must ask yourself what look you want to achieve.
The Bouncy Soft Look can be achieved by applying Be Curly curl enhancing lotion (Aveda) to wet hair, followed by Glamour Whip mousse (Goldwell) for medium hold and extra shine. For best results diffuse throughout.
The Beach Look can be achieved by applying K Spray A Porter (Kerastase) to wet hair, or to already dried hair that needs extra texture can be air dried or lightly diffused.
-All looks can be completed with Big Finish hair spray (Goldwell) for extra hold and/or Diamond Gloss shine spray (Goldwell) for maximum shine.
For best results use the scrunching technique (making sure not to run fingers through hair) when applying product to wet hair, this will help keep your curls intact.
Remember to experiment with different products and have fun!
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Prom and wedding season is just around the corner! Get started on your hair styles for those special occasions by indulging in a new fun trend!
Soft romantic updos embellished with flowers and beautiful accents give an updated style for any special occasion. Braids and low sleek pony tails are a simple yet fun twist to incorporate into an everyday style.
Loose mermaid waves/beach waves are still going strong! The “wet” look can be dressed up or down ( think Beyoncé ) a strong side or middle part with pin straight locks are a rockin choice as well!
Use Kerastase Spray À Porter —FROM THE COUTURE STYLING LINE
Use your imagination when thinking of your spring/ summer hair looks! Be creative and have fun! Ask your stylist for the right products and tips to get the perfect hairstyle for you!
By: Devon Screaton
DeBerardinis Salon & Spa
Two words: moisture loss. “Healthy nails contain 18 percent water on average,” says Erin Gilbert, a New York City dermatologist. “In winter, you’re constantly moving between the hot, dry air indoors and the freezing temperatures outdoors. These extremes can reduce the moisture level in your nails, leaving them dehydrated.” Dried-out nails are more likely to break, split, and chip. Compounding the harsh climate conditions are stressors such as hot showers (water draws moisture from nails as it evaporates from skin) and drying products, like polish removers with acetone, alcohol-based hand sanitizers, and dishwashing liquid. “Washing dishes is just about the worst activity for nails,” says dermatologist Leslie Baumann. Time to break out the rubber gloves.
The Protection Plan
Intense hydration is the name of the game. Nails are made up of flattened dead cells containing keratin, but moisturizers can make them flexible, supple, and less likely to split and break. So when you reach for that rich winter hand cream (which you should apply after every hand washing), get in the habit of slathering your nails, too. If you have polish on, just massage the cream into the cuticles to help stimulate healthy nail growth.
For coarse curly hair or heavy straight hair you need a thick, heavy conditioning hair pack — a deep treatment like Masque Nutri-Thermique you leave on once or twice a week , Bain Nutri-Thermique for shampooing and Fondant Nutri-Thermique for conditioning. These hair types generally hold oil at the roots which causes the rest of the hair to seem ultra dry. Conditioning close to the scalp should be avoided for this reason.
For normal to fine hair a combination of Bain Satin 1for shampooing with Lait Vital for conditioning will not way your hair down but will still provide moisture that is desperately needed during the dry winter months. Also Nectar-Thermique is a great nourishing care leave in to protect your hair from heat styling tools and hair dryers.
By: Domenic Commisso
Deberardinis Salon & Spa