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4 Pandora Stations for Salons

4 Pandora Stations for Salons

Curious about what plays over Canvas' speakers throughout the day?  We know the struggle of trying to choose the best Pandora stations for salons, so that's why we put together a list of 4 of our favorites to give you some inspiration!

Hipster BBQ

We Love Hipster BBQ!  The station name is kind of odd - but don't judge a book by it's cover.  This station plays an eclectic mix from The Black Keys to Kaleo, and we find ourselves tapping our toes more often than not.  With 1.1 million listeners worldwide, this station is popular with many more than just us at Canvas, and it's probably because of the diverse song list with very few repeats.

Fleetwood Mac

When in doubt, Fleetwood Mac is always a great choice for music in a salon.  We love the familiar hits of the 70s and 80s that this station offers.  Although we could listen to strictly Fleetwood for 12 hours straight, this station will throw in hits from The Eagles and Tom Petty.  If you are looking for a nice mix of pop, rock and folk, the Fleetwood Mac radio station is perfect for your salon.

Jesse McCartney

When Saturday morning rolls around, we need a little something to put a pep in our step.  This is where Jesse McCartney radio saves some lives.  Everybody will know the words to the fun throwback hits on this station.  Sometimes your salon will need a mood boost, and that's where Jesse McCartney will be sure to deliver.

Acoustic Pop

The Acoustic Pop station is a sleepy early morning favorite.  The music on this station will provide a calm and relaxing ambiance in your salon.  We love Acoustic Pop Pandora because it plays the acoustic versions of popular songs, and a lot of them are covers.  This offers a unique sound that is sure to be a crowd favorite in your salon.

Those are just a few of the Canvas team's favorite Pandora stations for our salon, and we can't wait to have you give them a try! Let us know which one is your favorite from our list or if you have additional recommendations.

Looking for a New Hairstylist?

Looking for a New Hairstylist?

Looking for a new hairstylist and not sure where to turn?  We've put together a list of 3 things to look for in a new hairstylist to make the search a little easier for you!

Honesty

This should go without saying, but you should seek out a hairstylist that keeps it real with you.  Keep in mind that your stylist has the health and integrity of your hair at the forefront of his or her mind.  So, if your stylist tells you that you won't realistically get to icy blonde from dark brunette in one sitting, trust in the process and in their expertise.  Keeping it real is key when somebody is dealing with your hair.

Thorough Consultation

Whether you want to make a total transformation or you just want a quick trim, your stylist should ensure you are both on the same page.  During your consultation, they should be talking to you about what your hair challenges are and what products you should be using.  You are missing out on crucial communication if you go into a first time appointment without a consultation before getting started.

Active Listening

Active listening is a big one when looking for a new hairstylist.  Ever feel like you're talking but not actually being listened to?  Our stylists are trained to ask questions based on the answers and responses you are giving, ensuring you both are on the same page before getting started with the appointment.  Because there are so many different ideas of what a "caramel" hair color is, for example, our stylists are sure to effectively listen and use all available resources to eliminate any room for error.

 

While there are many other factors that contribute to an excellent experience with a stylist, these 3 are big ones - and ones that each of our stylists practice and utilize daily.  If you feel like you are unhappy at your current salon and would like to see what Canvas is all about, schedule a complimentary consultation with one of our fabulous stylists and see what the #CanvasCreated difference is all about!

Holiday Hairstyle: Soft Glam Curls

Holiday Hairstyle: Soft Glam Curls

Looking for a glam holiday hairstyle for those Christmas parties?  Look no further: check out our video on how to get some soft waves with added volume!  We love this hairstyle because not only is it super simple, but there's a little trick to provide a ton of volume.

Step 1: Spray Some Product

We start by taking some Air Control and spraying it on the hair to give it some hold before we style it.   Sometimes if your hair is freshly washed, it does not hold a curl as well as second-day hair.  Adding a light mist of hairspray will give those curls something to hold on to.

Step 2: Curls for Days

We will start with dividing the hair into the middle part and pinning it up in sections.  Taking a large barrel curling iron or wand, we will take the hair in medium to large sized sections and curl the hair away from the face.

Step 3: Side Part it Out

Here's the trick: we will then part the hair on either the right or the left side.  This allows for the curls to lay in different directions, giving it a voluminous look!

Step 4: Finishing Touches

To finish off the style, we take some of Aveda's Texture Tonic and run it through the hair.  The trick with the Texture Tonic is to spray it into your hands first, and then use your hands to run it through your hair. This allows more control on the distribution of the product.

 

There you have it!  A simple, yet glamorous hairstyle that is perfect for the holiday season.  Whether you are going out and about to holiday parties, or keep it more low-key at home, this hairstyle will have you feeling beautiful!  Get your experience scheduled today.

Holiday Gift Guide: 4 Gifts Under $40

Holiday Gift Guide: 4 Gifts Under $40

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Holiday Gift Guide: 4 Gifts Under $45

We can't believe that it's almost time for the holiday season once again!  No one can deny that the best part of the holidays is the feeling of giving a special gift to someone you love.  That's why we've put together a list of a few gifts you can purchase at Canvas... without breaking the bank!

 

1. Blowout

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Blowouts are truly a blessing in disguise.  With the busy holiday season, sometimes it is hard to find time in your day to style your own hair.  Therefore, we think that this is a gift that ladies of every age will enjoy!  No matter what stylist you see at Canvas, our blowouts are a flat price of $40, making it a perfect gift.

 

2. 30-Minute Skin Bar

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Who doesn't love a little pampering?  We've talked about the 30-Minute Skin Bar in a previous blog post, but we just had to mention it again.  At only $30, its the perfect amount of pampering in the perfect amount of time.

 

3. Hand Relief

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'Tis the season for cold weather and cracked, dry skin.  Hand Relief is an amazing Aveda product that intensively heals dry skin.  Additionally, the scent is neutral, so this product can be a gift for anybody.  At $24, you'll get a decent sized bottle that will be sure to last through the winter.

 

4. Piper Wai

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We've talked about this natural deodorant before, and we think it's the perfect stocking stuffer!  This product is all-natural, cruelty free, certified vegan and it is made in the USA.  We always have plenty in stock at Canvas, and at $12, you can pick it up for anybody!

 

There you have it: our 2017 Holiday Gift Guide!  Don't forget that you can purchase any of these products and with a Canvas gift card.  Also, keep a look out for our gift card specials around Thanksgiving and Christmas, and get some extra money added onto it!  If you have any other gift ideas that we didn't mention, let us know!  Happy Holidays!

 

Fresh Face for Fall: Our Skincare Secrets

Fresh Face for Fall: Our Skincare Secrets

As the last bit of warm Summer weather starts fading away, the crisp Fall air starts becoming more noticeable - especially for your skin. If your skin freaks out when the seasons change - fear not!  We've put together a few of our favorite skincare tips and tricks to get you through the colder weather.

Treat Yourself!

We offer a few services at Canvas to help balance your complexion.  The first option would be our 1-hour facial with one of our amazing estheticians.  Never gotten a facial at Canvas?  You are missing out!  The service starts off with an esthetician having a conversation with you about your skin.  From there, the pampering begins with a skincare session that is customized to you.  You will leave the salon feeling refreshed and glowing!

For a more express service, we also offer a 30 minute Skin Bar (hence the name Canvas Salon and Skin Bar!).  It offers the same Aveda skincare as the hour facial, minus the extractions, on a shorter time schedule.  The Skin Bar offers the pampering you want on the time schedule you have!

What's Your Routine?

Aveda has a skincare line, Botanical Kinetics, that offers a system of products to cater to your needs.  If you have dry skin, the Cream Cleanser will cleanse the skin without being drying.  For oily skin, the Gel Cleanser is amazing.  In addition to cleansers, Botanical Kinetics includes toners, moisturizers and acne solutions.  If you are struggling with getting into an effective skincare routine, give the Botanical Kinetics line a try.

Skincare While You Sleep

For a little extra overnight TLC, try out some of Aveda's moisturizing products.  A few of our favorites include the Tulasara Wedding Face Masque and the Botanical Kinetics Hydrating Rich Creme.  Smooth over face, neck and décolleté before bed and you will wake up with soft and hydrated skin.

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We are always on the lookout for more beauty secrets, so we would love to hear what yours are!  Also, don't forget to book an appointment for your next skincare service.

 

Fall Favorites

It's the most wonderful time of the year... Autumn!  Crisp morning air, sweaters, leaves changing colors - what's there not to love about the fall in Ohio?  We have compiled a list of Canvas' Top Five Fall Favorites in honor of the best season of the year!

Texture Tonic

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Although you might think this is a summer essential, Aveda recently launched their version of a sea salt spray, Texture Tonic, and we're kind of obsessed.  It allows you to create piece-y definition with messy, loose curls.  We think textured waves pair perfectly with an oversized sweater and Starbucks in-hand!

 

Shadow Root

The season of bright balayage is coming to an end, but it's okay if you're not over it.  Ask your stylist to give you a shadow root! It will transform your color perfectly from summer to fall.  This color service doesn't take nearly as long as a typical highlight or allover color, so it's perfect to squeeze in your schedule.

Botanical Kinetics Hydrating Rich Creme

Next, the Botanical Kinetics Hydrating Rich Creme is a must-have for your nightly skincare routine.  As the weather starts to get dryer and colder, the Hydrating Rich Creme will seriously put some moisture back into your skin.  If you apply it before bed, you will feel the difference in the morning.  Try it underneath your eyes and on your neck - your skin will feel quenched and supple.

Piper Wai

piper wai

Yes - we carry it!  If you haven't heard of this natural deodorant from Shark Tank, it's an all-natural deodorant made from charcoal. This deodorant is great for both men and women.  Additionally, Piper Wai is reasonably priced and a great alternative to a traditional deodorant.

Brow Tinting

Wake up with flawless brows - without makeup!  Have you tried tinting those brows yet?  This service takes 15 minutes and will give you perfect looking brows. In addition, brow tinting will shave minutes off your daily makeup routine, and it's one less thing to think about!

 

There you have it: our Top Five Fall Favorites!  With these products and services, you'll be sure to get the most out of your fall season.  Most of all, we'd love to know what your fall favorites are as well!

Pramasana: A Facial for Your Scalp

All About Pramasana

This month at Canvas, we're putting the spotlight on the newest scalp treatment from Aveda: Pramasana.  Described as "a facial for your scalp," Pramasana is a three-step treatment designed to target your scalp to provide a beautiful foundation for your hair. You can find these products to purchase, or have one of our stylists do it for you!  Keep reading if you struggle with any scalp issues, or if you're looking for yet another way to treat yourself!

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Exfoliate

The first step of Pramasana is to exfoliate the scalp.  The specially designed brush has looped bristles that gently loosen up any buildup you may have.  We love this step because not only does it feel amazing, but it also clears your scalp for the next two steps of the treatment.

Cleanse

The Scalp Cleanser is the next step of the Pramasana treatment.  It cleanses and purifies the scalp more than a normal shampoo would.  Since it is formulated with wintergreen-derived salicylic acid, the cleanser gently balances sebum levels, leaving the scalp refreshed.

Protect

Lastly, we apply the Protective Scalp Concentrate as a leave-in treatment.  It helps nourish and preserve the scalp's natural protective barrier.  Not only does it help fight off free radicals, it leaves your scalp feeling nourished and balanced.

As satisfying as it is to clear away all the buildup on your scalp, the Pramasana treatment will give you a clean and healthy foundation for your hair.  We offer the treatment in-salon, as well as the products you can purchase for in-home pampering!  If you come into Canvas for this treatment, your stylist will also use the Nourishing Scalp Masque, which is a professional use scalp cleanser.

We're loving Pramasana, and we think every scalp can benefit from this relaxing treatment!  Book your appointment today!

Spring/Summer Makeup: Solstice Bloom

We always love new makeup launches from Aveda, and the Solstice Bloom collection might just be our favorite.  This Spring/Summer collection includes four eyeshadow shades, three Nourish-mint lip colors, two lip glazes, and our favorite - one highlighter.  Keep reading to discover your new favorite makeup product from Aveda!

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The Collection: Solstice Bloom

 

Let’s talk about the eyeshadow shades. These creamy, pigmented shadows come in four colors: Night Silk, Elderberry, Rare Lily, and Sun Pebble.  There’s a shade to compliment every eye color, and we’re loving how wearable they are.

Also included in this collection are three Nourish-mint shades: Pink Zinnia, Coral Sands, and Pinkstone.  Although all three of these shades are in the “pink” family, they all offer something different.  Coral Sands is our favorite shade - it's the perfect nude that compliments every skin tone!  Aveda's Nourish-mint products are formulated to be extra-moisturizing, and they have a refreshing minty aroma.

 solstice bloom

Next, we have two new Lip Glaze shades: Sheer Tulip and Sheer Flamingo.  You can use Lip Glazes to top off any lip color, or wear them on their own!  Sheer Tulip is a darker red tone, and Sheer Flamingo is more of a baby pink.  These glazes are long wearing, and have a nice amount of pigment for being “sheer” shades!

Our best seller of this collection is Seychelles Sands, which is a highlighter.  We’re absolutely loving the versatility of this product.  For a flawless glow, pop it on the tops of your cheekbones, on your shoulders and collarbone, or underneath your brow bone.  This product is super build-able, which is great for customizing the amount of highlight you need.

If you haven’t checked out the Solstice Bloom collection, be sure to come by Canvas Salon to swatch some of these products.  Don’t forget - this Spring/Summer collection won't be around for much longer!

Summer Essentials: 8 Aveda Products to Get You Through Summer

Summer Essentials: 8 Aveda Products to Get You Through Summer

Summer is here, and along with it comes the heat, humidity, and sunshine.  Don’t worry though, we have you covered!  The Canvas team put together a list of favorites, and we figured it’s time to let you all in on our lifesaving Aveda products for the summer.  If you don't want to feel like a hot mess this summer, keep reading!

 

  1. Shampure Dry Shampoo

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This Aveda product is a fine powder that you simply puff into your roots to instantly revive your hair.  It works by absorbing excess oil between shampoos.  We love it because you are able to extend your hairstyle into the second or third day - allowing you to go longer without having to apply heat to it!

 

 

  1. Shampure Dry Conditioner
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Going along with the Dry Shampoo, the new Thermal Dry Conditioner is definitely a must have.  The purpose of this product is to condition, detangle, and soften hair between washes.  It’s awesome to mist in your hair to instantly freshen it, and the Shampure aroma leaves a clean scent.  Additionally, the Dry Conditioner has a heat protectant in it to further shield your hair from damage.

 

 

  1. Nourish-Mint Lip Color: Coral Sands

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We’ve finally found it: The Perfect Nude.  We’re loving Coral Sands for the summer!  A beautiful muted coral-nude, Coral Sands is sure to compliment any skin tone.  Coral Sands is part of the Limited Edition Spring/Summer collection, so be sure to get your hands on it before it sells out!

 

 

  1. Be Curly Curl Enhancing Hairspray

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It’s no doubt that if you have curls, the Be Curly product line is for you.  Each Be Curly product is formulated to keep your curls hydrated and frizz-free, which is essential in the summertime.  We’re especially loving the Curl Enhancing Hairspray - which allows flexible hold and all-day frizz control.  The formula works with your hair: expanding when it's wet, and retracting when dry to define your curls!  Whether it’s the Style Prep, Curl Enhancer, Curl Controller, or Curl Enhancing Hairspray - you HAVE to check out the Be Curly Aveda products for the summer!

 

 

  1. Inner Light™ Mineral Tinted Moisture

aveda productThis foundation is a tinted moisturizer that gives your skin some life.  We love it because it replenishes the moisture back into your skin that it may lose throughout the day, as well as offers SPF 15 to help protect from UVA and UVB rays.  This non-acnegenic formula gives you sheer coverage for a dewy finish.  Protection AND build-able coverage for every skin tone definitely makes this tinted moisturizer a summer essential!

 

 

  1. Sun Care Protective Hair Veil

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Mist this product on your hair and it will form an invisible screen to help protect from sun damage.  It has UVA and UVB filters, which protects your hair from dryness and damage.  If you color your hair, especially darker, you have to check out the Hair Veil.  Don't worry, there are more Aveda products that help out with protecting your hair from the sun.  When used with the After-Sun Hair Masque and the Sun Care Hair & Body Cleanser, it’s like an insurance policy for your hair this summer!

 

 

  1. Blue Malva

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Along with summer comes highlights & balayage.  Sometimes between color appointments, brassy tones can make their way into your lightened hair.  To prevent this, Aveda has an amazing shampoo & conditioner to fight the brass!  Blue Malva adds brightness and neutralizes brassy tones in all shades of colored hair.  Being in the chlorine and sun this summer, your biggest enemy is brass!  Using either the shampoo or conditioner will keep your color looking fresh all summer long (or, at least until you get back into your stylist’s chair!).

 

 

  1. Botanical Kinetics™ Toning Mist

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Not to be dramatic, but this Aveda product will change your life.  The Toning Mist is designed to hydrate and balance your skin while minimizing surface oil build-up.  You can use it a variety of ways!  Mist in the morning after washing your face with the Gel Cleanser to provide a fresh canvas for your makeup.  Getting oily in the middle of your workday? Gently mist to freshen up and balance out your skin.  Our favorite way to use it is at night after applying your night face cream - it really feels like it locks in whatever product you choose to provide maximum moisture.  To top it all off, the aroma is soft and rosy, reviving your senses in the summertime!

 

So, there you have it - the Canvas Team’s 8 Aveda summer essentials.  What product are you the most excited to try this summer?  Let us know if you have any favorites we didn't already mention!

Farewell Frizz: Keratin Benefits

A keratin treatment will have you saying goodbye to frizzy hair this summer! Read more to see how this process works.

All About Keratin

With the summer season approaching and the weather getting hotter and hotter, the only thing you're thinking about is "How can I get my hair to look decent despite all this frizz?!"  Can you imagine if you didn't even have to worry about the frizz?  Keratin treatments take your curly, unruly and frizzy hair and transform it into smooth, manageable and frizz-free.

How does it work?

First, your stylist will wash your hair with a clarifying shampoo.  This will ensure the hair is fully cleansed before beginning the treatment.

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Next, the keratin product is applied to the hair from scalp to ends.  The hair will be fully saturated with the product and combed through.

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Your stylist will then blow dry your saturated hair with a round brush, and then go through with a flat iron to press the hair into a smooth and silky style.  Your hair will stay beautifully frizz-free for 4-6 months.

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If you are looking for the best keratin treatment in Columbus, OH, look no further than Canvas Salon & Skin Bar!

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If you are more visual and would like to see this process being done, be sure to check out our YouTube video!