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I’ve been meaning to write about HairKraft Studio since I got my hair cut & coloured there a couple weeks ago. It’s a small hair salon just off of Main St & Broadway. They just opened their doors a couple months ago but already, they’re pretty heavily booked up. That’s because of Simona & Sabrina who left Rain Hair Salon to open up their own place.

Simona’s only been cutting my hair for the last year but since I first sat on her chair, I don’t want to see any other stylist. And that says a lot because I’m not really good at being a loyal client, valuing convenience far more than I should. But Simona’s got this awesome way of giving me exactly the great hair I want without much instruction. She’s also really speedy so whereas I’ve sat at a salon for over three hours before getting my hair cut & coloured, she usually has me outta there within 1.5 – 2 hours tops.

Hairkraft Studio is a small space but with lots of natural light because of their big windows all along one wall. They use Kevin Murphy and L’Oreal Professional products. Kevin Murphy I’ve never used before but I’ve always been a fan of L’Oreal products – especially their deep conditioners which have always done wonders for my hair.

They’re also a Green Circle salon according to their facebook page which means awesome news:

Guess what? We have officially become a GREEN CIRCLE SALON!!!!! What does that mean? There is little to no waste from all your services! Metal color tubes and all our foil get recycled, all the hair is used to make mats to soak oil spills AND is being used for research to pull the keratin out of the hair to RECONSTRUCT NERVE damage….. HOLY!!! Color get stored until there is 1 tonne of it, then it gets sorted into water, salts and toxic sludge. This toxic sludge gets stored in a safe container until VANCOUVER gets a carbon off set plant (in the works) that will take nasty chemicals and spew out eco-friendly energy!!! We are so excited to be part of this:) Making the Earth a better place & some hot new hairstyles to go along with it!

It’s always awesome to find a place that makes the world a better (greener) place.

Check out HairKraft studios if you’re looking for a haircut or colour. You’ll be happy you did.

HairKraft Studios
155 East 8th Ave
Vancouver, BC
Ph: 604-505-5953
www.hairkraftstudio.com 

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Yikes! It’s early July and I’ve already spent too much money. Went shopping yesterday and got the following:

 

Mini Willis in British Tan

A new Coach purse: the Mini Willis in British Tan. I’ve been waiting for my local Coach to carry this purse in this specific colour since they first brought out the Willis bags a few months ago. Up until now, it’s been mostly the pastel colours which makes sense for Spring/Summer. But I love the tan colour which matches nicely with some of my tan shoes. The purse is small – really small. I wore it out yesterday to meet up with some friends. I could fit my wallet snugly inside with just enough room for a lipstick. My phone had to go in the outside back pocket. (I later decided to just take out my credit card, debit card & ID and put it into the inside pocket. That way, I could also bring my eyes and sunglasses too. I may need to buy a tiny wallet later for this.

 

Bailey 44 You’re The Top Dress

I saw this in the store window of the Mens Club store and knew immediately I had to have it. I love striped dresses but usually the strips aren’t flattering. However, this Bailey 44 dress has the stripes going in a crisscross pattern which makes my waist look tiny. And I also appreciate that it’s not a bandage style dress. Love the styling and can’t wait to wear this somewhere to show off.

 

Plenty blouse also available in white & pewter

Also, this black silk blouse by Plenty. It’s got a bit of a peplum which I’m not 100% sure I’m into yet, but hey! What better time to try out a trend than when it’s on sale? I originally wanted this in white but it sold out. Damn all you tiny Asian girls out there who buy out my size!