Are you looking for a sustainable hair salon in Kelowna? Well, West Kelowna’s BOTTEGA Salon has been working to ensure that our salon does its part in protecting the environment! Recently, the Greater Westside Board of Trade announced that BOTTEGA Salon was a nominee for the Environmental Sustainability Award. BOTTEGA Salon is honoured to be a finalist for this awesome award! It shows our commitment to Mother Nature and advocates for sustainability among other businesses in the Okanagan.

Learn more about how BOTTEGA is doing its part in making the world a cleaner place!

BOTTEGA On Going Green and Being an Example for A Sustainable Hair Salon in Kelowna

Going green is something that BOTTEGA prides itself on. As the world becomes more polluted, we began incorporating greener ways of operating. BOTTEGA hopes that other local companies will match our efforts in finding new ways to minimize their businesses’ environmental footprint. 

We began our green efforts 6 months ago when we were certified as a Green Circle Salon! Green Circle Salons is a company that works with various beauty salons and spas to minimize salon waste. The excess hair colour, bottles, products, and other salon-related items don’t go to the landfill. We separate products and waste into bags for recycling. The bags are then shipped to Green Circle Salons to be processed and repurposed. 

BOTTEGA Salon only sent 5 boxes of waste back to Green Circle Salons! That works out to less than 1 box per month! The total pounds of waste over the duration of being with GCS was a minuscule 116lbs.

Moreover, we had no excess colour diverted.

This is an astonishing statistic to achieve! In fact, even the GCS rep was shocked!

How did we do it?

In order to reduce the excess colour diverted to 0, we used a weighing system called Vish. Vish ensures that every bit of colour used is weighed and recorded. If too much product has been dispensed, then the program will adjust the amount dispensed for the next visit. Our owners are in love with this earth-friendly method for salon waste, stating that; “It’s been really fantastic,” and because of this we “haven’t had enough over pours to even fill a Green Circle return bag yet”! 

West Kelowna’s BOTTEGA Salon is hopeful that other salons will follow suit. We would love to see more businesses make an effort to find more environmentally friendly options as we’ve done. Many companies are offering sustainable options for customers.

Visit BOTTEGA Salon Today For a Greener Haircut!

We are so excited to be a finalist for the Environmental Sustainability Award! Visit us today to get your hair styled at a salon that’s good for you and the environment!

Contact us today for more information on our sustainability journey!

2022 is here! We hope everyone enjoyed their holiday and is excited to start making a dent in their new year’s resolutions. If one of those is revamping your look, our West Kelowna hair salon has you covered. New hair could be just what you need to get those motivational juices flowing. We get all sorts of questions each day from our excited clients. Many of which, are reoccurring! To help ease the confusion surrounding some of our most asked questions, we decided to do an FAQ this month!

Continue reading below to find out the answers to your most pressing haircare questions. 

West Kelowna Hair Salon on a Trim vs. Cut 

At BOTTEGA Salon, our stylists often are asked the difference between a trim and a cut. There are various reasons why people think that getting a trim will be better for them than getting 6 inches off. Namely, price and time. However, what clients fail to realize is that we have to do the same amount of work no matter how much hair you wish for us to take off. Every cut, no matter how big or small, involves sectioning, cross-checking, layering (if you’re interested), thinning, etc.  So, this year when you come in for a haircut, remember that no matter what length you want to be taken off, it’s all the same to us! Get the hair length you want and visit us at our West Kelowna hair salon today!

Salon Vs. Drugstore Products.

The argument of Salon Vs. Drugstore products is an age-old debate that people constantly wonder about. Oftentimes, folks will opt for drugstore products because they are more convenient and affordable. Although Drug store products have many of the same ingredients, it is the amount and quality of those ingredients that make the difference. Cheaper products typically contain more fillers and less beneficial ingredients like vitamins and minerals. For example, a store-bought shampoo will likely contain more water and sulphates. Goldwell spends a lot of money on R&D to develop take-home products that are designed to support the longevity of their hair colours. Choosing between store-bought and salon-quality products can be a tricky one. 

Understanding what you want from your product can help you decide between the two. For example, if you want something that’s going to enhance and protect the colour you just got done on your hair, opting for a higher-grade shampoo and conditioner is best. However, if you are just looking to remove the everyday grease and grime that builds up, a drugstore shampoo can be all you need. On the other hand, when it comes to things like hair sprays and heat protectants, choosing the higher-quality one will be a better bang for your buck. Using poor-quality heat protectants can still leave your hair at risk for heat damage. Moreover, cheap hairspray can leave your hair with an unattractive texture and contain lots of harsh ingredients that can actually damage your hair. 

Our Stylists Want The Full Hair History.

When we ask clients about their hair history, we don’t want just the last colour that was done.  We want the full history—as in the last few years. Typically, it is perceived that when a colour is no longer visible it’s gone from the hair. We cannot stress enough how this is not true!  Especially, if a product was used that contains a metallic salt.

Metallic salts are used in nearly all standard store-bought hair dyes. The colours that appear from dyes with metallic salts are apparent because of a chemical reaction between the salts and the sulphur in your hair protein. With this in mind, if you choose to get highlights done, for instance, things can go seriously wrong. The lightener used to achieve this look will reveal everything that was done and can react with the molecules left in the hair. Thus, leaving you with hair you won’t be satisfied with.

By giving us a full hair history, we are better able to provide you with a great cut and colour! Failing to let us know the details can hinder our full potential to get you your dream look. 

West Kelowna Hair Salon Advises About Heat Tool Temperatures.

Dear Lord, this is by far the most asked question of our clients. Temperatures of heat tools are an important issue that needs to be addressed. Using heat tools at an excessively high heat causes severe damage to your hair. Hair is composed of various different bonds. The most important being keratin proteins. Using heat tools over 300℉ can cause the keratin to change. ⍺-keratin converts to β-keratin, in turn making your once luscious locks weak and void of any elasticity. Heat ruins hair through loss of moisture, the stripping of natural oils, and/or damaged cuticles. 

To help our clients better understand, we use these analogies:

The speedometer of a car usually goes up to 200Km/h but we don’t drive this fast, because it is dangerous. Same with our ovens—they will go up to about 550℉, but if you aren’t careful you will burn your food. Heat protectants for your hair are a must if you use a hot tool.  And for heavens sakes, turn the temps down! We recommend blow drying on medium heat and finishing with cool air. Flat iron’s and curling irons should not be at their highest.  Take your hair in smaller sections and don’t hold it in one place. 

For more information on all things hair, contact us today! We’d be happy to clear up any misconceptions or answer any questions that you may have.

Be sure to check out our social media for hair and salon-related information/updates. We look forward to seeing you at our West Kelowna hair Salon soon!

December is here and at BOTTEGA Salon we are recapping all of our blog articles from the past year. We’re also including a holiday bonus about what hair products you should add to your holiday hair wishlist this winter! Be sure to check out any articles you may have missed below. These posts provide several tips on how to take care of your hair and some information about our salon.

Keep reading below to see what articles you missed from 2021 and some must-have hair products!

August 2021 – BOTTEGA is the newest Hair Salon in West Kelowna!

BOTTEGA hair salon opened this year in July! Our salon is equipped with seasoned stylists to ensure you get the hair of your dreams. BOTTEGA offers many services like cut and colour, brow and lash tints, and more! In this article, you can find information about all of the services we offer and pricing. Moreover, you can find some insightful advice on how to maintain your hair during the hot summer months. From ditching heat tools to taking cold showers, there’s a bunch of tips on how to take care of your hair in the heat! This article is a must-read—especially if you’re going somewhere hot for the holidays. Be sure to check out the full post “BOTTEGA is the newest Hair Salon in West Kelowna”.

September 2021 – Get a Stylish Fall Haircut in West Kelowna!

Many of our clients love to switch up their hair in the fall season. Darker coloured hair and warm tones are much more fitting in the cooler seasons. In this post, we wrote all about fall hair trends and how to spice up your look for the chilly weather. In addition, we wrote about cut and colour options and some of the hottest hair-styling trends. Find some inspiration for your next look in the post “Get a Stylish Fall Haircut in West Kelowna”.

October 2021 – Misconceptions About Hair – From hairdressers in West Kelowna.

After being open for a few months, we wanted to provide our clients with some information about some of their biggest misconceptions. There is so much false information about hair care and it is often hard to differentiate between what is real and what is fake. In this article, we cleared up the most common hair myths. Learn about split ends, editorial hair, hair loss, and oil treatments in this comprehensive post. View the full article “Misconceptions About Hair – From hairdressers in West Kelowna”. 

November 2021 – Hairstylists in West Kelowna Clear Up More Misconceptions!

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In November we decided to shed some light on more misconceptions about hair. October’s article was so helpful to all of you that we wanted to provide you with a little more information on some of the biggest hair scams. This way your hair stays happy and healthy. In this blog post, you can discover information about trimming and hair growth, natural hair, moisturizing, shampoo immunity, and more. If you’ve been wondering about any of these, check out the full post “Hairstylists in West Kelowna Clear Up More Misconceptions”. 

Hair Products to Add to Your XMAS Wishlist!

If you’re looking to make 2022 the best hair year yet, you need to invest in some of these hair products. We promise you won’t regret it. Check out the list below to see what hair essentials you’re missing out on!

  1. A Great Heat Protectant 

If you don’t want to get anything for your hair this year, at least get a heat protectant. We cannot urge this enough! Heat protectants are hair saviours. They prevent damage and ensure that your hair stays healthy and doesn’t burn to a crisp. Please, do yourself a favour and get a heat protectant for the new year—especially if you use heat tools everyday.

  1. A Good Blow Dryer

A good blow dryer will get the job done quickly and efficiently. They often have hot and cool settings, attachments, and organizational features. A salon-quality hair dryer will ensure your hair looks great.

  1. Quality Shampoo and Conditioner

Quality shampoo and conditioner will go a long way. They are often free of chemicals and ingredients that can cause more harm than good to your hair. Talk with your stylist about getting a shampoo and conditioner that’s right for your hair type.

  1. Hairspray

If you have trouble getting your hair to stay in its spot, you need a good hairspray! This will make sure your curls stay bouncy all day. 

  1. A Flat Iron & A Hair Curler

Flat irons and hair curlers are essential in creating lasting looks. It is very difficult to achieve perfectly straight hair without a flat iron. And, vice versa without a hair curler. Get the look you’ve always wanted and buy a hair curler and flat iron this holiday season. But, don’t forget your heat protectant! 

Happy Holidays From BOTTEGA Salon!

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We want to thank you all for a successful 1st year at BOTEGGA Salon! We hope that you found this year’s blog content helpful. As always, be sure to contact us if you have any questions or to book an appointment. We look forward to styling your hair in the new year. Check back next month for more hair content.

Happy holidays to everyone!

BOTTEGA is the newest hair salon in West Kelowna! Located at 3610 Carrington Rd just off of highway 97, is where you’ll find this locally owned salon. Customers can enjoy a truly luxe hair experience. Our salon offers a wide range of services from hair to beauty. Update your look with an on-trend cut from one of our experienced stylists! Feeling great is easy with a quality haircut and a wide range of beauty treatments. Show off your confidence and self-love when you leave BOTTEGA salon with a fresh new look. Read below to discover what services we offer, and a few tips on hair care during this dry summer weather!

Services of BOTTEGA Hair Salon in West Kelowna.

Feeling good can start with an appearance that reflects your personality. At BOTTEGA, we understand this and make it a priority in all of our services. How you feel is of the utmost importance to us as stylists. This is why we take care in ensuring that you’re happy with the outcome of your appointment. Our salon offers a variety of services with the goal of making you feel great!

Come down to BOTTEGA for a simple haircut! We have options for women, men, teens, and kids. Prices range from $18 to $55 for a cut, wash, and blow-dry. We also offer colouring services. These include root touch-ups, full colour, partial foils, full foils, and custom colour. If you are interested in getting custom colouring done, keep in mind that you’ll need to book a consultation with us first! Those looking to get colour done can opt for ammonia-free, plant-based options. Prices for colouring start at $80 and can be upwards of $155. Combining a colouring service with a cut can cause the price to vary. Additionally, stylists at this salon are happy to get you ready for any event. Add an up-do or down-style to any of the aforementioned services and steal the show at your next event! 

Interested in our beauty treatments? BOTTEGA stylists are able to accommodate all things brow and lash. Eyebrow tints, lifts, and lamentations are some of our favourite services at the salon. We also do lash tints and lifts. You can combine and mix any of these for a reasonable cost when you visit our hair salon in West Kelowna!

Haircare tips for the dry summer from your hair salon in West Kelowna.

The interior of British Columbia is experiencing very dry weather right now. This can negatively affect the health of your hair. However, there are things you can do to ensure your hair stays soft and luxurious in the driest of climates. 


Our first tip is to ditch your bad shampoo. It can be difficult to stop using shampoo for days in a row but we assure you it is worth it. Shampoo is designed to remove dirt and grime from your hair, but bad shampoo also strips many of the essential oils as well. Try and limit your shampoo use to once or twice a week for best results. Alternatively, speak with one of our trained stylists to discover which brand of shampoo is best for your hair type and the dry weather.


Our next tip is to take a cooler shower. Given the hot climate, your hair is already being dried out from the hot sun. The last thing your hair needs is a scalding hot shower. Try showering cold or washing your hair in cool water. This will prevent the moisture from being taken out of your luscious locks. 


Tip number three is to minimize heat styling. Using flat irons, curling irons, and even blow dryers, burn and dry out your hair. If you do use one of these items be sure to use a heat protectant before styling. Reducing the use of these tools to once a week can greatly benefit the health of your hair. Ask one of our BOTTEGA Stylists which product is best for your hair type.


Another great way to ensure hair health is to trim your hair often. This will eliminate dead ends and foster new growth. You can also try taking vitamins specific to hair health. Many people increase their vitamin C intake and notice a positive difference in their hair’s appearance. 


Finally, staying hydrated is not only good for your body but your hair as well. Drink 8 or more glasses of water per day to ensure you are staying hydrated in the hot temperatures. 

For more information on our salon, please feel free to contact us at any time. We’d be happy to help you feel great with one of our services. More information and examples of our services can be found on our social media here! We look forward to seeing you soon 🙂

BOTTEGA Salon is planning to have our Grand Opening celebration on July 10th, 2021! 

A fun carnival beach theme, with games outside of our West Kelowna salon!

We are hoping to raise funds for our furry friends over at Paws it Forward. Our intention is to have a pay to play, and all money collected will be directed towards Paws it Forward.   Make sure you stay tuned for official details, and times! You won’t want to miss our swag giveaways and prizes!

This hair salon in West Kelowna has undergone a makeover! The glow up for RR Hair took place during the height of COVID-19 and consisted of an entirely new re-brand for this up and coming cutting edge hair studio located in West Kelowna.