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There are so many reasons why investing in hair extensions can be beneficial. If you are trying to decide whether or not you want to make this purchase. We’ve created a list to help you make the choice. Depending on what you are trying to achieve with your hair, extensions might be the right fit for you. Follow along below to learn more about the reasons why you might want to consider investing in hair extensions! 

1. A Stylist in West Kelowna Can Help You Achieve Length With Extensions!

Have you always dreamed about having long hair, but never been able to achieve it? If yes, hair extensions could be a great choice for you. The frustration of your hair not growing past a certain point is tough. However, you can get your dream length of hair with extensions in a matter of minutes. This way you’ll finally be able to experience what it’s like to have long hair. 

2. Hide a Bad Haircut With Hair Extensions. 

Another reason hair extensions might come in handy is if you recently had a bad haircut. If you pulled out the scissors and decided to give yourself a fresh chop, but it went horribly wrong, hair extensions might be able to save your look. Whatever your hair horror story, extensions are a great way to hide any imperfections or mistakes. You can even use clip-in extensions while you wait for your natural hair to grow out. This way, you can avoid that awkward phase of it growing back to its usual length. And, clip-ins won’t hinder hair growth!

3. Try a New Colour With Hair Extensions in West Kelowna!

Trying a new hair colour can be intimidating. Especially if you have never strayed from your natural colour. If you are worried about it looking bad or damaging your hair, extensions could be a great option. Extensions are an easy and forgiving way to test out that hair trend you’ve always wanted to try. For instance, adding highlights or having ombre hair. Both of these can be achieved through hair extensions. Moreover, they can easily be taken out if you don’t like them. This way, you don’t have to go through the process of re-dyeing your hair, which could cause further damage. 

4. Special Occasion Hair!

Hair extensions can help you achieve the exact look you want for a special occasion. Whether you are gearing up for a wedding, graduation, or red carpet event, hair extensions can be just what you need to spice up your hairstyle. Achieve your desired hair goals with extensions at your next event! 

5. New Look and Added Volume.

For those who suffer from hair loss or thin hair, extensions can help boost your confidence. Hair extensions are a great way to get your hair back to what it once was. There are plenty of extensions available specifically for individuals who have experienced hair loss. Furthermore, if you have always had thin hair, extensions can help you achieve your desired thickness. All it takes is a few wefts of hair to reach your goal of thick, luscious locks. 

Lastly, you can use extensions to change up your look. Hair extensions make any hairstyle appear more detailed and full. The added length and volume instantly liven up even the simplest of hairstyles. A basic braid can be transformed just by adding in a few wefts of hair. Furthermore, you can turn your hair extensions into accessories like a braided headband! Or, wrap an extension around your ponytail for a clean and elegant look. Check out this article on how to use your extensions as accessories.

Contact Your Hair Stylist in West Kelowna Today!

Hair extensions in West Kelowna are a great way to achieve the hair you’ve always wanted, but couldn’t achieve naturally. Whether you are looking to add length, volume, or combat hair loss, extensions can be incredibly empowering. Contact your local stylist in West Kelowna today for more information on hair extensions and to see if they’re a fit for both of you. Feel free to reach out with any questions you may have about hair or our sustainable salon! Be sure to check out our social media for the latest updates and events! We look forward to seeing you at our West Kelowna hair salon soon! 

For many, heat tools are an essential part of creating salon-quality hairstyles. However, as we’ve noted in a few of our articles, using heat tools can seriously damage those luscious locks. Especially, if you forget your heat protectant! Blow dryers, flat irons, and curling wands, all pose the risk of ruining your hair. Sadly, once your hair has been damaged by heat, the only way to mend it is to cut it off. Despite the risks involved, hair stylists in West Kelowna know how important using heat tools can be in a person’s morning routine. This is why our team at Bottega Salon wanted to share with you some of the best heatless hair tools. Discover your new favourite styling tool in the article below, so you can ditch that blow dryer once and for all! 

A Quick Recap on Heat Damage:

In case you missed the FAQ we posted on our blog, we wanted to give a quick recap on heat damage. Heat tools are great when you want to transform the uneven creases in your hair into Instagram-worthy styles. Although every time you reach for the heat tools, you risk the health of your hair. Any instance where your hair comes into contact with heat, small holes are formed in the protective layer. Over time, this can cause breakage, frizziness, split ends and permanent damage. It should be noted that temperatures above 450 degrees can cause permanent damage. But, like most things in life, it’s all about moderation. If you’re grabbing the curling iron every morning, your hair will likely be burnt and damaged. Instead, using heat tools sparingly and on a low setting will ensure healthy, happy, hair. 

But, what if you want big, bouncy curls every day of the week (without the help of your trusty curling wand or blow-dryer)?

Best Heatless Hair Styling Tools From Hairstylists in West Kelowna!

The answer is simple. You can still achieve that voluminous hair you adore with heatless hair tools! Heatless hair styling has been around forever. And, the products have only gotten better and easier to use since their invention. Check out the list below to discover your new favourite styling tool.

1. Flexi Rods

Flexi rods are great if you want to create defined ringlets. They bend into almost any shape and remain secured in your hair without the help of clips or pins. Moreover, they can be used on a variety of different types of hair. Flexi rods are especially great for creating definition in those with hair that is already curly in texture. In order to use these versatile rods, simply section your hair into 1-2 inch pieces and roll vertically from end to root. Make sure your hair is slightly damp when doing so. Once the hair is dry, take out the rods and brush through your hair with your fingers. 

2. Foam Rollers and Pillow Soft Rollers

Leaving your hair to set overnight is one of the best ways to achieve voluminous hair and/or curls. Not only this, but it also saves you time in the morning. Instead of waking up extra early with messy slept-on hair, enjoy a longer sleep and runway-ready hair. 

Foam rollers are a seriously great addition to your heatless hair styling tool kit. Foam rollers are soft and spongy in texture, allowing you to sleep comfortably with them in. Make sure to keep the roller loose around your hairline to prevent pulling. Rollers are meant to be used on dry hair and should be rolled in different directions if a natural look is desired. When you are ready to take them out, unroll and use a large paddle brush to amp up the volume and texture. 

If foam rollers aren’t your jam, pillow-soft rollers do just the trick. Pillow-soft rollers are one of the best overnight hairstyling tools. The supreme comfort and versatility make for perfect, crimp-free curls. Additionally, they can be used to create smooth waves, straight-to-curly styles, and add volume.

3. Velcro Hair Rollers

Velcro hair rollers are a great alternative to heat tools. They are easy to use, affordable, and work for almost all hair types and textures. Using velcro hair rollers allows you to achieve gorgeous curls and volume in a matter of minutes. Different sizes can be used to create different sizes of curls and volume. 

In order to most effectively use velcro rollers, you’ll need a few extra products. For instance, some hairspray, styling cream, and some clips to hold it all in place. Starting with slightly damp hair, you’ll want to apply some styling cream and let it air dry. While the hair is still damp, you can start to roll your hair. Grab a section of hair as you would with a curling iron and spray it with hairspray. Then keep the hair pulled taught and inwards from the ends to the roots. Try and keep the hair from falling off the sides, as this creates tangles. After your hair is secured and rolled, leave it to set for 15-20 minutes. Once the time is up, unclip and pull out the rollers (avoid unrolling them) to reveal your perfectly styled hair. 

Contact Bottega Hair Stylists in West Kelowna Now!

If you’re looking for more hair tips and tricks, be sure to check out our blog again next month! Our hairstylists have extensive experience dealing with all sorts of hair types and textures. If you are interested in getting a haircut or styling, book an appointment with us today. We would be happy to help you achieve your dream hair! For more information on styling without heat, tools contact us now. We look forward to seeing you in the 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!

From unwashed hair to hair loss, there’s a lot of misconceptions about taking care of your luscious locks. The Internet has thrown tons of false information about how to get the best hair. Most of these so-called ‘tips’ are beginning to see the light of day as misnomers. At Bottega Salon, our hairdressers in West Kelowna get asked tons of questions about hair. To help out our clientele, we wanted to dedicate an article to revealing the truth behind long-running hair misconceptions. Continue reading below to learn more about what ‘tricks’ are potentially destroying the health of your hair or are just plain silly!

The Biggest Hair Myths Exposed by Your Favourite Hairdressers in West Kelowna!

Unwashed hair makes dyeing easier.

This is probably our most common myth in the salon. Unwashed hair does not make dyeing easier or better or more protective. Hair that is lathered in product from days past, dirty, and/or oily will make the dye’s job much more difficult. Instead of being applied to a clean, blank canvas, it will have to work through the grime in order to take. Usually, this results in a patchier colouring job. You may end up needing to do a follow-up appointment or use more colour. Thus, meaning more money and time. It’s best to have clean hair before coming in to get your hair dyed. 

Editorial hair can be done in one visit.

“I just want my hair to look like this photo of Kim. K. Can you do that?” Put simply, yes. However many clients who come in wanting editorial hair don’t realize how long this takes. The process involves, on average, 8-12 hours. Meaning multiple appointments over various weeks. Editorial hair is very much possible, but it’s very costly and time-consuming. It also is largely dependent on the current shape of your hair and what your hair history is. In summary, undertaking a major hair transformation will come with a higher price and a longer duration attached to the process. 

I’m losing my hair!

Hairdressers in West Kelowna frequently see clients get freaked out that they’re losing their hair. 

We’re here to put your concerns to rest because a little bit of hair loss is completely natural! Humans lose 50 – 200 strands of hair per day. The amount of hair you lose is largely determined by your hair type, how you wear your hair, and what activities you’re doing. Moreover, those with short and/or thin hair will lose around 50-100 hairs a day or less. Furthermore, people who have thick and/or long hair can lose 100-200 hairs per day. This is completely okay. It’s your body’s way of getting out with the old and in with the new.

Wearing a ponytail all day and then taking a shower, is a recipe for greater hair loss. This is because when your hair is up, it’s harder for it to shed naturally throughout the day. So, when you step in the shower and it appears as though it’s all falling out in chunks that’s likely why. 

Split ends will heal.

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No matter what magic formula you’ve bought, nothing is going to heal split ends except a great pair of scissors There is no special formula or trick. If you want to say goodbye to split ends, you need to bring out the snips. Trying to treat them will only result in the appearance of thinner hair and more split ends. Your hair is like a plant. You need to cut off the dead leaves in order to promote healthy growth.

Coconut oil works magic on your hair.

Coconut oil is great for hair…in the short term. Over time, if you continually use coconut oil, it will eventually repel water and healing products. Thus, making it very difficult for your hair to absorb amino acids that are so beneficial to the health of your hair. As it is with most treatments, serums, and masks, use them according to the direction of your hairstylist. When in doubt, follow the labels carefully and never overuse a product!

Contact Hairdressers in West Kelowna Today!

We hope this article clears up some of your most pressing hair questions. Join us next month for part two of busting common hair myths! To book an appointment with us, contact us today. We’d be happy to help you feel great with one of our services. More information and examples of our latest comings and goings can be found on our social media here! We look forward to seeing you soon at Bottega Salon 🙂