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Men are often left out of the discussion when it comes to hair care and other areas of the beauty industry. Because of this, we wanted to write an article to help all of our male readers with their hair care. There is no real difference between male and female hair. Although, men and women tend to manage their hair differently. Either way, it is important to have a solid hair care routine to ensure that your locks stay happy and healthy. In this blog post, we will be going through some techniques, products, and styling tips to help you get started.

Follow along below to learn more about men’s hair care from your hairstylists in West Kelowna. 

1. Make Sure Your Scalp is Clean.

The condition of your scalp is so important in maintaining the health of your hair. A clean scalp is necessary in order to promote hair growth, prevent bacteria, and reduce inflammation. This is especially true for those who exercise and sweat often. However, it is also critical that you don’t wash your hair too often or it could lose some of its protective oils. Finding a washing regimen that works for you is a great step towards healthier hair! 

2. Hairstylists in West Kelowna Recommend That You Use The Right Products!

Depending on your hair type, you will want to use a specific set of products. First, it is important to recognize what kind of hair you have. For instance, is it curly, wavy, straight, thin, thick, dry, oily, or a combination of these qualities? Once you know the answer you can search for products that help you style your hair, maintain its health, and make it easier to work with. Our hairstylists in West Kelowna love all of Goldwell’s hair care products. 

3. There’s No Time Like the Present.

When you first take the plunge into the hair care world it can be intimidating. Especially if you have no previous experience or knowledge about what’s good and what’s bad. However, hair care shouldn’t be a scary and time-consuming process. It should be a simple step in your morning or night routine that improves your well-being. If you have a problem with your hair, do a quick google search or consult with hairstylists in West Kelowna to figure out how you can treat these concerns. Whatever you choose to do, start now! There’s no time like the present to get a hold of the health of your hair. 

4. Practice & Consistency.

Once you have a hair care routine that works for you, it is important to stick to it. The more you practice your routine the quicker it will become and the easier it will be to follow. Staying consistent will yield the best results and the healthiest hair. 

Furthermore, having short hair as a man or a woman is a lot of work. In order to keep it looking fresh and well-kept, it is important to have regular hair cuts. Otherwise, it can quickly become messy and hard to style. If it is too out of reach to get regular hair cuts, consider learning how to trim neck hair and clean up the edges to make each haircut stretch. Alternatively, you could get a significant other or friend to help with this process. Either way, to prevent your hair from looking disheveled it is important t regularly trim and cut your hair.

5. Moisturizing Tips From Hairstylists in West Kelowna.

Keeping your hair hydrated is a vital part of your hair’s health. Although much of this is determined by the type of hair that you have. One of the simplest ways to ensure your hair stays hydrated is to use a high-quality, gentle, conditioner every time you wash your hair. By only using shampoo, you are allowing your hair to dry out and strip the nutrients from the strands. This can lead to breakage and a dry scalp. For added protection, consider using a spray leave-in conditioner. These are great for individuals with fine hair. 

Contact Hairstylists in West Kelowna Today!

Maintaining your hair’s health can be hard! Especially if you don’t know where to start. At Bottega, we have plenty of products and tips to help you keep your hair feeling healthy and fresh all year long. Contact us today for more information on the importance of hair care as a man. Feel free to reach out to one of our hairstylists in West Kelowna with any questions you may have about your hair or our salon! Be sure to check out our social media for the latest updates and events! We look forward to seeing you at our salon soon! 

Sustainability in hairdressing is an important part of reducing climate change. At BOTTEGA, we have taken it upon ourselves to ensure that our salon is as environmentally friendly as possible. Haircare is an incredibly resource-intensive industry. Products, water consumption, and power are all heavily utilized in the haircare and beauty industry. It is so important to reflect on the impact our beauty routines have on the environment. By doing so, we can help combat climate change and other subsequent environmental issues. In this article, we will be discussing the importance of sustainability in a hair salon. As well as, how you can alter your beauty routine to create a smaller carbon footprint. Continue reading below to learn more!

Why Sustainability Matters in a West Kelowna Salon?

Hairstylists are in a unique position to encourage others to practice sustainability. The ways they interact with clients can help them see a greener alternative. From product consumption to washing habits, there’s always room for improvement. People are more likely to listen to what their hairdresser has to say, especially when it comes to beauty products. This makes it easy for them to advise people to use less water by washing their hair only a few times per week. And, instead of washing, they can tell people about the benefits of using dry shampoo or a leave-in conditioner. Thus, drastically reducing the amount of energy and hot water consumed in households.

Hot water makes up the majority of household emissions. The longer hot water is running and the hotter it is, the more energy is being consumed. This translates to a higher carbon footprint and more money. Therefore, people who take shorter showers, with a lower temperature are more likely to have a smaller carbon footprint. And, save more money!

It is also important for salons to be sustainable because they can help reduce waste. Hair clippings, product bottles, dye packaging, and all other waste have to go somewhere. However, with the right methods, salons can reduce waste and save excess products. At Bottega, we work with GreenCircle Salons to ensure that all our salon waste is either recycled or repurposed. They also provide us with special tools to make sure no product or dye goes to waste! Working with GreenCircle Salons has enabled us to become carbon neutral. 

As a West Kelowna salon, it is so important to become sustainable. Having a green salon will help the business, the clients, and the planet! Educating each other on how to practice carbon-neutral habits is essential.

How You Can Make Your Beauty Routine More Sustainable!

For those looking to make a greener change in their beauty routine, we have a few sustainability tips. There are so many ways that you can lessen your impact on the environment. For instance, if you wash your hair 7-days a week, try cutting back to 3-days per week. This will help lessen your water consumption and product use. Instead, you can use a sustainable dry shampoo or leave-in conditioner. 

Secondly, finding products that are sustainably made and have minimal packaging is so beneficial. Beauty items with long shelf lives and refillable options are much better for the environment. Ditch your single-use items and find long-lasting alternatives to minimize waste and cost. However, if you still want to use single-use products, make sure that the ingredients are natural and the packaging is either compostable or reusable. Many companies are changing their packaging to be sustainable, so it shouldn’t be too hard to make the switch!

Another way that you can make your beauty routine green, is by supporting the right brands. Finding brands that actively promote and practice sustainable habits. Purchasing products from places like BOTTEGA that are involved in recycling programs or local companies are two examples of choosing a more sustainable brand. 

Contact Your West Kelowna Salon For More Sustainable Beauty Tips!

Making your beauty routine more sustainable is a key way that you can help lessen your impact on the world. Climate change is a pressing issue that can be helped with a few small lifestyle changes. Start making a difference now with a greener beauty routine! Contact us today for more information on the importance of sustainability in a salon. Feel free to reach out with any questions you may have about hair or our 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 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!

Hairstylists in West Kelowna are back again this month to clear up more misconceptions about all things hair! In a world of such demanding beauty standards, there are so many hoaxes that you must be wary of. Last month we covered a variety of misconceptions that we often hear from our clients.  In addition to this, we have decided to continue with this hot topic and shed even more light on other hair scams. Keep your hair feeling healthy and fresh by avoiding the following deceit 🙂

Continue reading below for more information on avoiding false hair tips.

Hairstylists in West Kelowna Warn About Over-Moisturizing.

There are hundreds of moisturizing products readily available for purchase. It feels as though beauty companies have designed a moisturizer for every body part these days. However, that doesn’t necessarily mean that our bodies need them. Oftentimes, we get clients who complain about having dry hair. Their answer to this problem is to slap all sorts of moisturizers on their hair. Although, this usually doesn’t remedy the problem. In fact, it typically worsens it. When it rains outside and your hair gets wet, there is routinely an eruption of frizz and loss of style. The same thing occurs in humid climates. Instead of reaching for a moisturizer or water-based product, grab something restorative or protective. These types of products are designed to close the cuticle so moisture can no longer ruin your good hair day! Talk to one of our hairstylists to find the perfect product for you.

Trimming ≠ Hair Growth.

It is commonly believed that trimming your hair will result in hair growth. Contrary to this popular belief, trimming your hair does not equal hair growth! We get all sorts of clients who frequently come in to receive trims. Despite their trimming efforts, there is usually less hair growth. If you want long hair, you need to give your hair time to grow out. It is recurrently assumed that hair growth starts from the ends. In actuality, hair growth starts from the scalp. People who maintain a healthy scalp will have healthy hair and more growth. Trimming will give the appearance that your hair looks healthier. However, if you trim at the same rate your hair grows, you won’t see any difference in length.  

Complaints about hair growth are common while clients are having their roots touched up. If you have re-growth at your root, then your hair is growing. Though, this could be a good indicator to look at the ends and get a good cut. Split ends will continue to split and make it seem as though the hair is not growing. Also, be cautious of how hot you set your heat tools. And please use a heat protectant!

Hairstylists in West Kelowna Urge Clients to Keep it Natural!

The temptation to switch up your hair and fight your natural style can be strong. Our hairstylists find that people are generally more content when they keep their natural hair. Fighting your curly or pin-straight locks usually results in unhappiness. If you have thick, thin, coarse, curly, or straight hair, it is better to work with what you have. Forcing your hair to do something unnatural can result in damage and cost more money. Most people experience better growth results when they leave their hair natural. For best results, we recommend embracing what you have! A great cut and/or colour can satisfy that craving for change without harming the integrity of your luscious locks. Come to BOTTEGA Salon today to get a style you’ll love!

My Hair is Immune to my Shampoo & Conditioner.

Did you find the holy grail of shampoo and conditioner and they suddenly stopped working? If this is the case, we’re here to assure you they still work just the same. However, there are a variety of factors that may give the appearance that your hair has become “immune”. Hair products like your shampoo and conditioner can react with weather conditions. Often, this will make it seem as though your hair is drier than usual, or maybe oilier. Dry and humid climates are usual culprits of these hair troubles. If your favourite products are changing the natural pH balance of your hair, it can produce the effect that your soaps aren’t as effective. Using quality products is essential in hair health. Washing your hair too often can also strip your hair of its natural oils and properties, thus affecting its appearance. 

Visit Hairstylists in West Kelowna Today!

We hope this article puts some of your most pressing hair questions to rest. Join us next month for an FAQ on all things hair. 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 styles can be found on our social media here! We look forward to seeing you soon at BOTTEGA Salon 🙂