How to Create a Faux Bob

How to Create a Faux Bob

We love the faux bob look and have a couple videos with instructions for two different techniques after the jump. It’s a nice way to switch it up without the commitment. Whichever technique you use, it works best with curled hair so get your curling iron out And if you have shorter top layers cut […]

How to Create a French Twist

How to Create a French Twist

I quite liked J’lo’s weird twisted fauxhawk looking style the other week and decided to see if I could do it myself. So I took my unwashed filthy hair and started to create! It looked to me sort of like an upside down French braid in the back, maybe it’s a French twist, but all […]

Attention Hairstylists!!!

We found an amazing new styling tool called TwiddleStics, that are sure to be a staple at your station. And the best part is – we have some to give away!!! Details are coming soon as to how Edmonton hairstylists can win one, but in the meantime, check out the video to see the different […]

How-To Get Rihanna’s Tight Curls

How-To Get Rihanna’s Tight Curls

We love Rihanna’s curly hair and have always loved those tight spiral curls on shoulder length hair. We found the perfect video to explain how to get this look. Follow the link to check it out… Looks like the trick is to alternate the direction you wrap the hair around the barrel – one away […]

How-To Color Your Tips with Oil Pastels

How-To Color Your Tips with Oil Pastels

I created this look with pink pastel on the bottom of the strand and orange just above it After we tried the colored tips with chalk (check out the how-to), we were curious to see how oil pastels would work to create a similar look. We definitely liked the chalk method better as it was […]

How-To Color Your Hair with Chalk

How-To Color Your Hair with Chalk

We tried this method on three different types of hair and we thought we should warn you, after a couple shampoos, the chalk is not totally washed out of their hair (we think after 3 shampoos it should be completely out). We liked this method better than the oil pastels as it didn’t make the […]

How-To Make a Bow Headband

How-To Make a Bow Headband

I have to say, Snooki’s headbands in the Italy season were about the only thing I liked about her style. But when I went out to look for a simple headband with an elegant bow on it, it was harder than I thought to find…so I made my own out of a old headband I […]

How-To Holiday Hair

Amy from Maxim Salon in Edmonton put together a how-to video for some holiday looks. It’s a great video with several fun styles and we think you should check out! The way she uses the curling iron to wrap the hair around, instead of clamping it, is the exact technique we use for our Beachin’ […]

How To Use Wave Clips

How To Use Wave Clips

Left: after first try when I tousled too much then had to smooth strands outRight: after trying again and re-positioning the clips – no curling iron used As we mentioned earlier this week, we picked up some Kevin Murphy Wave Clips from Dandy Salon Spa and had one of their stylists (and KM key educator), […]

Product Review – Aveda Smooth Infusion Shampoo & Conditioner

Product Review – Aveda Smooth Infusion Shampoo & Conditioner

I received Aveda’s Smooth Shampoo ($21) & Conditioner ($21) for Christmas one year, used it a few times then put it under my sink to save for the occasions when I wanted to wear my hair straight. I had kind of forgotten about it until the owner of Dandy Salon, Pamela, suggested it might be […]

Tips – Heat Up that Deep Conditioner

Heat helps open the follicle and hair cuticle allowing the deep conditioner to seep down into the hair shaft. Here are a few ways to heat up your treatment: use a shower cap – this will help trap the heat in that radiates off your head if you don’t have a shower cap, use a […]

Product Review – Gosh Shampoo & Conditioner

Product Review – Gosh Shampoo & Conditioner

After spending a week in Cuba with hotel shampoo and no conditioner, I desperately needed to buy some once I got back to Canada. I didn’t have time to head to my fave Chatters, so I hit up good old Shoppers Drug Mart. I got to the hair product isle and was so confused, there […]

Product Review – Oribe Signature Moisture Masque

Product Review – Oribe Signature Moisture Masque

After adding a full head of blonde highlights to my hair (Check out the pics) I knew my strands would be a little parched. Epic Beauty Boutique had just gotten their Oribe line of hair products in and the moisturizing masque seemed like the perfect one to try out. It was $66 for a jar […]

Product Review – Pureology Antifade Leave In Conditioner

Product Review – Pureology Antifade Leave In Conditioner

I wanted to get a leave in conditioner for my hair as it seems to be getting quite dry this time of year and I wanted some extra nourishment. I chose Pureology Anti-fade leave in conditioner, (30.95 for 8.5oz). I have heard good things about this line and was curious, so against my better/cheaper judgement, […]

Kevin Murphy Wave Clips

Kevin Murphy Wave Clips

We stopped in Dandy Salon today and picked up some Kevin Murphy wave clips ($3.50/clip). One of the stylists and key Kevin Murphy educators, Jamie, showed us how to use them and gave us some tips. We’ll be trying them out and posting a how-to soon…

How To Create an Afro

How To Create an Afro

We love a big curly head of hair. Sponge rollers are definitely the way to go if you’re after a 70’s/Studio 54 type style. If you’re looking for more frizz, backcombing with a brush will help with that but otherwise follow her advice that we’ve printed after the video. Another way to style your hair […]

How-to Create a High Messy Bun

How-to Create a High Messy Bun

Obviously people have been wearing their hair in messy buns for a long time but when celebs start sporting them on the red carpet, that’s when it becomes a trend (like it’s never been done before). Geniuses they are! Geniuses!!! We do love the look for holiday hair and for more of a casual, beachy […]

Vintage Inspired Low-Do

Keeping with our vintage theme this week and holiday hairstyles, here’s a quick little tutorial on creating a glamorous low-do. We weren’t sure when we saw her starting with three random ponytails, but the end result is really cute, especially with the flower. You could also give this one a try and make it less […]

40’s Glamour w/ Hot Rollers

This girl does a good job of explaining how to set your curlers to replicate the different era’s of hair. If you love that Old Hollywood style we’ve been talking about this week, but want something that’s a little more relaxed for everyday style, we love the end result she achieved with hot rollers:

No Heat Curls w/ Sponge Rollers

No Heat Curls w/ Sponge Rollers

My end result When thinking of sponge rollers, a lot of people will drum up visions of an old lady with her rollers and silk head scarf walking aimlessly through the store, (a move that I have actually busted out myself…when you need to go to the liquor store, you NEED to go to the […]

A Nightmare For Christmas Event

A Nightmare For Christmas Event

Dolly Darko designsImages taken from her Etsy Shop   We met Brittany at Edmonton Fashion Week back in September. We initially started talking to her because we loved her hair and soon discovered she is a local designer and has her own clothing line under the label Dolly Darko. She makes some amazing items out […]

Featured Edmonton Stylist – Amy from Maxim Hair & Body

Featured Edmonton Stylist – Amy from Maxim Hair & Body

Amy – who just had her hair colored from blonde to red by Sheila We’re not going to lie, we had some preconceived notions about visiting apprentices in salons. But Amy from Maxim was kind enough to educate us on exactly what it means to hold the title and proved to us, not only with […]

Holiday Hair – Braided Low-Do

It’s time to start thinking about holiday parties:) Such a great time to play with different looks, I always love a good excuse to dress up and try a new style of make-up or hair. Simple is the theme, we’re not looking for anything too overdone or stiff, and we think we’ve found a good […]

How To: 4 & 5 Strand Braids

Here’s a couple different styles of braids you can try out to change up your look without spending any moolah. We personally think these braids would look a lot cooler messed up a little. Try adding some texture and teasing the hair a little first and don’t make the strands equal thicknesses. Four strand braid: […]

Your Edmonton Feather Extension Guide

A lot of you have been wondering where to get feather hair extensions installed in Edmonton, so we thought we’d make it easy for you and put together a list of Edmonton salons who offer the service and their prices. These are the salons that carry the feathers and install them, you always have the […]

Saving Solutions – Holiday Style for Short Hair

Here’s a video hairstylist Erynn sent us. It’s a cute updo for shorter hairstyles and we even think that you would get some nice curls after you took it out (or created the style with damp hair to sleep on overnight). The more pin curls you create the more curl your hair will have. If […]

Saving Solutions – Make Your Own Dry Shampoo

Buying all the ingredients for this dry shampoo and making a few batches would definitely save some cash. We have no idea how it works but it sounds pretty cool and may be more effective than talcum powder I normally use. I tried a cheaper brand of dry shampoo and wasn’t happy with the results. […]

Saving Solutions – Sock Curls

Here’s another tutorial for curling your hair with common household items (it’s probably a little easier to sleep on than pen curls). This would be similar to the paper bag curls but using a sock would help you avoid those harsh bends in the hair you can get with paper bags or rags. A couple […]

Saving Solutions – Pen Curls

We’ve got a few ideas on how to save some cash this week. The best way to do that is to use what you already got instead of going out and buying new hair products or tools. We can honestly say, we’ve never heard of this one before; curling your hair with pens or pencils! […]

Home Remedies for Hair Problems

We don’t know about you but we had a busy, busy October that dug into our wallets. The holidays always creep up on us so we’re looking for ways to save a bit of cash where we can before December hits. To start, we researched some home remedies that help boost your color and add […]

Product Review – Arbonne FC5

Product Review – Arbonne FC5

I have been using Arbonne’s FC5(fresh cell 5) for the past two years and I absolutely love it. Before Arbonne I was always looking for shampoos and conditioners free of toxins. Most Shampoos and conditioners I found were vegan, not certified, and contained sulfates. Arbonne is Certified Vegan and Kosher. It is also formulated without […]

Hair Regimes – On the Go Mom

Hair Regimes – On the Go Mom

Lea gets her hair done at Posh I’m the most low maintenance girl when it comes to my hair. Even before I was a mom, it’s never been on the top of my ToDo list. Which is odd because I’m a product maniac and you can find anything you need for your hair on my […]

Caboki for Hair Loss

When I was searching you-tube for some interesting hair-how-to videos I saw a sponsored video for this “shocking video” on a hair loss treatment by Caboki (see it below). I’m a sucker for infomercials and love watching really bad ones, so I couldn’t wait to see what this video was all about. But I was […]

Product Review – Schwarzkopf Rescue Treatment

Product Review – Schwarzkopf Rescue Treatment

After overdoing it with my Babyliss curling iron, my hair needed a little repair. I went to Chatters and was reaching for the Bed Head Peppermint Mask but the sales girl told be the Schwarzkopf BC Repair Treatment was the way to go….. I think I paid around $25 for a small jar of it. […]

Product Reviews – Fekkai & Arbonne

Product Reviews – Fekkai & Arbonne

So Since it is Product review week I decided to go through my hair product cupboard and pull out the almost empty products (ones I love) and the product that have a little dust film on them from only one or two time trial. I’ve decided to rate them based on the density of the […]

Product Reviews – Mens Styling Cream

Product Reviews – Mens Styling Cream

We convinced one gentleman (you can tell he’s a gentleman by all the swears 😉 to write up a review for his styling products. Even if you have no need for men’s styling cream, this makes for an entertaining read. And if you are a man or buy for a man, there’s some good info […]

Product Review – Brazillian Blowout Masque

Product Review – Brazillian Blowout Masque

When I needed a deep conditioning treatment for my over processed hair, my stylist suggested the Brazillian Blowout – Acai Deep Conditioning Masque. This masque boasts some pretty lofty claims, listing on the bottle that it acts as an intense reconstructer, smooths and strengthens, infuses moisture, promotes shine, is color-safe and provides UVA/UVB protection. Seemed […]

Product Review – Chi Hair Spray

Product Review – Chi Hair Spray

I bought the Chi Enviro Flex Hold Hair Spray on the advice of a friend who raved about how good it smells. I can’t argue with that, Chi’s products smell amazing! I don’t have a ton of experience with hairsprays because I like my hair to have movement and look natural. I’ve tried a couple […]

Product Review – Aveda Smoothing Fluid

Product Review – Aveda Smoothing Fluid

I’m obviously a big Aveda fan (mostly for the smell) and have tried the majority of their products. I use the Aveda Light Element Smoothing Fluid as a pre-blowdrying product if I’m going for a sleek straight style. This is another product you have to use sparingly or you’ll end up looking like you need […]

Product Review – Aveda Humectant Pomade

Product Review – Aveda Humectant Pomade

This has to be the best smelling hair product, I pretty much use it for that reason alone It’s a clear jelly like pomade that is a lot lighter than some of the other waxy ones I’ve tried. I use the Aveda Pomade mostly in dry hair however sometimes I mix a small amount in […]

Product Review – Davines Melu Shield

Product Review – Davines Melu Shield

After switching from an Aveda salon to one that uses Davines, I decided to see if the Davines Melu Shield could give my everyday Aveda Damage Control spray a run for it’s money. I sprayed it on towel dried hair before I started blowdrying it and found it a bit stickier than I’m use to. […]

Product Review – Chi 44 Iron Guard

Product Review – Chi 44 Iron Guard

After I bought my Babyliss Curling Iron, I went a little overboard and fried my hair a bit I went to Chatters looking for a deep conditioner but was told by the sales girl that I really needed a thermal protector. She directed me to the Chi 44 Iron Guard and when I first tried […]

Product Review – Babyliss Curling Iron

Product Review – Babyliss Curling Iron

I’ve been buying Conair Instant Heat Curling Irons since I was able to curl my own hair. But about a year ago, I really wanted to try out a professional curling iron after watching how fast my hairstylist could curl my long thick hair with one. After a bunch of research I found that Babyliss […]

Product Review – Schwarzkopf Blondme Shampoo/Conditioner

Product Review – Schwarzkopf Blondme Shampoo/Conditioner

I gave Schwarzkopf Blondme purple shampoo and nourishing luminosity spray in conditioner a try. I’m kinda split down the middle on these products by Schwarzkopf which u can get at any salon in Edmonton carrying the Schwarzkopf product line. They cost about $20 for the shampoo and a couple bucks less for the conditioner. I’d […]

Product Review – Aveda Damage Control Spray

Product Review – Aveda Damage Control Spray

I usually buy my Aveda Damage Control spray at the Aveda store in West Edmonton Mall, but any Aveda salon such as; Itonica, Maxim, Dandy, Jigsaw or Aveda Academy will carry it for around $25. This product claims to protect the hair from thermal and UV damage as well as reduce breakage. I spray it […]

Product Review – Kevin Murphy Hydrate Me Shampoo/Conditioner

Product Review – Kevin Murphy Hydrate Me Shampoo/Conditioner

So after reading about all the toxic crap in my Herbal Essence shampoo and conditioner and drying out my hair with the Baking Soda challenge, I wanted to stay on the right path but try out something that smelled better than apple cider vinegar and was less drying. I picked up Kevin Murphy’s Hydrate Me […]

How to Get Volume

How to Get Volume

We think big sexy hair is a perfect accessory to any Halloween costume, not to mention any outfit. We’ve got tips from a self professed thin-haired gal, on how to get the most volume out of your hair, regardless of it’s texture. I’ve seen what she can create and this girl is a genius when […]

How to Make a Wig Less Shiny

How to Make a Wig Less Shiny

If you’ve bought a wig for Halloween or have pulled one out of your closet from last year and it’s looking a little ratty, we’ve got some tips for you. We’ll assume you don’t have hundreds of dollars to shell out on a wig made of real hair and are working with a synthetic one. […]

5 Halloween Hair Ideas for any Costume

5 Halloween Hair Ideas for any Costume

We search for 5 hairstyles that would work with the majority of Halloween costumes out there and have brought you the how-tos. If you’re looking for some inspiration or need a little guidance, follow the link and check ’em out! 1) A simple up-do/low-do -great for Disney characters, fairy, princess or anything girly We got […]

The Messy French

The Messy French

Well we had to give it a try. After seeing Alessandra Ambrosio’s sleek french braid from the beach, we wondered if we could bring it back into our own style in more of a day/evening look. If you like it, read on to see how we created it Step 1 – this was created on […]

Add some Spook to your Hair

Add some Spook to your Hair

For those of you who aren’t into going all out for Halloween or just want something subtle to take the kids trick or treating in, why not try a cute hat? We found these at Winners/Home Sense for under $10 and think they’re a perfect Halloween hair accessory. You could wear them on their own […]

Hair Tinsel Extensions

I don’t know about you guys, but I’m a big reality TV fan, so when I saw Trina Marr on Oprah, I recognized her from the Canada based weight loss show, X-Weighted. What I didn’t know is that Trina brought Hair Flairs, one of the leading suppliers of Pro Hair Tinsel, to Canada. Oprah asked […]

DIY Dip Dye

DIY Dip Dye

I was recently intrigued by the dip dye trend that Lauren Conrad and a few other celebs had been sporting and thought it could be fun to try out. I found a tutorial on it and figured it couldn’t be that hard. I wasn’t quite sure if I had the guts to do it myself […]

Readers Review of Baking Soda Shampoo

One awesome Mane Dish reader decided to give the baking soda, apple cider vinegar and olive oil regime a try. Read about her experiences… Inspired by reading that an “everyday washer” was attempting this hair regime I decided to give it a whirl too! With the weather changing my long hair has been feeling a […]

Product Review: Elnett Hairspray by L’oreal

Product Review: Elnett Hairspray by L’oreal

So I’ll make this product review a quick one, cuz it’s just not worth the words! We decided to review this hairspray after reading that it was a top pick for stylists – which we thought would mean something seeing as how most don’t admit to using drugstore brands. Overall packaging and price: the can […]

Feather Extension Craze – Cool or Cruel? Make your own Fake Feathers

Feather Extension Craze – Cool or Cruel? Make your own Fake Feathers

Learn how to make this DIY extension Many of you are aware of feather extensions, but do you know where they come from? Roosters are bred and genetically altered to produce long saddle feathers (which normally take years to grow) for the purpose of creating extensions. We actually had no idea that the birds were […]

Baking Soda Shampoo Review

Baking Soda Shampoo Review

I’m ditching my drugstore brand of shampoo & conditioner for 7 days and replacing it with a baking soda paste to cleanse and an apple cider vinegar rinse to condition (as well as an occasional olive oil deep conditioning treatment). I’ve started this challenge today and will report my review of it as the days […]

Clean Hair Challenge

We don’t mean clean in the sense of “not dirty”, we’re talking about hair that is styled without harmful chemicals. If you haven’t read our post on the chemicals found in our drugstore brand of shampoo, we suggest you do so now so you understand why we’re focusing on clean hair living this week. We […]

Edmonton Fashion Week Continued

Edmonton Fashion Week Continued

Faux-hawks and cornrow styled braids featured in Rebecca Pratt’s show As we mentioned we have a few more details to share with you about our WCFW experience… David Puyaoan, shown right, was the winner of the Edmonton Fantasy Hair Competition and he gave us a little more insight into his creation when we got to […]

Edmonton is waaaay cooler than you think…

Edmonton is waaaay cooler than you think…

We made it to Edmonton Fashion Week tonight and caught the Fantasy Hair Competition. We saw faux-hawks mixed with corn rows, a war themed coif, cherry blossoms sprouting from hair and a purple and orange hairstyle inspired by newspapers. We got a chance to talk to the winner of the competition, David Puyaoan, and have […]

Clean Hair at What Cost?

Many of us buy our shampoos, conditioners, hairsprays and serums based on their promises to give you soft, shiny hair. We’ve tried our share of different hair care products and brands and admit, we are sometimes persuaded by ones that smell good, look pretty, lather, and leave the hair silky right out of the shower. […]

Oiler Gets a Slick Do

Oiler Gets a Slick Do

Image via: Pimp My Space Edmonton Oiler, Magnus Paajarvi tweeted: “Sick haircut at @Bluntsaloninc …. Ricardo !!!” yesterday. We figure it must be a pretty sweet haircut for one to tweet about it. We haven’t seen any pictures yet but looked into Blunt Salon and found that they have a few stylists that have made […]

Unite Blonda Toning Shampoo Review

Unite Blonda Toning Shampoo Review

This summer, all three of the Maven’s are blonde. One a natural brunette gone platinum blonde, one light brown with a half head of blonde highlights and the other a dark brown with a full head of blonde highlights. Because blonde is one of the hardest colors to get right and we were all after […]

It’s a 10 Miracle Leave-in Review

It’s a 10 Miracle Leave-in Review

It’s a 10 Miracle Leave-in Product … and it really is a 10!! The bottle says it all; I have searched high and low for the best leave in hair treatment and have finally found it! This magical product was introduced to me a few years ago by my Edmonton hairdresser and I’ve religiously been […]

How To Get Vintage/Rockabilly Hair

How To Get Vintage/Rockabilly Hair

We love this vintage inspired look and had to find out more! Read about which book she recommends for getting the look and colors she loves.

Cascading Braid

Cascading Braid

We’ve got braids on our brains this summer and have been on the hunt for new ways to wear them. If you like your braids a little outside of the box you may want to try this cascading style (that pic was taken the second time we tried it, so it’s not as hard as […]

Product Review – Tresemme Fresh Start Dry Shampoo

Product Review – Tresemme Fresh Start Dry Shampoo

The count down to Big Valley Jamboree in Camrose is on! And although you’re there for the music, it’s still a little bit about your hair. For those of you tenting it who don’t have immediate access to running water and power, we thought we’d come up with some solutions for your hair to look […]

Mane Dish Maven’s Review…..Unite Boing Curling Cream

Mane Dish Maven’s Review…..Unite Boing Curling Cream

We thought summer would be a great time to review a curl enhancing product since most of us put down the hot styling tools when the temperatures outside begin to rise. The 3 Divas of Dish tested out Unite “Boing” Curling Cream (8oz bottle – $25) to see if it lived up to its claims […]

Get Blake Lively’s Fishtail Look

Get Blake Lively’s Fishtail Look

Blake Lively’s hair at the Green Lantern premier was one of our favorite fishtail hairstyles this year. It’s a messy, thrown together look that you could take from a formal wedding to a day on the beach (as long as you’re not planning on getting your hair wet:). It wasn’t the easiest hairstyle to execute, […]

Beachin’ Wave – Starting with Wavy Hair

Beachin’ Wave – Starting with Wavy Hair

There’s so many techniques out there for creating the beachy wave. Braid it, twist it, scrunch it, put it in a bun…..the list goes on. Depending on your hair type and the kind of wave you like, you have to choose wisely or you may end up looking more eighties than effortless. I’m on a […]

How to Create Victoria’s Secret Hair

How to Create Victoria’s Secret Hair

I have to admit, as much as I want to hate Victoria’s Secret models, I can’t get enough of their hairstyle. Giselle Bundchen is definitely one of my favorite models and she is always my go-to gal when I’m looking for inspirational pictures for my hairdresser. In my humble opinion, I’ve perfected the sleeker, more […]

Goody Spin Pin

Goody Spin Pin

I’ve always loved the look of an effortless bun pinned up at the crown of the head, but effortless was not the word I would use when trying to create that look with bobby pins or an elastic. Elastics I felt, ruined the sophistication of a bun and I just couldn’t rely on bobby pins […]

Fragile When Wet – Preventing Breakage Tip

Fragile When Wet – Preventing Breakage Tip

Most of us know that our hair is even more fragile when it’s wet and we need to take precautions when combing the tangles out. But to be honest with you, I’ve been combing my hair in the shower for years and am always told by hairdressers that my hair is healthy and in good […]

Beachn’ Wave – Paper Bag Style

Beachn’ Wave – Paper Bag Style

Yes, a paper bag. This technique was new to me, I had never heard of using paper bags although I do remember my grandma doing something very similar with strips of rags. I didn’t get to see the end result though because I was young and a brat and told her to take them out […]

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