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Stuff we are ‘dye’-ing over! Spring 2014 edition

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Stuff we are ‘dye’-ing over! Spring 2014 edition

Posted on 21 April 2014 by DELCommInc

SWDO spring 2014

That fresh tropical scent… the mystique of sea salt… no, we are not talking about the weather getting warmer and the fresh scents associated with spring, we are talking about the must haves for S/S 2014!

From a sunkissed glow (faux of course, it’s better for your skin) to a root-lift spray that will have your locks not on lock-down, to even a magical product that will get hard-to-remove glitter polish off with one peel, we are obsessing over these products for spring. Continue Reading

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Pantone Color of the Year: Radiant Orchid picks for nails, lips, cheeks & eyes

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Pantone Color of the Year: Radiant Orchid picks for nails, lips, cheeks & eyes

Posted on 16 January 2014 by DELCommInc

Radiant Orchid

For those of you colour fanatics, Pantone’s annual Color of the Year is a serious affair.  If you aren’t familiar with Pantone, the colour giant is a global authority and provider of professional colour standards for the design industries.  Pantone also charts future colour direction and studies how colour influences human thought processes, emotions and physical reactions. Continue Reading

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Stuff we are ‘dye’-ing over! Fall 2013 edition

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Stuff we are ‘dye’-ing over! Fall 2013 edition

Posted on 30 September 2013 by DELCommInc

SWDO fall 2013

Colder weather means warmer layers, and although we certainly don’t miss the white stuff, we do love fall beauty trends!  This season we are all about the hair products, whether it’s static-blasting hairspray or the best serum for frizzy locks, bring on the chill, we are well prepared! Continue Reading

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Stuff we are ‘dye-ing’ over! Spring 2013

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Stuff we are ‘dye-ing’ over! Spring 2013

Posted on 20 March 2013 by DELCommInc

SWDO spring 2013


We are shedding the layers and letting our hair down, spring is back in season!

This year is all about bright colours, healthy hair, clean skin, and matte nails.  Go wild with colour or shed that winter frizz with serums; we love what this season has to offer.

Aveda Invati Exfoliating Shampoo, Thickening Conditioner and Scalp Revitalizer

Thin hair, don’t care!  New from Aveda, the Invati line of a shampoo, conditioner, and scalp revitalizer will have your fine locks filling up in no time.  The Invati system is clinically proven to reduce hair loss by 33 per cent to help guests keep the hair they have longer.

Shampoo (200 ml) and conditioner (200 ml) $27 each, Scalp Revitalizer (150 ml) $69 at Aveda salons.

 Bioderma Sensibio H2O

Looking for a makeup remover safe for your sensitive skin?  This holy water is perfect for cleansing and removing makeup while reducing redness, soothing an irritated epidermis, and so much more. With cucumber extract and a clear water texture, Sensibio perfectly cleanses and removes the most stubborn of makeup, even waterproof, and respects skin balance like clear water.  A must for any beauty enthusiast!

$22 for 250 ml at Shopper’s Drug Mart.

 Clarisonic PLUS Sonic Skin Cleansing System

 Get a deeper clean on your facials with this handy little tool.  The Clarisonic PLUS Sonic Skin Cleansing System is the cream of the crop when it comes to clean skin.  In just 60 seconds, the micro-massage action removes six times more makeup and two times more dirt and oil than cleansing with just your hands alone.  With three different speeds for the face and body, your skin will be feeling smooth and clean in no time.

$259 at Sephora.

Joico Power Spray Fast-Dry Finishing Spray

Sick of hairsprays leaving your hair sticky and stiff?  Joico’s new hairspray, infused with their innovative AquaLastik™ technology, gives clients the ultimate in long-lasting control with shine, strength, and protection.  It also delivers the power you need with the flexibility you like.  Perfect for stylists, this hairspray keeps strands in place while maintaining pliable, true restyleability for up to 72 hours.

$16.99 for 300 ml at salons.

Essie Matte About You matte topcoat

From Nonoo to Karen Walker to Tibi and Rebecca Taylor, matte nails were all over the runway at New York Fashion Week. Give your clients the matte treatment with Essie’s Matte About You, a matte topcoat that tones down even the glossiest of colours.  Be on trend this season with a full matte nail, or a matte French mani complete with glossy tip for nails that are oh so stylish.

$9.99 at professional salons.

Make Up For Ever Technicolor Palette

From green to blue to even this season’s “it colour”, yellow — bold, bright hues are popping up everywhere.  Always on trend, Make Up For Ever releases their spring palette, Technicolor, inspired by the cinematic transition from 1930’s Hollywood black and white to Technicolor, this palette gives you a rainbow of options, with some safe neutrals thrown in.

$50 at Sephora.

Schwarzkopf Professional BC Bonacure Oil Miracle Liquid Oil Conditioner

Magic in a bottle!  This miracle potion is a leave-in conditioner uniquely designed to deliver nine different benefits.  Working in two phases, the spray-on conditioner combines an oil phase, which supplies hair with a soft, radiant shine, and a care phase that is infused with properties that work towards controlling frizz, supply nourishment, and help repair damaged hairs.  Perfect for spring, this lightweight conditioner seals the hair cuticle to help lock in moisture and prevent the recurrence of dryness and frizz for lasting comfort.

$19.21 for 150 ml at


butter LONDON Sweetie Shop Collection

We get a major sweet tooth every time we lay out eyes on butter LONDON’s spring collection.  From the minty-green Fiver to the apricot Kerfluffle to the bright citrus Jasper, this collection makes us want to grab some cotton candy and thin mints and paint our nails every colour of this pastel rainbow.

$17 each at or The Bay.

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Stuff we are ‘dye-ing’ over! Holidays 2012

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Stuff we are ‘dye-ing’ over! Holidays 2012

Posted on 15 November 2012 by DELCommInc

SWDO holidays 2012

Oh the weather outside is frightful… luckily, your hair, nails, and skin don’t have to be as well.  We compiled the coolest beauty products that would make anyone a little more cheerful this holiday season.

1. Make Up For Ever Holodiam Powder #302 & #303

What says “holidays” more than a little glitter?  Make Up For Ever packs on the punch with these limited edition Holodiam Powders in shades 302 (plum with pink, purple, and turquoise highlights) and 303 (white with blue, green, and gold highlights).  Sprinkle some of this “fairy dust” on your lids for a glamorous smoky look (302) or use it as a highlight to brighten up your day or evening (303).

Available at Sephora. 

2. The Man with the Golden Gun 18 Karat Topcoat by OPI

Show me your “goldfingers”!  As part of their limited edition Skyfall collection, OPI has released a special topcoat with real 18 karat gold flakes to layer over any mani.  Rock it on its own or layered over another colour.  Remember though, make sure it’s shaken, not stirred.

$37.50 at Chatters Beauty Supply and Salon.

3. Bangstyle Flexible Hold Spray                 

No, this grunge bottle isn’t a can of spray paint; instead, lock in style with a flexible hold with Bangstyle.    Create soft, touchable hold without the sticky residue.   Every hairstyle is a work of art with Bangstyle.

$20, available at select salons.

4. Joico K-PAK Revitalize Bio-Advanced Restorative Treatment

The winter weather can be harsh to your precious locks.  Joico’s K-PAK Revitalize Bio-Advanced Restorative Treatment actively repairs, restores, protects, and hydrates hair, correcting damage while protecting against future damage.

$24.95, available at Chatters Beauty Supply and Salon.

5. Deborah Lippmann She’s Always a Woman nail lacquer trio

The perfect shades for the holidays, this fab mini trio of Deborah Lippmann nail lacquer’s is perfect for any gal on your list.  From the taupe Putty In Your Hands, to the royal blue My Prerogative, to the festive and fabulous Raspberry Beret (complete with 3-D micro glitter), this set will have you looking at your nails all night long.

$26, available at Holt Renfrew and Murale.

6. Make Up For Ever All Eyes on You kit

From a smoky eye, to a subtle highlight, Make Up For Ever’s All Eyes On You kit is the must have for the season.  This five-piece set includes cult-favourites like their HD Microfinish Powder, Smoky Lash Mascara, and the incredible Aqua Eyes liners.  Oh, and let’s not forget the universal Aqua Cream in a gorgeous pink shade, perfect for any skin type.

$65 at Sephora.

7. It Factor Simply It Quick Blowdrying Smoothing Lotion

In a rush but you just washed your hair?  Instead of having frosted tips (the bad kind), apply this smoothing lotion to your freshly washed locks before your blowdry to speed up the process.  It Factor’s VaporBoost system speeds up drying time by up to 50 per cent while providing UV and heat protection. Get freshly dried hair in a flash!

$22 USD at

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Stuff we are ‘dye-ing’ over! FALL 2012

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Stuff we are ‘dye-ing’ over! FALL 2012

Posted on 24 October 2012 by DELCommInc


SWDO fall 2012

From wavy hair to taupe nails and everything in between, we may be adding some layers to our wardrobes but that doesn’t mean we are cooling down in the beauty department.  The thermostat may be getting lower, but we love these hot products. Continue Reading

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Stuff we are ‘dye’-ing over! Spring 2012 edition

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Stuff we are ‘dye’-ing over! Spring 2012 edition

Posted on 21 April 2012 by DELCommInc

SWDO Spring 2012

This season is all about bright colours, but the trend doesn’t have to stop at just fashion.  From neon brushes to bright nail polish, we love all things big and colourful! Continue Reading

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Holiday SWDO

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Stuff We Are Dye-ing Over! Holidays 2011

Posted on 30 November 2011 by DELCommInc

Break out the sequin berets and mittens, the holidays are upon us!  From candy-coloured hair to sensuous candles, we got the gifts that just keep giving!  Pull out your pens and paper because Santa is about to get a whole new list.

1. FHI Go Blow Dryer with Concentrator and GO One-inch Styling Iron

Kill that frizz with this neat combo from FHI Heat.  The brand new GO Blow Dryer Ceramic with tourmaline technology reduces static, locks in moisture and creates a healthy shine so you don’t have to have electric hair when you take off your toque.  And, it also includes a GO one-inch styling iron so you can tame that frizzy beast to create sleek hair for any holiday party.

Available from Salon Centre or your local FHI Heat distributor.

2. SpaRitual Twinkle Four Piece Minis Holiday Gift Set

The holidays aren’t complete without a little razzle dazzle on your nails!  Get this chic set of minis (Break of Dawn, Solstice, Shooting Star, and Illumination) from the 2011 Spa Ritual Twinkle collection.  The best part?  These fab lacquers (like all polishes from SpaRitual) are free of DBP, formaldehyde and toluene, and formaldehyde resin.

$20.00 from

3. Sultra The Wicked Gold Decadence Special Edition Wave & Straight One-Inch Iron

Go gorgeous this holiday season.  From ringlets to sleek styles, the Wicked Gold Decadence straightening iron will make you a golden girl in anyone’s book.  The Kyocera Ceramic Heater Technology protects your hair while the two-tone gold heat resistant clutch will protect your flat iron.

$165 USD from  Salon pricing is $139.99 from BSG Professional Distributors Network.

4. Make-up Designory (MUD) Beloved Collection

Create an unforgettable look this holiday season with deep, warm lips, a smokey eye, and warm cheeks.  To top it all off, carry your makeup essentials in the added train case. 

$79.99 from Make-Up Designory. While Supplies Last.

5. SpaRitual Holiday Three Piece Candle Trio

From fragrant to sensual, these romantic candles are hand-poured into a recycled glass cylinder and feature a 100 per cent cotton, lead-free wick for hours of fragrance and illumination.  The candles are formulated with natural soy, palm, and coconut wax and are infused with SpaRitual’s most popular essential oil-based scents like Infinity Loving, Look Inside, and Close Your Eyes.  And, it gets better: once you blow out the light, you can use the wax as a massage oil.

$36 from


Get one of the season’s hottest trends temporarily. Ombre or dip dyed hair is easier than ever with these highly-pigmented powders in hues of pink, purple, and orange.   The colour is applied directly onto product-treated hair and it doesn’t matter if you are blonde, brunette, red, or any other colour under the rainbow, rub it on and take notice.   Don’t want commitment?  Just wash it out when you’re done.  It’s that easy.

$20 at KEVIN.MURPHY salons

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Stuff We Are Dye-ing Over Fall 2011

Posted on 07 November 2011 by DELCommInc


The weather is getting cold but we are just warming up!  From blazing red hair and straight locks that are getting wild to even metallic nails, we chose the hottest fall products that will have you looking the coolest.

1. FHI Runway Styling Iron

With the widest temperature range in the industry (140 degrees F to 450 degrees F) the Runway straightener will have you creating those Hollywood ringlets and sleek styles in no time.  The best part?  Its gentle far-infrared heat and low electromagnetic field prevent damage to hair.

$450 at  Available through Salon Centre.

2. Spa Ritual Fall 2011 Wilde Collection

It was hard to choose just one colour from this bold metallic collection, so we chose them all!  A metallic gray (Sacred Ground) to a gorgeous shimmery plum (Instinct) to everything in between, we are going wild over the Wilde collection.

$12 per polish at  Available through Summit Salon Services.

3. Redken Nature’s Rescue Radiant Sea Spray

Who says summer has to end in September!  This lightweight spray adds texture and lift to hair and releases an oceanic fragrance every time your tresses are tousled.

$20.51 at Chatters Salon & Beauty Supply. Available through Summit Salon Services.

4. Sultra Natural Feather Hair Accents

Want this year’s hottest trend half the time?  These clip-in feather accents will spice up your look on demand.  And when you have to go from weekend mode to office mode, just remove them; it’s that easy.

$25 from

5. Farouk Royal Treatment Ultimate Control Spray

No, that’s not a pepper shaker! This styling and finishing hair spray provides all-day hold with sky-high volume and glossy shine.  High-class ingredients like white truffle and pearl provide natural UV protection for your royal locks.

Available at Professional Salon Services Inc. (Saskatchewan).

6. KEVIN.MURPHY Born Again Masque

Give your hair a second life with this nutritious masque!  High-quality ingredients penetrate the hair shaft to add moisture, shine, and softness.  Go from drab to fab in no time!

$36 at Kevin Murphy salons.  Available through International Beauty Services (Edmonton).

7. Schwarzkopf ESSENSITY Red Shades

Brand-new for fall, these red-hot shades will have people turning heads!  From copper to dark-brown red, those luscious locks will be on fire.  And, like all ESSENSITY shades, the product contains no odours, parabens, or silicone.

Available through ESP Salon Sales.

8. TowelDry Crème Styler

Want light, natural hold but without the stiffness?  Look no further!  This paraben-free product is packed with pro-vitamin B5 and organic and natural waxes to create the ultimate hold.

$18 at  Available through Salon Centre.


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