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

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.