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Trusted Saskatoon Salon Hairstyle Inn Compare Professional Hair Products vs. Store Brand

Hairstyle Inn Salons in Saskatoon is a family run business with 3 generations of artistic hair design. The design team members have trained thousands of stylists and they are regularly used by major manufacturers to showcase their color, cut and texture design techniques. Also, impressively, the artistic design teams work has been featured in movies, theatre, hair shows, commercials, fundraisers, TV & Awards. Hairstyle Inn are Trusted Saskatoon salonsIn their most recent article, they discuss hair products from the salon and the store. 


The Truth About Professional Hair Products vs. Store Brand


The battle between professional and store-bought shampoo has always been a close one. In one corner is your beloved hairstylist, touting the pros of their fancy bottles of premium shampoo. In the other is your best friend with great hair who pays $1.99 for a gallon of shampoo at Walmart. What's really the difference? Is salon shampoo really worth the price? After all, we're talking about hair soap here, right?


Is Professional Shampoo Worth It?


Think of shampoo as wine, clothing, shoes…etc. Using wine as an example; all wine is made of grapes and with similar processes yet some are worth a few dollars per bottle, while some go for hundreds. Just like a professional wine steward can tell subtle differences in many aspects of any bottle of wine when compared to another, a professional hairdresser can do the same with shampoo.


Both professional and non-professional companies are forever formulating what they tout as safer, more effective shampoos with specific ingredients for specific purposes. The bottom line is that there are few differences with some and many with others when choosing between pricey professional salon shampoos and store shampoos. On a basic level, they are all designed to wash the hair and the scalp and are all made of similar basic ingredients, but after that many things change. Some people splurge on expensive shampoos for the same reasons wine lovers fork over big for premium wines. All have similar effects, but in the end if you understand ingredients, quality and process, you will have a better appreciation of the taste and flavour notes. What's important to you in a shampoo might not mean anything to someone else—so focus on a few factors that matter to you. Understanding things like ingredients, quality and process help choose products that will work best for you and your budget.



Shampoo Performance


The first thing a consumer wants to know is, "Does it work?" For many folks, buying shampoo at the salon is a luxury at a cost they can't justify. We've all had the experience of visiting a friend who had "the good stuff" in her shower, and chances are good that you snuck a drop or two. You may or might not have noticed any difference. Many variables are at play here, namely your hair and your water. Your hair's texture and condition affect how the shampoo's ingredients perform, and so does the water you use to rinse the shampoo. Hard water with lots of minerals doesn't rinse as easily as soft water and leaves substances in your hair that affects how it feels and holds a style. The best thing to do is an experiment. Ask your stylist if she has samples you can try, and compare how they perform or go with their recommendation. Many salons have great return policies if the product is not right for you..




Shampoo Value


When defending the price of professional shampoos, a stylist will almost always tell you that salon shampoo is more concentrated. You use less per session so it lasts longer and so the cost difference isn't really as great as it would seem. This can be true. Salon shampoos might contain the same ingredients as their off-brand counterparts, but the concentrations of these ingredients are not the same. You've seen the gallon-sized jugs of "bargain" shampoo that have the consistency of water, which is evident when you pick one up from that bottom shelf and shake it. That's because much of it is water. Of course you can't always tell at the store how concentrated shampoo is from the bottle. In that case, check the directions: how much shampoo do they say to use? 


 

Shampoo Ingredients


Again, what you need from a shampoo depends on your hair and how you want it to behave. Store-bought shampoos tend to have more water, sulfates, and fillers with fewer vitamins, oils, and minerals than salon formulations. If your hair's in great condition and all you want to do is get the oil and dirt out of it, you may not need anything special. If using "gentle" shampoos with fewer fillers, sulfates, and buildup-creating waxes is important to you, then go for it. 


 

Color-Safe Shampoos


Shampoos that claim not to strip color typically don't contain sulfates, the ingredients responsible for bubbles. A lot depends on the kind of color you use, how long it's been in your hair, and other factors. If the foamy experience isn't important to you try one of these shampoos to see how your hair color responds.


 

Professional Hair Products vs. Store-Bought





When you purchase your shampoo from your stylist they are likely to feel honoured that you trust their recommendation and expertise. Plus, many salons offer a money-back or equal-exchange guarantee on products. Your stylist will stand behind their recommendations and will help you find a great shampoo without your having to buy several different bottles to get the right formula. Your local drugstore can't offer that same level of tailored service.


 

In the end, your choices in shampoo—and wine—come down to whatever is important to you. Both store-bought and salon formulations may do the job. If cost is your deciding factor, going with the cheap drugstore version may not do your hair any harm. If your relationship with your stylist is important to you, invest in your hair and stylist. If fragrance is your thing, go with whatever your sniff test tells you. When it comes to shampoo, value is subjective—and the answer to the salon vs. store-bought shampoo question is know your information and decide what your hair is worth.


Remember your hair is your #1 fashion accessory!



Hairstyle trends change like the weather, but Shelley, Laddie, and rest of the Hairstyle Inn team are always keeping up to date! For the best Saskatoon salon experience and Trusted customer service call Hairstyle Inn salon today or get more Hairstyle tips Inn in our Trusted Salon Tip Library

Trusted Saskatoon Salon Hairstyle Inn Explain the difference between Dry Cutting vs. Wet Cutting

Hairstyle Inn Salons in Saskatoon is a family run business with 3 generations of artistic hair design. The design team members have trained thousands of stylists and they are regularly used by major manufacturers to showcase their color, cut and texture design techniques. Also, impressively, the artistic design teams work has been featured in movies, theatre, hair shows, commercials, fundraisers, TV & Awards. Hairstyle Inn are Trusted Ssakaytoon salons. In their most recent blog, they discuss dry cutting vs. wet cutting and which is best.


Dry Cutting vs. Wet Cutting. What's Best?


Throughout my career, I've always taken interest in the divide amongst haircutters who have a preference for wet or dry cutting. In most case, I've heard great arguments for why one is superior to the other. I've gone through phases of experimentation with both and have concluded that there are certain variables at play when cutting hair dry vs. wet and vice versa. Let's take a look at the benefits of each more closely.

Cutting Wet Hair 


Cutting wet hair offers you a great deal of control. This may be necessary when working with heavier densities and coarser textures that may prove problematic when cutting dry. The moisture in the hair acts as both a lubricant and adhesive, binding hair and acting as a sort of detangler, making it easier to part and secure. Wet hair also has greater elasticity than dry hair. This helps the hair to stretch more, resulting in strong shapes that are retained for long periods of time. It is also the recommended method for those precision cuts. As for the downsides, cutting hair wet takes some effort as often you will still have to check the hair when it is dry, which takes time. Wet cutting sometimes makes hair look choppy once it has been dried. This is a balancing act that most stylists encounter. Ask if wet cutting is best for your look and finished style.




Cutting dry hair


Cutting dry hair allows your stylist to create softer shapes more easily. In most cases cutting hair, dry allows your stylist to create shape and texturize at the same time. This can be done by pointing or notching into it, a process that is slightly more difficult with wet hair because of its binding properties. Cutting hair dry is ideal for refinement as the effects can be measured in real-time without the weight of moisture, as the hair lives where it is cut. It is for this reason many hairdressers have a preference for cutting hair dry. Trimming, low densities and finer textures are also good conditions for dry cutting as they require less control and maybe more easily handled. Maybe a client is reluctant to have their hair cut at all. Dry cutting is a great way to minimize the amount of hair taken off and could be a better fit for these clients than wet cutting. Lastly, cutting hair dry can be done at a fast pace so don’t think the stylist is just being lazy or short of time. Dry cutting often takes greater skill and talent.





There are pros and cons for both wet and dry cutting, and although the case can be made for choosing one over the other, I've found a lot of control in using both when the situation calls for it. Ask the question of your stylist and decide which one or if both might be the magic approach to tame your amazing locks.


Remember your hair is your #1 fashion accessory!


Hairstyle trends change like the weather, but Shelley, Laddie, and rest of the Hairstyle Inn team are always keeping up to date! For the best Saskatoon salon experience and Trusted customer service call Hairstyle Inn salon today or get more Hairstyle tips Inn in our Trusted Salon Tip Library


Trusted Saskatoon Directory Celebrates 5 years of Saskatoon Partners Success

On June 1st TrustedSaskatoon.com celebrated the 5th anniversary of our public launch! Our mission is to save you time, money and stress when choosing a Saskatoon business for your needs. We do not believe in small print and we ensure the needs of the consumer are top priority! This post is to celebrate the Saskatoon Businesses below ....who have been TRUSTED for 5 years!! All were with us BEFORE we launched to the public ..they believed in the idea and they believed in our team!! Thank you for TRUSTING us, and thank you for providing 5 years of OUTSTANDING services to the people of Saskatoon!  They been re-checked, re-verified and mystery shopped - and each of them have upheld the 5 TRUSTED GUARANTEES of service for 5 YEARS! 


5 Trusted Guarantees

  1. Provide the service and quality promised.
  2. Complete the job on time.
  3. Charge the price quoted with NO surprises.
  4. Communicate honestly and be responsive to customer needs.
  5. Resolve any issues with customer satisfaction in mind.


Superior Autobody 

Superior Autobody is a locally operated company, and has been in the Saskatoon collision repair business since 1961. Superior has been a SGI accredited Saskatoon collision repair shop since 1982 and achieved SGI Elite status in January 2016! Whether you deal with the owners Monty & Greg, or any of the team, they aim to put a smile on your face. They will do the best job they can for you in a timely fashion. Superior is proud to offer a written lifetime guarantee on all repairs. There are many reasons they have so many loyal longstanding clients from all over the city of Saskatoon, but mostly it is the small personal touches that they offer to people who have been unfortunate enough to require their services. At Superior Auto Body they take pride in their workmanship, and fix each vehicle as if it were their own.

Superior Auto Body are 5 Year Trusted Saskatoon Auto Body Professionals! 



Marla Janzen Realtor

The first EVER Trusted partner Marla Janzen is outstanding at what she does! If you are looking for a professional Saskatoon, SK Realtor then Marla Janzen is your best choice! Marla Janzen, an award winning Century 21 Realtor made a commitment to represent Saskatoon, Warman, Martensville and surrounding Saskatchewan area with the highest calibre of professional real estate service ever experienced in those communities! Marla is a multi Award winning Saskatoon and Warman realtor. Marla has been taught honesty, hard work and stellar customer service are the most important part of the business and she puts that philosophy to practice as she strives to be the best Saskatoon Realtor she can be. Marla brings over ten years of Saskatchewan real estate experience to the table and is adept at handling any transaction, regardless of property type or price point. We are confident she can offer you the best Saskatoon real estate agent experience possible!

Marla Janzen is a 5 year Trusted Saskatoon REALTOR!


Decora Homes

Decora Homes specialize in homes built to meet your custom requirements. They have many years of experience in the construction industry and take pride in working with you to design a home, which best suits, you and your families personality/lifestyle. At Decora Homes they believe in keeping their customers up to date during their build and that is why they have incorporated a 24/7 online program which the client can log in and view the schedule, photos, list of products chosen and approve/change orders at their convenience. Decora Homes has a full time staff which assist you in picking out finishing products during the construction along with a full time service representative for you to contact you need after you have taken possession of your new home.  

Decora Homes are 5 Year Trusted Saskatoon Home Builders! 



Rays Moving & Storage

Air, Ground, or Ocean, They've got you Covered!

Ray's Transport was founded in 1949 by Ray and Leona Diehl when they purchased a truck in the hopes of making enough money for a down payment on a farm.  In 1954, Ray's diversified into moving and storage. This remained a small part of the operation until Ray's Moving and Storage was incorporated as a separate company in 1973. Ray's is also a member of United Van Lines, which is made up of 200 privately owned moving and is Canada's largest network of moving companies in Canada. Since its incorporation, Rays has been the recipient of numerous awards, including outstanding quality service as rated by Unites Van Lines customers across Canada from the years 1999 through 2008. Ray's has a long history in Saskatchewan working with many of Saskatchewan's leading organizations and corporations.

Ray's Moving and Storage are 5 Year Trusted Saskatoon Movers!






KTS Custom Cabinets

KTS Custom Cabinets specialize in custom cabinets and cabinet re-facing. Kevin will work with you to create your dream kitchen... within your budget with a smooth and painless process. KTS understands that everyone is different, and that is why Kevin offers different options which will help your specific and unique needs. If you are looking for a show stopping kitchen that combines excellent workmanship at a really good price the KTS is the perfect choice for you, but if your budget is limited and your kitchen layout works for you, they will transform your tired old cabinets into a place you won't recognize in as little as a few days!

KTS Custom Cabinet are your 5 Year Trusted Saskatoon Kitchen cabinet company!



3'N 1 Construction

3'N 1 Construction is a local Saskatoon construction company built on the foundation of Trust, Integrity and doing business the right way. Ken Eade, the owner is invested in ensuring that his company provides high standards of workmanship along with excellent level so service. They value great relationships with their clients and believe that this is fostered by truly listening to them. They strive to understand your needs and work with you to achieve your goals. They work to add a personal touch to each and every job, treating your home with respect!

3'N 1 Construction are 5 year Trusted Saskatoon Roofers!



Gibbon Heating and Air Conditioning

When it comes to plumbing, Saskatoon homeowners have counted on Gibbon to provide quality services and products for almost two decades. At Gibbon, They're committed to ensuring their customers' total satisfaction. Whether you call them for a plumbing repair, to service your furnace or water heater, or install gas lines or garage heaters, you can expect to receive prompt and courteous service. They value your business and show their appreciation by arriving on time, tiding up after themselves and treating you and your home or business as if it were their own! Experience the difference! Call Gibbon Heating and Air Conditioning to fulfill all your plumbing, heating and cooling needs! 

Gibbon Heating & Air Conditioning are 5 Year Trusted Saskatoon Air Conditioning and Furnace Professionals & Plumbers!



WiseGuys Mattress

WiseGuys Mattresses in Saskatoon offer incredible value to their customers through a boutique style shopping experience, customized service, and unbeatable prices. They aim to have every customer leave the store confident in buying decision, and with a guaranteed good night's sleep. They also stock quality bedroom furniture. Mark is passionate about what he does as you can confirm see this for yourself through his website testimonial(s), he will do what it takes to ensure you have the best night's sleep possible! If you research your purchases online, check out some of the great reviews from other customers who have taken the time to check the facts! For all your sleeping needs give WiseGuys a call, the only true independent mattress store in Saskatoon!


WiseGuys Mattresses are your 5 Year Trusted Saskatoon Mattress Experts and furniture store!


Palliser Rooms

Palliser Rooms EQ3 is an independent furniture store that has been operating in Saskatoon for nine years. The store specializes in offering a generous selection of contemporary furnishings (predominantly Canadian brands) and a personalized service that is forward-thinking and client-focused. Customer reviews describe Palliser Rooms as a "great shopping experience", "with exceptional staff," best displays and best furniture in town," and the kicker: "great delivery service." The comments reflect the company's commitment to providing excellent customer service and speak to their impeccable taste and attention to detail. The company describes their philosophy as one that "embodies' an 'all about choices' ideology. Whether you have an inherent 'do-it-yourself' personality, or finding decoration an over whelming process, their staff is committed to providing valuable information, inspiration and the necessary tools to make your project-large or small-a-success."


Palliser Rooms are a 5 Year Trusted Saskatoon Furniture Store!


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