Located in Lonsdale in North Vancouver and a quick seabus ride away from downtown Vancouver, Verve Hair Lounge prides itself on being a customer-centric and welcoming lounge with a downtown feel. When you’re getting a 3+ hour hair cut and colour, you have plenty of time to make yourself comfortable and get to know your stylist!
Mousse Salon (2641 West 4th Avenue) opened earlier this year in Kitsilano and I was the grateful recipient of a haircut with one of the owners, Donald Chu. In his new modern (but earthy) salon, getting my hair layered and my bangs trimmed, I felt right at home chatting with Donald about his industry experience, hairstyling products and his vision for Mousse Salon.
From updos, to long tousled hair, to sleek bob cuts, the stylists at Suki’s can do them all. Most notably was the use of hair pieces and extensions to enhance the models, transforming their look into an almost space-like creation. Pre-made accessories were inserted into the hair, creating thicker texture, higher volume and more intricate hair styles. The audience came for a show, and a performance was what they got. Burlesque dancers came on stage with extravagant headpieces. Shortly after, models dressed in fashion outfits made completely out of paper walked across the stage, one with fiery red hair which contrasted the whiteness of her paper outfit.
Keep on reading for photos and video footage from the event!