My hair routine
I don’t use the same shampoo every wash… I wash my hair every other day and I have very fine hair that is extremely oily and blonde that tends to turn brassy
PRO TIP - always wash your hair TWICE
I wash my hair on average 3-4 times per week my first wash is always something light weight my favourite go to’s for my preliminary wash are:
- Verb Ghost Shampoo
- Moroccanoil Volume Shampoo
My secondary wash is when I use something to target my brass so I take turns between Milkshake & Moroccanoil and I allow the purple shampoos to sit 2-5 minutes these are my favourite three.
- Moroccanoil Blonde Perfecting
- Milkshake So Silver
- Milkshake Icy Blonde
To condition my hair I use Moroccanoil hydrating conditioner or volume.
PRO TIP - Volume shampoos are often thought of to make your hair big however for people with fine hair they are the lightest shampoo you can get on the market so if you have very fine hair volumizing shampoo is usually your best option for light weight & the ghost line.
all of these products are in the salon
After Care or Styling
FabMe by DesignMe
I spray this throughout my entire head and immediately dry my hair.
Milkshake Leave In Conditioner
I use this product if I’m not fully drying my hair or I plan to let it air dry as it’s light weight.
Before I put a straighter through my hair I use
Moroccanoil Perfect Defence heat protectant
Moroccanoil Strong Hairspray
and finish with
VERB Ghost Oil
Vampire Facials aka Microneedling with PRP - A new trend people have been inquiring about. No we do not do them, we aren’t allowed to preform them. For those that do not know what a vampire facial is: A platelet-rich plasma (PRP) facial involves applying a sample of the patient's blood to the face, usually after micro-needling or microdermabrasion.
Find a trusted dermatologist or plastic surgeon to perform the procedure. No salon or spa unless there’s a doctor preforming the clinic should be offering PRP. Aestheticians/Medical Aestheticians are NOT permitted to preform such a service. Any inquires or concerns should be directed to Health Canada they are who overlooks Medical Aesthetic treatments. mailto:email@example.com
Micro needling is permitted under health Canada with proper training but there’s only a few machines approved under
You can check if the brand is licensed for use here
DO your research. There are countless microneedling products (automated pens, dermal rollers, clinical solutions, etc.) available on the market that are NOT approved by Health Canada. You can search active licences on Health Canada's Official Website.
Additional information from health Canada:
In Canada micro needling pens & cartridges require a medical device licence from Health Canada to be sold. Health Canada assesses the devices for their safety, quality and effectiveness before issuing medical device licences to authorize their sale. It is illegal to advertise for sale, import for sale, or sell medical devices in Canada without appropriate licensing under the Medical Devices Regulations.
Is Luxe a Salon or Spa?
We are a salon and here’s why.
The differences begin when arriving at a salon or a spa. A salon is typically smaller than a spa, and while it may have a few private treatment rooms, most of the services take place out in the open, in the main room. Salons are often more open concept. A spa will typically be a much larger facility with a number of private treatment rooms, have spa music and very little to no talking amongst staff or clients. Visitors to a salon will generally remain in their street clothes, while clients at a spa will often switch into robes.
A trip to the spa is meant to be a relaxing experience that lasts all day, or at least for a few hours, so many spas offer refreshments such as appetizers, beverages, or even a light lunch. The food found at a spa is typically very healthy. A spa may also offer alcoholic beverages such as champagne or wine. Another difference between a salon and spa is price. Even if the services offered at each location of a salon and spa are exactly the same, a spa will generally be much pricier than a salon.
At luxe we identify as a salon and we create a salon versus spa atmosphere at each of our locations for a few reasons. One of the reasons is we want to offer hair and nail services at each location which is a chatty service and our clients love to come in and talk. We play a wide range of music which also makes us a salon whereas spas typically play relaxing sounds. In our salon we have our beds divided by heavy room dividing curtains but we do not have treatment rooms. We do offer services that are “spa like” such as facials, chemical peels and dermaplaning but we keep our prices more affordable for these services and quality products so you still receive an amazing service but you won’t be there to nap. The type of staff Luxe has are all similar in personality and we do that to ensure everyone enjoys their experience our staff all love to talk & laugh.
We are all looking for skincare advice especially right now! Ensure when you are seeking skin care advice you reach out to a licensed aesthetician who is properly trained in skin anatomy, or a dermatologist. Online suggestions might work for someone but may cause trouble for your skin in particular, you need deeper knowledge than what someone might suggest that works for them. Cheap skincare is also usually not the best choice, ingredient reflect the price when it comes to skincare.
- Use the correct cleanser for your skin type
- do not use too many products or brands, most brands work best when you use the complete system all from the same company
- hydrate, your skin and appearance needs to be helped from the inside out, drinking lots of water will always keep your skin feeling and looking it’s best
- avoid touching your face
- WEAR SPF even in the winter months, the rays will still age your skin even if it’s not hot outside. Also in the summer months SPF is SO IMPORTANT, burning and too much sun exposure will speed up your aging process.
- do not wash your face under hot water in the shower wash separately or cool down the water
- remove your makeup completely EVERYDAY
- wear night serums, masks or other overnight products to bed rather than your daytime routine products
- preform your skincare routine morning and night to ensure all pollutants are cleansed from the skin
- use a mask 1-2 times per week
- exfoliate your skin with an exfoliant gentle enough for your face 1-2 times a week.
Reach out to us for a free skincare analysis and product suggestions.
In NB did you know we have an association? It’s the CANB... Cosmetology Association of NB.
This is in place to protect all trained, licensed professionals and clients.
How do you know if someone is legally providing you a service?
Any licensed professional in NB must have a license, it must be printed and on display for all to see upon entering their space. If your going into a salon they must have their individual license this is for hair, lashes, makeup & aesthetics. If someone operates out of their home they must also have a salon permit & an individual license. There are also mobile licenses these licenses are for individuals to come to your home and provide services, this is not for them to operate out of their own home in a non-compliant space. If someone has a salon permit and does mobile they must hold an individual license, salon permit and mobile permit.
How does someone become certified?
It’s easy, most states and a few provinces do not govern the beauty industry :( which means sign in online give them your money and take an online course or in person course HOWEVER, this is a waste of your money because you can’t legally work in this industry in our province without attending a licensed school.
What is licensed?
Licenses are obtained by attending a licensed, registered educational facility in the province, completing the program, graduating and passing a board exam then you become licensed and pay yearly dues to keep your license and work.
Are makeup artist permitted to do lash lift, tints & extensions?
No, the must also have a license and certification for lashes the licensed for lash services is an LT license.
Are all aestheticians trained & licensed in lashes?
Again no, although aestheticians do not require both an aesthetician license and lash tech license, in order to legally and for liability reasons to offer lashes they must have a certification from a credible brand/course in order to offer them.
As a client what is your right...?
You can ask to see licenses, they cannot refuse to provide you a license, in fact if it’s not on display that’s a violation of a bylaw. If in home they must have an entrance way blocked off from the home for client access only, there must also be a client only washroom and a hand washing sink for the salon.
You also have the right to contact the CANB and report anyone operating that is not licensed, operating out of home without a permit, or any concerns that you think may be a violation. They keep this information anonymous and it helps keep our clients safe.
What is best, what works and more!!
There are so many ways to remove hair and I often get asked about laser. I studied Medical Aesthetics and the medical equipment world, in depth anatomy of our skin, hair and more there’s laser and IPL often times IPL is called “laser” but infact it’s intense pulse light (IPL). IPL will give you reduction results but not permanent removal whereas laser will give long lasting removal results which typically makes it more costly. There is also a lifelong commitment of shaving or waxing. Often times waxing if maintained can last 6-8 weeks once you are committed to it.
IPL - Intense Pulse Light is an amazing machine for skin rejuvenation, reducing sun spots, acne clearance, photo facials and more but definitely is not the most effective for hair removal.
Laser hair removal (preformed by actual laser machines) works by heating the hair follicles to stop new hairs from growing. This puts the hair follicles in a state of dormancy for a long period. It’s going to last much longer than IPL or any other form of hair removal.
Is there ever a good time to move your business not likely, but since we're closed by mandate at the moment why not now! Currently we are still in our existing space. The parking in our current location is awful and we hear that from all of our clients and we also deal with parking issues on a daily basis. The new space is unique, easy to find and has SO MUCH parking!!! The space is currently a shell... new stairs were put in on Tuesday and plumbing is going in on Friday, floors have been picked and the paint colour. If all goes well we should be relocating in June to our new locations. We cannot wait to see you all when we are allowed to open back up! The exact location will be announced soon we are remaining in Riverview and directly on Coverdale Road.
In some provinces there is no cosmetology/license association and most provinces you are not required to be licensed to offer eyelash extensions, however in New Brunswick it is required that someone offering eyelash extensions must be certified by an accredited eyelash course AND have a LT license (Lash Technician) license through the cosmetology association of NB which is renewed yearly. When someone is an aesthetician it does not mean they are an eyelash technician by default, eyelash programs are add on courses and most schools do not include this in the regular program, it’s a separate certification from the aesthetics diploma. I have come across some messy lashes recently and it made me want to remind everyone of the importance of ensuring someone is certified and licensed. Do not be afraid to ask to see certifications and licensed, in NB by law the license must be displayed for clients to see.
We are moving into the former Coverdale United Church on the corner or Coverdale and Turtle Creek Road (1174 Coverdale Rd). Dating from 1865, this white wooden carpenter Gothic church and its steeple have served as a religious landmark along the river for many years. The owner of this church now calls it home and the lower level is a commercial space. All of the upstairs church features have been uniquely incorporated with her living quarters. Downstairs we are using the pulpit as a reception desk and the piano from the church will be part of the salon as a beautiful space for retail to be displayed. This new location also offers ample parking, and is very easy to find! Currently the space is a shell, but the walls are almost complete, emergency exit has been put in, and recently the plumbing for the hair and 1 of the handwashing stations has been complete. Next up is painting, flooring and putting in a washroom & sanitation room. As of right now we have no opening date from the province and we are still a few weeks away from being finished. Soon as we have an opening date we will provide the details!
We never really talk about it but it matters! I used to see Vagasil in someones shower and immediately think "ew" in my head but as I became older and truly understand the health and anatomy of our bodies we truly should be using feminine washes!! Feminine wash isn't always for use when we detect there's an issue it should be used daily. It helps balance our pH which is very important down there. Traditional soaps and body washes are too harsh for our vagina area and this is why I have been teaching high and low for a source for feminine wash that's good, affordable and Canadian and I have found just the one. Sweet Spot is from Halifax, NS and we will be retailing it in the salon the wash and wipes will only be $15 plus tax and the exfoliating wipes $25. I will also be adding Vajacials as a service, this is a treatment for the external surface to exfoliate and help treat, reduce and extract ingrown hairs. So it's basically a facial but for your lady bits.