The Gilded Pear: We’ve Been Online for a Year!

Did you know that the gorgeous Gilded Pear website has been up for almost a year?! If you haven’t ventured over, do take some time and check out our staff bios, services, the blog, and our favourite products! http://www.thegildedpearltd.com. Also be sure to follow us on Facebook and Instagram, and if you are a returning client, make sure you rate us on the FB 5-star system so we can know how much you love us!

The Gilded Pear is a full-service salon and spa located just minutes from West Edmonton Mall. Step into luxury today with our professional stylists and estheticians. We specialize in bringing out the best in you.

Cutting edge hair and beauty knowledge. Brilliant design. Call us today!

Our Stylist Erin is back!

In case you haven’t heard the exciting news, our stylist Erin is back as of yesterday!  We are so excited to have her and her expertise back in the salon going forward and know the folks who have missed her are delighted as well! Erin has 9 years of experience in the hair industry and specializes in Hothead extensions, updos, foils, and fashion colours from pastels to the most vibrant of colours by Elumin.

Call to book your appointment with any of our stylists and body work specialists today!

The Gilded Pear is Hiring an RMT

Busy west end salon looking for an RMT, who is motivated to work! Building a clientele here won’t be hard! We have an excellent commission structure and/or hourly wage. Qualifications: 2200 or 3000 hours of massage training.

Must be registered and licensed in the City of Edmonton.

Hours to fill are as follows: Mondays 12 to 8 , Wednesdays 12 to 8 or 11 to 7 , Fridays 9 to 5. ( Hours listed can be slightly different ).

Email resume, drop off resume (18910 87 Ave), or fax to : 7804848722.

Our website is http://www.thegildedpearltd.com

Tips for Mermaid Hair by The Gilded Pear

This insanely beautiful mermaid hair is part of a growing trend of sea-inspired masterpieces that have taken over the world of hair recently! The Gilded Pear salon is known for having exceptional services while staying on top of the very best hair styling trends. These multi-coloured tresses were done by stylist Kasara and look absolutely stunning.

Tips to prepare for getting mermaid hair from the mouths of stylists:

  • Don’t wash your hair the day of the colouring or the night before. Natural oils help the colours to work.
  • Disclose your entire colour history for the past 2 years to your stylist. Past colour jobs may affect the outcome of the dye job and they will need to adjust accordingly.
  • Let you stylist know if you have scalp sensitivities or have had reactions to products in the past.
  • Mentally prepare for what can be quite the process – especially if you have longer hair.

Maintaining your mermaid hair also takes special care so here are some tips for keeping that colour fresh as long as possible:

  • Moisturize your hair as often as possible by using sulfate-free shampoos, lots of conditioner and even leave-in conditioner
  • Get touch ups every 4 to 6 weeks, especially at the roots, to keep everything vibrant

Sock Donation Drive Starts Tuesday, November 15th!

Starting November 15th to December 15th, The Gilded Pear is collecting woolen socks and thick knee-high socks for the Hope Mission and the Salvation Army van. We are also accepting cash donations and we will use those to shop for more socks in addition to those collected. Socks will be dispersed out evenly between the charities.

With every sock donation, you will receive a coupon for $10.00 off any Esthetic or Massage Service. Make a Difference today!

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Why You Really Shouldn’t Skip Your Mani-Pedi

One of the most exposed places on your body is your nails. All year-round, your fingernails are exposed to the elements (except when they are buried in your winter gloves) and whether your toenails are showing in summer sandals or are buried away in your winter boots, they too can get some serious wear and tear if not properly taken care of.

Manicures and pedicures do not only take care of the appearance of your nails – making them look polished, uniform and clean – they also contribute to the health of your nails by preventing breakage and a host of other issues associated with a lack of nail maintenance.

Regular treatments help to prevent or eradicate common nail ailments such as ingrown nails, fungus, thickened nails, brittle nails, curved nails and damage caused by the incorrect use of false nails or excessive nail biting. By keeping nails filed and smooth, trimmed to a reasonable length and covered in fortifying polishes, manicures and pedicures prevent breakage that can lead to the above-mentioned issues.

Additionally, these nail treatments go through an important process that benefits you in other ways. Exfoliating treatments during the mani-pedi will slough of dead skin cells, smoothing the surfacing of the skin and actually stimulating the regeneration of the skin. Calluses and uneven areas, particularly on the bottom of the feet, are also removed during the process of a pedicure which can help improve aches and pains caused by an uneven areas on the feet.

Massage and moisturizing of the cuticles and skin provide nourishment to the skin while simultaneously being relaxing, re-energizing and relieving aches and pains in the calves, ankles, wrists and forearms.

Keep in mind that manicure and pedicures are not only beneficial for women but can be really important for men to maintain and upkeep the health of their nails as well. Sports mani-pedis for both men and women also help keep your nails trim while you trim your waistline too – helping your nails to stay healthy but out of the way while you hit the gym!

What is Myofascial Cupping?

Myofascial cupping is an extension of other myofascial release therapies which treat skeletal-muscle immobility and pain by releasing contracted muscles, improving blood and lymphatic circulation, and stimulating the stretch reflex in muscles.

The cupping therapy uses vacuumed cups on the body, combining compression and negative pressure when applied to the tissue being treated. This method is typically easier to tolerate in areas of restriction making it the ideal treatment for chronic injuries and restoring mobility.

Myofascial cupping has its origins in traditional cupping methods with a few modern, scientifically-informed changes. Traditional cupping actually dates back to ancient Egyptian, Chinese, and Middle Eastern cultures. One of the oldest medical textbooks in the world, the Ebers Papyrus, describes how the ancient Egyptians were using cupping therapy in 1,550 B.C.E!

Myofascial cupping and traditional forms of cupping differ through a number of notable reasons. Firstly, whereas traditional cupping works through the strategic placement and parking of the cups along the meridian pathways, Myofascial cupping aims to directly treat the affected, targeted tissues. Myofascial cupping also leaves little to no markings, whereas traditional forms tend to leave large unsightly round, bruise like markings which can last weeks. Finally, massage is incorporated throughout the Myofascial cupping treatment.

Book your myofascial cupping with one of our Registered Massage Therapists, Jillian, today!

 

Preventing Winter Hat Hair

Winter seems to have arrived in the capital region and with the cold, toques and winter hats are soon to follow. It makes sense that keeping your head and ear warm would be a huge priority; however, how can we do that without sacrificing how our hair looks? There is nothing worse than having to go to a professional meeting at the office and pulling off your toque to reveal a flattened and frizzy mess.

There are, thankfully, some easy things we can to in order to keep the correct volume for our hair while simultaneously preventing static and frizziness that comes with the cold. In our previous article about getting rid of winter fly-aways, we talked about how dryness in the air during the winter dries out the hair, creating more friction, static electricity and, by extension, wild hair. We talked a lot about the importance of maintaining moisturized hair, which can be done by reducing the number of times you shampoo weekly, using and anti-frizz shampoo, using conditioner and leave-in moisturizing products as well. The same is definitely true of preventing hat hair so make sure all of your conditioning strategies are intact from the get-go.

Using volumizing products to build up your hair, even despite the fact that you may have to put a hat on. These products will usually just require a little bit of primping when the hat comes off to help your hair return to its original volume right away.

Making sure you hair is actually dry is also important. First of all, going out with wet hair (even under a hat) is not good for your health and can increase your susceptibility to illness by catching a draft. Also, hair that is still wet that then goes under a hat will take the shape of the hat and totally flatten out. These means that no matter what you do, you will have a lumpy mess when your hat comes off. If you use a diffuser when you blow-dry, you are also much more likely to create additional volume in your hair as you dry it.

If you have a specific way you normally part you hair, consider parting it on the opposite side before you put your hat on. Then you hair will only flatten in that one area. When you remove your hat, simply flip your hair back to its natural part and you will likely have most of the regular volume you are accustomed to.

Lastly, the other thing that can be done is to bring some products and styling tools with you and leave your place a little early. You can arrive and head straight to the washroom to remove your hat and touch up your hair before you head to your meeting or workday. Realistically, there are going to be a lot of other people struggling with the same issue in the winter time so try to use these tips to look your best but also don’t sweat the small stuff. A good cut and nice colour go a long way to recuperating what a hat does on blustery winter days!