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Night Cap is the ultimate beauty sleep for your hair. This easy-to-use solution gives you one week of shiny, vibrant, and more manageable hair overnight. Apply it before bed (to dry or damp hair), go to sleep, and wake up with:

  • Shiny hair for days. Our weightless radiance refractors outperform silicones and oils.
  • Long-lasting, vibrant color. Our patented Healthy Hair Molecule (OFPMA) combined with long-lasting cuticle sealing technology helps smooth the cuticle and reduce pigment loss.
  • More manageable hair. Amino acids condition and protect against your daily styling habits and other environmental assaults
  • Overnight results that last. These benefits last all week (up to 5 shampoos).

Night Cap is weightless, fast absorbing, pillow-safe, and perfect for all hair types.

Silicone-free. Oil-free.



A faster, easier way to get a salon-worthy blowout yourself. Powered by Living Proof’s breakthrough Thermal Speed-Shaping Technology, Blowout:

  • Reduces the amount of brush work needed to shape your style
  • Locks in your blowout all day
  • Creates optimal level of grip with flexible hold for brush detailing to hold and shape your style
  • Provides heat protection up to 450° F
  • Can be used alone or layered with your favorite leave-on conditioners and stylers
  • Can be used on second-day hair or to touch-up as a finish step


We are super excited to introduce Living Proof’s new product–the No Frizz Humidity Shield!

Finally a product that blocks out 100% humidity. The first one in the world.

Now available at Essence.

A weightless solution for dry hair that blocks 100% humidity to prevent and correct the first signs of frizz. Powered by our patented frizz-fighting molecule (OFPMA) along with smoothing emollients, an anti-static agent, and a UV protectant to:

  • Provide 6x more humidity protection
  • Work on dry hair anytime, anywhere
  • Deliver a weightless with zero build-up
  • Protect against UV damage and static control (which perpetuate frizz)

For all hair types and hair styles. Sulfate-free, silicone-free and oil-free. Safe for color and chemically treated hair.

Please watch the following presentation on how to use Living Proof Satin Hair Serum.  As always, here at Essence Hair Design, we could not be happier to feature the Living Proof product line at our salon!

Smooth Hairstyle Tutorial:

The following presentations will teach you how to use Living Proof Amp² Instant Texture Volumizer.  At Essence Hair Design in New West, we couldn’t be more excited to offer these products and services!

Bob Hairstyle Tutorial:

Long Layered Hairstyle Tutorial:

Men’s Short Hairstyle Tutorial:

Pixie Cut Tutorial:

These presentations will teach you how to use Living Proof’s Prime Style Extender.  At Essence Hair Design in New West, we are proud retailers of Jennifer Aniston’s Living Proof.  We are the science, you are the ‘living proof.’

Smooth Hairstyle Tutorial:

Full Hairstyle Tutorial:

Lorna and Amy have both been using a new product to enhance our natural lashes. We are thrilled with our results and excited to carry the Spectral Lash product. We firmly stand behind the amazing difference that 6 weeks made to both the length and fullness of our eyelashes!

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Summer’s Coming!
We’re celebrating.

We have great items in store and an Open House next month.

June 3, 2015
Just in time for the first day of summer, we’re going to have an Open House on Wednesday, June 17 from 3 PM to 8 PM. We’ll raise a glass to long warm evenings and kicky summer fashion accessories! We’ll have tasty treats and specials on select items. And we’ll enjoy visiting and chat and fun, and we sure hope you’ll be able to join us.As well, we’ve got some great new things in the store, just right for zinging up your summer look. Here are a few samples.We’ve got some appealing small purses, just right when you don’t want to lug around a big bag.


And we’ve some some cute big bags, perfect for carrying everything you need for an extended day out and about.

And some medium-sized purses that are j-u-s-t right!

Plus we’ve got some lovely scarves, so you can look cool when the evening turns chilly.


Please remember that we carry a small and select stock, so if you see something you love, it might not be here next time you come in. We hate disappointed customers.

If you haven’t already done so, we hope you’ll check out our lovely new website by  clicking here or typing into your browser. And if you’re in the mood, we’d love it if you would add a comment for us to update the site with.

Hope to see you soon, and please save the date for June 17th!

Much love,

Lorna Stewart and the staff at Essence

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PS: If you’ve been in the shop lately, you’ll have noticed just how lean and fit Amy has been looking. Last Saturday, she competed in the BC Championships of the BC Amateur Bodybuilder’s Association. This was her first time competing at such a high level, and she finished in the medals with a fourth-place finish in the Ladies’ Physique division.

This photo was taken the morning after the competition.

We are SO proud of Amy. She has shown such dedication and discipline, maintaining her top-notch professional standards at work, then going home and training three hours a day and rigorously controlling every aspect of her diet. Wow. Way to go, Amy!!


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Essence Hair Design now carries a brand-new product line “Living Proof” by Jennifer Aniston.  We are very excited about this product, and are proud to carry it in our salon.  Come over to Essence and give it a try!

Jennifer at Living Proof Labs


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Anvil Centre Hosts Hairdressing Exhibit

Lorna and Essence Hair Studio are featured in the History of Hair exhibit currently showing on the 3rd floor in the Museum at the Anvil Centre. Stop by and check out the wide variety of original implements that used to be used in hairdressing and be thankful for how far we’ve come since those early days! We are so thankful to be part of this show and even moreso to work in this great community.

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