Now presenting: LUCIA from pureliving!


The Lucia Collection is a line of luxury soaps, lotions, soy candles, and room scents created by Pure Living. Made in Montreal, the products combine rare fragrant smells, beautiful colours and intriguing textures.

The Lucia Collection line of products are made from materials like certified organic soya, organic shea butter, 100% natural vegetable and botanical oils, and organic grade 100% pure essential natural oils. Only vegetable-based colours are used and the products are never tested on animals.

why we love them

We fell in love with the way these products can be used separately, or layered together to create a sensory spa-like experience: A luxurious bath with one of the soaps; a candle beside the soaker tub; a delicate mist of the spray on your favourite linens. If you are looking to relax, refresh and renew, these are the soaps, candles, room sprays and reed diffusers for you.

As well, the Lucia Collection has a fragrance for everyone! Our favourites include Sea Watercress & Chai Tea, Bourbon Vanilla & White Tea, Goat Milk & Linseed , Olive Blossom & Laurel, Tea Leaf & Wild Honey, and Wild Ginger & Fresh Fig.

Founded by Lucie Bernier and Andre Pace, the Lucia Collection is based on the belief that as a collective whole we need to focus on the simple and pure pleasures of life; to enjoy a quite moment alone with no interference from the fast paced environment we live in.

The beautiful packaging is inspired by owner Lucie Bernier’s travels across Europe and Asia, and is printed on recycled paper with vegetable-based inks.

Now available at Essence!

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Living Proof Amp Texture Volumizer Now Available!

A styling cream that can be applied to dry hair for instant volume, touchable texture and flexible hold that is revivable for up to 48 hours. Powered by our Meta-Volume Technology that features our patented Volumizing Molecule (PBAE) which:

  • instantly provides volume and texture on dry hair
  • makes style flexible and remoldable, so hair is never stiff or frozen and remains touchable and revivable for up to 48 hours

For fine to medium hair with layers.  Sulfate-free, silicone-free and oil-free. Safe for color and chemically treated hair.

Now available at Essence.

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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.

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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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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Spring Hair Trends 2015


L’oreal Professional has come out with some beautiful new looks for Spring/Summer 2015. Some of the main points to consider from this collection include:

Texture- Hair has movement, volume, curls or big hair blow-outs.

Color- Colors range from soft ombrè to tone-on-tone dimension and are glossy and rich.

Cut- Haircuts are soft-edged and layered for movement.