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Fears and tears?

We're ready for anything.

Do you feel like the 'mean parent' every time your kid needs a haircut?

Aren't you tired of...

✁ bribing your child just to walk into the salon,

✁ struggling to comfort or distract them during haircuts,

✁ apologizing to the stylist and other customers,

✁ and worrying every time their hair gets long?

We are quick & confident. Our speciality is navigating little, uncooperative heads.

We’re fast, fearless,

& experienced.

After 30+ years of kid’s haircuts,

we’ve seen and handled it all.

As moms, we've taken our kids for haircuts too. When your kid is scared of them, it's something you dread doing. It's what spurred the start of this family-owned business in 1992.

Most salons don't cater to kids. Typical salons focus on services for adults who are clear and cooperative during their visit. You can probably guess that isn't the case with kid's haircuts.

If your child is scared of haircuts, or you just want a fast haircut, we can help you.

Sparky's salons:

☆ are a vibrant environment full of happy distractions,

❀ don't use any typical chemicals found in adult salons,

♡ have specialty chairs that keep them busy,

✄ and have stylists who work quickly, kindly, & confidently.

We’ll get you out the door in 15 mins

with a balloon and a smile. 🎈

Our Services

7 to 14 years old ............ 34

2 to 6 years old .............. 33

Under 2 years old .......... 32

Buzz cut ......................... 31

Bang trim ....................... 12

Our Locations

Sparky's Coquitlam

Walk-in customers welcomed. Weekend appointments encouraged.

2929 Barnet Hwy, Coquitlam, BC V3B 5R5, Canada

Sparky's North Van

Walk-in customers welcomed. Weekend appointments encouraged.

123 Carrie Cates Ct, North Vancouver, BC V7M 3K7, Canada

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Fighting Frizzy Hair: Part 1

Styling
October 24, 20223 min read

Vancouver is a beautiful city surrounded by all the green, lush nature you could ask for. Certainly we have our world famous rain to thank for the beautiful landscape, but sometimes that very rain makes our hair not-so-beautiful. I'm talking about that dreaded frizz!!

You may think frizz is unavoidable, especially for us curly-haired people, but that's where you would be wrong. Here are some great frizz-fightin' tips to keep your hair gorgeous, even when it’s wet outside. Let's be honest, when is it not raining in Vancouver this time of year?

Sun Tzu once said, "If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles."

Okay, so maybe Sun Tzu wasn't talking about frizzy hair. But sometimes fighting frizz is a battle and we must know our enemy! So let’s learn about where frizz comes from.

We've already talked about cuticles in the last Product of the Day post but a little review never hurts.

Cuticles are like little scales that cover the strands of your hair. When these cuticles aren't lying flat, they lead to dry, frizzy hair by exposing the hair shaft to the elements. In order to keep frizzy, damaged and dull hair at bay we must make sure that the cuticles are lying flat. This may sound difficult but there are lots of ways to get those cuticles to behave. We will start with step one:

It all starts in the shower. The first tip to fight frizz is condition, condition, condition! When you wash your hair, you cause those cuticles to open up and conditioner helps them lay flat and seal your hair strands. If your cuticles are open, all that moisture outside will get to the hair shaft and make your hair frizz up pretty quickly.

The type of conditioner you use is specific to the type of hair you have and what you'd like to do with it.

For instance, people with fine, thin hair should still use conditioner even though there is that fear of making your hair limp. Do not fear! Usually people with fine hair use volumizing shampoos which can make your hair frizzy by adding that protein to plump up the strands. So, it’s very important to stick with a very light daily, or volumizing conditioner for those fine-haired people out there.

Certain shampoos are also useful for fighting frizz when matched with an appropriate conditioner. There are many smoothing shampoos out there that will certainly help with frizz but most are suited for thicker hair as they tend to weigh the hair down as a part of the frizz eliminating properties they have. People with very curly, ringlet hair can also use smoothing shampoos without losing their curly look. For example, the AG Smoooth shampoo and Sleeek conditioner work by delivering a blast of argan oil moisture to the hair which gives a wonderful frizz free (and still curly) moisturized look!

Now that we know our enemy and how to ward it off in the shower, we’ll take a look at what to do when it comes to the age old question: to blow dry or not to blow dry?

Stay tuned for the second installment of our three-part frizz fightin’ tip!

If you have any questions about your hair or you're looking for any hair care product, please send us a message.


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