big hair in coal harbour

posted on: July 22, 2010

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I haven't had very good luck with hair dressers in my life. When I was in high school I had terrible hair cuts because I felt obligated to get my hair done by a family friend of my boyfriend (at the time). I remember bringing in a picture of Lindsay Lohan with these big gorgeous curls to her for my grad hair style and to my disappointment, left with a half up ringlet curled bun-ish thing. At the same salon I happened to click very well with a younger stylist who convinced me to start putting foil highlights in my hair. She made me feel really good about myself and we got along really well. I was seeing her one afternoon to touch up my blonde roots (yes, I was blonde for a few years) she was complaining to me about her marriage woes...something about her partying 24/7 and her husband not being impressed by that. While I had the foils in my hair, her husband happened to show up with flowers for her and they had a big moment there in the salon. Surprise, surprise, she left my foils in for WAY too long and I came out looking like I had tie-dye hair. When I went back a week later ready to demand she fixed it for free, she had fled to Edmonton and left without notice. I've been through 3 other stylists since then, one left her salon and I wasn't keen on getting my hair dyed at her house, and another who went on maternity leave. I just could never seem to settle on a stylist!

Well my luck has turned around because one of my friends just graduated from hair school and is currently a stylist at Axis salons. Now I realize that I am slightly bias because she is a friend, but she does such an amazing job. I have the most difficult half asian thick hair and hairdressers HATE me for it, but Marlee handles it well and always does cuts that will help me better maintain my mufasa hair. Last night a bunch of the stylists did a "blow-out" class and learned how to blow dry curls, and this is what she magically made my hair do:


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If you're interested in seeing Marlee she's usually at the W. Pender Axis location, but definitely ask when you call because she has worked in the W. Georgia location as well. She only charges $35 for a cut/blow dry, which trust me, is SUCH a steal!


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  1. That IS a great deal! I wish I lived where you lived because I'm looking for a stylist and girl, you look AMAZING!

    Also I love this shirt and skirt together. I'd never have thunk a that. :)

  2. Jessica (Your cousin...the one related to Melissa ;) )Thu Jul 22, 09:28:00 PM

    Your hair looks amazing Alicia! :)

  3. I love the big hair! You look cute in that skirt, too.

  4. GORGEOUS HAIR! amazing job marleee!

  5. You look great! I love the big hair and the outfit!! $35 is such a steal for a haircut! I wish she was in TX!

  6. Omg Marlee is a hair genius!!!! Wow it looks amaaaaaaaaaaaaaaazing!!! (as of course, does the model ;) )

  7. You have LOVELY hair! She did a really good job.

    Should you ever need a new hair stylist, Beth at Textura on 4th and MacDonald(ish) is AMAZING. No one else touches my hair.

    PS: Love the outfit!


  8. your hair looks beautiful!

    i love the color contrast today! this skirt and tank are a perfect silhouette. you look gorgeous!!

  9. Great hair! Finding a great stylist is really difficult...and I feel you on the horror stories, I've got my own as well! Congrats, you look amazing!

  10. You look gorgeous Alicia! I'll trade you my stick straight stubborn no-curl frizzy knot-prone hair for yours! I'm going to see my stylist tomorrow and hoping to try something new, so I hope it turns out okay!

    I love this outfit, it's so pretty! The colours and the print of your skirt. I love it all.

    Have a great weekend! xo

  11. Awwee you are seriously the greatest! <3 I can't wait to do some photoshoots with you. I need to start getting some ideas and we'll get a move on it! <3

  12. Love the hair! Love the outfit! Love the backdrop!

    xx Vivian @


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