Monthly Archives: March 2019

March 3, 2019

New Testimonials

“So glad I went to Solace today!  I’m new to the area and hadn’t touched my hair in two years.  I hated my boring long hair and needed a day of self care and a serious hair change up.  Sarah replied very quickly to a message on Facebook and told me exactly which stylist at the salon would be able to accomplish what I wanted.  I called and got an appointment.  It’s Danielle who gave me the most fabulous high and low lights and cut!  I brought in a few pictures but basically told her to do what she thought would look good and I am so glad I did!  The atmosphere of the salon was so inviting, I will definitely be back :)!”
-Tori Rivard

“I have been going to Sarah for almost 10 years now.  She is my go to for colour, highlights and cuts.  My go to is base colour, caramel highlights and the ever so slightest trim.  My daughter is headed in for a vibrant colour that I am leaving in Sarah’s capable hands.  Experience is what you will get at Solace.  Never disappointed and I highly recommend.”
Carrie Cottage-Bailey

“Sarah and her staff go above and beyond any salon I have ever experienced.  I travel 2 hours to have Sarah do my hair as well as my daughters.  Her creativity, expertise and level of quality is unmatched, not to mention the outstanding service of the staff.”
Carla Schembri

“Always a super friendly environment and the staff are amazing!  I have been going to Solace for 15 years and I will not go anywhere else to have my hair done.  Amazing work and professionalism.”
Amanda Linnenbank

“Such a special place!  The people are as excellent as the quality of the work that they do!  You are treated like you matter!”
Robyn Liza

“Lovely people with great skills, go you’ll enjoy it.” 
Elizabeth Sarginson

“Love going to Solace, all the staff are so friendly and welcoming.  Sarah has been doing my hair for a few years now and I would not go to anyone else.  I appreciate that she uses products that are kind to my hair and the environment.  Since I can never decide what colour or style I let Sarah guide me and I’m always happy with the results… Thank you Sarah and all the staff at Solace.”
Debbie Luciani

“I have been going to Sarah for 18 years!!  Love her, I am always happy with my hair… and I just let her do her thing, whatever she wants… except for the last few visits I asked her to go shorter and then shorter again… and she said yes it is time and it is on trend!!  Love her honesty and her talent.  Thanks Sarah and Robyn (best hair curler ever!!)  I tell everyone about Solace, 5 out of 5 for me!  Loving my colour and shorter hair right now.”
Sheri Austin

“I have been a client of Sarah’s for over 20 years.  I have moved to other cities and tried other salons (for convenience sake) but none have measured up to the wonderful experiences I have had with Sarah no matter which salon… yes I was her client before she opened her own place!! So now I always go back to her for all my hair concerns.  Right now I live about three hours away and it is worth the drive.  Awesome service and courteous/friendly staff.”
Mary C Power

“I was impressed with the atmosphere… How well she listened to me when I said what I wanted and I left a very pleased customer!!  What a lovely salon!”
Amanda VanDuzen

“As a customer who has been going to Solace for about 10 years, I am very impressed with the service that Sarah and her staff have provided me.  Not once have I been disappointed as a client. Sarah and her staff provide professional, personable and highly competent service that continuously goes above and beyond the call of duty. Without a doubt every appointment and haircut has exceeded my expectations. Furthermore, many of my closest friends, family members, and even strangers at times, have always complimented my hair all because of the awesome work done by Sarah and her incredible staff!
When I was living in Toronto for work and attending university in Hamilton, I didn’t let the distance stop me from going to Solace. The outstanding service was definitely worth the drive back to Thorold lol!
If I could give a rating higher than 5, I wouldn’t hesitate or think twice about it. Sarah and all the staff at Solace deserve a perfect 10!  Keep up the fantastic work and thanks for the 10 years of amazing service I have received as a client. I wouldn’t go anywhere else.”
Jeff Snookphone

“Absolutely…So inviting and relaxing. The team there is fantastic. Highly recommended.”

Bridal Testimonial
“Sarah is so talented, she was able to make my fine textured hair look full and hold for my wedding day, without it looking stiff.  I loved it!  She and her staff have worked on my hair several times for special occasions and I am always amazed at their skill and artistry.”
Vanessa (Niagara Region)

Bridal Testimonial
“Kristie & Robyn,
Thank you so much for the beautiful hair you did for my bridesmaids and myself!  The styles suited all of us so well and we all felt and looked our best on the big day. Thank you!!”
Maddy (From Niagara)

“I’ve been going to Solace for over 10 yrs and I’ve never been disappointed! Sarah is amazing and always pays attention to each client no matter how busy they are. Amazing talent and so much care, I couldn’t go anywhere else!”
Jen Fraser

“Solace Hair & Esthetics provides a very friendly and relaxing atmosphere. Sarah, and her staff, are knowledgeable about up to date styles, cuts, and colors and are able to deliver services that are both professional and personal. Sarah has a unique gift- she is able to make her clients feel special and leave the salon looking and feeling great!”
-Tiffany, Niagara Region

“….Sarah Barrett and her staff at Solace Hair & Esthetics in Thorold made such an impression that I now visit every month to get the “special treatment” from Kathy (stylist)…hairstyle and a scalp massage…ahhh! Kathy made me into a good looking guy… at least from the hairline up! They work magic at Solace Hair & Esthetics!”
-Pat Porter, 105.1 the River

March 3, 2019

Dry Shampoo Recipe

Dry Shampoo is a girls friend!
Some of our clients have been asking for healthy alternatives to dry shampoos on the market!
These are tried and true!

*Apply with powder or blush brush and keep in a sealed container for later!
* You want to avoid getting caught in the rain for the browns and colour pigments ️☔

Please make sure you’re not sensitive to any of the ingredients listed.

I encourage organic ingredients to avoid the kinds of chemicals found in some of the dry shampoos. Essential oils used sparingly are healthy. Check first to see which is right for you! Going without is fine. Or personalize with your favourite oil blend. Cocoa is only used for brunettes. Dark eyeshadow or different hues may be used for different shades of colour. This is just a few healthier options. There are some really amazing professional dry shampoos on the market. With excellent reputations!

Other recipes may be found in do it yourself books, Pinterest and health stores!