The Summit Social | Issue Seven
Even the most creative individuals need inspiration from time to time, and that’s where we come in to share a pic or two. The Summit Social is a lifestyle blog born from the desire to connect artists with artists. The opportunity to work alongside talented creatives each day fuels us and feeds our imagination. Spamming your feed with all things pretty / trending we showcase insights into the lifestyles of up-and-coming talent across Western Canada. For our 7th issue, we set out to create a lookbook showcasing creative collaborations curated by our very own salon partners. Each salon was selected based on a strong online presence and existing portfolio – basically we loved their vibe! We challenged each team to come up with their own editorial piece serving summer vibes. All salons had full creative direction of their piece; our only mandate was that they worked together and had fun along the way. As the editorial community in Canada continues to grow, we hope this issue sparks inspiration within our Summit Fam. Thank you to all of our salon partners who lent their expertise for this issue, and to all of the artists who came together to bring this vision to life!
Read on to find out more about Patrick and Chris from Vanilla Loft, Kajal and Paige fromFilament Hair Inc., Madisonne and Ronit from Pepper Hair Haus, and Celene and Zennovia from Revamp Salon Company. Thank you for making this issue possible, babes!
Salon Partner / Vanilla Loft @vanillaloft
Owners /Patrick Mirlach @patrickmirlach + Chris Weber-Mirlach @chrisweberhair
Concept / Patrick Mirlach @patrickmirlach
Stylists / Chris Weber-Mirlach @chrisweberhair @vanillaloft + Yuri Han @yuri.h.style @vanillaloft
Products / Oribe @oribe
Photographer/ Kat Willson @katwillson
Makeup / Ana K. Prieto @ana.k.prieto @vanillaloft
Wardrobe Clothing / J4502 @j4502official
Wardrobe Jewelry / Leah Alexandra @leahalexandrajewelry
Model Agency / Family Management @familymanagement
Models/ Justina Valderrama @justinavalderrama + Siera Bruzzese @sierabruzzese
Editorial Location / Vancouver, BC
Good hair. Good vibes. Vanilla Loft is a California-inspired concept salon with a devoted dedication to a “West Coast” aesthetic. Known for creating beachy, lived-in looks, their creative team consists of highly-skilled hair artists, blonde specialists and color experts. Vanilla Loft is a creative space inspired by fashion and current trends where artists channel their expertise to create minimalistic, healthy, and effortless-looking hair. Their warm, intimate space feels like home to salon guests and, naturally, we are obsessed with their vibe!
“When you feel at ease, when your shoes are off, your bag is down and your hat is hung.
When you exhale your day, and you inhale the feeling of home.
We believe artists create their finest work in spaces where they are truly themselves.
Vanilla Loft is an unexpected artist sanctuary relishing in the subtle power of home.
We support artistry, encourage brilliance in the industry and raise the bar for salon experience.
Welcome to our home.”
Oribe Products Used /
LOOK 1 (Textured Look): Dry Texturizing Spray, Apres Beach Wave & Shine Spray, Matte Waves Texture Lotion, AirStyle Flexible Finish Cream, Superfine Strong Hair Spray
LOOK 2 (Wet Look): Shine Light Reflecting Spray, Curl Gloss Hydration & Hold, Apres Beach Wave & Shine Spray, Flash Form Finishing Wax Spray, Water
*Please note that Vanilla loft is responsible solely for the hair styling, not for the color.
Pepper Hair Haus
Salon / Pepper Hair Haus @pepperhairhaus
Salon Owner / Madisonne Lang @pepperhairmadi
Model / Madisonne Lang @pepperhairmadi
Photographer / Jordan Gooden @experimentalexperience
Styling / Madisonne Lang @pepperhairmadi + Ronit Major @dyee.hard
Hair / Madisonne Lang @pepperhairmadi + Ronit Major @dyee.hard
Makeup / Pepper Hair Haus @pepperhairhaus
Editing/Retouching / Nathanial Savard @natethefuckingrrreat
Products / @livingproofinc @redken @evohair @hottoolspro
Lashes/Extensions / Pepper Luxury Official @pepperluxuryofficial
Editorial Location / Calgary, AB
Pepper Hair Haus is an upscale boutique salon in YYC. Beyond their fashion-forward and trendy interior, what we love most about the Pepper girls is their open, honest nature and kind demeanors. These approachable cool girls are down to earth, chill, and dedicated to boosting the confidence of others. For this reason, the Haus is a safe, non-judgmental space where babes come to chill out and be pampered! Madisonne, the CEO and founder of Pepper is a boss-babe, entrepreneur, social influencer and is always up for a challenge - seriously is there anything this girl can’t do?!
“Welcome to Pepper, the approachable cool girls. We’re all about creating a welcoming, relaxed, & chilled out atmosphere. You are guests in our Haus but more importantly, you are our friends. At Pepper, we strive to maintain a balance between work and play. Our goal is to exceed your expectations every time you visit, by offering excellent customer service, knowledgeability, and skillful stylists.”
Products Used /
Redken Frizz Dismiss Rebel Tame Leave-In Conditioner, Living Proof Style Lab Flex Hairspray, Evo Love Touch Shine Spray, Hot Tools - 1” XL Curling Iron
Revamp Salon Company
Led by global Redken artist, social media guru, and social advocate, Celene Dupuis, Revamp Salon company is an education based space committed to providing top-notch stylists and an amazing client experience. Determined to prove that hairdressing can be a fulfilling and lucrative career, our blonde boss Celene set out to create a space where both clients and stylists feel safe and comfortable. Revamp focuses heavily on education to enhance skill sets and provide one-on-one business coaching, helping stylists to reach their full potential. Celene and her husband Mark are avid volunteers in the community and are proud to be Saskatoon’s first Green Circle Salon.
This editorial was inspired by girl power, androgyny and all things vintage. Revamp’s lead stylist, team leader/educator and Redken artist, Zennovia, created this piece to evoke creativity and inspiration in fellow stylists!
Redken Products Used / Extreme Shampoo + Conditioner, Pillow Proof Primer, One United, Leave-in Treatment, Fashion Work Hair Spray, Fashion Waves Texturising Sea Spray, Powder Grip Mattifying Hair Powder, Forceful Finishing Spray
Mirabella Products Used / Awaken Primer, Skin Tint Creme Foundation 1, Perfecting Concealer 1, Eye Love You Eyeshadow Palette, Lash Luxe Mascara + Lash Extend Fibers, Blush Colour Duo + Swirling Pearl Highlighter, Berried + Red Vinyl Lipstick
Filament Hair Inc.
Salon / Filament Hair Inc. @filamenthair
Salon Owner / Kajal @kajwithfilament
Stylists / Paige @paigemichelle.hair + Kajal @kajwithfilament
Photographer / Justin Mcmurdo @hokuphotos
Makeup / Rakhee Chavda @rakhee.chavda.mua @thefilamentcollective
Models / @paigemichelle.hair @kajwithfilament
Editorial Location / Edmonton, AB
Girls Night Out.
Filament Hair is a rad salon + barber shop located just off of Whyte Ave in the heart of YEG. Lovers of culture, gender equality, and all things hair, these babes create a zen and welcoming experience for everyone. As a ‘conscious salon,’ Filament focuses not only on the exterior, but also on the mind, body and health of their community. We’ve had our eye on Kaj and the team for a while now, and we’re stoked to have them on board for this issue. These hunnies are all about self-care, self-love and inclusivity. They believe that you should be proud of your appearance, and they collaborate with their guests until that goal is achieved.
Evo Products Used /
BABE #1 (Kajal) Gluttony , Shampoo + Conditioner, MacGyver Multi-Use, Mousse, Salty Dog Salt Spray, Icon Welder Heat, Protection Spray, Haze Styling Powder
BABE #2 (Paige) Gluttony Shampoo + Conditioner, Shape Vixen Volumizing Lotion, Salty Dog Salt Spray, Icon Welder Heat Protection Spray, Haze Styling Powder, Water Killer Dry Shampoo, Builders Paradise Working Spray.