Having a strong relationship with your hairstylist is one of those clutch things in life. They become your confidante, your beauty guru, and above all else, responsible for keeping you looking on point.  Finding one that produces thick, voluminous, luscious locks, well you hold on to them tight and don’t let go. 

These are only a few of the many characteristics that makes Lavish District unique and keeps clients coming back again and again. Lavish is a creative collective of stylists appealing to all demographics, transcending age and trends. It has a professional urban feel where stylists come together to support each other, stay viable, and continue to expand their knowledge and specialties.

I had the chance to speak with owner and creative director, Lara, on all things fashion, hair, and Lavish.


Q: What are you looking forward to most about SFDF?

We are looking forward to experiencing the creative aspect for designing hair for all the models while further accentuating the fashion designers’ visions.


Q: Tell me about Lavish. How did it come to be?

Lavish started 7 years ago as a blow out bar. That niche was missing in the Saskatoon market. My passion is for creating new trends in colour and keeping the integrity of hair. Hair always looks best when it is super healthy.  We specialize in styling especially for weddings and events. Due to growing demand we expanded nine months ago into a larger new location behind Moxies on 8thwhich gave us better visibility. This has also allowed us to fill our bigger and brighter spot with more stylists adding to our creative dynamic.


Q: Where is the salon headed next?

We are continuing to grow our staff and creating a unique community of hairstylists. Lavish is very passionate about building on the artistic perspective when it comes to the industry. We are delving further into events such as fashion shows and photo shoots and welcome any opportunity that presents itself.Education and staying on top of what is next in hair is also vitally important to the salon. It helps that our team has a collective creative with each other and provides the best customer service for the client. We offer high performance brands such as Kevin Murphy, Eleven Australia, Living Proof, and Unite.


Q: What can people expect when they come to Lavish?

Over the top customer service and highly trained stylists who are experts in their craft and who are creative artists. It is a very fun, relaxed, and supportive environment. 


Q: How are fashion and hair linked?

They are directly related. What is in style for fashion inspires what is coming next in hair. 


Q: What are some upcoming trends in hair for the fall/winter?

This summer was very bohemian and moving into the fall we are noticing a more 90’s inspired look. This requires some redesigning to reflect the 90’s vibe in the fashion industry.  Even things like hair accessories such as scrunchies, banana clips, hair berets, and scarves are popping up everywhere. Hair is getting bigger, looking tousled, and unkept versus sleek and smooth. Shorter shaggier and edgier cuts are making a big comeback. 

Colour is reflected by the seasons. As we enter the fall hair colours come from the rich and warm palettes that accompany the tones in clothing and in nature. Lots of vibrant reds and violets. We are loving Apricot and beige for blondes.

In conclusion look no further if your in the search for a creative group of stylists Lavish District is your next destination. Come check their work out Saturday, October 20st at the Bess for the Saskatoon Fashion and Design Festival.


Website: www.lavishdistrict.com

All Photos By: Karyn Kimberley and Nish Panchal

Hair: Lara Nakonechny

Make Up: Nicole Guillet

Model: Kristen Antunes

IG: @ lavishdistrictyxe and @lavishblowoutbar

Facebook: Lavish District

Written By: Megs Aylward , stylist at Miss Nicks and Muse & SFDF blogger

IG: @missnicksandmuse

THIS WEEKEND!! Join us October 20 & 21 2018 and experience Saskatchewan and Canadian fashion!