Hipsters, bros, and even punks; no category of men's cultural groups and styles have been safe from the "man bun." A pretty self-explanatory hairstyle you've probably seen everywhere on the streets of Montreal, either to your joy or chagrin, man buns have become a cultural icon of hipster-y douchiness. Ladies and dudes alike seem to love the artsy vibe endowed by a man bun, but for all the man bun-haters out there like me, this may be the answer to our prayers that could end the man bun epidemic: the hairstyle can make men go bald.
According to dermatologist Sabra Sullivan, who spoke to Science.Mic, the man bun has created an increase in cases of "traction alopecia," a baldness-condition caused by hairstyles that pull one's hair tight for extended period of times. Specifically, traction alopecia "causes acute baldness around the forehead and temples," and Sullivan has been getting one to two cases every week, all because of the man bun.
As Sullivan explains, the man bun puts a lot of stress on a dude's hair follicles, more than they're meant to take. The result of all that hair tugging leads to hair "follicle death plus permanent scarring." So, even though you might think your man bun makes you look all trendy and cool, rest not-so-easy knowing it might be actively making you bald.
Of course, sporting a man bun won't make traction alopecia a certain reality, but it sure doesn't help. Sullivan advises any man-bunners to "not pull so tight [because] you don't want to have to go for hair transplants later." Or, you know, play it safe and just do away with the man bun entirely, because trust this dude who likes dude, you're prettier with your hair down anyway.
Not only do these hairstylists and colorists have fabulous talent, but they also have killer Instagrams that show off all their hard work! They are all from Montreal and are ready to give you luscious locks. So, find the one that suits your style best and change up your look in 2017!
Montreal is home to gorgeous people with gorgeous hair! But the real question is, where does everyone get such amazing hair? Well, the answer is simple! They go to Montreal's best hair salons! The list below composes of some of Montreal's coolest and best hair salons. Feel free to comment your salon if we missed it!
These salons are the go to places when you just need that perfect makeover and new look! With fall right around the corner, I suggest getting that new look ASAP to feel fresh AF! So, start calling for those appointments because these places are hot and ready!
SALON DRAKE is a new Salon whose grand opening happens to be October 1st! They are located in the heart of Little Italy and this new salon will be popping right away. The owner, Jessica Draicchio, has been a hairstylist for years and her unique talent, along with her new crew, are ready for you! They specialize in cuts, colors, and even makeup! So, you can have a full makeover in this hip new salon that has a fun loving ambiance and offers something different from the rest!
Super affordable prices, professional work, and fleek AF looking hair? Yes, yes, and yes. Danny's Salon Unisex - the sister shop, and next-door neighbour, to Montreal's Blue Dog Barbershop, this laid back salon boasts a '70s vibe, and specializes in updos, bridal wedding parties, and groomsmen. Both salons combined have over 20 years experience so you can 100% put all ypur trust in them! It's open from 10-9 Tuesdays to Saturdays, so get yourselves there ASAP, guys.
This classy salon and spa will truly make you relax as you get your new look! They offer multiple services but they exceed in their amazing hairstyles! The ambiance is truly lovely and this is a superb place for a nice girls day! So, book quickly because their seats sun out fast!
This hipster salon is perfect for when you want to do something funky and crazy with your hair! They specialize in bizarre colors and funky new looks that are perfect for a new change in your life. I suggest heading here when you want to try something new and different!
For some beautiful up-dos and ombrés, Blome is the place for you! This classy AF salon is perfect for a fancy up-do or a sleek new hair dye. I suggest coming here for a beautiful fall ombrés! I can promise you that you will be totally in-love with you new hair!
This hipster environment specializes in sleek cuts and to die for coloring! Your hair will be looking fresh AF after you go to Helmet Salon and there's nothing better than a great new hair-do! The are located in the heart of the Plateau and they offer unique hair styles that you just have to try!
This super stylish salon is honestly great for when you are just too damn tired of your hair! They supply you wait a great new makeover with funcky fresh hair ready to take the streets on Montreal! You will look super cute with your new cut a hot AF with your new color!
This fresh AF spa is super classy and they honestly leave you with a gorgeous new look every time! The salon is perfect for those Montreal Down Towners who life to change things up a bit! I suggest checking them out and calling ASAP for an appointment this week.
This salon will have you leaving with picture perfect hair! AVANTI salon is honestly superb! They give great new looks and will have you looking hot AF when you leave! I recommend getting a cute cut and dye for that perfect new look you want this fall!
For a funky fresh new hair-do that will have you falling in love, I suggest heading to Coiffure Funky Toque! They will supply you with a sexy and flirty new look that is perfect for fall! You will be turning heads in Montreal and trust me, you will be looking fine AF!
For that perfect new artsy look, I suggest heading to Art's Hair Coiffure! They offer fabulous new looks that are honestly perfect when you just get to bored of your old hair! They are located in the heart of Montreal and this is the perfect place for that last minute well needed makeover!
When you just want to splurge on yourself and get your hair, makeup, and nails done, then this is the perfect place for you! This salon is both a slon and a spa where you can truly treat yourslef to the perfect you day! So treat yourself to something special!
This cute little hidden salon is absolutley perfect for a new short look! They do great short cuts and even lovely coloring! I strongly suggest going here when you somply have had enough of your long locks! They are absolutely just the sweetest!
With social media taking over our lives even more in 2015 we've seen all kinds of shitty trends go viral in front of our eyes. Our social media pages were swamped with people enjoying trends that let's just say we're not the top notch stuff we appreciate on a daily basis.
Here's to social media in 2016 being a much cleaner and enjoyable place:
Instagram Branded Content
Facebook acquired Instagram not too long ago and just this year started making revenue out of it with a few different sales avenues. The worst one is definitely businesses paying Instagram influencers to promote their products through selfies & sponsored posts.
Yes, I'm talking about the traditional: "this shake really provides my body with the necessary components even if I have no idea what the hell it is, also, see my ass below." Instagram posts.
Donald Trump, I officially give you the year's biggest idiot award. You proved all of us through your speeches, which never missed to go viral, how far you really are from reality.
In an effort not to repeat his constant out of touch and racist statements, we'll move forward to the next point and hope you all acknowledge his level of retardation.
In 2015 I decided to start an art coffee exposition where people can come through, take pictures of the coffees for their Instagram and then leave. No but, seriously, I've never seen before 2015 so many posts with just a picture of a lattee well done.
Guys, coffee is one of the oldest beverage in history of humanity, I'm pretty sure millions had the chance to see a beautiful lattee before you started posting 60 on your instagram feeed. How about we focus on mroe important stuff than the fine lines of your morning coffee.
Do I even need to elaborate? How about all y'all calm down on selfies and look at what's in front of your eyes.
I'll take too lines to slide in the selfie trend in there as well. I'm all in for your enjoyment to practice urban narcissism a few times a week, but there are just too many of you guys out there taking it to the next level with dozens of selfies a day.
We're almost through it. ALMOST. It's already became such a joke around urban cities that guys are starting to feel like they need to innovate on their hairstyle. THANK GOD.
Fellow men, time to step out the box and be creative on what the hell you have on your head. It's not because half the dudes out there are doing it that you'll be "on point" or "trendy" if you copy them.
When I say Fall, you say fashion. Okay, not really. We're not doing that. Even if it's a pretty common feeling for people to get super excited about Fall fashion - because let's be real, it's pretty much the best fashion. Seriously. Oversized sweaters, knit scarves, cozy boots, plaid everything... what's not to love? Even better, Montreal has an amazing fashion scene.
Which means that if your Fall wardrobe is looking threadbare and you need some inspiration, or if you're looking for a place to shop for adorable Fall clothing, you don't have to worry. We got you. Here are 8 Montreal Fashion Boutiques To Shop At This Fall 2015.
664 Boulevard St. Laurent, 1036 Mont-Royal, 1499 Fleury Est
Okay, truth time, I don't use the term "on point" for just anything. But a store that sells trendy and contemporary clothing at reasonable prices? That, friends, is the very definition of an on-point boutique. Fair warning: if you walk into Kooka, the chances are high that you're going to leave with a bag full of gorgeous clothes (and a very empty wallet, just like me).
Raise your hand if you love to shop local. Is your hand in the air? Great, then Belle et Rebelle is for you. This trendy shop specializes in selling quality clothes made by Quebec designers. So not only will you be building a beautiful Fall wardrobe, but you'll be supporting Canadian designers as well. Win win? Win win.
Which hands down wins the "Most Appropriately Named" award, because you'll pretty much end up wanting everything in the store. Was that a lame pun? Yes it was. But that doesn't make it any less true. The Want Apothecary carries brands such as Acne Studious and Maison Kitsuné, as well as their own brand of fine leather goods. If that didn't sell you, just remember that the boutique also sells beauty products. So your skin can be as fresh as your clothes this Fall.
There is only one word to describe Boutique Tozzi: beautiful. The clothes? Beautiful. The space? Beautiful? The quality? Beautiful. The service? Top-notch, but only because I don't think "beautiful service" is a thing. Dealing exclusively in men's fashion, and carrying both classic and trendy wardrobe options, Tozzi pretty much hits the nail on the head when it comes to a great boutique. Bonus points for offering equally amazing shoes and accessories, meaning that you can outfit yourself for Fall in one fell swoop.
4146 Rue Saint-Denis, 4151 Boulevard Saint-Laurent
Fans of vintage-inspired clothing, I have some bad news for you. Your closet space is about to take a serious hit. Boutique Onze features glorious, vintage-inspired pieces that'll definitely spruce up your Fall wardrobe (S/O to the plaid Elysée Dress for being everything I need in my life). Convenience factor? You can shop the boutique online, and they have a couple of brick and mortar locations for you to pick from. It's alright. Closet space isn't that important, anyway.
If you don't think that fashion is art, then maybe you should pay Boutique Lustre a visit. Seriously. This boutique features unique and beautiful clothes designed and created by one Montreal woman. Which not only means that updating your Fall wardrobe chez Lustre supports local talent, but also that you'll be rocking something that's pretty much one-of-a-kind. You know, kind of like a beautiful Autumn leaf.
Are you a fan of simple yet stunning pieces? That was a rhetorical question. Everyone's a fan of simple yet stunning pieces. And luckily, Atelier b. is pretty much synonymous with gorgeous, minimalistic, stylish clothes. How can things possibly get any better? Well, Atelier b. is run by a team of Montreal-based designers, who create their clothes in-house. Did you just fall in love? Because I sure did. Pun intended.
If this name seems familiar, it's because Mimi & Coco has been going strong in Montreal for over two decades. And one stroll through their boutique will pretty much tell you why. Mimi & Coco is basically the embodiment of Italian fashion brought to Montreal: trendy, effortlessly cool, and totally stylish. Be prepared for a serious case of the heart eyes while browsing their Fall selection, and maybe make amends with the fact that a piece of clothing will become your soulmate. You've been warned, friends. You've been warned.