This summer, we felt drawn to the feminine power of our guests, and couldn't resist assembling the above crop of stylish ladies. Each of the models featured is a guest of the salon that we feel represents our vibrant culture and reflects the creative individuality within our team. Below, explore a story of our Hedkandi girl gang; ripe with flowers, music, beauty, and sisterhood followed by a playlist to end your summer on a high note. 

This is the first of many shoots to come from within our team. To view the shoot in person, come visit us at Hedkandi Hotel Arts. 

Hedkandi loves you!

About the Artist: Melanie Gauer is a Calgary based photographer interested in the development of youth culture within the local based realm she is immersed in. She explores the way images can create statements and illusions about individuals and their identities within her own social circles, and documenting the changes therein over time. 


 
Hair by Emily Moore.

Hair by Emily Moore.

Celeste Daly, Clothing Department Manager at Gravity Pope

What's on your summer playlist? 
SZA, Funkadelic, Any/all good 70's Italo Disco

Who, living or dead, has the most iconic hair?
Toss up between Cher (my absolute favourite style chameleon) and Marie Antoinette.

What's your go to Bumble and Bumble product?
Bb. Curl (Care) Conditioner; it's an amazing detangler and perfect leave-in for Calgary's dry climate.


Natalie VargasGuest Services Team Lead at Hedkandi Hotel Arts

What's on your summer playlist? 
Tennis, Drake, Feist, SZA

Who, living or dead, has the most iconic hair?
Nora Vai

What's your go to Bumble and Bumble product?
Don't Blow It (Thick) and Bb. Semisumo

Hair by Emily Moore.

Hair by Emily Moore.


Hair by Lindsay Larsen.

Hair by Lindsay Larsen.

Tommi Angelica Wattsartist and brat!!! xo

What's on your summer playlist? 
James Taylor, Homeshake, Joni Mitchell

Who, living or dead, has the most iconic hair?
Cher!!! Or Brigitte Bardot!

What's your go to Bumble and Bumble product?
Bb. Thickening Dry Spun Finish


 

Jamie Bannermanpart-time server + full-time dog mom

What's on your summer playlist? 
Despacito obviously; who doesn't love some Spanish Justin Bieber?

Who, living or dead, has the most iconic hair?
Marilyn Monroe for sure! Blonde curly hair for the win!

What's your go to Bumble and Bumble product?
Hairdresser's Invisible Oil Primer because it's heat and UV protective, and keeps my curly/frizzy hair moisturized!

Hair by Kimberly Seibel. Flowers by Peaseblossoms.

Hair by Kimberly Seibel. Flowers by Peaseblossoms.


Hair by Kimberly Seibel.

Hair by Kimberly Seibel.

 

Brittany L'Heureux, Creative Merchandising for Aritzia

What's on your summer playlist? 
Lately I've been pulling out old school funk and disco music and loving it for summer. Donna Summer is my go to right now! That, and I'm always listening to R&B.

Who, living or dead, has the most iconic hair?
Hm, that's tough! I'm gonna go with Cher - those curls!! I've always lusted over those.

What's your go to Bumble and Bumble product?
Don't Blow It (Thick) - hands down. I'm a wash and go kinda girl.


Lucy Smithhigh school student and painter, future art director

What's on your summer playlist? 
Lust for Life by Lana Del Rey, Flower Boy by Tyler, The Creator, and Ultralife by Oh Wonder

Who, living or dead, has the most iconic hair?
Amy Winehouse

What's your go to Bumble and Bumble product?
Bb. Surf Infusion.

Hair by Emily Moore.

Hair by Emily Moore.


Hair by Lindsay Larsen.

Hair by Lindsay Larsen.

Kathleen SmithGuest Services Team Lead at Hedkandi Hotel Arts

What's on your summer playlist? 
Feist's Pleasure, Dum Dum Girls, Alvvays

Who, living or dead, has the most iconic hair?
Amy Winehouse or Solange!

What's your go to Bumble and Bumble product?
Bb. Curl Pre-style/Re-style Primer and Surf Spray


Hair by Kimberly Seibel.

Hair by Kimberly Seibel.

Alexa Lee MurrayStudent & Ceramicist


What's on your summer playlist? 
911/Mr. Lonely - Tyler, the Creator
The Allah Las - Worship the Sun
Southern Nights - Allen Toussaint

Who, living or dead, has the most iconic hair?
Mia Farrow

What's your go to Bumble and Bumble product?
Bb. Sumo



Full credits:
Photography: Melanie Gauer
Hair: Emily Moore, Lindsay Larsen, Kimberly Seibel
Makeup: Melanie Wilkie
StylingCarole Birch
Clothing: Field Study Shop
Flowers courtesy of Peaseblossoms