Temporary Closure for COVID-19

Almonte hair salon

The Beauty Parlour temporarily closed its doors on Monday, March 23rd after hearing of the latest guidelines affecting which businesses can operate during the coronavirus outbreak. A good summary news article is shared below.

Don’t be shy about staying in touch if you have questions during this break from regular business. You can text me at 613-913-7749 and I’ll get back to you as soon as I can.

Let’s all get through this safely together and I will look forward to connecting with you as soon as we can! In the meantime, stay healthy!

Further reading: Eastern Ontario Health Unit orders salons, daycares and churches to close due to COVID-19

Perms at The Beauty Parlour in Almonte

We do perms!!!! Some of us will remember back in the 1970’s and ’80’s when perms were all the rage? While not as common today, there are still some hairstylists that do them. At The Beauty Parlour in Almonte we do perms well. Below is an example of a perm just to get your creative mind in gear.
We are in December and it is hard to believe time flies by so quickly. With Christmas approaching and the New Year right after, perhaps you would like to change things up a bit and try a perm. However, there are some considerations before getting a perm. The first thing you should be aware of is that this hair treatment is a commitment—there’s a reason it’s called a “perm” (permanent) and not a “temp” (temporary). If you want to take the plunge, we can help. A fantastic upside is a well cared for perm can last from three to six months.

Some things to consider:

First, do a hair check. Be honest about the condition of your hair. Damaged hair is not a good candidate for a perm. Healthy hair will make for better curls.

Do-it-yourself kits are available at the drug store but we recommend going to a specialist. Perms require good timing and know how and we want your hair looking its best.

A good perm on someone with lots of hair comes in a range of prices, especially if you opt for a better quality product and spiral curls of different diameters to mimic a natural look. And depending on your hair, it can make for a longer appointment – perhaps up to two hours.

Once we see your hair and discuss the look you want, we can let you know which perm options are best for your hair, based on your budget.

If you have any questions, come in for a consultation and we can give you suggestions based on our years of experience and your own hair. It is always best if we can see your hair and thus give you our best recommendations. We look forward to seeing you soon.

P.S. Ask us about our “UN-PERM”

A quick look at the new shop

Here are a few pictures of the new shop in Almonte, ON. Things are shaping up nicely. We still need to get the blinds installed and one more metal stand for products. Then we are very close to being finished. We also have some professional pictures coming to add to the website.

The new shop is very bright and has a fancy new hair washing sink. We invite you to come in and have a look.

We have moved to 348 Honeyborne St. in Almonte ON. It is so new that google maps doesn’t have us located yet. If you find the Tim Hortons and Shoppers Drug on Ottawa St. in Almonte you are almost there. Turn onto Sadler and turn RIGHT on Honeyborne. We are just down on the right.

Come in for a visit. And keep The Beauty Parlour in mind for all your hair cutting, colouring and styling needs.

Big changes at The Beauty Parlour

As many of you are aware, big changes are happening at The Beauty Parlour in Carleton Place. After many years in this location I will be relocating my shop to Almonte, ON. I am very excited about this move to Almonte as I believe the new location will be really beautiful and also peaceful. In addition, I will be able to provide better and more comfortable service.

The new address will be 348 Honeyborne Street in Almonte, Ontario. The new shop will be opening Monday 2 October 2017. We will be emptying the old shop  on Bridge Street in Carleton Place starting Friday morning 29 September 2017. I am taking the day off to get the transition in place. Plan on coming to the new address starting Monday 2 October.

You can park in our driveway, also on the road. If you need any assistance just call or text as the phone number is the same, 613-913-7749.

Stay tuned for more updates!!!


Spring 2017 hair trend report: the best styles to try NOW

Here are a number of examples of spring and summer hair from Glamour Magazine in the UK. Have a look. If you want to try something new this might provide some inspiration. Here is one example.

The following link will take you to the website with a few dozen examples.


Spring is coming. It is just around the corner. Come visit us at The Beauty Parlour in Carleton Place, ON.

The products

The Oribe line delivers the highest possible levels of innovation and performance.

Available at The Beauty Parlour in Carleton Place, ON



This award-winning hair care line fulfills the demands of the most discerning hairstylists and clients by delivering a never-before-experienced level of performance, with an intoxicating signature scent and accessory-like packaging.

Oribe’s treatment-grade products are formulated with the finest skincare ingredients, including exclusive natural actives to repair, strengthen and smooth the hair…never with parabens, sodium chloride or harsh sulphates. These are the products of the hair-obsessed.


Some recent accolades:

  • Nylon Beauty’s Most Wanted 2014, Gold Lust Transformative Masque
  • Women’s Health 2014 Beauty Award Winners, Dry Texturizing Spray
  • Latina 2014 Beauty Awards, Best for Damaged Hair, Gold Lust Repair and Restore Shampoo and Conditioner
  • Details 2014 Best Products of 2014 (Readers’ Choice and Editors’ Pick), Dry Texturizing Spray
  • InStyle 2014 Best Beauty Buys, Volumizer: Volumista Mist for Volume
  • InStyle 2014 Best Beauty Buys, Colour-Treated Hair: Shampoo and Conditioner for Beautiful Colour
  • Self 2014 Healthy Beauty Awards, Best Mousse: Grandiose Hair Plumping Mousse
  • Essence 2014 Best in Black Beauty Awards, Curl Definer: Curl Shaping Mousse
  • Allure 2013 Best of Beauty Awards, Best Shine Booster: Oribe Shine Light Reflecting Spray
  • InStyle 2013 Best Beauty Buys, Best Shampoo and Conditioner for Colour-Treated Hair: Oribe Shampoo and Conditioner for Beautiful Colour

If you want to try any of these products, visit us at The Beauty Parlour, 103 Bridge Street in Carleton Place, ON. If you want something we don’t carry, we can order it in. Our customers are loving these products. Come see us soon.


Oribe Grandiose Hair Pumping Mousse at The Beauty Parlour, Carleton Place.

This Oribe product is awesome.

Each luxe pouf gives hair an exaggerated sense of body and structure, without the slightest hint of crunch. All-day memory leaves styles supremely soft yet set, for hair that’s thicker, fuller, larger than life.


It is easy to use. Shake it up, mousse it in, blow it big.

Makes hair big yet soft and touchable

Plumps the hair shaft to add volume and thickness

Provides heat protection and helps repair and strengthen hair

Formulated without parabens or sodium chloride. Color and keratin treatment safe. UV protection for hair.

Come in and see us at the Beauty Parlour in Carleton Place and try some out. You will love it.

Finding hair cutting, colouring and styling in Carleton Place…


… made easy. We have replaced our old worn out overhead sign with a brand new one as shown here. The look is updated and we believe it is more visible.


We have also added a neon OPEN sign (not pictured) which enhances visibility from the street. A third sign we have added is an illuminated writable sign which is changed from time to time and highlights special features or promotions.


This combination makes it easy to find us  at 103 Bridge Street. Come in and have a look and get your hair cut, coloured and styled in Carleton Place. Oh and check out the new Oribe product line!

Just for fun we looked up some local distances to show we are not that far away. If you are in Perth you are about 34 kilometres away. Ottawa is 55 kilometres, Smiths Falls is 30 kilometres and Almonte is 12 kilometres. See you soon!