Photo Credit: Kristina Cowie
Who: Kate Loseth, hairstylist / owner of Idylwyld Salon & Spa.Where: Idylwyld Salon & Spa (1702 Idylwyld Dr. N.).Clothes: dress, $10, Value Village (2115 Faithfull Ave). Footwear: boots, $250, Spring (Midtown Plaza); leggings, $5, Sirens (Midtown Plaza). Accessories: bracelet, $1, Suzy Shier (Midtown Plaza); belt, $2, Sirens (Midtown Plaza). Hair: Kate Loseth.
Kate Loseth has been a hair stylist since 2008. She moved to Saskatoon just two years ago, and she recently openedIdylwyld Salon & Spa this past September.
Describe your personal fashion style.
My personal fashion style has to be easy since I’m always on the go. My usual outfit is black â€• a black dress or shirt and boots. If I want to add colour to my outfit, I’ll dress it up with colourful jewelry, scarves, hats, etc.
Where do you get your fashion inspiration from?
I usually try to find unique pieces in second-hand shops or from local designers, but if I’m looking for inspiration I like to follow more eccentric designers like Vivienne Westwood. She’s my idol.
Favourite item in your closet?
My favourite thing right now is a black tunic-type dress that my husband bought for me this summer at the Fringe Festival.
What’s the last thing you bought?
The last item I bought was an orange sweater from Beeline Handmade Designs that I saw at the Flock and Gather Craft Collective.
One thing you can’t live without?
I hate to admit it, but I couldn’t live without makeup. I’m jealous of the girls who can just get up and go, [but makeup] makes me feel more alive every morning, and ready to tackle the day ahead.
Any pet peeves?
My biggest pet peeve is tardiness. When people are excessively late or lazy, I start feeling annoyed.
Tellus a little about your salon and spa.
Idylwyld Salon & Spa is an all-‘round family-friendly neighbourhood salon. We offer all services, from men’s cuts to eyebrow threading to perms. Our prices are extremely reasonable, with an additional discount for students. We’re great with kids and we’re wheelchair accessible. We’re open Tuesday-Saturday 9:30 am to 6 pm, and walk-ins are always welcome.
Can you share any hair tips with our readers?
My biggest suggestion for hair right now is moisture! The end of the summer heat and the start of the harsh winter elements are seriously drying out our locks. Idylwyld Salon & Spa offers a relaxing deep conditioning treatment to help combat the frizzy, static-crazed hair we might all be experiencing.
Which hair care products are you currently in love with right now?
I’m currently loving Glamour Queen Hairspray by Schwarzkopf. Glamour Queen is for extremely voluminous hair styles — fast-drying water-free formula, innovative aerosol trigger pump for precise targeting, and ultra-fine spray mist. It’s my favourite product to use behind the chair.
Do you have a website?
We currently do not have a website, but you can like us on Facebook under ‘Idylwyld Salon & Spa’ or follow our tweets @IdylwyldSalon.