Butter Loves Local: Gravitypope

It's hard to believe September is nearly here but we are so excited it is because this month is the kick off to Hedkandi's 20 year anniversary! We are thrilled to announce we walked in the Calgary Pride Parade this past weekend to celebrate our 20th year of creating beautiful hair in Calgary! Get into the spirit with our new *PRIDE* playlist below.

This time of year always gets us in an organizational mood - it is back to school season (and the start of Virgo season-- a great time for practicality and alignment -- if you're astrologically inclined). We want to support you in getting fall-ready, so we have partnered with Gravitypope to give you a little something-something towards a fall wardrobe revamp! Read on for details!



Gravitypope is an independently owned boutique providing Canada with an extensive array of carefully chosen, beautiful, and handcrafted collections of footwear, clothing, and accessories gathered from all over the world. The original Calgary store opened in 2000, but gravitypope also has locations in Edmonton, Vancouver, Toronto, in addition to their e-commerce platform.

Calgary's gravitypope store is beautifully decorated with original furniture and fixtures. It offers a unique and exciting shopping experience that is a Hedkandi stylist favourite.

As our guest, gravitypope is happy to offer you:

  • 15% off regular price footwear, clothing, and handbags*

To redeem this offer, simply show this email or mention you are a Hedkandi guest at the time of checkout during your shopping experience.

*Offer is valid until October 31, 2019



We are beyond excited to announce that we will be kicking off our 20 year anniversary celebration by walking in the Pride Parade in support of our LGBTQ2S+ team and family members! Being selected as an entrant into this year's parade is a huge honour for us - Calgary Pride had an unprecedented amount of applications this year and entrants needed to demonstrate their ongoing commitments to our city's queer community. Some of the ways we show our pride year round include offering complimentary gender affirming haircuts to LGBTQ2S+ youth at events like Skipping Stone's Queer Prom, Camp Fyrefly, and more! In addition, we were one of the first salons in the city to offer gender neutral pricing nearly two years ago.



We were thrilled to have Skipping Stone join us at each of our Hedkandi and Butter staff meetings over the past two weeks to provide our team with gender diversity training to best support our trans and gender non-conforming guests!

From them: "You know you've found a really special company when they're already doing an amazing job and are committed to keep learning."

We are thrilled to have a burgeoning partnership with this incredible organization and cannot wait to share more exciting news with them soon!



To get you amped up for Calgary Pride this weekend, our resident maestro DJ Pump has created a playlist with some classic and loved pride anthems from some iconic queer artists and allies.

If you've got Apple Music, you can listen to and add our playlists directly to your library here. Once you've opened the link, select 'Listen on Apple Music' and then the big red 'Add' button to sync it to your library. You can also follows us @hedkandisalon to stay up to date!

Hedkandi and Butter love you!