Hair salon showcases local artists

Located on Sixth Street in New Westminster, Eclipps Hair Café has been serving clients in the community for more than 20 years. Blair Goodman, owner of Eclipps, started the hair salon in 1994, steadily building it up from a one-man shop to an award-winning team of 14 professional hairstylists.

Along the way, Blair and his team made time to invest in their local community.

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“Community means everything to us,” Blair notes. “From day one we supported local artists. Our salon walls have always and only been adorned with local artists’ work. In addition, we’ve hosted art shows for both local artists and non-profit art groups.”

In 2014, to celebrate the hair salon’s 20th anniversary, Eclipps Hair Café hosted an event in support of Pottery Works, a studio and gallery space located in New Westminster and sponsored by the Community Living Society.

“It’s a group of special needs artists who create art, pottery, and jewelry,” Blair explains. “We loved displaying their work in the salon.”

The 2014 event featured music, an art auction, and a rendition of Vincent Van Gogh’s Starry Night, which the artists worked on together.

“We enjoy giving back to the community,” Blair says, “and we consider ourselves fortunate to have been supported by our community. We also feel honoured to have been named the number one hair salon in New Westminster for the majority of years we have been open.”

Along with featured artwork and a relaxing atmosphere, Eclipps Hair Café adds to the client experience with complimentary coffees, lattes, mochas, and cappuccinos.

“It’s been a part of our customer experience since day one,” Blair notes. “I have a love of drinking coffee, so I designed the café portion of the hair salon after a coffee shop at a time when Tim Horton’s and Starbucks were just getting off the ground.”

Open seven days a week, Eclipps Hair Café offers hair styling – including updos, downdos, and bridal styles – hair extensions, colouring, cutting, and deep conditioning treatments to look amazing while maintaining hair health.

“Our professional stylists are highly educated,” Blair explains, “and are constantly being trained on the latest styling and colouring trends, methods, and techniques.”

For more information on Eclipps Hair Café make sure to follow them on Facebook and Instagram.  To book an appointment, please call 604.522.3532, visit the website www.eclipps.com, email info@eclipps.com, or visit the salon at 755 – 6th Street, New Westminster.

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