Cutloose owner Brenda Valer brings the fashion from California and Texas to the Columbia Valley.

Cutloose owner Brenda Valer brings the fashion from California and Texas to the Columbia Valley.

Fashion boutique and more

Cutloose Hair & Tanning Salon brings affordable fashion to Invermere.

Local ladies planning for the holiday festivities or a trip down south during the cold winter months will definitely want to check out what Cutloose Hair & Tanning Salon has to offer this holiday season. Not only is there tanning available to assist with that much-needed base tan, and hairdressing services to give your tired locks a boost, but the salon’s boutique is filled with fun fashion for all seasons.

“A lot of people don’t know the boutique is there,” said owner Brenda Valer. “We bring in a lot of stuff from California and Texas.”

What started out as an array of handbags has developed into one-stop fashion shop complete with clothing, shoes, boots, accessories and more.

From designer inspired handbags and high fashion footwear for every season, to stylish dresses and outfits for all the upcoming Christmas and New Year parties, Cutloose is currently offering 30 to 50 per cent off on selected items, a deal that will continue right through to the new year.

“Everything is affordable,” Valer said, “and that’s the whole point, that you don’t have to drive down to Cranbrook… we wanted to be able to offer that here.”

Apart from the handbags, not many of the boutique’s items — including camisoles, sunglasses, wallets and hair accessories — are over $50, with most of the shoes ranging between $20 and $35.

With gift-giving season coming up, Christmas packs of nail and hair products are also available, as is the Hempz line, which contains 100 per cent pure natural hemp seed oil, and Moroccanoil body and hair products.

“It’s a huge thing right now,” Valer said. “It’s made from the Moroccan tree, it’s very nourishing, one of the best oils out there.”

Cutloose Hair & Tanning Salon, which has been at its current location since 2001 (Valer originally opened the business in 2009), offers full hair services, from cuts, foils and colouring to perms, razor cutting and styling with special kids’ and men’s pricing. Unlimited and minute tanning packages round out the salon’s offerings as do wedding party bookings.

“We do everything here,” said Valer. “We’ve always got something for everyone.”

Cutloose Hair & Tanning Salon is located in Invermere at #4-755 13 Street, and is open 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays, and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturdays. Call 250-342-8880 or drop in to make an appointment.