Wednesday, October 26, 2011

THANN Shows Some Media Love

Over the years since we opened our first concept store in Canada as the first ever THANN retail store in North America, we have been fortunate enough to get a lot of media love. Perhaps we should have been more diligent in sharing these media features/articles written about THANN with you as we haven't done so in the past. We hope to change that...

We have also been privileged to be invited to so many prominent events recently and we really should have shared those experiences with you. THANN has been, for the very first time, in the front row of Ottawa Fashion Week, Beauty and Fashion Gala and many other high profile events in the city.

We actually hosted, in partnership with TWENTY YORK STREET Fashion Website, a very unique event called #LIFEOFSTYLE (a separate post coming up soon!) - a combination of Fashion, Beauty, Skincare, Food, Music and Dance event at the very chic and famous Arc Hotel. 

Here are some of our recent media mentions, on print and on-line. We are also invited to make some TV appearances in the next following weeks as prepare for, what we expect, as our biggest and busiest Christmas season yet! We will share all these exciting moments with you so stay tuned!

BHBB Ottawa September 2011 Issue with coverage on
the City's Event of the Year: #LIFEOFSTYLE

BHBB Ottawa August/September 2011 Issue
Next Big Thing Magazine: Beauty Editor's Pick. Fall 2011 Issue.

"Thann uses only the finest quality ingredients in their products. And trust me, the minute you feel and smell this, you will become a believer."

"Jane, thank you so much for featuring this wonderful company (THANN) and the Jasmine Blossom Collection! I ordered these and a lip balm. My order arrived amazingly quickly to my U.S. address, and the shipping was free. I'm a REALLY happy customer now."

On that note, we at THANN, would like to give back the love and show the esteemed members of the media some fun and pampering at our flagship store at 829 Bank Street, Ottawa! Promise, we'll share some of the photos and anecdotes from this very exciting event!

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Hands Down for THANN

"Often the hands will solve a mystery that the intellect has struggled with in vain." - Carl Jung

The eyes may be the window to your soul but your hands are what connect you with others and to the rest of the world. It can give the gentlest of touch, the softest caress yet it can be as strong to lift someone in need. Oftentimes, we express ourselves not with words that come out of our mouth but by the expressions in our the body, the face and the gestures of our hands.

As resilient as they can be, the hands are also the first body parts to show visible signs of aging. With all the infinite functions are hands perform, isn't it worthwhile that we safeguard them from damaging effects of pollution and other external aggressors?

Turning the Hands of Time with THANN

Enriched with nature's finest ingredients such as organic rose water, organic coconut and argan oils - THANN offers you with a wide range of hand creams that not only will protect your hands but revitalize them to reveal smooth and luminous skin.

Are your hands dry, rough, flaky, itchy, dehydrated or seriously chapped due to harsh weather conditions? 

Whatever conditions your hands may be in right now, THANN Hand Creams can make all the difference. We are proud to carry different types of hand creams that all promise to provide you with an indulgent experience... leaving your hands, nails, cuticles deeply moisturized and luxuriously pampered with no greasy traces or oily residue.

THANN Oriental Essence Hand Cream

Indulge yourself to an aromatic blend of Kaffir lime and Lemongrass essential oils to comfort your mind and soothe your skin. The exotic feeling enhances the  intense moisture, which absorbs quickly to give you strong and healthy looking skin in an instant!

THANN Aromatic Wood Hand Cream

Surrender to a tranquility of fresh citrus surrounded with the sweetness of orange and tangerine essential oils to create joy and uplifting ambiance. The thick texture penetrates quickly to leave hands soft and smooth and sweetly yet subtly scented.

THANN Shiso Hand and Arm Cream with SPF 15

Soy protein, corn protein and the powerhouse Shiso extract come together to give you the deeply nourishing THANN Hand and Arm Cream. With SPF 15, it gives you the necessary protection against the harmful rays of the sun while its anti-oxidant properties increases the skin's ability to hold moisture. These powerful ingredients also gives the benefit of smoothing roughness of the skin and ultimately, minimizing wrinkles.

This is the new era of hand care. Combining the technology of modern science with only the best ingredients nature has to offer, THANN Skincare helps you care for your hands with the special offer of 25% OFF all its hand creams!

With everything that it does, feel, carry, hold and touch for us, isn't it time we give our hands back the tender loving care it so truly deserves?

Visit today!

Offer ends: Sunday, October 23, 2011.

Monday, October 17, 2011

Hair Mask Review (Unfinished Draft)

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There is no doubt summer in Canada is one of the best times of the year! Compared to many other blessed countries in the world, we only get for three short-lived months of summer and sometimes, we even get shortchanged due to weird weather changes.

So, we head out to the beach, lie down on the sand and soak under that warm sun! Unfortunately, as much as that sounds glorious on any given summer day, it does take rather a huge toll on our hair!

I don’t know about you but healthy and shiny hair is pretty much the standard trademark of youth and beauty, no matter which culture you come from!

The damaging UV rays of the sun cause a number of problems for your hair: dryness and dehydration, brittleness, lack of luster, an overall look of dullness and worst, split ends! The horror I know!

Fortunately for you, Thann Hair Mask can erase all that and more! THANN Hair Mask with Ceramide Protein and natural plant extracts repairs and strengthens hair from roots to tips. This same protective protein repairs damaged hair and protects hair against chemical and harmful UV rays. Shiso extract provides benefits as natural anti-oxidant and moisturizer. Wheat Protein and Jojoba Oil smooth hair cuticles leaving hair shiny and bouncy.

With Shiso extract to provide benefits of natural anti-oxidant and moisturizer, use Thann Hair Mask as a conditioner after you’ve rinsed your shampoo (Thann shampoo *insert name of shampoo* highly recommended), leave on for 5-10 minutes or longer, and guaranteed - this ultra-effective mask creates a protective film over the hair shaft that helps keep its moisture, giving your hair its gorgeous youthful shine!

THANN - An Absolute Morning Delight

Editor's Note: In our efforts to serve you better our dear and valuable customers, we will be starting regular reviews of THANN products. Friends of THANN are fabulous individuals who have tried our products and have something exciting to say about their FAVE THANN items.

This week's Guest Blog is from Natalie of

Like many of you, I got sample bottles of THANN’s Aromatic Wood Shampoo and Conditioner in my #LIFEOFSTYLE gift bag. This morning I was in need of a treat and some love so I decided to break them open.

Official invite to the Hottest event of the Year: #LIFEOFSTYLE
by THANN and Twenty York Street.

The shampoo had a nice, clean woodsy smell to it. It wasn’t over powering for those of us who are occasionally scent-sensitive, but had enough of a scent to put a smile on my face. In trying to keep a healthier life, I’m making simple changes like using sulphate-free products when possible, so was I thrilled to see that THANN doesn’t have sodium laureth sulphate in their shampoo. I was very impressed with how sudsy the shampoo became despite the presence of sulphates – yahoo!


Next up – the conditioner. I used a small amount just on my ends, and again was please with the light but beautiful smell. A few hours later, my hair is still soft, shiny and filled with body!


Final verdict – I have found a shampoo that smells great, leaves my hair soft and doesn’t have sulphates. The conditioner made my ends soft and was a perfect complement to the shampoo. I have become a THANN shampoo + conditioner convert. It has everything I want in a daily hair product.


If you haven’t used your THANN shampoo + conditioner yet, you won’t regret opening them.

(I felt like the woman/mermaid in this picture this morning in the shower. Peaceful, chilling in my flowing dress only without the shirtless dude/mermaid coming to my rescue).

Thanks THANN for the great treat!


The Busy Neighbour

Exclusive Peak Inside The THANN Flagship Store

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

The Present: Right Here, Right Now

Have you ever been to dinner with friends or family where everybody sitting around the table is either on their iPhone, Android or Blackberry so busy tweeting, posting or texting away? The conversation never really stops, in fact, there is more than one conversation going on at the same time and everyone is engaged at some point or the other.

Everyone is busy. Very busy. All the time.

In today's society, being so busy has almost become a status symbol - the busier one is gives the impression that one is that important. Yes, perhaps an elevated and often false sense of being productive, yet it's so culturally prevalent that it is almost a sin for one to be idle, relax or pause even for a brief moment. Such notion is widely accepted and reinforced that it depicts simple pleasures in life like long walks on the beach or warm, soothing baths as simply waste of time. Having been to many work and social events lately, I have heard the answer to the question: "How are you?" - met with the very predictable: "I am so busy" one time too many.

Are we really that busy or have we made ourselves insanely busy we've lost focus? What do we really want in life? It has been said, over the years, that if you strip away the strappings of life - people from all over the world, no matter which walk of life they come from - all yearn for the same thing. The Dalai Lama once said "I believe that the very purpose of life is to be happy. From the very core of our being, we desire contentment. In my own limited experience I have found that the more we care for the happiness of others, the greater is our own sense of well-being."

Boracay, Philippines

Why not take a pause and take the time to just enjoy the present today? There is an absolute and undeniable joy and beauty in living the simplest moments in life.

Do what makes you happy. Do what makes you smile.


Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Wednesday, October 5, 2011


We, at THANN, have been featured in countless of magazines before and each one of them is very exciting in its own right. But, we are absolutely thrilled about the NEXT BIG THING MAGAZINE's 2011 Fall edition as it not only boasts of Canada's top designers (Ottawa's very own David McCaffrey gets a well-deserved mention), the Ottawa Fashion Week and the Royal Queens of Fashion but guess what?

THANN gets a full-page feature via the most anticipated section!! The Beauty Editorial!

These THANN products were hand picked, put to the test, scrutinized and have been given the seal of approval by the magazine's Beauty Editor - Afia Agyeman! What indeed is the best way to welcome the fall season but by preparing your body, mind and soul using the best of the best in skincare and beauty - THANN.


In honour of this privilege in being featured in one of Canada's most Fashion and Beauty forward magazine, THANN Skincare is having an Exclusive Sale!!! We are giving back to our loyal and new customers by offering a BIG 25% discount on ALL THANN Products featured above! In-store and online.

Mention or enter promo code: NEXTBIGTHINGMAG.

Call us biased but we think THANN is ALREADY THE BIG THING!! 

Editor's (and Owner's) Note: We would like to thank Ola George, Editor and Afia Agyeman, Beauty Editor of Next Big Thing Magazine. What an absolute thrill and pleasure to be given such an honour!