Friday, 21 July 2017 02:37

We love Head & Shoulders

We love Head & Shoulders!!

Head and Shoulders is one of our favourite products.
As hairdressers, the worst thing we can hear from a client is "I bought a box of  hair dye from the supermarket and it's gone too dark."
Colouring your hair yourself can sometimes be cost effective but more often than not, it will end up costing you more in the long run trying to get it fixed if it goes wrong.
This is until we discovered the wonderful product that is Head and Shoulders.
Not only will it "remove visible flakes" it will also help remove visible hair colour.
Yes that's right, we recommend this to clients to REMOVE their colour!!! Head and shoulders is designed to remove flakes from the hair. It is an exfoliant and the shampoo unfortunately isn't intelligent enough to distinguish if its washing scalp or washing hair colour. It will exfoliate both!!

Another product we love (I hope you can tell we're being sarcastic now) is a good old 2 in 1 shampoo/conditioner. These claim to shampoo and condition your hair at the same time. To us as hairdressers this makes no sense at all. It makes as much sense as wall paint containing paint stripper. If we explain briefly to you how a shampoo works.......

The hair is made up of 3 layers. The medulla (not everyone has this and it is generally found in afro caribbean hair), the cortex (where the colour pigment is found) and the cuticle (which is the hairs' protective layer.) 

hairdiagram

 

Shampoo is designed to open the cuticle as it is negatively charge. The cleansing part of the shampoo then does its stuff, cleansing the dirt and product build up out. You then rinse the hair. If you do not use conditioner at this stage then this is why your hair feels rough (because the cuticle is still open. Conditioner is positively charged so will close the cuticle again. It smooths it leaving shiny and soft feeling. So if you use a 2 in 1 product, surely they are fighting against each other.....

So the moral of this story is to make sure that you buy professional products which are designed to work in conjunction with your hair colour. We have available Wella, System Professional and Sassoon products in our salon as we use Wella colours. The products have been developed to work with your colour not against it.

System Professional have created one of the best product ranges on the market that is deisgned for your specific hair type. Follow THIS LINK to discover your hair energy code and visit us in salon for your free samples*

*subject to availability

Published in Blog
Tuesday, 18 July 2017 14:40

Wedding Hair

Wedding season is in full flow right now, so much so that we have put together a bridal hair team that specialise in wedding hair from the time you start planning ideas right through to the big day.

As a salon, we do not charge extra just because you are getting married as a lot of salons do. We charge for the time taken with you (currently £60 per stylist per hour). The average wedding trial will take 40 - 60 mins (£40-£60) and your hair on the day (depending on the style) will take about one hour. 

So what do you need to bear in mind when planning your hair for your wedding? Here is a step by step timeline to help you achieve your dream hair 

1 year before - If you are considering a dramatic colour change or change in length you will need to give your hairdresser as much notice as possible. For example if you have jet black hair right now and want to be platinum blonde then you are going to need to be paying a lot of visits to us to acheive the colour you want. Also if you are wanting to grow your hair, we can get you started on a regime with regular treatments and trims.

6 months before -  Book in your wedding hair with us. We take bookings 6 months in advance. 

13 weeks before - Hair colour appointment - make sure you have your highlights or colour done at this point to make sure that you are happy with the colour. This allows for us to make any tweaks on your next appointment to your colour. Make sure you have a nice trim as well and treat yourself to a luxury hair treatment. Also it is great time to have a wedding hair trial. 

7 weeks before - Hair colour appointment, hair treatment and haircut. Discuss with your stylist any new ideas you have for your hairstyle for your big day.  

4 weeks before - If you are getting married in a hot country and your hair is likely to go crazy in the humidity, then Nano Keratin is a great treatment to have as it will help smooth your hair and keep it under control

3 weeks before - Have an additional wedding trial if required. We will also look to see if you need a small haircut. We do not like to cut your hair the week before your wedding as blunt haircut lines don't hold as well in up-dos. This appointment also allows us to tweak any final ideas. Please bring your veil and any hair accessories with you (if you will be wearing them on the day)

1 week before -  Your final hair colour, a luxury treatment but NO HAIRCUT!

The day before your wedding - Your hair will be at its best for styling if it is washed the day before your wedding. We ask that you only use shampoo and conditioner. Strictly NO TREATMENTS, NO STYLING PRODUCTS and naturally dry it or dry on a low heat setting. You must NOT use straightening irons for 2 weeks before your wedding day as this will help any damage repair itself. 

On the day - we will come to you or you come to us. This day is all about YOU so relax and enjoy the experience!

Published in Blog
Wednesday, 27 June 2012 20:51

Haircuts

As a Sassoon Partner Salon we offer the latest Sassoon Cutting techniques. We are the only salon in the area to offer these services apart from the Vidal Sassoon salons themselves.

 

Sassoon's belief is that perfect beauty is different for every woman and man and that achieving it need not be a daily struggle.

 

That's why we never mass produce but always tailor the look: Considering the individual's unique features and needs when conceiving their cut and colour.

 

We never concoct styles that just wash out, but cut a shape that stays in the hair, making it quick and simple to recreate every day.

 

Realising perfect beauty - individual and practical - is our goal.

 

Additional services included

  • In depth consultation
  • Luxury Hair wash
  • Relaxing head massage
  • Aftercare advice
  • Product Recommendation
Published in Services
Wednesday, 27 June 2012 23:48

Hair Colour & Balayage

 

If you're looking for the best hair colour for your highlights, balayage or ombre then we are the best salon in the area. 

We use the World's Number 1 Permanent Hair Colour - Wella Koleston Perfect. 

Wella colour gives truly perfect, intense and vibrant colour results due to highest quality ingredients.

With up to 100% grey coverage it will give root to tip evenness.

 

If it is a semi-permanent colour that you want we have beautiful shades available from our Wella Color Touch range. Color Touch is Ammonia free and gives 63% more shine in comparison to non-coloured hair.  

We use Wella colour to create balayage and ombre as they leave the hair shiny and healthy. The colour is natural looking and lasts.


 

Additional services included

  • In depth consultation
  • Luxury Hair Wash
  • Relaxing head massage
  • Home care advice

 

Published in Services