Tucked in updo is back

Winter is here and with it comes it’s own set of fashion challenges, the dreaded task to look good or to keep warm!

Well the tucked in hair trend has been around for a while and maintains a regular appearance when the temperature drops and if done right we kinda like it!


We already hear you saying it’s too messy but that’s what’s so cool, it’s like you put your jumper on and didn’t pull the hair out!

Try it the next time your heading out, let us know what you think. 

Hair up’s for Dummies

Even if you have the hand eye co ordination of a elephant we decided to drop a few looks to make this entire holiday season a little stress free and you can a little more time celebrating!

All of these are easy and can be done on dirty hair, in fact better on day old hair as long as it’s not oily. 


Now the secret to effortless, it’s not meant to be overly neat and plastered down with spray!

Embrace the mess, don’t encourage it just love it!

Is your hair being deep fried like a samosa?

We get asked a fair bit about why some stylist pull the hair so much when blow drying, as well as the more serious one ” why is there smoke coming off my head?”


Either of these create not only split ends but also melt & destroy your hair. There is a few things to look at to help you understand why it’s important you stop doing the unthinkable to your hair. 

Signs that you need to change salons 

If the brushes they use are all melted and the plastic is literally not there, it should be clean and the bristles in tact, like this brush that is used daily in our salon for the last 6 months!


If they melt the brush guess what? Your hair is going to be fried!


Combing out your hair shouldn’t hurt, always start from the bottom and work your way up. Firstly a little serum or leave in conditioner to make sure there is lubrication. 

If it’s pulling, chances are hair is being pulled out!

Smoke coming from your head like  it’s on fire? 

I would think this is kind of obvious, yet it still happens in 2016. Girls this is NOT NORMAL. The only time you could possibly has a slight smokey reside “burn off” is when your doing a keratin treatment but it’s very very slight. If your hair has a coating of oil ( read below why oiling is a complete no no!) then the resedue or build up is most likely taking the temperature of your hair to burning point!

“Oil residue plus heat creates higher temperatures than hair can withstand causing unrepairable damage”

They tell you you need to do a weekly ” hair spa” screams Rip off to me! 

We know the salon business and the tricks that go on with the idea the consumer doesn’t know or won’t care however the concept of “hair spa” and the entire industry pushing it harder than the Trump vote the night before elections is kind of insulting. If your hair is that damaged the only two options you have are cutting it off or Olaplex to repair the internal structure.  We have a linseed treatment that strengthens the cuticle and adds moisture to assist in no further damage. 

If they put you under heat or steam, this causes stress on the cuticle and swells it so for a few days it feels smooth! 

So there is a lot more to hair and choosing a salon than the attractive rate card, it’s about education and training.