Summer Beard tips

Any bloke with a beard will tell you that at times it gets itch as hell, you just want to scratch it till your face falls off. Obviously doing this in public sends off jungle man vibes ( and not in a Tarzan good way ) so it’s best to follow a few rules to keep the skin and face healthy to avoid this. 

Wash your beard daily, you can use the same shampoo as you do for your hair, beat to use a Sulfate & Parabin free products they are gentle. If you have a longer beard wash it after eating to make sure there is no food left it it 🙊

Condition only the ends of your beard, do not apply the conditioner on your face. Comb it with the conditioner in

Moisturise your skin under your beard. 

Do not! Apply oils on your face. 

Sadly a lot of guys tend to neglect your skin and when you have a beard the general thought is its low maintanence, which is true however there are things you need to do so it is easier but also looks groomed. 
Trimming your beard should be done every 2-3 weeks to keep it in shape, whilst it grows at the same speed as the rest of your hair, it can get out of shape faster. 

Always get the right advice

There is always a reason for everything we do, sure at times our explanation may be different but it usually gets our point across.  


When you have the right tools or products but don’t know the exact way to use them things can go very wrong, maybe not as wrong as the image above ( who read use small amount to make anything spicy 🌶 hot )

When we talk about hair care it’s always as much about how to use it rather than just selling it because if you don’t use it the right way, you won’t like it and won’t see the benefit so it’s useless. It’s all about knowing how, when, where and how much. A great hairstylist will explain all of this to you and should be reducing the amount of things your using to get the desired result rather than filling up your bathroom full of things you will never use. 

Get some free hair advice, drop in and see us!

So you have joined a Cult?

So you’ve joined a cult, you need to fit in ( we get it, not our thing but ok ) you are told your hair has to be exactly the same as the other 452963 members, shoulder blade, black all the one length and braided pony tail. 


But let’s just imagine for a moment your not in a bus 🚌 on the way to the private “farm” where you will all eat the same food, wear the same clothes and show the exact same personality. Wouldn’t it be nice to look & behave a little different or at the very least not have too?

What if you want to be brown, have some layers, maybe some bangs, maybe wear it out? Omg you could do so much it’s making us feel anxious, my head is going to explode, you could actually stand out. 

In case you didn’t get on that bus pick up the phone and call us on 011-41010011

Your hair growth facts

Your hair outside your body ( the visible stuff ) is dead keratin, the growth happens inside your body so before you start thinking about things you can do on the outside make sure your body is all set up for the best production for growth!


Obviously a good balanced diet is needed, a good amount of sleep, adequate hydration, limited stress etc etc and the list goes on. Let’s think about your scalp as the environment, it effects the growth but last time we checked, limited absorption of product, serum or your favorite ” hair spa” is not going to miraculously effect your hair that is under your scalp. 

A healthy scalp needs regular shampooing, daily is recommended with a Sulfate free product and never, never put oil on your scalp. It effects the ph level of the scalp area which in turn effects hair growth and not in a good way. 

A good diet, good sleeping pattern and good products when regularly shampooing. Sadly eating this or that to try to assist will help as much as eating 300 carrots a day to give you that flushed healthy cheeks lol

Get yourself into our salons and ask us what’s what. 

How to talk hair like a boss! 

For a lot of people they know what they want but can’t explain it, we decided to make things easier and give you the lowdown on the basic hairdresser coloring terms to help you describe the images in your mind. There will always be a different version of most things when it comes to describing something that you can’t physically see. Color charts ( or shade cards ) are possibly the worst guide to color ever as it’s not hair so it’s an instant misconception on result, shine, tone etc. 

We always spend more time to make sure the depth, tone, reflect and undertone of any color is discussed firstly so everyone has a clearer picture of the end result. 

Let’s look at some terms used in a salon and break them down 

Global color or base color

This is a color applied to your entire head of hair, can be done by itself or st the same time as highlights or foils. 

Warm &  cool tones

Warm colors refer to red, gold &a copper whilst cool tones are violet ash and flat blondes or browns. 

Brassy

Sadly we all have the friend who thinks she is blonde but it’s more like Garfield orange. That’s brassy. 

Ombré 

Now whilst Donald Trump recently referred this technique to some bad gangsters in the USA ( Donald Trump speech ) it is in fact the blending of one color on the roots to a soft transition to another color on the ends without a visable line. 

Dip dyed

Just like the name suggests it’s like getting your hair and dipping it in a bucket of color.  It’s bold. 

Ballayage

This is a freehand technique the hair artist uses to create a very natural shift of color throughout the head, it’s random, it can be done with multiple colors and it’s low Maintainence. Beware it should be done by a very trained colorist. 

Part line highlights 

As the name suggests it’s highlights just on the Partline, can also be called crown lights, tiara highlights, halo highlights and few more but you get the gyst. Can be done by itself or in between when your full head of highlights need doing when the bank balance only allows part payment. 

Hair Spa vs Hair Treatment

Well most people think of a certain brand when they think of the term “hair spa” let’s make things basic.  Hair spa is basically conditioner or a mask like product, a nice massage and maybe some steam. A treatment is a product that repairs on a cellular level, typically isn’t about massage but can include however is irrelevant to the end result.  

Toner

This is quite simply the adjustment of the tone of your color, used when going lighter to reduce or deposit certain tones. If your hair is brassy then ( depending on how bad it is! ) this could be the right thing for you. 

Now here are a few really common things we get asked or told ( no seriously we do )

I don’t need a full cut just a quick trim, is it cheaper?

I don’t want a lot cut off just the ends!

The color you did 4 weeks ago has grown out! Was it permanent ( as she points out the line which new hair color is showing )

I just had it trimmed 3 months ago it doesn’t need cutting. ( should be every 6 weeks )

Dont leave the color on too long or it will be too dark. ( color is chosen and mixed and timing has zero link to depth of color )

Don’t use conditioner it makes my hair fall out. ( we still hear this in the salon all the time. Conditioner makes your hair smooth hence the loose hair in your mane will slide out regardlessly )

So it’s best to have the right picture references possibly 2-3 together with your correct verbiage. 

Consultations are always free so drop into any professional salon and get an idea of what they can do.