Everything you need to know about the “Glass hair trend”

Who would have thought that hair trends instead of starting on the runway would in fact start online! The glass hair trend is exactly what you imagine after hearing the name and it started via none other than Kim Kardashian and followed shortly by Lucy Hale & Jennifer Yepez all looking smooth, shinny and perfectly styled straight hair. So what is it and how do you get it, well the look is a bob ( and obviously length variations can be different ) but its healthy looking and preferably feeling hair. Its kind of basic if you think about it and if your hair is fried then its going to take time and a little effort from you to be able to get there!

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Firstly the hair is cut into a very sharp boob that has no angles and is the one length, it needs to be the one length otherwise the hair will become flyaway from the layers and will be harder to get that smooth finish that is required for the look. What can be done is a clear gloss color, which is a color that is completely clear, this adds a coating of clear to help reflect light and give it more shine. Styling is done gently and depending on the hair texture you may need to iron it gently. Using a heat protecting serum and a light spray but a fair amount to ensure that the humidity doesn’t interrupt with the finish!

 

Just because the mass go there does not mean its not the crazy bin!

One of the easiest ways to find a salon is ask someone likeminded, asking just anyone where they go to get their hair done simply won’t work, maybe it will maybe it won’t but one would imagine its a hit and miss. If you know someone that has similar taste as you, likes to look after themselves then it may be the best bet to ask them for recommendations!

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Rememeber just because a lot of people go to a place, be it a salon or a “place” doesn’t mean its right for you, or anyone for that matter. A lot of the time some people a certain place is cool or the best simply because they have not experienced anything else.

If you have not ever loved your hair, then chances are the salon your going to is wrong for you, its kind of that basic.

Color in a Salon vs Colour from the Shops

We all have moments when money is tight, you have to choose between having rice for dinner or left over Maggi noodles from the previous night, its called balance and it happens from time to time. Now when it comes to wanting to feel good, even though your bank balance looks like a dirty street dog, you want to feel good right?!

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Now you have a choice, wait and feed yourself ( which is always a good first choice! ) or go and get your hair done, now whilst we like the second we would tell you to get your belly full then worry about your hair! When it comes to trying to save money on your hair a lot of salons or stylist may not be as open to giving you the options as we are, in fact we are a little shameless about it.

Our thoughts are very simple, if you need it then we will tell you, if you don’t we will tell you that also. When colouring there is some people who think they can go scout out the local market for the tube of color that they pointed too on the color chart and go buy it themselves and get someone to apply it. Now we love your thought process HOWEVER given that the color chart is a tool used by hairdressers to make sure the color in your mind is the same as the color we are thinking, its a TOOL not a recipe! Each color that we do is typically mixed with 3-5 different colours to get the exact color required for you, it is not coming out of one box…rarely!

If you want to look expensive don’t waste money and try to do it yourself as you will end up spending more on it!

You get color all over your face?

As the saying goes, work in shit, fall in shit and it’s never more true than getting a color done. I guess applying color to someone’s head is easier than going duck shooting but some hairdressers still think they are being artistic by creating a horizontal canvas across your head, face, floor, chair and at times the walls. Clean sections and attention to details is the best way to color hair, in fact if they have to get color remover out and scrub your face to remove it you should be re thinking your choice in salons. 


Often people will ask put more color on, as if by putting double it may last longer. Sadly this is not true, in some situations it creates more heat and alters the color process.  Color on ends is not something you should be doing often at all in fact unless there is a major problem color on ends should be slightly lighter than the roots so by doing it the only thing your doing is drying out the ends and creating a problem with the condition.