When you really really want it to stay in place!

You have a place to be, someone to impress and you need your hair to stay exactly the way it’s meant too for hours without moving so what are you going to do?

You can walk around like this or go get a blowout that’s going to realistically match your expectations. Give us a call

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2 ways to get the perfect Beach hair!

We get asked, Beach or mountains, city or Surf and we have to say that Water is our jam, the Beach hands down but it should be close enough to a city or civilisation that you can get yourself a great coffee and we all will be happy! Beach hair has to be the most easy going hair, its effortless and has a carefree feel to it that money can’t buy!

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If you want to try to replicate “Beach hair” we suggest not trying too hard, it should be easy and starts with the right haircut, done the right way ( we do Dry Cutting technique ) which enables the hair to move and shift to the direction we want, making it effortless and wash and go. The product to try is Label M sea Salt Spray which no peeps it is NOT bottled sea water! After shampoo and conditioner you towel dry your hair and gently spray 5-6 pumps of it in and lightly fluff, LIGHTLY and let it dry naturally! If your lazy and want to try the other option then book yourself a flight to Bali on Malaysian Airlines and check into The Chill House get your Surf game on and relax in the Sun and CHILL OUT

Hair power foods to eat!

So many opinions about what food to eat and what is the best for hair, skin and nails when any qualified nutritionist will tell you the basics which is the 5 food groups and cover all of them and live a healthy life with enough water and sleep your body will function the way it is intended!

So before you order that extra cheese thick crust Pizza think of your hair!

 

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How to protect your hair color this Holi

Holi is a festival that is invasive to say the least, if you are all dressed up, hair done and head on then expect some random person to think its ok to throw coloured powder or water on you regardlessly!

Now whilst if you choose to play this game, or celebrate it could be fun however if you have just had a color done it can be a disaster that will take weeks or months to fix!

Now a lot reading this will say there are safe colors, ones that wash out easily and yet even after experiencing this time for the last 10 years have never seen them in action. The reality is the lighter your hair the more the staining will occur, so yes if you have black or dark hair you will not see the pink powder in your hair only maybe on your skin for a few days until you scrub it off!

Imagine you have spent good money getting your color done and a few hours in the Salon and finally your loving your hair only to get it ruined by a random stranger throwing coloured powder on you? How can you prevent it?

Reality would be to stay inside but if thats not an option we suggest the following

  • Don’t wash your hair for 2 days prior
  • Load up your hair with a wax or paste before heading out, this will help give it a slight protection
  • Cover with a scarf and tie it tightly, making sure that the ends are undercover also
  • Hairspray over it will also prevent staining to some extent

All of this is not 100% however it may help somewhat but obviously being out of that situation is better than anything listed here!

After the day is over and you are back home, use a clarifying shampoo on DAMP hair not wet, wash it 3 times to remove the color and condition.

 

If you have been stained and its risking ruining your mojo then give us a call and lets have a look at it to see what can be done!

 

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Hair foods to eat!

So many opinions about what food to eat and what is the best for hair, skin and nails when any qualified nutritionist will tell you the basics which is the 5 food groups and cover all of them and live a healthy life with enough water and sleep your body will function the way it is intended!

So before you order that extra cheese thick crust Pizza think of your hair!

 

Your welcome!

Is it time you started colouring your hair Guys?

So you have seen it all and yet nothing really interests you enough for you to book in for a color?

Well just because its not a normal mainstream color doesn’t mean it could not be cool, why not think outside the box and get some color just for fun!

 

Reasons to not tell your hairstylist what to do!

Most hairstylists have experienced clients who come in and chat about there hair, you both seem to be on the same page, the game plan explained and all agreed too.

Then the moment you start they start to move hair around and give you a step by step how to cut it, which “piece” needs cutting and why. Now we get it some people get anxious and we will make every effort to calm you down but seriously!?


The main reason why this won’t work is because you won’t be happy until we cut that one piece shorter or leave that one section out etc etc. We know hair better than you or you would be cutting it yourself, we know there are some salons that just have no idea and give you chest pain by simply being in the same street as them, we know we do!

That’s not us, if you would feel more comfortable to come in and chat about your hair before your appointment ( a day before or a week before ) please do that because we have a structure and system to follow and by swapping and changing 15-20 times through the cut is never going to make you happy!  Now on another note, please understand that your version of brown and your next door neighbours version of brown is different, due to life filters we all have a different version of things so before we color we always make sure that we are on the same page in terms of color words, do we pull the color chart out…some times but rarely as a lot of people think the swatch they choose is the color we go and select and it is so far from that its not funny!

If you trust us dont tell us what to do, if you dont trust us then keep walking

First photos of Kylie Jenner’s baby girl

Ever wondered if what life would be like if your parents were international celebrities? instead of summer holidays in a caravan or a tent? I guess everyone thinks life is better on the other side of the fence and it not until you are there that you realise nothing really has changed in fact the pressure is the same plus the pressure of being the child of a celebrity, with everything you do being watched and judged and talked about.

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Sorry no we do not have images of Kylie Jenner’s baby girl, but maybe its good to reflect on how privacy has become the ultimate luxury. When some things used to be kept to yourself, now its hard to fart without someone commenting or posting it!

Take these on your next trip!

It almost seems like a distant memory that you went on a holiday, maybe it was or maybe the last few weeks have been a little more than annoying who knows but we have some things you must be taking on your next trip away that will have your hair looking HOT the entire time. So no more just been shagged look, unless thats the look your going for.

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Space is limited in your bag, 30kg’s hardly gets your shoe collection let alone your hair equipment and product entourage etc.

Things you should take 

  • Shampoo & conditioner
  • A serum to keep the frizz at bay, and to resurrect your do the following day
  • Dry shampoo, unless your going on a beach holiday then why bother the sea water will do wonders
  • Silk pillow case, sounds a little OTT but will help you be able to sleep like a princess and not wake up looking like Shrek
  • Hair Tie’s, yes bring a few, god knows you will loose half of them anyway! Good idea if you are swimming to tie it up that way your not spending time doing hair before you go out later in the night
  • Hairdryer’s are usually there in most hotels but maybe a good idea if you are relying on it to confirm with them prior to going!

That should be all you take, if your packing more then its not a holiday its a work trip

 

 

 

 

When you are wearing this seasons outfit and 5 year old hair

Every Season you are reminded to buy fresh clothes right? Or for some its simply opening social media and seeing how that new pair of shoes is going to change your life and if you buy that you really need to get the bag to match and if you buy 2 then you get a code for 20$ discount so why not get it all! lol

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Yet you do this with the same cut and color you have been doing for the last 5 years, head to the salon and screw the hairstylist for cheaper and always rush them. Yep reading it kind of makes sense right? Well if its doesn’t then please close down this tab and walk away, clear history and never return or mention our name!

Your hair has seasons too, every season a few small changes can make a huge difference and will help evolve your look, we are not talking long to short kind of change, we are talking slight changes over time which helps bring your hair from one season to another seamlessly and yet still look current.

If you are tired of the same old same old then give us a call, drop in for a chat and work out how you can get the ball rolling on your hair!

Call 011 410 10011

Beautiful comes in all shapes, sizes and stuffed crust!

Do you have a type? yeah I like nice people, attracted to people with a god soul and a great personality, sure aesthetics make for first impressions and help a little but if your a knob, doesn’t make any difference after the first 5 minutes.

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Big, small, tall or short, long hair, short hair, pink hair, no hair…your can be beautiful just the way you are!

Love yourself first!

How do you get that front bit to go upwards and WTF is it called?

Its called a Quiff and its fairly easy guys, obviously if its cut the right way anything is possible, if its not its most likely fixable but regardless here is a few tips to get you looking as cool as  James Dean did!

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Lets imagine you have had your hairstylist cut it the right way and not left it too long, or too much weight ok…Lets just imagine life is perfect for a minute and after trying this if things go south then drop in and see us, we will be more than happy to go over it for you and show you!

  • Blow dry your hair, holding the front between your fingers and lifting it up as you go.
  • Once its dry and the hair is hot, turn the dryer to cold and ( holding the hair between your fingers blast it with the cold air, this sets it and helps hold it up)
  • Using a dry paste ( not a wax!) rub a small amount between your hands and dispurse through your hair, pulling it in the direction you want!

 

Bingo, your ready to rock like a rockabilly!

 

The trick to having healthy hair no hairdresser or product company will tell you

Yes its true, no one makes money when you have healthy hair, we can safely say this because at this rate we are flat out trying to fix everyone’s hair and it seems like no one is listening so we thought as a community outreach we should try and help the situation by explaining a few things. After all even if you do not come to us for your hair, if we can help in a small way for you to look and feel better about your hair then its great news!

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So here are a few things that are FACTS about hair and hair care, how to make sure you don’t end up down a dirt road that leads you to searching on google ” Wigs ” or ” hair extensions”

  • Always get your hair trimmed every 6-8 weeks regardless of the length you have, the length you want.
  • The term ” Global color” is another way of saying let me ruin your entire hair not just the roots! There should be virtually no need to take color through the ends of your hair even once a year! Very time you do it damages!
  • A ” Hair Spa” DOES NOT FIX STUPID If you have had your hair ruined a few massages and steam is going to do NOTHING! Get a proper protein treatment, if you need advice then drop us an email and we can suggest a few different brands
  • Just because something is on discount, doesn’t mean that its right for you, sure we all love to save money but even if its 50% off it is still 100% waste of money!
  • Keratin is not a treatment to make your hair healthy! It reduces frizz and curl marginally and is NOT I repeat NOT a treatment to fix the bad condition that was caused by the bad color
  • Just because a brand has an amazing advertising campaign, it doesn’t mean their products are the best, some may be some may not be. Using a sulphate free shampoo whilst it is amazing it may not work on your hair!
  • Getting a blowout a few times a week and they burn it into place will in fact cause a lot of damage over 6-12 month. Don’t over heat your hair!

This is just a few, we could go on and on but this will get you started,

Pack your bags its time for a trip!

A good sleep is as good as a holiday, seriously what a load of rubbish! A good sleep is an essential part of a healthy life and can really screw up your mental health ( and others close by ) if you don’t get enough and is not at all like a holiday!

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Getting a new outfit or a change of hair is an escape and can give you the feeling of being fresh, sure it may only last you a day or two but it’s a kickstart to a new mood or vibe that will get you in a good headspace and thats at the end of the day important, that new headspace may just have you booking your next holiday!

If you are feeling like a break then pick up the phone and give us a call!

 

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When you kinda want to sparkle but don’t know how

You have finally decided that you want a little sparkle, not sure if it involves 27 packets of glitter stickers or a color in your hair?


If it’s stickers, please see the above image, not hard basically just get your kit off and start sticking, don’t stop until you run out of stickers.

If it’s hair then pick up the phone and call us!