How to be at a Safe distance and still get your hair done

What is a safe distance and how can we get back to normal when it seems like it’s out of control? You are not alone, we all have a fear of being around others let alone sitting or being amongst a crowd!

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While we don’t have this dreamlike aesthetic we limited the people that are allowed into our space so no one feels like anyone else is there. We have a limit of two people at any time but offer one at a time ( subject to availability on request ) to ensure you feel comfortable while getting your hair done.

Let’s all be safe, no mask no entry and it must stay on 100% of the time in the salon. If you want to take a selfie please do it with the mask on 😷 the main goal is to get your hair done safely for everyone so you look and feel more normal.

We reduced our opening hours to Tuesday – Saturday 10-5pm so please call or DM for bookings as no walk in bookings are entertained.

How to look after your hair while you are busy on zoom calls

You are all too busy to live, we have heard all the horror stories about the new work mode a lot of you are doing to survive. It’s hard, whilst on one hand we need to work harder than ever and yet on the other hand we need to look after ourselves more than we ever have!

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Putting your hair up in a topknot doesn’t count as self care, it’s a time saver for sure and l guess but it doesn’t help you look or feel good about yourself. It’s a struggle to make time to shampoo conditioner and even to attempt a blow out is almost out of the question.

A quick fix which may help is washing your hair and putting it up damp, comb through with a wide tooth comb apply one or two drops of serum and a leave in moisturiser (if needed) twist it up and tie it off with band once the calls are over or later in the day take it out and you will have a soft bend texture which can make you feel more you.

Another option is doing the same thing but braiding it and letting it dry with the braids.

Wash and wear haircuts!

Right now the thought of sitting in a salon to make your hair look good seems useless and to be honest a tad odd. We have never had a weekly blowout culture nor have been involved in producing work that needs a lot of effort to style. It’s just not realistic today to think that anyone has time to sit and get a blow out every few days.

The cut is the framework that will support the shape. It’s not just cutting it dry it goes well beyond that, the direction of the blade when cutting to the angle the blade enters the hair to the tension the hair is held. Creating or encouraging movement that minimises time spend in front of the mirror is what we believe is beautiful hair.

Why we need to start looking after ourselves

It’s true we have gone from a culture of spending too much time and money on out appearance to zero and it seems like we are all doing just fine. That special cream for wrinkles is long gone and it seems like life goes on, what once was your morning ritual now just seems like an annoying waste of time.

It’s okay to pause and it’s ok to pull back and honestly it’s probable a good thing for a lot of us, so much unnecessary time and money wasted on things that simply didn’t matter.

What we do need to do it make sure our mental health and the way we feel stays positive, you can handle anything if we are mentally capable and ready. The way we look at ourselves sometimes is a reflection of the way we feel so it’s important that whilst we pull back on a lot of things that we realise we have to keep loving the reflection in the mirror.

We are not saying come get a color or get your haircut, we are saying love yourself for who you are and realise how blessed you are! Sure if getting a fresh haircut is what you need then we are here but it may not be and that’s ok too.

New Rules NOW OPEN

We reopened on the 3rd June after being closed for 11 weeks, various amount of apprehension which is normal and did various run through scenario’s on hygiene until we all were happy and felt safe, for both the team as well as the clients.

We have only maximum of two clients in the salon at any time, with a sanitize break to ensure proper swab down of all touch points, no cash only card with no one touching your card or machine, it’s covered each time in cling film and sprayed down. If you wish to be the only person in the salon please request that when booking and we will do our best to offer you a suitable time for that, however these slots are limited.

No drinks, coffee or food allowed in the salon and no one to enter unless you are getting your hair done. The front door is locked and upon arrival ( as long as it is the set time ) we let you in, check temperature, sanitise your hands and drop any bags at reception. We temperature check everyone including our team before entry.

We are not doing blow dry’s because it pushes the air around in the salon too much and whilst we are a safe zone, we feel safer not risking any element of infection. For colors we provide disposable face masks which can be changed prior to entering or in the washroom.

We limit any small talk face to face ( even with mask on ) and consult from over 1.5 metres away and all changes in hairstyle we request to connect on FaceTime prior to your appointment so we can chat and see your face without a mask while you are at home.

Yes it’s a lot to take in, we know but safety of our team and you is paramount and if we have to change down a gear or two and be extra careful then that’s what we all must do. If you have any request or question please don’t hesitate to ask as we all know it’s a stressful time.

We do look forward to seeing you and apart from fresh hair it fills our heart to see you and help you feel fresh and happy ❤️

Hairlines to lengthen your neck

We are all different and built differently and thank goodness for that! Very rarely do we look at the back of our head and see what others see.

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Mohit has incredibly thick hair which adds weight and volume giving him the appearance of a thicker neck.

What we did here is cut it with clippers removing the weight. As you can see dramatically different!

A little taper off the edges to smoothen it and give him a better finish for longer. Lengthening his neck.

Blended it in, cleaned up the hairline and gave him some texture at the top.

We coloured his hair brown and counter balanced the warm tones so it looks more natural now and he looks like a different person!

Express service

Ok so let’s be honest it’s hardly the time to wonder the streets, go window shopping or go sit in a salon for hours on end without a certain level of stress and anxiety kicking in. We know that and want to spell out a few things to put your mind at rest.

Firstly we are not blow drying currently due to the air getting pushed all throughout the salon and disturbing air flow ( makes sense ) so right there you cut 10-15 minutes off your “in salon” time. Consultations for changes are done over the phone or via video prior to you coming in so there is less talk more action once you get here.

There is always small talk and catch up that we need because we have been part of your life and quite frankly we have been dying to know what happened to your cousin who was dating her bosses ex father in law. Don’t worry we will make time for that, we are multi skilled.

We have limited people in the salon at any moment with the door locked so there is zero distractions and it’s a safe place so we can’t wait to see you. Whilst we are not parkour artists we know you want to see us but also want to be back home safely.

Low Maintainence hair color

No one wants to spend hours in a salon anytime but especially now but you also want to look & feel good especially after the months we have had!

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With naturally darker hair going blonde can be time consuming and certainly isn’t the low Maintainence hair that we all need right now. The warmer caramel tones typically don’t take long to achieve and don’t put the hair under too much stress to achieve it.

Get this look that’s fresh and leaves your hair looking great for the months ahead and doesn’t leave you having to go to the salon every month.

Physically back to work but not mentally

Not sure about everyone else but heading back to work is hard! Partly given the fact that we all just enjoyed the longest holiday of our lives and slept, ate whenever we felt like it with little care of times or routine.

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Well we understood that’s why we have reduced our hours, we open 10-5pm now at the moment to make sure the work-life balance transition is easier for us all. A tired hairdresser is not a happy hairdresser. We can accommodate early morning bookings if you prefer with advance requests being subject to availability.

Stay healthy and rested to make sure you do not get run down both physically and mentally.

Want to get your hair done but don’t want to see anyone

You are not alone, it’s a very real feeling the last place you want to be is amongst crowds or in a space filled with more people than needed. Honestly it’s ok to feel like that, in fact we all do.

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We only have 4 staff in the salon and only maximum of two clients at any point, the door is locked and no one else is allowed. It’s out and about without the feeling of people in your space. We have a lot of health protocols in place for the salon to keep us all safe. But we also know how you feel and are doing everything we can to make sure it’s a relaxing experience.

The last thing any of us want right now is multiple people in your space, don’t worry this will never happen with us not now or beforehand.

Looking forward to seeing you all in the salon now we are open!

The lockdown made me love my grey

They say always look on the bright side and we have been saying to stop covering your grey hair for a while now so it’s no surprise 11 weeks locked up you have finally decided to like it!

The idea that our hair should be the same color as when you were 23 isn’t a new one, in fact most people think grey ( or actually white ) hair isn’t real and refer to it as if it’s not natural at all. Well it is and it’s ok!

The idea of getting back to normal should include a visit to the salon every 10-15 days to make your hair dark there are OPTIONS and considering you already have a substantial regrowth now is a great time to make the transition. It’s not about going cold turkey, although that is an option too rather soften the white hair and the contrast of the old color and the new.

Coloring it never made it grey it’s your DNA and has nothing to do with you coloring your hair. The darker you color it the faster you see the roots Read this

So if your ready for a NEW YOU and want low Maintainence there are options, talk to us on how to avoid going back to the old you that had to co Stanely worry about the white hairs showing!

Instead of constantly going darker why not go lighter?
Or make it stand out, adds character
As it is being managed out with smudging it looks great
Guys look good with white hair too!

Why you should avoid salons using hairdryers

With everyone feeling the stress of not knowing if they should leave the house, go get your hair done or if you should be looking for a salon that the staff wear hazmat suits here is a few facts which might help you decide!

First one is hairdryers, it’s been a few months and you want a blowout, well like everyone there is always things we miss and a good salon probably won’t be doing blowouts with it without a cut because it enhances the airflow throughout the salon, pushes air from you to others without any way to protect other clients, staff or anyone else in the space. Check here we decided to follow international advice and are not doing blowouts to make sure we are all safe.

Hazmat suits and face shields well as there is various thoughts on this and a lot without any evidence other than to visually freak you out but not in fact doing anything. We have seen some salons staff dressed in hazmat suits happily doing blowouts which is in fact counter productive and possibly troublesome. Clothes don’t carry the virus so there is no need to wear a hazmat suit More evidence

Now face shields, this is to protect the wearer more than anyone else, given the fact that the only part of the body is exposed is the eyes it protects the wearer from airborn particles that could be blown in. Now if everyone is wearing a mask and the area is sanitized and the airflow is controlled it’s highly unlikely that you need to wear it. More here

Now what we are doing is no blow drying, all staff and clients wearing masks at all times, temperature checks of team plus clients prior to entering, no coffee tea or water served and every area sanitised between clients. Limiting salon to only 2 clients spaced several metres apart at any time, no one allowed into salon unless appointment, no deliveries into salon during working hours and only using electronic payments. No cash!

We understand we all are feeling nervous and stressed about going out into a new space and so are we. We are happy to explain more over the phone and answer any questions you have. Whilst life must go on, it has to be safely done.

The lockdown gave my hair a fresh start

After a few months of not blow drying your hair, you have fallen in love with your curls! No matter how many times we told you, you had to find out for yourself and yes they look great natural but there are a few things you need to get right to make sure it is fact low maintenance.

Curly hair typically lacks moisture and will respond differently in humid weather compared to dry environment so it’s important that if you are going to use products you choose the right one. Creams and leave in moisturiser need to be your best friend and while every head of hair is different when trying a new product, you will need to try various ways and find both the right product as well as the right way it works best on your hair. Some moisture creams work best on wet hair while the same product may work better on your dry hair, depends on your hair, the

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The cut, which is the most important element of getting the curl to behave move and perform the way you want is all about our “dry cutting” technique. Going far beyond simply cutting hair dry it works using the natural flow and movement of the hair to encourage a better formed curl that looks soft, behave and have some kind of purpose. It’s about creating the right weight, texture and structure so the natural flow of the hair is maintained and functions with ease with or without product!

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So if you have come out of the lockdown feeling less high maintenance and really want to keep loving your curls give us a call.

Are you tired of your reflection?

Don’t know about everyone else but waking up is hard, looking at my reflection asking myself how, why and a list of so many questions and wondering how can I get through each day. Well it starts with smaller steps I guess and do things that make you feel good.

Things will get better, this will end and your dreams will come true it’s just a moment in time!

So if your hair is annoying you or you simply are bored with your hair then get yourself something fresh! We are open and ready to make sure it’s not only a safe experience but you walk out feeling and looking better!

Give us a call 01141010011

We are now open!

So after 10 weeks closed and the entire world stood still it’s time to slowly open back up. As of Wednesday 3rd we will be reopening the salon! Yes say good bye to that top knot and 4 inch regrowth it’s time to get your post lockdown game on!

Now while we want to make everyone happy, we also know there are limited hours in each day. We have extended our hours but you may still have to wait so get in early. We have made some adjustments to how we do things for the first few weeks which are based on what other countries have done in salons. We are limiting number of people in the salon at any point and there will be no waiting area open to anyone other than the people getting their hair done. Blow drying hair is the use of forcing air both around your head as well as forcing the air around the salon, which is not ideal. We will be doing color, cut and hand styling your hair with no heat.

Why no blow dry? Well air gets pushed around during the process causing the air around you to be circulated all through the salon, hence making social distancing useless. This we will reassess as we move forward but feel it’s the safest option for all.

As you can imagine, after almost 11 weeks closed we are all eager to get back and start feeling good however it’s important that we all do our bit to keep everyone safe.

For bookings you can slide us a DM or call 01141010011 from tomorrow!