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With everyone’s anxiety levels higher than ever it’s no wonder we are all putting off living. Making the simplest decisions suddenly have become a decision based on safety. We get it! The last thing anyone wants to do is be in a crowded space indoors!

On the outset just to update everyone we have maximum 2 clients at any point and it’s by prior appointment ONLY. We are now blow drying but if you don’t feel comfortable we won’t just let us know in advance. Every surface is sanitised between every single client and everyone is wearing a mask for the duration of the visit as well as the entire team every minute of the day!

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If you want to come in alone and be the only person in the salon, obviously the person cutting your hair, let us know as this is available by prior appointment also. Limited slots daily and can be done early in the day.

At the end of the day we know how you feel because we feel it too and no matter what requests you have to feel better we are happy to take them on board. The main purpose is delivering beautiful hair, making you feel good in the safest possible environment for all.

Simply call us on 01141010011 or Dm us on social media.

Curtain Bangs

The biggest thing that has come out of lockdown in 2020 for hair is low maintenance hair that flows with little effort. Whilst a lot of this is controlled by the cut it can be one of the most liberating things to literally wash and air dry, even in winter!

Often called Curtain Bangs or Eastern European bangs by some it’s having the best of both worlds, having bangs but also having the length to be able to wear it up. It looks effortless and is low Maintainence if done right.

On curly hair is gives you options you never had before!

Should you rinse in cold water?

There is always a lot of talk about things you can do yourself at home to make sure your hair is healthy. It’s hard to know what to believe or not to believe.

When it comes to a cold rinse, it does help soothe the cuticle and reduce the swelling of the hair marginally. Warm water swells the hair and is obviously more comfortable to shower in than cold water. Even the thought of a cold rinse is making us get chills. Will it help with the frizz, well yes slightly.

It’s possibly not worth the risk of catching a cold during winter so you can skip it. What you may want to adapt and try is after your blowout on each section blasting it with cool air, this does the same thing but also sets the hair the way you want it. It’s hot or warm air that dries it and the cool air in fact sets it!

For a longer lasting blowout use the cold air feature on your dryer, it’s there for a reason

How to get Men’s hair color done right!

It’s an easy change to your look to color your hair but getting it right so you don’t end looking weird can be a challenge.

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Guys can be lazy, it’s true I know we were shocked also but it’s a fact and coloring your hair is not something you pick off a menu board based on your favourite actor. It can be time consuming and the Maintainence can be ( not always ) high. If you want a result you have to put the time and effort into it.

I guess part of the problem is the options, there are far too many. It comes down to how much maintenance are you ok with and how much effort you want to put in. If you are ok with 2-3 sittings in the salon over a week then maybe platinum blonde is ok for you.

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And if you just maintain the ash tone by using a silver shampoo then your look could evolve into something like this as it grows out.

With darker roots as it grows

Or if you want more fun then you need to go through the above then you can color it some fun colors but beware that these colors don’t last long and you will need to touch it up every week or so.

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It you want pastel tones then you have to go platinum white first. These hair colors require a clean white base to start with.

Now if you start and decide it’s too much work then you will be left with a yellow or gold color that ends up looking like a bad DIY

Even Rockstars get yellow if it’s not complete!

So if you guys want to color your hair, the best thing to do is get some references of what you love then get yourself a consultation and a plan on how & when you will do it!

The difference between a lot salons

Finding out what you want is never as easy as asking “ what do you want” it’s always a lot more than what’s on the surface. A lot of people underestimate communication snd it can destroy economies, marriages and certainly be the difference between an horrific salon experience and one that you love!

Short to you is one thing, short to us is another and whilst you may not want a bleech used it would all be a belief based on the past or your understanding on what it does. Having someone explain the what why and how of you achieving something always helps. It may be right you shouldn’t do it, it may be also the only way you will ever love the look. Ask the right questions and you will get the good answers.

It’s true hairdressers talk a lot but in our own defence it’s because we know that’s how we find out the information we need to be able to make you love your hair.

Same but different as we are all unique
It’s what happens in this chair before the cut that makes it a beautiful experience

Consultations are always free and it’s about finding out what you want and how to get it including pros and cons and price together with options.

Leaking Hair

Ever had an important meeting or function and the grey hair is poking out making you feel a little old? Hair mascara can be used ( typically ) but if it’s hot or you are under lights, add a little perspiration and…..

Rudy Giuliani- President Trump’s Lawyer

So before you try this and end up being the laughing stock of the planet, plan ahead and get your color done!

Moral of the story is, mistakes happen to everyone even Donald Trumps lawyer! Also don’t try to cut corners to save time, do it right the first time

If your hair is thinning read this NOW

A lot of guys tend to let the hair grow in order to cover it up or comb it over so they feel like they have more hair. Loosing your hair can be traumatic or emotional & understanding it’s somewhat out of your control due to hormones can be hard for some to embrace. Your hair doesn’t make you the person you are, in fact it has as much of a contribution as what clothes you wear. It’s your personality that speaks volumes about who you are. So in short don’t stress it’s not the end!

Getting the sides shorter exposes some skin therefore makes it look like there is less hair or density. Doing this matches the exposure to skin on the top so rather than looking like your going bald it looks like it’s meant to be!

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So before you start holding on for dear life to a thin mane get some advice on how to make it look thicker!

You bought a new dress but you should have got your hair done

Most likely we have all done this, filled up the fridge with food then gone and got take away for dinner. More often than not it’s about what makes you feel good and if it means shoes then so be it! Do what you got to do to make it a happy day!

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So if it’s a nice new dress or a blowout do it today you will feel better for it, don’t leave it in the cart!

Return of the 90’s claw clip

Well if you though hair habits haven’t changed this year you are wrong. Whilst a lot has changed throughout the world our personal habits and likes have changed also!

Flashback to the 90’s when you would see on the runway’s the claw clamp being used frequently it’s now a popular tool to be able to put your hair up in a few seconds with no fuss!

If you haven’t been a fan in the past maybe now is the time to give it a try!

Also another very popular trend has been oversized hair clips which sort out a bulk of the hair and complete the look yet keeping it super simple!

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How to avoid going gold!

Ever wondered why your hair ends up gold everytime you color it?

The darker the hair the more warm pigment it has in it. When you lighten the hair even slightly the warm pigment is visible. So when you do highlights unless you go light enough to eradicate all the warmth you will at some point need to have a plan to reduce it, maybe not now but down the line.

Before and after

Now there are limitations to the extent you can remove based on hair condition and actual color but no matter how far it’s gone it can be softened. you may not even need to color it, it could be as simple as using a toning shampoo. So the best thing to do is have a consultation and work out what needs to be done. Remember the more color or chemicals you do the more warmth typically will show itself.

Should you do a Global color?

Chances are if you color your hair you have been told to color the entire head of hair if not everytime every second, after all the color should be the same from roots to ends correct?

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Wrong! If you want it to look natural and be healthy you shouldn’t be coloring the ends, it should be left to fade a little to give a more naturally worn color. Apart from the look of it, think about the condition, if you keep putting a color on the same hair over and over again the damage is going to eventually catch up with you!

A worn color is typically 1-1.5 shades lighter on the ends due to sun, exposure and slight fading. It looks good but if it becomes too gold or red you can tone it a little every now and then as needed or alternatively use a toning shampoo that helps keep the warm pigments shrunk.

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How to get it to flip

The way your hair moves and bahaves is largely due to the way its cut. It’s a living part of our body that behaves the way it does for a reason. It’s understanding why and creating the right shape,length and texture to encourage it to do what you want versus what it will try to do naturally.

The back will flick out if the length is just reaching the shoulder or if it doesn’t have weight in the layers
You will find it going sideways once the length hits shoulders if it’s too heavily layered

If this isn’t what you want it’s our job to create the right environment for your hair to do what it’s told rather than leaving it to chance or a blowout for you to feel good and be happy with the way it looks!

How to avoid looking like a lampshade

When it comes to curly hair, it’s a constant battle of managing the condition of the curl, the humidity and the overall shape of your hair. One wrong move and it’s a possible disaster that can last months.

Deciding on layers or no layers depends on the density and texture of your curls as every head of hair is different. But there is one common aspect of curly hair and that is the volume that layers create. Volume can be your friend if you just know how to utilise it. Hidden layers remove bulk and texturising creates volume so beware!

Very long layers on shoulder length hair creates wide shape
Lots of shorter layers creates big hair and bigger shape
Shorter length and bulk removal creates a soft shape

Then the product and the way you handle your hair is another demonthat needs patience and less is more! A creme based product is typically better and once your out of the shower avoid touching it too much!

Get the right cut to enhance your awesome curls!

Be the only person in the frame

It’s almost the end of 2020 and while some have not had a haircut since March it’s kind of high time you did. Not only will you look better but you will feel like it too!

With no extra people hovering around you it’s just the person doing your hair and you!

Maximum 2 people getting their hair done at any point and no walk in’s it’s all via bookings!

Do you need more reason?

Why it’s important to be you!

It’s easy to get swept up in trends, following the masses and looking like everyone else! The problem is you are not everyone else, you are you! You are completely different to everyone is so many ways and it’s important that you do you the way you want!

A fairly boring world if we all looked the same, thought the same, had the same dreams with no variety or difference it would simply be boring!

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So before you follow, think about you and what you want to look like. Stand out by making you happy not just following everyone else!

Your Shoe collection is Hot but your hair looks like trash!

Chances are no one is going to tell you, you will be bombarded with omg I love your shoes but how often have you had compliments about your hair?

Now we are not saying your hair does look bad and if you can take the attention of the neglect with a nice pair of shoes you deserve a slow clap. However it may be easier to simply order new shoes online versus navigating an appointment and going to the salon. We get it.

Before ordering your next pair, why not make a booking to get your hair done?

How to grow out your hair

Ever wondered how some people go from one style to the next and it seems like it changes overnight?

It’s not some magical potion that makes the hair grow, it’s rather having a hair plan from one style to the next. It’s about having a long term plan or vision that you plan certain areas of your hair and color in advance so the style evolves and the shape of your styles grows into your new look.

Growing out a bob and bangs by slightly layering gives the illusion it’s longer then before you know it, it’s hitting your ahoulders and it’s suddenly not a bob but in fact it’s been a planned change.

If you want to change your look and are wondering how without a drastic change suddenly then come talk to us so we can get a hair plan in place for you!