Who decided that if you were a certain sex your hair had to be this or that, stupid and it’s changed! thank goodness
It’s time you did what you wanted, short hair, long hair, pink hair, green hair it’s your hair so why not do what you want. Now short hair on woman screams confidence, sexy and super low Maintainence which sounds like 2021 hair if you ask us!
A dramatic increase is drastic haircuts so far this year and it’s far from over! So if it’s something that’s been in the back of your mind why not just do it!
To have healthy hair you need to do a few things and none of which you can swap or change. It’s not a bargaining thing it’s facts, you can not have a good diet and only sleep 3-4 hours a day and expect to be full of energy. Just like you can not skip gym 6 days a week and have a killer body, sadly it just doesn’t work like that. Healthy hair is a combination of what you do internally and how you treat your hair once it’s outside your body.
Hair once visible is not living matter so it’s incredibly susceptible to damage and must be treated with respect in order for it to be in best possible condition.
We all want what we want, some want every chemical treatment available and yet wonder why it’s not silky smooth and healthy, well sometimes you can’t have your cake and eat it too. Healthy hair starts with you and your diet, a balanced diet that ensures your body is getting all the nutrients and fuel to be able to function and grow the best hair.
Can you increase hair growth? Reality is no, sure some will say you can because we all want to hear it but truth is you can not. Hair grows marginally faster in summer vs winter that is a fact.
If I’m growing it why should I trim it every 6 weeks?
May be obvious but in case you slept through that class, hair is dead, if you don’t remove the ends every 6-8 weeks then you will get split ends which will travel up your hair shaft and break off. Hence your hair will appear like it’s not growing or at times getting shorter. If it grows on average 1.5 inches per month you can trim 1/2 inch every 6 weeks it’s still getting longer right?!
Can I rub fruit, oil or anything on it to make it grow faster?
Um no, if you have any idea how skin works, it’s not soil and your not growing tomatoes 🍅 compost on your scalp will only give you a bacteria infection and do absolutely nothing to your hair growth!
Can vitamin supplements help?
In some respect yes, if for whatever reason you can not cover the five food groups then you can add a Su plumber to assist however again this is a last resort and not going to grow your hair faster or thicker.
The best advice is everything in moderation, make sure you have a hairstylist that will say no to you in the interest of healthy hair, don’t do something for the sake of it and always use good products.
So best thing to do is start with a good well balanced diet, good healthy lifestyle and a good night sleep!
Nothing screams “home alone” more than a cropped fringe that’s let’s just say a tad uneven or lop sided. But the feeling of doing something new and different is obviously a rush especially right now! Will it suit you, will you regret it, will it be hard to manage? So many questions but if you put it into perspective, it’s hair and it grows back!
The last 18 months life has changed and we have all taken a long hard look at who we are, what we do and who we want to be. We have seen a dramatic increase in people growing colors out, grey hair is now cool!
Actually it always was but a lot of us had a very warped impression we should all look the same no matter what our age was or no matter what your natural color was. The upkeep on coloring white hair dark is out of control, seeing some people doing it every week so no one would notice that in fact you are 90% white.
Imagine not being able to go away for 2 weeks anywhere in the world without worrying about where you would get your color touched up!? The dark color would make the light natural color look terribly obvious and constantly checking the mirror to see if it’s obvious or not.
Time has come for a more low Maintainence hair color that gives you freedom! Sure it isn’t easy to get you over the hump of looking like a neglected human but once you do it’s worth the pain!
Often we have a plan for things with little or no idea what will happen when you get to the end. Could be “I will travel the world when I retire” or “Once I get fit, I will be happy” and rarely anything changes once you reach that point because the end goal is constantly moving. It’s a goal with no end date or resolution. It’s annoying yes we know!
If you are like thousands of others you will be growing your hair, but what for? For your wedding? To make others happy? To put it into a pony tail? For what?
We see a lot of people growing their hair so they can put it into a pony tail which to the untrained eye is the same as shaving it off, but yet you won’t go short because you feel long hair suits you?!
The reality is, it’s more about how it makes you feel than they actual way it looks! What are you doing with your hair? Are you growing it on purpose or just because that’s what you think you should be doing?
Well calm down no one is asking you to get naked, lay on a couch with pearls and be painted.
The French Bob is possibly the latest craze in the urge to become low Maintainence with our hair! Since it’s a constant fear of either a lockdown or an outbreak we all want to be best prepared and still look fresh and in fashion.
Lending itself to ease of styling it simply doesn’t demand anything g from you if it’s cut properly other than wash and go. Using the natural movement the hair has it looks hot left to dry natural or can look super sleek blown out and styled.
If you can’t go to France, then maybe it’s time to get a fresh new look!
From short to barely seen the options for guys when it comes to short hair is endless and let’s face it, in this heat who wants to be stressed about your hair anyway!
Originally a Military haircut is the “High & Tight” or the Skin fade what it’s called now is the ultimate low Maintainence haircut. Depending on how short you cut the top, you can almost certainly ditch the hair products or at the very least use little!
Honestly with everything being so uncertain, we don’t understand why you are still reading this and not getting a haircut!
With 85% chance of having some degree of baldness by the time you are 50 why do most men freak out about it?
Don’t know if it is more of a image guys have or guys or in fact there is some element of truth to it making you less manly. Who knows however I guess if it does then these guys must be the expectation?!
It’s certainly not hard to think of an action hero that is bald, typically they all are so I guess it doesn’t make you less manly. Does it make you look older?
Ok so maybe girls find bald men less attractive?
It appears like men that have shaved heads live a normal life, it appears like they don’t loose anything, it also appears they still manage to being attractive to the opposite sex. It also in fact seems like they are badass!
So before you think of holding onto every single stand and risk looking insecure why not think about shaving it off
You might have spent years studying, thousands of dollars on the latest clothes but if your hair doesn’t have purpose then all that money and effort has gone to waste. It’s true guys tend to be lazy when it comes to basic things like hair whilst at the same time ( in a parallel universe ) be completely obsessed over a game where a ball gets kick from side to side. Go figure!
So if you have had something that works for you, that’s great but doesn’t mean you need to keep doing the same thing for the rest of your life!
Here are some hair styles that you can put on your to-do list and help you evolve your look!
So the options are endless giving you so many opportunities to stand out and be constantly evolving your look. Hair doesn’t have to be boring guys!
We have heard it all when it comes to strange requests for an appointment and honestly some of them as crazy and extreme as they sound, don’t really surprise us. The fear and anxiety is real and we always say whatever it is that makes your feel comfortable isn’t crazy. Since early last year we took a very conservative approach to our work environment, the amount of people at any given point and the flow of people in and out of the salon.
For a large portion of the world that haven’t experienced the sheer devastation of COVID some of our *conditions of entry were considered extreme. Although not once did we apologise, we want everyone to be safe including ourselves.
Now 15 months later, on our second lockdown once we know when we can open we have a clear model that works for everyone keeping all clients and staff safe. It’s limited seating, limited appointments, no mask no entry for everyone, no walk in’s, door locked, early morning starts for anyone wanting to be the only person in the salon and extreme hygiene. So if you are searching for a place to get your hair done once we are reopen then save this post, shoot us an email or give us a call once we are open.
If you have any concerns, questions or requests please don’t hesitate to contact us, if you don’t ask the answer is always No!
We have all been there, you’ve seen a really sexy dress and it had to be purchased but moments later you realised you don’t have the right shoes for it! Or you get the perfect shoes with the perfect heal in the perfect color but realise no clothes in your wardrobe will work.
You set out to get your quick fix of retail therapy and it turns out to be more like a landslide you can’t stop.
There is little you can buy that brings you instant joy and can make you feel happy instantly without having to then purchase other things to make sure you can wear the one thing you wanted to buy! It’s a rare race and my head hurts thinking about it to be honest.
Hold on yes there is! It’s a fresh haircut or color that doesn’t need anything else to look good. Can be worn with whatever you have on now and look as fabulous. No extra shoes, no new dress needed nothing at all it’s just your hair then it’s ready to be taken out no matter what you are wearing.
So if you are like 99% of people and live to shop but have limitations then maybe once things reopen you should consider an investment in your hair.
It’s hard to know where to start, was last year worse or 2021. This year and especially the last 8 weeks has been some of the most challenging in a lot of people’s lives, for many it’s been tragic and we have all been lest feeling broken and yet we are the lucky ones. It’s tested every element of our life, emotional, physical, spiritual and financial. Sure we will heal and the scars we will get used too over time, there has been an enormous about of tragedy and an incredible spirit of community that brings so much hope and love.
As a small business and having been through 11 weeks of lockdown last year and now in our 6th week but obviously everyone’s safety comes first. Whilst we would love to be on the salon right now, we wouldn’t at the cost of someone health or life! Last year we offered pre payment of your next booking to receive 20% off and have had several clients ask if we can do this again, so here we are and have decided to offer it again!
Simply shoot us an email to [email protected] pay your advance booking fee and get 20% off once we are open. Please be aware image above is not actual the package but you will get an email receipt along with encouraging words to help you keep the scissors away from your hair. The amount you pay is for the service you will be booked in for and will block your next appointment on our priority list. If you wish to pay for more than one appointment we can arrange that too. We have had several people buy store credits for a friend who needed cheering up, which is an incredible gesture too!
By pre paying you are helping support a small business and ensures that you will have priority once we open. You will have the first choice of appointments, once we have a confirmed date you will be the first that gets called and offered a priority booking.
Write to us stating,
Your full name, phone number, the amount you wish to pay and we will email you the bank details, once the transaction has been done we will send you a conformation email.
How long since you sat in a salon chair and relaxed while your hair was being done, weeks of not months since you had your color looking fresh. It’s been weeks if not months since you had someone wash your hair. Let’s face it, the idea of transcending into a blissful state of relaxation for an hour and walking away feeling positive, loved and fresh is a dream right now.
SALONS ARE NOW OPEN
Post Lockdown Glow-Up is going to be waiting for you, what will you change?
Doesn’t matter what you do, it’s how it makes you feel that’s important. The clothes that you wear, the way you wear your hair, choose what makes you feel the best you can be. Ignore everyone else!
Seems we have been here before and we all feel the anxiety of the current situation with Corona. Whilst we have till date limited people in the salon to 2 at any given time we have now changed due to the current situation.
From today onwards you will be the only person getting your hair done or client in the salon at any moment. This is for everyone’s safety and to ensure peace of mind. As we have done till date all surfaced and tools will be sanitised between clients and everyone is wearing masks. Temperature checks before entry and door is locked so no walk in’s
One person getting their hair done at a time!
Now to make sure this works smoothly, appointments will be made and timings need to be kept. Understand if you have a booking, it blocks the entire salon so please be punctual.
All of our safety is our only concern right now. We look forward to seeing you!
If there was ever a moment in time that getting a haircut that was zero maintenance it’s most definitely now!with work from home being the normal it’s a stretch to think of spending time doing your hair when most likely you aren’t even showing your face on zoom calls anyway.
Creating the right texture in the cut to utilise your natural flow of the hair can literally change the way the hair sits! Now sure it’s not like you can make straight hair curly but it’s about making the best of what you have. It may be a certain shape and length would work better snd encourage the hair to behave better. It may mean creating texture by adding less weight or more in certain areas.
Handy hint or word of advice would be stop touching your hair so much, typically when you try too much you end up creating frizz or the wrong movement and the structure goes for a toss! Use the right products and apply them gently rather than brushing or combing your hair too much.
It starts with getting the right haircut which will be the foundation to getting a wash and go look!
It’s true that men’s hair doesn’t drastically shift from year to year or season to season. We had the “grow it long at the top” moment that lasted longer than most people’s foreheads doing the elevated quiff and thank god it’s now reduced to a few rather than everyone.
Now given that most of us are still wearing masks it makes sense that the sides are kept short otherwise it can get annoying. Short fades are still in and super easy but we are seeing less length on the top so styles have moved into super low Maintainence.
So given that 2021 is more about your happiness and making your life easier. Do whatever makes you happy!
Summer is here and by the looks of things it’s going to be hot!
It’s always a mad dash to get air conditioners serviced, get your hair in order and mentally prepare for months of endless air conditioners. Your hair needs to be ready for what it is about to be put through!
Some quick things to get on top of now!
Get a trim, you have been putting it off now is the time to do it. Removing split or damaged ends now before they get a chance to travel up the hair shaft.
Reassess your routine, maybe you need to change things. Could be since it’s getting hotter you need to shampoo more often as the perspiration on your scalp will be more and you need to remove it or the conditioner isn’t strong enough. Adding a leave in conditioner is a good idea during summer also.
Can’t get that shine? Doing a gloss color adds shine and helps protect the hair from the sun! It’s harmless and ideal to do every 6-8 weeks and gives you maximum shine.
If you are thinking of color this could be a good time to change things up too, adding color at the start of summer is an ideal way to get the most out of your look.
Use a leave in serum, leave in moisturiser and sun protection as well as a cap or hat when possible!
First you see it on a celebrity, next a friend and you start to think maybe it would look good on you. A few weeks later random people on social media are wearing it now it’s spreading faster than bad news!
By now you know you must try it, but will it look the same on you? Will it look as good?
Everyone is different and while some trends are universal whike other depend on the individuality of the person.
With hair trends not everyone suits white platinum blonde hair nor everyone can achieve it. Hair texture condition and history is very different so it’s not always achievable nor desirable. Get a consultation before you decide that balayagè or a pastel color is right for you!
Colouring hair is as much about selection and current state of the canvas as it is about placement. The art of doing less for more impact is smart and essential if you want to have healthy hair. Shadow coloring is about placement of color to help other colors pop. Can be that you want to go lighter or it’s too gold so adding a darker ash element helps give the illusion that the existing color is lighter and not gold.
If you have an off white wall beside a white wall suddenly the off white wall looks very off white. Now put the off white wall beside a dark brown or black wall suddenly it looks completely white. It’s an illusion but it works every time! Same concept with hair, to get the blonde to look blonde
Balayagè started out as a merging of colors that blend rather than a overall lightening effect. You can vary the density of color however it you want low Maintainence then for darker tones naturally it’s best to limit the exposure.
Now shadowing color on the roots or smudging blends the root color ( your natural color ) through to give you a blended tone change from roots to ends and can be done to correct or blend a regrowth or to help grow out your color. If you want to grow out a solid color whilst still using the color on the mid lengths and ends this is a great way to do it!
So before getting balayagè check the variations as there are many but most of all make sure you know if you want solid or a more broken up result.
A lot has made us change habits and for some we were already doing some of the things we all know expect and love. Having to pick up the phone or wait until certain hours to interact with a business is something honestly not many want to do nor really have too any more. Not sure about you but I want to be able to do what I want almost 24 hours a day!
Now before you slide us a DM at 3am expecting a reply I can assure you, it’s most likely coming until the sun comes up. However chances are in daylight or the early hours of both night and day, you will in fact not only get a reply but in most cases be able to make bookings. Yes I know right, it’s crazy. Whilst we are still waiting back from a DM last October from a restaurant wanting to know if they do take away, I guess it’s easier to get a haircut than it is to order food online.
So if you have a burning question, a sudden need to book your color, or simply want to drop by and say hi then do use either Instagram or email and book your next appointment.
Nothing really surprises us any more, things mutate, things evolve. One minute you’re just friends next minute drunk in a hot tub celebrating your anniversary. Nothing stays the same and everything changes, that’s a good thing too!
So when it comes to hair and what’s in trend it slowly changes and evolves into something that looks similar but with modifications. The Mullet has been around for years and emerged during the rock and roll era giving it a very DIY cut look and lends itself to a very easy look to do.
Then it became a very shaggy way to just have hair that you could wash and go. Depending on the texture but ideal for slightly wavy or curly hair.
Now with the last 12 months being the DIY era and a lot of salons around the world closed the Step Mullet has re emerged as the DIY mutated mullet and we are living it. It’s been around for a few years and lends itself to a DIY it grown out bangs.
There has never been a better time for change than there is right now. Ending relationships that are going nowhere, moving towns, facing things that you have managed to put off your entire life.
Some interesting facts, hair grows and having something different, it won’t last forever but it will transport you to another head space and add a little fun into your life. Given that most sensible people stayed home and didn’t do much on New Years it may be just the trick. If you are thinking about change then give us a call, have a consultation with us and work out what it is you will do to make yourself feel good about your reflection. Maybe it’s tweaking, maybe it’s going natural and stopping coloring the grey hair or maybe it’s a completely different look.
Come on, a tropical holiday is highly unlikely and possibly not safe this year anyway but you ended up with socks and now you are feeling a tinny bit unloved. The fact you are reading this means you have a lot to be thankful for but….
Don’t worry the entire planet feels your pain but there is hope, whilst we can’t gift you anything other than a fresh look, you will feel better! Why are you sitting around feeling sorry for yourself, give us a call we are open throughout the holiday season.
Chances are you saved up for the color of your dreams and spent hours sitting in the salon and you have finally made it! Now how long will it last?
The farther away from your natural color you go the faster you will see the roots growing out. Often the following day from going platinum blonde you will see your dark roots already visible 24 hours later. With white hair ( grey ) that you are coloring you will see them the same way in 24 hours. Hair is continuously growing so the roots will appear no matter what you do.
The closer to your natural color you keep it in depth and tone the less Maintainence you will have.
Always discuss your ideal hair color with your hairstylist so there is no surprises.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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!
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.
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.
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…..
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
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.
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.
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!
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!
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!
For some it’s 14 days for others it may be 22 days yet for the majority it’s in the 5th week after visiting the salon that they notice it needs attention.
To maintain the shape of your style you need to be trimming it every 6-8 weeks, for guys it’s 5 weeks as typically the hair is shorter so it’s more obvious that it is getting out of shape slightly faster!
If you are growing your hair you still need to trim it every 6-8 weeks also but obviously trim less than has grown to make sure and damaged ends are removed and the hair looks it’s best!
If you always do what you’ve always done, you will always get what you already got.
Sometimes to get the things we want we have to break a cycle of doing things that in some cases, cause the opposite. No one wants to hear that the things they do are wrong but sometimes we need to be told. If you are constantly eating junk food, no exercise and sleep erratically the chances of you being the most healthy are fairly slim. Good habits create results if continued long enough.
Now let’s talk hair! When you shampoo your hair, the mission should be to cleanse your scalp so it’s not about rubbing the hair too much rather it’s about massaging the roots and then working it through the ends. You rinse well to make sure all the shampoo is removed. Then you Squeeze out excess moisture!
Then you apply conditioner on ends and work it through to the mid lengths not the roots or scalp. Conditioner is for your hair! Using a wide tooth comb starting from the bottom comb through to the roots to remove any tangles. Rinse well and not aggressive then don’t touch your hair.
A lot get out of the shower flip hair upside down and wrap a towel! DO NOT DO THIS! It creates unwanted tension and friction on the hair. Imagine you want to avoid frizz yet you place your hair upside down twisted into a towel expecting it to sit frizz free when it’s out and down? Never goi g to happen!
Once out of the shower, gentle pat dry your hair in the position it’s in, add some leave in conditioner or serum as required and only using fingers place it where you want it. If you use a styling product go ahead and gently put that in but avoid touching it much at all.
These few habits will help you manage your hair in between trips to the salon as well as daily.
Do you spend more than 2 minutes telling everyone how bored you are every day?
You don’t have to have a University degree to realise that 2020 sucks harder than the most expensive vacuum cleaner in history. It does and for a lot of people most likely more than you, since you are reading this puts you above the majority. There are people dying, starving, leaving on the streets and struggling just to get through today so in reality you are already one of the more fortunate ones!
If you keep telling yourself you are bored, chances are it’s not going to help matters at all. Instead focus on the fact that you have so many positive things in your life! There is literally a few years of rubbish to watch on Netflix, you can learn a language, read a book, write a book, learn how to meditate or simply spend your day on social media or you can choose to be productive. It’s not that you are bored maybe just that you have too many choices, aren’t you lucky!
If none of that sounds like enough fun then give us a call and come get some fresh hair!
The task of going from dark to pastel colors is one that is shadowed in mystery and hidden agenda. We have tried to make things straight forward for you so taking the decision more informed.
Firstly it’s not a “quick” process nor is it cheap but we will tell you it can be stunning if done right! Going platinum is not a quick task and can take Months
Our co founder Merrylin wanted a pink egirl fade so we took the challenge. Her hair hadn’t been coloured for years so it was completely natural.
We only did two sections from the top of the ear to the corner of her bangs. It was lightened from roots to ends for approx 35 min, rinsed and dried then re applied leaving our roots for another 30 minutes. We then wanted to let the hair rest for a few days and the swelling on the cuticle layer to subside.
The condition was great so we toned it lightly adding a soft ash gold to take the raw look off it. The few days rest would ensure the hair is not going to be damaged.
But we want to have a pastel color so we need to remove all the warmth out of the hair, putting the pink over it begore the toner above would not have given us a clean color. Fading the pink to white would have been a fairy tale. So away we went after 3 days and re lightened it leaving out the roots for another 30 minutes.We rinsed blast dried it and applied the pink fade and here is the result.
The pink is intense and the roots and fades towards the ends and we think it looks hot! Maintenance is simply refreshing the pink every 10-12 washes and the blonde will grow out which will add to the effect and most likely we won’t do. Let’s see!
For many around the world, the idea of working from home sounds great but completely useless if you are in the service industry, there appears like not a lot you can do from home. It’s a great time to get fit, learn something online or think of ways to pivot your business for the future.
We are blessed to meet some people who have used this time to actually start businesses and are booming! We had one client who has started an Indian snack business and has now 20 staff and small factory, a friend launched a healthy smoothie bowl business and is booming now. The stories are widespread and teaches us to think outside the box. There are opportunities right now that most can’t be bothered or simply don’t know how too take advantage of.
I know boredom and anxiety set in from day one for most including us, the thought of indefinite lockdown was daunting. Eleven weeks indoors in the end with restriction of movement limited to buying food and that’s it. We spent hours every day creating content for our website that was relevant for now and maintained interaction with our clients via Instagram, Facebook and WhatsApp.
We had 321% increase in web traffic which in return we all know that means more business, more visibility and entertained us at the same time. Two months later we have maintained the traction and have inevitably changed the course of our business. through smart planning and a little research a lot things can be done or learnt in your underwear from the couch, bed or in front of the TV
Before you find excuses look for solutions and a way to make the current situation a positive. If you need help or ideas reach out to a friend or a company and ask for help, now is not the time to watch re-runs of friends or your favourite 90’s sitcoms.
Let’s be real, we have all had so much free time this year and for a lot we also had a huge “to do list”. For many the list looks much the same and that’s ok because we all have our limits. If you have been pondering what is the fresh new haircut you can do then guys this haircut could be your 2020 uptick!
The new CREW CUT or the Fade!
We hear the same problem from guys all the time, hairlines look messy, the sides cover the ears in a week or so and it only lasts a few weeks if your lucky. Well given you still have a list of things you need to tackle we want to keep this short!
Here are some options that not only look fresh, current but cool and super low maintenance haircuts that you guys will love!
The choice is yours, but one thing is for sure this is possibly the most low maintenance haircut for guys you will ever have!
You want a haircut and you want it done right so who do you choose? The ones that claim to be the best? The biggest? The most luxurious salon in Delhi? Do you choose the salon that has the most locations? The one that has the most services? The salon that has the most celebrity clients?
Let’s be honest, it’s not that easy. It’s a matter of finding a salon & stylist that gets you, understands the language you speak, your ideas and your vision for your hair and you can talk freely with. It’s not about the awards, it’s not about how many “outlets” they have or the celebrity clients, it never has been! It’s about the personal skills along with the technical skills. You need both, not just one.
The best way to find that salon is start with the internet, look at the website and see if it’s about selling multiple services, packages, discounts or if it’s about hair, styles new ideas thoughts colors etc. you will instantly get the vibe if it’s for you or not!
Getting the right hairstyle for you that works is all about getting the right information and making the right choices. Then obviously getting the right professional to execute it. Your Faceshape is unique and perfect so stop searching for ways to change it, it’s a matter of creating the right shape, texture and color for you.
From colouring certain sections lighter or darker you can change the appearance of your face or take attention away from an area you don’t overly like. Changing something like the part changes how the eye views the overall image. It’s not about deception, it’s about creating the right illusion that best fits you!
Now whilst this is not foolproof and combination face shapes are not only possibly but are very likely on most people. If in doubt as to what works and what could enhance your overall look, book yourself in for a consultation with us.
With not a lot going on socially we have all had time to think of a color or a look that we want, possibly even filling up our saved images on Instagram. It’s a good time to reflect and refine what works, what doesn’t and how much effort you honestly want to put into Maintainence.
Hair color can be high maintenance but it can be done so it’s incredibly low Maintainence too. Getting it right can be tricky depending on your expectations and since you have time on your hands it might be a good idea to check out the options.
A solid color grows out with a solid regrowth, making it obvious you color your hair even after a week in some cases days depending on your natural color and the color you do.
Now balayagè can be high Maintainence too if you not carful, options are amazing but again depending on how often you want to keep visiting the salon and your budget it can be overwhelming.
A blended version that is low Maintainence leaves you regrowth free and able to not worry about your hair for months, other than your regular 6-8 week trims and is super sexy.
So if you think you’re up for a change why not do it!
Honestly we have tried telling you to stop stocking up on product for the sake of it, buying just because you think it will be the one product that will change your life. Maybe it will be maybe it won’t.
To have the right products that work for you and your haircut takes trial and error to some extent but there has to be a limit. We have stopped selling products to people like you, we request you get a bag and bring it all in so we can decide what you should use and what you should give away.
Enough is enough!
If this sounds like you then go get the bag, fill it up and give us a call. Advice is free but the storage you are wasting in your house is honestly annoying and wasteful.
Well this year has been one for the books that’s for sure! whilst we have all had time to reflect and let’s be honest there are better things to do that spend useless time in the bathroom pushing and pulling your hair into place. We believe Hair should compliment your overall look and lifestyle not over consume you.
How do you get your hair to be more natural? Well it all starts with the right cut, creating texture or encouraging the right ease of movement happens with the cut. Creating the right texture to enhance and control the curl or movement of the hair happens when you cut it.
What products should you use? Well ideally very few, if the cut is correct for your hair then very little product is needed. Saying that a little help can go a long way, a leave in serum, a moisturiser may be all that is needed depending on your hair.
What is a low maintenance hair color? Balayagè is perfect for super low Maintainence and ease of growing out, blended and only 3-4 shade variation is perfect.
If you have high maintenance hair and are over it, book yourself in and tell us what you currently do and what you would ideally want to do and we can create something that works specifically for your hair and lifestyle.
So the rain is here, well kind of once it makes up it’s mind and the humidity has kicked in. Time for your sexy crisp curl to go for a toss and hello to frizz!
Well let’s try and help, some know these already and some may not so hope they help!
#1 DON’T DO
Don’t brush your hair dry, comb with a wide tooth comb with your conditioner in then don’t brush it or comb it again. It will cause electricity build up in the hair, creating static and frizz!
#2 DON’T DO
Avoid any product with alcohol in it, typically setting products like gels or mouse was the alcohol dehydrates the hair.
#3 DON’T DO
Don’t get out of the shower and shake your head like a German Shepard, it’s only going to make it go crazy frizzy, once the conditioner is rinsed off you need to handle with care, pat dry don’t rub or shake at all! Do not put your head upside down and shake it.
#4 DON’T DO
Don’t put oil on your hair or scalp, oil and water don’t mix so no matter what you will be left with a residue which will amplify heat causing your hair to look shinny but in fact become frizzy and brittle. Use water soluable products, your hair is craving moisture
#5 DON’T DO
Don’t skip appointments to get your hair trimmed, you should be trimming it every 6-8 weeks to remove split ends.
Most of us guys are not always the most well groomed at the best of times! We know how too but self motivation on our looks often goes by the wayside and in times like this it shouldn’t!
It’s been over 3 months for a lot of people working from home and you have gone from a busy office with several people interacting with you every hour to maybe one or two a week. It’s real and we can say we like our own company ( which is great ) but we also need physical interaction. It’s ok to seek help, in fact you should. Text a friend or relative and tell them your not coping, it’s ok. Don’t be silent and try to fix it on your own by ignoring it but also adapt to some Positive self talk it not only helps but can put everything into perspective.
It’s important that you continue to make an effort every day on how you look, because it’s a direct reflection to how you feel so go shower, shave, do your hair and put some fresh clothes on!
Whatever you are feeling is most likely normal and we are all feeling it but you need to work out what you need in order to get through it.
Here are a few health care links for you and if you need someone to talk too help us only a call away. Stay positive we will get through this and life will be amazing.
We have all neglected ourselves far too long now! Enough is enough! Those track pants you have been wearing for 2 straight weeks whilst they look good it’s just not you and let’s be honest it’s not helping you feel good, it’s comfy yes but come on!
Sloppy is fine and can be sexy too, this is not about making anyone feel good other than yourself!
Take a few hours off, wash your hair, give yourself a blowout, go get a fresh color, shop on line for something to put a smile on your face and then get back into work.
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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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 ❤️
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.
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.
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.
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!
At the time of writing this we simply don’t have clarity if we are opening on 1st June or not and whilst we all can speculate we can not give you clarity right now. One thing is for sure just like you we can not wait for the salon to open up and start safely seeing people again! We have all struggled with various parts of life and it’s been hard for many. While we sit indoors, many don’t have a home or food to eat. It’s hard but it’s harder for many more!
Does the stress of your hair deserve the attention you are giving it? Does it really matter than much? Hair doesn’t define you, that is simply not true, it’s your personality that is you, the thing that people remember not your amazing beach waves or the way it moves in the wind. Although once we are all open and out again you are more than welcome to think like that but it’s not true.
If your hair has grown out, it’s a constant stress every morning since this lockdown started then why are you waiting any longer? Why not shave it off? Doesn’t have to be bald, can just be short, it’s freedom from the stress of what to do with it and one less thing to give power too!
Many men and woman have shaved their head and gone from long hair to incredibly short hair and it looks hot!
Check these ones out with before and after shaving their hair off!
If Natalie Portman above can look better with no hair then we all have a chance!
What about Sigourney Weaver in this classic!? She actually looks younger with no hair!
We already hair you saying you don’t have the face for it, so go Check this out and find out if you can do it or not. Keep in mind if you are always wearing it off your face or in a pony tail then chances are it won’t look much different even shaved!
We are tired of food, can’t sleep but you are still getting stressed about your hair. Given the fact that we all have so much time on our hands it’s obvious that you are seeing your reflection in the mirror 8-10 times more than before. The reality is most likely your not blow drying as much if at all but you haven’t trimmed it for several months now and we know that’s the case because we have all been on lockdown.
If you are lucky enough to have a space that has direct sunlight I’m sure you are counting your blessings and soaking up some much needed Vitamin D which according to not only my mother but many doctors is essential for our bodies Heath and maintaining a healthy immune system.
Now given you have also run out of lots of products please make sure you cover your hair with a scarf or hat because the direct sunlight will suck the moisture out of your hair and cause it to get brittle and break. Do not go outside with oil in your hair, this will make the damage happen faster and if you have a leave in conditioner add liberally beforehand. Enjoy the sun in moderation.
Once the Salons open it should be one of the first things you do, get back into a hair routine and get a trim.
You like the simpler things in life, the odd beer or 6 after work every single night and love ordering momo’s to be delivered. Some say you were lazy but you have convinced yourself it’s called evolved. Either way things are going to change and can’t go back to the way they were to suit you!
Whilst you have googled “how to make beer at home” and there are still the odd place delivering fast food it’s your hair that is screaming out to you when you look in the mirror every day. How can you make your hair look good during the lockdown?!
Well no easy answer, should you be cutting it yourself, by now your natural color is well and truly more visible than ever before so there is no hiding it’s not naturally black anymore! Deal with it
Should you get someone home? Is there a hairstylist you know you can ask to risk the law and life to come make you look good? Chances are you do know someone but it’s the most stupid thing you could do!
Some will say that they will only have people come to their house now they won’t leave but the biggest problem with that is the person you are inviting over has had more exposure outside than the people inside the salon. The salon is cleaned constantly, every single person is wearing masks and no one is randomly wondering around to strangers homes. It’s not safe to have people entering your house and it’s not safe for the person you are asking to do it! Let alone legal. If you want to be the first on the list once we know the date Click here but will not be doing house calls
We don’t do house calls, we will not be doing house calls because we value our health and the health of our team. Stay patient we will open soon!
We are sure you are as stressed as the next and hair can be such a mood creator, can set you on a high and make you feel like anything is possible! Am I right?
Well we don’t have a date other than the 17th as yet but given the support we have had we thought we should spell out what will happen once we do open.
THERE IS A WAY TO BE ON THE FIRST IN LIST
It’s as simple as pre paying your next visit with us, drop an email to us and follow the instructions and you won’t miss out. Currently we have already had people on the list who have supported us during the shutdown and locked in their booking. You also get 20% off! No one will be on the list other than people who have opted for this FYI
These are the only people that will have priority for the first few days or week. First in best dressed so to speak.
With the lack of pollution around the world it’s the ideal time to put your phone on silent, stop tweeting and just live life!
Sadly I can’t even go to the toilet or a little gallop in the hills, within minutes Donald is texting me asking why I’m not replying says Kim. Honestly it got a bit much a few weeks ago so I told my sister to deal with him.
It’s amazing that in times like these when the entire world is on lockdown you can still manage to get yourself delivered a fresh new look safely while not risking being infected or even getting out of your house!
We have been so overwhelmed with the response to our “do it yourself” package we have decided to add two more so you can choose the level of care you would like.
Yes these are tailor made and are specifically designed just for you! They are done in collaboration with your stylist to make sure the overall end result you love!
Fine print (( Whilst every effort is made to give you the exact look, items purchased may look different in your mirror, as you know your bathroom lighting is kind of, well not so good!)).
So get starting on selecting which suits you and remember this is a limited time and your Promo Code #domedirtyathome which gives you 20% off and gives you the first opportunity to come in, you will be on the first list and is only available while in lockdown.
HOW TO ORDER?
Simply shoot us an email to [email protected] pay your advance booking fee now and get 20% off once we are open. Please be aware image above is not actual the package but you will get an email receipt along with encouraging words to help you keep the scissors away from your hair. The amount you pay is for the service you will be booked in for and will block your next appointment on our priority list.
By pre paying you are helping support a small business and ensures that you will have priority once we open. You will have the first choice of appointments.
When you are stuck inside and worried about running out of shampoo why not alternate with dry shampoo!? It doesn’t actually cleanse your scalp but what it does is add a layer of powdery texture to it and soak up excess oil.
We all have that one product we can’t do without, the one thing that will save your hair when you simply couldn’t be bothered doing it!
Understand that dry shampoo is not a substitute for actually washing your hair, it’s an alternative. You still need to wash your hair regularly as the oil build up plus any products applied ( including the dry shampoo ) left on your scalp will cause irritation and or infection.
Some of the Dry Shampoo products we love are…. Ouai, R&co, Oribe and the all trusted by generations Batiste
Get what you can get, try it and see what works for your hair.
HOW TO USE IT?
If you go too heavy using it you will have a head full of white powdery residue, you need to gently lift up the hair in sections starting from the bottom, spray gently about 8-9 inches away at the roots. Keep going up your head and avoid the part line as you may leave a powdery finish, trial and error as it depends on the brand how white it may or may not leave your hair.
Once down a very light massage with your fingertips and you are good to go.
Use it in moderation, maintain a regular shampoo as this is not a replacement. It does not cleanse your scalp or hair
It’s been a while since salons were open and unless you were getting a trim the day we closed then it’s about time your hair needed trimming. Hair grows approx 1-1.5 inches per month which means it’s 6 weeks since we were closed so that’s a little over 2 inches since you saw the light of day.
It’s frustrating we know but there are so many things that can go wrong, sure if it’s bothering you that much, go right ahead and do whatever you need too in order to not go insane. We will deal with it once we are open, you will look back and have a good laugh too no doubt. If you are after “how to cut bangs” look at our Instagram stories we have got a few tips there for you. Guys we have the same so check it out, if you need help give us a shout! It’s only hair, it grows back.
Considering we are all locked away it’s hard to believe anyone could be doing something fresh with their hair let alone a major overhaul right!? But in all fairness it could have been done a while ago. Either way it seems Kylie has been taking her dark hair slightly lighter for a while now to reveal her new hair color which we love!
A dirty ash light brown with the ends lighter finished with some hairline framing lights. It looks hot and can’t wait to see you guys sporting this lighter hair.
Depending on how dark your hair is as to if this look is a one process transition or if needed would need to be done over several sessions. It may be something that you can work towards over your next few visits or choose a toned down version depending on your comfort level.
Different light gives it a different illusion and we have to say it’s a big Yes from us we love it!
So many guys are complaint about their hair and wondering how they are going to survive but have forgotten about the shrubs down south in the garden, the bush or the short and curlies. Sure this isn’t a salon job, it’s not like your going to book yourself in for some balayagè and a pube trim right! So this is something that you should be managing yourself regardless of lockdown!
The Art of Man Scaping
Now not going to guide you, but caution on using anything too sharp or doing this via any DIY YouTube in fact good luck trying to find one. Maybe you could “free ball” it pardon the pun. Regardless of the tools you use, this is a gentle reminder that you need to trim and maintain the garden of Eden.
No please don’t ask us for style suggestions, it’s funny but just not cool.
We could insert so many amazing cliché quotes here and tell you to chill out but instead we want you to think about all the times in your life it looked like things were about to implode and you felt helpless!
Now look back at those moments and realise they were not as bad as you thought they were right?
If there is no change, there is no progress and growth. Change is good!
Once this is over go get your hair changed, don’t go back to the same thing, do something different just because you can!
A few months ago we were talking about how to blend grey regrowth so you could set yourself up for not having to do your roots every few weeks. Well we have been on this way of thinking for a while now because it’s more realistic for life as well as it simply looks better
So it’s ok you have no idea if it’s Monday or Friday, honestly who cares right now anyway. Once this is over please let’s overhaul your look and make sure that you can manage your color without being tied down to salon visits every few weeks!
It’s fine to drink at 9am, understand it’s 9pm somewhere in the world.
It’s over a month now and honestly the thought of the lockdown while it makes us all happy to be able to get out of the house or the living situation we are in, it brings about a level of anxiety about having to leave the house. I guess that’s normal in situations like this but just think for a moment, where will you be going?