3 Reasons why a Micro Fringe is life changing

Let’s be honest, changing our mindset or the way we feel in the current situation is what we are all seeking right now. An escape, a change of scenery, an uplift in our mood and to feel good about ourselves. Can a simple haircut bring you that?

Well it can and by feeling fresh or having a new look it will most definitely give you a dose of oxytocin ( the Happy Hormone ) that could lift you up out of feeling blue.

Micro Bangs most definitely change the way you see yourself as well as others instantly as well as minimising the grow out time and length!

The color of your hair does NOT define you

Let just be honest, more than a few of you would see white hair and think age, yet more and more people are going grey ( or white ) younger than ever.

It makes no sense that the color of your hair dictates anything in your life, it’s as crazy as saying you need to dress “age appropriate” it’s stupid!

Iris Apfel just turned 100 and looks cooler than most people half her age!

Going white is a choice, if you are ok with it, do it! If you aren’t ready for it color it! It’s really that simple. Do not be ashamed of it, it’s you and you have so much more to you than the color of your hair!

If you need a little proof here it is!

We are restricting numbers

Whilst things have certainly become a lot less stressful in terms of the pandemic, we are still very aware that it’s not over and have not changed our approach since the start!

Maximum two clients at any time, no extra people allowed, everyone wearing mask the entire time. Temperature check and hand sanitizer upon entry.

We won’t be serving beverages or allowing people to drink or eat while in the salon. All this is fir everyone’s safety, physical and mental, regardless of your vaccination situation.

Bookings are suggested 3-4 days in advance and we are open 10-5pm Monday – Saturday

How do you say Balayagè

It’s not that new in fact it’s been around for years and has made a dramatic increase in the last 2-3 years. Now with everyone wanting a longer lasting color that doesn’t break the bank every month, this technique is it! It’s free hand painting on mid lengths to ends to avoid a grow out mark and ease of getting it done again for months. It’s maintenance friendly and can last up to 12-14 months depending on color and length.

It is adaptable to almost everyone and the only limitation is your imagination plus your base color! Yes your current base color matters. You can not be coloring your hair black or dark brown and expect by doing this you will be blonde in 1,2,3 or even 4 sittings. However it can be the ideal transitional color to break it up.

A subtle blend using the Balayagè technique

Can be bold, can be subtle depending on what you are after. The choice is yours.

Now how do you pronounce it? It’s a French word so it’s ok if you get it wrong. Balayagè pronounced “Belli-aj” it’s not a color, it’s a technique. Talk to your hairstylist and discuss if this technique is for you!

Communication is key

Everything in life revolves around having clear communication, doesn’t matter if we are talking about business, relationships or getting your hair done. If communication is clear then you are setting yourself up for success. One of the biggest problems we have seen is lack of communication and both parties being on the same page.

You call this short
Some call this short
For some this is considered short
This may be an air dried blowout to some
This might be an air dried blow out for others

Hair is completely different for every single person, texture, density and movement along with your current filters of what long, short, natural, big, small is it all depends on you. Along with the fact that everyone has a different version of life, one word can mean so many things.

Having an in-depth consultation prior to making big decisions can be the difference between ok and super happy with your hair! Thank

Instagram vs Reality

For some, the thought of Instagram being complete reality and for some people everything in life is easy is typically far from reality!

You’re in a hot air Baloon either way it’s amazing

So with constant influx of our time being on line we tend to end up believing what we see and that’s our reality when in fact it’s not. Perspective from a different angle life can look completely different. Not better or worse, just different.

Both nice photos but one maybe more appealing vs the other. Doesn’t change anything it’s just a photo

Now when it comes to hair it is a jungle of filters and effects to help make the Color un achievable so all the followers aspire to have hair the same and not be able to achieve it. Almost like they are the only ones who can get it. When in reality it’s simply a filter.

Same person, same day, same hair just a different angle and using the sun!
A little clever filter and look at the difference! via Instagram

So it’s important to remember to put things into perspective and have realistic expectations of yourself and your life. Don’t believe everything you see!

Badass Buzz Cuts for Girls

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!

Check out these before and after shots!

So what’s stopping you, it’s just hair!

The Perfect Haircut for 2021

Looking for low Maintainence, wash and go but still want to feel hot then look no further! One of the biggest trends right now is going dramatic this could be your next look!

Needs very little styling if any, with long spliced into layers gives you a soft edge if you need it or a blunt finish if you feel like it!

You can create a soft bend once it’s dry just on the top layers
Or a slight twist on the ends, again once dry
Would you like bangs with that?
Or completely leave it straight

If you desperately need a change, this could be your next look!

Grombré taking over and we Love it!

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.

ENOUGH!

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!

If you need help and a plan to grow it out Check this out

So you are growing your hair

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!

Staircase to nowhere

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?

Sunday hair, is it a look?

Sunday is Off Day, it’s a day to reflect, a day to spend quality time with the people you care about and a day to catch up. Well that’s typically been the theory. Work like crazy and in 12 hours once a week “catch up”!

More and more people are coming to terms with that fact life has to be more about doing what you love, being with the people you want to be with than it is about making it through the week!

As the world goes in and out of lockdown I guess we are all reflecting on life, what we are doing that we love and what we are doing that we really don’t love. If you could do whatever you wanted, what would it be? Where would you be right now?

For some the answer is, exactly where you are and that’s great but for many it’s completely different. Everything from the clothes your wearing to the job your slaving too should be by choice. The hairstyle you have to how you style it or don’t style it!

Sunday hair is a look all by itself! Here is some Inspiration.

If your hair isn’t working then it’s time to get it looked at. It should maintain its shape well but the structure of a haircut will only last 6-8 weeks then it simply won’t work as well. Enjoy your Off Day

The “Karen” haircut you need to avoid at all costs

Trends come and go and to be honest most don’t leave as much bad taste in your mouth as “I want to speak to the Manager” or the “Karen” haircut but why!?

Well apparently it started in the Movie “Mean Girls” in 2004 with an inappropriate racial slur by a character called Karen. It morphed and it seems to fit a certain demographic of privileged, entitled know it all, the world owes me type human. Loud, obnoxious and happily make a scene for the smallest issue thinking the worst of the world before thinking. Often seen arguing and questioning authority because she gains great pleasure for getting her way. Approach with caution ⚠️

Now sure, the name can be different and if you do get this haircut or actually have it, there are ways to tweek it so people don’t run when they see you.

BE CAREFUL THERE ARE VARIATIONS OUT THERE TOO!

They have even been spotted on the occasional Celebrity
The overgrown Karan trying to disguise herself! Approach with caution

If you know someone with this hair cut please be careful around them, slow movements and avoid public areas!

What number color are you using?

Firstly let’s start with the fact that this is a major trigger for any professional hairstylist. Color that’s in a box has a number yet majority of the time is rarely that simple in a salon.

Remember the last time you went out snd had the most delicious pasta? It literally was the best thing you had eaten in a long time, wait see the photo and we know your hungry now!

You decided to ask the chef who had spent 12 years travelling throughout Italy to learn the regional cooking, he put himself through culinary school snd worked part time till 3am 4 nights a week to pay rent, food and expenses. You decide to ask him to sketch down then recipe because honestly you love it but the restaurant is too far to come frequently. Imagine after years and years training to just hand it out? Would it be the same even if he did? Unlikely but who know. Your version of boil, your version of lightly pan fry and his are almost certainly not going to be close!

Even if he did hand write it out, chances are your interpretation and his are completely different and the result wouldn’t resemble what you ate. I hope this makes sense.

Let’s look at it a different way, your salon stylist says he using a base 5. He has told you that after a heated discussion with him that you want 5 but also want it light. He told you he uses a 5 but in fact used 1/2-5 1/2-6. He uses one brand and you go to another salon that uses another brand, you think every competitor hair color company has the same system, result or numbering? No they don’t not even close.

A 5 in one brand may be a 6 in another and as far as the differences this is just the beginning. You can’t start coloring your hair at 30 and still be using the same color for the next 15-20 years it just doesn’t work like that. Every-time small changes need to happen as the hair changes constantly. Hairdressing is about an ongoing learning and just like the Chef requires years of training, education and investment from ourselves to make us better constantly.

We attend training most often than not self funded in our own time, our scissors are typically work several weeks salary which we buy ourselves. Then when mixing colors we consider ourselves artists and often use 3 or up to 5 different colors to create your “number 5” so forgive us if we don’t tell you because we know that with our years of education, the practical experience it sadly doesn’t come down to a “number 5”

A box color might cover your grey sure, it may also be next to impossible to lighten on your next visit and end up taking months or years to bring it back to what you love so no, we won’t play that game.

It’s not because we don’t want to loose the business, it’s because we know that it won’t work out how you expect so it’s better for you to make the decision not us. A solid, professionally trained hairstylist can match up a color fairly easy after a proper consultation taking into consideration fading etc.

So before you ask us, hey what number did you use on me last time remember we don’t use box color, that’s from the chemist.

Important note, your version of light brown is completely different to ours, your version of ash is most certainly different to ours. It’s important to note that a recipe is only as good as the understanding of the person reading it.

How to get the haircut that just fits you!

We all have that one shirt we love, it’s worn out and honestly you most likely shouldn’t be seen in public wearing it but it is just so day comfortable.

Via Vice magazine

Doesn’t matter if it’s clothes or your hair, if it feels right it just does. After all aren’t clothes and hair about making you feel a certain way?

Getting that perfect haircut or color that Suits your Faceshape is rarely about luck, it’s about having an understanding about what your face shape needs and what your hair texture is capable of doing. Once those two elements are considered the framework to getting something that works for you is a lot easier.

Some times you have just had enough, yes we know! It’s called 2020 & 2021 but have you Ever wanted to just shave it off? God knows we have but will it suit you and how Can you grow it longer faster or is that even a thing.

Could be that the changes are small but precise in order for it all to fall into place, could be as simple as Curtain bangs or giving the ends more fullness by making the ends blunt.

Whatever it is, you owe it to yourself to have the hair you love!

Banana Cake, Yoga Work outs & Beach Waves

We are guessing by now you like majority of people on the planet have nailed beach waves and you have seen more variations than we have eaten Banana cake! ENOUGH ALREADY!

Let’s be honest the look is dreamy and unpretentious, it does scream a very real 2020/21 look still but honestly little tired of it. Sure Banana cake is nice but not every single day of my life!

Ok so what then, how can you change your hair without cutting it short we hear you ask! Well the next step for hair like this would be to introduce bangs or bring the length up. Bangs are the safest bet for anyone not sure if you want to take the plunge of reducing the length or not.

Same same but bangs

Both look good honestly, we love both but longer bangs just give you another option to play with.

Different color we know but you get the idea, shorter length and a little texture with long bangs

So next time you are thinking of going the the salon have some hair references put aside so we can talk about it next time we see you.

How much damage can you do doing a box color?

Ok not going to joke about this subject but rather put things into perspective. Obviously if colouring your hair at home makes you feel better, we say do it and we will deal with it later honestly. Happiness is everything so if it brings you a smile even if it’s only for 5 minutes, it’s done it’s job!

However understand that whatever color you do now will be in your hair for longer than the lockdown is on. Getting the base wrong can take months to rectify let alone the cost to do it. It’s all about perspective honestly.

For example choosing which color to do based on a set of numbers or the exotic name of the color rarely is realistic or a perfect match ( saucy beige or Summer blonde are completely subjective )

You do you, do whatever you have to do to get you through this moment in time. We will deal with it later, the main concern now is keeping your sanity. Stay safe and stay positive

IF YOU DON’T ASK, THE ANSWER IS ALWAYS NO

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!

Pre pay and save

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.

Post lockdown Glow-Up

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?

The only person you need to impress everyday is yourself!
Are you going to be subtle or dramatic?

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!

Remember it’s YOU that’s important in this reflection

1 person at a time

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!

How to get long healthy hair

Depending on who you ask, you will get various answers on haircare and what it takes to have healthy hair. Possibly the best advice will come from a qualified hairstylist even though your mother tends to know most things maybe she can sit this one out.

Healthy hair doesn’t happen by chance, it typically is months or years of good hair habbits rather than how expensive your shampoo is. Often the moment you realise you have a problem it’s too late to fix it immediately but don’t panic it’s never to late to get you back on track.

Healthy hair habbits

Regular trims are the most important thing when wanting healthy hair. Because your hair is actually dead keratin removing the ends every 6-8 weeks is needed to ensure the most stressed portion is removed and doesn’t create a split end.

Don’t over style, excessive heat will cause the hair to be dehydrated. Sure you can use serums and leave in conditioners to help protect your hair but too much is too much.

Coloring your hair is fine if it’s done in a conscious way keeping condition in mind. Going over previously coloured hair should be kept to a minimum as this will cause damage.

Your daily routine can be the cause of a lot of damage. Brushing your hair too much aggressively will cause split ends, static and lead to damage.

Now oiling your hair has been told to nourish the hair but in fact just coats the strand, leaving it with a oil film covering the hair, increasing the heat of the strand, sucking out essential moisture. It will add shine but long term leave your hair feeling dry and brittle.

How to avoid a Holi hair disaster

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

Now whilst if you choose to play this game, or celebrate it could be fun however if you have just had your hair done it can be a disaster that will take weeks or months to fix or it may not even be able to be!

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

Holi colored powder sticks to pre lightened hair regardless of it being natural and can be incredibly hair to remove!

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

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

• Don’t wash your hair for 2 days prior

• Load up your hair with a wax or paste before heading out, this will help give it a slight protection

• Cover with a scarf and tie it tightly, making sure that the ends are undercover also

• Hairspray over it will also prevent staining to some extent

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

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

Obviously it would be a great thing if people respected other people and did not throw random color on people, however until then being cautious is always better!

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

You used to be fun!

In the last 12 months we have all changed and whilst we can never go back to the way things were, we have to adjust and evolve. However we have to look after ourselves and the way we feel more now than ever. If you feel good, you have extra energy and a better attitude!

So while things used to be very different we have to find ways to make the current situation work in our favour and to be the best version of you possible. It could mean buying yourself a new top or simply blow drying your hair, whatever works for you.

If you feel like it’s time to get yourself out of the funky mood that has clouded over you for the last 12 months maybe a fresh haircut would do the trick!

Should you do what’s trending?

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?

Barb wire eyebrows via Popsugar

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!

Curtain bangs
Pale blonde root smudge
Pastel pink

The easy way to book appointments

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.

The step Mullet

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.

Mick Jagger in the 70’s

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.

Via Molly Blutstein

The hair you need for 2021

This year has taught us a lot, always have wine in the cupboard, keep adding to your watch list on Netflix and have a hair plan that’s low Maintainence. Having to head to a salon every few weeks whilst it’s fine if you can, we we suddenly can’t then what will you do. Having hair that’s low maintenance is the ultimate guide to 2021 for your hair!

Certainly tools like the Dyson air wrap helped as a lot still wanted their beach curls during lockdown. Then we had the color regrowth situation that has changed white hair forever and it’s a great thing! Getting roots show white and having to stress over it literally a few days after doing it taught a lot of people that coming to grips with the fact their hair isn’t black or dark brown any more has been great! The further away from your natural color ( the color your hair is now, not what it was when you were 18 ) you color your hair the faster you will need to do it.

Then there was guys who had overgrown sideburns day 4 of lockdown. The idea of a fade was considered too short, now it has become the normal.

Getting a cut that works for your hair & lifestyle is the ideal way to be able to live your life and visit us around that versus making hair appointments around travelling or social functions. If you haven’t changed thing up yet and need help, we are here and only too happy to discuss with you a way to get a little less stress in your life!

Soft tones that blend compared to harsh lines
Cool tones to last longer
A Smooth fade will last you 1-2 weeks longer
Grey hair can look really good

Simple Rules for Entry to our Salon

It seems like we need to lay a few rules down sadly to make sure we all are on the same page. Our main goal is to be a safe place for everyone, which includes us as well as you and everyone else we see!

Yes a lot of similar places let you take your mask off, drink coffee, order food and maybe not even wear one while you take a photo or maybe the salon you go too wants to take your photo without a mask for “ just a minute” well sorry that’s not us. We care more about your safety than getting an OOTD photo. We want to stay open, we want you and your family to be safe and we want ours to be safe also. So here goes!

No mask No Entry

Your temperature will be checked and you will need to sanitise your hands upon entry.

Bookings are limited so pls be on time, 5 min +|- is understandable but more than that will inconvenience the entire salon for the entire day. If you know the time you booked in for pls be on time.

We don’t make you wait, please don’t make us wait! If you are late most likely your appointment will be cancelled and you will need to reschedule and payment in advance may be required.

Mask has to stay on the entire time in the salon

No take away food

No water or coffee, tea is available in salon or to be consumed.

No showing us your face, if we need to we will ask for a face selfie from your phone.

You can wear your mask but if we are colouring pls wear one that is disposable or ask and we will provide one for you.

We hope you all understand that spending 2 hours getting your hair done with us means keeping your mask on and being in a safe space. We have maximum 2 people at any time all following the rules, let’s keep it that way! If you want to try any of the above you will be asked to leave immediately without ANY hesitation and not be invited back!

Looking forward to seeing you and if you feel like you would like the salon to yourself, we can block it out for you by prior arrangement just give us a call!

For bookings either call us Monday – Saturday 10-6pm or Dm us on social media.

Smooth Ash balayagè

We all want a change, it’s not been the easiest years so changing the way we look is possibly the only thing we can do so why not get your hair done, change the color or cut it off!

Balayagè is a great technique to give you variation that’s super low maintenance and doesn’t involve monthly visits to get touched up. now whilst it’s a super versatile technique it’s limitations are based on your hair & your expectations of the end result. The darker the hair the more limits you have in a general sense as to the tone you can easily achieve. The darker the hair the more red or gold pigment is in your hair. And creating an ash overtone on dark hair ( black or dark brown ) requires several applications, which can’t be done using this technique. Balayagè can be beautiful and natural whilst keeping the integrity of the hair in good condition. However it’s important to know and understand it has its limitations and so does your hair.

We suggest getting some reference images together with you and have an in-depth consultation with your hairstylist on how you can achieve it without destroying your hair!

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.

Via Fedez

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.

Via Fedez

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!

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?

Image via Pinterest

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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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!

The Perfect Hairstyle for your Star sign

Apparently if you are born at certain times of the year you have certain characteristics and behaviours. Whilst we can’t completely get on board with this there may be some truth to this given we have put a hairstyle beside each star sign. Let us know how accurate it is for you!

CAPRICORN

Work mode and out to succeed with nothing stopping them. Determined and stubborn, happy to get hands dirty and do things themselves although typically a leader who loves to lead from the front! This is someone who rarely lets their hair down!

Making use of your natural curl it’s wash and go but yet controlled

AQUARIUS

Always want to help and be thoughtful. They type of person who just knows you need a pick me up and will randomly appear with a box of donuts. Happy to cheer both sides in an argument but not take sides.

A messy beach Lob with Balayagè that’s low Maintainence because you need it long enough to put it up when you get called to help friends last minute!

PISCES

Known as the wisest sign of them all they are caring to a fault and pick up on the energy around them. Happy to help anyone who needs it regardless if they know you or not. They always want to feel appreciated and needed. Typically a wash and go type girl that values their time and doesn’t waste it on trivial things.

ARIES

You love being first, it’s who you are and you are not afraid to just jump into anything you do. Fairly sure you are wearing next season looks already! Love taking chances so something risky or bold

TAURUS

You spend your time making sure the people around you feel loved and know it’s quality over quantity. Subtle and expensive that’s low Maintainence

GEMINI

Always changing your mind depending on the crowd. A passionate optimist one day and you won’t know where they are the next. Picks up energy in a room and reflects it faster than high speed internet. Most likely growing your bangs out but that most likely will change 3-4 times by the end of the week

CANCER

You are full of love and gladly lend your ears to people close to you. Romantic and love a good love story, always thinking of the little things to bring smiles. Something soft and sexy is your go too look.

LEO

Loyal and always wants to rule the chat yet happy to walk off with a stranger they met in a public toilet. It’s all about living in the moment and maintaining connections, at times ignoring commitments. Won’t be bothered touching up a regrowth every 4-6 weeks so it needs to be easy.

VIRGO

A planer, they have a plan ABCDEF and options for all of things don’t go the right way. Attention to the smallest details and can run with multiple tabs open! You already have your next haircut booked in, you have looks for Christmas in your mind and most likely references for it too.

LIBRA

The sign that likes everyone to get along and doesn’t like conflict. They avoid it like the plague unless injustice has been done! Most likely the person who has to narrate every single movie no matter how much you just want to watch it, they won’t let you!

SCORPIO

The most passionate loving signs that will fight hard but love harder. Often thought of as rude or abrupt but once past the outer layer is removed is super sweet and loyal to the end. Hair is a task and takes time away from living life so whatever you do it needs to be no frills

So if this sounds accurate then try getting the matching haircut as it may be life changing. We all know 2020 has been a series of “ that won’t happen” so why not try it and see.

Make 2020 your year!

What color did you say?

We all know someone that when asked what they feel like to eat they reply with “ anything” yet they don’t mean anything. Describing a mood or a color is not always the easiest task. You want to feel relaxed but not so relaxed your almost sleeping, you want it blue but not bright blue.

To be able to achieve the goal color for your hair it involves a conversation that requires some in-depth Q&A about exactly what you have in your mind. Now obviously the best thing to do would be to have some reference images to help you and we would always suggest 2-3 images of your ideal color.

Saying you want a powerful blonde means different blonde depending on who you ask. Similarly if you say short to someone with a shaved head the image in the mind will be different to than if you ask someone with hair halfway down their back.

If you say pink to someone, any of these could be passed as being pink!

All completely different colors but yet the same.

We believe that there is an image in your mind as to what color you want your hair, the perfect color. It’s our job to get that image out and the plan how to achieve it. It’s not the name you call the color we are interested in, it’s your image of that color we need to find.

Consultations are the key to a successful salon visit no matter what. If there are no questions being asked, chances are one of you is in for a surprise!

Stop color fading

A lot walk out of the salon after spending hours to get your hair done with a color that is awesome only to have it wash out and look dull or tired shortly after. There are several reasons why your color May be fading out let’s talk.

Color needs a healthy hair in order to hold true to what it should be. If you imagine the cuticle ( the outside layer of your hair ) is like the doors in your house. If it’s not closed then nothing will stay inside, it gets closed when you condition it, when the condition of your hair is healthy and chemically hasn’t been compromised much at all.

Now whilst coloring your hair is a chemical it can be done whilst keeping the health of your hair in tact.

Don’t so extremes, one month you go dark, next month you want to go lighter then you decide red is your color and the following month you want ash blonde. Guess what, firstly it’s not going to happen but even if you get close the chances your hair is going to hold color is slim! The more damage your hair goes through the less it will hold color.

Use a sulfate free shampoo, you have heard us saying it repeating the same song for years but it works. Always condition your hair, this closes the cuticle. Regular trims to remove split ends which will cause hair to become brittle and split.

Remember the better the condition the better the chances your color will hold. Products like leave in serums are good as long as they are water soluble.

If you can’t get it to hold then it may be time to stop what you are doing and book yourself in for a consultation with us.

WHEN YOUR TOPKNOT LOOKS MORE LIKE A BIRDS NEST

The need to have a wash and wear look has never been more apparent but it seems like some are struggling with the simple TOPKNOT more than others.

The trick is not to aim for the stars, apply some dry shampoo because chances are it may be a little oily. Apply at the roots throughout your hair. Then pull the hair into a topknot and secure.

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Stuff the left over hair around the base like you are stuffbig the chicken for Christmas Day roast on a time limit. Secure with a few long pins. Pull a bit out around the face and boom!

Best worn with a plain T and a sexy attitude! via Here

3 Hair habits to stop

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.

Looks good for a photo but is terrible for 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.

Has your hairfall increased?

The term “hair loss” is such a subjective term and brings up all kinds of thoughts and emotions. Having hair fall out is part of the cycle of hair growth and can not be stopped all together. Every human will have approximately 100 hairs fall out a day as it’s come to the end of the growth cycle ( known as the Telogen phase )

To understand this better there are three stages of hair growth, anagen, catagen and the final stage telogen begore it all starts again called Exogen stage or the resting stage begore new hair appears.

The Anagen stage is where the hair grows and this stage typically lasts anywhere from 2-7 years depending on your body and make up. Then the Catagen stage which lasts around 10 days where the hair follicle shrinks and detached from the papilla or root. Then comes the resting stage called Telogen where the hair sits while the new hair develops and pushes out the old hair and the cycle repeats.

Stay with me, it will all make sense!

With the entire world on lockdown and the threat of being infected with corona virus, jobs lost, employment uncertainty and the stress of family and friends and all of our future our body is producing more Cortisol ( also known as the stress hormone or the fight or flight hormone ) which in turn pushes the hair into the Telogen stage faster than it would normally. The increase production of this hormone also gives us less quality sleep, mood swings, muscle soreness, less flexibility, rapid weight gain, high blood pressure and a flushed face!

All in all the thought that the stress is making your hair fall out is in fact partly true! The best way to deal with this is to manage your stress levels, good nutrition, realistic and consistent sleep patterns, meditation and in extreme situations you may need to seek medical assistance. Also please see Other reasons you could be having excessive hair fall

It’s been a lot to take in and we still need to all get through the other side, so chill and do what you can and don’t stress for what you can’t do.

Missed your Summer holiday?

It doesn’t take a genius to know we all missed Summer holidays and even if you had no intention of taking one, you can safely say you had one planned even if it was a pipe dream.

Maldives

The white sand, the smell of the Ocean and the over priced cocktails and useless junk you buy, all sadly gone for now. Also the sea air, the beach hair and the sun kissed hair has gone for a toss!

Maybe this is the moment we have been telling you about Balayagè but you were too busy before to listen and thought hair color happened on the beach and not in the salon?

So many variations it doesn’t have to be Bold
Can be more face framing like This
Or a brighter look like this

Whatever the situation, stress less we got you and can even add some sea salt sprayed around you throughout the process so you feel like you are at the beach!

Give the salon a call on 01141010011

Are you copying a hairstyle?

Often hairdressers get photo references of celebrities hair that people love, which isn’t the bad thing. It’s human nature to gravitate towards someone we like or admire with clothes, holiday destinations.

Now while we love reference photos as it gives us an idea of what you like as well as what you don’t like but we have to remember your Face shape and hair is unique and the hair you love just may not work the same on you.

It may mean changing some elements of the reference to adapt to your hair and make sure it suits you and you can manage it the way you want.

We are all different and that we should embrace! You are unique and getting the right haircut from thr right Salon should be the focus. One that will help guide you and talk to you about what suits you!

Same but different from Celeste Barber
Same but different More funny photos

So before you blindly want something see if it’s going to suit you! For consultations please call 01141010011

Stop Colouring your Hair

If you want to hide something, put it in plain sight and no one will see it!

So you have spent the better half of this year trying to figure out how to color your hair at home or how to hide it but why?

Check out what white hair looks like

Why are you trying to hide or cover it up? Chances are it’s your perception that it makes you look old rather than reality. As we get older our skin tone changes so too our hair so rather than cover it up and try to match it up to the color you were at 21 why not try to enhance it and make the best out of it?

It’s not like there isn’t options, in fact the grow out is hard initially but it can be helped in various ways to be able to get you through it. Or you can simply go cold turkey and let it be.

You may want to check out What we can do here or come speak to us and let’s work out a plan to get you off this cycle!

Give us a call on 01141010011

Hair color LIES you need to know

Wondered how some people color their hair every month different colors?

A lot of the references you have saved either in Pinterest or Instagram is possibly manipulated more than you were in your previous relationship. Yes fake, completely computer generated or adjusted to look better on line. Now is it wrong? It is if you are expecting your hair to go from black to blonde or platinum in one application as it’s fairly unlikely if you want hair left on your head!

Same photo

Keep getting references there is nothing wrong with that, the reality is expectations are linked to the current state of your hair. If it’s been getting coloured black or dark brown for years and you suddenly want platinum blonde it’s going to be a task. Not impossible but also not done in one day.

Another important thing to understand whilst everyone loves DIY every brand has a different way of naming colors. For example one brand may call a color dark blonde and the same looking color in another brand may call it chocolate brown. It’s completely different!

Same photo

Sure there is a lot of lightening assistance or additives that can be used but hair structure limitations are there no matter what you do. If you rush a platinum blonde you most likely will be back in 3-4 days as the gold or yellow pigment will end up exposing itself as the warm color molecule within your hair will expand after the process days after the color is done!

Give us a call get yourself an appointment and let’s create a realistic color for you that you can manage.

Things to do in lockdown

Stuck at home and dream of being productive?

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.

Pottery classes online

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.

The right haircut for your Faceshape

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!

Heart shape face add more weight or texture here
Long face shape add more width
Round face shape you need to lengthen and Square face shape you need to soften but creating more fullness
A quick guide

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.

Call 01141010011

Blended color options

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.

Solid regrowth like this is high maintanence

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.

Balayagè with a full color

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!

GET AN ONLINE CONSULTATION

Yes to make life easier we have started consultations via FaceTime or WhatsApp. So if you are unsure about what to do with your hair without having to come in and have a lengthy conversation about it, considering the anxiety behind stepping out maybe this is ideal time to discuss your next color or cut whilst sitting at home.

Trouble knowing what’s right but you’re bored then getting advise without stepping out of the house!

Give us a call on 01141010011 and we can schedule a consultation with you!

Appointments and times vary depending on availability.

Manage your hair with less

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.

The French Girl Haircut You Don’t Need A Visa For

A French Girl haircut may be the best thing you could do! It’s easy, low maintenance, sexy and available with variations to suit almost everyone.

Now obviously there are limitations to who it will suit and your expectations need to align, it’s best worn easy and loose with little to no styling time, in fact it’s best wash and wear.

Taylor Lashae

If you have an heart face shape this is perfect and almost any length variation. If you have an oval face shape it may be best to leave the length a little longer.

The beauty of a haircut like this is that with the hidden layers and texturising it lends itself to an easy flowing styling that is super low Maintainence.

A little leave in serum, a leave in moisturising spray and maybe some sea salt to encourage movement but the way it’s cut creates the movement and ease of styling that makes this a super sexy haircut.


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!

Via Paul Malinski

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.

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.

Model Mohit Kumar Sain

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.

Via Artxd

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.

3 Reasons why shaving your head is good for your mental well-being

By now do we really need to spell things out to you, you may not be a fave of a shaved head but there are so many upsides to this that it makes complete sense! Not only is it one less thing for you to stress about it’s an exciting change whilst it’s almost impossible to have variety right now!

We can already hear you saying, it might not suit you or will it grow back, well the hair grows from inside your body so it will Grow back!

Safe to say the temperature is cool per with a shaved head, the prep time in the mornings is dramatically reduced and you can do it yourself no matter how many lockdown extensions come!

Can you remember this Mugshot??

100% better with shaved head right?! Why are you even thinking about it? Worried about your Face shape don’t over think it, you most likely won’t be leaving your house socialising any time soon so chill!

Does a shave head age you? Absolutely not, in face a shaved head looks younger than someone holding onto a fading head of hair or coloring it a color that is completely not natural anymore! It will save you money on salon visits plus reduce time getting ready when heading out is something that we are all waiting for!

The days of being packed in like sardines are over!

Firstly let’s just put it out there, we have a very different approach and always have when it comes to the amount of people working on our clients. Not saying it’s better or worse we simply don’t think having 3-4 people in your immediate space is either relaxing or hygienic, especially now.

If we look at why this was popular it was always to maximise spend in limited amount of time and space, well we for one won’t be trying that model now or anytime in the future!

Less is more, sure it may take you longer when you go to someone who specialises in one thing versus some who can’t really do much well. It may take multiple visits but it’s far more relaxing, safer and the quality of the service is dramatically better.

There is in fact a disorder that is the fear of people Touching you and seeing this image gives me the creeps especially in current climate.

I guess even when hygiene and your health and safety is concerned some will still defend the choice but we think most salons that are full of clutter, over staffed and generally dirty looking will be a thing of the past.

Image of Our Salon

There isn’t room for mess, we only do hair and we never jam people in! If you haven’t been save Our location

Luxury Holiday destination have always had this minimal approach utilising Refined skill and experience over mass. This expert approach is not only more enjoyable, it’s far more results driven and certainly something that has to be adapted by all salons in India.

Would you prefer to go to a salon that has one person working on you at a time or 3-4 at once, all breathing in your personal space?

Hair makeovers after the lockdown

Let’s be honest there is more than a few things annoying us right now, god knows even a few split ends are bugging you more than they ever did. We know you always stretched ourt your visits and it’s probably only now you realise you maybe shouldn’t. Ok enough of the blame game lets look at some major changes you could make once you can leave your house!

Check out These

Thinking of bangs but can never get the courage?

More Here

We hear a lot of people who say they love their long hair it just looks sexy, we understand how you feel but…..

Which one looks Hotter

I don’t know if you need to keep seeing proof that hair can change your look to the point people may not recognise you. If being in lockdown isn’t enough motivation to do something a little different we don’t know what is!

Same girl, same day different Hair

Now color changes a lot so if you need some extra ideas about color Check out face framing color or some Balayagè from industry experts.

Ok here are some color transformations

OMG Just a color some bangs
Grey hair done right

Now grey hair doesn’t have to be your enemy! Check out other ideas about how grey hair can be your low Maintainence friend Rather than a 2-3 week enemy

Now guys we didn’t forget you so check out these transformations!

Homeless man Transformation
Via Boredpanda

So get mentally ready for when the doors open, chances are you may have to wait as lots of salons already have a pre paid wait list but well worth thinking about what you will do! Save those dream hair pics and be adventurous.

Hair makeovers after the lockdown

Let’s be honest there is more than a few things annoying us right now, god knows even a few split ends are bugging you more than they ever did. We know you always stretched ourt your visits and it’s probably only now you realise you maybe shouldn’t. Ok enough of the blame game lets look at some major changes you could make once you can leave your house!

Check out These

Thinking of bangs but can never get the courage?

More Here

We hear a lot of people who say they love their long hair it just looks sexy, we understand how you feel but…..

Which one looks Hotter

I don’t know if you need to keep seeing proof that hair can change your look to the point people may not recognise you. If being in lockdown isn’t enough motivation to do something a little different we don’t know what is!

Same girl, same day different Hair

Now color changes a lot so if you need some extra ideas about color Check out face framing color or some Balayagè from industry experts.

Ok here are some color transformations

OMG Just a color some bangs
Grey hair done right

Now grey hair doesn’t have to be your enemy! Check out other ideas about how grey hair can be your low Maintainence friend Rather than a 2-3 week enemy

Now guys we didn’t forget you so check out these transformations!

Homeless man Transformation
Via Boredpanda

So get mentally ready for when the doors open, chances are you may have to wait as lots of salons already have a pre paid wait list but well worth thinking about what you will do! Save those dream hair pics and be adventurous.

Things you can’t do on line with your hair

ALERT READ THIS BEFORE DIY

So we know where you are and fundamentally what your going through because plus or minus we are all locked down in the same boat, no I’m not writing this from a luxury estate poolside either. The reality is most things have become annoying and some are coping better than others. It’s hard, so don’t be too hard on yourself, everyone is struggling it’s ok.

What we would like to highlight after getting a few messages and emails is DIY hair color! Now whilst we lived spending 3-4 hours a few months ago with you to help you transition you from black with a 70% grey regrowth to a slightly lighter more natural base what you have done or thinking about could be irreversible! Yes just because you saw someone on YouTube telling you to go to the kitchen and mix a bowl of ( god knows what ) and put it on your hair please don’t!

Doing color at home is not only a huge risk but often won’t be able to be reversed simply or in a healthy manner in one visit. We have seen colors go so bad it took months to get it back to normal, the cost as well as the damage may not be worth it!

We know it’s annoying but if you can hold off it is better, sure with your regrowth the size it is once you do it, there may be issues because of the size however at least you won’t be trying to correct color!

So before you think a “live DIY” how to color your hair pink in 5 short minutes sounds too easy to be true, understand it actually is too easy to be true! Please also read Hair treatments you can make at home to make sure you are not mashing onions or rubbing ginger on your scalp expecting it to thinken up!

Look who just went natural

We have been saying for a long time, the grey shouldn’t be covered forever, it may take a complete lockdown for us to make the forced decision to finally grow it out and be free!

Via Karan Johar

Guys around the world have had enough and are embracing the natural sprinkle of grey! Apart from the fact it’s high maintenance, it can tend to look artificial and have the opposite affect and make you look older!

We love Karan Johar’s hair and think this is awesome!

Hey guess who is opening!?

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.

Can’t wait to see you all

There is a New world outside

It takes 21 days to break a habit and I don’t know about you but I’m still smoking but I guess a lot has changed mentally. Can still remember what fresh air feels like and how a drive to work stuck in traffic is like, although now i miss it. Seeing people randomly walking across the road, the thought of the ocean touching my feet and the smell of the ocean.

It feels like yesterday that the daily hustle and buzz of a busy hair salon where we all share stories and laughs, but it was almost two months ago. The feeling of creating something new from something old, making people love the reflection and see them walking out feeling better about themselves than when they walked in. I miss that, I miss talking, I miss banter, I miss people ( god who am I ).

Honestly I’m okay with space in fact I love it and don’t particularly like people hanging out in my personal space too long ( more than 5 minutes ) but I miss the choice. It’s for our own good and we all know it’s going to pass and we will look back and remember this time either fondly or a challenge in so many ways.

What will it be like once we can leave our house, will it be like before? The answer no one knows, we can all speculate and try to predict what it will be like but I guess no one has been through it before. Gone are the days in taking the most basic for granted, I’m sure we have all made changes both financially as well as emotionally.

We aren’t the same people as we were so things won’t be the same. Some things will change dramatically while others only slightly. A lot of hardship and financial setbacks for many but a lot of growth for others. We will come back, we will fight through it and we will grow. How that looks right now is only speculation but we know our will is stronger than it ever has been!

Can not wait to see everyone again, cut your hair, talk nonsense, laugh a lot and share our lives with each other! We have missed you all. See you soon!