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!

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!

My hair my choice

Often we do decide to do things not by what we want but what society says is ok or what other deem to think is normal. Often still we hear woman choosing to grow hair because others think they should have long hair rather than doing what they actually want to do. We have even heard that after making the decision to go short people question the health of the person who has gone short, “ Are you ok? What happened?” It’s crazy we know! One of the most attractive qualities someone can have is confidence and going against the norm and choosing to have hair you want is incredibly liberating and confident!

We are not saying you have to go short to be attractive or confident we are simply saying the only person who should decide is you! Short hair can be incredibly liberating and fun! You get to change your complete look literally there and then and if you decide too, it grows back!

Your version of short May be shoulder length and others it may be buzzed off!

We often change the style of clothes we wear so it only makes sense that the length, color and shape of our hair changes too! Could be bangs or a complete change but why not have some change, it can lift your mood and make you feel good about yourself! Don’t you deserve that?

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!

5 haircuts to give you inspiration to cut your hair

By the time you wake up it’s already hot, doing your hair is the last thing that you could be bothered with plus on top of that you haven’t been away on a holiday for over a year!

Well maybe it’s time for a change! Here is some inspiration for you to think about something new!

Via Sèzane
Via Không phài
Via Meozine.com
Via wonderland magazine
Via Unconditional magazine

So if you need a little push hope this helps!

Easy to wash and wear haircuts

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.

Via Who What Wear

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.

Via “Steal the look”

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.

Via “ Popsugar”

It starts with getting the right haircut which will be the foundation to getting a wash and go look!

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!

Men’s haircuts for 2021

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!

How to get your hair Summer ready!

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.

Via Merrylin Boro

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!

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

What is shadow colouring

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

The darker sections here show through and help the blonde to pop!

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.

Whilst this is balayagè it’s completely coloured on the ends making it more dip dyed with no variation.

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!

Root smudge to remove regrowth markings

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.

How to grow out your color!

Tired of colouring your hair every month?

We have been overwhelmed with the amount of people who are tired of covering the grey or “ white” hair and honestly we love it! Imagine all the free time and extra money you will save! The thought of not having to plan your life around regrowth.

Once you have decided, now the hard part of actually managing and navigating your way out in a way that leaves you feeling human. It can be confusing and you will most likely get conflicting advice so expect it. There is no easy way that won’t leave you question your decision several times so it’s important you are strong. A lot of times, white hair or natural hair is more flattering than a blanket coverage!

How it started and how it’s going

It’s a long journey if you have length, especially if you have a darker color, the contrast can be huge and you will be tempted to fall but don’t!

Here are a few ways to help you through the transition

If you have just started it’s ok there are things you can do now to help the process. Depending on how dark you have been colouring it as to what needs to be done but for argument sake imagine it’s 80% white and you have been colouring it brown or dark brown.

Via Sparklingsilvers

Within a few weeks you will be hit with white roots so if you wanted to lighten the overall hair now is the time to do it. If you wait and try to do this later you will end up with not as clean of a canvas, better to lighten the ends or darker hair now slightly (1-2 shades not more )

Now the next step can be either simply leaving it grow out or transitioning with color. How it’s done with color is by continually coloring the regrowth, slightly lighter each time ( 1/4-1/2 shade ) and have it translucent rather than a solid coverage. Once you get used to seeing the white hair stained the next step of seeing it natural won’t be so stark!

Be warned that along the way someone will say get some lowlights. Now tgis may be a hood idea for you and that depends from person to person but if you are planning on growing it out, doing another process at the roots that you ultimately have to grow out too is counter productive.

Low lights on a full head of white hair, with no solid color growing out
10 months into grow out

Remember match the tone, white hair looks grey, it’s white! It gives an ash look so the color on the ends needs to be ash or it will have too much contrast with the roots.

Good luck and if you need help, feel free to reach out to us.

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.

When you want 2 layers

Firstly this is not a shaming post, it’s simply to help understand what layers are. Layered hair is when the top hair is shorter than the hair that is closest to the floor, it’s that simple. You can have long layers, short layers or uniform layers.

The longer the hair, the longer the layers need to be to maintain bulk on the ends and avoid it looking thin. If it’s too bulky on the ends then the layers can be slightly shorter or even sliced into. You can not count layers!

This is 2 layers!

A common mistake is the thirst for fullness and love for length. Whilst while styling you can try to encourage both if the weight of the hair is heavy the length will no doubt weigh it down. Cutting the layers short when the hair is long will look odd and give it a look that there is two haircuts happening.

Seemless layering gives movement and helps build volume and the length of your hair and the density determines how short the layers can be for it to work!

A good rule of thumb is the shortest layers need to be 1/2-3/4 of the overall length. Need help? Let us know

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

How to feel good for free

It’s not been easy getting through the last 12 months and we have all been pushed outside our comfort zones in many ways. We have survived and have adapted unbelievably well with all things considered. Some better than others and it had nothing to do with stock piling food or a mountain holiday or a private plane. The only way to get through this is to have a positive attitude and be able to lift yourself up. If you can do that then nothing will stick to you.

You don’t need a tropical holiday ( although that wouldn’t be that bad ) you don’t need the latest release top or sneakers but you do need positive self talk. You are a unique soul and you will get through this, this is not going to be forever so relax and enjoy this moment in time. You are beautiful and you need to believe it!

When you didn’t get your Christmas wish

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.

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 long is that hair color going to last?

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?

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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.

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The closer to your natural color you keep it in depth and tone the less Maintainence you will have.

Balayagè is done from halfway down and is subtle so no Maintainence is needed!

Always discuss your ideal hair color with your hairstylist so there is no surprises.

Book out the Salon

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!

This is not us, image via Pinterest

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

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

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

Curtain Bangs

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

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

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

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!

The difference between a lot salons

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

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

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

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

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

Leaking Hair

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

Rudy Giuliani- President Trump’s Lawyer

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

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

If your hair is thinning read this NOW

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

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

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

Return of the 90’s claw clip

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

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

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

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

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How to get it to flip

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

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

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

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!

Why you don’t need a Global color

A global color ( an all over color ) is not something you do everytime you get your roots done, you simply don’t need too! It’s rare that you need too intact recommended a lot of times not too and here is why!

The more you color the ends, the more porous they become and the more they fade. If you have an intense fashion color ( like bright red, copper violet etc ) then this is obviously doesn’t relate to you and you will need to “freshen up” the ends regularly. For everyone else we need to understand why you are coloring, if it’s to cover grey then in fact to look natural the ends should be lighter than the roots or you risk it looking fake and coloured. Naturally hair lightens over time regardless and should be 1/2 to 1 shade lighter on the ends. So before you just keep coloring the ends, ask yourself why!

Now when it comes to color your hair, and the roots are showing you have multiple choices, you can do what you did the previous time or utilise the grown out canvas to your advantage and adjust the color. For example you had highlights and they need redoing, you can smudge the root area to help blend in the regrowth and keep the ends as they are. This will give you a balayagè type effect and hide your regrowth.

Highlights Via Pinterest
3 months later your next visit blending or smudging root area via Pinterest

So before you spend all your money or think you need to scrap your old color, talk to us!

3 WAYS TO AIR DRY YOUR CURL

We all know someone who says they never blow dry their hair and yet it always looks awesome how? Is it a skill that is taught to few and a mystery to the masses or is it so obvious that no one tries it?

Could it be that a few small tricks and doing less is actually the answer? Keep reading!

Now let’s get one thing straight, you can’t get a haircut once every 6 months and expect your hair to sit the way you want it’s unrealistic it needs to be trimmed every 6/8 weeks to remove dehydrated ends and to prevent split ends. So the foundation is regular trims!

Secondly it’s product, you can use different things for different hair and the needs change depending on the hair. Let’s just put a few products in the basket for you and you can try what you have and see what works and what doesn’t.

A serum, this closes the cuticle and prevents frizz ( don’t use anything too heavy and must be water soluble)

A leave in conditioner which adds moisture, 5-6 sprays throughout.

A sea salt spray, adds strength to the curl and helps it retain its shape.

Now the hard part! After gently applying all these products and ensuring you are not tossing it around, you need to do NOTHING but wait!

Everytime you touch, flip or move it you are encouraging frizz so just don’t touch it, sitting in non direct sunlight and not with direct air facing you ( not in the car with the aircon on full facing you either!) Just wait!

Your curl will be defined and more crisp. Now you know the basics it’s up to you how you adapt it, every head of hair is different and may need more or less of the above. Remember the more you touch it the more frizz will appear!

The easy way to remove split ends!

No secret that 2020 has had its challenges and if we are honest Hair isn’t the worst thing that has or could have happened. But now it’s become aware that some instead of growing length, it’s reducing. We have in the last few months seen more amount of hair than ever, some going from long to short, dramatic changes and some holding on to death life the length they have.

Split ends happen for a few reasons, excessive heat when styling, over processed chemical treatments, blunt scissors when you last had it cut, lack of regular trims.

The ends split as the centre hair structure is left exposed and is prone to being damaged over time. If it’s regularly trimmed then any fragile ends are removed and giving it a fresh lease of life!

Via Gopalika

Can you remove split ends with product? NO

The only thing that removes a split end is a pair of scissors, your hair should be trimmed regardless of what your hair goal is, every 6-8 weeks. If not you could end up with multiple splits which will eventually break off and you will end up loosing length not gaining it. The split keeps travelling up the hair shaft until it breaks off, then a new one appears and so you end up with shorter hair over time!

Close up on left is after cutting sharp scissors on right is blunt scissors

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.

Looking for a blow?

Well it’s already practically September and it’s been anything but a normal year for all of us. Nothing is what it was no matter how hard we try it’s just not.

Now we reopened after being closed for 11 weeks and want to make sure that not only us are safe but also you, with all of the suggested safety measures in place we added one more which has been adopted in other countries.

With every part of the salon operational ( bar your cuppacino ) we chose not to do blow drying for a very good reason.

Air is pushed and sucked all around your face, our face and all through the salon, ( and we know it’s remote ) we do not want to risk any element of your visit for a simple blow dry. Sure it may be revealed later that we were wrong but it’s better to be safe than sorry and am sure at the end of the day you and your families feel the same.

Now we have heard some saying it’s not the same, well it’s not but what we do know is that the cut or the color is the most important factor and with using our super absorbent disposable towel we manage to get 85-95% of the moisture out of your hair. Structurally your haircut is done in such a way that it will hold its own with or without a blow dry so you can relax knowing that it has the ease of styling in its foundation.

We look forward to giving you a blow once things settle down and they will in time.

How long will it last?

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!

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.

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

5 DIY HAIR FAILS

It’s not uncommon for all of us to try and save money! It’s normal and in fact a good thing, but there is a time and place for everything.

YouTube and the internet is an incredible source of information and we can learn some great skills if we want but there are some things that are simply not DIY friendly. For a lot of people around the world left with no options a DIY haircut wasn’t a choice it simply had to be done snd that’s fine.

Via Check out more
The Corona Cut

It’s not always ( in fact rarely ) going to turn out as you expected because years of training can’t be taught in a 10 minute video but at least it will fix what’s annoying you and give you something to do for a bit!

Now when it comes to color, it’s a lot more complex and easy to end up with a total disaster! Years of training, understanding color and knowing the underlying pigments in your hair along with the pre existing colors you have had it can go sideways fast!

Looks easy but requires years of training and science of hair
it’s not going to be an easy fix

Fixing something like a haircut is fairly simple and you may just need to go shorter than you want but fixing a color is more complicated so you should possibly leave it to the professionals. Who cares if it’s not fresh, doesn’t matter if there is a few white hairs showing. Wait and get it done in a salon when you feel comfortable to step outside!

You can always just buzz it off!

6 Easy back to work hairdo’s

Heading back to the office or got a zoom call that you need to look good for?

Look no further because we know you just can’t be bothered spending hours on your hair, it’s fine you

Up in a Turban it is super easy just practice
Clever placement of house plants
Just got out of the shower
A hat, obvious but you should try it
A messy Bun
A head shield

Your work has nothing to do with your hair, maybe if you are rocking no one will care what your hair looks like! Try these

Pastel hair colors

Want to get a pastel hair color?

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.

Via Merrylin Boro

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.

After first day

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.

After first session after toning via Merrylin Boro

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.

Via Merrylin Boro

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!

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.

Which Hair Salon to choose?

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.

Via @janinazais on Instagram

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!

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.

Summer 2020

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.

5 Monsoon Hair Hacks

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.

3 Hair Mistakes That Are Making You Look Older

It’s hard enough to worry about everything day to day but holding on to a style or the color your hair was 15 years ago is most likely making you look older than you are!

Iris Apfel

Forget medical enhancements to get you looking fresh and youthful, your hair can drop years just with a few small changes that are super easy. Below is your checklist and solution to give you a guide.

MISTAKE #1

Your Hair is too Long

Now by too long it’s not our love for short hair we are pushing rather that Gravity not only pulls things closer to the floor, long hair can drag the look of your facial features down, making you look older, tired and overall not fresh. Leaving hair uncut for months can lead to split ends which leaves you with thin and looking tired.

SOLUTION

Trim your hair regularly and get a fresh consultation. Often we treat a hair appointment like it’s buying fruit, you end up with the same thing time after time without reassessing what’s working and what’s not. Visit your hairstylist every 6-8 weeks.

MISTAKE #2

Your Color is too Dark

Not sure how you got here but you did, your hair is too dark! In the battle to cover white hair you have ended up with a mono tone color that is too dark for your skin tone, it lacks dimension and looks dull.

SOLUTION

The More white hair that comes, the more you should shift your color slightly lighter, you can add baby lights and slowly take the base color lighter over time. It can’t change overnight but you can correct the course to a more flattering fresh look.

MISTAKE #3

You Hate even the Thought of White Hair

Your love hate for white hair started years ago with no reason other than you associate old with white hair, you think just because you were born with brown hair it should be like that until the day you die. Typically your hair color is completely different when you are born to when you reach 10 and again at 20. Your skin tone changes over the years and you need to adapt with it.

SOLUTION

Just because there is a few white hairs, it doesn’t have to be hidden! If your hair is in good condition and a cut that suits you, white hair can actually enhance the look without adding years to your appearance. Covering them 100% is not always the best solution and there are options like highlights or Smudging which can be far better than a solid color and you still have freedom from being locked into salon visits.

Trigger warning ⚠️

The thought of multiple hands even remotely close to us makes all our skin crawl.

We have never been a fan of more than one person working on a client at any given time, it’s a personal service and it’s your space. Obviously there may be exceptions but rarely would there be the need!

Keep your circle tight and choose who comes into your space.

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!

Via Pinterest

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

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

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

Wash and wear haircuts!

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

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

Why we need to start looking after ourselves

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

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

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

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

New Rules NOW OPEN

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Hairlines to lengthen your neck

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

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.

Physically back to work but not mentally

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The lockdown gave my hair a fresh start

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

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

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

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

Are you tired of your reflection?

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

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

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

Give us a call 01141010011

We are now open!

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

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

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

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

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

Why you should grow a beard!

For some the thought of having a beard seems like hell, the heat, the feeling of having all that facial hair on your face and not feeling your actual skin but it has a purpose for many guys! It’s not that hot, it can be tamed and it doesn’t have to be a burden it just needs maintenance.

A beard can do what plastic surgery does

Now no one needs “fixing” let’s get that straight right now, guy or a girl you need nothing to be you, you are just fine ok! But if we are talking about being more appealing to the naked eye then there can be some things we all could do that can help and having a beard could be one of them. Face shape plays a big role in creating the right hair specifically for you and Understanding that can help you decide if you should grow a beard or not.

This guy adds length on his face with a beard, making his forehead look bigger with a beard

For some the options have not so much to do with just simply Faceshape it goes a little further and can literally change everything. If it feels right and makes you happy then it’s the right thing to do.

Hair grows so it’s not really such a big deal, caring for your beard and skin underneath it is important so make sure for hygiene purposes that you adapt and ensure you are washing the beard and skin several times a day or it will get irritated from infection caused by dirt and bacteria.

So if you have a need to lengthen your chin, add length to your face or hide an imperfection then maybe a beard is for you, doesn’t have to be long or “big” a simple 3-4 day growth can serve the purpose perfectly then trimming regularly at home can work!

Taking care of your hair during the lockdown

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.

Merrylin Boro enjoying some sunshine

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.

Quarantine looks 2020

Every single person right now needs a haircut, unless you are one of those people that Shaved it offor went down the road of a DIY. Well considering the amount of DIY flooding our inbox we thought it best to highlight, what could go wrong and done reference photos of looks you could claim as your end goal in case the family start to laugh at you!

We call this look Eyes wide shut half tanked
Sadly we see this even out of lockdown but if you stand at a certain angle it looks Great!
You look like a Champion
When the sides and back are ok but the top is Annoying
Go get your hat
When you like chunky fries so that’s the look your going for

Now a lot of you have spent hours at a salon watching fools or highlights being done so how hard could it be right?!

No idea what we will call this
This Is a DIY FAIL

So maybe before you attempt a hair DIY you should think about the time, effort and cost to fix it as it may be a traumatic and expensive exercise.

How to make beer at home

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!

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!

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Thinking of bangs but can never get the courage?

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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
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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
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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.

Avoid going back to touching up every 15 days

While right now you think it’s no problem and possibly can’t remember the maintenance of your grey hair let’s stop for a minute and remember. You can’t go too far from the salon because what was dark hair 15 years ago with a few random grey hairs is now 80% of the color. You are still coloring it the same color it was to match your wedding photos as you celebrate your 30 year anniversary.

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The thought of even the slightest white hair showing even after 10-12 days after it starts to poke out makes you feel completely awe full. What’s the solution?

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The level of coverage is what will help you! While in the past you have always been on the lookout for 100% coverage it’s possibly one of the most high maintenance colors you can do depending on your particular situation. But if your natural hair is now 80% white and your coloring it brown then guess what, people will see a regrowth in less than a week!

Check out this story How to go cold turkey
It’s the first few months that are hard

But if you don’t have the strength to get through the first few months then Smudging is the answer to give you a little help getting over the first step.

We can already hear you say grey hair makes you look older, well we completely disagree with you in fact it does the opposite. It can age you by 10-15 years, it’s only you that thinks it looks bad. Check these inspirations Photos out!

Proof that grey hair doesn’t age you!

So we thought, considering you have already done that hard bit and by our estimate have a big regrowth it may be time to think about your options, could be go cold turkey or it may be opting for a In between color to free some of your time and money!

There are so many ways to help you through this transition if you are ready for it!

Why washing your hair once in 4 days is not ok

Now before you all start to message and tell us how we are terrible people calm down and read!

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Obviously the lockdown has made us all a little crazy and honestly lazy to some extent, like why bother washing your hair, not like your going out right? Well no your not but there is more reasons why you should than simply what other people think.

Firstly the health of your hair growth is directly linked to the PH level of your scalp, healthy scalp healthy hair growth. If you leave oils natural or otherwise on your scalp, the PH level changes leaving you likely to getting scalp infections irritations and creating an imbalanced your PH level. You wouldn’t fill a pot with kale pulp and plant onions expecting them to grow would you? Most likely not.

As importantly as the above we humans have a tendency to judge ourselves it’s called self esteem. This lockdown is hard enough as it is. Put in the effort so you can look in the mirror and feel good about yourself. The better you feel, the easier this time will be!

Using dry shampoo every other day is ok but more than that can create these Problems

What you should be using and how Click here for some insight

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!

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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