Everyone talks about being sustainable and we immediately think recycle or creating minimal waste and that is possible the most obvious, good choices that have low impact on our planet and lives. For us whilst being a salon we believe that we can create a low impact whilst making smart micro choices daily.
Some of the things we do are;
We do not offer retail bags, too often most people have a pile of bags sitting at home that simply are carried from shop to car then car to inside the house.
We believe that if something needs to be done with your hair, we will tell you about it but we also believe that if it doesn’t need to be done then we will tell you not to do it also. Too often some people will end up doing things when in fact they don’t need too.
If we as a business can create awareness with staff and our clients in an ethical way they too will adapt to the new normal and in turn it makes a difference.
It has come to our Attention that a lot of people don’t condition their hair because it makes their scalp oily, If you are one of these people you have been using the conditioner ALL WRONG!
Before you get your knickers in a twist let us explain, calm down!
Sure we hear you, you like your hair full and when you use conditioner it goes flat, well you have been using it the wrong way, a conditioner is for the hair!
When you shampoo your hair, you open the cuticle ( the outer layer of your hair that protects the moisture and structure of the hair ) and when you condition, this closes the cuticle, basic right, yes it is. When you open the cuticle, you must close it. If you find the conditioner is making your scalp oily there is a few things that are a possibility
You are putting conditioner on the scalp which is not needed, its for the hair!
You are using a conditioner that is too thick or heavy, try using a lighter conditioner or even a leave in serum which will close the cuticle.
If you leave the cuticle open what will happen anyway right, well your hair will be dehydrated, you are more prone to split ends, it will be full of static, the ends will become thin from the breakage and you will most likely look like an over loved Barbie doll purchased from a thrift store.
There is many ways to get fullness other than avoiding the basics, there is no shortcut to having the right hair other than V lining it to us!
Funny story, got asked today why we talk so much and write constantly on the internet about hair when it should be told only in Salons. Our reply was simply, education for hair has to be to everyone since its a very one sided curriculum currently in the Industry there needs to be more honesty that is not driven by money or ROI or investor happiness rather the facts, after all aren’t we all in the business of doing beautiful hair.
Its so nice and peaceful in the space that we say whatever we want, do whatever we want and focus all our time on doing what we do!
Information is always part of the story, heart and passion can not be put into a graph and whilst your teacher loved to offer you examples in a pie graph or apples it will never ever be a real picture if your not doing it for the right reasons.
We have seen pie graphs, that look like a cheap undercooked apple pie, a PDF that has more information in it than a arms treaty but still am yet to see actually passion for this craft.
Maybe because the people doing it are in a race? Fastest, biggest, most this most that, not really sure what the motivation is to be in it other than to cash out who knows.
Well we are not a bakery, we don’t bake pies, although if we did they would be colourful and you wouldn’t need to cover them in ketchup in order to eat them. But we don’t. We do hair, our business is hair, our focus is hair, our education is hair and our drive is to be the best.
I don’t know when the day your average consumer will wake up and realise the utter crap some people shove down your mouth like it’s French fries 🍟
The sad reality is most dumb people believe it, the stupid Ines doing it and the stupid ones buying into it. We see miracles that can make your hair silky in 10 minutes, the cheapest and the best this or that and yet no one wonders how? It’s called marketing if you were in 1980 but I guess thats another conversation, the cheaper faster best era where everyone claimed to be the best and the cheapest until the consumer got smarter and realised they wanted salons they could relate too and communication become more about reality than selling crap!
Bar code standard talk is almost scripted and funnily I know people who teach scrips, this is a personal industry and words have to evolve organically. The only way that can happen is by education and not teaching scripts or standard one size fits all hairdressing.
Words of wisdom, educate yourself and research salons not just browse a Facebook post it’s your hair. Personality sells