But first! hair Mask…

I hate saying it ‘but’ Summer is nearly over, I stretch the nearly! Those of you lucky enough to have been away this summer or yet to, hitting the seaside , laying by a pool, swimming in a chlorinated pool can dry out the hair. You will find you’re hair needs more than you’re weekly dose of conditioner. 

 

I have rounded up some masks tried and tested by us  and some of our faves below. 

First up is Kerastase Soleil Masque UV defense- 

Used as an after sun treatment this will be a worthy purchase even home from sun. It Repairs coloured hair  that has been exposed to elements such as chlorine, sun, salt and UVA and UVB rays. Masque UV defines is formulated with photo-defense filter which provides active protection.

Kerastase masque Force Architecte-

Restores health and Vitality to dry and brittle hair. The rich formula of this mask has been specially formulated to reconstruct hair that need extra TLC.

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This 100% Vegan multi- tasking hair treatment spray is infused with natural oils and contains Anti-fade complex. Primes hair for heat and styling , strengthens the hair fiber. Shields against environmental damage, I love this and I cannot live without it.. 

 

Redken Anti-snap-

Award winning leave-in treatment for damaged hair, split ends and hair breakage, double whammy it provides heat protection and reduces breakage. 

 

Face masks should be a weekly routine they are not just for Winter. Hair can get stressed just like our skin. There is nothing more frustrating than dry, brittle hair. 

 

Colour Refresh – Colour and Tone

Colour and toner both contribute to colouring hair but in different ways, clients are not aware that you can get your hair toned in between colour service to brighten it up to keep you going until your next appointment. 

The difference between hair colour and toner? Well, hair colour is a chemical process and yes ladies all know this but just case you were not aware Toner is not for all hair types ‘but’ most used in double processing this means hair that is bleached up or blonde. 

We are a L’Oreal Professional salon and what we would use of many options for colour would be L’Oreal Richesse- Alkaline tone on tone cream colour 

Ammonia free, improved white hair coverage by up to 70%

L’Oreal Dia Light- Acid tone on tone gel cream colour

Ammonia free and the more natural hair with luminous reflects.

Maintenance should be top of your list as fashion colours such as pastel tones fade fast. Toner in between colour , blonde, balayage, highlights rids hair of those unwanted tones like orange, orange yellow and yellow, brassy hair colour fade..

A blonde toner can neutralise and correct the tone of your hair without lightening it further.

Colour is the chemical process and toner cancels out unwanted tones in your hair. 

Highly recommend this service in between colour service. We all hate that fading phase in between. 

 

Going back to your roots

We all with summer love to go lighter and brighter ‘but’ a new wave that has been popular is going back to your roots and not just balayage although this is a great way to ease you into going back to root colour or having a low maintenance colour. I have been colouring my hair so long like most ”Can you remember what your natural hair colour even is”

If you have been thinking about going a darker blonde or adding caramel , coral or tones to your hair always let your colourist know that although you want a dark blonde you are not looking to brighten it up as your colourist will interpret this as something completely different and we can’t have us having the meltdowns so visuals are great when thinking of that colour change.

This is a fab example of dark ashy blonde that is not washed out.

You could always ease your way and start Balayage , actually this would be recommended if you are scared to take the leap at once this way you are easing yourself in. 

There are so many shades to suit different skin tones 

I have been highlights , bleach, root colour for years and with the help of master of colour Michelle I am going to take the leap and go back to my natural tones saying that I adore the platinum Balayage so I am going to lean more that way. Visuals are great for any change of colour so the colourist can get a fell for what you mean visually. 

This is such a fab colour she is ashy blonde and it suits a treat. Colourist have genius ways of adding light or tones to frame the face if you choose or add movement. 

This colour has a wide spectrum of shades and we love it 

Living the wash and go dream

Peace, love and good hair

This weather we have been getting the last few days has been nothing short of awesome ‘but’ there is always one of those I have been trying to keep my hair off my face , away from my neck and get back to sunbathing 🙂 

The Octopus Bun

Yes, you all know what this is mastering this messy look is hard !! Getting the right side of messy is hard so the trick is “texture’ So this is where the products come to hand even if you have next day hair product is your friend so these are the two gems I have found even on next day hair. First off is Loreal Tecni Art Pli- Backstage fave ladies this heat activated spray is a gem.

Second in the running Loreal Tecni art Density Material is a texturizing wax-paste creates style with a volumized effect even when braiding back or up into a top knot so hair is not flat.

Adding a few key products in between your trips to the salon you will get some of your life back I promise 🙂 

Embrace your Colour

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You always want to keep that fresh from the salon hair colour but if someone could tell you how to maintain it and have it for that little bit longer.. Girl yes please 🙂

Colour does fade this is true but colour can be maintained and we want our hair to grow that is without a doubt, healthy hair grows!


I always feel my colour has changed over time from shampooing but I have also noticed since I started using salon products recommended to me I have gotten longer and this is a hallelujah in between colour service. 

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Highlights, balayage or any bleached hair do not really change extremely but you are stripping the hair of its natural pigment to achieve certain colour. your colourist will always tell you the right shampoo, conditioner and treatment mask to use , they are not making a sale believe me they are salon made products for a reason. They will be your saviour , like skin products I certainly would never go without my moisturizer for my skin why would your hair go without it! 

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Highlights will fade slightly over time ‘but’ having the right products and having a toner service in between colour service. We offer a service called foxytone in salon and any bleached, highlighted, balayage hair girls should avail of your colour will be fresh and pop to see you through until your next appointment. Toners do not last forever so every couple of weeks will I promise be your saviour. 

Colour does not rinse out it oxidises that is why you are seeing colour fade, precaution to prevent this to shield hair from fade avail of these services in salon of tone , having the products you need out of salon to hand these will save your hair.

Must have Styling products I swear by right now..

Achieving any hair style whether down or tying up , product is a must. Even when I am just scraping it back into a top knot or ponytail I always use some sort of product before or after to style.

You certainly do not need twenty million products but one or two that will be your saviour to add texture, condition,, prevent breakage or hold a curl, wave or blow-dry style.

REDKEN QUICK TEASE 15

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Creates lift at the roots, a volumizing backcombing hair spray, finishing spray.  Three benefits volume, texture and control.

REDKEN AERATE 08

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An Exclusive Aerated cream mousse that inflates your hair with weightless body. Satiny softness, simply blow-dry in for style and enjoy runway style hair.

KERASTASE SPRAY A PORTER 

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For the tousled easy beachy look, UV protection for creating waves .

LOREAL TECHNI ART PLI

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A backstage fave, thermo modelling spray adds shape and memory activated by heat. 

KERASTASE ELIXIR ULTIME

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Love this iconic oil by Kerastase, ideal for all hair types , this should be on every girls dresser. Can be used before and after styling. You will automatically notice softer smoother hair. 

Don’t forget ladies we have 10% and 20% off our products until the end of the Month. 

Never Give up on your Hair…

We have had an amazing product land on our laps this morning in foxandbow and research and from speaking with  Chloe who has worked with this product before so I have been grilling her and well! I think it may be a solution for many of us out there that have experienced thinning hair through no fault of our own maybe Pregnancy, blocked hair follicles, hormonal or even those that would answer? I don’t know why and if we were given something that would help? would we take it? ‘Hell yes we would’!

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Cerafill is the first professional solution that provides both instant and long term results. 

Dr.Nicole Rogers, a board certified Dermatologist, a hair transplant surgeon and expert in male/female pattern hair thinning.

Have a look here on the link below;

https://youtu.be/ilKypCDhP0I

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Cerafill Retaliate Shampoo & Conditioner 

Stimulating Shampoo for scalp invigoration the stimulating menthol formula gently cleanses to remove impurities and follicle-clogging sebum. 

Conditioner – extra lightweight cream-gel helps advanced thinning hair. 

Safe for colour/chemically treated hair. Chloe recommend that using this product through pregnancy decreases the amount of hair loss and thinning you may experience afterwards. 

Cerafill Dense FX hair diameter thickening treatment spray

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This little genius is for all hair types so an all rounder product. Instantly plumps individual strands for fullness. It is like gaining 9,000 more hairs after one use *WOW* Strengthens hair fibre to prevent breakage. 

Safe for colour and chemically treated hair. 

Cerafill Topical Solution

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Hair re-densifying treatment for advanced thinning hair. Results may be visible for women after using for a few months. 

You can use this product on wet or dry hair, 1 full pipette of the serum per section you feel you need it, it contains 5% Stemoxydine the latest development in hair growth. 

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This range is now available in salon exciting hair times to come. 

Suits you sure..

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Styling your own hair to suit you, whether you have always had it long , short, a fringe, tried all the shades of colour on a whim because lets be honest we have all wanted to be blonde one day, brown, highlighted , dip-dyed and we were gonna attempt it ourselves. 

I will just pop into the chemist and put a box colour in, feck it sure isn’t the girl on the box fab and look you get a free conditioner #winning 

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I was 16 and after a summer of sun In does anyone remember the sun in? well ‘ this product you spray in your hair and it develops with a blast of heat (hairdryer stuck to the head) going out feeling like Buffy the vampire slayer! Swearing to your mom the sun was giving your burnt sun kissed hair.. I have memories of going home with my first box colour and swearing to my mom there was no peroxide in it! so me and my friend headed up to the bathroom and after two hours admiring my yellow, orange hair in the mirror and my mom comes in and reads the ingredients and starts screaming ”your hair is going to fall out” ah jesus your father ‘lets hope he does not notice’!! To be honest my father followed the rule of ”Ask your mom” so I knew I was grand! So at 16 and looking back now I was mad but we all have the colour disasters. Right? 

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Having the right colour and style for you makes such a big difference I mean we all wanted to look like Jennifer Aniston and have her famous haircut she deputed on Friends. 

But, to my horror now ! and it does not suit everyone so you leave the hairdressers after insisting you wanted the Jennifer cut with 5 million layers and not a clue what you were going to do when you washed it yourself!

Any who! getting the perfect hair consultation is essential when you want a change. The colourist and stylist both take into account many factors , face, natural hair colour, face shape, hair texture, how you can manage it. So, you leave the salon confident and happy. 

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Do not use a box colour , it is not worth it! 

Get advice on products , salon products are not sold in a supermarket for a reason many reasons. To be clear, this is in no way to suggest that supermarket products do not say what they say they do. But! Typically contain chemicals that which can strip your hair that you have spent money in the salon perfecting. Salon products are years of research and development by hairdressers themselves that know about what hair needs. 

The key is to choose those with more high-grade ingredients and fewer chemicals like www.kerastase.com and pureology.com and many more salon products that are tailor made for different hair requirements and colour treated hair created for professional colourists and stylists and their clients . 

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*JOBFAIRY*

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Due to salon expansion as we at Foxandbow are growing, a comfort zone is a beautiful place, but nothing ever grows there. 

Are you a senior Stylist/Colourist and have worked in all aspects of the hairdressing industry then look no further! 

We are looking for an experienced, creative, positive and passionate Senior Colourist/Stylist to join our team. Experience with L’oreal an advantage but not essential.

IMMEDIATE START

Apply with CV to : hello@foxandbow.ie

Redken Heatcure

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Six years in the making, Redken introduces Heatcure Professional, a breakthrough heat-activated salon service and at-home self heating treatment that restores damaged and overly processed hair.

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The heat- activated delivery system penetrates deep into the hairs cortex to instantly fortify and restore damaged hair. 

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Chloe trialing the heatcure and she is loving it..

Heatcure features a combination of proteins including arginine, soy, special, wheat and palm oils; low melting point waxes and catianic surfactants bury deep into the hairs cortex. This is a fantastic treatment to try next time you book into the salon.

96% of clients agreed their hair felt amazing and felt still conditioned at home.