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 

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. 

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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Enhance your seasonal Sparkle

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It is no secret that at Christmas us girls branch all out a bit more with our hair, make-up and clothes. We are drawn to all things sparkly and berry lips and to finish off our hair.  wearing our hair Up or down pinterest and Instagram are our go to guide for ideas. 

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If you have all your festive nights planned already then you will have your hairdresser on hand I’m sure you are as organised with your appointments. If not no fear! those unexpected last min nights out or your a dab hand at styling your own hair. Then having the right heated tools to hand will make life so much easier. 

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We have just stocked up on Label M Styling tools available for purchase in Salon. We have the Tourmaline Hair dryer in white and black I shall be investing in this beauty soon as I am in need of a professional Hairdryer that is small and lightweight added bonus is a Free Gift of  a House of  Holland umbrella. 

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Label M advanced Pro curling tong 38ml which has been designed to create salon perfect curls. RRP- €50

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Label M Triple tong Which creates vintage waves 

RRP – €80 for black friday foxandbow are selling for €60

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Label M Grooming Brush RRP- €17.95

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Expertly designed to follow the contours of the head, the air cushioned pad provides maximum grip and control during styling. 

Make-up and hair should match the most amazing time of year 🙂 

Emma Watson’s Best hair moments…

Emma Watson’s latest role as Belle in Beauty and the Beast out March 16th 2017 and from the trailer has us excited about her part as Belle in the remake of a disney classic. 

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Actress and Campaigner Emma launched her #heforshe campaign for gender equality with an impassioned speech that went viral at the UN. Emma has come along way since she won hearts as Hermoine in Harry Potter and we took a step back at her best hair moments which was not hard I mean that face.

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Emma rocking the pixie cut this style was fab on her and we all know what a risk it is to have our hair this short. 

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Slicked back 

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A Baby faced Emma with blonder hair

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Faux Bob

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Loose waves 

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Soft Blow-dry her hair colour is stunning here warms up her beautiful skin tone.

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Braided up-style

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Gracing the cover of Vogue, Emma will be gracing a lot more covers in the future. 

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A darker shade on Emma, this lady is inspiring and I can’t wait to see her as Belle in Beauty and the Beast. 

Playing it straight

Straight hair is back! 

After seasons of tousled, wavy, curly Blow-drys they are still here but we welcome to see the sleek straight hair making its way back.

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Best way to have that glossy hair is prep, prepping the hair to have that glossy mirror shine hair. Condition, condition and treatments are a must. We at foxandbow always recommend between colour and cut services treat your hair to a in-salon treatment or at home regularly.

You are giving the hair that added protection when it is faced with heated styling tools. Battling frizz and flyways product when towel dried is a must some little gems are Redken extreme anti-snap to reinforce surface protection from damage or breakage 

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Kerastase Elixir a luxurious versatile nourishing oil that provides softness.

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Loreal Techni Art Liss control is a gel- cream to smoothen hair.

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The aim we are looking for is mirror shine smooth hair, I am welcoming this hair style this season. 

Pureology- serious colour care

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To Pureology , sustainability is a long term commitment to minimising the negative environmental impact of their products from the ingredients to the raw materials that compromise packaging to the effect their products have on the environment during and after use. 

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In minimising the environmental impact through water conservation, water reduction and reduced eco-toxicity. In animal rights, Pureology products are never tested on animals. Bottles are made of 50% post consumer recycled materials and are 100% recyclable .

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AUTHENTICITY

Diversion is when products are sold in ‘unauthorised’ places. Pureology products are sold exclusively in salons and spas. 

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Pureology Shampoos are free from sulphates formulated with naturally derived coconut, corn and sugar to gentle cleanse while maximising colour retention. 

Surfactants are an essential part of a shampoos cleansing system. The shampoos have a gentle and protective sulphate free system. Free from harsh colour stripping agents and no added salt. Preserve colour and deliver optimum condition.

100% vegan formulas are made with plants extracts. 

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Created especially for professional colourists and their clients, Pureology is a salon haircare brand unlike any other.

Custom colour care systems are the cornerstone of pureology. The exclusive anti-fade complex with antioxidants and full spectrum UVA/UVB sunscreens helps colour treated hair retain its fresh from the salon vibrancy.

Below are the products we have in stock:

OUR HAIRCARE SYSTEMS 

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HYDRATE RANGE – gives dry, parched colour treated hair the restoration moisture and care it needs. Exclusive Anti-fade complex with green tea, hydrating jojoba. 

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STRENGTH CURE – Gives damaged colour treated hair the healing help it needs with pasta repair restore internal strength.

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PURE VOLUME – With wheat protein and eucalyptus formulas weightlessly elevate strands with anti fade complex signature aromatherapy blend of musk, amber, peach and jasmine. 

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PERFECT 4 PLATINUM – Clarifies and strengthens fragile, highlighted and highly lifted hair for added brilliance with a signature blend of pear, peony and vanilla.

78% stronger hair after one application. 

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Precious Oil- For brittle, dull colour treated hair. 

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PURIFY- For all hair types of colour treated hair without stripping, enriched with hazel, baking soda and tea tree oil removes impurities and build up. Exclusive anti fade complex with tea tree oil, rosemary and witch hazel. 

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COLOUR FANATIC- 21 essential benefits in just one bottle. A multi tasking leave in treatment that primes, protects and perfects in an instant.

PRIME- Protects against colour fade

Instantly detangles 

Moisturises and weightlessly conditions 

Ideal cutting lotion

PROTECT- Prevents split ends

Prevents breakage from brushing

Shields against environmental damage

PERFECT- Smoothes out hair surface

Helps seal hair cuticle 

Reduces dryness and contracts frizz

Adds shine 

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FULLFYL- 3 step hair thickening system creates full bodied hair, with intracylane for a densifying effect with phytoblend for optimal colour vibrancy and thicker hair. 

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STRENGHT CURE- Strengthening repair for micro scarred damaged hair. Formulated with out exclusive pasta-repair. Creamy formula helps heal and provides the perfect balance of strength and velvety softness. 

Pureology is the most advanced formula to safeguard your hair colour. If you want to know more about this fantastic range we are exclusively stocking in the salon ask your Colourist/stylist next time you are in the salon. 

Creating Trend worthy looks…

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Redken styling products are now available in the salon and we already have a few favourites that are living up to their name. Achieve any look with styling products especially formulated for straightening, shine, volume, texture and curls.

Models, style icons and fashion bloggers who inspire redken looks and trends and have put their name to this fabulous brand. 

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Suki Waterhouse- model & actress.

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Lizzy Jagger – Model, producer and rock royalty. 

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Lea T – Model & anti-bullying campaigner.

Redone products are available in 43 countries around the world. I will go through some of our faves from this fantastic  trend setting brand. 

Redken extreme anti-snap is an award winning leave in conditioner for damaged hair, split ends and breakage. This is my favourite especially as I tend to heat style a lot it provides heat protection, reduces breakage by 75%

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Redken guts 10 root volumizing foam styling spray boosts up hair for added volume.

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Redken control addict 28 – extra strong hold anti-humidity hair spray for 24hr hold without residue or flaking. 

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Redken pillow proof Blow-dry primer spray that perfectly primes hair and cuts blow-dry time which is a big fat yes for me. This Blow-dry range also has a two-day extender oil absorbing dry shampoo. 

Give your hair a salon finish at home. 

Tips & Tricks to help with and prevent Sunburned Scalp

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With the hot weather we have been blessed with of late (Scorchio) we all rushed to pick up the factor but we forget sometimes how sensitive our scalp is and needs protection also. 

Lets just say that painful stinging, itching, flakey irritated scalp can be avoided. Without having to constantly bung on a sun hat there are a few tips and tricks to looking cool and avoiding the Burn.

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During the summer hair is exposed more than usual to the UV light. I swear by Kerastase Soleil Aqua-seal I apply every day wet or before Blow-dry and I find this helps fight all elements . I pull back into a bun or braid down the centre avoid the side braids as this leaves scalp exposed. 

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Another genius hack is to combine one tablespoon of SPF50 lotion or spray into a half cup of water and mix together you can apply with fingers by rubbing into scalp or use a water spray bottle before sun exposure. 

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If you have been unlucky and have burned your scalp this week then to prevent peeling in the scalp an exfoliating shampoo is a must avoid anything containing sulphates as this could irritate the scalp more.

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Kerastase Chronologiste is a Pre shampoo for exfoliating the scalp this is amazing even for product build up.

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Kerastase Bain Exfoliant Hydrant shampoo, scalp is soothed and rehydrated. 

Try and skip the hot water , hot water and a sunburned scalp is no good after your shower try and soak the scalp with cool water or lukewarm do not try and freeze the head off yourself. 

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Easier said than done but try and avoid heat styling to let scalp settle down as it would be more sensitive and only drys out the scalp even more.

We all know the only full proof way to avoid the dreaded scalp burn is a scarf or hat but sometimes we need a break from hat head and these tips and tricks will help avoid that burn.

Happy Sunny Days xx