Sophia Hilton – 100% Freehand

Eithne attended the amazingly talented queen of all things hair 100% free hand Balayage course in Sean Taaffe salon in Tralee with sophia Hilton and took Shannon along as her model. 

Sophia Hilton is founder of not another salon which is a hairdressers with a difference. Sophia’s values run through the brand extensively, ”Be really great at your job and be really, really nice”. 

Sophia is a ”true” freehand colourist mastering the art, balayage specialists are hard to find and Eithne wanted the inside on such a talented Artist that is Sophia. 

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Sophia blends from the roots with Balayage to give a more natural blend.

Shannon’s Balayage 🙂 by Eithne

Sophia Hilton is a true master of free hand balayage, you can never be fully educated in this field.

If Sophia Hilton comes to a salon near you do not miss out on a opportunity to attend her course. 

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.

MET GALA 2017 THE ART OF HAIR

The metropolitan Museum of Art announced for its 2017 Met Gala theme for costume creation rethinking fashion as a site of constant creation, Rei Kawakubo is one of the most important designers of the past forty years and the Celebrities brought creations in their outfits and hair for the event.

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Zoe Kravitz rocking the pixie cut

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Selena Gomez sharp glossy lob

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Lily-Rose Depp hair on trend she rocked this

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Kendall Jenner working the sleeked back look and rocking the signature red lip

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Gisele wowed with glossy ponytail waves for days

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Blake Lively simple but stunning ponytail.

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Lic Wen sleeked bun is divine with this dress.

Some of our favourites we liked and worked well with the outfits designed for them and hair that put their stylists to work. 

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. 

Brunette shades we adore

It is not always Blondes that have more fun! The Beauty of brown hair is that it is really versatile.

You can add the prettiest honey, toffee, espresso and caramel shades to give it that sun kissed look.

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Adding lights from mid lengths to end adds depth and illuminates the hair. Summer is coming and whether you want to freshen up you hair, to give that sun kissed look brown hair really is versatile.

I major crush on Jodie woods hair from Dublin I mean her hair is amazing and this girl knows how to style her hair with the help of her amazing hairdresser we all need one of those in our lives right 🙂 You can swoon over her on her snapchat or insta 

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Jodie gives great tips over on her snapchat 

Looking for shiny and rich brunette hair this summer heres some of our faves I hope it gives you some inspo..

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This weeks fave is the Waterfall Braid, the sweetest Braid..

Summer is coming and whether we are away we will surely spend most weekends at a BBQ , heading to a festival or gig or just kicking it back in the Mediterranean sea if we are lucky! 

The waterfall braid is the sweetest braid this style has a whimsical feel as the hair is still down.

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This braid is so elegant and whether straight a wave or curl adds the boho feel.

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This waterfall braid continues with a fishtail and it works.

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Stunning for a Bride 🙂 

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Even on shorter hair styles

So as Summer is nearly here and you are looking for ways to make the most of even next day hair and swoop away those pesky fly-aways.. 

Think Braid, think waterfall braid. 

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;

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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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Hair Strobing

 

 

We have all heard of highlighting, contouring and strobing. We have all tried to master it with our make-up so the terminology has now passed over to hair. 

Hair Strobing- Individualized highlighting that is specific to ones hair, colour, face shape and skin tone. 

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Lighter skin/ fair skin have pink undertones and darker your skin, the easier you can pull off intense colours.

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Hair strobing highlights where light would naturally hit the face. 

So using lighter colours to emphasise specific areas of the face. As spring is here before summer hits think of this for your next colour appointment. 

Always use a recommended shampoo and conditioner for coloured hair specific to you to condition and conserve coloured hair. 

*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