You are not basic so, why should your brunette be…

Ash Brown hair colour is chic with an edge , it is an amazing way to update your hair colour. 

It is a cool, deep tone without traces of red or gold. This hair colour pops on those who have blue or green eyes. Brown hair does not have to be boring! 

Medium ash brown is ideal for cool, medium skin tones with pink undertones. Medium ash brown has the tints of green and blue underneath that come with ash. 

Looking for an edgy colour change from your brown or blonde hair then this is worth a mention at your next visit to the salon. 

 

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New hair same you..

I smell a colour update so, Christmas is way behind us we can now embrace lighter shade steps on our future visits to the salon. Especially as the weather warms up. 

 

Brunettes can go richer from darker hues to lighter hues. Brunettes can be smooched by the sun as well. 

Platinum – still a firm favourite but you have got to protect your hair to maintain shine instead of  dull hair with this colour. 

Sun smooched blonde- The colour thats like your back from a tropical beach and not behind a desk.

Natural- Let there be roots , even the colour you were born with . I myself have been going this route thanks to Michelle and I am loving the results as Balayage gives you the best of both worlds.

 

Just some visual inspo should you girls need any 

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Valentines Hair

Planning on heading out this Valentines straight from work or planning on hitting the town the weekend and need some hair inspo? Then scroll on down..

 

Whether it is to meet your friends or a loved one we are more than happy to give you some help with your already glamselves. 

This looks more technical than it is I promise.. if you have shorter hair you can add some small bun rings but this once hair is in a middle parting just twist back at the side and you can either pin a few clips to hold or use a gogo 🙂 Yes, I still call them by this name.. to then twist hair into bun at nape of neck depending on hair length. 

 

Low or high ponytail this is great on already curled hair with added texture can pull out loose strands for that just took me two mins look we all love or add in a braid at the side. 

Or wear like Kylie, Sleek and high to the sky. This look entails some products to stop fly away strands. 

Top knot or high bun is an easy peasy and can be just as versatile as a ponytail. Slap on some red lippy and your good to go. 

Barely there braid is an easy and flattering look. 

Textured waves give me all the feels. 

Sleek blow-dryed hair whether long or short this is fables set with a spritz of hairspray. 

 

NOW GO OUT AND BE CUTE.. 

 

 

 

Grammys be stylin…

The Grammys where Musicians and stars bring their eccentricness and flamboyant style. I love to see each year what they have in store for us. 

This year the hair was higher , Lady Gaga was the first to walk the red carpet and WOW! Lady G loves to surprise us her laced pulled back hairstyle just shows her love for expressing herself through fashion.

 

Stars wore white roses in support of the #TimesUp movement. 

As artists we can appreciate the glitz and brave styles they wear. 

Jenny Mc Carthy “Girl” Blue is your colour I think this was just a tint through her hair and no a permanent fixture but still.. 

Rihanna Big Hair don’t care 

Camila Cabello wore Vivienne Westwood Couture High fashion Glamour. Havana, ooh-na-na.. 

Lana Del Ray had a perfectly placed Halo to accentuate her embellished Gucci Gown. 

 

Some of our faves from this years Grammys from Madison Square garden in NY. 

From bold to basic

Woke up with no time or patience to do your hair we have all had those days! Meh!! 

By using your fingers to place back into a low bun this adds a soft look , love how the lights pop here. 

A low and loose ponytail during the week, even air dry the hair to give it a break from heat styling as in the winter our tresses are exposed more to elements and the aircon in shops and at work. 

Love this midi Bun with texture on add some styling product to the hair and backcomb the pony part before pinning up around the head will add volume. 

Ponytails may the easiest style around, here is some inspo for switching it up.. The trend seen on the catwalk and on the streets may not be for everyone mind you ‘but’ I adore it and adding the ribbon tre pretty. Again using your fingers instead of a brush to pin back and bonus it is off your face. 

if you have longer length hair this braided ponytail and twisted under is another easy style on the go. 

Adore the twisted bun with a headscarf all wrapped up in a bow. 

I love a messy bun, you know casual, took me a second kind of bun. If you have finer hair use some texture spray to add some grit to the hair.

 

Keep it modern go for a style that is simple for you give it a try they are surprisingly super-chic. 

xx

 

The Shoulder length is still grazing..

The short, lob, bob hairstyle is still trending for this Autumn/Winter. The street style from New York fashion week are embracing this trend still, whether blunt, graduated, layered or soft shoulder length is still doing its thing:) 

 

I love the glamour of this style and what it brings. I am a big fan of street style you see the chicest style from hair inspo, outfit inspo. Gone are the days of having to get the inside visuals from the catwalks you are seeing the style on the streets around these shows and its majorly refreshing. 

You never know what a new fashion month will bring but we are 100% going to be seeing this shoulder grazing style for a while

Avoiding Colour Disasters!!

We all see these amazing colours and styles on Pinterest and we pin them and say to ourselves I want this and have it stored to show our colourist, or we think maybe I could attempt this myself! “No” !! Please always for any extreme colours going darker or lighter a colourist is qualified and it is not simple to do hair colour..

 

We want to avoid you feeling like said picture above ^

 

But, there is no denying you can’t have the colour you are after or somewhere near it listen to your colourist they are qualified for a reason and taking you miles away from your natural hair colour is extreme! 

Lets say your hair colour is naturally a light brown and your asking for an un-natural looking black hue or blue-black hue? It is going to be obvious not that you can not go darker but the colourist will know the right shade that works for you and only you. 

The most important thing is to emulate your natural shade as much as possible. Maybe one shade darker or lighter at first. 

Highlights you’ve seen and have it set in your head that you want sun kissed everywhere! 

Highlights are meant to look like they were cause by the sun so over highlighting your hair too light, looks fake.. You need balance instead of super thick stripes or unblended uniform colour! 

So’ you’ve chanced a box colour on your roots! The hair along your hairline are finer, so they absorb colour quicker and now you look darker! So a trip to the salon were you could have saved yourself a few bob by booking in for a top up or surround by your colourist.

Think about your complexion, You would never purchase a foundation two shades darker than your skin tone and go out in public! Why would you with you hair. Michelle and Carol always consider the complexion listen to your colourist and all the factors. Believe me you will feel more natural and see how your hair can compliment your skin tone, eye colour, even eyebrows..

 

You bleached your hair at home and now it is orange! Box colour is not fully able to lift dark pigment out of strands! In a salon the colourist will know the exact amount of peroxide needed (and how long) depending on the health of the hair. 

If you’ve made is this far in life without any major colour disasters your luckier than most.

I cannot stress enough, listen to your colourist they have experience and colour knowledge they qualified in this field.  Have a consultation when considering a colour change from there you can take the advice and digest it before you decide what to do. We all want it and want it now but in the long run you have to be happy and as long as your hair is done everything else follows. 

 

We want good hair , we want our clients to have amazing hair, we want good hair days #everyday 

 

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 

Wrap it up pretty…

We are always on the lookout and trying new styles for Brides and guests for weddings. summer styles are all about softer whether wearing it up or down it has to be the icing on the cake! 

For those attending a wedding this summer we have rounded up a small few looks that may inspire you. 

‘I mean’, girl has got to have great hair..

Up-style by our master hair guru Caren Cullen

I am still loving the beachy up-do with loose curls just add earrings and voila 🙂 

we all love a hun bun and this can be made elegant when attending a wedding. 

A ponytail with added texture my fave if your being adventurous with a backless outfit.

So many fabulous up styles you can play around with and our stylists are a dab hand at helping you achieve what you envisioned. 

Whether wearing it up or down wrap it up pretty.