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. 


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


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. 

Making waves at the Oscars

The girl that we all wanted to see on the night was our own Ruth Negga, nominated for best actress in her role in Loving. 



If theres an evening that has Hollywood glam, its the Oscars and Ruth in the bold red Valentino Gown looked glowing with a victorian twist to her dress it worked. 

Before they hit the red carpet they spend weeks if not days getting Oscar ready and even hrs on the day off the finishing touches just like us gals heading out on a Saturday night. 🙂 

Some gave us a look inside their day on they’re social media which is a bonus = tips and tricks please 


We saw a lot of waves as a favourite Hair style and Alicia Vikander modern twist is endearing on her she really never gets it wrong.


Emma Stone won her first Academy Award this year and she was dazzling with waves of glamour.


Amy Adams and Karlie Kloss rocked the modern loose side waves


From loose, modern to finger waves these ladies made waves from head to toe.

We will be excited to try some of these styles on our clients as wedding season approaches. 

Our Faves from the Golden Globes…

It was a night of sparkles and setting the style for 2017 with braided up styles to sleek hair and fresh faces. From the awards show to the many after parties there was plenty of fashion with a capital F…


Emily Ratajkowski 


Natalie Portman in Vintage Prada with a sleek back hairstyle 


Blake Lively does this girl ever get it wrong? I think not.. 



Synchronised Couples 🙂 


This is one of my favourites on the night. 


Mandy Moore looking stunning, if you have not watched This is us yet , do! I am loving it. 


Diane Kruger


The after parties were full of glamour including the Men.


Olivia Culpo I swoon over this stunning human on snapchat she really is stunning and her up style with a braid was fab added more structure to her fabulousness. 


The red headed beauty Emma Stone rocked the blush pink on the night. 

The style fulfilled all of my expectations they were all on the same page this year. 

Jennifer Lawrence Love…

We’ve all seen her epic description of her Dior gown at the oscars that had us loving and laughing from that moment on 

Jennifer Lawrence is funny, I mean really funny and simply fabulous.



She is full of charm and one of those down to earth people that makes us laugh. 


We’ve seen her dark but boy does she belong a blonde.


Love the elegant slicked back bun 


Promoting her new movie passengers , love the braid hairstyle.


Killing it here with a soft wave 


Is there any hairstyle she can’t wear! I think not..

NYFW is heating up

As four weeks of fashion week kicks of in NY there is plenty of inspo away from the catwalks. We get to see first hand what the lovely ladies in fashion and blogging are wearing to the shows. 







So as the shows heat up so does the style on the streets rushing back and forth between shows. Day 3 has shown some great hair and fashion. 


Effects of Hard water on your hair

Our colourists quite frequently come across a client that is having trouble with dry, damaged, frizzy hair that has a green tinge and they do not know why this is happening. 

Do you live in a hard water area? if so, then the problem lays in your water. Although it is tested not to be bad for your health it is bad for your hair and sometimes skin. 


Copper pipe with build up inside pipe

Hard water is water that has a high mineral content, hard water over time creates a scaly film on the hair. This in tail prevents moisture from entering the hair resulting in dry, dull, tangly and a strange colour in the hair. 

So we need a solution? This is the advice from Michelle & Carol, they recommend a water softener it is a great but expensive way to solve hard water  worries. While installing a water softener is expensive believe me it is extremely useful.

A less expensive solution is a shower filter a cheaper alternative which can reduce lime scale. There are many different types of shower filters that can attach to your shower unit.

The last option would be to use bottled water for the final rinse when washing hair. 

These options will save you having the worry of discoloured hair that is unruly and adding a mask to your routine we recommend the Kerastase Soleil range it works very well for preventing elements in our environment damaging hair. 


Organ Oil added before styling will leave hair super shiny and will moisturise hair. 

You need water to shampoo your hair and hard water makes it harder life is hard enough. 

The Holy Grail has happened…


Olaplex is the healer your hair has been waiting for.

Olaplex pushes the envelope further without compromising your hair. Founder Dean Christal teamed up with two of the world’s leading PHD’s in materials and chemistry, Dr. Eric Pressly and Dr. Craig Hawker. This dream team invented a single ingredient that links broken bonds in the hair during and after chemical services making them stronger than they were before. The proof is in the pudding with Olaplaex. 


Hair before and after being treated with Olaplex.  


By adding directly into lightner or colour after rinsing applying the Olaplaex Bond Perfector for 5mins then rinse and condition. 

Olaplex is now taking salons by storm, hair just keeps getting better . The magic works from the inside out to strengthen , condition and literally reconnect the hair strand. 

Kim Kardashian used Olaplex when going platinum Blonde this product allowed her to go so many shades brighter without damaging her hair. 


Kim loves Olaplex, ”it completely transformed my hair” This treatment is why Kim’s hair is in great condition (sold).. 


We are offering this as a new salon service at foxandbow, with colour priced at €35

Olaplex as a treatment in salon including blow-dry for €35. 

Guess what I am using at my next colour appointment 🙂 

Fashion on the street #streetstyle


My biggest search on Pinterest is Street style, I always get my hair and fashion Inspo. Walk around your city any given day and I bet you will admire someone you see. The best time for fashion and hair Inspo is fashion week and you will find it on the streets of Paris, London, New York and Milan.


Loving how she is working this outfit and hair, just hanging out on the phone looking cool as you do. 


How cool is this look, full fringe just really sets this off. You could be halfway between thinking ok I could look like I was helping my friend paint her gaff and running straight to your nearest salon to get a fringe in.. 


I have a love for mom jeans I really do, hair in a bun really sets off this look. Planning your hair with an outfit is key and I love the shirt backwards with hair up. 


Loving how they co-ordinated they are besties.

Street Style at its best from head to toe.


Sleek hair will be a big thing this spring/summer these girls are chic.


Spot of shopping hair sleeked back and braided ponytail, Not just for School days. 


We all love a pop of colour and this is a day to night look , bomber jackets have made a big appearance this season who would have thought we would be wearing one with a skirt. My fave length of hair right now. 


Traffic stopping hair. 

The best thing about street style is creativity, look around next time you are strolling through the city. 

There’s a lot to love at the Golden Globes 2016

Watching the Golden Globes correct me if  I am wrong but the biggest trend with hair and Make-up was Glowing, Soft and Pristine. So fresh & Modern, no complicated up-styles this year. I have selected a few of my fave looks from up-styles to killer waves. 



Jennifer Lawrence platinum lob was twisted into a textured up-do, just a touch of volume to complete the look. I love the look and she is glowing. 


Ah! Our very own Saoirse Ronan (100%) Irish.  Saoirse sported a sleek fresh faced look and it is perfect.


Gina Rodriguez’s retro hair looks like a half a pony tail but using product is sleeked into place and glowing. 


Rumour that Rosie got engaged were said on the night, this girl is just a knock ur socks off like she just stepped off a plane from St Tropez with these killer waves. If rumours are true we cannot wait to see her hair for the big day..



 Globe Awards on Sunday, Jan. 1Calif. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)

My Fave by far was Alicia Vikander’s angelic up-do and dress, not everyones cup of tea but she is glowing. She stuns in this gown as we say


A Main of Kindness..

We are delighted to be registered with the Rapunzel Foundation and to learn a bit more about this fantastic Foundation you can do so here.

Rachel has been growing her hair for just this and Caren cut it to the exact measurements required and then Rachel had a re-style and we love it, suits her lovelyself. 






Thank you Rachel for donating your hair to Rapunzel Foundation that works to improve the lives of others living with hair loss. 

The results are fab, I love this style on you . 

If you would like to read more about this fantastic foundation you can do so on the link above.