Wednesday, 31 July 2013

Pastel Propaganda

Pastel Propaganda

So i've mentioned the colours to go for this summer, the different shades of blonde you can have so nows the time for a little bit of fun.Whilst looking through Hairdressers Journal (Hj) i came across a lovely photo shoot by Dimitri Tsiknaris.

"My inspiration for Pastel Propaganda came not only from the hair world but art galleries, instagram, and photography magazines which are full of beautiful and bright colours that pop out right at you.So i wanted the focal point of the collection to be colour and the hair to be a canvas"

I find his work not only fun but pretty inspirational too.

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Tuesday, 30 July 2013

Top 10 Autumn/Winter Hair Trends 2013/2014

Top 10 Autumn/Winter hair trends 2013/2014

Here are 10 looks seen on the catwalks this autumn winter

Slicked Back

This look is an extension of spring summers dual textured look, slicked to the head at the top with a different texture worn through the rest. Matte and straight or matte and frizzy.

These styles were particularly apparent at Giambattista Valli, Gucci and Ellie Saab.

Seventies meets forties

Big retro waves as seen by Marc by Marc Jacobs. Flat roots and side partings were a must.

Tucked in

Not brave enough to have your hair cut off? Then heres the autumn trend for you, simply tuck your hair into a collar, scarf or necklace to get the Mulberry and Belstaff look.


After a summer of long grown out bangs, fringes are back. All kinds are in fashion so there is a style to suit everyone. Full sixties fringes were senn on Anna Sui.

The best part is that most of the fringes were fake, that means a new look with no commitment, YAY! 

Have any of you tried the false fringe?

Wet Look and Tangled

Probably the hardest look to pull off, not to everybody's cup of tea but when its done right its a great look. Think just stepped out of the shower.... 

A more wearable way worn by Lanvin involved the models having damp looking hair in tousled ponytails.

The Low Sleek Pony

Ponytails are back in a huge way, wear them any way you like, high or low, sleek or tousled, parted or slick. 

Dead straight ponys were seen at Alexander Wang.
"Real Girl" hair

At Burberry each of the models hair was merely enhanced to make it look great but natural. In many cases products were not even used.

Punk Rock Rebellion

Here seen at Fendi they went all out with faux hawks in vibrant shades but simple  styles were also seen on the catwalks.

This seasons girl is fun, fireless and full of attitude!

  The Hitchcock Heroine Up-Do

Sophisticated lady like up-dos that suited the glamourous grown up dresses.

There were beehives at Dolce and Gabbana and twists at Carolina Herrera.

This is an uber sexy look with all the class a lady needs.


Yes crimping is back... but do not fear, not like you used to do it. Think more of a brushed out wave, or very tight crimping to give an almost feather effect. This is a fun look to play with and makes a great change from straight or big bouncy curls. 

So... which of these styles will you be testing out this winter?

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Friday, 26 July 2013

Thank you!!

Wow, Thank you!

So i've been attempting to blog for a month now and the support from everyone has been amazing, sorry for going all soppy on you!

Just wanted to say a massive thank you..... over 1000 views on my blog already.

 Please continue to come and read my posts, love having you around. Please feel free to leave comments on my posts would really like to hear your thoughts. If you want me to post on a certain topic or you would like to know how to achieve a certain look, maybe you just want hair advice, get in contact.

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Nicole Kidman for Jimmy Choo

Nicole Kidman for Jimmy Choo

Nicole Kidman's latest look is stunning...

Here she is sizzling in the latest Jimmy Choo advert. Totally on queue for the new autumn winter look, with her soft copper tones that give great impact with the choppy bob.

I really love how seductive yet girly she looks,gone are the mummy looking days, cannot wait to begin recreating this look to suit some of my clients, autumn is always my favourite time of year for new colours. All the warm browns, fiery coppers and golden blondes are so rich and healthy looking.

Whats you opinion, id love to hear from you so feel free to leave a comment below.

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Thursday, 25 July 2013

Chanel Cruise Collection 2013

Chanel Cruise Collection 2013

You can always count on Karl Lagerfeld to pull the latest trends in hair and fashion together, i think he has done this collection beautifully.

The models all look stunning with their blunt choppy fringes and short bobs. I love the texture that has been achieved in these wigs.

This collection shows that it isn't just the grunge style that can get involved in pastel shades. They can be worked into all wardrobes. Just depends how brave your feeling....

 I understand these colours are not for everyone but i do believe everyone can appreciate how pretty they are.

I'd love to know your opinions, just click comment below...

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Wednesday, 24 July 2013

The new colour for autumn

The new colour for autumn is light brown

Throughout the summer you may have experimented with a dip dye or ombre style, gradually people are going for darker shades instead of bleach and extreme blonde. 

Why wouldn't you?!

Darker shades reflect light which creates shine, giving a more more healthier apearance. Blondes very rarely look shiny and luxurious. By going a light brown shade you aren't committing to anything to scary, once your bored of brown its easy to go back blonde!

There are a variety of shades to suit all skin tones, if you have cooler skin then you will suit that tone in your hair, and vice versa.

Think of velvety toffee and caramel shades if your a blonde and too scared to go brunette maybe add these colours via lowlights.

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Wednesday, 17 July 2013

Hair rings

Hair rings

Treating you to an extra post today... had to share hair rings with you!

I absolutely love jewellery and love all the unusual pieces you can get now, ear cuffs, chained rings and ear to head pieces to name a few. So i was pretty excited when i discovered hair rings.

 I'd love to hear how you would use yours, click on comment below to leave your opinions or ask any questions.

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Choosing the right shampoo and conditioner

Choosing the right shampoo and conditioner

The Importance of Shampoo and Conditioner 
Using a good shampoo and conditioner is very important, its the first step in preparing your hair. I believe its the most important step because it can balance porosity, give volume, prevent colour fade! All other styling products need to be able to sit on top of what ever you use to start.

 Listen to your stylist
A professional stylist should have no problem recommending the correct products to use on your hair type. If you trust them to colour and cut your hair why wouldn't you put your trust in their product knowledge?!

Know you own hair
Look out for tell tale signs that your hairs unhappy. If the ends are split or breaking then you need a protein based product, dry and frizzy then it needs some moisture. Are the ends fading quicker than normal, maybe it needs a mixture of both moisture and protein. Make sure you get it right, excess protein can cause brittle hair, leading to more breakage.

Try it
In my salon we allow clients to buy a product and try it once or twice at home, if they don't get on with it then they can bring it back and swap it for another product.
Any good salon will be confident in their product ranges and in their own product knowledge, if they get it wrong they will want to rectify the problem.

Mix and match
Once you have diagnosed the problem issues with your hair don't be afraid to use a shampoo and conditioner from different ranges. You may want to use a colour shampoo to moisturise and prevent fade but need a damage conditioner to help prevent more breakage from colour and heat styling.

The pictures dotted about in this post are all products that currently use on my hair.

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Tuesday, 16 July 2013

Would you try this?!?!

At home fringe trim

Stumbled across this....

How many of you would consider giving this a go, be honest!

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Wednesday, 10 July 2013

Festival Survival Tips

Festival Survival Tips

The festival season has begun,Glasto has been and gone, i went to The Fling on saturday and i'm off to Wireless and LoveBox over the next few weeks and this got me thinking... so I've come up with a few ideas to get you through the festival season looking as fresh as daisy and effortlessly cool.

When your in that festival zone al you want is to have fun and not have to worry about the state of your hair. Here is a 3 day festival hair guide...

Day one
Enjoy that fresh clean feeling. Wash your hair in the morning, let it dry naturally with a little product to scrunch in the ends. Use a salt spray for extra texture or a glossing mist to tame unruly hair. If you have the time and your one of those hair dryer and round brush addicts, then have no fear, do a loose messy blow dry and spritz with a very light texture spray. simple and stylish think Alexa Chung and Kate Moss.

Day two
You and your hair have partied hard and you may both begin looking a little disheveled and slightly greasy. Spray a small amount of dry shampoo in at the root and massage in to absorb any nasties and give you a little boost. Maybe you should consider the festival floral or feather headband. This gives a focal point to distract away from those roots. If your hair is long, loosely plait or fish tail plait to keep out of the way.

Day Three
By now your hair has seen better days, there no miracle tricks now just simple up styles that are pulled back off your face, think braids and twists. You can go for buns, top knots, what ever you like just KEEP IT SIMPLE! the more you play with your hair and mess around the greasier it will get. Try a few styles pre-festival so you know what works with your hair type.

Hope this has helped, happy festival season!!

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