What a fantastic summer we have had this year and lets hope it continues into the winter months...looking pretty good so far this week and if the forecasters are correct it could last into October......Any way now is the time of year that most people are looking to either refresh those faded high -lites or spruce up their limp locks or maybe you fancy a completely different look....and yes whilst professional hair colour does change the way it looks it can also provide body and improved lustre and shine.
The careful use of hair colour and the many varied techniques that are available to our colour stylists are only limited by your imagination........
Take a look at some of the websites we have gathered for you to see the difference that colour can make.....


Regards Carl
    The proper blow drying technique is gentle on your hair and leaves the hair with plenty of bounce and lustre. Above all, it is important to use the right kind of blow dryer. You should be able to adjust the temperature and the air stream. At least two settings should be available including a low-temperature setting.
The hair structure may be damaged if you blow-dry hair too long or use the high temperature setting. The results may be dry, brittle hair with split ends and an irritated scalp.

These styling aids help you blow-dry your hair safely and properly:
Heat protectant spray, a paddle brush, a diffuser attachment for your blow dryer and a large hair grip.

•    The Best Blow-Drying Tips and Tricks
We have gathered for you 10 tricks of the trade, which ensure gentle and proper blow-drying with gorgeous results. Your hair will be healthy and shiny!

1. If at all possible, don't use the high heat settings of your blow-dryer. The air stream should feel comfortable on the back of your hand.

2. Keep your distance! Keep the hair dryer at least 8 inches away from your hair.

3. If your hair is fine you should set the air stream to low. Otherwise, you may end up with tangles in your hair.

4. Blow-dry every individual hair strand from the roots to the ends. This technique provides smooth cuticle layers, which are the basis for healthy, shiny, and well-protected hair.

5. You should keep the blow-dryer moving constantly to avoid applying too much heat in a single spot. We recommend dividing the hair in several portions and securing the strands with large hair clips or grips. Work your way up blow-drying your hair from the neckline to the crown of your head so that you don't hit the same strand of hair multiple times.

6. Most of us have to somehow live with the morning rush. Whenever you must speed up drying your hair use a higher setting for the air stream, not for the heat.

7. Always use a heat protectant. These products help prevent blow-drying damage.

8. Try not to blow-dry your hair immediately after shampooing. Ideally, you should allow your hair to first dry for 15 minutes under a towel turban. This saves effort and also cuts down on the hair exposure to the blow-dryer.

9. The diffuser attachment of your blow-dryer spreads out a more even air stream. This also prevents exposing individual strands of hair to too much heat.

10. Once you are done blow-drying your hair, briefly apply a stream of cool air. This cooling step gives your hair more elasticity.