29/11/16
Bond ultim8 is a complete bond protecting system that is used both during and following a proffesional hair colour or lightening service to protect and preserve the bonds in your hair. It can also be used as a stand alone treatment by adding distilled water to step 1.

BOND ULTIM8 BENEFITS
1. Helps protect bonds during pre lightening
2. Maintains expeted lift
3. No reformulation needed
4. No additional time needed
5. Prevents hair breakage
6. Helps preserve hair fibres
7. Deeply nourishes
8. Hair looks and feels healthier.



What is a bond?
Bonds are key to keeping hair looking healthy and strong, they sit on a keratin chain within the cortex of the hair and maintain the hair structure.

Did you know 91% of women cause hair damage every day?
How bonds get damaged:
Heat tools
Brushing
Chlorine
Enviromental
Wet hair


In salon you will receive parts 1 and 2, then you can take part 3 home if you choose. Part 3 is a weeky sealing treatment that perfects fibres and provides additional nourishment at home, following the in salon service.
It is to be used once a week.
Before shampooing apply on to wet, towel dried hair.
Massage into hair from roots to ends.
Leave on for at least 10 minutes.
Rinse and follow with chosen Matrix proffesional shampoo and conditioner dependant on hair type.





Will you #DARETOHAIR?
Rosie howe - stylist
16/11/16
We have just received the new collection off Copper GHD hair straighteners and hairdryers!

Each ghd V classic styler features advanced ceramic heat technology delivering the optimum styling temperature to create sleek and smooth everyday styles with enhanced shine. The rounder barrel and smooth contoured plates allow you to create bouncy curls, tousled texture and the ultimate sleek look, so you always so you can be ready for whatever the party season throws at you. The ghd V copper luxe premium gift set comes complete with a coordinating copper luxe heat-resistant bag to stow away your styler, and limited edition NAILS INC® polish to complete your look.



Each ghd air® copper luxe gift set comes with a concentrator nozzle, variable temperature and heat settings and a cool shot button to lock your style in place. Use the ghd air® as the foundation for your style this Christmas and prepare to turn heads with voluptuous volume and unforgettable style.


rosie howe - stylist
04/11/16
This is such a testament to why we always perform a skin test for any new client for hair colour. (existing clients new to colouring are also tested) We know that it can be inconvenient to pop in 48 hours before your colour appointment, but really - as in this example here - it can save your life...
Professional hair salons will always insist that you have a skin test before any colour is applied on scalp, and this is why!

http://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/wales-news/teenager-frightening-reaction-hair-dye-11833697#ICID=FB-Wales-main
Rosie howe - stylist
05/10/16
I know it is early to be thinking about Christmas! But its only 1 or 2 hair appointments away, and spaces are filling up fast! Whether it's for your Christmas party or works do, or you just want to look glam over the festive period, your hair is important! Call the salon on 01132646651 to get your Christmas appointment booked in!
Rosie Howe -Stylist
06/09/16
There are many ways you can prevent hair from breaking, such as not using so much heat and chemicals etc. But one thing that a lot of people don't realise is, the bobble you tie your hair up with cause a lot of damage. The elastic in the bobble when tied tightly can wear away the hair and eventually cause breakage. The bobbles I recommend to use would be Quifs' Magibobble. They are water resistant, perfect for all hair types, reduces tensions on the scalp and most importantly prevent breakage and split ends. They come in a variety of colours from bright, to clear, to brunette and blonde colours! We stock these in salon and for a box of 5 bobbles they are only £2.95!



rosie howe - stylist
25/08/16
It is festival season and even though the weather may not be great, your hair can be!

If you are stuck on how to have your hair whilst enjoying your music festival, i have chose a few pictures for inspiration!




All these styles are easy to do yourself too! Most can be acheived using GHD straighteners to create a loose wave, and then plaits and twists to add that bit of edge.

Below is a link with a few step by step tutorials to help you with your funky festival do!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GBcpOrVRyLw
rosie howe - stylist
04/08/16
A hair stylists worst night mare is when a client sits in the chair with dark coloured hair and says the words "i want to be blonde... TODAY"

It is pretty much impossible to take hair that has been coloured dark to blonde in one sitting. The hair has to go through a process of lightening before you get the desired blonde.
Below is a basic idea on the stages your hair needs to go through, when starting with dark hair.















You also need to take into consideration the damage bleach will cause your hair if you rush this process, which is another main reason why we would never do this in one sitting.

So if you have dark coloured hair (especially box colour) and you have put colour on top of colour for a long period of time, and want to go blonde.. do the sensible thing and persivere! You will get there with time and patience and have lovely healthy blonde locks at the end of the process! :)


rosie howe - stylist
28/07/16
There are a LOT of products out on the market at the moment, but our all time favourites are Matrix's new summer range!

I've picked a few out that stand out from the rest below:

Matrix Miracle Creator
This spray is amazing! it has 20 benefits in one spray, those being:
a leave in nourishment
boosts shine
smoothes the cuticle
helps prevent breakage when brushing
adds moisture
helps prevent heat damage
helps fight frizz
helps even out porosity
helps soften
controls fly aways
detangles
minimises damage
conditions lightly
helps improve the appearence of split ends
helps soften
reduces dryness
makes blowdrying process easier
helps correct roughness
primes hair for styling
AND MORE!
To have all this in one product is perfect, you are saving money whilst looking after your hair!

Airy Builder Dry Texture Foam
Can be used on wet hair to add body and it can also be used on dry hair to build maximum texture into the hair to create a toussled look, which is the 'in' style this summer!














Mineral Mess Maker
This is a salt infused spray which is great to give yourself the beachy look. Just spray onto damp hair and scrunch, twist and toussle for the messy surfer babe look!

We currently have each of these products in stock in salon at the moment, so call in and have a nosey at our prouct selection!

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21/07/16
The 'in' trend this summer is proving to be the long bob, or the "Fearne Cotton bob".

Going from long locks to a collar bone length bob is a brave but smart move this season, and everyone is going for it!
Celebrities such as Fearne Cotton, Kim Kardashian and Khloe Kardashian all went for the chop recently!

Both styles can be worn straight or wavy, so you can still have it looking different! Whether you are going for the sleek sophisticated look, or the beachy boho look this style will work both ways!



rosie howe - stylist
13/07/16
A lot of people are still styling their hair without using any products on it.
Some people have the perception that if you use products it will instantly make your hair greasy, which is far from correct. Some people aren't 100% sure how to use them properly which can result in the product not working to its full ability.

Here is a small list of some examples of what products you can use and what you will acheive using them.

Mousse : Adds body volume and slight hold.

Hair oil : Can be used on wet or dry hair. Use on wet for moisturising, and on dry for smoothing down the cuticle.

Wax : Adds texture and hold. Some waxes give a gritty matte look, others can give a sleek shiny look.

Heat protection spray : Used on wet hair to protect from hair dryer heat, used on dry hair for protection from straighteners/curling tongs etc.

Serum : Used after blowdrying to give the hair a polished smooth look.

Leave in treatment spray: used on wet hair to add extra conditioning that doesnt need rinsing out to ensure your hair holds all the moisture it needs.


We stock each of these in salon, so why not give it a go?!
Rosie howe - stylist
06/07/16
When your going on holiday, a big probem we have is our luggage weighing more than the allowed rate.
One thing that can be an issue is our hair tools (which we can't go without of course!) such as hair dryer and straighteners. Usually travel sized appliances dont seem to be as hot or powerfull but we have finally found a solution!
The Alfa Italia Viaggo range. This includes a pair of mini straighteners, a mini (but very powerfull!) hairdryer, a nozzle and a diffuser!
As a set this barely weighs anything at a small weight of 562grams!

We currently have some of these sets available in salon at £24.95 (RRP £39.95)



Rosie howe - stylist
28/06/16
So you are in a rush before work, and you are having a bad hair day. No time on a morning to wash blow dry and style your hair. I have been looking on the internet for some tutorials on quick and easy hairstyles, for you as clients to do yourself at home.
I have picked my favourite few and wanted to share them with you all..

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vnWHbQOd2iE

This one is heatless hairstyles. If your hair is feeling dry and tired and you are trying to lay off the heat these hairstyles would be ideal for you.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NwzeMYUbLqc


This tutorial is easy hairstyles for school. If your running late for school and dont know what to do with your hair in a hurry, this tutorial is perfect for you.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hlYI7GTvaoY


If you have shorter hair and feel like it looks the same everyday and you cant think of something different to do, here is a tutorial which shows you some quick and easy tips to create a different look.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QFDev-cihJY

And lastly this video is for general everyday fast and simple hair ups helping you find the right style for your hair.
Rosie howe - stylist
15/06/16
The summer time is coming and holiday season is approaching!
Our hair is important to us which is why we need to take care of it whilst soaking up the rays!
Think about your skin when you are on holiday, when your in the sun for too long with no sun protection/cream, your skin burns and feels sore. Now imagine the impact it has on your hair. The UV rays can be really damaging to the hair without protective products, which can lead to burning and breakage as the sun breaks down the protein in the hair.
To keep your hair looking and feeling healthy whilst catching a tan here are some tips!!

- When you have got out of the pool and start relaxing on your sunlounger, try soaking your hair in a deep conditioner and clip it up. Rinse out when you have finished sunbathing. This keeps the moisture in your hair and keeps damage at a minimum.

-Wear a hat, tie up your hair in a bun or braids. The ends of your hair are the oldest parts of your hair as your roots are the newest, so obviously the older hair is the hair thats taken more stick over the years, from straightening, drying colouring etc. So the best way to protect is to tuck it away in a neat little bun or plait, or even better a hat!

Products i would reccomend to use on holiday would be..
Matrix Biolage Hydrasource colour mask, use this to sit around in the sun just leave on and let it soak in. Rinse off before styling.
Matrix Biolage KeratinDose shampoo and conditioner, this will keep the protein/keratin in your hair as much as possible, that the sun will break down. You can also pair this product with the KeratinDose Renewal spray, just spray onto the hair and dry in, this works as a leave in treatment leaving the hair silky soft and shiny whilst you soak up the sun!
ROSIE HOWE - STYLIST