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June 21, 2017

REED HAIR – A SALON THAT CARES AND IS DEDICATED TO ‘MY NEW HAIR’

An Essex based stylist has joined a pioneering charity’s expanding network of Salons that Care.

Zoe Kingham from Reed Hair, which is based in Maldon, Essex, has become the latest addition to My New Hair’s 900-strong network of hairdressers and 800 salons which make-up the Salons that Care located across the UK and Ireland.

The charity, ‘My New Hair’, was founded and inspired by professional stylist Trevor Sorbie MBE, is celebrating its 10th anniversary in 2016/17. My New Hair provides advice and support to anyone who has experienced medical hair loss, and has a national support network of independent salons and trained hair professionals who provide a wig-customisation service for their clients.

With the support of her salon Reed Hair, a dedicated member of the Salons that Care network for six years, Zoe has recently completed My New Hair’s Level 1 and Level 2 training seminars and will be completing her level 3 in September. As part of her work with the charity Zoe has pledged her commitment to responsible training and providing a caring and sensitive service for Reed Hair’s clients.

Zoe now helps clients with medical hair loss in Reed Hair salon’s private lounge. This special facility allows clients to have some privacy during their wig-customisation appointment and can be joined by friends or family for support.

Vicki Meredith, co-owner of Reed Hair Salon, said: “Zoe has been with us for 10 years and is one of the salon’s top stylist. She was looking to further develop her skills and was very enthusiastic to take up the opportunity to learn more with My New Hair. Zoe loved the courses and now feels very passionate about being able to help clients who are suffering from medical hair loss. We are really proud of her and thrilled as a salon we could further support My New Hair.”

Trevor Sorbie MBE, founder of mynewhair, said: “We are delighted that Zoe from Reed Hair has undertook our training and has become a part of our ever-expanding network of UK-wide Salons that Care. We greatly value the work all our hair professionals do for people who suffer from medical hair loss – and we wouldn’t be able to do it without them!

“When we started the charity over 10 years ago, we had no idea that we would grow to a 900-strong network of hairdressers and 800 salons, but we have big ambitions for the future. We look forward to welcoming more hair professionals to our future training seminars and helping more and more people to access our services.”

To find out more about My New Hair visit www.mynewhair.org or via Twitter @mynewhairorg, or follow the charity on Facebook and LinkedIn.

You can also donate to the charity by texting MYNH00 followed by the amount you wish to donate, to 70070.

 

My New Hair has produced a booklet of advice and information in conjunction with the Department of Health and Institute of Trichologists. The Patient Information Resource booklet gives readers lots of detail on what happens when you lose your hair, choosing a wig, having your wig styled to suit you and aftercare/ hair re-growth.

These booklets are now available at Reed Hair.

 

 

 

 

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“Can I have blusher in my hair please?” Why we’re talking ‘make-up’ for our hair now

May 30, 2017

 

 

 

It started with Kim Kardashian, as so many of today’s trends do. A snap of her face sporting unblended contouring shared on social media sent Twitter and Instagram into meltdown. It suddenly brought a make-up artist’s secret – tailoring a variety of shades to help, for example, slim a nose or accentuate cheekbones – to our attention. And we couldn’t get enough!

Of course, hair colourists were already creating bespoke shades in the salon, but this gave us a chance to talk  in a way that would help you  better understand what overall effect a certain hair colour technique or placement would have. Genius!

Colour is simply make-up for the hair. Explaining new colour techniques by using make-up as an example is a great way of explaining colour placement.

The surge of people using make-up to change not only the tones of their skin but also sculpt their face shape has meant that clients are much more aware that colour isn’t just about your shade choice but about placement, and how it can massively alter the shape of your hair cut. The normal go-to solution would be to change their cut or styling product. Now with the power of contouring with hair colour, just like you would with make-up, you can give the illusion of structure and form. With clever light and shadow colour placement you can make it appear hair has more volume.

CONTOURING

This is a clever way to help make your face appear more defined and features more accentuated, as illustrated by Kim K on the Instas. Contouring can be translated onto hair easily, it follows similar lines, using colour to draw attention to certain areas of the hair. Using light and dark tones in the right places can really change the shape of someone’s face and in this way the same principles apply to hair as you would with make-up.

STROBING

Similar to contouring, strobing highlights where the light would naturally hit the face. This means you can accentuate your best features, and complement those we’re, um, well less keen on with contrasting colours, all with a shimmery, light-catching halo. Sounds divine! Strobing works alongside contouring and would mainly be offered for more of the natural look.

 

THE ‘NO MAKE-UP’ MAKE-UP

This is the anti-contouring beauty trend, a look that whispers: “I’ve spent two minutes getting ready, life’s more important!” but in reality has taken an age to perfect that natural finish. Well, for hair, it’s all about the nude beige, strongly inspired by the invisible make-up trend.  This shade is midway between ashy blonde and platinum blonde, offers subtle highlights and super-shiny results. Nude blonde is an easy look for you to wear, leaving your hair with an effortless glow.

 

 

BLUSH

 

Most often in pink and peach, blush is used to create a radiant glow, while also amplifying your facial structure or even correcting your face shape. Rose Blush uses exactly the terminology of make-up. You’ll see in your mind’s eye the sort of colour and it gives a sense of enhancing and subtlety.  Like a blush powder, this technique lights up the face, and is inspired by make-up layering.

It enhances shine without the need for any radical transformation. With pinker tones becoming the new ‘neutrals’, no one is being stared at in the street for these looks anymore. What is ‘the norm’ has shifted. Pastels have become classic, no longer a micro-trend, but the concept of using the tones found in blushers is a fast-growing trend.

SMOKEY EYE

This is the idea of blending colours to avoid harsh lines (and root regrowth) that’s really catching on. A smokey eye in our words would be a root smudge. It can be noticeable or very subtle. It can give you the rock chick look or you can use more natural colours.

Want make-up magic for your hair? This is what you need to do…

  • To enhance eyes… opt for the darkest colour shades on the under layers of a fringe. This helps make the line look stronger just above the eyes, which in turn makes their colour pop more.

 

  • To enhance cheekbones… ask your colourist to extend the colour with sectioning so the darker shades sit down near the top of the cheekbone.

 

  • To bring wide eyes closer together… colour should be extended down the sides, so darker shades sit at eye level.

 

  • To elongate a round face… ask your hairdresser to lighten the top of your hair and the ends using a freehand technique. To shadow the sides of the face, they need to use a darker shade to add depth.

 

  • To soften a triangular face…  Go for a darker shades at the top of the head and crown areas then ask for lighter pieces through the mid-lengths and ends to lighten under your jawline.

 

  • To widen facial features… keep your roots and the underneath of your hair dark to create shadow at the top of your head and around your jawline. Ask your colourist to apply a single highlight around your face to frame it and weave lighter pieces in front of your ears.

 

Courtesy of layered Online

 

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Our Latest Photo Shoot For Wella TrendVision 2017

May 22, 2017

It started with a photo shoot…..

So here I am again, banging on about Wella Trend Vision!!

But this dropped into my inbox today and I thought you’d be interested to see how it all started.

Huge thanks to Gary Nunn for producing our video – go check him out www.nunncreative.com

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REGIONAL FINALISTS IN WELLA TREND VISION…WHATS IT ALL ABOUT???

May 2, 2017

Hair by Sophie

Hair by Faye

Hair by Charlotte

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

So as our three finalists are busy preparing for their finals I thought you’d like to know what the Wella Trend Vision Competition  is all about…

Firstly in my words……

Reed Hair have are so lucky to have not one but THREE finalists!! They have all entered into separate categories – Sophie CREATIVE VISION – Faye COLOUR VISION – Charlotte RUNWAY.

I cant tell you how much excitement this brings to our team and guests. This was Charlotte’s and Sophie’s first photo shoot and to say we are pleased with their images is a huge understatement. The excitement grows, sourcing the perfect outfits, building moodboards and generally taking inspiration and ideas from around the salon and beyond.

The whole team will be there supporting them on the 15th May… but if they’re not lucky enough to win they will try and try again… but in the meantime lets just enjoy the wonderful images they have produced!

 

Secondly in Wella’s words…….

For TrendVision 2017, there are two international categories; COLOR VISION and CREATIVE VISION, whereby the UK and Ireland winners will go on to compete at the International final in London in October 2017. New for 2017 – there are two exclusive UK & Ireland categories; MALE GROOMING and RUNWAY. These two new categories are purely for the UK & Ireland final and the winners from these two categories will get an exclusive backstage opportunity at the glamorous London Fashion Week.

For the first time, entries were submitted online. Competitors submitted an image encompassing their personal vision of what is current and inspiring for their chosen category.

The Photographic judging day took place at the Wella World Studio London with a wide range of highly acclaimed hairdressing experts and icons who worked their way through the record number of entries. The prestigious panel included journalists from leading industry press and industry icons.

We have been hugely impressed by the standard of the entries this year and the competition has been tough. Thank you to everyone who has taken the time to enter and congratulations to our regional finalists. Special thanks must go to our judges who have given up their time to support this amazing competition,” said Wella’s Director of Education, Sheila Jackson.

Finalists will now compete at the UK Regional & Ireland Heats, where they will be required to create their look on a live model. The winners from that stage will then compete at the UK & Ireland final on Tuesday 5 September 2017 at The Roundhouse, Camden, London. The winners of the two international categories (COLOR VISION and CREATIVE VISION) will then compete at the International TrendVision Award Final in London in October.

 

Wish them luck

Vicki x

 

 

 

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How often should we really wash our hair?

April 5, 2017

How often should we really wash our hair???

This is the question I asked my team last week. With so many myths flying around I thought I’d try and get to the point.

These days we certainly wash our hair more than we did a generation ago.

Latest hair-care figures show the UK sales figure for shampoo, conditioner and styling products up by 5%

According to my team their opinion differs according to their hair type and life style.

My partner in crime, Jane, washes hair every day because it gets greasy – Stylist Faye washes twice a week as the dirtier her hair gets the more versatile it is!!

Our manager Jayne, is another twice a weeker and Stylist Abbey every other day as her hair is weak and fine.

Personally, I’m every other day because I’m lazy and can’t be bothered every day!

But what I do feel is extremely important isn’t how many times we wash our hair but the correct products we use for our hair type.

If your hair looks limp on the second day, chances are you’re using a product that is too rich and weighing it down.  That starts a viscous cycle of needing to wash your hair everyday rather than changing your products. The same goes if your hair needs nourishment or smoothing.

That said it also doesn’t harm your hair to wash it every day… if it’s dirty wash it! We wash our bodies every day so why should hair be any different?

So what about not washing your hair at all… doesn’t it clean its self after a while?

Your hair can certainly be pushed back a couple of days by using dry shampoo…. Think festivals, camping and no showers! But longer than that? I wouldn’t recommend it…..trust me I’ve seen, smelt and washed dirty hair………

 

And on that note, I’ll catch up with you later

 

Vicki

 

 

 

 

 

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The beginnings of Reed Hair 2007-2017

March 18, 2017

So, I was wondering if you guys wanted to know how Reed Hair all began.  Well, probably not, but here goes any way!

Just over 10 years ago I was a working mum (I’m now a working Nan!!). I was working as a part time stylist in a lovely little salon on Maldon’s high street, when suddenly the business came up for sale. Erm, I thought, this could be interesting! So, I asked my sister Jane, also a hairdresser if she’d like to be the joint owner of a small market town salon.It will be fun I said… It would be easy I said…. we wouldn’t have to do much…I said, just pop in and out… I said……. OMG how wrong was I!!!!

After 6 months of negotiating we finally opened our lovely re-branded  salon. Having celebrities as friends (we wished) we asked Bill Murry to come along and cut the ribbon on our opening day. Maldon had never seen such excitement…. we had people queuing along the road, and it was fabulous!

The opening of Reed Hair on Maldon’s High Street January 2007

Now fast forward 18 months. Our lovely little salon was getting just that…. LITTLE!

So, one day when I popped up to Greg’s for my daily sandwich I noticed that a furniture shop had come on the market. Walking past I had a little ‘erm’ moment again (I can tell you we have since had many little ‘erm’ moments !!)

I just had to go in! I instantly fell in love with this gorgeous Victorian building, set over 3 floors, with a wonderful sky light and original features.

BUT it was huge and needed LOTS of work!  Off I ran back to Jane… We could grow into it I said…. Our husbands would love to do the construction work I said….it wouldn’t cost much to do up I said ……. OMG how wrong was I!!!

Now, being a close family we had to get the approval of all our family, husbands-mum-dad-other sister- kids… luckily, they all felt the same as Jane and I. There and then the larger, even more beautiful Reed Hair was born

Now fast forward eight or so years to the present. Our team have grown from eight to twenty and we are still growing!

Our working space is even more stunning having just undergone a major transformation. (Luckily our builder husbands haven’t upped and left us!)

Last year we were privileged to win two major national awards for our customer service and front of house experience. We can only thank our wonderful Reed Hair team for helping us achieve our goals

So, if you haven’t been in, we’d love to see you……. waiting with our wonderful selection of refreshments……………what are you waiting for???

Until next time

Vicki