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If Reed Hair did beauty? Would our beauty be as fabulous as your hair?

July 5, 2018

 

Now is the time to find out!!!

Its time to experience the difference with a blend of indulgence, relaxation, pamper & infusion

Reed Beauty opens its doors on 16th July and our Beauty Therapist, Helen Lancaster, can’t wait to meet you.

Now, let me introduce you to Helen.

Helen joins us with a wealth of experience in the Nail & Beauty Industry. Helen started her working career in the West End of London pampering celebrities from tv, stage and music.

She progressed from London to become a training director for a global nail company and continued educating in the beauty sector. Helen has a loyal following and is a specialist in our brands, Sothys and Bio sculpture.

Now, most people have heard of the amazing nail product, Bio Sculpture, but maybe not Sothys!

The reason we chose Sothys is that it’s a family company…just like us! It’s been going for a little longer though, over 70 years! All their ingredients are grown in their French gardens and you will find the Sothys brand in high end London hotels and many exclusive spas through out the world.

Not too sure on Bio Sculpture? Read on…………

Bio Sculpture Gel is a premium product that doesn’t damage your natural nail. It lasts for up to 3 weeks and soaks off very easily. It is tried & tested and proven as the only 5-star safety rated gel. It doesn’t require excess buffing and is free from Formaldehyde, animal cruelty free and vegan.

So, a wonder nail product we thinks!!!! And it comes in teeny weeny cute bottles 😊

 

So if you are excited about Reed Beauty as much as we are please come to see us.

There are many ways you can get in touch –  visit our website on www.reedbeauty.com

Call 01621 842043/option 2 – visit our Facebook & Instagram pages or email: reception@reedbeauty.com

Thank you for reading and we can’t wait to pamper you  xxx

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Sophie Hannah Richardson’s Latest Blog at Reed Hair

February 18, 2018

sophie hannah richardson blue hair

Bleach roots is something I get done every 3 to 4 months. My natural hair starts to come through and after a while I have just a little too much root than I’d like. I do love having roots but it’s extremely hard to consistently keep a tiny bit of them so I have to get them bleached and wait for the regrowth. I used to bleach roots myself at home, however since going to a salon the last few times I thought I’d book a professional appointment again. I’m no hairdresser and it’s actually quite nice sitting down and taking time out whilst someone else gets the job done. I hardly ever pamper myself so it’s always a nice treat. 

This time for my bleach roots I went back to Reed Hair salon in Maldon, Essex. I had been before and loved the atmosphere, treatment and girls that work there so I thought, let’s go back. You can read up about my first appointment here. I was met by Abby when I arrived and she was going to be doing the whole job of bleaching my roots, treating my hair and trimming it! The process is always lengthy when you get bleach roots, but its worth the whole afternoon in the salon, as most hairdressers who bleach hair will recommend treatments to have whilst you’re there. Always listen to their advice and 100% do a treatment or two as bleaching hair can be damaging.

I was introduced to some new products during my appointment so I thought I’d write up a post about the steps Abby took to achieve bleach roots on my blue locks. I usually try and fade my hair as much as possible before I head to a salon as I always like to try and achieve an all over white bleach look. However this particular time, I didn’t realise how long my roots were, they desperately needed doing. Plus I’m also trying to time my bleach roots for my wedding so that I can get my roots touched up the end of April, beginning of May so that I have the perfect amount of regrowth for the big day. Yup, I’m planning my hair! Ridiculous I know, but every bride wants to look their best on that one day.

STEP 1

To kick start the appointment Abby and I chatted about what I wanted to achieve. I wanted bleach roots and then for it to be blended into the blue. I think we were both worried about how it would turn out but Abby had some great ideas through the process. She started off by mixing bleach which included a product called Wellaplex. This product helps reconstruct inner hair bonds to strengthen the hair whilst colouring. It’s amazing being able to use products like this now when bleaching as it’s less damaging. Abby started off by doing the mid bands of my hair and then the roots.

STEP 2

The bleach needed to be left on my hair for 50 minutes, so Abby went off and I spent some time relaxing. During the process Abby thought of an idea of how to blend the bleach into the blue by using a new Wella product called Color Renew; it’s peroxide free, zero damage and is used to help lift colours. Abby applied this onto my blue ends and worked it in. We left this on until it was time to take the bleach off.

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STEP 3

Abby then washed everything out of my hair and applied the second part of the Wellaplex treatment. This was left on for 10 minutes.

STEP 4

The next step was toning the roots. Abby wanted to achieve a nice silvery shade so that when I go and dye my hair back blue, it’ll act as a nice base. She used a violet based toner called Illumina Color. This was worked into the hair and left for for a specific amount of time.

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STEP 5

The toner was then washed out and Abby conditioned my hair with System Professional.

STEP 6

The colour was done! Then it was onto blow drying and trimming my ends. I’m wanting to try and keep the length as I’m getting an updo for my wedding, so Abby trimmed the ends and neatened up some breakages in my hair.

Bleach roots into blue

We were done! And I was so pleased with the results. Abby achieved a lovely clean finish on my roots and it actually look kinda cool having bleach roots into a pastel blue. If you want to know more about Reed Hair, check out their website here.

I hope you enjoyed this step by step salon process of bleach roots, any questions feel free to pop them below and I’ll do my best as getting back to you.

Peace
x

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Reed Hair are in the running for 3 major National Awards!!

June 28, 2017

We are sooo excited!!!

As you guys know, we are never ones to sit back on our laurels… always trying to aim higher! But this year we are blown away, having just heard that we have achieved finalist in three major national awards. One for creative and two for business. Woop Woop 🙂
Rather than me trying to explain how prestigious these awards are, I’ll just let you read the press releases from the three company’s …….

Finalist for BHBA 2017

For the second year running, Reed Hair have been named as a finalist for two awards at HJ’s British Hairdressing Business Awards

Once again Reed Hair in Maldon have been shortlisted as one of the best in the hairdressing business at national awards.

Reed Hair has been named as a finalist in the Customer Care Award and Front of House Team category at the British Hairdressing Business Awards, hosted by Hairdressers Journal International.

The awards, which are now in their 19th year, seek to find and celebrate the very best salon businesses in the country – an industry which contributes an estimated £7bn to the British economy and one which employs more than 300,000 people.

With 17 categories celebrating all aspects of the business side of hair, the awards are a proven platform for raising a salon’s profile. Even finalising in one of the prestigious categories marks a business out as one of the finest providers in the country; a win catapults them to the very top, providing unrivalled recognition that they are at the pinnacle of their profession and raising their profile to give an edge over competitors.

The Customer Care Award celebrates those salons who have created the perfect client journey; from booking to service to checkout – each step of this salon’s consumer interface is a seamless, professional and welcoming experience.

The Front of House Team of the Year category celebrates the unsung heroes of the salon – those who are the first and last contact with the client. It seeks to recognise exceptional customer care, communication and going above and beyond in the name of service.

Says HJ’s Executive Director, Jayne Lewis-Orr: “Promoting professionalism, innovation and excellence, the British Hairdressing Business Awards recognise those individuals and teams who work tirelessly to raise the profile and stature of this industry, and make it one of which we can all be proud.

She adds: “Customer service is at the heart of any successful salon business and those that go above and beyond to deliver it deserve to be recognised. This award celebrates those salons that really get it right, at every single customer touchpoint. The Front of House Team are a salon’s shop window; it’s the first chance you have to show a potential client what you can do, and to make those returning clients feel just as special as their first visit.”

Salon owner Jane Williams comments: “We take our customer care very seriously. It’s ingrained in everything we do and the whole team is trained to a high standard to make sure we deliver. Our front-of-house team are the beating heart of the business and we simply couldn’t function without them. From customer care to those all-important admin tasks which make a world of difference, the business relies on them. We’re so proud that they’re being recognised in this special category. After winning these two categories last year, it’s an honor to be shortlisted again. We can’t wait to celebrate on the night.”

The awards take place in London on Monday 11 September

 

Finalist for Most Wanted Awards 2017

MALDON HAIRDRESSER REACHES FINALS OF PRESTIGIOUS NATIONAL AWARDS

JANE WILLIAMS of REED HAIR in MALDON is celebrating after being named a finalist in the BUSINESS THINKER category of national hairdressing competition – the Most Wanted Awards.

Thanks to an impressive display of skill, dedication and talent, Jane beat off stiff nationwide competition to secure a place at the Most Wanted Grand Final on Monday 6 September 2017, taking place at the historic London Guildhall and hosted by comedian Katherine Ryan.

Judged by influential names in hair, fashion, business and the media – including George Northwood, hairdresser to Alexa Chung and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Vogue beauty editor Lauren Murdoch-Smith, and the founders of BeautyMART, Millie Kendall MBE and Anna-Marie Solowij – the Most Wanted Awards celebrate the outstanding individuals, teams and salons that make British hairdressing the best in the world.

Presented by leading industry magazine Creative HEAD, the Most Wanted Awards comprise 14 categories, each recognising excellence across a multitude of disciplines, from business acumen and customer service to creative skill and technical ability.

When the winners are announced on Monday 4 September, they will each be given the hairdressing industry’s greatest seal of approval – a Most Wanted Trophy. They will also enjoy an exclusive prize courtesy of their category sponsor and receive editorial coverage in Creative HEAD and its associated titles and websites, resulting in global exposure.

“I’ve been so impressed with this year’s entries,” commented Catherine Handcock, Publisher of Creative HEAD.  “We have an exceptionally strong line-up of finalists who, together, demonstrate a wealth of skills, innovation and forward-thinking that is very exciting to see. All our finalists are brilliant at what they do
– now let’s look forward to the Grand Final to discover the overall winners.”

 

Finalists of Wella Trend Vision Award 2017

TVA London Winners

LOCAL HAIRDRESSER RECOGNISED AS ONE OF
UK’S TOP HAIR STYLIST & COLOURIST

Faye White, from leading hair salon, Reed Hair, in Maldon, has been recognised as one of the UK’s top professional hair stylist & colourist following her success at reaching the UK & Ireland Final of the hairdressing industry’s most prestigious competition, the Wella Professionals TrendVision Award 2017, in the Color Vision Category.

This year’s Wella Professionals TrendVision Award had over 500 entries at the initial Photographic stage, with Regional Heats taking place across the UK in Glasgow, Manchester, Nottingham and London, over the last few weeks.

Following Faye’s success in the Southern Regional Heat, she will now go onto compete at this year’s UK & Ireland Final, making Faye one of the country’s most sought-after and in-demand professional hairdresser.

Created to discover and acknowledge the industry’s most skilled hair stylists and colourists, the competition focuses on all aspects of hair styling and colouring, and the Photographic and Regional Heats are judged by some of the UK’s leading hair icons and multi award-winning hairdressers.

The annual four stage competition kicked off earlier this year with a Photographic Entry and Faye made it through to the Sothern Regional Final where they showcased their chosen look on a live model in a dazzling evening show.

Wella’s TrendVision Award has become one of the most iconic hair competitions in the hairdressing calendar. For 2017 there are two international categories to choose from, 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. In addition, 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 experience an exclusive backstage styling experience at London Fashion Week with Wella Professionals.

“I’m so proud to have reached the UK & Ireland Final of such a prestigious competition. I’ve always had a huge passion for hair and I am very excited about taking part and competing against the best hairdressers in the country at the Wella Professionals TrendVision Award UK & Ireland Final in September” says Faye

Now, Faye will have time to prepare for the Wella Professionals TrendVision Award UK & Ireland Final, attending a mentoring day for all the Finalists in August with multi award-winning hairdressers Bruce Masefield and Jayson Gray.

The TrendVision Award UK & Ireland Final is one of the industry’s biggest and most inspirational events. Due to take place on Tuesday 5 September 2017 at The Roundhouse, Camden, London. Competitors will showcase their model in front of hundreds and be judged by the best in the industry for the opportunity to walk away with the ultimate accolade in hairdressing. Should Faye be successful at the UK & Ireland Final, they will benefit from a dedicated mentoring programme, and the Creative Vision and Color Vision winners will then compete at the International TrendVision Award, due to take place in London in October.

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REED HAIR’S LATEST PRESS RELEASE

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

 

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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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

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……

Hair by Sophie

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…….

Hair by Faye

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.

 

Hair by Charlotte

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