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Is your Hair Suffering Lockdown Blues?

February 6, 2021

It’s now 7 weeks since we closed our doors and I bet you’re considering reaching for the kitchen scissors to trim those wispy ends.

It’s certainly not ideal to cut your own hair but again we are in drastic times and you are probably in need of a little help.

So lets go through a few tips….

First of all – what scissors NOT to use!!

Kitchen – Nail – Blunt !! These can all cause your hair to split.

If you look on line for professional hairdressing  scissors you will be able to pick up a pair for a reasonable price. It’s certainly worth paying that little bit extra as they will last forever if you look after them.

The dos and don’ts of trimming a fringe

A fringe is a feature point of any hairstyle, so you must be super cautious when trimming it.

Before you even think of cutting your hair you must wash and dry first. Blow-dry your fringe flat, brushing side to side to flatten out any waves/kinks. Your hair becomes very stretchy when wet so if you cut whilst wet you run the risk of a very short fringe.

The safest way to cut a fringe is to take a triangular section in the middle of the fringe, in between your brows. You can then lift the hair directly upwards with a comb and cut little Vs into it with the point of your scissors. Never cut across in a straight blunt line.

If you want a fuller fringe take the triangle section wider but never cut further than the end of your eyebrows’ as you have the risk of cutting into your actual haircut.

What to do when you have a pixie cut

Super short hair is extremely difficult to cut and you’re probably cut your ear rather than your hair! I would rather recommend disguising your growth rather than cutting it. Think of changing your parting to a side swept look or tuck those sides behind your ears for a sleek back look. Try some texturizing spray to give those heavy layers a lift. If your hair is in the ‘in-between’ stage try some pretty clips to keep that hair away from your face.

What to do when your hair looks scruffy

If you have shoulder length hair it might start to look a little ‘heavy’ by now. Please please do NOT cut those layers, it will be like a puzzle to put back together! As an alternative to cutting try being a little creative to see you through. Check out those Youtube videos on high ponytails messy buns or braids  

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You Asked We Answered!

January 26, 2021

Recently I sent an email to all our clients asking what they wanted to know about hair!

A popular answer was GREY!!!

With salons once again closed due to Covid many of us are experiencing more regrowth than normal, so now is a great time to embrace the grey(s) and start the transition to a new look.

Pantone has officially crowned Ultimate Grey as one of two options for Colour of the Year for 2021. But what does it mean for your hair, and how can you make this colour work for you?


When it comes to grey hair, there’s no wrong or right; you can embrace those shimmering silver strands or seamlessly blend your roots away with the help of your stylist. If you’re going for the latter option, leave the technique to the pro leaving you with only one thing to consider: what are the best colours to blend with your grey hair?

Now, you may want to just go with your natural hue, asking your stylist to match it through the roots to get greys under wraps – all without undergoing a major transformation.


There are three reasons we recommend blonde highlights when covering greys. First up, the difference between blonde and silver shades is subtle, so grey roots won’t appear as visible – even if it’s been six to eight weeks since you last came to the salon. The second reason is because highlights allow your stylist to tactically target grey patches, meaning they’re able to hone in and treat the most stubborn stray strands. Finally, highlights (and lowlights, too) soften the root area, reducing the demarcation line you might get with an all-over dye. That said, bright blonde lights on dark hair can emphasise the look of greys.

But have you ever wondered just what actually causes hair to change over time?

Here’s what you need to know.

Grey hair is an inherited trait – if your parents went grey early there is a possibility that you will too. Caucasians seem to go grey earlier and some health conditions may cause premature greying such as diabetes, pernicious anemia or thyroid problems.

Most women who are in their 30s should see a few grey hairs, but by the time they get into their 50s most women would expect to have more than 50% of their scalp hairs turn grey.

Grey hair is a combination of normally pigmented hairs interspersed with white ones. Hair turns white when the pigmentation cells responsible for colour (melanin) stop being produced.

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Vicki x