As summer months are now upon us and everyone starts jetting
off on their summer holidays and visiting summer fayres, and the huge rise of “natural
living” with many people looking for more and more ways to reduce the amount of
chemicals they consume and apply to their hair and skin, it’s worth remembering
the risks of so-called ‘Black Henna’ Temporary Tattoos and “Compound Henna” hair
colour which can cause people to develop allergies to hair colorants and cause
major damage both internally to your health and externally to your skin and
Your safety is as important to us as the beauty of your
As professional Stylists and Colourists, we take Health
& Safety very seriously. We will not, under any circumstances knowingly put
our clients or our own safety, the condition of your hair, or the business at
Additional to this, it is unfortunate that we live in a
world where some people seem to be out for anything they can get. We have been
subjected to a few cases where a person has maliciously tried to bring a claim
against us, and it is only because we have followed the law, our insurance
requirements and manufacturer’s instructions that the salon is still open
Holiday Hair style ideas or Morning rush saviours, whether
you overslept or burnt your breakfast, or need the perfect style for relaxing
round the pool, don’t make your hair a stress. We have some 5 minute hairstyles
that are not only quick, but easy too. They’ll give you that perfect done, but
undone, look. Top it off with a few of our Style Link favourites, and rest
assured, it won’t be having a bad hair day that will make your mornings hectic
or keep you in your hotel room too long.
6-8 Weeks Before you
go – Book Your Appointments
There’s plenty of things to get excited about and organise
before your summer holiday, don’t forget to plan your hair appointments in
advance so you can get in on the days and times that suit you to avoid any cut
backs and unnecessary damage to your hair.
Don’t forget we offer free consultation services if you
would like to book in with your Stylist for a one-to-one, we can take all the stress
off your shoulders and draw up your pre-and post-holiday plan for you.
We all love a good holiday, whether it be sightseeing,
taking in the local culture or simply doing absolutely nothing while soaking up
the sun around the pool.
However, all that exposure to UV rays, sea salt and chlorine
can really take its toll on your hair, pair this with warmer, more humid climes
and hair remaining in its wet state longer than usual can be a recipe for
All is not lost though, looking after your hair while on
holiday is much easier than you may think, and below we’ve included our best
holiday hair care tips, tricks and advice on how to beat the breakage, frizz,
colour fade and how not to go green in the pool!
Shakira joins a long list of celebs dabbling in this
gorgeous cool pastel pink, this ever popular shade just isn’t going away. Every
time we think we’ve seen the end of it, someone else pops up sporting the hue.
Like all the pastel colours, this pink must be applied to
pre-lightened hair at palest yellow to achieve the best results. If there’s too
much yellow left in the hair, the result will be more of a ‘salmon pink’, if
the hair will only lift to orange, it won’t do much more than stay orange. For
those of you with darker hair that struggles to lift or years of colour build
up, pastels may be out of your reach for now, but if you still have your heart
set on a pink, a ‘brighter’ neon shade or Jewel tone with a deeper hue is
usually enough to cover it.
Colour Corrections –
the myths, facts, fears and truths
Colour correction, a
word that can strike fear into a young colourists heart.
Each day in the salon
I hear more and more clients using words and terms once only reserved for experienced
stylists, the Internet is a wonderful thing, but it's just as good at spreading
false information as it is a resource of learning.
When a trainee
hairdresser first encounters colour, it is obviously the basics that are taught
first, fair enough, BUT, colour correction is often separated from ‘classic’
colour training and reserved for the advanced students studying their level 3.
Pastel Colours & Fashion Bright's - What it Really Takes
From the pastel pinks to the creative ombre's showcasing all kinds of mermaid inspired colour combinations, pastels and brights have been around for a while now and this season, its all about GREY, all 50 shades of, from a slight silver to deep steel, violte hints to blue hues.
This trend isn't going away, and has transformed from a rather risky colour choice reserved for the extroverts among us, to a salon staple everyone wants a piece of.