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.
4-6 Weeks Before You Go – Start Prepping
Prepare your hair for what it’s about to go through, prevention is always better than cure and you’ll want your hair to be in peak condition with optimum moisture and protein levels ready for all the exposure to sun, sea and pool.
Between 4-6 weeks before you fly, start building up your holiday resistance by applying deep conditioning treatments. Everybody’s hair and needs are different, so your Stylist will be able to recommend the best treatment for you along with how often to use it.
Depending on your hair condition, this may include a course of in-salon treatments or take-home masks such as the Biolage HydraSource or ColorLast masks, or a combination of both, at least once per week, sometimes twice. This will ensure you are hitting the beach with the best hair condition possible, ready for whatever your holiday has to throw at it. Try and schedule an at-home treatment the morning or day before you fly for optimum moisture.
1-4 Weeks Before You Go – Get Your Colour Done
Try and get your colour or highlights done at least a week (ideally a few weeks to a month) before you go on holiday to give your colour time to settle and avoid any unwanted tones, make sure to include and intense in-salon treatment with your service.
The sun will lighten your colour so a really good tip is to have a gloss added or include lowlights two or three shades darker than your usual colour, the sun will do the rest of the work for you.
The Week Before You Go - Get Your Hair Cut
Your last-minute salon service should be your hair cut (ideally paired with another intensive in-salon treatment). It doesn’t need to be a total restyle, just the split ends will do as it is those areas that are most at risk of damage and becoming unmanageable while you are away.
Removing these damaged areas will avoid any further damage to otherwise heathy hair and make your holiday styling routine so much easier.
The Week Before You Go – Pack the Essentials
Don’t forget to grab your holiday haircare essentials while you’re in the salon! The Biolage Sunsorials range includes everything you need to keep your hair heathy and protected, and your Stylist can help you decide which styling products are best for you if needed.
Need more tips on what to pack and what to do while you’re there? Take a look at our Top Holiday Haircare Tips for more inspiration.
The Week You Get Back – Cleanse and Treat
All that build up and stray sun cream can leave a residue on your hair post-holiday, give it a little detox by using a deep cleansing clarifying shampoo such as our Biolage Clean Reset and follow with a deep conditioning mask.
1-2 Weeks After Your Holiday – Refresh your Colour & Cut
The sun has no doubt took its toll on your colour and split ends have come out of nowhere, come and visit us for your post-holiday pick-me-up appointment and we’ll take care of bringing your colour back to life and trimming away any holiday breakage.
0-4 Weeks After Your Holiday – Treat
Just as you prepped your hair before you went and looked after it while you were there, your weekly or twice weekly treatments should continue when you get back, and for a few weeks after to make sure your hair is in optimum condition and moisturised.
The Treatments you will need will and how often you should apply them will be very personalised to you, and will no doubt be different to the treatments you used prior to your holiday and while you were there. Your Stylist will be able to analyse your hair post-holiday and prescribe the best treatment plan for you.