Ikoo: The New Brush You Need

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We are pleased (and extremely excited!) to announce the arrival of Ikoo brushes at Square.  These amazing brushes are the detangling tool you need with the added function of giving you a head massage at the same time!

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The 3 key features that define the unique potential of the Ikoo brush are:

It’s optimised bristle architecture to painlessly detangle the hair and prevent breakage, or ripping hair out at the root.

The concave shape of the Ikoo is the perfect fit for the human skull, this ergonomic feature allows for the manual pressure when brushing to be evenly distributed.

The Ikoo massages the scalp with it’s purpose built bristle flexibility and hits important acupunture points as you brush your hair.

 

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The painless brushing of hair can be a useful contribution towards the relief of several symptoms, Experts of Traditional Chinese Medicine recommend daily brushing with the Ikoo brush as part of a holistic therapy concept, Traditionally head massages are used in almost all cultures.  This is because unconscious negative energy stagnates in the head and neck area, due to over working and over thinking.  Most people don’t have the ability to get a head massage everyday so the Ikoo brush is the perfect solution.

 

There are two sizes of Ikoo available, The Home Brush at £17.95 and The Pocket Brush at £15.95.

Both are available at Square or on our online shop here.

Best Men’s styles for Summer

We had a look through pretty much all the popular men’s hairstyles and chose these as our Summer favourites.

  1. The Peaky Blinder

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Going nowhere anytime soon, this cut with it’s shaved short sides and length on top with a defined edge is still one of the biggest styles for Summer.

2. Longish and Layered

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Again it’s been around for some time but this cut os perfect for Summer if you like to surf or spend time on the beach, easily styled with some salt spray and a matt paste.

 

3. Modern Textured Crop

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A slight twist on the classic textured crop as this style has shorter sides and a little bit of length left on the fringe area, but still very textured through the top.  Perfect if you want to update your style without too much of a change.

 

4. Blunt Fringe with Fade

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A bit more of an extreme look than the modern textured crop but if you’re brave enough this is most definitely the style of the season.  It can be customised by altering the length of the fringe and the texture/bluntness of the fringe, also the fade doesn’t necessarily need to be that tight, but we say if you’re going to do it you might as well go for it, it’ll grow back soon enough!

 

 

 

Best Summer Styles

With all the hot weather we’ve had recently and with holidays to look forward to, we round up the best styles for Summer.

  1. Beach Waves

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A classic, beach waves are always a summer staple style, and being the easiest to create are prefect for hot summer days and evenings.  Simply spritz in some label.m sea salt spray and allow to air dry, or for more unruly coarser hair spray some Alterna Kendi Dry Oil Mist or some Alterna Caviar Moisture Milk through the ends and twist in to shape before letting your hair dry naturally.

 

2. Baby Braids

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One step on from the beach waves is baby braids, style your hair in to beach waves and then braid some small pieces throughout your hair to add interest.  If you really want to amp it up you can add in ribbon or coloured extensions.

 

3. Braided Bun

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The best style for looking effortlessly cool even though you’re melting! The head band added here just gives it a more polished finish.

 

4.  Accessories

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Our absolute favourite! Accessories finish any hairstyle and with so many available to choose from it’s too easy to add in to your hair.

Men’s Fashion Week – The Hair

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We scrolled through all the images of Men’s Fashion Week to check the trends set to show up in men’s hair.  Good news if you like your hair short the buzz cut is going nowhere! Also still going strong is the longer textured cut, but if you like to stand out that little bit more our favourite are the styles with the short close sides and heavier longer fringe.

 

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However if you’re not that brave you could try this version.

 

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We’re really looking forward to seeing these styles out and about!

 

Festival Hair

We scoured the internet for the best festival hair inspiration to see you through the season.  Some of these looks can be created by yourself at home, others are a bit more difficult, but you can come see us for that!

  1.  The Pixie

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Probably the most perfect style for festivals, up and out of the way for when you know you won’t be washing your hair for a few days.  The Pixie is knotted braids with your baby hair left out, it’s a style that you don’t want to be too perfect and looks effortlessly cool. The Pixie is available in salon as part of our Fashion Fix dry styling menu priced at £20.

 

2. The Braided Top Knot

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Create this festival style by taking a large triangle section on the top front of your head and french plait it towards the crown leaving the hair outside the triangle down, once you’ve secured the braid create a top knot with the top half of your hair including the sides.  Add a bit of colour with Label.m Highlighting Toners available in the salon for £10.95

 

3. Glitter Roots

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Glitter roots has to be the easiest look to recreate, just apply some gel to your roots and apply the glitter! The grey colour here really works for this style but if you have pre lightened hair we have a huge range of beautiful bespoke pastel shades, vibrant rainbow shades and neon/U.V colours, available in salon starting from £20. *Skin test required for colour services*

 

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If you love the floaty romantic side of the festival vibe then these looks are for you.  You can even add accessories to make it even more romantic!

 

We will definitely be trying out all these styles this summer, we might even add a pop of colour too!

Spring is upon us and it’s time to update your style, texture is back in a big way as you’ll see!  Here is our pick of the best men’s hair cuts for Spring.

  1. Textured Crop

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The hair cut that works for pretty much all hair types and is perfect for Spring as there is still a bit of length to it so it’s not Summer short, but still sharp enough to look cool and all you need is to run a bit of label.men max wax through to keep it looking great.

2. Textured Fringe

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This cut is a variation of the textured crop just with shorter sides and back, and a longer fringe towards to the front with lots of texture.  Slightly more difficult to manage if your hair tends to stick up at the front, but still easily maintainable with a bit of label.men grooming cream scrunched through to show off the texture.

 

3. Textured Top

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This hair cut is very similar to the last with it’s short sides and longer length on the top, however the difference here is that thickness and hair movement are being used to create the texture, the top is also longer through out not just on the fringe.  The best way to style this hair cut is with label.men thickening tonic, spray it in to wet hair and then scrunch it as it dries to create movement within the thickness.

 

4.  The Fade

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This style has been around for some time and seems to be becoming a classic, maybe update it a little by by adding texture to the top with label.m matt paste.

 

 

The Best Fashion Week Hair

Now the shows have finished for another season we thought we would put our absolute favourite hair looks from across all the big four fashion weeks New York, London, Milan and Paris in one place.  We will be prepared with all our hair looks for Autumn/Winter 17/18.

 

A common theme running throughout the shows was the centre part, perfectly clean and crisp every time.  The best way to achieve this is to use a pin tail comb and put the parting in when the hair is wet and then dry your hair in to place making sure the part remains.

 

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The look we most want to recreate is the wavy textured pony tails we saw at burberry, perfect for Summer as well as Autumn/Winter, and definitely one you can recreate your self with a sea salt spray and texturisier.

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Second to that was the super natural waves at Fendi.  Easy to recreate quickly in the morning before work.  Sea salt spray is going to be our must have product for this season!

 

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We loved the braids at Antonio Beradi, messy and textured we might pinch this one for summer too! (sea salt spray again!)

 

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So we’ll be all sea salt spray, waves, braids and pony tails next time you see us!

 

 

Milan Fashion Week – The Hair

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As Paris Fashion week gets under way we thought we’d take a look at the most wearable hair styles from Milan fashion week.  There was a strong continuation of the pony tail, seen at a few shows both sleek and messy but our favourite was the textured pony tails at Burberry styled by Sam Mcknight, definitely one we can work out how to do ourselves and it looks great for both smart and casual.

 

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Another favourite look of ours was the loose waves seen at Fendi, again styled by Sam Mcknight these waves look effortless and a follow on from the air drying trend we expect to see this Spring/Summer.

 

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With both of those looks being so natural it was nice to see a bit of bright colour at Versace.  Wella global creative director Josh Wood added strands of vibrant colour to the models hair making it just that bit more exciting and adding a bit of brightness to an otherwise natural looking style.

 

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The best thing about all these looks is they can all be adapted for Spring/Summer so if you can’t wait till Autumn/Winter it’s fine just start now!

London Fashion Week – The Hair

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As London fashion week comes to a close, we look at our favourite hair looks from all of the shows and have a look at what will be big hair wise for AW17.
We saw natural waves both on and off the catwalk this year, and it seems this soft well loved style isn’t going anywhere in 2017 so keep hold of your wave wand!  We also noticed that the centre part one of the  most notable styles for the last few seasons was back in full force this season, especially when worked with the super sleek pony tails we saw last week in New York.

 

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Wet look finger waves were the order of the day at Judy Wu, a continuation of the baby hair trend, just pushed a little further.

 

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We also particularly liked the hair at Antonio Berardi, textured, tousled waves with braids woven in, and knots worked through the texture of the waves.

 

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Overall the hair looks that we think we will be wearing in AW 17 will be the knotted braids and the sleek pony tails.

New York Fashion Week – The Hair

 

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As New York Fashion Week comes to a close, we analysed all the shows to find the hair styles that will be working their way into our everyday style for Autumn Winter 17.

 

The most notable style was the sleek pony tail, seen at Oscar de la Renta and Caroline Herrera, perfectly smooth and perfectly placed to work with the most stylish of outfits.

 

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At Victoria Beckham we saw natural hair worn loose, Alexander Wang went full on 90’s with bowl cuts, Tory Burch went with perfection on the centre part and Diane Von Furstenberg models had wet look slicked back hair.

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The most interesting hair looks came from Proezna Schouler where each models hair was styled to their individuality, and hair type.  Perhaps a sign that we should just embrace our hair and do what we want.

 

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