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

beach waves

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

baby braids

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

braided bun

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

accessories

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.

Olaplex, Hair Magic?

three-bottle-olaplex

With all the hype lately you might have heard of a new revolutionary product called Olaplex.  If you haven’t, allow me to explain, Olaplaex is a three step treatment that changes the rules when it comes to chemically treating your hair.  Whether that be colouring, perming, keratin blowdries, even just your everyday heat styling, Olaplex allows you to change your hair drastically in just one day, or change your hair colour regularly, both things that in the past would have dramatically increased your stylists stress levels whilst they try to establish whether or not your hair can handle anymore.  Not anymore!

Remember this?

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Kim Kardashian going from dark to platinum.  The wonder product that made this possible? Yep you guessed it Olaplex.  Look how shiny the blonde is, before olaplaex this kind of colour change would not have been possible without lots of damage and breakage.  Don’t get me wrong it still didn’t happen in one application and still took hours in the salon but the result is incredible and well worth the time.

So, how does it work?  Olaplex is a three step system that can be used in multiple ways to effectively “reset” the condition of your hair.  It is a permanent thing that is only undone when more bonds break, e.g. you have your hair coloured afterwards without Olaplex.

No1 The Bond Multiplier is applied in different ways depending on the service you have chosen.  If you are having Olaplex as a stand alone treatment in the salon No1 will be applied to your hair at the basins and then left to soak in.  If you are having a colour service and adding Olaplex to that service No1 will be added to your colour formula.

No2 The Bond Perfector is applied directly after No1, if you are having a colour service the colour is rinsed after the development time and No2 applied before the hair is shampooed.  No2 is left on your hair for a minimum of 10 minutes up to 30 minutes depending on the current condition of your hair (the more damage present the longer we will leave No2 on your hair to work).  After this time your hair is shampooed and conditioned as normal and then blow-dried or cut and blow-dried.

No3 The Hair Perfector is your take home product.  It is highly recommended you take this product with you to get the most out of your Olaplex service.  It is a treatment to use before you shampoo your hair once or twice a week (again depending on the condition of your hair), just like No2 you need to leave it on a minimum of 10 minutes but with No3 you can leave it on as long as you like, (Kim Kardashian famously sleeps with it in).

Now to the science bit,  what does Olaplex actually do?

When you colour your hair or do any chemical service bonds are broken within the main structure of the hair and this is what compromises condition, Olaplex restructures these bonds within the hair to repair all of the damage done during in colouring, heat styling, perming, etc.  It is this magic that allows us as hairdressers to push the boundaries of what is possible when working with your hair, for example going from dark to blonde in just one day!

We offer Olaplex in two different ways although we always recommend the first option.

  1. Full Olaplex treatment includes No1 and No2 in salon and No3 to take home £50.00
  2. In salon only Olaplex treatment includes No1 and No2 in salon £20.00

Olaplex is available to book online when you book your appointment (under the treatments category) or ask your stylist how it will benefit your hair.