Sunday, 22 February 2015

What's your tone?

A lot of people don't  realise how important it is to choose the right tone or hues when it comes to hair colour. But if you think about it, most women know what tone they want when it comes to their tan, foundation and bronzer/blusher 

The same applies to your hair colour. 

As hairdressers we usually look at these things when we first meet a client. So how do you know what's right for you?? 

Firstly we access eye colour! Are you a cool blue brown or green? Or are you warm? Usually we find out by looking around the pupil and if you have warmer flecks you are warm but if there are no flecks you are cool toned 

Secondly do you wear gold or silver?
Cool skin tones suit silver and warm suits gold  

Thirdly what's the natural undertone in your skin pink or yellow? 

Cool skin has a pink undertone and warm skin has a yellow under tone 

So once you've deciphered these lets talk hair colour! 

If you have a cool skin tone the colours that will make you shine are icy cool blondes , violet undertoned Reds and cool brunettes 

If you have a warm skin tone the colours that will make you pop are warm honey or caramel blondes, true reds and coppers and warm brunettes 

As always there are exceptions to the rules we also have neutral toned colours that carry the same amount of cool and warm undertones so they suit everyone 

Pearl blondes, heathery brunettes and chocolate Browns 

So next time you thinking of changing your hair or even just a slight tweak. Use these quick tips and you will feel like you've just stepped off a runway 

The Hair Rebel 

Sunday, 15 February 2015

Achieve The Hair You've Always Dreamed Of

The question I have every client ask is "how do celebs get full thick and long glossy locks? " 
Do you guys suffer hair envy too? 

Here are my 3 tips to get the hair you've always dreamed of without the use of extensions. 

1. Keeping your ends trimmed is essential, and no it's not a ploy as hairdressers to make more money!!!! If you think about it, what would happen to your fav LBD if you washed , tumble dried and ironed it every 3 days? The fibers break down and start to disintegrate. The hair works the same so we get split ends! And we all know they like to travel higher. So if u catch them early you can achieve growth without breakage. 

2. Heat protection! Heat protection ! Heat protection! 
Would you consider sitting in the sun every day without sun screen? Most people would say no! If you consider a standard GHD heats up to 185 degrees Celsius and you would protect your skin when it hits the 30 mark? 
Heat protection works on many different levels some create a protective layer around the hair deflecting Heat damage and other work on the inner structure to strengthen each strand. So you can see why it's so important. 

3 What does your hair need? Some people think my hair is dry so I need ..... 
That's not always the case. Firstly assess is it 1chemical i.e. Colour Highlights Perming etc or 2 Mechanical i.e. Brushing blow drying ironing. 
Once you have that done do you need repair or moisture? U need repair to make the cuticle stronger and moisture to make each strand softer. So choosing the right products for the hair is essential. 

Hope this helps you in your way to the luscious locks you've always dreamed of 

The Hair Rebel