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How To Use Social Media To Pick Your Hair Colourist
Using images posted on social media to guide what hair colour you’d like is now standard practise when ...
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3 Ways To Update Blond Hair For Autumn
There are no two ways about it: summer means blond is very much in, with even those who ...
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Everything You Need To Know About Ombre Hair
Do you find that you confuse ombre with balayage? You’re not the first. Let’s get the definition of ...
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How You Should Really Be Using Shampoo
Of all the many different kinds of hair product found on a bathroom shelf, it’s pretty likely that ...
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Why It’s So Important to do a Patch Test
Nobody is keen on having patch tests - they require an extra trip to the hairdresser, and more ...
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3 Things You Need To Know About Perms and Chemical Straightening
Until recently, perms and chemical straightening had fallen out of favour, with many people choosing to style after ...
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How To Avoid Using Surfactants In Your Hair Routine
Sulfates - and whether they are good or bad for hair - have become part of the mainstream ...
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Three Things To Consider Before You Choose a Hair Colour
With the myriad new ways to preserve the integrity of hair during the colouring process, far more options ...
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Highlights Have Never Gone Out Of Fashion. Here’s Why…
The most enduring beauty ideals always have their roots in good health - and highlights are no exception. ...
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How to Shampoo Different Hair Types
Think shampoo will simply cleanse hair and that’s that? Think again: shampoos are now tailor made to do ...
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Three Things To Know Before Colouring Your Hair
The prospect of a freshly-coloured head of hair can be very alluring - particularly as seasons shift and ...
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Should You Opt For Ammonia-Free Colour?
Which ingredients should be kept in or left out of a formula has become a huge conversation in ...
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Three Things To Know About Balayage Before You Book In
Since balayage hit the UK and became the hottest colour technique, its popularity hasn’t waned. Meaning to sweep ...
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How To Keep Colour Treated Hair Vibrant In Four Easy Steps
Reducing damage and dryness in colour treated hair is often written about - but what about keeping that ...
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Want To Avoid Breakage? Here’s How
Growing balayaged hair without breakage is always a challenge, and little is more vexing than that moment when ...
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Sulfate-Free Shampoo: Do You Need It In Your Life?
You may have seen a plethora of sulfate-free shampoos on the shelves while doing your shopping lately, but ...
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Why You Absolutely MUST Use Hair Conditioner
Have you ever wondered why hairdressers unfailingly recommend using a hair conditioner? The reasons are multiple, with conditioner ...
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3 Tips to Combat the Damage Party Season Does to your Hair
It may be the most wonderful time of the year, but the festive season is also the time ...
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How to Keep Your Coloured Hair Fresh and Healthy
Coloured hair is an instant pick-me-up, and probably one of the first things you’re likely to book in ...
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How To Care For Your Scalp
When you have balayaged hair, you will undoubtedly focus a lot on caring for your coloured lengths. It’s ...
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Balayage and the importance of negative space
The problem with balayage is that can all get too much. I’ll bet you never thought you’d hear ...
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What’s all the fuss about Babylights?
Is there any hair colour that looks quite so beautiful as a little girl’s multi-tonal locks at the ...
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The best hair colour for men
Wasn’t summer great? The heat wave that lasted for weeks and weeks, a welcome break from all the ...
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8 Reasons you’d look better with professional hair colour
Confession time: I get confused when I go looking down the hair colour aisle in Boots! So many ...
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The hair care routine to keep your balayaged hair healthy
Cultivating a good hair care routine may seem elementary - but it truly isn’t. Like anything, once you ...
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The latest trends for balayage in London
As someone who LOVES commercial hair colour, I’m so excited to tell you that it’s all about natural-looking ...
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How to heal sun-damaged hair
Despite knowing that sunbathing is as bad for hair as it is for skin, the perils of sun-damaged ...
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Fast track to gorgeous colour with New York lights
I’m going to be blunt about this…. if you have an all-over block colour or have kept your ...
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Who said commercial colour was boring? Part 2
When an industry icon like Josh Wood talks, you always get an eye-opening insight into the colour business. ...
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Social media and the Balayage effect
A few years ago, salon colour menus were stuck in a rut, with uninspiring colour descriptions like ‘T-bar’ ...
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Who said commercial colour was boring?!
Who Said Commercial Colour Was Boring?!  Follow me over two articles where I discuss why it’s anything but ...
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Balayage vs ombre: what’s the difference?
Balayage, ombre, root stretch, colour melting it feels like every time you scroll through your Instagram feed there’s ...
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How to manage colour clients’ expectations
‘How can I manage my clients’ expectations?’ I’m not sure how many times I’ve been asked that question ...
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Four applications of Balayage
Balayage: it’s the colour technique that made hair colour exciting again. The hand-painted colour technique that enables your ...
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Hair colour trend overload
Trends are things that keep us interested in the world of hair, they can inspire us, define us, ...
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9 Tips for Balayage photoshoots on a budget
In this digital age, hairdressers need to showcase our work, but are we showcasing it well and doing ...
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What do people want from their hair colour?
I’ve had some great feedback on my recent post about the Professional Difference with hair colour. Now you ...
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Balayage and smartbond
There have been may controversies over the bonding market in the UK especially over who was responsible for ...
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Brazilian hair and balayage
This summer, all eyes will be firmly on Rio for the Olympic games, but it’s the beautiful Brazilian ...
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Hair colour and the professional difference
The business of colour has never had a more exciting opportunity. With the growth of balayage and more ...
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