hair styles

How To Get The Best Hair Cut

We’ve all been there….

You head off to the salon, with an idea firmly in your head and come out with something completely different.

It can be very tricky trying to describe the image you have in your head to your stylist and sometimes that life changing haircut you’ve got firmly fixed in there, doesn’t actually work or exist. By that i mean, all haircuts are a blend of 6 classic shapes and techniques. Unless your going for something extreme and disconnected, every section relates and flows into the next one, so if you fancy a short bit somewhere, unless it is blended into the adjacent sections, you could look as though you just grabbed your scissors and chopped it in the bathroom.

Communication is the biggest part of the job with being a stylist and we know it can sometimes feel like your under interrogation during your consultation but we just want to get it right for you.

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Our Top 5 Tips For Getting It Right!

1) My top tips for getting the haircut you want starts with bringing in a picture!

This is the best way to make sure you don’t get lost in translation, you can show your stylist exactly what you are trying to achieve and they can identify any potential issues and see if it will work on your hair.

2) If you can’t find a picture, keep looking! find pictures similar to what you're looking for or even 2 or 3 pictures that show an aspect of the style you’d like so your stylist can blend them together. Equally valuable, is an image that you really don’t like so they can avoid doing that too. Failing that, if you really cannot find it, it may not exist. We occasionally get told of a style that would simply not work and would look a mess, your stylist does not want to upset you by saying no, they are just trying to save you from yourself.

3) Don’t try to use technical lingo… often clients can try to communicate with technical terms, unless your a qualified hairdresser, we recommend you don’t venture in to this territory. It is absolutely fine to waft your hands about, grab bits and call things “fringey bits” and “feathery bits” we know exactly what you mean. There’s nothing more scary than a client getting a technical term wrong and not liking it when its been done….

4) Be honest about how much effort you want to put into styling your hair every day so that your stylist can recommend a style that you can do at home.

5) If you can’t do it, tell us! If there’s a bit that doesn’t hang right after you’ve washed it, tell us! Please don’t keep quiet or we will think you loved it and do it again!


What To Do With Your Hair On A Ski Trip?

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So, the ski season is nearly over for this year and snow is slowly starting to melt, but what do you do with your hair on a ski holiday?

Having lived in the alps in my early 20’s I’ve had more Après Ski than you can shake your lift pass at! Back then social media was just a twinkle in MSN’s eye! Ok, so the super wealthy always looked amazing and abandoned there Prada ski jackets on the floor of the bar (mine would have been given its own seat!!) but nowadays with the selfies, stories, live feeds and Snapchats we need to look our best even at the top of a bloomin mountain!

Looking good is obviously going to be easier if you just dress for it and don’t actually ski or snowboard, the absence of a helmet is a good start! But if you are a beginner, not only are you going to be sweating like buffalo (oh, yes you can sweat in the cold!) but you are also going to inevitably end up with your ass off Piste at some point! And boy is it hard to get up!

So, before we even get to hair, lets talk about Ski Holiday prep in general.

Ski holidays are NOT like pool holidays, pool holidays we all talk about getting in shape, ski holidays you really want to get in shape and do some exercise. Skiing and boarding is hard work. Not only is it actual exercise, you are at altitude and that alone can leave you out of breath!

Try increasing your normal routine and include Squats and lunges. It will help to strengthen your thighs and give you much needed stamina, so you can enjoy every day of your break on the slopes and even make it to the bar!

For 5 top tips for getting in shape click here

Remember the alps have extreme conditions that can be very tough on the hair and skin so increase your treatment regime for 2 months ahead of your trip.  

Use a hydration mask to keep your locks shiny and healthy. Drink plenty of water to hydrate from the inside and use an intensive moisturiser on your face and body to ensure you skin looks radiant. No only do you have the cold to contend with, UV protection is an absolute must at altitude for your skin and your hair! So pack a good moisturiser and foundation containing a high SPF for your travels.

 

Some Of Our Top Styles For The Slopes

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KoKo

Khloe Kardashian Braids

Trust Khloe to find a way to look super cool on the slopes. She and her super cute niece pose with matching braids on their family ski trip.

Braids can be great under a helmet as it keeps your hair flat to your head and there’s no risk of it looking a mess after sweating or crashing lol!

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Pigtails!

If your plaiting skills aren’t up to the KK look, this cute look is quick, easy and simple.

Simply divide your hair into two sections and create a simple braid each side. This look can be personalised by fanning the braids out to give a more modern boho look and can feel very comfortable under your helmet and a secure fit.

Kate...

You can't talk about skiing without mentioning the royals!

Kate wears hers just down…. Classic and simple. Now this looks great, be sure to smooth your hair and brush through with serum first and push your hair behind the ears. However, static can be a nightmare and when you take that helmet off there’s no telling what your hair could look like!

Now there are some great helmet free looks

but come on girls, safety first!!!!

Your safety and protecting your head is way more important than how you look! 

 

Stay Safe HH x

 

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Brrrrrrr......

If all that talk of cold has given you the shivers! Hop over to our holiday prep guides to warm back up!

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