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Are You A Salon Dodger, Is It Time To Go More Often?

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Can’t Style, Won’t Style…

Are you one of ‘those’ people who just can’t or won’t do their hair?

Are you in the quarterly haircut crew?

Maybe it’s time to change? After decades of styling different types of people, I can honestly say that the worse you are at doing your hair, the more frequently you should go to the salon.

Why, you may ask? for the simple fact that the longer you leave your hair between cuts, the harder it is to style & the longer it takes to look semi-decent.

Now it can take years to convince a bi-annual hair trimmer to resign themselves to the 6 weekly chop, but I am yet to have one single person revert back to their salon dodging ways. The simple reason is that by going when your stylist recommends, they can see how your hair grows out and assess how to cut it so it’s even easier to style, meaning quicker and less faffing! If your not much of a talker at the salon, it also means you don’t have to tell your stylist how you want it every time and end up with a dodgy doo, because they can remember exactly what they did and get on with styling your hair with minimal input.

If your short on time & never get chance to visit the salon, all the more reason to pre book a time that suits you, you get reminder text, email and even an app! No more trying to remember to call to book in every day between meetings or before bed each night, we all do that!

How Often Should I Go?

Cropped hair: Cut around the ears, 4 weeks to keep the fuzzy neck hair at bay.

Bob length: 5 weeks to keep looking sharp.

Mid - Long hair 6 weekly to keep in shape, on top of your fringe and to stop layers going flat

Save money! Not only do you manage to stay looking groomed with very minimal effort, besides turning up and sitting in the chair, you will only be paying for a standard haircut not a restyle, reshape or re design which costs more and can take longer.

Happy trimming :)

Holiday Hair Guide

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There's nothing quite like a red weather warning to get you hunting the internet for a bit of sunshine! Hands up if storm Emma made you do it 😯🙌 So, now your holiday or holidays are booked and etched on the calendar, have you thought about your hair? Summer can be very stressful for your hair; all that heat and salt water can really dry it out. Try our tips below to get you holiday ready.

 

1) schedule your appointment with your holiday in mind, speak with your stylist about your upcoming trips in good time and what type of holiday it will be. If your relaxing and taking it easy, it could be a great opportunity to up your hair treatment regime and spend most of the holiday with your hair in a bun by the pool, repairing your hair whilst sipping a cocktail and reading a book. If so, schedule your colour for your return. Hair fades fast in the sun, so bear that in mind when booking your colour appointment. If you are spending your trip networking, socialising and dressing up then have your colour done in the days leading up to your trip so you look your absolute best all holiday! If like me you're the lie by the pool with your hair in a bun type, but you can't bear to look at roots from the start of the week. Aim to travel on week 4 of your 6 weeks cycle but be warned you will have a week when you return with faded hair and roots 😱So if you can't cope with that, bring your colour appointment forward a week or simply book for 2 weeks instead, yay!

 

2) Protect your hair! Invest in an anti fade, colour protection shampoo and conditioner. Some lines do a dedicated sun range for your travels, that includes a spray to protect your hair too. Speak with your stylist to find out which one is best. Use this while you are away and for 1 -2 weeks after you come back. Often you will find they are heavier than your usual home care, this is to keep your hair extra hydrated as the sun will strip what it can from your hair... Just think of that sun-bleached piece of driftwood on the beach... yep, that’s what sun does to your hair!

 

3) Take a hair mask! This is your golden opportunity to get some hair care brownie points and give your hair some TLC. Shampoo your hair before going to the pool or beach and towel dry your hair before applying Moroccanoil Hydration mask to your locks. Tie it up high in an invisibobble and let it work its magic while you snooze.... When you return to your room to change for dinner, shampoo your mask out and condition. We recommend shampooing it out to remove sweat, SPF or chlorine from to pool. If you’re the glamour puss who looks immaculate all day by the pool, without a hair out of place, (how do they do that?) Treat your hair intensively in the month leading up to your holiday, 2 masks per week and try to work a hat or headscarf into as many outfit combos as possible! You could even rock a Kim Kardashian Braided doo by the pool while your mask does its thang…

Do make sure you use a colour protecting stray all over to protect you hair and your parting, there is nothing worse than a burnt, flaky scalp! Paul Mitchell's colour locking spray comes in a handy mini 100ml which is great for hand luggage, although we are sure you don't travel light!! The colour locking spray had both UVA and UVB and is very useful for getting to all the bits you can't get with cream. Mist it all over your hair, parting and hairline for extra protection, don't forget behind the ears!

 

4) Tip 4, Is a bit of a curve ball. With the sun in mind and its incredible power to suck the colour out of your hair, like a dementor from Harry Potter. Pre-holiday is actually a great time to try a darker shade you’re not sure about... Now obviously if you colour it black, there's no shifting it, but if you are a lighter colour wanting to try a warmer or slightly darker toner it's a fab time to try it. If you hate it, sit in the sun and it will probably be gone by the time you get back, love it, then you can try it confidently on your return.

 

5) Start thinking about beauty prep!

Read our Holiday Beauty Guide Here

 

 

 

 

How Often Should I Cut My Hair?

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Affinage Collection 2017

Now depending on a few factors there are a few answers to this question...

Generally speaking though, 6 weeks is the usual time to get your hair trimmed back into shape. By the sixth week you're normally sweeping that fringe out of your eyes and using way more root boost than is actually needed for your blowdry.

Having said that there are a few things to consider about the right length of time for you and your style.

1. The length of your hair

If you have short cropped hair or heavily textured hair that requires very little styling, you will be needing a tidy up at the 4th week. Any longer than this and your morning routine will drive you so mad you'll want to shave it all off! We find bob length hair needs a shape up at week 5 to keep it easy to manage and hassle free and mid to long hair is ready at 6 weeks.

2. The thickness

If your hair is very fine, you will find at week 5 your hair becomes limp and floppy, meaning less time in bed. Despite the length still being fine at 5 weeks, the weight of your top layers will be making you feel like you cant do a thing with it so schedule your slot for 5 weeks to remain bad hair day free.

3. I'm growing it

The big problem here is when clients go into hiding because they are growing their hair, when they reemerge the ends are usually so split and broken there is nothing that can be done to stop the hair splitting further. Instead keep up your regular trims, discuss your goals with your stylist and ask them to just seal the ends, I call this 'kissing' it with my scissors, I simply remove the minimum amount just to stop the ends from splitting further up the hair, approx 2mm. That way we don't have to cut off the 3 inches you have been guarding with your life... Use a mask weekly to feed and repair your hair and schedule your visit every 6-7 weeks.

4. I can't afford it

We all struggle with our budget from time to time and if things are a bit tight, don't reach for the kitchen scissors just yet. Have a chat with your stylist to find a way to maintain your look for less. Any stylist truly invested in you and your hair should be able to come up with a few ideas to save you some money. Most clients will want to stick with the same stylist, however, many salons operate a free roaming policy. We actively encourage our clients to try other stylists within the team, often people can feel awkward but its up to the stylist to let you know that its OK, after all we would rather you stay in our salon than go somewhere else! Save more than you think by opting for a less experienced stylist, in our salon, if you change stylist, your original stylist will debrief the new one to give them a heads up on how you like it. Also by discussing your budget, your stylist can advise on how many extra weeks they would recommend between cuts. In extreme circumstances, never leave your hair more than 12 weeks, this is when split ends run wild and it can take ages your you hair to get back to health.

5. I don't have time

The best advice I have for this one is to always pre-book. That way you never have to think about it, it can take days even weeks to remember to call the salon and by that point all the appointments are usually gone. Evenings and weekends are like gold dust and most great stylist will get booked up in 6 weekly round as each cycle of pre-booking clients visits.

6. I don't do anything with my hair

The can't style, won't style gang, you leave your hair to dry naturally and possible don't own a hair brush!? You already know you give your stylist nightmares about your style routine but we actually really enjoy doing natural hair. This is where the most skill comes in and a bad hair cut would totally show and you would know about it. Believe it or not it is really important you maintain your cut when your stylist recommends, a good cut will mean even less faffing and whether you care or not it could look pretty good with zero effort! yay!

 

Award Winning Cocco Salon!!!

WE ARE AN

AWARD WINNING SALON!

 
 

What a busy few weeks, our feet have hardly touched the ground in June!

June is always an exciting and busy month, full of great events and lots of excited clients coming in pre-holiday,  festival, graduation and pre-wedding!!

On top of all that excitment we went and won our first ever award, to top it further we went and bagged a second one to boot!

This year was the first year we entered any industry awards and we are proud to be finalists in all we have entered.

We entered in the categories that we're closest to our hearts, at COCCO its all about our clients so it was only natural we entered for the customer service and home care / retail categories. The whole team are over joyed to receive recognition for their hard work and dedication to the craft and our amazing clients.

Almost 8 years ago we opened Cocco Salon and our mission from the start was to give solutions to everyday hair and beauty problems. Whether it be with a service, styling tips,  diet or homecare our number 1 goal was to fix your hair or beauty problem, so to win the Gold award for Retail Salon Of The Year is absolutely amazing, followed of course by a Silver Award for Excellence In Customer Service.

Thank you to all our amazing clients who have voted and supported us and hopefully the awards will be the first of many!

 

When Our King Of Balayage Jack Howard Came To Cocco Salon

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All of our team members have been trained by

globally renowned Balayage pioneer Jack Howard.

This week we had the amazing Jack Howard SRS hold and exclusive day of Balayage Education at Cocco Salon for the whole team!

Hayley our Creative Director first met Jack back in 2014 when she travelled to London & trained with him in the beautiful French technique. She invited him to Cocco Salon to educate the whole team as the demand for Balayage just keeps growing! We are privileged that Jack has given us exclusivity for training and education in Derbyshire and we will continue to renew our knowledge and expertise as new trends evolve and bring them back to our salon, keeping our clientele at the forefront of new trends. We are super proud to be the only salon specialising to such a high level in Balayage in Derbyshire and the Midlands. 

What Jack Says About Balayage?

“Balayage and ombre highlighting techniques are designed to create a very soft natural look Balayage is a French word meaning to sweep or to paint. It allows for a sun-kissed natural looking hair colour similar to what nature gives us as children with softer, less noticeable regrowth lines. The principal idea being less is more when creating soft, natural looks. Ombre refers to the dark roots/light ends effect. This technique also produces sun-kissed, natural looking colour as if you had been on the Riviera. Both techniques can be manipulated and played with to produce the most beautifully on trend hair colour, or the softest sun-kissed look ever”  Jack Howard SRH