how to tame thick hair

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!


Did You Know We Have A Magic Wand?

     Before KeraStraight, Thick, Wild Frizzy Hair        After KeraStraight

     Before KeraStraight, Thick, Wild Frizzy Hair        After KeraStraight


The man who gave us our secret weapon...

Jez Barnett, MD and Inventor of KeraStraight came to Cocco on Monday to educate the team. Jez travelled all the way from London before attending the Creative Head Awards being held back in London that night. He joined the team for a full day of advanced training on how to get 'that little bit more' from the smoothing treatment,especially on super thick, scary hair!

Despite the brand being known predominantly for taming thick, curly, frizzy, coarse hair textures and being huge with Asian and Afro-Caribbean clientele, it is amazing on super fine, thin and fragile hair too.

KeraStraight offers solutions to men and women's biggest hair problems and concerns. The 30 day intense boost treatment is a perfect and inexpensive way to totally transform your hair. 

The protein treatment bulks and thickens the hair, while reconditioning and strengthening the hair from the inside out, perfect for clients who's hair is flat, fine and lacking volume. The moisture treatment delivers hydration and reduces frizz and makes hair much more manageable, especially in damp or humid weather making it a pre-holiday ritual for most women.

The intense boost is also a great introduction to its big sister the KeraStraight ULTIMATE treatment, lasting up to 4 months and with far greater taming power. The ULTIMATE treatment takes around 2.5 hours to complete and you can cut your styling and drying time right down. Alana (age 10) our model above's mum Jenny used to take 1.5 hours to wash, dry and straighten her hair and post-treatment we took less than 10 minutes to get the after results. This will be life changing for Alana & her mum Jenny who doesn't have the time for the hair drying and drama of thick curly hair. The treatment is a smoothing, straightening & conditioning service that can be used on everyone, even children and pregnant & breastfeeding ladies as it's so kind. After washing we combed her hair to remove any tangles and simply blast dried her hair using no brushes, irons or even clips to show exactly what this treatment was capable of minus hairdresser trickery! 

This treatment is definitely our magic wand when it comes to helping clients in need, hair care has evolved so much in the last 15 years, imagine a world without GHD's or Olaplex, just think of the hair of the 80's! We no longer have to walk around like scary Mary or have to ask our friends to literally iron our hair. 

We can and should have the hair we want...

Want to know more about KeraStraight solutions. Speak to one of our texture experts call 01332 292129 for a FREE consultation