Updated: Oct 13, 2019
It's Autumn again. We can’t believe that time has gone by so quickly. Once again it is time to start preparing your body, mind and hair for the cold, damp winter conditions ahead. Here are a few of our favourite product and looks for Autumn 2019.
Banana Buns have been around for a few years now. However, they have just started to become famous after this summer wedding season. We think this romantic style will be around for a while, especially with Christmas parties around the corner. This look's really easy to do, you just have to twist and pin up your hair to get the look.
Yes it’s official hair perms are back ! There are so many types of perms out there, soft perm, spiral perms, digital perms, body wave perm, root perm and partial perm. Hair perms were popular in the 80’s and 90’s. Just think of (or Google) Coronation Street character Deirdre Barlow or Julia Roberts in Pretty Woman to see those big curls.
Here is a picture of Ronnie. He came into the salon with a picture of Ollie Alexander from Years and Years. Ronnie’s hair was straight and thick so we had to do a double perm to break the bonds and give him these curls. Whatever perm you choose be sure to ask your salon to do a strand test beforehand. Perms are vesatile and will allow you to have curly hair between 6 to 8 months. If you are looking for a temporary curly look choose a soft or digital perm, they are looser and last for a shorter time.
We are in love with Phillip Kingsley Elasticizer. This product is particularly good if you have dry, brittle or damaged hair. It has the right amount of essential deep conditioning treatment that penetrates the shaft of your hair. When we use it on our clients in the salon we find that it adds bounce, shine and vitality to most hair types. For best results we recommend that you use it once a week.
Hair straighteners use the natural moisture content from your hair to create new styles. However, if care is not taken, they can make your hair brittle, dry and over time your hair will loose its elasticity.
Steam-producing irons provide moisture, so are less likely to dry out your hair. The best types of steam iron are the ones made from ceramic, titanium ceramic (ceramic is great for smoothing hair and reducing frizz) or teflon -coating.
*Top tip - always remember to prep (use a heat defence, heat protector or thermal spray), - your hair before using any kind of heated equipment.*
Steam Hair Straightener: Pros & Cons
We find that steam straighteners are gentler on hair. This is a big benefit, especially if you have hair that is prone to dryness or breakage. However, these new straighteners take a while to cover head of hair and are not ideal if you’re in a hurry. It will take you a while to refill your steam straightener and this makes a not so convenient hair tool for your immediate or really quick needs!
Half- up- Half - Down
Our client Val was going to a wedding and looked sleek with this half-up look. Clients have been requesting a version of these low-lift hairstyles for a while. Some go for structured (depending on the occasion) and sleek half-up ponytail or a more elegant plait or twist at the front and curls at the back. Whatever your choice is, this look keeps your hair away from your face and keeps it ready to tackle sweat, wind or humid weather conditions.
Plaits, Braids and Twists
This summer we did a lot of plaits, twists and braided hair. They ranged from textured, choppy, messy and bed head to the more classic and romantic smooth and sleek finishes. Click here to see our French plait on YouTube.
Why not try one of these looks for your next event? Here is a picture from Pinterest of one of our favourite up do using two different braiding techniques that start at the back of the head and are pinned up: