Lockdown has got many of us opting for hair-cuts that mean less maintenance and with talks of a potential second wave, meaning colour appointments and touch-ups may be harder to come by. 

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Sunday, 29 March 2020 20:18

Top Tips For Your Locks During Lockdown!

Hairdresser Hannah Wardman has been trying to get some ideas together for you guys to look after your hair whilst we’re on lockdown. Here are some suggestions and tips to help you get by.

If you already have salon Treatments in get these treatments on at least once a week. 

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  • To help these treatments be more intense, put a towel In The microwave for 30 seconds and wrap around the hair. The heat will make the treatment more intense. 
  • You can leave the treatments on for a minimum of 15 minutes but if you want to leave it on longer feel free.

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However, if you don’t already have treatments in, it’s now going to be hard for you to get your hands on as all salons are temporarily closed. So on to the next part, which may sound strange to a lot of you but it does actually work! 

If your hair is feeling dry and brittle then a good temporary homemade treatment (temporary being the operative word) is egg whites. That’s correct you heard her right EGG WHITES. Egg whites are full of protein and protein is what our hair is lacking when it’s feeling dry and damaged, so this is a great way to get protein straight back into the hair! To do the egg white treatment what you will need to do is:

1. Rinse the hair

2. Separate the egg white from the yolk and use the egg whites only. Apply the egg whites evenly all over the hair. Leave on for a least 10minutes but you can always leave it on for longer! 

3. Rinse the egg whites then shampoo your hair twice and condition your hair like normal giving your hair a good comb through with a tangle teaser with the conditioner on.

4. Rinse conditioner and the Treatment is done.

Do this treatment once a week to start with until the hair starts to feel better. Once the hair starts feeling better then reduce the amount of times you do the treatment, as you don’t want to put too much protein in your hair. Too much protein could result in going back to square one.

No EGGageration this works and it’s a good way to help your hair until salons are back open and products and treatments are available for you to buy! 

Unfortunately, there’s not a lot we can do regards to colours whilst we’re on lockdown, but getting your hair in good condition will really help, so when we are all back up and running your colour will look even more fabulous if the conditioner feels amazing too!! 

People who have silvery/ashy/grey tones in their hair you may feel these tones have faded out or gone brassy.  If you have a silver/purple shampoo (preferably salon bought) rinse your hair well then apply this evenly all over your hair and leave in for at least 10minutes and this will act like a toner. This will help blonde hair get rid of any unnecessary brassy tones. 

If your wanting a more silvery/grey affect leave the silver/purple shampoo on for longer. There’s no need to do this every time you wash your hair unless you feel necessary, as some people find the the purple/silver shampoo can dry their hair out. But if your doing treatments along-side this then your hair should be fine.

I know the colour will be the main thing to a lot of people but unfortunately there is not a lot we can do about that whilst lockdown goes on and I can only stress PLEASE DO NOT HOME DYE. Home dyes can potentially ruin your hair or will make the colour process a lot harder for us when you do come back to salon. This could mean that you won’t get the results your wanting or potentially having to spend even more money on your hair when salons are back open to correct your colour and get it back to how you want it! They contain totally different ingredients to our colour products, which can result in strange reactions when it comes to us colouring your hair again! And what it says on the packet IS NOT always how it turns out! 

Whilst we’re on lockdown we’re not seeing people so let your hair be natural. If your one to straighten it all the time or always apply heat, then this is a time for our hair to be left in its natural state whilst we are stuck in! Along with the treatments, applying less heat will also help the condition of our hair. The condition of our hair is everything!! And if the condition is fabulous the colour WILL be fabulous when we are allowed to get our hands back on it!!! 

The phrase behind this whole pandemic is BE KIND!! Let’s apply this to our hairs too and BE KIND...... Thank you for taking the time out to read this .... Love, Peace and Afro grease!!!

Published in Blog
Monday, 20 January 2020 09:28

Best Red-Carpet Hair Tips To Try Yourself

Achieving the perfect hairstyle is never an easy task. It will take you at least 20 minutes to get that irresistible sleek, shiny hair and more than half an hour to get voluminous, alluring curls. And let’s not forget how much time we have to steal from our daily schedule to get our hair into one amazing, not too tight, but also not too messy, ponytail. That is why it is no wonder that sometimes, especially early in the mornings, when we are already late for work, we simply put our hair in a basic bun.

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In order to avoid this and to help you get a chic and trendy hairdo, whether you are going to work, for a casual brunch or even going to a special event, such as a prom, we bring you the best hair tips that will make you look like a real Hollywood star.

1. When In Doubt, Go For A Sleek Bob

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If you want to have a hairstyle that is timeless and stylish, but is also easy for maintenance, you should go for a fashionable bob or lob. That, of course, includes a considerable chop to your hair, but you will see that taking a few inches off is going to pay off. You can go for a shorter version of this haircut like the Bohemian Rhapsody star, the stunning Lucy Boynton has opted for, and have your hair reach just in-between your chin and your jawbone.
 
On the other hand, you can opt for a longer bob, such as the one the gorgeous actress Natalie Portman rocks with style. Moreover, you may notice that a number of celebrities happily wear shorter or longer bobs and you can see that they look impeccable both in formal and casual outings. However, although a messy, choppy bob is incredibly trendy, a sleek hairstyle is certainly both classy and quite modern and thus, always a good choice.

All you need to achieve a sleek bob is to put some nourishing serum on your hair and blow-dry it straight. The next step is to use a heat protection spray and then straighten your hair section by section. Once you are finished, use a few spritzes of hairspray and your perfect hairstyle will last throughout the day.

2. The Secret Lies In The Hair Extensions

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If you have watched at least one red carpet event, you must have noticed that many of the famous ladies opt to wear their hair in beautiful and striking ponytails or buns. But have you ever thought that the greater number of those exquisite hairstyles includes hair extensions? Most likely not, because the majority of the celebrities have their hair done so that it looks as if all of it were their own lavish hair. However, the secret is in luxurious long clip in hair extensions, which you can easily get for yourself and rock a spectacular ponytail or bun any day. Just make sure that your extensions match your hair color so that everything looks completely natural. Now you can grab a hair tie and a few pins and get your hair in an amazing up-do. To finish off the look, apply a bit of hair wax (not cream) to sleek any flyaways and to add some shine to the hair.

3. Flawless Waves And Hairspray

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We can spend hours in front of the mirror trying to get those voluptuous and chic waves, and still not be happy with the final result. That can easily be changed and the key is in hairspray. As simple as it sounds, hairspray is your best friend when it comes to curling your hair. Celebrity hairstylists use hairspray before curling their clients’ hair in order for the hair to be more flexible and thus catch on better to the shape that the curling iron gives it. They part the hair into sections, spray each section and then curl them. You can repeat this process in your own bathroom and after you get those irresistible waves, you can spray your whole head once more with hairspray, in order for the hairstyle to last longer.

4. Use Mousse For An Impeccable Blow-out

If you want to have that splendid blow-out that you see a number of famous ladies rocking all the time, all you need is a bit of hair mousse. Whether you are preparing for a fabulous night out or you are simply drying your hair in the morning, make sure to apply some mousse on your damp hair and then continue with blow-drying it. The final result will be voluminous and gorgeous hair that will last throughout the whole day or night.
 
Finally, try some or all of the mentioned tips and don’t be afraid to look like a true Hollywood diva.
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Monday, 28 January 2019 09:35

Hottest Beauty Trends All Around the World

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According to statistics, only in Australia, more than 4.1 million beauty related images are saved on Pinterest each month.

In general, women all around the world are obsessed with both following and setting beauty trends. From pink hair to balayage and flawless naturally glowing skin, we're bringing the top beauty trends women from all over the globe are going crazy for this year.

Spain

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Dramatic eyelashes are one of the beauty trends Spanish women have had their eye on for quite some time. They say “the more dramatic the better”, so they’ve taken it a step further and decided to go with Russian volume eyelash extensions. Thanks to this technique, you can get super voluminous lashes by applying up to eight superfine extensions to a single eyelash.

When it comes to hair trends, an old-Hollywood style of creating voluminous waves is a major hit in Spain. The ladies are all about getting that ondas al agua, i.e. “waves of the water” that’ll give them that vintage yet sophisticated look.

France

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Buns are the talk of the town in France. Whether you’re a fan of messy buns or braided ones, you’ll rock either of the two equally amazing. Curtain bangs are also one of the hottest hair trends.

When it comes to makeup, French women fell in love with brown eyeshadow hues, which give them that naturally flawless look. However, they have also become a bit more interested in artistic makeup.

Women in France are not afraid to take a risk and experiment with their makeup in more ways than one. From dramatic eyeliners to bold neon colours of eyeshadow and lips, they’re taking the skill of maquillage to an entirely new level.

Australia

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Flawless skin is the number one beauty trend in the Land Down Under. Healthy, naturally radiant skin is all Australian women are interested in and they know just how to get it. From basic exfoliation, to various cosmetic treatments such as microdermabrasion and light chemical peels you can get in every well-respected beauty clinic in Sydney, your skin will be clear, bright and tight.

After achieving that flawless skin, Australian women prefer to only add a few touches to their face, to create the irreplaceable no-makeup makeup look, which makes them look fresh and beautiful without the use of too many makeup products.

Mexico

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Balayage is by far the hottest trend in Mexico. Even though it’s been a while since the crowd all over the globe went crazy for it a few years ago, this year its popularity in Mexico has increased significantly. The lighter the highlights, and the more transitions from one shade to another there are, the better. What’s more, balayage on brown hair is trending much more than the one on other shades of hair.

Add sun-kissed ends to an entire combination and Mexican women will be in awe with how good their locks look.

Sweden

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One of the boldest hair trends which made it to the top of the list of the most popular trends in Sweden, and we’re talking precisely about pink hair.

We’ve seen Kylie Jenner rocking this fabulous shade on her locks, and the women in Sweden are not much behind, according to Pinterest statistics that show an incredible increase in pinned hair colours on the boards of the women all over Sweden.

South Korea

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In the land of impeccable skin, it would be virtually impossible for glowing skin to stay off the list of the hottest trends in South Korea. This Asian country is known for multiple skin care innovations, and the women in South Korea are doing their best to keep their skin flawless and spread the trend throughout the country and the rest of the world.

Aside from loving radiant skin, Korean women are also starting to be more open to hairstyle changes, with the perm being their number one hair trend.

South Africa

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We’ve seen so many ground-breaking nail trends throughout the years, but only one managed to win our hearts forever. French manicure brings a dose of elegance and simplicity to your nails, allowing you to wear it on any occasion. From everyday affairs to weddings and black-tie events, your nails will look classy and lovely with this manicure, and women in South Africa are making it a huge trend for the year before us.

From glowing skin to bold makeup and innovative hairstyles, we’ve seen plenty of eye-catching beauty trends all over the world.

If you’re having second thoughts about changing your image, just pick some of the current world trends and embrace the change because you only live once, and you can always go back to your old style if the one you picked out doesn’t work to your advantage.

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Jason Collier Celebrity hairstylist talks with Sparkle PR about hair trends, aw18, anti-ageing your locks, creating a look in 5 mins, banishing grease, celebrity style and the question you should always ask your stylist, and much more.

Published in Features
Thursday, 29 March 2018 11:30

9 Super Tips To Ensure Healthy Hair Growth

Whether it’s a half-up hairdo, a long braid, a wavy style or a straight, layered cut, long hair has been a favorite trend amongst both men and women for thousands of years.

Published in Beauty
Tuesday, 08 August 2017 20:07

Curly Hair Festival

Over the weekend, i had the pleasure of attending the Curly Hair Festival at the ILEC Conference Centre in London. I had previously attended a number of the Natural Hair Week events in London so I was excited to see what the founder of the iconic event Vinna Best had in store following the recent rebranding from Natural Hair Week to Curly Treats Festival rebranding.

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After years of attending hair events, i’m always astounded by the number of natural haired lovelies that attend and in this, i’m sure that they were not disappointed by the offering in this instance. Throughout the day guests were treated to hair and health workshops, demos and interactive discussions, a fashion show in celebration of Black Girl Magic and of course some of you favourite brands such as Cantu beauty, Creame of nature, Mixed chicks and Softn’ Free were in attendance as alongside some amazing independent brands. Popular influencers such as MahoganyCurls, Lekoia Lee and the girls from Curlcuture were also on deck taking part in workshops, discussions and meet and greets. I especially loved the fact that men were catered to with a dedicated afro men’s hub which offered free shape-ups, beard maintenance and skin care advice for the man in your life. For mini curlies, there was an empowHER lunch and a children’s corner which provided fun interactive activities and storytelling.

 

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Fashions Finest announces their partnership with R+Co hair team for their forth coming SS18 event during London Fashion Week this 16th - 17th September.

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Wednesday, 28 June 2017 18:48

Ways To Give Your Hair More Volume & Body

Not everyone is born with thick, voluminous hair.

Published in Beauty
Wednesday, 31 May 2017 11:00

4 Ways To Add More Volume To Fine Hair

Everyone wants quick and doable ways to volumize fine hair, even if they don't have fine hair.

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