As a nation of coffee lovers we drink more now than we ever did. Where would we be without our hit of caffeine in the morning to get us started, and in the middle of the day to boost our energy levels and although coffee gets its fair share of good and bad press here’s a great way of getting the all the benefits without getting the caffeine fix.
Did you know that it can be beneficial to your hair ? Especially the brunettes amongst us ? Coffee softens and adds shine to the hair. It also brings out natural tones and highlights, its not expensive and its probably sitting right their in your cupboard.
To make your coffee treatment infusion take 2 tablespoons of granulated/instant coffee, 2 tablespoons of your regular shampoo, 1/4 of a teaspoon of baking soda (this removes any product buildup) Mix all ingredients together in a bowl. apply to wet hair, leave on for 2 minutes then rinse. finish with your regular conditioner.
caution not to be used on blondes.
Earlier this year in the cold depths of winter one very early morning when the tubes decided to go on strike Angela made the what should have been a 20 minute trip ( which turn into a 90 minute trip ) across London to the Crea8 studios to meet up with the talented new band Arthur Beatrice to style their hair for a feature on the Topman next generation. After giving all the boys a trim in walks the stunningly beautiful Ella with a mane long rich chocolatey brown hair. Angela blow dried Ella’s with a range of products from L’oreal Tec ni Art (available in salon) then created mermaid waves using a large babyliss styler. You can read about their debut album ‘Working it Out’ here
Achieving the hair you’ve dreamed of (we’re guessing glossy,healthy,bouncy) shouldn’t have to be complicated. In fact its really easy.
So you’ve got a bathroom full of hair products but your hair isn’t doing what it’s told. You need to de-clutter and take a one, two, three step approach just like you would with your skin care regime.
Great hair isn’t just about shampoo and conditioner - everything from what your eating to how much stress your under can have a dramatic effect on how your hair responds. The L’Oreal experts at Kereastase are celebrating 50 years of delivering beautiful hair and to celebrate have launched special packs with everything in you need to GET THE HAIR YOU’VE ALWAYS WANTED.
Step 1. Apply - Bain Satin 1
A delicate shampoo to gently nourish and smooth hair whilst protecting it from further environmental or heat damage. To use:Apply to wet hair, massage in and rinse thoroughly.
Step 2. - Lait Vital 200ml
A luxurious conditioner to enrich your hair without weighing it down. Providing nutrition to dry hair, your locks are left soft and supple with a mirror-like shine. To use: Apply to shampooed and towel dried hair and massage through the lengths and hair ends, leave for 2-3mins then rinse.
Step 3. - Elixir Ultime 50ml
A versatile beautifying treatment enriched with four luxurious oils to add shine and nourishment to your hair. This multipurpose oil can be applied before cleansing, as a nourishing treatment or before styling for shine and manageability.
Following these 3 simple steps will have your hair feeling sublime in no time at all. Not sure what your hair type is then book a consultation with one of our ambassadors for your personal prescriptive service. Call 0191 2301010 to book.
The news is out! Shu Uemura Art of Hair Cleansing Oil Shampoos are Grazia Magazine’s ‘Everyday Hair Hero” and we couldn’t agree with them more this gentle detoxing shampoo has been a firm salon favorite of ours for some time now and we just LOVE it !!!
It cuts through even the worst bad hair days by removing product build up, boosting hi - shine and delivering the Bounce Factor and I should know as my long fine lack lustre hair needs all the help it can get !
Available In 3 flavours my personal choice as is ANTI - OIL ASTRINGENT CLEANSER as my oily hair often feels heavy and unclean but as this is enriched with YUZU EXTRACT. This amazing blossom from Mount Fuji is renowned for itsastringent properties slowing down oil production and drawing out oil from root to tip leaving each and every hair fiber infused with extreme lightness adding a UNIQUE NUDE touch leaving hair with a fresh sensation.
GENTLE RADIANCE CLEANSER Airy touch is perfect for everyday useto remove impurities, product residue, and lipholic deposits without weighing down the hair. It is enriched with ONSEN INSPIRED FERMENT from volcanic sources it is reputed for its invigorating and purifying properties. Its silicone and paraben free formula respects the balance of the hair fibre and scalp leaving the hair feeling light and airy to touch and perfect for those who can sometimes have a sensitivity or allergic reactions
ANTI-DANDRUFF SOOTHING CLEANSERScalps prone to dandruff often feel irritated and uncomfortable, so need special care this cleansing oil is enriched with SHISO EXTRACT a plant from South East Asia and renowned for its Antiseptic and Anti Inflammatory properties it deeply cleanses, detoxifies and re-balances the scalp and hair leaving each and every fiber protected from dandruff and the scalp is left feeling soothedwith a UNIQUE NEAT touch.
But don’t just take our word try an Exclusive In-Salon ESSENTIAL SCALP CEREMONY and in just 10 minutes you will be on your way to healthier radiant hair and balanced scalp combined with shiatsu inspired massage techniques for ultimate relaxation. Ask one of our ambassadors in salon for your personalized treatment priced from £25.
written by Angela Lowery
To re-create Lois’s look apply L’Oreal Tec Ni Art Liss Control in pea sized amounts to damp hair and blow dry with a paddle brush. Once dry take each section and apply a small amount of Iron Finish to each section (a hazel nut size amount should be enough for the whole head) then continue with straightening irons. Blow Dry fringe with Large round brush. Next take a centre parting and pull hair up high to form 2 pony tails on either side. Take ends of each pony tail at the tips and roll up and pin into place to form two small buns on either side. Then finish off with 2 red bows.
Make up; Lousie created this beautiful look using Mac this stunning red lip is just to die for and complimented with a pointed red nail by Zadiag
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Eve And Cameron with their winning tickets …..
Last Sunday evening’s plans were limited to family dinner and LoveFilm session; I was pretty content with this until I spotted YSalon’s contest to win two AlunaGeorge tickets for the Newcastle date of their Body Music worldwide tour. Luck was on my side, as Angela Lowery (company director) announced me as the winner.
Buzzing with excitement at the prospect of winning something, and welcoming new additions to the list of bands I’ve seen live in the last decade, I instantly hit Facebook to broadcast the news and invite music loving mate and AlunaGeorge fan, Cameron Allonby.
After facing and overcoming the quintessential female issue of what to wear? I opted for a paisley dress purchased from a little vintage shop, with turquoise tights for added quirk, staple black brogues and a bowler hat with loose hair and red lipstick. Due to dropping in at Digital’s neighbour pub for a quick drink and toilet stop, we missed half London born singer/rapper Leon T Pearl’s set. Iit was adequate time, however, to gauge the 20-something’s respectably Streets-like, solid vocals and lyrics (particularly on new single “Take You To The Market” ) The jury’s out on whether his performance met lukewarm reception from attendees, or the crowd was simply small; numbers increased slightly as the night went on.
Luckily for Danish electropop newcomer Mø any atmosphere previously lacking was soon compensated for upon her arrival to the stage. Accompanied by a full band set-up, sporting a neon blue leg wrap, dollar adorned top and abstract projected images, it was evident vocalist and only official band member Karen Marie was taking no prisoners! What followed was the most interactive, entertaining set of the night and my personal favourite, prompting crowds to indulge in trance-like swaying to mimic the singer’s gyrating hip moves. The Scandinavian artist’s infectious energy, catchy hooks and strong vocals undoubtedly captured attention and potentially earned her a good few new fans. The stand out track was “Waste of Time” which has gained substantial exposure from featuring on Kopparberg’s latest advertisement.
Following up such a performance would be nerve-inducing for the most experienced of musicians, yetAlunaGeorge delivered, confidently playing singles from their debut album Body Music “Attracting Flies”, the high charting collaboration with Disclosure “White Noise”, along with fan favourites; “You Know You Like It” and “Best Be Believing” front-woman Aluna Francis strutted around exuding stage presence, while producer George Reid silently and understatedly did his thing. The duo’s contrasting personality’s complement each other plenty, but a good performance could have transformed into a great performance, had the crowd been invited to the party. Unlike their predecessors there was very little in the way of connection with the audience, which was unexpected and disappointing. I’m reminded of a gig I attended a week or so before at Newcastle Student’s Union, with post-hardcore band Heights headlining – despite the soul crushingly sparse crowd, thefoursome presented a united front and gave it their all, the atmosphere electric and equal to that of a sold out arena show.
Mo were indisputably the act of the night for me. While I enjoyed discovering new music in the shape of Leon T Pearl, it’s a shame AlunaGeorge fell short this time and choose style over substance - hopefully thetwosome will take heed of fan response/reviews and follow in the footsteps of their lesser known support artist to ensure they are not outshone for the remainder of the Body Music tour.
Written by Eve Kristina
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Known as the designer to have kick - started the body con trend this is one of my favourite shows to work on I just adore the skill and craftsmanship that goes into these beautiful constructed works of art. and this season was no exception.
Gliding along the catwalk like amazon warriors with raffia fringing giving a tribal touch to the outfits which adhered to the body as if by magic in a rich colour palette of burnt orange, fuchsia and deep blues with chains of Swarovski crystals one of my favourite being a figure hugging flesh toned gown embodied with deep blue crystals and ruby necklace.
Hair and make -up were equally something Cher would have been proud of with make up almost like a tribal mark drawing underneath the eye. Hair was super sleek and polished with a strong centre parting ears were on show this look was created by Session stylist Anthony Turner whom I was assisting backstage as part of the L’oreal Professional team.
To recreate this look use ghd ‘s to get hair super straight. We applied Loreal Tec ni Art liss ultimum cream prior to blow-dry. two sections were taken out at the front and two more were secured with elastic band in the nape, the rest of the hair was left to fall over top. Some hair extensions were used to create a super long length. We hope you like it
Hailed has the king of cool in the fashion industry with a celebrity A list of fans to die for when you attend a Mr Holland show you can expect to see Alexa Chung, Pixie Geldof and Kelly Osbourne gracing the FROW.
In a crowed car park in London’s Soho the scene was set to showcase a exciting 90’s inspired collection featuring super luxe floral, Jacquard, patent , shiny leather with the garments taking on a relaxed form with beanie hats and paired up prints. Dishevelled hair played on the rebel image further.
Hair had an unkept feel about it being softly tousled has if effortlessly styled into a centre part and tucked behind the ear, make up was a bronze smokey eye and nude lip.
To recreate this look hair was loosely tonged using a large barrel tong then using L’Oreal fresh dust spray through the hair to give texture and separation a centre part is held in place with hair grips secured at the sides by the temples.