The cruelty-free and vegan hair and beauty category is exploding and it's high time too!
We've taken a look round at some of the hair styles being worn by celebs this autumn as a bit of a guide as to what styles your clients may be asking for in the run up to the party season.
A visit to the local hairdressing salon or barber shop used to mean coffee or tea and a magazine, getting your hair done was seen as just another thing on the To Do list. Today however, getting your hair cut, coloured, or styled is seen as an essential self-care ritual, a chance to escape the stresses of day-to-day life and be pampered for an hour or two.
We're all familiar with the famous "Twiggy eye" (see our post on Paris Fashion Week if you're not). We're also all familiar with what a "smokey eye" is. But have you ever considered putting the two together to create your very own Twiggy eye with a twist? Well, now's your chance!
Seeking inspiration? Then look no further. In the 2nd of an occasional series of posts, we've pulled together 10 of our favourite hair and beauty trends on show at Paris Fashion Week AW14 to give you a great source of ideas for new looks and directions.
We know the tanning professionals amongst you already know this, but for those of you more focussed on hair, nails, lashes and all the other gorgeous things that our customers do for their customers, here's a handy guide to getting your skin to the perfect bronzed hue for a big night out or indeed any occasion.
We all know London Fashion Week isn't just about the fashion. Twice a year, we get treated to cool, colorful and sometimes zany new hair and beauty trends, some considerably more wearable than others—but plenty of the hairstyles this season are low-maintenance and totally ready to wear. So, we've pulled a few trends that were hot on the catwalk this spring for your perusal. Simply read, practise, then style:
Messed-up pony plaits were all the rage at London Fashion Week AW14. Plaits are the perfect recipe for a carefree, ready-to-wear look. We witnessed everything from "elegantly feral" woven plaits at Kinder Aggugini to woven rope braids at Jean-Pierre Bragazna.
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Spring is fast approaching and here at CB Towers we've already started planning our nail designs for all the exciting spring and summer activities ahead. From weddings to holidays, there's an abundance of fresh and trendy nail styles to suit all occasions this season: pretty pastels, funky nail art and crazy colour combos are just a few fresh nail trends to feature on this season's catwalks. To re-create these styles, stock up on nail polish, tools, nail art and all other essential salon equipment here.
New season equals fresh new hairstyles and the classic up-do in particular has undertaken a rebellious makeover for spring. Messy up-dos, boho braids and edgy ponytails all bounced their way down the SS14 catwalks and are key hair looks for this season. These classic hairstyles, with a brand new fun and flirty twist, are cool ideas to style hair for summer festivities such as holidays and weddings. Explore the brand new hair trends for this season here.
The festive period is a time to dress up and get sparkly and, when it comes to styling, you know that both your and your clients' nails will form a big focal point at this time of year. In fact the party season is the perfect time for a bit of creative nail art to add glitter, jewels and sparkle for nails that really make a statement. Here's our essential guide on how to decorate nails for any dressy occasion.
Clippers and trimmers are designed to work hard in any busy salon or barber shop, we expect them to perform day after day and they will, providing they are maintained well enough. Here at CoolBlades, the vast majority of the faults we find when we service the damaged hair clippers sent to us for repair are due to poor maintenance, with lack of oil and poor cleaning being the biggest culprits. In this post we offer some tips on how to keep your clippers in good condition that will keep them cutting well for longer
One of the main topics of chat amongst students, recently qualified hair stylists and even mobile hair stylists is how to make the transition into owning their own hair salon. If that sounds like you, then read on below for our short guide on how to set up shop and make a success of it.
Picture: Dublin Hair Salon courtesy of Planet Stencil Library: February 2009
2013 started a revolution with hairstyles becoming increasingly androgynous and trends adaptive for men and woman. Just think of the Rockabilly, an undercut that was rocked by both men, women and celebs such a Rihanna. The goods news is that 2014 will continue to lead the way for the borrowed boyfriend look so get ready to share hair-gel, scissors and even hair colour.