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.
In response to this hair salons have had to reposition themselves as a place to go to be spoiled and pampered so that you look and feel amazing. Successful salons now offer an all-round service experience to their clients, young and old.
We’ve put together some examples of the additional services offered by salons that are keeping their customers happy and coming back for more. Competition can be fierce so standing out from the crowd is crucial.
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.
When it comes to summer we're all about exploring natural beauty and having a fresh face, letting our skin breathe in some of the summer weather. Here are some of our top tips on achieving a natural summer make-up look.
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.
As the year comes to a close we look back at the hairstyles that defined 2013. Here's our take on the statement hairstyles that defined a year.
What's your favourite look from 2013? Let us know in the comments.
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 below.
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.
So, for this look we're going to Giles SS14. Perfectly coiffed yet unkempt manes were displayed at the show.
Gentle quiffs with relaxed beach-ready side plaits are the perfect look to recreate as daywear. If you've never tried one, here's a simple tutorial and if your clients ask how it's done, here's a page you can point them to.
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
We talk to Studio Mag hair salon founder Magda Issmer about current hair trends in East London, letting your hair rest and her life as an international hair stylist!
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