Colouring hair white is very much on trend right now which comes to no surprise because it looks so beautifully striking. However, achieving the look isn’t as straight forward as it may seem, or even a possible option for everyone, because of the work that goes into getting the look.
If you are already showcasing naturally white hair, then wear it with pride because it’s highly sought after at the moment, and only a lucky handful can achieve it because it involves so much bleaching.
Already light blondes have the advantage because it won’t involve as much stripping of colour compared to those with darker hair but that's not to say it can’t happen; the process will just take a little longer and you’ll have to go through a number of bleaches over so many weeks first.
The condition of your hair will need to be considered too. If you already have dry or damaged hair, we wouldn’t want to put it under anymore strain as adding bleach to weakened hair will cause breakage. Instead, you should consider a series of deep conditioning treatments first.
That is also true during and after colouring hair white. Even the most nourished hair will require a lot of conditioning maintenance in order to keep it looking healthy and vibrant. Although it’s standard practice for us to offer advice on how to look after colour treated hair, in this instance it’s highly recommended because there is a lot more involved so you need to be prepared with the upkeep.
Don’t be put off though. We love white hair, and we know all the tricks to ensure it is done the right way so that we look after your locks whilst colouring it. We would most definitely suggest a consultation prior to starting this process and as soon as we've discussed options with you, we can book you in to start your transformation.
We all know in order to run a tight ship, you need an exceptional captain, and that goes without saying at Octopus HQ. As much as we love telling you about the great things we do in our salon and how much we absolutely love your loyalty, there is someone very special behind it all that is working hard and inspiring us to not only be the best versions of ourselves, but strive for a successful career, and that, ladies and gentlemen, is the matriarch of Octopus Hair, our very own Dana.
As owner, Dana has spent a long time building up the salon and taking the time to find the best people to train to be part of her team. She is without a doubt, so passionate about her vision for Octopus Hair, and helping people get the right style, look and colour and it speaks volumes with the wonderful feedback she gets from her clients:
‘’Not only do I love the way Dana understands my hair I just love coming to Octopus. The team are all so nice and friendly. Dana is full of ideas and is so easy to talk too. I’ve been to so many hairdressers over the years but she is by far the best I’ve ever had’’
As well as being a full time hair pro, Dana has another trick up her sleeve that she is unleashing in the salon, and that is wedding hair. Yes, we can see the ears of all you brides-to-be suddenly picking up out there! If 2018 is the year you will be walking down the aisle then let team Octopus help you get there.
Specialising in weddings, Dana can help you come up with ideas, and if you already know how you want yours to look, great! Tell Dana and she'll book you in for a trial. It doesn't stop there either, she can also help with your bridal party too. Maybe you want your bridesmaids to have a simple, yet beautiful curl finished off with subtle flowers, or want an up-do that incorporates a French braid, twists and curls, Dana has the knack of getting the look just right for your perfect day.
If you want to find out more about how Dana can help with your wedding hair, give the salon a call today. We'll book you in for a consultation and will even get a cheeky bottle of bubbly chilling in the fridge too. You see, we know how important these things are!
In the meantime, you can discover more about the wonderful Dana here...
Sum up what you do at Octopus Hair?
I have fun! It’s never felt like work to me and I love every part of it!
What’s the most interesting part of your job?
Meeting people…you never know what the day ahead could bring!I often wish we had our own T.V show!
What are the three most important things you do when you start your shift?
CUP OF TEA! Chat with the girls and chat a bit more!
Last book read, film/TV series watched and album listened to?
I love reading so a few on the go depending on my mood,the subtle art of not giving a f*ck, hot mess and I’ve just ordered a new one called the magic of thinking big!Series, suits and album just whatever is on my apple music
Who is your role model?
A very clever man called Simon!
Which celebrity’s hair would you most like to style and why?Any politician as they all need a make over!
What is your most treasured hair product/item?
My section clips!!!
Last holiday destination?
You’ve won 10 million on the lotto, what do you do?
Take Robin and the children around the world! Open a huge chain of salons.Make sure my family and friends have a good chunk each..shop shop shop, open an orphanage, buy and island and employ a chef… have I got any left?
What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever received?
Your future depends on the decisions you make today!
Tell us something not many people know about you?
I had tennis lessons for years!
What advice would you give to someone looking to get into hairdressing?
WORK FOR ME!
Best part of working at Octopus Hair?
You’re respected and appreciated. The team are so much fun, all very different and I think thats why it works!