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Blunt hairstyles are still very much in the limelight this year with celebs such as Taylor Swift, Emma Stone and Rihanna all showing off some serious hair envy.
Creating the look for yourself can, however, be somewhat trying especially if you have thick hair as you can potentially run the risk of looking more like an extra from The Lego Movie than a style icon!
All is not lost though.When it comes to perfecting the right blunt cut for you, we can help by using a method called collapsed layers - a cutting technique that removes volume and weight from underneath your hair rather than thinning it out with layers on top - preventing that helmet head from surfacing!

There are a variety of ways to collapse layers from your hair. For example, using reversible blending scissors to thin out layers from the nape of your neck to allow your hair to neatly sit closer to the neckline, to the more extreme where hidden panels of your hair are shaved to allow it sit flatly against your head. Don’t panic; it doesn’t have to be as extreme as that, it will all depend on your hairline, the type of look you want, and the discussion you have with your stylist on creating the best cut for you.
Now is the perfect time to be brave and take the plunge with a style that is current and on trend so why wouldn’t you want to take the risk? If you are admiring these styles and wondering if you can pull off the look, come into the salon and talk to us. We can evaluate your hair type and discuss the options available to help you create the look you want and leave you walking out of our doors looking as sharp as the cut we give you!


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Do you ever get hair envy when you flick through magazines and see so many lovely photos of celebs showing off their gorgeous hair styles? Maybe you have a Pinterest account dedicated to wishful thinking up-dos, or have a taste of the green eyed monster when you go out with your friends who are showing off beautifully styled hair.
If this is you, then we can help! Our team of experts aren’t just here to cut and colour your hair. Oh no, we are passionate about showing you the best ways to maintain and look after your hair in between your appointments too, and that includes styling.
Maybe you want to learn how to braid your hair, need tips on the best way to curl and straighten, or perhaps you want to challenge yourself with an updo that you have been admiring for so long. From the simple to the more advanced, we can help.
All you need to do is book an appointment with your stylist, explain what it is you need help with and they will give you a one-to-one tutorial packed with hints and tips to enable you to easily continue it yourself at home.
There’s no need to spend hours searching through endless amounts of video tutorials trying to copy demonstrations that are just not working. Instead, treat yourself to some pampering in the salon and get into the heart of it with your on-hand stylist who can personally give you a lesson.
When your hair looks good, you feel good, so don’t sit there yearning for that style someone else is showing off; be that person! It’s time to stop wishing and start doing. Book an appointment today and discover the style you have been longing for is actually a lot easier to do than you think!


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It’s not often you hear of a makeup trend for your hair, and after all the time and effort we put in to contouring our face to ensure our best features are on show, have you ever wondered what it would be like if we could do the same to our hair too? 

Well fear not! Let us introduce you to hair strobing; the very latest colouring technique taking the world by storm.

Don’t worry, we’re not about to tell you to pour your foundation over your hair or worse, streak it with mascara, but what we can tell you is, strobing is a specialist colour technique used to highlight your best features using specific areas of hair rather than an all-over colour.  

Carried out by a qualified strobing specialist, matrix colour is used to highlight in all the right places. Much like highlighter is used on your face to capture where natural light hits you; strobing does the same but to your hair, deliberately flattering your face shape and skin tone to accentuate your natural beauty. It highlights your best features and plays down your not so favourite with contrasting colours. It’s a win-win combination! 

The best thing about strobing is it is unique and individual. Nobody has the same face, so why have the same hair colour? It’s an indulging experience we can all take advantage of by creating something tailored specifically to our own individual look. Whether you have a pixie style crop or long, flowing Repunzel hair, strobing is versatile enough for everyone to benefit from. It’s a great opportunity to say goodbye to copycat hair styles and stand out with your own individuality. 

To find out more, give the salon a call on 01604 756 685 and we will arrange an appointment with one of our strobing specialists or
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Unusual Christmas Gifts

Struggling To Find That Perfect Christmas Gift For Somebody You Know Loves Hair?

 Let Us Help You With Our Top 3 Favourite Christmas Gift Ideas…

1. KODO HAIR BOBBLES-The pain free hair bobbles that don’t tangle or leave marks in your hair. They last longer than any other hair bobble and come in 8 different colours. You get 3 bobbles in a box and they are just £3.99

2. AN OCTOPUS HAIR LESSON-45 minutes with one of our hair experts, time to share some hot hair tips and to show you how to get the most out of your hair! A lesson costs £25

3.OUR BLOWDRY BUNDLE-This present will really impress your loved one! Not only do you get a DIVA hairdryer worth £46 but you also get a wash and blowdry to have in the salon  all for just £50

You can personalize your own packages too with our Octopus Gift Vouchers!


The Colour Rescue Package

If you are making the gossip for all the wrong reasons and your re-growth is showing a little too much it’s time to get help, it’s time to get rescued!

We can give you your dream colour in one complete service for on set price with no hidden extras…so you can sit back and relax.

This is what we’ll do:

We’ll remove or replace unwanted colour until it looks good again, we’ll treat it so it feels good too and we’ll cut and style it with a look you can manage at home.

The ‘Colour Rescue Package’ is available every TUESDAY for a set price of £65!

So, if this is the answer to your prayers then your first step is to call the salon and book your in-depth consultation so your stylist can create your rescue plan!