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Today’s post is dedicated to all you lovely gentlemen out there who love coming into the salon, but don’t get enough mentions in these blog posts….until now! That’s right guys, this one is all about you!

Now some of you may be surprised to hear this, but we actually have quite a lot of men who love to come and get their hair cut and styled by us, and we love seeing you come back again and again. So much so, we’ve been doing a little bit of thinking about ways in which we can add to your salon experience and we are really excited to tell you we are now fully trained and ready to offer male grooming as part of our salon package.

So what is male grooming and more importantly, what does it entail? Well, in addition to your usual haircut, we are now offering you the opportunity to indulge in getting those little extras tidied up with a bit of in-salon waxing.

Don’t worry, we’re not here to scare you, we’re here to pamper you, and when we say waxing, we’re talking about getting rid of those unwanted nose, ear and eyebrow hairs. That’s right, there’s no end to our talents! Our stylists are now fully qualified in these areas of waxing which means you have the perfect excuse to take some extra time out for yourself and indulge a little bit longer at Octopus HQ.

If you’re reading this and are thinking you could do with a bit of a tidy up, then stop right there and give us a call. We’ll get you booked in and all you need to do is sit back, relax and enjoy some time out.

What are you waiting for, gents? It’s your turn to be pampered now!


IMG 2802There’s nothing we love more at Octopus Hair than welcoming someone new into the team and watching them grow into incredible, confident stylists, and that’s exactly how we feel about our recent graduate, Georgia.

Joining the salon as a trainee, Georgia has been shining from the moment she walked through our doors, and the commitment she has shown throughout her training process has earnt her a position as our latest colour technician.

Already building up a great selection of clients, Georgia has been showing the world just how good she is at colouring hair. From Babylights to Balayage and Ombre to a complete colour change, she isn’t afraid to experiment with different colours as well as offering advice and tips on what she thinks will look good on her clients.

“I was asked to model for Georgia one afternoon as part of an assessment she was doing at college and I was so impressed I’ve started to book in with her more regularly now. I’ve even recommended her to my friends and family who are also booking in with her too! She is such a lovely girl, quietly confident with killer results. She’s an absolute star!” Tanya Shirley, Octopus Client
Seeing the confidence in Georgia growing every day is really exciting and the enthusiasm she has for what she does oozes out of her. She is without a doubt a real Octopus girl and we are so happy she chose us.

With spring on the horizon, more exciting colours are starting to make an appearance and already Georgia is researching and experimenting with what she can do with them, making way for some incredible transformations heading our way.

If you would like to book in with Georgia, give us a call and we will arrange a consultation. In the meantime, you can find out even more about our gorgeous graduate here.

Sum up what you do at Octopus Hair?I make clients feel welcome,I colour and style hair and learn from the other stylists.

What’s the most interesting part of your job? Experimenting with different colours and changing someones appearance.

What are the three most important things you do when you start your shift? Starts with a cup of tea, check my day ahead and then I get prepared!
Last book read, film/TV series watched and album listened to? last book was ‘me before you’. Last series was game of thrones and the album was drake.
Who is your role model? my mum.
Which celebrity’s hair would you most like to style and why? Angelina Jolie, her hair always looks amazing and I’d love the challenge to change it.
What is your most treasured hair product/item? Straighteners
Last holiday destination? Spain
You’ve won 10 million on the lotto, what do you do? Pay off my families bills,take them all away, book a spa day and blow the rest on make up!
What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever received? To always be yourself
Tell us something not many people know about you? I played football for a very long time!
What advice would you give to someone looking to get into hairdressing? To be confident and passionate.
Best part of working at Octopus Hair? The team , everyone supports each other and they are so fun to work with!
Give us a hair tip… hair powder is awesome for giving you a backcombed look!


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Technical haircuts are always a popular style to go for, but it takes someone special with a good eye, creative flair and a no-messing approach to attack this look if it’s going to be done right.
Step aside people, and let’s all give a warm welcome to our resident Hair Director, Kylie.
If you are on the lookout for a style that’s sharp, blunt or edgy that requires something a little bit extra to create, Kylie is the person for you. As one of our longest members of staff at Octopus Hair, Kylie has built up an extensive portfolio of loyal clients who never fail to return to her.
“Kylie is amazing! She never fails to make me feel so good every time I have an appointment with her. I have a tendency to hold back when it comes to my hair, but she has this incredible way of encouraging me to try new looks and I can’t tell you how much it has boosted my self-esteem. I would be lost without her! ” Emma Brown, Octopus Client
With a mass of inspirational ideas, Kylie has the knack of knowing when a style will or won’t work, and will always offer her expert advice to ensure you walk out of the salon looking and feeling like a million dollars!
Not afraid to attack the riskier styles, or create something fresh and on trend, Kylie is without a doubt, the person to book in with if you need a confidence boost, or just want to try something daring. She’s not shy when it comes to cutting and colouring hair, and always has her clients best interest at heart whenever she is making these decisions.
If you would like to arrange an appointment or consultation with Kylie, give the salon a call today and we’ll book you in. In the meantime, you can find out a little bit more about Kylie here with our latest interview...


Sum up what you do at Octopus Hair?
“I do hair”

What’s the most interesting part of your job?
“Transforming somebodies look and seeing their confidence grow”

What are the three most important things you do when you start your shift?
“Have a cuppa, put my lipstick on and sort my kit out”

Last book read, film/TV series watched and album listened to?
“Hannabal,the album I think is the newest now one, cant remember what number it is and I read anything from Jodie Picult, she’s amazing”

Who is your role model?
“My mum”

Which celebrity’s hair would you most like to style and why?
“Cheryl, she's always changing so would love to give her a new ‘wow’ look”

What is your most treasured hair product/item?
“My scissors”

Last holiday destination?

You’ve won 10 million on the lotto, what do you do?
“What all of the things I’d do? Pay all my family mortgages off, take everyone away, buy whole new wardrobe…the list goes on”

What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever received?
“Always wear a smile”

Tell us something not many people know about you?
“I’ve got a boyfriend, We’re getting married this year and I’m left handed”

What advice would you give to someone looking to get into hairdressing?

“It’s the best career to get into ,work hard and you'll see the benefits”

Best part of working at Octopus Hair?
“There’s loads…the team, the clients, the creativity. Its a fab place to be”

Give us a hair tip…
“Before swimming put conditioner on your hair and it will struggle to absorb the chlorine!”

Do You Suffer From Dandruff?

If your head is feeling dry and itchy and you are noticing flakes of skin appearing on your scalp and shoulders, then you are more than likely suffering with a bout of dandruff.
Although this isn’t a contagious skin condition, many people find it unpleasant, which in turn, can have an impact on your confidence. While your initial reaction may be to put on the nearest hat and run to the supermarket and pick up a shampoo and conditioner to treat the problem, it’s important to know what to look for when choosing the right product for you.
There are many popular brands available which you may assume are good enough for your hair, but there are some common problems you may run into when using them. While these products may appear suitable, you do run the risk of making it worse because they tend to strip the natural oils in your hair, which can then make your head even more itchy.
The best thing you can do is to come to the salon and speak to one of our stylists who will examine the problem and find the right solution for you. It’s just as important to combat the issue and look after your hair and scalp during the process. Depending on the severity of the dandruff will determine what products are most suitable, and it’s not always easy to resolve this by yourself.
If you are currently suffering with a bout of dandruff, come to the salon and talk to us. This is something that can very easily be dealt with, and isn’t anything to be worried about. It’s more important we help you find the right way to treat and look after the problem now rather than waiting until your next appointment. We’re on hand even during your visits, so pop in and let’s see what we can do.


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Do you remember the days of colour marbling where you mix paint to oil or shaving foam to create beautiful swirls of entwined colour? If so, then we have something very exciting to share with you.
Hot off the hair colour press and happening right now in our salon is our very own hair marbling technique. Yes, it’s true! We’ve adapted the art of marbling from paper to hair and we are absolutely loving the look.
There are a couple of ways to create the marble effect, but the technique itself first involves bleaching your hair so we have a blonde base to work with. Once the bleach has taken, strips of mesh paper are sprayed with shaving foam and then drops of your desired colours are mixed into it before applying it directly onto your hair. The second way of doing it is applying your chosen colours directly to strands of your hair before mixing them together by hand to blend them. Both techniques create a beautiful finish and are guaranteed to turn heads because the finished look is so mesmerising.
You can be as adventurous or as subtle as you like with hair marbling. Whether you would prefer to mix it up with a variety of blondes and brown, stick with seasonal autumn reds, copper and pink or go all out unicorn, the choice is yours. If you love experimenting with colour and want to try something bold and new, we highly recommend marbling when you next book in to get your colour done.
We have already tried this on a few of our clients and they have already come back and told us how much they love the look. It’s gives you the perfect opportunity to stand out, especially as the Christmas party season approaches, so what are you waiting for? Why not give it a go today!


Octopus July SM Posts FInal 8Is your hair in need of a colour recharge? Are you finding it looks dull and lacks lustre and you want to spruce up your look with something new and revitalised? If you are answering yes to these questions, then team Octopus has the answer you are looking for.
Our Colour Rescue Package is the ideal treat we offer if you want to lighten those roots, shake up your look or try something brand new. Available in the salon every Tuesday, this is a once-a-week offer available for everyone to indulge in and it only costs £65!
There’s no catch, there’s no hidden agenda, we’re simply offering you a little something to treat yourself to at the beginning of the week. Whether the kids are at school and you want to put your feet up for a couple of hours, or you need a break from studying, or you simply just want to come in and have a good old natter and coffee with us, treat yourself on a Tuesday – it’s an ideal day to do it!
With so many new colours coming into the salon, we are getting really excited about experimenting even more with our clients’ hair. Metallics are bang on trend so maybe you fancy dipping your toe into the water and seeing what your hair will look like with one of these brand-new shades. Maybe a flutter of rose gold tones with set pulses racing and help cupid fire a bit of love your way, or maybe you’re simply just bored of your colour and want to discover a brand new you. Whatever you want, this package is ideal.
If you fancy treating yourself to our Colour Rescue Package, give us a call and we’ll book you in. The offer is available every Tuesday and what’s even better is we’re open ‘til 7pm so there’s plenty of time for you to come in and spoil yourself! #TreatTuesday