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?
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?
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!”
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.
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!