Last night there was a broadcast on the one show telling you from a so called fellow professional hair stylist that ‘hair colour you buy in tesco or boots any other shop, is the same as what pro stylists use in the salon’
This is so so so inaccurate it isnt funny.
What is the difference you ask?
The answer is simply this:
Most shop brought colours contain ingredients called ‘matalic salts’ and ‘PPD’
These two ingredients can cause a some very
nasty reaction on the hair when we come to colour your hair again for you.
With matailic salts, the hair can smoke, get extrmely hot and in a lot of cases the hair just burns off or disintegration happens when we try and re colour over the top.
It is also what causes the hair to feel dry and crunchy to the touch
PPD is an ingredient that causes a lot of people to have a reaction to hair colour on thier skin. Reactions can be nasty and can include burns, blisters, swelling of the whole face and head plus lots of other not very nice things
On top of these two ingredients we also have peroxide level issues
As a stylist we have the option of using
1.9%, 4%, pastel, 6%, 9% and 12% peroxide levels.
Each level achieves a different result depending on you natural base shade and what colour you actually want to end being.
We assess a stylists when doing you a consultation these points
• Your natural base shade
• Your target shade
• Your under tone
• Your percentage of white hair (if any)
• The texture of your hair
• The porosity level of your hair
• The strength or weakness of your hair
• What colour has been used previously on your hair
From this we then establish what levels of peroxide we will use from the list above
We also establish what kind of colour we will use from the list above.
If you have finer hair, porous hair, damaged hair, weaker hair then we may choose a semi permanent colour instead of a permanent.
If you want to change your colour from blonde to dark we look at adding gold, copper or red tones into your hair firstly and then use another shade over the top to achieve the colour you desire. If we do not do this you will go a beautiful shade of khaki green.
We very often have to use a combination different colours and types of colours to achieve an even result for you.
If you buy a packet/box colour from the shop, yes the actual tint, (the thicker creamy texture side of the colour) is the same but the peroxide side is a ‘one product fits all’ peroxide.
This means that it is just 12% peroxide being used. It doesnt care if your hair is damaged, it doesnt care if your hair is only needing 1 level of lift or going darker or if you want to achieve 4 levels of lift, It doesnt care if your wanting to cover those pesky greys
It will just lift! No matter what it will lift!
Because it is so strong your hair will get weaker and weaker because the mistake a lot of people make is thinking ‘i have to put this on from root tip ends everytime’ but you do not.
As a stylist we assess these ends, we may use the same colour, we may use no colour on the ends, we may use a weaker solution. Like a semi or gloss instead.
Did you know that you have under tones to your hair?
We also assess these under lying tones along side what colours have been previously used, so that we as stylists can pick the correct shade for you to achieve the look you want to achieve. It is actually these that we work with more than anything and very very often you will say to us ‘I want that colour’ and we go out the back and mix a completely different colour up to the one you asked for because of your under tone to create the exact colour that you have asked for.
We work with the colour wheel.
Gold (yellow) is neutralised with Violet tones
Orange is neutralised with blue tones
Red is neutralised with green tones.
And these neutralise in reverse for example violet neutralises gold
If you are desperate to colour your hair during the process of the country’s lock down i erge you, please please please consider using tempary colour not permanent or semi permanent, just temporary for example the root sprays.
But please try and resist the erge to use colour at home as it can lead to lots of issues after use and may lead to us not being able to help you OR costing you more in the long run for us to put it right at the end of the lock down time.
If you do decide to use ANY type of colour yourself at home, PLEASE make sure you stay safe and do your patch test also known as a skin sensitivity test 48hrs prior to application.
This website explains it all alot better than i can so check it out.
Allergic reaction after hair colour
Be the Queen of the Blow Dry by championing show-stopping curls and bold volume with ghd helios hair dryer for a fierce, sexy style.
Bring the drama with a full bodied look of gravity-defying curls and turn every head at the party. For ultimate volume, prep your hair with ghd total volume foam to ensure your hair matches your attitude. A deep side parting will add height to your fringe and enhance a luxury feel. Work ghd helios round a ceramic vented brush to shape the curls of your blow dry dreams.
For an air of high-class luxury, amplify the volume and style bold curls that will leave everyone speechless.
Step 1: Spritz the hair with ghd heat protect spray
Prep your hair using ghd heat protect spray.
Step 2: Using ghd helios, rough dry your hair until it's 80% dry
Dry your hair till it's about 80% dry using ghd helios
Step 3: Comb Wella volume foam evenly through your hair
Apply Wella volume foam to your hair for extra body.
Step 4: Using ghd detangling comb, place hair in a deep side parting
Create a deep side parting using the ghd detangling comb.
Step 5: Take a section from ear to ear
Section your hair to make drying easier
Step 6: Create small sections and wrap around a ceramic size 2 brush then dry using ghd helios
Wrap small sections of your hair around the ghd ceramic radial brush size 2, then direct ghd helios around the brush to dry the hair.
Step 7: Unwrap each section to release the curl
Unwrap each section to release the curl and continue the technique through all of the hair, wrapping sections away from your face.
Step 8: Blow-dry the fringe towards the face
Blow-dry the fringe towards the face for extra volume.
Step 9: Tip your head back and shake out your curls
Tip your head back and shake out your curls. For extra drama, flip your fringe.
Violet and I were suppost to start our Wella Colour Stage 2, Part 1 Masters degree this week.
As you know, we completed and passed our Stage 1 back last month.
Stage 2 is a bigger process which will be completed over a 2 month period and is one of the larger stages of the 4 stage process.
HOWEVER the course has been cancelled and so the salon will be back open as of Thursday for business as usual
They shall be now starting (fingers crossed) on the 21st, 22nd and 23rd April 2020 instead.
This is worrying times for us all with the corona virus BUT as a salon we are committed to carry on for as long as we are told we can.
We have certain measures in place to help you all during this difficult time so please, have a read of those on our home page of our website.
The epitome of chic; master a super smooth Blown Straight look and be the Queen of the Blow Dry with ghd helios hair dryer.
A look of true luxury, a classic blown straight is confident, sophisticated and beautiful. The perfect blow dry gives body and movement to a soft, sleek style, ideal for any occasion from glamorous events to a chic everyday. To achieve this flawless style, prep your hair with ghd smooth and finish serum for a polished finish. With ghd helios and ceramic vented radial brush size two, sculpt a salon-quality style with ease and control.
Take their breath away with satin-touch locks and take on the world with a stunning blown straight look.
Step 1: Spritz fresh washed, wet hair with ghd heat protect spray
Step 2: Using ghd helios, dry your hair until its 80% dry
Use ghd helios and the concentrator nozzle to dry your hair until it is 80% dry.
Step 3: Apply Wella root lift spray at the roots
Spray Wella root lift spray into your roots for extra lift.
Step 4: Work Wella serum into the ends
Work Wella serum into the ends of your hair with your hands.
Step 5: Take a section from ear to ear
Section your hair to make drying easier.
Step 6: Dry your hair, directing the airflow away from the roots and over a brush
Place ghd size 2 ceramic brush horizontally into your hair, then use ghd helios to dry, focusing the airflow away from your roots and over the brush.
Step 7: Wrap the ends around the brush, away from the face
Wrap the ends of your hair around the brush when drying to add movement.
Step 8: Wrap the front two sections around the brush, away from the face
Wrap the front two sections around the brush when drying to add shape
Step 9: Spray with a ghd final shine spray
Spritz your hair with ghd final shine spray for a glossy finish.
Your guide to Winter protection.
The cold frosty winter weather outside and the warm dry climate of central heating can take its toll on your skin so here are a few steps to help protect it during this season.
The inside environment can be arid with little moisture in the air as we crank up the central heating. This can leave skin feeling tight and with more fine lines.
Solution: Hyaluronic acid is an ideal ingredient for all skin types from dry to oily and easy to apply in a serum form under a moisturiser. It is a found naturally in the skin and helps bind moisture leaving skin plumper and smoother. Dry skin will also benefit from the addition of oil based serums that can replenish the natural oils the skin is lacking, this will help to seal moisture in the skin.
Temperature fluctuations can lead to sensitivity as we move from freezing cold outside to warm and toasty inside. This can lead to impairment of the skins natural barrier function. Skin can become red and flushed as the body adjusts to the temperature difference.
Solution: Soothe and calm the skin with anti-inflammatory ingredients such as Oatmeal and Green Tea. Moisturisers can act as a shield by keeping precious moisture within the skin while repairing the barrier function.
Problem: UV exposure
Even though it may not be hot outside UV rays will still have a detrimental effect on the skin by generating free radicals that lead to sun damage and premature ageing.
Solution: Using a broad spectrum sunscreen (protection from UVA and UVB rays) every day will protect vulnerable skin, especially when skiing. Snow reflects the UV rays and can increase the UV exposure by twice as much. Always remember to re-apply sunscreens every two hours for maximum protection.
Problem: Chapped lips
Lips are particularly prone to dryness at this time of year. Flaking and chapping can leave them sore and sensitive.
Solution: Seal and protect lips with a nourishing application of lip balm. As lips have no hairs they also lack the natural lubricating oil, sebum, that the rest of the skin has which makes them susceptible to drying out. As they also have fewer pigment cells look for products with a built in SPF.
Did you know your hair could be damaged by product build up which causes dangerous bacteria if you don’t wash your hair straighteners every THREE months?!
This is an article I have taken from the GHD website directly to make sure you have ALL the information you need on how to maintain your beauty tools
Keeping your styling tools clean is just as important for hair maintenance as washing your hair, so we've consulted Steve Elstein, Vice President of product development and research at ghd, to discover his top tips for keeping your styler in pristine condition, so you can enjoy a good hair day every day.
HOW TO CLEAN YOUR STYLER
“Ceramic plates of straighteners can harbour grime if not properly cleaned. Hairspray, oils and other heavy products can build up not only on your hair, but on your tools too, on top of oils that are secreted from your scalp, which can damage your locks if the device is not regularly cleansed.
Our normal advice is with your styler turned off and unplugged, use nail varnish remover on organic cotton wool to wipe down the styler plates and body. The cotton wool should be damp but not dripping. You may need to rub hard depending upon how dirty your styler is. Allow to dry for a couple of hours before plugging in and using and only do so when it is dry. You should never use water or water-based cleaners to clean your styler – this is a very dangerous practice. Also, we wouldn’t recommend wipes unless they are organic and biodegradable since they typically contain plastic.” says Steve Elstein, Vice President of product development and research at ghd.
And it doesn’t just stop with your tools. The same concept applies to your brushes, which should be regularly cleansed to prevent product and oils being transferred back onto your locks.
Take it from the experts and spring clean your styling tools to keep your hair feeling and looking salon fresh!
Introducing our must-have latest innovation - the GHD helios hair dryer, featuring aeroprecis technology that drastically cuts your blow-dry time giving you ultimate styling control, to achieve smoother results 30% more shine
For an unparalleled blow dry, discover the new ghd helios, a game changer in styling control. With unique Aeroprecis™ technology that streamlines a powerful 120kmh airflow, the power to style a range of flawless blow dry looks is in your hands. Available in four colours, this sleek hair dryer is lightweight and ergonomically balanced so you can style the blow dry of your dreams with ease and control.
Helios comes in four beautiful colours:
- Plumb with Gold acents
- White with Rose Gols acents
- Navy Blue with Gun Metal acents
- Black with Chrome acents
In stock now at Obsession Hair and Beauty in Emsworth
Following from the latest update of the world health organisation, which has labelled the coronavirus a pandemic, we wanted to provide you with some information
Obsession Hair and Beauty would like to reassure our guests that we are taking proventative measures to reduce the chances of spreading Covid-19 by asking ALL guests to sanitise thier hands at entrance of the building.
Our staff are also washing thier hands in between each guest AND we are using antibacterial wipes on all surfaces and sides inbetween each guest visit.
We have always prided ourselves on our health and safety and cleanliness anyway, but we feel at this time that we need to take extra procautions to help stop the spread of this virus and be compliant of the governments advice and guidance.
We are also adding a screening process to our booking system to ensure all clients are well and not a risk to the salon as well as our usual due dilligence checks that are carried out on anyone who is working from our premises
With this in mind, we ask you to inform us prior to your appointment if you have been or if you have been in contact with anyone who has visited a 'high risk' country and especially if you have been experiencing any flu or cold like symptoms or have been feeling unwell in general and we will help you to reschedule you appointment.
Thank you all so much for reading and also for everyones support during this time
Everybody’s hair is different, but with 72 Hair Smoothing System’s ethos, it is simple, to offer you gorgeous frizz free hair with minimum effort, no matter what type of hair mother natures blessed you with; Coloured, Textured, Afro Caribbean or Virgin hair.
Once you have used it, you’ll discover how it penetrates and rejuvenates your hair, leaving it frizz free and with less styling/blow-drying time.
72 Hair Smoothing System has been created to give every guest the same perfect result no matter what your hair texture and type is.
It has been formulated with keratin, protein and amino acids to repair all hair types and add strength, thus repairing damage hair.
72 hair is designed to keep the structure of your hair allowing you to keep your natural curls - this is purely to eliminate frizz and condition your hair to leave it more manageable, healthier, and shinier for up to 12 weeks!
Like a Brazilian Blow Dry, the hair smoothing results eliminate frizz, locks in colour and reduces blow drying time for up to 12 weeks!
Oh, and did i mention it is vegan?
Let us make you fall back in love with your hair!!
ABOVE SHOULDER LENGTH OR FINE TEXTURED HAIR
BELOW SHOULDER LENGTH OR THICK/COARSE TEXTURED HAIR
The prices includes the service and your unique home package needed to maintain your 72 Hair Smoothing service.
ABOVE SHOULDER LENGTH OR FINE TEXTURED HAIR
BELOW SHOULDER LENGTH OR THICK/COARSE TEXTURED HAIR
These prices under the Luxury Treatment, includes the service and your unique home care package needed to maintain your 72 Hair Smoothing service, plus blow dry and a treatment 3days after your 72 Hair Smoothing service to ensure that the service is locked into the hair to maintain the treatments longevity.
Spend more time in bed doing what you love the most thanks to the ghd glide, the first professional hot brush from ghd which tames and smooths dry hair quickly and effortlessly.
Perfect for second day hair, the ceramic technology with ioniser heats up the brush consistently to the optimum styling temperature of 185ºC for guaranteed healthier looking hair. The ions within the brush eliminate frizz so hair is transformed in just a few quick strokes. The combination of high density short and longer bristles allow for large sections of hair to be styled and leaves salon smooth natural movement.
To give you extra peace of mind while styling, the ghd glide will go into an automatic sleep mode which switches off after 60 minutes of non-use and with a professional length 2.7m cable, you have flexibility to style wherever you are.
The GHD Glide can be yours for £139
Make ghd part of your routine and become a Queen of the Sheets!