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Check out our Prom Menu

It's almost Prom time.

Let Salon Seven take the stress out of perfecting your hair and make up.

More information can be found on our Prom Time page

Introducing EVL Lift Lash


Say goodbye to mascara!

£45.00

EVL enhance your natural lashes, making them appear more lifted, fuller & curled. This treatment includes a lash tint

Luscious looking for 6 weeks.

Save an incredible £71 on Brazlilian Blow Dry

Brazilian Blow Dry

For just

£59.00

(saving £71.00)

plus receive 10% off the recommended

Shampoo + Conditioner

An amazing system smoothing & taming your hair.

You will leave the salon with clean, silky hair!

You do not have to wait to wash it out.

Cannot be used with any other offer/promotion

Please mention this offer when booking, subject to availability

Expires 31st March 2017

 

Book you appointment at
01932 874409

Happy Holidays!!


Everyone at Salon Seven would like to wish you and your family a happy, healthy and safe holiday season.

We look forward to seeing you all in the new year. 

Thank you for being a past, current or future client of Salon Seven.


Holiday Opening Hours

Holiday Opening Hours

DECEMBER
Thursday 22nd 9am-8pm
Friday 23rd 9am-6pm
Saturday 24th, Christmas Eve 8.30am-1.30pm

Thursday 29th 9am-8pm
Friday 30th 9am-6pm
Saturday 31st, New Year's Eve 9am-5pm

JANUARY
Tuesday 3rd 9am-5pm

Regular Hours Return



Colour Matching Appointments with Mii Make Up

Join us at our Christmas Shopping Event on the 29th November 6-9pm.

Felicity is a Mii Make up Artist would love to advise you either with eyes or colour matching using the beautiful Mii make up range. Your appointment is £5.00 but redeemable against a purchase. We look forward to creating your new look!
#mii cosmetics #make up #eyes #girly

Book your appointment at Reception to avoid disappointment on the evening.

Shop Local this Christmas. 29th November 6-9PM


Hannah Russel visits the salon with her Olympic Gold Medal
























Thank you to Hannah Russell  for popping into the salon to show us her amazing GOLD medal!!! Well done !!

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Are you a qualified stylist? Looking for a fresh opportunity?

We are looking for a qualified, motivated stylist who enjoys working as part of a team. Salon Seven is a busy Hair & Beauty Salon so there is plenty of opportunities to grow and expand your talents. We have a varied clientele so we need somebody who loves all aspects of hairdressing.

·         Basic salary with achievable commission levels.

·         Hours negotiable.

·         Full or part time would be considered.

·         If this sounds like you, then we would love to hear from you!

Contact: Jackie at 01932 874409 or e-mail mail@salonseven.co.uk

Farewell Feet

Before you tuck your feet away into your winter boots, treat your feet to a Pedicure. This will wash away summer time fun whilst reviving and renewing your skin.

 

Now only £20.00

Saving an amazing £10.00

Offer expires  21/10/16

 

Wonder Oil














Lightweight range, infused with rosehip and silicone free. For smoothness and shine with up to 78% extra volume.
Has a pre shampoo treatment and styling mousse.


Buy Shampoo and Conditioner and receive the styling product at 50% through to 30th September 2016

Recommend a Friend and Save!

Print out this card and recommend a new friend to Salon Seven and you both save!!


Introducing L'Oreal Professionnel's Hair Touch Up


Touch up your roots and hide grey in between your colour appointment, this is great for your last week before coming into the salon. With the ease of a spray just apply where needed, it gives instant coverage.



Available in Black, Brown, Light Brown & Dark Blonde at only £12.95 



This touch up range works seamlessly with our permanent colours - so no worries!



Just ask your stylist for a FREE demonstration at your next appointment.  You will be amazed!



Check out our new price list!

We have a new price list this month. To see full details follow this link or pick up a new list in salon.


Zoe's Tip for better appointments

Ensuring you book in your Hair & Beauty appointments in advance to avoid any disappointment of you not being able to get the Date/Time you would prefer

We can take bookings in person, over the phone or via email at reception@salonseven

Short of time? Why don’t you have your nails or waxing appointment while your hair is being done?

Brazilian Blowout Special - February and March only!

Brazilian Blow Dry

With a Hair Cut


For just £59.00

 & 10% off the recommended

Shampoo + Conditioner

Cannot be used with any other offer/promotion

Please mention this offer when booking, subject to availability

Expires 31st March 2016




Happy New Year from Salon Seven!

We hope you all have had a wonderful Christmas and New Year.

If one of your resolutions was to look after yourself better this year come and see us for a new hair design or colour. Or pamper your tired muscles with a massage or pedicure.

Check out our holiday opening hours



Christmas Opening Hours



Christmas Opening Hours


Monday 21st Dec- 10am – 8pm


Tuesday 22nd Dec- 9am – 5pm


Wednesday 23rd Dec- 10am – 6pm


Christmas Eve - 8.30am – 1.30pm


Christmas Day - CLOSED


Boxing Day - CLOSED


Monday 28th Dec– CLOSED


Tuesday 29thCLOSED


Wednesday 30th  Dec – 10am – 6pm


New Years Eve – 9am – 5pm


New Years Day – CLOSED



The Salon will open as normal from


 Saturday 2nd January 2016!





Don't forget our Christmas Market this Thursday!


Come and join in the festivities at our annual Christmas Market.

Thursday 3rd December 5-9pm

Location: Sands at The Bleak House

More information at:

http://www.salonseven.co.uk/Events(2770186).htm


Hair Transformation with Emily

Lisa's Recommendation to Say Goodbye to Damaged Hair

Solar Oil - Louise's recommendation for beautiful nails

Ali's Product of the Month

Salon Seven is recruiting!

Tamara's Product of the Mont

Shellac Nails Salon Seven

Karensa's Product of the Month

Zoe's Product of the Month (Feb 2015)

What an amazing Coffee Morning for Macmillan!!

An amazing 870 pounds were raised for Macmillan last week at the Salon Seven Coffee Morning. A huge success by anyone's standards.  Congratulations to all involved.

 

Beauty gets even Better at Salon Seven

Tina joined the Salon Seven team last Monday. Everyone in the salon has been excited by the news that she  is arriving as she has so much experience including working at some of the top spas in the country.  Plus we knew she was going to fit right into our friendly team.

Well, Tina hasn't disappointed and she is really keen to meet you all and is offering a special introductory offer -

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

but hurry there is only two weeks left and appointments are going fast!!

Win pampering for you and three friends

If you haven't been on the Salon Seven FACEBOOK page recently then you might have missed their summer competition.  It's simple to enter and could win you and three friends some summer pampering. Enter soon or you will miss the deadline.  The only issue you will have is which friends will you invite and which ones your will leave out.

 

Win pampering in our competition

Say goodbye to limp, lifeless hair this summer

Volume Hair

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

As June arrives, so does summer with its unique challenges for our hair, especially if you are going away. In our next few blogs we will give you tips and techniques on how to get the best from your hair.

When fine hair becomes lacklustre and limp it can make getting ready for a special occasion a little more stressful than it should be. There are a number of solutions you can try if a trip to see the wonderful team at Salon Seven isn't possible.

Ok, lets start with the answer you don't want to hear.  To make real change to hair, skin and nails it takes time and can involve changing diet, the products you use, changing life style etc.  The professionals at Salon Seven can help with advice on all these matters.  But if you need an instant change, there is still a lot you can do to give your hair voluptuous volume and shine.

1. If you haven't had your hair cut in the past 4 weeks then go do it.  It might be a simple trimming of the length to prevent limpness or a restyle.  Adding layers, shaping around the face etc are all techniques your stylist can use to give life, body and movement to your hair. It is better to loose a few centimeters off the length to gain body in long and mid-length hair.

2. Are you using the correct products? Go into Salon Seven for your free personalized hair consultation if you are not sure. For most with limp hair it will be Redken Body Full Range  with its shampoo, conditioner, Instant Bodifier and Volume Amplifier. But check with your stylist first.

3. Consider colour if you haven't already been converted. It firstly delivers volume during the process by adding the colour polymer to each strand of hair. You can also give the illusion of volume with highlights.  Professional colour gives shine and your colourist can advise on the right colour to bring life back to your hair and complexion. There are so many different colouring techniques that can be used you don't have to make a big commitment, just talk to your stylist.  If your hair is brittle or damaged you are likely to be advised to have a treatment to ensure the condition of your hair improves and so that the colour stays put.

4 Lastly try different styling techniques and products. Rollers are becoming back in vogue as they are much easier to use than earlier versions, some you even don't need clips.  Always the tricky part for me! Talk to your stylist about the best way to role them for your style and then simply shake your head when you take them out and the volume will stay all evening.

Isn't it time to add a bit of glamour back into your life?

To recreate the fabulous fifties inspired style of the Redken model above, follow this link.

Blonde Idol has arrived at Salon Seven

 

Redken's new Blonde Idol has just arrived at the salon! Blonde Idols offers customizable care to bring out the best in every blonde.The stylists are all excited to get their hands on the products and their blonde clients, so beware.

As usual with Redken there is a technological advancement, this time it is Kera-Bright System with an unique combination of kerabond, violet leaf extract and lactic acid helps strengthen, condition and boost shine. It balances, brightens and beautifies to keep your blonde brilliant and idol-worthy between salon visits.

The range has a shampoo and treatment products, one for cool blondes, one for warm. Want to find out more, come on in and talk to your stylist.

 

 

To boldly go ...

New this summer ...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

My finger nails I tend to kept natural.  Its a personal choice thing.  Partly because I don't like my fingers and don't want to draw attention to them and partly because my hands are always being bashed through every day life. I also tend to like things to look natural. 

The one exception is my toe nails.  I love bold colours on my toe nails. Always have.  So you can imagine my excitement at seeing this fabulous new paradise collection arriving at the salon!  Plus these they are from Shellac so will last longer, double joy!   Which colour one will I go for? Decisions, decisions!

Jess, please, please, please can I have these?

Which shade of blonde is right for you this summer?

I have spent most of my life as a brunette and a happy to be brunette. But as lady grey has visited my chestnut locks I have been having blonde highlights.  I hadn't appreciated how many shades of blonde there are and how some I might like the look of, but really don't suit me.  Luckily I have had Salon Seven to guide me through my golden journey.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photos courtesy of Redken USA

 

 

 

 

 

 

Blondes fall into cools and warm and working out which suits you is the key.  The right shade will bring light and depth to your complexion and brighten your eyes. One quick test to work out if you are cool or warms is to look at the inside of your wrist:

  • If your veins appear blue-ish, you’ll look best as a cool blonde
  • If your veins appear teal or green-ish, you’ll look best as a warm blonde 

Take inspiration from the images above or go in and see your colourist at Salon Seven where you will be amazed by the blondes available.

 

Confident Lips

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Do you have a lipstick that is a fabulous colour but you don’t get many opportunities to wear it, or you don’t feel brave enough to wear it; then try this trick. Sweep a layer of lip balm over your lips, and then apply the offending lipstick to your lower lip. Smack your lips together and roll them around.  The result will be like a subtle stain.  This works best with deep and dark shades.

If you need advise on the right shade of lipstick or gloss for you, then come on in and see Alexa or Jess who will be able to set you in the right direction. Salon Seven recommends Arbonne lipsticks so why not come in a try something new?

 

Oaty Solution To Itchy Skin

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If your skin is feeling itchy and you haven’t found a cure or cause, try a traditional remedy using the power of oats.  Well documented for internal health benefits including reducing cholesterol, oats can also bring comfort to your skin when you bath. Make a little pouch out of muslin or a cleansing cloth and fill with a handful of porridge oats. Hold it under the hot tap as you fill the bath. The oats soften the water, leaving skin comforted – and softer. A gentle remedy which I have used on my toddler daughter’s sensitive skin with great results.

Next time you visit one of our beauty team they will be able to give you advice on advanced Decleor products that can solve many skin concerns. Remember, advice is free at Salon Seven.

Safe flying for beauty products

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you are due to be flying soon, pick up a couple extra of those liquid security bags, as they will come in use when you next fly. Recently on the Beauty Bible site (fountain of all beauty knowledge), there was a useful tip for making sure that skin and hair care products don’t leak when you travel.

·         Don’t fill the bottles to the brim as fluids can expand under pressure on the plane,

·         Remove the cap, squeeze the bottle so that the bubbles inside the liquid raise to the top,

·         Screw the cap on while holding the squeezed bottle.

Then for extra security zip them up in the security bag and there will be no leaks in your suitcase.

Happy travels

 

 

Traction Alopecia - Is Your Ponytail Damaging Your Hair?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Have you noticed that your hair is breaking off around your hairline or you have a halo of fuzz?  This could be caused by tying your hair back too often and too tightly. Traction alopecia is often suffered by ballerinas and models, both known for constantly pulling back their hair at work. The consequence is slow, but steady hair loss. The hair at the hairline breaks due to the tension caused through the pony tail or bun and results in the appearance of fuzz. The broken hairs will grow back eventually but if repeatedly abused the hairs will be thinner or in some cases fall out altogether.

Tricks To Prevent

·         Try soft braids as they spread the tension through the scalp. You are also less likely to change it through the day. Need some help? Lucy and Ali are the Queens of Braids at Salon Seven.

·         If you pull your hair back forcefully because it tends to slip out of the toggle, then try using Redken Guts, root targeted volume spray foam to add grip and body to the hair so you don’t have to tie your band so tightly.

·         Don’t keep pulling your hair up and down through the day. If you constantly have a hair band on your wrist, this is likely to be you. Choose a style and stick it until the evening.

·         Use fabric covered bands as they are gentler on your hair.

Already Suffering?

If you are already suffering from hair breakage, then Redken Anti-Snap is the answer.  Apply to towel-dried hair, concentrating on the fragile or damaged areas. No need to rinse. The Anti-Snap formula provides heat protection, it helps to smooth the hair to reduce friction from brushing, and protects against breakage and split ends.

Now go find your ballet shoes!

 

Source of photograph:  Ballet News

 

Spring Clean Your Face Part 2

In the morning my face felt clean and plump. Plump is not a word I like to use about my body, particularly in its current state, but it was a great feeling for my face.  It felt like it use to.  I looked in the mirror and I was pleased to see it still looked as clean and fresh as it did the night before.

Like all mornings, cleansing your face is the first step. To brighten your skin further, splash your face with cold water – it gets the blood circulating. Then gently press a cold flannel over your eyelids before applying a light eye cream.

Jess recommends Decleor Anti-Fatigue Serum.   This serum is formulated to combine two major actions: smoothing and moisturising. The eye area is redefined for greater firmness and suppleness whilst preventing and acting to smooth away swollen eyelids, fine lines and wrinkles. Its refreshing texture is as soft as a caress, leaving the skin smooth and ready for immediate make-up application. £32.50 for 15ml.

When applying any eye cream use your index finger as you will have more control.  Use light tapping action to apply the serum around the eye socket, moving away from your nose.  Do not apply in the delicate skin under the eye as it can damage it. This skin will draw moisture from the lower skin. Then go back and massage lightly.  For an extra brightening boast store your eye serum in the fridge the night before.

Then apply your daily moisturiser, make sure it has SPF protection otherwise apply a sun screen first. Apply with upward moving strokes on your neck and circular movements across your face moving towards your ears.

Enjoy your spring cleaned skin and finish it off with a smile!

Spring Clean You Face

 

After following Jess’s advice over the weekend, I can see a significant change to my skin and it feels softer and more importantly to brighter.  I look like spring has arrived and that makes me feel happy.

The process was started in the evening. The skin heals and repairs itself over night, like all the body’s organs so it is important to use the right products before you go to sleep.  That is why there are so many night creams; they work differently to day creams because the skin is not being attacked by the sun rays, pollution, daily dust and dirt etc.

Decleor has a wide range of products designed for each skin type. If you are unsure which type of product is right for you, please come in for a consultation. No matter your skin type this process can be used if you use the right products for your skin type.

THE NIGHT BEFORE

CLEANSE your skin, clogged up pores equal dull sluggish skin. Double cleanse your skin for optimum results every day. Jess, “use a 10p piece sized application of your Aroma Cleanse Cleanser. Apply over the skin and then use light circular actions to ensure that all make-up and dirt is removed.  Pay special attention around your nose and chin. Repeat.

EXFOLIATION is the next step. “Regular exfoliation is the key to preventing dull skin”. Jess is of course 100% right, but I am sure I am not alone in having a lifestyle that doesn’t allow exfoliating to happen weekly and hence I now have dull skin. Decleor has five exfoliating products so I was a little confused here. For the best for you, of course you need to come in and see Jess or Alexa, but for a good all round exfoliator Jess recommends Phytopeel Natural Exfoliating Cream. It is Salon Seven’s best selling exfoliator and also one of Decelor’s national best sellers too.  It gently absorbs and eliminates impurities, and does not contain exfoliating particles, the gentlest and most natural way to renew your skin. It:

  • helps cleanse skin and removes impurities,
  • removes dead skin cells,
  • helps stimulate the cellular renewal process. Your clean, healthy and smooth skin recovers its even texture and has a healthy glow.

Jess recommends to use once or twice a week. “Apply a generous layer to face and neck. Don’t forget the neck, many people do.  The skin on the next is delicate and will age quickly if not looked after.  Allow to dry. Gently massage, using upward circular movements. Remove excess with a cotton pad soaked in Aroma Cleanse Tonifying Lotion.

It felt strange not to have all the grains; I have always used grainy exfoliators in the past because it makes me feel clean. But my skin felt smoother after just one application and Jess assures me it will feel even better after a week of use.  I will even miss it if I stop using it after regular use. I’ll aim for twice a week and hopefully will use it once a week.  Using it at all will be an improvement.

MASK is next if your skin needs it or you have a moment for relaxing.  With two toddlers and a husband away, a relaxing soak in the bath with a mask is my idea of heaven but not a reality so I missed this stage out. I will investigate the masks for you in the future and get back to you.

MOISTURISE with a night cream and apply your eye cream. If you use a serum, apply this first.

I went to bed feeling very pampered and my skin felt and looked clean but not tight, looking forward to seeing the results in the morning.

 

Don't Miss Out On Our Facial Promotion

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I don't know about you but as the seasons change my skin feels like it needs a bit of TLC. I have been speaking to the beauty team at Salon Seven and they say it is a common feeling. I have spent this morning with Jess learning about what how to bring life back into my skin with the wonderfully fragrant Decleor products.  I am excited to try out her advice and will let you know next week how I get on.

One of the best ways to get your skin back into prime condition is let the professionals to work their magic. Alexa and Jess have just started a special promotion on all their Facials of an hour or longer, Buy One Get One ½ Price. The first facial has to be used by the 15th June.  My recommendation would be to go for the Aroma Expert Anti Ageing Facial for 90 minutes of pampering and relaxation. As with all the facials it begins with a luxurious back diagnostic massage before the therapist starts to cleanse you skin. The Anti Ageing Facial is an advanced facial and acts to re-stimulate and plump the skin, ensuring the complexion appears naturally radiant and youthful.

For full details follow this link to our promotions page:

http://www.salonseven.co.uk/News(2785343).htm

To book your facial, call 01932 874409, e-mail reception@salonseven.co.uk or pop in to see us
7 Brox Road, Ottershaw, Surrey KT16 0HG.

Welcome to the World

DYK, stands for Did You Know or Do You Know.

So there is really only one thing that a Salon Seven Blog can talk about today - the new addition to the team, Jackie's baby. The little princess of beauty arrived into the world yesterday at just before 4 in the morning. She of course is blessed with a beautiful head of dark hair!!

At a healthy 7lbs 9oz, both baby and Mummy are doing well.  Name to follow soon, we are assured. Jackie and Berat wish to pass on her wishes of thanks to all for the congratualtions and good wishes she has received. She will put up photos on the FACEBOOK page as soon as they are home from the hospital and settled, or as soon as Ali can get photos from Daddy.

Congratulations to Mummy and Daddy, wishing them every happiness in this special time.

p.s. if you think this blog is more biased and excited than usual, I make no excuses as I am now a very proud Auntie!

Importance of Brushing Hair

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A few weeks ago I read an interesting article by India Knight in the Sunday Times Style Magazine called A Brush with Greatness (31/3/2013).

 

India tries to find out why her hair is unruly as an adult when it wasn’t as a child.  In the end she meets a hairdresser who understands what she means and tells her to brush her hair every evening and morning just like when she was a child. It takes a few days to take effect but then she is delighted with results.  The article has stayed with me so I decided to ask Ali about it and if brushing with a good quality brush morning and evening could improve its manageability.

 

“The key is to find the right brush and use it in the right way for your hair type” explains Ali.  Salon Seven recommend Tangle Teezer.  I had seen them in the salon, hard to miss them with their fun bright colours, but I had thought they were for children.  “Kids, particularly those with longer hair that is often knotting and tangling love Tangle Teezers, but they can be used by all.  You can use them on curly hair, course hair, fine hair, even on weaves. We use them on everyone who comes into the salon, particularly at the backwash." The Salon Seven Team will of course advise you on the right Tangle Teezer and how to use it, but if you need some instant advice check out the Tangle Teezer website , it is full of great advice!

 

www.tangleteezer.com/haircare.php?girl=roxy

 

 

 

 

 

Gliding Razors and Heavenly Oils

 

If you haven’t been converted to the benefits of waxing your legs and shave them, you can find it leaves your skin uncomfortable and itchy, if so, try massaging your legs with oil before shaving. By applying the oil pre shaving your razor will glide over your legs preventing any friction.

If you do suffer from dry or tight skin on your legs or any other part of your body, we love to use Decleor Aromessence Relax Intense Oil. This product is pure indulgence, composed of essential oils of Tonka Bean, Ylang Ylang, Vetiver and Vanilla extract, all specially formulated to relax the body. It smells sublime. A 100% pure and natural oil that envelops the body in a deep soothing sensation. It softens the skin and helps relieve tension by diffusing the olfactory benefits of its essences. Skin is dry to the touch and heavenly.

Or if you need a higher level of hydration try Decleor Aroma Confort- Systeme Corps Nourishing Body Milk. Don’t be put off by the ridiculous long product name! It is a perfect body care product for dry skin, with its creamy and velvety texture that envelops the skin in a protective and comforting layer of moisture without leaving an oily film. Nourished immediately, the skin enjoys a lasting comfort.

Top Ten - Extreme Strength

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ranking 4, 8 and 9 is Redken Extreme haircare range.  This collection of products claims that if you use them together they can reduce hair breakage by up to 73%. It achieves this by an exclusive Interlock Protein Network & Fortifying Complex to help deliver targeted care to damaged hair and intense conditioning to leave hair feeling protected, looking healthy and shiny and more resilient to breakage. If you like to know the technology behind your haircare check it out the Redken website.

“The range consists of a shampoo, conditioner and three repair products. I am not surprised Extreme Anti Snap has ranked so highly. It is a really easy to use product that you spray through the hair before drying. It provides excellent heat protection that is essential for fragile hair. It then helps to smooth the hair to reduce friction from brushing, and protects against breakage and split ends” says Lucy.

GHD Metallic Collection and the Eti Turbo Dryers were both limited edition offerings and have both sold out.  If you are need of a Dryer or GHD just let Ali or Geraldine know and they can order one in for you.

Top Ten -Redken Argan-6 Oil

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you choose Ali for your hair appointments and your hair is dry, course or brittle, I am pretty sure you will have heard of Argan-6 Oil. All gifted performers of a craft have a favourite tool and for Ali it must be Argan-6 Oil as it is number 3 on our top sellers list and it is largely due to Ali. 

 

“I love this product because it gives a fantastic shine to the hair and hair is left beautifully soft” enthuses Ali.

 

Argan Oil has been used for centuries in Morocco where the kernels of the Argan Tree come from.  An essential product ingredient to improve hair and skin conditions, it is also used as an oil in food. Redken Argan-6 Oil is named so because of its six amazing uses:

 

Moisturize: Pre-shampoo treatment
Protect: Pre blow-dry protection shield
Smooth: Post blow-dry perfector
Illuminate: Styling shine booster
Soften: Treatment booster
Recondition: Overnight treatment

 

So how do we use it? “Apply on dry or damp hair concentrating on the mid-lengths and ends. Re-apply on dry hair as needed. When you think of an oil you might be concerned that your hair will be greasy. But not with this product. The oil works best when used with Redken All Soft range of shampoo and conditioner.”

Ali’s final word of advice, “You must remember a little goes a long, long way! (less is more)”.

 

Top Ten Sellers

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I was noseying around on the computer at Salon Seven yesterday and a report that might interest you; the top ten sellers:

 

·         Relian Mascara Volume Gel

·         GHD Metallic Collection Hair Straighteners

·         Redken All Soft Argan-6 Oil

·         Redken Extreme Strength Anti-Snap

·         All Soft Gift Pack

·         Eti Turbo Dryer

·         Redken Colour Extend Shampoo

·         Redken Extreme Strength Conditioner

·         Redken Extreme Strength Shampoo

·         CND Solaroil Minis

 

In case any of the top ten products have escaped you, I thought I would have a look at some of them.  The best seller Relian Mascara is a volume boosting product and claims to immediately increase your eyelashes by 300%. I have no idea how they know this, but talking to the beauty team at Salon Seven, they are in no doubt that once you have tried it, which they are happy to offer you, you instantly see the difference, hence the high sales.

 

You apply it like normal mascara and one application lasts a whole day. It is 100% natural and gentle on your lashes. When you want to remove, just use warm water. Simple!

 

I will take a look at some of the other top rankers in my next blog.

Many shades of colour

When you buy your next lipstick stop and think about how you can turn it into a range of lipsticks. Experiment layering your existing glosses with your new lipstick and you will have an assortment of new looks.

Colourful Coral

There are some heavenly corals around this season to choose from. They can be found in eyeshadows, blushers, nail colours and lip glosses.

Ali recommends you find the right coral shade for you; “warm peachy shades suit fair skin, whilst deeper coral pinks look better on olive skin tones.”

Plumping Skin Mask from the Kitchen

Special occasion tomorrow?

Before you go to bed, mash up an avocado and apply it to your face and neck. Make sure your hair is well out of the way or you can get into a real mess. Leave it for 10-15mins and then rinse off with cool or luke warm water. Apply your regular night cream and wake up with a plumper, glowing complexion.

Pop your eye cream in the fridge the night before and when you apply it in the morning it will take away any puffiness and will help to wake you up too.

We recommend Decleor Aroma Night Beauty Cream – Regenerating with its exceptional active ingredients. It has a luscious and silky texture which comforts all skin types and acts on the skin to help:

  • replenish the skin’s energy levels and cell communication
  • maintain nutrition and moisture levels
  • promote skin renewal
  • smoothed skin + 82%
  • soothing and relaxing fragrance + 79%

Plus it has an amazing fragrance of Sweet Almond, Cherry and White Musk.
£39.50 for 50ml jar.

Power Brow

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We have been delicately plucking, waxing and threading our eyebrows for many a year now but the leading fashion designers seem to think this should change. If you have seen the photographs from the Alexander Wang, Burberry, Chanel, Prada and Stella McCartney you will notice eyebrows of the models as well as the beautiful clothes. Cara Delevinge, seen above, has become a cover girl for the larger brow movement; they even have a Twitter account!

So what are the benefits of larger or power brows?  Power brows lift the structure of your face and open your eyes. Lips and brows are important partners as they act to frame your features. Larger, more natural brows with red lips are the statement of the moment.

So if you want to grow your bows, you will need to leave your tweezers alone and let the hair grow for about two months.  Alexa advises that “it is ok to pluck a stray hair, but if you want to grow your brows, don’t let your tweezers touch your natural brow line. If you are concerned about how to grow your brows come in and see Jess or me and we will talk you through how and tidy you up before you start growing”.

Brow colour doesn’t have to match your hair colour. A shade darker is the way to go, especially if you have fair brows, the darker style adds definition to your face. “Tinting makes brows look fuller and thicker.  It only takes a few minutes and can last up to six weeks. It can easily be added to another beauty or hairdressing appointment” advises Jess. “We can advise you on what colour will flatter your hair colour and skin tone”.

Finding the right shape for you is key to your brows sitting comfortably on your face.  Professional waxing or plucking will help you gain the right shape and frame your face. It will give you a well groomed style as opposed to a neglected over growth. One last piece of advice from Alexa, “beware of using heavy eye make-up with power brows; too much colour can make you look a bit scary!”

Silk Pillowcases

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  Listening to Tamara in the salon I heard this little pearl of wisdom from Tamara: "To prevent damage to your hair and to help keep your blowdry looking good for longer, sleep on a satin or silk pillowcase. The silk causes less friction against the hair as you move during the night so your style stays fresher for longer."

Concealer Creases

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If your concealer settles into lines, dip a cotton bud in eye cream and gently smooth over the line, rather than rubbing with your finger.  If you use your finger you will remove the concealer, this way you wont need to reapply.

In need of a new concealer, we recommend the Arbonne Creme Concealer at £17.  It masks imperfections, fine lines, dark circles and puffiness with a velvety formula that dries to a powdery soft finish.

Want to prevent fine lines around the eyes then we recommend Decleor Experience De L'Age Triple Action Eye and Lip Cream at £44 for 15ml. An anti-ageing cream with corrective action on wrinkles, firmness and radiance.  A silky, soft texture that acts on:

  • wrinkles and firmness for an instant “lifting effect”.
  • puffiness and dark circles for a radiant eye area.
  • the skin-defense system’s strength for a protective effect.

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Eye and lip contours seem resculpted. Your eyes twinkle anew and your smile is radiant.

 

It now time to start smiling and put this advice to the test!

Increasing Brain Energy

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If you have been looking in the mirror this morning and wishing for a new style or are unhappy about your hair in any way, spare a thought for the North Koreans. They have been advised by their government of a range of 18 officially sanctioned “hairstyles” for women and 10 styles for men. All styles were expertly chosen by communist officials eager to clamp down on western influences.

This is not a new thing for North Koreans, in 2005 there was state TV program that claimed there were health reasons not to grow long hair including the bizarre claim that long hair would rob the brain of energy. It was also advised men should keep their hair shorter than five centimeters and have it cut every 15 days.

We hope we can persuade you not to choose one of the official haircuts, please note we did not use the phrase hair styles! But if you are worried about your brain energy and want to try a shorter look, come in for a consultation and discuss some ideas that will suit you. 

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True tone whites and blondes

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If you have white, blonde or even grey hair, you can find that it can gain a brassy hue or tone to it. I spoke to Lisa about what to do about this as I have blonde highlights that can some times discolour. Lisa recommends Matrix SoSilver Shampoo for prevention. Don't be put off by its bright purple appearance,   that's what makes it so effective.  

If the brassiness has already appeared then she recommends leaving the shampoo on for up to 2 minutes, like you would a conditioner, and it will help to tone your hair back. You can do this for a few shampoos if required.   This technique works on natural hair colour and professional colour.

Easy to see why Lisa has just been promoted.   Congratulations Lisa and we look forward hearing your next pearls of wisdom.

Dry Shampoo

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Dry Shampoo ... love it, can't live without it or are you ... looks interesting but never used it, sounds strange, you what?!?!

Origninally designed to transform hair from day-old to amazing. The hair powder absorbs oil, extends the life of blow-dries, and instantly refresh hair.  But also has many other uses including, correcting product over-use, (ever put too much serum in your hair just as you are about to go out?), styling aid, creates the full-bodied matte texture from catwalks and my favourite apply to grips and clips slip to prevent them slipping out of your hair.

How to use?
Spray on roots. Brush the product through to distribute evenly to refresh hair. If needed, touch-up sections with a blow dryer or flat iron.

Curious but still not sure, let us know and we can show you in the salon.

 

 

 

 

 

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