She’s been in the one of the biggest girl bands in the UK and is now a renowned fashion designer, but when we’re not gawping at her outfits, we can’t wait to see what Victoria Beckham aka Posh Spice does next with her hair. From the “Pob” (the posh bob) and the Cheryl Cole-esque extensions to the shaggy beach waves and her signature up do, here we take a look back at some of her best hairstyles. Which one is your favourite?
According to research, the average woman will spend a whopping £235,000 on her face in a lifetime in the quest to look and feel younger.
That works out at about £8 a day - and a minimum of 16 products - on make-up and skincare alone!!
But what about our hair? Doesn’t our barnet deserve a little love?!
A little investment can go a long way when it comes to haircare.
Here’s a great article on Byrdie.co.uk about how to age-proof your hair according to the experts in the know.
She’s the ultimate #hairgoals…
…but how does Kim Kardashian get the high shine look?
Here two of her favourite hairstylists, Jen Atkin and Justine Marjan, reveal Kim’s hair secrets.
Regular hair masks
If your hair is healthy, it’ll shine. And while most celebrities like Kim have their hair and make-up done professionally for work, on their days off they rehydrate and repair with a hair mask, says Jen. One of Kardashian's go to's is Carol's Daughter Monoi Hair Mask, which is rich in essential fatty acids and antioxidants that fortify damaged, chemically-treated hair. Buy it here.
Use a T-shirt to dry hair
"Post shower, instead of drying your hair with a traditional towel, gently squeeze out moisture with an old cotton t-shirt so as not to disturb the cuticle layer of the hair," advises Justine.
Controlled heat styling
If your curler or straighteners are too hot, you will singe the hair which will make it appear dull. Justine says: “When styling, I always use tools that won't damage the hair. GHD's irons are optimised at 365 degrees - the ideal temperature that won't blow open the cuticle layer or cause colour fading."
Sleep on a silk pillowcase
Cotton or polyester pillowcases can absorb moisture and be abrasive to hair. Investing in a silk case will help retain your strands' natural shine - and your hair won't get frizzy overnight, says Justine. It’s a win-win.
Some oils — like the OUAI's signature blend of African galangal, ama, and borage oils — can double as heat protectants when you're using hot styling tools. Justine likes to mix oils together to enhance shine.
You can stock up on daily supplements packed with ingredients like B-complex vitamins (such as biotin, cobalamin, and niacin) to help restore shine from the inside-out. Try Justine’s go-to OLLY Undeniable Beauty Grapefruit Glam Gummies, which helps to create stronger and shinier hair. Buy it here.
Repair with Olaplex
One of our favourite products for shine especially for those of you that dye your hair. Olaplex repairs the hair structure on a molecular level while it processes. Kim likes to use it as an overnight treatment and puts it in her hair before she goes to sleep.
This is an edited version of an article which first appeared on Marieclaire.com. Read the original here.
January is all about self care and looking after ourselves again after a month of mainlining wine, cheese, chocolate and Christmas dinners.
And what better (and easier) way than to start from the top. We’ve come up with some of the best products out there to give your hair a healthy shine boost. Let us know which ones are your favourites!
It’s the new year and everyone is on a diet, detox, Dry January (or all three!).
And it’s not just your body and skin that takes a beating over Christmas and New Year - all that festive drinking can really play havoc with your hair.
In the same way that alcohol consumption dehydrates skin causing spots and break-outs, it also dries out your hair.
Excessive boozing can also trigger a zinc deficiency in the body, which in extreme cases can cause hair loss.
But don’t worry, as we’ve gathered our top expert tips to help you repair and restore your hair. The party may be over, but that doesn’t mean your hair has to suffer.
Yeah yeah, we know it’s boring but water really is one of the key ways to keep your body - and therefore you hair - hydrated.
Not only will it have your hair shining and skin sparkling in no time, it’ll help reduce hangover time, too.
Hydrate your hair
Invest in some hydrating shampoo and conditioner like the Matrix Biolage HydraSource range.
As a L’Oreal salon, we stock and sell lots of amazing products including Matrix Biolage.
Ditch the crap
Not an easy request we know, but booze, fags and coffee are all nutrient-poor and damage the hair and body.
Food full of vitamins and minerals support healthy hair. Ot try a hair supplement like Vitabiotics Perfectil.
Get a trim
Cutting off split ends and having a fresh cut can not only make you look and feel great, it gets rid of damage and helps new hair to grow.
Book your appointment by calling 01865 553725 or click on the ‘book a haircut’ button, below.
Fed up with hair products that over-promise and under-deliver?
We’ve tracked down the ones that we think REALLY work, from frizz busters and heat protectors to hydration boosters and thickening lotions.
We’re doing a little happy dance like Carlton from the Fresh Prince of Bel Air as today we turn two. Where’s the time gone?!
Thanks to everyone for helping us make Pankhurst and Deane a roaring success.
We don’t know about you, but we’re OBSESSED with I’m a Celebrity presenter Holly Willoughby’s amazing hair and style. Since joining Dec on the hit ITV jungle reality show, we’ve been tuning in every day just to see what Holly will wear next!
And now you can copy her beachy waves, with our five-step tutorial. And if you also want to replicate her style, her stunning red Rixo dress (pictured, below) is available for sale right now at the lovely designer boutique Vanilla opposite our salon.
Elbows at the ready, ladies!!
Wash your hair and while it’s still damp, spritz with a heat protector product like TRESemme protect heat defence styling spray. Apply a volumizing mousse like Bumble and Bumble thickening full form mousse to create hold and volume.
Dry the hair with a paddle brush, brushing the hair in diﬀerent directions. Once the hair is 70 per cent dry, section the hair into four with your preferred parting.
Take a medium sized ceramic brush and starting at the nape, blow dry sections of hair no bigger than your brush. Focus on creating root lift and volume at the roots, yet a smooth and straight finish through the mid-lengths and ends.
When you’ve finished blow drying, take a vertical section starting at the hairline from the parting to the front of the ear. In a two inch section, curl the hair rotating the irons in a half rotation, curling away from the face. Continue taking vertical sections working your way towards the centre of the nape area. Begin on the opposite side of the head and repeat the process, curling away from the face.
To finish the look, use your paddle brush to brush out the curls and mess them up a bit with your fingertips. Finally set the style with a fine hold mist hairspray such as L’Oreal Ellnett extra strength hairspray.
Picture credit: Holly Willoughby Instagram