Three of the best non-sticky hair mousse products

Think hair mousse is for the 90s? Think again.

The latest formulas will leave curly hair sexy, not sticky. Here’s our pick of the best to try out yourself…

HAIR FILE Love Island special: Caroline Flack

The Flack is back for another series of ITV’s hit summer show Love Island.

The Flack is back for another series of ITV’s hit summer show Love Island.

Love Island is back in our screens and that means a chance to check out presenter Caroline Flack’s latest hairdo.

Caroline usually loves a messy wave but she’s no stranger to experimenting with her look, from ombre, balayage and dip dye before going back to her brunette roots.

She’s been every colour from peroxide blonde, dark and light brown and has even rocked a pink dye in the past.

What will she go for next? And which look is your favourite?

Fearne Cotton's chic new look

You’ve been growing your hair for so long that you eventually get so bored of it that the next time you go to the hairdressers you get it all cut off.

Sound familiar? And, as radio DJ and podcast presenter Fearne Cotton proves, once you chop, you can’t stop!

If you’re looking for a new style for summer book an appointment with us today.

Fearne had been growing her hair for years before she went for a dramatic new look recently.

Fearne had been growing her hair for years before she went for a dramatic new look recently.

Fearne cut her hair into a stylish mid-length bob in April 2019.

Fearne cut her hair into a stylish mid-length bob in April 2019.

Just a month later Fearne had gone back to the hair salon for a chic shoulder length bob.

Just a month later Fearne had gone back to the hair salon for a chic shoulder length bob.

What is balayage hair?

Chrissy Teigen works the balayage look to a tee.

Chrissy Teigen works the balayage look to a tee.

Balayage has been around for a while, but this timeless technique is creeping its way back into being one of the most popular requests in salons.

What is it? 

Balayage is French, meaning sweep or to paint. It’s a freehand hair colouring technique that gives a really blended natural look with no harsh or obvious regrowth lines.

It allows for a sun-kissed natural looking hair colour, with softer, less noticeable re-growth. The main idea being ‘less is more’ when creating a natural, multi-tonal finish.

It’s a great method if you want to refresh your colour but don’t want to go for a bold colour overhaul.

How is balayage applied? 

Balayage is painted on the surface of the hair strand and not saturated through the section until the very tips. This ensures a smooth, blended stroke of colour. Unlike highlights, no foil or meche are used to create the highlights.

How long does it take?

The depth of balayage can vary so much from a matter of minutes to a full on, triple process look that can take up to 3 hours But it lasts well which means you can leave longer between appointments. Read more about it here.