She’s lined up to star on Celebs Go Dating and as no stranger to reality TV, ex-TOWIE star Lauren Goodger knows how to look her best.
But the Essex girl hasn’t always looked so polished and, quite frankly, has sported some questionable looks over the years. She never strays far from her brunette roots, and loves long and luscious locks. Here are some of her best (and worst) looks over the years.
Which is your fave?
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.
Will you give this new style a try?
A headband so big it’s basically a hat!
A progression from the beaded and sparkly slides we saw on the catwalk last year.
Pairing your hair colour to your outfit a la Lady Gaga.
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.
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TREND ALERT: Are protein-packed hair products worth investing in?
If you want strong, healthy hair, could supplementing your haircare routine with a protein boost be the way to go?
Most of us know that protein is good for building muscles, repairing cells and helping us feel fuller for longer, but did you know it could also be the secret to stronger, healthier hair?
And it's now popping up in all kinds of haircare products as the latest miracle ingredient. It makes sense - hair is up to 95% protein but everything from dyeing to bleaching and blow-drying can cause damage and protein loss.
The thing is, although hair is made of protein, its dead. And when your hair is damaged from over-styling, bits of the outer layer - the cuticle - can break off. So putting protein (products) on top of protein (the hair) won't magically fix it and make it healthier. But what it will do is plug the gaps of damaged hair, making it appear smoother and shinier. It also acts as an intense mousturiser which can have a plumping effect making fine hair look thicker.