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.

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Meghan Markle

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How to make every day a good hair day

Good Hair Day

We all know the feeling… our hair won’t behave and, pathetic as it seems, we can’t help feeling that it’s ruined the rest of the day.

But help is at hand.

Just follow our four tips and you’ll never have another bad hair day again. We promise!

Use protection

The easiest way to ensure that you have a good hair day is to use a heat protectant spray after you wash your hair, and before you use any styling tools like straighteners, curlers or hairdryers. Not only will this protect your hair from any heat damage, but it will also create the perfect base for you to create the perfect look.

Shiny happy hair

We all know that shiny hair equals healthy hair - just look at Meghan Markle! So if you want to make every day a Good Hair Day, simply invest in a good hair mask and make it a regular ritual to deeply condition your locks.

Add volume

Gentle backcombing (think a little tussle rather than full on 80s style) can help your hair look full of life. To do this, start at the roots and tease the hair over your brush and then give it a blast with your favourite hairspray.

Fake it

Even when you’re having an off day you can still bring it back with some handy handbag essentials like dry shampoo and hair serum.