& tips from your side of the counter........
be a beautiful bride.
bells are ringing for you this summer don't let your hair let
veil in place by back-coming your hair. This will give the comb
something to cling to. If you're wearing your hair up use different
coloured grips to secure the veil. This will let your bridesmaids
know which clips to remove when she helps you to remove your veil
and avoid letting your up-do down!
are very delicate, so if your wearing them get your florist to
wire them and affix a fine hairpin for a firm hold.
definitely the in-thing at the moment and work well with all styles.
Especially good if you've chosen not to wear a veil.
Holiday Hair Heroes
To avoid that
sun-fried look, remember to pack some hair essentials when you
Advance Techniques Hydrating Conditioner. At around £2.50 it's
been designed to beat humidity and retain moisture when you need
style in place with a natural hold finish. Try Charles Worthington's
Results Stay in Shape Superspray at around £3.00.
sun, sea and chlorine will dehydrate and damage your hair. L'Oreal's
elvive Nutri-Force contains everything you need to put nourishment
colour in the sun with Pantene Pro-V Colour pre-wash spray. At
around £2.99 it will lock your colour in place.
your hair cut, don't wear a bulky collar. It will get in the way
and make you feel uncomfortable.
If you wear
glasses, take them with you when you visit the salon. Your stylist
will then be able to see the 'real you' and advise you on what
styles suit you best.
DYING TO TRY - Blax
Shag-Free Hair Elastics. Priced at £2.50 for
eight. They come in black or clear and are covered
to protect from breakage's. Similar bands are available
in the Charles Worthington range - an essential
for this years most fashionable style, the simple
perm has grown out and I now have straight roots. Do I need another
Ask your stylist for a root perm only. Previously permed hair
can be protected with barrier cream or plastic packets and just
the roots are permed.
My hair is very porous. Would a perm give me the glossy curls
You should start by having a series of intensive conditioning
treatments to get your hair in as good condition as possible.
You may also need a trim. Then you should be able to take an acid
perm with added conditioners which is one of the most gentlest
on the market and should give shine and movement.
My perm has gone dry and frizzy. What should I do?
Always be gentle when you style. Use a wide-toothed comb to detangle
and never, ever use a brush. For instant help use one of the shine
serums on wet hair and leave to dry naturally. Try not to disturb
the re-formed curls until hair is completely dry.
Why do I have to wait for several days to wash my hair after a
Perms work by altering the chemical structure of the hair which
can then take up to two days to re-bond and harden. If the hair
is washed during this time the perm can 'drop' and lead to frizzies.
I had a perm just a month ago but already the curls seem to have
dropped. Any advice?
The are many curl boosters on the market. Cut down on washings
and use one of these boosters on wet hair each time you do wash.
My stylist has advised against my teenage daughter having her
hair permed. Why?
Young hair has cuticles that lie very flat making it difficult
for the perming solution to penetrate it. Whilst it is possible
to perm young hair the results are unpredictable - much better
to experiment with heated rollers or tongs until your daughter
is a few years older.
My hair is very long, very fine and very straight, would it be
possible to perm?
These days there is a perm to suit almost every hair type and
as long as the hair is in reasonable condition a perm will be
fine. Take your stylists advise on what is best for you.