& tips from your side of the counter........
THE KNOT THIS YEAR?
time of year again. Spring is very nearly official and women
are thinking of weddings again. If you set a date this Valentines
Day no doubt you’ll already be planning what to do with your
hair! Royal hairdresser Denise McAdam is in great demand for
bridal work and offers the following tips.
your dress before deciding on your hairstyle.
should be done one month before the wedding; colour two
weeks before and cuts one week before so hair has time to
you plan to wear flowers in your hair, have a mock-up done
so that your stylist can practise before the big day.
forget hairpieces are great for adding instant volume and
a style you are happy with, don’t be tempted to choose something
completely out of character – you’ll just feel uncomfortable.
your hairstyle to compliment your dress is best planned well
in advance. Either enlist a friend’s help to experiment or
pay several visits to your salon, choosing a different look
offer bridal services and will be happy to consult with you
right up to the big day. Consultations usually start several
months in advance to allow for extra conditioning etc. Paul
Windle at Windle, Covent Garden recommends that consultation
should begin with a detailed look at the dress – its fabric,
colour and design and the style of headdress will help gain
an overall picture of how the hair should look. Face shape,
hair texture and length should be considered before deciding
on a final look.
can be responsible for making your hair look dull and lack
shine, so its essential to give your hair deep down cleansing
from time to time. If, when you’ve washed your hair, it still
doesn’t "feel right" then you probably need a de-tox
remedy. Shampoos with the label ‘clarifying’ are created to
get rid of product overdose. They can be a bit harsh on very
dry hair though so mix a small amount with an ordinary non-cream
shampoo if you’re prone to frizz. Two short washes will remove
more products than one wash alone and always follow up with
a conditioner that matches your hair type. (This would be
a good time to treat yourself to an intensive conditioning
session)! There are lots of de-tox shampoos on the market
and your usual brand may have one in the range. These are
the ones were particularly like –
Advance Techniques Clarifying Shampoo around £2.50 for 250
No Deposit Shampoo around £8.50 for 250 ml
Exceptionally Clean Shampoo around £8 for 200 ml
Clarifying Shampoo around £3.00 for 250 ml
types of fringes are possible: they can be left strong
and defined or softly sculpted and swept to left or
a fringe to change your look by gelling or moussing
an drying in a different direction. Or mould it into
an unusual shape for something daringly different!
shapes can be altered dramatically with a fringe and
the right style of fringe can really highlight pretty
If you want
to try some different products this spring here are a few of our
We love DANIEL
GALVINS hair care range. It contains special filters to protect
hair from harmful UV rays and pollution. Includes Mile shampoo
for frequent washing, Extra Care Conditioner which is great on
coloured hair, a Conditioning Mist for unruly hair and a Thickening
Mousse for maximum body. Priced at around £3.25 each and available
from Boots and most supermarkets.
dandruff sufferers we can recommend BOOTS DRY SCALP SHAMPOO,
DRY SCALP BALM and DANDRUFF CLEAR. Reasonably priced at around
£2.We also love Boots Thickening Shampoo. It contains mild
cleansers and silk protein to revitalise hair. Light conditioning
agents add fullness and shine without heaviness.
JOHN FRIEDAS FRIZZ EASE range has always been a firm
favourite with me. The Corrective Shampoo and Shiner has been
designed specifically for frizzy, dry and colour treated hair.
The Corrective Styling Gel contains silicone beads to calm
frizz and add shine. Both available at Boots and other leading
TO …USE TONGS PROPERLY
work in neat, small sections.
sure hair is completely dry.
hair with setting lotion for extra protection and to give
easy styling, make sure hair is placed in the middle of
hair around the barrel, starting from the roots and work
to the ends.
to keep tongs moving along the section of hair so heat
is not concentrated in one place for too long. This is
particularly important for fine, bleached or permed hair
which can be porous and fragile.
tuck ends in smoothly or the result will be ‘buckled’.
hair for a few seconds only – any longer and you could
singe the hair.
ringlets just allow curls to fall naturally and pull into
place gently with fingers.
a more separated look run fingers through whole style