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Martin Hillier


British hairdresser Martin Hillier is renowned in the international hairdressing arena for his unique creativity, vision, passion and leadership. Whether it be photographic, platform or entrepreneurial work, his ability to transform the average to the exceptional is nothing short of inspiring and is why cosmetics heavyweight Shiseido Laboratories ...



Viv asks:
I have grey (mostly white) hair. I want to keep its natural colour but it is curly. The constant straightening appears to be making it go yellow in patches even though I use lots of heat protection spray.

Martin HillierAnswered By:
Martin Hillier
Your hair sounds really nice and I know that smooth styling has been popular for the past 7 years or so, so straightening irons have made a huge impact on people. But the good news is texture is back in a big way! So although you love your hair smooth, you may also want to look at a style you can wear curly as well as straight. There are many fab products on the market to help keep a beautiful soft curl to your hair, such as Curl Activate from Senescence. Giving your hair a break from the iron will be a good thing every now and then. Also consider using violet based shampoos (Joico Violet Shampoo is great, and conditioners can cut the yellowing to a degree.





Chloe asks:
After many years of spending a lot of money on highlights from a salon and them never being quite right, for the past year I have resorted to just using blonde 6 week home dyes and the overall colour always turns out great its just the roots are always ginger, I am guessing this is because my natural colour is darker than the dye, but aside from spending loads of money having it done frequently what can I do to change the colour of my roots and have them the same colour as the rest of my hair?

Martin HillierAnswered By:
Martin Hillier
Itís interesting that you moved from having highlights done in a salon because of the expense and then moved to doing an all over colour at home. As you will find in most salons; the technical skill and time factor are contributing factors to the price point of highlights; where as an all over color in a salon would have actually saved you money right away. Having said this there are many technical reasons for your warm root are, your natural tone, the lifting agent being used with your íbox colorí, banding can also be a problem. The only thing I can suggest (according to what the box tells you, you can do) is possibly leave the color on your roots a little longer...But if you are doing a hi lift blonde, please, please donít constantly pull it through to the ends, or you may get the perfect colour but itíll be on the floor!! Good Luck







Gina asks:
I have fine hair and its very scraggy and layered I want a complete make over colour and cut. I was thinking of a blunt cut should I start growing my layers out? I have a Mediterranean skin colour any advice?

Martin HillierAnswered By:
Martin Hillier
Well Gina, sounds like a plan to me! Great choice when you have unruly finer hair a strong blunt shape will look fabulous! But donít feel you have to suffer as you move towards your goal; your hairdresser will be able to start getting a solid shape with a little graduation into the exterior shape of your hair cut, as you grow the layers out. Itís a great way to transition and still feel stylish. As for your skin tone and colour. It sounds like you have an olive skin tone, so warmer reds, chocolate browns would all help to enhance a strong shape. But as always consult with your local professionals for advice and swatches, so you can see the choices for yourself.





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