I started at allbeauty’s Guernsey salon 3 and a half years ago and I will become a qualified hairdresser this summer. My areas of interest as a hairdresser are interacting with clients and helping them achieve their desired look. I particularly enjoy working with colours and doing big colour changes. I also like doing hair updos for weddings and occasions and I was proud to be placed first in the Guernsey College of Further Education hair show 2019.
Detangling Your Hair
A lovely product from Shu Uemura, Art of Hair is the Create and Perfect Wonder Worker. Wonder Worker is the perfect product to help detangle hair, whilst helping with frizz and hydration. It boosts radiance and also adds silkiness to the hair. This product is perfect for when you’ve just washed your hair. Spray to your mid-lengths to get the perfect blow dry without any tangles!
Dealing With Stressed Hair
If you are struggling with distressed hair or hair prone to fall out, maybe due to stress, diet, medication, emotions or anything that makes you feel anxious, then my top recommendation is the Genesis Range from Kérastase. Fans of Kérastase will know that the brand offers targeted solutions for different hair types and the new range from Genesis does not disappoint. There are two types of shampoos in the Genesis range; Kérastase Genesis Bain Nutri-Fortifiant, which is specifically targeted for dry hair needing extra nutrition and Kérastase Genesis Bain Hydra-Fortifiant, for normal hair. In the range you also have a beautiful blow dry spray which you spray into your mid-lengths to end after shampooing your hair with the Genesis Shampoo, Conditioner or Masque: this blow dry spray protects the hair up to 230 degrees heat which is perfect for the people who use daily heat on the hair for example (straighteners, curlers and blow drying)! This product also helps to detangle the hair to prevent further hair fall and has 24 hours protection against frizz.
Looking for a long term at home solution?
Kérastase Genesis Ampoules Cure Fortifantes Anti-Chute are specially designed as a six week care programme that you can undertake yourself. The product contains 10 x 6ml ampoules* of serum, designed for use daily over a six week period. Use after washing your hair with other products from the Genesis range for best results. Use once daily in the morning or before going to bed during a 6 week period. Break off the top of the ampoule to reveal the silicone applicator. Apply to the scalp, section by section, simultaneously pressing the button at the bottom of the ampoule. Do not rinse. *An ampoule is a small sealed capsule containing a liquid, offering the perfect amount of concentrated solution.
Maintenance for Blondes
Redken Colour Extend Blondage is a perfect Shampoo and Conditioner for blondes – and, as a bonus, is also available in a 1000ml supersize. Say goodbye to your brassy unwanted yellow/orange locks and say hello to shiny blonder hair. This shampoo has a beautiful violet pigment which will help take control of your blonde hair. It will help neutralise and reduce brassiness and also strengthen the hairs cuticle for less breakage with a triple acid protein complex. I would recommend using the Redken Colour Extend Blondage shampoo and conditioner twice a week depending on how many times a week you wash your hair but will also depend on the amount of toning you would want. This is the perfect Shampoo and Conditioner for you perfect blondes. Wearing suitable gloves, apply the shampoo on to wet hair and lather up and rinse well. Repeat as necessary, for maximum benefits leave the second lather of shampoo on the hair for approximately 3-5 minutes for amazing results and then rinse off. After shampooing, apply the conditioner and leave on, also for 3-5 minutes, then rinse thoroughly.
Meet Blonde Absolu: the very first ultra-violet hair care system from Kérastase. With neutralising and caring properties, say goodbye to brassy tones and hello to gorgeous blonde…
Shop The Range:
Bain Lumiere Shampoo 250ml
Hydrating, illuminating shampoo for lightened or highlighted hair to gently cleanse, soothe and hydrate hair from root to tip. Infused with hyaluronic acid, hair is left feeling light and looking luminous.
allbeauty Price: £18.00
Bain Ultra Violet Shampoo 250ml
Specifically designed for for lightened or highlighted hair, this iridescent purple shampoo neutralises brassiness and prevents unwanted yellow tones in blonde or grey hair leaving a nourished cool blonde. Enriched with Hyaluronic acid and Edelweiss flower to nourish hair.
allbeauty Price: £18.40
Cicaflash Intense Fortifying Treatment 250ml
This opalescent milky gel is a super shot of care for lightened hair! With the restorative performance of a masque and the lightweight finish of a conditioner, it intensively nourishes, smooths, strengthens and softens hair. Suitable for all lightened blonde tones, Cicaflash restores the hair fibre to prevent breakage.
allbeauty Price: £21.20
Masque Ultra Violet Treatment 200ml
This rich purple mask removes unwanted yellow undertones and brassiness, while deeply hydrating and restoring hair strands. Non-staining, use this hair maskonce a week, or as often as needed to keep your blonde hair luminous and cool and protected against oxidation.
allbeauty Price: £28.00
Cicaplasme Thermal Protector 150ml
Enriched with Hyaluronic acid and Edelweiss flower, Cicaplasme cream helps seal split ends and smoothe hair for uniform touch and long-lasting frizz control. With UV filters to protect against damage, it also provides heat protection for up to 230°C from heat styling tools.
allbeauty Price: £20.00
Redken Blondage is the new range just for blondes, to fight brassy tones, strengthen hair and keep colour bright. Here’s the low-down on the affordable hero that’s here to stay.
You can shop Redken Blondage online at allbeauty.
JULY UPDATE: Due to massive demand, we’re currently out of stock – don’t panic, fresh supplies are en-route right now.
Ah Redken, how we love you. You created a sheet mask just for our hair. You made a micellar water that cleaned all the pollution and built-up product right out of our tresses. And then there’s Pillow Proof, Diamond Oil, and the ultimate hero One United. Just when we thought you’d done it all, you release Redken Blondage onto the scene. We collectively salute you!
Redken Blondage: The low-down
So what is this amazing new product? Well as every blonde knows, fighting brassy tones is a daily struggle. The Color Extend Blondage system contains ultraviolet pigment (yes it is purple) to neutralise and reduce brassiness. While Triple Acid Protein Complex fortifies the hair cuticle to minimise breakage. Oh and it also smells incredible, with top notes of crystal water, cooling breeze, apple and pear, and middle notes of white lotus, white jasmine and green lily (have we strayed into a fragrance post?!)
Watch below to see Stylist Claudia Cruz, after using Redken Blondage on her client:
Redken Blondage: Tips
- Does it contain sulfates? Yes, the new range from Redken DOES contain sulfates, to ensure the best possible cleansing experience. If you prefer a no sulfate option, Redken recommend using Color-Extend Magnetics.
- For maximum benefits, Redken recommend leaving your second lather on for 3-5 minutes. Toning is completely customizable, meaning you can tone more often and longer for a cooler, ashier effect, or less frequently and for a shorter period of time for a quick anti-brass treatment for every level of blonde.
- If you’re a lightened brunette, you’ll also love Blondage – you’ll still see a similar anti-brass effect, with the strengthening properties.
Shop Redken Blondage online at allbeauty, and let us know in the comments if you’ve tried the new range!