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Beat The Breakage

When you take a look in the mirror, say goodbye to the sad memories that summer is over and say hello to the new Autumn you. Repair and rejuvenate with allbeauty.

Summer, gone for now but never forgotten. Now to move onto the next chapter and welcome Autumn with open arms. But sometimes that can be tricky when we are suffering from a couple of the disturbances summer has cooked up. Yes, it may have caused a couple of poorly heads the morning after the BBQ’s in the garden or encouraged more freckles to appear than we would have ideally chosen however, we cannot forget the damage the sun can cause us, especially to our hair. We all know that U.V Rays and direct sunlight can have a huge impact on our skin but occasionally we forget the damage it causes to our hair.


Damages

Damage to our hair can be brought on by the core four;

  • Heat
  • Chlorine 
  • Salt water
  • Sun exposure

If you notice that your hair has;

  • Turned brittle (a bit like an old twig)
  • Gone a little dry (lack of natural oils) 
  • Prone to breakage (just like your old vintage china tea cup)
  • Has decided to fall out (childhood memories of me and my sister) 

We have a couple of ideas that could be perfect for you to beat the breakage…

#1 Mask It

The magic of hair treatments. Masks are an intense and powerful formula which sink into our hair and nurture each strand. For post-summer frail hair, smother a mask (after shampoo) when in the shower and leave for 3-5 minutes whilst you let the goodness go to work. Welcome back hydration and happy feeling hair again. Guess what’s even better? You can still smell the glorious scent of these hair masks when you are out of the shower, thanks to the long lasting fragrances. Why shouldn’t your hair smell great too? 

Kérastase Nutritive Masquintense For Fine Hair 200mlOur Price £21.95 save 33% off RRP

Kérastase Discipline Maskeratine For Unruly, Rebellious Hair 200mlOur Price £22.85 save 31% off RRP

Kérastase Resistance Masque Thérapiste 200mlOur Price £22.95 save 30% off RRP

Kérastase Blond Absolu Masque Ultra Violet Treatment 200ml Our Price £24.50 save 30% off RRP

#2 Growth

We would love to put a solution on our scalp and grow thick, bouncy and volumized  hair, just like Meghan Markle. But sometimes our dreams are too stubborn to come true. On average, we lose around 50 and 100 hairs a day, without even noticing. During the Autumn, we may notice this increase, but that’s normal. As well as adjusting any tight styling regimes, reduce dragging your hairbrush through the knots and keeping on top of your diet (yes, diet is the word here for our hair too! A lack of vitamin D & iron can increase hair loss), We would recommend trying our favourite prevention products;Phyto Treatments Phytolium 4 Chronic Thinning Hair TreatmentOur Price £32.95 save 28% off RRP

Nanogen Hair Thickening Treatments Shampoo 240ml Our Price £7.95

Nioxin 3D Intensive Care Night Density Rescue 70mlOur Price £26.95 save 33% off RRP

#3 Condition

The importance of a great conditioner is completely underrated. Even though we love a good hair cleanse, AKA shampoo, some can strip the ‘soft and silky’ feel from our lovely strands and leave the hair feeling vulnerable. Conditioner is the last protection that we put into our hair in the shower and potentially avoids having to bring out the Tangle Teezer. This Autumn, why not leave your conditioner on for an extra couple of minutes in the shower to give your locks some extra smooth attention?

MOROCCANOIL Hydrating Conditioner 250mlOur Price £17.75

Alterna Caviar Anti-Aging Replenishing Moisture Conditioner 250ml Our Price £18.95 save 45% off RRP

L’Oréal Professionnel Série Expert Nutrifier Silicone-Free Conditioner For Dry Hair 200mlOur Price £9.95 save 31% off RRP

Schwarzkopf BC Bonacure Peptide Repair Rescue Conditioner 1000mlOur Price £12.95 save 41% off RRP


Take the chop

Autumn is the time of year where we can be selfish without feeling guilty. The kids are back to school, the Christmas lists have not been received just yet and who needs a better excuse to get an early night once the clocks go back? Time to repair and rejuvenate, it’s the perfect time to make a change.

It can be a huge decision to have anything more than two inches cut from your hair, but we’ve got you. Our top 5 favourite shortcuts allow your hair a fresh start as we enter Autumn. Just take these photos to your salon and show them your new found love:

The Pixie; Could you imagine missing your morning alarm and waking up 15 minutes before work? This Pixie look buys you hours of time in your busy day. P.s. the perfect look for showing off warm cosy scarves as the lower temperatures greet us.

The Lixie; here at allbeauty we feel that the common question of“Do you think I will suit a short look’”  or  “I think my face is too round for short hair’”  has more to do with your state of mind than the shape of your face. This hairstyle is personal to you, and that’s all that matters. Efficient and sexy, the Long Pixie makes a statement. 

The Shob; the short bob means business. It’s empowering and exciting to make a change. We can still tie our hair up for the gym and then let it loose on the work Thursday night drinks. This style gives you the best of both worlds.

The Lob; Say goodbye to blow drying your hair for hours. From personal experience at allbeauty, the long bob has received lots of great feedback. Quick and easy to style. Healthier & thicker hair? Yes please. The ‘good couple of inches’ The usual request if we are looking for a ‘healthy chop’ or it’s normally ‘as little as possible’ when trying to maintain. Sometimes we have to bite the bullet and make that change for the good of our hair. Remember; no matter how short you go, it’s not a permanent change.


Want to do something incredible?

Donate your hair to The Little Princess Trust. With the stylist guidelines that can be downloaded here, we can help ensure you meet the accepted minimum length of 7”/17cm. Think about it- you could put a smile back on a young person’s face today. Repair, rejuvenate and reflect on how we can make a change. 

Here at allbeauty our Product and Image Administrator, Maggie Lowe, has taken the plunge and will be donating her long locks to Little Princess Trust. Follow her story here…

 

Get The Look: Valentine’s Date Night With Benefit Cosmetics

Get The Look: Valentine’s Date Night, With Benefit Cosmetics

This look is all about giving your make up that little Valentine’s glow… after all: there’s no such thing as too much pink! Check out our video with Benefit Make-Up Artist Amy-Louise to see how it’s done: 

Get The Look:

Step one:

Start with a finished base (foundation, concealer). Apply They’re Real! Mascara to top and bottom lashes, wiggling the wand from the base upward. Use the ball to seperate lashes for an even more dramatic look!

Step two:

To create a rosy glow, sweep Rockateur Cheek Powder across the apples of your cheeks for a romantic look.

Step three:

For cheekbones that glisten in the candlelight, apply Watt’s Up! Highlighter to cheek bones, nose and Cupid’s bow and blend to create a subtle, glowy look.

Step four:

To finish the look  and create gorgeous, fuller lips, sweep They’re Real! Double The Lip 2-in1 lip liner and lipstick to lips. Mwah!

You can shop the entire Roller range from Benefit Costmetics at allbeauty.com!

How To: Office to Party Hair

Office To Christmas Party Hair How-To: Christmas 2018

Heading to the office party straight from work but still want hair that will wow? Here’s everything you need to transform your day-to-day hair into sleek, sophisticated locks, voluminous curls or an intricate up-do from the comfort of your desk…

Get The Look: Benefit Exclusive

Get the look: Crash Course Concealing with Benefit

The Benefit Crash Course Concealing Boiing Palette is exclusively available at allbeauty.com!

We show you how to create this FLAWLESS make up look – perfect for everyday, or the perfect base for a more dramatic evening look…

  1. Apply Porefessional primer all over face and blend with fingertips
  2. Use a foundation brush to apply Hello Happy Soft Blur Foundation and blend. Repeat to build coverage as required.
  3. Using your fingertips, lightly pat Boiing Brightening Concealer from the allbeauty EXCLUSIVE Crash Course Concealing Palette under eyes to conceal dark circles. Blend the two Boiing Industrial Strength Concealer shades to achieve your perfect colour match, and use  to correct any imperfections
  4. Fill in brows using Precisely, My Brow. Start by using the built-in spoolie-brush to tidy brows, followed by the waterproof brow pencil to fill in brows using tiny hair-like flicks. Follow with Benefit Gimme Brow+ to tame, set and thicken.
  5. Coat lashes with BADgal BANG! Volumising Mascara for lashes that are out of this world!
  6. Using a contour brush, buff Hoola Bronzer below the cheekbones and up towards the temples using circular motions to create definition
  7. Lightly dust Dandelion Brightening Finishing Powder across cheekbones for a healthy glow
  8. Sweep Dandelion Twinkle Strobing Powder all over face for a luminous glow. We recommend focusing on the cheek bones, brow bone, bridge of the nose and Cupid’s bow for a natural, sun-kissed look.
  9. The finishing touch! Complete the look with Benetint Lip Stain for a smooch-proof pout and ta da! 👄

Have you recreated this look? Tag us on Instragram @allbeautyhq so we can see!

Get The Look: Soft Waves With MOROCCANOIL

MOROCCANOIL ambassador and Art Director at The White Room, Nathan Thomas shows us how to get perfect soft waves at home…

If, like us, you’re obsessed with the beach-y soft waves look, you’ll love this tutorial from MOROCCANOIL. Quick and easy, they show you how to get the hottest hair trend of the summer:

  1. Before you start, cleanse and condition the hair with your favorite Moroccanoil Shampoo & Conditioner. We love Extra Volume Shampoo & Condition to give the hair maximum lift and texture whilst nourishing the hair.
  2. Apply 2 – 3 of pumps of Moroccanoil Original Treatment to mid lengths and ends and distribute using your fingers.
  3. Apply Moroccanoil Root Boost directly to the root area in diagonal sections moving around the head – distribute the product using a paddle brush or comb.
  4.  Blow Dry using your fingers lifting the hair at the roots to create maximum volume.
  5.  Section your hair into 4 sections – 2 either side – just behind the ear and two sections at the back from the crown into the nape.
  6. Take horizontal sections and mist with Luminous Hairspray Medium, using a large barrel wand place the section of hair into the barrel 2 inches from the top of the section. Now wrap your hair around the barrel and away from the face leaving the last 3-4 inches out as shown. Continue in horizontal sections for both sides and then move in to back sections using the same technique.
  7. Using a paddle brush, gently brush the set waves to soften.
  8. For added texture, spray Moroccanoil Dry Texture Spray into mid lengths whilst lifting the hair. Apply 4 pumps of Moroccanoil Mending Infusion to ends for the perfect finish.

Bonus treatment: use Moroccanoil Hydrating Mask Light to deep treat the hair when washing. This can be used once a week to maintain moisture and protein levels in the hair.

Watch the full tutorial below! Shop MOROCCANOIL at www.allbeauty.com

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