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allbeauty How To: The Updo

Stuck in a hair styling rut? We’ve all been there – especially when there’s nowhere particularly special to go at the moment – but sometimes taking a moment to make your hair look special for the day is JUST the tonic you need! We spoke to our friends at the allbeauty Southampton salon to get their expertise on three simple ways to put your hair up at home with flair.

Why the Updo? This is one of the best ways to get your hair up and out of the way quickly without compromising on style! An Updo involves arranging your hair so that it is on top of your head or pointing upwards. Of course, Updos can be as simple as a ponytail, however they can vary in difficulty and look depending on the occasion – if you’ve had to plan your look for a wedding, prom or special occasion, then you’ve probably considered some elaborate updo styling in the past.

These ideas are for the here and now, whether you need your hair up to focus more closely on a task or want to get your hair under control before you head out on a windswept walk. Maybe you just want to add a touch of chic to your overall look and emphasise some of your key facial features – there is an Updo for everyone.

So if you’re looking for some new looks to try on your kids or for a way to pep up your everyday hair look for your Zoom meeting (or trip to the supermarket… big excitement, we know) read on for our steps. We’ve included a photo guide too!

These looks have been put together (and modelled) by Laura, a beauty therapist from the allbeauty Southampton salon. Let us know if you try these at home by tagging us on Instagram @allbeautyhq !

THE TWISTED UPDO

This twisted do looks more complicated than it is, but is very simple to achieve! By braiding your hair, you can create a different texture for this low bun.

1. Divide your hair into two low pigtails and secure each with a covered hair elastic.

2. Twist each pigtail and secure the ends.

3. Bring the twists together at the back and tuck in ends, securing with pins as needed.

LOW ROLLED BUN

Nothing says effortless chic more than a low rolled bun. This is a perfect excuse to use any decorative pins lying around to add a touch of Gatsby-esque glam to your hairstyle. We know that the phrase “Business at the front, party at the back” was originally coined for the mullet, but we think it’s a phrase which works well here too!

1. Pull hair back into a low ponytail and secure with a covered band.

2. Make a gap in the hair at the base above the hair band.

3. Pull the ponytail through this gap from the front to create a twist.

4. Continue to do this until all the hair is rolled up. Secure with decorative pins for added glamour!

THE MESSY BUN

Ever wondered how to get the perfect messy bun? It’s a question we ask ourselves quite frequently as we know there can often be a fine line between the Bun Of Dreams and what we in the office commonly refer to as… The Trunchball. But do not fear, because Laura is here to show you her top tricks and tips to nail this look!

1. Pull the hair up into a high ponytail, secure with a band but DON’T pull all the hair through the band.

2. You should have a ‘loop’ of hair, with the ends up close to the band.

3. Secure little sections of this ‘loop’ with pins, creating a voluminous bun.

4. Pull out small sections if required to soften the look even more, and spray with hairspray to ensure your messy bun stays in place!

There you have it – three simple ways to create a perfect Updo! What are you waiting for…just don’t forget to make sure you have your hairspray and kirby grips to hand! Another top tip to make your hair easier to work with is to add a touch of dry shampoo to the roots – just make sure you brush out any residue before you start styling.

Honest Talk with Tigi – Recreate the salon feeling at home

Hairdressers and educators from the professional haircare brand TIGI are sharing their tips and tricks for keeping your hair healthy, vibrant and full of life while visits to the hairdresser are a no-go. 

TIGI’s three top tips for keeping hair healthy at home:

• Choose the right shampoo and conditioner for your hair type

• Treat your hair once a week 

• Find an effortless product that makes you feel good 

Tips from:

• Piero Gentile, TIGI UK Academy Creative Director

• Aaron Overton, TIGI Regional Education Specialist

• Lucy Hicks, TIGI Regional Education Specialist

• Katie Hartley, TIGI Regional Education Specialist


Choosing the right shampoo and conditioner for your hair type

Damaged hair

When hair is damaged, it is best to use a shampoo and conditioner designed specifically to help repair, strengthen and protect your hair.

Top tip for damaged coloured hair: If your hair is damaged, focus on repairing the damage first as unhealthy hair does not hold colour in the same way. First, use a repairing shampoo and conditioner, then move onto colour protection.

The first step to bringing lustre back to hair is ensuring you have the best-suited shampoo and conditioner.  If you use a lot of heat, try Bed Head Urban Antidotes Resurrection Shampoo and Conditioner Set – they are infused with repairing properties to help keep the hair strong and shiny.

TIGI Bed Head Urban Antidotes
Resurrection Tween Set: Shampoo 750ml & Conditioner 750ml


Brunettes and redheads 

While visits to the salon for colour services are not possible, it is important to keep coloured hair nourished and help hair maintain its vibrant colour. 

For those brunettes and redheads out there, Bed Head Colour Goddess is your miracle in a bottle.  Infused with sweet almond oil, coconut oil and vitamin E, the shampoo and conditioner help to keep the hair hydrated, maintain and enhance the colour vibrancy and keep your coloured hair looking salon fresh.

TIGI Bed Head Colour Goddess
Tween Set: Shampoo 750ml & Conditioner 750ml

Top tip: make sure your water isn’t too hot when washing coloured hair and not to over-style using heat to maximise colour retention!


Blonde hair

Maintaining blonde hair colour in between salon visits can be tough, so finding a professional purple shampoo that enhances cool tones and banishes brassy and yellow tones is essential. 

Top tip: be sure to use a high-quality, moisturising violet shampoo to avoid dehydrating and over toning hair, making it appear dull.

To properly maintain cooler blonde colours, use a moisturising violet-based shampoo – Catwalk Fashionista Blonde is perfect. With a violet pigment, which neutralises unwanted brassiness and maintains the blonde colour you have, it will not overtone the ends, which can make it difficult for your hairdresser to balance the colour.

TIGI Catwalk Fashionista
Violet Shampoo 750ml

Bed Head Dumb Blonde Shampoo and Conditioner is great for getting specifically blonde hair back to its brilliant best. It is a protein-containing shampoo and conditioner that will help eliminate hair breakage. 

TIGI Bed Head Dumb Blonde
Tween Set: Shampoo 750ml & Reconstructor Conditioner 750ml

Top tip: The blonde conditioner doubles as a reconstructive treatment when left on for 5 minutes once a week


Treat your hair once a week

While haircuts are out of the question, retaining nourished and strong hair is really important. Deep conditioning and repair treatments are great to use once a week for a hair treat!

Treatment for coloured hair

It is important to improve the hair’s ability to hold onto colour from dying. Use the Bed Head Colour Goddess Hair Mask that was designed specifically for coloured hair. Containing a blend of an antioxidant, vitamin and pro-vitamin, this hair mask gives hair intense moisture and deep conditioning which helps hair maintain its electrifying colour. 

TIGI Bed Head Colour Goddess
Miracle Treatment Hair Mask for Coloured Hair 200g


For intensive damage repair

Damaged hair can be caused by chemicals, heat and the environment. To give damaged hair a boost of repair and protection, use the Bed Head Resurrection Hair Mask. The hair mask coats the strands of hair to ensure moisture is kept in and the hair is protected.

TIGI Bed Head Urban Antidotes
Resurrection Treatment Mask 200g

Top tip: to help prevent frizz and increase shine, rinse off your hair mask with cold water

Prefer a leave-in treatment? Bed Head Ego Boost is a multi-functioning leave-in-conditioner. The deep conditioning treatment, with keratin, leaves the hair structure protected by forming a thin film on the hair, it conditions and moisturises hair, making hair softer and easier to comb through, and it fights frizz.

TIGI Bed Head Smoothing, Frizz Control and Shine
Ego Boost Moisturising Leave-In Conditioner 237ml


Find an effortless product that makes you feel good

Having great-looking hair can really boost your mood, and is excellent for those online video meetings! 

Shiny, smooth, sleek hair

Our ultimate HD READY video call hair saviour is Bed Head Headrush – spray it over the hair for instant high shine and a healthy-looking glow. Headrush is great for highlighting individual colour and tones in the hair!

TIGI Bed Head Smoothing, Frizz Control and Shine
Headrush Shine Hair Spray for Shiny Smooth Hair 200ml

Top tip: to ensure full coverage and maximise glossy locks, tip hair to the side and spray in circular motion. Video Tips Here

Prefer a cream-based product? A simple and easy beauty trick to get effortless shiny and silky hair is Bed Head After Party Smoothing Cream! Use after shampoo and conditioner on your towel-dried hair as the ultimate shiny hair product.

TIGI Bed Head Smoothing, Frizz Control and Shine
After Party Smoothing Cream for Shiny Frizz-Free Hair 100ml


Boost your hair, boost your mood
Hair feeling a bit flat and lack-lustre? Recreate a big, bouncy salon blow-dry at home with a bit of help from the Bed Head Volume and Thickening Range!

For body, volume, thickness and hold all in 1, we love Bed Head Queen For A Day Thickening Spray! The lightweight spray is super easy to apply before a blow-dry – simply spray a small amount through from roots to ends. 

TIGI Bed Head Thickening and Volumizing
Superstar Queen for a Day Volume Thickening Spray 311ml

Top tip: to maximise volume, gently rough dry your hair after applying the thickening spray, then re-apply the products before blow-drying into shape!


Blow-drying at home tips

• Start with the difficult areas first, if you have a fringe, don’t leave it till last. It will dry on its own and will be a struggle to control by the time you have completed the rest of the blow-dry. 

• Don’t try to blow dry using a brush straight from wet hair. Blast at least 70-80% of the moisture out first, take neat sections and try to use a medium heat.

• For smoother styles that don’t require volume, work with a paddle or a cushion brush, brush hair from side to side to create a neutral finish, this is called wrap drying.

• Finish hair with a shot of cool air to seal the result.

Making your hair colour last at home – With Shu Uemura

Coloured hair can be tricky to maintain at the best of times, let alone when you can’t schedule a regular maintenance upkeep to avoid unwanted colour fade! 

With salon trips becoming the stuff of daydreams, we’re lucky to have the team from Shu Uemura on hand to  advise us on how to keep that colour going.

 

 

 

 

 


Shu Uemura Art of Hair are experts in the art of making your hair colour last. The ultimate in avant-garde luxury, Shu Uemura Art of Hair fuses unique natural ingredients with trailblazing science, and the experience of the world’s most inspired hairstylists, to offer women everywhere the absolute artistry of beautiful hair.

Their Colour Lustre range is specifically designed to preserve and intensify your hair colour at home, preventing that fade and keeping your colour locked and lasting. 

Explore the Shu Uemura Art of Hair method for prolonging your colour and keeping it vibrant all year round: 


Don’t wash coloured hair too often 

To prevent water from washing away your vibrant colour, the answer is simple: Wash your hair less often. To retain those natural oils that help condition your colour-treated hair, shampoo just two or three times per week, and never more than every other day. This will help your colour last longer and help maintain health in your coloured hair. 

Shu Uemura Art of Hair Color Lustre
Dry Cleaner For Colour-Treated Hair 136g

Try Colour Lustre Dry Cleaner for colour treated hair, this 2-in-1 Dry shampoo gently cleanses by absorbing oils and impurities at the roots while moisturising dry lengths and ends. Unlike other dry shampoos, the formula has translucent micro-fine powders that absorb oil without leaving any residue or unwanted texture behind.

Great for second-day hairstyles, post-gym touch-ups and workweek refreshes.

To use: Create a part on dry hair. Shake well before use. Spray dry shampoo 8-10 inches from roots. Repeat on multiple sections as desired. Brush or use fingers to distribute product evenly.


Protect against Heat 

Everyday heat styling causes structural damage to the protein of the hair and denaturing occurs. What that means is that the proteins open up, opening the proteins weakens the core structure of hair which is why applying heat protectant is so important, try Colour Lustre Brilliant Glaze Thermomilk, highly concentrated in Refining Lipids, this lightweight, nourishing leave-in milk for colour-treated hair provides guilt-free heat styling and all-day shape memory while protecting from colour fade. Imparts a vibrant, glazed shine and a polished touch.

Shu Uemura Art of Hair Color Lustre
Brilliant Glaze Thermomilk 150ml

To use: On towel-dried hair, apply a small amount evenly from mid-lengths to ends. Comb through for even distribution. Section hair and blow-dry section by section from roots to ends. Do not rinse.


Preserve Colour 

Color Lustre Brilliant Glaze Shampoo transforms into a rich, abundant foam that lathers quickly and offers easy rinsing while protecting from colour washout and respecting the balance of the scalp. Prevents colour from fading, protects the hair fibre and balances the scalp’s natural oils. The shampoo’s refining lipids mimic the hair’s natural protective varnish to insulate the cortex from water and other external stress factors. Contains Musk Rose Oil known for its inherent healing properties and Goji Berry Extract which helps protect the hair from oxidation and colour fade.

Shu Uemura Art of Hair Color Lustre
Brilliant Glaze Shampoo 300ml


Nourish Your Hair

Color Lustre Brilliant Glaze Conditioner provides lightweight conditioning with a glazed touch and polished shine from mid-lengths to ends while preserving the hair colour. The conditioner’s refining lipids mimic the hair’s natural protective varnish to insulate the cortex from water and other external stress factors. Resulting in the restoration of hair’s natural varnish, colour preservation and added vibrant polished shine. Formulated for daily use.

Shu Uemura Art of Hair Color Lustre
Brilliant Glaze Conditioner 250ml

To use: After shampooing, massage into damp hair and rinse thoroughly.


Reverse the Damage 

For hair that feels damaged through colour treatments and heat damage use Colour Lustre Brilliant Glaze Masque. This rich cream masque instantly restores the hair’s protective varnish to preserve hair colour and deeply nourishes the hair fibre. Provides a glazed touch from mid-lengths to ends with a vibrant, polished shine. Musk rose oil with inherent healing properties the oil is rich in fatty acids that deeply nourish the hair fibre and protect the hair from discolouring.

Shu Uemura Art of Hair Color Lustre
Brilliant Glaze Masque 200ml

To use: After shampooing, massage into damp hair. After 5-10 minutes, rinse out. For finer hair, use as a weekly treatment. For thicker hair, use daily in replace of conditioner.

Pro Tip: If you have extremely damaged hair, use both the Colour Lustre Shampoo and Mask together to protect and restore that vibrant shade. 


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Discover The Ingredients Behind Blond Absolu Cicaextreme

What are the magic ingredients you need to care for blonde hair? At allbeauty, we love our brunettes, redheads, greys and every shade in between, but we can all agree that maintaining the perfect bottle blonde – or even just transitioning from dark to light – can be a challenge!

If you’re reading this article, then you may have already heard of Blond Absolu, one of our ultimate hair care heroes from Kérastase. Well, for all fans of the Absolu look, we are thrilled to be able to let you know that there’s a new expansion to the range! Luckily for us, the experts at Kérastase are on hand to tell us all about the new expansion to their Blond Absolu range.

Join us for a look into the latest technologies used within the formulation of new addition Cicaextreme. Featuring Cica, the “wonder ingredient” also known as Centella Asiatica, Gotu Kola, Indian Pennywort or our personal favourite, Tiger Grass, these products have been specially formulated for fragile hair post bleaching. If you were a bit hasty with the bleach during lockdown, then definitely keep reading!

Their tips may just take you from bleached damsel in distress to luscious luxe tresses!

Say hello to 94% stronger hair* and 65% softer hair*. With an upgraded duo of high and low molecular weight hyaluronic acid and edelweiss oil, these all-star products are crucial in the days after bleaching to help restore and recover your colour.

*Instrumental breakage test using Bain Cicaextreme + Masque Cicaextreme

INTRODUCING BLOND ABSOLU CICAEXTREME….

Blond Absolu Bain Cicaextreme Shampoo

A gorgeous thick creamy texture designed to be gentle on your overworked and fragile cuticles.

Blond Absolu Masque Cicaextreme

An intensely conditioning mask to help restore blonde hair that needs extreme care.

Blond Absolu Huile Cicaextreme

An intense blonde strengthening oil for instant shine and softness and strength.
Top Tip : This product can be used as a primer before styling or can be applied as your finishing touch.

Serum Cicanuit Overnight Serum

A beautiful lightweight serum that restores and recovers your bleached hair.
To Apply : Simply apply to lengths and ends before going to sleep on dry or towel dried hair. Wake up to luxurious blonde locks!

The Magic Ingredients….

HYALURONIC ACID

Famous for being able to hold 1000 times its own weight in moisture, Hyaluronic Acid is the ideal ingredient for hydration. As it acts like a sponge to soak up outside moisture, this all-star ingredient will help hydrate your locks, improve elasticity and strengthen your hair.

FOUND IN :

• Bain Blonde Absolu
• Bain Ultra – Violet Blonde Absolu
• Blonde Absolu Cicaflash
• Blonde Absolu Cicaplasme
• Blonde Absolu Cicanuit Serum

HYALURONIC ACID DOU

This lower weight variant of Hyaluronic Acid works in conjunction with high molecular weight Hyaluronic Acid for improved action and increased penetration. Treat your hair to the hydrating powers of our hyaluronic acid duo technology. Known to help recover elasticity and strength, the result is soft, nourished hair, even for the most extreme looks.

FOUND IN:

Le Bain Cicaextreme! This ultra-moisturising shampoo cream has been developed to gently clean, hydrate and strengthen blonde hair! What excites us most about this product is its innovative texture, inspired by skincare products. Le Bain Cicaextreme looks and feels like a rich day cream for the skin but when it goes onto the hair, it produces the most luxurious lather with a gentle cleanse perfect for fragile hair. It rinses clean and soft, a uniquely nourishing experience that will leave your hair feeling softer, shinier and stronger.

EDELWEISS OIL

Found in the Glacier Alps (and The Sound Of Music, of course!), the oil extracted from the Edelweiss flower is known for its antioxidant properties. The rich oil deeply nourishes fiber and can protect your hair from daily damage, as well as softening dry and brittle hair.

FOUND IN:

• The whole Blond Absolu range. (Yay!)

TOP TIPS FOR KEEPING YOUR LOOK HEALTHY

So you’ve got the luxe look, but how do you protect and maintain your hair colour whilst ensuring your strands stay at their best?

Protect:

Always use a heat protector which will protect from your hair dryer or heat styling as well as external factors – such as wind and UV rays – which are common causes of tonal fade on blondes.

Try Blond Absolu Cicaplasme for protection from up to 230 degree heat.

Care at night:

Use a night serum on your hair at night to help restore, condition and hydrate blonde hair. This can be used as a leave in conditioner and will help your locks recover from damage caused by external aggressors in everyday life such as pollution and weather.

Try Blond Absolu Serum Cicanuit from the new Cicaextreme range.

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A Story of Life Changing Hair with Philip Kingsley

The end of 2020 is fast approaching and as twinkling lights start to brighten up wintry nights, our attention turns to the festive season – full of food, cheer… and PRESENTS, of course!

Speaking of presents, we caught up recently with our fairy godparents at Philip Kingsley to learn more about their Christmas 2020 holiday hair care collection and a few Philip Kingsley classic bestsellers.

Forget pumpkins, carriages, tall towers and ogres – beautiful hair needn’t be just the stuff of fairy-tales!

Discover three Philip Kingsley Christmas gifts that are here to help you give the gift of healthy, happy hair.

Unlock your hair story this Christmas…. Which will you choose?

Philip Kingsley’s Elasticizer

Mirror, mirror on the wall, let your hair be the healthiest of them all… We hope you’re sitting comfortably, because we’re about to reveal the ultimate fairytale beginning for all hair types!

Inspired by one of Hollywood’s very own vintage princesses, the iconic, multi-award winning pre-shampoo Elasticizer has been at the heart of many a fairytale hair story since it’s inception in 1974.

Created for the legendary Audrey Hepburn, Elasticizer was developed with a specific aim in mind – to hydrate her locks after hours of styling on set. After retiring from the film industry to focus on her humanitarian work with UNICEF, Audrey still ordered pots to be sent to her in Switzerland, so she never ran out of her favourite product.

Whether you feel like embarking on a Roman Holiday, glowing up a la Eliza Doolittle in My Fair Lady or lounging on the Upper East Side in your best dress whilst waiting for Breakfast at Tiffanys, Elasticizer can bring you strands worthy of a Hollywood fairytale! Visible results are seen from the first use of this sublime hair conditioner.

Available in a wide range of sizes, we love that Elasticizer has also been updated with some heavenly scents. Expertly blended, you can choose between the comforting & calm aroma of Mayan Vanilla and Orange Blossom or the invigorating scent of rich pomegranate and sweet cassis.

Top Tip: For an extra boost of nourishment for dry ends, use your Elasticizer with Bond Builder Split End Sealer, a magical remedy that works to heal and protect your split ends from any damage caused by heated styling tools. A total dream come true for the festive season!

The Story of Body & Volume

The second fairy-tale offering is presented in a stunning gift set!

The Story of Body & Volume delivers beautifully bouncy hair. This tale of volume and shine begins and ends with Philip Kingsley’s Body Building volumising range. A 4-piece collection, this set features award-winning hair heroes which give you knockout volume, whilst keeping your tresses in beautiful, fairy-tale condition.

The story begins with cult favourite and multi-award winning Elasticizer, a strengthening mask for your strands which guarantees opulent shine and softness. Philip Kingsley’s bestselling Body Building Weightless Shampoo and Conditioner are next, to cleanse and condition your hair, they’re even infused with Keratin to help strengthen and smooth the hair cuticle. Finally, thicken your mid-lengths and ends with Maximizer Strand Plumping Cream, before blow-drying to reveal your festive locks full of body and shine. This is the gift that promises lift and bounce to even the finest hair, the perfect gift to give fine textured hair ball ready bounce.

Gift includes:
Elasticizer Deep-Conditioning Treatment 75ml
Body Building Weightless Shampoo 250ml FULL SIZE
Body Building Weightless Conditioner 200ml FULL SIZE
Maximizer Strand Plumping Cream 60ml FULL SIZE

The Story of Hydration & Shine

Tangled mane in need of taming? Enter The Story of Hydration & Shine. The story of hydration, strength and shine begins and ends with Philip Kingsley’s Moisture Balancing range. This 4-piece collection features some of their best-selling hair heroes to keep your hair healthy, radiant and polished to perfection this festive season.

Chapter one of this story once again begins with the cult Elasticizer, a deeply strengthening and conditioning pre-shampoo hair mask that promises the softest, most lustrous locks in all the land.

Follow by cleansing and conditioning with Moisture Balancing Combination Shampoo and Conditioner which work in harmony to provide the perfect dose of hydration to your mid-lengths and ends. Finally, seal in shine with Finishing Touch Polishing Serum to reveal perfectly tamed and hydrated strands with dazzling shine. A dream come true gift for those with medium textured hair that needs a little nourishment. Dry ends be gone!

Top tip: Pair this gift with their NEW Elasti-Styler 5-in-1 Treatment for the ultimate party blow-out!

Gift includes:
Elasticizer Deep-Conditioning Treatment 75ml
Moisture Balancing Combination Shampoo 250ml FULL SIZE
Moisture Balancing Combination Conditioner 200ml FULL SIZE
Finishing Touch Polishing Serum 75ml FULL SIZE

Let your Christmas 2020 fairytale begin! Shop all Philip Kingsley here

Give The Gift Of Luxury Hair This Year

Winner of the Sunday Times Style Beauty Awards 2020 – ‘Best Haircare Brand’, you can bet that KÉRASTASE is the one haircare logo that every girl will be wanting to see under the tree this year.

Kérastase work with the best hairdressers to provide all women the ultimate solutions to care for their hair. In a world in which hair routine was purely about hygiene, Kérastase invented the concept of luxury care for hair in 1964. Since then, they have been offering women and men the very best of professional haircare – whatever their hair type!

We know it might not be easy choosing the perfect hair range, especially as a Christmas gift. So we decided to talk to the experts! Taking the guidance of Kérastase’s team into account, let us help you deliver those smiles to your loved ones this Christmas!

Keep it simple

Winter weather and change in indoor conditions can cause your locks to dry out. To keep hair in top tip condition, we recommend gifting the Nutritive range to leave hair feeling nourished and hydrated.

For added luxury, try the Nutritive 8hr Magic Night Serum – this is an intensive, nourishing overnight serum which conditions your hair whilst you sleep for long lasting nourishment. Non-greasy and formulated with iris root, this serum has an exquisite fragrance, which develops overnight as you sleep.

For added radiance and shine, gift the Elixir Ultime range. With the power of precious oils at the heart of its formula, this leaves your mane feeling smooth, with a visibly intense shine and indulgent scent. Soft, healthy looking hair with incredible radiance, what more could a girl want from a hair oil?

Give the gift of stronger & healthier-looking lengths, with Resistance Extentioniste. The Extentioniste Thermique length Caring Gel Cream gently restores and detangles without causing breakage, whilst making that perfect festive blow dry easier.

For men, gift Densifique Homme to thicken and densify strands or give the gift of ultimate luxury with Chronologiste, the Youth-Revitalising care for scalp and hair.

More confident in what they’re looking for?

Gifting for a New or Natural Blonde?

We know blonde hair doesn’t come easy, so help your girl keep her signature look with the popular Kérastase Blond Absolu range. With instant anti-brass action & fibre protection, this range is every Blonde’s best friend. Did you know that Blond Absolu is infused with hyaluronic acid and edelweiss flowers to boost the luminosity of your blonde whilst deeply nourishing hair fibres? Forget gifting diamonds when you can give tresses ultra violet diamond shine!

Does your giftee use dye? Whether they dye at home or get their mane coloured in the salon, you can help your loved one maintain their colour with Reflection, the expert range of light-reflecting haircare. This set of products has been specially formulated to prolong salon colour and leaves hair with a shimmering radiance and silky soft touch.

For those more conscious about natural ingredients, choose the Aura Botanica range. Composed of high-performance, responsibly sourced ingredients, this range leaves hair with a healthy-looking glow. Sulfate, silicone and paraben free, these products are very gentle on the hair and offer a wonderful aromatic experience. A light and airy lather is released from these products, which are naturally coloured by caramel pigments!

Feeling extra luxurious? You can purchase the five piece Kérastase Genesis set, which is a regime for thick hair prone to falling. The set fortifies and enriches with Edelweiss native cells, ginger root and aquaxl, providing a high dose of moisture for supple and intensely nourished hair. Did we mention the pastel pink packaging? Definitely a gift that we would be delighted to unwrap under the Christmas tree!

Christmas 2020

Discover the four Christmas 2020 ritual gift sets at allbeauty! For Christmas 2020, Kérastase has presented a trio of full sized products in a limited edition festive coffret with gold stamping and embossed detail. Each gift set contains everything you need to create a perfect look from root to tip – a shampoo, conditioner and a blow-drying product!

Your Ritual for Lightened Hair

The best of Blond Absolu is brought together in this festive coffret featuring a cute lilac branded sash.

Your Ritual for Stronger Hair

This set is perfect for those who often have to deal with damaged hair and split ends. Fortify brittle hair with Vita-Ciment complex for locks that are left feeling soft, sleek and protected.

Your Ritual for Intensely Nourished Hair

The gift to give for those with normal to slightly dry locks! These three protects from the Nutritive range nourish hair from root to tip and protects strands from oxidisation to prolong nourishing results!

Your Ritual for Healthier Looking Lengths

Amino acids and ceramides improves elasticity and strengthens from the inside out! The set to pick if you’re looking for healthier looking length and ends – we love the silky formula and turquoise packaging.

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Love Your Long Hair with L’Oréal Professionnel

Stop the press, allbeauties.

Long locks are BACK for Autumn/Winter 2020.

Since Lockdown began in March, we’ve had to cope with a lack of direct access to our favourite salon treatments and routine trims. As well as taking on the responsibilities of homeschooling, working from home, furlough and all the restrictions that the pandemic has brought us, we’ve also had to deal with maintaining our hair at home.
And let’s face it – haircare maintenance can be intimidating at the best of times and is not always at the top of our priorities!

So as winter rapidly approaches, if you’re looking for professional hair care tips on how to get your Rapunzel lengths glossy and glowing from the comfort of your own home, you’ve come to the right place.

A reduction in regular trims can lead to thinning ends and a deterioration in condition over time. Caring for your long hair has never been more important and L’Oréal Professionnel has a brand new Serie Expert range to do just that. Introducing Pro Longer, L’Oréal Professionnel’s first professional haircare range for long hair.

CLEANSE AND CONDITION

L’Oréal Professionnel SERIE EXPERT Pro Longer Shampoo 300ml helps to thicken long hair whilst making it visibly healthier and stronger looking.

Infused with Filler A-100 (innovative technology patented to L’Oréal Professionnel) and amino acids, long hair is plumped up from the inside and protected and strengthened from the outside. Results from an instrumental test, using both the shampoo and conditioner from the pro longer range, showed a 94% reduction in hair breakage and a 17% reduction in visible split ends.*

The Filler A-100 molecule works by penetrating the fibre core to plump and thicken the hair from the inside. Amino acids in the formula work to strengthen from the outside, allowing for the renewal of hair lengths and adding strength to the hair fibre itself. The formula works on thin ends, or areas where help is most needed.

This product is designed to be used as a double cleanser!

To use :
•  Wash once for an initial cleanse
•  Wash twice for a deeper treatment
•  Rinse out once complete.

L’Oréal Professionnel SERIE EXPERT Pro Longer Renewing Conditioner 200ml is the ultimate companion for the Pro Longer shampoo.

When used in conjunction with the shampoo, you can expect your hair to be 5x shinier.

To use :
•  Apply after shampooing with Pro Longer Shampoo.
•  Massage through to the ends of your hair.
•  Rinse thoroughly.

TREAT AND THICKEN

Strengthen and add shine with the L’Oréal Professionnel SERIE EXPERT Pro Longer Mask 250ml

Are your strands suffering due to thinned ends? Are you looking to renew length? This is the perfect mask for you!
When used with the Pro Longer shampoo and ends-filler treatment for long hair, split ends are reduced visibly by 66%.

To use :
•  Apply to towel-dried lengths.
•  Leave for 3 to 5 minutes.
•  Rinse out.

Looking specifically for thickness? L’Oréal Professionnel SERIE EXPERT Pro Longer Concentrate 15ml contains a high concentration of the patented FILLER-A100 molecule.

Described by the brand as a “disruptive professional formula”, this product instantly provides strength and durable thickness to ends. It promises long lasting results and a 66% reduction in visible split ends.

To use :
•  Apply once a week, instead of the Renewing Conditioner or Masque
•  Break the capsule and apply the concentrate on the ends of your hair.

PROTECT

Do you air dry or blow dry your hair?

If you’ve been giving your hairdryer a break during lockdown, it’s important to remember that rubbing or combing wet hair can result in hair breakage. However, whilst straighteners and curling irons can get you salon straight hair or beachy waves, heat exposure from using hot tools can also cause complications.

Avoid damage from heat styling and exposure with L’Oréal Professionnel SERIE EXPERT Pro Longer Renewing Cream 150ml. This blow dry cream offers heat protection up to 230 degrees and has a lightweight texture, meaning that your ends will not be weighed down. Split ends are reduced, making this a great blow-dry cream (especially for longer hair!).

To use:
•  Warm up a small amount between the palms.
•  Apply to towel-dried lengths and ends.
•  Blow-dry or style as usual.

Why choose between health, thickness and length, when you can have it all?

Plump, protect and fill with L’Oreal Professionnel Pro Longer – Shop Now.

Heatwave Hair Hacks with KMS

REDUCE FRIZZ and avoid that dreaded humidity hair

As temperatures rise and humidity levels rocket, we all risk falling victim to dreaded ‘humidity hair’ disasters. The main cause of frizz and flyaways during summer is lack of moisture in our hair, meaning the cuticles of our hair dry out and create this ‘frizzy’ result.

Here’s the good news – you can tame that frizz in three easy steps!

KMS are a professional hair brand with a range of products organised into three easy steps – START, STYLE and FINISH. By using the TAMEFRIZZ Start, Style, Finish regime you can reduce frizz by up to 100%.


STEP 1: START WITH A GOOD BASE 

It is important to understand the cause of frizz so you can take the right steps to combat your unruly locks. Frizz is caused by humidity, which is the level of moisture in the air. If you have dry hair, it is more inclined to soak up that moisture from the air causing the hair cuticles to expand and making the hair look fluffy or frizzy.

KMS TameFrizz SHAMPOO & CONDITIONER will give you the perfect base to fight the frizz. With the innovative technology of AHA structure complex, this shampoo and conditioner combo is your first step in frizz reduction. Lactic Acid and Malic Acid work to support the internal reconstruction of the hair while Polyquaternium-10 evens out the hair surface. TAMEFRIZZ conditioner not only combats frizz but also detangles and conditions the hair. 

KMS START
TameFrizz Shampoo 750ml

KMS START
TameFrizz Conditioner 750ml

For added humidity protection, use TAMEFRIZZ SMOOTHING RECONSTRUCTOR. This mask works to revive and soften even the most deeply stressed or overworked hair. The formula is light enough not to weigh down hair, but hydrating enough to tame frizz. Just apply the product evenly to shampooed hair and leave on for 3-5 minutes then rinse. 

KMS START
TameFrizz Smoothing Reconstructor 200ml


STEP 2: STYLE
USE ANTI-FRIZZ STYLING PRODUCTS TO BUILD A FULL HUMIDITY CONTROL REGIME 

KMS TAMEFRIZZ SMOOTHING LOTION reduces frizz during the drying process. Work the lotion through towel-dried hair and blow-dry or air dry. This product is made up of innovative shaping blends that are key to eliminating flyaways and static. Polyquaternium-37 eliminates flyaways while Hydroxypropyl Guar/Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride smoothes and reduces frizz. 

KMS STYLE
TameFrizz Smoothing Lotion 150ml

STYLISTS TIP:  Our stylists recommend sleeping with a silk hair wrap. This tip will protect your hair from friction that is caused by cotton pillowcases – Using silk to protect the hair will not only fight frizz but also reduce breakage. 


STEP 3: FINISH
LOCK IN YOUR STYLE WITH ANTI HUMIDITY HEROES

To finish off the frizz taming process use KMS TAMEFRIZZ DE-FRIZZ OIL. You don’t need to worry about this oil leaving your hair greasy or flat as it is made up of a lightweight non-greasy formula that absorbs instantly. Apply a few drops to dry hair in order to smooth and seal the cuticle. Thanks to the Dimethiconol Polymer, TAMEFRIZZ  DE-FRIZZ OIL provides frizz and humidity control for up to THREE DAYS!

KMS FINISH
TameFrizz De-Frizz Oil 100ml

Styling Tip: Lock in your look with Anti-humidity hairspray in order to shield your hair from frizz.

KMS FINISH
HairStay Anti-Humidity Seal 150ml

KMS HAIRSTAY ANTI-HUMIDITY SEAL acts like an umbrella for the hair, shielding it from humidity and frizz for up to 72 hours! Spray 10-12″ (25-30 cm) from dry hair as a final seal against humidity. 


Shop the full KMS Tame Fizz range at allbeauty.

Bringing The Party To You: Home Festival Hacks

Festivals might be cancelled, but summer definitely isn’t! If you’re missing out on your festival fix this year, we’re here with plenty of tips, ideas and inspiration to get the full experience from the comfort of your home.

If you live alone, party like no-ones watching! Or, if you have kids in tow, get them involved! After all, music education is still education, and what better way to introduce kids to festivals than by throwing one in your own backyard!?

Read on for your total At-Home Festival Guide…


Getting The Look

Festival style is all about the effortless hippie/boho look, so dig out anything tasselled, crocheted or cropped, and live your best life. 

Getting all dressed up is essential for any festival, even if you won’t be leaving your postcode. Embrace all things colour, glitter and fun – kids, in particular, will love joining in for this part. Here’s the list of must-have items for festival fun. 


Sun Protection

It might be tempting to forego the SPF when you know you’ll be dipping in and out of the house, but this should really be a non-negotiable. Protecting your skin from the sun’s UV rays is one of the single most important ways you can prevent premature ageing and pigmentation. So, stock up on your summer essentials and stay safe.


Be Bold

Colour, colour, colour. Bright, bold colours take centre stage, so make sure you’ve got everything you need to nail the look. Everyone needs at least one vibrant eyeshadow palette in their collection, precisely for moments like this! If your eyeshadow options err on the side of beige, check out one of these great options…

If you haven’t heard of Jeffree Star, he’s an American makeup artist taking Youtube by storm. Known for his love of bright colours, the Beauty Killer eyeshadow palette will make a great addition to your festival look.

Another fabulous option is the Makeup Addiction Sinful Eyes Palette, which you can pick up with a 36% discount in our Outlet.

Jeffree Star Cosmetics Eyes
Beauty Killer Eyeshadow Palette


Highlighter

Whether you’ve had a good dose of summer sun already or have been stuck indoors, highlighter is a great way to get the sunkissed, glowing look that is synonymous with festivals. There are endless Youtube tutorials to help you master the look without looking too shiny. Try the Endless Glow Highlighter by BareMinerals which has just the right amount of shimmer and comes in four awesome shades.

bareMinerals
Endless Glow Highlighter 10g


Festival Hair

Loose, natural waves are popular for good reason, they’re low maintenance, add shape to the face and look gorgeous. We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again, it’s all about colour when it comes to getting the festival look. 

Try label.m Mini Powder Spray, which includes four stunning colours that spray on and wash off. Ideal for getting the kids involved, or to spice up your own look. Or, if you want something equally fabulous, but a little more glam, take a look at the Affinage Party Mode Pack which includes an anti-frizz mirror shine spray, blow dry cream and, most importantly, a 3 in 1 body glitter kit. Shine, girl! Shine!

Affinage Mode & Beauty
Party Mode Pack


Choose A Festival Fragrance

While it’s by no means a necessity (perfume certainly isn’t the smell you’d associate with sweaty, muddy festivals), why not add an extra element to you event with a boost of something scented. 

We couldn’t leave this perfume off our list, after all, it has “festival” in it’s name – that’s always a good sign! Festival Vibes For Her by Hollister infuses tonka bean, goji berries, quince and bergamot into the ultimate perfume to wear to your at-home festival.

Another great fragrance that is worth a try is Reb’l Fleur by Rihanna. Coconut, vanilla, peach, plum – are you drooling yet? This one is perfect for warm summer days in the sunshine. And after all, is any festival really complete without a bit of Rihanna?

Hollister Festival Vibes For Her
Eau de Parfum Spray 100ml

Rihanna Reb’l Fleur
Eau de Parfum Spray 100ml


Setting The Scene

Speaking of Rihanna, line up the perfect soundtrack for HomeFest by digging out your old CDs and records, or take a more modern approach with Spotify or by streaming concert footage on Youtube. The best part of holding your own festival is that you choose the tracklist, no filler acts!

Make sure you have some marshmallows, burgers and your drink of choice at the ready to continue the festival vibes through the evening. 

Of course, no festival is complete without a night spent sleeping under canvas, so set up your tent (or create an inside version) and snuggle down for a unique way to end the day. A word to the wise though, if you’re going to indulge in some outdoor camping, you might want to have this set on hand: 

thisworks Gifts
Dream To Sleep


With a little planning and a can-do attitude, there are no limits to how much fun you can have at home. So get out there and make it happen! 

Japanese Self Care for your Hair: With Shu Uemura Art of Hair

The Ultimate Night In, inspired by Japanese traditions

Having a pampering session is great for helping you relax and unwind, now more than ever it is important to look after yourself and practice self-care. This could be settling in with your new favourite binge-worthy TV show, pouring yourself a cup of tea or putting on a hair-mask. Or why not do all three at once?

Practices of self-care have been ingrained into Japanese culture for centuries. Harmony remains a guiding philosophy in Japan for all aspects of life and is thought to lead to a healthy, happy life. They believe in an integral mind-body connection, taking the time to care for the external will help renew and energise the internal.

Shu Uemura Art of Hair is no different. The Japanese professional haircare and styling brand is dedicated to the artistry of hair, rooted in the creative vision of its founder Shu Uemura, the Japanese master of contemporary beauty. Their hair products are developed combining science and precious natural ingredients, each with a unique formulation suited to your hair type to give it the care it needs. Let’s take a look at how you can restore harmony and balance to your hair through practicing self-care at a time when it’s so important to explore our own well-being and happiness.

Elevate your self-care routine with our healthy-hair solutions for different hair types, whether you have 5 minutes or 5 hours. Treat your hair to a spa day with these at-home hair masks and hair treatments that are sure to give your tresses the little bit of extra love that they deserve.


Top Products

Here are our favourite Shu Uemura Art of Hair masques for every hair condition:

Ultimate Reset: For extremely damaged hair

Repair and restore very damaged hair that has undergone frequent bleaching, colouring or heat styling. The intensive hair treatment fortifies the hair fibre from the roots to the tips, promoting stronger, softer tresses. The formula also helps to minimize hair breakage and split ends leaving the hair feeling soft, strengthened, and manageable. Containing Japanese sourced rice extract, which is enriched with minerals, antioxidants, and B and E vitamins. Referred to as “nuka biji”, or “beautiful by the rice” Japanese women cherish rice’s ability to hydrate and protect the hair. 

The result? Damaged hair is stronger, feeling revived and totally renewed.

Colour Lustre: For coloured hair

Instantly restore the hair’s protective layer to delicately preserve hair colour and deeply nourish the hair fibre leaving deeply conditioned, vibrant, shiny hair. Infused with Musk Rose Oil, known for its healing properties, the oil is rich in fatty acids that deeply nourish and strengthen the hair. The formula is also power-packed with antioxidant-rich Goji Berry extract to protect the hair from fading. 

The result? Soft, shiny, intensely conditioned locks that look like you have just left the salon.

*Pro-Tip*

While masks only need 5-10 minutes to do the trick, try leaving them on for a longer amount of time (30-60 min) in order to enhance the results even more!

Urban Moisture: For dry hair

Add intense nourishment and hydration to parched strands. The lightweight formula enters the hair fibre to soften and smooth while protecting against future dryness. Recommended for normal to thick hair, the hair masque leaves dry hair tamed, detangled, and shiny with a healthy glow. 

The result? Intensely nourished and hydrated soft hair with a natural glow and shine.

Muroto Volume: For fine hair

Infuse hair with long-lasting volume, lightweight conditioning, a weightless lift and the nourishment of a deep conditioning hair treatment. It creates a re-balance of natural oils and leaves strands supple with a weightless finish. The hair fibre is fortified, protected against damage and is able to maintain bounce and movement. Enriched with Depsea water drawn from two-hundred meters beneath the seas of Japan, provides hair with ultimate purity and hydration.

The result? Lightweight locks with endless hydration and volume.

*Pro-Tip*

For extra nourishment, use the mask in replace of a conditioner after shampooing once a week.


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