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How to prolong your hair colour – with Pureology 

We have all asked ourselves the question, how long might it be until our next salon appointment? If you have been wondering how to keep your hair colour lasting longer until your next salon visit, wait no longer. 

From faded roots, to dull looking colour, Pureology has got your back! Maintain your hair colour vibrancy in between salon appointments with these top tips from Pureology expert hair educators.


Choose gentle cleansing formulas

Sulphates can be harsh on the hair and strip the hair causing colour fade. Opt for Zero sulphate products to keep your hair colour looking vibrant. Pureology, the #1 Professional Colour Care brand, uses products that are zero sulphate containing no nasties, using corn, coconut and sugar to gently cleanse the hair without stripping its colour.


Use a heat protectant

Regular use of heat tools without protection can damage the hair and affect its colour! By using a heat protectant with added colour protection you can maintain colour vibrancy, shine and healthy hair, leaving it looking and feeling better than ever. Try Pureology Pure Volume Style & Care Infusion, apply before blow drying for heat defense, touchable volume, body and discipline all at the same time.


Use hair masks and treatments

Keep your hair looking its best with a deep conditioning treatment to improve condition and colour vibrancy. Use a hair mask once a week so that your locks remain moisturised and hair colour stays bright. Try the Pureology Colour Fanatic Instant Deep Conditioning Mask, infused with an exclusive AntiFade Complex, this moisturising hair mask from Pureology is 100% vegan and penetrates strands to instantly restore, protect and strengthen. If your hair feels damaged and broken, reach for Pureology Strength Cure Superfood mask, formulated with keravis, ceramide and arginine to heal and repair damage.


Styling is key

Missing that fresh out of the salon shine? Use styling tools that enhance shine to keep the hair colour looking its best. Using a shine serum on the hair before blow drying can help create that silky and glossy texture you have been missing. Try Pureology Shine Max to create a reflective shine on even the dullest hair.


If all else fails, switch up your style or experiment with your hair parting and accessories! 

Hair accessories are so on trend, and can enhance any hair look! Keep it colourful and experiment with different coloured hairbands or scrunchies for that 90s feel.

If hair accessories aren’t your thing, try changing your parting around, side parting, middle parting or even a zig-zag parting can really switch up your look.


Explore the full Pureology range

Beauty Essentials you can’t live without

We could all do with a bit of extra TLC and self-care at the moment, so this latest prize draw couldn’t come at a better time! We’ve rounded up a fantastic selection of must-have beauty essentials and put together some top tips to get the most from each of them. The best part? You have a chance to win it all, worth £193! Enter below:


Hot & Nude palette, Dramatise 106, Individual lashes, Lash Lovers set.

Hot palette – Worth £9.99

Featuring 12 must-have, amber-hued neutrals – including warm browns, burnt oranges, and deep red eyeshadows to impress the girls, even if it is on Facetime! Create the hottest looks from a super smokey matte eye with a glimmering copper lid, to a blown out, all over intense bronze. 

Top tip: when applying the shimmer shades, apply with your finger for the most pigment payoff, spraying your eyeshadow brush with setting spray before applying to your eyelid.

Nude palette – Worth £9.99

An exclusive mix of neutral and pinky mattes, shimmers and glitters which adhere easily to the eyes, giving a soft-focus effect, blending smoothly and evenly across the eyes, lips, and cheeks. These rich textures can be used wet or dry for added intensity. With combinations of shimmering rose and metallic pinks start getting creative and achieve that perfect, neutral smokey eye.

Top tip: when applying the shimmer shades, apply with your finger for the most pigment payoff, spraying your eyeshadow brush with setting spray before applying to your eyelid.

Dramatise 106 lashes – Worth £5.49

Eye Candy False Eyelashes Dramatise 106 is a set of highly dramatic silk lashes which include a free lash glue. For the dramatic party look for your eyes, Eye Candy Dramatise wispy lashes create an intense look that will enhance your eyes. 

Top tip: cut your lashes to fit your lash line, cutting from the outside edge inwards. Use the Eye Candy Hold Tight lash adhesive and leave to go tacky for a minute before applying to your lashes.

Individual Lashes – Worth £5.49

 

Eye Candy Individual Lashes are a range of short, medium and long lash flares. The three lengths allow you to customise your look and get creative. The black silk individual lashes are cruelty-free and vegan-friendly professional lashes which will last up to 3-4 weeks.

Top Tip: apply the longer lashes to the outer edge of the eye to create a wispy effect, using the glue provided, dip the end of the lash into the glue and apply as close to your natural lash line as possible.

Lash Lovers Set – Worth £14.00

Ready, prep, go! Our Lash Lovers Set has everything you need for your lash application and brow prep. Including a Lash Curler, Lash Applicator Tool, and x2 different Tweezers, you can leave your bad lash days behind.


Makeover Brush Set, Complexion Sponge, Brush foam, Travel brush set.

Make Over Brush Set – Worth £19.99

Four brushes to define, contour, blend and set. This set includes every brush you’ll need for a flawless base and eye look. Including a Powder Blush Brush, Stippling Duo Fibre Brush, Tapered Blending Brush, and Precision Rounded Brush.

Top tip – use the stippling brush to blend out cream contour flawlessly, as well as using the precision rounded brush for concealing under the eyes.

Flawless Complexion Sponge – Worth £5.99

expertly apply any liquid or powder product with our versatile Complexion Sponge. Designed to deliver a flawless finish. The rounded side is perfect to hug the contour of the face, whilst the smaller, precision tip is great for the harder to reach areas such as around the eyes or nose. This sponge can be used damp or dry, dependent on if you are looking to create that dewy glow or an airbrushed finish.

Brush Sanitiser Foam – Worth £8.99

The Look Good Feel Better Anti-Bacterial Brush Sanitiser Foam is This alcohol-free brush sanitising foam is effective against the Norovirus and kills up to 99.9% of bacteria with lasting protection for up to 4 hours.

Top Tip – Use in conjunction with a brush cleanser or on its own for immediate protection.

Travel Brush Set – £14.99

Combined for ease of use, this professional and durable Travel Brush Set includes a Powder Blush Brush, Shading and Concealer Brush and a Foundation Brush. With shorter brush handles and full-sized heads, this set is perfect for any trip away. With ultra-soft, versatile bristles, create a variety of looks from sun-kissed complexion to an airbrushed glow.

Top Tip –

• Powder Blush Brush: The Powder Blush Brush is the perfect tool for dusting loose or pressed powder over the face.
• Foundation Brush: Evenly apply liquid or cream foundation for a faultless, smooth makeup base.
• Shading and Concealer Brush: Shaped and cut to blend around the eye, this brush allows you to apply concealer or eyeshadow to achieve expert results! Ideal for that perfect cut crease or covering any dark eye circles.


Detangling Hairbrush, Duo sponge set, Exfoliating gloves, Face Kit, Konjac sponge.

Detangling Hair Brush – Worth £9.00

Your hair is just as delicate as your skin, use our So Eco Detangling Bush to tame hair and avoid damage and breakage. This brush is loved by hairstylists alike and is perfect for being soft on hair extensions whilst brushing out your blow-dry for soft, smooth waves!

Top Tip –

Use on wet or dry hair to smooth out knots with ease.

Duo Sponge Set – Worth £10.00

The new So Eco Complexion Sponge evenly blends makeup for a flawless, enhanced finish. This sponge is ultra-soft, non-sensitive, flake resistant and long-wearing. The sponge works both damp and dry, expanding with water making blending effortless and absorbing less makeup.

Multi-purpose and covering all different aspects of your makeup, from blending base products to baking under your eyes, this duo set has everything you need for your daily routine.

Exfoliating Gloves – Worth £5.00

Buff away dry and dead skin cells to prep skin before your tan application, for a glowy and fresh-looking complexion.

Top Tip –

Use in the shower after shaving, alongside your favourite body scrub for the smoothest possible complexion.

Face Kit – Worth £20.00

So Eco Face Kit is a four-piece collection of vegan-friendly makeup brushes and tools, essential for any makeup bag, here are the main uses for each brush:

Angled Contour Brush – The contouring brush of our range is perfect for creating defined and sculpted looks for the base of your makeup, whether the product is cream or powder.

Tapered Blending Brush – The Tapered Blending Brush is ideal for powdered products. The tapered bristles make this brush easy to blend your powder, contour or apply highlighter to the cheekbones.

Round Foundation Brush – A medium brush ideal with liquid or cream products. This brush is targeted for those hard to reach areas and precise application of concealers and cream contour.

Lip Brush – A small precision lip brush, ideal for lining, filling and creating a buildable coverage. This brush will help you to create a neat and expert looking edge.

Charcoal Konjac Sponge – Worth £7.00

So Eco Charcoal Face Sponge is the perfect cleaner that can be used on both the face and body. The sponge helps to eliminate any dirt or leftover makeup, helping to keep the skin exfoliated. Ideal for those with oily, spot-prone skin. With added charcoal, the sponge works to leave skin feeling revitalised after use.


Honey comb brush, HD Face Set (Purple), Blending Sponge Set, Jade Roller

Honey Comb Brush – Worth £7.99

Our large paddle brush is designed to keep your hair sleek & tangle-free. Designed with a unique honeycomb structure to allow faster, controlled blow-drying. The honeycomb design makes the brush softer and more forgiving on the scalp. Using the latest technologies, this brush works effortlessly with fine, thick, curly or straight hair. The honeycomb paddles flexibility enables pain-free detangling while the FLEXI SOFT tapered bristles massage the scalp to stimulate circulation at the follicle. Our Tri-length Bristles are firm enough to comb through knots, whilst also preventing breakage or snapping.

HD Complete Face Set – Worth £19.99

Our HD face set contains a selection of 4 essential brushes. Created to apply, blend, highlight, contour & define your face. This indispensable collection will allow you to create natural or dramatic looks with ease and precision.

Buffing Brush
Perfect for the application of powder, liquid or cream products to flat areas of the face. Achieve a perfect, natural finish by buffing product onto your skin with the soft, rounded fibres for an ultra-smooth HD finish.

Tapered Contour & Highlighter Brush
Designed to suit many areas of the face, including the cheek and brow bones. This brush offers control for delicate highlighting and contouring but is flexible enough to blend out the product effortlessly. Use with a highlighter for an illuminating glow, helping to sculpt and contour the face.

Flat Foundation Brush
Densely tapered to suit liquid or cream products, helping you to achieve even, streak-free makeup. The flat design easily applies product to areas of the face that are hard to reach and can also be used for stippling concealer or colour-correction.

Precision Detailer & Concealer Brush
A small flat brush that is perfect for covering spots, scars, and discoloured areas. Great for adding detail to the corners of the eye, bridge of the nose and cupids bow.

 Blending Sponge Set – Worth £9.99

The Brushworks HD Complete Blender Sponge Set is a versatile set that can be used to apply foundation, cover dark circles & eliminate harsh lines flawlessly. The Micro sponges are perfect for those small, hard to reach areas of the face and the larger sponge helps to apply makeup quickly and effectively. The set evenly blends makeup for a smooth, enhanced finish.

The latex-free hydrophilic sponges are ultra-soft, non-sensitive, flake resistant and long-wearing. The sponges expand with water to make blending easier and absorb less product to hold only what is absolutely necessary. The material is ideal for applying all foundation formulas, as well as blush and powder.

The Brushworks HD Complete Blender Sponge Set is easy to clean, 100% Cruelty-Free and Vegan Friendly.

Jade Roller – Worth £9.99

Made from jade minerals, our Jade Roller cools and soothes skin, helping to reduce puffiness, plump skin and increase circulation. Great for on the go and great to use with sheet masks, moisturisers, and oils.

Top tip –  Place in the fridge before use for extra cooling effects, gliding in an upwards motion across your cheeks, jawline, and forehead, using the smaller end for the under eyes.


From the perfect micro-sponge to stunning eyeshadow palettes, these are the essentials every beauty buff needs in their collection. And with such a comprehensive selection of essentials, the winner of our prize draw will have everything they need to create beautiful makeup looks at home. So, what are you waiting for?! 


Enter the giveaway below to be in with a chance of winning £193 worth of prizes!

T&C’s: All entries close 11:59PM 27/04/2020, UK only.
1 winner will be chosen at random from all entries received via the Woobox sweep stake. The winner will receive x1 eye candy hot palette, x1 eye candy nude palette, x1 eye candy dramatise 106 lashes, x1 eye candy individual lashes, x1 eye candy lash lovers set, x1 look good feel better make over brush set, x1 look good feel better flawless complexion sponge, x1 look good feel better brush sanitiser foam, x1 look good feel better travel brush set, x1 so eco detangling hair brush, x1 so eco duo sponge set, x1 so eco exfoliating gloves, x1 so eco face kit, x1 so eco charcoal konjac sponge, x1 brushworks honey comb brush, x1 brushworks HD complete face set, x1 brushworks blending sponge set and x1 brushworksjade roller.
In the event of loss of prize in the post, we regret no alternative is available. We reserve the right to re-draw a winner if we do not hear from you within 3 working days.
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How To Tips From Chris

About Chris

Chris Pearson, one of our senior stylists, has been in the hairdressing industry for over 35 years. Some of his career highlights have included working with Vidal Sasoon as well as an array of other talented stylists. His work has even been on the cover of Hairdressers’ Journal. He has been a long standing member of the allbeauty team specialising in colour techniques and cutting. As a keen surfer and paddle boarder, Chris is often out on the water. With the recent corona outbreak, he has been finding this a great way to social distance whilst unwinding and relaxing but is always thinking of his skincare/ haircare at the same time.

Skincare

If you are leaving the house as part of essential exercise, or maximising the opportunity of being able to take lunch breaks in the garden, Chris recommends a high SPF to protect your skin. Caudalie SPF 50 High Protection Anti Wrinkle Face care is a fantastic product that boosts an ocean protect label as it has no nasty parabens or preservatives such as oxybenzone or Octinoxate that damage our skin and our oceans.

Haircare

For exposure to seawater and salt air, Chris makes sure to use a leave in conditioner to protect his curls. Kérastase Discipline leave in spray conditioner is one of his top recommendations for unruly hair! When home he recommends a good smoothing shampoo followed by a mask to nourish his  locks (especially after having been in the sea)

1) Kérastase Discipline Bain Fluidealiste Smooth- In-Motion Shampoo

2) Kérastase Maskeratine Smooth-In-Motion Masque

3) Shea Moisture Coconut and Hibiscus Curling Gel soufflé

4) To style and hold the curls use Redken Ringlet Shape Perfecting Lotion


How To Tips From Anya

About Anya

Anya Goy is a professional senior hair stylist at allbeauty’s Guernsey salon. She is also owner of RainbowHairColour.com & author of: “Any Colour of the Rainbow – Guide to Alternative Hair Colour”. A TikTok guru, here are Anya’s top hair tip do’s and don’ts during lockdown.


Hair at home

CUT:

Don’t try to cut your own hair. I know the salons are closed, but it’s not forever. A hair disaster on top of the uncertainty of these times probably won’t help.

Do take the time to plan your next style, use your free time to Pinterest some looks together to show your hairdresser when they reopen. There are some fun phone apps you can play with to try different looks and styles on yourself. This could be a good opportunity to reinvent yourself and plan for a new look. As your hair will be longer than usual, there will be more for your hairdresser to play with.

COLOUR:

Don’t touch the permanent box dye or bleach! Unless you have the funds for a big colour correction when the salon is back open, this is not a good idea. If you get the urge to, try go watch some Brad Mondo “Hairdresser reacts to hair fails” on Youtube instead.

Do use temporary wash out root touch-up sprays to conceal the grays before your grocery run. If you’re a blonde who can’t get a salon toner top up, try Kérastase Blond Absolu Masque Ultra Violet Treatment instead. This will help cool off the brass and keep the condition feeling beautiful.

STYLE:

Don’t heat style your hair. This is the perfect opportunity to give your hair a heat holiday. Put the straighteners down and air dry if possible. You’ll be amazed how good your hair feels even after just 2 weeks without regular heat.

Do try some new styles! With more free time on your hands this is a great opportunity to learn a new skill like learning different braid techniques, or cute simple day to day looks, how to do thos festival styles… or if you want a challenge try some formal event upstyles. Youtube has some wonderful free tutorials. I personally love to watch Kayley Melissa’s channel for tons of great ideas and easy to try tutorials. I would recommend MOROCCANOIL Styling Luminous Hairspray to help give your hair some hold and make practicing these looks easier.

CARE:

Don’t neglect yourself. It can be easy to feel anxious or depressed with a bad situation and to stop caring for yourself. In lockdown, no one will see you anyway right? But it’s actually more important than ever to take time and practice self care and look after your mental wellbeing. And have fun with those new styles, as above.

Do pamper yourself! Treat yourself to an at home spa day. Take a nice long bath, and do a hair and face mask. Light some candles and let the worries slip away. For your hair treatment I would recommend Kérastase Resistance Masque Extentioniste

This mask has the key ingredient “Maleic Acid”, which is also the same key ingredient that is used in L’oreal Smart Bond systems, so has the same added benefit and balances out the PH levels in your hair and scalp. After cleansing, tower-dry hair. Use a hazelnut-sized amount and apply to hair length. Leave in for a minimum of 5 minutes, but I like to leave it for a good hour myself! Then rinse only!


Hair thinning, Hair falls, Hair loss? Foltène has the solution! 

Signs of hair loss can be very daunting experience for both men and women. Everyone will experience some form of hair loss at least once in their life time. Most of us are keen to learn, what causes our hair to fall? People are often so quick to conclude that hair loss is linked to aging.  Yes, to some extent age is a contributing factor to our hair health but there are several other factors too. We spoke to haircare experts, Foltène to find out more about hair loss and how their products can help. 


Common Causes Of Hair Loss: 

  1. Stress – Stressful lifestyle/environments can certainly take a toll on our body, which reflects on our wellbeing and mind, this is when our hair shaft is likely to get weaker resulting in hair loss. 
  2. Lack of vitamins – Vitamins such as B12, C, D, E and iron are vital to provide nutrients and to maintain healthy hair. 
  3. Hormonal FactorsHair thinning can also be signs of imbalanced hormones. Menopause is one of the toughest hormonal changes a woman will have to go through. This conjoined with aging, plays a huge factor in increasing hair loss
  4. Medications and supplements – There can be side effects of certain drugs that are used for medical conditions such high blood pressure, cancer and etc. 

But Why Foltène?

Foltène is known for it’s rich Italian heritage and extensive amount of clinical research and trials on anti- hair loss treatments. It has 75 years of market presence globally and continues to expand further with new products and research.  The effectiveness of the products lies in Foltène’s active ingredients; Tricosaccaride® and Tricalgoxyl ®. Foltène’s patented hair loss ingredients have been established as the leading non-drug solution dealing with issues associated with thinning hair, hair loss and scalp issues.

Hair Life Cycle 

These active ingredients are designed to normalise and strengthen the hair life cycle. Each Foltène product is formulated with vitamins and specialised ingredients to nourish and stimulate natural hair growth. The formula does not mix with blood streams therefore it is safe to be used during pregnancy too.


Early Stages of hair thinning?

Age can be a common cause for hair loss, however if this is not treated in the early stage it can make difficult to treat in the latter stage.  

Foltène Anti-Hair Loss Solutions for Women Shampoo 400ml - thinning

Foltène

Anti-Hair Loss Solutions for Women

RRP £20.00

Our Price: £16.25

Foltène Anti-Hair Loss Solutions for Men Thinning Hair Shampoo 400ml - thinning

Foltène

Anti-Hair Loss Solutions for Men

RRP £20.00

Our Price: £15.00

Foltene Shampoo - thinning


Continuous Hair fall? 

When there is continuous hair fall it is better to look out for hair fall preventing products that are treatment based to tackle the hair thinning before it becomes severe. 

Hair thinning

Just like Foltène shampoos, the hair treatments are uniquely designed individually for men and women with their patented ingredients.  This treatment is ideal for intense hair loss. There are clinical studies that proves Foltène treatment increase the number of hair growth in the Anagen phase by 10.3% and reduce the number of hairs falling by 10.2%.  The formulation strengthens and nourishes the scalp to promote natural hair growth.

 

Foltène Anti-Hair Loss Solutions for Women Hair and Scalp Treatment 100ml - thinning

Foltène

Anti-Hair Loss Solutions for Women – Active Ingredient ‘Tricalgoxyl’

RRP £26.00

Our Price: £19.50

 Foltène Anti-Hair Loss Solutions for Men and Women Hair and Scalp Treatment 100ml - thinning

Foltène

Anti-Hair Loss Solutions for Men and Women – Active Ingredient ‘Tricosaccaride’

RRP £26.00

Our Price: £20.95

Without digging too deep into scientific terms, both active ingredients were intentionally chosen for targeted gender types. Hair may look and feel the same on men and women however both may require different levels of nutritional values and minerals to match their hormones.


Foltène Patented Ingredients

The purpose of the patented ingredients is to strength the hair and bring the balance of the scalp to its natural condition.

Women (Tricalgoxyl)

Nourishing Biomineral Complex: extracted from algae, (Asparagopsis Armata, Himanthalia Elongata, Undaria Pinnatifida), rich in essential mineral salts (calcium, potassium, magnesium, iron, zinc).

Men (Tricosaccaride)

Revitalising Nourishing Complex: a mixture of amino acids and vitamins (A,B5,PP,C,E) necessary for the health of hair and scalp. 

Zanthin: powerful antioxidant of natural origin (500 times more efficient than vitamin E) Thanks.


The Perfect Daily to Monthly Routine for Maximum Impact

Daily 

  • Drink lots of water – not only will your hair benefit from it, your skin and body will thank you too.
  • Eat Healthily – Nutritionally balanced food is very important to keep your hair in good condition, don’t forget food also has a huge impact on our hair health. 
  • Minimise using heat and styling products on your hair – this can allow your hair shaft to breath and take in oxygen that is needed for natural growth.  Foltène foam treatment can replace your styling product as it provides shine to the hair and as well as provide daily nourishment that it needs.

 

Foltène Anti-Hair Loss Solutions for Women Daily Nourishment Foam 70ml - thinning

Foltène

Anti-Hair Loss Solutions for Women – Daily Nourishment Foam 70ml

RRP £25.00

Our Price: £18.50

Foltène Anti-Hair Loss Solutions for Men Daily Nourishment Foam 70ml - thinning

Foltène

Anti-Hair Loss Solutions for Men – Daily Nourishment Foam 70ml

RRP £25.00

Our Price: £19.95


Weekly 

  • Use Foltène Shampoo for thinning hair 2-3 times a week, to strengthen and nourish your hair shafts.
  • For continuous hair loss, apply Foltène Hair and Scalp treatment as instructed 3 vials, 2 per week for 2 months.
  • Exfoliate and massage your hair scalp, this will stimulate natural hair growth as well as remove any dead skins on your scalp. 
  • Apply hair masks according to your hair type! This will further provide nutritive benefits to your hair. 

Monthly 

  • Trim 2-5cm every month to maintain the thickness of your hair and prevent split ends. 

If you believe that you are suffering from any of the above then give Foltène a try today and shop the full range at allbeauty.com.Shop all Foltene - thinning

5 Tips for Winter Hair Care

As the season changes from summer into autumn/winter, our hair steadily becomes more dry and fragile. Unfortunately, most women know exactly how frustrating it is to battle with hair in this condition, but many of us don’t understand why it happens. 


Why Does My Hair Get Dry In Winter?

As the temperature outside cools, it affects our bodies in numerous ways. Most of us know all too well that winter means dry, chapped skin, but did you know it does the same to your hair? 

As it’s exposed to the elements, the shaft of the hair (the part that emerges from the scalp) becomes drier and therefore becomes more susceptible to breakage. The dry, brittle hair results in a mane that is rough, unmanageable and wild.

Before you resign yourself to spending the next three months in a woolly hat, it’s important to understand how to provide your hair with the extra care it needs to restore its shine and smoothness. 


Breathing Life Back Into Winter Hair

The good news is, reviving your brittle, lackluster hair to more closely resemble your luscious locks of Summer isn’t as difficult a battle as it may seem. We’ve called on hair experts, Novex, to reveal the best ways to take care of winter hair. With these easy tips, you’ll have your shine back in no time.

Take Care with Temperature

This tip applies throughout the year, not just in winter. When you wash your hair, avoid using water that is too hot. Not only can hot water strip your hair of its natural oils, but it can also cause damage to the root, leading to problem hair. Instead, use warm water to wash your hair and consider finishing your shower with a final shot of cold water, this helps your hair to renew its natural shine. 

Don’t Sleep On Damp Hair

We all enjoy a nice warm shower on a particularly cold winter evening, but think twice before wetting your hair. If you go to bed with wet hair, your scalp stays damp during the night. Not only is this bad for the delicate skin, but it’s also an ideal breeding ground for nasty bacteria that can weaken your hair. 

Step Away From The Hat

On a bad hair day, it can be tempting to reach for a cover-up, but wear headbands and hats with care. The use of accessories can actually damage the hair, leading to a self-perpetuating cycle of hair issues. Don your head with decorative accessories sparingly – your hair will thank you.

Up Your Vitamin C

Vitamin C is a fantastic vitamin and is extra important for your health in winter. Not only does it keep the nasty cold at bay, but vitamin C helps to combat hair loss and restore shine. By prompting cuticles to close, vitamin C improves the appearance and condition of your hair, even helping it to maintain colour longer. 

Hydrate, Hydrate, Hydrate

It’s a mantra that applies to a myriad of winter complaints, but hydration is especially important for dry hair. Using the right product can provide an extra dose of moisture and revitalise dry hair. Enriched with the purest coconut oil and vitamin E, we recommend the Novex Coconut Oil range to maintain natural moisture and fight frizz. Try the Novex Leave-In Conditioner for deep hydration and long-lasting silky tresses. 

This winter, show your hair the love it deserves with Novex.

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allbeauty & The Little Princess Trust

This Autumn, one special member of our allbeauty team has made an inspirational change by donating her hair to The Little Princess Trust. We have had the pleasure to travel with Maggie through her journey and ask all the questions before she takes the chop.

1inch? 2inch? 3inch? Read More…


#1 Tell us a little bit about yourself, what do you do at allbeauty?

My name’s Maggie, I started at allbeauty in 2016 as a Christmas temp in Customer Services, then moved up to Stock Management after nearly a year where I edit product images. 

#2 You’re chopping off your hair and donating it, that’s amazing! Could you share insight on why you are doing this?

It’s a bit of a weird reason as my inspiration was bald before the cancer! My Papa was diagnosed with cancer several years ago and he was always so strong, he didn’t complain once and was always so kind and patient even when you could see him in the worst pain. It got me thinking about how I would handle being in his situation and in all honesty, the thought of losing my hair would be terrifying. Thinking about what he went through happening to a child, and on top of that losing their hair is heartbreaking and I just wanted to help.

#3 How long have you been growing your hair?

About a year and a half!

#4 What products have you been using?

I use a mask about once a week (sometimes every other week if I’m feeling lazy), I love the TIGI Bed Head Urban Antidotes Resurrection Treatment Mask. I have naturally slightly dry hair and it feels so silky after using this. Every day I use the Macadamia Natural Oil  Healing Oil Treatment, and sometimes if I know I’m washing my hair the next day I’ll slather on a load before bed.

#5 Do you know how much hair you are donating? 

The minimum donation is 7 inches and I should be donating around 10 inches. I would love to grow it again after this and donate even more!

#6 What happens when you donate? 

Donated hair is sent to a special factory it’s hand knotted into a wig base, and a single wig can contain up to 10 different donations. The hair is never coloured or treated, so it is always a high quality finish and they are able to offer a range of different natural colours and lengths so suit every individual. A family can then request a wig and can visit an approved salon to choose a wig and have it styled. 

#7 How do you feel about donating your hair?

I’m excited to be helping someone out there feel a bit better during such a difficult period in their lives, but at the same time it’s so sad that any one has to go through this in the first place. Cutting the hair off itself is the easy bit, I’m totally fine with that!

#8 What hairstyle are you going for next and where will you be getting it cut?

The ultimate trim! Nothing fancy, just chopping it off around the shoulder so that I can grow it again without having to wait for layers to grow out or anything. The allbeauty salon in Guernsey, the staff there are so and I trust them fully with my locks!

#9 What the first thing you are going to do with your new hair style?

Try and learn how to style short hair!

#10 What’s your advice for someone that is thinking about getting their haircut and donating it?

Just do it, it will grow back!


COMING SOON 28th SEPTEMBER:  Maggie takes the chop

 

 

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…

 

Redken Competition

Win the Redken Frizz Dismiss Collection worth £133.15!

There is nothing quite as unpredictable as the weather. Now, however, your hair can be prepared (even if you’ve left the umbrella at home)! The new Frizz Dismiss collection from Redken provides frizz control, humidity protection and smoothing for all hair types in an instant, come rain or shine.

Frizz Dismiss Prize:

x1 Frizz Dismiss Shampoo 300ml

x1 Conditioner 250ml

x1 Mask 250ml

x1 Rebel Tame 250ml

x1 Instant Deflate 125ml 

x1 Anti-static Oil Mist 125ml 

To win the whole collection, simply enter below by telling us which product you’re most looking forward to trying:

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T&C : Entries close midnight 30/09/2019, UK only. One winner will be chosen at random from all entries via the allbeautyHQ Blog Page. The winner will receive x1 Frizz Dismiss Shampoo 300ml, x1 Conditioner 250ml, x1 Mask 250ml, x1 Rebel Tame 250ml, x1 Instant Deflate 125ml and x1 Anti-static Oil Mist 125ml. We regret no alternative is available. We reserve the right to re-draw a winner if we do not hear from you within 3 working days. Please note that the winner’s address may be passed on to a third party supplier of the prize for the purpose of dispatching the prize only. No details will be retained by allbeauty or the supplier. 

These Are The LFW Hair Trends You Need To Know About

These Are The 2019 London Fashion Week Hair Trends You NEED To Know About

We’ve teamed up with Official Haircare Product Providers label.m to bring you some of our favourite hair trends from London Fashion Week 2019! 

Proffessional haircare brand label.m is THE Official Haircare Provider of London Fashion Week, so we’ve teamed up with the experts to bring you our top three looks from this year’s LFW runway, PLUS all you need to know to recreate the looks at home. Who says fashion stays on the runway?! Check out our favourite looks below:

1. The Messy Bun Is Back

Not that it ever really left, but with all its variations it’s been a while since we’ve seen a messy bun that wasn’t teamed with PJS and a lazy Sunday morning… The perfect compliment to the  colourful beading and embroidery seen at Tata Naka, International Artistic Director and British Hairdresser of the Year nominee Cos Sakkas was inspired by the styles of 60s and 80s supermodels to create these messy yet eloquent buns.

Tata Naka LFW label m messy bun
Image courtesy of Toni & Guy and Tata Naka

Get the look:

To create this look, Cos used label.m Texturising Volume Spray to create height, followed by label.m Hairspray to set the look:

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Step 1: Gather hair into a high ponytail and use label.m Texturizing Volume Spray around the surface and edge

Step 2: Pull the ponytail upwards and loosely secure with elastic, then drop down towards the crown to create texture and pin in place.

Step 3: Structure the hair to form a messy bun and pull out strands around the hair line and nape of the neck to create texture.

2. Top Knots Are Top Of The List

Another look usually associated with lounging around on the sofa watching Netflix on the sofa, the top knot has had a utilitarianupgrade from stylist Indira Schauwecker where natural twisted knots complimented Paul Costelloe’s striking military-inspired looks.

Paul costelloe LFW 2019 label m
Image courtesy of Paul Costelloe and Toni & Guy

Get the look:

To create this look, Indira used a combination of volumising, shine and setting products from label.m:

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Step 1: Depending on hair texture apply Extra Strong Mousse  throughout hair in sections and blow dry upwards using a grooming brush to smooth.

Step 2: Combing the hair up to the top of the head brushing through to smooth ponytail. Apply hairspray for grip and using a fine comb to create shape but not to make perfect giving a really effortess look.

Step 3: Tie elastic firmly to secure the ponytail. Using a tail end comb to loosen so making the silhouette more natural looking and enhancing texture around hairline.

Step 4: Spray label.m Texturising Volume Spray into ponytail and wrap around the top of head deliberately leaving the ends out. Pin to secure and add a small amount of label.m Hairspray to finish.

3. Soft Waves Are All The Rage

With the the designer’s approach to minimalism in mind, Indira and the TONI&GUY session team created soft, miminalist waves for the fifth season i-am-chen runway show. Romantic yet effortless, soft waves offer an elegantly classic base for colourful hair accessories featured  to bring fun and a light-heated spirit to the audience.

Image courtesy of Zhi Chen and Toni & Guy

Get the look:

To create this look, Indira used a combination of volumising, shine and setting products from label.m:

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Step 1: Apply label.m Extra Strong Mousse and blow-dry smooth section-by-section with a grooming brush.

Step 2: Use  hairspray and take wider sections for the creation of deep waves. Taking a small tong on each section – wrap the hair tightly around the barrel for up to eight – 10 seconds. Release – then hold in place with section clips.

Step 3: Gently brush back the hair section by section – pushing in one direction, and then using the tong to almost indent the waves with the comb held parallel to form the deep waves. Apply a little label.m Shine Mist along the length of the hair as you go.

Step 4: In contrast to the dry texture of the waves – liberally spritz the top only with Shine Mist for a distinct high shine appearance. Set with Hairspray.

What was your favourite look from LFW 2019? Comment down below! You can shop all label.m products at allbeauty.com