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Look Cool AND Hot this summer with our Top 3 ‘How-to’ Hairstyles!

Summer has definitely arrived…. Hurray !! The more the temperature heats up, the less time I want to stand with a dryer drying my hair!

In this blog I’m going to give you a few hints and ideas for ways to style your hair and look great on hot days, here or on holidays.

Texture your Waves

This is ideal for Long / Wavy / Curly Hair

Elle MacPherson with texturised summer hair

Elle MacPherson with texturised summer hair

 After jumping in and out of the shower , drying, moisturising and getting dressed, standing to dry your hair can feel like a mammoth task.

This  is a hugely simple way of styling your hair with no dryer!

We start with pre-shampooed towel dried hair, comb well, removing all knots and tangles. Apply Kevin Murphy Hair Resort evenly through your hair , then simply plait your hair to one side, you can funk it up by doing a fishtail plait but it’s your choice. You’ve got your day look in minutes, but the magic of this is at the end of the day when your hair has dried, let it down and give it a shake and Voila! You’ve got sexy beach textured curls for an evening look!!

Kink it up

This is perfect for Long / Medium / Straight / Loose Wavy Hair

Eva Mendes. Summer Kink Hair

Eva Mendes with Summer Kink Hair

As before, we begin with our pre-shampooed towel dried hair. After combing thoroughly, apply Kevin Murphy Body Builder evenly though your hair. Again so simple but effective – Twist your hair up and pin into a loose bun (it doesn’t need to neat ), and your day-look is achieved again in minutes so you can spend more time soaking up those rays!!

After a hard days chilling in the sun you hair will have dried in your bun, so drop it down flick your head upside down and shake, mist with a light spray of hairspray, lift your head back up and you’ve kinked it up for night out!

 Slick it up

Suitable for Short / Bob length hair

Anne Hathaway - Sleek Summer Hair

Anne Hathaway – Sleek Summer Hair

This is a great way to keep your hair styled,  but out of your way on those hot days.

You’ve guessed it! We start again with pre-shampooed towel dried hair. Now we have two options of what product to use, you can use a lightweight gel for a slightly firmer controlled-look or my personal favourite, a conditioner for a softer more movable look giving your hair an intensive treatment in the heat of the sun while you work on your tan.  My recommended conditioner is KMS Color Vitality Shine & Shield for anyone with or without coloured hair, as its Shield protects and conditions all at once. With the gel, you know if you’ve got a day of activities it will stay in place, my gel pf choice is KMS Hair Stay Styling Gel.

Now that you’ve chosen your selected product, work it evenly and thoroughly through your towel dried hair and either comb into slick style or run your fingers through and style for a bit more lift it doesn’t need to be very flat and slick. For a twist to the style give it a little lift around the front area and it looks good but also lifts hair of your face! That’s only one idea to funk it up – Have fun trying your own ideas too!

So now that the weather has heated up and you’ve got your hints and tips – You can look cool and hot this summer!

Your Hair Guide to Summer Colouring!

Summer is here and we are all getting into our bright summery colours, so why not reflect this with our hair colour?

To give you a guide, here are some of this seasons biggest Hair Colour Trends.

One of the hottest colours this season is Bronde , yes I’ve spelled that right!! This is a shade of colour between blonde and brunette. Bronde is so current for this season and great for anyone wanting to lighten with gentler tones than just light blonde and with less commitment than really blonde. My hint and tip for this trend is to keep to carmel and beige tones to avoid looking brassy blonde.

Our celebs that hero this look prefectly are Jennifer Anniston & Gisele Bundchen.

Jennifer Anniston feat. Bronde Summer Hair

Jennifer Anniston feat. Bronde Summer Hair

Gisele Bundchen - Bronde

Gisele Bundchen – Bronde

Ombré is our next colour trend very much in demand this season, it’s our dip dye effect for this season. Ombre is a colour that graduates from dark at the roots down to light at the ends. A great lower commitment technique as the colour is in the mid lengths and ends of the hair. Here comes my hint and tip, If you read my blog on dip dye last season you will know I am a huge fan of Kevin Murphy Color Bugs. Well those innovative guys at Kevin Murphy are right on trend again with the launch of the shimmer bug which is made for  ombré colouring giving that light sun kissed shimmer and like the rest of the bugs is temporary and shampoos out, fantastic for that summer only look!!

Kevin Murphy Ombré Shimmer Bug

Kevin Murphy Ombré Shimmer Bug

Hilary Swank does ombré so well.

Hilary Swank Ombre Dip Dye Colour

Hilary Swank Ombré

Our last look is always a summer favourite. Platinum Blonde, if you’ve decided to take the leap and go blonde this season, Platinum is very much the way to go! Be warned! This is not for the faint-hearted, but when you get it right, it’s stunning. My hint and tip for this colour is to keep it crisp and clean. Use a silver toned shampoo like KMS Color Vitality Blonde Shampoo to retain your clean clear blonde. Our Celeb with this style is a no brainer it’s got to be Pink , she is the ultimate Platinum chick!!

Pink! Platinum Blonde Hair Style

Pink! Platinum Blonde Hair Style

So now you’ve got a few ideas, have fun  with summer colouring!

Wrap up Warm this Winter!

Its that time of year again, it’s become cold and frosty. So on go the hats, hoods and heating and unfortunately our hair suffers. It makes hair feel on the tired side and it loses it’s sparkle.  Though fear not, we are going to bring back the gleam before your Christmas party season starts!!

The first type of hair with lack of condition is ‘de-moisturized’ type , this is generally dull or brittle long hair, curly hair and hair which has been exposed to the elements. Maybe even with a bit of mechanical damage i.e. dryer, straighteners. Lets face it, that sounds like most of us !!

The ultimate treatment which I love for this type of hair, is KMS Moist Repair Treatment. The treatment absorbs deeply into the hair to rebuild and strengthen the hair with ingredients like Panthenol which injects strength straight into the hair and Aloe Vanilla nourishing and hydrating the hair, you will be left with hair feeling strong, healthy, moisturised and  glossy !!

Ok relax! That’s the science bit over, now how to get the best results from it !

  1. Pre Shampoo hair with KMS Moist Repair Shampoo
  2. Towel dry hair apply a walnut size of Kms Moist Repair Treatment
  3. Wrap  cling film around the head to seal the hair
  4. Lie in a hot bath , if you can’t  saturate a towel in hot water , wring out and wrap round head over cling film to trap in steam.
  5. Rinse Thoroughly
  6. Style as normal.

The second type of lack of condition is delving a little bit deeper and is usually anyone with  heavily coloured hair, chemical straightened or any technical service in their hair. My hero product for this is Kevin Murphy Born Again. The ingredients are so tiny they pass into the internal structure of your hair infusing essential oils in at the core. Not only do they work instantly but they remain in the hair and are reactivated by sunlight and air. Born Again is packed full of antioxidants to stop further damage and help maintain balance to the hair and scalp. It will leave your hair energized, sleek, tamed, regenerated and repaired.

Now how to get that radiance back into your hair !

  1. Pre shampoo with Born.Again Wash
  2. Towel dry hair apply a walnut size of Born .Again
  3. Wrap in cling film sealing in all the hair
  4. Lie in a steamy bath unwinding
  5. Born.Again can be left on for up to 20mins, just enough time so soak the stresses of the world away.
  6. Rinse well
  7. Style as normal

Now you know how  get your lustre back for Christmas by wrapping your hair up warm!

 …… Next time ‘How to Style your gleaming hair – Red Carpet Style for the festive  party season!’

Great Hair starts with Great Foundations!

“Good Foundations start in the Shower”

As a Hairdresser/Session Stylist, I get a vast range of textures and conditions of hair through my hands and my message is always the same  – Good Foundations to all hair starts in the shower with your choice of Shampoo and Conditioner, its Critical! My favourite allegory is that your hair is a delicate fibre and if you bought an expensive dress made with delicate fibres, you wouldn’t wash it in washing-up liquid ~ the same goes with your hair !

KMS California
Moisture Repair Shampoo
Was £13.00
Now £10.32

You will be pleased to know that I have just found some great foundations for you in the form of KMS Moist Repair Shampoo and Conditioner.

The Shampoo gently cleanses the hair in a luxurious lather while at the same time revitalizing and re-hydrating its moisture levels. It cleanses the hair from root to tip with the first shampoo. In the second shampoo it injects a blend of Aloe & Vanilla which is held in the technology of the Moist Repair Range . This product fuses the latest innovations and ingredient,s inspired and extracted from nature. So the Repair and Hydration starts at the very beginning, laying the foundations for Repair and Condition to build on.

The Conditioner now starts to cement the foundations in place. Moisture Repair Conditioner will Repair and Reconstruct the damage internally, building the hair and making it stronger. Therefore, reducing breakage and damage, making hair less tangled, Moisture Rich and beautifully Glossy.

Restore the Moisture in your Hair!

The Moist Repair range is suitable for all types of hair and with the Sun, Central Heating, Dryers, Curlers and Straighteners all working against our hair, who doesn’t have some form of damage or dehydration ?

These products are light enough to be used daily and as a daily swimmer with heavily coloured hair this is my new squeeze …….. I love it !!!

These products and many more from the KMS California Range are available online at WWW.VIDALCASSOON.COM/KMS.


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