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Summer Hair to Dye For

The weather seems to be picking up and the sun is out.  Woohoo! It’s time for some summer fun so why not start with your hair colour?  A few celeb’s are already leading the way with their stunning new summer hairdos.

Katy Perry Green Hair DyeKaty Perry has decided to go for a fresh spring colour and there’s nothing that says more spring than green! Katy calls her green tresses ‘slime colour’.  Well, I’ve never seen slime looking so good.

Kelly OsbourneKelly Osborne, never to be out done, has gone for a more subtle lilac colour with beautiful soft tones.  I have fallen in love with this looks soft feminine feel that still manages to retain an edge.

Keeping with the soft subtle theme, Julianne Hough is our inspiration.  Here, she’s sporting silvery grey tones icing up her blonde maine with clever suggestive colouring.

Julianne Hough

Fancy some spring time tones and colour?  Well, here’s a fantastic way of injecting them in into your current hairstyle.  Those of you who follow my blog you will know what a huge fan I am of these little gems…  You will never find me without them in my session bag… Yes, that’s right! It’s Kevin Murphy’s Color Bug.  These little bugs can give colour ranging from subtle tones to vivid streaks and last until your next shampoo.  For subtle tones apply to dry hair.  For more striking colour add to damp hair.

There are a range of fun colours to choose from.  There are pink, purple and orange dyes – perfect for achieving an eye-popping look.  For more subtle colouring use the white bug to ice out blondes and glimmer bug to give glamorous golden tones to blondes and brunettes.

Let’s all have some fun in the sun with our hair colour – even if it’s just for a day!!!

Glamorous Red Carpet Hair: Get the Look

I love a bit of Red carpet celeb watching to see who gets it right and who gets it horribly wrong!

Well, this year at The Grammys it was all about glamour. Tousled waves, retro curls and sophisticated up styles were all in the mix …… lets take a look at some of my favourite looks!

Beyonce at The Grammys 2014
Beyoncé rocked the tousled beach wave hair making it less for everyday hair to looking right at home on the red carpet!

Hero Product to create this look is Kevin Murphy Hair Resort Spray . Mist on and twist in curls then dry gently and mist a little on your hair at end to eliminate any fizz.

Taylor Swift at The Grammys 2014
Taylor Swift styled up the everyday ponytail by adding movement and curl to give a more sophisticated feel.

Hero Product to recreate Taylor’s ponytail Kevin Murphy Damage Manager. Apply just before you Curl for ultimate protection from heated appliances, giving you movement and curls with no dehydration.

Rita Ora at The Grammys 2014
Rita Ora wowed us all with her vintage retro curls. She looked like the ultimate starlet with her perfectly polished waves and curls. This was one of my favourite looks of the evening.

Hero Product to get glam like Rita – Kevin Murphy Easy Rider. After taking your heated rollers out brush through your hair and then smooth through when dressing curls in place. Viola the ultimate polished pin up!

Katy Perry at The Grammys 2014
Katy Perry looked sensational with her huge bun . Pulling her own natural hair back tightly into a bun then placing a large hairpiece which was intricately plaited then wrapped around the original bun to exaggerate the size.

Hero Product is Kevin Murphy Smoothing Brush which smoothes hair perfectly to give you sleek groomed look. For Hairpieces go to http://www.pauls-hair-world.co.uk.

So why not glam it up for February

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!’