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festival hair!

This month Greg Malloy Hairdressing will be hosting the first dedicated Hairdressing facility at Kendal Calling and with this in mind Greg Malloy reflects on what Britain’s festival clientele will be demanding and looking at the festival fashions of 2014!

The first rule of festivals is make sure your hair is washed the night before as whether or not you intend to do your hair yourself or pop to the hair tent it needs not to be too freshly washed for most of the popular hair styles. Experiment with hair accessories before the main event to see what suits. It may be head scarves/garlands/head band or feathers.

This year plaits are massively popular and a great option for day 1 of your festival. If left in overnight then removed you will have a boho wavy look for the next phase of the festival! There are some really interesting plaiting techniques and many wind all around the head in halo effects which are novel and hip! The fishtail plait over one shoulder is always popular. Anything too neat is out so bear that in mind.

Rainbow hair is the biggest festival trend this year and it is often coupled with plaits. This is achieved either by pre-lightening then using semi-colours in pastel shades that will last 6-8 washes or by using hair chalks which any hairdressing stand will be offering. These are great as they only last a few washes but you can get very creative with them!

Garlands are always popular but many find them too clumpy so an alternative is loose flowers woven into hair using a twisting or plaiting technique. Another popular look for the more edgy, grungy festival goer is to have feathers put into their hair.

Unless you have paid for upgraded washing facilities you will feel dirty so remember that hair up will last better and get less dirty during the festival and that dry shampoo is your best friend at a festival!

Those of you heading off to Kendal do not fear as we will offer all of the above so there is little excuse to look anything but on trend at Kendal this year!!

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Bronde and Balayage Highlights

Bronde not blonde!!

This month Stylist and Colourist Ashley Taylor from Greg Malloy Hairdressing Penrith talks us through the latest colouring trend.

This season we are still seeing all the celebs sporting “Bronde” hair dos. This is the perfect balance between brown and blonde and is a colour that suits all age ranges. It is more flattering to those with medium to dark skin tone and is a much better option than the previous trend for overly dark hair. This look compliments the skin tone and gives a natural sun kissed look whilst maintaining shine and depth in the darker areas. This look is achieved by using Balayage highlighting techniques and mixing it with a touch of Ombre colour. This technique replaces the foil highlight and makes the hair lighter only in the areas which would ordinarily be tinted by the sunlight. It means that it grows out much more naturally and is therefore less maintenance. It is a less uniform look and this technique can be used with other colours (reds/browns)

It is derived from the French word for sweep and that is exactly what it is. Sweeps of colour hand painted through your hair!

So if you fancy achieving the current red carpet colour ask for a stylist who can apply Balayage highlights and get the look.

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