Here is a glimpse of some of the recent wedding work done by Ashley and Lauren.
Happy New Year to all our clients. I usually begin the year with an overview of what the many fashionistas in the hair world are predicting for hair trends in 2018. However I have decided to concentrate on what the demand of our clients has been so far this year!
Now this may differ greatly from the world of Vogue and Tatler but is probably, for most of us, a far more realistic notion of what we will see on the high streets in northern Britain and not what is on the catwalks of Paris and Milan. I don’t know about anyone else but quite often I look at these images and shows and think “who really wears their hair like that?!”
I do anticipate a move towards shorter ladies styles this year. This is compounded by the many clients already climbing into the stylists chairs at Greg Malloy Hairdressing and proclaiming to want “it all off, very short and out of my way!!!” This is quite unusual during the colder months. Quite expectedly the fades/ ombre looks are still popular and although the pastel colours are still prevalent customers are tending to be a little bolder so baby pink is becoming dusky or dirty pink!! This is a positive move as the more intense pastels are much easier to achieve and often to maintain.
In complete contrast to the ladies, the men are opting for leaving it a little longer. Dishevelled curtains topped with facial hair seem to be popular and almost a greasy look is the order of the day. Of course only for those who have the patience and perseverance to bother growing it!
We all hope our clients are feeling happy on this romantic day. If any of you are being whisked away on romantic trips/meals etc….firstly, lucky you and secondly, please be aware that we do still have some limited availability in salon for Friday and Saturday this week if you need neatening up for the occasion.
This article is brought by Ashley Taylor of Greg Malloy Hairdressing Penrith. This month she talks through pinning up hair and quick and easy solutions for getting your hair up.
Early this year I wrote about the upcoming hairstyles and touched on the pin up looks that are going to be hot this year. Whilst plaits and tousled hair are in this spring we will see much hair tied up as it is not yet quite bright or warm enough to release our locks! Getting your hair up and looking fashionable is now not as hard as it once was. As the current fashion is messy and unstructured this makes our lives easier.
One way to pin is to twist sections at the side and then secure with pins at the base of the neck. This can be easily done with one section each side or you could take numerous smaller sections to build a more detailed look. This is good for hair that is wavy/curly.
A simple pleat can be created by gathering your hair in a ponytail at the back of your neck in your hands and twisting it upwards until you have a sausage shaped piece of hair running vertically up the back of your head. Then you hold the hair in place whilst putting pins in horizontally across the pleat into the crease. Any hair left at the top of the roll can be fanned out to give a soft look. You can also buy decorative crocodile type clips that will hold the entire roll without the need for grips. This look is ideal for all ages.
A great way to secure a pin-up is to start with a ponytail. Then place pieces of the ponytail in little rolls and pin or scrunch sections and pin for a rougher effect. A really good way to secure the ponytail is to use a small elastic hairband (although I often use horse plaiting bands as they are stronger!) and pop two Kirby grips on it. Gather the hair into a ponytail and whilst holding it pop the Kirby grip into the base of the ponytail then wrap the elastic around the ponytail whist keeping your thumb on top of the inserted grip you must do at least one rotation around then pop the remaining grip into the base of the ponytail also. This is a more secure way than the traditional method and often gives an instant facelift!! A really current trend for the younger generation this spring is the top knot which would start with a secure ponytail and then twist the ponytail and wrap it around its own base and pin it. This season the higher this is placed the better!!!
Greg Malloy is proud to announce we are partnered with clothing giant New Look in their current promotion. Lucky winners can receive a free wash and blow dry at our Penrith salon.
To claim your prize you follow instructions on your winning voucher and make sure to quote that you are a new look winner upon booking your free treatment.
Happy shopping and we look forward to welcoming our winners!!
Please come and join our team of stylists at the newly refurbished Appleby Castle’s Wedding Fayre on Sunday March 20th 2016.
We will be offering free bridal trials during the day and there are many exciting exhibitors and a catwalk show.
Brides will also get the chance to win their dream wedding.
See you there.
It is that time of year again when brides are scouring pinterest to find the dream bridal style and mothers are traipsing around spending hours in bridal shops trying to find the perfect dress!
I feel the first rule with the hairstyle is make sure you have the dress first and have a good think about the bridesmaids style and image you want to portray then and only then can you seriously consider what you should try for your hair. Wedding fayres are a great way of finding all the ideas under one roof and can save hours of time! They are a great choice for uninterested grooms who may not enjoy endless wedding talk and having to make lots of decisions. At these events its easy to get it all organised under one roof especially if you target the fayre in the area in which you are getting married. It is often advisable to speak to the individual businesses and ask them who they would recommend for other services as they all work the same patch and will know the best businesses to use! Even though I provide hairdressing, I know exactly who i would use for flowers, photography and cakes etc!
On the subject of wedding events I would like to apologise to all my brides who are attending the wedding fayre at the Inn on the Lake this sunday (22nd). I am unable to attend but feel free to phone me with any queries.