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new year, new you!

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!

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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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hair help!

Tonight when you get out of the bath combat the damage from the past years styling by sticking a leave in conditioner/treatment on your hair and reach for a cup of tea/glass of wine and relax for 10 mins whilst it soaks into your hair!

Your hair will appreciate it as much as you appreciate 10 min rest and relaxation!

I recommend Alterna Bamboo Smooth Kendi Intense Moisture Masque.


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new for 2014!

Be on trend for 2014!

 

This month directors of Greg Malloy Hairdressing, Greg Malloy and Ashley Taylor give you their take on the upcoming hair trends for 2014.

Firstly I think many of you have reduced the use of straighteners and I know in salon we have used them much less in the latter part of 2013. This is good as it will lessen the damage to your hair and improve the quality and condition of your hair. The great news is waves are in and they are to be tousled; even dare I say slightly frizzy! Think mermaids! The best way to achieve this look is to ensure you have asked your hairdresser to add layering to your hair to give it movement and body and then blow-dry it quite roughly and then use product to get the desired look. The key to this is not to use too much product and get the one that works for you. A good way to maintain this look is to plait your hair overnight and then you will wake up with the right effect.

This leads me to the next look. 2014 hair is going to have the bohemian look, plaits and twists and loose hair. Last year I touched on hair ornamentation but this year it is going to get bigger and bolder. Valentino and Dolce and Gabana have heavily featured hair accessories in their summer collections with flowers, coins and material scarves all woven into their messy updos and wavy long haired models. Much like ladies accessorise an outfit with the right handbag you will now see that concept extend to the head wear.

The ever popular bob will still feature heavily bit will be worn wavy and messy or uber sleek and tucked behind the ears. Leading fashion houses Chanel and Dior have seen their models sashaying down the catwalk with a wet look bob sleek and shiny and invariably tucked behind one or both ears. This is a striking look for those who have good facial shape with nice eye contour. Middle partings known as “model partings” are in fashion again and can be seen on every major catwalk this season.

Finally for those who chose to ties their hair back frequently the hype is all about the low ponytail. This is secured as low as is possible in the nape of the neck and again this is suitable either messy and soft or super sleek!

Hopefully this will give you something to consider when planning your look for the next 12 months. Check out the Greg Malloy gallery for an example of these looks.


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Christmas!!

Let me take this opportunity to thank all our clients for their support and custom throughout the year. We wish you all a merry Christmas and a happy new year!!

I would like to remind customers of our extended hours over Christmas including Sunday openings!

Don’t forget to consider what good Christmas pressies a few choice hair products can make. Most of us struggle to justify spending on hair products on ourselves but would really appreciate a quality shampoo and conditioner for christmas. These items are all on special offers within the salon and available through the salon online shop so consider who would like them as a gift???

Merry Christmas from all at Greg Malloy Hairdressing.


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hair tip!!

The best thing to promote your hair growth is massage!!! get your partner/friend anybody you can to gently massage your hair tonight to aid the stimulation of blood to your follicles. If you do this everyday you will definitely notice increased growth rate of your hair!!!!

Happy massaging!!!!