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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 myths!!!

This month I will try to address a few of the most common hair myths. Firstly I will start with the most prevalent myth and the one that seems to distress a majority of my clients.

If you pull out 1 grey hair, 3 will grow in its place!!

This is false and rest assured that each hair grows through a tube known as the hair follicle one hair from each follicle.If you pull it out it will simply grow again although tugging hair can distress and irritate your scalp so it’s not advisable. Its best to use a hair dye or colour corrector to eliminate them.

If you get your hair trimmed it will grow quicker.

This is not true, your hair will look healthier and it promotes your hair getting regular trims but it won’t make it grow faster at the root. Keeping it healthy will make it look longer.

Washing your hair every day is good.

Wrong, washing everyday will increase your secretion of natural oils and sebum and stimulate glands that may make your hair look greasy. It is recommended that you wash every 2-3 days or only when it feels dirty, heavy or greasy.

You must change your shampoo from time to time as it stops working.

This is simply not true, if you find a product that works there is no need to change it, you may just have felt the immediate change in your hair when first using it but that doesn’t mean that It’s not still working for you and your hair. In rare cases changes in performance can be due to a change in ingredients made by the manufacturers.


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Hair Care

Make sure to nourish your hair today in preparation for the summer! A treatment or two at this time of the year is advisable, especially if you have your hair chemically lightened. Hair masques are a good way to nourish dehydrated ends. Ask your hairdresser for advice on which will suit your hair type as picking the wrong one can have a detrimental effect on your locks! Give your hair a treat today.

I recommend Alterna masques (from £25) or a more cost effective alternative is L’Oreal Mythic hair masque (£16) For deeper cleanse place a plastic cap over your head after application and leave it on for 15mins before rinsing.

Good Luck,

Greg x