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Wedding fayre

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.

Ashley x


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Christmas Appointments!

We have an extremely busy but atmospheric salon this week!!.

We do however have some availability left between now and Christmas so please call to enquire and grab yourself one of the few remaining appointments!

01768 892200

We wish all our clients a wonderful Christmas and look forward to seeing you all soon!!

Greg xx


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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 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.