SILKE London – Your new Best Friend

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SILKE London

We are so excited to be stocking these life changing hair enhancers!

So, you ask yourself, “What is a SILKE Hair wrap?”

We decided to crack the code and the reasons why you need one in your life!

What is it?

Ever find split ends and broken hair on your pillow when you wake up? Well, fear not, this is for you. It’s a 100% silk hair wrap that protects hair at night to eliminate the nightly friction and moisture absorption of bed linen that causes breakages, frizz and split ends! While it’s doing all that it is also conditioning your hair which helps to promote growth, thickness and it extends the time between washes and blow-dries!

A bit of history?

London based hair stylist Maria has been in the industry for over 32 years and has a reputation of being able to tame unruly and difficult to manage hair. She had access to all the treatments, all the products but she couldn’t find anything to help her hair grow and prevent breakage. She realised that hair was receiving extreme damage while we sleep! So, she decided to wrap her hair in 100% silk, it has many benefits for your skin, so it must do the same for your hair! While there are many women who know the benefits of silk wraps, many didn’t – Maria seen the gap in the market and went for it!

Maria says, “I want women all around the world to experience that same confidence they feel when they step out of my salon chair, each and every morning.”

Each product created blends Maria’s industry knowledge and age old traditional beauty secrets to allow each woman, of every hair type to treat their hair with love and respect it deserves.

Why you need it

It repairs and prevents hair breakage and damage

Helps maintain your hairstyle over night

Helps balance oily roots and dry ends

Wash your hair less (YES!)

Conditions your hair overnight, which helps combat dryness

Reduces hair loss and promotes hair growth

Keep your extensions looking better for longer

Eliminates frizz and flyaways

Choose from array of colours – going to bed has just got more luxurious!

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What are you waiting for? Shop them here!

Get Ahead of the Trends This Spring!

 

In this gloomy weather we’ve been having, let’s take our minds away to something brighter and cover the Spring ’18 forecast while we’re waiting for this year’s flowers to bloom.

The catwalks for Spring are giving us a huge variety of hair styles to choose from – a look for every mood! We have seen everything from big, beautiful curls to the sleek and elegant styles which never go out of date. We’re seriously spoiled for choice this season – no boring hairstyles here!

First up, we’re getting lots of major throwback vibes with the comeback of some accessories that won’t go unnoticed!

We are in lovee with the styling of the large detailed barrettes which we saw on the runways of Versace and Simone Rocha. These bold gold statement pieces and more delicate details of pearling and studs will bring a new life to your look when styled with a sleek middle or side parting. Or bring some femininity to your wild side – taming curls with pearls.

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Versace; Left & Simone Rocha; Right

Keep calm for this next one – We also saw the return of scrunchies at Mansur Gavriel. Don’t hate it, just give lovingly into the trend and revel in their return like we all know you want to!

Sleek braids are everywhere this Spring, intricate detailing that will blow you away will get you ready for the festival season or a night at the Opera. These versatile braids will keep chic a word that’s pinned to your radar for months on end!

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Christian Siriano; Top & Jil Sander; Bottom

For the effortless put together look we cannot fault the ponytail. This is a style that is timeless, not to mention elegant (and time saving!) no matter what decade. Whether sleek or dishevelled, we’ve witnessed it all on the runways of the top fashion icons, so no need to worry if your trip to the salon is a couple of weeks overdue. Just bundle your locks back off your face, style as preferred and slip into style.

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Loewe; Left & Tanya Taylor; Right

Waves and curls are a go-to style that will forever be a fail-safe, but this Spring don’t be afraid to go big and bold! Brush out your beautiful curls for wonderful voluminous locks, make your hair the focus and stand out from the crowd with this statement style.

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Call us now to book in for your Spring looks on 01 671 93 53 or book now through our website at www.dylanbradshaw.com or using our app by clicking here to download.

*Photos courtesy of Google Images

Dark to Blonde? Is it possible?

Skin is in

With the days getting longer and the weather getting warmer, we asked our salon experts if your hair can get brighter and blonder in one sitting!

Our Senior Colourist, Eryka Reid answers:

Yes you can – but you must be willing to pay the price

You see your favourite stars coming into the salon as sultry brunettes and come out blonde and beautiful! But can everyone do this?

Eryka says:

Only 10% can book a stylist for the whole day as it is a complete transformation. Your hair must be in good condition to undertake this complete change! It’s a long and expensive procedure and your hair and wallet are going to be hit hard!

90% of our clients cannot go from dark to blonde as there are certain factors to consider when going on this journey.”

So what are the factors?

Will it suit me?

Skin tone

Eryka says this is an important question one must ask themselves before going on this journey.

Think about your skin tone, your eye colour and your natural hair colour.

If your skin tone’s undertone is quite a cool tone, you are best going for a cooler shade of blonde so it can complement your skin tone. Warm tones may not suit cool toned clients as it can wash them out.

If your undertone is neutral you can go two shades cooler or two shades warmer.  Clients with neutral undertones can pull off either type! (Lucky them!)

For warmer undertones, a warm and creamy blonde shade will be paired wonderfully with your skin. A cool blonde on warm skin tones will look off and not suit the client.

Eye colour

Similarly, if you have predominantly fair features, you should go with a fair shade of blonde as a warmer shade of blonde can wash you out.

Natural Hair Colour

Of course, if you are going from dark hair to blonde your natural colour is a dark shade. However, this is an important factor because the darker your hair, the more stress and longer your blonde journey can be. We advise you speak to a qualified stylist if you are ready to undergo the Blonde Journey.

Hair condition

This is an important factor to consider as it all depends on your hair type and its condition if it can withstand bleaching and highlighting!

Eryka states that lightening hair to your preferred shade can take up to 3-4 applications all depending on the condition of the hair.

Due to bleaching and toning, hair can undergo a lot of chemical damage so one needs to take a break between appointments as well as getting hair treatments.

Protein rich treatments are perfect for chemical damage as it penetrates the hair strand and repairs it from within.

If your hair is coloured we give a deep cleanse so the undercoat comes through.  We then continue to highlight the hair to achieve a blonde and beautiful look.

For virgin hair, we just highlight the hair for a gorgeous blonde look.

We use L’Oreal Smart bond for all our blonde clients as it protects hair during and after the service.

Cost

Many blondes will tell you that it is an expensive process – and it is. Not only will you have to pay for the services but the aftercare for blonde hair is crucial if you want to maintain the same shade until your next appointment.

Those who want to go blonde in one sitting must take out the stylist for an ENTIRE day and this could amount to nearly €600! In contrast, each application can cost from €150-€200.

Treatments, shampoos and conditioner specially formulated for blonde hair are costly but essential to keep you looking beautifully blonde, all the time!

Eryka advises you should see your stylist before starting this long journey. She suggests you stick with the same colourist throughout your journey as they are the ones who will understand your hair best!

Are you ready for the blonde journey this summer? We offer complimentary consultations with our top stylists. Call 01 671 9353 or email reception@dylanbradshaw.com for more information.

 

Just Launched: L’Oreal Instant Highlights

 

Short on time? Hair a Mess?

Then L’Oreal’s Instant Highlights are for you!

Don’t have the time to spend 3+ hours in the salon to get your highlights looking fab and fresh? This new Instant Highlight process will half your chair time!

Face Framing highlights and balayage are so on-trend for the Spring/Summer season of 2018. Instant highlights will help you achieve an up-to-date look in no time and help you quickly transition into your new Spring look.

Choose from a colour menu of 4 transformation looks including;

InstaContouring – This involves creative placement of soft highlights around the face to bring life back into your skin and accentuate your features.

 

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Photo courtesy of lorealprofessional.co.uk

 

InstaLights – This technique boosts your natural hair colour by adding subtle highlights scattered throughout the hairline.

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Photo courtesy of lorealprofessional.co.uk

InstaRevive – As it says on the tin, this look revives any old, grown out balayage by adding fresh lightened pieces throughout the hair. Bringing you back to life and back on trend!

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Photo courtesy of lorealprofessional.co.uk

 

InstaPop – This flirtatious look is for the more daring lady. Try out bold sections of highlights with hints of pastel hues for the real spring time sensation.

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Photo courtesy of lorealprofessional.co.uk

 

 

Call to book in with our colour specialists now on 01 671 93 53.

Future Trends: Rose Brown Hair

 

 

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Love rose-gold? You’ll love this!

Be ahead of the game with this stunning new hue on the scene!

Breathe some life into dull, dark hair by opting for a copper pink touch.

Rose brown is a fantastic and super easy way to change up your brunette locks this spring. Think dreamy subtle pink tones running through gorgeous sleek brown hair!

Update your balayage with some subtle pink hues, this look is bold but subtle.

With hairstylist Thi Thao Tu from Austrailia creating this pretty colour, it has become a worldwide trend. Thi told Allure that a combination of bleach, Olaplex treatment and both brown and red dyes were mixed to create the new shade.

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Image: Courtesy of Google

This trend has been popping up all over our Instagram feeds and can’t wait for our clients to work this amazing look!

With model, Kaia Gerber and actress Jennifer Garner already rocking this look, it’s obvious anyone, any age can rock this new trend!

Thinking of changing up your look? We can help! Our team of dedicated stylists will bring you on a beautiful rose brown journey!

Book online www.dylanbradshaw.com or call 01 671 9353