Balayage has become one of the most requested hairstyles in hair salons over the last two decades. Hairstylists have now perfected the art of balayage and ombre, with some even becoming specialists such as ombre and balayage expert Manchester Melissa Timperley. What is balyage? The word “balayage” is a French word meaning “to sweep” or “to paint.” The technique is where the dye is hand painted onto the hair to give it a natural, gradual transition with no harsh lines. Balayage uses various tones of light and dark to create multiple dimensions of color, leaving the hair with a blended,…

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Happy New Year! It feels like forever since I last switched my laptop on and did some blog work but I thought it was about time I did my first post of 2019! So.. last month I was invited to check out a brand new luxury hair salon in Marlow, Buckinghamshire called The Chapel. Although I live in Milton Keynes which is technically also in Buckinghamshire, it’s quite a large county so Marlow is still about an hour and a half drive away from me. I wouldn’t usually consider accepting an invite for a salon so far away, but once…

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I was recently invited by Regis Salons to try out the new Smartbond treatment from L’Oreal. As a Milton Keynes blogger, I popped along to my local salon at The Centre:MK. This new system (similar to Olaplex) protects and strengthens the hair during colouring so it’s left smooth, soft, shiny, and not damaged.I was interested to try this new treatment as my hair was previously left lifeless from using bleach and colourants, and I wanted to put some shine back into it!   Smartbond Colour Bonding The system consists of 3 components; the first 2 being used in salon and the…

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It’s only been recently that I’ve started taking better care of my hair by keeping it trimmed and healthy.  My hair is very dry naturally and because I often use heat from my tongs it can become quite damaged, especially at the ends.  As a Milton Keynes blogger, I was recently invited to visit the new Rush Hair salon opening in Central Milton Keynes for a little trim.  It’s a brand new modern salon located in the Intu Shopping Centre which makes it an ideal location for shoppers or those working nearby.  Their late night opening hours made it really…

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So, after almost 26 years I was kind of ashamed to say that I had never been to a hairdressers. Some people are amazed by this because surely everyone has had their hair cut! And yes, I have had my hair cut. When I was little my Mum’s hairdresser friend would cut it for me in our kitchen, and then when I was at uni I had it done at a local college a couple of times, but I’d never been to a real hairdressers! Lifestyle Salons Newport Pagnell I am not very experimental with my hair, so I tended…

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