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January 2016

    Virtual Consultations with Sinéad Kelly

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    Stylist and colourist to the stars, Sinéad Kelly has been in the hairdressing industry for over 19 years, winning many prestigious awards along the way. Her clients travel across London for appointment and once they’ve been transformed, there’s no going anywhere else.

    With less and less free time on our hands these days we don’t always have the headspace to sit back and think about our next colour or style change.

    But with Sinéad’s new virtual consultations not only can you think about your next change in advance of your hair appointment, but you can get advice from one of London’s hottest hairdressers at the same time.

    Using Skype or Facetime Sinéad will spend 10-15 minutes talking you through her recommendations for your new look, taking into consideration your face shape, current colour and how it will adapt to your lifestyle.

    Each video consultation costs £15, which is refundable off the price of your cut or colour if you book to see the recommendations come to life in salon with one of Sinéad’s expert team.

    To book your virtual appointment contact the salon here.

    January 15, 2016

    10 step guide to the 10-minute blow dry


    There’s just never enough time in the morning. Somewhere in between breakfast, lost homework, morning meeting prep and the school run you have to find the time to get yourself ready. It can sometimes seem impossible. However, your hair need not suffer and you never have to step out the house again with a damp and frizzy barnet.

    Follow the Sinéad Kelly London guide to the express blow dry routine, guaranteed to save you precious minutes.

     10 step guide to the 10-minute blow dry

    1. As soon as you get out of the shower twist your hair up in a towel. While it’s there take the time to do your makeup, make a cup of coffee or put the toast on.
    2. Once your hair is towel dry, spritz with a heat protection spray and sweep through with a paddle brush.
    3. Next take four big clips and section your hair. Start by taking a long rectangle on the top of your head, twist up and clip. Then separate each side from the back and twist and clip these three sections too.
    4. Time to blowdry. You’ll want a high-powered hairdryer with a concentrator nozzle attached, set on high heat and medium speed for maximum shine with minimum frizz. Start with the back section of the hair – this is the easiest – just blowdry straight down using a paddle brush. Top Tip! The trick to really shiny hair is to always point the dryer down the lengths on strands, hair structure is a bit like scales and they look best all lying flat.
    5. Onto the sides. Grab a round bristle brush and place on the top of the section. Direct the dryer just behind the brush and pull down the section, twisting away from your face as you go. Go slow and repeat a couple of times till the section is completely dry.
    6. Pick up the section you’ve just dried, loosely curl it round your fingers and pin to your head to set.
    7. Repeat on the other side.
    8. For the top section pull the hair upwards and place the brush behind it. Without the dryer on, brush to the end of the strand and then loosely roll the hair up on the brush. Direct the hot air behind the brush and slowly pull out the roll. Repeat until dry. Curl up and pin until it’s cool – optimum time for teeth brushing.
    9. Take out the pins and let your hair fall down loosely, teasing the curls apart with your fingers.
    10. Finish with a spritz of conditioning setting spray or hairspray. You can do this upside down for added volume.

    That’s it! Perfect hair. Now to get on with your day.

    January 15, 2016