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January 2017

    Treatments To Make Your Hair Look And Feel Fabulous

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    In January, we look after our bodies by eating well and reducing our alcohol intake and some of us try to look after our minds by going to bed earlier and taking more time to relax. But are you looking after your hair the way it deserves?

    Just one simple treatment can revolutionise dry hair and give you rich, thick luscious locks. We offer some powerful treatments in-salon that will transform your hair without any side-effects. Here’s a little guide on ways we can help you make you hair shinier and thicker, even if it’s coloured:

    SMARTBOND

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    Have you seen the latest pics of Danni Minogue (above)? She went from dark brown to bright blonde and her hair is still shiny. The secret is the L’Oreal SMARTBOND treatment, which protects bonds for stronger hair fiber during lightening services. We use it in the Sinead Kelly London salon during the colouring process to help our clients achieve beautiful colour without any damage.

    We used it on our model Natasha when we took her from dark brown to blonde and then blue for our L’Oreal Colour Trophy entry and we won at the UK finals and the International finals (recap on that win in our previous blog post). It makes experimenting with colour much less daunting, which is liberating. As you can see, Dannii suits brunette and blonde – perhaps you would too?

    OLAPLEX

    OLAPLEX is used alongside colouring or lightening services, especially on bleaching and highlights to keep hair super soft throughout. Once you’ve used it once, you’ll be so amazed by the condition of your hair that you won’t look back and will shout it from the rooftops.  The Kardashians are big fans. Kim used it when she transformed to platinum blonde during a Paris Fashion Week and Khloe uses it all the time.

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    The science behind OLAPLEX is that it targets hair strand structure, reconnecting bonds broken by the process of permanent hair colouring. It’s a three step process. The first part of the treatment, is mixed into the bleach, powder lightener, or hair colour, and applied to the hair. No. 2, is done in-salon as well and is needed to complete the colouring process. After the colour has been applied and “cooked”, your colourist will take you to the bowl and rinse the colour out of your hair — just a rinse, not shampooing. Hair is then towel-dried and No. 2 is applied to the hair and left on for a minimum of 10 minutes to rebuild any bonds broken by the colour. Then it’s back to the bowl for a rinse, shampoo, and conditioning. No. 3 is given to you in a bottle to take home to apply once a week and it protects against heat damage as well as colour damage.

     

    SERIOXYL

     

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    Have you noticed your hair is thinning as you age? Or have you suffered some post-pregnancy hair loss, which is very common? We can help you get back your usual thick, glossy mane thanks to Serioxyl. This treatment gives thinning hair a new lease of life by improving the look of the hair fibre density. We’ll analyse your hair in the salon and then design the perfect fuller hair service for you. There’s no need to feel ashamed – the shame is suffering in silence. After one course of SERIOXYL, you’ll want to shake your thick hair everywhere you go and all your friends and family will be asking for your secret.

     

    Alternatively, there are a couple of ways to look after your hair at home using natural ingredients. If you fancy a bit of DIY beauty, we recommend:

    (1) The olive oil mask

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    INGREDIENTS:

    1 Teaspoon Baking Powder

    2 Tablespoons Olive Oil

    ½ Teaspoon Cinnamon

    Simply mix all these in a jar / bowl and apply to the hair after shampooing and conditioning your hair as normal. Comb onto the hair from root to tip, then roll your hair up and place under a plastic shower cap. Leave on for 20 minutes – just enough time to make and enjoy a cup of tea – and then rinse.

    Baking soda is a natural cleansing ingredient that absorbs oils, grease, and product residue from your hair. Olive oil is filled with antioxidants great for fighting dandruff and dry scalp. The oil can prevent hair loss by reducing the chances of Dihydrotestosterone (DHT) production (a hormone that decreases the hair follicle shaft growth which can cause hair loss). Cinnamon contains organic compounds eugenol and cinnamaldehyde which are antiviral, antifungal, and antibacterial. This is said to prevent fungal and bacterial infections of the scalp. Mixed together, these three simple products will give colour-treated and dry hair a new lease of life!

     

    (2) The coconut oil mask

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    INGREDIENTS

    100ml honey

    50ml coconut oil

    Simply pour honey and coconut oil into a pan and heat it on a stove until it’s melted. Allow the mixture to be cool to the touch and then apply it on dry hair, split ends and scalp. Massage with your fingers and leave it on for about 20 minutes before washing it out. Put on a plastic hair cap while the mixture is on your hair to keep in the heat.

    The coconut targets dry, damaged hair while honey ensures the hair is coated from root to tip. Your hair will feel so silky after this treatment!

     

    If your hair needs a little TLC, it’s easier to fix than you think. There’s a cure for all issues from dry, coloured hair to thinning hair. Can’t put your finger on what your hair needs? Book an appointment and the Sinéad Kelly London team will recommend the perfect treatment for you to make your hair glossier and you happier.

    January 27, 2017

    Golden Globes 2017: Party Hair Inspiration

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    The Golden Globes has kicked off awards season in style! Every year, there are several awards ceremonies before The Oscars climax at the end of February, which means we get to see a lot of glamorous dresses and fabulous hair and make-up ideas for the next couple of months. When the stars are invited to an awards ceremony like this it’s vital for them to look their best or it could harm their career!

    The Globes is a great event as it honours film and TV so we see even more stars than we would do at The Oscars. However, some celebs did the red carpet better than others. Below are our picks of the stars whose hair looked more than alright on the night. If you have nights out planned over the next few of months, then you can use this blog post as inspiration as hairstyles like this will be in fashion for the whole of awards season. Like one look a lot more than most? Save it on your phone and show the Sinéad Kelly team when you’re next in the salon and we’ll help you recreate that A’list style so you can arrive at your event feeling like a celebrity.

    Let’s have a closer look:

    Naomie Harris

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    The Bond actress channeled the golden age of Hollywood with her hair swept over her shoulder and styles into loose waves. It’s chic and sophisticated – just like her stunning dress!
    All you need for this look is a pair of big barrelled tong. Section your hair and wrap each section round the tong and finish with hairspray. It won’t take you long, but you will feel a million dollars all night.

    Heidi Klum

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    The America’s Got Talent presenter worked the classic half-up, half-down style to keep her hair neat and away from her face without it looking too severe. When some of your hair is down, it looks softer and more feminine, which is what we all want isn’t it?

    This is a really easy look to achieve. Blow dry your hair straight and then use a large brush to pull back the top and sides. Secure with a grip or a band and you’re red carpet ready!

    Reese Witherspoon

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    You couldn’t get much blonder than Reese right now, and she’s chosen that hair colour as it compliments her yellow dress. She’s like a ray of sunshine on a cold red carpet! The side fringe is very trendy right now and softens the look so she looks pretty rather than bold. What do you think?

    Chrissy Teigen

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    The model and new mum swept her hair back from her face in a severe ponytail. As her bone structure is so gorgeous and her make-up is on point it really suits how. It’s not an easy look to pull off as it accentuates the features but if you want to be bold and make a statement, this is a good hairstyle to do it in. The extra benefit is that when your hair is scrapes back, your dress takes centre stage and Chrissy’s ruffle dress demands attention.

    Emma Stone

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    She won an award for La La Land and she gets our vote for having one of the best hairstyles of the night. Her auburn colour makes her hair super glossy and shiny. Not only does she have the uber fashionable long bob, she also looks more youthful thanks to a side fringe.

    Felicity Jones

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    The British actress looks quirky and cute with a long fringe that almost covers her eyes. This is a sympathy-inducing style. It’s not wild or showy, but it kind of makes it look as if you are shy and want to hide behind your fringe. And that makes people want to take you under their wings. It’s cute!

    Sienna Miller

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    Sienna’s wearing white so if she did anything too elaborate with her hair there would be the danger that she looks like she’s going to a wedding rather than an awards ceremony. She turns to the trusty hairstyle for boho babes like herself – braids. Although you can’t see the back, this is a soft French pleat with bits pulled out around the face to make it more ethereal and feminine. Sienna’s a great ambassador for British style in this look.

    Amy Adams

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    Sometimes, we all just want to indulge our inner diva and Amy Adams is the ideal example. Not only is her dress sparkly and tight, but she shows it off perfectly with slicked back, super sleek hair. It’s a fabulous look for a night out and very easy to achieve with some heavy duty styling gel and hairspray on blow dried and straightened hair.

    Whose hairstyle did you like the most? We love making our clients look the best they can so if you have a particular look in mind, just let us know!

    January 17, 2017