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January 2018

    The 3 Most Powerful Hair Transformations Of 2018

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    Now January is almost over, it’s time to celebrate! If you’ve been depriving yourself with your diet or by giving up alcohol or you’ve been busy with a new set of work or life goals then it’s time to step back, look at what you’ve achieved and give yourself a little treat.

    At Sinéad Kelly London, we know the power a hair makeover can have on an individual. We’ve seen it first-hand by giving our clients’ some dramatic cuts and witnessing how it can change their lives. It’s usually given them more confidence, more attitude and a new focus to work out what’s important to them and pursue those ambitions. We won the L’Oreal Colour Trophy UK in 2016, beating thousands of other salons, for our dramatic hair makeover transforming a model with brown hair to vibrant blue hair that was glossy and shiny. Obviously blue hair isn’t for everyone, but whatever you do we’ll make sure your new hair style looks healthier than ever.

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    Self-love is one of the buzzwords for 2018 and it applies to every aspect of ourselves including our hair. By taking a few hours to get our hair into its best ever shape, we’re saying to ourselves and others that we are worth it and we do deserve it and that’s a powerful feeling.

    Below, we list the three most powerful things we can do to our hair in 2018 for a dramatic but flattering transformation. At the end, we also list a checklist of how to make sure you get the results you want as we want everyone to enjoy their experience and leave feeling incredible.

     

    THREE TOP TRENDS FOR 2018

    • Silver Hair

    If 2017 was the year of the grey, 2018 takes it up a not with a super shiny metallic finish. Metallics are really hot right now on make-up to clothes to nail polishes and now hair too. Just look at Insta and you’ll usually see something metallic in eveyone’s latest pic on the grid. Cara Delevingne looks particularly gorgeous with silver hair.

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    For a gentle silver, use a gloss to give it a gorgeous shimmer or go full throttle and have it super extreme with a shiny silver blunt bob.

     

    • Bobs With Fringes

    Going short is scary, cutting a fringe is scary – having a bob with a fringe is not for the faint-hearted but you will be super pleased you tried it as it works for everyone. Jennifer Love Hewitt just nails it and we think it makes her look so youthful. She’s 38!

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    Round face? Avid a block fringe and make it messier. Oval face? This cut will help you to look years younger as the fringe hides any lines on the forehead and the shorter cut brings out cheekbones.

     

    • Hair Contouring

    If you’ve been blonde for years, why not try brown with some subtle contours to frame your face? This year, it’s all about embracing rich, dark hues and complementing them with just a touch of lightness, like you see here on Olivia Palermo.

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    A mix of dark browns and light browns is great for warming the complexion without the commitment of a full colour. The best news: this colour is super low maintenance. The colour does not require touching up nearly as much as a blonde or platinum colour does.

     

    PRE-HAIR MAKEOVER ADVICE

    1) When your hair changes, it will draw attention to your face so practise new make-up trends to feel the best about your entire look.

    2) Communicate with your hair stylist in advance. Ask them questions like:

    How flattering is the cut to my face shape? While some hair cuts look great on models or social media influencers, they’re just not practical for all of us.

    What colour will best suit my hair type? Some hair types take better to colour than others.

    How long will it take me to style? You want to make sure you have enough time in your daily routine to maintain the look

    3) Salon owner Sinéad offers a virtual consultation or an e-consultation – both at £50, redeemable against the cost of the makeover service. She has years of experience to quickly analyse whether a cut would suit a person and their lifestyle. You can email or WhatsApp a pic and converse over messages or she’ll speak to you on Skype or FaceTime. Not many other salons can offer a consultation with the salon owner and if they do, you’d usually pay a fortune. Simply mention it when you call to book (020 8392 2444) and everything will be arranged for you.

     

    Enjoy experimenting!

    January 29, 2018

    Hair Inspiration From The Golden Globes

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    Awards season has officially started! Although it’s cold and dark in the UK, we can wake up to pictures of celebrities in Los Angeles looking groomed, glamorous and utterly gorgeous. At Sinéad Kelly London, we’re making note of how the celebs did their hair so we can recreate it later in the year. When you ask for party hair, we’ll make you look like a star.

    The Golden Globes is always the first award of the year, which makes it a special night, but the 2018 Golden Globes will go down in history for being the year of the woman. Every female celebrity wore black for the #MeToo movement – making it clear that the ladies of Hollywood would no longer tolerate inferior treatment.

    And did you see Oprah? If not, go and listen to her speech right now (you can find it online here). It will make you proud and excited about being a woman! Of course, another great thing about being female is we can experiment with different hairstyles and look a million times better simply by wearing our hair in a different style. These are the three top looks we liked from The Golden Globes 2018:

     

    (1) The Sleek Waves Style

    One of the most glamorous ways that the stars have worn their hair in Hollywood since the 1950s is without a doubt sleek waves. The hair is completely frizz free and really shiny but the hair has movement and body.

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    Jessica Chastain looked absoulutely incredible with her hair in this style and turned heads everywhere she went. It’s not easy to recreate at home as it takes a lot of prep to eliminate frizz and then curl the hair but its one of our salon’s specialities.  
     
    (2) The Messy Upstyle You couldn’t have an awards ceremony without an ‘Up Do’. When the hair’s tied back it shows off your dress and make-up better. Plus it’s easier to keep the style all night long for the awards and the after party. Rather than looking too slicked back and harsh, stars are tending to go for messier up dos to create a softer, more feminine look. Nicole Kidman had a loose chignon with hair left around her face to frame it while Angelina Jolie pinned back hair into a soft style. It was up but loosely so you could see her stunningly beautiful face.
     
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    (3) The Sleek Pony A ponytail is a great hairstyle for an important night out as it takes the hair off the face and looks amazing from the back and the sides. It’s a sophisticated look and makes the wearer looked groomed and glossy.
     
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    Halle Berry, a veteran of awards ceremonies, chose a pony for this big night out and nailed it. As you can see, this is a great hairstyle for ladies with fringes and the fringe adds an extra dimension to the shape.

     

    What was your favourite style? Make a note of it and we’ll help you to look like a million dollars at your next big event.

    January 8, 2018