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    How we are keeping you safe at Sinéad Kelly London

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    IMPORTANT! PLEASE READ PRIOR TO YOUR APPOINTMENT SO THAT WE CAN ENSURE A SMOOTH RUNNING AND SAFE ENVIRONMENT FOR OUR TEAM AND CLIENTS. THE SALON EXPERIENCE MAY BE DIFFERENT BUT WE WILL CONTINUE TO DELIVER OUR PROMISE OF A BESPOKE, LUXURY HAIR EXPERIENCE

    Temporary changes and health and safety measures

    • We have extended the timing of all our services in the salon. This will prevent overlapping of clients and allow time for cleaning and sanitising sections between appointments.
    • If you have not already made your appointment, we require a £50 booking fee or 50% if your service is over £300. Please note this booking fee is non-refundable.
    • Due to high demand and after being closed for nearly 4 months we need to get our business up and running again, so we have had to extend our cancellation policy. We will require 1 weeks’ notice for any cancellations or changes to your appointment which include only wanting part of your service on the day. Any appointment cancelled outside of this notice period we would have to charge 50%.
    • If you are displaying any symptoms of COVID-19 (high temperature/fever, consistent cough, loss of taste/smell). Then you must not come to the salon for your appointment and notify us straight away. We will then rebook your appointment for no earlier than 14 days. Our cancellation policy is not applicable for this and therefore you will not be charged.
    • We are unable to serve hot or cold refreshments or magazines, please feel free to bring any of these to the salon for yourself and take them home after your appointment.
    • Clients can choose to wear a face covering whilst with us. However, the government guidelines state this is not compulsory.
    • We are unable to take your coat or personal belongings at the moment, so please keep these to a minimum for now. You will be able to use the vacant seat next to you to leave these items.
    • Our staff will wash/sanitise hands on arrival to work and will continue regularly through the day and of course in between every client.
    • Our towels, gowns and capes will be single use and we will be either binned or washed at 60-90 degrees after every use.
    • We will have a one-way system in place in the salon, so please follow the arrows when moving around the salon floor.
    • All door handles and any areas that are touched regularly will be fully sanitised regularly.
    • We have disposable paper towels, disinfectant wipes, bacterial hand wash available in the toilet.
    • The toilet will be cleaned very regularly and will have a staff rota on display.
    • We will have bottles of hand sanitiser throughout the whole salon for use for staff and clients.
    • Please note we have not added any extra charges for all the PPE our business is currently having to adhere to in order to keep our salon safe for our staff and clients.

    Arrival at the Salon

    • Please arrive for your appointment on time.
    • You must come to your appointment alone. Unfortunately, we cannot currently accommodate friends or children.
    • When you arrive for your appointment we ask if you can wait outside the salon. Once your seat and the area you will sit in is fully sanitised, our assistant will invite you in.
    • When you come into the reception area we have our hand sanitising area, you will need to sanitise you’re hands upon arrival.
    • Unfortunately, due to social distancing we cannot hug or shake your hand at this time, which makes us sad as we are a very warm welcoming salon.
    • Please maintain your social distancing with our team and other clients where you can in the salon at all times.
    • Our team will be wearing the appropriate PPE following government guidelines.

    Consultation Procedure

    • Our consultations will be conducted through the mirror whilst your stylist stands behind you.
    • As per guidelines we cannot sit face to face.
    • We also have to limit how long we spend on a consultation.
    • If you are looking for a complete change and haven’t spoken with Sinéad or one of the team please email info@sineadkellylondon.com sending a selfie to show us how your hair is at the moment, along with any information we need to know and also any hair inspiration images. For the inspiration images we always advise looking at our instagram @sineadkellyldn as we know all the history of all our clients and we can advise you more accurately. Once we have this we can arrange a call.

    Backwash Procedure

    • Protective screens have been fitted between backwash seats for your safety.
    • The backwash basin will be fully sanitised between uses.
    • An assistant will be looking after you, they will be wearing fresh PPE and their hands will be sanitised.
    • All equipment used on your hair will be sterilised before and after use.

    Services

    • Each working station and client chair will be fully sanitised between use.
    • Every chair in between each client will not be in use.
    • All technical equipment including, scissors, combs, brushes, hairdryers etc will be fully sanitised.
    • Your stylist will sanitise their hands when entering and leaving your designated workstation.
    • During your colour service, your stylist will wear gloves.
    • During cut and blow-dry services, your stylist will sanitise their hands.

    Retail

    • Try to touch as few things as possible. If you need any help with retail, please ask for assistance.
    • All retail products have been sanitised and will be sanitised again before they are handed over.

    Payment and leaving the Salon

    • We will complete your checkout at your designated workstation to avoid any waiting.
    • We recommend everyone to pay with any contactless payment option such as apple pay or google pay.
    • Both payment machine and iPad will be sanitised after every use.
    • Please have your diary to hand for a smooth rebooking departure.
    • When exiting the salon, please bring all your personal items including any items for the bin.

    We can’t wait to see you.

    Sinéad & team

    July 2, 2020

    COVID-19 Temporary Closure

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    It is with a heavy heart that from Tuesday 24th March we will close our doors until further notice. We have a responsibility to look after the health of our amazing staff, the families we all go home to each day and of course our wonderful clients.

    It goes without saying that the current situation we all face is nothing like we have ever known before and this is undoubtedly the right thing to do. We all need to do our bit and support our amazing healthcare workers through this terrible time. This sacrifice is nothing compared to the sacrifice they are making each day.

    Next week we will be contacting clients who have appointments from 24th March until the 21st of April to reschedule to a later date. Any appointments from 22nd of April we will keep them as they are and will contact you in due course if we need to reschedule them. We will still be contactable on our usual number and email address during our normal opening hours to make appointments for the future, purchase gift vouchers and retail. For retail purchases we plan to open for one hour a week when clients can stop by and pick up their purchases. Please keep an eye out for details on this to follow.

    The staff and I appreciate your continued support during this time.

    We will closely follow the government guidance and only reopen when it is safe to do so. When we’re back we will ready to make you look and feel fantastic.
    Please stay positive, safe and support one another.
    With love from Sinead and the team at Sinead Kelly London

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    Email: info@sineadkellylondon.com  www.sineadkellylondon.com

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    March 21, 2020

    COVID-19 Salon Policies and Procedures

    Sinéad Kelly London would like to reassure clients that we are committed to adhering to Public Health England’s advice and protocols in our salon, to help prevent the spread of this virus. The well-being of our clients and staff is our absolute priority .

    Sinéad Kelly London pride ourselves on our excellent hygiene practices however we are now also implementing the following measures:

    • Door handles will be sprayed with anti-bacterial spray throughout the day
    • The toilet will be cleaned and sprayed with anti bacterial spray throughout the day
    • The reception area will be sprayed with anti-bacterial spray throughout the day
    • After each payment the card machine will also be sprayed with anti bacterial spray after each use
    • Staff will wash their hands thoroughly in between clients
    • All equipment will be sterilised after each client
    • Glasses, cutlery, cups and saucers will go through the dishwasher after each and every use and will not be hand washed
    • Each section, seat, footstool and washbasin will be sprayed with anti bacterial spray after each client

    As always at the end of each day we have the salon thoroughly cleaned and disinfected in preparation for the following day

    WE REQUEST THE FOLLOWING FROM OUR CLIENTS AND VISITORS

    • We respectively ask all clients to wash their hands upon arrival
    • If you are feeling unwell, to cancel your appointment and we will put a reminder in our diary to reschedule for a later date
    • We will also not be providing magazines or IPads at this time, so please feel free to bring in your own reading material

    We hope you understand the above requests. We are taking every precaution as we realise at this present time people are concerned with being out and about until further information is provided.

    We wish you all good health and thank you for continuing to place your trust in us.
    For more information and guidance about Coronavirus, please visit www.gov.uk/government/topical-events/coronavirus-covid-19-uk-government-response.

     

     

    March 17, 2020

    Notification of Price Change 2020 – Effective 1st January 2020

    We would like to inform you that we will be increasing the prices of our services effective from the 1st of January 2020.

    We have held our prices for the last 5 years, yet our suppliers have steadily increased their prices each year. During this time we have absorbed these increases. However, in order to continue providing you with the level of service and quality that we are proud of, we do need to make the changes to our pricing.

    We would like to thank you for your continued loyalty.

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    December 5, 2019

    Why Wait Till The New Year To See Our New Look

    frontofsalonAs we celebrate our 10 year Anniversary in February 2020 its all change for Sinead Kelly London. Moving into 2020 the salon’s reputation has gone from strength to strength as we pave the way to being one of London’s go-to salons. Now is the time that salon owners and power couple Sinead and Andy decided to give the salon a modern and luxurious look.

    No expense was spared in the quarter of a million pound refit as Sinead and Andy worked tirelessly with builders, light engineers and furniture suppliers to create a space that truly represented the brand and the new direction SKL are going in. From the moment you walk into the salon you are greeted by one of the members of the SKL family at the modern reception area, directly behind is a bespoke shelving unit displaying the trophies and awards the salon has won; the latest of which being the coveted L’Oreal Colour Trophy. Sinead and Vas (the resident colour specialist) nabbed the trophy in June 2019 in a record breaking win, Vas being the only colourist to ever win the award twice. We are very excited to announce that Sinead and Vas will be showcasing their winning look on the world stage when they venture to Milan in March 2020 for the International Colour Trophy. The

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    Next to this is a salon1private consultation table for new clients who wish to discuss hair colour, cut and style options as well as existing clients who might want a more in-depth consultation prior to their appointment if looking for a change.

    You are then guided through to an impeccably designed salon floor; pendant lights and soft furnishings from West Elm bring warmth to an ultra chic and modern space. The lighting ranges from track lighting that runs across the ceiling, reminiscent of Hollywood film sets, to golden pendant globes above sections and on the walls to mirror backlighting all carefully selected to create the correct ambience. The main lighting is flattering to the client and ensures your colour tone is exactly as it should be.

    A ‘community’ table stretches along the central part of the salon, designed by Sinead and made reality by the fine Italian brand Maletti. This table means clients and stylists can work opposite each other promoting a social and community feel. The mirrors that divide each section can be removed in order to hold meetings with staff or cresalon2ative discussions to ensure the team are always at the forefront of fashion and new trends. All seating is also Maletti and made of beautiful Italian leather to ensure the utmost comfort during your visit.

    Sinead and Andy worked alongside L’Oreal Professionel and Kerastase to create a hair bathing area luxurious in treatments and products, exquisite in design and most importantly an environment of relaxation, tranquillity and indulgence. Massage chairs with rising footrests mean you can choose exactly how you prefer to enjoy this integral part of your salon visit. Sonos is installed throughout the salon and calming, dulcet spa music fills the hair bathing area in contrast to the upbeat deep house sounds that brings vibrancy and fun to the main salon. Every tiny but important detail has been thought through to ensure Sinead Kelly London remains at the forefront of excellent service as well as fashion. It provides a high-end and lavish experience very rarely found outside central London salons, showcasing why theysalon4 are the go-to salon for colour and current national winners of one of the biggest awards in the country. The team are more like a family and this will be instantly noticeable when visiting as a warm and friendly environment is integral to the salon’s success.

    2020 is a very exciting year for Sinead Kelly London. Sinead and her highly trained team look forward to welcoming you into this new space of creativity, fashion and design in order to give you the highest level of service and care in London hairdressing. As we raise a toast to a fantastic decade of SKL we also raise a toast to the next, making sure we continue to go from strength to strength and keep our reputation of excellence in one of the world’s most fashion washareaforward and thrilling cities.

    Don’t miss out and make sure you get your Christmas appointment booked in with one of our fabulous team members by either call 0208392244 or email info@sineadkellylondon.com

    Check out our work on instagram @sineadkellyldn

    Our Christmas opening hours mean we are closed on the 24th December and reopen on the 2nd January

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    Autumn/Winter Hair Colour Trends 2019

    As the weather turns cooler things are hotting up in the world of hair colour. Here I talk you through two of the biggest colour trends this season.

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    2019 lets platinum blonde take a back seat and introduces one of the hottest trends right now: Antique Hair. To achieve this look successfully aim for soft golden hues, hints of rose gold and a blonde that reflects light for a glow-like shine. It harks back to the soft focus and romantic lighting reminiscent of 70’s photography and film and adds a touch of glamour to both light and dark blondes. The key to achieving this new trend is to do a combination of warm and cool tones when colouring the hair; muted gold, champagne and beige. This is a colour which will suit most blonde clients, however assess the natural tones in the hair; if on a warmer natural base inject cooler tones by making the primary tone ashen and if the natural base is cooler then a warm primary tone followed by a secondary cool tone will work better. Dependent on how adventurous your client is you can either go for an all over sepia look by toning prelightened hair or if they prefer a more subtle nod to the trend use your more golden colours in highlights. It’s a great way to warm up skin tones and adds a healthy shine which makes the look much more appealing to blonde clients of all ages and hair lengths. Ensure you keep your locks super healthy by doing an intense conditioning treatment after colouring in-salon and using home products advised by your stylist to maintain shine and the integrity of the hair between services.

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    Spice Rack

    Things are heating up even further this year with inspiration from the rich, sumptuous tones found in spices from around the world. Colour is becoming bolder with Turmeric yellows, luxurious paprika reds and deep clove brunettes. It’s a trend redheads, blondes and brunettes can embrace equally which makes it accessible to all. For maximum impact and for your more adventurous clients go for an all over gloss and for clients who might want a touch of spice, use more freehand techniques like balayage and slices to add a taste of colour. Earthy in nature, this trend is reflective of what is currently happening socially with people becoming much more environmentally conscious and looking after our planet. To get maximum results ensure the hair is well looked after and in optimum condition to avoid colour fade and pre-colour hair that requires more attention to create the desired depth and tone. For lighter clients take inspiration from softer hues like that found in cinnamon and for real impact on blondes who want to make a statement look to stronger shades such as saffron. Layer glosses to draw on the complexity and depth found in the colour of spices. This is a trend you can really have fun with but make sure clients are aware that without the right after care it will fade quicker.

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    Step into Spring with Smartbond

    Sinèad Kelly London are excited to present Smartbond as part of our hair treatment repertoire. We have been using it for a few months now and as you can see from the images of some of our clients, the results are something to write about. Whether you opt for going brighter as the months get warmer or go for the luxe, golden blondes and rich, velvety brunettes that are set to be the hair colour trend this Spring/Summer, Smartbond is the treatment for you. smartbond

    Smartbond is a two-part, in-salon treatment that protects and strengthens hair during the colouring and/or lightening process, and brightens and softens dyed hair over time. Smartbond is a new generation bond strengthening system that has been specifically formulated to work in synergy with the L’Oreal prelightener and colour products. This is what sets it apart from other bonding treatments out there on the market. It is a two-step process which allows your colourist to protect the hair and prevent damage during your technical service here at Sinead Kelly London. Smartbond is added to your colour when mixed and applied as normal. This colour is processed for the usual time. When the colour is ready to come off the hair is rinsed without shampoo and towel dried. Smartbond is applied as a pre-shampoo all over and left on for 10 minutes. This is then rinsed and shampoo and conditioner is applied as normal.

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    Even better news, there is also a Smartbond take-home product that can be used weekly to ensure your locks are looked after in between appointments. Great news for both you as a client and us as stylists, it means we can now have less limitations when deciding on going brighter as the weather gets warmer. Ask your stylist, on your next visit, for more information and start your journey to healthier, shinier hair.

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    February 26, 2019

    Meet Executive Stylist Sara Bergantini

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    For the past few months, we’ve introduced you to members of the Sinéad Kelly London team and it’s now Sara’s turn to step into the limelight.

    She’s the L’Oreal Colour Trophy 2016 UK and London winner and then picked up an award for Young Talent at the World L’Oreal Colour Trophy.

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    Not only are her haircutting and colouring skills exceptional but her advice is much sought after. She is up to date with the latest trends and a keen fashionista so you can trust that she knows the answer to your questions about which length and style would suit you best.

    Also, if you’re looking for an up-do then Sara’s your girl. For all special occasions, she can work with you to get you red carpet ready.

    Here, she reveals her career highlights and gives us her unique insight into hair trends and haircare advice.

     

    Q: First of all, tell us about the L’Oreal colour trophy – how did you come up with the winning look?

    A: Me and Vas both came up with the winning look. We wanted a bespoke, dramatic denim blue colour with a classic blunt cut. It was something that L’Oreal had never seen before and that’s why it won.

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    Q: On the day itself, how did you stay calm under pressure?

    A: I don’t think you ever stay calm, to be honest. It’s how you deal with the pressure and get over it that matters. I remember crying my eyes out in the morning as I wanted it so bad! But once I got the tears out the way it made me much more focused and determined!

     

    Q: What are your tips for how to keep hair healthy when colouring it?

    A: I would recommend to make the most of the treatments we have in our salon like Kerastase fusion dose. Then, once you’re at home you should keep it hydrated by using a hair mask that you leave on once a week.

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    Q: Do certain skin types suit certain hair colours?

    A: Yes I believe that cool tones and warm tones always depend on skin tones. Sometimes skin tone changes when you get older so you need to find something that suits your complexion. If you come into the salon, I can assess it and we can work out what will look great on you.

     

    Q: How can someone ensure their colour stays vibrant for as long as possible?

    A: If you are going for the likes of red, brunette colours on your hair you will need to get it topped up every 6-8 weeks to keep the vibrancy of the tone! If you are blonde then treatments are the key to keep it looking shiny – eg hair masks and Olaplex.

     

    Q: If someone leads a busy lifestyle and goes to the gym a lot, is there a way they can keep their hair fresh without having to wash it daily?

    A:  I love dry shampoo. You don’t need to wash your hair every day as hair is supposed to produce natural oils.

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    Q: What hair trends are you excited to see in 2019?

    A:  The next hair trend this year I think will be short haircuts. I think people will embrace the pixie cut more and try more dramatic looks.

     

    Q: What looks have you done recently that you’re proud of?

    You can see my work on the @SineadKellyLdn Instagram account. The ones credited to @sarabergantini are mine, including:

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    Q: Where do you find your inspiration?

    A:  I find my inspiration from social media and from fashion shows and from hair exhibitions. I am organising a trip for the Sinéad Kelly London team to see the Dior exhibition at the V&A, which will hopefully make us feel creative.

     

    Q: What are your goals for 2019?

    A: I would like to do the L’Oreal colour trophy again this year.  I would also like to do a photo shoot for my own collection.

    So now you now what Sara can do! If you fancy booking in to see her in person, please call the salon on 020 8392 2444. You could also follow @SaraBergantini on Instagram as well as @sineadkellyldn

    February 15, 2019

    Love is in the hair!

    Show a little TLC to your hair this Valentine’s day with Smartbond.

    Smartbond can be used as a part of your colour service or as a stand-alone treatment which can be up kept at home using Smartbond number 3 as a weekly conditioning treatment.

    Smartbond is a hair strengthening service that protects bonds while colouring, highlighting and straightening.

    The Smartbond conditioner follows the in salon treatment to maintain the condition and strength of the hair at home for use on all hair types.

    Show your locks a little love and ask your stylist how Smartbond can help transform your hair.

    We have put together some hair inspo especially for this V. day.

    1:The Tousled Temptress

    Olivia Palermo and Chrissy Teigen are often seen sporting this beachy, relaxed wave that  embodies surfer girl next door look.

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    2: The Victoria ‘s Secret Voluminos Vamp

    Channel Lily Adridge and Candice Swanepoel and vamp up your curls to show off your wild side.

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    3: Sleek & Slinky.

    Team your LBD with a sleek blowdry, think Hailey Baldwin if going for the style of the moment- the glass bob or for longer styles go for a Kim Kardashian inspired sleek look.kim-kardashian-teen-choice-awards-20141 hailey-baldwin-bob-z

    Ask your stylist for tips on achieving these looks and about our in-salon smartbond treatment to keep hair in optimum condition.

    Meet Executive Stylist Vas Mikellides

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    We’ve introduced some of the Sinéad Kelly London ladies through our Q&As with Azzurra and Gitanna and now it’s time to get to know our man of the salon, Vas.

    You may have noticed him during your visit because not only does he make his clients look gorgeous and effortlessly glam, he’s very good at listening. After a few hours with Vas, everyone looks and feels better!

    Drawing is another of his talents and he’s a trained illustrator. This helps him greatly with his balayage, he paints on colour with the skill of an artist. He’s also able to visualise the overall look so he can intuitively see how to make a client look their best.  It worked especially well when his design led Sinéad Kelly London to the UK L’Oreal Colour Trophy win. Out of all the thousands of salons in the country, nobody has the vision like our Vas.

     

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    In this Q&A, he shares some of his hair knowledge to explain how we can all be happier with our locks this year and reveals some of his career highlights. Let’s get started!

    Q: What hair trends are you excited to see in 2019?

    Super shiny, luxe glass hair is going to be the biggest trend in 2019 and as a colourist, the healthier and shinier the hair, the more beautiful the colour reflects. Platinum blonde and bleached hair is losing its lustre and women are yearning for glossy, luxe locks.

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    Q: If someone wanted to start a new year with a hair makeover, what would you advise them before they did it?

    When researching possible looks, ensure you find imagery with hair that appears similar in thickness and texture to your own. There is no use looking at images of heavy, thick styles when your own hair is finer or vice versa. Also, think of maintenance, expense and keeping up the overall look.

     

    Q: Are they any ways that people can change their look without having a drastic cut or colour?

    Experiment with styling, so if you normally wear your hair straight try curling it or a soft wave. Don’t be afraid to play and mix up your look, we often full into ‘safety looks’ and not changing up our style.

     

    Q: Do you have any tips for how to make a blow dry last longer?

    The classic is a silk pillow, it wont pull on the hair like cotton can, making your blow dry last. If you really want to protect your style and give it longevity a hair net always helps. You might look like Nora Batty as you sleep but the old school techniques work the best.

     

    Q: What’s the best way to fight frizz in the winter months?

    Spending just a little more time when styling hair in the morning and sealing the ends of the cuticle when blow drying will help prevent frizz. However, there are also some fantastic serums available too that aren’t too heavy, I would recommend either L’Oreal Mythic Oil for finer hair and Kerastase Elixir Ultime for thicker hair.

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    Q: You’ve had a long and successful career. What have been some of your highlights?

    Winning the L’Oreal Colour Trophy alongside Sara and Sinéad was a huge highlight, of course. I am also working on some creative shoots on the side which is exciting! I’m exploring different areas of hair fashion, stretching myself and coming out of my comfort zone. So, I would say right now is a hugely exciting time in my career and an ongoing highlight.

     

    Q: What looks have you done recently that you’re proud of? 

    Using the new Redken shades EQ  I really like the Opal blonde I created:

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    I am a huge fan of copper so this was also a favourite:

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    Q: You have great talent as an illustrator. Tell us about that and do you think it helps with styling hair?

    Coming from a creative background and one like illustration, I am always thinking of design and visualising the overall look which helps in either consumer hair or when designing a look for a shoot.

     

    Q: Where do you find your inspiration?

    Social media is a big virtual source but I would say just day to day life, being inspired by art and my surroundings. I like to visit galleries and also studied film so these are all great sources of inspiration for me.

     

    Q: What are your goals for 2019?

    My goals for 2019 are to push myself creatively, really come out of my comfort zone and produce a portfolio of work in and out of salon for the sake of keeping it fresh and interesting. I really want to work on my craft.

     

    Hopefully this post has been useful? If you fancy booking in to use Vas’s skills, please call the salon on 020 8392 2444. You could also follow @vasmikellides on Instagram as well as @sineadkellyldn

    January 20, 2019