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    Summer holiday hair

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    Has all the warm weather we’ve been having recently got you thinking about your summer holidays? Us too. Before we know it schools will have broken up and we’ll be bundling kids, partners and half the wardrobe onto a plane in search of some sunshine.

    Here’s our five-step guide to how you can keep your hair looking its best during your holiday.

    1. Pre-plan your colour

    Although it may be tempting to get your hair coloured just before you jet off, sun and swimming can accelerate the fading process. We recommend you get your hair coloured one week before you go so the dye has time to bond to your hair and you won’t have any nasty surprises – we all know someone who has had a green hair disaster.

    1. Keep your hair strong

    Strong sun, salt water and chlorine can be hard on your hair. To keep stressed-out locks from ruining your relaxation, take care of your hair before you go. Book in for a revolutionary Olaplex treatment in salon – this miracle product is proven to target hair strand structure, reconnecting bonds broken by colouring and daily life. It will give your hair the strength it needs to stand up to summer.

    1. Try a new holiday shade

    Shake things up with a temporary colour change while you’re away. One of our favourite quick wins is to run a little pastel colour through light hair for a soft, carefree colour lift. Have a look at the latest rose gold hair colour trend for inspiration.

    1. Protect against the rays

    You’d never forget to protect your skin, so why neglect your hair? Before you go, stock up on some products that will protect your hair from becoming dry and brittle through sun damage. Most hair sunscreens comes as a spritz which also add a lovely shine, plus you can get some that work on both hair and skin and smell amazing. You’ll wonder how you ever lived without it.

    1. Get some TLC when you return

    Your hair is likely to grow quicker when you’re in the sunshine due to the increased vitamin D, which is linked to hair growth. So when you return home head down to the salon for some TLC including a Fusion Dose Kerastase treatment, aimed to give your hair all the nourishment it needs. Add a blow dry and you’ll be ready to show off your look, complete with tan, to your friends.

     

     

     

     

    May 16, 2016

    Hair contouring: The individually-tailored beauty trend

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    First there was face contouring, made famous by the one and only Kim Kardashian, where darker and lighter shades of make up are applied to create shape and accent specific facial features. Then hair contouring followed and hair stylists never looked back.

    The secret to hair contouring is  identifying face shape. A professional hair stylist will do this for you during a consultation, as well as discussing what features you wish to accentuate. But here’s our guide to the different shapes if you’re looking in the mirror at home:

    Round face: The length and width of your face are about the same. Usually characterised by a shorter forehead and chin with a rounded jawline.

    Emma Stone and Cameron Diaz have classic round face shapes

    Square face: The length, width and jawline are just about equal in size. Characteristics are similar to those of the round face, with a sharper jawline.

    Angelina Jolie and Keira Knightley both have square face shapes

    Rectangular face: This face shape is longer than it is wide but with a more defined angular jawline and a broader forehead.

    Kristen Stewart has a classic rectangular face shape

    Oblong face: Your face is noticeably longer than wide, with a broad forehead, cheekbones and jaw line. The shape will roughly resemble a rectangle with softer corners.

    Cara Delevigne has a classic oblong face shape

     Heart shape: The face is defined by a wider forehead and a narrow pointed chin, similar in shape to an inverted triangle.

    Scarlett Johansson and Reese Witherspoon both have heart shaped faces

     Oval shape: Your face will resemble an egg shape. This is often considered the hourglass of face-shapes and is desirable due to its versatility.

     Beyoncé is well-known for her oval face shape

     Once you know your face shape, the detailed placement of colour and choice of complementary tones can work together to instantly make your face seem more defined and your favourite features emphasised. For example, for a round face it is common to strobe with light colour at the front and add darker colour to the back to soften the features.

    Contouring is fairly low maintenance and regrowth is much more manageable than block colour.

    All the stylists and colourists at Sinéad Kelly London are trained in hair contouring and know all the secrets to creating the perfect, personalised look. Ask them to show you in your next appointment: bit.ly/SKLcontact

    Sinéad Kelly London Takes Hairdressing To The Next Level

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    A local salon Sinéad Kelly London in White Hart Lane, Barnes has been awarded a place in the hairdressing industry’s most fashion-led live hairdressing competition the L’Oréal Colour Trophy 2013 for both Ladies and Gents category. The acclaimed event will be happening on the 4th April in London.

    To gain a prestigious place in the Regional final the salon submitted a photograph demonstrating their technical expertise and their fashion awareness on a male or female model. Sinéad Kelly London were quickly noticed for their ability to produce a modern and inspirational hair colour with a stunning editorially inspired finish and shook off stiff competition of over 2000 entries from across the UK.

    Sinéad Kelly London will now require a stunning, catwalk confident model to put both their knowledge of catwalk trends and technical skill to the test on as they complete their model look live in just 45 minutes. The goal is to create a look that encapsulates the brief of a ‘well executed, inspirational, modern colour with a beautiful editorially inspired style and finish on a female model, complementing an Autumn / Winter 2013/14 fashion trend to create a show-stopping total look’.

    Sinéad Kelly, Mandy Kelly and Natasha Curry are part of a very excited salon team who are all overjoyed with having broken through to the next level of the competition. The team will now join 65 other salons from across the London region in a bid to secure both L’Oréal Colour Trophy and the L’Oréal Professionnel Men’s Image Award 2013.

    Sinéad says ‘Having won this amazing award in Ireland and having been a finalist in London several times. I am very excited that this time I am sharing this moment with my team who I have personally trained. This competiton see’s us going up against very well established central London salons and large chain salons. What an accomplishment for a independent salon to get so far. We look forward to sharing the results with our friends and clients’.

    The fashion fuelled, high energy event will be one of seven highly anticipated regional finals happening across the country and will be hosted by TVs new it girl Zoe Hardman co-host of Take Me Out: The Gossip alongside Mark Wright for ITV2. Each salon team will only have 45 tense minutes to bring their model look to life and demonstrate that they are the region’s most talented and creative hairdressers to a panel of judges consisting of acclaimed hairdressers. Award winning hairdresser and judge Trevor Sorbie MBE comments:

    It’s an amazing achievement to make it to this stage, the Regional finals have an amazing atmosphere and it’s great to bring talented hairdressers from all over the region under roof. What turns my head and captures my attention is when all the elements come together, great model with styling and makeup that work flawlessly with the cut and colour – an overall look that looks effortless.

    Sinéad Kelly London could be one of just six salons to walk away with a place in the industries longest running, glamorous awards event the 58th annual L’Oréal Colour Trophy Grand Final on June 3rd 2013 inside the elegant Grosvenor House, Park Lane, London. This stage leaves them just one step away from scooping the unparalleled grand final prize of A Year of Dreams’ An exciting mix of educational courses, creative oversees events, national media exposure and glamorous fashion shoots including a shoot with Vogue.

    For further information or media enquiries please contact pr@sineadkellylondon.com , Stephaine Walton on Stephanie.Walton@crowntalentgroup.com or Chantel Stephen in the L’Oréal Professionnel Colour Trophy Press Office Tel: 020 8762 4733 Email: cstephen@uk.loreal.com www.facebook.com/colourtrophy www.twitter.com/colourtrophy www.youtube.com/lpct1 #lpct13

    March 17, 2013

    Sinead Kelly London is officially born!

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    The official salon relaunch of Sinead Kelly London, to celebrate both our name change and the expansion of our luxury salon, was a resounding success.
    Our clients and friends partied together and we were joined by the lovely Holly Willoughby, JLS star JB Gill and his adorable girlfriend Chloe, Kimberley Wyatt, Lizzy Cundy, Strictly Come Dancing’s Robin Windsor, Kristina Rihanoff, Joe Calzaghe, Ali Bastian, Nikki Sanderson and other famous faces.
    We were grateful to our supporting brands for helping to create our glorious goodie bags! Ceteum nail polish (which is actually available in a phenomenal 280 different shades!) Loreal for the gorgeous hair products and the ladies in the salon can’t wait to wear their Ann Summers tights ☺
    OK! Magazine were on hand to cover the fun and capture plenty of shots. I can’t thank Hybrid enough for making me feel fabulous in my purple dress. Their dresses really compliment a woman’s figure! Nails by Ama’s Ama, the talented nail technician and manicurist who is now offering all of our clientele a home/office service as time is so precious, took time off from perfecting the nails of the likes of Alesha Dixon and Solange Knowles to share a champagne cocktail with us and mingle. To book an appointment with home/office appointment with Ama see www.nailsbyama.com
    It’s been a fantastic first year, and I’m so grateful to everyone including my hardworking, brilliant team and the loveliest clientele, for making it all possible. If you missed the fun at the launch, I look forward to showing you around our new extended salon and making you feel at home. Here’s to a brilliant future for Sinead Kelly London!

    See some of the pictures below from our launch night!

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    The lovely Holly took time out from her hectic schedule to pop in and toast the success of the salon

     

    Possibly THE cutest couple, JLS star JB and his dancer girlfriend Chloe

     
     
     

    Sky 1's 'Got to Dance' judge and former Pussycat doll Kimberley Wyatt looked foxy as she took time off from promoting her band 'Her Majesty & the Wolves' to celebrate with Sinead

     

    Sinead's client's TV actresses Ali Bastian, Nikki Sanderson with the gorgeous Funda from 'Made in Chelsea'

     
     

    Joe Calzaghe and Strictly Come Dancingf's Robin Windsor (currently lightening up our screens with Anita Dobson!) joined the party...

     

    Sinéad Kelly London Launch Night

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    Wow. What a great night we had on Tuesday (18th Oct)! After the extension work was completed and rebranding ‘the velvet room’ to ‘Sinéad Kelly London’ we had our launch night. The camera flashes from the paps outside had all the passers by interested in what was going on. There was food and drink inside for all of our guests and amazing goodie bags for them to take home. The evening was a great success and a big thanks to everone who came along, it was such a great turnout and the salon was buzzing.

    October 20, 2011