Blog posts tagged with 'haircare'

6 Top Tips - Stay Cool This Summer - Tuesday, July 10, 2012


 Looking good in summer requires a totally different skill set to the cooler months. Normally well behaved hair can turn frizzy, eye shadow turns to grease and hair colour fades, nightmare. No need to worry though, Salon Secrets has prepared 6 top tips to help you keep your cool this summer.

1) Embrace the Heat – face it, summer and super straight hair don’t mix. The humidity will turn even the most naturally straight hair curly. Rather than fight it, get on board. Curly beach hair is a good summertime look and really manageable with anti-frizz products.

2) Fading Hair Colour –We all know that the heat can cause hair colour to fade. Nothing looks better in summer than lighter hair. Plus, if your new tan is making your hair seem a bit ‘blah’, maybe now is the time to liven it up with some highlights.

3) Ditch the Foundation – Some girls can’t cope without their foundation but this can become an issue during summer. Wearing foundation in the sun can lead to you overheating and your foundation forming a ‘cakey’ texture to boot. Our top tip is to replace the foundation with a tinted moisturizer. Tinted moisturizer will still cover up any blemishes but without excess heat.

4) Daring Digits – The good weather will mean that you will probably be flaunting your toes a lot. To make sure they stand out in the summer sun, we suggest going for bold, vibrant colours like green or orange. They look great on most skin types and will make you stand out; just make sure you consider whether your colours match your sandals.

5) Avoid Makeup Meltdown – We know how annoying it is when your eye shadow starts seeping into your eyelid creases. To avoid this simply prime your lids with an eye shadow base, this will have the effect of making your base work like primer. If you get a good base you should find that your eyeliner will hold in place but to be certain apply eye shadow over the line to set it. It’s also a good summer time tip to skip pencil eyeliners and go for liquid liners instead as these will budge less as the day goes on. Finally, waterproof mascara is a must.

6) Wear Your Hair High – You might always wear your hair down but during summer this increases the chance of sweat ruining your hairdo. As well as looking great in the sun, pony tails, loose buns, headbands or ballerina bands will stop this from happening. 

Tags: Make up, Haircare
Comments (0)
Rolling on the River - Tuesday, January 10, 2012

For those of you local to the River Mersey you were already well aware of this so called ‘roller girl’. It was back in 2008 when this trend first hit the shores of Liverpool, with the likes of Abbie Clancy, Coleen Rooney and Jennifer Elison stepping out in their giant rollers, it even managed to make national headlines with the likes of the Daily Mail reporting on this so called craze.

Now entering 2012 this craze has well and truly developed into a trend among glam girls across the country , even celebrities such as Katie Price and Beyonce have jumped on the band wagon. And if any of you still weren’t familiar with this fashion hit, then Desperate Scousewives has confirmed any doubts, with most of their cast memebers sporting this look.
So what makes this trend so popular?
Hair stylist Andrea Daly of Barbara Daly Hair and Beauty in Lime Street explained to the Liverpool Echo: "It's a status thing. It announces the fact you're going out that night and intend to have the biggest, most gorgeous hair possible." So is it a convenience, is it a fashion trend or do these girls simply just want beautiful hair? Either way this latest accessory has us wanting to reach for our rollers too, especially if it means achieving locks worthy of Beyonce!


Tags: Haircare
Comments (0)
A new miracle hair treatment? - Friday, December 16, 2011

If there’s a new trend out there, we’re always first to get involved and give it a go!  So when we heard about OSMO’s Berber Oil being the new miracle treatment for lacklustre hair, we just had to try it.  Containing a unique blend of Argan oil and linoleic acid, it is said to transform hair and give it unbeatable shine...sounds intriguing, yes?

Made from the nuts of the Argan tree (which grows almost exclusively in Morocco), Argan oil is gently extracted by Moroccan women using a process which has been developed and fine-tuned over time.  For centuries, women have known about the benefits of the oil, which due to the high level of Vitamin E and fatty acids it contains, is great for helping a wide variety of skin conditions!  Problem areas such as dry skin, acne, psoriasis, eczema, and even wrinkles are said to improve by using the oil, but, more than that, it helps provide intensive nourishment to dry and damaged hair, leaving it silky smooth and easy to manage!
OSMO have fused the oil of this age old tradition with the beauty of modern science, and created this styling product which can treat and nourish the hair at the same time!  Not only will hair be left super shiny and soft, but restored to pristine condition!

Tags: Haircare
Comments (0)