Creative Colouring at No 11

Here at No 11 we are loving the creative colour trend. Yes highlights and lowlights are fabulous, especially for that multi-dimensional blonde effect, or for those of us that get those pesky grey hairs - but the sun kissed blondes are getting us really excited. 

Our wonderful hair colour range is from the colour house Davines. Davines are based in Parma, Italy in 1983 by the Bollati family. They are found in over 78 countries worldwide, with headquarters in New York, Paris & London. Supplied by Davines is an incredible tool that allows us to do an effect known as 'Flamboyage'. These specially created papers enable us to artistically select and design the placement of the sections of hair, meaning we can concentrate either round the face, through the lower sections, nearer or further to the root - the options are endless - but what this means is your hair is a complete original, literally like a piece of art.

The other wonderful thing about this technique is that the style of this look lends itself to an easily maintainable style, meaning that in actual fact you only need the colour refreshing about every 3-4 months. 

We are also masters of the slightly more statement ombré, which is where the colour difference is more towards the ends of the hair, and is more of a definite fade from a darker roots to lighter ends.

Don't forget we offer free 15 minute consultations, so if you're not sure what you want or what would suit you just contact us and see what we can do! 

Before and after (before was not created at No 11)

 

 

Soft Flamboyage

How to get de-tangled beautiful hair

 

Ok, so first of all, let me say sorry for our pathetic attempt for blogging - we have been so busy in the salon making people beautiful (or more beautiful) that I haven't had time, however, stick with me we are going to try and do something at least once a month...

SO! How to keep your hair in fab condition? Here are some top tips

1) A silk pillow - these are fabulous for reducing friction on your hair as you toss and turn in bed. Especially good for those who suffer with baby hair round the hair line. These are great as they have a silk top side and cotton underside so they don't have you sliding everywhere. 

2) Tie your hair up in different positions when you go to bed - less stress is caused with the hair tucked out of the way, however make sure you vary the position, pig tails, low pong, high bun, so the hair isn't stressed in the same place to often. Also stay away from hair ties with metal on them - there is no excuse as even Primark stock these great things! 

3) Condition- invest in a deep conditioner, lather it on and leave for at least 10 minutes once a week. Stay away from Head and Shoulders unless you need it - and whatever you do stay away from 2in1 shampoo and conditioners. Can you reverse a car at the same time as driving? No, so don't ask your hair to try and do a similar thing. The shampoo opens the cuticle to get in and clean it, the conditioner smoothes and closes the cuticle. Never forget to condition after shampooing! 

4) Take your time when brushing your hair, especially when wet. Tangle Teezers are amazing and you can get them in Boots. You may love pulling through your hair at the speed of light but it will only cause you flyaways, static and split ends down the line. Especially amazing for bleached hair - well worth the money. 

5) Care for your hair - if you have long hair that gets whipped around in the wind, invest in carrying a little brush to help de-tangle before it gets really bad! Taking two minutes for a quick lunch time brush can save you pain later on.

6) Invest in a good product. A serum, a heat protector, some kind of help for your hair will protect the ends and a little bit of serum or oil will help the ends stay sleek and smooth.

We hope this helps a little bit - try doing some or all of these tips and after a few weeks you should notice an improvement. If you need any help with product we have some fantastic Davines and other bits we can help you with.

NEW YEAR NEW YOU

Here at No 11, we are on a bit of a mission. We want to make people feel fabulous. 

Ok, so most of us realise we're never going to look like Cheryl Cole or Julia Roberts, but women are so hard on themselves! We are constantly fed airbrushed images of 'perfect' women, and it's starting to happen to the guys too. 

We can talk to you about your hair, find out how we can make the most of what you've got. It may be product, you may need a lesson in blowdrying. The brush you're using? The wrong colour tone for your skin, face shape, lifestyle. We may only 'do hair' but we have many tools up our sleeves :) 

Perhaps you're stuck in a make-up rut? Book in for a make-up lesson with Rachel & she can go through your make-up bag and offer you a completely un-biased non sale run through about what you are using and how you are applying it - she can recommend various options and tricks to make the most of your beauty.