Scissor sharpening and hair conditioning treatments!
11th June 2020
I'm doing many things in the background before I reopen Mango! Having my scissors sharpened and also my clippers maintained is just one of them.
As a member of the Freelance Hair Federation we get access and advice from some of the very best in the industry. We had a zoom session with Spencer Dudman and the following is the write up I did afterwards:
A very informative and interesting talk today by Spencer Dudman, Spencer Scissors, about our scissors and looking after them.
I loved his little workroom, that’s a proper workroom isn’t it?? Reminds me of my dads shed years ago!
Do you know the difference between clipper oil and scissor oil?? Answers in the comments 🙏 please for all to see
Spencer talked us through
our scissors and explained the work that goes into getting our scissors in tip top condition for us.
I must admit, who knew how much work goes into them? Not me. Being informed like that and now understanding why the price is what it is reminds me of why our consultations need to inform our clients of the stages we take their hair through to get the results they’re aspiring to! And why we charge what we do 😊
Thanks to Spencer for this morning. Prices start from £55 (normally £60) as there’s an offer on for FHA members
This includes a complimentary bottle of oil and a cloth. If you have more than one pair done, mention FHA and you get these extras per scissors included in the offer.
All members are welcome to join these zoom sessions so please come along, don’t miss out!
Many of you will really be needing a restyle cut after lockdown. Unless you're going to take advantage and keep the length you've gained and continue to grow it? It's been a great time for leaving our hair, no heated tools, no over drying, no bleaching or back combing!! Are you conditioning your hair? A deep action treatment once a fortnight or week will keep your hair in tip top condition ready to be coloured and/or restyled when hairdressers can open after lockdown. I've loved using Neal's Yard Argan oil on my hair as a treatment. I use about half a palmful and saturate my hair and slept with it on overnight. When I shampoo my hair in the morning I've not needed any additional conditioner and my hair feels great, full of lustre and shine. It's really good on nail cuticles too. I'm missing having my nails done but I'm keeping my cuticles in nice condition and shape and looking good by using a teeny amount of argan oil once or twice a week. It makes me feel better too, helps towards my sense of well-being, this lockdown is a rollercoaster of emotions that I doubt any of us will escape!
Hair survival tips during Covid-19 lock down UK
30th March 2020
Whilst I've been coming to terms with having to temporarily close the salon, you, my clients, are faced with also dealing with the pandemic and all the issues and problems it brings, one of these being not being able to have your hair done.
3 years studio based in the log cabin!!
25th February 2020
One of the best decisions I've made is to be based in a studio in a log cabin in my garden.
shag haircut trend
3rd February 2020
Remember the 'Rachel cut' from Friends? This was big news and a huge trend late 80's/90's. But it wasn't a new trend then, the shag haircut was popular in the 70's and the likes of Joan Jett and David Bowie
had the shag hair cut.
Ethical hair colour
11th February 2020
Ethical hair colour?
Searching for vegan hair colour, non allergy causing PPD free hair colour? You don't need to be looking for vegan hair colour or even cruelty free hair colour that's sustainably sourced and Eco friendly. You could be recovering from a cancer diagnosis or be showing signs of allergies or gluten intolerant searching for a safe colour to use on your hair.
Special offer for Valentine's Day
21st January 2020
From now until the 14th February 2020 with every hair colour service booked you'll receive a £15 Mango gift voucher to use against your next colour appointment.
20th January 2020
Being a vegetarian who has the occasional vegan day in the week and who supports cruelty free campaigns and products I often wish that the wella products I use were also cruelty free. Sadly, they are not. This is always a problem for me as I often feel like a hypocrite as I use products that are not cruelty free. Hair colours, unfortunately, are rarely cruelty free or free from animal products such as lanolin or beeswax.
7th June 2017
Part of the Wella Master Colourist training looks in depth at skin tone and the client’s natural colouring. Having the right hair
colour makes such a difference to how you look and feel.
27th March 2017
Okay so we have all been there, you need a new haircut and wouldn’t you know it, you can’t find your brush, you're looking high and low dreading the thought of going into work with your hair all frizzed out and messy.
13th November 2016
Once a year, as a Wella Master Colour Expert, I am invited to the Wella studios in Manchester for the Master Colour congress.
I graduated as a Wella Master Colour Expert, the hairdressing industry’s most prestigious colour course, in 2011. Wella Professionals run the Master Colour Expert programme to further develop established colourists and ensure that we are the very best in our field. Being awarded with this fantastic qualification, makes us the most sought-after and in-demand professional colour specialists in the country.
6th November 2016
Last Wednesday, 2nd November, I attended a short, introductory course aimed at hairstylists wanting to improve their knowledge of trichology. Trichology is the science of hair and scalp problems and, over the years, I have had many clients who are experiencing hair and scalp problems such as thinning hair, loss of hair, psoriasis, eczema, folliculitis and many more and this is what has prompted me to attend a course and find out the most appropriate advice I can give my clients.
23rd October 2016
I am very pleased and excited to let you know that I have now added the brand Additional Lengths Remi Cachet Hair Extensions to my portfolio of hair extension companies that I use.
12 February 2015
Beautiful cool blonde shades can be achieved using Wella Illumina.
Do you wear cool based make up? Match your hair to your skin tone and go cool!
Many salons charge a premium for using Illumina as the results truly are fantastic.