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Christmas hair inspiration

With Christmas Day just over a week away, we’re here with some festive hair inspiration for party and holiday season by sharing our earlier styling tips.

You may recall 2018’s ‘Our pick of the best Christmas hair ideas’ blog post whereby we rounded up the most creative designs for Christmas-themed hair from the web.

There was everything from Christmas tree braids and snowman buns to vibrant dyes and seasonal beard decorations (for the men, obviously). Take a look and make your hair (and beard) the true embodiment of Christmas.

Cast your mind further back to 2017’s ‘Happy Christmas hair’ blog post which was all about designing the perfect party hairstyle. Refresh your memory and discover how to put as much thinking power into your hair as your do into your clothes, shoes and jewellery. Your hair is your most important fashion accessory, after all.

At Christmas, more than any other time of year, you’ll want to look your best. Steer clear of any ill-timed hair disasters by applying caution when using products or visiting your hairdresser. Should your hair get damaged through no fault of your own, contact our legal team in confidence.

Email enquiries@hairdressingclaims.co.uk, call 0800 970 9102 from a landline for free, phone 0333 202 6560 from a mobile or complete our online enquiry form.

In the meantime, wishing you and yours a very merry Christmas and happy New Year.

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Growth in cruelty free hairdressing

Cruelty free hairdressing
Cruelty free hairdressing

With the rise in vegans and vegetarians for environmental, health and ethical reasons, lifestyle choices such as these are now extending further than just diet and clothing into the beauty scene too.

In the hairdressing industry, a growing number of hair salons offer a range of treatments using products made up of ethically sourced, natural ingredients which haven’t been tested on animals in environmentally friendly packaging. You may recall our earlier blog post on this subject titled ‘Is your hair vegan?

If organic hairdressing interests you, take a look at this article on the Mancunion website. It helpfully reviews some of the best Manchester salons that comply with PETA standards. By having a read, not only can you discover where to find these vegan hairdressers, there’s also useful information on discounts available to new and repeat customers. So you can enjoy organic haircare at reasonable prices.

No nasty chemicals. No unnecessary wastage. No animal cruelty. Because having your hair done shouldn’t damage your conscience.

If you’re a follower of the Hairdressing Claims blog, you’ll know that, on rare occasions, hair appointments can end badly. Harm caused can be anything from hair breakage and scalp burns to blisters and cuts. Our legal team specialises in claims against hairdressers to support people injured through hairdressers’ negligence.

Find out more by emailing enquiries@hairdressingclaims.co.uk, calling 0800 970 9102 from a landline for free, phoning 0333 202 6560 from a mobile or completing our online enquiry form.

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Great British hair tourism trade

Hair tourism grows in popularity
Hair tourism grows in popularity

The tourism industry is booming as people travel in their droves to visit far flung places, experience new adventures, spend quality time with family and friends, and, from a professional perspective, do business with companies in different regions.

We all take holidays or plan business trips from time to time, both within our own country and internationally, but just how far would you journey for a haircut?

According to an article on the BBC website, hair tourism is enjoying a burgeoning trade in Britain from global clientele trekking around the world for the main purpose of getting their hair cut and styled whilst at the same time taking a city break.

It seems, then, a good hairdresser can be hard to come by and it’s worth travelling hundreds of miles (1,855 miles in Melissa’s case who’s gone from Sicily to Manchester in the BBC video!) for an appointment in order to get a contemporary, on-trend haircut.

Where British salons are concerned, they’re a cut above the rest as they offer unique styles and techniques, plus provide better value for money, all of which are appealing to intrepid travellers. It’s social media, Instagram particularly, that’s responsible for generating interest in our nation’s hairdressers.

We should be rightly proud of our homegrown hairdressing talent such as the entrepreneurial owner-manager who’s the star of the Manchester salon in the BBC clip. Attracting clients from locations as distant as Canada and the Middle East is no small feat, especially when hairdressing services will be readily available in their country of origin.

Watch the 1½ minute video here.

In saying this, it’s also important not to get too complacent when selecting your hairdresser. You see, just as with any sector, there are good and bad craftsmen (and women!). Check out credentials in order to make an informed choice about which hairdresser to use.

If you’ve read our earlier blog posts, you’ll know that hair appointments can end in complete disaster, albeit on extremely rare occasions. In these instances, damage can take the form of severe hair breakage or painful scalp burns and blisters. Our legal team specialises in claims against hairdressers to help injured parties affected by negligence.

Find out more by emailing enquiries@hairdressingclaims.co.uk, calling 0800 970 9102 from a landline for free, phoning 0333 202 6560 from a mobile or completing our online enquiry form.

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Recovery for ravaged hair

Damaged hair
Damaged hair

We recently wrote about the causes, signs and fixes of damaged hair (check out ‘How to care for damaged hair’). Today’s post is an extension of our earlier advice based on the experience of someone who suffered bleach-ravaged hair and recovered it back to health.

You see, we found this story on the www.rocknrollbride.com website. The author, Kat, has striking pink hair with purple roots in a beautiful ombre effect. Two years prior to penning her blog post, though, was a different story altogether. Due to hairdresser negligence, where bleach had been applied carelessly and overlapped, Kat’s hair was stretchy when wet, and straw-like and thin when dry.

With the help of her ‘fairy hairmother’, Kat managed to reverse the damage and shares how with other people who may find themselves in a similar, sad situation. Much of this advice mirrors our earlier tips, namely avoiding hot styling tools, cutting down on chemicals, limiting washing and getting a good trim. There’s also this extra guidance:-

Restore the protein: With chemically damaged hair, protein is degraded. To repair the outer layer and put the protein back into your hair, use protein-rich shampoo, conditioner and treatments. Once the restoration is complete, switch back to your normal hair products as too much protein in your hair isn’t great either.

Moisturise your hair: On top of your high-protein hair diet, give it a moisture injection using hydrating products such as argan oil-based deep conditioning treatments. This will help combat brittleness and breakage.

Take fish oil supplements: The omega-3 fatty acids in fish oils can nourish your scalp, thicken hair strands and encourage new growth. As with all tablets, however, it’s best checking with your doctor first in order to get the right dosage and minimise possible side effects.

Wear clip-in extensions: Why not invest in some natural clip-in extensions and dye them to match your hair colour? This can give your own hair a break and present the appearance of thicker, healthier and stronger hair during the recovery phase.

Be patient: The best thing you can do is allow plenty of time. There’s no overnight rescue. With patience and persistence, you’ll notice big changes to the health of your hair and scalp over a lengthier timeframe.

Unfortunately Kat’s sorry tale was the result of bad hairdressing. If the same fate befalls you, don’t suffer in silence. Instruct our expert legal team who are specialists in claims against hairdressers so you can be compensated accordingly. We operate in the strictest of confidence and focus on the best outcome for you always.

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Is your hair vegan?

Vegan hair
Vegan hair

Veganism is growing in the UK. Recent Vegan Society figures report over 540,000 British dietary vegans and 360,000 lifestyle vegans. The former are people following a diet which excludes meat, fish, dairy and eggs. The latter comprise individuals choosing animal-product-free cosmetics and clothes too.

Now a salon in Waterlooville, Hampshire, has become the latest hairdresser’s to extend veganism to hair care by preparing and applying vegan dyes, shampoos and conditioners. Sitting above a vegan café, owner, Claire Alker, uses kitchen scraps in her recipes. In a video on the BBC website, Claire can be seen concocting a red hair dye from beetroot, banana and maple syrup. She also explains how organic hairdressing isn’t an entirely new concept as those living in the post-war years had to make use of the limited range of products available to them.

This holistic approach to hairdressing is becoming increasingly popular because health-conscious and eco-aware consumers are actively deciding to avoid hair products containing chemicals and instead opt for items labelled ‘natural’ and ‘organic’. This is both kinder to your hair which can suffer harm from over-use of chemicals and kinder to the environment because there are no pollution side effects.

We’ve written about the impact of chemicals on hair previously. Check out our earlier blogs titled ‘What does over processed hair look like?’ and ‘Be careful of over bleaching’.

We’d urge applying caution at all times and checking ingredients always, even with organic hair care solutions, whether you’re undergoing a salon treatment or buying over the counter for home usage. Just having ‘organic’ on the label doesn’t necessarily mean there are no harmful chemicals in the ingredients.

At Hairdressing Claims, we frequently help people who’ve experienced damage to their hair and scalp at the hairdresser’s. To contact our legal team, email enquiries@hairdressingclaims.co.uk, call 0800 970 9102 from a landline for free, phone 0333 202 6560 from a mobile or complete our online enquiry form.

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Going grey naturally is the latest hair trend

Natural grey hair trend
Natural grey hair trend

Forget all those in-vogue hair colour trends from 2018. 2019 is actually about ditching the dye altogether and going grey naturally.

At long last it seems that women don’t have to dread their first grey hairs and defy the signs of ageing. Instead, women can finally allow their greys to peek through and embrace their hair colour changing gradually to grey as they get older.

Let’s face it, there’s nothing wrong with grey hair anyway. At least, where men are concerned anyway. Whether men have peppered hair or a full head of grey, going grey is an acceptable reality and men often get labelled “silver fox”, denoting maturity and attractiveness. In other words, they’re considered to get better with age.

The same hasn’t always been thought true of women. Until grey hair dye stole onto the fashion scene a couple of years ago, that is. It’s a trend going nowhere fast because there are thousands of people looking for “grey hair” tips via search engines every month. As a result, grey hair is still making regular appearances on the red carpet and catwalk. Celebrities the world over are going platinum, making shades of white, pewter, steel and silver all the rage. Think Kim Kardashian, Pink, Rita Ora, Lady Gaga and myriad other A-listers.

With bottle grey so popular, another contributing factor to the trending positivity towards God-given greys is Clairol’s recent beauty campaign titled “Face your first”. A brave stance for a hair product supplier, Clairol urged women not to let society shame them for strands of grey in their hair but instead face their first greys with confidence. The ultimate message being whatever you choose to do – go grey, cover your roots or dye your hair bright pink – own it!

When you bear in mind the average British woman will discover her first greys before the age of 25, it’s a relief for women to show off their greys rather than resolving to cover up for all eternity. Why deny something as natural as your hair? Love your follicles for what they are, whatever their colour.

If you’re not quite ready to take the grey hair plunge and choose to colour your hair, ensure only the best products are used, select a reputable salon colourist and insist on pre-dye testing. If anything goes wrong and you suffer harm to your hair or scalp, we can help. Our legal team specialises in claims against hairdressers and do their utmost to secure the compensation deserved for your injuries.

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