Christmas Party Hair Inspiration

Cracking Christmas Party Hair

party hair

It isn’t all about the dress at the upcoming festive party. It’s just as much about the hairstyle as the outfit – but where do you start? With thousands of hairstyles to choose from, we’re bringing you our top four ideas for cracking Christmas party hair.

The Only Way Is Up

updo

An updo is the new curl and has stamped its mark on 2018 trends. There is nothing more sophisticated than a classy top knot to crank up the Christmas glam. Whether you’re opting for a messy bun, a sleek ponytail or maybe a fishtail plait, make sure you give it a trial run the night before to avoid any last minute hair panics. If you struggle to get the length for a look like this, then contact us about extensions. We can add length and volume to your hair for those perfect party looks.

The Bigger The Better

long hair

If you want to make a statement at an upcoming gathering, then the bigger the hair the better. Add some serious volume to your locks using straighteners, rollers, a curling iron or giving it a bit of a backcomb and adding a spritz of hairspray. Extensions are a great alternative for adding some serious volume to your natural hair, and no matter what type you go for, we can guarantee you’ll have big, bouncy hair in no time.

Sleek and Stylish

sleek and shiny hair

There is nothing more elegant than a sleek and straight style, taking it right back to basics. Wash your hair as normal using a leave-in conditioner afterwards, dry your hair as normal using a large flat paddle brush to get the hair as straight as possible, tie up your hair and straighten as normal and top it all off with some shine serum.

Just Rolled Out of Bed

casual hair

Perfect for shorter styles and those among us who are strapped for time, the straight out of bed look has been rocked on the red carpet by stars like Lily Collins, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley and Mila Kunis. Add in some loose curls with a pair of straighteners, leave to cool and brush out to leave you with a gentle bend. Add some extra va-va-voom with some dry shampoo at the roots, because who doesn’t love volume?

No matter what style you’re opting for, we’re sure your Christmas party hair is going to impress. If you’re looking for some extra wow-factor, then get in touch about adding extensions – with added length and volume, you’re going to be able to create stunning looks in no time. Book a consultation now, and give yourself an early present.

6 Hairstyles To Rock This Summer

Choosing which hairstyles to rock throughout the summer months can be tricky, will it match with your outfit, will you have time to make it look awesome, and will it suit you? Leave all the hair drama back in spring and breeze through the summer months care-free and with fabulous hair. We’ve collated our six favourite hairstyles that we think will steal the show this summer!

Low ponytailThe Low Ponytail

Think your everyday ponytail and flip it on its head. This look is the simplest to create but looks chic and stylish, and suits pretty much all hair types, we think it’s a total win win. Shuffle your ponytail to the bottom of your head and fasten with a hairband or bobby pin. You can add an extra element by twisting a piece of hair around the ponytail to avoid the hairband showing, totally flawless!

Top Knot BunTop Knot Bun

Running errands, heading to the shops or doing duties around the house, this effortless look is the one for you. Rocked by Kendall Jenner and Kim Kardashian, this is a real trend-setting look. Start with a high ponytail and begin twisting your hair around the top of the ponytail, hair band or bobby pin in place for a top knot that looks like it took hours! Want to keep it even more casual? Ruffle up the bun and pull out some hair at the front to frame your face

Corkscrew CurlsCorkscrew Curls

Although this look can take slightly longer to achieve, the results last for days! The tight ringlet curls can add tonnes of extra volume to your hair as well as some well needed extra sassiness! Once curled, they can last up to 4 days without any real maintenance and we think that’s music to your ears girls! The longer hair the better for this look, find out about our extension options to make this look a real winner. When creating this look, make sure you’re curling from the bottom up and you alternate your direction of curl, this will ensure the most natural look.

Fishtail PlaitFishtail Plait

Plaits are perfect for all sorts of occasions but sometimes they need that extra touch of sparkle and this is where the Fishtail Braid comes in, it’s a plait with power! Taking only minutes to create this plait looks intricate and detailed but realistically is totally the opposite. The braid is created by creating a small ponytail at the base of your head and splitting it into two. Starting on the right hand side take a small section from under your right ponytail and pull it up and over the right to join the left hand pony. Repeat this step on the opposite side, taking a small section from underneath the left pony and pulling it up and over to join your right pony. It may sound confusing at first, but you’ll totally get the hang of it after a few goes.

Double-Dutch BraidDouble Dutch Braid

With festival season upon us, we thought it would be rude to leave out the Dutch Braid or as we like to call it “The festival favourite”. This look is a love of festival go-ers for its ease and simplicity, or in other words, its ability to cover up the dreaded third day festival hair! Perfect for accessorising, this versatile look can incorporate hair rings, glitter and feathers, go crazy girls! Take a section of hair at the top and separate it into 3 equal section – left, middle, and right. Take the left section and cross is under the middle one. Now take the right section, and cross it under the middle. Start adding more hair into each section as you go and continue until you reach the bottom, where you will finish it off with a normal plait.

Natural WavesNatural Waves

We know we include a natural wave in nearly all of our style blogs, but that’s because we think this style is a must try in the summer months! Whether you go for the soft curls or the messy beach waves, they take seconds to create but can leave a lasting impression for hours. Our extensions are also great for adding the extra length to this look, because who doesn’t love lengthy curls? They can be created with curling tongs, straighteners or by sleeping in plaits, this look really is that simple!

We think we’ve given you enough looks there to last you through the whole of the summer, but if that’s not enough for you, then how about trying extensions? Add that extra length and volume for the summer months and get dreamy locks all your friends will be envious of! Head over to our website for all the information about extensions and how you can book a consultation!

Spring Color Trends

There are many ways you can spruce up your look for the Spring season, but there are some trends we think epitomise the warmer climates we’re hoping for throughout April.

With the darker brunettes, and cool highlights being left behind in winter, what is to come as the year progresses?

Which looks are owning the red carpet and the covers of Elle magazine this April?

Pastel hues are fashioning the heads of celebrities left right and centre, with the most iconic of course being Kim Kardashian – West and hubby Kanye. Kim often enhances her pastel locks by adding extensions to give volume as well as length, something we can help you with if pastel is your passion this spring. From baby pinks, blue and greens to some adventurous attempts at yellow, this look is bang on trend and looks pretty darn cool! Although this look is rocking on blonde hair, it can also look stylish on brunettes too so don’t be afraid to have an experiment!

Pastel hair colours for Spring   Patel pink while letting the roots show a graduated tone

Rockin roots are not something to be ashamed of – they are fast becoming one of the biggest trends of 2018. With celebs like Margot Robbie and her defined brown roots taking this year’s red carpets by storm, we fell in love with her creamy blonde striking locks, and believe it or not, these are seriously easy to recreate! Whether you just let your hair grow out naturally or ask your hairdresser for a Balayage, the outcomes are very similar and we are so in love!

Don’t be fooled by all the hype about the in-trend blonde locks, we think a brunette barnet is still as classy as ever. Mix your look up by adding some warmer tones to your hair; it’ll lift your whole look and bring you bang up to trend.

Classic brown up-look   Add warm toned extensions to lift your brown colours

Keeping it dark! Although you may think that spring means bright and light looks, you’d be wrong, dark deep brown hair is always on trend, it’s a timeless look. Elegance doesn’t come more defined than shiny straight dark brown hair. The possibilities with this look are endless, and even more achievable with the help of our extensions. Extensions are great for people looking to add volume to their hair but can also work wonders for people looking to get longer hair. Get that length that’ll give you the wow factor.

No matter what look you’re rocking at the moment, if you love it, then that’s all that matters! Looks go in and out of fashion but happy and healthy hair is for life! If you want to find out more about what we can do for your hair, then book yourself a consultation with one of our hair fairies, they work wonders! Head over to our main website to find out more.

Deep dark brown is always on-trend   Add in some extensions for more versatile looks

Dreamy wedding hairstyles we love

With the announcement of Harry and Meghan Markle’s engagement we thought it was only right to talk all things bridal hair!

For a newly engaged woman, the thought of planning a wedding is daunting. But as many of us females will know, secretly in the back of our minds we’ve already started visually planning what sort of dress we would love and how we want our hair and makeup to look, and we don’t blame you, this is the biggest day of your life (we say excitedly).

With wedding hair trends always changing from timeless chic and stylish side buns to modern, loose and elegant waves, where do you even start? Well, even if you have no idea how you want the end product to look most of us will know whether we want it up or down. With this in mind, we’ve come up with a selection of our favourite styles that are bound to wow!

Hold tight girls, we’re going on a bridal hair adventure…

The Ballerina Bun

As their name suggests, these buns are elegant, timeless and dramatic, making them one of the most popular styles of the century. Featured as the chosen hairstyle of Anna Grey in the latest Fifty Shades film, this updo is perfect for those brides looking to keep it simple but ooze style and class.

Ballerina Bun hair style

Image source – www.bridalguide.com

Not only do they scream stunning but these buns are also perfect for accessorising – what more could you ask for?

The Chignon

Combine stunning curls and the sophistication of a low or side bun and you have a chignon, the new ‘it girl’ of wedding hairstyles!

Chignon hair styleChignon hair style

Although technically very simple, this updo can look like it took hours longer than it did, effortless elegance at its finest. If you have chosen an intricate dress or patterned veil we would recommend this simple yet superbly effective style.

Half-up, half-down

Do you love the idea of having your hair down on your big day but don’t want the nuisance of a fringe of hair getting in your way as you walk down the aisle? There is one simple answer: half-up, half-down. Whether you want curly, wavy, straight or ringlets this is a great option for incorporating your favourite looks into something that extra bit special for your big day. Our extensions can help you perfect this look, hint hint.

half-up half-down hair stylehalf-up half-down hair style

Extensions will give you that extra volume and can also add length depending on what your chosen style is. They will instantly transform your hair and will last you for 3 months (long after the wedding dress has been put away!). We recommend that you choose human hair as this is easy to care for and will blend effortlessly with your own hair and allow you be carefree while enjoying that long awaited honeymoon.

Loose Waves

We think less is more and that is totally the case with this stunning option. Pinterest is going crazy for these sorts of trends and we can totally see why! Keeping your hair down and voluminous is great for shaping the face and adding dimension to your overall look. Let your dress do the talking and your hair speak elegantly and simply!

Loose waves hair styleLoose waves hair style

Braids and Plaits

Bring a touch of festival chic to your wedding day with braids and plaits. Whether you’re incorporating a small braid into an updo or you’re set on a whole head plait we think these hippy styles are super on trend right now and are perfect for outdoor weddings. Bring out your inner boho-chic goddess and wow your guests with an unconventional but bang up-to-date look!

braids and platts hair style

Lots of people worry that extensions may be visible if you choose to wear your hair up. Our team of professional technicians will ensure that your extensions are discreetly placed so that you have many options when it comes to up do’s, braids or plaits.

 

Even though we’ve given you five stunning looks to look over, we know picking your wedding hairstyle is going to be a very tricky decision, but we can assure you that you’ll look stunning whatever! If you want to chat about the idea of having extensions fitted for your big day, then make sure you get in contact! Just head over to our main website!

New year, new hair

The new year is always a great time to refresh your fictional hair wardrobe, update your style and add a fresh, healthier feel to your luscious locks.

We can all get stuck in the rut of loving a style and sticking with it because it ‘suits’ us, but who wants to have the same hair for the rest of their lives? We certainly don’t! The new year gives you the opportunity to update your hair as well as setting some meaningful resolutions.

We’ve come up with 5 simple ways to revamp your tired-looking hair, and we think they’re all genius!

1. Match your color to the season

match your color to the seasonsPeople quite often stick to the same cut and color – season in, season out – but changing your hair to fit with the seasons is a trend we’re really loving! Moving from caramels and mousy browns in the spring, to highlights and blonde bombshells in the summer. Nothing is more stunning than a red head in the autumn and winter simply calls for dark brunettes and the occasional controversial silver.

2. Style is everything

Finding a style that suits you can be tricky; there are many factors that can make make you love or hate a style. Ask your stylist what cut she thinks will suit your hair colour best. Bangs are a trend that rolls around year after year when the colder months roll in, and we are big fans! If you’re looking for a subtle change, going for a shorter cut is always a good idea; at the end of the day it will always grow again!

3. Accessories

If changing your hair gets you nervous, then there are plenty of accessories out there that can change your whole look without you having to fully commit. Clip-ins, fancy bobbles and hair grips are a great way of adding extra depth to a hairstyle and only come with a small price tag. Bobby pins are great for styling the hair without having to use a hairband and can be very discreet if needed. Stylish headbands and bobbles can also add a touch of chic to a look!

4. Hair care

Kevin Murphy hair productsLooking after your hair is crucial for maintaining a healthy, happy appearance, and here at Lucinda Ellery we only use the best products that are going to benefit you. Kevin Murphy’s product range is one we’ve used in our salons for a long time and we think it’s one of the best for hydrating tired and weak looking hair. Keeping your hair nourished and hydrated will ensure glowing and shiny hair.

5. Extensions

hair extensionsOne of the easiest ways of getting an awesome new look without damaging or stressing your own hair are extensions; something we know a lot about here in our salons. Extensions can give you length, volume, curls, straightness and many more benefits that simply can’t be achieved through other methods. Totally unique to each and every customer and fitted through many different methods, your extensions will always be chosen to suit your hair.

Thought about extensions in the past but not taken the process any further? Head over to our main website to find out more about our extensions and how we can help you.

Lots of love, the Lucinda Ellery team!