Ho Ho Ho! It’s that time of the year again…

We are already getting booked up between now and Christmas for the festive season. If it’s a cut and colour, blow dry, or maybe an up-do that you’re after for a party, meal or gathering, book in now to avoid disappointment.

You can also pick up vouchers from Pierre & James salon as a Christmas gift for a loved one, just ask on reception for further details.

We are on 01702 330707 🙂

Bargain Bucket at Pierre & James

We have some fantastic retail promotions at Pierre & James salon, all for just £5! Here are a few:

Alterna Stylist 1 Night Highlights – Ravishing Red and Sweet Caramel (RRP £30, that’s a huge £25 saving)

These highlighting sets are super easy to use – just brush the moose on and you have instantly coloured hair without the mess or fuss! The ammonia, peroxide and synthetic colour free formula washes away with one shampoo – great for a quick fix on a night out.

Phyto Phytocitrus Vital Radiance Shampoo (RRP £12.50)

This rich and creamy textured shampoo enhances shine and revitalises hair and has an ultra caring formula that is perfect for colour treated, bleached or permed hair.

Phyto PhytoDefrisant Botanical Straightening Balm (RRP £16.50)

This plant-based relaxing balm hydrates, softens and protects frizzy hair prepping it for a smooth and sleek blow-out. Heat-activated.

Pierre & James salon is based in Southend-on-Sea, Essex. Pop by the salon to check out our bargain bucket, available for a limited time only.

Side Parting for Winter 2015

We are probably all in agreement when we say side partings look fab, right?

And many designers have showcased this style recently on their catwalks, namely Christian Dior, Topshop Unique and Donna Karan.

But, you don’t have to be styled by a professional hairdresser backstage to achieve this awesome look. And what’s more, you can have any length and type of hair for a side parting – long, mid-length, bob, cropped, straight, wavy, curly. Update your middle parting to a sidey this winter and get the thumbs up from us.

Pierre & James salon is based in Southend-on-Sea, Essex. To book an appointment with one our highly skilled stylists, contact 01702 330707.

Bridal Hair at Pierre & James

We know how important it is for your hair to be 100% perfect on your wedding day, whether it be yours or the members of your bridal party – and Tasha at Pierre & James loves creating styles and down/up-do’s to suit you!

Here are just a few examples of her work, we think you’ll agree they look great.

If your lucky man has proposed and you are preparing for your wedding, contact us and book in with the lovely Tasha for a consultation. She will discuss what will suit your face shape, and the look you are going for on your special day.

Tasha

Tasha

Pierre & James salon is based in Southend-on-Sea, Essex. To book an appointment with Tasha, contact 01702 330707.

Jazz Up Your Ponytail

Bored of your usual ponytail? Here’s five ideas on how to liven up your ponytail 🙂

The Chestnut Bun works better on medium and long hair – and looks great for a dress down occasion or a night out with the girls (via Pop Hair Cuts)

Style your hair into curls before putting it up with a hair tie – cute!

The Dutch Braid – section some hair at the front, plait down the side and tie up into a ponytail. Gorgeous, and great for festivals!

Try a beautiful fishtail braid as your ponytail and turn some heads. For a step by step guide, click here.

We love the bubble ponytail – and it is super easy to do!

Pierre & James salon is based in Southend-on-Sea, Essex. To book an appointment with any of the stylists, contact 01702 330707.

Are You Washing Your Hair Right?

Is your usual routine to get in the shower, shampoo twice, condition then get out? Here’s how to wash your hair the correct way to contribute to how healthy and good it looks…

Step One – Rinse!

The first step is a hot rinse to open up the cuticles ensuring you get rid of any trapped dirt or hair product. Rinsing with hot water will also help loosen the oils in the scalp, which opens the cuticles further in order for the oil in your conditioner to be absorbed better.

Step Two – for those with long hair!

If your hair is longer than shoulder length, we recommend applying a small amount of conditioner from roots to the ends and then lightly rinse. This helps to keep the ends as healthy as possible and will work to fill in any microscopic holes in the cuticles with much needed moisture. This will make your overall wash much smoother and shinier.

Step Three – Lather

When applying shampoo, only lather up on the scalp – as it is the top of the head which gets the greasiest over time. Leave the lather to fall to the dry and fragile ends to get maximum results all around.

Remember – be gentle

Wash your hair with lots of care and attention! You don’t want to cause breakage and unwanted frizz.

Do not rinse and repeat

Unless your hair is extremely greasy or is dirty because of a hard workout, you only need to shampoo once – despite what the majority of brands tell you. You should shampoo once to avoid stripping the hair and making it dry.

Step Four – Condition from mid-length to tip

You’ve already concentrated on the roots with the shampoo, so now its time to pamper the rest of your hair. The older, drier and more fragile parts of the hair are in need of the moisturizing properties of the conditioner. Conditioning roots will only make them greasier given the natural oils in that area.

Step Four – Complete with a cold rinse

The best way to finish off washing your hair is with a cold rinse, which will encourage your cuticles to shut tight – this in turn seals the outer layer and makes your hair super shiny!

Et voila!

Pierre & James salon is based in Southend-on-Sea, Essex. To book an appointment with any of the stylists, contact 01702 330707.