Ariana Grande’s new look

It seems Ariana Grande likes change. She went from brunette to grey very recently – which we LOVE. She posted a photo on Instagram with pretty hearts round her head, clarifying that her new hair colour was, in fact, grey (and not a pink shade thanks to the Snapchat filter).




Then just before Halloween, she posted a picture on Instagram again, but this time with a fringe! Could it be a wig? Or has she had the chop? Either way, she looks fab. We can’t wait to see what’s next!




Photos courtesy of Ariana’s Instagram page, click here.


Cambridge scientist reveals the perfect way to dry your hair – with minimal damage

Cambridge academic Dr Tim Moore has dedicated his life studying what you should and shouldn’t do when washing and drying your hair. Here’s a round up of his tips and advice:


  • Don’t go to bed with your hair wet – it could cause split ends
  • Letting your hair dry naturally is more damaging than blow-drying
  • Never brush your hair when wet – use a comb
  • Towel dry your hair before drying – gently scrunch with a towel
  • Only use straighteners or curling tongs on completely dry hair


For the full article in The Mirror, click here.

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A helping hand for your hair

Do you feel your hair needs some more oomph and TLC this Autumn? Sometimes regular cutting, washing and treatments just isn’t enough for your locks. At Pierre & James we stock Phyto Phytophanère Hair and Nails vitamins which promotes healthier and shinier hair along with fatty acids, vitamins, and antioxidants (and makes your nails stronger too). Win, win!


The hair and vitamin supplement was voted number one on Marie Claire’s top five hair vitamin list, read their article here.




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Wickford lady to donate blonde locks to children’s wig charity in support of other cancer victims

Amy Savill, from Wickford, was given the devastating news she has breast cancer at the age of 30, just three months ago, after finding a lump in her right breast and armpit crease.


Amy then had a Hickman line fitted in July in order for her to receive chemotherapy treatment, which starts on 12th September.


Gorgeous Amy has vowed to shave her hair, tomorrow, and donate to The Princess Trust, who provide real hair wigs, free of charge, to children across the UK and Ireland. Amy’s sister-in-law Haley said ‘We are so proud of Amy for thinking of others even when her world is being turned up side down.’


Courageous Amy popped into Pierre & James to speak to Sam, Director of The Essex Wig Centre, about what was on offer for her after her brave hair shave, which is tomorrow. After discussing in detail what Amy wanted, this is the beautiful result:




Haley has set up a JustGiving page where donations can be made to Breast Cancer Care, Amy’s choice of charity, so far a huge £2,400 has been raised. Click here to donate.


Well done Amy!

Bald man prank in Barbers

A group of pals in Staffordshire decided to pull a prank on a local barber after buying a wig at a boot sale for just £2.


Andrew Gee popped the toupee on and walked into one of his local barbers with friends Jack Bas and Scott Choppin in Rugeley, Staffordshire, and asked for a specific cut.


After two minutes of being in the chair, Andrew whipped off the wig much to 41-year-old barber Adam Mohammed’s surprise. And everyone is in fits of giggles, including Adam. What a sport!


Watch the hilarious video here.


Andrew Gee
Andrew Gee with his £2 wig
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Hairdressing Apprentice Wanted at Pierre & James

We are on the look out for a Hairdressing Apprentice to join our busy and friendly salon on a permanent, full-time basis.

Daily duties include shampooing clients’ hair, learning reception duties, keeping salon floor clean and being taught all aspects of hairdressing from Vidal Sassoon trained professionals.

Applicants will need excellent customer service skills, be punctual, well presented, enthusiastic and motivated. No previous experience is needed. This is a fantastic career opportunity!

Please send your CV to us at Good luck!

Please note, due to the volume of CVs sent to us we are unable to respond to each one, however if you are a successful candidate we will be in touch.

Get Festival Ready

We’ve been super busy in the salon transforming hair for Ascot, Glastonbury, and other events. Here are some cool ideas of distinctive hairstyles that will set you apart on your favourite day of the year.


  1. Glitter me up!


Bring in your glitter and we’ll make you sparkle in the best possible way – braids included.


2. Top (knot) friend


Top knots are still winning! Throw in a few cute plaits and you’re double winning.


3. Hair rings


You’ve read it right! Bring in your hair rings and we’ll place them perfectly in your new festival ready hair.


4. Accessories


Beachy waves teamed with a cute headband accessory makes a great combination.


5. Unicorn hair


We can’t perform miracles, but we’ll be honest and tell you if unicorn hair is possible for you 🙂 doesn’t this look beautiful?


All images from Pinterest