Little Mix’s Jesy goes all Ginger Spice on us…

and we love it! Essex girl Jesy Nelson, one-quarter of top girlband Little Mix, has transformed her brunette locks to gorgeous red tresses.


She announced her new hairdo by posting a pic to her 2.3 million followers on Instagram, and said she felt ‘fabulous’. Jesy gave her hairdresser praise by saying: ‘Thank you @shivvvey and @headmastersuk for always making my hair and colour feel so fabulous #gingerspice’.


Not only are Little Mix celebrating a whopping three nominations at the 2017 BRIT Awards, but it was also announced last week they have become the longest running number one girl group album of the millennium – something the Spice Girls achieved twenty years ago. Now that’s Girl Power!


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I’m a Celeb star says hair transplant changed his life

Homes Under the Hammer presenter Martin Roberts revealed he underwent a hair transplant before entering the jungle – we’d have never guessed!


The I’m a Celebrity campmate spent a whopping £6k transforming his hair saying it was ‘f***ing painful’ although he feels ‘like a new man’. Full Daily Mail article here.


Within our salon is The Essex Wig Centre, headed up by Sam Bantams. We offer our clients Sam’s skills, knowledge and services regarding the advice and fitting of our wigs and hairpieces. Sam is also a specialist in the incredible hair integration system for women where severe hair loss and pattern baldness can be resolved with a new semi permanent technique to resolve the issue of hair loss resulting with a new natural self-confident look.


Contact us on 0800 122 3043 freephone or email Sam direct on to arrange a no-charge strictly confidential consultation.


Oh, I wish it could be Christmas……

Every day!!


It’s not long until Christmas, and we are nearly fully booked for the festive season. Don’t miss out on getting your barnet done for this special time of year. We don’t particularly recommend green hair, but if you’re really in the Christmas spirit we may be able to add a splash of red – if that’s what you want, of course!


Call us and book in now with one of our stylists 01702 330707.


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David Bowie’s hair sold for £13,700

A recent post of ours spoke about David Bowie’s hair hoping to sell for around £3,000 at an auction in Beverly Hills. According to it has sold for a whopping £13,700!


For the full article, click here.


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Pierre & James is looking for an experienced barber to work full time in their busy salon.

You will have a minimum of two years experience working on a shop floor in all aspects of barbering, work well in a team, be creative and above all, professional.

To apply, send your CV to with ‘Barber position’ as the subject. Please contact 01702 330707 if you have any questions.

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The ways to change your hair style…

We know that when your hair doesn’t feel right, nothing seems to go well. Something tells you that it’s time for a major change.

Well, a good haircut or color can catapult you into celebrity status. Many of our clients trust us with haircuts and hairstyles we choose for them but for a few of our customers, the problem is “how to change hairstyles at home”?

Most of our stylists will give you the following tips:

Switch Your Part: If you always wear a center part? Flip your hair to the side like  for instant lift. If you always wear a side part? Try a center split for a more casual, bohemian feel.

Try a Faux Bob: Pull your hair together at the nape of the neck, tie with an elastic near the ends and tuck them under, pinning in place.

Clip-In Bangs: Bangs can be high-maintenance and the growing out period takes forever. But fringe — especially blunt bangs  can completely change up your look.

Add “WOW’ factor with Extensions: Add length or volume (or both!) by using temporary extensions (we have a nice selection at the Salon). The pieces attach just like a hairclip and are easy to add and remove. Just part hair where you want extra volume or length, tease, add hairspray and clip in.

Switch Your Curling Iron: Sick of the same ringlets every morning? Switch to a bigger or smaller sized curling rod for a completely different look. Use a large, 2-inch barrel to get Old Hollywood waves.

Spritz Volumizing Spray: Give hair instant volume and a soft, matte finish with a texturizing Phyto Volumizing spray.

Flip Hair with a Blow Dryer: Change up your everyday blowout by going retro with a flipped out style.

Try the Wet Look: Want to take a break from textured beach waves? Slick hair back for a chic evening. This style works particularly well on shorter cuts.

Tuck Hair Behind Your Ear: The easiest trick of all — tuck your hair behind your ear. It instantly opens up the face. Make an “X” with bobby pins in the back to keep your style in place.

Pull Hair Back: Whether you use a real headband or braid a piece of your hair , pulling your hair off your face keeps flyaways at bay and lets your beautiful features take center stage.

If all the the above is too much for you, feel free to phone the salon in Southend and/or make an appointment and we will be pleased to go through it all with you during your next cut.

Glamour waves hair styles for Christmas

The ultimate festive hair style
The ultimate festive hair style

When the Christmas season starts, at Pierre and James we have to cope with every clients request to get the “most amazing” hairstyle for the festive parties. Festive outfits and hairstyles are part of the holidays whether you join a friendly get-together or a formal party. Even the family Christmas dinner calls for a festive appearance. Your hairstyle should be glamorous as well.

We always say that retro hair styles are a safe choice. During the 1940s and 1950s, Veronica Lake, Marlene Dietrich and Grace Kelly made large, well-defined curls the style of a generation. Now this Hollywood glamour style is back again! Stars and models once again wear the giant waves.

At Pierre and James, we believe the retro hairstyles are the perfect festive style – after all if it works for Dita Von Teese and Nigella Lawson, it can work for you!

Retro Hairstyles: Styling Tips from Pierre and James (before you phone the salon to book)
The hair colour should look uniform for retro styles with large curls. There are no streaks in retro style hairdos. Hair should be at least shoulder-length for this style.

You can select between various styles once we have created the giant glamour waves:

Slightly undone glamour waves give the look a modern touch. Simply use your fingers to tousle the perfect curls a little. Carefully brushing the glamour curls has the same effect. As a result, the hair looks less stiff and has more volume.

If your hair is long enough sweep it to the side and over one shoulder. This looks particularly glamorous.

Today, styling at home is easy and quick with the right styling tools and products which keep the hairstyle intact all the way through the celebrations. Once your hair-do is done at the salon, ask us for the best products to use (they will also make excellent stocking fillers for Christmas!)