Phyto Beauty Boxes for sale!

Are you still on the lookout for presents? Don’t fret! We have these beautiful Phyto gift sets for sale in the salon for just £38 – and they make fantastic presents for loved ones this Christmas. Each Beauty Box includes:


  • PhytoElixir Masque Nutrition Intense 200ml
    • A super rich, indulgent mask that intensely nourishes hair, delivering extraordinary suppleness and shine
  • PhytoElixir Shampooing Nutrition Intense 200ml
    • A luxurious, gentle foaming shampoo designed to envelop hair in concentrated nourishment, protection and beauty. Loves fine and thicker hair equally.
  • PhytoElixir Crème de Soin Lavante 30ml
    • An ideal cleansing care cream, allowing to gently cleanse the hair scalp and hair but also intensively nourish the ultra-dry hair thanks to the action of its two nutritive active ingredients – narcissus flower wax penetrates in the fibre to nourish and provide softness to the hair immediately. Macadamia oil encapsulated in chronospheres progressively releases to lipid the hair intensively and protect it during several days.


We only have a handful left as they have been selling fast. If you would like one of these, grab one while in the salon, or call us on 01702 330707.



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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.

Would you offer a shampoo to your wife at Christmas?

We are into the festive season and after the dreaded ‘Black Friday’ (something that should not exist in the UK as it is an American concept!) people are still running like headless chickens to find and buy stocking fillers and little gifts for friends, not so well known family members and work colleagues… What surprises me is that – too often – people are willing to buy cheap products rather than good products. Why would anyone choose to offer a smelly-harsh-on-your-hair shampoo from a high-street store rather than a good quality shampoo?

At Pierre and James, we like playing Santa and we have a huge choice of products in stock for you to choose from…and eventually look like a fashion connoisseur rather than a cheapskate. A brand we definitely recommend is PHYTO: Whether it is a specific treatment for an oily scalp or a daily regime to ensure healthy hair, PHYTO’s innovative products are designed with every type of hair in mind. With beauty must-haves adapted to your needs, such as Phyto’s Styling products and Phyto Plage for the sun and beach, their ranges guarantee to combine beauty, usability and efficiency through highly concentrated plant ingredients.

Here is a small selection of great products to put under the Christmas tree!


Phyto Subtil Elixir Intense Nutrition Shine Oil, 75ml

Formulated for dry and damaged hair, Phyto’s Subtil Elixir is a nourishing pre-shampoo treatment that helps to revitalise and hydrate your hair, leaving it soft and supple, and with a radiant shine.


Phyto Secret De Nuit Intense Hydration Night Treatment, 75ml

Nourishing and repairing overnight hair treatment to rejuvenate dull, dry hair.
Phyto Secret De Nuit is a silicone and paraben free hydrating regenerating night treatment suitable for all hair types.


Huile d’Ales

Phyto Huile D’Ales 5 x 10ml Ampoules

The must-have for “resuscitated” hair. Women love it.
With its unique water-soluble formula, HUILE D’ALÈS rinses out easily and delivers instant shine to dull hair. It is recommended for use before a color or highlighting process to protect the fiber and scalp

Here you go…three super products worth offering to any woman…and if you are unsure of what to buy, pop in at the salon and have a chat with one of our stylist!

Damaged hair is not a problem!

There is a solution for damaged hair.
There is a solution for damaged hair.

The rules of healthy hair tend to be a long list of depressing don’ts: Don’t wash it! Don’t crank up the blow-dryer! Never flatiron!
We make life hard for our hair: bad diets, stress, pollution, straighteners, bleaching… the hair is under attack every day!
The fibers become dull and rough, they break and the tips separate and form split ends… It’s not surprising that half of all women have problems with damaged or brittle hair!

At Pierre and James, we hear on a daily basis questions about “damages”…And we are asked questions on “how to” reverse damage, prevent future breakage, and return clients hair to it’s healthiest state.

We don’t shy away from answers and from our obligation as Hair Consultants to give the appropriate answers – our first and most simple answer is: Do not use cheap products – Do not use products made by unknown hair products manufacturers.

There are too many brands out there for us in a blog post to separate the good from the bad, so we will only concentrate on the very good…and the brand we always recommend to use is Phyto – a brand created by a French hairdresser: Patrick Ales.

A true visionary, Mr. Ales paved the way for botanical hair care long before the emergence of environmental awareness and “green” hair care trends. From 1968 and 1969, he released his first PHYTO products: Huile D’Alès, Phyto 7, Phytodéfrisant, and Phytopolléine. In 1969, Mr. Alès presented PHYTO to the public along with the opening of the Patrick Alès Salon in Paris, sill open today, where his clients such as screen siren Catherine Deneuve and former first lady Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, became the beneficiaries of his new botanical hair care line. With fervor and passion, he developed a range of highly concentrated, plant-based solutions to reveal air’s natural beauty. Phyto was born.

At Pierre and James we are advocates of the brand and for damaged hair, we recommend PHYTO.

It is the keratin in the hair that is damaged. Keratin is the raw material in the hair that makes it sturdy and malleable.
The more often the hair is exposed to aggression, the more the keratin is worn down, it is stripped away and water evaporates. Your hair becomes dry, it no longer shines, the cuticle opens and the hair ends up looking like straw!

When the hair is damaged, many women use a silicone-based product to give the illusion of healthy hair. However, the hair is no longer breathing and becomes fragile.

To restore health and shine to your locks, they need repairing with keratin. Unfortunately, the hair cannot repair itself!

PHYTO provides the answer: a unique precursor called PHYTOKERATINE: 100% botanical keratin products. PHYTO innovates by injecting botanical keratin into the deepest point of the hair fiber, and rebuilds the hair’s architecture as it.

Hyaluronic acid, with its remarkable ability to penetrate right inside the hair fiber, takes care of the hair’s water deficiency. After a few days of use, hair is rehydrated and more resistant. Healthy hair is restored!

Results from the PHYTOKERATINE range are surprising and positive. During a study conducted on 61 women, the program’s effectiveness was confirmed: 75% repairing effectiveness, 72% had more resistant hair.

After a few days of use, hair is rehydrated and more resistant. Healthy hair is restored! Next time you visit the salon, do not hesitate to ask us about our range of products. Alternatively you can shop all the Phyto products on our dedicated website PhytoShop.