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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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!

Curly hair can be styled…everyday.

At Pierre and James we love curly hair.
At Pierre and James we love curly hair.

Curly hair can be difficult to style – it tends to be unruly in the morning, and in our Essex climate it is prone to frizz. However, if you use the right styling techniques, you can create smooth, glossy, gorgeous curls. The main request we have at Pierre and James is client saying they can’t re-style curly hair the way we do it: we say: It’s easy! Just a few products and some willpower, and you should be ready to go.

1. Use the right hair products. Curly hair can be prone to getting dry and frizzy, so it’s important to choose products that don’t cause damage. Using shampoo and conditioner made with natural ingredients is a good way to protect your hair from the damage that can be caused by chemicals like silicone and sulfates found in most commercially-manufactured products.
Some shampoos and conditioners are specially formulated for curly hair (we recommend Alterna Bamboo Smooth Anti-Frizz Shampoo). It’s worth giving them a try to see if they help define your curls.
An Alterna Leave-in conditioner is a good option for curly hair, since it helps the curls stay smooth and moisturized throughout the day.

2.Don’t use hot water for your last rinse of your hair in the shower. Here’s the secret to taming your frizz: use the coldest water you can stand when you wash your hair. Hot water is hard on the hair shaft, while cold water causes the shaft to close, making curls look sleek and shiny when the hair is dry.
If you can’t bear the idea of taking a cold shower, try washing your hair in the sink instead of running the cold water over your entire body. When you’re in the shower, use a shower cap to protect your curls from the warmer water.

3.Let your hair air dry. The healthiest way to dry curls is to let them dry on their own time. When you get out of the shower, pat your hair dry with a soft towel. Don’t wring it out or rub it; this causes hair to become rough and frizzy.
Avoid using a hair dryer unless it’s a special occasion. On a daily basis, air drying is the better way to go, since it doesn’t damage your hair.
Curly hair can often take a very long time to dry, since it’s so thick and dense. If you don’t have the patience for air drying, use a hair dryer with a diffuser on the coolest setting.

4.Brush your hair after you take a shower. You don’t want to brush curly hair when dry because it will make your hair poof and frizz.
Wet or wash your hair in the morning to help the curls get back in shape. Use a moisturizing product (we recommend PHYTO 7 but we have a choice of other products and brands at the salon) to redefine the curls.

5.Add a curl defining product. Use more anti-frizz serum or specific product for defining curls to give your hair some gloss. Run the product through your hair with your fingers, being careful not to separate the curls too much.

6.Finish with a touch of hairspray. Use a medium-hold spray to keep your look in place throughout the day.

It is amazing with what a little bit of time and a few products (and a little help from us) can do for our curly haired clients.

If you have damaged curly hair or if you fancy a new style for your curls, call 01702 330 707 to take an appointment with one of our stylist.