Yak hair used for Donald Trump’s waxwork at Madame Tussauds

Yep, you read that right – a yak. We had to look up what they were too. They’re huge beasts found throughout the Himalaya region of southern Central Asia, and look like this:




The guys at Madame Tussauds in London decided on yak hair as the best option for Donald Trump’s waxwork and have been beavering away since the businessman-turned-politician won the US election just a few days ago.




We can’t wait to see the final waxwork and bouffant hair!

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 NME.com it has sold for a whopping £13,700!


For the full article, click here.


Here’s one of our favourites songs:

Picture courtesy of Vogue.com

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Stylist Magazine trends for 2016

We’re big fans of Stylist Magazine, and especially love reading their beauty section. This week they revealed their five colour, cut and style trends for 2016.


We are already seeing big fringes back in, and lots of blonde – check out other trends they mention too here. Do you dare to take the plunge?


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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!)