Before and After
From cutting and colouring to Yuko hair straightening please feel free to contact the salon at any time if you require advice or information about any of the services offered.
Cutting and Styling
I take pride in providing a level of service and hairdressing that is second to none. Using very effective precision cutting techniques that not only look great but last longer and don’t require masses of product and hours in front of a mirror at home to re-create. Whether your hair is long or short you can expect and will receive a haircut that is designed specifically for you.
Using only the very best in professional colouring products, my preferred colour range is Wella, the largest producer of professional colouring products in the world. This enables me to guarantee that the colours that produced are consistent and are of the highest standard. I am also constantly working to develop the techniques I use, to enable me to offer our customers subtle changes that keep their hairstyles up to the minute and fashionable. All colour formulas used are weighed precisely, to ensure that the colour is consistent and that fade is kept to an absolute minimum.
Many hairdressers produce highlights which are a series of different coloured stripes painted onto the hair in a fairly rigid pattern. Bleach is often used as a core ingredient rather than something to add value to a specific effect.
I prefer a naturally highlighted look, making the hair look like it has been kissed by the sun. By using unique placement patterns the brighter lights become more apparent when the hair moves, making it look completely natural and giving the hair more fluidity. I avoid placing the brightest lights against the parting or the edge of the hairline, enabling me to conceal where the highlights start. This is made possible by the sympathetic choice of colours and use of the correct placement technique for each individual customer.
PERMANENT HAIR STRAIGHTENING
I am one of, if not the most experienced hairdressers performing hair straightening in Manchester. I have used numerous techniques over the last 12 years (thermal straightening was not available before 2004). I have now developed my own blend of products that give excellent results and are much faster to apply, adding value to the procedure. Please click here to go to a more detailed description.
Thermal Permanent Hair Straightening System
Until recently, permanent hair straighteners have been restricted to virgin hair. Highlighted and damaged hair were regarded as unsuitable, as the hair could process unevenly giving an inferior result. Now, we can straighten most hair, coloured, highlighted or permed. Our thermal permanent system is unique because it protects the parts of the hair that the straightening solution doesn’t need to affect, thus reducing damage and allowing the hair to process more evenly. It takes much less time than other systems, is more economical and gives excellent results with great value. Prices for Thermal Permanent Straightening start at £160.00 for short hair.
Yuko System Hair Straightening
YUKO SYSTEM was created in Japan as a means of permanently straightening naturally or artificially curly hair without excess damage. Previous methods straightened hair with good results, but it was inevitable – and accepted – that the hair would be severely damaged. YUKO SYSTEM, however, not only straightens curly or wavy hair but also makes hair glossier and shinier. It works using a similar principle to perming hair, the interior bonds that control the hair‘s shape and texture are broken using a strong chemical and after reshaping the bonds are prevented from reforming and pulling the hair back into its original configuration. It should be noted that treating the hair in this way will eventually have a detrimental effect on the hair and following subsequent treatments, there is a possibility of damage to the hair shaft. It is important that if undergoing permanent straightening of any type that you ensure that the right after-care products are used at home and that the hair is cut regularly to prevent splitting.
Brazilian Keratin Treatment
I no longer offer the Brazilian Keratin Treatment as I am finding it increasingly difficult to guarantee that the systems offered are actually free from Formaldehyde and therefore safe and legal. Many claim to be “Formaldehyde Free” only to find that on further examination they contain ingredients that create formaldehyde when heated or Formaldehyde by another name. For further information please use the following link to an article on Wikipedia. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brazilian_hair_straightening
Four Part Long Lasting Treatment
This intensive, four part, deep conditioning treatment revitalises damaged hair with a combination of protein and moisture to soften and strengthen the hair whilst a fortifying Keratin compound smoothes the hair shaft, finished with a lustre boosting acidifier which seals down the hair cuticle, further increasing the hairs strength. Suitable for all hair types, Long Lasting Treatment will leave the hair smoother, shinier and nourished for up to 10 washes.