Caring for your hair this summer

Throughout the summer months your hair goes through a pretty rough time. From heat damage to the salt and sand from all those sunny beach trips, it is a crucial time to get your hair game on point!

With all this in mind, before you start trying to recreate those catwalk styles, let’s get the foundations right, and that starts with a healthy head of hair. There are many ways in which you can achieve this, but here are a few of our faves.

tousled hair on the beach

We’ve said it before, and we’ll say it again, heat protection is your best friend. Using a heat spray is one of the best ways to protect your hair from long term damage of blow drying and using heated tongs. Heat can not only make your hair brittle and weak, but give you dull looking hair! You shouldn’t only look after your hair when it’s dry, using hair masks and oils are a great way of adding moisture and vital vitamins back into your hair and believe us when we say, there is a hair mask for just about everyone out there, give your hair the real salon treatment.

Talking of salons… If you’re prone to dry and frizzy hair, then one way to keep your summer hair goals alive is to make regular trips to your hairdresser. Book your appointments in advance every month or so. This enables the dead ends to be cut off and new, healthy hair to regrow, you’ll be surprised at the difference it’ll make. Plus is means you can get your sassy hair cut game on more frequently, it’s a win win!

trimming hair

What you use on your hair on a daily basis can be a real indicator to your hair’s health, especially when it needs a bit of extra care in the summer months. During the warmer seasons, you need to be using hydrating shampoos and indulgent conditioners to give your hair as much protection as possible, especially if it’s coloured, no one wants faded highlights. If you are concerned with dry or brittle hair, you may want to consider using some fine extensions; Lucinda Ellery Medi connections enhance and add volume to your hair, whilst waiting for your own hair to recover. They will instantly transform your hair and give you the peace of mind that you are still looking fabulous!

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But, even with all the other ideas considered, we still think the best way to look after your luscious locks this year is to get the Lucinda Ellery treatment! There is no better place to come to feel fabulous. Whether your new extensions are being fitted or you’re going for a whole new look, we are on hand to make sure you leave feeling a million dollars!

Get in contact today if you want to feel better than ever!

Lots of love, the Lucinda Ellery Team

Spring Colour Trends

There are many ways you can spruce up your look for the Spring season, but there are some trends we think epitomise the warmer climates we’re hoping for throughout April.

With the darker brunettes, and cool highlights being left behind in winter, what is to come as the year progresses?

Which looks are owning the red carpet and the covers of Elle magazine this April?

Pastel hues are fashioning the heads of celebrities left right and centre, with the most iconic of course being Kim Kardashian – West and hubby Kanye. Kim often enhances her pastel locks by adding extensions to give volume as well as length, something we can help you with if pastel is your passion this spring. From baby pinks, blue and greens to some adventurous attempts at yellow, this look is bang on trend and looks pretty darn cool! Although this look is rocking on blonde hair, it can also look stylish on brunettes too so don’t be afraid to have an experiment!

Pastel hair colours for Springs   Patel pink while letting the roots show a graduated tone

Rockin roots are not something to be ashamed of – they are fast becoming one of the biggest trends of 2018. With celebs like Margot Robbie and her defined brown roots taking this year’s red carpets by storm, we fell in love with her creamy blonde striking locks, and believe it or not, these are seriously easy to recreate! Whether you just let your hair grow out naturally or ask your hairdresser for a Balayage, the outcomes are very similar and we are so in love!

Don’t be fooled by all the hype about the in-trend blonde locks, we think a brunette barnet is still as classy as ever. Mix your look up by adding some warmer tones to your hair; it’ll lift your whole look and bring you bang up to trend.

Classic brown up-look   Add warm toned extensions to lift your brown colours

Keeping it dark! Although you may think that spring means bright and light looks, you’d be wrong, dark deep brown hair is always on trend, it’s a timeless look. Elegance doesn’t come more defined than shiny straight dark brown hair. The possibilities with this look are endless, and even more achievable with the help of our extensions. Extensions are great for people looking to add volume to their hair but can also work wonders for people looking to get longer hair. Get that length that’ll give you the wow factor.

No matter what look you’re rocking at the moment, if you love it, then that’s all that matters! Looks go in and out of fashion but happy and healthy hair is for life! If you want to find out more about what we can do for your hair, then book yourself a consultation with one of our hair fairies, they work wonders! Head over to our main website to find out more.

Deep dark brown is always on-trend   Add in some extensions for more versatile looks

Dreamy wedding hairstyles we love

With the announcement of Harry and Meghan Markle’s engagement we thought it was only right to talk all things bridal hair!

For a newly engaged woman, the thought of planning a wedding is daunting. But as many of us females will know, secretly in the back of our minds we’ve already started visually planning what sort of dress we would love and how we want our hair and makeup to look, and we don’t blame you, this is the biggest day of your life (we say excitedly).

With wedding hair trends always changing from timeless chic and stylish side buns to modern, loose and elegant waves, where do you even start? Well, even if you have no idea how you want the end product to look most of us will know whether we want it up or down. With this in mind, we’ve come up with a selection of our favourite styles that are bound to wow!

Hold tight girls, we’re going on a bridal hair adventure…

The Ballerina Bun

As their name suggests, these buns are elegant, timeless and dramatic, making them one of the most popular styles of the century. Featured as the chosen hairstyle of Anna Grey in the latest Fifty Shades film, this updo is perfect for those brides looking to keep it simple but ooze style and class.

Ballerina Bun hair style

Image source – www.bridalguide.com

Not only do they scream stunning but these buns are also perfect for accessorising – what more could you ask for?

The Chignon

Combine stunning curls and the sophistication of a low or side bun and you have a chignon, the new ‘it girl’ of wedding hairstyles!

Chignon hair styleChignon hair style

Although technically very simple, this updo can look like it took hours longer than it did, effortless elegance at its finest. If you have chosen an intricate dress or patterned veil we would recommend this simple yet superbly effective style.

Half-up, half-down

Do you love the idea of having your hair down on your big day but don’t want the nuisance of a fringe of hair getting in your way as you walk down the aisle? There is one simple answer: half-up, half-down. Whether you want curly, wavy, straight or ringlets this is a great option for incorporating your favourite looks into something that extra bit special for your big day. Our extensions can help you perfect this look, hint hint.

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Extensions will give you that extra volume and can also add length depending on what your chosen style is. They will instantly transform your hair and will last you for 3 months (long after the wedding dress has been put away!). We recommend that you choose human hair as this is easy to care for and will blend effortlessly with your own hair and allow you be carefree while enjoying that long awaited honeymoon.

Loose Waves

We think less is more and that is totally the case with this stunning option. Pinterest is going crazy for these sorts of trends and we can totally see why! Keeping your hair down and voluminous is great for shaping the face and adding dimension to your overall look. Let your dress do the talking and your hair speak elegantly and simply!

Loose waves hair styleLoose waves hair style

Braids and Plaits

Bring a touch of festival chic to your wedding day with braids and plaits. Whether you’re incorporating a small braid into an updo or you’re set on a whole head plait we think these hippy styles are super on trend right now and are perfect for outdoor weddings. Bring out your inner boho-chic goddess and wow your guests with an unconventional but bang up-to-date look!

Braided and platted hair style

Lots of people worry that extensions may be visible if you choose to wear your hair up. Our team of professional technicians will ensure that your extensions are discreetly placed so that you have many options when it comes to up do’s, braids or plaits.

 

Even though we’ve given you five stunning looks to look over, we know picking your wedding hairstyle is going to be a very tricky decision, but we can assure you that you’ll look stunning whatever! If you want to chat about the idea of having extensions fitted for your big day, then make sure you get in contact! Just head over to our main website!

Top tips to keep your hair looking healthy and happy

Whether you have long hair, short hair, coloured hair or natural hair, it’s extremely important to keep it in great condition! Much like having a skin care routine, your hair also requires the same sort of treatment, something many people will forget to include in their daily or weekly routine. There are many simple steps you can take to make sure yours is in tip top condition with minimal effort.

carry on conditioning

Tip 1 – Always condition your hair

Some people are sceptical about conditioning their hair as they say ‘it goes greasy’ but you wouldn’t miss out the moisturizer on your face, so why miss out this important step on your hair? If the fear of greasy hair is scaring you off, just condition the ends, keeping those rotten split ends at bay. 3 or 4 times a month it’s always nice to do a deep cleanse too, pick up a leave in hair mask and give your scalp that boost of moisture it’s craving.

Tip 2 – Heat protection

As much as some of us may try to avoid it, heat damage will always be a common problem among people with longer hair. There are ways to lower the level of damage heat will do to your hair. When washing your hair, if you have time, let it dry naturally rather than blow drying it. When you want to use heated tongs or straighteners on your hair, always use a heat protection spray to combat heat damage. Some people even find that wearing a hat in cold and windy weather can make a big difference. Cold weather is just as bad as hot.

regular cutting to keep hair healthy

Tip 3 – Get your hair cut regularly

Even if your hair hasn’t grown an awful lot since the last time you got it cut, it’s always best to keep on top of those split ends. Getting your hair cut gets rid of any dead ends, meaning your hair is likely to grow faster and healthier. This is especially important if you have coloured hair, the colour on your hair means the strands are already weakened and need extra loving care!

Tip 4 – Take care when styling your hair

Even the simplest of tasks can take a toll on your hair. Brushing, backcombing and even putting your hair up can cause damage to your luscious locks. Why not swap out the suffocating rubber hair bands for some invisibobbles? Perfect for styling without the risk. Using a tangle teaser is also a great way of dealing with unwanted knots without tugging at the scalp, and a lot more comfortable. This is also very important if you have extensions, you don’t want to be pulling at your attachments where you can avoid it.

Do any of you have any top tips that you use to keep your hair in mint condition? We would love to hear them, share them with us in the comments! If you have any questions on hair care or want to find out more about hair extensions then don’t hesitate to get in contact or head over to our main hair extensions website.

New year, new hair

The new year is always a great time to refresh your fictional hair wardrobe, update your style and add a fresh, healthier feel to your luscious locks.

We can all get stuck in the rut of loving a style and sticking with it because it ‘suits’ us, but who wants to have the same hair for the rest of their lives? We certainly don’t! The new year gives you the opportunity to update your hair as well as setting some meaningful resolutions.

We’ve come up with 5 simple ways to revamp your tired-looking hair, and we think they’re all genius!

1. Match your colour to the season

match your colour

People quite often stick to the same cut and colour – season in, season out – but changing your hair to fit with the seasons is a trend we’re really loving! Moving from caramels and mousy browns in the spring, to highlights and blonde bombshells in the summer. Nothing is more stunning than a red head in the autumn and winter simply calls for dark brunettes and the occasional controversial silver.

2. Style is everything

Finding a style that suits you can be tricky; there are many factors that can make make you love or hate a style. Ask your stylist what cut she thinks will suit your hair colour best. A fringe is a trend that rolls around year after year when the colder months roll in, and we are big fans! If you’re looking for a subtle change, going for a shorter cut is always a good idea; at the end of the day it will always grow again!

3. Accessories

If changing your hair gets you nervous, then there are plenty of accessories out there that can change your whole look without you having to fully commit. Clip-ins, fancy bobbles and hair grips are a great way of adding extra depth to a hairstyle and only come with a small price tag. Bobby pins are great for styling the hair without having to use a hairband and can be very discreet if needed. Stylish headbands and bobbles can also add a touch of chic to a look!

4. Hair care

Kevin Murphy hair productsLooking after your hair is crucial for maintaining a healthy, happy appearance, and here at Lucinda Ellery we only use the best products that are going to benefit you. Kevin Murphy’s product range is one we’ve used in our salons for a long time and we think it’s one of the best for hydrating tired and weak looking hair. Keeping your hair nourished and hydrated will ensure glowing and shiny hair.

5. Extensions

hair extensions for a complete change of styleOne of the easiest ways of getting an awesome new look without damaging or stressing your own hair are extensions; something we know a lot about here in our salons. Extensions can give you length, volume, curls, straightness and many more benefits that simply can’t be achieved through other methods. Totally unique to each and every customer and fitted through many different methods, your extensions will always be chosen to suit your hair.

Thought about extensions in the past but not taken the process any further? Head over to our main website to find out more about our extensions and how we can help you.

Lots of love, the Lucinda Ellery team!

Perfect Christmas Party Hair

Whether it’s for the work Christmas party, a festive meal with friends, or Christmas Day itself, December is a great time to get creative with your hair. Here at Lucinda Ellery, we know our stuff when it comes to hair, so allow us to introduce some festive hairstyle ideas you’ll want to try this year…

No matter what colour, style or cut you have, there are plenty of ways to jazz up your hair ‘do just in time for party season. There’s something about the festivities of Christmas that makes every girl want to twist, braid and curl to their heart’s content, but who wants to wear the same style to every party? Not us! We’ve come up with 3 simple styles that are bound to turn heads, and best of all, they’re all dead easy.

High Ponytail

ponytailThere is something effortlessly classy and chic about a pulled back pony that makes them perfect for the more formal dinners and black tie events. If you have the length for it, it couldn’t be easier to achieve.

Pull the hair to the back of the crown and smooth with a brush or comb. Secure the hair with a bobby pin or elastic band, making sure to tease the hair so it’s in a comfortable position.

Pull the hair to the back of the crown and smooth with a brush or comb. Secure the hair with a bobby pin or elastic band, making sure to tease the hair so it’s in a comfortable position.

As a trendy optional extra, you can grab a strand of hair and twist around the base of the ponytail, disguising the hairband. This adds an extra chic twist to this already sleek hairstyle.

Dutch Braid

Dutch BraidGet in touch with your inner European chic this Christmas with a practical Dutch Braid. Perfect for a stay at home Christmas or a festive drink out with friends. Similar to a French Plait but oozing with extra sassiness, this is a great option for anyone who is looking to be out the house for a long period of time. Get the hair out the way but look fashionable doing it!

Although a little trickier than a typical French Plait, once you get the hang of it, this style is a staple to anyone’s hair wardrobe. Take a section of hair at the top and separate it into three equal sections – left, middle, and right. Take the left section and cross it under the middle one. Then take the right section, and cross it under the middle, adding more hair each time, now repeat until you reach the bottom.

Soft Waves

Soft wavesA classic set of soft curls can transform any look from chilled day to glam night! Curls can be created in many ways, whether that’s with hot tongs, straighteners or plaits, everyone’s hair works in different ways, but we’re sure we can all agree that a soft curl looks gorgeous on all hair types, especially at Christmas!

Take the Quiz

With all these hair styles to choose from, how do you know which will suit you? Take our quiz, to find out which Christmas hair style you are destined to rock this December! Will it be a messy bun, a sleek updo or something a whole lot more festive?

Which Festive hairstyle suits you best?

Or, you could treat yourself to hair that’s going to wow no matter how it’s styled at one of our Lucinda Ellery studios. A new set of extensions, a festive cut and colour, or a whole new restyle. Get in contact to get the hair of your dreams – it’ll be a little early Christmas present to yourself, you deserve it!

Our Extensions Gallery has plenty of inspiring examples, or just go directly to our Contact page to call one of our studios or email us.

Have a great Christmas and New Year!