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Gaby's Bakery - White Chocolate & Lemon Biscuits

Gaby's Bakery - White Chocolate & Lemon Biscuits

November 26, 2022

These biscuits are part of a selection I bake for the salon. A delicately sweet and zesty partner to afternoon coffee.

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Winter Haircare

Winter Haircare

November 04, 2022

Winter gives hair a hard time. Dry cold air outside, dry warm air inside; this seasonal pincer movement rips the moisture from the hairshaft leaving it thin, brittle and up to 3% shorter.

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In the Chair - Real Models Real Hair - Linnea

In the Chair - Real Models Real Hair - Linnea

October 27, 2022

A model’s life is tough on hair. Our industry problem is that some hairdressers only care about today – once you’re home it’s your problem. It’s bad enough in salons with stylists and colourists only concerned with impressing you now.

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Gaby's Bakery - Halloween Biscuits

Gaby's Bakery - Halloween Biscuits

October 22, 2022

A spookilicious treat for you today. Halloween shortbread biscuits. Halloween, Hallowe'en, or All Hallow's Eve has its origins in different pagan and Christian traditions in the British Isles. The ancient Celtic festival of Samhain, had people lighting bonfires and wearing costumes to ward off ghosts.

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Your Scalp Detox Routine

Your Scalp Detox Routine

October 05, 2022

The Winter Season is a great time to consider our personal care rituals. One area that’s often overlooked is scalp health. Like elsewhere it can become clogged and dull.

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Hair Loss in the Menopause

Hair Loss in the Menopause

October 04, 2022

We’ve seen generations of clients go through menopause. For 40 years I’ve touched and felt the changes, witnessing the difference in hair with my own eyes.

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Party Season Hair

Party Season Hair

October 03, 2022

Pondering hairstyles for your next event? Here are some popular styles for the party season and how we achieve them.

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Frizz Free Hair

Frizz Free Hair

October 02, 2022

It’s been a long time since the first Brazilian Blowdry products were being used. The few people that supplied these unbranded products here in the late 1990s worked in the shadows like drug dealers distributing hooch from the cottage industry of stills in the jungle and favelas.

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Gaby's Bakery - Nerf Gun Rainbow Cake

Gaby's Bakery - Nerf Gun Rainbow Cake

September 24, 2022

Every birthday I make a themed cake for the boys in tune with what’s going on for them currently.

Right now they’re crazy about Nerf guns. I think Michael would love it if they were equally keen on flower arranging but they are eight-year old boys at a boys school and obsessed with guns, ninja warriors, secret agents, bombs, bows and arrows etc.

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Is Selfcare Selfish?

Is Selfcare Selfish?

September 17, 2022

It’s now a few weeks since schools returned. The chill of winter is breezing through intermittently. The holiday glow has faded and the hair may reveal the dry, faded consequences of zero sun-protection. Aggravated scalps may also be flakier.

This seasonal shift beckons us to assess, repair and renew, ready for the next chapter. Investing in

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Farewell Mum ❤️ 1923 – 2022

Farewell Mum ❤️ 1923 – 2022

September 09, 2022

I’ve spent 20 years worrying about Mum (mostly needlessly) and thinking of this day. But it still didn’t prepare me for the sudden loss of the enormous energy field she held and the waves of grief that follow. Grief… the price you pay for love, as Queen Elizabeth II said. RIP - mother figure of our nation. Another shock this week. We’re all carrying much sadness.

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Hydration Means Water

Hydration Means Water

September 03, 2022

Words can be presented, massaged, and manipulated to spin facts. A drama, a distraction, a ‘sleight of text’. The narrative fed and digested without question as the next stimulus distracts us. Fake news is so prevalent on the internet that we seem to have become accepting, and almost comatose to delving deeper.

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