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March 26, 2020
In this popular series of blogs, we look at how to get the best out of your hair.
I love the variety of work my clientele gives me. Such a broad range of hair types and ages from 5 – 97. I don’t normally work with animals or children but make an exception for my own. Our younger stylists are brilliant with kid’s hair.
Everyone worries about thinning hair and it is a normal part of life. Seasonal and hormonal changes will affect the hair at some times and then it will recover. But the long-term underlying trend is for the hair to get thinner both in the thickness of each hair shaft and the amount of hair actively growing through its cycles. Those cycles of how long the hair grows for before falling and starting again also get shorter through life. So it would be a medical phenomenon for someone to have naturally thicker hair in their nineties than in their teens.
Judith has great hair. It’s a little fine around the front but so thick through the rest that I use thinning techniques to give it a softer edge. We cut a shape to give lift and vibrancy to her overall look, and that can also grow out well if it’s difficult to get back into town for a few months.
For styling we prepare with Thicker Quicker to boost the roots on top and Volumising Mousse to help smooth and control the mid lengths and ends. The blowdry technique is also very precise on shorter hair to maximise hair volume where it may be finer and control the direction of the thicker hairs.
For Judith’s hair we used our best-selling LifeSaver Prewash Treatment to rehydrate, then Cashmere Protein Moisturising Shampoo and Conditioner. A little Thicker Quicker blowdry spray and Volumising Mousse helped give body and control. We used the Medium Round Brush to style. Then finally a little Ten Second Transformation to feed and smooth the hair giving a little shine and texture too. A little of our catwalk favourite – The Holding Spray helps to keep it all in place.
Michael Van Clarke
April 16, 2021
This transformation was for a Daily Mail makeover article. It was published as part of a three page spread on the Monday 12th, our first open day after lockdown.
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