New to Van Clarke? Subscribe to our newsletter for 15% off your first order. Start your haircare journey today.

In the Chair - Real People Real Hair - Mehwish

July 06, 2024

In the Chair - Real People Real Hair - Mehwish

If you're not a client of ours and have long layered hair, there's a 98% chance that you have this haircut on the left. The lazy A-line and 3-Step Bob. Some get 4-Steps! Each clunky step thinned out to try to disguise the clumsiness of a hairstyle that hasn't been properly layered.

Mehwish showed another fine example. She knew her hair was heavy looking, took ages to style and didn't last, but didn't know there was an alternative because all her hairdressers did these same 15 minute haircuts. 

1. The Haircut

The weight distribution of the A-line made the hair hang unflatteringly heavy and forward onto the face. One step sat five inches above the baseline. Another, thinned out to wisps about four inches above that.

Using our signature Diamond Dry Cut™ method, I took a graduated outline and sculpted face-framing layers that filled in most of the holes in the shape, then layered up from the base to shape the outline and provide connection to these long layers. This balances the weight from front to back, so all the hair connects fluidly and moves as one. Properly balanced the hair now comes alive with vibrancy and movement.

2. Condition

Mehwish has great natural hair and to maintain this quality and keep the colour vibrant  she uses LifeSaver Prewash Treatments. LifeSaver® feeds, hydrates and strengthens hair without weighing it down and gives vibrancy to all hair types. They aren’t oil-based and you cannot overuse LifeSaver.

3. Styling

Eureka Blowdry Balm is the best choice for styling Mehwish's hair. Just apply, comb and style, or not if you like the natural look. This award-winning product eliminates frizz and defines the waves whilst protecting the hair from UV and heat damage. The Cashmere Protein Moisturising Shampoo and Conditioner also helps soften the hair and give shine.

Sidrah, our talented young stylist, used a little Thicker Quicker at the roots and a large round brush to smooth the hair for an effortlessly groomed look. Once dried,  a little Ten Second Transformation fed through the ends and mid-lengths helps defines the layers, giving texture and shine.

“Best haircut ever”- Mehwish

Preparation


We used the LifeSaver ULTRA Pre-wash Treatment and washed with Cashmere Protein Moisturising Shampoo and Conditioner.


Styling


We used the Eureka Blowdry Balm, Thicker Quicker Volumising Blowdry Spray, 10 Second Transformation and the Large Round Brush to style.

Forward to a friend

Makeover gift vouchers available
Email: 
reception@vanclarke.com

 Michael Van Clarke





Also in Blogs

How to Grow Your Hair Longer this Year - ready for that summer holiday you missed last time
How to Grow Your Hair Longer this Year - ready for that summer holiday you missed last time

July 19, 2024

7 Simple Tips - Don’t obsess about the growth. Keep yourself healthy and your body takes care of that, happily pumping out half inch a month, night and day. 99% of achieving longer thicker hair, is about looking after what you have. Stopping the rot, the shrinkage and breakage of the hair-shaft once it’s birthed into day

Continue Reading

SPF for Hair
SPF for Hair

July 19, 2024

We know that too much sun wrecks our skin. For two generations we’ve been drilled about SPF sun cream, and we use it.

Continue Reading

Gaby's Bakery - Banoffee Pie
Gaby's Bakery - Banoffee Pie

July 12, 2024

When I told Michael that this was the first recipe I ever learnt, and the only one I made in my early days, he asked if it was the student pudding pairing to tuna pasta!

Continue Reading