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The Secret to Thicker Shiny Hair - it's not what you think

The Secret to Thicker Shiny Hair - it's not what you think

September 03, 2021

We’ve been taught as a society to reach for a pill when something's wrong. A quick fix, often with a sting in the tail that’s rarely mentioned. For thicker hair, people like to think...

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Gaby's Bakery - Welsh Cakes

Gaby's Bakery - Welsh Cakes

September 03, 2021

Popular since the late 19th century, Welsh cakes are also known as griddle cakes or bakestones within Wales because they’re traditionally cooked on a bakestone or a cast iron griddle on an open fire or

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In the Chair - Real People Real Hair - Amy

In the Chair - Real People Real Hair - Amy

September 03, 2021

Long silky blonde hair. What’s not to like? Were we to look at hair in isolation, Amy could happily have left her hair as it was. But the beauty of hair is very much how...

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Gaby's Bakery - Malva Pudding

Gaby's Bakery - Malva Pudding

August 20, 2021

Our whistle stop tour drops by South Africa today for their Malva Pudding. A moist cake recipe with a spongy caramelized texture made with apricot jam and cream.

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In the Chair - Real People Real Hair - Coral

In the Chair - Real People Real Hair - Coral

August 15, 2021

Coral went from salon to salon, but never got the look she wanted. She was inspired by Princess Diana’s shorter layered haircut from Mario Testino’s 1997 shoot for Vanity Fair. It was the first time Diana had fully handed herself over to an editorial team of...

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Gaby's Bakery - Portuguese Custard Tarts (Pasteis de Nata)

Gaby's Bakery - Portuguese Custard Tarts (Pasteis de Nata)

August 14, 2021

I did these to impress our Portuguese chef Luis, who runs the salon’s Deli. These are his homeland’s most famous sweet speciality, originated by Lisbon's Catholic monks at the Hieronymites Monastery in the 18th Century.

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In the Chair - Real People Real Hair - Natasha

In the Chair - Real People Real Hair - Natasha

August 02, 2021

Lockdowns came and went. The novelty of a home box-dye wore off and the declining results eased their way into normality. For many people, the scraped back ponytail jostled seamlessly with...

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Gaby's Bakery - Chocolate Birthday Cake

Gaby's Bakery - Chocolate Birthday Cake

August 01, 2021

The best things come in small packages they say. Here’s a cute little number I made for Michael’s birthday that punched above its weight on intense flavour and paired well with an afternoon champagne. Rather than my more usual buttercream coating, it’s covered in a smooth rich ganache.

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What's With The Nose?

What's With The Nose?

July 30, 2021

I know what I like, but when it comes to creating a great fragrance we need a nose, or nez as the French would say. These artistic composers have such a fine sense of smell, the best only work a few hours a day and...

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In the Chair - Real People Real Hair - Sharon

In the Chair - Real People Real Hair - Sharon

July 29, 2021

Flat, straight and heavy. Sharon’s hair had been cut so short at the back and with no proper layering. The exaggerated long front then conspired to drag the whole look down. The very opposite of uplifting and energising which is what hair should do for the wearer...

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Gaby's Bakery - Brazilian Chocolate Truffles

Gaby's Bakery - Brazilian Chocolate Truffles

July 29, 2021

Our international culinary tour stops off at Brazil today for one of their most classic desserts – Brigadeiros, a chocolate truffle speciality.

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How Far Should a Man Go?

How Far Should a Man Go?

July 24, 2021

I have 43 years of practice in my craft. An American PR once said to me, “just say 25 years, more than that and you’ll sound over the hill.” Experienced is good it seems, ‘passed it’ not so attractive. I want to look my best, but without 

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