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10 HAIR HACKS YOU NEED TO KNOW

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Hack #1

If you know you're not going to have time to wash your hair in the morning, apply dry shampoo the night before. This is the best time because the dry shampoo will work itself into your strands overnight giving you fresh looking locks and added volume in the morning. Need a new dry shampoo? Try our Shu Uemura Color Lustre Dry Cleaner, it's fab and smells amazing! 

 

Hack #2 

Oily hair? Ever wondered why your hair is oily and flat, even after washing? Oily hair attracts a lot of dirt and grease, this is very hard to get rid of with one rinse. Make sure you shampoo your hair twice in the shower to make sure your hair is squeaky clean. Your hair will be left smoother and more voluminous. 

Hack #3 

Bobby pins constantly sliding out of your hair? Spray them with hairspray for that extra grip. Tip: Always lose your bobby pins? Pop them in a tic tac container to keep them together. Decorate with some washi tape to make it look extra pretty. 

Hack #4 

If you are scared to try permanent colours but want to try something new then try some fun spray in colours. These are temporary and are perfect for the festival season. While you're at it why not try the glitter parting, glitter makes everything better right? 

Hack #5

Flyaways or baby hairs bugging you? Spray a clean mascara wand or toothbrush with some hairspray to tame those flyaways. Nobody wants a sleek pony with random fluffy bits! 

Hack #6

Got a date planned and you want to make sure you are smelling extra fabulous? Make your hair smell amazing too by spritzing your hairbrush with your favourite perfume, brush through gently and Voila! Gorgeous smelling locks! 

Hack #7

Thin hair-line or greys coming through? Use an eyeshadow close to your hair colour and dust it over the sparse/grey areas. This makes the hair appear thicker and hides those greys for a few more days! 

Hack #8

Curly haired girls, swap towels for tees. Towels lead to frizz. Instead, consider opting for a t-shirt to dry your hair and enjoy the benefits of being frizz-free. Give it a try, it really does help!

Hack #9

Always clog the sink when washing your hair? Brush before to get any loose and/or tangled hair out. My husband always thanks me for this!

Hack #10

Hair looking dull, lifeless and a little boring? Come visit us at the salon, we are always here to make you feel amazing!

 

I hope you enjoyed these hair hacks, I'd love to hear yours! 

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The Launch of the Bumble and Bumble Christmas Gift Sets

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Tomorrow evening here at Steven and Laurent we are hosting  'A Very Hairy Christmas' special Opening Night 6pm till 10pm.. Tickets are only £10 per person (LIMITED TICKETS ONLY)

Join us for a Christmas Party Night to Remember! We are celebrating a little early with the launch of Bumble & Bumble Christmas Gift Sets and we want you to be there. Some of the gift sets on sale will be the amazing 'A Few Of Our Favourite Thing's set' featuring lot's of staple favourites and also not forgetting the men out there this fabulous 'Bb Man Set' which includes a Thickening Shampoo which Leaves hair feeling clean and ready to style a Thickening Conditioner to Moisturise without weight, and separates strands for fullness plus a full size Sumotech! There are so many sets on sale, we can't wait to show you them all. 

This will be an evening of pure entertainment from the Amazing Singer Jackie 'Jax' Gibbins singing songs from her 'New' Album and a few Christmas song to get us in the party mood.. Who's got their tree up already? We are also super lucky to have with us on the night Hayley from 'Temple Spa' educating us on how to look our best for the coming season and there will also be a few more extra surprises along the way including yummy Canapés from Caffe Collective and free flowing Presseco & Christmas Cocktails. 

Our very own S&L Nail Bar will be open offering mini manicures, buffs and polishes plus the Award Winning S&L Team will be on hand to talk to you about any hair enquiry and offer complimentary hair ups and dos..!! The wonderful Jenny Gifford from Queens Annes Dental Practice will be on hand to chat about any Facial Aesthetics Services you might need before Santa arrives. 

You could also WIN a S&L Hair Make Over and a years Free Hairdressing with our Christmas Raffle, WOW. 

Call the salon Now on 01237 473326 and get ready to have a Very Hairy Christmas..!!

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5 New Winter Hair Colours

 

Autumn and winter is a great time to switch up your hair colour, traditionally many go darker for the colder months but that doesn't mean you have to. Read this post to hear about some fab new hair colours for winter, I hope they inspire you. 

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Rose Gold

Whether it's just a simple hint of rose gold by adding some subtle highlights or the full shebang, this is a huge trend and a pretty one too. We all love a bit of rose gold right? So why not translate that in our hair colour, I actually tried out the rose gold trend earlier on in the year by adding a pretty pink, peach and lilac toner to my hair. It was subtle, pretty and washed out really easily so it's a really fab way to add a temporary bit of colour to you hair. 

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Raven Black 

Ah a classic, if you already have quite dark hair and fancy a change but don't want to go lighter than why not go even further into the dark side and dye your hair a beautiful raven black. Simplistic yet classic, who doesn't want to look like Adriana Lima?! 

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Creamy Blonde

Who says you have to go dark in the winter? I'm actually about to lighten up my locks and opt for a creamy blonde this month and I couldn't be more excited. If you are not a fan of completely blonde locks then you can be subtle and go for more of a dark roots blonde ends look, roots are in and they are way easier to maintain so embrace them! White winter snow, blonde tresses and faux fur. I'm there! 

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Sepia 

Sepia, no it's not just an Instagram filter. It's also a very popular hair colour and huge this AW. Think caramel and pink hues with a slight ashy tone. A really simple look to achieve and maintain, gorgeous! 

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Born This Way Red

Reds are always huge in the winter but how about switching it up from cherries or magentas and go for a true-born this way red, against softer and porcelain complexions this is just a stunning look. So natural yet very eye-catching, warm and inviting. 

Will you be switching up your colour for AW? 

 

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THE SALON HAS HAD A MAKEOVER! PLUS SOME EXCITING NEWS

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Exciting news guys, if you haven't seen already the salon has had a makeover and it's even bigger and better than ever! Don't worry though we haven't moved, we have just expanded and taken over the building next door. The salon has now doubled in size adding an extra eight styling chairs a consultation area, a huge state of the art reception and a Bumble and Bumble Retail shop and so so much more you must come and see it if you haven't already we have so much planned for you all over the next few months including themed nights where you can come a try out our amazing products, and we are also so excited to be releasing our brand 'New' In salon Menu over the next few weeks!!
 
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I popped into the S&L yesterday to have my hair done and I couldn't resist taking some photos of the salon, you guys it's literally so gorgeous I adore the retro vibes and colourful yet mysterious interiors. I was super excited to try the new massage chairs whilst having my colour washed off at the basins, you get your own little remote so you can fully customise you massage and it's just divine! I was also pleasantly surprised by the new magazine system... Steven placed a tablet into my hand and told me I could read any magazine I wanted just by using the tablet which was pretty incredible! 
 
In other news we are so excited to announce our 'New' S&L Evening Spa..!! We have teamed up with the lovely Hayley Boyles to introduce 'Temple Spa' an exclusive total lifestyle brand whose passion is anti-ageing skin and body care, aromatherapy and spa treatments. You might have seen them in Harrods, Selridges and now exclusively at Steven and Laurent Hairdressers Bideford. Used by a host of celebrities including Madonna, Taylor Swift, Nigella Lawson and the Beckhams.. The S&L Temple Spa is exclusive complementary service we offer to all our existing clients and limited space will be available every week. 
 
Call the salon 'Now' to book or ask any questions..! 
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5 Festive Hairdos that take 10 minutes or Less

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With the festive season well and truly upon us and just 6 days until Christmas I thought I'd come up with a post to help you with your holiday hair if you haven't had a chance to book into the salon before Christmas. I'm always looking for different ways to do my hair to make me look a little more glam but requires little effort, being a mum of a toddler I rarely have time to spend on my hair so these quick and easy styles are perfect for anyone on the go that wants effortless style in a matter of minutes! 

 

1. Thin Read Bow (source, Running on Happiness)
A look that requires no effort whatsoever, all you need to re create this is a fabulous red snippet of ribbon, you can get creative and use some leftover ribbon from your Christmas wrapping stash!
 

 
2. Glitter and Sparkle (source, Xovain
A fabulous trend I have seen pop up all over the internet lately has been glitter roots, I really love this fun twist on a festive look and it's so pretty to do simply add some wax, glitter and hair spray and you are good to get your sparkle on. 
 

 
3. Fattened Dutch Braid (source, Twist Me Pretty
Here is a look that you can create on natural hair, no need for extensions and very minimal pinning it's the perfect look to take from day to night this holiday season.

 
4. The Double Ponytail (source, Byrdie
What a fab way to glam up your pony, one simple step really makes a difference and adds a touch of catwalk glamour to any party look. So chic! 
 

 
5. Big and Bouncy (source, Drop dead gorgeous daily
I can't write a festive hairdo post without including a big, sexy hair look now can I? A few tips to get big bouncy all you need to make sure you do is wash wisely, amp up your blow dry and use the right products once you have got this mastered you will be out the door in minutes with fabulous bouncy locks! 
 
What style will you be recreating this holiday season? 
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Bumble and Bumble Christmas Gift Sets

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If you are a regular reader of this blog you will know I'm a huge fan of Bumble and Bumble products, they seemed to have transformed my hair over the past year along with regular visits to Steven & Laurent and I'm so excited to share with you a few of their festive gift sets.  

 

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All the trimmings gift set £22 worth £29

This is the perfect gift for those that like to leave the hair wash chore for as long as possible, the set includes a Pret-a-Powder and a fabulous faux leather hair bow accessory. If you are not familiar with Pret-a-Powder then this is a dry shampoo, style extender and volume in one all you need to do is shake gently at the roots and massage in then watch your hair transform!

 

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Full of cheer gift set £22 worth £36

This is the gift set you want to create that va va voom this holiday season, your hair will not be disappointed! Luxurious locks will be created using these products, the set includes a Dryspun Finish 150ml, Thickening Shampoo 60ml and Thickening Conditioner 60ml. Use these products to create big bold styles without having heavy locks, each product will ensure your hair is weightless yet textured. Perfect!

 

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Full potential travel gift set £25

This little set would make a fab stocking filler it includes a Full Potential Hair Preserving Shampoo 60ml, Conditioner 60ml, and Booster Spray 30ml. The full potential range ensures that your hair looks fuller, feels stronger and is idea for those with finer hair and have breakage-prone locks. 

 

Those are just a few of the many fabulous sets Bumble and Bumble have on offer this season so I'd highly recommend checking out the rest in the salon as there really is something for everyone! 

 

Are you a fan of Bumble and Bumble? I love a gift set, they are such a great way to try a range of products for such a great price too! 

 
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What's New // Olaplex

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I thought I'd give you all a little update on what's been going on in the salon lately, we have lots of news and opportunities at the moment and lots of exciting things happening.

 

Olaplex

Here at Steven & Laurent we are always looking for ways to help and improve the quality of your hair, we do this with fabulous cuts and colours and we have also just introduced a brand new and revolutionary, ingredient to our colours called OLAPLEX. This is an upgrade service for hair colouring, OLAPLEX™ is a single active ingredient, designed to reconnect the disulphide sulfur bonds broken by the process of permanent hair colouring and lightening. OLAPLEX™ is free of silicones, oils, aldehydes and parabens and it is rumoured that Kim Kardiashian wouldn't have been able to go the Platinum Blonde colour she went without it, it adds colour, strength and shine... who doesn't want that! 

 

I had this extra treatment last time I was in the salon and I'm delighted to say it's worked wonders on my hair. I have blonde hair as you all know and the texture of my locks have always been a little dry around the front and I've noticed that it's a lot smoother since having Olaplex, I can't wait to have it again next time I'm in the salon as I know after multiple treatments you really feel the benefit. 

 

Ask in salon for your colour upgrade and enter a whole new world of fabulousness! 

 

We want you!

We are currently recruiting for Young Apprentices...

Are you a school leaver looking to be trained as a hairdresser and fancy working with a highly motivated creative team.?

Do you want to be part of something special and stand out from the rest.?

Assist on photo shoots, and attend courses away..?? 

If you have a passion and flair for hair we want to hear from you..!! 

Great opportunities offered, come join us and be part of something special..!! Full in house and College Training given.

 

If this sounds like you.. Or a family member or even a friend then please share or send your CV and covering letter to Selina at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Get Booking! 

I know we are still in Summer but Autumn and Winter is on it's way and appointments are going fast so if you want to get booked in for Christmas without disappoint then please call the salon asap to make sure you get your appointment Steven is almost booked up for Christmas week already and the girls are not far behind...

Call the salon on 01237 473326 or book 24hrs online via our website at www.stevenandlaurent.co.uk

 

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Festival Ready Hair with Bumble & Bumble

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Festival season is upon us and one thing we all worry about when getting festival ready is our hair right? Today I'm going to talk you through a few of my favourite Bumble products to help you through your festival stay! 

 

Shampoo & Conditioner

When getting our hair festival ready you want to make sure you're using the right shampoo and conditioner for the occasion... yes it does exist! Bumble and Bumble Surf Shampoo & Conditioner is perfect for getting your locks festival ready. This combo is going to add texture and movement to your hair without weighing it down and it smells super beachy and sea breezy! 

 

Styling

Surf Spray: To go with the shampoo and conditioner and to amp up the beachy waves you can add some of the classic Bumble Surf spray, the products contain sea minerals to add even more texture and volume to the look. 

 

NEW Surf Infusion: New to the Surf range is the Surf Infusion, a salt-in-oil innovation that is going to create sea-tossed waves and give extra shine and life to the hair, this is perfect to add to your hair throughout you're festival stay and is ideal for those with coarse dry hair. 

 

Pret-a-powder: Going to festivals we all worry about the shower and hair washing situations, not anymore, with Pret-a-powder you're set to stay all week. This style extender is perfect for those with oily hair types or if you've just missed a shampoo or two, it also adds volume which is fabulous. 

 

How will you be styling you're hair this festival season? Book in to have your hair styled professionally or pop in to buy your festival ready kit! 

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Welcome to the Steven & Laurent Blog

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Hi guys, welcome to the all new Steven & Laurent blog! My name is Liza and I'm super excited to announce I will be writing lots of fabulous post here on the Steven & Laurent blog for you all to enjoy. A little bit about me, I'm a local Beauty and Lifestyle blogger I blog about all things beauty, fashion and lifestyle. I have a little baby boy called Vinny he is nearly two and yes I know it's almost terrible twos time, joy! If you'd like to check out my blog you can click this link www.glambeautys.com and I also have a YouTube channel that you can also check out here: YouTube

Here on the Steven & Laurent blog I'm going to bring you news from the S&L salon, exclusive offers and of course chat about hair, new products and even bring you along with us to events and photo-shoots!

If you have any specific posts you'd like to see then please let me know and leave us a comment below, my first question for you all is what would you like to see here on the Steven & Laurent Blog?

Thank you so much for reading and I look forward to speaking to you all soon.

Liza

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