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Written by Liza Prideaux

MY HAIR JOURNEY WITH STEVEN & LAURENT

Hey guys, hope you are well? I just wanted to pop on today and share with you my hair journey with Steven & Laurent. I've been visiting the salon for a few years now and I've had a few different hair styles, and colour changes. I have been documenting this over on my YouTube channel so instead of talking you through each process I wanted to share a few of my "Come to the salon" videos with you incase you haven't seen them yet. 

Click this link to watch my Hair salon playlist. 

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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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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 Bumble & Bumble Hair Products to Try This Year

 

Hey guys, Happy New Year to you all! What a wonderful year 2015 was, we are so excited for all of the plans we have here at Steven & Laurent for 2016 and can't wait to hare them with you all. I wanted to start off the year with a post sharing with you 5 Bumble & Bumble products you must try this year. Let's get started!

 

BB Full Potential

The Full Potential range is new to Bumble and Bumble, each of the products have been designed to help create fuller and stronger hair so if you have been quite mean to your hair lately with over styling and over processing then this is one for you to try. Let's get your hair back into tip top condition! 

 

Don't Blow It

Always love the idea of leaving your hair to just dry naturally but hate the outcome once you go through with it? My hair is rather frizzy so if I just leave it to dry it ends up looking little hagrid from Harry Potter but not anymore, I've been using Don't Blow It styling cream when I fancy just having a lazy hair day and it's transformed my hair routine. I can now actually stand my hair in it's natural state because this cream ensures my locks are frizz free and looks gorgeous, it requires little effort and is a must have for those days you want to avoid heat styling. 

 

Surf Infusion

This spray is actually another product I love to use with Don't Blow It, Surf Infusion is a salt-in-oil innovation, this mellow mix of tropical oils and texturising sea salts creates soft, sea-tossed waves with sheen. You can use this anytime, either before styling on damp hair or on dry hair to add some more texture it's very lightweight and creates the most beautiful beachy waves.

 

Hairdressers Invisible Oil

This is a product everyone needs, it's transformed my hair over the past year and I can't live without it. Invisible Oil helps flyaways disappear without leaving the hair greasy or heavy. It's an oil you can use anytime, to soften, smoothe and reduce frizz, tame flyaways, detangle and strengthen hair against breakage. Perfect!

 

Sunday Shampoo

I don't know about you but I'm pretty lazy when it comes to washing my hair, I wash it twice a week and I do use quite a lot of products so by using something like the Sunday Shampoo it's really going to ensure that hair is squeaky clean from all of those products you've been using. This weekly shampoo is like a little hair detox, it's ideal for product junkies and infrequent washers like me. 

 

Which will you be picking up next time your in the salon? 

 
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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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Bumble and Bumble Thickening Creme Contour Review

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Since cutting all my hair off into a bob I've found styling my hair an absolute dream I've really been enjoying playing around with new products and styles. I have to admit I have stuck to straight and sleek for quite a while but recently I've become little more adventurous adding a little more texture and volume and I've come across the most fabulous product to help with that. I'm quite lazy when it comes to hair washing and styling so when I came across this Bumble and Bumble product that allowed me to be lazy and still create a fabulous yet effortless bed head style I fell in love.

I was first introduced to the Creme Contour when Sarah used it on me hair after we first chopped off my locks, she explained this works well on all hair types and perfect to shape shorter cuts like mine. It's a shaping cream that you warm up between your fingers to create a light weight paste and work into the hair to shape and hold your style. It works amazingly well with curls and waves especially in hair like mine, but don't be fooled it works with sleek and straight locks too adding texture and volume it holds so well and is weightless on the hair too.

I have to say I was a little worried this would make my hair feel greasy and I thought I wouldn't really know how to use it but after first use it was love and I have been using it ever since, I no longer have to back comb my hair for volume which is so damaging for my hair, I can now be kind to it by using the Creme Contour and it's just perfect for those that work so hard blowdrying their hair to get that beautiful voluminous style but struggle to keep that hold and lift, you need the tiniest amount as a little goes a really long way but let me tell you the Creme Contour is going to hold that baby like no other!

Have you tried any of the Bumble and Bumble styling range? Ask one of the salon stylists about products that would suit your hair type we are always happy to help!

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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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