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WHAT IS THE OLAPLEX NO. 3 HAIR PERFECTOR?
"Olaplex No. 3 Hair Perfector is your client’s retail portion of the Olaplex System and contains the same active ingredient as both the No.1 and No. 2. This enables the client to repair and maintain strong, healthy hair in between services as it continues to link bonds within the hair." Olaplex
I thought it was about time I spoke to you all about Olaplex, this is an amazing new upgrade service for hair colouring that you can now get at Steven & Laurent and it's something I'd highly recommend. I have been having this treatment for around 6 months now and I have to say it has completely transformed my hair for the better so let me talk you through what it does and how it can work for you.
Olaplex is a single active ingredient which works to repair and reconnect the sulfur bonds broken by the process of permanent hair colouring, it strengthens the hair from the inside out. I have been colouring my hair for the past 10 years and it's been through a lot including bleach on numerous occasions, I'm blonde now and have my hair coloured every 6-8 weeks so as you can imagine it's quite a lot to handle so instead of giving my hair a break for a few months I just have the Olaplex treatment included in my hair appointment and it has really helped with the overall condition and appearance of my hair.
Olaplex is a treatment broken up into 3 parts, you can choose to just go for 2 parts or include the additional products which you can use at home to complete part 3. Part 1 is a powder added to your colour, in my case a lightener and it starts to work whilst you colour your hair, part 2 is a treatment applied at the basin once the colour has been washed off and part 3 is a treatment to continue at home which is an intense conditioning treatment and a must have in my opinion even Kim Kardashian loves it “When your hair is really damaged, if you sleep in that, it really works. I notice a huge difference!"
If you are looking to give your hair a new lease of life then I'd highly recommend Olaplex, call the salon now to book your treatment and add it to your next appointment you won't be disappointed!
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.
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!
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?
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.
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!
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!
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!
It seems that the only hair products I use these days are by Bumble and Bumble and my gosh are they fabulous... I don't think I've come across anything I haven't liked yet and my latest obsession is the BB Thickening Dryspun Finish hair spray, something I didn't think I'd like and one of those products that always makes your hair look incredible after leaving the hairdressers. I did worry I wasn't going to be able to make this work for me, I have quite a dry scalp when I use dry shampoo type products and can be quite sensitive to them also so when I found out this worked well for me it made it's way into my weekly hair routine!
The BB Dryspun Finish is basically a dry shampoo and a finishing hairspray rolled into one, it creates instant fullness and texture to my lifeless 3 day hair and gives it the life it needs without weighing it down or making it feel heavy. This product can be used on all hair types, I have quite thick hair although it can be very flat so it really works well adding that extra oomph and it's also appropriate for colour treated hair thankfully.
I like to use this either straight after blowdrying if I'm after a little more texture or after a couple of days when my hair starts to look a little limp and lifeless, it's perfect to spray onto freshly curled locks as it gives that extra body and texture without making it look crispy or too 'done' like some hair sprays can sometimes do. I really love this finishing spray and I'd highly recommend it if you have thin or lifeless hair that needs some texture and fullness without the backcombing and heavy feeling.
If you're struggling with flat and lifeless hair then ask in the salon for a try of the Bumble and Bumble Dryspun spray, it's pretty fabulous!
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.
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!
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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
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!
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!
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!
Hey guys, you may remember I mentioned in a recent post that we were very lucky to be placed in this years L'Oreal colour trophy regional finals, I thought I'd share with you some pictures from the day for even more pictures check out the album on our Facebook page here!
Selina and her team rocked at the competition as you can see the colour is gorgeous.!
But sadly we didn't get through to the Grand Final BUT...
There is always next year...!!!
The whole teamand friend where there to support Selina and we couldn't be prouder of her and her Amazing Team..
Hair colour and styling by Selina using L'Oreal
Model Miriam Kimber
Make-Up Claire Bowring Makeup Artist
Dress Designed and made by Gail Sneddon
With Summer on it's way I have been toying around with the idea of having my hair chopped off and brightened up a little. I did keep talking myself out of it until today, I thought let's go for it hair grows! This morning I went to my appointment at Steven & Laurent, you may remember a post on my hair a few months ago now which you can see here on my first transformation at Steven & Laurent. As you know these guys never fail I always have such fantastic results, I'm so happy with my new style it's so much lighter and I think it's going to be much easier to style this Summer.
So here's my before and after, I love doing these because you really get to see the transformation although I wish I took photos of the back to show you before and after because that's even more of a transformation. As you can see before my hair was just looking a little lifeless and dull, I hadn't had it coloured since February and as I had Balyage before it was looking like my roots were even longer! The style before was just long with a few layers, nothing too special as I usually focus on my colour and just grow my hair all the time. Today I fancied a change I wanted a long bob also known as The Lob, my hairdresser Sarah cut it so it was longer around the front of my face to frame it nicely and slightly shorter at the back and I love it! I haven't had hair this short in a long time, I can't wait to start having a play around with it and styling it more often. I was finding with my hair before I'd get so lazy with it because it took so long to do so I'm hoping I'll have more time now and make a little more effort with the new style I have.
Moving on to the colour the blonde is now a lot fresher and brighter, even lighter in person I'd say. We went away from the Balyage this time and went blonde from root too tip, Sarah did foils down my parting and all around my hair line then painted some colour on free hand underneath for a more natural effect. Once the colour was washed off we added toner to make the colour look nice and creamy, It looks really fab I'm so happy with it!
What do you think of my new shorter do'? Have you thought about having the chop for the Summer ask for your stylists advice next time your in the salon!
Want to hair frizz free sleek hair this Summer? Then look no further, I'm sharing with you my top 3 products to combat frizz and give you perfectly sleek hair for those humid hot months.
Bumble Straight Blow-Dry
This heat-protective styling balm is going to help massively when blow drying your hair straight, it will not only make the styling process much quicker and easier but it will also prolong that sleek, smooth and frizzless style for up to 3 days! Amazing.
Bumble Hairdressers Invisible Oil
This is the perfect product to add shine and create a smooth healthy finish. You can add Invisible oil before and after styling, this lightweight oil is a dream to use and smells absolutely incredible! Did you know you can also buy a shampoo and conditioner to go with this too? Ask in the salon for more details!
Bumble Creme De Coco Masque
It's a great idea to give your locks a deep conditioning treatment once a week, my favourite is the Creme De Coco Masque! This masque has a trio of tropical butters that work on giving your hair intensive moisture, softness, silkiness and gloss. I love to leave this in for 7-10 minutes and once rinsed your left with the softest hair ever that smells like a tropical delight!
What are your top tips on combating the frizz?
We are so Very Excited to share the news with you, we have just got through to the Regional Finals of the 60th Anniversary of the L'Oreal Colour Trophy..!! Lets celebrate! I'm going to talk you through a few of our top colour trends for 2015.
Let's just say I'm not really one to blow dry my hair very well, I need all the help I can get and that's where these amazing creams from Bumble & Bumble come in. I have been trying all three over the past three months and I feel I can now tell you about them all and how they've worked for me and how they can work for you.
BB Straight Blow Dry
I have been using this when I want sleek, straight locks as you can imagine from the name it does what it suggests and leaves you with beautifully straight hair. All of these Blow dry creams are heat activated so you need to blow dry your hair in order to get it working, I was a little worried about that because I tend to rough dry my hair a lot or use a paddle bush but using a paddle brush thankfully has worked fine it's very lightweight and I'd say perfect for those with super curly, thick, unmanageable locks.
BB Repair Blow Dry
So we've all been there right? Over processed hair, I've got it! Luckily after having the chop a couple of months ago my hair feels restored and healthy again, to maintain that I like to use this when I have straightened my hair a little too much or it's feeling a little dry and worse for wear. My hair definitely feels smoother after using this, I can notice that it's sealed those split ends and keeps my style looking fresher for longer which is great. I'd recommend using this when you hair is feeling a little brittle from over processing or heat styling and to just pop on to mid lengths and ends for a real freshen up.
BB All-Style Blow Dry
My favourite creme of them all is All-Style, it's definitely the one I reach for the most because it includes oil absorbing powders to extend the life of your hair. My hair only gets washed twice a week so it's prone to getting a little oily after day 2 so to make sure I get the most out of my washes and styling I opt for this one quite a lot. It definitely helps my hair look fresher for longer and gives a nice smooth finish which is what I'm after. You can use this from root to tip and a little goes a very long way, I always make sure I rub the product in then brush through to make sure it's been distributed evenly and it works great that way for me.
Which do you think would work best for you, my personal favourite is All-Style.
Hey guys! I hope you had a wonderful Christmas and a Happy New Year to you all! Today on the Steven & Laurent blog we are talking product of the week and it's perfect for thirsty haired girls out there, and yes I know theres alot of us! Ever since my first appointment with Steven & Laurent I have been obsessed with Bumble and Bumble, the brand has worked wonders on my hair in the salon and at home so today I thought I'd share with you one of my favourite products so far. My hair journey has been quite up and down this year, I've bleached my hair a lot.. ignored it a lot by rarely having it cut and still colouring on top of that, not to mention the constant straightening! Yes it's been a tough year for my hair but I'm glad to say things are on the up and it's never felt better.
I was introduced to Bumble and Bumble Quenching complex when I was last at the salon and Sarah, the stylist who was cutting my hair mentioned that this is one of her favourite products and insisted on putting it on my hair, when I left the salon my hair felt silky smooth and so soft... was this just a one off, my hair always feels great when I leave the salon, surely this Quenching Complex couldn't have fixed my dry, over processed hair? I'm glad to say after weeks of using this little potion my hair has never felt better, usually when I do my own hair at home regardless if I've just been to the salon or not it always seems to feel quite dry a day or two after straightening. We all know I'm quite lazy in the washing department, I wash my hair probably 2-3 times a week so finding products that help to prolong my style and keep it feeling nice is essential.
What is this Quenching Complex you ask? It's a daily leave-in treatment that quenches the cuticle smooth, and seals in moisture. That added moisture really has helped to renew and give shine to my hair again, it's been created for terribly thirsty hair that suffers from chronic dryness, or repeated heat styling... hands up if that you. I apply a small amount to my hair after washing to mid-lengths and ends and also to my hair when it's dry daily, you only need a pea sized amount as a little goes a long way. This product is light on the hair, non greasy and keeps all flyaways at bay, it's strengthening and a joy to use. If your looking for something to reinvent your hair in a better way for 2015 I'd definitely recommend this fab little product.
Bumble and Bumble is vastly becoming my favourite hair brand ever! Have you tried any Bumble products before?
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.