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​How to achieve flawless hair in a hurry

2 years ago

Outfit? Check. Make-up? Check. Blow-dry? Not today! With Aura Botanica and our #noheathair wash-and-go tips, there’s no need to spend hours on your hair.

No time? No problem. It’s no secret that when it comes to making our hair look and feel fabulous, we tend to reach for our heat tools. So, does it have to be a bad hair day when you don’t have time to blow-dry? We think not.

Natural ingredients to make every day a good hair day

Up to 98% natural origin Aura Botanica range delivers a natural, undone look, minus the frizz – it is ourultimate in heat-free, paraben-free, silicone-free and sulphate-free styling. The range, enriched with coconut oil and argan oil, improves suppleness and strength, whilst leaving hair feeling soft and shiny.

Your ultimate pre-style routine

  • Start with the Concentré Essentiel, which deeply nourishes and moisturises the hair, giving it the perfect pre-wash treat.
  • Next, the light and gentle Micellar shampoo gives hair a natural touch, preparing it perfectly for heat-free styling.
  • Our Soin Fondamental conditioner detangles and nourishes your locks, making them easy to work with. It gives your hair an ultra-healthy glow with a lightweight feel for major bounceability.
  • For a bigger boost or nourishment, add a few pumps of Concentré Essentiel.
  • And to top it off, the Essence d’Éclat nourishing oil spray is a must-have ‘prime and go’, delivering extra pre-styling shine, a frizz-free finish and added bounce. Apply to damp hair.

Top heat-free styling tips!

Now that you’ve indulged in the Aura Botanica instant ritual, your hair is ready for action.

  • Braids: After you’ve applied the Essence d’Éclat spray for extra smoothness, braid the hair and let it dry naturally for wonderfully wavy mid-lengths.
  • Rags: Wrap sections of prepped hair with rags. Thanks to Aura Botanica, your beautiful curls will be frizz-free and weightless.
  • Pin curls: Pin prepped hair to the head for loose curls complete with an Aura Botanica A-lister glow and bounce.
  • Band wrap: Embrace your inner mermaid. Divide prepped hair in two sections, wrap them and release when dry for nourished beachy waves.

We love #noheathair. Whether your thing is laid-back beach waves or film star curls, adopt Aura Botanica for flawless results when you’re in a rush. Happy styling!

Quick and easy solutions to deal with your hair at the gym

2 years ago

OK gym, we admit that you’re great for our body, but you’re not so kind on our hair! A sweaty session might make you feel exhilarated with all those endorphins pumping, but the frizzy locks left behind could be putting a dampener on your feel-good factor. Check out our quick and easy solutions for gym hair using our up-to-98% natural, professional haircare range; Aura Botanica.

Gym hair: after low impact exercise

After exercise such as pilates, stretching or a gentle yoga practice, chances are you’re not going to be sweating quite so much and might be able to skip a thorough wash of your hair.

Bring back that fresh feeling to your locks with Essence D’Éclat mist from the Aura Botanica range. This lightweight, bi-phase moisturising mist acts as a primer, helping to prevent frizz when applied to damp hair. The sweet orange essential oils and rose scent refresh, whilst the special formula, which includes coconut and argan oil, helps to banish frizz and bring back a healthy hair glow.

Top Tip! During your workout, wear a fabric headband to not only keep hair from the face, but simultaneously absorb sweat, making the post-work out wash that little bit easier.

Gym hair: after high impact exercise

After a cardio routine, you will really want to give your hair a proper wash to leave you feeling fresh and confident.

Rinse with warm water before massaging in our light-weight Micellar shampoo, wash out thoroughly and repeat. This gently cleansing shampoo, with moisturising ingredients such as coconut and argan oils, can be used every day and is designed to remove impurities, making it your ideal gym partner! To learn more about the benefits of shampoos with micellar technology, read our article here.

Follow up with Soin Fondamental conditioner to deeply nourish and control frizz.

Top Tip! Make sure you focus on areas where sweat tends to gather, such as the hairline.

After this, opt for a loose and comfortable hairstyle when your hair is still damp. Spray a bit of Essence d’Éclat to boost hair softness and glow, and let it dry naturally, then enjoy the added movement once you take it out. Depending on your hair length, a bun tied on the top of the head, plaited pigtails, or a braid will also add texture afterwards.

Gym hair doesn’t need to be a hassle with our simple solutions for luscious locks post workout.

The cool blonde balayage: how to maintain post-salon perfection

2 years ago

Move over highlights! There’s a cooler, lower maintenance girl in town and her name is balayage.

What is balayage?

Balayage is a French term which means to ‘sweep’, and it has swept the hair world off its feet. The perfect balayage should start off with colour soft at the root with thicker coverage at the ends, and we can’t get enough of this look on blonde hair. The question is – how can you maintain that fresh-out-of-the-salon cool blonde balayage between colour appointments? That’s where the Reflection range comes in.

Why does colour-treated hair need special care?

Colour-treated hair can be more sensitive to certain elements that could lead to damage, such as chlorine (which you can find not only in the pool but also in your tap water) and UV rays. This can result in a lack of shine, uneven colour and sensitised ends. Of course, none of the above is ideal if your stylist has just delivered the perfect balayage. Not to worry – the upgraded Reflection range is our colour protection hero and now offers an even more customised experience.

Colour protection with the new Reflection range – how does it work?

The System Capture Advance found in the Reflection range contains a blend of sodium citrate, yuzu and lychee extracts and is our ultimate formula to care for colour treated hair. The range also contains natural rice bran oil, Vitamin E and UV-Filters. The result..? Hair colour fade and the deposition of dulling particles are all reduced. So your blonde balayage can stay ultra-cool with a diamond-esque shine.

How do I keep blonde hair from looking brassy?

Les Touches Chromatique's – the first in-ink-care for coloured hair – will keep your colour looking vibrant and neutralise any unwanted yellow tones. Your stylist will diagnose and prescribe the best ink blend for your new colour so you can indulge in salon expertise (and great results!) at home to keep your colour looking fresh in-between your salon appointments.

How to use Les Touches Chromatique's

After washing your hair with Bain Chromatique shampoo, blend 10 clicks of the Cool Blonde Touche Chromatique (or your prescribed colour) with 15 ml of the Fondant Chromatique conditioner or the Masque Chromatique hair mask. Apply to lengths and tips of towel dried hair for an extra shiny finish with an enhanced blonde colour, minus those dreaded yellow undertones.

Complete this easy ritual once a week, 2-3 weeks after your colour and voilà: your blonde balayage looks shiny and radiant in between salon trips.

Expert SOS guide to restore lifeless locks

2 years ago

Shiny, healthy, vibrant looking locks are the Holy Grail of hair! When our hair looks good, we feel good. When our hair looks flat and lifeless, we too lose that special spring in our step. Here’s our SOS guide to restoring shine, for hair that looks its best.

Caring for hair from the inside out

Did you know? The old saying ‘you are what you eat’ could apply to your hair too!

You’ve probably already experienced that your lifestyle can have an impact on how your hair looks, feels and behaves. What’s more, some scientific reports have suggested that deficiencies in specific nutrients, including proteins, zinc, iron and B Vitamins have been associated with hair problems.

Create a good base

To get those glossy results you crave, a good place to start with a healthy scalp. A build-up of dirt or oils can add to dull and heavy locks, so before shampooing, gently massage your scalp with the Chronologiste Revitalising Exfoliating Scrub, to thoroughly cleanse your scalp and hair. Containing Abyssine, a rare molecule derived from volcanic rock, the Exfoliating Scrub leaves your scalp feeling clean, fresh and in great condition. Or for specific scalp concerns, why not check out our hair care products from the Specifique range!

Feed your hair from the outside

Use our Chronologiste Range to load your hair with plenty of caring ingredients for a rejuvenated look! The range contains a wide range of ingredients, including Vitamins, Ceramides and precious oils (such as Amla, Maize, Camelia and Argan). The Chronologiste range leaves your hair feeling nourished, strong and smooth – giving you a rejuvenated look.

The Revitalising Shampoo smooths, evens and strengthens hair fibres and the Oléo Complexe helps give a little love to your lengths as well as your scalp. The Essential Revitalising Balm hair mask detangles, nourishes and offers the intense burst of soothing moisture to transform dull into shiny hair.

Want the ultimate revitalising experience? Head to your nearest Kérastase salon for our most indulgent in-salon ritual, the Chronologiste ritual. This ritual is the ultimate revitalising experience that will leave your scalp soothed and your hair feeling shinier and softer.

Getting the shiny, healthy hair you long for doesn’t have to be a chore, let the Chronologiste range’s carefully created formulas do the hard work for you.

How to treat dry hair.

2 years ago

Are your locks brittle, difficult to detangle and lack shine? If this sounds familiar, you most likely have dry hair. This can be due to a number of reasons, from hereditary or physiological issues to external damaging factors such as pollution, heated styling or even harsh weather conditions. All these factors can lead to your hair losing its moisture and becoming dry and brittle. But do not despair – we have top tips on how to get your hair looking shiny and feeling silky soft again in no time!

Use targeted treatments for dry hair

Our Nutritive range is perfect for providing personalised nourishment at home or in the salon for dry to severely dry locks. With its signature ingredient of Irisome, and active substance in royal jelly which contains a substantial 11 out of 18 amino acids found in keratin, and a glucose, lipid and protein content, our products boost, protect and nourish your locks.

  • Apply either Bain Satin 1 shampoo for dry hair or Bain Satin 2 shampoo for very dry and sensitised hair. A great tip is to massage your scalp to boost circulation and rinse in cold water to make your hair feel silky soft. Rinse and repeat for optimum results.
  • Finally, apply Lait Vital conditioner and leave it to soak in for 5 minutes before rinsing to soften and nourish the hair fibre without weighing it down.

Prevention tips

After getting your hair back in condition with our bespoke Nutritive range, there are some measures you can take to prevent it from becoming dry again. Cut down on heated appliances and ensure you always apply thermo-protective treatments. You can also try a hair mask, such as our Masquintense for both fine and thick hair, once a week for a deeply nourishing treatment. For severely dry and rebellious hair, apply Serum Oléo Relax for long-lasting frizz effect, instant shine and easy-to-tame locks, so you can style your new-found silky soft hair with ease! For profound and long-lasting results, contact your Kérastase stylist for a hair diagnosis and to receive a tailor-made Nutritive Protocole Immunité created according to your level of hair dryness.

With Kérastase, combatting dry locks has never been easier. Follow our tips and you can say hello to luscious locks in no time!

Nadine Baggott experiences Fusio-Dose, our star hair treatment

2 years ago

Nadine, please can you give us an introduction to your incredible career in the beauty industry?

I have been a health and beauty journalist and tv presenter for 25 years, working for Hello!, Marie Claire and The Daily Mail and presenting for This Morning and The Titchmarsh Show.

Why did you decide to start your vlog?

I started my vlog (The Beauty Know it All) for beauty grown ups two years ago because I realised no one was really offering beauty advice to grown ups – plain talking, no bull* reviews of products that work and advice for busy women who want stealth beauty, in other words minimal effort maximum results.

And that’s what Fusio-Dose hair treatment is all about for me. Instantly shinier, healthier, for me less fluffy and flyaway, hair. I remember when conditioning treatments had to be left on for ages and wrapped in hot towels, but this works the minute it is sprayed into your hair. What’s more it is now finally available to use at home – my hair thanks you.

Describe your relationship with your hair

My hair is fine and prone to fluffiness, annoyingly wavy in some areas and straight in others – I’ll be honest and say that it peaked the year that Bananarama had a number one (the first time around). My hair is triple processed - keratin straightened, all over coloured to hide the greys and then balayaged – so it needs the best hair care around.

What are you favourite Kérastase products/treatments?

My favourite Kérastase treatment is Fusio-Dose, of course, and the scalp care shampoo Bain Vital Dermo Calm, it really works for me to prevent, soothe and repair a scalp irritated by colour.

Find out more about Fusio-Dose and why it is Nadine’s favourite in salon hair repair treatment below:


Follow Nadine Baggott on YouTube and Instagram @nadinebaggott


Fight frizz and stay smooth as the seasons change

2 years ago

With the blissful heat of summer a mere memory, you start to revel in the cosiness of autumn days. Walks in the crisp air and cradling a full mug in front of a crackling fire may be seasonal staples, but your hair begins to frizz at the idea! As the colder weather sets in, the atmosphere both outside and in our homes becomes drier and so do your once luscious locks. Add to that the damage from your everyday styling tools like a hairdryer or straighteners and you know it is time to take action. When frizzy hair makes an appearance, the battle for tamed hair with fewer flyaways begins. Little do your frizzy follicles know, you are fighting at an unfair advantage with a secret weapon in your hair arsenal – the Discipline range from Kérastase.

Combat that frizz

With cold wind nipping at our heels, there is nothing more inviting than a steaming shower with products that restore, rejuvenate and add a touch of luxury to an everyday ritual. Our tailor-made Discipline range for frizzy hair does just that! Every item in the Discipline range contains a formula based on our patented Morpho Keratin™ technology which replenishes, smooths and strengthens the very fibres of your hair, helping you say goodbye to frizz and hello to soft, manageable locks.

Your tailor-made, frizz-taming regime

For the ultimate Discipline frizz defence, let us introduce you to a bespoke three-step taming plan.

  1. Start with applying Bain Fluidealiste, our frizz-taming shampoo, and massaging it into your scalp. Rinse it out and indulge in a second application for optimum results. Rinse and repeat has never been so luxurious!
  2. Provide a much needed moisture shot to your thirsty locks by applying Maskeratine, a soothing mask, to your lengths and ends if you have thick hair. For those with fine hair, try our lightweight conditioner, Fondant Fluidealiste.
  3. Prep your hair before you style with Keratine Thermique, a smoothing primer that protects your hair from the heat of the hairdryer. Or if your hair is fine and you’re after a blow-dry facilitator as well as intense shine and softness, try Fluidissime Spray.

Top tip! For overly processed hair, try our sulphate-free Bain Fluidealiste.

The results? Hair that is more manageable, shinier and smoother. With Kérastase on your side, banishing frizz has never been easier.

Styling tips - How to create a Wrapped Chignon

2 years ago

Discover our 9 steps to create your very own Wrapped Chignon


STEP 1

Step 1 - Apply L’Incroyable Blowdry or L’Incroyable Blowdry Crème on damp hair.


STEP 2

Step 2 - Pre-dry to 80% then finish drying the hair using a round brush.


STEP 3

Step 3 - Spray Laque Couture on the top of the head and create a low ponytail using an elastic hook.


STEP 4

Step 4 - Soften the ponytail using a mid-sized curling iron.


STEP 5

Step 5 - Gently tease the base of the ponytail.


STEP 6

Step 6 - Spray V.I.P. onto the ponytail and brush it with an oval brush.


STEP 7

Step 7 - Wrap the ponytail around its base, using two fingers to maintain the knot.


STEP 8

Step 8 - Secure with bobby pins and spray Laque Couture onto the base.


STEP 9

Step 9 - Finish off with Laque Noire overall for hold.


Shop the must haves for this look

- L'INCROYABLE BLOWDRY - L’INCROYABLE BLOWDRY CRÉME - LAQUE COUTURE - LAQUE NOIRE -


Styling tips - How to create a Volume Blowout

2 years ago

Discover our 7 steps to create your very own Volume Blowout


STEP 1

Step 1 - Apply L’Incroyable Blowdry or L’Incroyable Blowdry Crème on damp hair.


STEP 2

Step 2 - Pre-dry to 80% using a paddle brush.


STEP 3

Step 3 - Divide the hair into a side part.


STEP 4

Step 4 - Finish blow drying the hair using a round brush.


STEP 5

Step 5 - Roll each section using Velcro rollers and let it cool for 5 to 10 minutes, depending on hair type.


STEP 5

Step 6 - Take out Velcro rollers and let hair fall loose.


STEP 9

Step 7 - Brush out with an oval brush.

Pro-tip: Using Velcro rollers make a more sensual look.


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- L'INCROYABLE BLOWDRY - L’INCROYABLE BLOWDRY CRÉME -


Autumn Hair Repair

2 years ago

After having soaked up the sunshine over the summer, now is a great time to give your hair a luxurious treat and a chance to repair. Whilst we may love the sea and sun for a relaxing holiday, prolonged exposure to sun, salt water and chlorine can lead to hair becoming dry, brittle and therefore more susceptible to breakage – cue those dreaded split ends and dullness. But all is not lost! Our in-salon Fusio-Dose hair treatment and at-home Resistance hair ritual are here to help repair the appearance of your hair and restore those luscious locks!

Fusio-Dose hair treatment

At the salon, your stylist will conduct a hair diagnosis to identify your individual needs and create your personal combination of Fusio-Dose concentrate and booster treatment. What better than a personalised hair treatment to re-nourish your sun-kissed locks? The Concentré Vita-Ciment is our post-summer go-to concentrate. The ultimate damage remedy, enriched with ceramides, this product helps repair and protect the hair fibre and , combats the dryness caused by all those afternoons at the beach. Not only does hair feel transformed, it’s also protected from future damage. Pair it with the Nutrition Booster for hair that feels intensely nourished, hydrated and weightless, with a shine to make the stars jealous.

Resistance at-home hair ritual

To take your post-salon care to the next level, we have a deliciously indulgent range of at-home products to renew those post-holiday locks and keep them in top condition. The Resistance range helps strengthen hair and reinforce the weakened fibre to prevent further damage – as well as giving it an ultra-shiny finish. Like the in-salon treatment, this range is developed from Vita-Ciment technology which smooths and replenishes hair day after day. Add the Bain Force Architecte shampoo, the Ciment Anti Usure conditioner and the Masque Force Architecte conditioning treatment mask to your pampering routine to put the ‘wow factor’ back into your sun-damaged hair.

Contact your nearest Kerastase salon to book your post-summer Fusio-Dose treatment and order your Resistance at-home repair ritual here.

Micellar shampoo explained

2 years ago

Kérastase have created their most gentle cleanse to date, the Aura Botanica Micellar Shampoo, a micellar shampoo that cleanses the hair and scalp without stripping or drying.

Styling tips - How to create Hollywood Glam Waves

2 years ago

Discover our 7 steps to create your very own Hollywood Glam Waves

Step 1 - Apply L’Incroyable Blowdry or L’Incroyable Blowdry Crème onto damp hair and blowdry with a paddle brush.


Step 2 - Make a side part and divide hair into 4 sections: 2 on the side of the face and 2 in the back.


Step 3 - Spray Laque Couture all over, strand by strand.


Step 4 - Curl both back sections in one direction. Curl the front sections in opposite directions, starting from the back of the ears.

Pro - tip: Hold the curling iron vertically for more natural curls.

Step 5 - Rake fingers through the hair to get rid of structured ringlets.


Step 6 - Brush hair using an oval brush.


Step 7 - Spray Laque Couture for a perfect finish.

Shop the must haves for this look

- L'INCROYABLE BLOWDRY - L’INCROYABLE BLOWDRY CRÉME - LAQUE COUTURE -



Styling tips - How to create a Bandaged Chignon

2 years ago

Discover our 10 steps to create your very own Bandaged Chignon


STEP 1

Step 1 - Apply L’Incroyable Blowdry or L’Incroyable Blowdry Crème on damp hair and blowdry with a paddle brush.


STEP 2

Step 2 - Isolate a rectangle section on top of the head.


STEP 3

Step 3 - With rest of the hair, make a low ponytail using an elastic hook and spray Laque Couture onto the roots.


STEP 4

Step 4 - Spray V.I.P. onto the roots of the top rectangle section and gently tease the roots, strand by strand.


STEP 5

Step 5 - Spray Laque Couture onto the roots of the top section and brush with an oval brush.


STEP 6

Step 6 - Make a ponytail on the top of the head using an elastic hook and hide it with a small strand of hair.


STEP 7

Step 7 - Tie the two ponytails together using an elastic hook and hide the elastic with a strand of hair.


STEP 8

Step 8 - Create a bandage on the ponytail, using an elastic hook.


STEP 9

Step 9 - Roll the ponytail downwards towards its base and attach the bandage with the base’s elastic using a bobby pin.


STEP 10

Step 10 - Spray Laque Noire overall for hold.


Shop the must haves for this look

- L'INCROYABLE BLOWDRY - L’INCROYABLE BLOWDRY CRÉME - LAQUE COUTURE - LAQUE NOIRE -

​5 Minutes to Fabulous Hair with #FusioFriday

2 years ago

Kick off your weekend in style with Kérastase and Fusio-Dose, the quick fix treatment for dry, damaged, frizzy or any other common hair concerns.

Indulge this Friday in the ultimate, personalised in-salon treatment, Fusio-Dose. Following a hair diagnosis with an expert stylist, see the Fusio-Dose mixed before your very eyes from two concentrated formulas, blended into one bespoke combination. With over 20 possible combinations available, there is a guaranteed blend for anyone wanting to transform the look and feel of their hair. The results are instantly visible, and will last for approximately five washes, seeing you through the weekend and beyond.

To celebrate #FusioFriday, we have teamed up with luxury fashion and lifestyle illustrator @MeganHess_official who has created four exclusive Fusio-Dose themed images, which will be released weekly on @Kerastase_offical Instagram and Facebook.

Our luxury hair salons are also joining in on the celebration - find your nearest Fusio-Dose salon here and check with them if they are running any #FusioFriday special offer.

Share with us your hair transformations by tagging @Kerastase_Official #kerastaseuk #FusioFriday



Interview with Toni Garrn

2 years ago

Meet Toni Garrn, the face of Aura Botanica in our exclusive interview where she discusses her hair beauty routine and why she chose to partner with our new natural range, Aura Botanica.

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Styling tips - How to create a Braided Chignon

2 years ago

Discover our 7 steps to create your very own Braided Chignon


STEP 1

Step 1 - Apply L’Incroyable Blowdry or L’Incroyable Blowdry Crème on damp hair and blowdry with a round brush.


STEP 2

Step 2 - Soften the hair using a mid-sized curling iron then comb with fingers.


STEP 3

Step 3 - Part hair in the middle and spray V.I.P. onto the roots.


STEP 5

Step 4 - Put flat hair clips in the back of the neck.

STEP 6

Step 5 - Twist the 2 side sections and secure them close to the clips using bobby pins.


STEP 7

Step 6 - Twist the hair strand by strand securing them in the back to build the chignon.


STEP 7

Step 7 - Finish off with a spray of Laque Couture.


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- L'INCROYABLE BLOWDRY - L’INCROYABLE BLOWDRY CRÉME - LAQUE COUTURE -

Styling tips - How to create a Sleek Bob

2 years ago

Discover our 5 steps to create your very own Sleek Bo

STEP 1

Step 1 - Apply L'Incroyable Blowdry or L'Incroyable Blowdry Creme on damp hair.

STEP 1

Step 2 - Blowdry smooth with a round brush

STEP 1

Step 3 - Make a side part and divide hair into sections.

Pro-tip: Divide hair into fine sections.

STEP 1

Step 4 - Flat iron each section.

STEP 1

Step 5 - Spray Laque Couture for a perfect finish.


Shop the must haves for this look

- L'INCROYABLE BLOWDRY - L’INCROYABLE BLOWDRY CRÉME - LAQUE COUTURE -


Styling tips - How to create Summer Bohemian Rolls

2 years ago

Discover our 8 steps to create your very own Summer Bohemian Rolls

STEP 1

Step 1 - Apply L’Incroyable Blowdry or L’Incroyable Blowdry Crème on damp hair.


STEP 2

Step 2 - Comb back and spray V.I.P over head.


STEP 3

Step 3 - Using a mid-sized curling iron, curl each strand without curling the tips. Switch the direction of each curl for a more natural look.

Pro-tip: Curl the front strands away from the face.


STEP 4

Step 4 - Take a strand on each side of the face and twist them towards the back, by picking up hair along,and secure with a bobby pin.


STEP 5

Step 5 - Tie both strands together with a small clear elastic.


STEP 6

Step 6 - Spray V.I.P onto hair and deconstruct the twisted strands with fingertips.


STEP 7

Step 7 - Use back hair strands and pins to cover up the elastic.


STEP 8

Step 8 - Pull up the hair at the crown to create volume.


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- L'INCROYABLE BLOWDRY - L’INCROYABLE BLOWDRY CRÉME - VOLUME IN POWDER -


Wedding Hairstyles for Bridal Glory

2 years ago

Award winning, celebrity hairdresser Richard Ward, shares his top bridal hair tips.

  • My bridal hair essentials:

Tongs or hot rollers are the best tools for creating gorgeous volume and movement. Products are key, and hairspray is an absolute essential - I love Kérastase Laque Couture hairspray for banishing flyaways and ensuring hair stays in place.

  • Hair tips for brides on the day:

Keep a compact mirror, a small comb and extra clips in your purse/clutch for any last minute emergency touch-ups. After a long day of photos and dancing, hair can start to look lifeless – pop a small dry shampoo in your travel bag to ensure your hair stays looking perfect all day and night! A quick spritz the following morning will add volume and texture for perfect next-day hair.

  • The perfect products for your hairstyle:

If you’re going for big and bouncy, Kérastase Resistance Volumifique spray is amazing for volume – it swells the hair and gives a glossy finish without any stickiness or residue. For more of an undone, boho feel, use a texturizing spray like Kérastase Spray A Porter, which gives a tousled effect without any stiffness or crunch.

5 Top tips for what to bring/ask/do at your wedding hair trial…

  • Bring a picture of the dress so your stylist can create the perfect complimenting hairstyle
  • Find images of styles you love and bring them with you
  • Bring any hair accessories so your stylist can work them into the overall look
  • Be honest about what you like and don’t like – you need to be 100% comfortable with the hairstyle
  • Decide as early on as possible whether you want to wear your hair up, down or in a half-and-half style – this will save you a lot of time trying out multiple different looks.

Dos and don’ts

  • Do take lots of pictures at your hair trial so you have visuals to choose between and compare
  • Do bring your chief bridesmaid to your trial for advice and a second opinion
  • Don't go for a colour change or cut just before the wedding – these need to be planned well in advance of the big day to avoid any hair nightmares
  • Don't choose a style you have never had before – your hair should be an enhanced version of ‘you’, and you must be totally comfortable and confident on the big day!


For more information about Richard Ward Hair Salon & Metrospa, please click here.

Styling tips - How to create a double top knot

2 years ago

Discover our 6 steps to create your very own Double Top Knot

Step 1 - On dry hair, spray V.I.P. onto the roots and slightly tease the roots at the crown


Step 2 - Make two vertical ponytails using an elastic hook, starting with the bottom part.

Step 3 - Starting with the top part, twist the hair and roll it around the elastic hook.

Step 4 - Secure the buns with long bobby pins and repeat with bottom ponytail.

Step 5 - Gently pull the 2 buns with fingertips and secure with bobby pins if needed.

Step 6 - Spray Laque Noire for hold. Pro-tip: This look works wonders on Day 2 or 3 hair.

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- VOLUME IN POWDER - LAQUE NOIRE -

Styling tips - How to create Beachy Waves

2 years ago

Discover how to recreate this look in 6 easy steps

STEP 1

Step 1 - Apply L’Incroyable Blowdry or L’Incroyable Blowdry Crème on damp hair.


STEP 2

Step 2 - Blowdry with a paddle brush


STEP 3

Step 3 - Comb back and spray V.I.P. over head.


STEP 4

Step 4 - Using a mid-sized curling iron, curl each strand without curling the tips. Switch up the direction of each curl for a natural look.

Pro-tip: Curl the front strands away from the face.

STEP 5

Step 5 - Sweep hair with fingers for a natural finish.


STEP 6

Step 6 - Spray V.I.P. onto wavy hair.


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​How to achieve flawless hair in a hurry

2 years ago

Outfit? Check. Make-up? Check. Blow-dry? Not today! With Aura Botanica and our #noheathair wash-and-go tips, there’s no need to spend hours on your hair.

No time? No problem. It’s no secret that when it comes to making our hair look and feel fabulous, we tend to reach for our heat tools. So, does it have to be a bad hair day when you don’t have time to blow-dry? We think not.

Natural ingredients to make every day a good hair day

Up to 98% natural origin Aura Botanica range delivers a natural, undone look, minus the frizz – it is ourultimate in heat-free, paraben-free, silicone-free and sulphate-free styling. The range, enriched with coconut oil and argan oil, improves suppleness and strength, whilst leaving hair feeling soft and shiny.

Your ultimate pre-style routine

  • Start with the Concentré Essentiel, which deeply nourishes and moisturises the hair, giving it the perfect pre-wash treat.
  • Next, the light and gentle Micellar shampoo gives hair a natural touch, preparing it perfectly for heat-free styling.
  • Our Soin Fondamental conditioner detangles and nourishes your locks, making them easy to work with. It gives your hair an ultra-healthy glow with a lightweight feel for major bounceability.
  • For a bigger boost or nourishment, add a few pumps of Concentré Essentiel.
  • And to top it off, the Essence d’Éclat nourishing oil spray is a must-have ‘prime and go’, delivering extra pre-styling shine, a frizz-free finish and added bounce. Apply to damp hair.

Top heat-free styling tips!

Now that you’ve indulged in the Aura Botanica instant ritual, your hair is ready for action.

  • Braids: After you’ve applied the Essence d’Éclat spray for extra smoothness, braid the hair and let it dry naturally for wonderfully wavy mid-lengths.
  • Rags: Wrap sections of prepped hair with rags. Thanks to Aura Botanica, your beautiful curls will be frizz-free and weightless.
  • Pin curls: Pin prepped hair to the head for loose curls complete with an Aura Botanica A-lister glow and bounce.
  • Band wrap: Embrace your inner mermaid. Divide prepped hair in two sections, wrap them and release when dry for nourished beachy waves.

We love #noheathair. Whether your thing is laid-back beach waves or film star curls, adopt Aura Botanica for flawless results when you’re in a rush. Happy styling!

Quick and easy solutions to deal with your hair at the gym

2 years ago

OK gym, we admit that you’re great for our body, but you’re not so kind on our hair! A sweaty session might make you feel exhilarated with all those endorphins pumping, but the frizzy locks left behind could be putting a dampener on your feel-good factor. Check out our quick and easy solutions for gym hair using our up-to-98% natural, professional haircare range; Aura Botanica.

Gym hair: after low impact exercise

After exercise such as pilates, stretching or a gentle yoga practice, chances are you’re not going to be sweating quite so much and might be able to skip a thorough wash of your hair.

Bring back that fresh feeling to your locks with Essence D’Éclat mist from the Aura Botanica range. This lightweight, bi-phase moisturising mist acts as a primer, helping to prevent frizz when applied to damp hair. The sweet orange essential oils and rose scent refresh, whilst the special formula, which includes coconut and argan oil, helps to banish frizz and bring back a healthy hair glow.

Top Tip! During your workout, wear a fabric headband to not only keep hair from the face, but simultaneously absorb sweat, making the post-work out wash that little bit easier.

Gym hair: after high impact exercise

After a cardio routine, you will really want to give your hair a proper wash to leave you feeling fresh and confident.

Rinse with warm water before massaging in our light-weight Micellar shampoo, wash out thoroughly and repeat. This gently cleansing shampoo, with moisturising ingredients such as coconut and argan oils, can be used every day and is designed to remove impurities, making it your ideal gym partner! To learn more about the benefits of shampoos with micellar technology, read our article here.

Follow up with Soin Fondamental conditioner to deeply nourish and control frizz.

Top Tip! Make sure you focus on areas where sweat tends to gather, such as the hairline.

After this, opt for a loose and comfortable hairstyle when your hair is still damp. Spray a bit of Essence d’Éclat to boost hair softness and glow, and let it dry naturally, then enjoy the added movement once you take it out. Depending on your hair length, a bun tied on the top of the head, plaited pigtails, or a braid will also add texture afterwards.

Gym hair doesn’t need to be a hassle with our simple solutions for luscious locks post workout.

The cool blonde balayage: how to maintain post-salon perfection

2 years ago

Move over highlights! There’s a cooler, lower maintenance girl in town and her name is balayage.

What is balayage?

Balayage is a French term which means to ‘sweep’, and it has swept the hair world off its feet. The perfect balayage should start off with colour soft at the root with thicker coverage at the ends, and we can’t get enough of this look on blonde hair. The question is – how can you maintain that fresh-out-of-the-salon cool blonde balayage between colour appointments? That’s where the Reflection range comes in.

Why does colour-treated hair need special care?

Colour-treated hair can be more sensitive to certain elements that could lead to damage, such as chlorine (which you can find not only in the pool but also in your tap water) and UV rays. This can result in a lack of shine, uneven colour and sensitised ends. Of course, none of the above is ideal if your stylist has just delivered the perfect balayage. Not to worry – the upgraded Reflection range is our colour protection hero and now offers an even more customised experience.

Colour protection with the new Reflection range – how does it work?

The System Capture Advance found in the Reflection range contains a blend of sodium citrate, yuzu and lychee extracts and is our ultimate formula to care for colour treated hair. The range also contains natural rice bran oil, Vitamin E and UV-Filters. The result..? Hair colour fade and the deposition of dulling particles are all reduced. So your blonde balayage can stay ultra-cool with a diamond-esque shine.

How do I keep blonde hair from looking brassy?

Les Touches Chromatique's – the first in-ink-care for coloured hair – will keep your colour looking vibrant and neutralise any unwanted yellow tones. Your stylist will diagnose and prescribe the best ink blend for your new colour so you can indulge in salon expertise (and great results!) at home to keep your colour looking fresh in-between your salon appointments.

How to use Les Touches Chromatique's

After washing your hair with Bain Chromatique shampoo, blend 10 clicks of the Cool Blonde Touche Chromatique (or your prescribed colour) with 15 ml of the Fondant Chromatique conditioner or the Masque Chromatique hair mask. Apply to lengths and tips of towel dried hair for an extra shiny finish with an enhanced blonde colour, minus those dreaded yellow undertones.

Complete this easy ritual once a week, 2-3 weeks after your colour and voilà: your blonde balayage looks shiny and radiant in between salon trips.

Expert SOS guide to restore lifeless locks

2 years ago

Shiny, healthy, vibrant looking locks are the Holy Grail of hair! When our hair looks good, we feel good. When our hair looks flat and lifeless, we too lose that special spring in our step. Here’s our SOS guide to restoring shine, for hair that looks its best.

Caring for hair from the inside out

Did you know? The old saying ‘you are what you eat’ could apply to your hair too!

You’ve probably already experienced that your lifestyle can have an impact on how your hair looks, feels and behaves. What’s more, some scientific reports have suggested that deficiencies in specific nutrients, including proteins, zinc, iron and B Vitamins have been associated with hair problems.

Create a good base

To get those glossy results you crave, a good place to start with a healthy scalp. A build-up of dirt or oils can add to dull and heavy locks, so before shampooing, gently massage your scalp with the Chronologiste Revitalising Exfoliating Scrub, to thoroughly cleanse your scalp and hair. Containing Abyssine, a rare molecule derived from volcanic rock, the Exfoliating Scrub leaves your scalp feeling clean, fresh and in great condition. Or for specific scalp concerns, why not check out our hair care products from the Specifique range!

Feed your hair from the outside

Use our Chronologiste Range to load your hair with plenty of caring ingredients for a rejuvenated look! The range contains a wide range of ingredients, including Vitamins, Ceramides and precious oils (such as Amla, Maize, Camelia and Argan). The Chronologiste range leaves your hair feeling nourished, strong and smooth – giving you a rejuvenated look.

The Revitalising Shampoo smooths, evens and strengthens hair fibres and the Oléo Complexe helps give a little love to your lengths as well as your scalp. The Essential Revitalising Balm hair mask detangles, nourishes and offers the intense burst of soothing moisture to transform dull into shiny hair.

Want the ultimate revitalising experience? Head to your nearest Kérastase salon for our most indulgent in-salon ritual, the Chronologiste ritual. This ritual is the ultimate revitalising experience that will leave your scalp soothed and your hair feeling shinier and softer.

Getting the shiny, healthy hair you long for doesn’t have to be a chore, let the Chronologiste range’s carefully created formulas do the hard work for you.

How to treat dry hair.

2 years ago

Are your locks brittle, difficult to detangle and lack shine? If this sounds familiar, you most likely have dry hair. This can be due to a number of reasons, from hereditary or physiological issues to external damaging factors such as pollution, heated styling or even harsh weather conditions. All these factors can lead to your hair losing its moisture and becoming dry and brittle. But do not despair – we have top tips on how to get your hair looking shiny and feeling silky soft again in no time!

Use targeted treatments for dry hair

Our Nutritive range is perfect for providing personalised nourishment at home or in the salon for dry to severely dry locks. With its signature ingredient of Irisome, and active substance in royal jelly which contains a substantial 11 out of 18 amino acids found in keratin, and a glucose, lipid and protein content, our products boost, protect and nourish your locks.

  • Apply either Bain Satin 1 shampoo for dry hair or Bain Satin 2 shampoo for very dry and sensitised hair. A great tip is to massage your scalp to boost circulation and rinse in cold water to make your hair feel silky soft. Rinse and repeat for optimum results.
  • Finally, apply Lait Vital conditioner and leave it to soak in for 5 minutes before rinsing to soften and nourish the hair fibre without weighing it down.

Prevention tips

After getting your hair back in condition with our bespoke Nutritive range, there are some measures you can take to prevent it from becoming dry again. Cut down on heated appliances and ensure you always apply thermo-protective treatments. You can also try a hair mask, such as our Masquintense for both fine and thick hair, once a week for a deeply nourishing treatment. For severely dry and rebellious hair, apply Serum Oléo Relax for long-lasting frizz effect, instant shine and easy-to-tame locks, so you can style your new-found silky soft hair with ease! For profound and long-lasting results, contact your Kérastase stylist for a hair diagnosis and to receive a tailor-made Nutritive Protocole Immunité created according to your level of hair dryness.

With Kérastase, combatting dry locks has never been easier. Follow our tips and you can say hello to luscious locks in no time!

Nadine Baggott experiences Fusio-Dose, our star hair treatment

2 years ago

Nadine, please can you give us an introduction to your incredible career in the beauty industry?

I have been a health and beauty journalist and tv presenter for 25 years, working for Hello!, Marie Claire and The Daily Mail and presenting for This Morning and The Titchmarsh Show.

Why did you decide to start your vlog?

I started my vlog (The Beauty Know it All) for beauty grown ups two years ago because I realised no one was really offering beauty advice to grown ups – plain talking, no bull* reviews of products that work and advice for busy women who want stealth beauty, in other words minimal effort maximum results.

And that’s what Fusio-Dose hair treatment is all about for me. Instantly shinier, healthier, for me less fluffy and flyaway, hair. I remember when conditioning treatments had to be left on for ages and wrapped in hot towels, but this works the minute it is sprayed into your hair. What’s more it is now finally available to use at home – my hair thanks you.

Describe your relationship with your hair

My hair is fine and prone to fluffiness, annoyingly wavy in some areas and straight in others – I’ll be honest and say that it peaked the year that Bananarama had a number one (the first time around). My hair is triple processed - keratin straightened, all over coloured to hide the greys and then balayaged – so it needs the best hair care around.

What are you favourite Kérastase products/treatments?

My favourite Kérastase treatment is Fusio-Dose, of course, and the scalp care shampoo Bain Vital Dermo Calm, it really works for me to prevent, soothe and repair a scalp irritated by colour.

Find out more about Fusio-Dose and why it is Nadine’s favourite in salon hair repair treatment below:


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Fight frizz and stay smooth as the seasons change

2 years ago

With the blissful heat of summer a mere memory, you start to revel in the cosiness of autumn days. Walks in the crisp air and cradling a full mug in front of a crackling fire may be seasonal staples, but your hair begins to frizz at the idea! As the colder weather sets in, the atmosphere both outside and in our homes becomes drier and so do your once luscious locks. Add to that the damage from your everyday styling tools like a hairdryer or straighteners and you know it is time to take action. When frizzy hair makes an appearance, the battle for tamed hair with fewer flyaways begins. Little do your frizzy follicles know, you are fighting at an unfair advantage with a secret weapon in your hair arsenal – the Discipline range from Kérastase.

Combat that frizz

With cold wind nipping at our heels, there is nothing more inviting than a steaming shower with products that restore, rejuvenate and add a touch of luxury to an everyday ritual. Our tailor-made Discipline range for frizzy hair does just that! Every item in the Discipline range contains a formula based on our patented Morpho Keratin™ technology which replenishes, smooths and strengthens the very fibres of your hair, helping you say goodbye to frizz and hello to soft, manageable locks.

Your tailor-made, frizz-taming regime

For the ultimate Discipline frizz defence, let us introduce you to a bespoke three-step taming plan.

  1. Start with applying Bain Fluidealiste, our frizz-taming shampoo, and massaging it into your scalp. Rinse it out and indulge in a second application for optimum results. Rinse and repeat has never been so luxurious!
  2. Provide a much needed moisture shot to your thirsty locks by applying Maskeratine, a soothing mask, to your lengths and ends if you have thick hair. For those with fine hair, try our lightweight conditioner, Fondant Fluidealiste.
  3. Prep your hair before you style with Keratine Thermique, a smoothing primer that protects your hair from the heat of the hairdryer. Or if your hair is fine and you’re after a blow-dry facilitator as well as intense shine and softness, try Fluidissime Spray.

Top tip! For overly processed hair, try our sulphate-free Bain Fluidealiste.

The results? Hair that is more manageable, shinier and smoother. With Kérastase on your side, banishing frizz has never been easier.

Styling tips - How to create a Wrapped Chignon

2 years ago

Discover our 9 steps to create your very own Wrapped Chignon


STEP 1

Step 1 - Apply L’Incroyable Blowdry or L’Incroyable Blowdry Crème on damp hair.


STEP 2

Step 2 - Pre-dry to 80% then finish drying the hair using a round brush.


STEP 3

Step 3 - Spray Laque Couture on the top of the head and create a low ponytail using an elastic hook.


STEP 4

Step 4 - Soften the ponytail using a mid-sized curling iron.


STEP 5

Step 5 - Gently tease the base of the ponytail.


STEP 6

Step 6 - Spray V.I.P. onto the ponytail and brush it with an oval brush.


STEP 7

Step 7 - Wrap the ponytail around its base, using two fingers to maintain the knot.


STEP 8

Step 8 - Secure with bobby pins and spray Laque Couture onto the base.


STEP 9

Step 9 - Finish off with Laque Noire overall for hold.


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Styling tips - How to create a Volume Blowout

2 years ago

Discover our 7 steps to create your very own Volume Blowout


STEP 1

Step 1 - Apply L’Incroyable Blowdry or L’Incroyable Blowdry Crème on damp hair.


STEP 2

Step 2 - Pre-dry to 80% using a paddle brush.


STEP 3

Step 3 - Divide the hair into a side part.


STEP 4

Step 4 - Finish blow drying the hair using a round brush.


STEP 5

Step 5 - Roll each section using Velcro rollers and let it cool for 5 to 10 minutes, depending on hair type.


STEP 5

Step 6 - Take out Velcro rollers and let hair fall loose.


STEP 9

Step 7 - Brush out with an oval brush.

Pro-tip: Using Velcro rollers make a more sensual look.


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Autumn Hair Repair

2 years ago

After having soaked up the sunshine over the summer, now is a great time to give your hair a luxurious treat and a chance to repair. Whilst we may love the sea and sun for a relaxing holiday, prolonged exposure to sun, salt water and chlorine can lead to hair becoming dry, brittle and therefore more susceptible to breakage – cue those dreaded split ends and dullness. But all is not lost! Our in-salon Fusio-Dose hair treatment and at-home Resistance hair ritual are here to help repair the appearance of your hair and restore those luscious locks!

Fusio-Dose hair treatment

At the salon, your stylist will conduct a hair diagnosis to identify your individual needs and create your personal combination of Fusio-Dose concentrate and booster treatment. What better than a personalised hair treatment to re-nourish your sun-kissed locks? The Concentré Vita-Ciment is our post-summer go-to concentrate. The ultimate damage remedy, enriched with ceramides, this product helps repair and protect the hair fibre and , combats the dryness caused by all those afternoons at the beach. Not only does hair feel transformed, it’s also protected from future damage. Pair it with the Nutrition Booster for hair that feels intensely nourished, hydrated and weightless, with a shine to make the stars jealous.

Resistance at-home hair ritual

To take your post-salon care to the next level, we have a deliciously indulgent range of at-home products to renew those post-holiday locks and keep them in top condition. The Resistance range helps strengthen hair and reinforce the weakened fibre to prevent further damage – as well as giving it an ultra-shiny finish. Like the in-salon treatment, this range is developed from Vita-Ciment technology which smooths and replenishes hair day after day. Add the Bain Force Architecte shampoo, the Ciment Anti Usure conditioner and the Masque Force Architecte conditioning treatment mask to your pampering routine to put the ‘wow factor’ back into your sun-damaged hair.

Contact your nearest Kerastase salon to book your post-summer Fusio-Dose treatment and order your Resistance at-home repair ritual here.

Micellar shampoo explained

2 years ago

Kérastase have created their most gentle cleanse to date, the Aura Botanica Micellar Shampoo, a micellar shampoo that cleanses the hair and scalp without stripping or drying.

Styling tips - How to create Hollywood Glam Waves

2 years ago

Discover our 7 steps to create your very own Hollywood Glam Waves

Step 1 - Apply L’Incroyable Blowdry or L’Incroyable Blowdry Crème onto damp hair and blowdry with a paddle brush.


Step 2 - Make a side part and divide hair into 4 sections: 2 on the side of the face and 2 in the back.


Step 3 - Spray Laque Couture all over, strand by strand.


Step 4 - Curl both back sections in one direction. Curl the front sections in opposite directions, starting from the back of the ears.

Pro - tip: Hold the curling iron vertically for more natural curls.

Step 5 - Rake fingers through the hair to get rid of structured ringlets.


Step 6 - Brush hair using an oval brush.


Step 7 - Spray Laque Couture for a perfect finish.

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Styling tips - How to create a Bandaged Chignon

2 years ago

Discover our 10 steps to create your very own Bandaged Chignon


STEP 1

Step 1 - Apply L’Incroyable Blowdry or L’Incroyable Blowdry Crème on damp hair and blowdry with a paddle brush.


STEP 2

Step 2 - Isolate a rectangle section on top of the head.


STEP 3

Step 3 - With rest of the hair, make a low ponytail using an elastic hook and spray Laque Couture onto the roots.


STEP 4

Step 4 - Spray V.I.P. onto the roots of the top rectangle section and gently tease the roots, strand by strand.


STEP 5

Step 5 - Spray Laque Couture onto the roots of the top section and brush with an oval brush.


STEP 6

Step 6 - Make a ponytail on the top of the head using an elastic hook and hide it with a small strand of hair.


STEP 7

Step 7 - Tie the two ponytails together using an elastic hook and hide the elastic with a strand of hair.


STEP 8

Step 8 - Create a bandage on the ponytail, using an elastic hook.


STEP 9

Step 9 - Roll the ponytail downwards towards its base and attach the bandage with the base’s elastic using a bobby pin.


STEP 10

Step 10 - Spray Laque Noire overall for hold.


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​5 Minutes to Fabulous Hair with #FusioFriday

2 years ago

Kick off your weekend in style with Kérastase and Fusio-Dose, the quick fix treatment for dry, damaged, frizzy or any other common hair concerns.

Indulge this Friday in the ultimate, personalised in-salon treatment, Fusio-Dose. Following a hair diagnosis with an expert stylist, see the Fusio-Dose mixed before your very eyes from two concentrated formulas, blended into one bespoke combination. With over 20 possible combinations available, there is a guaranteed blend for anyone wanting to transform the look and feel of their hair. The results are instantly visible, and will last for approximately five washes, seeing you through the weekend and beyond.

To celebrate #FusioFriday, we have teamed up with luxury fashion and lifestyle illustrator @MeganHess_official who has created four exclusive Fusio-Dose themed images, which will be released weekly on @Kerastase_offical Instagram and Facebook.

Our luxury hair salons are also joining in on the celebration - find your nearest Fusio-Dose salon here and check with them if they are running any #FusioFriday special offer.

Share with us your hair transformations by tagging @Kerastase_Official #kerastaseuk #FusioFriday



Interview with Toni Garrn

2 years ago

Meet Toni Garrn, the face of Aura Botanica in our exclusive interview where she discusses her hair beauty routine and why she chose to partner with our new natural range, Aura Botanica.

Styling tips - How to create a Braided Chignon

2 years ago

Discover our 7 steps to create your very own Braided Chignon


STEP 1

Step 1 - Apply L’Incroyable Blowdry or L’Incroyable Blowdry Crème on damp hair and blowdry with a round brush.


STEP 2

Step 2 - Soften the hair using a mid-sized curling iron then comb with fingers.


STEP 3

Step 3 - Part hair in the middle and spray V.I.P. onto the roots.


STEP 5

Step 4 - Put flat hair clips in the back of the neck.

STEP 6

Step 5 - Twist the 2 side sections and secure them close to the clips using bobby pins.


STEP 7

Step 6 - Twist the hair strand by strand securing them in the back to build the chignon.


STEP 7

Step 7 - Finish off with a spray of Laque Couture.


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Styling tips - How to create a Sleek Bob

2 years ago

Discover our 5 steps to create your very own Sleek Bo

STEP 1

Step 1 - Apply L'Incroyable Blowdry or L'Incroyable Blowdry Creme on damp hair.

STEP 1

Step 2 - Blowdry smooth with a round brush

STEP 1

Step 3 - Make a side part and divide hair into sections.

Pro-tip: Divide hair into fine sections.

STEP 1

Step 4 - Flat iron each section.

STEP 1

Step 5 - Spray Laque Couture for a perfect finish.


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Styling tips - How to create Summer Bohemian Rolls

2 years ago

Discover our 8 steps to create your very own Summer Bohemian Rolls

STEP 1

Step 1 - Apply L’Incroyable Blowdry or L’Incroyable Blowdry Crème on damp hair.


STEP 2

Step 2 - Comb back and spray V.I.P over head.


STEP 3

Step 3 - Using a mid-sized curling iron, curl each strand without curling the tips. Switch the direction of each curl for a more natural look.

Pro-tip: Curl the front strands away from the face.


STEP 4

Step 4 - Take a strand on each side of the face and twist them towards the back, by picking up hair along,and secure with a bobby pin.


STEP 5

Step 5 - Tie both strands together with a small clear elastic.


STEP 6

Step 6 - Spray V.I.P onto hair and deconstruct the twisted strands with fingertips.


STEP 7

Step 7 - Use back hair strands and pins to cover up the elastic.


STEP 8

Step 8 - Pull up the hair at the crown to create volume.


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Wedding Hairstyles for Bridal Glory

2 years ago

Award winning, celebrity hairdresser Richard Ward, shares his top bridal hair tips.

  • My bridal hair essentials:

Tongs or hot rollers are the best tools for creating gorgeous volume and movement. Products are key, and hairspray is an absolute essential - I love Kérastase Laque Couture hairspray for banishing flyaways and ensuring hair stays in place.

  • Hair tips for brides on the day:

Keep a compact mirror, a small comb and extra clips in your purse/clutch for any last minute emergency touch-ups. After a long day of photos and dancing, hair can start to look lifeless – pop a small dry shampoo in your travel bag to ensure your hair stays looking perfect all day and night! A quick spritz the following morning will add volume and texture for perfect next-day hair.

  • The perfect products for your hairstyle:

If you’re going for big and bouncy, Kérastase Resistance Volumifique spray is amazing for volume – it swells the hair and gives a glossy finish without any stickiness or residue. For more of an undone, boho feel, use a texturizing spray like Kérastase Spray A Porter, which gives a tousled effect without any stiffness or crunch.

5 Top tips for what to bring/ask/do at your wedding hair trial…

  • Bring a picture of the dress so your stylist can create the perfect complimenting hairstyle
  • Find images of styles you love and bring them with you
  • Bring any hair accessories so your stylist can work them into the overall look
  • Be honest about what you like and don’t like – you need to be 100% comfortable with the hairstyle
  • Decide as early on as possible whether you want to wear your hair up, down or in a half-and-half style – this will save you a lot of time trying out multiple different looks.

Dos and don’ts

  • Do take lots of pictures at your hair trial so you have visuals to choose between and compare
  • Do bring your chief bridesmaid to your trial for advice and a second opinion
  • Don't go for a colour change or cut just before the wedding – these need to be planned well in advance of the big day to avoid any hair nightmares
  • Don't choose a style you have never had before – your hair should be an enhanced version of ‘you’, and you must be totally comfortable and confident on the big day!


For more information about Richard Ward Hair Salon & Metrospa, please click here.

Styling tips - How to create a double top knot

2 years ago

Discover our 6 steps to create your very own Double Top Knot

Step 1 - On dry hair, spray V.I.P. onto the roots and slightly tease the roots at the crown


Step 2 - Make two vertical ponytails using an elastic hook, starting with the bottom part.

Step 3 - Starting with the top part, twist the hair and roll it around the elastic hook.

Step 4 - Secure the buns with long bobby pins and repeat with bottom ponytail.

Step 5 - Gently pull the 2 buns with fingertips and secure with bobby pins if needed.

Step 6 - Spray Laque Noire for hold. Pro-tip: This look works wonders on Day 2 or 3 hair.

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Styling tips - How to create Beachy Waves

2 years ago

Discover how to recreate this look in 6 easy steps

STEP 1

Step 1 - Apply L’Incroyable Blowdry or L’Incroyable Blowdry Crème on damp hair.


STEP 2

Step 2 - Blowdry with a paddle brush


STEP 3

Step 3 - Comb back and spray V.I.P. over head.


STEP 4

Step 4 - Using a mid-sized curling iron, curl each strand without curling the tips. Switch up the direction of each curl for a natural look.

Pro-tip: Curl the front strands away from the face.

STEP 5

Step 5 - Sweep hair with fingers for a natural finish.


STEP 6

Step 6 - Spray V.I.P. onto wavy hair.


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