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Step Up & Shine - What an amazing year!

 
 

Well, that is my Step Up and Shine Scholarship done and dusted… and what a year it has been!

It all started with uploading a minute long video to Instagram for my entry, explaining why I love hairdressing and what I’d want to achieve if I won the scholarship.

It was so exciting when I found out I had been invited to the president’s night in London, I never thought I’d even get through never mind win it! The whole night was fantastic, from getting all dressed up, the 3 course meal, drinks and of course being awarded my scholarship was definitely the highlight of the night and I loved that my mum and boss were there to celebrate with me.

I’ve been very busy over the last year, from a styling session at GHD, a creative colouring course at L’Oreal, a weekend at Salon International which included promoting the scholarship on the Fellowship Hair stage with Debbie G, a full week down in London at the Vidal Sassoon Academy on a cutting course and I’ve just completed my last course which was advanced colouring with Jack Howard at L’Oreal.

I think winning the scholarship has really helped me as an individual, as at the time I won it I was going through quite a challenging time personally. It has really helped boost my confidence as a hairdresser and give me the push I needed to get things done and go on courses I never really thought I’d be able to do. I’m so grateful for everything that Debbie G and everyone at the Fellowship has done for me over the last year, it’s been amazing!

Autumn/Winter Hair Trends 2017/2018

It’s always fun to go down to London and to see what’s going, as it’s the melting pot for hair and fashion trends. When I go down there I always see a lot of inspirational hair trends and different things, from a really strong catwalk look to people wearing their hair like they’ve just rolled out of bed… (Me for example, and as a hairdresser you can feel and make it look like it’s perfectly acceptable).

As everyone knows, Kim Kardashian has brought the platinum blonde hair back. Going from such a dark natural colour to the platinum blonde is an extreme change and a very technical process, and after doing some research I’ve found out that her personal hairdresser did it in around a week!! So if you are thinking of having a big change and want it done yesterday… even Kim K can’t make that happen.    

Through the summer months and the festival season, the pastel tones ranged from lilac, pink and peach to grey, green and blue. Not only are these hard to achieve and difficult to maintain, but they’re also very summer orientated and I personally think as we’re heading into winter and 2018, the pastel hair trend is coming to an end… Which also means something else will take over! The colourful tones have been swapped for white blondes, and heavy makeup has also been toned down to quite natural, bare faces.  

There is a very fine line between a beautiful blonde and a cheap blonde, when you have it done professionally and your stylist spends hours perfecting it then it’s amazing, but just sticking a box colour bleach on your hair in your bathroom at home doesn’t really give the same effect. With winter approaching it’s always nice to tone down bleach blondes to something a little warmer, more natural and easy to maintain. I’ve seen so many people changing their tone of blonde and I personally have changed my clients colours (with their permission, obviously) to something a little more suitable for Autumn/Winter.  

But who knows with these trends, it all moves and changes so quickly, pastels MIGHT be on their way back for 2018…

 
 

L'Oreal Tecniart PLI

PRODUCT // L'Oreal Tecniart PLI

WHAT IT IS // Thermo-modelling spray

PERFECT FOR // All hair types
Creating Instant root-lift effect for bouncy curls and wavy blow-drys.

HOW TO USE // Spray liberally onto towel-dried hair, lifting the roots as you blow-dry or using rollers for more of a volumised look.

Evie show how to create the triple pony

This season I am loving the chilled out vibes in clothing and hair. Currently the latest trends on the catwalk are showing just how cool it really is to be seen in joggers and gym wear. To accompany this I created a modern twist on the classic pony by creating what I like to call the triple pony. Try this at home for the ultimate gym look this season. Check out our blog for more videos www.hayssalon.co.uk/blog/

 
 

Evie shows how to create 3 summer braid styles

When I'm on holiday I HATE my hair being down, so these are my 3 favourite ways to style my hair when I'm in the sun. Braids braids and more braids!