Top 5 Moisturising Shampoo

Heated tools, sunshine, brushing, colouring and not taking care of of locks has left our hair dehydrated, limp and lifeless !

So to SAVE our damaged locks we’ve put together a list of the TOP 5 Moisturising Shampoo’s to get our manes looking and feeling great again!

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Atelier

Atelier Hairdressing & Beauty rooms

www.ateliersalonspa.co.uk

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Today Salon Scout took a drive into the country to visit Atelier Hairdressing and beauty rooms and we were certainly in for a treat.

“Atelier is a beautifully designed boutique salon where couture hairdressing and bespoke beauty have been combined to create an oasis of unstated chic and calm. Situated in Redbourn a picturesque village in Hertfordshire and established in 2007 by Karen Hyam and Lorraine Fletcher.”

As soon as you walk in to the salon you feel right at home, with a huge fire place and low ceilings in the reception area its warm and cosy. It has original features blended with a modern finish, The waiting area has a nice sofa to sit on tv to watch and lots of framed articles from magazines that the salon has been featured in, Hertforshire Lifestyle Magazine  and Herts & Beds Wedding Magazine

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The beauty room was lit up by a scented candle and the grey wallpaper was dotted with large crystals for ultimate luxe.

We were treated to Atelier Organic Signature Facial one of the salons most popular services and we can see why!

Using Medik8 a product range dedicated to producing high quality skincare products with the best ingredients.This organic facial combines deep cleansing with our Camellia based melt-exfoliation, a relaxing face, neck and shoulder massage and mask.

The upper back and neck are also included, providing these often neglected areas with vital moisture. Designed to restore the natural balance of your skin the products use only natural ingredients, such as herbs, essential oils and anti-oxidants to promote clear, hydrated and radiant skin.

This is an absolute must at the salon, skin feels fresh, it’s taken at least 5 years off and one of the best massages we have ever experienced. All this and a nice refreshing chamomile tea to finish.

After the facial I would recommend a wash & blow dry to remove the oils from your hair and it’s great that you only need to go down the stairs.

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The stylist was full of knowledge and recommended products that would benefit my hair, to wash my hair she used Redken Extreme Shampoo & Conditioner to restore strength and add shine. (1/3 off at Feel Unique)

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To style my hair she used Pureology Colour Fanatic Hair Treatment and Redken Rootful Spray for maximum volume.

The Final Look 

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Go Here to ……. Unwind and totally relax the staff will take care of everything even the little things !

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Seed

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The Salon

Today Salon Scout visited SEED  Hair salon to try out their blow drying skills.

Founders Yuly and Francesca have a vision to bring excellent standards of hair and care and now with a second salon both in the vibrant towns of Fulham and Clapham.

The interior of the salon is a great mix of hard wood flooring , soft black leather chairs, brick walls covered in stunning pictures of art and metal piping which gives the salon a rustic feel. The salon also has a nail bar and beauty room making this the one stop to make you feel good and look fabulous.

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Walking in we were met with big smiles and friendly faces. We were Taken to our seat and told the stylist would be with us shortly and therefore offered a choice of refreshments and magazines whilst we waited.

We enjoyed a nice cup of tea with biscuit (we love a good cuppa!!) and was surprised when we were offered water which came a small a bowl of fresh grapes on the side (nice touch).

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The Products

Stylist Naomy came over and showed us to the basin area where we sat in a very comfortable,  reclining chair and began to wash the hair with Davines Minu Shampoo and Davines Minu Conditioner specifically for colour treated hair. The shampoo has a fresh citrus scent (orange blossom) Naomy recommends these products for colour treated hair as it will protect from colour fade and keep it shiny for longer. Naomy also recommens OI All in one milk to condition hair without weighing it down.

Having your hair washed and massaged has to be one of the best feelings in the world!

 

 

For a nice soft,wavy blow dry she spritzed it all over, combed it through with ease and proceeded to dry my hair with a small brush so that my style would last longer.

 

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To finish the look she sprayed This is a dry Texturizer  for texture and definition with natural effect and This Is a Strong Hairspray to fight against humidity.

 

The Final look

Amazing results with our final look the hair it feels nourished, looks shiny and gorgeous soft waves for an undone beach style.

Go here if you want – Relaxing and calm environment, great product recommendations and service with a smile !!

 

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Salon Etiquette

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Going to the salon should be a relaxing experience, a bit of “me” time however these days with busy lifestyles, phones constantly pinning with notifications and kids hanging from the ceiling can we really RELAX? 

We have put together a list of salons do’s and don’ts to help you and the other people around you enjoy the “me” time.  Continue reading “Salon Etiquette”