Throwback to the 90s

Grunge, hip hop and pop were huge influences in music and films like Clueless, Empire Records and 10 Things I hate About You decided what we wore.

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Spice girls introduced us to Girl Power and an array of hairstyles. The release of TV comedy Friends not only had us all in hysterics but also all wearing the same haircut as The Rachel was born.

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The Hair Cut

The biggest hair cut at the time was “The Rachel” made famous by Jennifer Aniston for her part of Rachel Green in TV Sitcom Friends. In 1994 Chris McMillan was the hairdresser who created this look with the emphasis on lots of layers and blow dried with a large round brush for plenty of volume and a strong styling mousse.

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The Trend

Scrunchies (Layered Online) were the number one hair accessory of the 90s and the more you could fit in your hair the better, Now the scrunchie is back (weather your a fan or not, it’s causing quite the debate).

Pre GHD hair straighteners we were all crimping getting that zig-zag effect in your hair was the look on every girl. This year GHD has brought out GHD Contour Crimper .

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The Idols
The big celebrity idols of the 90s for the boys was either lead singer of Nirvana, Kurt Cobain with long floppy unwashed grunge hair or Nick from the boyband Backstreet Boys looked like American boy next door with cute blonde locks, curtain haircut and center parting.

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The girls idolised lead singer of No Doubt, Gwen Stefani with bleached hair, twisted into tiny, little buns and rockstar fashion or Drew Barrymore with a perfectly blown out flicked out hair.

These were all some of the hottest trends, but nothing says 90s hair like the biggest icon of the time Kate Moss and her undone textured hair.

The casual London trend of “I woke up looking like this,” style influenced by the era of grunge, where the bedhead trend originally came from and had a massive impact on hair, fashion and music at the time.

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Tikadi

The Salon

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Tikadi is situated in a small picturesque village of Theydon Bois walking distance from the station (Central Line) it has a range of quaint local shops and the salon over looks the green. Parking available at the Queen Victoria pub but get there early! The salon offers a range of refreshments, free wifi and has 2 late nights on Tuesdays & Thursdays. Continue reading “Tikadi”

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!

Continue reading “Top 5 Moisturising Shampoo”

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.” Continue reading “Atelier”

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”

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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