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halo / February 13, 2020

The roaring twenties: Upcoming Colour Trends!

It’s hard every year seeing how the fashion is going to change, and trying to adapt to meet the every changing growth in the fashion world. 2019 was an interesting one, filled with ash and silver tones and blunt and striking  colour melts and root drags, but the roaring 20’s are showing a real mix […]

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halo / January 21, 2020

The Bonus Of A Salon Blow Dry.

You’ve all had one of them days haven’t you? You’ve had a long stressful day at the office, you’re finally leaving for the day and you catch a glimpse of yourself. Your eyes look just as tired as you feel and your limp hair lays looking sorry for itself begging to be cleaned. You know […]

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halo / December 16, 2019

Toners 101

If you’re a colour client at Halo you are probably very familiar with the word toner, but you’re probably a little unsure of what one actually is, why you have one, and what it does exactly for your hair. A toner is almost like the top coat for your hair in the hair world, it […]

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halo / December 4, 2019

Introducing: Jessica Zen Spa

We are happy to announce that we are now providing Jessica’s ZEN spa pedicure as a service at Halo. Carly, our in salon beautician has now mastered this blissful service and we are offering it to you at a limited time introductory offer of £29 instead of £38. You might now be sat wondering what […]

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halo / October 30, 2019

Why we tell you to use: HEAT PROTECTION

So, the easiest way to explain this is using the sun as a prime example. You wouldn’t go on holiday to a sunny country and sit out in the sun every day without applying sun cream to protect your skin from the sun, would you? If you did, your skin would be feeling a little […]

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halo / October 11, 2019

Kerastase Scalp Scrubs and Scalp Care

Unlike the skin on your body and face, the scalp doesn’t often get the attention and care it needs to thrive. We all have regular skin care regimes that we partake in regarding our face, but we never spare a thought for the skin that’s under all our hair. Now, let me educate you in […]

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halo / October 2, 2019

 Fashion Forecast: Autumn/Winter 2019

It seems that another season is done and gone and way behind us in our rear mirrors, as we steer closer and closer to the colder seasons to come. It’s hard to keep up with the constant patterns and changes in the fashion/makeup and hair world, especially as season’s transition, so make yourself a cup […]

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halo / August 28, 2019

Introducing: Nails at Halo!

 Here at Halo we have some rather new and exciting developments happening in the salon, we are thrilled to announce our team of professionals has grown again, and we now have Carly on board team Halo offering all things nails from Thursday through until Saturday. Carly has taken part in specialist training with Jessica nails […]

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halo / May 9, 2019

Fashion Forecast: Spring/Summer 2019

 I can barely believe that I’m actually typing the words spring and summer, it feels like it was just yesterday that we were taking our Christmas bookings at Halo… But here we are, and I’m ready to prepare you for all things hair related this fast approaching summer. 1) Blunt Bobs: One of the things […]

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halo / January 12, 2019

The ultimate guide to Reuzel!

Rotterdam, a lively city rich in culture and style only an hours train ride from Amsterdam itself, is the birth place of the brand Reuzel. Two men named Leen and Bertus began learning barbering at the age of only 14 years old, and were heavily influenced in their work by classic barbering technique. Leen and […]

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halo / November 28, 2018

L’incroyable Blowdry Lotion

This weather is playing havoc with everyone’s hair and inflicting the horrible question of “How are we meant to keep it styled?” Now, I am very confident in saying this, I really believe that L’incroyable is the perfect solution regardless of your hair type and hair length. Let me tell you a little bit of […]

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halo / November 8, 2018

Winter Hair Hacks

There are many up sides when winter rolls around, lazy Sundays by the fire with a nice hot cup of tea or afternoon walks with the dog in the fresh and brisk air, but there are also a lot of downsides when it comes to the hair and beauty side of things. Here are some […]

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halo / August 29, 2018

Extensioniste: Kerastase’s answer to hair growth.

If you’re anything like me, you’ll be very familiar with the feeling you get when someone comments on how long your hair is getting, fighting the urge each time to carry out a sassy hair flick and a cheeky wink. But if you’re anything like me, you might also find that you tend to struggle […]

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halo / August 7, 2018

Fashion Forecast: Autumn/Winter 2018

 As hard as it is to think about, in the midst of Britain’s biggest heatwave since the 70’s, autumn and winter are slowly creeping up on us now as we spiral into August faster than anyone intended and wanted. The summer days will slowly draw in the early darkness, and our sun beaten locks will […]

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halo / July 24, 2018

Get the curl: Hair Hacks and Help

In an age where straight and flat hair is the furthest thing from what we want, it’s hard adapting our quick once over straightening skills to meet our new hair wants. There are plenty of small little things to keep in mind when trying to achieve the perfect GHD curls on your own hair. Preparation […]

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halo / July 10, 2018

Loreal goes Vegan: Botanea Colour Line

In the world of today, it’s safe to say everyone is getting to a point where they’re more aware of the earth we inhabit, and co share with all the plants and animals. We are a lot more cautious over healthy living, and respecting all living things around us, which is just great. Loreal have […]

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halo / June 19, 2018

Dealing with: Dandruff & Dry Scalps

First of all, what people often don’t realize is there is a significant difference between suffering with a dry scalp or dandruff. Dandruff appears in large flakes with a more yellow tone to them, it causes an irritating itch on the scalp that seems impossible to ease at times and with the scratching of the […]

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halo / June 6, 2018

How To: Make The Most Of Your Blow Dry…

Whether you pay to get your blow dry done by the professionals every week or spend hours on a Sunday night completing the perfect weekly blow dry , it can be frustrating to say the least when said blow dry doesn’t last as long as we hoped or planned.. It can be a varied amount […]

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halo / May 17, 2018

The things people don’t tell you about aging hair…

Whilst women typically don’t suffer with patterned baldness in the same way men do, the process of aging can certainly take its toll on their hair. Especially after the age of 40, A ladies once prized locks can start to appear finer than it ever has, feel drier to touch and just lack that general […]

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halo / May 3, 2018

How to make the most of your hair appointment.

Every six weeks, give or take, you make your familiar journey to the salon, ready for your latest make over. What if I told you some handy tips and tricks to consider in order to cut out some in salon erm-ing and ahh-ing and get the most out of your appointment slot. 1) Photos and […]

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halo / March 27, 2018

Introducing… Instant Highlights.

How many times have we all sighed, wishing for a bit of time away from the hustle and bustle of every day life? A chance to take a step back, indulge in some ‘me’ time at the salon and come out a whole new person. As if! Is what you’re thinking, right? No one has […]

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halo / March 20, 2018

Purple shampoo & the many questions that come with it…

Purple Shampoo is a saving grace when it comes to maintaining blonde between visits to the salon, working to cancel out any unwanted tones and refresh the tones we do want, it’s safe to say the product itself is very clever…It can be used not only on hair that is undergoing a colour correction service […]

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halo / March 14, 2018

Warm Hair vs Cool Hair

With Instagram providing us with a constant flow of the latest and greatest hair colours each season, it’s hard to visualize and imagine yourself rocking a whole new colour.                                                   A lot […]

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halo / March 6, 2018

Why your hair will NOT grow past a certain length.

 Similar to what I mentioned in my last post, another common complaint I hear at least twice daily on the salon floor from my clients is the exclamation, of their hair not growing past a certain length, and though I fully sympathize and can heavily relate, more often than not there are small factors we […]

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halo / February 20, 2018

5 things I wish I knew about hair in my early teens…

1) The damage of pre lightening hair incorrectly: If I had one thing to say to young me about hair, it would be to put the bleach down. Paying £8.00 for a tub of pre lightener and developer seems too good to be true? That’s down to the fact that that is way too good […]

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halo / October 20, 2017

Kerastraight

As a hairdresser, the thing I hear clients complain most about is the control, or should I say lack of control they have over their own hair. Second to that complaint, a lot of clients express concern over the condition of their hair in general, not even just colour clients, all types of clients. My […]

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halo / October 19, 2017

GHD Infinite Styling

GHD are back again, and as always upping the hair game with this year’s seasonal limited edition range. Drawing inspiration from the mysterious beauty of the night, they have created what we at Halo think is their most beautiful line yet. The lust worthy limited edition styler comes with a completely new body, containing a […]

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halo / October 2, 2017

L’ORÉAL TOUCH UP ROOT SPRAY

We’ve all been there haven’t we? A last minute night out, an unexpected weekend away.. the excitement consumes you as your throw your nicest dresses into your mini case, or slip on them new heels that you’ve been dying to wear in.. you look in the mirror for a last seal of self approval, and […]

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halo / September 27, 2017

Smart Bond

Break down the boundaries and start bonding with your new hair hero ‘ Smart Bond. ‘ Fine tuned into a perfected 3 part formula, smart bond works tirelessly to recover and repair any essential bonds in the hair that have been broken or weakened by any technical services. The unique system not only recovers already […]

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halo / September 27, 2017

Kerastase Touché Chromatique

The summer months are flying by at a rate much faster than the British public hoped for, and as we all desperately pack our social calendars with endless events and plans making the most of the 4 months we spend the other 8 months dreaming about, why do so with less than picture perfect hair? […]

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