Friday, 21 November 2014

Can I smell burning?!

Not something you ever want to hear in a salon. And takes me back to early college days...
However, Richard Ward Hair & Metrospa in Sloane Square, London have just launched a new service and it's certainly a different approach to get rid of those split ends. 
The service, an ancient Brazilian technique called Velaterapia, or candle cutting involves using a candle flame (yes, that's right, a flame, near your hair) to cauterize aged, split ends and leave hair looking as good as a supermodels (of course this isn't guaranteed but Isabeli Fontana and Alessandra Ambrosio champion the technique so it can't be bad!)

Now there are SO many products and promises from the hair industry to cure split ends from sealing them, to eliminating them completely. Split ends are the result of damage to the hair's cuticle and cortex (hair shaft is made up of the cuticle, cortex and medulla) and whilst you can mask split ends you won't mend them. Unlike most recommendations to get rid of damaged ends - which is to cut hair shorter, you can to keep the length and lose the split ends with candle cutting. Something that will no doubt appeal to those who may not have treated their long locks too kindly over the summer months. 
If candle cutting sounds like your kind of treatment, you can book in with Nando Lopez, who has undergone specialist training, by calling the salon on 0207 7301222. Candle cutting costs £195, and includes a cleanse, condition, trim and blow dry. I'm intrigued with this service and think a lot can be learnt from ancient techniques and ingredients. 
What do you think about taking a flame to your hair?

Thursday, 20 November 2014

Seckingtons bring the Christmas cheer!

Sunday 16th November, Seckingtons salon in Northampton gave Wellingborough Road a little festive cheer with their Christmas Soiree Event. Salon owner Johnny, and manager Macey joined forces with Bertie's boutique and Velvet Grey, also of Wellingborough Road to celebrate business and creative success and to say a big thank you to those who've supported them.
From 3.30pm to 7.30pm, the salon was buzzing with people getting pampered, whilst Velvet Grey opened their doors to kick-start our Christmas shopping. The council had even decorated the streets with trees and lights to add to the festive spirit.
Shopping and pampering? The perfect way to spend a Sunday I'd say. 
All accompanied with a glass of bubbly. Makes you feel festive just thinking about it!

Wednesday, 19 November 2014

No time to say hello, goodbye, I'm late, I'm late, I'm late

Having recently celebrated my 30th, I decided it was time to get a bit more organised. I'm notorious for double booking and being a little late on occasions (I have got a lot better!) so what better gift than a watch? Something special I'd wear everyday, and Tom did very well with his choice!
I've been lusting after Olivia Burton watches ever since I saw a picture of the bee and bird watches, part of the popular Animal Motifs range. But there was one that I saw and fell for, hard. Ladies and gents, I give you the Big Dial Chrono Detail Black & Gold (£125) Tom knew I was a big fan after maybe accidentally on purpose leaving the page open on my laptop.
Unwrapping this beauty on my birthday made me so happy, and every time I catch a glimpse of it I smile. Beautifully finished with gold detailing for the dials and face it's eye-catching without being too in your fancy. Perfect for day or evening wear.
Having not worn a watch for years, I thought I'd notice it more on my wrist but the leather adjustable strap means it's comfy, and I love the little finishes like the embossed strap inside and etched underneath of the face.
No excuses to be late now eh!


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