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27
Oct

The Top 5 Hair Styling Tools Every Beauty Lover Should Have


The Top 5 Hair Styling Tools Every Beauty Lover Should Have

Achieving a fresh ‘out-of-the-salon’ look for those of us who can only just manage to hold a brush and a hairdryer at the same time is no easy feat. However, as the saying goes ‘a man is only as good as his tools and so arming yourself with the right equipment is the first step towards achieving hairstyling success.

It’s an unspoken truth that whatever hair type you have whether that be curly, straight, or somewhere in between, it’s likely that you’ve spent countless hours over the years styling your hair the complete opposite way. Your desired hairstyle can change depending on your mood or the occasion; sometimes you want poker-straight hair, whilst on other occasions, beachy waves add the right amount of perfection to your look. Then there are times when you feel like sporting luscious bouncy curls. For each of these hairstyles, you need different styling tools.

With a range of new technologies to choose from and the fact that our hair is so individual, it can be tricky to know which haircare device is right for you. So, if you are a little confused about hair styling tools, we’re here to help! We’ve rounded up our top picks of the best hair styling tools to help you achieve a professional-looking finish at home.

L’oreal SteamPod 3.0 Straightening Tool

Best for: Versatile styling

Transforming the way you style your hair, these steam-powered straighteners style your hair 2x faster, creating up to 2x smoother results. Simply fill up the water tank with filtered water. Using a continuous flow of high-pressure steam to hydrate each strand from the inside out without causing heat damage, the SteamPod features double technology plates with high resistant anodised coating and a new rotative cord for hassle-free waves meaning no matter the style you choose, you’ll be left with smooth, soft, and natural-looking shiny hair.

Babyliss Keratin Lustre Straightener in Pink Blush

Best for: Smooth straightening

A sleek and straight hairstyle is a classic look for any hair novice out there, with the promise that you can’t go far wrong with a good pair of straighteners and some argan oil to add a touch of shine to the finished result. The Babyliss Keratin Lustre Straighteners are the perfect combination of style and functionality (and also come in colours Black Shimmer, Rose Gold and Lilac Mist). The keratin-infused ceramic plates promise fast results whilst ensuring that your hair is protected from damage, leaving even the thickest or coarse hair silky smooth with mirror-like shine. There’s currently a 1/3 off the Babyliss Keratin Lustre Straightener range, so snap one of these up quickly whilst you still can!

Diva Beach Glamoriser Motor Waving Wand

Best for: Long lasting curls

Beachy waves have always been at the top of the hair lust list, but mermaid style waves have recently become hugely popular and are clearly here to stay. This universally flattering style adds both texture and volume to even the flattest of locks and creates a tousled and texture look in the days following, without needing to restyle or apply anymore heat to your hair. The Diva Beach Glamoriser Motor Waving Wand is the perfect tool to create the free-spirited look and is currently reduced from £79.99 down to £49.99 – what a bargain! This electrical styling tool features 14 different heat settings that can be set to suit your volume and style preferences and suits all hair types and lengths. Even those with natural curls, as the wand will tame any existing frizz to create smoother, sleeker waves.

Babyliss Pro Ionic Airstyler 50mm

Best for: Achieving a salon-worthy blow-dry at home

If you spend your life battling fine and flat hair, having the right tools in your arsenal to boost your hair is all you need to take your look to the next volumized level. The Babyliss Pro Iconic Airstyler is a powerful hot styling brush that shapes, styles and builds volume in all hair types. The combination of the powerful 800w motor and conditioning system will transform your hair from freshly washed to a salon-worthy bouncy blow-dry, whilst the ceramic coating on the brush leaves a smooth and frizz-free finish. It also comes in a 34mm barrel, for those who are looking for slightly tighter curls.

Babyliss Spectrum Hairdryer White Frost

Best for: Shaving time off your morning routine

A lightweight hairdryer that significantly reduces drying time? Yes, please. When it comes to hair drying, we’re always looking for ways we can stay in bed just that little bit longer in the morning, as well as spend less time with heat directly applied to our hair. The Babyliss Spectrum Hairdryer, which also comes in Pink Shimmer and Purple Mist, all currently reduced from £45.00 down to just £36.00, offers fast, high-speed drying as it’s powered by a strong 2100W motor with a longer shell life. The ergonomic balanced design ensures easy and comfortable handling whilst the advanced ionic conditioner creates visibly smoother and more manageable results!

We offer Free Delivery on all orders over £20 so you can get your hands on all of our favourite styling tools for an even better price! Our final top tip for using any of the hair styling tools we’ve mentioned above (plus we have a whole host of styling tools to check out here) is to make sure to use a heat protectant spray or serum to add that extra level of protection to your locks.

For more information or more handy hips, get in touch with our friendly team today.

20
Oct

Best Temporary Hair Colours to Perfect Your Halloween Look


Best Temporary Hair Colours to Perfect Your Halloween Look

Halloween is just around the corner and the quest to find the perfect costume is on! Here at Salon Trusted, we know that the right hair colour can make or break your look, taking it from a basic costume to a spooktacular masterpiece. After all, what’s Cruella de Vil without her monochrome two-tone do, or Jessica Rabbit without her iconic red waves?

Temporary hair colours are the ideal solution to transform your outfit, without having to commit to a bold new look in the long run or fork out for a synthetic wig. With that said, Halloween can also be the perfect time to try out that hair colour you’ve always wanted to give a go, and with some temporary hair colours lasting up to 10 washes, this is just the right amount of time to truly try and test an exciting new look before committing for good. We’ve picked out our favourite temporary hair products below that’ll help you stand out at the Halloween party this year!

Schwarzkopf BlondMe Instant Blush

These hairsprays are perfect for adding a subtle pastel touch to your locks, without the commitment of an all-over look. Choose from steel blue or jade, and spray these pastel tone colours all over your hair, or use it just for highlights. Get creative, we think these would work perfectly for a Harley Quinn costume! Not only do the sprays give your hair a gorgeous pastel hue, but they also work to keep your hair strong, healthy and shiny. The colours can last up to 3 washes, depending on your hair type so there’s no long-term commitment. They’re currently reduced from £17.25 to £10.99 so snap these up quick!

Sibel Glitter Hairspray

Sometimes all you need is a touch of sparkle to add an extra something to your Halloween look. These glitter hairsprays come in gold, silver and multi-coloured and are the perfect add on for your party look, adding some sparkle and holding to any updo. Whether you’re dressing up as a unicorn, a fairy or a mermaid, simply spray on and wash out as normal.

Colorsmash Color Kissed Hairspray

Hair colour sprays are the quickest and easiest way to colour your hair for Halloween. These hairsprays will change up your hair in an instant, giving you a bold fun look that can easily be washed in 2-3 washes. They’re currently reduced from £14.95 to £9.95 so now is the perfect time to try something new. Not only does the spray deliver uniform colour, thanks to the nutrient-rich dye formula but it also makes your hair appear nourished and healthy. The selection of indigo, teal, violet and pink would work perfectly for a huge array of Disney characters, the hardest part will be choosing which colour!

SoColor Blow Dry Colour

Ready for a colour revolution? For the first time, you can add temporary colour whilst you blow-dry your hair, changing up your look in an instant, and easily wash out in just 1 wash. The innovative new product from Matrix, priced at £25.00, adds a professional edge to temporary colour, simply wash your hair as normal, shake and dispense the colour onto your hair using a colour brush. Comb through to ensure an even application, blow dry your hair and watch the transformation take place! The platinum silver would be perfect to achieve Marilyn Monroe’s or Gwen Stefani’s iconic platinum locks, but you can also choose from blooming orchid, stonewash denim, titanium silver, golden blonde, hot pink and iridescent rose.

Indola Colorblaster Vegan Toning Conditioner

If you’re open to your Halloween hair sticking around into November, colour conditioners are the perfect choice as they provide a taste of new hair colour, whilst preserving the health of your hair. The Indola colour blaster toning conditioners provide vibrant colour results whilst smoothing the hair structure to increase shine, suppleness and sleekness. Apply to damp towel-dried hair after shampooing, leave on for anywhere from 2 to 10 minutes before rinsing and watch the glow-up happen!

For those who want to jazz up their existing hair colour, the vibrant copper and cool brown conditioners are ideal, whereas those more adventurous cans choose from intense lavender grey and bold red. The bold red can help you achieve the infamous Jessica Rabbit locks whilst the lavender grey can create a look that even Kylie Jenner at the 2019 Met Gala would be jealous of. The colour can last anywhere from a few weeks to a month, depending on your hair type, colour base and the amount of product used but you can always top it up with another treatment whenever you’d like. Priced at just £11.99, that’s a steal.

Infuse My. Colour Shampoo

If you’re looking for a more subtle change, these shampoos could be for you. These vegan and cruelty-free shampoos with zero nasty chemicals are changing the temporary hair colour game. Priced at £16.99, they work to your individual hair colour to maintain, enhance, refresh, balance or treat your locks. The Ruby shampoo can add a warm red glow to dark brown hair, rich red tones to light brown hair and striking pink tones to bleached hair. Say hello to Frenchy from Grease! Why not get your friends involved and go as the Pink Ladies? Similarly, the Cobalt shampoo keeps black hair inky black, neutralises red or orange tones for brunettes and transforms bleached hair with bold green and blue tones. This would be ideal for a Beetlejuice or Joker inspired outfit! There’s a whole host of colours to choose from, from gold to quartz, to graphite, to copper so there’s something for every hair colour and every desired look.   

There are so many options for temporary hair colours that can not only put the perfect finishing touch on any Halloween outfit but can also give you the chance to try a fun new look without the long-term commitment! For more information or more handy hips, get in touch with our friendly team today.

8
Oct

The Secret to Washing Your Hair Less


The Secret to Washing Your Hair Less

As the darker nights and colder weather starts drawing in, let’s be honest, the last thing we want to do is lose precious time cosy under the covers to get up and wash our hair each morning. For many of us, this laborious task has been a ritual since our school days, and we can’t imagine not washing our hair each and every morning. The fear of greasy hair, smelly hair or visible dandruff is enough to get us up and in the shower. Well, what if we told you that you don’t actually need to wash your hair every day, and many professionals advise against every day or excessive washing?

Game changer, we know! Although the opinions between the experts can be divided on this topic and have been for some time, the overwhelming advice tends to be to avoid overzealous washing. Washing your hair too often can be both drying and damaging, and the chemicals found in many shampoos can strip your hair of its natural oils and dull your hair colour.

How often you need to wash your hair is of course down to the individual and many contributing factors such as your hair type, texture and colour, as well as your lifestyle. However, if you want to know the secret to washing your hair less, just keep reading for our top tips!

Slowly start extending your washes

If you’ve been committed to the daily hair wash for years, we don’t expect you to switch to once or twice a week straight away! Why don’t you try every other day instead and slowly increase the time between washes?

Did you know that when you shampoo daily, you strip your scalp and hair of the oil you naturally produce, and over time, this can cause your sebaceous glands to start producing more oil to compensate? As you extend the time between washes, your hair will gradually produce less and less oil as you are no longer stripping your strands of the natural and essential oils your scalp produces. If you continue to do this for the first few weeks, eventually you’ll notice that you will be able to last days until the next hair wash.

Use a sulfate free shampoo

Most shampoos contain detergents called sulfates that can over-cleanse and dry out your scalp. To keep the greasiness to a minimum, opt for gentle, sulfate-free shampoo formulas to cleanse your strands without stripping your scalp or hair of the oils that are necessary for strong, healthy hair. Check out the Insight range, as all of the shampoos are sulfate-free to lock in hydration and moisture whilst leaving a refreshed and smooth finish.

Dry shampoo is your best friend between washes

The go-to hair saviour, dry shampoos like the Foamie Dry Shampoo can be used daily to keep your hair looking fresh, and will soak up any excess oil, whilst adding enviable texture and volume. To make the dry shampoo even more effective, try spraying it before you go to bed to stop greasy hair in its tracks and prevent oil build-up overnight (when your scalp produces the most oil) rather than trying to counter it.

Let your hair air dry or dry smart

Air drying is, of course, the most damage-free way to dry your hair. However, it can be time-consuming so using a leave-in conditioner on the ends of your hair after washing, can actually keep your hair looking smooth and sleek, whilst reducing your drying time. We recommend Matrix Total Results Brass Off Leave In Crème, particularly for blondes struggling with brassy tones, as it helps to seal the hair cuticles and safeguards the hair strands against heat damage.

For those days you need to blow dry your hair, just make sure to use a protectant such as the NOW Styling – Up to 230′ Heat Protect Spray, a protective and conditioning spray with excellent antistatic and film-forming properties that offers complete heat protection. It also ensures a faster blow-dry which means there’s less heat on your hair. Less heat equals healthier hair.  

Embrace the updo

If you’ve made it to day 3 or 4 without a wash and are struggling to resist the temptation, extend for 1 more day by rocking a ponytail, sleek low bun or messy side braid. At this point you’ll likely have a good bit of both product build-up and oil in your hair but not to worry, the build-up will actually help your hair stay in place and pulling it back will disguise the dirty factor. Secure your do with an Invsibobble, which will lock it firmly in place and protect your hair from damage, whilst the range of styles and colours will add a pop of fun to your look.

Give our top tips a go and see for yourself how easy it can be to wash your hair less! As we said, everyone’s hair and lifestyle’s are different so it’s all about seeing what works for you. But if there’s a chance of having healthier and more manageable hair, and a few extra precious minutes in bed each morning, then we are definitely giving it a go! For more information or more handy hips, get in touch with our friendly team today.

24
Sep

Our Top Tips to Tame Dry and Frizzy Hair


Our Top Tips to Tame Dry and Frizzy Hair

As we leave summer behind, we enter into that dreaded time of year where the weather just can’t make up its mind. If you already suffer from dry or frizzy hair, stepping out into high humidity and excess moisturise in the air can rapidly turn your sleek locks into a lions mane!

Almost all of us battle frizz, with many of us admitting it’s our biggest hair bugbear. In fact, research by Schwarzkopf Professional has revealed that 1 in 5 women in the UK feel dry and frizzy hair is their main hair woe. Also surprisingly, the study showed that women are now more concerned about keeping their hair sleek and smooth than they are about growing greys.

Don’t get us wrong, frizzy hair is 100% natural and beautiful and there’s no need to ‘tame’ it if you don’t want to. But if it’s caused by dry or damaged hair, or if you want to rock a smoother and sleeker style, it can be a real nuisance.

The first step to taming frizzy dry hair is understanding what frizz is. In short, when your hair gets dried out or is naturally dry, the cuticles on the outer layer of your hair strands rise, allowing moisture to enter the hair strand. When the hair strand plumps, it becomes dry, frizzy and unruly. Some people are more prone to dry and frizzy hair, whereas others are victims of overbrushing, over styling or humidity. Whatever the cause, keep reading for our top tips to help tame dry and frizzy hair for good!

Nourish your hair with hair oils

Hair oils are one of the most hydrating and multi-use products to have in your repertoire. Use it on wet hair from your mid-lengths to ends to protect hair from the heat whilst drying, on dry hair overnight to inject some moisturise whilst sleeping, or at any time during the day to add a little extra shine and smooth flyaways. The Matrix Oil Wonders Egyptian Hibiscus Colour Caring Oil is perfect for protecting coloured hair but the revitalising formula works just as well on all hair types to transform dry, coarse and unruly hair into a softer, shiner and frizz-free locks.  

Invest in a great hair dryer

A great hairdryer can really lay the foundation for smoother hair and can help to smooth frizz from the get-go. Enter the Babyliss Keratin Lustre Dryer. The Lustre Dryers are specially designed to protect your hair from the damaging effects of dryer heat, allowing you to achieve professional salon-style results at home. What’s more, they feature keratin-infused ceramic. The keratin fills in the gaps in your hair strands whilst the ceramic smooths hair to reduce frizz, leaving you with an incredibly silky finish.  

Wash wisely

Many shampoos have high alcohol content or sulphates which can strip the hair of moisture. Instead, look for shampoos with hydrating ingredients such as glycerine, which penetrates your hair strands to hydrate from the inside out, whilst also creating a protective coating over your hair strands. Try Insight Anti Frizz – Hydrating Shampoo, created specifically for frizzy, dry and difficult to manage hair. The soothing properties of the natural extracts reduce frizz and deeply moisturise the hair fibre.

Condition condition condition

Conditioner is your number one weapon when dealing with frizzy dry hair. Be sure to use a rich conditioner, applying from mid-lengths down to the ends, every time you wash your hair. This will help to seal the hair cuticles to prevent humidity from entering into the hair. For a little extra TLC, use a hair mask 2-3 times a week for an extra moisture boost. Our personal favourite has to be The Hair Movement The Miracle Masque which is not only suitable for all hair types but is vegan and cruelty-free and will leave your locks shiny, bouncy and healthy.

Overnight protection

Pick your favourite scrunchie from Invisbobble and use this to gently secure your hair overnight, wrapping it up in a loose bun. The soft satin-like material of the Invisibobble Slim Sprunchie keeps your hair tangle free whilst you’re sleeping and will keep it protected from frizz and broken strands.  

Incorporate some of these top tips into your daily hair care routine and say goodbye to dry frizzy hair and hello to softer and sleeker locks! For more information or more handy hips, get in touch with our friendly team today.

16
Aug

10 Fake Tan Tips Everyone Needs to Know


We all know how tempting it is, especially after being cooped up for so much of the last year when we finally get a sunny hot day here in the UK to rush outside and bask in the rays. But whether you like your skin ever-so-slightly sun-kissed or you want a deep bronzed glow, a fake tan is by far the better option to achieve gorgeous glowing skin, the safe way.

The key to nailing a natural-looking colour at home? A little bit of know-how, a few of Salon Trusted’s expert tips and a commitment to proper preparation. Keep reading as we present the top 10 tips for the perfect fake tan. Follow them closely and avoid being caught with the dreaded tell-tale orange palms.

Exfoliate, exfoliate, exfoliate!

Exfoliation removes dead skin cells leaving your skin soft and smooth and creating the perfect surface for your tan to be applied to. This will ensure that when you apply your fake tan, it’s evenly applied, dries faster and has a gorgeous consistent colour. Top tip: steer clear of exfoliators that contain oil as these can act as a film on the skin and leave an uneven finish. The Insight Skin Body scrub with its natural and gentle formulas making it suitable even for the most sensitive skin is our personal favourite.

Do hair removal 24 hours before

Whether you wax or shave, make sure that any removal is carried out at least 24 hours before tanning as this will give your skin the chance to calm down and allow your pores to close. If your tan sinks into open pores this can create dark spots. And avoid any hair removal whilst you have a faux glow as it’ll whip the tan off in no time.

DON’T moisture your body on the day of tanning…

On the day you tan don’t apply moisturiser to your whole body before, as this can leave an oily residue that can cause the tan to slip off some areas, and cling to drier areas. Definitely not the desired effect. It’s best to avoid body perfume or deodorant as well.

But DO moisturise those awkward dry areas

Whilst you should leave the rest of your body moisturiser free, feel free to moisturise those particularly dry areas of your body to your heart’s content. This includes your hands, elbows, knees, feet and anywhere else you feel needs a moisture boost. Try the Insight Skin Nourishing Body Cream a rich cream that’ll nourish the skin deep down and leave a velvety finish.

Choose the right tan for you

Perhaps the most important piece of advice – make sure you choose a tan formula and a shade that suits your skin type and your desired finish. You can choose from a gradual tan which is a great way to slowly build from a subtle glow to your desired depth, a tanning lotion or oil which is very hydrating to the skin or a fake tan mousse, recognised as the easiest to apply and the quickest to dry. The He-Shi Rapid Edit Gift Box includes the Rapid 1 Hour Liquid Tan as well as a travel size Tanning Gel and Rapid 1 Hour Mousse, the perfect opportunity to see which tan formula is your favourite.

Always use a tanning mitt

For a streak-free tan and stain-free hands always apply a fake tan with a tanning mitt. Apply to the skin using big sweeping motions (not circular motions) to ensure an even finish. Top tip: start at your feet and work your way up. We are currently giving away FREE He-Shi Tanning Mitts with every full-size He-Shi product so now is the perfect time to snap one up and ensure a flawless streak-free tan!

Allow your tan to dry before dressing

Allow your tan to air dry first before dressing. Then dig out your oldest comfiest pyjamas or your comfiest onesie, anything loose or dark is perfect to prevent the transfer of your tan onto your clothes.

Depending on the tan you’ve chosen, you can either leave it on all day. Instant tans are perfect for a last-minute glow that will simply wash away with soap and water when you get home. Gradual tans will build up during the day to develop into a deeper glow, and there’s no worry over streaks. Self-tans can be popped on before bed, left for anything from 4 to 8 hours and washed off in the morning.

The He-Shi Rapid 1 Hour Tanning Mousse is a luxurious mousse for those last-minute tan emergencies. Control the intensity of your tan by washing it off after 1 hour to reveal a golden glow, leaving it on the skin for 2 hours for a medium to dark tan and for just 3 hours for an ultra-dark tan.

MOISTURISE

I know we said not to moisturise, but that was just before you tan. Now you’ve applied your tan, rinsed off with cool water (avoiding scrubs or perfumed soaps as these can prematurely fade your tan), moisturise, moisturise, moisturise. This will lock in some hydration to maximise your newly bronzed glow. He-Shi Souffle Moisturiser is not only a daily moisturiser but the secret to prolonging your flawless looking tan with its moisture lock technology to rehydrate the skin.

Keep your glow

Now you’ve achieved a flawless tan, make sure you exfoliate every 2-3 days and moisturise daily. This will help your tan to last for longer, as well as helping it fade evenly, to ensure it remains to look natural as it wears off.

Tanning Thursdays

To prime skin for a fresh tan application, be sure to remove all traces of your previous tan. The quickest and easiest way to do this is with a tan remover. The He-Shi Tan Remover and Primer removes tan in just 5 minutes, with no need to scrub harshly and perfectly primes your skin for your next tanning application.  

Follow these 10 fake tan tips, and you’ll achieve a gorgeous golden finish whether it’s your first time tanning or you’re a seasoned fake tanner! Check out our full range of tanning products here, that’ll help you achieve a flawless fake tan. For more information or more handy hips, get in touch with our friendly team today.

16
Aug

Stay Safe and Stylish with NEQI Face Masks


Whilst we all breathe a sigh of relief (and keep our fingers crossed) as numerous COVID-19 restrictions continue to be lifted throughout the UK and the long-awaited sense of ‘normality is finally returning, many of us have accepted that wearing face masks will be the norm for a long time yet.

The legal requirement to wear masks in most public settings in England may have been lifted on the 19th of July, with a question over whether the rest of the UK will soon follow suit however, in a recent study by the Office of National Statistics, two-thirds of adults in the UK still plan on wearing face coverings in settings such as crowded shops and public transport, regardless of any legal requirement.

So, if masks are here to stay, which face mask is best? In the debate between disposable and reusable face masks, it’s clear reusable come out on top as these are considered more sustainable, affordable and practical for everyday use. Previous research carried out by the University College London calculated that if every person in the UK wore a disposable face mask every day for a year, it would create 66,000 tonnes of contaminated waste and 55,000 tonnes of plastic packaging.

The solution? NEQI face masks of course! Voted a Which? Best Buy in Reusable Masks and Face Coverings, NEQI provide practical yet stylish face coverings, designed to keep you comfortable and those around you safe. Check out our selection of NEQI Face Masks here or keep reading to find out more.

How Do I Choose Which Reusable Face Mask to Buy?

Reusable face masks aren’t required to confirm to the same standards that disposable face masks are, as these are most commonly used by professionals in healthcare settings. However, as we continue to wear face masks to protect ourselves and those around us from the spread of COVID-19, it is important to know which face masks will do the best job of keeping us safe.

Luckily, Which? did all the work for us and tested 27 face coverings from high street and online brands to find the best options, assessing a variety of factors from how breathable and comfortable they are, how well they filter particles and how well they last with repeated use and washing.

What Are The Important Factors to Consider When Buying a Reusable Face Mask?

  • Filtration Efficiency

Whilst coronavirus particles can be much smaller than bacteria, these can be a good test for how well the face mask acts as a barrier for particles. Arguably the most important element of a face mask.

  • Breathability

Whilst it may sound obvious, ensuring you can breathe properly through your face covering is vital and will ensure you wear the mask properly. Some materials offer high filtration but don’t allow for the flow of air, which makes it harder to breathe and can cause moisture to build up. In turn, if your mask becomes damp this can reduce the filtration efficiency.

  • Instructions

There are some voluntary standards for manufacturers advising what needs to be on the packaging of face coverings, including the presence of warnings about them not being medical-grade PPE, as well as instructions on how to wear and wash them properly. If there aren’t any instructions, we would always recommend washing your face mask at 60°C.

  • Ease of Use

The easier the mask is to wear, again the more likely you will be to wear it correctly. This includes how easy it is to take it on and off, how they feel to wear, if there’s any tightness or gaps, if it’s comfortable to wear whilst talking and if it’ll make your glasses fog up.

Why NEQI?

NEQI scored 81% in the Which? the study, coming in the top 5 out of all the reusable face masks they tried and tested. The triple-layer construction was found to capture 80% of particles and 72% after five washes. The super-soft simple fabric means it is really easy to breathe through and comfortable to wear, thanks to the mixture of cotton polyester and a touch of elastane.

With 4 different sizes to chose from, there’s a size to fit everyone. There’s also a fantastic variety of colours from classic black, to colour block pink and blue, to leopard print and sparkle for those looking to make more of a statement. The new NEQI active face covering has a soft, adjustable ear and nosepiece to add comfort, prevent chafing and ensure the mask stays fixed in position no matter the activity.

Here at Salon Trusted we are proud to partner with NEQI, an innovative, modern and sustainable brand that stands for purity, honesty and style. That’s why we’re currently offering 15% off selected NEQI face masks as well as a FREE NEQI Hand Cleansing Gel with Aloe and Shea with every NEQI mask purchase.

Grab yours now, or for more information get in touch with our friendly team today.

17
Jan

Why You Should Keep Using Vegan Products After Veganuary


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Many people around the world are taking part in Veganuary this year. Veganuary and being vegan isn’t just about reducing the meat that you consume. You also need to be willing to make changes in your lifestyle including only buying vegan products. While many people only do Veganuary for one month, we think that buying vegan products should be something that you try for a lot longer – even if you go back to eating meat.

Find out some of the reasons to continue using vegan products after Veganuary below!

Cruelty-Free

One of the great things about vegan products is that you can be sure that they have not been tested on animals. The last thing you want is for your hair products to be made in a way that harms animals if you are living a vegan lifestyle. If cruelty-free products are something you are interested in, then choosing vegan products in the future makes it easier! Some products that aren’t vegan will be cruelty-free as well so this is something to consider if you can’t commit to being a vegan year-round.

Fewer Chemicals

When we choose hair or beauty products, we don’t want to have to deal with any harsh chemicals. Usually, you’ll find that vegan products are free from harsh chemicals and can be quite gentle on the skin. This is because they are more natural. While this isn’t guaranteed, you will find that most of our vegan products are good for you!

Your Skin Can Be Softer

Vegan products are usually loaded up with Vitamins B and E which you don’t always get in other products. These vitamins can help to keep your hair and skin softer for longer! Check out if your favourite vegan products include these in the ingredients and you can benefit from this. Imagine how great it would be to have soft skin for the entire 2020!

Natural Ingredients

When you continue to use vegan products for your hair or skin after Veganuary, you will find that you are using much more natural ingredients on your skin. Some of the common ingredients in vegan products include chamomile and tea tree. These are great for clearing up acne and helping to look after your skin generally.

Try Our Vegan Products

If you are nearly finished with Veganuary then it might be time to start thinking about becoming a full-time vegan. This lifestyle can be hard to adjust to at first but it can be very rewarding. If you are thinking about extending Veganuary for a few more months, make sure to check out our range of vegan products here at Salon Trusted!

17
Jan

The Must-Have Travel Beauty Products For Your Winter Getaway


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Everyone loves a winter getaway – it’s the perfect chance to get some winter sun or even have a ski trip! Of course, when you are travelling, you need to make sure that you are looking after your hair and your face. The sudden change in temperature can cause problems and no one wants that when they are snapping their holiday photos. Without the right travel beauty products, you could be lost!

To help you out, we thought we’d look at some of the must-have travel products for your winter getaway. Keep reading to find out if your favourite product made our list!

Amargan Hair Therapy Oil

Worried that you are going to experience some dry hair on your getaway? The first thing that you will want to pack in your suitcase is this Amargan Hair Therapy Oil. This product helps to thicken your hair and protect it from any kind of damage. Avoid frizz and bring this with you on your next winter getaway!

Colour Wow Pop + Lock

When you are on your winter getaway, you will want to make sure that your hair is styled perfectly all the time! This way, you’ll always be ready for that photo shoot to make all of your friends at home jealous! Next on our list of travel beauty products that you must have is the Colour Wow Pop + Lock. This gloss treatment will help you to style your hair and leave it looking shiny!

Claw Culture Mini LED Lamp

The Claw Culture Mini LED Lamp is the perfect accessory that you must have on your next winter getaway. This lamp is portable and great for those who need to look after their nails. You can cure all kinds of nail gels with this lamp on the go. Available in pink and white, you can pick up this product right here at Salon Trusted.

Men-U Healthy Facial Wash Tube

Our list wouldn’t be complete without a facial cleanser – this time one for the men! The Men-U Healthy Facial Wash Tube is great for before and after shaving and is a must-have travel beauty product. It is really important that you look after your skin when travelling so make sure to pick a tube of this up!

Pack Your Products

All of the must-have travel beauty products on our list can be purchased right here at Salon Trusted. You can check out our travel-sized section to find the perfect products for your winter getaway. We hope you have a great trip!

23
Dec

Top Tips For Buying Christmas Gifts For Vegans


When you have a vegan friend, it can be very hard to find them a gift that is going to be suited to their lifestyle choices. Everyday, more people are becoming vegan which is a really positive thing so it is likely that you’ll already be on the hunt for some Christmas gifts for vegans. The last thing you want is to buy them something that they cannot use so it is best to be a little overcautious.

To help you with this, we have put together some of our top tips for buying Christmas gifts for vegans. Keep reading to find out what we have to say.

Consider Their Likes

When you are on the hunt for Christmas gifts for vegans, you need to remember to think about what they like and what they don’t. It can be tempting to buy something for your friend or family member just because it has ‘vegan’ on the box but this doesn’t mean that they’ll enjoy using it! Try to write a list of the things that they enjoy or enjoyed before they went vegan. A quick search online should help you find some suitable alternatives that are vegan-friendly!

Look For Cruelty-Free Products

Many people are unsure what being a vegan actually entails so you’ll find that it can be easy to make mistakes. One of the important things that you should look out for when buying Christmas gifts for vegans is the ‘cruelty-free’ logo. This looks just like a rabbit with a heart and you’ve probably spotted it online or on products before. While not all cruelty-free products are also vegan, you’ll still want to only buy products that have this symbol for your friend.

Avoid Food

Another tip that we have for you this Christmas is to avoid buying food of any kind for your vegan friend. Simple traditional Christmas gifts like chocolate are not considered vegan due to the milk inside of them and so this can make things a little harder. If you are unsure about what kind of food your friend can eat, it is best to avoid chocolate and get them a nice beauty product that is definitely vegan-friendly.

Shop At Salon Trusted

Christmas is just around the corner and luckily, at Salon Trusted, we have plenty of vegan products that make perfect Christmas gifts. Whether you want to buy your loved one a Foamie Aloe You Vera Much Shower Sponge or a pot of Cuccio Icon Glitter Dust, we have something for you.

Make sure to take a look around our site and see if you can find the perfect Christmas gift for your vegan loved one!


9
Dec

How To Get The Ultimate Party Hair This Festive Season


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The festive season is here and we can’t wait to hit up all of the best parties! Getting the right look for a party can be tricky, especially when you don’t know much about party hair. Should you wear your hair up? Would it be better to have it flowing over your shoulders? There are so many decisions to make!

Don’t worry because we have put together a guide to help you get the ultimate party hair this season here in this blog. Keep reading to hear some of our tips and tricks.

Vintage Curls

Hollywood is in right now and this is why you should think about creating some old-school vintage curls for your upcoming party. This look is really sophisticated and it is something which many celebs are going for this season. To create this look, you’ll only need a few products and a curling wand. To really bring the look into the festive season, you can add a sparkly hair grip to pull back your fringe. This is one look that is going to impress.

Braided Updo

Another fabulous party hair style that you will love this festive season is the braided updo. Celebrities like Margot Robbie are known for bringing this look to life and it isn’t too difficult to do either! You can find plenty of guides online that will help you to braid your hair and make it look great for your upcoming party. If your dress is backless then this hairstyle will show it off really well!

Half-Up High Ponytail

The Ariana Grande inspired high pony is a look that we have been loving this year but how can we make it into party hair? We are taking inspiration from Jennifer Lopez who walked the red carpet with a half-up, half-down high ponytail and looked great doing it. For this look, you will just need some hair ties and a curling wand for the ends of your hair!

Volumized Low Ponytail

If a high ponytail is not your thing then don’t worry because there is another great way to make this look work! Our favourite party hair look for this festive season is the volumized low ponytail that celebs like Eva Longoria are known for rocking when they are all dressed up. Your ponytail will look great once you’d added some volumizing products and wrapped some strands around your hair tie.

Get The Look

If you are thinking about creating any of these party hair looks this festive season then you’ll need to make sure you have the right products. You can find plenty of volumizing products and curling wands on our site that can help you bring your party hair to life. Take a look around and see what you can find!