Going Vegan for January? We’ve ‘Guac’ You
After an overindulgent Christmas and New Year, many of us will be wanting to make a positive, healthy change come January 1st, from going sober for the month to embracing Veganuary. But whilst going vegan for the month does mean giving up meat, there’s actually more to it than that.
More often than not, many of the everyday products that we use absentmindedly have ingredients from animals or aren’t always cruelty-free. So, before you ‘kale’ it quits, we’re here to help you keep up your beauty routine and keep your mane tamed, with a definitive list of cruelty-free, plastic-free, and vegan products to keep your Veganuary animal-free.
Italian professional haircare brand Insight uses a scientific understanding of Phytoextracts and Phyto-oils creating products that are organic, vegan, and great for your hair. The Insight Gift Box range for coloured hair is perfect for those looking for an organic and vegan-friendly solution to cater for their hair needs. Not only do they brighten and enhance colour, but this trio also revitalises the hair thanks to its rich formula of extracts and oils, from macadamia oil to mango butter. This comprehensive set of shampoo, conditioner, and a mask will transform your hair from root to tip.
Foamie is on a mission to ‘Think Outside the Bottle’ with plant-friendly solutions that smell incredible and leave a lasting effect on your skin and hair. Their iconic ‘syndet’ is the base for a whole range of low-cost products from shampoo, conditioners, cleansing face bars and exfoliating shower bars. Their plastic-free body butter is no different. Taking the form of a handy stick, the super-rich and nourishing body butter has papaya enzymes and repairing oat milk to help repair and sooth the skin.
He-Shi promise to provide superior flawless tanning results making sure you feel confident by enhancing your natural beauty. A cruelty free and vegan tan with no smell, no tell-tale streaks, that is easy to use and leaves your skin with a beautiful glow. The must-have HD Wonder Glow is no different. This lightweight, silky-smooth cream infused with aloe vera to hydrate adds reflected crystallised mica minerals to create an illuminous glow on the skin whilst colour correcting technology helps to even out the skin tone and cover blemishes and veins.
A favourite here at Salon Trusted HQ, Infuse My Colour is a range of professional colour enhancing products, that work to your individual hair colour to maintain, enhance, refresh, balance or treat your locks. Your faded colour no longer has to rely on harsh chemicals as this vegan and cruelty-free range has zero nasty chemicals. There’s a whole range of colours to choose from like gold or quartz, graphite or copper and even ruby; perfect for enriching brown hair with warmth or even to blonde hair to create bold pinks.
Indola is a professional hair brand inspired by real-life and real people, with a focus on all the relevant things hairdressers and clients alike need: high standards and simple solutions at an affordable price. With that in mind, their vegan toning conditioner can create vibrant colour results with semi-permanent dyes up to 10 washes (depending on your hair condition, colour base etc.). This unique formula helps smoothen the hair structure for perfect condition and shine, creating more suppleness and silky smoothness.
The Hair Movement is a British born family business on a mission to bring quality cruelty-free, vegan, ethical haircare in 100% recycled materials packaging without compromising on delivering the very best hair care solutions. One of the best masks for all hair types, The Miracle masque increases elasticity and uses carbocysteine to strengthen the hair, while ingredients like Murumuru seed and carob butter nourish and fortify the hair follicles. Not only will this masque increase your hair’s manageability and overall health, but it will also give your tresses shine and bounce.
Biolage is has been a staple of hair care and salons around the world since the 1990s, inspired by natural ingredients and botanicals before anyone knew what Veganuary was! Today the crisp white packaging is recognised by professionals and customers alike for providing high performance and professional-quality products that give that ‘at home’ salon feel and finish. This 100% vegan deep and indulgent hair mask is no different. Restore the texture and quality of your hair in just three minutes – perfect for those looking to put a stop to frizz, split ends, and flyaways. Infused with rich camellia and castor oils, this mask will give an overall smooth and sleek finish to your hair, while the oils work to strengthen, condition, and lock in moisture. Finally, this easy-to-squeeze pack uses 20% less plastic – what more do you want?
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New Year, New You: Our Top 10 Hair Trends of 2022
Our hair sure has had a lot of ups and downs this year, from missing that salon look and feel to DIY hair cuts at home. But there is a light at the end of the tunnel, as the new year brings with it a whole host of inspiration, new products and new hairstyles so let’s look at our predicted trends for your tresses in 2022 and the best products to support your new do all year round.
A lot of us got sick of our unruly barnets during lockdown 1 and 2 and as a result, got a severe chop. Well, now hairstylists are saying that the mid-length 90s trend haircut is sticking around a little while longer, especially with celebrities like Kourtney Kardashian blazing the trail. It can also give thin hair a fuller, healthier appearance – result!
Hairdo Styling Pack Got a new short do and not sure how to style it? Get your hands on this four-product styling pack from Hairdo. You’ll find all you need to tame your tresses in this perfect pack: Hair Do Shine Hold Spray – amplifies your hair by infusing it with extra texture and definition, Hair Do Surf Spray – give yourself perfect beachy waves and texture with this lightweight formula, Hairdo Heat Protection Spray – keep frizzing hair at bay with this breakthrough formula which magically nourishes your damaged hair, and finally Hairdo Dry Shampoo – when you have no time to wash your hair but you can’t afford a bad hair day, reach for this breakthrough dry shampoo and get instant fresh hair and a clean scalp.
Gone are the days of the centre parting being a ‘nerdy’ hairstyle. It’s been elevated to cult status, sported by celebrities and influencers alike.
Leyton House Powder Power A lot of people avoid the middle parting as it can highlight greys or greasy roots. Enter, Powder Power. Give your roots an instant boost with this volumizing dry powder. This amazing non-tacky powder can help to create a tousled effect, be used to absorb unwanted oil or even restyle day-old hair.
Color Wow Root Cover Up There’s nothing worse than sporting a cute centre parting and noticing you need to hit the salon pronto, but you’re out of time. The Color Wow Root Cover Up is a magic powder that conceals grey roots and can even refresh highlights and thicken thinning hairlines. No more fussing with messy sprays – this powder and brush set allows for precise application. Unlike crayons and mascaras, the formula is not waxy or sticky making it easy to apply. Available in 8 shades from Platinum to Black.
Unless you were living under a rock, we all know what the ‘Rachel’ haircut was. Sported by Jennifer Anniston in the mid-90s by the eponymous Rachel from hit tv show ‘Friends’, this iconic hairstyle is great for adding volume, movement, and shape as it frames the face and can add texture to any tired style.
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Color Wow EXTRA Mist-ical Shine Spray Turn heads with this shine spray to make your hair look sparkling and healthy. This ground-breaking product from Color Wow utilises the light-producing power of Mullein, a flower Phenom that traps invisible UV light and converts it into full-spectrum light – resulting in an intense glossy shine.
There was heated debate among Millennials and Gen Z whether side partings were ‘out’ or worse, were branded ‘cheugy’. We can confirm that the side parting is back (if it ever really left) – especially with the aforementioned bob. Celebrity stylists predict that we’ll be seeing a lot more of the chic bob paired with a heavy side parting – perfect for anyone looking to emulate the classic Parisian style.
Insight Daily Use – Bodifying Dry Shampoo If you’re trying to cut down on washing your hair every day then Insight’s Daily Use dry shampoo may be the last dry shampoo you’ll ever need. This dry shampoo powder gets rid of oil and gives hair fullness and volume in seconds giving the appearance of thicker hair without the weight.
Total Results High Amplify Dry Shampoo Matrix’s dry shampoo works to absorb oil without weighing down the hair like traditional high street brands, making it the perfect dry shampoo spray for those with fine or thin hair.
On the opposite end of the trend spectrum is big hair. In 2022 we are going to see a lot more curls, from beach waves to soft tight curls and thanks to Adele, big, bouncy, blowouts. Those blessed with natural curls – rejoice and embrace them – your in-vogue style is about to be the envy of even more people.
Love Your Curl Shampoo Give your curly hair some TLC with this specially designed cruelty-free and vegan formula created to reduce frizz, increase shine, and define curls and softer waves. Take it to the next level and partner with the Love Your Curl Conditioner which strengthens and repairs.
Babyliss Spectrum 19mm Wand Purple Mist Not blessed with natural curls? We may have the answer. With a midsize ceramic barrel, this wand is made to create beautiful, long-lasting defined curls with a silky, smooth finish. The ceramic coated 19mm extra-long barrel is perfect for those with longer hair and allows you complete control to create the look you desire whilst the choice of 25 different temperature settings up to 200°C mean you can protect your hair whilst creating a look that expresses your individuality.
There’s been a sharp trend in consumers choosing natural, cruelty-free, vegan products and it looks like this trend is here to stay. Not only do we know that harsh chemicals can strip the hair of essential oils, they can also be tough on the scalp and can even cause flaking or dandruff. We’ve also seen a sharp rise in people foregoing washing their hair every day, allowing their hair to return to its natural state. Especially after lockdown and not being able to get to salons, many people embraced their natural hair colour or texture. Stylists expect that although people are returning to the salon, they’ll still be staying true to themselves and their hair.
Foamie Aloe You Vera Much Shampoo Bar There are many Foamie bars available for those with thin hair, dry hair, coloured hair – there’s a bar for everyone – but the Aloe You Vera Much bar is a great place to start, especially if you have dry hair as a result of colouring. Not only is then Foamie bar 100% vegan, animal testing free, and free from silicones, dyes, sulphates, and nanoparticles – it’s environmentally friendly and holds up to 25 washes. This shampoo moisturizes and prevents the hair from drying out – perfect if you’re going a couple of days between hair washes.
Foamie Aloe You Vera Much Conditioner Bar With aloe vera and hydrolyzed oat proteins, this conditioner is the perfect companion to your shampoo bar. This Foamie conditioner bar prevents hair breakage and intensely moisturises, while the pH of 4.5 helps seal your hair. Like its companion, the Foamie conditioner bar contains 0% mineral oils, PEG, soap, parabens, silicones and liliale.
Say goodbye to soft highlights, lowlights, and balayage in 2022. It looks like one-dimensional colour will be knocking those trends off the top shelf. Think soft and subtle chocolate browns, gingers, and warm honey colours. And good news for maintenance, as having one overall colour means upkeep is kept at a minimum.
Total Results 2021 Color Obsessed Trio With revolutionary Fade Guard technology, the Colour Obsessed Shampoo and Conditioner work together to inject moisture and hydration into your colour treated hair, whilst creating definition and boosting shine. Buy now and get a FREE Mini Miracle Creator 20; a multi-tasking treatment with 20 beautifying benefits for your hair!
Biolage 2021 Keratindose Duo Colouring your hair can mean it needs a little more TLC than usual. The Keratindose Shampoo and Conditioner is designed specially to treat dull, weak and damaged locks. Infused with pro-keratin, the formula restores your hair from roots to tip, sealing in the moisture and leaving your hair healthier, frizz-free and up to 90% more nourished after just one application!
This is not a drill! 2022 will see the resurrection of the side bang, a staple in the 00s. Stylists predict that a slightly longer side-swept bang will be requested from the salon chair. It may be a throwback, but this style is perfect for those looking to test the water with bangs, without going under a full chop. The side bang offers a lot of versatility with the middle parting, being pinned, or simply being tucked behind the ear.
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Loreal SteamPod 3.0 Straightening Tool – White Having a kink in our bangs is not what we’re looking for in the new year, but have no fear, Loreal is transforming the way we style our hair with these steam-powered straighteners. Using a continuous flow of high-pressure steam to hydrate each strand from the inside out without causing heat damage, the SteamPod also features 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.
And just like that… Sarah Jessica Parker is back on our screens and with that so is the classic ‘money piece’ hairstyle. Think, face-framing balayage strategically placed near the front giving an expensive, glamourous highlighted look. Well in 2022, we’re going to be going one step further with the ‘hair contour’. Instead of bold highlights framing the face, hair contouring sees clusters of highlights, using softer-contrast lighter shade around the face in a soft colour block. Sounds like a lot? Surprisingly this hair trend has relatively low maintenance and is perfect for those who are looking to brighten up their look and skin tone.
Color Wow Dream Coat 200ml Expensive looking hair needs the best aftercare, especially in the winter months. Color Wow’s Dream Coat is a lightweight, anti-humidity, anti-static hair care spray that can transform even the frizziest, unmanageable hair into smooth, hydrated and bouncy locks. This easy-to-use spray coats each strand of hair with an invisible, waterproofing layer that helps to control moisture levels for up to 3 washes.
We’ve seen a rise in the ‘expensive brunette’ trend which saw rich chocolate brown colours woven together with luscious blacks being adopted. Next year, however, this trend will evolve to include blondes and copper tones too. This means we’ll be seeing a lot of blondes including sumptuous strawberry and copper tones to add a three-dimensional aspect to their hair. This is also good news for traditional brunettes or darker as it will see lighter, warmer tones like toffee, amber and light brown sugar shades being included.
Infuse My Colour Copper Shampoo Gift Bundle This shampoo and conditioner bundle from infuse my. The Colour is designed to maintain the brightness of deep strawberry blonde, copper, auburn, and warm brown hair and is vegan and cruelty-free with no parabens, silicones or sulphates make it gentle on your hair.
Total Results 2021 Unbreak My Blonde Trio Gift Set This ultimate haircare system gift set by Matrix is designed to strengthen and care for bleached hair. The gift set consists of the Unbreak My Blonde Shampoo and Conditioner and the Mini Miracle Creator 20 – a multi-tasking treatment with 290 beatifying benefits, from leave-in nourishment, shine boost, cuticle smoothing and heat damage prevention.
Remember we offer Free Delivery on all orders over £20 and FREE GIFTS on all orders above £25. Stuck for ideas this Christmas? Keep a close eye on your inbox as we send round our definitive gift guide as we countdown the festive season. For more information, get in touch with our friendly team today.
The Best Christmas Gift Ideas for the Beauty Lover in Your Life
It’s officially a week until Christmas…NOBODY PANIC.
If you’ve left all your Christmas shopping to the last minute or have been a little too busy treating yourself (we all do it) then do not worry, our bumper Christmas gift guide has you sorted!
Our exclusive Winter Edit is jam-packed with all the gifts you’ll really want this year. More than 150 fabulous gift ideas all in one place from perfect presents to glam gifts to stylish stocking stuffers. So no matter who you’re shopping for, you can guarantee there’s a present for all the beauty lovers in your life.
Check out our favourites below and make sure you get your orders in before 12 pm on Tuesday 21st December to guarantee delivery before the big day.
With a midsize ceramic barrel, this wand is made to create beautiful, long-lasting defined curls with a silky, smooth finish. The ceramic coated 19mm extra-long barrel is perfect for those with longer hair and allows you complete control to create the look you desire whilst the choice of 25 different temperature settings up to 200°C means you can protect your hair whilst creating a look that expresses your individuality. Currently reduced to just £36.00, we’d snap one of these up quick!
Everyone’s hair could do with a little TLC after the festive season when it’s been coloured, tonged, straightened and coloured within an inch of its life. That’s why this gift set from Total Results is the perfect gift for any beauty lover. The shampoo and conditioner work in tandem to restore moisture and hydration, leaving hair soft, radiant and with up to four times more nourishment than usual. Buy now and get a FREE Mini Miracle Creator 20; a multi-tasking treatment with 20 beautifying benefits for your hair!
We all know men can be notoriously hard to buy for, which is why gift sets are the perfect solution. This one from Insight, which is fully organic and vegan friendly, is presented in a sleek gift box which shows you care (and saves you the stress). The aftershave and face cream is specifically designed for the most demanding and sensitive skins and soothes skin irritations caused by shaving. Whilst the Hair & Body Cleanser is the perfect gentle cleansing solution for both hair and body.
The perfect gift for any man who is always on the go! The trimmer kit includes everything you need to stay looking sharp from clippers to a pocket comb to tweezers and facial hair scissors, all conveniently packaged in a handy travel pouch.
This value set, priced at only £7.99, includes the elegant slim spirals as well as, arguably the best hair clip innovation in years, the waver. Both beautifully designed with pearl and rose accents, this is the ‘Pearlfect’ little extra this festive season!
A must-have for anyone hair-obsessed, this styling pack, priced at just £25.00, contains a full set of products that allow you to experiment and create a whole host of looks. After all, what’s the fun in sticking to the same look all the time? The Heat Protection Spray and Shine and Hold Spray will nourish and protect your hair, whilst creating the extra definition and texture that we all want. The Surf Spray is a must to create those boho-surfer-babe beachy waves and the dry shampoo will turn your bedhead into chic, gorgeous looking tresses without a wash!
A rich indulgent hair mask that’ll restore and transform dry frizzy hair, to sleek, strong and shiny locks in just 3 minutes. The perfect gift for those who love a self-care moment. This treatment from Biolage contains both camellia & castor oils, for intense smoothness and manageability. The easy-to-squeeze packs use 20% less plastic than a jar and put an end to frustrating product wastage when you reach that final application. PLUS, they’re 100% vegan and use only plant-derived emollients!
Foamie is without a doubt one of our favourite vegan and cruelty-free brands and we fully support their mission to ‘Think Outside the Bottle’ with plant-friendly solutions that smell incredible and leave a lasting effect on your skin and hair. A new introduction to their long line of fabulous products, the Body Butter Sticks offer body butter in a new form. The plastic-free sticks are perfect for use at home, as well as when you’re travelling. This one provides the richest care for your body with nourishing papaya enzymes and repairing oat milk!
Any true beauty lover knows the power of a bouncy blowdry, a look we can all agree never goes out of style. This professionally picked bundle includes the BaByliss Pro Keratin Lustre Dryer, used and recommended by stylists, which guarantees salon-styled, professional results. This innovative dryer is specially designed and developed to protect your hair from the damaging effects of dryer heat, whilst the Keratin fills in the gaps in each hair shaft, making your hair smoother, sleeker, straighter and easier to style. This bundle includes not only the Babyliss Pro Keratin Lustre Dryer but also an Easy Dry & Go Tangle Teezer and Insight Oil Non-Oil – the holy trinity of products that you need to create a big, bouncy, blowout. Valued at £104.49, we’re currently offering this bundle for just £52.24, which is a HUGE 50% off. Snap up our deal of the year whilst you still can!
This kit has everything you need to make sure your tan is streak-free, natural to your skin tone and flawless. Not only does it include 3 different formulas so you can choose your favourite, but you’ll also get a Luxury Velvet Tanning Mitt and a Limited Edition Exfoliating Walnut Soap Bar which will perfectly prime your skin in between tanning applications. This must-have for all fake tan lovers, is currently reduced from £54.98 to just £29.99 – race you to the checkout?
Remember we offer Free Delivery on all orders over £20 and FREE GIFTS on all orders above £25. Still, stuck for Christmas gift ideas? Keep a close eye on your inbox as we send around more gift suggestions as we countdown the festive season. For more information, get in touch with our friendly team today.
Salon Trusted’s Guide to Black Friday
It’s that time of year again…Black Friday is nearly upon us.
We’re planning our BIGGEST sale ever and with some of the best offers in the market available, Salon Trusted is the only hair and beauty destination you’ll need this Black Friday.
To get you excited for the biggest shopping extravaganza of the year, we’re giving you a sneak peek into the unmissable new arrivals and salon must-haves at the top of our wish list.
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With revolutionary Fade Guard technology, the Colour Obsessed Shampoo and Conditioner work together to inject moisture and hydration into your colour treated hair, whilst creating definition and boosting shine. Buy now and get a FREE Mini Miracle Creator 20; a multi-tasking treatment with 20 beautifying benefits for your hair!
Is your hair in need of a little TLC? The Keratindose Shampoo and Conditioner is designed specially to treat dull, weak and damaged locks. Infused with pro-keratin, the formula restores your hair from roots to tip, sealing in the moisture and leaving your hair healthier, frizz-free and up to 90% more nourished after just one application!
With a midsize ceramic barrel, this wand is made to create beautiful, long-lasting defined curls with a silky, smooth finish. The ceramic coated 19mm extra-long barrel is perfect for those with longer hair and allows you complete control to create the look you desire whilst the choice of 25 different temperature settings up to 200°C mean you can protect your hair whilst creating a look that expresses your individuality.
Transforming the way you style your hair, these steam-powered straighteners style your hair 2x faster, creating up to 2x smoother results. Using a continuous flow of high-pressure steam to hydrate each strand from the inside out without causing heat damage, the SteamPod also features 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.
The perfect gift for any man who is always on the go! The trimmer kit includes everything you need to stay looking sharp from clippers to a pocket comb to tweezers and facial hair scissors, all conveniently packaged in a handy travel pouch.
A lightweight, anti-humidity, anti-static hair care spray that can transform even the frizziest, unmanageable hair into smooth, hydrated and bouncy locks. Ideal for any avid travellers planning their next holiday. The easy-to-use spray coats each strand of hair with an invisible, waterproofing layer that helps to control moisture levels for up to 3 washes.
Specifically designed for dry, coarse, or curly hair types, the BC Bonacure Hyaluronic Moisture Kick range hydrates, rebalances, and strengthens hair, leaving you with lusciously soft, conditioned locks. The gift set includes a shampoo, conditioner and moisturising treatment, all in handy travel sizes. We can guarantee once you’ve tried the BC range you’ll be hooked and purchasing the full sizes in no time.
A must-have for all fake tan lovers! This kit has everything you need to make sure your tan is streak-free, natural to your skin tone and flawless. Not only does it include 3 different formulas so you can choose your favourite, but you’ll also get a Luxury Velvet Tanning Mitt and a Limited Edition Exfoliating Walnut Soap Bar which will perfectly prime your skin in between tanning applications.
The perfect present for those who adore organic and vegan-friendly products. The Insight Skin Body Cream and Body Oil have both been formulated to be suitable for even the most sensitive of skin and will work to nourish and protect your skin, increasing its elasticity and leaving it velvet to the touch
The first-ever Invisibobble Advent Calendar celebrates 24 days of hair-loving hair accessories. The calendar includes all of the Invisibobble favourites including the Scrunchie, the Original, the Wavers and many more…we only have a limited supply of these and with £57.00 of value packed into our £24.99 calendar, we’d grab one quick!
Remember we offer Free Delivery on all orders over £20 and FREE GIFTS on all orders above £25. Keep a close eye on your inbox to be the first to know about our BIGGEST Black Friday discount ever! For more information, get in touch with our friendly team today.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.