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11
Apr

Salon Trusted’s Guide to the Art of Styling: Top Hair Tools and Accessories


At SalonTrusted.com, we have some of the top hair tools and accessories in the UK. Everyone’s hair is unique and comes with its challenges in maintaining them and especially styling them. But if you’re willing to invest in hair styling tools and accessories, you can always mix it up and wear a style that best suits your hair, mood, and event.

Using a great shampoo, a perfect conditioner, and the best mousse and creams all play a part in maintaining your hair, volume, quality, and strength. But with the right hair styling tools and accessories, you can reinvent your hairdo completely! 

Who says you need a salon appointment to look fabulous? With the right tools and accessories, you can create a variety of hairstyles at home.
This blog highlights some of the best hairstyles you can create at home using the best hair styling tools and hair accessories for beginners and experts.

Trendy Hairstyles to Create at Home 

Here’s a quick overview of the magic you can create using hairstyling tools and our top accessories: 

  • Straight and sleek 

A straightener is your best friend for this look. It’s perfect for those days when you want a smooth, polished style. Remember to use a heat-protectant spray to keep your hair healthy. 

  • Bouncy curls 

Curling wands can help you achieve dreamy curls. Whether you want loose waves or tight ringlets, there’s a curling tool out there for you. 

  • Voluminous blowout 

A round brush and a good hairdryer can give you a salon-quality blowout at home. Add some volume mousse for an extra lift. 

  • Chic updos 

Hair accessories like scrunchies, bows, ribbons, hair ties, hair doughnuts, etc. can help you create elegant updos. These are quick and perfect for those special occasions.

Get the Top Hair Tools and Hair Accessories Today 

Here are some of our top recommended hair tools and accessories to try out!

Fransen Professional Nova X Dryer – £139

Hairtools Futaria Air Styler – £58

Invisibobble Black Hair Ties – £5.99

Headjog Straw Claw Clip (Mulberry) – £4.99

Do try out some of the hairstyles we have recommended. The hair tools we have suggested are easy to use. Experiment with them. Get creative, and give yourself a complete makeover. Reinvent yourself! 

We, at Salon Trusted, are always happy to help you in matters of beauty, skin, hair, and the art of styling! 

19
Mar

5 Steps To Defined And Moisturised Curls + Coils With Matrix A Curl Can Dream



Your curls + coils bestie has entered the chat…

Discover how you can show your curls + coils some love with our 5 step routine below:

Step 1: Cleanse with Shampoo

Tips on how to use:

  • Use every time you cleanse your hair

Hair benefits:

  • Infused with Manuka honey extract for gentle cleansing and retaining moisture
  • Cleanses the scalp to remove product build up and sebum
  • Keeps curls soft and revives curl pattern

Step 2: Nourish with Mask

Tips on how to use:

  • To use as a conditioner, leave in hair for 1-2 minutes (recommended if you shampoo your
    hair more frequently)
  • Or to use as a mask, leave in the hair for 5 minutes
  • Top tip: Blend the oil into the mask to target drier areas of your hair. First apply the oil to
    dehydrated areas of hair, then apply mask all over. Save time and water by layering products
    instead of rinsing in between

Hair benefits:

  • Infused with Manuka Honey Extract to protect curls and revive curl pattern
  • Intense hydration
  • Conditions hair without weighing it down, so curls are bouncy and feel moisturised

Step 3: Moisturise with Cream

Tips on how to use:

  • For fine hair: apply less cream for fine
  • For thick hair: apply more cream
  • Apply to wet hair, distribute product from root to top in sections. Then squeeze product into
    the hair

Hair benefits:

  • Infused with Manuka Honey Extract for feeling of moisture
  • Enhances definition and adds softness to curls

Step 4: Define with Gel

Tips on how to use:

  • For more definition, use more gel
  • If less hold is required, use less gel
  • Adjust amount of gel depending on the length and diameter of hair

Hair benefits:

  • Extends life of curls by giving hold + definition
  • Doesn’t leave flake or crunch
    Cream + Gel combo:
  • For wavy hair (2A-2C), use less cream and more gel to encourage your waves
  • For curly hair (3A-3C), apply more cream and just a small amount of gel to support your curls

Step 5: Finish with Oil

Tips on how to use:

  • For an oiling service: Apply to damp or dry hair
  • Mid-week top up: if shampooing once a week, add oil to mid-lengths and ends mid-week to
    add moisture
  • Overnight Service: apply the oil to the mid lengths and ends of the hair. For a dry scalp
    gently message oil into the scalp. Then wrap the hair in a silk head wrap. The next morning
    cleanse with A Curl Can Dream Shampoo and Mask as normal. Save time and water by
    layering products

Hair benefits:

  • Perfect finisher to separate out curls
  • Adds shine

Shop Our Full Range Of A Curl Can Dream Products Here!

7
Mar

Salon Trusted Guide to Beauty on a Budget


Being connoisseurs of beauty and hair products in the UK, we understand that these products don’t need to cost you a lot. Not all beauty and hair products are equal – some are affordable, yet effective. In this blog, we, at SalonTrusted.com, will showcase beauty and hair products on our webstore that are affordable, yet deliver the desired results. 

Commonly, the notion is that any expensive beauty or hair product will get you the desired results. This is why most people openly equate the quality of a product with its high price, hence, they end up going over their budget to buy luxury beauty and hair products. The luxury brands understand this, and they make their products smaller in size to create that sense of exclusivity. This creates a bias among the consumers, who want to add that specific luxury product to their collection. 

This blog will highlight beauty and hair products on SalonTrusted.com that are affordable for everyone. 

‘Beauty on a Budget’ Products

Here are a few hair and beauty products on our website that won’t break the bank: 

  1. Matrix Biolage Spring Boxes 

The Matrix Biolage boxes are the best ‘beauty on a budget’ products on our website.With their beautiful and colourful packaging they could make an ideal Mother’s Day gift! Here is what we have to offer: 

The VolumeBloom Shampoo and Conditioner work by adding volume and body to fine hair. The shampoo and conditioner plump hair with up to 70% more volume and make your hair easier to style after use. These are vegan and cruelty-free products. 

The Smoothproof Shampoo and Conditioner are anti-frizz treatments that work to provide your hair with beautiful smoothness even in the worst of humid weather. The shampoo and the conditioner are suitable for all hair types. These work to keep your hair manageable by fighting frizz and providing static control.  

These are vegan and cruelty-free products. 

Biolage Colorlast Purple Shampoo, expertly crafted to neutralize brassy, yellow tones. This paraben-free shampoo and conditioner duo enhances and maintains cool blondes with pure purple pigments, fig, and orchid blend. The conditioner’s effective formula nourishes, hydrates, and detangles, achieving moisture balance. With a low-pH to prevent fungi and bacteria, it keeps the cuticle closed and healthy. This paraben-free, vegan, and cruelty-free duo not only adds color depth, tone, and shine but also preserves vibrant salon hair color. Elevate your hair care with this ethical, effective solution for beautifully coloured, healthy hair.

Matrix Colorlast Shampoo, a paraben-free elixir designed to safeguard the beauty of your locks. This carefully crafted hair formula not only gently nourishes but also cleanses, leaving your hair irresistibly soft. What sets this dynamic duo apart is their shared commitment to anti-fade properties. The shampoo and conditioner, both paraben-free, vegan, and cruelty-free, work in harmony to preserve the vibrancy of your hair, ensuring it stays beautiful over time. Immerse yourself in the indulgence of these products, and let the nourishing embrace of Matrix Colorlast elevate your hair care routine to new heights.

The Hydrasource Shampoo helps with excessive hair styling, over-processing, thermal exposure and colouring when hair tends to lose its moisture and healthy texture. This product tames even the driest and coarsest hair. 

The Biolage Hydrasource conditioner is a moisturising cream that gives you sleeker and smoother hair instantly. This hair renewal product works as a replenishing hair conditioning balm that seals the cuticles to improve smoothness.

These are paraben-free, vegan and cruelty-free products. 

the Strength Recovery Shampoo, a meticulously crafted, gentle cleanser specifically formulated for damaged hair. This transformative shampoo works wonders by effectively reducing breakage, imparting a softness and smoothness that you can feel. Its opulent lather effortlessly eliminates impurities and build-up, all while preserving the integrity of your precious locks. Notably, after just one use, witness the remarkable results as your hair becomes 3X stronger, with a notable 3X reduction in breakage. As a perfect companion to this powerhouse shampoo, we present the Strength Recovery Conditioning Cream. This rinse-off conditioner is not only vegan and cruelty-free but also a luxurious treat for your hair.

  1. Little Gifts on Salon Trusted 

At SalonTrusted.com, we know that sometimes you’re not completely aware of what a product can do for you. So instead of encouraging you to buy something expensive that isn’t even effective, we let you choose Little Gifts and see if the product is suitable for your hair and skin.

You can browse through our selection of affordable, yet promising products on our page dedicated to Little Gifts which are all on a budget.

From these brand you can find affordable hair and beauty products that are good quality:

Buy Best Value Bundles on Salon Trusted 

At SalonTrusted.com, we have categorised our hair and beauty products into affordable yet value-for-money Best Value Bundles.  

Here are a few things you can purchase in these Best Value Bundles: 

  1. Insight 
  1. Matrix 
  1. Selective Professional OnCare

Get Mother’s Day Gifts on a Budget 

Since Mother’s Day is just around the corner, you can show your love and appreciation to your mother by gifting her something that does not break the bank and makes her happy too. Choose from a wide range of Mother’s Day beauty and hair products for 2024 on SalonTrusted.com

Buy Beauty on a Budget Products Now 

We hope you find our guide to affordable, yet effective beauty and hair products beneficial. Browse through our variety on the Salon Trusted website and happy shopping!

5
Feb

Salon Trusted’s Guide to Valentine’s Day Gifts for 2024


Valentine’s Day is around the corner, and you must be wondering what gift to give to your loved one to show them how much you love and care for them. Don’t worry, SalonTrusted.com has the right gifts that will make your special one fall in love with you all over again! Whether you’re looking for a gift for your spouse, partner, crush, bestie or friend, we have the perfect gifts that will carry your sentiments and intentions forward. These will make them feel loved, appreciated, and pampered.

With so many options to choose from, how do you choose the best beauty and hair gift for them? How do you find something that suits their style, personality, preference, and above all, complements their beauty? How do you choose a gift that makes it stand out and leaves them with a lasting loving core memory? Don’t worry, we’ll show you how.

In this guide, we will highlight some of the best gifts you can get from our website. We will focus on gifts for her and gifts for him. We will guide you on how to choose the best Valentine’s Day gifts for your loved ones including the best value bundles. And we won’t stop at that, we will also give you pointers on making gift-giving memorable and fun by making it an annual ritual that you both love. 

Read on to get ideas for beauty and hair gifts for Valentine’s Day in 2024: 

Selecting ideal beauty and hair gifts for loved ones concisely

To get the best beauty and hair gifts for your loved ones, you have to dig deep and know what makes them happy, and what they prefer. Try recalling any hint they may have given you leading up to this Valentine’s Day. Remember, it’s always wise to make a mental note or an actual note somewhere to remember if they ever told you something they would love.

Here are a few tips that will help you make the right decision: 

Consider their preferences 

The best way to choose a gift that will make your loved one happy is to consider their preferences and tastes. Think about what kind of products they like to use, what kind of hair type they have, and what kind of style they have. You can also look at their existing collection of beauty and hair products, and see what brands they prefer. This will help you narrow down your options and find something that will match your personality and needs.

Do some research 

If you’re not sure about their preferences, or you want to surprise them with something new, you can do some research and find out more about the products they may be interested in. You can read reviews, read our blogs and browse Salon Trusted. 

Buy a gift pack

The ultimate gift is to give them gift packs that are readymade from the different brands they love. It’s easier, better, and makes for a great gift since they will be receiving a pack that is filled with all the products they already use and from a brand they already love. 

Here are a few suggestions from Salon Trusted: 

  • Matrix Total Results Pack
    These gift packs available are Instacure and Keep Me Vivid, both come with Miracle Creator.
  • Matrix Biolage Gift set
    These gift packs available are ColorLast, Hydrasource, and Strength Recovery. All come in a drawstring bag.
  • Wella Gift Packs
    The gift packs available are Brilliance, Nutri Enrich, Fusion, and Motion. Apart from these, you can browse other great products from Wella.
  • L’Oreal Serie Expert Packs
    The gift packs available are Absolute Repair, Vitamino Color, Scalp Advanced Anti Discomfort, Curl Expression Moisturising, and Metal Detox. You may also choose from a wide variety of products from L’Oreal. 

‘We Love You’ Selective Professional Gift Boxes

Selective Professional OnCare range is getting a makeover this Valentine’s Day! Feel the love as the range transforms into the perfect gift sets in Smoothing, Daily, and Repair packs. Each pack is a gesture of affection, designed to pamper your hair with the care it deserves. Whether you’re seeking a sleek finish, daily nourishment, or repair for damaged locks, these curated gifts offer a little extra love for every hair type. 

Love Your Curls This Valentine’s 

Have curly hair and still struggling to find the perfect curl range for your hair? Look no further than Matrix’s Curl Can Dream range – the ultimate solution for your coils and curls! Infused with the goodness of Manuka Honey Extract, these products provide a luxurious moisture boost, addressing the perpetual struggle for the perfect curl products. Not only do these products hydrate, but they also enhance definition and keep your curls feeling soft. Elevate your curl routine by introducing the new Curl Can Dream Lightweight Oil, designed to impart moisture and add shine. Matrix has crafted the perfect finisher for your curls, ensuring they shine and feel irresistibly soft!

And what’s better is you can buy the new oil in a Curl Can Dream bundle – featuring the oil, shampoo, and conditioning mask. Perfectly paired for enhanced results! 

The Best Beauty and Hair Gifts for Her 

If you’re looking for a gift for a woman who loves to look and feel fabulous, you can’t go wrong with a beauty or hair product that will enhance her natural beauty and make her glow. Whether it’s a skincare set or a trendy hair tool, you’ll find something that will make her smile!

Trendy hair tools 

A hair tool is a great gift for a woman who likes to experiment with different hairstyles and express her creativity. A hair tool can help her achieve salon-quality results at home, and save her time and money. You can choose from a range of hair products and tools from professional brands like Selective Professional, Hur Hair, and more from Salon Trusted. These tools include hair dryers, straighteners, curlers, brushes, and more, that are designed to deliver high performance, durability, and ease of use. 

The Best Beauty and Hair Gifts for Him 

If you’re looking for a gift for a man who likes to groom himself and look sharp, you can surprise him with a beauty or hair product that will boost his confidence and style. Whether it’s a sophisticated fragrance, a quality shaving kit, or a stylish hair clipper, you’ll find something that will impress him and show him how much you care.

High-quality shaving products 

A shaving gift pack is a practical and useful gift that can show your appreciation and care for your loved one. Enhance his grooming with a shaving kit, ensuring a smooth, comfortable experience for a clean and polished look. You can choose from a variety of shaving products from professional brands available on Salon Trusted. These include products like razors,shaving creams and more, that are formulated with high-quality ingredients and exquisite craftsmanship.

How to Make Giving a Gift to Your Loved One on Valentine’s Day Memorable 


Celebrate love on Valentine’s Day with a meaningful gift, expressing affection and commemorating your relationship.But how do you make it more memorable and fun? 

Here are some ideas to make your gift-giving experience unforgettable: 

Create a scavenger hunt 

A scavenger hunt is a fun and exciting way to surprise your loved one with your gift. You can hide your gift somewhere meaningful to you and your partner and leave clues for them to find it. 

Plan a romantic date 


Cherish and express love by sharing a romantic date, showcasing affection and appreciation.. Craft a personalized date aligning with their interests: candlelit dinner, movie night, picnic, or spa day. Enhance the special moment with personal touches like music, favourite food, or a heartfelt love letter.

For Your Love, With Love – Forever Love! 

We hope you enjoyed our guide to Valentine’s Day beauty gifts and found some inspiration and ideas for your gift-giving. Express love on Valentine’s Day with a thoughtful, personalized gift, fostering appreciation and strengthening emotional bonds. Still looking for more inspo head over to our Pinterest @salontrusted for more!


Salon Trusted is devoted to delivering top-quality beauty and hair products with exceptional service. We want to help you make your gift-giving experience easy, fun, and unforgettable. So, don’t wait any longer, and order your Valentine’s Day beauty gift and a hair gift from Salon Trusted today. Explore diverse, top-brand products at budget-friendly prices with fast free delivery on orders over £25.

What are you waiting for? Shop now and make this Valentine’s Day the best one ever. 💕

23
Jan

Salon Trusted’s Guide on how to make hair colour last longer on grey hair


If you are someone who touches up their grey hair with colour, you can easily understand how frustrating it can be when the shade starts to fade or when your roots start to show. Everyone who touches up their grey hair wants the hair colour to look vibrant, fresh, and popping for as long as possible. If you are unwilling to spend too much time, effort, and money on frequent salon visits, then Salon Trusted can guide you on how to make your hair colour last longer. Here, we will share tips on how to extend hair colour before revisiting the salon, how to make hair colour last longer on grey hair, and how to touch up hair at home – all the while using hair colour products available at Salon Trusted.

Tips on Extending Hair Colour Before Another Salon Visit 

One of the best ways to make the hair colour last longer is to take good care of it before and after you colour it. Here are a few tips that can help you in the before and the after of the hair colour application: 

  • Remove Buildup 

Always use a clarifying shampoo before you start the hair colour process. For scalps that are oily and for scalps that can have dirt or buildup of any sort, the hair colour will be affected. So clear your scalp for the hair colour to penetrate properly. 

  • Wait 24 Hours 

After you colour your hair, it is better to wait 24 hours before rewashing it. This will give the colour time to settle in and bond with the hair. And when you do wash your hair, go for a sulphate-free shampoo and conditioner that is gentle. Use a shampoo and conditioner that is specialised for hair colour. 

  • Avoid Frequent Washing 

Frequent shampoo use and washing can strip away the natural oils and hair colour. As a general rule of thumb, simply wash your hair less frequently. Go for every other day, or every third day, or even once a week. If your hair becomes oily or looks greasy, use a dry shampoo to absorb excess moisture. 

  • Rinse with Cold Water 

Hot water can open up the cuticles and that allows the colour to be washed out faster. So always rinse your hair with luke warm or cold water. This will help the colour stay locked in the hair. 

  • Protect from the Sun 

Direct sunlight and its harmful UV rays can damage the hair colour making it fade faster than usual. Prevent this by wearing a stylish hat when you go out. If that accessory doesn’t go with your style, use a UV-protective spray whenever you walk out in the sun. 

  • Use Colour-Safe Hair Products 

Always, and we mean always, use hair products that are colour-safe and designed to work well on colour-treated hair. Regular shampoos and conditioners can strip away the colour very easily. Find the right shampoo and conditioner that matches your shade and go for it. 

  • Avoid Heat Styling 

Excessive heat from styling tools like flat irons and curling wands can cause your hair colour to fade faster. Minimise heat styling or use a heat protectant spray before styling. 

How to Make Hair Colour Last Longer on Grey Hair 

Keep in mind that grey hair is more resistant and is easily faded and also harder to colour. Here are a few tips on enhancing your grey hair with hair colour that lasts longer:

  • Go Full Cover 

The type of hair colour product you use will determine how much grey you can cover and how long it will last. For the best results, choose a permanent colour, and even a semi-permanent colour too that gives 100% grey coverage.

  • Use Spray or Powder 

Use a root touch-up spray or powder. If you don’t want to commit to a full-colour service or you just need a quick fix between salon visits, you can use a temporary root touch-up spray or powder that will wash out in one shampoo. These products are easy to apply and can cover greys instantly without damaging your hair.

  • Pre-Treat Your Hair 

Before applying the hair dye, use a pre-treatment hair product that helps seal the cuticles and prepares your hair for better dye absorption. This will also save the health of your hair and allow the dye to work efficiently. 

  • Choose Permanent or Demi-Permanent Dye 

Permanent or demi-permanent dyes are better suited for grey hair as they provide longer-lasting coverage compared to semi-permanent dyes. But semi-permanent dyes are better for a quick fix. 

  • Use the Power of Cool Tones 

Since the grey hair often has a yellowish tint, choosing a cool tone colour such as ash blonde or platinum can help neutralise the yellow undertones. This will naturally make the colour last longer 

These can be used to add a pop of colour to your hair. 

  • Deep Condition Regularly 

Grey hair tends to be brittle and drier than normal hair. So deep condition it regularly to keep it hydrated and prevent unnecessary breakage. 

Touching Up Hair Colour at Home During Winter 

Winter can be harsh on your coloured hair, as the cold weather, indoor heating, and dry air can make it brittle, dull, and prone to breakage. To keep your hair colour looking fresh and healthy during winter, you may want to touch it up at home using any of the wide range of products available at Salon Trusted. 

Here are some tips on how to do it safely and effectively: 

  • Choose the Right Shade 

Select a touch-up hair colour product that matches your current shade or is one shade lighter if you want a subtle change. This way, when you do the touch-up, it would seem natural. 

  • Do a Strand Test 

Before application, it’s important to do a patch test behind your ear to check for any possible allergies. Also do the strand test to see how the colour will look once it’s done, and to understand how long you need to leave it on. 

  • Use the Right Tools 

Almost all at-home colours will come with all the required tools you will need for the application, straight from the box. These may include gloves, applicator, and instructions. You will have to use extra tools such as a bowl, brush, clips, comb, etc. Feel free to shop for them on Salon Trusted.  

  • Follow the Instructions 

Please read the instructions carefully before starting, and follow them as directed. Do not skip any step and don’t leave the colour longer than recommended. Any mishap in this can result in over-processed or uneven hair, damaging your hair. 

  • Section Your Hair 

Make sure you section your hair using clips or elastics. This will ensure an even application of hair colour. It is always better to start off with sections that need more work, and slowly make your way to strands that only require a light touch-up. 

  • Apply to Roots Only 

If you are touching up only the roots, don’t apply the hair colour to the rest of the hair to avoid overdoing and overlapping. Apply the colour to the exposed roots and hairline only, with a brush or a bottle applicator. With liquid colours, feather it down with a comb to produce a smooth transition. With spray colour, spray it 4 to 6 inches away from your hair and spray back and forth till the grey is covered. 

  • Leave it On

Follow the exact instructions on the packaging box or leaflet when it comes to leaving it on. Don’t leave it on for less than the recommended time as it will create uneven results. Also, don’t leave it on for longer than recommended as it will damage the hair. 

  • Rinse and Treat 

After leaving the colour on for the recommended time, rinse it out thoroughly with lukewarm water until the water runs clear. Then, apply a conditioner or a treatment that comes with the colour or use your own favourite product. This will help seal the cuticles, add moisture, and enhance the shine of your hair. 

Salon Trusted’s Touch-Up Hair Colour Products for Grey Hair 

Here are some of our best recommendations for hair colour cover-ups and touch-ups that work perfectly for grey hair. All of these are available on our website, SalonTrusted.com. Here’s the list: 

L’Oreal Professional Hair Touch-Up Root Spray

Are your greys getting you down between your colour appointments? You are not the only one! Try Hair Touch Up, our temporary root Touch Up spray to cover grey hair. Here are the options you can choose from ranging from Black to Warm Blonde.

Color Wow Root Cover-Up 

Instantly cover those grey roots until your next salon visit! Also great for thickening and perfecting thinning hairlines. With colour options ranging from black to platinum.

Infuse My. colour Hair Colour Products 

This collection has a wide range of shampoo bars, shampoos, and conditioners to suit your hair colour or and something extra. With their shampoo and conditioner range having colours such as ruby, quartz and cobalt. Browse through the collection and select the ones that suit your needs. 

These tips will help you make the hair colour on your grey hair last longer and look fabulous. Remember, you can always visit the Salon Trusted website to find the right touch-up hair colour products.

Please note that while touching up your hair colour at home can be convenient, it’s always best to consult a professional stylist for major changes or complex techniques. This blog is intended for informational purposes only and should not replace professional advice from a qualified hair stylist who understands your hair better.

5
Jan

How to Choose the Best Cruelty-Free and Vegan Brands in the UK


Have you ever wondered how to buy vegan and cruelty-free skincare, beauty and hair products? Do you want products from brands that are kind to animals and great for the planet? In this blog, we list down how you can buy the best vegan, cruelty-free skincare in the UK, as well as hair and beauty products. Whether you are a dedicated vegan, just curious about plant-based beauty, or a flexitarian, the following tips and recommendations will help you shop smarter and greener. 

What to Look for When Buying Cruelty-Free Beauty Products 

Cruelty-free beauty products means all products that have not been tested on animals at any stage of their production. This holds true for the brand you are buying from as well as third parties that may have collaborated with the brand. As this is highly unethical and unnecessary too since there are now so many alternative methods of testing products and making them safe and reliable. 

However, cruelty-free and vegan are not entirely the same, as some cruelty-free products may contain animal-derived products such as beeswax. honey, lanolin or carmina. To make sure you’re buying a 100% vegan beauty product in the UK, always look for the certifications and labels from the following authorities: 

  • The Leaping Bunny logo
    This is the most recognised and trusted cruelty-free certification in the world, administered by Cruelty-Free International. It guarantees that no animal testing has been done on the finished product or any of its ingredients, by the brand or its suppliers, anywhere in the world. 
  • The Vegan Society logo

This is the oldest and most respected vegan certification in the UK. It ensures that no animal ingredients or by-products are used in the product or its manufacturing process and that no animal testing has been done by the brand or its suppliers. 

  • The PETA logo

This widely recognised cruelty-free and vegan certification is issued by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals. It verifies that no animal testing has been done on the product or its ingredients by the brand or its suppliers and that no animal-derived ingredients are used. 

Additionally, you may visit the brand’s website to check out its official stance on animal testing. Almost all brands that are vegan or cruelty-free, or both have dedicated web pages to show their commitment. If you cannot find a clear stance on animal testing or being vegan, it is safer to avoid that brand altogether. 

Tips on Buying Cruelty-Free Hair Products 

For hair care, you may think that it is hard to find vegan and cruelty-free products, but that is not true at all. There are now numerous brands that offer high-quality hair products that are free from all kinds of animal products, and these are not tested on animals either. Here’s how you can find the best vegan and cruelty-free hair products that are suitable for your hair type: 

  • Check the ingredients

Avoid hair products that contain biotin, silk amino acids, collagen, elastin, or keratin. All of these are usually derived from animals. Instead, look for plant-based or synthetic alternatives that give you the same nourishment and strengthen your hair without harming any living soul. 

  • Shop online for vegan, cruelty-free hair products

One of the easiest and most convenient ways to find vegan and cruelty-free hair products is to do a simple search on the internet. Sometimes you will end up finding brands that only sell vegan and cruelty-free products. You can also visit online beauty stores such as Salon Trusted. Just filter your search by hair type, product type, and select ‘vegan’ and ‘cruelty-free’.

  • Ask your local salons

The next time you go to your local salon, ask them to use vegan and cruelty-free products on you. Ask them where to buy these products. They will be happy to recommend products and may even earn commission through affiliate programs. 

Ingredients to Avoid and Ingredients to Look for 

When buying vegan and cruelty-free products, it’s important to look for products that are free from animal-derived ingredients. 

Some common animal-derived ingredients found in hair products include:

  • Keratin
  • Collagen
  • Beeswax
  • Honey

Instead, look for products that contain plant-based ingredients such as:

  • Coconut oil
  • Argan oil
  • Jojoba oil
  • Shea butter

Salon Trusted’s List of Vegan and Cruelty-Free Skincare in the UK and Hair Products 

Here we list down some of the best vegan and cruelty-free brands on our website. We support your choice and want you to look fabulous at the same time. Here you go: 

We hope this guide helped you understand how to find the best quality vegan, cruelty-free skincare in the UK. Visit Salon Trusted to find the best products that help you stay cleaner, greener, and always shining. Happy shopping!

11
Dec

Salon Trusted’s Guide to Seasonal Hair and Beauty Trends for 2024


As we bid adieu to 2023 and welcome 2024, it’s time to refresh our hair and beauty game. From the latest hair and beauty trends to the must-have products, we discuss everything. So, grab a cuppa, sit back, and let us dive into the world of beauty! In this blog, we will be discussing what stylists think will be considered chic next year.

Here’s Salon Trusted‘s guide to a beautiful 2024: 

Top Hair Trends for 2024 

In 2023, numerous hair trends made headlines, from chunky highlights to Bridgerton-inspired romantic braids and curls, Y2K-inspired frosted tips, edgy cuts, and grungy dark colours.

It’s predicted that the next year will see the rise of several new hair and beauty trends. So here are a few top trends: 

  1. The Baroque Bob 

It is a modern take on the classic ’50s haircut, inspired by the opulent and voluminous curls of the Baroque era. This style works for all hair types and lengths and can be achieved with a curling wand, texture spray, and hairspray. 

  1. Elevated Updos 

These are sophisticated and elegant hairstyles suitable for special occasions. The trend focuses on adding a touch of nature and understated glamour to the hair, with accessories like pearls, flowers, ribbons, or clips. You can also play with texture and tendrils (curls) to create a more relaxed and romantic vibe. 

  1. Checkerboard Hair 

This is all about having fun with hair colour. This trend involves alternating two-toned, colour-blocked looks on either side of the parting. It’s a fun look and an evolved version of the E-girl trend. 

  1. The 90s Layers 

This look remains popular. Think of long layers and curtain bangs with soft, textured edges paired with a bouncy blowout, as well as adding a big bow or pearly hair accessory to make the look feel elegant and luxurious. 

  1. Bespoke Extensions 

These are custom-made hair extensions tailored to your hair type, colour, and texture. They add volume and length to your hair without damaging it. 

  1. Mega Volume 

It is all about making a statement with big hair achieved through blowouts, teasing, and volumising products. 

  1. Lived-In Locks 

It’s a low-maintenance style that embraces natural hair texture. Think beachy waves, messy buns, and tousled locks. 

Top Beauty Trends for 2024 

The beauty industry is constantly changing, and 2023 was no exception. We saw lots of new trends that were both innovative and exciting, from achieving sculpted complexions to new beauty studios to visit. From new ingredients and formulations to new concepts and aesthetics, there’s much to look forward to in the beauty world. As we move into 2024, we can expect to see a continuation of this trend with a few new twists. 

Here are some of the hair and beauty trends that will make a splash in 2024: 

  1. Sustainable Beauty 

Sustainable beauty involves using products that are good for your skin and the environment. It means using natural and organic ingredients that are free from harmful chemicals. 

  1. Glowing Skin 

It’s a trend never goes out of style. It is all about using products that give your skin a healthy, radiant glow. Think illuminating primers, highlighters, and moisturisers to give you the perfect glow from within look. Using the right skincare products and masks can also give you a glowing look to the skin. 

  1. Aura Beauty 

This trend combines spirituality and ancestral ingredients to create a holistic and harmonious approach to beauty. It’s about using natural and organic products that have a positive impact on the body, mind, and soul, as well as the environment. It’s also about tapping into the energy and vibrations of different colours, crystals, and plants to enhance one’s aura and mood. 

Top Hair and Beauty Brands for 2024 on Salon Trusted 

Here’s a list of some of the renowned brands on our website that offer the best hair and beauty products. 

Get them from our online store and stylise your 2024: 

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Walk into 2024 with style 

I hope you enjoyed this guide to the seasonal hair and beauty trends for 2024. So if you want to shop for any of the products mentioned in this article, or discover more amazing products from professional and trusted brands, head over to SalonTrusted.com, the leading supplier of professional hair and beauty supplies online in the UK.

Also be sure to checkout our Pinterest @salontrusted for some hair and beauty trend for next year and some hair inspo!

And remember, beauty is about feeling good in your skin and expressing your unique style. So, here’s to a beautiful 2024, filled with fabulous hair, glowing skin, and most importantly, a whole lot of self-love.

Cheers, and happy shopping!

6
Nov

Salon Trusted’s Guide on How to Choose the Right Shampoo and Conditioner for Your Hair Type


Tired of trying out different shampoos and conditioners, only to find out that they don’t work for your hair type? At Salon Trusted, we cover a wide variety of hair products including shampoos and conditioners for all kinds of hair types. So here is our guide on How to Choose the Right Shampoo and Conditioner for Your Hair Type.

Here, we’re offering an extensive guide on how to choose the right shampoo and conditioner for your hair type. But first, we will discuss the different types of hair and some of the common hair problems faced by everyone.

In this handy guide, we will help you find the best shampoo for all hair types including specific shampoos for hair loss. Read on for a brief guide on how to know if a particular shampoo suits your hair. Keep on reading to see how the Just My Type Trial Boxes may be the right fit for you! 

Identify Your Hair Type 

There are four main natural hair types around the world. The most common of these is straight hair, the second is wavy hair, the third most common hair type is curly hair, and the fourth is kinky or coiled hair. Once you know your hair type, you can easily choose the right products to care for it. Whether you have fine, thick, curly, straight, dry, oily, or even coloured hair, there will always be a product that will suit your needs and preferences. At Salon Trusted, we focus on selling shampoos and conditioners that can help you choose the right shampoo and conditioners to take care of your specific hair type. 

The Most Common Hair Problems 

Some of the most common hair problems you may face are dandruff, hair loss, thinning of hair, dry hair, frizzy hair, fine hair, knots in hair, and split ends. Please note that wearing tight elastics or braids can also cause hair loss at your hairline. Other factors such as improper or poor diet, and even stress can cause temporary hair loss or affect the quality of your hair. So generally, eat well and properly. However, any of the common hair problems mentioned before can easily be fixed by using the right shampoo and conditioner for your specific hair type. A hair product tailored to your hair problem will fix your scalp, and in turn, help you grow the hair you have always dreamed of. This guide will help you choose the right shampoo and conditioner for your hair type to help combat these issues.

Understanding Your Scalp 

First off, it is important to identify your scalp type before choosing a shampoo. All shampoos have different cleansing capabilities; choose one that is perfect for your scalp type. 

After washing, if your scalp feels tight or dry (with or without flakes), you have a dry scalp.

After washing, if your scalp feels oily or shinier than usual, you have an oily scalp. Additionally, in an oily scalp, dandruff will appear as flakes that are clumped together. 

Finally, if your scalp gets oily two to three days after shampooing instead of the day after, then you have a combination or combo scalp. This one is neither dry nor oily immediately. 

Finding the Best Shampoo for All Hair Types 

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The best shampoo for all hair types cleanses the scalp and hair without stripping it of its natural oils. It contains ingredients that nourish and protect the hair. Your scalp produces natural oils that keep your hair healthy and moisturised, but too much or too little of these oils can cause problems. 

If you have an oily scalp, you may want to use a clarifying shampoo that removes excess oil and dirt without stripping your hair of its natural moisture. 

If you have a dry scalp, you may want to use a hydrating shampoo that nourishes and soothes your scalp while adding moisture to your hair. Take a look at the Just My Type Trial Box for Dry Hair to see if these products work for you.

If you have a sensitive or damaged scalp, you may want to use a gentle shampoo free of harsh chemicals and fragrances that can irritate your skin. Browse the Just My Type Trial Box for Damaged Hair for an ideal fit.

If you have fine hair, you may want to use a shampoo that adds volume and body without weighing down your hair. 

For curly hair, you may want to use a shampoo that is free of sulphate and contains moisturising ingredients like shea butter or coconut oil. 

And if you have colour-treated hair, you may want to use a shampoo that is free of sulphate and contains UV filters to protect your colour from fading. Try out the Just My Type Trial Box for Coloured Hair for your hair. 

How to Choose a Shampoo for Hair Loss 

If you’re experiencing hair loss or thinning hair, look for shampoos that contain ingredients that stimulate hair growth. It is also important to avoid shampoos that contain harsh chemicals like sulphates or parabens that can damage your hair. Also, choose a shampoo that contains natural active ingredients such as biotin, caffeine, green tea, and saw palmetto. These ingredients have been shown to help reduce thinning hair and hair loss. 

At Salon Trusted, you can buy the following products that can help you with hair loss:

It is ideal for natural hair light thinning. The cleanser will deeply cleanse your scalp, the scalp revitaliser will rejuvenate your scalp, and the scalp treatment will help you easily style your hair. 

This product is ideal for natural hair thinning. Just shampoo with Cleanser Shampoo, then condition your hair with Scalp Therapy Revitalising Conditioner, and lastly, treat your hair with Scalp & Hair Treatment. 

How to Know If a Shampoo Suits Your Hair 

Try out a few shampoos before you settle for one. You will eventually find one that works perfectly for your hair type.

 Try out these tips: 

  • Check the ingredients list:
    Look for ingredients that match your hair type and avoid ingredients that can harm your hair. 
  • Do a patch test:
    Before using a new shampoo on your entire head, do a patch test on a small section of your hair. Apply the shampoo and rinse it off after a few minutes. Check how your hair feels and looks after drying. If it feels soft, smooth, and shiny, the shampoo is likely suitable for your hair. If it feels rough, dull, or tangled, the shampoo may not be suitable for your hair. 
  • Observe the results over time:
    Sometimes it takes a few washes to see the full effects of shampoo on your hair. Observe how your hair behaves over time after using a new shampoo. If it improves in texture, volume, shine, or manageability, the shampoo is likely suitable for your hair. If it worsens in any of these aspects or causes irritation or itching on your scalp, the shampoo may not be suitable for your hair. 

Limited Time ‘Just My Type Trial Boxes’ Pricing 

If you’re still unsure about the right shampoo and conditioner to choose for your hair type or want to try something new without spending too much money on full-size products, you can try the range of Just My Type Trial Boxes available on Salon Trusted. These boxes contain a selection of mini products that cater to different hair types and needs! 

You can choose from four different boxes: 

Please note that all prices mentioned are at the time of writing this blog. These are subject to change over time. We try our best to keep them updated. For the most accurate price, click the link to go directly to the product page.

24
Oct

Salon Trusted’s Guide To Temporary Hair Colour at Home


Already bought a fancy costume for Halloween? Do you want to spice things up a bit further in the hair department and experiment with different colours and styles without committing to a permanent change? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then temporary hair colour is the perfect solution for you!

In this blog, we will give you some tips on how to use temporary hair colour at home, and show you some of the best temporary hair colour products for different occasions. Whether you want to rock a spooky look for Halloween, a festive look for parties, or an eccentric look for any other day, Salon Trusted has just the product for it. Read on. 

Why Should You Give Temporary Hair Colour a Try? 

Temporary hair colour is a great way to try out a new look without having to worry about the commitment. It’s also a lot of fun! There are so many different colours and styles to choose from. You can find the perfect one to match your personality and style.

The best part is that temporary hair colour is easy to use. Just follow the instructions on the package and you’ll be good to go. So what are you waiting for? Give temporary hair colour a try today. 

Temporary Hair Colour Sprays for Halloween 

Halloween is the perfect time to unleash your creativity and transform your hair into something spooky, scary, or simply stunning. Whether you want to match your hair with your costume, or just add a touch of colour to your look, temporary hair colour can help you achieve your desired effect. 

If you want to add sparkle and glamour to your hair for parties, then temporary hair colour sprays are the way to go. Temporary hair colour sprays are aerosol cans that spray fine particles of colour onto your hair. They are easy to use and dry quickly, giving you instant results.

Here are some of the best temporary hair colour sprays:

These can be used to add sparkle to your hair. They can be applied over your hair or just on the ends if you wish. You can also use them to create glitter roots. Glitter hair sprays are suitable for all hair types and colours. These are temporary hair colour sprays that contain glitter particles that reflect light and make your hair shimmer. They are perfect for adding some sparkle and shine to your hair, especially under party lights. You can use them to enhance your natural hair colour or add contrast with a different colour. 

For example, you can use gold or silver glitter hairspray to create a glamorous look, or pink or blue glitter hairspray to create a fun look. 

Try the available glitter hairsprays at Salon Trusted

These can be used to add a pop of colour to your hair. They come in a variety of colours and can be used all over your hair or just on the ends. Colour sprays are suitable for all hair types and colours. These are temporary hair colour sprays that contain pigments that change the colour of your hair temporarily. They are ideal for creating vibrant and eye-catching looks or matching your hair with your outfit or accessories. You can use them to cover your entire head or create sections or patterns with different colours. 

For example, you can use red or green colour spray to create a festive look, or purple or turquoise colour spray to create a trendy look. 

You can try out the Colorsmash Color Kissed Hairsprays

Trending Looks with Glitter and Colour Sprays

If you want to go all out and create a trending look with your temporary hair colour products, then glitter hairsprays and colour sprays are the best options for you. You can combine them to create unique and original looks that will make you stand out from the crowd. 

Here are a few possible looks you can create:

  • Rainbow Look

If you want to create a colourful and cheerful look, then the rainbow look is for you. You can use different colour sprays to create a rainbow effect on your hair, starting from the roots and ending at the tips. You can also use glitter hairspray to add some sparkle and shine to your rainbow hair. This look is perfect for pride events, festivals, or any occasion where you want to show your true colours.

  • Galaxy Look

If you want to create a cosmic and mystical look that is truly out of this world, then the galaxy look is for you. You can use dark colour sprays, such as black, navy, or purple, to create a base for your galaxy hair. Then, you can use lighter colour sprays, such as white, silver, or blue, to create stars and planets on your hair. You can also use glitter hairspray to add some shimmer and glow to your galaxy hair. This look is perfect for Halloween, sci-fi events, or any occasion where you want to unleash your inner space explorer.

  • Animal Print Look 

If you want to create a wild and exotic look, then the animal print look is for you. You can use colour sprays to create different animal patterns on your hair, such as leopard spots, zebra stripes, or tiger stripes. You can also use glitter hairspray to add some shine and texture to your animal print hair. This look is perfect for costume parties, themed events, or any occasion where you want to channel your inner animal. 

Tips on How to Use Temporary Hair Colour at Home 

Here are a few tips to keep in mind before you start using temporary hair colour at home:

  • Prep Your Hair
    Before application of a temporary hair colour, ensure that your hair is dry and clean. This will help the colour adhere better to your hair. 
  • Protect Your Clothes

Use an old t-shirt, an old towel or any rag before application so as to save your fancy clothes from being tarnished. 

  • Test the Colour 

Always test the product on a few strands of hair before applying it all over your hair. Let it dry so you can see how it looks when done. 

  • Follow the Instructions 

Always, and we mean always, follow the instructions given on the packaging or leaflet. This will save you loads of trouble and mess. 

  • Wash Your Hair Properly 

Don’t forget to wash your hair properly once you have used the temporary hair colour. 

Recommended Temporary Hair Colour Products at Salon Trusted 

By now, you are probably ready to give your hair a new temporary colour pop for Halloween. Here are some of our favourite temporary hair colour products you can use: 

This colour mousse from Indola comes in a variety of colours to choose from. Ranging from Powdery Lilac to a bright Red.

This semi-permanent dye provides vibrant colour results up to 10 washes, depending on hair condition, colour base, the quantity of used product, and processing time. Here’s the range we offer on Salon Trusted: 

This is a zero-damage colour-depositing mask for a temporary change of colour. Use this at-home treatment weekly to easily add a pop of the available colours to pre-lighten hair and transform your look in 10 minutes. Here are some of the colour options available with us; Pink, Copper, Espresso, Blue and so much more!

Refresh, intensify and condition your hair colour in 5 minutes with Biolage ColorBalm Color Depositing Conditioners. For all hair types and textures, colour-treated or not. These are all vegan, paraben-free and mineral oil-free. Here’s the complete range available at Salon Trusted:

Additionally, With all Biolage ColorBalms you get a free Biolage towel and comb which you can also purchase separately.

We hope you enjoyed this blog and found it helpful. Just click on the products you want to buy or feel free to browse your desired product at Salon Trusted

Have fun and let the colours pop at your Halloween party. Tag us on Instagram with your final results. We would love to see your amazing looks. 

Happy colouring!

10
Oct

At-Home Colour Maintenance


If you love experimenting with your hair colour, you know how exciting it can be to try a new shade or technique. But sometimes, things don’t go as planned. Whether your hair colour disastrously turns too dark, light, brassy, or patchy, there will always be a solution to fix the mistake and restore your confidence. 

In this blog we aim to share tips for fixing common hair colouring problems, ways to play with colour in your hair and at-home hair colour maintenance. Also, check out professional hair colour services available at salons in the UK. Plus, we’ll recommend the best products for colour-treated hair from Salon Trusted. Sounds like what you need? Read on.

Hair Colouring Problems and Solutions 

The most common hair colouring problem is getting an entirely different result than what you had expected. Did your hair colour end up too… Here’s how to fix it: 

  • Too dark
    Try washing it with a clarifying shampoo to remove excess pigment. You can also go back to a salon so they are able to use a colour remover product that contains bleach to lighten your hair as they are aware of how far to go before your hair becomes damaged further. A simple solution can be to wait for the colour to fade naturally over time with regular washing to achieve your desired colour. 
  • Too light
    Try toning it with a semi-permanent colour that is darker and warmer than your desired shade. This will add depth and richness to your hair without darkening it. You can also use a colour-depositing shampoo or conditioner to enhance your colour and make it last longer. 
  • Too brassy or orange
    You can use a purple shampoo or conditioner to neutralise the unwanted yellow or orange tones. Purple is the opposite of yellow on the colour wheel, so it cancels out the brassiness and makes your hair look cooler and brighter. You can also use a toner or gloss with a blue or violet base to correct your colour. 

Correcting Hair Colour Mistakes 

Sometimes, fixing your hair colour mistakes at home can be tricky or risky, especially if you have bleached, damaged, or chemically treated hair. In these cases, it’s better to seek professional help from a salon that offers colour correction services. A professional colourist will be able to assess your hair condition and history and recommend the best course of action to achieve your desired result. They will also have access to high-quality products and techniques that can minimise damage and maximise results. 

How to Do At-Home Colour Maintenance 

Here’s how to maintain your colour at home: 

  • Wait 3 days before washing freshly coloured hair for better results 
  • Use a colour-protectant shampoo and conditioner to preserve colour and prevent fade 
  • Shampoo less frequently, and use dry shampoo between washes 
  • Condition regularly and use deep conditioning treatments once a week 
  • Limit exposure to high temperatures, direct sunlight, chlorine, and saltwater 
  • Use colour-depositing shampoos, conditioners, or masks to refresh your colour. 

A Few Professional Colour Services Available at Salons 

Some of the professional colour services that are available at salons in the UK are: 

  • Bleach Blonde 

This involves bleaching your hair to achieve a platinum-blonde shade. It requires careful application and monitoring by a professional. It also requires regular toning and maintenance. 

  • Highlights 

This involves adding lighter strands of colour to your hair to create contrast and dimension. It can be customised to suit your skin tone and personal preference. 

  • Full-Head Colour 

This involves applying one colour all over your hair from roots to ends. It can be done with permanent or semi-permanent colour depending on how long you want it to last. It can be in any shade you choose, from natural to vibrant. 

  • Balayage 

This involves painting colour onto the surface of your hair in a freehand manner for a natural-looking effect. It can be done with any colour. It can also be done with different techniques, such as ombre or sombre, to create different gradients of colour. 

  • Colour Packages 

Some salons offer colour packages that include a combination of services for a discounted price. For example, you might get a balayage, toner, cut, and blow-dry for a fixed rate. These packages save money and get you a complete makeover.

Salon Trusted Recommendations for Colour-Treated Hair 

Here’s the list of recommended products for At-Home Maintenance

For Colour-Treated Hair, Salon Trusted also recommends these products: 

Find a great selection of products within Colour Keepers for maintaining your colour or head to Neutralisation on our website if you are in need of a little help. As always, we are a message away for any queries you may have but we strongly suggest going to your hairdresser for advice or product recommendations as they know your hair best! Shop with Salon Trusted and let us help you keep your colour at its best until your next salon visit!