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22
May

How to Keep Your Blonde Bright During Summertime


Summertime in the UK is a fun time when the sun peeks through the clouds, and the pebble-strewn beaches invite you for a fun day out. 

Needless to say, as a gorgeous blonde going out in the Sun, you would naturally be worried about keeping your hair blonde and bright. 

At SalonTrusted.com, we want to give you tips and tricks on how you can keep your blonde hair bright during the summer. We will also be listing a few of the key hair products available on our website which you can use to manage your blonde hair and keep it shiny and bright all year long. 

First off, we will mention the tips and tricks, and then we will mention the hair products you can use. Here it goes: 

Tips on How to Keep Your Hair Bright Blonde 

Here are a few tricks for you to use:

  1. Sunscreen for your hair 

Remember that just like your skin, your blonde hair needs protection from the sun as well. Those sneaky UV rays can damage your hair and hair colour. Consider using a UV-protective hair spray or serum. Think of it as SPF for your strands. Simply spray it on before you go out in the Sun. 

The plus side is that most UV-protection hair sprays and serums have beautiful fragrances; so not only will you be protecting your hair but you will also smell nice wherever you go.  

These blonde hair masks, creams and protective sprays will be useful:

  1. Fanola No Yellow Shield Protective Mist 100ml
  2. Fanola No Yellow Thermo Protective Cream 150ml
  3. Selective Professional No Yellow Leave in Spray 150ml 
  4. Amargan Sine & Protect Spray 100ml
  5. Color Wow Pop & Lock Serum 55ml
  6. New Color Wow Money Mist 150ml
  1. Use the magic of toning products with purple pigments

The perfect friend for your blonde hair is the purple toning hair products. Consider it a spa day for your hair. Use it as advised and it will banish all the brassy tones in your hair. It works wonders for blonde hair and it will help you retain your blonde and keep it brighter and shinier.

Some of the most popular purple toning hair products on our website are:

  1. Fanola No Yellow hair products 
  2. Matrix So Silver Purple hair products 
  3. Selective OnCare No Yellow products
  1. Hydrate your blonde hair 

Regularly deep conditioning your hair with masks is a great way to keep your hair hydrated . Masks help your hair by strengthening it and ensuring that it stays fit and healthy. These conditioning masks provide your hair with the necessary nourishment that keeps it shining brighter than the Sun even during the summertime. Always go for the right type of masks that are perfect for your hair type. 

These are some of the best products to protect your hair this summer:

  1. Color Wow Money Mask 215ml
  2. New Matrix Food For Soft Mask 500ml
  3. Matrix Food For Soft Oil 50ml
  4. Biolage All In One Multi Benefit Oil 125ml
  1. Rinse your hair with cool water

Always go for a cool rinse when washing your hair during the summertime, this helps to seal in the cuticles and makes your hair shinier. For an added effect, you can carry the wet-hair look out with your friends too. A cool rinse is always a relaxing and soothing way to quickly keep your hair looking shiny and bright. The added layer of cool water will moisturise your hair too. 

  1. Use coconut oil 

This tropical elixir is the best remedy for keeping your blonde hair shiny and bright during any season. And during the summer, it will help moisturise your hair perfectly since it adds a protective layer which helps when you go out in the Sun. The benefits of using coconut oil on your hair are countless. Not only does it work its magic on dark hair, but it also helps in nourishing brighter shades such as blondes. 

Why not try out Color Wow Dream Cocktail – Infused with Coconut Oil!

  1. Avoid chlorine-heavy pools 

Chlorine is a big no-no for blonde hair. We understand that summers naturally invite you to pools and poolside parties where you may indulge in a dip or two. But swimming in a chlorine-heavy pool for a long duration will damage your hair a lot. The best way to swim in such pools is to reduce your swimming time and to wet your hair with fresh water before you take the plunge. This wetting adds a protective layer to your hair. But it won’t be too effective if you keep swimming for hours at a stretch.

Use the Color Wow Dream Filter after a day at the pool. This product is perfect for anyone that would like to keep their hair colour and/or highlights (chemically and naturally!) fresh, light and bright. It does this by taking away the environmental elements that destroy your lovely colour. This includes traces of calcium, magnesium, copper, iron, manganese, aluminium, and chlorine.

Get Expert Blonde Hair Care Products at SalonTrusted.com 

We hope these tips and the mentioned blonde hair care products from Salon Trusted will help you manage your blonde hair and keep it shiny and bright during the summer. 

As always, don’t hesitate to have fun with your hair, but always read the instructions on the hair product before using it. 

We are always happy to help you in matters of haircare and beauty. 

In the meantime, enjoy the summer!

14
May

Salon Trusted’s Guide to Hair Trends for Summer 2024


Summer 2024 is upon us. We can feel the heat rising, the sun shining, and the days getting longer. With all these, comes great trendy hairstyles you can pull off this summer. At SalonTrusted.com, we want to give you a quick guide to the most popular haircuts and trends for the summer of 2024. 

Needless to say, our webstore is full of amazing hair care and hair styling products that can help you achieve these gorgeous looks. Feel free to browse through the best hair styling tools and hair accessories for beginners and experts. 

Equipped with the right tools and hair products, you can achieve these looks and feel amazing throughout the summer! 

There will be no need to book a salon appointment to look amazing this summer. Get the tools, get the hair products, and buy the accessories that go with them, and you will be all set to rock your new hairstyle! 

Here is our guide to the most talked about and anticipated hair trends for summer 2024: 

  • Bobs, everywhere

There’s a new wave of bobs sweeping Hollywood. Everywhere you look, every other celebrity is donning a bob. There are so many variations to the classic bob that you can witness on the red carpet, movie premiers, and talk shows and events. Some of these are shoulder-length bobs, jaw-length bobs, Italian bobs, choppy chin-length bobs, curly bobs, soft curved bobs, cheekbone-grazing 90s bobs, Pulp Fiction’s Mia Wallace-inspired bobs, blunt bobs, and so many more. 

Here are a few pictures for your inspiration:

This hairstyle is versatile because it works for any type of hair, curly, silky, etc. And you can always switch up the style by trying out a new texture or making it with a new part.

  • The ‘Shaggy’ Look 

If you’ve got curly hair, the classic shaggy style is a great look for the summer. It’s instant, requires minimal effort, and looks flawlessly messy. Some popular variations are short and wild shag, the modern shag, the short shag, the shoulder-cut shag, shaggy bangs, and more. 

The shaggy look is quick and easy, layer it up, or tie it up in a ponytail for that summer heat. It’s easy to handle and easy to style. 

Here are a few pictures to inspire you:

  • The Pixie Cut 

If you have angular or pixie-esque face features, you can don a pixie cut. This very sleek and short hairstyle has been trending a lot for two years now with some of the A-list celebrities showcasing it at major events. Florence Pugh, Zoe Kravitz, Emma Corrin, and more have been seen with pixie cuts that have stolen hearts at movie premieres. 

Since it’s a small and easy-to-maintain cut, it goes well with oval faces, round faces, and even heart-shaped faces. 

Here are a few pictures to inspire you:

  • The Midi ‘Lob’

This is a longer variation of the bob, also called the ‘lob’. For finer hair, and with a good volume, it’s a great hairstyle to wear this summer. It’s easy to maintain and you can keep it at the chin or to the shoulder, it’s up to you. It can be tied back in a ponytail for a fresher look and to beat the summer heat. It has been used to create a flattering and balanced look. 

Many celebrities have been recently seen donning it everywhere, including Zendaya, Sydney Sweeney, Rihanna, and Claire Danes among a few. 

Here are a few pictures to inspire you:

  • The Bangs 

Bangs will never go out of style. They are in this summer as well. The macro bangs have been trending since the Paris Fashion Week, and after the 2024 Grammy Awards, the bangs made a comeback. Celebrities like Lana Del Rey and Anne Hathaway have been seen gracing the bangs at a few award shows. 

The bangs are versatile too, as these can be styled with short hair lengths as well as longer lengths that go down to the shoulders or bust. 

Here are a few pictures to inspire you:

  • Layers 

Long layers are in style and these involve cutting the hair at different lengths to add volume, texture, and movement, all the while maintaining length. 

Last year, we witnessed one-length longer styles, popularly called ‘waterfall layers’, but this year, we have so many variations of the layers seen on celebrities. 

The best thing about the layers is that it is suitable for most hair lengths and hair volume. You can play around and create a look that best suits you. Some popular variations include long layers, choppy layers, textured layers, flippy layers, shaggy layers and more. 

Here are a few pictures to inspire you:

Buy the Best Hair Tools and Accessories at SalonTrusted.com 

We hope you can get inspired by the hairstyles we have mentioned above. Depending on your hair type you have, go ahead and try out the hairstyles that match your energy and vibe. 

As always, experiment, be creative, reinvent yourself, or top off your current style with even better hair management! 

Salon Trusted is always happy to enlighten its readers and customers with the latest and greatest in beauty and hair care. 

Happy styling! 

26
Apr

Salon Trusted Guide to Damaged Hair and How to Prevent It


SalonTrusted.com believes everyone is entitled to beautiful, healthy, and strong hair. We ensure this is possible by offering you the very best professional hair supplies and products to help your hair stay great.

Many tell-tale signs can help you identify if your hair is getting damaged. If you act timely, you can ensure that the damage is stopped and nurtured back to health. 

There can be numerous reasons for hair damage including excessive exposure to heat, being chemically treated, inconsistent and unhealthy diet, too much brushing, over washing, bleach, dye, stress, and more. 

In this blog, we’ll showcase great hair products that will help you stop the damage, and repair it. You won’t have to worry about how to protect damaged hair. 

Below we will also be comparing the top two hair products we recommend for hair damage. These are the Matrix Biolage Strength Recovery range and the Matrix Biolage Bond Therapy; the former helps in repairing damage done by heat exposure and the latter helps in repairing hair damage caused by overprocessed and chemical treatments. 

The 5 Most Common Signs of Hair Damage 

Here are some of the most common signs to look for when identifying hair damage: 

  1. Frizzy hair 

    You may end up with frizzy hair if you are using the wrong hair products for your hair type. This type of hair becomes unmanageable and is often a sign of hair damage. 

    Frizzy hair can be managed using hair products that are right for your hair type. You can often remedy frizzy hair by simply getting frequent haircuts as split ends are a common occurrence when growing out your hair. 

    Use Biolage Smoothproof Range to help combat your frizz!

    2. Hair turning grey

      If you inherited early greying of hair from your paternal or maternal side, there isn’t much to remedy that. Genetics cannot be altered using hair products. 

      However, a few scientific studies suggest that low levels of copper, zinc, iron, ferritin, vitamin D-3, and calcium may cause your hair to turn grey prematurely. 

      Some of the common remedies for greying hair are taking a balanced diet, using herbs, and regularly taking supplements.

      Better yet why not embrace your hair turning grey!

      3. Coarse or dry hair

        Once again, exposure to heat can also cause your hair to become coarse and dry. This may be due to the haircare devices you use.

        Other reasons may include over washing, bleaching, using hair dyes, and chemically treating your hair with harmful or cheap hair products. 

        If your hair is either coarse or dry we would recommend using Biolage Hydrasource.  

        4. Hair thinning 

          Hair can easily start thinning if you are stressed a lot or if you have a poor diet, especially as you age. 

          Try to practise mindfulness to reduce your stress, and manage your anxiety to stop the triggers.  

          Find products for Hair loss and thinning here!

          How to Treat Hair Damage Caused by Heat 

          If your everyday hairstyles are created with the use of curling wands, hair dryers, and straighteners, you may end up damaging your hair. 

          Heat, if applied carefully, can help you style your hair into wondrous and beautiful styles. But a simple overexposure can damage your hair significantly. 

          At SalonTrusted.com, we offer a solution to hair damage caused by heat. Get the Matrix Biolage Strength Recovery products to nourish your hair back to life. 

          This range of hair products strengthens your weak hair, making it healthy and fresh once again!  

          The active ingredient in the Biolage Strength Recovery products is vegan squalane. 

          The benefits of using this range on your hair are repairing surface-level damage, strengthening fragile hair, and leaving your hair softer and shinier. 

          Get these hair products today at salon prices from our SalonTrusted.com website. 

          How to Reverse Chemical Damage to Your Hair 

          For all the people who frequently dye their hair, colour them, and get re-texturising treatments, we have bad news for you. 

          Harsh chemicals can progressively deteriorate the hair cuticles making them prone to breakage. 

          Fear not! Bond-building products such as the Matrix Biolage Bond Therapy products can help you bring your damaged hair back to life. 

          This range of hair products deeply cares for overprocessed bleached or chemically processed hair via its key natural ingredients coconut oil and citric acid. 

          The benefits of using Biolage Bond Therapy are reinforcement of weak bonds, less hair damage, hair feeling softer, and significantly more conditioned hair.  

          We would recommend using the entire range together and now you can get the range in a bundle at a discounted price so you can give your hair the treatment is deserves – Biolage Bond Therapy Bundle

          A Comparison Between Biolage Strength Recovery & Biolage Bond Therapy 

          Here is a comparison between both Biolage Ranges that we offer:

          Experience:

          The hairstylists and people who have used it have reported smooth locks, softer hair, and less damage after using Matrix Biolage Bond Therapy. Additionally, users have also claimed that their hair seems and feels significantly more conditioned after its use.

          In summary, the Matrix Biolage Strength Recovery targets general hair strength and repair, while the Matrix Biolage Bond Therapy specifically addresses overprocessed hair with bond-building technology. Choose the one that is based on your hair’s unique needs.

          Professional Hair Salon Supplies and Products to Treat Hair Damage 

          Visit our Salon Trusted website to find hair products that can help you fight hair damage, and reverse the damage done so far. We strongly recommend the hair products from Matrix Biolage to help you get the best hair out there!

          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!

          23
          Feb

          Salon Trusted’s Guide to Sulphate-Free Products


          If you’re looking for a way to keep your hair healthy, shiny, and moisturised, consider switching to sulphate-free hair products. Sulphates are harsh chemicals that can strip your hair of its natural oils, irritate, and fade your colour. 

          In this blog, we’ll tell you everything you need to know about SLS-free products, from their benefits to how to choose the best sulphate-free hair products in the UK. This is Salon Trusted‘s guide to sulphate-free products. 

          Here goes: 

          SLS-Free Products in the UK 

          Sodium Lauryl Sulphate (SLS) is a common ingredient in many conventional hair care products. It is a surfactant that helps to create lather and remove dirt and oil from hair. However, it can also strip hair of natural oils, leading to dryness and damage. For this reason, many people are turning to SLS-free products in the UK. The good news is that there are plenty of SLS-free products you can choose from all across the UK. Even some of the high street brands now offer SLS-free shampoos and conditioners. Apart from these brands, there are numerous specialist brands that only make and specialise in SLS-free hair products. You can choose from a wide range of SLS-free products in the UK from the Salon Trusted website. Find the right one that suits your hair and budget. 

          The Benefits of Using Sulphate-Free Products 

          There are numerous benefits to using sulphate-free hair products such as shampoos and conditioners. Here are a few of them: 

          • Preserve Natural Oils 

          Sulphate-free hair products preserve your natural oils. Sulphate can easily strip your hair of natural oils, making it prone to damage and making it brittle and dry. Sulphate-free shampoos and conditioners help retain natural oils and keep your hair smooth, elastic, and hydrated. 

          • Protect Your Colour 

          Sulphates can make your colour-treated hair fade faster as they open up the hair cuticles and allow the pigment to be washed away. Sulphate-free hair products can protect your hair colour, keep them stable, make them last longer, and keep you looking vibrant. 

          • Reduce All Irritation 

          Sulphate-free hair products significantly reduce irritation. Sulphates can cause your scalp and skin to itch, flake, inflame and become red. So always use sulphate-free hair products as these will be gentle on your scalp and skin, reducing the risk of allergic reactions and irritation. 

          • Improve Hair Texture 

          Sulphates can make your hair dull, lifeless, and frizzy. On the other hand, sulphate-free hair products will greatly improve your hair texture by smoothing out the frizz, enhancing your curls, and adding the right amount of shine to your hair. So, naturally, sulphate-free hair products are great if you have natural curls. 

          • Gentle on Hair and Scalp 

          Sulphate-free products are much gentler on hair than traditional shampoos and conditioners. They do not strip hair of its natural oils, which can lead to dryness and damage. Instead, they clean hair without causing any harm. 

          • Environmentally Friendly 

          A great number of sulphate-free hair products are environmentally friendly. Since these products are made of natural ingredients, they do not harm the environment. They are biodegradable and will not harm any animal or plant when disposed of. 

          How to Choose the Best Sulphate-Free Products On Salon Trusted

          Whenever you are making a conscious and informed decision about buying the best sulphate-free shampoos and conditioners, there are a few things you need to consider. Also, make sure that you get the right shampoo for your hair type, needs, and preferences. 

          Here is the checklist: 

          • Look for Natural Ingredients 

          Many sulphate-free shampoos and conditioners are made up of natural ingredients such as shea butter, coconut oil, argan oil and others. These ingredients are gentle on the hair and will keep your hair healthy. Also, keep in mind that not all sulphate-free products are the same. Some of these may also contain some other harmful ingredients that can damage your hair. Steer clear of ingredients such as mineral oil, alcohol, artificial colours, fragrances, parabens, and silicones.

          • Consider Your Hair Type 

          Different hair types require different types of shampoo and conditioner. Different hair types have different needs when it comes to cleansing and conditioning. If you have dry or damaged hair, then look for a product that is ideal for your hair type.  When you have curly hair, you may want to choose a moisturising shampoo and conditioner that hydrates and defines your curls. If you have oily or fine hair, you may want to choose a volumising shampoo and conditioner that removes excess oil and adds body to your hair.

          • Read the Reviews 

          Before you consider buying any shampoo or conditioner, do your review research on all popular platforms. Go to forums and social media communities that are active against sulphate-free hair products. There, you will be able to find a list of all the approved and reviewed shampoos and conditioners. Most of these hair products will already have been reviewed by people like you. Consider their opinion and choose the products that suit you. 

          • Follow Influencers 

          Another great way to find the best sulphate-free shampoos and conditioners is to go on social media and follow the right influencers. Find the ones that have a similar hair type as you and who advocate sulphate-free hair products. Browse through their content and you will surely find amazing sulphate-free hair products. If you manage to use their advice and recommendations, make sure you use their affiliate links so they benefit from your purchase as well. 

          Salon Trusted’s Sulphate-Free Shampoo & Conditioner 

          Here are some of our best recommendations on Salon Trusted’s sulphate-free hair products you can find on our website: 

          • infuse My. colour Shampoos

          The full range is Vegan and Cruelty-Free with none of the added extras (a.k.a NO parabens, NO silicones and NO sulphates!) 

          • infuse My. colour Conditioners 

          Just like the shampoos, this range is also free from all parabens, silicones, and sulphates 

          • Leyton House Rhassoul Sulphate-Free Hair Products 

          These products are also paraben-free, sulphate-free, silicone-free, cruelty-free, and 100% vegan 

          As mentioned, there are numerous benefits to using sulphate-free products for your hair care routine. They are suitable for sensitive skin, gentle on hair, safe for colour-treated hair, and also environmentally friendly. When choosing a sulphate-free shampoo or conditioner on the Salon Trusted website, follow the checklist we mentioned.

          We hope this guide will help you make an informed decision when buying the best sulphate-free hair products in the UK.

          Happy shopping!

          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.

          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: 

          Image of Color Wow Brand Logo to find top products to get the look on hair and beauty trends
          Image of Matrix brand logo to find top products to get the look on hair and beauty trends
          Image of Leyton House brand logo to find top products to get the look on hair and beauty trends

          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!

          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!

          8
          Sep

          Why Are Natural Beauty Products Important?


          We’re sure that as a beauty lover, your collection includes beauty products you use daily to moisturise, cleanse, and style your hair and skin. Do you know what those products contain? Do you know how some of those products can affect your health and environment? In this Salon Trusted blog, you will learn which harmful ingredients to look for in beauty products. We’ll help you understand how to choose natural and organic beauty products and list how beneficial they are for you. We will also give some of our recommendations for natural and organic, and sulphate-free beauty products available on Salon Trusted

          Common Harmful Ingredients in Beauty Products 

          Over the years, a huge number of conventional beauty products have been identified with traces of harmful ingredients. These can have adverse effects on your health as well as the planet. 

          Here are a few of them: 

          • Parabens 

          These preservatives prevent the growth of bacteria and fungi in cosmetics. But they disrupt your hormonal balance. These have also been linked to reproductive issues and breast cancer. 

          • Sulphates
            These detergents create foam and remove dirt and oil from your hair and skin. But they also wash away natural oils and moisture from your hair and skin. These may cause inflammation, irritation, and dryness.
          • Phthalates 

          These plasticisers turn products durable and flexible. But they leach onto the body and interfere with your endocrine system, negatively impacting your hormonal balance. These have also been linked to obesity, diabetes, birth defects, and infertility. 

          • Synthetic Fragrances

          These artificial scents mask other ingredients to add a pleasant aroma to products. But they may contain numerous chemicals that may trigger asthma, headaches, allergies, nausea, and hormonal imbalance. 

          • Formaldehyde

          This preservative prevents microbes from growing in cosmetics. But it can release a gas which causes irritation on the skin, eyes, nose, and throat. It is also a known carcinogen. 

          How to Choose Natural and Organic Beauty Products 

          With numerous beauty products falsifying information about being natural and organic, it is crucial to know how to choose the truly natural and organic ones. In recent years, some brands have been greenwashing their products as a marketing gimmick. So, here are a few tips to distinguish real natural and organic beauty products from fake ones: 

          • Look for Certifications

          Certifications are third-party seals of approval that verify that a product meets certain standards of quality, safety, purity, sustainability, or ethics. Some of the most common certifications for natural and organic beauty products are: 

          • Soil Association – UK’s leading organic certification body 
          • COSMOS – An international standard for organic and natural cosmetics 
          • ECOCERT – A French certification body for organic agriculture and cosmetics 
          • Leaping Bunny – An international certification program for cruelty-free cosmetics 
          • Vegan Society – A UK-based charity promoting veganism and certifying vegan products. Browse through vegan products on Salon Trusted
          • Read All the Ingredients 

          The ingredients list is the best way to know what’s actually in a product. It shows the ingredients in descending order of concentration, from highest to lowest. Look for harmful ingredients mentioned earlier. Natural and organic products usually contain natural and organic ingredients. These include shea butter, coconut oil, aloe vera, glycerin, tea tree oil, witch hazel, clay, or apple cider vinegar. Some natural ingredients may be listed by their scientific names, for example, baking soda may be listed as sodium bicarbonate. So, don’t shy from researching all the ingredients online on resources such as INCIDecoder and EWG’s Skin Deep Database. Bookmark these pages for the future! 

          Benefits of Natural and Organic Beauty Products 

          Simply, natural and organic beauty products are made using ingredients that come from natural sources such as plants, animals, or minerals. They are free of additives and synthetic chemicals that may harm your health or the planet.

          Here are a few benefits of using natural and organic beauty products: 

          • They are safer and gentler for your body, skin, and hair. They do not contain irritating or harsh substances that cause allergy, damage or inflammation. Additionally, they nourish you with minerals, antioxidants, vitamins, and natural oils. 
          • They are better for the environment. They do not pollute the soil or water with toxic chemicals that harm ecosystems and wildlife. They are compostable or biodegradable. Additionally, they almost always come in recyclable or reusable packaging. 
          • They are ethical and humane. These are not tested on animals or contain animal-derived ingredients. They respect the rights and welfare of animals and humans alike. These products often support fair trade practices, empowering workers and farmers. 

          Beauty Products on Salon Trusted Free from Alcohol, Sulphate, Paraben, Gluten, and Cruelty 

          Here are a few brands on Salon Trusted that have products free from alcohol, sulphate and paraben, and may also be gluten-free and cruelty-free:

          Using natural and organic beauty products is always great and beneficial for your health and our planet. By actively and decisively choosing these products over conventional beauty products, all of us can positively impact humanity and the earth. So next time, make an informed decision and shop for natural and organic beauty products. Consider going natural!