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GOOD SALON GUIDE y o B e h t t u o b a d a M Love it Long

Hair: MACK Art Team. Photography: Martin Evening


WELCOME Long hair – a sign of youth, fertility, beauty? The definition of long hair varies all across the world and from culture to culture. Even scientists have viewed long hair as playing a large part in natural selection. However you view it long hair is the preferred choice for many but getting your hair to grow can take a lot of time and patience and is different from person to person. Our long hair special will show you how to grow it and how to keep it healthy - TLC is required to keep long locks in tip top condition! Neil Ward, one of the UK’s leading long hair specialists, gives advice on the best ways to achieve your desired length and how to maintain it. We also feature advice from Anne Veck, Simon Webster Hair, Phoenix Hair & Make-up, Tikadi and browns, so you will be sure to find something to help you on your long hair journey. Enjoy!

CONTENTS 4 News 8 Welcome 14 Featured Salons 20 Long Hair 28 Profiles 36 In The Press 40 Fashion 46 The Collections 52 Hair Doctor 60 Contact Us

Jodie Withers Editor

FRONT COVER - Nissim Zvi at Radiant Hair and Beauty, Bermondsey. Photography: Agata Preyss



Hair: Tikadi Artistic Team at Tikadi, Essex. Photography: Gary Castle @ Modo


All the gossip and happenings from our Good Salon Guide salons The New Face of D:Fine Announced The new face of D:fine in Haverhill has been announced as Harriet Bevan, 19, who won a competition run by the Echo to have a free makeover at the D:fine salon. Artistic designer Kelly Rayner got to work on Harriet so she could show off a number of styles that will soon be displayed in the salon windows. Salon owners Lynn Williamson and Michelle Wicks hope to display the results of Harriet’s makeover and photo shoot in the Good Salon Guide’s monthly magazine, having already been graded a five star business by the Good Salon Guide shortly after opening in 2007. Harriet spoke of her competition win by saying, “I entered the competition because I like hair modelling and would love to get into the fashion industry and work at Vogue, so I just wanted to get started really. I haven’t thought about professional modelling but it wouldn’t be something I’d say no to. I do change my look all the time and tend to always go for a new fresh look - At the moment I’m trying to go for the Paloma Faith look as that’s what I’m really into. “Now and then I go to the salon to get a whole new look, I’m really into the vintage scene at the moment. I’ve loved the things D:fine have been doing and it’s nice to see how they can suddenly make my look completely different. I really like the look they have done now and I’ve been watching them to get some tips for next time.” Lynn Williamson said one of the reasons Harriet was chosen as the competition winner was because of her vintage appearance, “She was just very attractive and had the look we were looking for, that vintage look which is the latest fashion, Harriet will be the new face of the business. We were looking for someone who wants to get into modelling so we can have some images to go in our salon window, and then send the pictures on to the Good Salon Guide magazine.”


Tikadi Takes Top Business Award Popular local Essex salon brand Tikadi has won the ‘Small Business of the Year Award 2012’ at the Mid Essex Business Awards. The award recognises strong fiscal growth, superb client service, excellent educational support, and team spirit. Salon Owners Sharon Hennessey and Michael Mehmet, along with their entire team, attended the black tie awards which were held at Boreham House in Chelmsford, where the winning businesses were announced. When asked about the salon’s achievement, Sharon commented, “Our team really go that extra mile to make sure that our clients enjoy visiting the salon and that everyone loves their hair; I’m really pleased for all of us.” The salon entered the awards via written entry. Judges then visited the salon to see what the hype was about; the same with all finalists, then a decision on the winner was made. This is the second year the awards have run with Tikadi winning ‘Excellent Customer Service’ in 2011. Tikadi have salons in Theydon Bois and Chipping Ongar. For more information on Tikadi visit

Charles Clarke Hosts Event to Mark Good Barbers Guide Award Charles Clarke barbers hosted an Award Reception and Open Night in September to mark their achievement and recognition with the Good Barbers Guide.

MOHH Presented with Intercoiffure BEST Continental Hairdressing Training Academy Award MOHH Academy in Athlone Ireland was presented with the Intercoiffure BEST Continental Hairdressing Training Academy Award in Paris. Congratulations to all the Trainers and Students! 


Sam Pearce Crowned Winner at the Mumpreneur Awards 2012 Sam Pearce, owner of the Potting Shed Spa was crowned winner at the Mumpreneur Awards 2012 for Best New Start-up Business. The Mumpreneur Awards are national awards that recognise entrepreneurial mums in business, and those who have created the biggest impact in the shortest space of time. Congratulations Sam! Nelson Brown Heads up Show & Session Secrets at the Wella Academy Nelson Brown of browns in Dumfries headed up the latest Show & Session Secrets course at the Wella Academy in Manchester. The course is aimed at stylists who are interested in session styling for media and fashion and enhances knowledge of trends, techniques, and contemporary cuts and colours.

John Olivers’ Next Generation Salon Joins Fundraising Event to Raise Money for East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices On Saturday 6th October, John Olivers’ Next Generation Salon in Ipswich joined in a fundraising event helping to raise money for East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (EACH). Watched by a large crowd, Graduate Stylist Brogan Beaumont, with the help of Katie Clarke, cut off Natalie Nicholls waist length hair before shaving her head. As well as raising money for EACH, Natalie’s hair will be used to make children’s wigs.



Hair: Alice Gazagnes at Simon Webster Hair. Photography: Kevin Mason at Create Studios, Brighton.


Welcome to all the latest salons which have joined us at Good Salon Guide! The Spot The Stables, Portmarnock, Malahide, Dublin, Ireland T: 01816 9200 E: Welcome to The Spot, specialists in cutting and colouring services. We aim to offer you the best possible service in every respect as we believe that the technical expertise provided by our staff should be complemented by excellent customer care. We pride ourselves on offering a professional yet personalised five start experience that will provide you with all the inspiration and innovation you desire. Chic Hair Studio 37 Main Street, Castledawson, Magherafelt, County Londonderry, Northern Ireland, BT45 8AA T: 02879 465 355 Beth Daniel Hair Design 20 Dunraven Place, Bridgend, Mid Glamorgan, CF31 1JD T: 01656 750 108

Denise and the team look forward to giving you a warm welcome at Chic Hair Studio. Our aim is to understand the look you are after and to create a style for you that will make you look great and feel fabulous. Discover our relaxing atmosphere and a new concept in organic natural design and hair services with Nayo Organic hair colours.

Albert Fields 8 High Street, Goring on Thames, Berkshire, RG8 9AT T: 01491 871 141 E: W: At Albert Fields our professional and passionate team is here to cater to your every need, offering a comprehensive range of expert hair care. Our independent hair salon offers a boutique style environment where you can enjoy our air massage backwash chairs, and are welcome to take advantage of an express lunch menu provided by one of our gorgeous local cafes, Pierrepont’s. Our hope is that whilst you are with us, you will unwind and feel truly pampered. MONTHLY MAGAZINE 

Hair: Akin Konizi @ HOB Salons. Photography: Jenny Hands



Runway Hairdressing & Brow Bar 7 Hall Street, Maghera, County Londonderry, Northern Ireland, BT46 5DA T: 02879 643 399 Welcome to Runway Hairdressing & Brow Bar. Since opening on 1st July 2011 Runway Hair in Maghera has been an outstanding success, building up a very loyal customer base much to the delight of owner Connie Farren. The salon provides outstanding hairdressing and customer care, and creates a luxurious and relaxing experience in the contemporary surroundings designed with clients needs in mind.

Ash Hairdressing 22 Queens Road, Craig-y-Don, Llandudno, Conwy, Wales, LL30 3AZ T: 01492 875 280 E: W: Ash Hairdressing has a commitment to offering the very best hair services to all their clients. The salon was recently refurbished and taken over by Emma and her dedicated team of highly qualified stylists. We pride ourselves on our customer service in a relaxed and friendly salon, so why not come and pay us a visit!


Escape 115 Lapwing Lane, Didsbury, Manchester, M20 6UR T: 0161 448 8786 E: W: We want your time with us to be absolutely wonderful.

T: 05793 41046

Attentive and individualised service is the hallmark of Escape. We pride ourselves on having an expert team of hair designers and beauty therapy specialists that are committed to making you look and feel fabulous.

Welcome to Indulgence Hair Design and the Midlands School of Hairdressing. The Midlands School of Hairdressing is part of the Indulgence Group, with Salons in Mullingar and Tullamore. The Indulgence salons have the ability to cut, style, and colour your hair in a positive and bold manner, and will give you the confidence to not only look beautiful but also feel beautiful.

Lydia Murray Hair & Beauty Quayside Shopping Centre, Sligo, County Sligo

Carvalho Hair & Beauty 33 Saintfield Mill, Saintfield, Belfast, BT24 7RH

T: 07191 52809 W: Lydia Murray Hair & Beauty Salon in Sligo has been in operation for the last six years and is one of the very top hair and beauty salons in the area. All stylists are trained on the recommendations from Redken and can advise on products for individual hair types as well as offer advice on the latest catwalk trends.


Indulgence Hair Design Henry Street, Tullamore, County Offaly

T: 02897 511 244 E: Welcome to Carvalho Hair & Beauty. Having trained in all aspects of hair, Grainne decided to return to her roots and open her new hair and beauty salon in this beautiful historical village. After extensive renovations to the premises, the interior is positioned over two floors. The ground floor space is dedicated to hairdressing, whilst the trendy basement is for beauty treatments.


BCW Training Ltd Unit 18 Leyland Road, Ballycastle, County Antrim, Northern Ireland, BT54 6EZ T: 028 207 62902 E: W: BCW Training Ltd is approved by the Department of Employment and Learning to deliver high quality training and employment programmes.

Peter Marcus 65 Peter Street, Manchester, Greater Manchester, M2 5PB T: 0161 834 1122 W:

ApprenticeshipNI is open to participants of all ages (16+). It is aimed at both existing and newly recruited employees. Learning is vocational, based around an employee’s everyday role and responsibilities, with additional support provided by BCW Training Ltd.

At our Peter Street hair salon, we have created a luxurious working space that is inviting and user friendly. Designing the salon, we really have created the wow factor. This is luxury hairdressing at its best! Matrix, the number one professional hair care brand from the US has crowned Peter Marcus Hairdressing a “Matrix Signature Salon”. Peter Marcus Hairdressing is one of the eight prestigious “Matrix Signature Salons” in the whole of the UK.

Barron’s Hair Boutique 92A High Street, Iver Village, Buckinghamshire, SL0 9PJ T: 01753 652 151 E: On visiting Barron’s Hair Boutique you are guaranteed an excellent service that best suits you and your hair. You will be well looked after by our highly qualified and experienced stylists that are trained up to Level 3 standards.


Hair: Lynsey Quinn Hairdressing, Belfast.



IN THE SPOTLIGHT KAM Hair & Body Spa MOHH Salons Eleven Hair Lynsey Quinn Hairdressing


KAM Hair & Body Spa KAM is North Scotland’s leading Hair and Beauty Salon based in the picturesque town of Lossiemouth, Moray. The team consists of 18 stylists, beauticians and hair directors, and they take great pride in the customer service they deliver to all clients. KAM work hard to fulfil each client’s expectations; a thorough consultation is carried out prior to every haircut where your stylist listens to your personal needs, lifestyle, and likes and dislikes, whilst taking into account the texture and condition of your hair to find the perfect style that reflects your personality and lifestyle. All the team at KAM specialise in colour and are trained to a very high level, starting with an in-depth consultation looking at skin tone, face shape, eye colour and lifestyle, enabling you to have a perfect colour to show off your fabulous haircut. Professional home care is essential to help maintain your colour - your stylist will prescribe the correct home care treatments for you to use once you leave the salon. A dedicated beauty floor is also available in-salon where you will find a team of professional beauty therapists, all of whom are trained to the highest standard and have a wealth of experience to share with you. So whether it’s the latest cutting edge style or a beautiful classic shape, the team at KAM will do their utmost to create the perfect style for you. 76 Queen Street Lossiemouth Scotland IV31 6PT 01343 812 325 Hair: Karen Thomson at Kam Hair & Body Spa. Photography: Jim Crone


MOHH Salons


An ambassador for the Irish hairdressing industry, Maeve O’Healy-Harte is a template of innovation, motivation and awe consuming passion. With over 30 years in the industry, her work spans the extremes of hairdressing and acts as a major influence in creative circles throughout Ireland. At the forefront of the industry in Ireland she brings to light the creative talent, passion and skill to Irish hairdressers. The MOHH Salon has preserved its reputation for quality over the past number of years through a real understanding of clients needs. MOHH is a Five Star Salon and offers a professional service in all aspects of hairdressing. MOHH Couture is the latest salon to grace the industry. Based in Galway it holds some of the most talented hairstylists in Ireland including World Hairdressing Champion, European Hairdressing Champion and International Champion all under the one roof! There is no rush...the MOHH team promise to give you a high level of customer service and a professional hairstyle including a complimentary head massage. They believe that good hair should stay looking great even between salon visits, and their ethos is focused to help clients maintain their chosen style MOHH Salon Arcadia Centre, Athlone, County Westmeath, Ireland 090 647 6166

MOHH Academy Arcadia Centre, Athlone, County Westmeath, Ireland 090 647 6192

Hair: MOHH Salons, Ireland

MOHH Hair Couture Radisson Blu Hotel & Spa, Lough Atalia Road, Galway, County Galway, Ireland 091 567 996


Eleven Hair Discretely tucked away behind Bond Street, Eleven Hair is a hair and beauty haven in central London. The four founders, all experts in different aspects of hairdressing, wanted to create a boutique salon with a great atmosphere and full of people who really know their stuff. Somewhere clients can relax, knowing they’ll leave with exactly what they want. Eleven Hair prides itself on being a salon with a one-to-one approach and a personal touch that makes everyone feel special. Eleven Hair has brought together experts specialising in all fields of hairdressing - cutting, colouring, hair extensions and special occasion hair. The salon also pioneered the new Digital Perm and Straight Perm and is considered to be the ‘go-to’ location for permanent hair treatments. Since its launch in 2007, Eleven Hair has had a constant media presence. From expert tips and hints on how to get great hair to reviews of its popular services and treatments. Eleven Hair has been featured in some of the biggest publications in the UK such as Vogue, Daily Mail, Sunday Times Style, Grazia, Cosmopolitan, Brides, Top Santé - to name but a few. The location in central London, close to Oxford Street and amongst the boutiques of Bond Street makes Eleven Hair the perfect place to take a break from shopping or for a little pre-evening pampering. Relax and enjoy your treatment with a complimentary glass of wine, soft drink, tea or rich continental coffee. 11 Blenheim Street Mayfair London W1S 1LL Tel: 020 7491 2390 Hair: Ben White & the Eleven Hair Art Team. Photography: Kyoko Homma



Lynsey Quinn Hairdressing Lynsey Quinn Hairdressing is situated on Saintfield Road in Belfast. With over 17 years’ experience and a passion for hair – the latest cuts and styles are just the start at this luxurious boutique. Since opening the salon Lynsey has worked on photo shoots and catwalk shows and has also participated in some celebrity styling, as well as winning several awards in hairdressing competitions both in colour and cutting. At Lynsey Quinn Hairdressing customer care is of the utmost importance – where beautiful hair is teamed with the perfect salon experience.

Hair: Lynsey Quinn Hairdressing, Belfast.

61 Saintfield Road, Belfast, County Antrim, Northern Ireland, BT8 7HL 028 9079 3597


Hair: Michael Quinn at Michael Quinn Hairdressing. Photography: Khara Pringle



LOVE IT LONG Read some expert top tips on growing hair long and keeping it healthy


Neil Ward the lord of long hair! Born into a hairdressing family in the northeast of England, Neil has always loved working with long hair, to the point that other salons would recommend long hair clients to him. After working in the family salon, then managing and finally owning a high street salon in Stockton on Tees, in 1981, Neil decided to move to Harrods to work with and follow the teachings of Dr George Michael Selinzki. Neil managed the long hair clinic in Harrods almost from conception, until moving the concept to Fortnum and Mason in 1988. Now at The Long Hair Clinic at Patrick Ludde Salon, Neil continues the teachings of Dr George Michael - If you have long hair Neil is the one to see!

Q&A What’s the best way to grow long hair?

The best way to grow long hair is to have a good balanced diet with plenty of leafy greens, take regular exercise and have regular trims to remove split ends. Brush the hair with a natural Bristle brush on a solid base (as rubber bases cause static and create split ends), brush head over waist every day.

How do you keep hair healthy and avoid split ends?

Brushing as instructed in ‘how to grow long hair’, and use a shampoo with a PH balance - do not over condition! Only use a hairdryer on medium heat never on high, and always blow-dry in the direction of the hair. Try drying head over waist so that the main heat is taken by the hair at the back of the head where it is stronger. Never brush wet hair! Use a wide tooth comb with saw cut teeth as this will reduce damage. When combing always start at the ends and work your way up, removing tangles as you go.

What are the damaging effects of over-straightening long hair?

Using straightening irons dries out the hair; any heat over 45 degrees centigrade will damage hair and result in split ends and breakage. Even lotions that say they prevent damage will not work if the hair is straightened every day.



How do you keep kinks at bay once the hair has been straightened?

Giving your hair a wrap set is one of the best ways to straighten the hair without damage. This system requires a little practice but works really well.


• Put one large roller at the crown of the head securing with large clips, (use smooth rollers not Velcro as they will damage the hair and tangle in long hair). Then section the hair and scrape it round the head securing with large clips until all the hair is wrapped round the head.

• Dry with a hood dryer or defused hand dryer until completely dry. • Unwrap and you have straight hair that is smooth and shiny. How do you repair damaged and dry hair?

First use a conditioner that adds moisture not protein, after a couple of weeks start using a protein conditioner, and then after six weeks have a deep heat treatment. This should restore the hair’s health and eventually give you back good condition. Remember, have regular trims about every eight weeks to remove splits and keep the ends tidy. Keeping hair all one length is better, as having a short fringe with long hair increases the hair shed because of equalisation of weight on the scalp. Also the more layers the more breakage and splits - with hair one length the hairs protect each other.

Hair: Neil Ward for Patrick Ludde Salon, Mayfair.


EXPERT TOP TIPS When growing your hair, get the ends trimmed every three months to keep it looking healthy and thick. This will get rid of any dead ends so that as your hair grows, it’s not breaking off at the bottom and losing the length you’ve worked hard to get! To keep hair healthy and avoid split ends make sure you use the correct shampoo and conditioner for your hair type – putting the wrong cream on your skin can have awful results, and it’s the same with your hair! If you can afford it always try and use professional products, they are always best – why spend money on getting a great hair cut or colour if you use poor products that won’t maintain it? Overusing the straighteners changes the structure of your hair and will reduce its elasticity. Eventually you’ll lose the natural shape of your curls entirely so don’t do it ladies!


Hair: Royston Blythe Artistic Team, Wolverhampton. Photography: David Goldman

Hair: Orao Hair Studio, Balham, London. Photography: Darren Paul

Some simple rules about face shapes: Short hair best suits smaller faces and longer hair suits rounder ones. If your face is round, avoid a short, severe bob. If you have a large forehead, asymmetrical or sweeping fringes work well. For low hairlines, don’t opt for a heavy fringe. If you have a square jaw, you need more volume on top to add balance. Alice Gazagnes at Simon Webster Hair, Brighton

To keep kinks at bay use a good straightening product that keeps out humidity and keeps hair straighter when it’s damp, for example Paul Mitchell’s Seal & Shine or Heat Seal. Blow-dry hair in sections and also straighten section by section, applying a finishing product like TIGI Bed Head After Party. Vicki Taylor at Phoenix Hair & Make-up, Abergele

Hair: The Head Gardener, Inverness. Photography: Jim Crone

Hair: Anne Veck for Anne Veck Salons, Assisted by Idera Roberts. Photography: Davide Cossu

Hair: Lorraine Quinn at Surgery Hairdressing. Photography: Sara Dalzell Photography


Regular trims every six weeks can help the process of growing your hair long. To keep split ends at bay always use intense treatments regularly and heat protection sprays when using heat. Wear your hair to suit your face shape, for example round faces can pull off longer styles or choppy and short with lots of layers, heart shaped faces can carry a classic bob but don’t wear it too long at the front. Square faces shouldn’t have fringes and you should have layers round the face for shape, long faces a swept fringe is best and longer layers. Hayley Quinlin at Tikadi Ongar, Essex


Healthy hair will always be shiny and grow faster. Growing damaged hair will only make the process more frustrating and longer, so advice here is to keep your hair healthy from the start, or start a fresh with healthy hair before you attempt to grow. Face shape should always lead the style you have. Working with the hair’s natural texture will not only promote health it will make the hair manageable, easy and suitable for you and your kinks. A great tonic for bad oily hair days is dry shampoo, but not the white singular colour. Try to match your dry shampoo with your hair colour Bumble & Bumble have red, white, brown and black to suit your existing hair. Trae at browns, Dumfries The secret to keeping long hair in good condition is a regular trim every three months and to use a good hydrating shampoo. Avoid using a heated appliance, but if you do use one make sure you use a heat protection product - Iron In from Matrix Design Pulse works brilliantly.


Hair: Errol Douglas using Matrix. Photography: Andrew O’ Toole

Hair: Anne Veck. Photography: Charlotte Kibbles

Loosely plait your hair at night to avoid excess matting during your sleep, and when brushing your hair use a good quality padded brush like the bristle brush from Balmain. This is the ideal tool to de-tangle your hair but doesn’t rip the cuticle, leaving your hair shiny and in optimum condition. Begin by brushing at the ends of the hair, then move up to the mid-lengths and finally brush the root area. Anne Veck of Anne Veck Salon

The tools you need for a perfect home blow-dry are a good hairdryer with a nozzle – this is essential for directing the heat and air-flow – and a natural boar-bristle brush for smoothing. Or, if you want added volume, a heat-retaining brush, which many salons will sell. If you want a naturally straight look, use Bumble & bumble’s Straight Blow-Dry. Apply it to damp hair and then blow-dry straight using a brush. Hair will remain kink- and frizz-free till the next wash. Simon Webster, Simon Webster Hair, Brighton When straightening long hair you should always use a heat protector and make sure the hair is 100% dry before you use straighteners. Always section the hair off, don’t take massive sections this results in burning and damaging the hair. To get that sleek shiny finish, take sections of about one-two cm thick and glide the hair through the straighteners. Straightening your hair wrongly can lead to split ends and breakage so we advise you do use the correct heat protective products to help prevent this. To control kinks and frizz using the correct styling product always helps, for example a relaxing gel or serum to help with the frizz and curl of your hair. But a good hair brush and a nice even flow of hot air when blow-drying should help it too. Adam Davison at Tikadi Ongar, Essex

Hair: Brooks+Brooks Art Team at Brooks+Brooks, London. Photography: Jenny Hands

Hair: Sacha New @ Wickham Studio, Croydon. Photography: Diffussion



Hair: Leanne at Nicky Oliver Hairdressing, Manchester. Make-up: Sylvia Oliver




See the latest salon profiles in November’s Hairstyles Only

Simon Webster Hair, East Sussex HOB Man, Middlesex LAFHAB, West Yorkshire Evolve Hair Studio, Oxfordshire Adapt, Sussex



Hair: Simon Webster, assisted by Ashley White, both of Simon Webster Hair. Designer: Nimesh Gadhia ‘Posthuman Wardrobe’. Photography: Kevin Mason @ Create Studios, Brighton

Simon Webster Hair offers luxury services, stunning interiors and exceptional client care within their three storey boutique salon. Husband and wife team Simon and Sophie Webster have created a salon that reflects the quirky uniqueness of Brighton with a high-class finish. Simon started his career as a young apprentice in his local salon and after years of hard graft he became one of the first L’Oreal ID Artists, owned two salons and specialised in session styling for runway and photographic shoots, including Stella McCartney, Vivienne Westwood and British and Italian Vogue. Simon has also styled for numerous music videos and album covers including Kylie Minogue’s Showgirl Tour.

walls and aged oak-effect flooring. The walls are adorned with vintage features and original artworks. The leather furniture is rich purple with ornate silver leafed mirrors and embossed silver cabinets lining the workstations.

The salon, although large and airy, has a cosy vintage feel and exudes decadence without feeling stuffy or cluttered. On the ground floor you will find the cream and gold art deco Simon Webster Hair is situated in the heart of reception area, complete with an original Brighton’s busy North Laine area, noted for its 1930s leopard print sofa and three main cutting trendy boutiques, vintage shops, antique markets stations. To the back of the reception is the and independent cafes. The salon interior consists ‘Faffing Room’, a dedicated room for retouching of rockabilly blue paint, black flocked feature make-up or playing with your new hairdo.

Hair: Simon Webster asisted by Nina Gabriella Selby. Make-up: Tamara Ramsey Crockett. Photography: Luke Woodford




Photography: Jamie Evans at Welsh Witch Photography

A black staircase leads you to the first floor which has another three stations, two backwash areas and a black velvet chaise longue. Continuing up to the top floor is the private styling room with two independent backwashes and two workstations, ideal for wedding parties, group bookings and personal services such as wig-cutting.

As an Icon Salon for Bumble and bumble, Simon Webster Hair stocks the complete range of products within the Brighton area, exclusively. The salon has also been given exclusive retail rights by Hawleywood’s Barbers in Los Angeles to stock Layrite Pomade, a traditional gent’s styling product, thanks to the salon’s established male grooming and vintage styling. L’Oreal Professional provides the salon’s colour, including the revolutionary and highly-acclaimed ammonia-free Inoa range.

Within the salon the highly skilled team of stylists offer unisex hairstyling, colouring and nourishing treatments, as well as specialising in vintage and bespoke contemporary styling. The salon also holds monthly client workshops, which With a reputation for its personal service, quality demonstrate styling techniques, latest trends styling and recognition nationwide and locally, and product use. Who better to learn from than this salon is a real Brighton gem, where every the professional session styling team whose client is treated like an old friend. work has included celebrity shoots, runway 16 Gardner Street • Brighton • East Sussex BN1 1UP shows, videos and fashion lookbooks? 01273 605577 •

SLiNK Magazine No. 6 Summer Issue/The Money Issue Styling: Rivkie Baum Hair: Simon Webster assisted by Phil Gilbert & Alice Gazagnes (all simonwebsterhair) Make up: Lauren Baker Photography: Joseph Sinclair

Styling: Stevi Jelbart, Ophelia Fancy Hair: Simon Webster Make-up: Bebe Newson Photography: Kevin Mason

Styling: Renaissance Couture Hair: Simon Webster Make-up: Lucille Dee Fisher Photography: David Levine

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Styling: Spindle. Hair: Simon Webster Photography: Sam Hiscox



LET CHRISTMAS COME EARLY Stuck on finding the perfect present this Christmas? Don’t stress, we’ve done it for you. With the sumptuous surroundings for you and your loved ones to indulge in this festive season, HOB Salons Ruislip is dedicated to providing the first class hairdressing service that you deserve. One of 24 salons, who cater to the likes of songstress Esmée Denters, and Presenters Alice Levine and Kate Walsh, HOB Ruislip is dedicated to providing gorgeous cuts and incredible colour. Open seven days a week, the experienced Ruislip team is always on hand to offer a range of services, whether it is extensions, hair-ups or luxury treatments as well as complimentary consultations. Hair: Akin Konizi @ HOB Salons. Photography: Jenny Hands

Situated in the heart of Ruislip’s high street, don’t let the hustle and bustle deceive you. This deluxe salon has the idyllic atmosphere to enjoy a well deserved pampering session. Boasting five backwashes and 16 styling stations, clients can immerse themselves in sheer comfort, whilst enjoying nothing less than a 5-star experience. So why not treat yourself or a loved one this Christmas? Gift cards are available from any of our stores so enjoy the perfect party hair for all the upcoming festivities by visiting HOB Salons Ruislip today!

89 High Street • Ruislip • Middlesex HA4 8JB 01895 631 631 • Branches at: Amersham, Baker Street, Brent Cross, Barnet, Bushey, Camden, Elstree, Gerrards Cross, Hatch End, Hertford, Loughton, Leeds, Mill Hill, Northwood, Potters bar, Radlett, Rickmansworth, Ruislip, Stanmore, Southgate, St. Albans, Temple Fortune, West Hampstead, Whetstone


023 9229 5000 (UK) • 1890 946 661 (Ireland)


LEEDS ACADEMY FOR HAIRDRESSING AND BARBERING LEEDS • WEST YORKSHIRE Leeds Academy for Hairdressing and Barbering (LAFHAB) was established in 2011 by husband and wife Beverley and Keith Boseley-Yemm. The academy was opened through a disappointment in the calibre of college trained job applicants. Since then the duo have put a package together that offers high quality training in both theory and practical, making sure students are job ready once the course is complete. LAFHAB’s mission is to be regarded as an outstanding training establishment within the community, placing the interest of learners at the centre of its activity. The academy has a commercial salon attached which allows assessors to train and monitor students in a real salon environment, and not the staged setting of a college salon. All students are treated like clients and training is offered that is flexible to their needs, such as evening and weekend classes, flexible attendance and rolling start dates. LAFHAB offers a wide range of VTCT-accredited Awards, Certificates and NVQ Diploma courses, as well as being a leading Habia Member School. They have also separately secured a sub-contract agreement with Central Training Group, one of the UK’s largest training providers, as a result of which they offer apprenticeships in hairdressing, barbering and African-Caribbean styling, in addition to their funded courses. Having seen the quality of training provided at the Academy, Hob Salons (Leeds) have chosen LAFHAB to deliver NVQ Hairdressing training to their apprentices. All clients attending LAFHAB will gain experience within a positive, busy, upbeat and energetic environment, as well as the achievement and confidence of working within a real salon.

76 Kirkgate Leeds West Yorkshire LS2 7DJ 01132457439

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As you are welcomed into Evolve Hair Studio’s warm and inviting atmosphere you suddenly find yourself in relaxing surroundings, within this modern and contemporary salon. Hayley Gardner, owner of Evolve, believes every client should be treated with respect and is given 100 percent of the stylist’s time, making each experience the best on every visit. Hayley has created a calm and fresh feeling salon in which her friendly team carry out fantastic client care and thorough consultations. Every stylist makes sure you receive the most from your

time spent within Evolve Hair Studio, giving you the confidence in knowing that you are being looked after to the highest standards. Working in salons since the age of 15, Hayley wanted to build her own hairdressing studio on which she could put her full stamp of creativity. This creativeness shows in the salon’s specialist work which includes, wedding hair, hair-up, precision cutting and exceptional colour work. A visit to Evolve Hair Studio will not leave you disappointed. You will find yourself carried away in the warm earthy tones of the salon, and can truly relax and unwind within the tranquil and sociable atmosphere. The whole team here at Evolve really have created an exceptional salon environment. 5 Langdale Court Witney Oxfordshire OX28 6FG 01993 774 411




BRIGHTON • SUSSEX Situated on the main road, half way between Brighton’s central train station and one of the south coast’s most thriving seafronts, sits Adapt, a barber shop created out of the love of the city it inhabits and the funky residents within. Adapt owner Ross Williams has been in the hair industry for 18 years and is extremely passionate about making his clients happy. Ross and his team create perfection every time with meticulous attention to detail, adapting their client’s appearances and creating stunning haircuts that influence their overall image. At Adapt all requests are catered for, from patterns to bespoke styles and Mohawks. Extra care is given to each client so they can leave the salon with complete peace of mind knowing that their cut is technically perfect and is the correct style to suit them as an individual. The stunning salon interior features beautifully oversized gilded mirrors and original varnished wooden flooring, giving off an air of modern minimalism. Clients are urged to sit back and relax within the warm and welcoming atmosphere and take full advantage of the free entertainment that is on offer, such as the salon’s LCD TV, PlayStation and Wi-Fi, as well as plenty of magazines and books. A visit to Adapt will not leave you disappointed, “Adapt is to change, start at the top!” 47 Queens Road Brighton Sussex BN1 3XB 07903 143 274 •

Hair: Ross Williams at Adapt, Brighton

The right choice for men’s grooming



Pretty Litter, issue 4 (autumn 2012) - Hair: Simon Webster assisted by Hannah De Frateschi, both of Simon Webster Hair. Styling: Lyssa Rutherford. Make-up: Alessia Mancini. Photography: Richard Hanson


IN THE PRESS Simon Webster Hair have been busy session styling this month for several publications including The Chap magazine and Pretty Litter. See the finished articles here...


Pretty Litter, issue 4 (autumn 2012) - Hair: Simon Webster assisted by Hannah De Frateschi, both of Simon Webster Hair. Styling: Lyssa Rutherford. Make-up: Alessia Mancini. Photography: Richard Hanson



The Chap magazine, issue 64 - Hairstylist: Alice Gazagnes assisted by Hannah De Frateschi (both Simon Webster Hair). Model: Bethan Moyse


Hair: Alice Gazagnes at Simon Webster Hair. Photography: Kevin Mason at Create Studios, Brighton.



FASHION The new season’s hair textures


The Haphazard Up-do:

Hair: Kim Rance for Clipso. Photography: Martin Evening

Hair that is dry in texture with a carefree feel. Add plenty of texture to the hair by back-brushing the top layer and using a texturising spray. Use your fingers to rake the hair loosely into a bun.



Sleek and Shiny:

Hair: Paul Edmonds. Photography: Armin Weisheit

Straight hair rarely goes out of fashion and this season sees hair looking sleek with slight movement added – So no poker straight finish required!


The Blow-Dry: Luxurious looking hair with glossy shine and body and a youthful unfinished feel.

The wave:


Hair: Jess Gaylard and Teresa Heaney at Jamie Stevens. Photography: Jens Wilkholm -

Hair: Sarah & Adrian Bowron and the Artistic Team @ Aesthetics, Solihull. Photography: John Rawson @ trp

The wave looks better with a dishevelled texture, this is easier to achieve and looks far more laidback than its sleeker predecessor - It’s all about giving hair movement.



Hair: Errol Douglas using Matrix. Photography: Andrew O’ Toole

Dry hair with plenty of sheen – A good look for autumn/winter!


Hair: Anne Veck for Anne Veck Salons, Assisted by Idera Roberts. Photography: Davide Cossu Hair: Paul Phillips, Chopp - Photography: Daniel Jaems



THE COLLECTIONS D&J Ambrose Errol Douglas Anne Veck William Priestley Keith Kane Webster Whiteman


D&J Ambrose

Hair: Darren Ambrose at D&J Ambrose, London. Photography: Kyoko Homma


Hair: Anne Veck for Anne Veck Salons, Assisted by Idera Roberts. Photography: Davide Cossu

Hair: Errol Douglas MBE, for Matrix. Photography: Rankin


Anne Veck


William Priestley

Hair: William Priestley Artistic Team. Photography: Heinz Schmidt


Hair: Darren Webster & Lisa Whiteman, Webster Whiteman, London. Photography: Alex Macro

Hair: Keith Kane. Photography: Jim Crone


Webster Whiteman


HAIR DOCTOR Hair: Kerrie Durkin-Wallen at Chopp. Photography: Ashley Kingsbury



I have let my previously dyed red hair fade; can I now put blonde highlights over this?

Hi, My hair used to be red but I now want to dye it blonde. I’ve let the dye fade out a lot to a kind of orange/copper colour. If I get blonde highlights over this will it make me blonde? Any suggestions will help; I really want to go blonde! Anon, Ireland “Don’t worry; by leaving your hair you’ve done the best thing. Book a consultation with a colourist who can look at your hair length and condition before deciding the best way forward.

“If you opt for lots of fine highlights you’ll go lighter, but it won’t go straight to blonde in one step. A few applications of full head highlights over time will give you the result you want , but you’ll need to be sure to care for your hair with weekly deep-conditioning treatments to replenish the moisture that gets stripped out. An ashy toner over the highlights will also remove any yellow or orange tones that come from the old red colour clinging to the hair.” Alice Gazagnes, stylist and colourist, Simon Webster Hair, Brighton

Personally, I recommend having some highlights put through with a few different arrangements and tones that suit you. The colourist can then control and tame any tones you don’t want with the correct use of a toner. I’d also recommend an all-over colour between the highlights to give it a more natural feel and phase out any of those remaining red tones.” Max Backshell, stylist and colourist, Simon Webster Hair, Brighton

If the hair has faded to a yellow/orange type colour then it could be possible to go blonde. However, this would have to be done by a colourist who understands colour correction work and can work with undercoats and how to neutralize unwanted tones correctly. Go speak to someone armed with as much information as possible, (pictures of what you like etc), and tell them your hair history. Hope you have fun being a blonde! John Clark at Brooks+Brooks, London


Hello, I had my hair coloured about a week ago, I wanted a chocolate brown which is close to my natural colour, and instead I got a very dark brown that almost looks black. I thought some blonde highlights would help, however I was afraid to say gold as I have gotten red in the past which I don’t want, I want gold so I said yellow, which is what I got. There are some orange pieces in my bangs, on the side of my head, and in the back, the highlights are also not even, there are a lot more on one side than the other. HELP!!! I am supposed to get more highlights tomorrow to balance it out, if I want them more golden can they do something to fix the colour of the ones I have, and how do I get rid of the orange?

My highlights are uneven, please help!

Thanks, Anon, Italy

Ciao Italia, You do need help! May I suggest you re-think your appointment with the hairdresser who did your colour. It sounds to me that unfortunately who ever gave you the dark brown colour did not make a colour test before applying the whole colour. May I suggest you use the Good Salon Guide website to find your nearest specialist hair colouring salon, and take on-site professional advice. Talk straight with your hairdresser, tell him/her precisely what you want to look like, what colour you like, and take some picture cut outs from magazines of hair colours of celebrities you like, it is one of the best way to communicate your dream and wish to a hairdresser or colourist. Another way to find a good hairdresser is to look at women who you work with or when you’re out and about, and ask a stranger whose colour or style you like who their hairdresser is, it is the best recommendation you can get. I am sorry I cannot advise you better, you do have a small disaster on your hands on the sound of your message, and a professional salon should be able to give you the best on the spot advice. I do hope this will help a little. Good luck, Arrivederci, Pierre Pierre Alexandre of Pierre Alexandre, Greater Manchester


The damage may already been done I am afraid. Blonde highlights are fine to do for years and years, however when we colour over them, especially with the colourist’s nightmare (home hair colourant in black shades) it becomes very tricky to get it back to anything gorgeous. The process that your hair needs to go through is quite big, the black pigment needs to be removed with a colour remover, and then a suitable brown colour needs to be applied over it to get an even result. However as there is bleach underneath all the black then it may be dry so I suggest a haircut and a few deep conditioning treatments. This is a job for the professionals and I strongly suggest you go visit a colourist who enjoys performing colour corrections. John Clark at Brooks+Brooks, London


I’m having foils to cover my grey but it doesn’t seem to be covering it very well? Hello, I have sensitive skin so need to have colour applied with a full head of foils. I have mid-brown hair with a smattering of grey, mainly at the back of the crown. The salon I use at the moment is one of the leading colour salons but they do not seem to be able to colour or mask the grey very well. They told me that you will never get a good coverage even with a full head of foils, but there seems to be very little coverage of the small amount of grey at the back. They employ a “slice” method as they say this is the best way of covering grey and that only a full head tint will cover grey fully. I have friends with more grey in their hair than me who have foils and seem to have a much better result than the salon I use is achieving!

If your skin is sensitive and colour irritates your scalp then you are doing the only feasible thing I can think of to mask the grey hairs. Slicing techniques are a partial method of colouring hair and as you may know never get to the root area (maybe 0.5cm away). Have you thought about maybe going lighter with your colours? That way you are not just masking it with your mid-brown shade, but blending light and dark tones to diffuse the grey throughout the hair. This would give a great illusion of the white hairs being highlights through an otherwise dark head of hair. John Clark at Brooks+Brooks, London

Can you tell me if a full head of foils would cover the majority of grey hairs? Thank you, Anon, London

How long will it take me to get from dark purple to blonde? Hi, About a month ago I dyed my hair dark purple. My hairdresser recently took some of my hair to test as I want to go bleach blonde. She did the strand test using lower percentage bleach which burnt my hair. She also said my hair is very dry. How long will it take for me to get to a platinum white blonde? And also the first time the hairdresser dyes my hair what colour will it go - she said a dark blonde? Thank you, Chantal, UK

If you have been colouring your hair dark purple for a while then the hair maybe stained quite deeply. Staining happens when dark or intense colours are applied over and over until the cuticle becomes very heavily saturated with artificial dye. Bleach should remove it but I think you will get a very warm strawberry pinkish type blonde the first time you attempt to lighten it. If your hair is dry and damaged do you really think it is worth it? I would ease off colouring it for a while and let the colour fade so some of your natural colour can come through. Have some decent haircuts to get rid of the existing colour. This should make it easier to go blonde in the future. John Clark at Brooks+Brooks, London


Hair: Brooks+Brooks Art Team at Brooks+Brooks, London. Photography: Jenny Hands


Why would a powder lightener make the hair hot to touch?

Hi, We had a client in our salon that wanted foils and wanted to go lighter, our client has previously used home colours and stopped colouring to achieve a lighter shade. We used powder lightener and 20%, her hair started to get really, really hot to touch so we washed it off straight away, but we don’t know why this would have happened. The colour she used previously, Garnier, has no metallic salt in it. We’re so confused, please HELP!!! Charlotte, New Zealand Powder lighteners all generate some heat when they are wrapped in foils, but if they are really hot to the touch then I am not sure what might be on the hair to cause this. Garnier home colours don’t contain metallic salts and are quite alright to colour over with professional products. I do think you should ask her whether she is a swimmer or if she is on medication, these both can affect hair colouring. Ask her to come in and do a strand test (mix equal parts perm lotion and peroxide and put a strand of her hair into the mix). If the hair gets hot, bubbles or breaks then you know she has got some sort of metallic salt build up on the hair shaft. John Clark at Brooks+Brooks, London

Hi, I previously had dyed blonde hair and went to a salon to have some darker bits put through to break up the blonde. It went khaki green, dull and grey! The salon refunded me so I went to a new salon which put a pre-lightener on and a full head of highlights. The hair that was left out of the foils is still green and can be seen between the highlighted hairs, which turned out great. What can I do to hide this green? It is making my life miserable! Anon, UK This is colour correction work and you need to go see someone who understands the process of gentle cleansing and deep cleansing of hair. The greenish hue is created when a flat colour with no warmth is applied to pre-lightened hair; this is down to inexperience with complicated colour work. The hair grabs onto the colour pulling in the shade too deeply because it is porous from being bleached.

I had highlights done on my hair which has turned khaki green, dull and grey!

Remember to tell the colourist your hair history, and maybe go armed with some ideas of what you want to achieve. Once the colour has been fixed remember to condition it well and keep it moisturised.” John Clark at Brooks+Brooks, London


How can I get my hair back to its natural colour after having it bleached? Hello,

Hi Casandra,

I got my hair done three months ago; I had a scene haircut and green highlights. The hairdresser bleached my hair first and then put the colour on after. Now that the colour has faded, will the bleached part fade to? If not, what can I do to bring it back as fast as possible to my natural colour which is black?

Your question should be simple to answer, depending on the condition and length of your hair. An ebony black colour should look great on you too.

Thank you, Casandra, Canada

Unfortunately the bleach in your hair won’t fade and will remain in your hair until it grows out or is cut out. To achieve your desired natural colour as fast as possible I’d suggest a visit to your salon to have it coloured. Don’t attempt this yourself as your hair needs a pre-pigment colour applied first before the target shade is achieved, for it to be the correct colour and for it to hold.

I would recommend you ask your stylist, who applied the green colour, if your hair condition is good enough to take a beautiful black. A professional stylist or colour expert will give you on-site advice. In most circumstances, and with hair in good condition, a black colour should cover bleached hair quite easily. As an alternative you could go to another salon, one that has an expert colourist to give you a second opinion. However, it is essential that you only let a professional hairdresser do your colour. Do not try it at home; it could end up in tears and unnecessary stress. I do hope my answer will help you Casandra.” Pierre Alexandre of Pierre Alexandre, Manchester

Good luck. Ashley White, Stylist and Colourist at Simon Webster Hair, Brighton

Will a white toner sort out my uneven platinum blonde hair? I’m trying to get my hair to a white blonde/platinum colour. After the last attempt my top half went platinum, but the bottom half is slightly darker, and uneven! Will a white toner correct this, and what can I do to even it out? Sophie, UK

If the top part of your hair is the colour you like and the bottom is the problem, then I suggest that you lighten the underneath again to the same level as the top, and then tone it with a platinum/ white toner to even it all out. The back of the head is tricky to do yourself so I suggest you get someone who knows what they are doing and can see clearly where needs to be lightened and toned. John Clark at Brooks+Brooks, London


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