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Best Hair Care Products and Styling Tools for 2019

Whilst many of your other New Year resolutions may have already fallen by the wayside, make 2019 the year you commit to having (even more) fabulous hair. Ensuring you have a good hair-care regime at home can make the difference between lack-lustre locks, and tresses that will make the world stop and stare. Ask the good hair care products results on hair from Hairdressers Manchester for more.

Read on to discover our round-up of the best of 2019’s styling tools and products to give you a helping hand when it comes to wow-worthy hair styling at home!

Help Save the World with Vegan Unite Products


So, Veganuary (not eating meat in January) might be over and done with, but that doesn’t mean that you have to give up on your crusade to help save the world. Whether you’ve kept up your vegan eating habits or not, our vegan Unite products are not only kind to the planet, but a fabulous treat for your hair too.

Developed to solve hair styling problems at photo shoots and on the red carpet (as well as in the salon), our Unite products are free from damaging chemicals, 100% vegan and will lock-in your colour to help your hair look fresh, happy and healthy for longer.

With A-list celebs such as Jessica Alba and Victoria Beckham jumping on the bandwagon, your new hair styling regime will see you stealing the spotlight in no time!

Go for Sleek Hair Design with GHD Platinum Plus

Say goodbye to heat-damaged hair and hello to the glossiest hair of your life with the GHD Platinum Plus styler. The world’s first ‘smart’ hair straighter, its ingenious predictive plates are designed to straighten your hair safely and much more gently by predicting your hair’s needs and controlling the heat accordingly.

Monitoring the heat an eye-watering 250 times per second, its variable temperature will result in stronger, healthier hair and will eliminate the constant scorching that can result from continuous-heat straighteners.

Get Your Best Colour Ever with Wella


In our books, Wella takes the top spot when it comes to helping to create striking colour combinations that makes every hair design stand out from the crowd. Long lasting, and incredibly versatile, there’s a Wella treatment available for every possible hair type; which is great when it comes to helping us create just the look you were after.

Make Curls Easy with the Babyliss Curl Secret Styler

Making curling your hair super easy, this simple little tool completely takes the stress out achieving fabulous curly styles at home or take help from Hairdresser Northern Quarter. Using what they call Auto Curl technology (which makes it sound even more exciting), the BaByliss Curl Secret styler draws your hair automatically into its ceramic curl chamber, before heating it gently and releasing a perfectly formed curl.

Even better; achieving natural looking curls is easy as the styler automatically alternates the curl direction each time you work on a new section. Genius!

Show Your Hair Some Love With Kerastraight

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Now that the styling frenzy of the Party Season is over, show your hair some love with a Kerastraight treatment. Designed to transform and repair your hair, it will nourish and smooth your locks so that they’re straighter, stronger and beautifully smooth to the touch.

Want to Try Out Some New Products?

If you’d like to find out more about any of the treatments we offer in our salon, why not contact us today? If you haven’t visited us before, contact the team for an initial consultation or book online.

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Top 5 Men’s Hairstyle Trends For 2019

We’ve had an interesting year in the world of male hair! In 2018, many men pursued diversity from their peers and, as a result, ended up looking exactly the same as their best mates! Every hairdresser in the country tied a top knot at some point, or attempted to imitate the gentlemanly shave-on-the-sides cut, adorned by the actors of Peaky Blinders.

The much looked up to prized fighter Conor McGregor popularised the side parting and for some odd reason, perhaps down to an appreciation of the TV series Geordie Shore, young men began to request hairstyles emulating troll dolls and midget gems. Strange yet quirky!

It’s hard to guess where men will take their hair in 2019. How about having a look at ideas by Hairdressers Manchester. One thing is for sure, if it’s anything like last year, we’re in for both a treat and a right laugh!

The Man Bun 2.0

Get ready 2019, because the man bun isn’t going anywhere! Men of all ages are growing their hair to new lengths, some for the first time in their lives, and they don’t know what to do with it. Enter, the man bun! An easy way to look like you care about the food you eat and the planet you live on – but most of all and most importantly, the reflection in the mirror.

The Return of Emo


Just not as you know it. Late 2018 brought ‘Soundcloud rappers’ and their Emo-Rap sound and style to the mainstream. For anyone over the age of 23, it’s an emerging sub-genre of Hip-Hop with angsty lyrics often with an indignant view on society. 2019 will undoubtedly see younger impressionable men copy the look. Think one or more primary colours dyed into short, long and layered braids or dreaded hair.

The Pretty Boy

This layered cut isn’t quite shoulder length Jim Morrison but it’s long enough for you to run your hands through. The hairstyle is a good balance between rough rebel and organised gent, with moderate care and attention required. Picture Prince Charming from Shrek. All in all, it’s a bob so perfect you’d consider taking him home to meet Mum and Dad!

The Buzz Cut

Arguably a response to the man bun craze, the buzz cut is a classic style which helps define attractive features such as angular cheek bones and oval face shapes. Seen everywhere from the catwalks of London Fashion Week to the inner-city sets of Grime music videos. Fashion designers such as Gosha Rubchinskiy have popularised the style as the signature cut for their models, whilst many women have also opted for the buzz cut in favour of a freer lifestyle.

The Smartly Tapered



In 2019 more men than ever will have tapered cuts, with the hairstyle on top varying depending on length and the type of hair. More conservative men will likely ask for the top to be short and neatly trimmed. Whilst students and partygoers are expected to embrace a longer, messier style with added texture; which showcases the natural body of their hair. Please lads, just promise us you’ll apply some wax if you’re heading for an interview!

We hope this helps you in your search for a new-you in 2019. If it hasn’t, pop into the Top Rated Hair Salon Manchester and we’ll be sure to help guide you to a more handsome style. The best way to start the year right!

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7 Tips For The Quickest DIY Blowdry

With party season fast approaching, we all want to be able to achieve wow-worthy locks with the minimum of fuss. But, with jam-packed festive calendars leaving little time for pampering and preening, it can be hard to get that hair salon inspired style in the time you have available.

We’re all for putting glamorous blow-dried locks back in the spotlight this Christmas; and the good news is that you don’t need to set aside hours to achieve the look you love. Read on to discover our top tips on achieving the quickest DIY blowdry at home!

1. Don’t Forget The Conditioner


It might seem strange to suggest washing your hair more to help it dry faster but using conditioner when you wash your hair will actually help it repel water. Yes, conditioner helps to rehydrate your hair after you’ve watched it, but it will also help stop your hair absorbing more water than it needs.

This is a particularly important step if you’ve got a coloured style such as balayage or Ombre Manchester, and will help boost your hair’s natural gloss and shine.

2. Upgrade Your Hairdryer


It might sound obvious, but the key to a faster blow-dry is a more powerful hairdryer. Not only will this help you achieve a faster blowdry, it will help protect your hair from heat damage too. You don’t need to go for a hair salon quality hairdryer but, if your hair’s thin you should look for a hairdryer about 1000 watts, whilst if your hair is thick, you’ll need to up that to at least 2000 watts.

Depending on your budget, some of the other things you could add to the hairdryer checklist are some fancy extras such as ion technology or ceramic heat to protect your hair from heat damage and static.

3. Multi-Tasking Rules


Most hairdressers Manchester will tell you that you need to let your hair dry for at least 15 minutes before blow-drying. But these 15 minutes doesn’t need to be wasted time. The key to saving time here is multi-tasking!

Just wrap your hair in a cosy towel turban, then have your breakfast, start your make-up or pick out your outfit. Once the 15 minutes are up, pat and squeeze your hair to make sure you remove as much water as you can. Less water means less drying time.

4. Start At The Root

Just as they do in the hair salon, the key to a great (and quick) blow-dry is to start at the roots. Smoothing cuticle hair layers and creating shinier, healthier looking hair – not only does this technique make your hair look great, it will also help your style last longer.

Hairdressers tip: To create a style that will last from day to night, always make sure that your roots are 100% dry.

5. The Need For Speed

Higher heat doesn’t mean a faster blow-dry; instead it’s just a one-way ticket to heat damaged hair (and a very hot head). If you’re looking to get sleek style fast, up your air-flow speed instead.

6. Steal The Hairdressers Brushes

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Best Hairdresser Manchester

No, we don’t mean literally, but when it comes to achieving a speedy blow-dry, it’s time to ditch the paddle and opt for the brushes the hairdressers use – barrel brushes. Just remember, the longer your hair, the larger the barrel of the brush will need to be. If you want to achieve a super-speedy blow-dry, you could also upgrade your brushes. Go for a ceramic round barrelled brush which will conduct heat and has less bristles which improves airflow.

7. Pick The Right Products

Applying the right product before you start blow-drying your hair can help you achieve a smoother style and will help your hair dry faster. We use Unite products in our hair salon because they’re designed by hairdressers for hairdressers and will get you great results.

Get in touch to find out what products we’d recommend!

Want to Learn from the Experts?

Why not treat yourself to a blow-dry at our hair salon? As well as a relaxing head massage and a fabulous new style, we can give you some hints and tips on how to create beautiful blow-dried styles at home. If you haven’t visited us before, contact the team for an initial consultation or book online.


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Learn the Lingo: Hairdressing Terms Explained

There’s no doubt about it, hairdressing lingo is most definitely a barrier to feeling totally relaxed when you visit your Hair Design Manchester, as well as getting the fabulous new hairstyle you’ve been dreaming of.

We’re making it our mission to help you learn the hairdressing lingo and give you the vocab to help you know your babylights from your piecey cut. We’re starting with the most-mentioned word in hair salons across the country this season: balayage.

But what exactly is balayage?

Where Does Balayage Come From?

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Despite its recent popularity with celebs and A-listers, it might surprise you to learn that balayage has actually been around since the 1970’s. Derived from a French word which means ‘to sweep’ or ‘to paint’ – once you know this you really do have the key to understanding what balayage is all about.

How Do Hairdressers Achieve the Balayage Look?


The perfect style to go for if you want to achieve a look that is less uniform than typical highlights, the balayage technique creates a sun-kissed, beach-ready hair colour by painting the dye onto the hair rather than using foils or a colouring cap.

Your hairdresser will literally paint the colour onto your hair, creating a smooth, blended stroke of colour, and will often emphasise the sense of light and dark in your hair by combining a number of different tones.

Unlike traditional colouring techniques or the very similar ombre style, the colour doesn’t often reach the tips of the hair which can help to make the style look more natural.

Will Balayage Suit Me?


Balayage can look great on all hair types and can be applied to even the shortest pixie cuts, although it looks better on hair, especially if it is beneath your shoulders. We would always advise that you find an experienced Hairdresser Northern Quarter who has Balayage Mastery. Also, ask to see plenty of examples of their work to check that you are happy with the results that they can achieve.

You should also plan on having a consultation with your hairdresser prior to having your colour applied, so that they can explain what the style will look like on you and select the tones that will complement your complexion perfectly.

How Do I Maintain My Balayage Style?


A great choice for those of you who don’t like making lots of trips to the hair salon; because of the way the Balayage Manchester colour is applied, it’s possible to leave a longer period between colourings and still have a fabulous looking style.

By looking after your hair really well at home, you can help to prolong your hair colour and make your new style look like one of the A-list for longer. You should also think about going easy on the swimming and try to avoid washing your hair too frequently.

It’s really important to keep your hair well moisturised, so pampering yourself with luxurious replenishing treatments and natural oils is a great idea as well as being a perfect excuse for indulging yourself.

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Hair Care Tips for Balayage and Ombre Styles

Balayage Manchester and Ombre styles are all the rage. Colouring hair is as popular as perms were in the 80s, and just as damaging if not done by a talented colourist!

If you want your hair coloured in the Balayage or Ombre style, we can help, but after treatment, hair care is extremely important. Of course, it is only natural that you want luscious, shiny hair. Unfortunately, people who opt for Balayage or Ombre sometimes end up with damaged, brittle and tangled hair that no amount of deep conditioning treatments will fix. If you are considering a Balayage or Ombre treatment, read on for some hair care tips.

Take Care of Your Hair Prior to Balayage and Ombre

Hair needs to be 100% healthy before you apply colour. Dry damaged hair will only get worse when chemical dyes are applied. Give the colour a miss if your hair is already showing signs of poor health. Treat it with nourishing hair masks and deep conditioning protein treatments to restore its gloss and shine. Once your hair is back to good health, then you are ready to book a session with our experienced colourists.

Be Gentle

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Be gentle with your hair. Invest in a natural bristle brush – they are kinder to hair. Use smooth, gentle strokes to tease out tangles and be very careful when brushing wet hair, as this is when most breakage occurs.

Don’t Wash Your Hair Too Often

Shampoo strips natural moisture from hair, which we then try to replace with conditioners. It isn’t necessary – or healthy – to wash hair every day. Try to leave your hair for a few days between washes. If it gets greasy at the roots, use a natural bristle brush to gently redistribute the oil down the hair. You can use dry shampoo as a quick fix option, but do this sparingly.

Always use products designed for coloured and treated hair. Avoid products that contain sulphates and silicon.

Use Deep Conditioning Treatments

Don’t skip the deep conditioning treatments once your hair has been coloured. Look for products that contain protein. It’s okay to use store cupboard basics such as olive oil and coconut oil to condition your hair from time to time, but it’s best to stick with professional hair care products in the long-term.

If you need any more advice about caring for your Ombre Manchester or Balayage hair, or what products to use, have a chat with one of our stylists.

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5 Ways to Prepare and Repair Winter Hair

Plummeting temperatures, icy cold wind and dry air from central heating can all wreak havoc on your hair; turning your tresses brittle, dry and frizzy for a really bad hair day! Luckily there are some things you can do to prepare your hair for winter and help repair any damage that’s already been caused by the cold weather.

Follow our tips for cold-weather gorgeousness and prepare for soft, shiny hair all year round!

#1. Schedule A Trim

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They say prevention is better than cure and trimming your hair regularly (every 2 months is recommended, but you may need a trim more often depending how fast your hair grows) can help eliminate those pesky split ends.

Dry winter air is responsible for causing even more split ends which can leave hair looking stringy. A quick trip to one of the Best Hairdresser Manchester for a chop will strengthen your hair and leave it ready to face the winter weather.

#2. Treat Your Tresses


Treating your hair with an oil helps retain moistures and protects against the cold snap. Choose the right oil for your hair type and you won’t end up looking like you haven’t washed your locks in a month! Nourishing yet light avocado oil is ideal for fine hair, wile for thicker hair, coconut oil penetrates easily to leave your hair soft and shiny. Consider jojoba or Argan oil too if you’re prone to oily hair but want to protect and treat your ends.

To apply, section your hair and warm a drop of oil between your palms before applying to the section. Always stop at least a few inches from your scalp as you don’t want to replace the scalp’s natural oils. If you don’t want to add oil direct to your hair, why not try adding a couple of drops to your usual shampoo?

#3. Cover Up

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Best Hair Salon Manchester

If you live in an especially cold, windy climate, covering your hair when you’re outside will go a long way to helping it stay soft and shiny. There are plenty of stylish options to choose from, from a silk scarf tied around your head to a super cosy knitted headband, hat or snood.

#4. Have a Scalp Massage at a Top-Rated Hair Salon in Manchester

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There’s nothing quite like a soothing scalp massage to help boost your scalp’s circulation, which can slow down over the winter. A gentle massage helps maintain your scalp’s natural oil production, hydrating and moisturising your hair throughout winter – it can even help boost hair growth! You can massage your scalp at home but for the ultimate pampering session why not book a Hair Styling Manchester appointment for a relaxing massage before your cut or colour?

#5. Step Away from the Straighteners

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We know that hot styling tools like straighteners and curling wands are bad news for our hair at the best of times, but did you know that dry winter hair is more prone to damage? As winter approaches, it’s a great time of year to cut back on your use of styling tools. Try decreasing the temperature by 25% and then slowly reduce this as winter sets in. Your hair is more brittle in winter, so it won’t need as much heat for styling. If you regularly blow dry your hair, try leaving it to air dry 80% then finish off with the blow dryer. Always use a heat protecting product – you can pick up the best ones at a top-rated hair salon in Manchester.

We hope these tips help keep your tresses in tip-top shape all winter long but don’t forget to get in touch with us to book your regular trims and deep conditioning treatments!


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Finding the Right Conditioner

Not all conditioners will work for your hair. You are probably already aware of this. Perhaps you’ve used a conditioner that left your hair lank and heavy? Maybe you’ve used a conditioner that was unable to tame your frizz. That’s because there are so many different hair types and formulas to choose from.

With so many options, the Best Hairdresser Manchester has put together a few tips to help you find the right conditioner for your hair!

Smoothing or Volumising?


If you have flat hair, it’s important to avoid smoothing conditioners. Smoothing conditioners are very heavy, perfect for those with thick and bouncy hair that can be difficult to manage. Flat hair requires a much lighter treatment to avoid looking and feeling lank and greasy. Volumising conditioner is light, it can help add texture to the hair (depending on the cut) and lengthen the time between washes.

Wavy Hair Saviours


Smoothing conditioners might sound appealing if you have wavy hair, but it’s not necessarily a good choice to make. Wavy hair benefits from lightweight formulas, perfectly designed to deal with frizz, especially in very humid weather.

Wavy hair isn’t the same as curly hair, it’s often not as dry, but it can still be weighed down by heavy conditioners, like flat hair. Choose a light conditioner designed to benefit waves and avoid ones designed for tighter curls or perms.

Conditioners for Curly and Thick Hair


Most thick and curly hair types will adore a deep, thick and intense conditioner. Treat this hair type to deep conditioning treatments that are designed to hydrate intensely. Between regular deep conditioning, choose a conditioner that will hydrate the hair. Don’t be afraid of ‘leave in’ conditioners either, these hair types are perfect for the leave in product.

Shampoo the hair, rinse and apply the conditioner and style as usual. Leave in conditioner can even be used on dry hair, perfect for those times when your hair is feeling dry or frizzy between washes.

Colour-Friendly Conditioners


Hair that has been bleached or dyed will need a colour friendly conditioner. There are plenty available, some with tones that can help to deal with brassiness or colour problems. Using colour friendly conditioners will help to protect the hair and colour, making it last longer.

Help from the Best Hairdresser Manchester Offers!

Conditioner gives your hair a moisture boost, perfect for using after shampooing, which strips the hair of natural oils and moisture. Ask the best Hairdresser Northern Quarter has to offer for help, especially if you’re still unsure about the best type of conditioner to use for your hair.