The Errol Douglas team have styled it all. From seasonal trends and varying hair types to the most extreme hair challenges. They work under pressure across high profile clients in film, fashion and business as well as on their regular salon clientele. With such a wealth of knowledge, we asked for their insider hair resolutions for 2013,
Anna Bloomer, Senior Stylist says,
The Super Scalp Before styling, I always use a treatment to correct either a dry or an oily scalp – both are volume killers. A healthy scalp helps promote healthy roots which are the scaffolding to any high volume style.
Jessica Speechly, Head Of Colour says,
Embrace a 2013 Colour Trend “Hair Veiling” was spotted on the SS13 catwalks and it’s a great way to make a statement through colour. “Veiling” creates hidden panels of colour so that when the hair is flipped from side to the other it exposes contrasting colour. Instant edge that’s also hidden easily.
Give Hair some air: I always advise clients to allow freshly washed hair to air dry a while once a week. Half natural dry followed by a finish with a blow dry halves the heat styling impact without compromise on a finish. Small change big difference over a year.
Eve Owusu, Head Of Afro says,
Make Frizz a Friend Sometimes frizz gets a bad rap, we don’t remember its advantages. Embrace it! It’s a great foundation for creating volume. Use a diffuser on a high heat/slow speed setting.
Constant Care Creates Controlled Curls My “4 Cs” advice! Twice monthly treatments with potent products are essential and create a consistency in the overall care of the hair. Moroccanoil Hydrating Mask helps to replenish lost nutrients and gives dry hair a boost.
Karis O’Brien, Creative Stylist says,
Eau plus One Water, the poster element for moisture, can actually dry the hair when not combined with a styling product. It’s the mix of both that produces the formula for daily definition and bounce in curls. Using a water spray alone may cause dryness on heat styled hair and limits the curl quality on hair left to dry naturally. A few pumps of Moroccanoil Hydrating Styling Cream run through dry hair is a great style reviver.
Gemma Humes, Senior Afro Stylist says,
Go low-low A low heat and low speed are the best way to work with a curl to achieve a frizz free finish and definition on the curl.
Flip It, Boost It A really simple technique for boosting volume in any hair type is to flip your head upside down and massage the scalp
Jade Blackley, Colour Master says,
Frame yourself I use a technique I call “face framing” – subtle colours I literally paint on selected parts of the hair around the face to warm and attune with shape, tone and complexion. It’s what’s behind that indiscernible “you look really well” comment – subtle colour big impact.
Gloss, gloss & gloss some more Great colour is boosted by the condition, and I’m a big advocate of the colour gloss, applied clear to completely “lift” a colour for up to 6 washes. It’s a great “in between visits” solution, particularly for brides the week before the big day. A great value way of increasing the longevity of your colour (from £30 with another service).
Jasmin Allen, Colour Master says,
48 hour lock in This time gap between a salon colour and washing at home is important. It allows the hair to settle in the hair strands so that the gloss achieved is locked in. I say to clients “get the gloss, keep the gloss” it’s a simple rule that really protects the end result
And finally, Errol Douglas MBE’s pick of all hair resolutions for any year:
“Hair health and the cut. Above all else. Invest in both. Moroccanoil Treatment has been a game changer for clients – An oil that’s unique in providing moisture, shine, condition without weight or residue. And it IS all in the cut. Embrace a trend by all means, but high gloss healthy hair cut to suit my clients’ lifestyle and personality never goes out of fashion”