Hair Colour Correction

How many of us have experienced a hair disaster needing hair colour correction after attempting a home hair dye kit? Maybe you had a bad colour at another hairdressers, is it too dark, too light or loud stripy highlights? Maybe you got a bit too carried away with the bleach yourself or with a friend and now your hair is a frazzled mess?

Hair Colour Correction in Peterborough
Hair Colour Correction in Peterborough

It can seem like a huge crisis if you have a hair colour disaster but your hairdresser at Studio 74 has a wealth of experience to rectify most issues and leave you looking and feeling great again!

Speak to your hair colourist to help with the colour correction you need:

  • Too Dark If the colour has come out too dark your colourist may suggest adding some highlights to help tone it down.
  • Too light Some warmer lowlights will soften a colour that is too light.
  • Stripy Highlights to tone down harsh highlights your stylist will need to cover the highlights with the same colour as your roots or base colour. For a more subtle highlight effect you can then try balayage instead.
  • Wrong Tone If your blonde dye has got a yellow tone then your colourist can help by using a toner to neutralise the colour.
  • Orange hair This can happen if you bleach naturally brown hair. Through a personal hair consultation your stylist will advise you on the best solution based on your hair colour and hair type. We often use Oplaplex which can help reduce the damage from the bleaching.
  • Enhance Tone Again a toner will help enhance the colour of your hair by adding warmth or coolness as necessary.
  • Blotchy or Uneven Colour Highlights and/or lowlights can be added to help even out and blend the colour of your hair.
  • Flat colour Often the result of a home box dye, flat colour can look one dimensional. Your hairdresser can add highlights or balayage to add dimension and a multi tonal look.
  • Complete Hair Colour Change After consultation your stylist will be able to help you get the look you want to achieve by stripping back the existing dye as necessary. Adding in an Olaplex treatment will help reduce damage caused by chemical treatments and enhance and prolong your new colour.

Be sure to contact the Studio 74 Hair Salon if you have any queries or concerns about your hair and arrange a consultation with one of our experienced colourists.

8 Tips to Help You Achieve Fabulous Hair Up Styles

Here are our 8 top tips to get that perfect hair up hairstyle.It’s easy to fall into a bit of routine with your hair, maybe down and straight for evenings out and tied back in a ponytail for a casual daytime look. Anything more complicated can be quite daunting, even when you’ve studies online videos that make it look so simple. We’ve all been there, wondering how it’s possible to complete the style without having at least three arms and the ability to see the back of your head! The truth is that you can recreate fantastic hair up styles with just a few gadgets and accessories and with party season just around the corner now is the perfect time to get practising!

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Here are our 8 top tips to get that perfect hair up hairstyle:

  • Mesh Hair donut These are fab for creating a big, glamorous bun or adding volume. They come in different shades so you can choose one that will blend in with your hair colour.
  • Mousse or Texture product Product will make it much easier to get your hair to stay where you want it and the style will last much longer. Freshly washed hair is too slippy so try not to wash your hair on the day you are putting it up.
  • Curling Tongs Curling your hair will help add texture and volume and make it a doddle to grip into place. Leaving loose curls to frame your face will soften a sleeker do.
  • Hair straighteners If you have naturally frizzy hair it can be hard to create a smooth finish, hair straighteners will give you the perfect base for a super smooth and sleek style.
  • Hairspray Be sure to smooth down any flyaways by gently smoothing over your hair and spritzing with a good quality hairspray. Hairspray will also help keep your hairstyle in place.
  • Bobby Pins An essential in any up-do, they can be used to secure small sections of hair and pin up curls. Be sure to carry a few in your bag so you can fix any loose strands.
  • Hair clips Part your hair into sections before you blow dry, curl or straighten to make sure you get an even finish. When you start to put your hair up, hair clips can help keep unwanted sections out of the way while you work.
  • Tail Comb Another essential tool, tail combs can be used to create clean sections of hair making it much easier to style.

Arm yourself with these essential accessories and styling tools, decide which hair up style you want and have fun recreating it!

If you’re still struggling to get your hair up, be sure to speak to one of our stylists and arrange a consultation (Tel: 01733 565198)

Now Recruiting: Hairdressing Apprentice

We have a very exciting opportunity within our salon and are looking to recruit a Hairdressing  Apprentice to join our team.

  • Want to work with a talented team?
  • Gain hands on experience?
  • Work towards your hairdressing qualifications?
  • Work with a team that invests in their staff?

Join our Team - Hairdressing Apprentice

As our hair salon apprentice you will gain hands on experience whilst working towards your hairdressing qualifications. You will be required to support the stylists, whilst keeping the salon clean and tidy. You must be have a pleasant friendly manner to provide a top service to all of our customers.

It is essential that the successful person will have the following qualities:

  • Tidy appearance
  • Reliable
  • Good time keeping
  • Friendly manner
  • Team player
  • Eager to learn
  • Passion for the industry
  • Willing to attend additional training courses

One of the main advantages of joining us is the potential for career development. We are always on the lookout for talented Hair Stylists who can grow alongside our business.

In return you will receive:

  • In house training
  • 28 days holiday
  • Commission
  • Attendance bonus
  • Discount on retail products
  • Family and friends discount

If you would like to join our team please email Michelle or call her on 01733 565198.

Choosing the Right Hairstyle for Your Face Shape

If you’re getting tired of your current hairstyle and have started thinking about getting an updated ‘do’ there are a few things to consider before you take the plunge. You might have scoured Pinterest and found a style you really like but is it really the right style for your face shape? Your stylist might advise certain styles that help compliment your face, this doesn’t mean you have to stick with the same look and if you find out what your face shape is you’ll be able to find plenty of interesting styles for you to try out!

Hairdressers Peterborough - Hair Style for Face Shape

Find your face shape & hairstyle:

Finding out what styles suit you doesn’t have to be complicated, there are a few simple things to remember when you’re getting a restyle so that your hair stylist can ensure you leave the salon feeling fabulous!

  • First you need to find out what your face shape is. To do this at home, pull your hair back away from your face, use a headband or tie it out of the way. Alternatively, chat with your stylist and they will help you determine what your face shape is.
  • There are 6 face shapes, you should be able to see which face shape you fall in:
    • Oval Your forehead may be wider than your chin and you probably have a well balanced face shape. This face shape is really quite versatile in terms of hairstyles and if you fall into this category then you can pretty much try any style you fancy! Lucky you!
    • Round If you have a round face you probably have round cheeks and your face will be a similar width and length. The aim here is to elongate the face slightly, perhaps with a deep side parting or leaving a loose tendril to one side.
    • Square Your forehead, cheeks and jaw are probably the same width if you have a square shaped face. To highlight a strong jaw you could opt for a blunt, heavy fringe. Short styles work well too. If you’d rather soften the look then a longer style would help lengthen the face.
    • Heart This shaped face is typically wide at the forehead narrowing to a small, slightly pointed chin. Shoulder length hair will help widen the bottom of your face while funky, short pixie styles will draw attention to amazing cheekbones.
    • Diamond Similar to heart shaped but narrower at the hairline. This face shape suits angled bobs and layers to help balance the widest points of the face.
    • Long/Oblong If you have a long face it will be typically oval, just longer! This shape face is also described as oblong. Loose, wavy long hair can help widen the face, while layers will add texture and volume.
  • Use an app to try before you buy! There are some great tools available that will allow you to get an idea of how you will look with a particular style.

Speak to your stylist

When you’re ready to take the plunge with a new hairstyle then be sure to speak to your stylist at Studio 74 they will make sure you get the look you want and don’t forget to ask for advice on choosing the right hair colour for your skin tone to complete your new look.

5 Amazing Wedding Hair Tips For Your Big Day

Getting married is stressful, we’ve all witnessed a good friend (or, if we’re being honest, maybe ourselves) turning into the scary “bridezilla” as the big day draws near! Everything needs to be perfect but once you’ve got the all important dress sorted out you need to turn your attention to your hair! Is it going to be up or down? Long or short? Curly or straight?

Studio 74 Hairdressers - Wedding Hair

So many options, so many styles. You’ve probably got a Pinterest board filled with ideas. It’s easy to get stressed out with it all but we’re here to help you stay calm and collected with some essential tips to help make sure your hair will look tip top on the big day!

  • Make sure your hairstyle will compliment your dress. If your dress is simple and chic then you might want to opt for a more dramatic hairstyle. Similarly, if your dress is a heavily embellished ballgown you could choose a more refined and formal hairstyle.
  • Know your hair type. You might really love the idea a long, wavy hairstyle but this is going to be more difficult to pull off if you’ve got short, straight hair. Of course you could always opt for hair extensions if you really want long hair for your big day.
  • Book a trial run. Don’t just assume your hairdresser will be able to recreate the style you want without having a discussion and a practice run first. A trial run will highlight any potential problems with the style you like, let you check the style will work with your dress and headpiece (remember to take your tiara or headpiece to your trial with you) and that it actually works with your face and hair type. Make sure you take a picture of the style you want along to your trial run, it will make it much easier for your stylist to understand the look you are going for.
  • Keep up with your hair maintenance. Don’t be tempted to miss appointments in order to try to grow your hair for the big day. Keep split ends at bay by continuing with regular trims (up to every 10 weeks if you want to grow your hair out). If you are having a colour for your wedding day you need to have this done about 2 weeks before the big day.
  • Be prepared. On the day itself make sure you have plenty of spare hairgrips and hairspray to hand. Have a friend help you to tidy any stray hairs and push in any loose hair grips so your hair is picture perfect until the end of your reception.

Once you have your dress and chosen style sorted be sure to book a trial to discuss how you want your hair to look on your big day. Your stylist will be able to help you decide on a hairstyle within your budget that will work with your dress and headpiece. Most importantly they will ensure your hair is exactly how you want it on your big day!

Studio 74 Hair & Beauty offer a free consultation for brides and bridesmaids. Prices for curling from £15 , hair up from £25 and Brides hair from £80 (including 1 trial).

Hair Care: How to Keep Your Coloured Hair Looking Fabulous

You’ve just spent a good deal of time and money in the salon getting your hair coloured and you look and feel amazing. But once you get home it’s important not to neglect your hair care or you may as well just say goodbye to your fabulous new do. Looking after your coloured hair doesn’t have to be a chore, there are some simple steps you can take to help keep the colour rich and vibrant between treatments.

Hair Care & Coloured Hair Peterborough

Here are our 10 top tips to help you keep your coloured hair looking lovely for longer:

  1.  Don’t over-condition your hair before your colour treatment. If your hair is too silky smooth the colour won’t take as well so hold off on the conditioner prior to your hair appointment. This will give your hair the right texture for colour treatment and help it last longer.
  2. Don’t rush to wash your hair. It’s best to avoid washing your hair for a couple of days after you’ve had the colour treatment, you want to ensure the colour has had time to properly set.
  3. Have a cold shower! Well, OK, maybe not cold but we certainly recommend turning the temperature down a bit if you usually like a steaming hot shower! Hot water can cause the colour to fade quicker so having a warm rather than hot shower will help stop the fade.
  4. Use colour safe shampoo and conditioner. It’s not just a gimmick, shampoos and conditioners which are specially formulated for coloured hair will protect the colour and add shine meaning your colour will last longer. We stock the  L’Oréal Professionnel Expert Vitamino Color Shampoo and conditioner, ask in salon for more details.
  5. Use a deep conditioning treatment. Once a week try to apply a deep conditioning treatment to your coloured hair. Apply the conditioner to damp hair, making sure it’s evenly distributed from root to tip. Wrap your hair up in a warm towel and let it work for about half an hour (great time to catch up on your favourite tv show) before rinsing it out.
  6. Avoid chlorine. The water in the swimming pool will damage your colour so be sure to protect it, either with some conditioner combed through wet hair before you get in the pool or with a swim cap. Yes, they don’t look great but the alternative is much worse! If you do get your hair wet in the pool be sure to rinse it thoroughly with clean water.
  7. Apply a UV protecting lotion or wear a hat. OK, so we don’t always see a lot of the sun here in the UK but when the sun is shining you should protect your tinted or  highlighted hair, the same way we protect our skin.
  8. Protect your hair. Styling with hair dryers, straighteners and tongs can damage hair so ensure you apply a heat protecting product before you style.
  9. Condition. Colour treated hair is more porous and loses moisture more easily. This means your colour can fade quicker unless you ensure you use a conditioner specially formulated for colour treated hair. Even fine hair needs to have conditioner every time you shampoo, just apply to the ends of your hair. We stock the L’oreal Professional conditioning range, ask in salon for more details.
  10. Avoid hairsprays and mousses. Traditional styling products such as hairspray, gels and mousses typically contain alcohol which can affect you colour treatment. Use hair oil to add shine and keep frizz at bay.

Follow these simple steps and your hair should stay looking fabulous until your next hair colour treatment.

What is Balayage and Why We Love It!

Balayage is a colouring technique that has been around for some time but it’s popularity is on the rise and there are a few good reasons why! Celebrities around the world are opting for this technique in a bid to create natural looking sunkissed locks. Balayage is a French word meaning “to sweep” or “to paint”. It’s a freehand technique that allows the stylist to create a bespoke look without any harsh or obvious regrowth.

Balayage Studio 74 Peterborough

Why Balayage and not foils?
The main reason to go or Balayage over foils is the subtlety and natural finish that can be achieved with Balayage. Foils can give an almost stripey appearance when used to create highlights where Balayage gives a softer look because it is painted on with a brush or paddleboard to create natural looking highlights and lowlights that give the hair dimension. It also means you don’t need to spend as much time on maintenance as the colour grows out so naturally.

What hair types does Balayage work with?
Balayage is perfect for all hair types. If your hair is straight or curly, long or short Balayage is the technique to go for if you want a bespoke and unique colour. Balayage works so well because it is a personalised technique and the colour should flow naturally with the style and texture of the hair

Why Studio 74 love it!
Everyone at Studio 74 Hair and Beauty loves Balayage for it’s on trend, natural finish that is truly unique to each client. The looks that can be achieved through the freehand colouring technique can be as subtle or as bold as you want and because it is handpainted and customised to you, your stylist can ensure the colour is exactly where it needs to be for you to look and feel amazing!