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50 shades of silver: V for Hair


When it comes to embracing the grey, there really is something for everyone, explains V for Hair and Beauty Master Stylist Vicki Ogden-O’Fee.

 

Cool Toned
Warm Toned

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Just because you have silver hair coming in and you want to go grey gracefully doesn’t mean it has to be a ‘silver’ colour,” she says.

“We help you discover if you are warm or cool based on hair, skin and eyes, and from there we help you decide the best look for you.”

While those with a warm base suit silver hair with soft champagne, sandy iris, strawberry beige, or translucent butterscotch tones, those with a cool base suit silver dove, champagne lilac or platinum iris.

“Getting your colour under tone is so important and when this is done right it instantly brightens, lifts, and can take years off,” Vicki says.

“Get it wrong and you will feel drab and look drained and older… consultation is key!”


 

Lockdown lowdown: Earth Organic Hairdressing


Packet dyes were flying off the shelf and home-cut fringes and bangs were in full swing during lockdown. So, we caught up with Traci Aylmer, from Earth Organic Hairdressing, to talk to her about how COVID affected them.

 

 

How has the team worked together during and after lockdown?
We have a work group chat ‘Earth Matters’ and we use this regularly anyway to keep in touch. During lockdown we shared recipes, what we were doing that day, TV inspo etc. It was good because we could still talk about how we were all feeling, which changed on a daily basis. When you spend so much time together you really miss those connections. We had a couple of video staff meetings which were hilarious, none of us are comfy in front of a camera and we dealt with this in a typically fun way. I also built an online store, www.earthorganicshop.co.nz. That was a challenge and totally out of my comfort zone.


What have the clients been like post lockdown? Did you find you were significantly busier?
Our clients are totally awesome! They have been patient, kind and incredibly loyal. We haven’t had many box dyes or mad fringes.
I stayed in touch with our clients throughout lockdown and I think this helped. Hopefully, they felt cared about. Our landlords at 181 High Street were also incredibly kind which lessened the stress. We have been booked out since we opened and are booked way into July.


Is there anything exciting to announce/coming up for Team Earth?
Lots of exciting cutting/colouring courses and EVO is coming to Earth…. very exciting.


 

The most important thing you wear is your hair: G M Hair Gallery


Communication is key when it comes to hair design. You want a hairstylist who is going to listen to what you want but also recommend what they feel is needed to uplift the look further. The hairstylist is, after all, the professional. Metropol sits down with Mike Hamel, co-owner of GM Hair Gallery with Glynis Hamel, to talk about the latest in the hair world.

 

 

Everybody became their own hairstylist over the lockdown period (if they were brave enough to pick up the scissors). For the team at GM Hair Gallery, it was a well-deserved break but now they’re back into the swing of things.

“We’ve had a good few weeks back; people have been screaming out for haircuts. We had some interesting looks but nothing we haven’t been unable to get back to where they were,” Mike says.

There’s an art to listening and providing input when choosing the perfect styling. For Mike and Glynis, and the team at GM, they have refined this ability.

“Everyone has their own secrets, maybe they don’t like their ears or nose. We need to realise those secrets so we can create the best hairstyle, extrapolating as much quality out of them as possible.”

But their award-winning hair services aren’t the only thing on offer. Mike Hair Care (MHC) is an amazing international standard product that does wonders for your locks.

Reap the benefits of 80 percent less breakage, 52 percent stronger hair, 58 percent better condition after sunlight damage and 78 percent prevention of colour fade.

“It works in today’s environment with things such as central heating and cold weather,” Mike explains.

What’s even better is that it’s sustainable! The recyclable tin it’s sold in, paired with the fact that there’s a refill station in Christchurch, make it a winner for our mutual friend Mother Earth.

Pop into the salon, book online or over the phone to “Feel good, look good and have confidence; GM allows that to happen”.

300 Cashel Street, Christchurch | Ph: 0800 464 247 | gmhairgallery.com | gmhair@hotmail.com


 

Amazing Greys


Going grey? Don’t conceal it… flaunt it! It’s time to embrace the grey! We’ve pulled together some of our top tips for making a mane of grey your greatest asset.

 

PART WAYS: When growing out your greys, it’s recommended not to have a strong parting. As you can probably guess, having a straight even line makes the roots look more obvious. It’s best to try and allow for your hair to fall at its natural position, then style it however you wish to blend in the baby greys with your other colour.

GOOD THINGS TAKE TIME: If you’ve previously been dying your hair to hide the grey, then the process of going from faux-do to silver fox won’t happen overnight. If you’re ready to grow out your greys, then there will be a six to 12 month growth period of ‘awkward’ greys, as your new natural starts to grow in. Why not lob it off and rock a bob or pixie cut so that the grey blends into your dyed or natural hair colour? Better yet, why not chat to a silver grey specialist like V For Hair?

EMBRACE IT! Going grey is all a part of the natural process! Women shouldn’t hide their signifier of a long and hopefully happy life. Everyone lets their greys grow for different reasons; maybe it’s too costly, too time-consuming or you’re just over the harsh chemicals. For whatever reason you’re jumping ship from the hair-dying days – it’s time to embrace it!

DON’T FORGET TO WASH: There are shampoos on the market specifically designed for silver and grey hair. Their job is to cleanse the hair, remove any brassy tones and strengthen your luscious locks against the harsh environment. L’Oreal Professional serie expert silver clarifying shampoo is an excellent product. Of course every head of hair is different and requirements in a shampoo and conditioner are unique to each individual.


 

Silver Linings: V for Hair


You’ve just come out of several weeks of isolation; you’re feeling recharged and relaxed, but let’s face it, your hair needs some love! You’ve got two inches of regrowth and the greys are showing through! But why not use it to your advantage? Now’s the time to embrace the grey and banish the harsh regrowth line for good!

At Merivale’s V For Hair and Beauty, you’ll find a team of hair care professionals who have mastered the art of growing grey gracefully.

Better yet, their techniques will disguise new growth with a soft, flattering look, so you can replace harsh regrowth lines with beautiful, low maintenance silver grey locks that look amazing.

At V For Hair and Beauty, grey isn’t drab! “We can give you a shimmering sexy blonde or cool iris sparkle, or many more,” Master Stylist Vicki Ogden-O’Fee says.

Head in for a complimentary consultation with a team of experts in going grey gracefully. It’s time to slay the grey!


 

Silver Linings: V for Hair


You’ve just come out several weeks of isolation; you’re feeling recharged and relaxed, but let’s face it, your hair needs some love! You’ve got two inches of regrowth and the greys are showing through! But why not use it to your advantage? Now’s the time to embrace the grey and banish the harsh regrowth line for good!

 

 

At Merivale’s V For Hair and Beauty, you’ll find a team of hair care professionals who have mastered the art of growing grey gracefully.

Better yet, their techniques will disguise new growth with a soft, flattering look, so you can replace harsh regrowth lines with beautiful, low maintenance silver grey locks that look amazing.

At V For Hair and Beauty, grey isn’t drab! “We can give you a shimmering sexy blonde or cool iris sparkle, or many more,” Master Stylist Vicki Ogden-O’Fee says.

Head in for a complimentary consultation with a team of experts in going grey gracefully. It’s time to slay the grey!


 

Tame the lockdown mane! – Hair, Art & Beauty


The wait is over! Level 2 is finally here, which means we can attend to some much-needed maintenance. While we’ve all been panicking over our out-of-control eyebrows and ‘wisdom-highlights’, Hair Art & Beauty understands that lockdown has been a challenging time and wants to thank the community for staying home and staying safe in spite of this.

 

They also want to give a big thank you to all the essential workers who have kept the country going during the lockdown period.

In recognition and appreciation of your sacrifice, Hair Art & Beauty will continue to offer a discount to all CDHB staff – simply show your work identification at your appointment.

The team may not have been in the salon, but they have been working on ways to make your next experience at Hair Art & Beauty even more spectacular by taking advantage of some of the excellent online education available.

Whether it was brushing up on their technical skills with ‘look and learn’ classes by top international educators, or strengthening their knowledge on the products they use through La Biosthetique’s dedicated training hub, they have been hard at work improving themselves as hair and skin experts.

There has also been plenty of baking, eating, creating, home-schooling and virtually connecting with loved ones during lockdown – as much as they’ve enjoyed spending time with their families, the Hair Art and Beauty team are excited to be back in salon looking after their clients’ hair and beauty needs.


 

Hair me out


It’s perfectly normal to find yourself spontaneously wanting to change up your hairstyle. Some people dye their hair a neon blue or purple, with the reasoning being ‘just because’. If you’re going to make a drastic (or not so drastic) change to your hair… you may as well be on trend.

Bangs are back: Not only do they help you to shape the face, if they’re cut right, they don’t require much styling at all. Our only recommendation with these – do not attempt to cut them yourself. If you haven’t seen the horror stories of self-cut bangs or fringes… take the time to before being bold and taking to the scissors yourself.

Bobs, bobs and more bobs: These days there’s so many bob-types it’s hard to keep up; blunt bobs, textured bobs, short bobs, long bobs (lobs), asymmetric bobs, wavy bobs… the list goes on! Lucky for you, they’re all on trend.

Colour me red: Brunette and blonde are everywhere, so why not stand out from the crowd? We’re not talking a fiery Jessica Rabbit red! A subtle warm tinge that takes centre-stage when you step into the sun is always nice.


 

Wigs that wow!


There’s every reason to celebrate at Georgies Wig Shop, for on 7 March the company celebrates its third birthday, and owner Eleanor Burgess and her Christchurch team are very excited.

 

“It’s a wonderful recognition from clients,” Eleanor says. “The relationships we’ve built with them have seen a growing and loyal customer base. Christchurch seems happy to have Georgies Wig Shop serving their needs.”

Eleanor has been hairdressing for more than 40 years and knows full well how a great head of hair ramps up happiness levels.

Having had a close friend suffer hair loss due to cancer, Eleanor also knows the despair people feel when faced with chemotherapy side-effects.

It was this that prompted her to do something to help.

Georgies Wig Shop is New Zealand’s largest wig stockist, with more than 500 quality real and synthetic haired wigs in a wide range of styles, lengths and colours, as well as hair pieces and additions.

Wigs transform lives – from people suffering hair loss from cancer treatments or alopecia through to the transgender community, performers, or those simply wanting a whole new look!

Private consultations are available in the salon, at home or in the hospital.

The real hair wigs can be foiled, curled and straightened, much like the client’s own hair.

“We love to help those with hair loss, working with clients to help find a wig or hair piece that restores confidence and makes them feel completely themselves,” Eleanor says.

Find Georgies Wigs at 570 Barbadoes Street, phone 03 385 6696 or check them out on Facebook.


 

Super Supplements: Hair Art & Beauty


For our hair and skin to be in the best condition possible, there are certain nutrients we need. Many factors in today’s modern lifestyle contribute to a nutritional deficiency – stress, environmental pollution, pregnancy hormones, poor sleep, lifestyle choices and diet all cause various nutrients to degrade quickly within our bodies. On top of this, some vitamins and trace minerals are unable to be stored in the body and must be consumed regularly, so getting the correct balance through diet alone can be difficult.

 

That’s where the La Biosthetique Fanelan Synergie nutritional supplements come in!

The Fanelan Synergie capsules contain a balanced blend of trace elements and vitamins which the body needs to create new, healthy hair growth and prevent hair loss.

They also increase the amount of collagen the body naturally produces, minimising the visible signs of aging.

Taken regularly for general wellness, they improve the quality of the hair, skin and nails, as well as having an overall positive effect on the body.

They are also incredibly effective at treating thinning hair and hair loss when used in combination with the Methode Regenerante Ergines Plus Vital ampoules – treating the problem both internally and externally.

The Fanelan Synergie tablets are 100 percent vegan, cruelty-free and safe for pregnant and nursing mothers.

If you have any worries about hair loss or the general health of your hair, chat to the H&B team who can recommend the best action for you!

Pop in and see the team at 96 Cranford Street, visit www.hairart.co.nz, phone 03 381 8939 or email info@hairart.co.nz.