Pink Hair Colouring Ideas

Go Bold Go Pink: Pink Hairstyles

Pink Hairstyles Leicester

From Top Left Clockwise: (1) Hypnotic Magenta, (2) Twinkle Fuchsia & Pink Sorbet, (3) Pink Sorbet, (4) Pink Sorbet and Crystal Clear.

When it comes to hair colour, many clients are thinking pink at the moment. This is because there are numerous options for pink hair colour nowadays – with variations in deepness and tones.

If you’re considering trying pink hair colour, there are a few things you will need to keep in mind. You’ll want to be sure the pink you choose works with your natural complexion. So if your skin is cool, your pink hair colour should be a cool pastel pink or baby pink; if it’s warm, opt for a more peachy pink or pink rose hair colour.

Creating pink hair requires several steps and it’s no simple feat, it includes lightening your hair before depositing the pink colour, so don’t go pink unless your hair is in a great condition. The more pastel pink you want to go, the lighter you hair will need to be lifted. Using Olaplex in the lightening phase will definitely help keep your hair healthy.

Olaplex Treatment

In order to maintain your pink look, you will need to use a colour protecting shampoo and conditioner and it will also need regular toning.

Create Classic Hollywood Waves With Curling Tongs

Hollywood Waves using curling tongs

Hollywood Waves Step-By-Step Guide

  1. After blow-drying your hair smooth, spray the hair with a curl hold spray, dry the product in and create a parting to either side.
  2. Starting at the side of the head where the parting is, take a 2 inch wide section and twist and wrap the hair over the barrel of the tong (ghd Classic curl tong was used for the above look) and away from the face – hold for 5 seconds.
  3. Release the hair and allow the curl to cool in your hand. Spray lightly with hair spray and gently lower and unwind the curl.
  4. Repeat this process, working back and around the head until you reach the front on the opposite side where the curl with now be going forward towards the face.
  5. Once you have finished move to the fuller side of the parting and continue the twist curls towards the face until you reach the top of the parting.
  6. Allow the last curls to fully cool and spray the whole head with hair spray again.
  7. Brush your hair back diagonally to crown and push the hair to create the wave effect.
  8. Use a brush or comb to define and structure the curl at the end of the hair.
  9. Finish with a little more hair spray to hold the look. You could also use a shine spray to create a glossier, more polished look.

Balayage & Ombre – Colour Choice, Maintenance and Styling Tips

What Is Balayage?

Ombre Fade Colour

Have you thought about getting a colour for the first time or refreshing your current look? Balayage is as popular as ever and in the last few years has started to include a number of variations. Translated, the French word Balayage means to “Sweep”. In hairdressing it is generally used to mean highlighting hair in which the bleach and/or colour is painted on in such a way as to create a graduated, natural-looking effect which is multi-tonal.

Ombre is a term often used to mean Balayage, however it’s a different looks.  Ombre is a more gradual blend from one colour into another. This lacks the multi-tonal appearance of Balayage, which can include natural looking ribbons of colour.

Balayage can be done using a variety of freehand techniques (hands and brush), paddle boards, foils or a combination each. With Balayage the hair is darker at the root and blends down into lighter ends. Some of your natural hair is also weaved out to add contrast and multiple tones towards the mid-lengths and ends of your hair.

Balayage: Work with your Natural Hair colour

Try and work with your natural colour at the root area. Whilst your colourist can change the root colour of your Balayage – this will not wear well and re-growth will leave a un-natural flow that won’t look great. It will also need more maintaining than if you work with your natural base. Of course if you need to cover up white/grey hair, then opt for a root colour that matches your natural.

Silvers, Greys and Metallics Balayage can hard to achieve

Be realistic with your colour goals. Silvers, Greys and Metallics are in vogue at the moment and feature heavily on social media platforms. Unless the hair is very light blonde or has been pre-lighted to very light shade it is unlikely you will get this look. Many of the pictures shared by stylists on social media require multiple bleaching processes. Silvers and greys also require regular toning and are therefore expensive to maintain.

Silvery and Grey Hair Colours

The Perfect Balayage can take time

Discuss a long term plan with your colourist – covering your next three salon visits. You end goal could be achievable, but maybe not in one salon visit. However you can gradually get to a desired shade, lighter each time. This is healthier for your hair than undergoing 2 or 3 lightening sessions in quick succession. Your hair will thank you for it.

Complimentary Colours and Tones

Pick a colour that suits your skin tone. If you are darker skinned then ash blondes might not compliment you. Consider for warmer colours such as caramels, golden blondes and butterscotch blondes.

Colour Contouring Your Balayage

Ask your colourist about colour contouring which can draw attention to certain areas of the hair by adding lighter or darker tones.  Contouring is a more bespoke colour service, designed around everyone’s unique facial structure, head shape and skin tone.

Hair Colour Contouring

Styling Your Balayage

The vast majority of Balayage pictures you see in magazine and social media platforms are waved, curled or tonged, the reason? It looks so much better, adds depth, contrast and breaks the colour up. Bear in mind if you tend to wear your hair poker straight you might not be showing off your colour at its best.

Styling and curling Balayage hair

This doesn’t mean you need to be a expert with a tong or wand, yet be able to create some movement and waves will make the world of difference. Ask your stylist to show you a basic curling technique so you can re-create the look at home.

 

Hair Colour and Style Trends for Autumn/Winter 2017/2018

The must have colour hair trends for Autumn/Winter 2017/2018 are the warm tones like golden blonde, browns and vibrant coppery reds for a standout look.  Cooler browns such as cappuccino, espresso, mocha and chocolate will still remain popular towards the end of the year and Balayage and painting techniques are going nowhere.

Autumn/Winter 2017/2018 Hair Colour Trends

The glowing colours of autumn inspire many to change their hair to warmer colours to compliment the change in seasons. Other popular warm colours for A/W include caramels, honey blondes, butterscotch blondes and dirty blonde, as well as reddish-brown, copper and crimson.
This can work best with a strobbing colouring technique where a  darker, medium, and light colour are used to create movement in the hair while respecting the natural texture
Other Autumn  hues which are on-trend include rose-gold and rose-blonde which can be applied as toners to summer sun bleached hair.

Hairstyle Trends To Try With Autumn/Winter

Flat Waves/Modern Straight: this seasons most sought after hair style. A quick and easy look to recreate which can make a statement – Just use your straightener to add a smooth bend to sections of the hair. You can use a spray wax or constructing spray to texturise the look a little more.

ghd Modern Straight

Big Romantic Curls: You can give those tired summer beach waves their own holiday with this classic variant of the barrel curl. This style has next day benefits too. If you don’t want to get rid of your curls, sweep them back into a hair band for a day two variation.
Bangs AKA Fringes: Another big standout from the catwalks was the fringe. Whether you have long hair, a bob,  smooth straight or wavy hair, it doesn’t really matter as the right fringe can suit that style. You can adapt any of these styles to include a small fringe to frame your features. Fringes can be full, rounded, blunt, choppy or thinned to create something perfect for your face shape and hair style. The fringe isn’t the whole look, it’s barely 10% of the cut. However, it can dramatically change the overall look.

Kerastase Aura Botanica For Healthy Looking Hair

Kerastase have now launched an organic range, Kerastase Aura Botanica. This is the  French brand’s most natural line to date . The new range contains up to 98%* naturally derived ingredients, designed to create a lightweight feel and a gorgeous glow. The main ingredients are Samoan Coconut and Moroccan Argan oils, with no silicones, sulfates or parabens.

If your hair is lacking shine, dry and rough to touch at the roots and has minimal split ends,  the Botanica will give you firmer touch, healthy shine and lightness.  We would not recommend this hair for over-processed hair that need strengthening.

Kerastase Aura Botanica For Healthy Looking Hair

 

What’s in the new Kerastase Botanica Range?

Kerastase Aura Botanica  Bain Micellaire

The shampoo removes the dirt and impurities efficiently while leaving the hair healthy and glowing. Without the use of silicones, the fibre is cleansed with a naturally firm touch. Top Tip: Lather your hair twice for a luscious airy lathering experience.

Kerastase Aura Botanica  Soin Fondamental

This product compliments the shampoo. It brings the softness you need and help with detangling. Ideal for thick and/or dry hair, it can used with Concentré Essentiel oil (just add a couple of drops). This conditioner melts into the hair fiber for deep, durable nutrition and frizz control.

Kerastase Aura Botanica  Concentre Essential

This multipurpose oil is comprised of 99% natural origin* ingredients and is gives big boost of nourishment. It is comprised of renewable avocado oil, rich in Omegas 6 and 9, jojoba oil to add softness and shine to hair, while the rosemary extract helps preserve the oils. As usual, this Kerastase range features by a beautiful fragrance, an aroma of sweet orange essential oil.

Kerastase Aura Botanica  Essence D’Eclat

This lightweight mist nourishes the hair and controls frizz. With up to 99% natural origin, one part of natural origin oils; jojoba, avocado, coconut and argan.

*Kerastase considers ingredients to be of natural origin if they retain more than 50% of their molecular structure after being processed from a natural source.

Love Your Hair In Winter…Top 10 Winter Hair Care Tips

Winter Hair Care Tips

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Winter Hair Care Tips: We all love our hair and want it to look in pristine condition come rain or shine. Our hair is one of the first things people see, but sometimes we let it all go downhill in those cold wintery months. From split ends to crazy hat hair…its easy to let things slide!

Keeping cosy is essential in winter and with radiators, humidifiers and dryers going, it unfortunately zaps every last bit of moisture from our hair!

Here is our Top 10 Winter Hair Care Tips for the coming months…

1) Moisture masques and treatments: Why not treat your hair when it most needs it? Kerastase luxury masques provide intense moisturisation, which should be used at least once a week to replenish the hair.

2) Heat protection IS the key : Heat protection is essential all year round but especially in winter. With more Christmas parties and social events the use of straighteners and dryers usually increases so make sure your using a heat defense to stop those ends being frazzled! Kerastase Nectar Thermique is perfect for this and also with the added royal jelly extract it is extremely nourishing.

3) Regular trims makes all the difference : To banish split ends completely having a trim is usually the best option. Every 6 weeks is recommended by most hair professionals. You will never need to have split ends again!

4) Maintaining your style : We all know that the wind and rain is horrendous for your hair! It completely messes up your style or can leave it looking limp and lifeless. A simple smoothing serum, ‘Kerastase touche finale’ will keep them locks under control. Alternatively if you prefer a spray why not try L’Oreal fix anti frizz.

5) Volume…What volume?! Using a simple mousse or root lift spray will make all the difference to your hair. Kersatase ‘mousse bouffant’ also has the added benefit of heat protection , so that means two jobs done in one!

6) Maintaining shine when its all so dull outside… The lack of moisture in the winter air can eat up all that shine in your locks. So why not try the Kerastase Cristaliste range which is purely formulated for extra shine and softness.

7) Natural or coloured? The dull weather throughout winter can leave your hair colour, whether it be natural or artificial, looking dark and drab. A simple shine spray like ‘The Shine’ by Paul Mitchell adds an instant shower of shine. If you really want to treat yourself why not try the Reflection range from Kerastase? The products add utter radiance to coloured treated hair.

8) No one likes cold water but your hair LOVES it! Most people will have their showers extra hot through winter which isn’t always as useful to your hair. As horrible as it sounds  before you hop out of the shower turn the water to cold and rinse your hair through. It is the best way to get a sleek look for your locks as it seals the cuticle , leaving it extra smooth.

9) A new routine? Adapt your daily haircare routine to the weather, instead of using the same products all year round. Your hair is usually dryer and more vulnerable in the winter, so use more moisturizing and strengthening products to give it that well needed boost.

10) Treat yourself to a blow-dry! For a brilliant yet luxurious quick fix, why not nip into your nearest salon for a blow-dry? This is the ultimate way to tame your hair as you just cant quite get the same result yourself! Professional salon treatments like the Kerastase fusio-Dose are instant treatments that can be prescribed for each client , and will also help to maintain your blow-dry for longer.

Win a Pink Diamond worth £3000 at Moda Greco in Leicester

Win A Pink Diamond at Moda GrecoYou now have the chance to get your hands on a 0.65 carat brilliant-cut round pink diamond worth £3000, yes £3000!

The next time you visit Moda Greco in Leicester, take a quick picture of yourself holding the pink diamond sign. Then all you need to do is share the pic on Instagram with hashtag #ghdpinkdiamond. It would also be great if you can @ModaGreco too.

Be proud to be pink and Moda Greco rasie awareness of Break Through Breast Cancer.

This competition is open until the end of October, so don’t miss out on your chance to enter.

Please call Moda Greco Hair Designers on 0116 2629201 to book your next apppointment and to be in with a chance to win a pink Diamond.

As a salon, we will also be running a number of fund raising activities and promotions to help raise money for this great charity. Please visit our blog again for more updates and news about what’s going on at our salon.

Kate Moss Inspired Kerastase Couture Styling Range

Kérastase as they align themselves with the legendary model, Kate Moss to front the new  professional hair styling range – Kerastase Couture. In this blog update, Moda Greco takes look at this exciting new range and explains just what each product does.

To work in harmony with the hair, Kerastase Couture features a new micro-film formula, that provides long-lasting style and complete freedom of movement without compromising the hold.

This new technology is delivered in a variety of skincare-inspired textures and scents. The Couture range offers customers easy application, high performance and a very clean touch without a residue you can find with some hair care products.

Kerastase Mousse Bouffant

Kerastase Mousse BouffanteFirst up we have Kerastase Mousse Bouffant, this is a volumising mousse that offers a genuine bounce and body that makes your hair look and feel beautifully alive whilst providing ultimate freedom of movement.

Mousse Bouffant creates hold and effortless style delivering a professional finishing touch every time.

To use, all you do is apply a small amount to roots and lengths of the hair,  then blow dry and style as you normally would.

Kerastase Spray a Porter

Kerastase Spray a Porter Kerastase Spray a Porter will make you look like you spent the whole day at the beach – even when you’re trapped in the office all-day.

Formulated using Kerastase’s signature flagship ingredient, Xylose, with a texturising mineral salt to provide a non-sticky texture.

You will be able to creates soft, pretty, glamorous waves without any feeling of stickiness or crunchiness on touch.

Spray a Porter is multi-dimensional beach spray, offering moveable texture, UV and heat protection.

Kerastase Forme Fatale

Kerastase Forme FataleKerastase Forme Fatale is a voluptuous water-based blow dry gel thats provides strong body and hold, supporting a long lasting shape and form in normal to fine hair.

Apply evenly on towel-dried hair, using only a small amount of Forme Fatale then style with your hair dryer and/or curling tongs/stylers for strong hold.

Enriched with xylose, micronised polymers and emollient sorbitol, Forme Fatale provides you with heat protection while you style your hair and boasts shape memory – meaning your style will last through the day.

Kerastase Lift Vertige

Kerastase Life VertigeWith Kerastase Lift Vertige, you will be amazed with the amount of volume you will be able to create, making your curls much more defined and that much needed “oomph” to your hair.

This is described as a root uplifting gel, but don’t let the word “gel” put your off, because it’s not a gel in the traditional sense.

Use Lift Vertige on towel-dried hair, applying to the roots with your fingers and then using a brush and blowdryer to lift the roots, giving you that volumizing effect.

Perfect for creating hair-up and volume based looks, particularly for the fine-haired out there. Also contains heat protection properties.

Kerastase Boucles d’Art

Kerastase Boucles d'ArtKerastase Boucles d’Art will help to keep your curls looking vibrant, leaving curls smooth and soft to the touch.

This is lightweight aqua-mousse, using xylose to provide you with a texture, polished definition and flexible hold with weighing the hair down and flattening the style created.

To use, you will need to apply 3 or 4 sprays on the lengths and then blow dry or dry naturally for medium hold. This textured lotion hydrates the hair from the roots to the ends, creating a perfect affinity with the hair.

£20 Off ghd Air Jewel Hair Dryers When You Trade In Any Old Electrical Styler

ghd Air £20 Off Trade In

This Offer Has Now Ended

ghd have recently launched the limited edition ghd Air Jewel collection hair dryers with a RRP of £99.

The super-powerful ghd Air hairdryer has been given a sparkly makeover with the addition of high-shine metallic trim available in Amethyst, Sapphire or Emerald colours.

To mark this launch, Moda Greco will be offer customer £20 off these hair dryers when you trade in any old electrical hair styler at the salon. So, you can get this fantastic new hair dryer for only £79!

As a added bonus, we will also be giving away a free ghd diffuser worth £15 with every ghd air hairdryer purchased from our salon.