Thursday, 25 September 2014

Keep your locks looking luscious this Winter with our top hair tips!

We all know our skin needs a little more care and attention in winter but what about our hair? When the cold and damp weather takes hold, lengths can be in need of some extra TLC. Protect and maintain winter tresses with these great tips and products from The Vinery's very own Creative Designer and Salon Owner Gavin Blagbrough!
Hair Mask
During the winter months, hair can become dry, damaged and dull. The best way to treat this problem is with a deep conditioning mask to give your hair a much-needed moisture boost. This will provide long-lasting nourishment and protection from the harsh weather and changes in temperature. We offer in-salon conditioning treatments but we can also recommend products that you can use at home. Here are just a few examples (we have many more available in salon including bespoke treatments individually tailored to your own unique hair issues).
Sebastian Hydre Treatment provides your hair with intensive, long-lasting moisture and leaves hair feeling silky smooth with the added bonus of a healthy shine (£6.95 for 20 minute in-salon treatment or take home for £18.50)
Wella SP Hydrating or Smoothen Mask will moisturise and de-frizz unmanageable hair caused by central heating or winter showers.
By using a weekly mask alongside moisturising shampoos and conditioners your hair can stay frizz free and nourished all day long!
Hair Repair
If your hair has been damaged by the elements and is in need of a quick fix then there are a number of products which immediately mend damaged, brittle hair and also offer protection from further damage.
Sebastian Penetraitt Repair Mask is a high protein treatment which strengthens and fortifies hair against damage and instantly cares for split ends. (£6.95 for 20 min in-salon treatment or take home for £18.50)
Neal & Wolf Harmony Intensive Treatment repairs damaged hair using a unique combination of conditioners that deliver an instant transformation to stressed out hair. (£5.95 for 20 min in-salon treatment or take home for £13.50)
The bug-bear of every woman is frizzy hair and at no point is it more of a nuisance that during the damp winter months! Hair becomes unmanageable and unsightly thanks to fluctuating temperatures and humidity caused by central heating so extra care is needed in order to tame those pesky locks!
A serum on the ends after blow drying and straightening can help ease frizz and leave hair soft and shiny but make the serum a good one as some cheap serum products can leave the hair greasy and just as unmanageable as before you used it!
We love Neal & Wolf Silk Blow Dry Balm - apply this to the hair before your blow dry and it will magically put an end to tangles and frizz, leaving hair sleek, smooth and straight! (£12.50)
Wella Mirror Polish won't break the bank and is a lovely serum that will tame your ends, leaving a high gloss shine to even the most unruly of hair. (£8.65)
Alterna Kendi Oil may be on the pricey side but its worth splurging that bit extra for a serum of this quality. It provides the 'ultimate frizz control' for all hair types and is free from parabens, sulphates, phthalates, gluten and synthetic colour! (£20.50)
For more hair tips or advice then keep an eye on our blog - or get in touch at The Vinery on 01484 536899. You can email us at: or follow us on social media. Find us on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram…we are on them all!
Gavin @ The Vinery x

Thursday, 18 September 2014

Matty B takes up the razor for The Vinery..

Hi there,
My name is Mathew and I am a Progressive Stylist at The Vinery. I've been officially on the salon floor for a few months now and absolutely love it. Feels great to show off my skills and also learning lots along the way to progress and improve. Recently I have started my NVQ Level 2 in Barbering, I think this is an exciting new prospect to learn a whole new set of skills and widen my client range, so far i have learnt some basic barbering skills for example scissor over comb, which is a lot harder than it looks I might add, I currently do a few of mates hair in the salon and I think that the course will improve my skills. I am really excited about this course and where it can take me, soon I hope to be like the other Barber in the salon, Jonathan, who is currently learning how to do cut throat shaves. Cut throat shaving looks scary but I'm sure with a bit of training i can avoid any major incidents!

Tuesday, 16 September 2014

Hair Surgery Blog…Ask us a Question!

This week's query is from Alice who is wondering why her naturally fine and curly hair is snapping. 
Q: Hi there, my hair keeps snapping and I don't know why! It started off being quite dry so I began using repair shampoo & conditioner but it just keeps snapping. My hair isn't coloured so I know it can't be that and I have no known medical conditions that are causing it (my thyroid is fine according to my Doctor) - please help!
A: Hey Alice thanks for getting in touch. I can understand that this must be causing you a great deal of concern so lets see how I can help.
Hair can snap for many reasons, one of the most common resulting from hair being being over-processed with colour products, however this does not appear to be the case in your situation. Repair shampoos and conditioners can end up being more of a hindrance than a help particularly if they are packed with protein. It could be that your hair requires moisture (hydration) rather than protein.
Without getting too technical, the hair follicle is made from keratin (protein) and once the hair shaft becomes damaged it is fair to assume that you need to repair it with protein-based products. However the hair can actually become too 'protein-based' causing it to have the opposite effect - the hair becomes brittle and starts to snap. It's about striving for the right balance of protein and moisture.
I would suggest switching to a moisture based shampoo and conditioner that is free from protein - one of the best is the SP Hydrate range which is perfect for helping to restore the health of the hair without depositing keratin. Failing that then I would suggest that you consult with your GP to rule out any kind of hormone imbalances or dietary deficiencies that could be contributing to hair weakness.
wella sp hydrate
Hope this helps - keep me updated on how you are getting on!
The Vinery x

Wednesday, 3 September 2014

Hair Surgery Blog - Product Build Up!

So last week was quiet on the hair surgery front…but this week Brent has kicked things off with a question about products.
Q: Hey I use a hair clay every day to keep my style in place but have found that when I wash my hair it feels really stiff and greasy afterwards, I can never seem to get it squeaky clean. Do I think that I need to change my styling clay? Cheers, Brent
A: Hi Brent thanks for your question. I wouldn't necessarily suggest changing your hair styling product, particularly if you really like the way it holds your hair, but what you may need to do is change your shampoo.
It is very common to get a build up of product on the hair, especially if you use that same styling product every day but don't actually wash your hair every day. Most Gents prefer to keep things looking as stylish as possible with minimum effort and we understand this! You need to opt for a shampoo that really cleanses that excess product out without damaging or stripping away the natural oils.
We would suggest using something like Alterna Bamboo's Deep Cleanse Clarifying Shampoo - this is a great organic product that does exactly what it says it will do and that's providing a great deep cleanse of the hair shaft.
You should find that after washing your hair with a Deep Cleanse Shampoo that your product glides on and you lose that sticky unclean build-up that you found so frustrating!
The Vinery x

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The Vinery plays host to some of the region's top hair professionals. With a combination of experienced and trainee Stylists, Beauty Consultants and Creative Designers we are able to cater for every need!