HAIR DESIGN IN DETAIL

PROFESSIONAL HAIR DESIGN

The prices in hair and beauty salons are usually based on a mixture of product costs, staff wages, business rates and costs, stylist/therapist qualifications and experience and time allocated.

Like other products, salon products come in a range of different brands each with their own price points, as our chosen product ranges are of high quality, the price is set at a higher level than it would be if lesser quality products were being used. More on our prices later.

The quality of a product is very important, especially when it comes to the ones used in chemical processes. For these products to work effectively, they need to penetrate the hair and in doing so, take the hair through an un-natural process. Over a period of time, if this process is carried out using poor quality products and/or by a less than competent stylist, the strength of the hair is more likely to become compromised, resulting in dry, brittle hair that is increasingly difficult to style and maintain, prompt colour fade is also much more likely.

Our price guide has been created to give an idea of what you will be charged for each service, we are, however, aware that different people are able and/or prepared to spend more, or less, with that in mind, we have prices for each individual treatment and the price can be tailored to suit every budget, for example:

At most, a wash, cut and finish is £45
If you’d like a lower priced option (we have 3), you can book the cut with your chosen stylist but have our trainee stylist dry your hair (£33.00), you could book a wash and cut without the finish (£18.00), or a dry trim/cut (£14.50).

We are happy to help in any way we can, just ask

Hair treatment terms explained

We know that sometimes listening to us talking about our work is comparable to listening in on a foreign conversation. Lots of words and numbers being thrown about, none of which meaning a whole lot to you. To help you better understand our “salon lingo” we have compiled a list of all the ones we could think of, see below:

Cut/Trim

These are one and the same, whether we are taking the tiniest ends off your hair or taking 2 inches off, the method of cutting is identical and takes the same length of time.

Dry Trim/cut

This is where you come in with dry hair and we cut it. No washing, no drying and no styling, just a cut.

Wash & cut/wet cut

This is where we wash your hair and cut it while it’s wet. This does not include a blow-dry and finish, at most it is briefly rough dried to remove excess water.

Wash, cut & finish/Cut & blow-dry

The hair is washed, cut wet, before being dried, styled and finished.

Wash & finish/blow-dry

This doesn’t include a cut, the hair is washed, dried and styled. Perfect for those who struggle to style their hair, also great for a special occasion.

HAIR-UP

Hair is dry curled or straightened (using GHDs) before being put up into a style. This is for a special occasion. Hair should be washed and dried (but not straightened) the night before, so it isn’t too soft to put up. The reason we ask you not to straighten your hair is, curls won’t last if the hair has been straightened.

FULL HEAD COLOUR

The chosen colour is applied to every hair from root to tip. Because every hair on the scalp is coloured, the regrowth comes through quite quickly and is usually noticeable within a couple of weeks. If the artificial colour is significantly lighter/darker/brighter than the natural colour, the regrowth will be more noticeable. Although this gives a block colour, slight colour variations can occur mirroring the lighter and darker parts of the natural hair

Retouch / Regrowth / Roots

This is a method of colour application used to refresh previously coloured hair. As the hair grows, new, un-coloured hair becomes noticeable at the scalp. The colour is applied directly to this new growth.

Highlights and lowlights

Highlights are when a lighter colour than the overall shade is used, creating lighter areas in the hair. Lowlights are when a darker colour than the overall shade is used, this is most commonly used to tone down colours that are too light.

HALF, full head foils

This term refers to the placement of the foils. A full head includes all the hair, whereas with ½ head only the hairline and parting are coloured. Full head foils are usually done every 2nd or 3rd time, in between full heads we usually only do ½ head as the underneath hair isn’t on show and so doesn’t need to be coloured quite as often.

FOILS

This is a method of high/lowlighting, in which each section is wrapped in a foil to develop. The foil works in two ways, firstly to prevent colour being transferred to an unwanted area and secondly to keep in the heat, ensuring better development. A thin section of hair is taken, either weaved or sliced and colour applied, half of each section is coloured and the other half remains the natural colour, it is because of this that foils are so popular, they can be as bold or subtle as you’d like, depending on the size of the section.

Slice/weave

These are terms used to describe the sections taken during high/lowlight treatments. When the section is sliced, the whole top is taken and coloured, when it’s weaved, small pieces are taken and coloured. Slices create a bolder look, weaves are used to create a subtle, more natural look.

Ombre

This is where the hair at the roots is darker, becoming gradually lighter as it gets to the ends.

Balayage

Like ombre but some of the lighter pieces are higher up, towards the roots.

Conditioning treatment

These are applied to the hair to help add moisture or protein when needed. We have a few to chose from with prices ranging from £3.50-£15.00.

Ombre

This is where the hair at the roots is darker, becoming gradually lighter as it gets to the ends.

Balayage

Like ombre but some of the lighter pieces are higher up, towards the roots.

Conditioning treatment

These are applied to the hair to help add moisture or protein when needed. We have a few to chose from with prices ranging from £3.50-£15.00.

Review & Refine guarantee

Cutting dry hair is tricky, cutting wet hair but not drying it means we can’t see it when its dry. When we style you hair, it will inevitably differ slightly from when you style it yourself at home. It is because of these factors that we have created our Review and Refine guarantee, if at any time during the 7days immediately following your appointment, you come across anything about your cut that you would like tweaking, you want a bit more length off or you’d like a tad more weight removed? just get in touch and we will go over it until its perfect.