New Year’s Hair Resolutions!

What’s Your New Year Resolution?  A Makeover?  Then It’s Time To Visit Fox Hair Design Salons in Barwell or Hinckley!

hair makeovers fox hair design salons barwell hinckley leicestershireBeen wearing the same hairstyle for years?  Why not make a change for 2020? A makeover is a great New Year’s resolution that is well within your reach and easy to achieve.

A new haircut, style or colour can give you a massive boost in confidence and that often has a knock-on effect in other areas of your life.  You may find the confidence to socialise more, apply for that job or promotion, or join your local gym!

Our hair and colour experts are trained to understand which hairstyles suit different face shapes and which hair colours will look best with your skin tone and eye colour.  Your stylist will listen and advise you on some hairstyles that will suit you and your sense of style.

Whatever your needs, we are here to help men and women achieve the hair of their dreams in 2020.  Give us a call on 01455 245245 or book online here for your makeover appointment. New clients will receive 25% off their service.  Find out more about our New Guest Offer here.

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Strange & Interesting Facts About Your Hair!

Did you know…?

  • A healthy strand of hair can stretch an extra 30% when it’s wet.  So take care when brushing or combing through wet locks!
  • Your hair grows slightly faster in warm weather because heat stimulates your circulation which encourages your hair to grow.
  • Give a strand of your hair – with the follicle attached – and a forensic scientist could find out lots about you including your ancestry, parental lineage and even some medical information. 
  • Men’s and women’s hair are identical in structure.
  • Red is the rarest hair colour with only about 1 per cent of the world’s population being red-heads.  Black is the most common hair colour with around 80% having black or dark hair.  As for real blondes – there are about two per cent.
  • Hair can grow anywhere on the human body with the exception of the palms of hands, soles of feet, eyelids, lips, and mucous membranes.
  • Blondes have the most number of hair strands.  Redheads have the least number. 
  • At any given time, 90 per cent of the hairs in your scalp are growing.  The remaining 10 per cent are in their resting phase.
  • A single hair has a life span of approximately five years.

 

 

New Year Party Looks

Celebrity Party Hairstyles at Fox Hair Design Salons in Barwell & Hinckley

With a team of stylists around them it’s easy for our favourite celebrities to look sensational 24/7 but there’s no reason why you can’t get a gorgeous hairstyle too!  Why not treat yourself with a visit to your local Fox Hair Design salon and let us give you a celebrity-inspired party hairstyle?

Below we bring you some celebrity party hairstyles to inspire you in time for the Christmas party season!  We’d love to get creative with your hair so, if you are looking for a gorgeous new party hairstyle, just give us a call on 01455 245245 or book online.

Julia Roberts’ Hollywood Glamour Hairstyle

When it comes to adding waves to your hair, there is a huge range of looks to choose from.  Julia Roberts’ wavy hairstyle has an old-school Hollywood look which is perfect for a more formal Christmas or New Year party.   

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Helen Mirren’s Cool Party Hairstyle

Dame Helen Mirren certainly gives some of the youngsters out there a run for their money when it comes to looking cool, sophisticated and on-trend with her looks.  Her stylist has added volume to her hair for a cool, yet sophisticated, party hairstyle. 

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Boho Curly Hairstyle For Helena Bonham-Carter 

There is no doubting that Helena Bonham-Carter has a unique sense of style, somehow marrying a romantic boho curly hairstyle with a punky vibe.  She really knows how to work with her naturally curly hair, making the most of each curl for a gorgeous and sexy party look.

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Kendall Jenner Rocks A Sophisticated Retro Upstyle

No-one does sophisticated party hair quite like Kendall Jenner.  We love this sophisticated upstyle which has a vintage feel about it.  It frames her face beautifully.  

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Rita Ora’s Boho Party Plait

Rita Ora is one cool gal and we love how ‘undone’ this plait is.  She’s kept the look simple but with a boho vibe.  Plaits and braids remain a big trend for the party season so why not let Fox Hair Design team create a bespoke look for you?

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High Ponytails & Hair Extensions

Ariana Grande loves a high ponytail!  She looks sensational with this extra high, extra long ponytail which is achieved with the use of hair extensions.  Check our our hair extensions in Leicestershire here.

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Guide To Blonde Hair

Understanding Blonde Hair & Finding The Right Blonde Shade For You at Fox Hair Design Salons in Barwell & Hinckley, Leicestershire

guide to blonde hair colours, fox hair design salons, barwell, hinckley, leicestershireIf you are thinking of going blonde, but have no idea which blonde shade will suit you, let the hair experts at Fox Hair Design salons in Barwell and Hinckley explain all!

We can help you find the perfect blonde to suit you so please book in for a complimentary colour consultation which will be uniquely tailored to you.  We will take into account your lifestyle and personality, assess your hair type and condition and listen to your needs.

The terminology surrounding blonde hair (and all hair colours, to be perfectly honest!) can be confusing, so let us explain some of the basics when it comes to blondes.

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Should I Be Ash Blonde, Golden Blonde or Strawberry Blonde?

GOLDEN BLONDE HAIR COLOURBlonde is a broad term that covers all sorts of different blonde shades from a very light brown to the whitest platinum blonde.

Once we’ve discussed the blonde colour you desire, your colour specialist will look at your base colour. This is what your hair colour is at the start of the colouring process.  Base colours start at 1 for black shades and finish at 10 which is the lightest blonde possible.  

We would also decide which tone is right for you – taking into account your skin tone and even your eye colour to find a tone that ‘lights up’ your complexion.  Tones are wide-ranging and go from a brown mocha through to red, copper, gold and more blue-toned ash blonde shades. 

It is also likely we will add a secondary undertone to give your hair another hint of colour and make it multi-dimensional.   For example, we might add a purple tone or blue undertone to stop your blonde looking brassy.

Should I Choose A Warm Blonde, Neutral Blonde or Cool Blonde Tone?

cool blonde hair colours, fox hair design salons, barwell & hinckleyAs already mentioned, we will look at your skin tone to decide on the perfect blonde tone for you. 

Golden blondes, honey blondes and copper blondes have warm undertones. If you want a cool blonde hair colour such as ash blonde, platinum or champagne blonde, we will add some cool tones (think blues and violet or purple tones). 

You may also have heard about neutral tones – which is somewhere inbetween cool and warm blondes.  Neutral tones support your base colour rather than adding, say, a golden glow or removing brassy tones. 

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Looking After Blonde Hair 

If you want your blonde hair colour to remain true to shade for as long as possible, it really is important to invest in a specialist shampoo and conditioner for blondes. Your Fox Hair Design colourist can recommend the right hair care products for your blonde shade.  Plus, depending on how light your hair is from your natural colour, you will need to book in to have your roots touched up every 6-8 weeks.  A toner or glossing treatment can also work wonders in freshening up your colour in-between visits to your local Fox Hair Salon.

Book Your Hair Colour Consultation at Your Local Fox Hair Salon in Leicestershire

If you are new to hair colour, you will require a quick patch test 48 hours prior to your hair colour appointment.  We can explain everything you need to know during your free hair colour consultation so please give us a call on 01455 245245 to book in.  We also offer quick & easy online booking here (which also includes our booking terms).

 

 

Festive Period Opening Times

Christmas & New Year Opening Times at Fox Hair Salons in Barwell & Hinckley 

We will be working in the build-up to Christmas to make sure you continue to look fabulous over the festive period! Please book in early if you want an appointment over the festive period at our hair salons in Hinckley and Barwell as we get very busy at this time of year.

Monday 23rd December – Normal opening

Tuesday 24th December –  9am – 3pm

Christmas Day – Closed

Boxing Day – Closed

Friday 27th December – Closed

Saturday 28th December – Closed

Sunday 29th December  – Closed

Monday 30th December – Closed

Tuesday 31st December  – Closed

Wednesday 1st January  – Closed

Thursday 2nd January – 9am – 7pm

Helping Children In Need

Join Us For Children in Need at Fox Hair Design in Barwell and Hinckley

children in need, fundraising, fox hair salons, leicestershireThe team at Fox Hair Design will be raising funds for Children In Need with a day of fun and fundraising on Friday November 15th.

Pop in to join in the fun or book your appointment on the day when we’ll be holding a raffle (first prize to win a hair makeover including cut and colour) and dressing down (we might even appear in our PJs and slippers!)

Children In Need provide grants to projects in the UK which focus on children and young people who are disadvantaged. The charity supports small and large organisations which empower children and extend their life choices.

They are currently supporting over 3,000 local charities and projects in communities across the UK. The projects help children facing a range of disadvantages including poverty and deprivation; children who have been the victims of abuse or neglect and disabled young people.

 

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Breast Cancer Awareness Month – Coping With Hair Loss During Chemotherapy Treatments

breast cancer awareness, hair loss advice, Fox Hair Design salons, Barwell and HinckleyBreast Cancer Awareness Month is organised by major breast cancer charities every October to increase awareness of the disease and the importance of early detection, and to raise money for research and treatment.

There are a lot of common misconceptions surrounding breast cancer and at a difficult time it is important that you have as many facts as possible.

To mark Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Fox Hair Design wants to provide you with information about what happens to your hair during cancer treatment, and tips on how to care for your hair during this time.

Overcoming your illness is the most important thing, but we would like to offer some tips on how to regain some normalcy during a period that is anything but normal.

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Hair Loss During Cancer Treatments

For many women diagnosed with breast cancer, one of the most distressing side effects of cancer treatment is hair loss. Everybody adapts to hair loss is their own way, but for some women it can be a truly devastating experience. Hair loss is a very visible side effect of cancer treatment, it can affect our self-esteem and sense of identity.

Following chemotherapy, hair loss commonly begins within two to three weeks. The hair loss affects body and facial hair including eyebrows and eyelashes. However, hair loss is in most cases a temporary side effect of the treatment, so hair will start to grow back after chemotherapy is over or even towards the end of your cancer treatment.

Hair that grows back after chemotherapy may feel different from your hair before treatment however, there may be a change in the texture and shape of your hair.

How to Treat Your Hair Before Chemotherapy Treatment

• Get into the habit now of being kind to your hair. Do not use harsh chemical treatments on your hair including perms or hair colour — this can weaken it. Stay away heated styling tools such as straighteners or rollers and try to air-dry your hair wherever possible. Strengthening and nourishing your hair and scalp now might make it more likely to stay in your head a little longer during treatment.

• Short hair can be styled in such a way that it can look thicker than longer hair, as your hair starts to fall out it will be less noticeable with a shorter hairstyle. A shorter hairstyle may also make the transition to hair loss less upsetting for you, it is important to keep stress to a minimum as much as possible during this time. Speak to your Fox Hair Design stylist about a shorter hairstyle before your treatment starts.

• Many women choose to wear their heads bare, but if that is not something you wish to do, you may want to think about head coverings to conceal your hair loss. You can choose from many head coverings, wigs and scarves are the most popular head coverings. There are some fantastic high-quality synthetic wigs and real human hair wigs on the market, that are practically indetectable.

How to Care For Your Hair During Chemotherapy

• Continue to be gentle with your hair throughout your chemotherapy treatment. Use a soft brush, such as a baby brush. Use a gentle shampoo free from parabens and chemicals. Wash your hair only when very necessary.

• Some women report that their scalps sensitive, itchy and can become irritated during their chemotherapy treatment and whilst their hair is falling out. It is possible to reduce the irritation by shaving your head. Many women shave their heads because it can save the embarrassment of shedding and can look better than patchy hair loss.

•Your scalp can become very sensitive throughout treatment and so you must protect it with a sunscreen, or even a head covering such as a wig or headscarf. Extreme cold can also make your head feel sensitive, so ensuring that it is covered will help you to feel less uncomfortable.

Will My Hair Grow Back After Chemotherapy?

• Your new hair growth will be especially fragile and vulnerable to damage, so you should continue with your gentle treatment. Do not colour your hair until it becomes stronger, this may damage your new hair and irritate your scalp. Avoid heated styling such as rollers or curling tongs and air dry your hair as often as possible. 

•New, healthy hair growth takes time. Your new hair may grow in slowly and could grow back in a different texture or colour to before, sometimes previously straight hair can grow back curly. You will need to be patient as it could be up to 6 months until you can expect a healthy head of hair.

Book a Hair Consultation at Fox Hair Design in Barwell or Hinckley

If you are due to commence cancer treatment and are concerned about hair loss, book in for a hair loss consultation please call the team at Fox Hair Design.  We offer a friendly and relaxed welcome and aim to make you feel as comfortable as possible during this time.

***Join the Fox Hair Design Stylists at our Wear It Pink event on October 18th.  Read all about this fund-raising event for Breast Cancer Now here.***

Book Now For Christmas

Book Your Christmas Hair Appointment at the Best Hair Salons in Barwell and Hinckley – Call Fox Hair Design Today 

Book Now For Christmas hair appointments at Fox Hair Design salons, Barwell and Hinckley, Leicestershire

We’re sorry to mention Christmas so early but it really isn’t early at all when it comes to your hair.  There are just two hair cuts until Christmas so please book in now to secure your appointment during this busy period.

The last thing you want to be worrying about as you head into the party season is whether your hair is looking its best!  We can still fit you in for a cut and/or hair colour or hair upstyle for that special party, but please hurry as our November and December appointments do get booked up very quickly.

Thank you!  

Hair-Raising Halloween Hairstyles!

Spooktacular Halloween Hair at Fox Hair Design Salons in Barwell & Hinckley!

halloween hairstyles, fox hair design salons, barwell and hinckley, leicestershireIf you’re heading off to a Halloween party and really want to turn heads, make sure you book in to your local Fox Hair Salon where we can create a hair-raising hairstyle just for you!

We are specialists when it comes to creating intricate hairstyles and love creating spooktacular hair for the scariest night of the year!

Whether you’re a wicked witch, sexy siren or frightful Frankenstein, we can give you a hairstyle that perfectly complements your costume and the occasion. 

Not doing fancy dress but still attending a party?  Don’t forget that we create beautiful hairstyles for parties and special occasions too!

Join Us At Wear It Pink Day!

Raising Funds for Breast Cancer Research with Wear It Pink Day at Fox Hair Design Salons in Leicestershire

breast cancer event fox hair design salons barwell and hinckley 1Fox Hair Design salons in Barwell and Hinckley will take on a bubblegum pink shade on October 18th when our staff and clients will embrace Wear It Pink Day!

As well as turning our salons pink, we’ll be wearing pink and encouraging visiting clients to put on their best pink outfits!  The aim is to raise money for Breast Cancer Now to make life-saving research happen.

This is one of the biggest fundraising events in the UK when thousands of amazing people will wear it pink in their communities, schools or work places for the UK’s largest breast cancer charity.

And since the first event in 2002, Breast Cancer Now has raised over £31.5 million for life-saving research. Research that’s working to discover how to prevent breast cancer, how to detect it earlier and how to treat it effectively at every stage so we can stop the disease taking lives.

Check out some of these photos from last year’s Wear It Pink Day and come along to enjoy our cake sale, making a donation to help this worthy cause, and support our stylists.  Thank you!

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Your Hair Problems Solved!

Solve Your Hair Problems – Top Tips from the Hair Experts at Fox Hair Design Salons in Barwell & Hinckley

Banish bad hair days by talking to the hair experts at Fox Hair Design salons in Barwell and Hinckley.  If you’ve been trying to grow healthy, shiny, beautiful hair without success, it’s time to seek help!  Here we answer some of the most common hair problems, but if you really want to see great results, book in for a consultation with one of our stylists today.   

Say Goodbye To Dull Hair

If you live in an area with a hard water supply, you may notice that your hair is beginning to dull.  The minerals in hard water areas attach to your hair when you wash which can leave your locks looking dull.  If you want shiny hair, please talk to your Fox Hair Salon stylist who can recommend a shampoo and conditioner which will improve your hair’s lustre by removing these hard water particles.  

cool blonde How To Get Rid Of Split Ends

There are multiple reasons you may be experiencing split ends, including over-processing your hair, over-heating or just being too rough with your hairstyling.  Damaged hair never looks great and can be difficult to style, so keep the use of harsh brushing and heated styling appliances to a minimum and avoid hair accessories that are likely to pull and break your hair.  Invest in a hair cut at your local Fox Hair Design salon in Barwell or Hinckley and ask us about our hair conditioning treatments like Protection Cheveux Complexe.

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thinning hair, top hair salons, leicestershireImprove The Appearance Of Thinning Hair

Around 40% of women experience thinning hair or hair loss at some stage in their life.  Hair loss can be caused by multiple factors including hormone changes, side-effects to some medications and conditions, stress and causing continued damage to your hair.  It’s important to take good care of your scalp as well as your hair if you want to improve the thickness of your hair.  To determine whether hormones or a medical condition are causing your hair issues, please see your GP.  

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hair smoothing treatments, best hair salons in barwell and hinckley, leicestershireFight Frizz With A Hair Smoothing Treatment 

Curly hair is drier than straight hair so if your hair has become frizzy, it may be dehydrated which means the hair’s cuticles are unable to lie flat.  This allows moisture to pass deep into your hair, causing the strands to swell, making it look frizzy. 

Fight frizzy hair with a Brazilian Keratin Infusion Blow Dry service which will eliminate frizz and reduce curl for up to 12 weeks. Our hair smoothing treatment will improve your hair’s condition and add shine.  It is effective on all hair types too!  Find out more about our hair smoothing treatments in Leicestershire.