Product Of the Month – L’Incroyable BlowDry

 

 

We couldn’t help but swoon after seeing the new Kérastase video on YouTube, ‘Visions of Style 2, 1 Woman. 10 Looks. ft. Anja Rubik’.

The Video showcases the new L’incroyable BlowDry lotion and all it can do. It literally takes Anja from sleek and smooth, to free flowing bouncy curls and we can’t get enough of it.

The Kérastase Couture Styling Range introduces this miracle reshape heat lotion. Redefining heat-styling with long wear hold and repositionable shape control. It contains Thermo protection up to 230ºc. Controls the look of frizz for 96 hours in 80% humidity (which is perfect with the wether we’ve been having!), and also reactivates with heat tools even at low temperatures*, meaning you get a lot of style for your money. What more could a girl need or want!?

*150ºc

French Girl Hair; Brunette Bar

 

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We are so excited to be launching the new French girl Brunette shades from L’Oreal at Level One. Gone are the days of one dimensional flat brunette colours. The French Girl Hair brunette bar, consists of a perfect blend of tones and technique to give you a perfectly bespoke colour. Brunette colouring choices have blown wide open with choices ranging from French polish hair contouring, baby lighting, brunette balayage and many more techniques finally allowing brunettes to have so much more choice and verity. The tecniques are designed to create optical illusions with in the hair such as, creating width, length and thickness. It can also be used to contour around the face, making eyes or cheek bones pop, all whist keeping a quintessentially french approach to beauty and remaining effortless, undone and classy.

What a treat! Book in salon for your free consultation

 

 

*All colour services require a skin test 48 hours prior to the colouring service.

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Shaking off winter with warmer tones

With the new launch of L’Oreals new Dia Richesse Hi-visability toners we are super excited with what March and the spring will have to offer! These colours are designed to add pure tone to your naturally gorgeous base, highlighting and enhancing all your natural reflects. All the tones are suitable for blondes and brunettes, virgin hair or already colored hair.

 These colours leave your hair feeling incredibly soft and shimmery.  Shake off winter and add some life to your hair by booking your consultation!

Telephone 02085858686

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LONDON FASHION WEEK HAIR TRENDS

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With London Fashion week in full swing we’ve been keeping our eyes peeled on the next hair trends for the up and coming  season. In our last blog post Couture fashion week in Paris, we saw that hair is taking a more natural backseat and the same could be said with LFW. Gone are overly voluminous locks, and designers are opting for more natural colors and textures. Hair is dried by hand rather than perfectly styled. Shine, health and luster are encouraged. We’ve also seen massive popularity in simple up-do’s. Think ‘I have five minuets to catch my bus to work, this will do’ up-do’s. Simple twists, braids and high chignons seem to be the more favored styles.

So again ladies embrace you natural beauty, concentrate on health with regular treatments and trims,  and why not switch the blow dry to a simple five minuet up do.

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Couture Fashion Week

With the buzz of couture fashion week starting off on the 24th, we could help but have a nose at what was going on with the hair trends. This time our eyes were on who attended the events rather than the models, We took a look through one of Vouge’s street style galleries (here) and we are super inspired by the natural lived in look. It seems that ultra smooth, big bouncy blow outs really have taken a back burner as natural tasseled balayage’s are still on the rise with fashions elite. Even Crops and pixie cuts are taking a more subtle feathery and wearable approach. In 2016 it looks like its the year hair takes a relaxed and healthy break, whilst in fashion prints and textures take a leap forward.  We are also happy to see the return of the beret (here) after the dominant trend of the Fedora in 2015.

To achieve this style we recommend putting the straighteners and ceramic vent brushes away. Bristle brushes and large barrel tongs are your new best friends. Don’t neglect decent home care either, regular hair treatments and trims will keep your natural tasseled locks thick shiny and healthy. To add texture we recommend Davines texture spay for loose natural locks (here).

What do you think of the trends? Do you think you can give up your straighteners?

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There’s a brand new dance

After hearing the news of the passing of David Bowie this Monday we were all very saddened. Bowie managed to rock our socks off with five wonderful decade’s of truly original music, but what stood out most for us was his unique ability to constantly reinvent himself and to bring a awesome sense of fun and excitement with it. Music reviewer Brad Filicky wrote that over five decades, Bowie was “a musical chameleon, changing and dictating trends as much as he has altered his style to fit, influencing fashion and pop culture.” We couldn’t agree more, he was a true pin up boy for invention, experimentation and change.

After seeing feeds filled with memorial tweets and pictures over our social media platforms one GIF really took our interest.

It was designed by a UK artist Called Helen Green, who actually designed it for Bowie’s 68th birthday and called it ‘Time May Change Me’. It shows Bowies ever changing appearance and style. We love that you can see his ever changing hair evolution. David Bowie was a true and unique artist and we think it’s the perfect representation of who he was.

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CHRISTMAS OPENING TIMES

Christmas times

 

- OPENING TIMES -

Monday 21st 9:00 – 6:15

Tuesday 22nd 9:00 – 6:15

Wednesday 9:00 – 6:15

Thursday 24th 8:30 – 4:15

Friday 25th Closed

Saturday 26th Closed

Sunday 27th Closed

Monday 28th Closed

Tuesday 29th Closed

Wednesday 30th 9:00 – 6:15

Thursday 31st 8:30 – 4:15

Friday 1st Closed

Saturday 2nd Open as normal

Just a quick note to thank all our lovely clients for all your support and we wish you all a Merry Christmas and a very happy new year,

Love,

      Level One xxx

Welcoming Davines

“BY CREATING BEAUTY SUSTAINABLY, WE ENCOURAGE PEOPLE TO TAKE CARE OF THEMSELVES, OF THE ENVIRONMENT IN WHICH THEY LIVE & WORK, OF THE THINGS THEY LOVE.”

 

After months of planning we are happy to welcome Davines to Level One! We tried and tested the Essential Haircare line  over a period of six months, each stylist trying multiple products and we fell in love.

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Davines was founded in Parma Italy, in 1983 by the Bollati family, who were world renowned for making luxury cosmetics and hair care for other high end companies. After a decade in the field they decided to create their own pioneering brand Davines exclusively for salons.

 They specialize in crafting top luxury hair care that’s both a joy to use and conscious to health and the environment.

Davines boasts a 0% carbon foot print, is completely sustainable and contains Organic active Ingredients perfectly blended with science, making it a healthy option whilst being highly effective.

We hope you love and enjoy using Davines as much as we do!

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OLAPLEX! Your hair will never be the same again!

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We are really pleased to say that Level One have become the first provider of OLAPLEX in the Buckhurst Hill area. The three step insurance treatment for ultimate hair health. Olaplex can be mixed with any colour, be it bleach, high lift tint or traditional colour. But it can also be used as a stand alone treatment before or after any salon service. This is not a regular conditioning treatment,like traditional cream treatments. Olaplex works much deeper than that by actually penetrating the hair shaft and rebuilding the disulfide sulfur bonds that are lost in colouring, perming and heat styling. It truly is revolutionary and one of a kind.

Olaplex has a huge celebrity following, a few are Jenifer Aniston,  JLo and Kim Kardasian who famiously went from Black to Platinum in one sitting with the help of Olaplex.

So now you have hair insurance what will you do?

Call 02085058686 for a quotation

Love

Level One Team

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