Cortex Hair Straighteners - could they be the new GHD's?

A couple of months ago I went to the Salon International Hair Show at Excel in London - think the Ideal Home Exhibition but for Hair and Beauty!

For the most part it was your average day, looking around at products and talking to suppliers etc. BUT the best part of my day was trying out the new Cortex Hair Straighteners that I have been hearing SO much about. This new product is out there to rival GHD and I have to admit that I was sceptical...that was until I had a go at them.

It was quite funny actually (well not for me) but I had been forced by another supplier to have my hair curled, with some new device that he was pushing, and he turned my lovely hair into something out of the 80's. My Sister-In-Law found it hysterical and for a short while I had to walk around with some dodgy looking locks BUT after meeting up with the Cortex people and trying out their new Steamliner Styler, my hair looked even better than before.

As you can see they had gone to town on my hair, using all sorts of different styles - DISASTER!

As you can see they had gone to town on my hair, using all sorts of different styles - DISASTER!

What makes these straighteners so special and SO good is that they have Tourmaline-Ceramic plates that infuse the hair with nourishing Argan Oil. Also, unlike GHD's you can control the temperature as it has 6 different heat settings and 2 different steam settings. They heat to 450 degrees farenheit in under 20 seconds and are just generally brilliant.

Look how lovely and straight my hair was after using the stylers!!

Look how lovely and straight my hair was after using the stylers!!

SO, in conclusion these straighteners are AWESOME and even better than that is that Loopy Hair clients can get them at a reduced price AND just in time for Christmas, so why not add them to your list or make someone happy by getting them a pair?? 

They normally retail at £149 but you can get them for £99 if you order by quoting LOOPYHAIR. You can order them through me (drop me an email or see me at your next appointment) or you can call them on 0208 133 1218.

I know that I would be REALLY happy if I found a pair of these under my tree this year.

Have a good weekend :)

True Keratin - the hair MIRACLE!

I told you last week that I was buzzing with excitement for the new treatment that I was going to be offering since having it done myself - True Keratin - so here it is..........

True Keratin has been described by many as a miracle product, so I was more than eager to try it out for myself. I can't sell anything that I haven't tried first, so I decided to give it a go and all I can say is WOW! After one treatment I now have super easy, frizz free, glossy hair which has made my life 100 times easier and i'm NOT exaggerating.

True Keratin is ideal for; damaged, unmanageable, frizzy, fragile, brittle hair and provides intense hydration and protects against heat damage, which in return repels humidity and keeps split ends at bay.

The results are astounding - my hair is straighter, smoother and shinier but the best bit of all is that it's reduced my styling time by 90%. If you know me then you'll know my hair is VERY long and VERY thick, so this has literally changed my life.

I don't like to put anything negative in my blogs but as you can imagine, miracles don't come cheap and it's not a quick treatment. The service can take anywhere between 1.5 and 4.5 hours, depending on the length of your hair, the thickness and the condition - it also means that price can vary. Salons charge anywhere between £200 & £250!! You also HAVE to use a special shampoo and conditioner, which will prolong the keratin in your hair and the RRP for this is £17.99/£19.99. I have to say that using it will make a massive difference to the length of time the treatment holds in your hair and if you're going to be spending the £££ then you want to make sure it lasts for as long as possible. The length of time it lasts for also varies on your hair type but can be anything from 2-5 months.

The True Keratin Shampoo & Conditioner that helps to prolong the treatment.

The True Keratin Shampoo & Conditioner that helps to prolong the treatment.

Since i've had such a good experience with True Keratin, I am going to offer this treatment on a promotional price for a limited time. The first 5 people to book with me will get the treatment plus the Shampoo & Conditioner (which you keep for home use) for the bargain of £150!!!!!!! After that the price will be from £180 (again, pricing depends on the length and condition of your hair, you will need a consultation).

With the festive period just around the corner it might make a nice pressie, so perhaps you could add this to your Christmas list!

If you seriously have issues with your hair being frizzy and unmanageable or you want to stop using the straightners and don't mind splashing out, then I HIGHLY recommend using True Keratin, I will DEFINITELY be doing it again.

As always, if you're not sure about it or want some more information then please feel free to call/email me or have a chat with me at your next appointment.

Have a fantastic weekend :)

***COMING SOON*** True Keratin Smoothing Treatment

I'm very excited because yesterday I had the True Keratin treatment done on my hair and I CANNOT WAIT to share my review with you.

This treatment has really taken off recently and I know that for some of my clients it will solve all of your hair dilemas!

I promise I won't make you wait too long - KEEP YOUR EYES PEELED!!



Loopy Hair now has a new fabulous treatment, which could potentially change your life.....well, your hair at least!

ColorpHlex is a new and exciting treatment, which naturally bonds, protects and strengthens your hair during the colouring and bleaching process. Ultimately, it reduces damage and breakage and works from inside the hair shaft whilst the colour is processing.

Clinical trials show using ColorpHlex increases hair strength by 4 times, returning hair to it's pre-coloured healthy state.

The best thing about this product is that the ingredients are all from naturally derived vegetable proteins AND you don't have to just use it when you're having a colour put on, you can also use it as a one-off treatment, which takes around 20 minutes.

The process is simple and easy and the benefits are wonderful.

My Sister-in-law having the treatment done at the salon international exhibition

My Sister-in-law having the treatment done at the salon international exhibition

Since i've started using it in the Salon i've had nothing but wonderful comments from my clients. In fact, regular client, Sarah Mckay said:

"Lou, I'm blown away by the ColorpHlex treatment you put in my hair. All the frizz has gone and it's incredibly soft and silky - I can't stop playing with it, thank you so much, you're a star"

For a limited period of time I am going to offer the ColorpHlex treatment for £15 if you add it to your colour - so call me now and have a chat about it or even better - BOOK AN APPOINTMENT!!

Give Away!

I've been promising a give away for some time now and finally, HERE IT IS!!

This little bottle of Miracle (LITERALLY - it's actually called that) will transform your hair and you will make it a staple part of your hair routine!

All you need to do in order to be in with a chance of bagging your own bottle FOR FREE. Is to like and share this post, which can be found on my Facebook page and next week i'll announce the winner. The RRP for this is £15.98.

Competition closes on Monday, so GET LIKING and SHARING NOW!

Have a wonderful weekend :)

It's a MIRACLE!!

The Summer is now over (did it ever really get started??) and I am back from travels. Apologies to you my lovely readers, for neglecting you but I promise that I will make it up to you by way of a give-away VERY soon! 

In preparation of the give-away, which will be a bottle of my favourite hair treatment 'Argan Miracle 10' I thought i'd tell you a bit about it.

The product does EXACTLY what it says on the tin (or bottle) it really is a miracle! I recommend it to all of my customers, no matter what hair type they have because it has so many benefits.

It's a leave in spray, which can be used on wet or dry hair and radically improves condition and enhances style and manageability! It contains high concentrations of natural ingredients, including Argan, Sunflower Seed and Hemp Oil - all of which are extremely light weight and incredibly nourishing. It also contains Manuka Honey, which has healing properties, which seals in moisture and helps split ends.

If you've been abroad this Summer (or even if you haven't) then you can give your hair a pick-me-up by introducing this to your hair routine.

Ask me about it next time you're in the Salon and buy some from me to try for yourself - it will quickly become your new best friend!

New Hair Style - "The Lob"

Hands up who's thinking about getting a haircut?? OK, so who wants to have a change but they're not brave enough?? Then fear not because I have a great solution for you - THE LOB!

Some of you may have heard of this hairstyle - it's been pretty big in 2015 and it's a style that us hairdressers LOVE.

"The Lob" is an in-between long and short bob and the best thing is that it works well for most hair types. It can make fine hair look far thicker and if needed you can slice out some weight through the ends to give a messier, less blunt look.

It also looks great with or without a fringe (check out the celebs above for proof). You can have a blunt fringe, a heavy side swept fringe or none at all! If you chat to your hairdresser they will advise what is best for your face shape.

Another nice way to make your "Lob" a bit different is to add some colour. This can help define the shape and style - perhaps a few highlights or lowlights, if you're nervous about adding a more daring obvious block colour throughout, or if you're a colour virgin.

Once you have the cut, you need to use the right styling products to achieve the look yourself at home - which I can help you with.

Have a chat with me next time you're in the Salon and we can talk through the various options!