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 :)

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!

Loopy's Top 10 Hair Tips

As you'd imagine, i'm often asked about the best way to look after your hair. There are lots of myths out there and there's also loads you can do to make sure your hair stays in good condition for as long as possible.

I thought i'd share 10 Tips with you, which will see you get as much as possible out of your hair between visits to the hairdresser:

1. Firstly, your hair is weakest when it's wet, so NEVER use a brush on it, always use a wide tooth comb - this will minimise breakage.

2. NEVER rub your hair roughly with a towel - it's one of the most damaging things you can do to hair, always pat it dry.

3. Avoid purchasing expensive products which say they will solve your split ends problem - it's a lie, nothing but having your hair trimmed will ever get rid of split ends. 

4. Think about it; prevention is always better than cure, so buy products which suit your hair and. If you spend a lot of money having a colour put on your hair then buy the best products to maximise that and make the colour last as long as it can. There are a lot of products which help prolong hair colour, so purchase them and use them correctly - make sure you leave them on for the right amount of time and it will definitely help. Why not book a deep conditioning treatment after you've had your hair coloured, to help put back some of the moisture!

5. One product that I recommend (and also sell) is Miracle 10 Argan Oil - not only does it smell great but it also de-tangles, reduces static, controls frizz, prevents damage, improves moisture levels, adds shine, gives a silky feel and enhances manageability!

6. If you'd like a quick fix to cover up greys between seeing your colourist then you can always try using *WOW* or  Charles Worthington Instant Root Concealer  it does exactly what it says on the tin - covers your roots until you can get them done again, a great temporary solution!!

7. A great product to use to make your hair feel and look great is Osmo Shine Serum, it makes your hair look shiny & glossy and a few drops really goes a long way!


8. One thing that still surprises me is that people don't know a really cheap and easy way to get shinier hair is to blast your hair with cold water, after you've washed & conditioned it. Cold water seals the cuticles and gives it an instant natural shine.

9. Something that a lot of people get wrong is that they use their shampoo and conditioner in the same way. It's much better to shampoo the roots and condition the ends of your hair. 

10. Lastly, putting your hair up into a ponytail on holiday seems like such a good idea. It keeps it out of your way and also shields it from the sun (to a certain extent) BUT using the wrong type of hair band can do more bad than good. Pulling hair ties out of your hair can really cause a lot of damage, so if there's one product you buy to take away with you this Summer, make sure it's the Invisibobble. A fabulous hair tie which is kind to your hair!

So there you have it - follow my tips and you'll look after and manage your hair SO much better, with reduced damage. Also, I stock and use some of the products listed above, so next time you see me please feel free to ask me about them :)