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|Posted on March 19, 2018 at 4:12 PM||comments (0)|
What is a toner? And why do I need one?
We come across this question a lot in the salon, as sometimes it can feel like your paying extra for something that you don't see.
A toner is the difference between brassy tiger stripes and beautifully blended highlights, find out more here….
What is a toner?
A toner is a type of colour that’s applied to neutralise brassy/yellow tones after lightening. We need to see the colour that we'll be neutralising first, so that's why you'll find us running off into the back room to mix your toner after rinsing off your foils! A toner can be applied on towel dried hair or dry hair.
Why do I need one?
Whenever a lightener or bleach is applied it starts to lift out natural or artificial colour, but at the same time brings out any underlying warmth. Everyone has some degree of natural warmth in their hair, but as a quick rule of thumb, people with amber flecks around their pupils have more warmth than a person with flat brown/blue eyes. Dark artificial dyes contain extra warmth, which is why going from box colour black to blonde is impossible in one sitting!
Is a toner bad for my hair?
A toner is another chemical treatment yes, but the toners we use are full of ceramides (which smooth the cuticle and makes your hair look silky and shiny). Our toners do not contain any ammonia, as we aren't lightening the hair, just depositing colour. Your hair will actually feel healthier after a toner compared to just a lightening service. If you decided to opt for our VIP Bond Ultim8 colour upgrade, the treatment will be added to your toner too, meaning you get double VIP treatment!
Is there one toner for everyone?
No! We have a dispensary of over 25 different toners, all of which are intermixable to specifically neutralise the underlying warmth and give you a personalised colour suited to your skin tone. Whether it be platinum, ashy, pearl, dusky pink, caramel or honey blonde, there's a toner for everyone.
How long does a toner last?
A toner can last from 2-6 weeks, dependant on the colour and the integrity of the hair. The more porous or damaged the hair, the quicker the toner will fade, although having a colour lock treatment will help. The lighter and cooler the toner, the quicker it will fade, so those platinum white blondes and steely greys turn out to be high maintenance and may need toning every couples of weeks. During your consultation we will discuss these issues with you, so no nasty surprises!
How do I prolong my toner?
The best way to prolong your toner is to not wash your hair so often! Once your hair has been lightened, it's in a fragile state, so by washing everyday not only is going to fade your colour quicker, it's also going to dry out your hair and remove all of your natural oils. Another great tip is to use a toning shampoo and conditioner. We stock a variety of different strength toning shampoos, conditioners and masks and we can prescribe the perfect one for you.
|Posted on May 5, 2017 at 8:08 AM||comments (0)|
REAL, AUTHENTIC, WHOLESOME
Up to 97% natural origin, 99% biodegradable and no nasty silicones, parabens or sulphates! Amazing hair at the same time as saving the planet.
We are so happy to be one of the selected salons in Stourbridge to be able to offer it to our customers and we are pledging to #liveRAW Watch this space for more details.
Now, lets have a closer look at Biolage RAW! There are 3 different ranges for 3 different hair concerns- dry hair, stressed & damaged hair, and fine limp hair.
We are now stocking all the RAW products in our salon in Stourbridge. Ask one of our fabulous hairdressers to use it on you! They smell incredible, and with a 100% customer satifaction record you're sure to fall in love with them as much as we have!
|Posted on March 15, 2017 at 11:26 AM||comments (0)|
Bond Ultim8 from Matrix is a complete bond protecting system, used during a colour or lightening service in salon. The product protects bonds in the hair to keep it looking and feeling healthier and more nourished for longer whilst preventing hair breakage and maintaining the hair colour, helping against colour fade.
How does it help me?
Your hair is made up of many bonds. These are broken everyday by brushing, drying, straightening and colouring your hair. Bond Ultim8 helps protect and repair these bonds, meaning stronger, healthier and shiny hair. You won't believe the difference!
Matrix Bond Ultim8 works in 3 simple steps:
How much is it?
Having beautiful looking hair doesn't have to come with a massive price tag, at Tulip Hair we charge £7.50 to upgrade your colour to a VIP bond treatment. We also have the Step 3 Weekly Seal Treatment available for purchase in salon.
|Posted on June 15, 2016 at 9:44 AM||comments (0)|
|Posted on August 12, 2015 at 11:35 AM||comments (0)|
Does your hair go limp & flat? Do you have to wash your hair everyday?
Try the Tulip way to wash your hair for a couple of weeks and see the difference it makes!
1. Brush your hair before you jump in the shower (this stimulates the scalp and removes loose hairs).
2. Wet your hair and rub a 20p sized blob of shampoo between your fingers. Apply to your scalp (not your hair!) and massage using circular motions. Rinse.
3. Repeat step 2. (This is the most important step!) This second wash lifts and removes oils from the hair and scalp and leaves your hair feeling squeaky clean.
4. Next apply a 10p sized amount of conditioner through the ends (any hair below your ears) and comb through with a Tangle Teezer to detangle. Rinse well.
5. Squeeze the excess water from your hair and wrap or pat dry with a towel (microfibre is the best!) Any ruffling will cause the cuticle to raise and make your hair frizzy!
6. Have fabulous hair!
Let us know your success stories
|Posted on July 30, 2013 at 7:09 PM||comments (0)|
Gorgeous new Pink Diamond ghds!
Ghd have been supporting breast cancer charities for the last 10 years, with an impressive pink styler brought out every August with £20 from each styler going direct to Breakthrough Breast Cancer.
This year is no different, as part of the Jewel Collection the Pink Diamond set includes a ghd paddle brush.
Check out the 2013 Pink ghds.....
As part of the 2013 Jewel Collection you can save £20 on these stylers by bringing in any old hair electrical!
|Posted on March 5, 2013 at 6:33 PM||comments (0)|
Tulip Hair was thrilled to be personally invited to the ghd Eclipse launch in Birmingham this week. We had a great night watching fab stylists taking to the stage to show off exactly what the new styler could do.
As shown in some of the pictures above the new Eclipse stylers can tackle even the toughest afro hair. This is due to the revolutionary new technology:
We were lucky enough to get an Eclipse styler in our goodie bag after the event so pop into Tulip Hair to get yours hands on a pair and see the difference. We promise you'll love them, we are hooked already!
|Posted on January 25, 2013 at 6:31 PM||comments (0)|
New ghd Eclipse
The new innovation in hair straightening has arrived!
It's been 12 years since the launch of the very first Good Hair Day ('ghd' for short) straightening irons. The company didn't advertise their product for the first two years after they were released, instead used the performance in salons to create a buzz and word of mouth quickly spread that these were the best straighteners out!
Although the slightly pricey £120 price tag (this was 12 years ago!) shocked a lot of people, once you tried your friends/sisters/hairdressers ghds you were hooked!
I, having started in the hairdressing industry 10 years ago, began to witness the most extraordinary scenes in December. Men coming into salons that they would not even step into normally, gasping:
"Do you sell those straighteners? HDDs? HGDs? Those ones that are £120? My wife is desperate for them, thats all she wants for Christmas!"
We were constantly sold out, as soon as we had a delivery, they were gone.
Fast forward back to the present and every woman on the planet has heard of ghd. 99% of customers that walk through my salon door own a pair, some even two (different colours of course!) I have mothers coming into the salon that tell me their daughters are moving away to university and they are gutted...... Because they are taking their ghds!
So why am I telling you all of this?
Because ghd have done something even more extraordinary, they have completely redesigned their styler and its the most futuristic yet!
Here's a little tease....
...... but check back for more info soon!
|Posted on May 25, 2012 at 4:39 AM||comments (1)|
Summer is finally here!
The sun has got his hat on, and that means only one thing... new Label.m haircare offers!
Giles Deacon has teamed up with Label.m for a third time and we think this latest offering is his best! This years exclusive collaboration is a swan print, taken directly from Giles' catwalk show at London Fashion Week......
To get your hands on either the gorgeous make up bag or tote bag all you have to do is buy 2 Label.m products from the salon in Stourbridge. With so many amazing products to choose from, it won't be hard!
Airliner Mini's are back!
We know you've missed them! Pick 4 mini's for £12 and get a free plastic travel case. Perfect for hand luggage and just the right amount.
See you soon,
|Posted on April 21, 2012 at 6:02 PM||comments (4)|