Darlings, hello! It’s been ages, right? Pull up a chair, pour a cup of splosh or grab yourself something ice-cold and tinkly, for we are here again to welcome you all into a very gorgeous, very Lustig & Webb spring blog!
First things first, if you haven’t already seen it, we’re loving our Stephen get his ‘sleb on (in a bespoke Gresham Blake suit no less), pictured here with his Gogglebox compadre Christopher Steed, picking up the National Television Award recently for Best Factual Entertainment Show. (Photo: courtesy of the Daily Express – thank you!). Well done, boys!
It’s busy as ever in the salon, and with Mother’s Day racing towards us, spring’s new looks offer a tantalisingly brilliant tonic to give that little lift. A new colour or a chop is a marvs way to shed the dull, grey and cold of winter and start looking forward to brighter mornings, longer days – and feeling fabulous again. We’ve been chatting to Daniel – our resident L’Oreal Colour Expert to ask how he’s using this season’s colour palette of peach, gold, bronze and lights as a quick-fire way to achieve a new you. The piccie below is a beautiful peach ombre, and here’s what he said:
Daniel uses a technique called soft contouring to bring in little colour lights to light and shape your face. Super subtle – hence the soft – it’s a combination of highlight and lowlights, this is barely-there-but-totally-gorgeous salon shine.
We’ve talked about strobing before, but what this does it sort of turn up the lights. Not in a 1990’s Disco Dave Rave kind of way, but strobing – especially on blondes, gives the illusion of volume as little shimmers of lightness are added around your hair that work in the same way as the make-up does.
No, not on your face and certainly not day-glo orange streaks a la The Donald, but the Bronzer technique adds a subtle bronze glow – great for brunettes who don’t want a massive colour change but would like to see a little movement in their hair colour.
Again, this is a new one and specially for brown hair types, L’Oreal call this a little wake up for your brown, where you get a welcome colour boost from a blend of deeper tones that melt into each other so your hair basically swishes around and looks amazing – fuller, textured and, yes, swoony.
We’ve saved the glam ’til last – because the new Colour Glow technique Daniel’s doing at the salon is all about that glow girls, adding soft golden lights to frame the face and illuminate your complexion, Daniel matches your skin tone to your golden glow and voila, glamazon.
If the weather has got your mane in a tiz, we’ve got just the remedy. New Kevin Murphy has just landed in the salon and we love love LOVE it. The Smooth.Again shampoo and conditioning rinse is the latest smoothing, luxe lock-inducing products to tame and frame hair than deserves a little more TLC. With Tahitian Gardenia Monoi, MuruMuru butter, it’s deep moisturising effects and de-frizzing fabulousness means it’s also great if you’ve had a keratin treatment, too, because there are never any nasties in Kevin Murphy’s products, so you can put your trust in them to look after your newly straightened locks and keep them looking fab.
Meet 72 – the New Keratin treatment
Our gorgeous manager, Jacqui, let us try the latest – and, we think, greatest – update to our in-house nanokeratin treatments on her. Called 72, the guys have totally upped their straight mane game even further. 72 ensures a great look and feel and smoother, stronger hair for longer, so if you’re ruled by unruly – or planning some travels – then book your nanokeratin treatment now.
We think having great hair means one less thing to think about – when you’re swanning about a swimming pool, heading off for sundowners or simply on the morning commute with Storm Doris doing its thing with your blow-dry.
Til next time, love from L & W x