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How's your scalp situation?

Hair health starts from the root.

But how often do we pay attention to our scalps?

Even if you have a decent head of hair, have never experienced sensitive skin, dandruff or hair loss it’s important to keep your scalp in optimum condition.

Give your scalp a good detox and rebalance with these 5 hot tips from us.

1. Exfoliate

That’s right.

Just like our bodies our scalp benefits from a good gentle scrub. Not only does it promote circulation which aids in healthy hair growth, exfoliating the scalp every so often removes dead skin and product build up.

We love R+Co Crown Scalp Scrub, it’s a deliciously purifying and soothing scrub that will detox, cleanse and rebalance your scalp.

It’s ideal for those with sensitive skin too.

2. Cleanse

Do you go product heavy?

It’s important to cleanse the scalp from time to time to clear the pores of product buildup.

Our recommendation is to use a good quality clarifying combo that is specifically designed to remove this buildup from your scalp and hair. If you are a lover of dry shampoo in particular, using a clarifying shampoo and conditioner will give your hair a much needed mini-break so that your favourite styles can live on without compromising your hair and scalp health.

Banish product build up with ingredients that protect the hair and scalp from damage. We love Oblivion Shampoo and Conditioner. It's full of goodies that literally destroy the bacteria that clogs hair follicles. Oblivion is mild enough for daily use, super soothing on the scalp and the serum-like gel conditoner assists with retaining moisture leaving your hair looking naturally lustrous and feeling soft.

It’s the perfect product for restoring natural vitality to dull locks.

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3. Brush

Nanna was right, brush your hair daily for that healthy shine.

Maybe we don’t need to go the full 100 strokes, but at least get a few in.

Brushing our hair gently massages our scalps and gets the blood flowing.

It’s all about circulation.

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4. Massage

We know not much can beat our luxurious Loop Hair Salon massages, but try to make it routine to give yourself a short scalp massage when you wash your hair.

If it’s just not the same, you know where we are ;)

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5. Diet

Protein, water, blah, blah, you know the drill. Basically, eat well and drink lots of water.

There are so many supplements on the market but not much can replace a healthy diet full of real wholesome food that is good for you.

We all know what to do. Put down the Donuts and pick up the Kale.

The time is now...

As we head into the cooler months and pump up those hot showers (which feel so good but dehydrate everythingggg) a good scalp care routine will not only replenish moisture it will remove product build up and invigorate and improve your scalp circulation.

After all, a healthy scalp is perhaps the most important component of a healthy head of hair.

If you have thinning hair, are experiencing hair loss or have sensitive scalp issues like dandruff our friendly stylists can offer advice and recommendations so that you are set with the best knowledge for your scalp situation.

Book in today for a consultation, because a happy scalp equals happy hair.

Be sure to check out our Promotions page for a fabulous combo on this months featured products.

Xx LOVE LOOP xX

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Who run the world? CURLS.

Curls.

Our bet is, if you don’t have them, you want them and if you have them, chances are you want to find the best way to tame them.

There is a reason why curls are forever featured in top fashion circles.

When curls are healthy, full of body and shine they are just, so sexy.

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Curls can take you from Hollywood glamour to tropical island beach waves and everything in between.

Classically elegant and effortlessly chic they have firmly cemented themselves in trending circles for eons.

#HAIRGOALS 🍒

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Here at Loop we advise our curly hair friends to try working with them, not against.

Find a stylist, like our experienced staff here at Loop Hair Salon, who can give you a great cut and style to suit your specific hair & curl type.

With a little product knowledge from us, you can learn the best methods to master your mane too.

If you have the gift of curls but just don’t feel the love, chat with us about our top of the line smoothing treatments.

We use Pravana SmoothOut Solutions here at Loop Hair Salon.

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This Formaldehyde-Free Nano Amino Acid Complex penetrates the hair fiber and safely suspends the hair's textural memory, transforming rough, frizzy hair texture to a smooth, sleek, shiny finish. Contains lashings of Vitamin A and Shea Butter that saturate strands with moisture. If you want smoother, frizz-free, more manageable hair, then this treatment is for you! It offers Semi-permanant smoothing that lasts for 8 to 12 weeks.

As much as we love curls at Loop, we always want our customers to feel their best.

If you want to rid the kink, make sure to arm yourself with our expertise, we can advise the best products to keep your locks just the way YOU want them.

OUR CURLY HAIR FAVES

We love the R+Co curl collection. 

Our top picks include the below list of goodies. Available in Salon now!

  • Bel Air Smoothing Shampoo and Conditioner works to leave hair frizz free and super hydrated.

    Good for: Thick, curly or frizz-prone hair.

And when it comes to styling we love:

  • Twister Curl Primer- This primer is the perfect curl companion, it preps your hair for everyday wear or intense styling promoting ultimate hydration and manageability
  • Aircraft Pomade Mousse- Perfect for creating second-day texture and separation while retaining body.

  • Chiffon Styling Mousse- the perfect lightweight mousse for volume, body and shine. Great for soft, girly curls on any length of hair.

Pro Tip
Curls or not, hair will always respond better to your particular styling desires if it’s healthy. Aim to use quality products that hydrate and protect before any styling methods, including chemical & heat.

Be sure to check out our Promotions page for a sweet curly combo on our fave R+Co products and 25% OFF our Pravana Smoothing treatments. 

Xx LOVE LOOP xX

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Autumn Hair Trends

TRENDING THIS SEASON

Autumn is here and we are loving this season's hottest trends.

Our eyes have been glued to the runways of late, soaking up inspiration and immersing ourselves in a creative feast for the eyes. From nostalgic nineties accessories to the fringe styles everyone is opting for, these trends have something everyone can get on board with.

COLOUR

It’s not going anywhere!

We have seen quite an evolution in hair colour over the past few years.

Bold, bright, pastel, silver, and metallics are still rockin this seasons hottest looks. Our Autumn faves include warm red, copper, gold, pink, chocolate, mahogany and violet shades.

Live life in colour this Autumn, our experienced colour professionals can guide and recommend the best colours for your complexion and hair type. 

 

FRINGES

Baby fringes and curtain bangs are everywhere right now.

Autumn and Winter are the perfect time to go full fringe.

To put it bluntly, we are less sweaty during the cooler months. The chances of ruining our fringes with summer forehead sweat is pretty much behind us. Hurrah!

Emma's tiny baby fringe is a little Audrey Hepburn and we like it. 

Selena Debuts a choppy, feathery fringe at this years New York Fashion Week

 

FRENCH GIRL HAIR

Alexa Chung is Loreal Pros new muse and inspo for their “Parisian Nudes” range of hues.

She is not french, but her style is synonymous with the classically elegant and effortlessly chic “french gal” look we all love and crave.

We are seeing a lot of curtain bangs and wispy whimsical styles that are simply oh la la.

Coupled with hair scarves and velvet ribbons, this simple and understated look is why sometimes less is more.

It’s timeless and perfect for our Sydney Autumn!

Announced in early 2018, Alexa Chung is a fitting choice for Loreal Pros new range of Parisian Inspired colours

 

NINETIES NOSTALGIA

Remember barrettes, wide band headbands, scrunchies and claw clips??

They'reeeee back!

Spotted in the Autumn collections of many iconic labels like Tom Ford and Alexander Wang, hair styling this season has taken us back to the 90s and we don’t mind it.

Keep it together #WANGINC

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The Zig Zag headband is back and is pretty great at keeping those fly-aways at bay. Will you be revisiting this one?

Stacked bejeweled hair slides, last seen in the 90s are featured here on runway model Hailey Baldwin. 

Barrettes take the glorly in this gorgeous style.

Even Scrunchies are back! Could you? 

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Tom Ford shows us how to bring back the wide headband this season.

 

Accessories in general are going to be big this Autumn and Winter.

Not just the 90’s ones.

Classic ribbons in a range of textures, patterns and colours are enjoying a massive reboot too.

Our fave here at Loop Hair Salon and one we will be sure to replicate this season. 

 

If you are after a new Autumn do, make sure to chat with us.

Our experienced stylists can recommend the colour, cut and products that are perfect for you and your hair type!

Be sure to check out our Promotions page for a great deal on our fave R+Co products. 

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Summer Hair Hangover?

It’s post holiday season AND we are nearing the end of another sizzling Sydney Summer.

The perfect combination for a hair hangover.

If you coloured, tonged, teased, and sprayed your way through the silly season, all while hitting the beach, lakes, pools and spas then now is the time to give your mane a little lovin.

Here are five tips to get your locks in line this season.

Trim

Our hair grows twice as fast in Summer. Neglecting to trim, combined with all our holiday party styling can leave us looking a little Garth from Wayne’s World.

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Give your hair a good trim to prevent those brittle, dry, split ends.

Looking for a change? Our Loop Salon experts can suggest on-trend cuts and styles specifically for your hair type and face shape. Leap into 2018 with an adventurous spirit and find the perfect cut for you!

Treat

Moisture barren locks are common in our beach loving culture.

Sun damage combined with the dehydrating effects of salty/chlorine filled water can do a number on our already strained locks. Especially if we have chemically processed or coloured hair. Invest in a good treatment and you will be rewarded.

Dry Shampoo

A saviour for the over-washers. We see you. We shouldn’t wash our hair everyday. Doing this can strip out our natural essential oils making it prone to damage. It’s tough in summer though. Humidity and sweat can make our hair limp, flat and oily … on the daily!

Find a dry Shampoo that works for you and put it to work. We can suggest Death Valley from R and Co. Enriched with Rice Protein, Vitamin E and Pro-Vitamin B5 it absorbs excess oil while moisturising and strengthening the hair. It smells amazing and is our pick at Loop Hair Salon.

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Turn down the heat

Instead of heat styling through summer why not try alternative or gentle styling methods.

Our Aussie lifestyle lends to beachy waves and tousled styles that are a cinch to pull of, especially during the warmer months. Sea salt sprays are great for mid to long locks. For shorter styles, the ultra sleek and sexy “wet look” is still trending this season. There are loads of enriched products that provide natural texture and movement on the market. Our Loop Hair Salon staff can advise of suitable products for your style and hair type.

Protection

If turning down the heat is literally, Not. Going. To. Happen. (we understand) make it a priority to use protection. In conjunction with a quality Shampoo, Conditioner, regular treatments and trims your hair will be in tip top condition to heat style your heart out!

We love ONE prep spray from R and CO. It has serious super powers for seriously styled hair. If you use heat & product to style most days, this will act as a base primer, evening out the porosity of your hair so products adhere evenly.

ONE also detangles, moisturises and provides heat protection. A great all rounder!

 

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If your hair needs a little midsummer lift, book now for a professional consultation with our experienced stylists at Loop Hair Salon.

Check out our Promotions Page for a great deal on our featured R+Co products. 

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Welcome Readers

Welcome to our Blog!

We are so excited for 2018.

It’s going to be a HUGE year for Loop Hair Salon.

We can’t wait to share our knowledge, news and specials with you.

Make sure to check out our new Promotions Page for our current specials and keep an eye out for the launch of our Loop Loyalty Points -coming mid FEB!

xx LOVE LOOP xx

Loop Hair Salon Paddington

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