Winter Tresses

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Tis the season to drink copious amounts of fizz, spend hours indulging on the credit card, dash from the school nativity to the company glitzy party, deal with super-hyper offspring, charge around supermarkets and actually survive on the lowest levels of sleep for the year – so how do we ensure that we look our very best? Royston and Nick discuss the essential hair pampering to the looks and styles that will keep you looking sensational throughout the most wonderful time of the year.

Christmas at Royston Blythe really is the most wonderful time of the year. We have incredibly loyal clients who visit us all year round but over the festive season they spend more time with us,  they play hard and need to look their most beautiful.  Evening soirees, red carpet events and special occasions are times when you simply have to look and feel your best.  Beautiful, luscious hair boosts confidence and of course makes a polished, glamorous and elegant statement. Here’s some of our favourite looks of the season.

Long hair: condition is everything

Parties are always a time for big beautiful sexy long hair that works your wardrobe and complements your features. The combination of iconic 1960s Bardoesque and Cheryl Cole is sensational and a look that will leave every lady feeling ultra-glamorous and polished.  This season textures are soft, styles are loose and feminine, with an effortless and endlessly beautiful feel.  To maximise the appeal we need to work on healthy, well-nourished hair, and this can often involve some pre-Christmas planning and intense in salon treatments.

Hair up: adds instant glamour

You can expect to see many glamorous updos working their way round the celebrity and society circuits over the festive season.  They are an absolute must and ooze with elegance, grace and sophistication.  Teamed with a stunning outfit they can make an incredible style statement.  It is important for us to consider our client’s outfit, for example we enjoy tailoring updos to complement backless and back detailed dresses.  This season’s style is unstructured, supersized and with masses of volume, yet classic iconic updos will never date.  We take inspiration from beautiful old school vintage Hollywood glamour, styles such as Grace Kelly’s 1950s water waved, swept to the side look.  Truly sensational!

Short hair: go glossy

Chic short hairstyles and shoulder skimming bobs are so current this and can be ultra-elegant too.  The trick is to personalise each style to suit the individual’s features, whether worn super sleek and smooth or with texture and soft waves, there is a real beauty in a head-turning, high sheen glossy finish.   

Is there a quick fix to healthy hair?

Clients visit us throughout November to prepare their hair for the party season – it is a month of hair rehab at Royston Blythe!  There is no doubt that your hair will look its best in its hour of need, if it is super shiny, oozing with vitality and uber glossy. This is, in most instances, achieved from the pre-party prepping.

Be sure to have an in-depth hair analysis and follow up consultation pre-Christmas to discuss your home haircare routine, at Royston Blythe we carefully consider shampoos, conditioners and styling products that will maximise both the colour, style and of course condition.  In preparation you should consume plenty of water and keep hair super foods such as salmon, nuts and blueberries in your diet.  For a special occasion it is wise to treat yourself to an intense moisture boosting in-salon treatment, this will also enhance condition with immediate effect.

Find out more about Royston Blythe salons in both Wolverhampton and Shrewsbury at roystonblythe.co.uk, or by following them on twitter or liking them on facebook.

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