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Halloween Makeup Idea

Halloween Make-up Ideas 2018

Whilst Halloween is a great time of year, for those who struggle with costume or make-up ideas it can be a relatively stressful time. After all, you are going to want to make sure you make an impression, but, for most people, you are going to want to still look great. Particularly if you are heading to a party or event.

There are plenty of people who will pop a pair of cat ears on and call that their outfit, but what about those of us who want something a little different? Something that is really going to stand-out.

These people are going to want to get some make-up inspiration to really make sure that they don’t blend in. To help inspire you, we have put together some of the best Halloween make-up ideas for 2018. All to make sure that you look and feel amazing come to your Halloween party, event, night out or simply just if you are planning on trick or treating with your kids.

An evil mermaid

Glitter might not seem like it is particularly terrifying, but given a Halloween twist it can be pretty impressive. Mermaids are a great Halloween option, sure, they can be cutesy, but if you mix in some darker coloured glitter, maybe even with a drop or two of fake blood, then you are going to create a sea monster that is going to have people fishing to find out how you created your look.


Skull face

Now, this may seem like an obvious one, but more often than not, the old ones are the best. The great thing about skull faces is that they are easy to mix with a suit or something black, making a Halloween costume, not to mention the fact that there are so many variations and styles out there to choose from, that you can definitely make sure that you put your own spin on things. You can also use this as the basis for a couples costume idea, as it works for both men and women.


Pennywise the clown

Not for the faint-hearted, not only is this make-up style pretty darn terrifying, but it can be tricky to do too. There are lots of guides online to help you to recreate this monster clown look, but you may find that you need to give yourself plenty of time to try and recreate this (or even better, find someone else who can do it for you).

A broken doll

There seems to be more and more doll based horror films at the moment, which means that dolls are becoming scary again. You can opt for a simple doll face make-up if you are short on time, just don’t forget the red lips and freckles. However, if you want to give it a spooky spin, then why not opt for a broken doll instead? It is the same base, but you add in plenty of cracks and lines to your face, which can make your face appear even scarier.


Zombie

Zombies may seem obvious, but there is a reason why they keep appearing in the Halloween make-up rundown time and time again. Zombies are scary, that is a fact, and there is so much that you can do with this style that it is easy to customise. Some may opt for a Walking Dead realistic zombie, whilst some may decide that a more cartoony, green zombie is a better approach.


Pop art person

Most of us love the art prints made famous by Andy Warhol, however, you might not realise that you can bring this look to life using some careful make-up techniques and a whole lot of bright colours. We really like this idea for a party as it is not only different, but it is a sure-fire way to get noticed too.


Vampire

For those who are short of time, or are not feeling particularly creative, a vampire might be the best option. For this look you are going to need incredibly pale skin which you then need to team with bright red lipstick and some dark and dramatic eyes. Then you will be one step closer to creating a vampire look which will have Dracula himself impressed.


We hope that these ideas have helped to inspire you for your Halloween plans. The trick is to try and think about not only what you can do, but also the amount of time that you have. You also want to think about the type of event or party that you are going to, as you are going to want to keep it suitable.


If you think that you could do with some support when it comes to making the most amazing Halloween look, then you might want to come and check out the Halloween event at Aer Blowdry Bar.

We have organised a spooktastic time on Saturday the 27th of October. Not only will you be able to book in to have your hair styled by one of our amazing team, but we are also offering appointments with a beautician, for amazing Halloween nails and slots with one of the 5 make-up artists who will be transforming guys and girls into ghosts and ghouls.

If this wasn’t enough we also have Prosecco and a party atmosphere, which means that you are sure to leave our London based blow dry bar, not only looking great but also ready to hit your party or event too.

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Hair inspo for a black tie event

When you are attending a black tie or formal event, you are going to want to make sure that you look your best. The dress is going to need to be on point, as will the make-up and to go along with both of these things you also need to think about your hair.

So, how can you make sure that your hair looks amazing? Why not check out our top hair inspo for a black tie event and see if you can find your ultimate hair do?

The half up, half down bump

A half up and half down hairstyle might not be the most exciting to rock for a formal black-tie event, however, we believe that you can really vamp it up with a bit of volume. In order to create this style, you need to bring together half of your hair in the normal half-up style, before paying attention to the crown, teasing it so that it creates almost a mini beehive effect, before adding some curl to the hair that is still down.

Rock it down and straight

Whilst a black tie event hairstyle will often be an up do, that doesn’t mean that these are the only hairstyles that you have to choose from. Sometimes, the ideal hairstyle is a simple and sleek style. If you are looking for a simple hair style, then why not opt for a blow dry for your hair? This will make sure that your hair looks beautiful, but that it is not too fussy either.

Give the simple ponytail a revamp

You might not think that a ponytail really screams out black tie event, however, there are ways that you can transform and revamp a simple ponytail into something that looks a whole lot classier. The thing to remember with a ponytail is that you need to inject volume into it, we highly recommend curling it before you pop it up as this will instantly add volume, another tip is to tease the crown and this will help with volume too.

Make an entrance with glamorous waves

There is a reason why you often see celebrities walking the red carpet rocking glamorous waves. They are not only simple, but they are beautiful and elegant too. The easiest way to create these large and loose waves is to use hot rollers on dry hair, not only are they easy to use, but they give you the most perfect look at the end of it. The trick with these waves is that you should never rush them and you should treat them with care. It also looks great if, when they are set, you bring them around to one side to frame your face.

 

A less than messy, messy bun

A messy bun might sound too casual for a black tie event, but the great thing about messy buns is that they actually work for formal events as well as heading to the shops. The trick is the amount of attention and volume that you add into the hairstyle, this will transform the style. If you are lacking volume in your hair then we recommend that you curl your hair before you tackle this hairstyle, it is also going to make sense that you use a foam ring (or donut) in your hair as this will help form the bun.

Another top tip for adding to this particular style is to wrap around the base of the bun with something sparkly as this will up the glamour.

The classic low chignon

If Kate Middleton wears a hairstyle then chances are that it will become popular, thankfully, she seems to be more than happy to be seen with simple hairstyles that you can recreate at home. We love seeing her with a low chignon, a style that sits just on the nape of her neck. Not only is this particular style elegant and beautiful, but it is also easy to do yourself at home, you are just going to need to make sure that you have plenty of bobby pins to hand in order to secure this.

Be the queen with a crown of braids

There is nothing to say that you cannot rock a cute look for a formal event. Particularly if it is a beautiful crown of braids. A hugely Heidi-esque hairstyle, to create this you are going to need to braid either side of your hair before bringing it over the top of your head and pinned down the other side. This will create a cute little crown style which is textured and is going to look beautiful, particularly if you team it with some dramatic and detailed earrings.

Step straight off of the Paris runway with a French twist

Another elegant and simple hair do is to have a French twist. These twisted hairstyles will ensure that your hair has texture, but it will also help you to ensure that it is off of your face, ideal if you plan to do some dancing. A top tup with this particular hairstyle is to ensure that you bring a small can of hairspray in your bag as there is a good chance that throughout the evening you may have some strands come loose.

A black tie event calls for a special hairstyle, of course, if you feel prepared to do it, then you can try to tackle at home yourself, however, if you are worried that things are not going to work out as they look on Pinterest, then perhaps you should think about asking for expert help.

Here at Aer Blowdry Bar, we are able to provide you with a blow dry and up do service that is hard to beat. Dedicated to making sure that your hair looks beautiful, we will help you to create those styles that you dream of.

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Thin hair? Why not see if a blow dry can help

Sad about thin hair? Why not see if a blow dry can help give it bounce and volume?

worried about thin hair

Thin hair isn’t something that many people are going to want in their life. After all, when you think about beautiful hair, you are likely to think of hair that is full, thick and with plenty of bounce.

Some people may decide that extensions are going to be the only way to achieve the thick hair that they are searching for. However, here at Aer Blowdry Bar, we believe that there is another way.

Whilst the humble blow dry may be seen as a way to make sure that your hair is dry after washing, it can actually be so much more than this. Blow drying your hair can help with a style, can help with the way that it looks and of course, blow drying your hair can give it the bounce and volume that you are craving.

Always use the right products

 

 

The starting point for any blow dry is to ensure that you have the right product at your disposal. You are looking at products that are designed to give your hair volume as well as ensuring that it is sleek too.

You may find that it takes a few attempts to find the right product for you, one that works and that smells great too. Think of it as a primer for your hair if you like.

Without it, you are essentially blow drying your hair naked, which isn’t going to make for happy hair.  You should also aim to use a good quality hair-dryer too. Whilst your old trusty may have stood the test of time, you may find that it is not actually helping that much when it comes to creating the look that you are trying to achieve.

Blow dry the roots first

Once you have applied your product to your hair, you are ready to grab your hair dryer and get to the task in hand. One top tip when it comes to blow drying your hair is to aim your nozzle (with the concentrated tip) at the root of your hair, as this will blow the warm air towards the scalp.

Think about the way that your hair normally sits, and make sure that you aim the hairdryer the opposite way. Sounds strange we know, but doing this will ensure that the root stands up straight, rather than sitting against the scalp. If you are finding it hard to reach some of the areas on your hair, then maybe try hanging your head upside down, this will help you get the back of your head and the nape of your neck too.

Zig zag your parting

One more top tip coming your way is all to do with your parting. A straight parting is often going to highlight any sparse areas of hair that you may have, therefore, a much better idea is to aim for a zig zag parting instead.

You can do this with ease using a parting comb, or, if you are stuck without one, a grip will do the job just as well.

Work on your hair in sections

Once you have given your root a blast and it is pretty much dry, it is time to work on the rest of your hair. It is best if you try and separate your hair, working in sections, rather than tackling it all together. Not only will this allow you to smoothly dry it, but it will also stop you possibly flattening those roots that you put so much effort into volumizing.

You should start with the bottom layer of hair, pinning up the rest of it. Grab a round brush and blow dry that section of your hair whilst you pull the brush through. Just remember to avoid the roots. You will need to repeat this throughout the rest of your hair, making sure that it looks as beautiful as possible.

Always, always set before you go

The last step is the finishing touches, something that is just as important as the rest. The thing to remember when it comes to setting the hair, and ensuring that it looks sleek, is that you don’t want to use a product that is too heavy and avoid applying any product too close to the roots, this will not only ruin your hard work but could also make your hair look greasy, which isn’t going to give the impression that you are trying to achieve.

If you feel like your hair needs it, then you could always spritz it with some holding spray, however, in the most part, the power of the blow dry should be enough to keep it in place and look fabulous.

Visit a professional for the ultimate blow dry

Of course, you can give yourself a good blow dry at home, however, if you really want results to be proud of, that are going to stand the test of time, then you are going to want to visit a professional.

Here at aer Blowdry Bar we are a London based salon that specializes in the art of blow drying. If you need a blow dry treat for a special occasion, or simply to give yourself a treat, then we are the place to come.

With our expertise and a whole variety of tools at our disposable, we can ensure that you leave our salon feeling like a million dollars and looking like it too. 🙂

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The best hairstyles for when you are in a hurry

In an ideal world, you ladies would have as much time as you wanted to get your hair and makeup looking perfect. However, the truth is that sometimes you simply do not have the time to spare when you need to go out.

Does this mean that you have to resign yourselves to boring and dull hair? Of course not. There are a wealth of hairstyles that you can do yourself at home, even better, hairstyles that you can do in a rush. So, to help inspire you, we have put together the best hairstyles for you to try out when you are in a hurry and need to get out of the door.

Twisted ponytail

A ponytail has to be the easiest way to style your hair when you are in a rush. However, the truth is that they can be a little on the boring side. If you want to transform your ponytail then why not try a twister ponytail? All you need to do is gather your hair in a low ponytail don’t tie it up in a ponytail, however, instead twist the base of the ponytail clockwise before securing it in place with bobby pins at both sides.

Ponytail Tutorial:

A messy bun

If you want to pull your hair completely off of your neck and face, then a high bun is going to be the ideal choice. To do this you are going to want to gather your hair into a high ponytail, this should then be twisted clockwise forming a bun, before securing in place, either with a bobby pin or two or perhaps a hair band. The best thing about this particular style is that it doesn’t matter if it is messy, because this is the whole point.

Messy Bun Tutorial:

The quick twist

We like the fact that this particular hair style is easy to do but is also stylish and suitable for heading to work. In order to do this particular style, you need to separate your hair into 3 sections. The middle section should be tied up in a low ponytail, you need to pick up one of the remaining sections of hair, twisting this section around the middle ponytail once. This twisted section will then need to be pulled through the elastic band around the middle section making sure it is combined with this ponytail. You need to repeat this with the other side and then in place with bobby pins.

The Quick twist Tutorial:

Braided headband

If you are a fan of having your hair down, but want to make it a little bit more interesting, then a braided headband is a great idea for you to try out. You will need to take a section of hair from behind your left hair, use this to make a regular braid. It is a good idea to try and pull out the edges of the braid a little as this will give it more volume and make things look textured. The braid should be tied up with an elastic band, the braid should then be led across your head, which forms a headband across your head, this braid can be pinned up with bobby pins.

Braided Headband Tutorial:

Fishtail plait

A braid is the ideal way to get your hair off of your face and away neat and tidy, however, it can be incredibly trick to master a braid that is more than just one of the standard braids. Thankfully there are some easier options that you can consider, a fishtail braid is one of the best ones to think about.

Not only are fishtail plaits beautiful, but they are easy to do too. You need to split down your hair into two sections, you take a small section of hair from the outside of one section and bring it over into the middle, joining it with the other larger section. You then repeat this with the other side, and keep on going all the way down before securing with a hair band. The great thing about this hairstyle is that you don’t have to worry about it being messy and this makes the hairstyle even more charming.

How to Fishtail Braid:

A double pony

Sometimes one ponytail is not enough, so, one way that you can make it even better is to double up. You need to start this particular hair style by tying your hair up in a half up and down style. The hair that is down will be hanging behind your ears, whilst the up part will be in a relatively high ponytail. The hair that you have left down will then be scooped into a second ponytail that will sit underneath the first one. You then need to tease the top ponytail to make sure that it looks beautifully messy and full of volume.

Double Pony Tail Tutorial:

Low braided bun

Sometimes you are going to want to have a touch of texture to your hair, whilst still keeping your hair simple and easy to do. A low braided bun could be the ideal answer for you. To start this hairstyle you need to pull your hair back in a low ponytail, this should then be tied with elastic to keep it in place.

The hair should then be braided and secured together. The braid can be taken and wrapped around the base of the ponytail as you would for a bun. The hair can be tucked away ensuring that the loose ends are secured with a bobby pin before giving the entire style a spritz with your favourite hairspray.

Braided Bun Tutorial:

As you can see, your hair can look beautiful, no matter how much time that you have to get ready. Sometimes you just need to think about styles that are going to be easy to do and that you can have looking perfect in no time at all. Ideal for when you need to get out of the door.

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The top reasons to add an add-on, here at Aer Blowdry Bar

Here at Aer Blowdry bar, we understand that sometimes our clients simply need a treat or two. There are going to be times when you want a straightforward blow dry or up style from one of our amazing stylists. However, there are also going to be times when you want to treat your hair as well as yourself.

This is why we have add-ons as a part of our services. We currently offer three different Hair add-ons that you can choose from, each one giving you something different. But what are these add-ons and what can they do for you?

Kerastase Fusio Dose Treatment

Kerastase hair treatment

It is no secret that many of us want to have bouncy and healthy looking hair, which is why many people head to a salon for a cut, colour or in our case, blow dry and style. However, if you really want to make sure that your hair is looking picture perfect, you might need to book in for something a little bit extra.

As a part of our add-on service, we offer the popular Kerastase Fusio Dose Treatment. Kerastase is a name that is often linked to indulgent and extremely luxurious haircare, bringing the best quality ingredients, with scientific research, which makes sure that you have the very best hair possible.

What is the Kerastase Fusio Dose Treatment?

Everyone’s hair is different, which means that everyone needs a bespoke blend when it comes to their hair product of choice. Something that the Kerastase Fusio Dose Treatment is able to offer. The products that are part of this treatment range are boosters and concentrates which can be brought together in over 20 different combinations. Which means that there is going to be a product that works for your hair.

The entire treatment doesn’t take very long and you can start to see the results straight away, which is ideal for those who are short on time, but that want to have the most amazing hair possible.

What are the results?

Thinking about this particular add-on treatment? Want to know the results that you can expect? If you opt for this particular treatment then you can expect your hair to feel smooth and shiny, as well as full of life, thick and bouncy.

Your stylist will discuss with you the products that are going to work with your hair and by using these particular products you should see your hair looking and feeling good for around 5 washes, which, depends on the number of times that you wash your hair, should be a couple of weeks.

Time Out Scalp Massage

Benefits of scalp massage

Our lives are hectic and busy and sometimes we are going to feel completely overwhelmed by everything that you need to do and just life in general, Heading to a hair stylist gives you a chance to slow down and relax, so why not extend that as much as you can with a scalp massage.

We offer a 10-minute scalp massage as a part of our blow dry service, which we feel is the ideal add-on for you to choose as a part of your hair treatment. But what is so great about a scalp massage?

The benefits of a scalp massage

There are a variety of benefits to getting a scalp massage. It helps with dry and flaky scalps as it keeps it lubricated and helps the oils to soak into the skin and stay there. It also helps the blood to circulate in the scalp area too, this is because the fingertips stimulate the scalp into action and get the blood flowing.

Scalp massage is also great for the condition of your hair too. It encourages your hair to grow and strengthens the roots of your hair too, which helps it to stay rather than falling out. Also, as the massage will help to move around the natural oils that the scalp produces, your hair is going to feel soft and in the very best condition possible.

Finally, one of the best things about a scalp massage is that it gives you a chance to sit back and relax. Just close your eyes and chill, after all, you deserve a bit of time to yourself.

Olaplex Treatment

Olaplex Treatment London

We might not realise it, but our hair is always fighting a battle against everything we chuck at it. Air conditioning, pollution outside, hot water when showering and of course colouring and heat treating our hair, all of these things can have an impact on your hair and leave you with brittle or dry hair.

For hair that has been damaged by the chemical process, you can rest assured that this is going to give your hair the exact look that you are going to want.

Not only is Olaplex going to give your hair an instant lift, but this particular hair treatment is designed to actually rebuild and fix the damage that has been building up for years, permanent damage. Your hair will be stronger and will be much more resilient to any future damage, which means that this particular treatment is definitely a great treat for you.

As you can see, whilst we may be experts in blow dry’s and up styles, there is plenty more that we can offer you when you come to see us for help with your hair.

Whether it is a treatment that gives you sleek and beautiful locks, a scalp massage that is going to help you to relax and unwind, or perhaps a long-term fix for the damage that you have caused to your hair.

Here at Aer Blowdry Bar, we have everything that you could ever want for your hair, as well as some things that you may not even realise that you wanted and needed.

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How to prevent your hair from tangling

When it comes to your hair, no-one wants to look like they have been dragged through a hedge backwards. Sleek, shiny and soft hair is something that we all aim for, but despite our best efforts, sometimes our hair can get a little on the tangled side.

So, how can you try and prevent this? Are there things that you can do to make sure that your hair is a little less tangled and a little more luxurious.

Always give the ends a good condition

Conditioning your hair is a key part of the washing process. Whilst shampoo will make sure that your hair is clean, conditioner is what it needs to get it tangle free and sleek. It is vital that you focus on the ends of your hair, ensuring that they receive a healthy dose of conditioner and that they are properly nourished.

Never forget to brush your hair before bed

Wake up in the morning only to find that your hair resembles a bird’s nest? Well, this is a sure sign that you need to make an effort to give your hair a good brush before bed. Pop your hairbrush next to skin cream or perhaps your toothbrush to serve as a reminder that you need to give your hair a once over every night.

Try to avoid hair products that are packed with chemicals

It might sound obvious, but chemicals are really bad for your hair. Unfortunately, many products that you can buy to try and tame your hair, will be packed full of chemicals. Using these products every day can cause damage to your hair and damaged hair is hair that ends up looking tangled and, well, a mess.

Stop dying your hair so much

Who doesn’t love having a fresh new hair colour? Many of you do, which leads you to dye your hair on a frequent basis. The trouble with hair dye is that it really dries out your hair and this dry hair is much more likely to become tangled. If you can, the main aim should be to dye your hair around 3 times a year, as this will help to keep your hair in the very best condition possible.

Arrange a trim every 3 months

Long hair is something that plenty of you crave, however, even if you are trying to grow out your locks you really do need to keep on top of having it trimmed. Hair needs cutting around every 3 months max, otherwise, you will find that the split ends make an appearance and this will not only leave your hair feeling tangled, but also will remove some of the bounce from it too.

Want to give your hair a sleek and stylish boost? If you do, then why not book in for a treatment with us here at Aer Blowdry Bar? With so many different services on offer, with our help, you can make sure that your hair looks the very best that it can.

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How to make your blow dry last longer

We all know how great it is to have a brand-new blow dry. Our hair is going to feel sleek, well styled and just simply amazing. So, it makes sense that we all want to make sure that those feeling last as long as possible.

But how can you do this? How can you make your fresh blow dry last longer?

Try and avoid any humidity or moisture

One of the biggest things that you can do for your blow dry is to try and avoid any moisture or humidity. This will stop the style from dropping and the hair being left frizzy. You might not be able to avoid the wet weather, so, if you do have to go out then you will definitely need an umbrella and you may want to clip up the ends of your hair to ensure that they stay dry.

Wear a loose bun to bed

We all have to sleep but sleeping can cause our hair to become flat. If you want to try and keep it as in shape as possible then a good idea is to pile your hair on top of your head in a loose bun. This will stop your hair from being squashed. It is important that you do not tie your hair up with an elastic tie, as this will cause it to have kinks in it.

Give it a blast with cold air

If you think that your hair is already starting to droop, then it is going to make sense to try and wake it up with a quick blast of cold air. You need to turn your head upside and then turn the cold air on in the hairdryer, never use hot air as this will cause it to lose shape. Once you have done this you will need to give it a spritz of hairspray which will give it body and hold.

Make friends with dry shampoo

Dry shampoo is an amazing thing, not only is it simple to use, but it also helps extend the amount of time between washes that your hair is going to need. Dry shampoos come in different varieties, some that are designed for light hair and others that are designed for dark hair. All you need to do is give your hair a spray when it feels like it is starting to get greasy and you will be left with more volume to it as well as hair that feels a little bit cleaner too.

Now you know how to keep your blow dry looking as good as possible, then why not book in to see us at Aer Blowdry Bar. We can help to create a blow-dry style to be proud of and ensure that you leave feeling like you are on top of the world. Then hopefully you can take care of it and ensure that it stays that way.

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Eyebrow threading for men, a must try!

Eyebrow threading might not be something that you instantly think of when you consider male grooming. However, it may be just the treatment that you are looking for. So, what are the benefits of eyebrow threading for men? What makes it a must try treatment?

What is threading?

As the name suggests, threading your eyebrows involves using two pieces of cotton thread. These pieces are entwined and then moved over your face in a fashion that will remove hairs as they go. It is completely natural and does not rely on the use of any chemicals, which makes it great for your skin. Even skin that is particularly sensitive or prone to reactions.

It isn’t about shaping

We know that one concern for men when it comes to eyebrow threading is that they are going to be left with feminine looking eyebrows. The idea behind eyebrow threading is that it is more about cleaning up your eyebrows, not shaping them. It is designed to clean up stray hairs that have grown around your eyebrows. Particularly those finer hairs that may not seem so problematic, but that can have an impact on how you look overall.

It will brighten up your face

If your eyes look shadowy, then this is likely to give you a dull and tired appearance. Even if you are not feeling that way. Because eyebrow threading tackles those finer hairs that often form around your eyebrow, it is able to give your entire eye area a clean and clear look. This will boost them and ensure that you look awake and ready to go.

It can make you look younger

Now, we are not claiming that eyebrow threading is a miracle worker, however, as you are tidying up those rogue hairs around your eyes, you are likely to look much younger and fresher than you otherwise would.

Threading is gentle yet quick

Of course, individual plucking of an eyebrow is a great way to ensure that you get the exact look that you are hoping for, however, it is incredibly time consuming. Waxing is much quicker, yet the adhesives used during the process can have an impact on your skin, particularly if you suffer from sensitive skin.

So, the answer comes in the form of threading. Threading not only removes hair quickly, but it also provides an accurate and thorough way to remove even the finest of hairs.

One question that we are often asked is whether or not it hurts? Of course, any method of hair removal is going to have some amount of pain associated to it, however, we think that it isn’t that bad, particularly when you compare it to having other parts of your body waxed.

Think you might be ready to brave the thread? If this is true for you, then why not check out not only threading but other male grooming treatments that we offer? We can make sure that you look and feel amazing, without having to worry about looking like you have just stepped out of a beauty salon.

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Hot weather hairstyles inspo

Whilst the hot weather is pretty great, particularly for soaking up the sun and grabbing a tan, it isn’t great for your hair. Hot weather can dry out your hair and leave ordinarily beautiful locks looking somewhat like a frizzy lions mane.

So, what can you do to help this? Here at Aer Blowdry Bar we have decided to help you out.

We have put together some of the very best hot weather hairstyles inspo, perfect for you to try out.

Double French Braided Bun

The great thing about French braids is that they pull all the hair back off of your face, yet, if you want them to they can still look soft with a few hairs pulled out. This combination of 2 braids and a bun is a great way to style your hair during the hot weather. We love the idea of rocking this at festivals, as well as on holiday when you will be popping in and out of the pool.

The Top Knot

The ultimate in messy hairstyles, the top knot is not only a fun way to style your hair, but it is also ideal for getting every last strand off of your neck. One thing that we love about the top knot is that it is really easy to do, all you need is a few hairbands (and perhaps a hair donut for an extra oomph). Not only this, but you can also make it look a little different by adding in braids.

The ponytail

 

Now, this may sound like an entirely obvious choice when it comes to your hair, however, there is no underestimating just how great a ponytail can be. If you are worried about how plain a ponytail can look then you always have the option to curl your hair before you pop it up, or, book in for a sleek blow dry to give your hair a sleek and stylish look.

French Twist

Often the go to hairstyle for weddings or formal events, the French twist is also great for the summer months, particularly if you are heading out for dinner or out for the night. It is a good idea to try and pop some volume into your hair before you tackle this hairstyle and then you should only need some bobby pins and a can or hairspray to achieve the style 🙂

Best of all, when it comes to a French twist, the less perfect that it looks, then the better it is going to be for the summer months.

Hopefully you have found some inspiration on how to ensure that your hair looks beautiful no matter the weather outside.

If you are stuck for ideas or not sure the techniques to these hair styles, then why not book in to see us here at Aer Blowdry Bar? We are experts in hairstyles, no matter the weather and can make sure that you feel amazing.

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Worried about thinning hair? Check this out

 Here are some of the reasons why it could be happening

When it comes to being noticed, our hair is one of those things that many people will see first. Which means that we are going to want to make sure that it always looks its best.

Hair that lacks body, or even worse, is thin and patchy can deplete our self-confidence and make us feel pretty down on ourselves. The trouble is, when it comes to thinning hair, you might not always know the root cause of it, as well as how to fix it.

To help you understand more about hair loss and thinning hair, we have put together some basic information about why your hair could be falling out, some of which may surprise you.

Stress

One of the biggest causes of hair loss has to be stress. Stress can appear in our lives at any point and from a variety of sources, however, if it is long-term and impactful, then you could see your hair making a sharp exit. When it comes to stress-related hair loss, the thing that you need to keep in mind is that the best way to recover is to try and combat the stress that you feel. That isn’t always easy, but there are things you can do to feel better and start to get your hair back on track.

Not eating enough protein

Protein is an incredibly important nutrient to have in your diet. Without it, your body will find it harder to regenerate itself, particularly when it comes to growing new hair. If you are a vegetarian or vegan, then protein is going to be harder to ensure that you have in your diet, but there are plenty of things that you can eat to try and boost your intake and get your hair growing again.

Your Genes

When men lose their hair, the main reason for this is down to their genes. Surprisingly, the same is true for women too. Unfortunately, there isn’t much that you can do about heredity causes of hair loss, although there are some over the counter products and treatments that you can try out at home.

Anaemia

Anaemia is when your body doesn’t have enough iron. This can have a huge impact on your body, causing issues such as fatigue, headaches, dizziness and pale skin. Another thing it can do is stop your hair from growing and replacing itself, which will lead to thinning hair. The good thing about anaemia is that it can be easily fixed, either by making dietary changes or simply by taking a supplement to up the levels in your body.

 

Feel that your hair needs a bit of a boost? No matter what look you want to achieve, here at Aer Blow Dry Bar we know exactly how to make sure that you feel amazing as well as look fabulous too. It doesn’t matter if you have thick hair or hair that is thinning, we can transform you and help you to feel your best.

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Nails polish trends

2018 Summer Nails Trends We Love!

Having our nails done is a treat that is perfect no matter the time of year, however, there is something extra special about having your nails transformed just in time for a spot of sunshine.

nails trends

Think it is about time for you to treat yourself to a spot of summertime nail loving?

Then why not check out some of the hottest trends that are about to rock your world this summer.

Baby Pink

Okay, so we have to admit that pastel shades might not be the dream for everyone, but if you are looking for a fresh and flirty approach to summer nails then you can’t go far wrong with a touch of baby pink. Think candyfloss and ice cream and you about hit the nail on the head with the right shade to go for this summer.

Cherry Red

Deep, dark and rich with just a hint of fruit. We love cherry red and we are not just talking on our lips. Ideal for taking you from the beach to a bar, red nails make you feel like a sexy senorita, who is ready to dance the night away.

Mermaid Nails

It seems like mermaid inspired fashion and beauty is everywhere at the moment and for good reason too. When it comes to mermaid nails we are thinking beautiful blues and greens with just a subtle hint of glitter, good enough for any sea queen to be seen in!

Gothic Black

Now, when you think of summer nails, chances are that black isn’t the first shade that comes to mind. However, the great thing about black is that it works no matter the time of year. If you are worried about it being too dark and, well just a little drab, then why not add a bright or sparkly accent nail or some delicious stamping over the top? Best of all, when you opt for black you have a shade that works with anything.

Just Glitter

It is no secret that we are partial to a touch of glitter, and sometimes, if you are thinking about what to team with your favourite sparkles, the truth is just to go for it with them alone.

Glitter will not only have you ready for the night out, but will make you feel like a disco princess, even if you are having a staycation this summer, and to be honest, when you see your friends holiday pics, you are going to be thankful to have something to take your mind off of having to stay at home.

Whilst, here at Aer Blowdry Bar we are experts in creating amazing hairstyles, we don’t ever want to limit ourselves to this, which is why we make sure that our clients feel great from top to toe. With this in mind we are proud to offer our amazing nail service, ideal for special occasions, before a holiday, or simply just to make sure that your nails look amazing.

Check out the link:   Nails Services we offer

benefits of lashes extensions

The Benefits of Eyelash Extensions

If there is one beauty treatment that we love indulging in here at Aer Blowdry Bar it has to be lash extensions. Of course, the main reason for this is to ensure that we have flirty, fluttery lashes that are just crying out to be admired, but along with this, there are a whole host of other amazing benefits to opting for lash extensions too.

So, what are they? Let’s take a look at the reasons why you might want to book in for a summer lash extension treat.

Lash Extensions enhance the natural beauty of your eye

Our eyes are one of the features that most people will notice about us, which means that they are a feature that you are going to want to enhance. One of the best ways to make sure that your eyes look the best that they can is with lash extensions. Lash extensions work with your existing eyelashes, making them appear longer and fuller, which is often the exact look that you want to go for.

You don’t have to worry about wearing mascara in the heat

Have you ever spent the night dancing away in a nightclub, only to catch sight of yourself with sweaty mascara streaks all down your face? If this is true for you, then perhaps you ought to consider trying out lash extensions before you head away on holiday.

We love the fact that with them you don’t have to worry about mascara, which not only helps with your make-up regime but also makes sure that you don’t have to battle with panda eyes come to the end of the night lol

They are durable and long lasting

Worried that your lashes aren’t going to last through those hot days at the beach? Well, the truth is, when you turn to an expert for the treatment, you can be sure that they will stand the test of time. No matter how long you dance the night away or sit in the sun soaking up the rays. They will stand strong.

Lash Extensions won’t interfere with your sunglasses

One concern that many women have about rocking lash extensions during the summer months is that they are going to rub and interfere with their sunglasses. Not exactly ideal for the summer. However, the great thing about lash extensions is that you can choose how long to go, meaning that they will work around your own needs.

Thinking that you want to try out lash extensions for yourself? Here at aer Blowdry Bar we take great pride in being able to offer a professional and high-quality lash extension service. Carried out using the best lashes and by experts, you can be sure to leave our salon feeling like a million pounds and looking like it too!

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Father's day gifts ideas

Father’s Day Grooming Gift at aer Blow Dry Bar

Here at Aer Blowdry Bar, we are pretty excited about Father’s Day. Not only does it mean that we get to show our own dear old dad’s just how special they are to us. But we also get to help you to treat your dad’s too.

Father's day gifts

To ensure that your dad feels as great as you think he is, we have put together a guide to all the different grooming gifts that you can book in for him to enjoy. Available in our London Blowdry Bar, all you have to decide is which one you think he will appreciate the most.

Eyebrow threading

men threading

Just because you are a man doesn’t mean that you can’t benefit from a touch of grooming. Eyebrow hairs like to misbehave, particularly as you get older, which means that you need to find new and inventive ways to tame them. Eyebrow threading is ideal. Not only does it keep eyebrows neat and tidy, but they also do so with minimal fuss too. Ideal for even the manliest of men.

More info here

Manicures and Pedicures

When it comes to nails, whether finger or toes, the common misconception is the that the only treatment that you can have is to transform them into something bright. This really isn’t true, and to prove it we offer our manicure and pedicure service which is designed entirely for men. Ideal for making sure that your nails are healthy and look their best, it is also great for those men that spend most of their time not taking good care of their hands or feet.

More info here

Eyebrow Tinting

Even men could do with a spot of a tidy up on their eyebrows from time to time. Especially if they have any hair loss or patches on their brows that look out of place. Eyebrow tinting might not be a treatment that instantly jumps to mind with men, however, it can be incredibly useful and ideal for those guys who like to take care of their appearance. Something that is happening more and more nowadays!

More info here

Shampoo and Massage + Blow Dry and Styling

For many men, their hair is their crowning glory. So, if your dad is lucky enough to still have a good head of hair, despite his advancing age, then make sure that you embrace this for Father’s Day. We are experts in all things hair and we take great pride in being able to transform any men’s hair into something that amazing. Not only this, but our shampoo and massage service will ensure that he can sit back and just let any of his stress simply melt away.

Hopefully, this has inspired you to book in your dad for his very own treatment package. With our help, he will not only be able to relax and unwind but also enjoy spending his Father’s Day being taken care of by our expert team too!

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ascot hairstyles

The odds are high on these amazing Ascot Hairstyles

Here at Aer Blowdry Bar, we love welcoming in people who are looking to have their hair styled for a special event. For some, this could be a wedding, a party or perhaps even a day at the races. With Ascot Ladies Day just around the corner, we thought that we would dedicate this blog post to some amazing hairstyles that means that everyone can be a winner on the day. Or at least look like one!

 

One of the biggest issues with finding a hairstyle for Royal Ascot Day is that you are often going to need a hairstyle that is going to work with a fascinator or hat.

Here are some Ascot Hairstyles Ideas;

Plaits and braids

Ascot braid with Hat

A common misconception is that when you have a hat or fascinator to wear, that your hair needs to then be dull and boring underneath. This really isn’t true, in fact, we think that you can still have some drama and texture in your hair. Without detracting away from the style of your hairpiece. Why not rock some plaits or braids for the day? Not only does this look beautiful, but it will also help to keep your hair pinned back and out of the way.

Keep it sleek

If you are sporting a larger brimmed hat, then you are going to want to make sure that your hair is sleek and perfectly in place underneath. We like the idea of simply having your locks loose, perhaps with a blow dry.

However, another great option is to sweep it off your face with a low pony or a chignon. Essentially, the last thing that you are going to want is loads and loads of clips in your hair, as this will stop you feeling the need to fiddle with it during the day.

Up the style with an updo

Whilst a low chignon may be ideal for a hat, if you are rocking something smaller, then you can afford to go bigger with your hair. An updo such as a high, well-styled bun, not only looks thoroughly classy and elegant, but it also will stop your hair from becoming messy as the day goes on. Best of all, you can team this with a wide range of hats and fascinators, or even just a few simple flowers, to really create a picture-perfect look.

Thinking that you need a little help when it comes to achieving the ultimate Ascot look? If you are in the Kensington area, then why not come and see us here at aer Blowdry Bar. We are experts in working with a range of hair types, creating a look that is not only picture perfect, but great for a day at the races too. You can bet on that!

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taker care of your hair on holioday

How to take care of your hair on holiday

When you are on holiday there is a good chance that the last thing that you are going to think about is looking after your hair. However, looking after your hair is something that you need to think of when you are away from home.

Sunshine, warm air, sand, sea and late nights, all of these things can have an impact on your hair. Here at Aer Blow Dry Bar we know exactly what it takes to make sure that your hair looks and feels its best, however, as much as we would like to come with you on holiday, there is no chance that we can fit in your suitcase.

So, what can you do to look after your hair yourself when you are on holiday?

We have put together our guide to the things to do alongside resting, relaxing and soaking up the sunshine.

Pack yourself a hair mask

If you are heading away for a week or two in the sunshine, then over the time your hair is going to get dry. In order to give it the nourishment that it needs and stop it going frizzy (and a little crazy) then the best thing to do is to pack yourself a hair mask. If you can try and apply every other day then your hair will thank you. Doing this also gives you the perfect excuse to sit down and read a book for half an hour.

Suggested: Kerastase Soleil Hair Mask (you can purchase this at our salon)

Wash your hair in cold water before you take a swim

There is plenty out there that says that cold water is good for your hair. However, this doesn’t always seem like an exciting prospect when you are at home. When you are on holiday though, and the sun is shining, it probably won’t seem as bad to dip your head in the cold water. The best time to wash in cold water is before you take a swim in the sea or pool. Your hair is only able to absorb so much water at one time, which means that if you have already washed it in cold water, then you will find that the pool water doesn’t take too much of an effect.

Avoid straighteners

Although you are going to want to make sure that your hair looks its best when you are on holiday, heat treatment isn’t likely to be the best idea for you. Straighteners, on top of already dry hair is going to be a bad mixture. Which is why so many people decide to let their hair be au natural when they are on holiday instead. Wash your hair as you would normally at home and then rough dry it before brushing it through with a smoothing cream. If you want to tie it up whilst it dries then a plait is the best idea as this will also give you a gentle wave when you undo it too.

Hopefully these top tips help your hair to look its best on holiday and make sure that you can concentrate on having fun 😉

festival hair

The very best of UK festival hair

Here at Aer Blow Dry Bar, we love nothing more than making sure that our client’s hair looks beautiful. No matter the client, no matter the hair type and no matter the occasion.

Despite loving working throughout the year, one of our favourite times of year has to be the festival season. Not only does festival season mean that the weather is starting to get warmer and a whole lot more inviting, but there are also a number of events going on which are a whole lot of fun.

festival hair

Fancy creating your own festival hairstyle?

Let’s take a look at the very best of UK festival hair

Pipe braids

Now, it is true that no festival look would be complete without some braids and this year it is the turn of the pipe braids. Fun, flirty and easy to style, we love the fact that these braids are super tight, which means that they shouldn’t fly away, even if you spend the night dancing away. We also love the idea of incorporating ribbons or threads into pipe braids, as they will give a beautiful and colourful look.

Wave goodbye to floral crowns

hair flowers

Whilst once upon a time floral crowns were the biggest thing in the festival scene, the same cannot be said for modern style. However, just because the floral crown is no more, that doesn’t mean that you can’t rock a spot of floral charm! Maybe just go for something small and understated, such as pins or clips rather than go for an all-out floral tribute.

Half up and half down

Whilst this hairstyle may remind us of our younger days, it is actually incredibly modern and right on trend for festival hair. You might want to only opt for this look for the first day, as time goes on your hair may start to look messy and windswept. Although, as time goes on, you could always bring the lower half back into a ponytail in order to keep it off your face.

Crimping

Now, we have to admit that we were slightly excited about the idea of this 80s trend making a comeback, after all, what could be more fun than rocking some crimped hair. If you are not a fan of the frazzled look, then you could instead create some mini plaits in your hair the night before and then in the morning, it will be beautifully crimped and not at all frizzy.

Pastel colours

Finally, we have more of a colour than a style. Festivals are a great excuse to grab out the exciting hair dye and giving yourself a new look. We love pastel colours, they are gentle but they are easy to maintain too.

If you are not sure that you can achieve these amazing results yourself, then why not book in to see us here at Aer Blow Dry Bar? We are experts in a range of different techniques and can make sure that you feel amazing, no matter where you are heading and no matter the look that you want to go for!

The ultimate guide for Summer brides in London

Getting married is the very best feeling in the world. Of course, it can be stressful to think about all the planning, organising and things that you need to do. But one of the biggest things is to make sure that you enjoy it as much as you can. After all, you won’t ever get the chance to do it again. maybe… 🙂

Shop around for the ideal gown

If you are getting married this Summer then chances are that your gown is already sorted, however, if you are waiting until next year then you still have plenty of time to find the perfect dress. The great thing about living in London and organising your wedding in London is that you have plenty of choices. There is a real treasure trove of boutiques through London, which you can visit to find the perfect dress for you.

Plan the perfect hen do

hen do London

Another great thing about organising a wedding in London is that when it comes to your hen do, there are going to be so many amazing choices of place to go. Restaurants, cocktail bars, dancing classes, nightclubs. All of these offer you the best night of your life with you and your girls.

Join a fitness class

London is able to provide plenty of opportunities regardless of the type of fitness that you prefer. There are gyms and fitness classes aplenty, which should give you the motivation to get healthy and also in shape for your wedding day.

Treat your hens to a spot of pampering at aer

Here at aer Blow Dry Bar, we know how important it is to make sure that you and your hens enjoy yourself as much as possible. This is why we offer our salon to rent for the day. Not only do we provide you with the entire salon space, but we will also style your hair including Shampoo, blow-dries and also updos. We also provide bubbles, music and a fun and friendly atmosphere for you all to relax in.

For any inquiry contact us at info@aerblowdrybar.com

Find the ultimate bridal hair expert

When it comes to your wedding day all eyes are going to be on you, which means that you are going to want to feel your best. This is why so many people turn to a bridal hair expert for help.

Just like us here at our Blow Dry Bar 🙂 We understand what it takes to create the perfect bridal hair style and can help you to feel, and look like, a princess on your big day!

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As you can see, there are a variety of reasons that being a bride and celebrating your wedding day in London is pretty awesome. Whether it is to plan a hen do, join a fitness class to get toned and healthy or perhaps find your very perfect wedding dress.

However, if you feel that wedding planning is taking its toll on you, then we suggest to visit us, we can help to relax you, to make sure that you unwind and that you have enough time to take care of yourself.

After all, you deserve to pamper yourself during this tricky time. With love, aer 

how to treat frizzy hair

How to Treat your frizzy hair to make it shiny

At our Blow Dry Bar, we understand that your hair might not be in the condition that you want it to be in. There are many solutions to treating your frizzy hair, and we promise that it is completely treatable.

Frizzy hair explained…

Frizzy hair usually occurs when the cuticle layer of your hair has been raised. This allows moisture to pass through the strands of your hair; as a result, your hair appears dry and frizzy. There are various reasons that this happens, including dehydration, sleeping with your hair against drying materials, shampoo that is drying out your hair, and ineffective conditioning treatments.

shiny hair

There are many ways to treat your hair and get rid of that frizz at home.

First of all, try changing your shampoo to one that contains glycerine. Shampoos that have sulfate aren’t great for your hair and should be avoided where possible. Look for a shampoo that has glycerin high up on the ingredients list (this means that there’s more of it in there).

What we recommend; (you can also purchase this at our salon)

shampoo for frizzy hair

Don’t skip your conditioning routine, but make sure it’s right for your hair. Have a chat to one of our salon experts on your next visit and tell us about your conditioning routine. We might be able to give you an idea or two that will help you take away your frizz when you’re not being treated by us at aer.

If you have fine hair, you should be using a lightweight conditioner, whereas, with thick hair, you’ll need a richer formula. Try to use a conditioning treatment mask for your hair at least once a week, as well.

 

Brush your hair regularly. This will help distribute the natural oils that occur in your hair and help it protect itself. What you’re trying to do is get the oils from the scalp/root area to the rest of your head, so you might want to try brushing your hair with your head upside-down if you have a lot of hair. To do this effectively, use a mixed bristle brush or a boar bristle brush.

You could also keep a dry conditioning spray on you for touch-ups during the day. It’s England, after all, and the weather has no clear setting. Dry conditioning spray is easy to use no matter where you are, and it can help return your hair to where it was before the rain or humidity hit you.

What we recommend; (you can also purchase this at our salon)

dry conditioner for frizzy hair

What can we do for you at our salon? Well, at Aer Blow Dry Bar, we specialise in combining blow drying with various anti-frizz products. Blow drying for frizzy hair might seem counterproductive, but we assure you that our salon experts know exactly what they’re doing.

from frizz to shine

With the right combination of products and a blow dry service done by our experts’ Stylists, you’ll be walking out of our salon with fabulous shiny hair and no frizz to deal with.

We’ll also be able to provide some guidance on how you can keep treating your hair and what might be causing your frizz. Come in and chat with us at your next appointment.

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How to maintain healthy hair

Easy Steps to maintain healthy hair

It can be worrying to think about it, we know… but as you get older, your hair can quickly become lifeless and brittle. But it doesn’t need to be that way! There are several simple ways that you can help protect and nourish your hair while you’re aging, helping to keep it vibrant, even after 60.

“Hair is an important aspect of our appearance”

It is natural and is determined at the time of birth. It generates from the number of roots in the scalp. Each hair grows up to a certain length and then stops naturally. It even sheds down at some point. New hair shaft replaces the lost hair and they need to be taken care of.

human hair close up

Hair is a key part in our personal presentation, and excessive use of bleaches, tints, poor nutrition or violent exposure to the sun can cause a loss of their luster and the appearance of double Spikes, which will make your hair look dry, fragile and ill-treated.

So here are some basic tips you should know to maintain your hair healthily

Heat protector

Using heat protector on your hair is the least you should be doing to promote hair health in later years. Anyone who has used heat to style their hair in the past knows how damaging heat can be to hair. Straighteners, curlers, even blow dryers can damage our hair if we don’t protect it first.

The most common form of a heat protection is heat protection spray, balm or cream. Your stylist will apply heat protection spray to your hair before any high levels of heat encounter it. By doing this, they are adding an extra layer of protection to your hair.

“Heat protector” we use most for our lovely clients

Hair Masks

Hair masks can help add moisture back into dry or damaged hair. This makes them a great product to use often to assist your hair while it’s trying to combat the day-to-day stress that it’s put under. To benefit from hair masks, it’s recommended that you use them once a week; alongside other protection treatments and your usual hair care routine.

best hair masks

Which hair mask you should use depends on your hair type. Consider the type of hair you have, the colour, the thickness, and what type of damage you’re trying to help it recover from. For dull hair, you’ll be trying to add shine, damaged hair needs nourishing, and dry hair needs to be hydrated.

It’s always best to go to a salon for professional advice, the most up-to-date products, and to see how a hair mask is properly applied for the best kind of effectiveness.

Balanced Diet

It is highly recommended that a daily diet should be balanced with the adequate amount of carbohydrates, fats, vitamins, proteins and minerals to maintain healthy hair and do not forget to drink lots of water.

Natural Hair Care

how to maintain healthy hair

Brushing your hair regularly to stimulate the scalp will keep it looking healthy and lustrous.  A warm oil scalp massage two times a week will help stimulate and moisturise the scalp. Healthy hair is a blessing, so try to treat your hair in the right way for lustrous and healthy looking hair.

Hair Treatment for Damaged Hair: Olaplex treatments

Lastly, there’s OLAPLEX™. Olaplex is the newest hair technology that can be used to repair damaged, brittle, dry or colour-treated hair. It’s more than a conditioning treatment, it’s a product that can permanently heal your hair from chemical damage.

Olaplex treatment

Olaplex can help you rebuild the strength of your hair; perfect for those that suffer from hair which breaks easily, while also fixing damage from years of colouration treatments, which can seriously affect the health of your hair.

Olaplex is free of silicone, sulfates, phthalates, DEA, aldehydes, and is not tested on animals. Its formula allows the product to seek out broken bonds of the hair that have been damaged.

What Aer Blow Dry Bar can offer you

At Aer, we can offer a range of hair treatments for any hair types. We know that hair needs to be treated carefully, especially when styling using heat or blow drying, so we only use products that we’d be happy to recommend.

Our Olaplex treatments are a cost-effective way to reverse the damage done to your hair over the years, no matter how badly damaged you think your hair might be. Pop into our blow dry bar, or give us a call, and we’ll break down what we can do for you.

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face shape

How to choose the perfect hairstyle for your face shape

The shape of your face matters when it comes to choosing a hairstyle.

Some styles will be far more suited to your face than others, so if you do want to turn heads it’s a good idea to research styles that will be a good match for your individual facial features. Many hair stylists say that the best hairstyles are those that create the illusion of an oval-shaped face. Other factors which can determine what the right style for you include the texture of your hair, your lifestyle and your body shape.

Read on to find out more about choosing the perfect style for your face shape

Women Face shapes

The different face shapes of women

Everyone has an individual look but broadly speaking there are seven key face shapes, namely:

  • Round
  • Diamond
  • Triangle
  • Heart-shape
  • Oval
  • Square
  • Oblong

What’s your face shape?

It’s extremely wise to find out what your face shape is before you book an appointment so you have a good idea of what to request from your stylist. You can find out your face shape by measuring the widths of your jawline, cheekbones and brow with a ruler and identifying the length of your face from the chin up to the forehead.

what is my face shape

Who shares your face shape?

If the hairstyle you are interested in is not a suitable match for your face, don’t worry – there are all sorts of different styles you can opt for instead. Those that are unable to determine their face shapes themselves often seek advice from stylists, who can identify their shape and even name famous figures with similar features. Once you finally know what your face shape is, you can look for pictures of celebrities with the same face shape and find inspiration for new hairstyles that way.

There are basic rules, which will ensure a flattering style for everyone:

Those with oval-shaped faces tend to look fine with any sort of haircut, whilst people with heart-shaped faces often opt for bangs or volume around the sides, drawing attention to the cheekbones and eyes. If you have long face, you may wish to opt for a high-volume cut, bangs or a shorter style. Round faces are complimented well by haircuts that end below the chin, whilst those with square faces can choose haircuts involving curls to soften the appearance of strong jaws. Bangs tend to look fantastic on virtually all face shapes and can take years off your appearance whilst sending attention to the eyes.

hairstyles for my face shape

Face shape Creating a flattering style in details:

  • Round: The main aim is to elongate the face so that it looks more narrow and elegant.
    Add height to the crown but keep style close to sides of head; geometric or squared bobs with longer fringes are good, as long as the length is shorter or longer than chin line.
    Avoid curly perms, flat styles and ponytails.

 

  • Diamond: Hair should have volume and width at temples. They look best with a half fringe.
    Styles should taper in and layer on to face at the jawline.
    Avoid width at cheekbones.

 

  • Triangle/ Heart shape: The most flattering styles for both of these shapes are medium length, shaggy straight styles with a half fringe; flicks or curls at jaw line help to balance overall shape.
    Avoid height and tightly pulled back styles.

 

  • Oval: Regarded as the perfect face shape, they can usually wear most styles well.
    Avoid heavy, block fringes, which broaden forehead.

 

  • Square: Use soft layers, waves and textured layers, brushed on to face with feathered fringe to soften features and shape.
    Avoid one length bobs and blunt angular cuts.

 

  • Oblong: This shape requires a style that balances and shortens the face; to achieve this, hairstyles should end at the chin. Layered, curly or scrunched styles add width and softness. Should always wear fringe to reduce length.
    Avoid very flat or severe brushed back styles and ponytails.

 

A leading blow dry bar in London

At Aer Blow Dry Bar, we can come to your assistance if you do need help with selecting the best hairstyle for your face. We have years of experience when it comes to matching our clients up with flattering hairstyles, and there’s no face shape we cannot work with. Get in touch today if you do need to book yourself in at our blow dry bar in London. To find out more, simply call 020 7244 9499 or send an e-mail to info@aerblowdrybar.com. You can also book an appointment online below.

 

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How to pick the best blow dry bar in London for your personal style

London is awash with places to go, new food to try, sights to see that you might have never seen, and places to go that you’ve wouldn’t have thought to go before. All of this is tied up in England’s busiest streets, filled with people going about their day. But have you ever clocked someone with beachy curls even in the middle of winter? Or that salon-fresh style that turns your head?

These individuals are reaping the benefits of London-based blow dry bars, a popular and specific type of salon that could be right up your alley. Of course, it is London, and there are so many salons and blow dry bars to choose from that you might find it a little overwhelming. We’re here to help you figure out what you should be looking for.

What to look for in a London-based blow dry bar

Blow dry bars have become very popular for people who want their hair washed and dried by professionals while being offered amazing service. You may be wondering what to look for in a London-based blow dry bar, well, let us help:

Excellent customer service is one of the most important things in any store or establishment that offers personalised services. With blow dry bars, you should be looking for a place with the satisfied smiles of customers who have been looked after and look great after their visit. Customer service starts when you first walk through their door and shouldn’t end until after your appointment is completely finished.

A blow dry bar should cater to your own personal style while being able to advise you if a look would or wouldn’t work for you. Blow dry bars are the perfect solution when you’re looking for a salon to use before a special occasion. They can make you feel proper pampered and comfortable with any style changes.

Any salon or blow dry bar worth its reviews can pull off any hairstyle, no matter how fiddley or complex. Their team should be full of professional stylists ready to handle your requests and get you ready for a special or fun day. From classy bouncy blow dries with rollers or brushes to edgy short pixie looks, London blow dry bars have you covered.

Stylists at blow dry bars should use modern techniques to help promote healthy hair. You should also be able to ask for tips to keep your hair healthy and full of life, even going as far as to ask for product recommendations.

But that’s still not enough. The salon atmosphere should be friendly and relaxed at all times. You should be able to sink into your seat feeling as chilled out as possible while chatting with your stylists about the day ahead.

Finally, check their reviews to see if the business is recommended, and have a chat with their team over the phone or on social media. We’re in an aging technology; a good salon can definitely keep up.

If you haven’t tried our Blow dry bar based in South Kensington we highly suggest to do so, we promise we will take care of you!

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  • Long lasting blow dries
  • Professional Expertise
  • Many Beauty Treatments under one roof
  • Luxurious Hair Treatments
  • Friendly Atmosphere
  • Comfortable place
  • Bubbles
  • And so on…
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5 Trendy Hair Styles to try this Spring

Here at aer Blowdry Bar, we are experts in all things hair. We work hard to discover the latest Hair Styles Trends to bring to our variety of clients. Spring is an ideal time to try out something new when it comes to your hair.

So, with this in mind, we have put together our guide to the 5 Amazing and Trendy Hair Styles to try out for yourself this Spring.

  • Take down those ringlets with brushed out curls

Whilst plenty of people love the idea of having pretty ringlets in their hair, it seems that the trend for curls this Spring is to actually brush out those curls. Brushing them out girls can achieve a soft, romantic look that brings a whole new dimension to curls. However, just beware of the frizz and make sure that you have some product to work through to keep them looking pretty.

  • The Cool Wavy Lob 

It doesn’t matter whether you have long or short hair, this style suits every type! Part your hair deep onto a side and stand out with those awesome looking glossy curls! Create a fashion statement and showcase your style with pride and confidence!

  • Opt for a dirty blonde do

Lighter is better when it comes to hair colour this Spring, with plenty of A-listers going for dirty blonde as their colour of choice. We like to think about dirty blonde as a warm golden blonde instead of warm roots and long luscious colour flowing through it. Not only is dirty blonde a great colour for a number of skin types, but best of all, it is much easier to keep up with than the old trend of platinum.

 

  • Take it back to the good old days with schoolgirl plaits

Do you remember those days when you would run out of school with messy undone plaits? Well, get ready to step back in time with this seasons plait approach. Gone are the neat and tidy plaits that we all favoured last season and instead things are lose and a little bit untidy, ideal if you are not a pro at styling your hair.

  • The bob is here to stay and this time it comes with a bang

The bob is a hairstyle that really doesn’t seem to be going anywhere, which we have to say we are more than just a little happy about. The one main difference that the bob of this season boasts is a fringe. Fringes are the ideal way to add texture to this particular hairstyle, you can go choppy, light, heavy or swept to the side, whichever you think will suit your face better.

More Trendy Styles…

  • Rock the granny look with headscarves 😉

Granny chic is always making a comeback and it seems that for Spring 2018 it is going to be a hairstyle. Plenty of the SS18 runways boasted a whole lot of printed silk headscarves and we have to say that we are big fans of this look with a low chignon that bounces at the crown. The best thing about headscarves is that they help you to cover any bad hair days or greasy hair days too.

  • Angular blunt Bob

This looks amazing if you have straight hair. Blunt is the trend today, this hairstyle looks simple however it is appealing and very eye-catching. 

Fancy a new hairstyle and not sure where to start?

Why not book in to see us at our blow dry bar in London? We know exactly what it takes to make sure that you have the perfect hairstyle possible, and will help you to feel as fresh and new as a newborn lamb. Just without all the frizz!

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