Plaits, plaits and more plaits

Today’s blog is all about plaits! Weather it’s for a festival or just for something a little bit different plaits are huge right now!!!

The Truth About Going Lighter

mportant info for you ALL…
(Both clients and stylists)

I try to explain to clients, there are stages to hair colour….

OLAPLEX the next big thing

So, have you heard about the latest revolution in the hair world! Its called Olaplex and it is a unique product that is no fad and is 100% here to stay!!

What Are Highlights?

Trends come and go in the hair world but it looks like ballayage is here to stay! The only trouble is, What is Ballayage? Ombre? Sombre? There are so many names used and so many variations.Were so you even begin to tell the stylist what look you are going for? The best way to explain […]

Color Wow!

Have you tried the latest “Godsend” from the hairdressing world? If you find a few weeks after having your color done those sneaky greys are popping trough then this is going to be your best friend! Color Wow is a really effective root cover up that hides all greys! you just brush on and it […]

Thinking Of Extensions?

Today’s blog is all about hair extensions! Extensions are all in at the moment with so many celebrities wearing them, They can be got to add length to the hair or even just to add thickness! So before you get your luscious locks I would recommend you have a little look at the aftercare that […]

Fringe Benefits!!

So even as a hairdresser I have days where I just don’t know what I want to do with my hair ! Do I grow it ? Do I chop it off ? Change colour ? Aghhhhhh… Sometimes You just want a little change and a fringe is such a great idea ! There are […]

Need a hair appointment? No Babysitter? No Problem!!!

I think all mammys have the problem of always having to worry about getting a baby sitter every time they need to get there hair done. But don’t worry here are a few tips we have to make the experience easier for you and your children!

Here in Zinc we are 99.9 always prepared for children! this includes colouring books, crayons, markers and of course them little bribes that make things a little easier like lollipops and biscuits! 😀

We also have a dolls head that they can brush and style, we find alot of children are entertained for a while when they play with this.

That’s what we have but of course, feel free to bring anything at all that you know keeps your child happy and content, Be it an i pad, books cars dolls. as we know ourselves Happy Child = Relaxed Mammy!!! 😀 😀

Any other little goodies or treats you usually give them would be a good idea to bring aswell. We can usually sit them beside you or else on our couch which is not too far away!

We also have alot of space here in zinc so buggies are no problem!

Also it is good for your child to see their mammy getting her hair cut as this makes them feel more at ease when its there turn to get a cut 🙂

Dont forget we open Monday – Sunday and do 2 late nights till 8pm so we are always available for mammys relaxation! 😀 😀


Any questions just send a message! Becky And the zinc team!

Hair Loss During Pregnancy

So with summer only around the corner, we have alot of clients that have just had a baby or about to have them. We thought why not give a heads up to this major topic that so many people worry and stress over after the baby has arrived Hair Loss!!!

Hair loss is more common then you think! During pregnancy as your estrogen levels increase which makes hair thick and healthy looking. Many women find the during pregnancy that they don’t loose much hair. This is because on average we loose 100 – 125 hairs a day, These are individual hairs so we really notice them coming out, After you have a baby some women loose up to 500 hairs a day. As it is a lot more then normal its is more noticeable especially when brushing and washing your hair, This can be quite alarming and some women worry about this.

You may find a few week after you have been loosing hair that new hair will begin to grow,The hair appears wispy and fly away around the hairline. This can be really annoying as your hair sticks up!

What I found after having my daughter was getting a fringe and a few short layers really helped hide them fly-away pieces. I also went and got my hair styled in a bob as I felt my hair looked effortless as i use to just trow it up in a bobbin. This forced me to style my hair every day and this made me feel a lot better about myself 🙂

After 6months you should notice the hair coming back to its usual Pre- Pregnancy state, although the texture could be slightly different ie, More oily, Straighter.

To help hair get back into its original state id recommend using the Alfaparf Scalp care range.

scalpcare range


The Energizing shampoo is ideal for someone with weak hair who has suffered from hair-loss. It helps reduce and help hair-loss by protecting  the follicle from every day action, This will make your hair stronger and look a lot more healthy.

The stimulating Eliser is a serum that strengthens and perfects hair. this really encourages hair growth.

Here are some quick tips to use if your facing the problem of hair-loss

  • Brush regularly
  • Use really good shampoo and conditioner
  • Try to cut down on using straightener and curlers
  • Get a good cut after the birth
  • Use treatment your stylist recommends

If you have any questions at all about Hair Loss during pregnancy do not be shy to ask as it happens a lot of women and we are happy to help 🙂


Bernice and the Zinc Team


This Years “In” Trends

So we all want to know what trends are “in” and what trends have gone “out”, This year we still have the most popular from last year for example the long curly blowdrys , ombre but this year were finding everything is being toned down and softer!

Last years ombre has now been replaced by Balyage! Think soft, natural and feminine.

This years “it” haircut is still the mid lenght bob or “lob” , Celebs like Alexa Chung have been sporting this since 2013 and its only becoming one of the strongest hair trends. This is because this cuts is so versatile that it suits most people! Using waves make it softer but straight and sleek makes it  that little bit more edgier! soft fringes and side partings help this haircut be soft but still bang on trend! I know the leap to cut your hair can be terrifying but the style is very easy to grow out and still look good!

This cut paired wit balyage will put you fashion forward.



Balyage is the softer version of ombre. Instead of all the ends of your hair being really bright in contrast with the top it is naturally lighter pieces throughout the hair “Sunkissed”

This colour and style looks amazing and is low maintenance. What more could a girl want?!



ball vs ombre

Taking my que from clebs I have noticed blondes are opting for softer tones too, bleach blondes are becoming more manageable. Im not saying go dark stay bright and keep tones soft. A chat with your stylist will show that you can still stay bright and beautiful opting for sutle changes in tone.


blonde bally


Working in a salon I constantly hear the phrase “I cant do my hair myself at home”, Well lucky for you this years trend Softer waves are set to change that. Big hair is OUT! and those plaits that make you feel all thumbs are simplified! Thank the hair gods!!

Bouncy curly blowdrys are amazing and give instant glam. But unfortunately we dont have live in stylist at our beck and call like Kim K! These tip for help at home will help!

You can create fab hairstyles without the hassle, My quick tip for perfectly imperfect waves:

1: Plait your hair in pigtails (Just ordinary plaits dont worry!)

2: Using the straightener go over the plait 2-3 times to heat them, Id recommend using a heat protect to keep from damaging the hair, Morocanoil Heat protect is really good!

3:Let your hair cool off whilst still in the two plaits! when it is completely cool take it out and run your fingers trough it, finish with a bit of morocanoil hair spray as it is light but will hold your waves naturally.




Even with the 10000s of Youtube tutorials some of us still cant master the 6strand plait inside out french braid! So lucky for us braids have gone super simple this year 🙂 Instead of crown braid the “In” thing is a side braid pulled out loosely (Think sduper simple Elsa plait)

1: Pull your hair to the side and plait

2: After securing with a bobbin pull on each loop slightly, loosening the braid

3: Thats it! 2 simple steps, add a bit of semi di lino shine spray for that glossy finish !

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This year is definitely my favorite trends because there natural, manageable and easy! If you have any questions dont hesitate to drop into the salon as we will be more then happy to help keep your hair looking fab in between visits!

Natasha and the Zinc Team!