Recent Photo Shoot for Ula Clothing St.Ives

I had the pleasure of working with my favourite photographer Emma Griffin again, I feel so blessed to be surrounded by so many wonderful women. If you are looking for independent creative females Cornwall is the place to look!

Emma doing what she does best  www.griffin-photography.co.uk

Emma doing what she does best www.griffin-photography.co.uk

We started at 10.30am in the salon, our models for the day were the lovely Tilly who travelled from Falmouth and Sarah who travelled from Newquay, the sun put on a show for us and made the Spring Summer shoot easy, the images look like we were abroad!

Emma brought a lovely selection of the new range from Ula, the Palm print shirt was a massive hit with everyone in the salon! One guest asked us if we were starting a shop! Everyone watched from the windows as we climbed into the hedges to shoot in front of a Palm Tree! The things you do for a great shot!

As you all know I just adore curls and love to help women fall in love with their curls again! Sarah arrived and I could instantly see that I could create a beautiful natural curl for one of her looks. She wasn’t convinced. Sarah was sure it would all turn to frizz, they don’t call me The Cornish Curl Whisperer for nothing! (actually no one calls me this, apart from me..haha)

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For Sarah’s second look I gave her the hair she loves, I wanted her to go home with bouncy clean hair that smelled amazing and made her feel fabulous. I did a really soft wave, the secret ingredient to these soft waves is Kevin.Murphy’s Killer Waves £31, it protects you hair and holds your waves in place.

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Director Josh did Tilly’s first look, he wanted to gove her a look that looked like she did it herself, the clothes are so simple and summery that an over done look wouldn’t work at all.

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For Tilly’s second look I gave her a 40’s style wave using the DNA Wave technique, check out this magical technique here , GHD reposted this video on Instagram and to date it has had 80.5k views, how incredible is that?!

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And here are the final edits for Ula’s Spring/Summer Look Book 2019. Check out Ula’s other looks here.

Tilly looking like she is about to get on her yacht in the South of France.

Tilly looking like she is about to get on her yacht in the South of France.

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If you would like to book any of our team to do the hair for your Look Book, we can arrange that for you, just contact us through our email hello@hunterandwalsh.com or on Facebook Messenger.

We are excited to launch our new Sessions Menu.

We are so excited to launch our new Sessions Menu today!!

We have put together our most popular services and designed Sessions that you can pick from.

Our new Colour Scheme is this beautiful Green, Grey and touches of Copper!

Our new Colour Scheme is this beautiful Green, Grey and touches of Copper!

The Stay & Play Session is designed to help you get the best out of your Kevin.Murphy products £15 or to teach you HoW to use your hot tools to get the perfect curl, you can choose to book a Stay & Play Hot Tools Session on its own £30 or you can add it to your service £15. There is also a Stay & Play Plaiting Session £10 that will teach you how to do a simple plaiting technique either on yourself or on someone else!

Would you like to know how to put your hair into the perfect ponytail? It is not as simple as it looks! You can chose the SHoW Pony Session £10, add this to the end of your appointment.

The Grooming Session £45 is already one of our most popular sessions, book with Josh, he will thread your eyebrows, shape and shave your beard and give you a slick haircut or fade. You can also have your eyebrows tinted if you wish.

The Curl Session £55 is with our resident Curl Specialist Viv (The Cornish Curl Whisperer) , She will teach you everything you need to know about how to care for and maintain your beautiful curls. She uses a mixture of The Curl by Curl cutting technique and her 20 years experience to cut your hair. Viv is not scissor happy and will always make sure you leave with the length you want. As we all know, if curls are cut by the wrong person, they spring up and end up looking like a poodle!

The Glossing Session is perfect if you need your toner refreshed on your Balayage or if your hair is looking a little dehydrated. We recommend this Session if you have been on holiday. The Glossing session is split into two different prices based on length, Long Hair (below the collar bone) £50. Short Hair (above the collar bone) £35.

Ready Set Go £45, is the newest way to have your hair done, you will come into the salon for a blow dry and curl, we will set your hair on pins, you will leave the salon with your hair set and leave it in while you get ready for your night out. Just before your taxi arrives, take it out and brush it through, your hair will last all night, and longer if you wish!

The Smoothing Session is our brand new and very exciting Keratin Smoothing Treatment, KeraStraight is endorsed and used by Trevor Sorbie and his Art Team, if it is good enough for them, it is good enough for us! This magical treatment lasts up to 4 months, it smooths, repairs and makes unmanageable frizzy hair super shiny and easier to manage. Find out more about KeraStraight here. The Smoothing Session is priced on three different tiers based on the length of your hair Short Hair £120 (above the shoulder) Medium Hair £160 (between the shoulder and shoulder blade) Long Hair £200 (below the shoulder blade)

As part of the Keratin Smoothing Treatment there are 30 day intense conditioning treatments, Moisture Boost £25 for dehydrated brittle hair, or, Protein Boost £25 for damage weak hair. These treatments can be added onto your Service in the salon and are a great way of trying out the KeraStraight range of treatments.

The Style Session £45 is a hair-up Session, if you would like to have your hair put up for a special occasion like a prom or a wedding, this is for you. You can even add a luxury Shampoo with Conditioning Treatment and Blow Dry to make it even more special.

The Healing Session is special because not only to do you get a WellaPlex Stand Alone Treatment and blow dry in the salon, you will get to to take home WellaPlex No.3 worth £26. WellaPlex is a revolutionary product that repairs broken bonds that have become damaged through colouring, heat styling or environmental damage. We highly recommend this session if you are considering a big colour change. Read about WellaPlex here. The Healing Session is for Short Hair £50 (above your collar bone) or Long Hair £60 (below your collar bone).


All the Sessions can be booked online, but as always if there is anything you are unsure of, or if there is anything you would like to see on the Sessions Menu, please do get in touch with us, we love to get your feedback!

Our Bridal Menu will be launching very soon! We are expecting to have it finalised by May.

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You Hair What You Eat

ALMONDS
Almonds are rich in Vitamin E, just one tablespoon provides nearly two-thirds of your RDA for fat soluble Vitamin E. Almonds are great to eat by the handful or as a butter on your toast, they are rich in protein and good fats, which are fantastic for the overall improvement of your hair health. One 8 month trial has shown that men who supplemented with Vitamin E saw an increase in hair growth by up to 42%

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SPINACH
Spinach is a super food and is on the list of the 8 super foods to eat each day. Women are more likely to be deficient in minerals, which can often be the reason for hair loss. Spinach is rich in Iron and contains Sebum which is a natural hair conditioner. I love to eat Spinach raw and as an alternative to lettuce leaves in my salad. This versatile green also provides Omega-3 acids, Magnesium, Potassium, Calcium and Iron. All keep hair lustrous, shiny and full of body.

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SALMON
Salmon, Mackerel and Sardines are full of Omega-3s, which are naturally anti-inflammatory, inflammation can cause hair to shed. Salmon is one food that helps the body process insulin more efficiently. Insulin resistance has been linked to male-pattern baldness and female hair loss. But avoid farmed salmon at all costs!!

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SWEET POTATO
Beta-carotene protects against dry, dull hair and stimulates the glands in your scalp to make sebum, which is that beautiful oil that nourishes and conditions your hair. Orange-coloured fruits and vegetables need to be on your shopping list every week. Carrots, pumpkin, cantaloupe, mangoes and of course sweet potatoes!

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CHICKPEAS
Chickpeas contain some of the highest concentrations of vitamin B9. A cup of them packs a whopping 1,114 micrograms of B9, nearly three times the RDA of 400 micrograms.
Folic Acid is the synthetic version of B9, also known as Folate. Folic acid generally helps all tissues grow, so getting enough dietary folate stimulates hair growth in the long run.
According to a study conducted by the Ontario Veterinary College at the University of Guelph, Canada, folic acid supplement therapy helped a three-week old male calf recover from progressive hair loss in less than two months. Unfortunately, no such outstanding effects have been reported in humans. It is certainly a great addition to a healthy balanced diet that will help your hair to be strong and long!

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EGGS
Eggs are packed with a B vitamin called biotin, which helps hair grow and strengthens brittle fingernails. Not having enough of this vitamin can lead to hair loss. Other good sources of biotin are almonds, avocados, and salmon, which are already on the list!

Did you know that our newest shampoo and conditioner Waterman's Grow-Me has got Biotin in it?
So, use the products and eat your eggs, perfect combination for healthy strong hair!

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SHIITAKE MUSHROOMS
Copper is said to help hair maintain its natural colour, regardless of your natural hair colour, according to a 2012 study. Shiitake mushrooms are rich in the mineral, as well as seaweed and sesame seeds. So, to defend against grey hair, eat your mushrooms!!

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This is the perfect recipe to feed your hair and feed your family, full of the goodness you need to have beautiful hair..

Spinach and Cheese Stuffed Salmon
https://www.yummly.com/…/Spinach-and-Cheese-Stuffed-Salmon-…
with baked sweet Potatoes and
Creamy French Lentils with Mushrooms and Kale
http://thefirstmess.com/…/creamy-french-lentils-with-mushr…/

Low and Slow

Bleach is no longer a dirty word

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For years we avoided using the word 'bleach' in the salon and chose to use words such a 'pre-lightener' to make it seem less scary for the salon guest. There has been a change in the industry, helped along by social media, to tell it like it is. Salon guests are in the know about colouring techniques and products more than they have ever been before. In fact, quite often it is the salon guests who come to the salon asking for the latest techniques and products they have seen on Instagram.

So, let me tell you about bleach and how we use it to get the lightest results but make sure your hair is protected at the same time.

To ensure we get the best Bleach-Up results and to maintain the condition and integrity of your bleached highlights we use the 'Low And Slow' method to develop your bleach.

Low.. This means that we use the lowest strength peroxide possible, we may even go as low as the peroxide strength we use to activate your semi-permanent colours!

Slow.. We then develop your bleach slowly, it may take an hour (or more) to lift with such a low strength peroxide but believe me it is worth the wait!

Bleach is activated by peroxide but the peroxide does not determine the level of lift you will get, all it does is determine the amount of time it takes to lift the colour to the desired depth.

This is how we explain peroxide strength and development time...

12%, the highest strength peroxide, is a car traveling at 90 MPH around Penzance town, it will finish the circuit really fast but it will cause a lot of damage on the way round! Imagine this fast acting peroxide and what it will do to your hair, this is why we NEVER use bleach and 12%!

9% is a car traveling at 60 MPH, again, gets round pretty fast but has caused a fair bit of damage.

6%, we use this to develop your permanent colours, is a car traveling at 40 MPH, it gets round Penzance in less time and probably hasn't caused any major damage but there is still the risk as it is a little bit faster than they would like on your driving test 😊

4%, we use this to develop your quasi-permanent colours, is a car traveling at 25 MPH, it takes longer to get round the town but hasn't caused any damage at all!!

2%, we use this to develop your toners, is traveling at 10 MPH and takes ages to get round Penzance but hasn't a scratch on it and has probably annoyed a few motorists along the way 😂

Bleach-up after a few weeks, we love the look of a grown out Bleach-up, it gives the hair great texture.

Bleach-up after a few weeks, we love the look of a grown out Bleach-up, it gives the hair great texture.

🎓So the lesson is, take your time, book out all of the afternoon for your appointment, enjoy our coffee and magazines, lie back and allow the massage chair to soothe you, allow us to look after you and if you need anything such as food or your car park extended we will happily pop out for you.

We look forward to seeing you soon.

Viv❤️

Welcome to Our New Home

Hello and Welcome,

So, while I've been off on Maternity Leave, between bottle feeds and nappy changes I have built a brand new spanking website and let me tell you, it wasn't as hard as you would think. I used Squarespace, an online platform that allows you to build your own website using their pre-designed totally customisable templates. There wasnt too much tech jargon to get your head around and anything that you dont know, we have google and YouTube tutorials for. Its great!

 

Watch this space for lots of news, events and information about Hunter&Walsh, I will do regular blogs to keep you informed of all that is happening, not only from inside our four walls but from all around our Hunter&Walsh community.

Multi tasking at its finest!!   

Multi tasking at its finest!!

 

In addition to our Website, we now have Online Bookings and our very own Hunter and Walsh app, both are fantastic for people like me who always run out of time in the day and forget to ring during opening hours. You can now go on anytime and get your appointment. If you need any help with what to book in for Facebook us as we are usually available to point you in the right direction.

Don't forget to take full advantage of our free consultation service, the team will be only too happy to help you find your perfect style and colour, they may even suggest a whole new look. So, don't get stuck in a rut come and have a coffee and a chat.