Are YOU washing your hair wrong?

Are YOU washing your hair wrong?

Posted by on Apr 4, 2015 in Blog | 0 comments

Are YOU washing your hair wrong? Spend twice as long rinsing as lathering, don’t shampoo ends and NEVER towel dry… how simple changes can give you glossy locks It’s something we all do on a near daily basis, but could the reason behind those all-too-frequent ‘bad hair days’ be because you’re washing your hair wrong? The reason your hair feels silky soft after a visit to Elixir White isn’t pure coincidence; it’s because we are carefully trained to wash and condition hair using a tried-and-tested regime. There is, in fact, a wrong way to wash your hair, and getting it wrong can take your hair from silky and shiny to totally lackluster and damaged. Follow our step by step on how to wash your hair. CORRECTLY AND NEVER WITH HOT WATER Did you know that you only need to use product on your scalp and no necessarily the ends? By working your shampoo into the top section of your hair and then rinsing it out, it automatically cleanses the ends and stops damage occurring in the lengths. Extreme care should be taken when washing your hair and while you may think scrubbing hard will thoroughly cleanse it, that couldn’t be further from the truth. Putting too much pressure on your scalp can actually result in greasier hair. Don’t rub your scalp too vigorously. This will encourage oil secretion from the sebaceous gland. It’s imperative to rinse your hair for twice the amount of time as lathering on product and never use hot water. Washing your hair in tepid water is better for the follicles too. The hot water activates the sebaceous gland which secretes oil and can leave hair greasy soon after washing. Use warm, tepid water for ultra clean hair and to extend the life of your blow dry. DON’T RELY ON JUST ONE SHAMPOO Thought a standard shampoo will give you the hair of your dreams? Wrong. We put our hair through a lot in the week, so as you might exfoliate your skin once a week to remove dead skin cells, washing hair with a clarifying shampoo will allow hair and scalp to breathe. Use a clarifying shampoo, L’Oreal Professionnel Expert Serie – Pure Resource Purifying Shampoo once a week to remove impurities and product build up. It’s essential to work scalp care treatments into your regime. This is where the nutrients are produced to support healthy hair growth. Scalp care products from the L’Oreal scalp range can help leave hair feeling thicker, shinier and more resistant. To achieve the best results from your shampoo, make sure hair is well saturated with water this will help in achieving the best lather, allowing the hair and scalp to be cleansed thoroughly. Two shampoos is advisable to make sure hair and scalp is thoroughly cleansed and always finish with a conditioner appropriate for your hair type and avoid...

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Makeup Masterclass & private one to one : Mac Makeup artist Abigail Konechny

Makeup Masterclass & private one to one : Mac Makeup artist Abigail Konechny

Posted by on Mar 22, 2015 in Blog | 0 comments

Mac makeup Master Class with Abigail Konechny Do you want to learn the art of a perfectly constructed face? Want to define your eyes, hide your bags and perfect the most bountiful pout? Abigail will teach you to highlight your positives and banish those baneful blemishes. You will learn everything you need to know about makeup application. You’ll learn everything from essential hygiene – key to any fabulous face – to foundation, contouring to carve cheekbones, smokey eyes, eyeliner and eyelash application, powder finishes and luscious lips. Makeup tuition can take place at Elixir White or at a Venue/location of your choice. Group bookings also taken. Please contact Elixir White Hair and Beauty, 43 Main Street, Crosshills, BD20 8TT www.elixirwhite.co.uk 01535 630333 Bespoke 1 to 1 Mac Makeup lesson Thurs – Sat – Bespoke 1 to 1 Mac Makeup lesson £50.00 1 hour £75.00 2 hours £110.00 3 hours Mac makeup Master Class with Abigail Konechny Sunday 1pm – 4pm 3 hour Group master class workshop WE HAVE AN INTRODUCTORY OFFER ON!!! Normally £80.00 per person for a 3 hour makeup lesson FOR A LIMITED TIME ONLY £50.00 PER PERSON MAKEUP PRICES 2015 Using all MAC Cosmetics ​ Bridal Make-up including trial…………. £120.00 Bridesmaids/Bridal party………………… £35.00 each £25 for trial. Prom Make-up……………………………… £40.00 (£60 with trial) Evening Make-up…………………………. £40.00 Make-up Lessons………………………… starting from £50pp Express Eyes……………………………….. £20. Applying Mac temporary lashes…….. £15 (reusable) ONE-TO-ONE MAKE-UP TUITION This is your time which can be structured so that it meets your needs and requirements with your own personal Make-up Artist Abigail Konechny. ONE-TO-ONE MAKE UP TUITION COURSE CONTENT You can spend as much time as you like with Abigail, you have a choice of 1 hour, 2 hours or a 3 hour lesson. In your lesson you may wish to be shown how to apply a day, evening or special occasion look of your choice. Abigail will take you through a step-by-step makeup lesson on how you can re-create that same look yourself once you have left. ONE-TO-ONE MAKE UP TUITION COURSE KEY FACTS We will provide all the make-up you will require while you are with us, however you may wish to bring your own make-up along to show the makeup artist what you are presently using, this will allow you to ask about its suitability on yourself. The one to one make up tuition can take place at Elixir White or at a location of your choice. Once you book the course your payment in full is required to secure your appointment. The makeup lesson would also make a wonderful gift to a friend. Your makeup lesson is taught by one of Mac cosmetics leading make-up artists, Abigail Konechny. Abigail will give you the training you need for a successful career as a makeup artist. Imagine being able to talk to an expert on skin care and make-up and...

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Mac Makeup Master Class with Abigail Konechny

Mac Makeup Master Class with Abigail Konechny

Posted by on Mar 18, 2015 in Blog | 0 comments

Mac makeup Master Class with Abigail Konechny Do you want to learn the art of a perfectly constructed face? Want to define your eyes, hide your bags and perfect the most bountiful pout? Abigail will teach you to highlight your positives and banish those baneful blemishes. You will learn everything you need to know about makeup application. You’ll learn everything from essential hygiene – key to any fabulous face – to foundation, contouring to carve cheekbones, smokey eyes, eyeliner and eyelash application, powder finishes and luscious lips. Makeup tuition can take place at Elixir White or at a Venue/location of your choice. Group bookings also taken. Please contact Elixir White or Abigail Konechny www.elixirwhite.co.uk 01535 630333 Bespoke 1 to 1 Mac Makeup lesson Mon – Sat – Bespoke 1 to 1 Mac Makeup lesson £50.00 1 hour £75.00 2 hours £110.00 3 hours Mac makeup Master Class with Abigail Konechny Sunday 1pm – 4pm 3 hour Group master class workshop WE HAVE AN INTRODUCTORY OFFER ON!!! Normally £80.00 per person for a 3 hour makeup lesson FOR A LIMITED TIME ONLY £50.00 PER PERSON MAKEUP PRICES 2015 Using all MAC Cosmetics ​ Bridal Make-up including trial…………. £120.00 Bridesmaids/Bridal party………………… £35.00 each £25 for trial. Prom Make-up……………………………… £40.00 (£60 with trial) Evening Make-up…………………………. £40.00 Make-up Lessons………………………… starting from £50pp Express Eyes……………………………….. £20. Applying Mac temporary lashes…….. £15 (reusable) ONE-TO-ONE MAKE-UP TUITION This is your time which can be structured so that it meets your needs and requirements with your own personal Make-up Artist Abigail Konechny. ONE-TO-ONE MAKE UP TUITION COURSE CONTENT You can spend as much time as you like with Abigail, you have a choice of 1 hour, 2 hours or a 3 hour lesson. In your lesson you may wish to be shown how to apply a day, evening or special occasion look of your choice. Abigail will take you through a step-by-step makeup lesson on how you can re-create that same look yourself once you have left. ONE-TO-ONE MAKE UP TUITION COURSE KEY FACTS We will provide all the make-up you will require while you are with us, however you may wish to bring your own make-up along to show the makeup artist what you are presently using, this will allow you to ask about its suitability on yourself. The one to one make up tuition can take place at Elixir White or at a location of your choice. Once you book the course your payment in full is required to secure your appointment. The makeup lesson would also make a wonderful gift to a friend. Your makeup lesson is taught by one of Mac cosmetics leading make-up artists, Abigail Konechny. Abigail will give you the training you need for a successful career as a makeup artist. Imagine being able to talk to an expert on skin care and make-up and play around with many of the...

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How to: The Ponytail

How to: The Ponytail

Posted by on Mar 17, 2015 in Blog | 0 comments

HOW TO: THE PONYTAIL The ponytail was one of the most re-created looks of spring summer 2015. L’Oréal Professionnel and our team of expert session stylists show you how to create three different, on-trend ponytail hairstyles using a few of our key products. The Wrap-Around Ponytail Re-create the look: Step One: Use Tecni.ART Liss Control to prep hair and polish it clean for a morning fresh look Step Two: Create a low ponytail at the back and double over into a horseshoe shape Step Three: Tie ponytail with a stray piece of fabric – we suggest re-using a piece from an old silk scarf Step Four: Secure the style with a piece of elastic underneath Step Five: Use Tecni.ART Pli directly onto a blusher brush and sweep over the hair from front to back to get rid of any fly-aways Step Six: Finish off the look with Tecni.ART Infinium spray to set the style in place The Poolside, Doubled-Up Ponytail Re-create the look: Step One: Prep hair with Tecni.ART Pli Step Two: Blow-dry in and leave to set Step Three: Using your fingers, use a spray or two of Tecni.ART Crystal Gloss to pull hair into a mid to low pony and give it extra shine Step Four: Tie the ponytail into even sections (two to three dependent on length of hair) Step Five: Tease hair out to give ponytail sections some volume Step Six: Finish with Mythic Oil and Tecni.ART Infinium spray for added shine and hold The Low Pony Re-create the look: Step One: Prep the roots and mid lengths with Tecni.ART Full Volume mousse and blow-dry back Step Two: Lightly backcomb the top of the hair for shape Step Three: Brush hair back with a comb into a low ponytail and secure with elastic Step Four: Tecni.ART Glue is used to brush the hairline back and should be blended into the hair Step Five: Wrap a two inch section of hair around the ponytail and secure with pins Step Six: Finish by roughing up the ponytail slightly and finishing with Tecni.ART Infinium...

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What’s the difference between Ombré, Sombré and Balayage ?

What’s the difference between Ombré, Sombré and Balayage ?

Posted by on Mar 8, 2015 in Blog | 0 comments

What’s the difference between ombrè, sombré and balayage? Trends come and go, but it looks like gradient hair is here to stay. Over the past few seasons, we’ve transitioned from foil highlights and solid all-over colour to softer and more natural looking dye jobs. These days, the look is sun-kissed, grown out and slightly unkempt. The slow-fade styles add depth, dimension and you don’t have to be visiting the salon every few weeks for a touch-up. Yet despite the styles’ popularity, we’re still tripping over the labels. Ombré? Sombré? Balayage? Babylights? What’s the difference? Take a look at some of our Colourist creations, all our colourist attend the L’Orèal colour academy each month keeping up to date on all current trends and techniques. We are currently re vamping our web site, so if our Ombré, Sombré and balayage pictures haven’t been loaded up please take a look at our Facebook page. Get familiar with these low-maintenance styles before your next visit at Elixir White. Then: Foils Now: Balayage They’re both highlighting techniques, but create subtly different results. With traditional foils, the highlights are uniform and defined. Balayage, taken from the French word meaning “to sweep”, is a freehand technique in which swatches of hair are sectioned and hand painted against a backing board with a lightening agent. After painting, each swatch is covered in cellophane. As balayage highlights are less systematically placed, you end up with fatter, less symmetrical, more random highlights, resulting in a more casual, beachy finish. Unlike ombré, which worked best for brunettes in the past, sombré works for everyone. You can balayage a short pixie crop, but for best results, work it on thick, heavy hair that sits below the shoulders. Balayage is a great option if you like the look of chunkier highlights with more contrast and less blonde. Then: Ombré Now: Sombré The demand for dark roots and lighter ends started a few years back, worn by everyone. Ombré can feature quite a stark dark-to-light fade – making sombré (“subtle ombré”) a much more nuanced take on the dip-dye trend. With sombré, the lighter sections start up a bit higher and the lower lengths have ribbons of dark colour for a more gradual transition. Just like its predecessor, the worn-in look is perfectly low-maintenance. There’s no need for constant touch-ups due to there being no clear demarcation line or regrowth – making it an economical option, too. Then: Highlights Now: Babylights We’ve gone into highlights by way of foils and balayage, but did you know there are different degrees of highlighting? As opposed to splashlights – which see sharp flashes of laser-like blonde on dark tresses – babylights are much finer. The hair is separated into itsy-bitsy sections and colour is applied to each group of strands and left for more than an hour. Yes, it’s costly and time-consuming, but you’re left with...

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Craiglands Wedding Fayre

Craiglands Wedding Fayre

Posted by on Mar 3, 2015 in Blog | 0 comments

Enjoyed being a model bride for the day! My amazing hair by AdeleNick Pullano & make up by Abigail Konechny from ElixirWhite HairandBeauty. Lovely to meet the real brides to be at Craiglands Wedding Fayre. Check out our new wedding...

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