Hair Trend: Tiger Eye Colour

Tiger eye colour: Marie Claire has hailed it as THE hair colour for 2017, set to match the likes of the ombre and balayage as the go-to hair colour trend. InStyle has described it as the perfect transitional colour to bring you into the lightness and sweetness of summer. Celebrities like Jessica Alba and Chrissy Teigen have shown off their tiger eye-inspired locks on red carpets and social media. Are you ready to try the new favourite hair colour for 2017?

What is Tiger Eye Colour?

No, we’re not suggesting we add white, black, and orange stripes to your hair. Instead, we would add bits of gold, brown, and caramel through the lengths and ends of darker hair. This adds warmth, dimension, and intensity to what can be an otherwise flat colour palette.

Tiger eye gets its name from the tiger eye stone, which contains a mixture of browns and golds. In some cultures, the stone represents healing, balance, and protection against evil. Bonus!

Why Should I Try It?

Tiger eye is a perfect transitional colour to take you out of winter and into the warmer months. Starting with a deep base means that you won’t look to out of place while we wait for spring to spring, and your hair won’t lighten too much on its own without strong sunshine to bleach it. The placement of the different lighter tones mean you won’t have to completely overhaul your hair once you’re ready to start adding more lightness to it come summertime. All-in-all, it’s as low-maintenance as the ombre and balayage, but will give your hair a fresh update ready to greet the sun.

Who Should Try It?

Tiger eye is a form of highlighting, so naturally would look great for people with mid-length to long hair. However people with shorter hair can also rock this trend! Just be sure to book in with a colourist who is skilled at colour placement to avoid a patchy or striped look.

Folks starting out with a darker base would find it easiest to give this trend a try. However if you’ve got lighter colour and want to venture to the dark side too, book in for a consultation with a colourist before making your appointment. And no matter what you’re starting with, always be sure to ask about adding a colour protecting additive such as L’Oreal’s Smartbond or Merlin Colour Protect.

What do you think? Will you be one of the first to try out this new hair trend? Call in to book a free consultation with one of our colourists today! xx

Welcome to Matt: Our New Style Director

If you managed to catch our recruitment video last month, you will have seen we’ve been on the lookout for some incredible people to join our team. We have had dozens of fantastic applicants, and we will continue to search for the next apprentices, barbers, and stylists to work alongside us at 82 Gillygate. (Side note: if you would still like to apply for a position, you can still do so on our We’re Hiring page.)

In the meantime, we’d like to welcome Matt to the Ross Charles family as our new Style Director. Matt is a former Art Director with twenty years experience in hairdressing. We expect he will fit right into the salon and continue our dedication to great quality, service, and style. Please check our updated price list for his rates. Matt will work full-time hours and his first day with us was on Tuesday, 14 February – the day of LOVE, so make sure you come show Matt some love and say ‘hi’ when you visit.

As a Style Director, Matt will help Ross and the other stylists to take the salon to the next level, offering ladies and men’s cuts and styling. He is also very experienced with the creation of collections, styling photo-shoots, designing looks for the catwalk, and training other young stylists. We are looking forward to the added knowledge, range, and depth of skill he will add to our already talented team. He is sure to be a fierce addition to our squad come competition time!

Until further notice, Matt will not be offering colour services; we are pleased to have our Colour Specialist Director, Alessandra, if you require technical colour services, or Senior Stylist, Ruben, for other colour services.

If you would like to book in with Matt, be sure to give us a ring at 01904 621122, or stop by to make an appointment and meet Matt in person.

Until then, happy hair days to all! xx

Upgrade Your Braids With Hair Piercing

Upgrade Your Braids With Hair Piercing

Hair is the perfect medium to express your own personality – and we know our clientele in search of the best hair stylist York has to offer often want a look that helps them stand out from the crowd. Of course, hair is only a semi-permanent transformation, meaning you can experiment with it time and time again, unlike body art or piercings.

However, if you love the look of body jewellery but want none of the commitment, this summer’s hair trend might be perfect for you. Hair piercing, as the trend has been dubbed, doesn’t require you to get anything pierced, but works metal jewellery into braids for a variety of looks.

From the pioneers of the trend, we see the look going one of two ways. Having had its roots on the runway for the Spring/Summer 2016 collections last year, it can undoubtedly channel a high fashion look – giving braided hairstyles details which elevate them to the next level. For this look, choose plainer loops and studs, weaving them into messy plaits as you go.

However, for something a bit more fun, the hair piercing trends has the ability to embrace the 90s trend that’s hit the festival circuit in a big way this year. Spearheaded by the beauty bloggers, these looks see cute, novelty hoops interwoven in more intricate braids, and could even be finished with a touch of spray glitter for the full 1990s teenager effect.

Need some inspiration with hair piercing? Get the lowdown from the style magazines’ favourite @keashbraids.