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spring/summer 2014 trends

Last week Yuka and Ashlee attended the Schwarzkopf Professional Academy for a day of hair education! The academies are an integrated global network of excellence. Throughout the world, each one offers a stimulating professional environment in which to learn, gain inspiration and effectively further your career. So what better way to advance our expertise and pick up a few tips about what’s hot for summer…

10257046_10152449086414810_4967804297943805844_n It really was an inspirational day learning about those all important new  Spring/Summer 2014 trends! Surrounded by so much talent and fashion-forward styles it was time to take note. Ashley gets busy on paper with one of the key distinct trends – CANDY DANDY!


This year, Essential Looks has created three distinct yet flexible trends to fire our imaginations – the eye-catching pastel shades of CANDY DANDY, the asymmetric shapes of WHITE HOT and the cool metallic colours of METALLXX, enough original ideas to sustain a year of hair creativity – watch the video to see the colours come to life.


Metallic and Pastel shades on soft textured looks.


Kenton magazine also gives a great overview of some of the essential looks, so take a look here. Feel inspired? Pop in for a chat or book your next appointment and give us our next spring/summer 2014 challenge!

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Festive hair inspiration

The Kaizo team have been busy selecting their favourite Chirstmas party season hairstyles to help inspire you over this busy sociable festive period! From straight forward up-dos to simple elegant waves and the addition of a few key hair accessories – this is about adding that extra something (and sparkle) to your usual look. If there’s a particular style you’re after then let your stylist know – Kaizo styling is the best in the business! Have a very merry and happy hair Christmas everyone…

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Long glossy vintage waves courtesy of Sienna Miller. Perfectly created with tongs or hot rollers


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The messy textured high chignon and we love this sleek side parting and single plait – very simple to achieve. Just blow dry your hair into a deep side parting, take a small section of hair just above your ear on the same side as your parting and plait tightly. Straighten the rest of your hair and pull the plait across the back and secure in place underneath your loose hair to conceal the end. 


The big classic blow dry with rouge lips is the perfect festive look! Or for something more adventurous here are soft finger waves with a splash of cheeky color. We don’t recommend trying this one at home though. Ask in the salon for details!


Great Gatsby 1920s style inspired hair clip. A great hair accessory can really make an outfit…

“For me, a hair accessory takes a style into the realm of couture. It requires careful attention to detail, and can make a simple hairstyle look all the more dramatic and impressive.” (Renowned hairstylist Sam McKnight talks to Vogue). We couldn’t agree more!

Hair accessories can also be really playful. Check out this “hair brooch”. We also found a great selection online at ASOS. Don’t forget to style and set the rest of your hair with Bumble and Bumble’s classic hairspray.


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