Salon Treatments: The Lowdown

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Hair that has become dry, brittle or unmanageable points towards the beginnings of a bigger problem. Damaged hair can be the result of a number of external stressors, that strip the hair of moisture and natural oils – UV rays, air pollution, chlorine and product build up are examples of factors that can leave your hair looking and feeling under nourished. Your hair is often exposed to numerous external stressors on a daily basis and will eventually need some TLC to get it back to optimum health.

We often advise clients to combat lacklustre, brittle and damaged hair with high quality at-home professional treatments. However if enough damage is done, an at-home conditioning regimen will become futile. If you’ve tried a number of products and treatments to no avail, it’s time to seek specialised help from your stylist, and invest in an in-salon treatment.

Dealing with serious damage

Many at-home treatments work to restore moisture to your hair and prevent split-ends. However strands of hair are primarily comprised of keratin protein filaments, which bind to the hair cuticle and reinforce the hair shaft to prevent damage and breakage. Seriously damaged or stressed hair may be stripped of its essential proteins, and require a treatment to rebuild it from the inside out and remedy protein deficiencies.

A professional in-salon protein treatment works to heal the hair follicle and harden its cuticle, repairing brittle hair by penetrating the hair shaft and restructuring hair from the inside. At Yots Hair, we offer two professional treatments to combat different levels of damage.

  • If your hair is beginning to show the first signs of damage, our Quick.Treat treatment should be your first choice. It boasts a nutrient rich formula, capable of taming unruly hair and banishing fly-aways. Quick-Treat provides a blend of protein and moisture that strengthens and nourishes dry, damaged hair. Within minutes of application, softness and shine are restored and undernourished hair is repaired. It’s an uncomplicated and effective protein treatment that will leave your hair feeling years younger.
  • If your hair is in need of a serious SOS, we recommend our Luxury Regenerative Treat treatment. We use a deep conditioning, restorative masque formulae by Kevin.Murphy that contains a complex of 20 Amino Acids, fruit extracts and essential oils. The formula contains proteins from rice and quinoa to regenerate brittle, dry and damaged hair. The quinoa proteins bind to the hair shaft to work on the cortex, adding back moisture and shine. The rice proteins are readily absorbed by damaged hair, to condition and strengthen damaged strands. Immortelle extracts provide an antioxidant boost, baobab seed oil adds back elasticity and moisture from vitamins A, D and E, whilst lotus flower extract soothes damaged hair, stimulating enzyme activity for a protein hit to rebuild and repair the hair’s surface. The masque also contains naturally occurring fatty acids, goji berry extract and organic coconut oil for a deep conditioning treatment like no other.

Each of our treatments are applied with a soothing extended-head massage, for an indulgent in-salon experience like no other. It’s the ultimate way to relax and unwind, and leave your hair looking like new. Visit our pricing page for our full service menu, or email mail@yotshair.com.au for more information.

Wedding Hair Checklist

You’ve set the date, found the venue and finally locked down the perfect dress and shoes – now all thats left are the finishing touches. Wedding hair is an integral part of a brides look and achieving picture perfect hair is a must. That’s where we step in – our expert team of stylists are well-versed in wedding styling and are happy to bend over backwards to accommodate brides. Our Creative Team have shared their top tips for brides, to take the stress out of wedding hair planning.

Plan ahead

  • Make sure that you book your appointments well in advance! Saturday is the busiest day of the week for stylists and appointments always fill up quickly.
  • Our Creative Team recommend discussing your wedding-hair regimen with your stylist at least four months in advance of the wedding. It may take that long to achieve the colour result that you’re dreaming of for the big day, or to repair pre-existing damage and restore lustre and shine to your locks.
  • Talk to your stylist about your hair type and suitable professional at-home treatments to use in-between visits, to keep your hair in top shape.

Trial Appointments 

  • Our Creative Team suggest booking at least two trial appointments with your stylist to perfect your style. These appointments should be one to two months before the wedding. Scheduling trials on the day of your rehearsal dinner or hens night is a great way to get the most out of your trial hair, and to test the longevity of your chosen style.
  • Make sure to bring several photographs of your dream hair to your trial appointment, to avoid miscommunication with your stylist. Pinterest is the perfect place to gather inspiration; we also keep an in-salon style collective for brides to view.
  • Remember to keep realistic – your hair type or condition may mean that certain styles cannot be achieved.
  • Bring any veils or hair accessories to your appointment, as your stylist will have to adjust their technique to incorporate them.

The Small Details 

  • Given that our speciality is beautiful and high-quality hairdressing, the Yots Creative Team focus on solely on the styling aspect of wedding beauty. By making your hair our number one priority, we are able to ensure that your style is absolutely perfect.
  • We are happy to accommodate your wedding party and other attending family members, to create picture-perfect styles all round! And remember, wedding styling isn’t just for the ladies – we love seeing the groom pre-wedding, for pre-wedding haircuts, advice and styling.
  • Keep in touch after the wedding! It means a lot to us to hear feedback from brides and see photographs.

For more information on our wedding styling in Adelaide, click here.

New Year’s Eve

Now that we’ve reached the end of the Christmas frenzy, it’s time to turn our minds to the year’s final celebration – New Year’s Eve. After you’ve made your plans, and bought your dress, shoes and jewellery, all that’s left to worry about is how you’re going to wear your hair. Whether you want loose curls, pin-straight lengths or an intricate up style, the perfect New Year’s hair style will complement your overall look, and add a finishing touch for the ultimate confidence boost. Our stylists know that perfect hair is essential for a great night.

Need inspiration? This year, the Yots Creative Team is loving the sleek ponytail – a playful and polished up-style that works for any occasion. If you’re feeling a little more glamorous, old hollywood waves will inject a hit of sexiness into any look. Cascading waves complement softer, romantic looks – think Veronica Lake or Blake Lively (our modern inspiration). For bold statement hair, bring some accessories to your appointment for us to incorporate into your style, like headbands, flower crowns or chains  (just remember to give your stylist some notice beforehand!). If you’re still stuck for ideas, you can’t go wrong with a bouncy blow-dry, à la a Victoria’s Secret Angel.

Our December 31st appointments are close to being entirely booked, and time is running out to secure a booking  for a blow-dry or style. Click here to make an appointment, or shoot us an email at mail@yotshair.com.au with any questions.

Hair Care Secrets from our Stylists

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There are a million-and-one hair care tips floating around on the internet. To help you decide which ones to implement in your daily haircare routine, our stylists have shared the tips that they live by.

Stay Salon Friendly. Avoiding split ends and maintaining a neat, manageable cut requires trims every 4-6 weeks. Frequent face-to-face time with your hairdresser allows for the detection of hair and scalp damage in its early stages, and will keep your colour looking fresh. A great haircut and colour is also an instant mood booster and gives you the chance to catch up on your ‘me-time’ at the salon.

Find your Product Match. Invest in a good quality shampoo and conditioner that suits your hair type to keep your hair at its optimum health – ask your stylist if you’re not sure what is best for you. Our stylists recommend products that are sulfate or paraben free. We love Kevin.Murphy products, which are also cruelty free.

Use Quality Tools Exclusively. You may have heard that frequent heat-styling can be detrimental to hair health. Whilst this is true in some respects, the negative effects of heat-styling can be easily avoided. The key to minimising damage is to invest in good quality heat-styling tools. A good quality tool will require less surface contact with your hair to get the job done, saving you time and ensuring a better result. Our stylists love ghd straightening irons, which also boast a ceramic plates for even heat distribution. Before straightening or curling your hair, apply a heat-styling product or serum to create a protective barrier between the plates and your hair. If your hair is excessively damaged, let your hair dry naturally whenever possible, and ask your stylist about a deep-conditioning and restoration regimen

Live Healthy. Your hair health is reflected in the way you treat your body. Smoking, extra stress and eating junk food can leave hair prone to breakage and dull its natural shine. High stress levels can cause hair loss, so undertaking activities like yoga and meditation are beneficial as prevention. Ensure that you are getting plenty of iron, zinc, omega-3 fatty acids, vitamin C and protein. Given that your hair is made of protein, eating enough of this macronutrient promotes beautiful hair.

Tips for the Best Men’s Haircut

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Gone are the days when men pretended not to care about their hair. A large percentage of our clients at Yots Hair are males, who treat their haircut as a signature. Our stylists know that a great haircut adds a finishing, polished touch to any look, and have shared their top five tips for guys who love their hair.

COMMUNICATE 

Knowing what you want, and communicating it properly to your hairdresser is a vital step. Whether you are meeting your stylist for the first time, or you’ve decided that it’s time for a change, a picture is definitely worth 1000 words. Your stylist is not a psychic – avoid miscommunication by ripping a photo out of a magazine, or screen-shotting a picture on your smartphone. Providing a visual example of the look you want will help to ensure that you are happy with the final result.

BE REALISTIC 

Sometimes, the haircut that you want and the haircut that can be achieved are two very different things! You might have your heart set on one look – but ultimately your hair type, condition and face shape may dictate an entirely different result. Ask your stylist for their opinion before getting started, and take on board their response.

KEEP IT CONSISTENT 

A great haircut is a personal statement – it should suit your personality and compliment your lifestyle and overall aesthetic. Whether you prefer a quiff or a buzz-cut, remember that your haircut speaks volumes about you as an individual. If you’re a conservative type, stick to a classic style. If you see yourself as more of a trendsetter, ask your stylist about the latest runway trends. Your haircut is one of the first things people notice about you, so think about what you’re trying to say before stepping into the salon!

THE OVERALL PICTURE 

If necessary, remember to communicate to your stylist how you like to style your sideburns or facial hair. These may seem like small details, but they add the finishing touches to your look.

LEARN TO LOVE PRODUCTS 

To make sure your hair looks fantastic in between salon visits, have a chat to your stylist about styling tips, and product recommendations. Using the right shampoo or styling product can drastically change the way your hair looks and keep your cut looking neat. If you’re dedicated to your haircut, embrace brushes, blowdryers, and even hot tools – chances are, your stylist would love to show you how to use them.

 

Win with Yots Hair x Kevin.Murphy

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We’re excited to team up with KEVIN.MURPHY for a holiday giveaway – for your chance to win a Cortex 4-in-1 Curling Iron, simply visit www.facebook.com/yotshair or www.facebook.com/yotshairnorthadelaide and leave us a comment on the competition post telling us the name of your favourite Yots Hair stylist, and favourite Kevin.Murphy product. We will be selecting winners at random at the beginning of January 2014. Competition is open to Australian residents only.

Hairdressing Careers Adelaide

Do you want to kick-start your career in the hairdressing industry? Are you a senior stylist looking to make a change? Do you want to work in one of Adelaide’s leading hairdressing salons? We’re looking for team-members to join our talented, high-energy team of stylists. We offer a harmonious team-orientated environment, with ample opportunities for training and growth, and a focus on client-care.

 

 

 

Variety on King William 2013

We were thrilled to take part in Variety on King William last friday – our Creative Team styled hair for the Adelaide Fashion Festival’s longest runway. It was an amazing day on King William Road, showcasing incredible fashion for a great cause. Here are some of our favourite looks from the parade. Visit the King William Road Facebook page to see more.

 

New ghd Pink Diamond Styler Set

Proud to be Pink

Available in-salon now, at Hyde Park and North Adelaide – the new ghd V pink diamond professional styler. For every styler and brush set sold, $20 will be donated to the National Breast Cancer Foundation. The diamond styler has smooth plates that glide effortlessly through hair, making straightening and curling hair a breeze. The styler also boasts features like automatic sleep mode after 30 minutes of inactivity, universal voltage so you can use your styler anywhere in the world, and contoured edges for flawless high-shine styling. The metallic pink ghd styler comes with a matching pink paddle brush, to celebrate 10 years of support for the National Breast Cancer Foundation.

Win a Trip to New York

We’re dreaming of New York streets – and thanks to Kevin.Murphy, our dreams could become reality! Kevin.Murphy  is running a New York Experience competition: the grand prize gives one lucky winner and a friend the opportunity to experience New York fashion, art and culture first hand. You’ll also win a trip for two to NYC for your stylist – all the more reason for you to enter! Ask us how on your next visit to the salon.