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.

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.

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.

Latest Salon News

The Spring season has just begun, and our Creative Team has been working non-stop.We’ve had the opportunity to showcase our team’s amazing colour work, styling, and ladies and mens haircuts. Check out these behind the scenes snaps from our work styling and directing photographic shoots, styling hair for runway and an editorial (due out later this week). We’re lucky to have a team of talented and creative stylists, who make working on creative projects an absolute breeze.  October has just begun and there are more exciting things in the pipeline at Yots Hair – we can’t wait to share!

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.

Kevin.Murphy Shimmer.Bug

New in at Yots: Kevin.Murphy Shimmer.Bug.

We’re head over heels in love with Kevin.Murphy’s latest addition to the Colour.Bug range.

Colour.Bug is an apply-it-yourself product, dubbed colour for commitment-phobes. It’s like makeup for your hair – use it by rubbing the powder onto your hair (it helps if you’ve applied product to your hair as a primer) and set with a spritz of hairspray. Whilst the other Colour.Bug products promise pops of bright, neon colour, Shimmer.Bug allows you to add instant highlights to your hair that wash out after a quick shampoo.

Shimmer.Bug works differently on different hair shades – it adds instant gold, shimmering highlights to dark hair, and radiant sunkissed shine to lighter hair tones. Depending on how you use it, Shimmer.Bug can be used to create a neutral look for the office, or a statement look for night. It’s perfectly versatile, and so easy to apply – a quick swipe is all it takes.

Shimmer.Bug is in salon now at Yots Hair.