Fifty shades of Danny
*SALON CRUSH ALERT*
On a gloomy Monday afternoon, a few weeks ago, we were lucky enough to have our day brightened up by beauty and lifestyle guru Danny Defreitas. Danny decided that he wanted to experience the ultimate hair transformation, and what bigger change could we offer than a silver fox bleach and tone. As a natural brunette we asked Danny to pop in to the salon on Redchurch street for a patch test and strand test a few days before. This was so we could check that it was safe and also possible to lift his hair.
It was such a fun day with the simply charming Danny and what a transformation. We are in love with Danny’s new silver fox hair and also him!
Here are some of Danny’s cute insta story videos he posted about his colour journey during his visit to the Painted Lady.
After the first bleach
Waiting for the bleach to process
Drying off after the toner.
We love doing this kind of work. But it is always good to note that the process can take all day and sometimes needs to be finished over 2 days.
It is also important to have a strand and patch test so that we can check that these extreme colours are actually possible to achieve.
Those of you who have completely natural hair are few and far between, which makes having a strand test even more important. Do feel free to drop us a line if you are considering having an exciting or extreme hair colour change, we would love to hear from you. We offer complimentary colour consultations in our Salon on Redchurch Street, it only takes about 5 or 10 minutes.
You can see Danny’s full youtube video here
We are so excited to welcome Jordan to the team. Jordan began his love affair with hair in Guernsey at the tender age of 16. After achieving his city and guilds qualification in hair, he set his sights further afield to learn more. The Sassoon academy in London seemed like the perfect place to begin his hairstyling journey before heading up to Manchester to hone his skills. In Manchester, … Read More The new guy!
Gone are the days of sitting for 2 hours to have a full head of foil highlights packed into your hair… Balayage
has been coming increasingly popular in the mainstream and now at the painted lady it is one of our most popular colour services…
What is a balayage?
Is a freehand highlighting technique that creates natural looking highlights… also known as Californian highlights the word “Balayage” comes from a French word meaning “to sweep”.
In Balayage just the surface of the hair is coloured to create dimension and a more natural look. This technique looks like natural sun-kissed highlights throughout the hair. The transition is more natural and it is less maintenance than an ombre.
Does a balayage damage my hair?
All colour services can slightly damage your hair. But using Olaplex can drastically reduce breakage. Have a look here to find out more about Olaplex
We always recommend you use a salon quality shampoo conditioner and hair mask to keep your hair silky and soft after the colour process. At the Painted Lady we use Davines and Evo, both eco conscious
and animal friendly brands.
Does a balayage have to be blonde?
No, once we have lightened the hair we can tone with many other shades depending on how light your hair has been lifted. We tone now with of fun colours such as blue pink and purple
How often do i need to maintain the colour
Because the colour is softly blended it grows out beautifully and more naturally so you won’t get an obvious regrowth line and and can wear it for longer between appointments.
And for the virgin hair girls, balayage is the perfect way to start your hair colour adventure because it is can be so natural that there is very little commitment after you have it coloured for the first time.
Is it suitable for all hair types/lengths?
It works on both light and dark hair.
Most hairdressers would agree that you will achieve best results on virgin hair, but who has virgin hair colour these days right?
You would need to come in for a strand test and a patch test before hand to see that we can safely lift your hair.
Balayage can also look amazing on really curly hair to create beautiful depth to the colour and it is equally lovely on straight hair too.
What if my hair is really dark and I want it really light?
In this case, especially if you have already had colour on your hair, we would need to do a strand test to see how much it will lift.
How do you do a strand test?
A strand test is when we take a small amount of your hair from the back where yo cant see it and lift colour using bleach to see that the integrity of the hair is maintained. One of our qualified stylists will be back in touch to let you know how the colour lifted.
Hair by Alice and Pier at the Painted lady.
Give us a call on 02077292154 to discuss or to book a balayage with us.
or book online here
Beat the winter blues with David Bowie and our ‘WOW’ January offers
£25 off your hair and 1/2 price on all our manicure services for the whole of January
January can be a tough month to get through. So we wanted to make those dark days a little brighter by giving you some great offers for your hair and nails.
So, here are our exclusive hair and nail service offers to help you get through the winter doldrums..
All that cold weather can make your hands feel dry so we are offering 1/2 price manicure services until the end of January.
And to sweeten the deal you can also get a whopping £25 off your cut and finish or colour services over £60.
Right up until the end of January.
Just mention the January offer when you book.
And now for the icing on the cake…
Receive an extra 10% off your services if you share this newsletter on Facebook and Twitter (Please show us when you come in)
Back in July I was asked to become a brand ambassador for Lipcote’s new campaign #LockYourLook. Having been a fan of lipcote for years, of course I said ‘Yes!’
So on a lovely English summer morning (it was raining) I jumped in an Uber, with my five year old Violet in tow, to South London to the studio of master photographer, Simon Webb for a photo and video shoot.
I had to start my preparation for the shoot the day before by having my hair blowdried by my colleague Alice. I knew time would be short to get everything prepared on the day and I had to help prepare for an event at the Painted Lady before I went over. When Violet and I arrived at the studio it was all hands on deck (amazing team work) Another ambassador, the beautiful Julia, was the resident makeup artist perfecting our Lipcote pouts and making sure the makeup was flawless. Even Tommy the wonder dog was on hand for cuddles all afternoon.
It was such a lovely day full of laughs and I got to meet some amazing personalities, leading Instagrammers, and video bloggers from the beauty industry. All passionate about great beauty products, all fabulous, all special.
I was first introduced to Lipcote by my good friend Teresa and because I love wearing bright coloured lipsticks I instantly fell in love with the brand. Lipcote was and is the perfect solution to stop the lipstick wearing off during my busy days working cutting hair, running the Painted lady alongside my talented team and also doing mum stuff (Got to stay glam!). I have collaborated a number of times over the years with Lipcote producing super cute ‘how to ‘ videos and supporting each other by hosting charity events together.
For a bit of ‘back in the day’ beauty video DIY have a look here…
This week I am being featured on the Lipcote journal. Check out their feature here
A special thank you to @lipcoteandco for the all the great times
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Do you need an idea for your office party? Or help getting ready?
Did you know that we can come to you? We can bring our skilled hairstylists, makeup artists and nail technicians to your office place to make getting ready a breeze.
Whether its glitter braids sparkly makeup and henna or a traditional vintage inspired look. We can adapt our packages to suit your style requirements.
We also have a lovely space which we can hire out to groups for our popular party packages.
Set over 2 floors, the Painted lady is the perfect place to host intimate events for up to 20 people. With easy access to the trendy bars and restaurants in Shoreditch we can help you get ready before you party the night away. Email us to find out about booking one of our packages.
Gaze out in the shadows
At which hour Jack glows orange
And the moon casts her silver light
For thy mischief makers and fairies
Will cometh out in revelry
Thee who wisheth
May partake in pre hallow’s trickery and fakery
On new year of witches
Thou ought glide to the Painted Lady
For maquillage of horr’r and of magic