Your first priority while we are all on lockdown is to stay well and stay at home. Follow Government advice to try and avoid catching and spreading the Coronavirus which can mean life or death for the elderly and those with underlying health conditions.
Self isolation can also be a lonely time for people living alone so spare a thought for friends and family and pick up the phone to say hello and check they are OK. With that in mind, we have set up a phone call or video service where you can ring us to talk about your hair and beauty concerns during lockdown.
We are also offering a service where we can deliver hair styling, hair care and beauty products to your door. Don’t worry – we will make sure we keep our distance and, of course, we will handle our products using strict hygiene standards. Find out more about how to use our ‘Self Isolation Phone or Video Service’ here.
For those of you who do not want to call, but need some advice, please check out our tips below. Whatever you do, please do NOT cut your own hair (your hair is likely to grow about half an inch a month) and do NOT colour your hair at home. The results are likely to be fairly disastrous – and we cannot pop round to sort it out for you.
Why Can’t I Colour My Hair At Home?
We use professional, high quality hair colour on your hair. It is mixed to complement your skin tone and, with highlights, we are likely to use multiple colours to give you a gorgeous multi-dimensional look. Our hair colour products have high quality pigment and contain conditioning agents to ensure your hair colour lasts and your hair is protected.
Many box hair dyes are prone to fading and changing colour. We’ve all heard stories of blonde hair turning brassy or green, brunettes becoming orange-tinged, darker hair colours ending up an unattractive purple shade and hair ending up dry and straw-like. These shades are notoriously difficult to remove from your hair and you may end up visiting us for a professional hair colour correction once we are back up and running – this will take time and money to rectify.
We also cannot stress enough how important it is to do skin allergy patch tests to make sure you are not allergic to any hair colour product. We always carry out patch tests in our salon as your health and safety is our priority.
Try A Different Hair Parting
When you wear your hair the same way every day, it can become flat and your roots look darker than they actually are. Try changing your parting to the other side, or have fun with a zigzag parting. This is particularly effective on highlighted hair – especially if your last visit was for a T-section or half head of highlights – as your natural colour will already have grown through a fair amount on the ‘hidden’ parts of your hair.
Buy A Semi-Permanent Glossing Treatment
Please do not colour your hair yourself. You will never match up the colour and are very likely to end up with a mish-mash of shades which may fade, change colour or even cause an allergic reaction. If you cannot cope with your roots showing, why not buy a semi-permanent treatment gloss for your hair? Test it out on a small section of hidden hair first and see how it looks.
Try A Root Concealer
There are also quite a few root concealers on the market. Do your research to find the best quality temporary concealer that is a close match to your hair colour. These are usually mineral-based powders that can be brushed onto your roots to temporarily lighten them. The results usually last until your next hair wash and tend to give a subtle result.
Follow The Trend For Wearing Head Scarves
Hopefully we will all only be in isolation for a few weeks so use this as a time to get creative with your hairstyle. We saw lots of pretty scarves on the catwalks so pull that scarf out from the back of your drawers and try out some styles to keep those roots hidden.
Hair by Elements Will Have Your Hair Looking Beautiful Again
Once we are back up and running, we cannot wait to welcome you back into our Bishop’s Stortford Hair Salon like long lost friends. We will have your hair looking beautiful once more and look forward to pampering you ! Keep following us on facebook and Instagram so we can keep you up-to-date and entertained.