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We sat down with Chiara who has been with Millimetre since 2015 and has been working in the Hair and Beauty industry for 5 years. With extensive knowledge and experience in the hair and beauty industry whilst testing many products we asked Chiara for her advice and if she could give the everyday person 5 steps to getting super sleek hair’.

Straight Hair Model

These 5 steps are small actions that the everyday person can undergo to get that super sleek hair finish.

Step 1: Get yourself a good Shampoo & Conditioner. We see global brands advertised on TV all day and night such as Pantene, Herbal Essences and Head & Shoulders convincing you to buy their products as they are good for your hair although little do the majority of people know these products damage the hair in the long run due to their low quality and unnatural ingredients. At Millimetre salons we use L’Oréals Pureology and Wellas System Professional which contains anti-fading technology and are both silicone free. Silicone is only used to give your hair a cover to make the hair feel smooth and give you that sensation that the product has worked when actually it is only a cover and does not leave the hair feeling super sleek. The ingredients used in System Professional and Pureology are designed to give you long lasting healthy hair.

Pureology

Pureology Hydrating Shampoo and Conditioner

Step 2: Use a good treatment at least twice a week. A treatment product is a mask you should leave on the hair for between 5-20 minutes to make the hair super sleek. It also repairs the hair by 76% each time you use it. We advise using the Pureology strength cure as it seals the split ends and shrinks the cuticle and if the cuticle is flared this causes frizzing.

pureology strength cure

Pureology Strength Cure

Step 3: Get a conditioning 72 hair smoothing treatment. This treatment is applied like a colour where our stylists paint this on the hair. It does not chemically straighten the hair like a perm does for curling but it is a smoothing gel which is painted on then blow-dried onto the hair. To get the best results get this treatment 3-4 times a year and do not wash your hair for 3 days after the treatment is applied to really lock it in. We at Millimetre have two fantastic Keratin 72 hair treatments which are:

  • 72 Hair Keratin Smoothing Treatment + Intense Moisture Shampoo 250ml + Hydrating Conditioner 250 ml from only £120 (rrp £179.98)
  • 72 Hair Keratin Smoothing Treatment + Intense Replenishing Mask from only £120 (rrp £174.98)
72 Hair Keratin

72 Hair Keratin

Step 4: Using a Luxe oil on your hair. Our hair is made up of keratin and can be damaged by sun exposure, heat from straightening and curling and if you live in a hectic city like London, pollution too. We recommend System Professionals Luxe oil as it has keratin protector in it which helps restore the hair and gives a long lasting silky and smooth effect. Use these top tips to add a Lux oil to your hair:

Top tip 1:  Pump this into your conditioner and use as an intense treatment when showering.

Top tip 2: Apply on wet hair and blow-dry it in.

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Top tip 3: Apply on dry hair for a smooth finish.

Step 5: We recommend having a good healthy cut every 5-7 weeks from one of our talented stylists at Millimetre. We always advise every 5-7 weeks as this will help cut off the split ends. If split ends are left too long they will break up the hair cuticle which results in poor hair growth and leaves it looking unhealthy.

Follow the Millimetre Way and you will receive super sleek hair.

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Millimetre Salons

It’s time to join the Millimetre revolution!

Who are we?

  • Launched in 2012, Millimetre Hair & Beauty have 6 stylish salons across London.
  • Our mission: to revolutionise hair and beauty services in the UK with a refreshing approach.
  • Our Philosophy: to exceed client’s expectations on price, style and service.

Why Work For Us?

  • Professional & dynamic working environment with a relaxed feel;
  • Structured career development and progression
  • Award winning and luxury brands (Wella, Sebastian & Nioxin)

Current job vacancies…


Hair Stylists: Hammersmith, Harrow and Notting Hill
(Full Time)

 

Responsibilities…

  • Deliver all hairdressing services in line with the agreed services standards of the Salon;
  • Ensure the Salon is operating to time to maximise commercial profitability;
  • Minimise customer complaints by ensure all services are delivered to the agreed standards;
  • Promote actively the sale of products and maintain a consistent high level of retail sales;
  • Act as an ambassador driving continuous improving;
  • Undergo any self-development and training as necessary for success in the role;
  • Strong work ethic.

Requirements…

  • Qualified to minimum NVQ level 2
  • Competent in cutting, styling, colouring and all aspects of hairdressing;
  • UK Citizen or have a valid UK work permit
  • Excellent English language skills;
  • Previous Wella/Sebastian/Nioxin knowledge/experience advantageous.

If you are interested in joining the Millimetre revolution then please email your CV with a covering letter to careers@mmsalons.com


Salon Manager: Notting Hill
(Full Time)

 

Responsibilities…

  • Managing employees schedules and performance, as well as working to make sure the salon is profitable;
  • Ensure that all equipment is operating safely and optimally, and that the salon appearance is one that creates an inviting, relaxing environment for customers;
  • Responsible for daily banking, budgeting, expenditures and other financial duties;
  • Responsible for the ordering of supplies for the business, as well as ensuring retail operations remain stocked;
  • Responsible for marketing activities for the salon in order to maintain the flow of clients;
  • Ensure that employees dress according to salon standards, conduct themselves professionally and follow salon rules.

Requirements…

  • Qualified to minimum NVQ level 2· UK Citizen or have a valid UK work permit
  • Excellent English language skills
  • Previous Wella/Sebastian/Nioxin knowledge/experience advantageous

If you are interested in joining the Millimetre revolution then please email your CV with a covering letter to careers@mmsalons.com


 

Tips for Curly Hair

(that actually work)


Curly haired gals (and guys) – you are not alone! We know the pain of untameable curls and that dreaded frizz! We understand the anguish of always running out of conditioner before you run out of shampoo and snapping hair ties like they’re going out of fashion! Check out our top tips for taming those tresses….


Sebastian Taming ElixirSebastian Taming Exlixir

HYDRATING – FRIZZ-TAMING – SMOOTHING

This weightless smoothing crème serum is the answer to your curly-headed prayers! A mild frizz-tamer with essential avocado oil. For hair that’s touchably supple, without the feel of product build up.

How to use:
Dispense a few drops onto your palm. Apply to damp hair for light definition and frizz control. Blow-dry for a smooth, natural finish. Use flat or curling irons on dry hair for a softly defined style.


Pureology Smooth Perfection Anti Frizz SerumPureology Smooth Perfection Smoothing Serum

SMOOTHING – ANTI-FRIZZ – HEAT-PROTECTION

This anti-frizz serum offers silky smoothness, lasting frizz control and heat protection for normal to thick colour-treated hair. This smoothing serum also helps protect hair from heat-styling damage.

How to use:
Apply serum to damp hair and blow-dry for a perfected, smooth finish. Can also be applied to dry hair to tame fly-aways without weighing the hair down.


System Professional Smoothen Curl DefinerSystem Professional Smoother Curl Definer

ELASTICIZING – DEFINING – ANTI-STATIC

This Elasticizing Cream defines curls and gives them incredible bounce and energy. It tames and bundles curls to prevent fly-aways through the anti-static effect. The cream can be used to create soft waves as a base for a styling and improves the definition of curls in dry hair. For defined, supple curls.

How to use:
Distribute a small amount onto towel dried hair, comb in and shape the curls. Then blow dry with a diffuser leave the hair to dry naturally. Use on dry hair for curl definition and texture.


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Sebastian Potion 9

THE ORIGINAL WEARABLE STYLING CONDITIONER

This wearable styling treatment restores hair’s natural condition, protects, enhances manageability and renews shine.

How to use:
Apply Potion 9 to damp or dry hair. Blow- or air-dry for silky, touchable looks, or use hot tools for refined curls. On dry hair, reapply to add texture and control. Apply anytime for an instant style boost.


All these products are available at every Millimetre Salon in the UK! Visit your local Millimetre Salon NOW and ask your stylist to try out the products while you’re having your hair done – you won’t be disappointed, we promise!

London Hair and Beauty Awards

Millimetre Sutton won South West Salon of the Year 2016!

Enormous congratulations to our wonderful Millimetre Sutton team who won the South West Salon of the Year at the London Hair & Beauty Awards 2016 last Sunday evening!

The London Hair and Beauty Awards endeavors to show appreciation for those in the hair and beauty industry that leave their clients looking and feeling fantastic; from salons to the talented individuals who work within them. We are incredibly proud of our stylists and management team for all their hard work transforming barnets from dull to dazzling, and consistently providing an excellent environment for customers.

Well done to our wonderful Sutton team for all their hard work!

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