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Hair Secrets from the Experts

Welcome back to Millimetre’s Salon Secrets where you can get beauty and hair secrets from the experts – our very own hair and beauty professionals.

This week we had a chat with Kelly, one of our Area Managers. She has been working with Millimetre since 2012, with 13 years of hairdressing experience…

“When you apply a treatment like a hair mask at home, don’t skip the conditioner too. Most people think a mask is enough but these two products can actually work together for super smooth hair.”

“Shampoo and condition your hair as usual, combing through any knots while you’re applying conditioner. Next, towel dry your hair and apply your hair mask. You’ll avoid wasting product while combing your hair and you’ll only use what you need.

Some more great money-saving hair secrets from the experts!

For more advice from Kelly, book an appointment now at our Harrow branch here.

GHD Curl Tutorials

All our Millimetre stylists are BIG FANS of the GHD. No matter your hair length or type, there’s a GHD for everyone. Check out these awesome tutorials from GHD for the ultimate Good Hair Day…


How to curl hair with straighteners
Every girl gang needs someone that can curl with straighteners. Be that person with this helpful how-to! No need for more than one tool when you’re travelling… create gorgeous curls and waves with your GHDs. With just a spritz of hairspray and a comb to assist – curling with flat-irons is easy as G-H-D!


Flat waves
Want to add waves and texture to limp locks? Whatever the length of your hair, you can get that rock chick, wavy and choppy look with your straighteners.

You can rock a centre parting or swoosh the hair to one side throughout the day/night – the best thing about this style is it’s the ultimate in cool. Messy hair, don’t care!


Mermaid waves
Are you ready to fall in love? These beach-inspired waves loved by the likes of Gigi Hadid and Khloe Kardashian are so hot and so Hollywood!

For a fairytale-inspired look the curls can be precise and bouncy as they tumble down your back, or dress them out into waves for a more LA approach to your style!


Still stuck? Why not book in for a bespoke blow dry at your local Millimetre salon and we can show you how to do it?

Find your nearest salon now!

Holiday Hair Tips

Here at Millimetre, we love the sunshine – especially for the tanned skin, freckles and sunkissed hair! But if you’re not careful, all those UV rays can damage your hair meaning more to chop off when Autumn comes around. The sun’s rays can break down your hair shaft, whilst salt from the ocean can alter the hair cuticle causing dry, frizzy and weak hair.

This month we sat down with our specialists to discuss the top tips to prevent sun damage to the hair so you can enjoy your holiday without the frizz…


Oil up
Forget that tanning oil – try hair oil instead! We’re always prompted to put sun cream on our skin but we often forget that we also need to protect our hair from the sun’s rays.

A perfect solution for this is System Professional’s Solar Sun Oil. Run 2-3 pumps through the hair with your fingers, focussing on the ends (which dry out faster than the roots and are more susceptible to damage). 


Hats on
Another top tip is to cover your head and hair with a hat, bandana or turban.

This will not only protect your hair but also your scalp and can help you to avoid sunburn, peeling scalp and sunstroke. 

If funds are low check out your local charity shops or vintage stores for a bargain bonnet!


Rehydrate
After spending the day in the sunshine, make sure you give your thirsty hair a drink.

Why not try a thirst-quenching hair mask like the Pureology Hydrate Hydra Whip – a nutrient and moisture treatment that it will help your hair to fight dryness and frizziness.


Braid away
To avoid your hair to breaking or getting weaker when you are dipping your toes in the sea or pool, why not try tieing your hair in
a beautiful braid?

You can share your braid snaps and tag us @millimetre_salons in your pictures on Instagram to show all your creations.


Rinse thoroughly
After a swim in the sea or a dip in the pool, remember to rinse your hair as soon as possible.

Salt and chlorine can mess with the structure of your hair or even compromise your colour, so it is highly recommended to rinse your hair after a good swimming session.  

Just do it like @leverflack in her tropical shower!


Drink lots of water
Last but definitely not least, make sure you drink lots of water.

Staying hydrated is very important for your body and skin, but it can also keep your hair healthy. Make sure you’re getting your 2 litres of water per day to keep your hair looking healthy and stunning!


Book your summer hair consultation at your local Mm salon now!

Millimetre Hair and Beauty Tips

It’s marathon season and any runners out there will know that keeping your hair and skin in the best shape when you’re training can be tricky. We know that when you’re out on the track trying to make your best time, how you look can be the last things on your mind.

So here at Millimetre Salons, we’ve done the hard work for you! We sat down with our hair and beauty team of experts to give you the best tips this running season!


Nab your Runners Reward
We’ve got an extra special offer running this month at out Harrow and Notting Hill branches – get a 30-minute massage, pedicure and hair treatment + blow dry for just £70 (RRP £105).

Book your Runners Reward at Millimetre Harrow or Millimetre Notting Hill now. Hurry – we have a limited number of spaces available!


 Refresh your look
Do something special for yourself: treat yourself to a brand new look with a haircut at Millimetre.

If you didn’t quite keep up with your ‘New Year, New You’ plans – don’t panic – it’s never too late to try a new look.

It’s up to you if you’d like a restyle or just a trim, a cut will make your hair stronger and healthier than ever, ready for you to power through those 26 miles.


Before the run
Remember, weather and temperature can make your hair dry and frizzy. To avoid this you need to start taking action before training. And what better way to keep your hair hydrated than with our Pureology Hydrate range, which you can still find on sale in all our salons

Relax with the scent of lavender in Pureology Hydrate Shampoo and then revive with Pureology’s Hydrate Conditioner which is packed full of peppermint – the perfect combo to get you pumped for training!


During the run
People are often so careful with protecting their skin from the sun but most of the time forget all about their hair.Af

Yes, your hair can suffer damage from UV rays so you need to make sure you’re protecting your locks too, especially if you love to run in the sun.

System Professional Sun Oil is the perfect pal for your hair, apply 4-5 pumps before and after your run under the sun. You can use it on wet hair before blow-drying for softness and protection and you can also use it on dry hair to reduce flyaways and frizz.


After the run
Next time you’re soaking your aching muscles in the tub, why not treat your hair with a System Professional Keratin Restore Mask? This luxurious mask instantly reconstructs the hair, dramatically improving hair texture and leaving it glossy and soft to touch. This unique mask combines excellent transformative hair benefits with nourishing and regenerating scalp care, for beautification from root to tip!


Hydrate your skin!
The best way to keep a healthy and golden skin is to keep your skin smooth and hydrated. If you would like a plumping effect, you can try Decléor Hydra Floral Fluide Hydratant.

A double effect for a body intensely hydrated from the outside and plumped from the inside. Pop into your local salon to give it a try now!


If you’re running the marathon this year we’d like to wish you all luck from the entire Millimetre team!