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Secret Beauty Tips

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

This week we have sat down with Sarah, who has been with Millimetre since early 2019 and has shared her top three beauty secret tips. Sarah has and been working in the beauty industry for 10 years beauty salons and spas, including working a year in Dubai…

“Before applying any makeup, apply two layers of moisturiser. The first works into your skin, whilst the second provides a base for your foundation. If your skin is hydrated, the makeup will stay all day!”

“Another little secret for the perfect lashes is to use castor oil on your brow and eyelashes. This natural, conditioning oil will make the hairs grow thicker, faster.”

“Keep your eye cream in the fridge – using a colder cream will help to deflate puffy areas by cooling the skin, constricting blood vessels and reducing swelling.”

If you’d like to hear more beauty secrets from the expert – our Beauty Manager Sarah – you can book an appointment with her at our Palmers Green salon. And you can call us on 020 3612 1002 or get more info on the salon 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!