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Happy New Year to all our wonderful clients! Whether you’re already smashing your new year’s resolutions or you’re still recovering from a wild New Year’s Eve, it’s good to pause and have a little me time. So why not pop into your local Millimetre for a free, no obligations EnergyCode from System Professional?

EnergyCoding provides a personalized and individualized hair and scalp map, performed by a System Professional consultant.  This diagnosis forms the basis of your recommended treatments and products, completely tailored to your specific hair and scalp needs.

We’ve taken three different people with three different hair types to show you how EnergyCoding works. Here the results…


Julia – V1+X1s+R3
Julia has bleached blond hair, which is very thin and dry from constant colouring. She was in dire need of a decent treatment to make her hair strong and healthy again.

After the EnergyCode Mapping, her stylist found the perfect combination of products for her hair type below…

System Professional Energy Coding


Bianca – B1 + H2 + S3
Bianca has red-tinted hair, with some bleach on the ends. She loves her natural Afro hair and the tone of her hair but find that her scalf is often dry and her colour fades quickly.

Here are the best treatments for her to rid her of flaky scalp and lock in that luxurious red…


Davide – S1 + H2 + B3
Davide has naturally curly, dark hair, that tends to feel dried out very quickly. He is also prone to itchy and flaky scalp when the weather changes season.

His unique EnergyCode delivered products to both hydrate his hair and protect his scalp. Here’s the best solution for him…

System Professional Energy Coding


For us 2019 is the year of taking care of ourselves so why not let us take care of you too? Book an appointment at your local Mm salon or pop in and ask about EnergyCoding.

Beautiful Hair

Your hair goes through a lot over the summer – heat, pollution, UV rays, sea salt and chlorine can all contribute to hair cuticle damage and promote split ends.

That’s why we’ve come up with our top tips to stop split ends in their tracks so that you can keep your hair healthy, shiny and strong…


System Professional Luxe Oil RangeLeave it in
Use plenty of conditioner when washing your hair – it’s essential to closing the cuticle after shampooing and keeping your hair sleek.

Invest in a decent leave-in hair oil or a nourishing hair mask to really boost that shine. We would recommend System Professional’s Luxe Oil which is also a heat protector and can be used every day. You could also try the System Professional Keratin Restore Mask once a week to keep split ends at bay.


Turn down the heat
We know it’s hard to put down that hairdryer when you’re rushing out to work in the morning but laying off the styling tools will really help your hair to repair and grow.

Try washing your hair the night before and putting them into loose braids to avoid damage and bypass the hairdryer and curling iron the following morning.


Tangle Teezer

Brush with care
Not dealing with tangles correctly and brushing your hair when it’s wet are two surefire ways to cause more damage to your hair.

When brushing our tangly hair make sure you brush down starting at the ends of your hair and making your way up to the roots. It will prevent hair breakage and also reduce damage to the scalp.

If you have to brush your hair while wet, make sure you use a Tangle Teezer to ensure that you are not snapping the hair cuticle. You can pick one up at your local Mm salon or ask your stylist for more info.


Hair CutGo for the chop
When getting your hair trimmed, ask your stylist to cut about one and a half inches above your split ends. This will remove any damage and allow your hair to grow in healthy and sleek.

If you follow the steps above you should find yourself having to take less and less off each time as your split ends reduce.


Book a cut with your local Millimetre salon now and start your journey to shiny, split-end-free hair!

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!

Winter Hair Tips

As you battle the January blues it can be hard to keep the cold winter weather from affecting more than just your mood! Often it’s your hair that takes the hit from cold weather and central heating so we asked one of our fabulous Millimetre stylists to share her secrets on how to look after your hair in these long winter months.

Jenny has been working in the hair industry for over 25 years and joined Millimetre in May 2017. With extensive knowledge and experience in this industry, she tells us her top tips and products to get strong, lustrous, healthy locks…


1) Don’t wash your hair too much
Nioxin Dry ShampooDuring wintertime, you need to be especially careful about washing your hair too much. The temperature changes from outdoor to indoor can dry out your hair, so over washing and overheating can cause dry, brittle ends.

To avoid too much damage and to keep your hair looking fresh in-between washes, we suggest using a dry shampoo like NIOXIN Instant Fullness Dry Shampoo. Working to absorb excess oils and neutralise odour, it’s powered by Nioxin’s exclusive FUSION FIBRIL technology that works within seconds to build additional body and fullness. Locks are left feeling revitalised and looking denser.


2) Use the right shampoo and conditioner (and why not try a mask as a treat)
It is important to use the right products for your hair type to fight dryness and cold weather. The System Professional Hydrate hair care range is a great choice for most hair types. Working deeply to hydrate hair without weighing it down, its replenishing properties help to restore lost moisture and nutrients to leave hair balanced and incredibly shiny

Thoroughly quench dehydrated hair with the System Professional Hydrate Mask, a moisturising hair mask designed to intensely nourish and hydrate extremely dry and damaged hair.

Top Tip: For best results, use a hair mask twice a month. It will make your hair smooth, healthy and soft.

3) Watch your diet!
Healthy VegetablesEverything we put in our bodies is reflected on the outside. Now that the party season is over you might be feeling the effects of one too many Christmas parties. January is a great time to add some extra vitamins into your diet – Vitamin B6 and B12 are great for healthy hair.

And don’t forget to drink enough water, keep your hair and your body hydrated!


4) Use thermal protection
Sebastian Professional TrilliantUsing heat protection sprays and serums is an excellent way to protect your tresses, especially if you colour your hair.

Try Sebastian Professional Trilliant, a lightweight shine and thermal protection and shimmer spray, with a lovely aroma of melon. Packed full of rock crystal extract, this light-weight spray is designed to gently condition and protect hair, whilst adding body and a sparkling shine.


5) Try a Keratin treatment
Forget the bad hair days with a 72 Hair Keratin Smoothing Treatment. Millimetre Salons are proud to offer this fabulous hair smoothing system – delivering smooth, sleek and long-lasting results to leave your hair frizz-free every time.

Find your local salon to book in for one of our current Keratin offers:

  • 72 Hair Keratin Smoothing Treatment + Intense Moisture Shampoo 250ml + Hydrating Conditioner 250ml FROM Only £120RRP £179.98
  • 72 Hair Keratin Smoothing Treatment + Intense Replenishing Mask FROM Only £120RRP £174.98

All products listed are available in our salons – find your nearest Millimetre salon NOW!

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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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!