Introducing colour contouring

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We're really looking forward to a Wella Professionals training session in April, with the team set to learn much more about Colour Contouring, and we'll be offering the service in-salon very soon.

Influenced by the current hot make-up trend of contouring, hair contouring is a hand-crafted colour technique adapted to the face shape that will change the way colourists work to enhance facial features.

Meet new beauty therapist Rachel!

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Beauty Therapist at Grace Hair & Beauty, York

We’re delighted to introduce our new beauty therapist Rachel!

Rachel joins the Grace team on 6 April and will be available Thursday, Friday and Saturday each week offering a range of beauty and massage treatments.

Rachel is a Yorkshire lass who, upon leaving school, completed her initial training in Beauty Therapy at York College.

Rachel then worked, gaining valuable experience, at Hoar Cross Spa, a Grade II listed stately home retreat in Staffordshire, then at The Academy in Harrogate where she studied to gain her Teacher Training Certificate, allowing her to assess and teach beauty therapists.

Continuing to enhance her skills in her chosen trade, Rachel then worked on board cruise ships.

For a number of years she travelled the world working on various luxury cruise ships, in her role as a therapist and working her way up the ladder to Spa Manager.

Rachel then settled in Sydney, Australia and worked within the five-star exclusive Four Seasons Hotel and Spa.

Returning to the UK in 2004, Rachel worked as senior therapist at the prestigious Seaham Hall Serenity Spa.

For the past twelve years Rachel continued to use all of her worldwide experience as a self-employed Beauty Therapist in salons in and around York.

Rachel loves her role and genuinely cares about the quality of treatments she provides, using the very best products to tailor and enhance the experience for each client.

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Rachel will be offering Neal’s Yard Signature Treatment Facials

Enhance your well-being with beauty inspired by nature. Premium quality, pure, organic, aromatherapy skincare. Adapted for all skin types, leaving you looking and feeling radiant.

Rachel joins the Grace team on 6 April and will be available Thursday, Friday and Saturday each week. Book your appointment with Rachel now…

 

 

Treat yourself to a Couture Colour service

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Couture-Colour-Beauty-1-WebWe’re delighted to announce that Wella’s exclusive Couture Colour service is now available at Grace Hair & Beauty. Book your appointment today!

Couture Color combines the premium, personalised experience with hair colour trends from the catwalk. Taking inspiration from the bespoke craftsmanship of couture fashion houses.

With Couture Color, you will get a unique and tailor-made colour that will perfectly accentuate your features, complement your skin tones and show your personality.

• The most premium, luxury salon experience

• Personalised, luxurious colour that illuminates natural beauty

• An in-depth consultation to create a truly personalised service and your perfect Couture Colour

• Home colour care and styling recommendation

Salon owner Georgina said: ‘It’s really exciting to introduce this new, luxury service.

‘Couture Colour gives clients the chance to be really pampered and get a hair colour that is perfectly tailored to them and that reflects the latest trends in fashion. For the Grace team it’s a chance to express our creativity while responding to each client’s needs.’

Book your appointment online right now or give us a call to find out more: 01759 377428.

Remember, you can also keep up to date with the latest news and events at Grace Hair & Beauty by signing up to the Grace e-newsletter.

Watch Wella’s Couture Colour video below…

 

Time to take a hair MOT?

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The changing of the seasons means changing conditions for our hair to deal with.

Time to take a hair MOT. Here’s some tips from the Grace team:

HYDRATE YOUR HAIR
Central heating can leave your hair feeling dry and unmanageable or even full of static energy.
Deep conditioning, moisture-based treatments will give your hair a new lease of life, making it more manageable and easy to style.

LOOK AFTER YOURSELF
Of course, drinking plenty of water is another way to keep your hair hydrated, so keep the H20 on the go. A healthy diet is also key to healthy looking hair, so eating lovely fruit and vegetables goes a long way too. ‘Common coughs and colds can actually be seen in your hair structure’ says Grace stylist Georgina. ‘So looking after yourself is just as important as using the right products.’

A range of WELLA products are available at Grace Hair & Beauty
A range of WELLA products are available at Grace Hair & Beauty

PROTECT YOUR HAIR AT HOME
You don’t just need to wrap up with coats and scarves as autumn turns to winter, you also need to protect your hair against the elements. Wind and colder weather can be damaging, so protein-based products, complemented by moisturising products to keep your hair soft, help stop breakage and keep you looking lovely as the leaves begin to fall.

COLOUR PROTECT
With hair becoming a little more difficult to control in colder conditions, the WELLA Glamour Recharge colour enhancing spray improves the look of your colour and adds a welcome shine to your hair. Now available at Grace Hair & Beauty.

Pop in to Grace for a free hair check-up and we’ll recommend the products for your home-care regime. ‘We’re always on hand to give you advice on looking after your hair,’ says Georgina, ‘just pop in, give us a call or book an appointment online.’

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Xmas Shopping Night – 2 November

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Save the date!

We have a range of hair and beauty gifts available in salon – perfect as Xmas gifts and stocking fillers – so why not tick a few people off your Xmas shopping list nice and early?

We’ll be showcasing the gifts, and offering some exclusive 3-for-2 offers at our Xmas Shopping Night on 2nd November (5pm to 7pm) at the salon.

There’ll also be drinks, nibbles, useful hair and beauty tips and more…!
So come along and (even though it’s early) get festive with the Grace Hair & Beauty team!

Here’s a sneak peek at some of the gifts, as previewed on our facebook page…

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Summer hair care tips with Wella’s sun care range

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When it comes to summer it’s all about protecting our skin with sun-tan lotion, but what about our hair? Here’s some quick tips on looking after your hair during the summer months…

Quick tips:
• Healthy diet during the summer months keeps hair looking healthy
• Keep hydrated – drinking water helps hair to grow!
• Don’t put your sunglasses on your head – the shades can damage your hair!

Try the following products now available in salon…
(Buy any Wella Suncare product in the salon and you’ll also receive a FREE PADDLE BRUSH, worth £9.99! (While stocks last))

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Remove summertime impurities
Wella Professionals Sun Hair & Body Shampoo removes harmful impurities (from both hair and body) associated with the summer, such as:

• Chlorine (from the holiday swimming pool)
• Salt water (from those dips in the sea)
• Sunscreen (that often gets into your hair)

The shampoo leaves the hair and body feeling invigorated and provides nourishment for after sun exposure.

Protect and repair your hair
Wella’s Sun Protection Cream helps to:

• Protect the hair against UV rays
• Nourishes and smoothens coarse hair
• Leaves the hair irresistibly healthy-looking and soft to the touch

…and includes high-performance UV protection for before and during sun exposure.

Aftersun haircare
Wella’s Sun Hair Skin Hydrator soothing cream provides:
• long-lasting moisture to the hair and skin
• a seductive shimmering effect
• nourishment for after sun exposure

GIVE US A CALL OR BOOK YOUR APPOINTMENT RIGHT NOW ONLINE 

Meet the team: Natalie

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IMG_0373Name: Natalie

Age(ish): 26

Role: Hair stylist

Tell us about your career so far:
I’ve been with Grace Hair & beauty since the beginning of December, having worked in another York salon previously. I’m loving my time here so far and plan to be here for the foreseeable future!

What do you love about working for Grace?
It’s an amazing environment to work in with happy and helpful work force.

Give us a quick hair tip:
Look after your hair with coconut-based products, they are amazing!

Favourite song ever: ‘Iris’ by the Goo Goo Dolls

Natalie is a full-time stylist at Grace – to arrange your appointment with Natalie just call 01759 377428 or book online.

Wella colour workshop at Grace

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The Grace Hair & Beauty team recently enjoyed a Wella colour workshop with the lovely Ashley, a Wella colour technician and trainer.

We had so much fun, discovering new product lines, new techniques and we were so pleased with the amazing results!

The session gave us some useful tips on adding vibrant colours and shades that are on trend, easy to maintain and easy to change.

We also looked at grey hair coverage, blending grey, masking grey. We explored alternatives to simply dying your hair at home, and discovered new ways to add subtle colour to greying hair and ways to enhance natural grey tones.

Check out the gallery below and don’t hesitate to give us a call or pop in to the salon for advice on your hair colour requirements.

Meet the team: Georgina

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feb_enews_square3Name: Georgina

Age(ish): Erm, still in my 30s, just!

Job role: Salon owner, senior stylist

Tell us a little about your career so far:

I studied full-time to be a hairdresser in Hertfordshire, where I grew up, and started out as a Saturday girl in a very busy town centre salon, where I really learnt the trade.

Since then, I have worked in a handful of independent salons, with the focus on friendly customer service and providing clients with their perfect style.

We moved to Yorkshire in 2005 and I was soon managing a busy salon, while entering competitions such as Wella’s TrendVision.

In 2014 I took the next step and opened Grace Hair & Beauty. I’m loving being able to put my experience and knowledge into the new salon, and pushing the brand forward. I’m so proud of the salon and the team, and love being able to share my passion with the team and our clients!

What I love about working for Grace Hair & Beauty:

Being the boss! Ha ha! I do love observing the team at work and seeing how they approach different styles and client requests. It’s great to share ideas. I love the building too, the atmosphere in there is lovely, it’s an awesome space to work in.

Give us a quick hair or beauty tip:

Eat well and drink plenty of water. Might not sound like a hair-related tip, but it promotes healthy hair growth! By the way, there’s free mineral water (or tea and coffee) for you in the salon!!

Favourite song ever:

Tricky one! We play lots of different styles in the salon. Relaxing music is good, chill-out tunes… then again my favourite band is probably The Killers, so let’s go for ‘Mr Brightside’.

Our Essential Oils Can Help You Relieve Stress

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Here we are to assist you with outfit ideas and fashion advice to access in your everyday life and update your personal style with classy but modern dressing tips along with complimentary hair do.
To start with, you need to update yourself that defines who you are and how comfortably you carry your look with confidence. You can go for fusion, strips, neon or any kind of solid colors and from funky to casual and classy. Change the way you look at yourself, give yourself a complete new makeover with a trendy haircut.

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