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

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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’.

Thanks for the feedback!

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More and more people are discovering the unique, relaxing, friendly atmosphere at Grace Hair & Beauty. Thanks for all your feedback, it is very much appreciated.

Book online or tel: 01759 377428 and see for yourself!

Here’s a sample of the latest feedback:

Thank you for sorting my hair out for me. So glad I managed to track you down to your fab new salon. It was great to catch up with you and hear all about your new project. We’ll be back.

Brilliant hair cut as always and fab atmosphere. Look forward to my next visit!

Fab massage! Friendly bubbly staff! Will be back for my hair doing! xx

“Thank you for colouring my hair today, had lots of nice comments and I love the colour! Lovely staff and felt very welcomed, cant wait for my next visit now! :-)”

Had my hair cut here today and donated it to the little princess trust. All staff was extremely helpful and kind, and put me at ease because I was really nervous! My hair looks amazing now, thank you so much!

Have had a facial and eyebrow wax this afternoon. Absolutely Devine!! Whilst there I had time to sneak in a haircut too. Given how fussy I am about how I have my haircut I am delighted with it. Definitely recommend a visit to see Georgina and her team whether it’s for hair or beauty. Such a welcoming, relaxed atmosphere. Looking forward to my next visit to see them. Thank you girls xx

Please let us know what you think of the salon and your service, as we’re always keen to find out what you think and make sure we’re giving you exactly what you want!

You can read more reviews (and post your own) on our facebook page.

Introducing the Salon Selfie frame!

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What better time to pose for a photo than after your hair service?

That’s the premise we came up with for our new ‘Salon Selfie Frame’ which now adorns the salon wall, inviting clients (and staff) to pose for a picture.

Of course it’s just a bit of fun and definitely not obilgatory, but the frame has already been put to good use by a number of clients and by all the team; just check out the gallery right here!

Whether you choose to pose or not, we’re sure you’ll be eager to show off your new hair style after your visit to Grace!

Book your next appointment with Grace Hair & Beauty by calling us on: 01759 377428 or book online using our easy-to-use appointments system.

Recommend a friend and get 25% off

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If you’re an existing customer you can claim a huge 25% off your next cut, style and finish when you recommend a friend to the salon – they’ll get the same discount too!

Here’s how it works…

  1. Recommend a friend and tell them to book a cut, style and finish at Grace, mentioning your name and using the code ‘SAF25’.
  2. Your friend will get a 25% discount!
  3. Once your friend has had their service, you’ll qualify for the same discount on your next cut, style and finish.
  4. You can recommend the salon to as many friends as you like!

Just call the salon or e-mail us if you’d like to know more, or just get out their and start spreading the word!

Winter hair care tips

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winter_vertical_stripWhether it’s wind or rain, ice or snow, winter is tough on us all and can leave your hair feeling dry and lifeless. But fear not, the Grace team have plenty of advice for you. So keep cool and beat those winter blues with our top tips for winter hair care…

Book your next appointment with Grace Hair & Beauty by calling us on: 01759 377428 or book online using our easy-to-use appointments system.

1. Damp weather makes curly hair go frizzy and makes fine hair appear flat. Ugh. Keep calm and tame your curls with Wella’s Oil Reflections and EIMI shimmer delight – available in the salon. Make your fine hair fab with volumising sprays to boost the root. Body Crafter Volumising Spray is great for this – also available in salon.

2. To reduce ‘hat hair’ and the static caused by temperature change (such as your central heating), use anti-static hair brushes.

3. Avoid shampoos and conditioners that contain parabens and sulphates, which are the chemicals used to make shampoo lather up. These can aggravate your skin and leave you with a dry scalp. Look out for ‘paraben-free’ or ‘sulphate-free’ products and check the ingredients.

Wella’s brand new ELEMENTS range ticks all the boxes. Ask about the range next time you’re in the salon.

4. Beautiful summer blondes can shine throughout winter by using tonal shampoos to keep them fresh, bright and beautiful. Or why not pop in to the salon and have a Wella Instamatic service? These cool colours let you change shades on a weekly basis.

Redhead or brunette? You can keep shining too with tonal shampoos which add vibrance to reds and a rich depth to browns.

5. During winter we often put more ‘mechanical stress’ on our hair, such as blow-drying, straightening and curling. Don’t forget your Wella Thermal Image heat protection spray when using heated appliances on your hair. Buy a pair of Wella straightening irons in salon and receive the heat spray, worth over £10, free!

Here’s some more quick tips…

• Research suggests that avoiding carbs in your diet can make your hair looking more healthy.

Have it cut regularly! We suggest every 4 to 6 weeks.

Tame fly-away hair by spraying your hairbrush with hairspray before brushing your hair.

• Drink plenty of water to keep yourself, and your hair, hydrated.

Ask a member of the Grace team for advice or a free consultation on the best products for your hair.

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Book your next appointment with Grace Hair & Beauty by calling us on: 01759 377428 or book online using our easy-to-use appointments system.

Supporting Breast Cancer Care in October

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October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month and the Grace Hair & Beauty team are very proud to once again be donating 50p from every hair service in October to our chosen charity Breast Cancer Care.

This poignant video gives you some idea of the brilliant work the charity does…

We’ll also be selling Breast Cancer Care products in the salon and collecting donations, while we’ll be wearing plenty of pink on 16th October to support the BIG PINK day.

Keep up to date with the latest happenings and news at Grace Hair & Beauty by signing up to our e-newsletter and following us on facebook.

Help us celebrate our 1st Birthday!!

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Wow! Where did the year go?

It seems like only yesterday we were painting the walls, putting mirrors up and adding the final touches to our new salon, before getting ready to open the doors. Twelve months on and we’ve welcomed hundreds of happy clients into the salon.

Thanks to everyone who has paid a visit in our first twelve months, it’s been such fun!

To celebrate the first year in business, we will be offering new clients a huge 25% discount on their first service throughout September – for existing clients there’s still a chance to claim this big discount too, using our ‘recommend a friend’ scheme.

The salon team will also be giving clients special birthday goodie bags featuring free products, gifts and more – if you’ve received your bag already then we hope you like it!

The goodie bags include items from Breast Cancer Care the charity we chose to support back in October, as we donated a percentage of our profits to the charity; we’ve made a contribution to the charity for each bag and we’ll be raising funds in the salon again during October, which is Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Don’t miss your chance to win £100 in vouchers and gifts in our fab competition during our birthday month.

You just need to head over to our facebook page and complete the line: ‘I love Grace because…’ It’s simple!

Finally, we hope you can pop in to the salon during September to help us celebrate… we can’t drink all this champagne on our own!  ; )