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We love you NHS workers

With everything that has gone on over the past 2 years, we were trying to think of a way we could reward our NHS friends for their continued hard work, not just with Covid -19, but their awesome dedication to providing excellent care within our community.

As a BIG thankyou the multi-award-winning team at Sixth Sense Hair Salon, Sutton Coldfield  are now offering the following NHS Discount:

25% OFF ALL HAIR SERVICES

(Monday to Wednesday – Selected Stylists)

Terms & Conditions
*Currently NHS ID required to claim the discount
*Cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer 
*Offer valid January to November // can not be used in December 
*Selected stylists only
*Please state when booking, NHS offer so it can be added onto your bill
*Only valid Monday to Wednesday with selected stylists

Check out some of our teams AWESOME work below:

19th July Post-Lockdown Notice

Hello you lovely people! 🌼🌼🌼

As you’re all aware by now, on the 19th July the Government will mark the final stage of easing lockdown restrictions, but what does that mean for your visit to the salon? 🤔

Whilst we acknowledge that masks are no longer a legal requirement, the Government has asked us all to make an informed judgement on how to keep ourselves and others safe. Recently, Boris Johnson has stated that coronavirus “continues to carry risks for you and your family”, stating “we cannot simply revert instantly from Monday July 19 to life as it was before Covid,” and that to avoid regressing back to another lockdown we must have “a cautious approach”.

With this in mind we need to think long-term and be cautious, and encourage all our clients to continue to wear their masks when visiting the salon. We also request our team to do the same. We understand it’s not always comfortable (especially on hotter days), but we also have to consider the safety and comfort of all our clients, especially those in high risk groups! 💞

Hand sanitiser, cleaning of stations, and dividers will remain as reassurance and comfort to you all. 

Thank you for all your support and understanding, we hope you’re all having an AMAZING summer and hopefully we can wave goodbye to this pandemic once and for all; your cooperation only gets us closer to the end! 🏁🏁🏁

 

P.S…

As the majority of you have experienced, we have been asking coronavirus questions prior to appointments:

  • In the past 7 days, have you experienced a new continuous cough?
  • In the past 7 days, have you experienced any change in/loss of your sense of taste or smell?
  • In the past 7 days, have you experienced a high temperature or fever?
  • Have you been in contact with anybody who has had these symptoms or who has tested positive for Covid-19?
  • For colour clients, have you tested positive to Covid-19 since your last appointment with us?

From 19th July, we put the responsibility on yourselves to please call us if your answer is ‘yes’ to any of these questions (on 0121 448 0760). 

**DID YOU KNOW – that we are open Sundays when we have the least amount of staff working, so if you are worried about attending busy places, then we recommend that book on a Sunday 🙂 

Salon open Sunday sutton coldfield

NEW COLOUR CLIENTS – WHERE YOU AT

To all our AMAZING clients, do your friends, family or just random strangers on the street compliment your beautiful hair  – well for the month of July we’re offering ALL new colour clients client a FREE cut and finish with a full price colour.
 
So to break that down, if they are new to the salon OR if you’ve not had a colour here before – then if you book in with selected stylists in July, you only have to pay for the colour service and not the cut/finish.
 
Hair Colour Sutton Coldfield
 
And it doesn’t stop there if your friend advises our front of house team that you’ve recommended them – then we’ll put a note on the system for you to receive £10 off your next bill (totally uncapped so if you recommend 10 clients who visit the salon you’ll receive £100 off your next visit).
 
Pass on our details and get them to book a no-obligation consultation today with one of our master colour experts or colour correction specialists to see we can work together to create the hair of their DREAMS.
 
Call 0121 448 0763 or book online at www.SixthSenseSalon.co.uk
 
*Valid throughout July
*New Colour Clients Only 
*Selected Stylists
*Must book a colour service with Cut & Finish
 

🏳️‍🌈 PROUD TO BE SIXTH SENSE SALON 🏳️‍🌈

Now our 6S Pride event has been and gone, I spoke with our Salon Directors and Co-Founders Dean Robertson and Dean Vinning to hear their thoughts around the event…

  

🥳 What was the idea behind this event? 🥳

“It was a spontaneous idea really… we had a few members of staff who had booked to go to Birmingham Pride this summer, when we heard it had been postponed because of the pandemic we felt like we wanted to bring pride to the salon instead! Preparing for our very own 6S Pride gave the team something to be excited for, whilst giving our clients who attended on the day something fun to celebrate. The event also gave us the opportunity to bring some positive news to our awesome loyal clients who weren’t booked in on the day, but cheered us on and supported online”

🌈 What happened at the event? 🌈

“From rainbow flags to rainbow straws; if it had a rainbow we bought it! Our amazing stylist Amy showed off her balloon arch skills as rainbow balloons welcomed our clients into the salon, whilst our Front of House played a pride playlist especially made for the day. Our stylists were dressed in fabulously camp gear (shout out to Jon who had to get a very public train home that evening in his hot pants!) and drinks were flowing whilst we celebrated in style.”

🤔 What about COVID guidelines? 🤔

“We know we know, there’s still a pandemic (sigh). But who said we couldn’t still have fun?! Masks were still worn, sanitiser was still used, stations were still sterilised and in a bid to be safe with our drinks we had enough canned cocktails to sink a ship!”

😊 Will it be making a reoccurrence? 😊

“I did an Instagram poll on our stories and a lot of you guys loved it! I think we may have started something that will be around for a long time… maybe next year a pride week? Who knows, but it’ll definitely be back for a day or two in 2022 at least!”

✨ Is there anything you’d like to share? ✨

“Just that we are so grateful for all the client loyalty and support we have received lately, our salon seems to attract some of the best people, and we couldn’t be any happier with our close and extended 6S Family!”

See below some of our photos from the day!

If you’d like to donate to a local LGBTQIA+ organisation you can do so by clicking the link here.

For more photos of what we get up to at the salon, visit our Instagram!

Our Colour TREND Forecast: For Men Made to STAND OUT

 

Men are dying their hair left right and CENTRE at the moment and we are LOVING it. After the early 2000’s, we completely understand why a lot of men shudder at the thought of doing anything too ‘wild’ with their hair; but times have changed since the days of Justin Timberlakes noodle curls and frosted tips. Have a look for yourself (number 4 is our fave).

  1. TROPICAL GREEN

Bring on summer with this tropical colour; famous from Frank Ocean’s 2016 Blonde album, we think brighter looks will start popping up in 2021 as our everyday fashion choices get more creative this year.

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
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A post shared by FRANK OCEAN (@frankoceanonly)

2. SILVER FOX

Shown here on Manchester City’s Sergio Aguero, silver is a stand-out colour choice for men who want to be on-trend without bright colours. Silver can be worn so many ways too, you can even darken your roots and add a black root smudge; for a more charcoal look with dimension.

 

 
 
 
 
 
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A post shared by Sergio Leonel Agüero (@kunaguero)

3. Platinum BABY!

The Silver manes cousin, for the fairer skin tones. If you’re feeling like your style needs a shake-up why not go platinum? This is giving us SUMMER. VIBES.

Even ol’ Paddy McGuiness has jumped on this one! But we’re thinking more  Channing Tatum as our style icon (sorry Paddy). We couldn’t use Channing’s photo due to copyright, so enjoy a photo of this lovely chap.

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
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A post shared by Hair by Karly B (@hair_by_karlyb)

4. GREY HUE BLUE

Greyish hues of blue and lavender are great ways to express your style but still keeping a level of tame. Zayn Malik is a huge advocate for fun hair, and we really think he hit the nail on the head with this one. These icey, metallic colours fade out better than their vibrant counterparts, and are more on the subtle side; but still definitely a statement.

 

 
 
 
 
 
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A post shared by زين مالك (@zayn._.fp)

5. COMING IN HOT (but make it short)

We apologise for using Frank Ocean as our model again (but not really), he just KNOWS how to pull off coloured hair. The bright greens, blues and hot pinks just WORK on short hair! Not only is the short hair pairing summer friendly, but you can experiment with a fresh head of colour every trim!

 

 
 
 
 
 
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A post shared by FRANK OCEAN (@frankoceanonly)

 

 

6. LONG PASTEL

For longer hair we’d definitely recommend a pastel colour! The beauty of pastel is that it can be created in a way that fades out for less maintenance.

 

 
 
 
 
 
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A post shared by Junryl Molina (@jvm_collections)

Still unsure?

With Wella’s Color Fresh masks or Perfecton products you can top up your salon colour or experiment at home; perfect if you want a boost of colour for a night out!

Get in touch with the salon and we can recommend the best colour mask for a temporary change before you take the plunge!

 

SEEN A TREND YOU LIKE? CALL SIXTH SENSE SALON, SUTTON COLDFIELD ON 0121 448 0760

Now you’ve seen all these lovely celebrity Instagrams; take a look at ours below! 

You Can Do This! Reopening Advice…

  

You’re not alone. Last reopening, we had some nervous clients and we know that coming back to the salon can be a daunting task for many. So, here at Sixth Sense Salon Sutton Coldfield, we’ve put together some of our top tips for life returning to normal.

 Ease yourself into things.

Start introducing areas of normal life that make you feel comfortable. If you’ve been a bit more hermit-ish than others this lockdown (guilty!), this could be interacting more with your close family/friends through phone calls, walking more, or waking up a bit earlier. For our more extroverted types, go for walks with friends, get excited to share your highs and lows of lockdown, and try seeing how they’ve coped.

Just a teeny bit of progress is all you need, slow and steady guys.

Repeat after me: “I am not silly”.

It can be so easy to dismiss our concerns and write them off because we feel silly. Make this your mantra for when you’re out in the real world. It’s not silly to feel nervous, it’s not silly to be cautious. Remember this when you’re in the salon too; ask us questions, be honest (you aren’t the only one who regretfully reached for the box dye!), and just talk to us freely! We’re all human too and had our own lockdown struggles, and we 100% get it.

Put YOU first.

When we say this we mean two things; mind AND body guys. Don’t forget to keep hydrated and eat plenty, it sounds so simple but you need this extra energy more than ever now! When it comes to your mind, try to take things as slow as possible, constantly assess your boundaries, and try not to sign up to too much. You’re well within your rights to say  “I’d love to go for a walk, but I’m struggling and I don’t feel I can make plans just yet , can I get in touch when I’m ready?”.

Routine your home time!

Resist temptation to fill your calendar with endless outside demands, and schedule things to do at home. If you’re particularly struggling with the lockdown ease, give yourself a goal  you’re comfortable with, say 5 hours a week out of the house, and see if you can gradually increase this until you’re back to your usual self.

Seek extra help.

Think about the main reason you’re struggling ith the transition, and whether there are any resources you can use. Be that counselling, friends, or websites, here’s some of our favourites:

CLICK HERE: Mental Health Foundation’s advice

CLICK HERE: British Heart Foundations advice 

CLICK HERE: BUPA’s advice

At Sixth Sense Salon Sutton Coldfield we have strict safety measures in place, hand sanitisers at every station, a mask policy, longer working days (9am-9pm) to minimise clients in the salon at one time, and call our clients before their appointment to check they’ve not had any symptoms. If you have any questions, please get in touch, through our social media, or info@sixthsensesalon.co.uk.

For more information on COVID-19 rules for visiting the salon, and what we’re doing to keep you safe, visit our blog from last lockdown here.

 

5 Netflix Hairstyles we NEED to Recreate

We’re firm believers in the power of hair. Our hair allows us to start new chapters, be creative, and express ourselves. At Sixth Sense Salon we find inspiration EVERYWHERE. 

These days we’re all spending more time streaming Netflix than anything else. So why not take inspiration from these familiar faces? Below we’ve rounded up our top 5 hair inspos from Netflix at the moment…

Queens Gambit (Beth Harmon)

       

Even global supermodel Gigi Hadid has ditched her signature blonde locks for a fiery recharge thanks to Queen’s Gambit’s chess champion (and strong willed red head) Beth Harmon, played by Anya Taylor-Joy. 

Vogue wrote an entire article about the planning and detail in the shows wardrobe choices, and the attention to Beth’s hair is no different. This final look is towards the end of the show, we don’t want to give away any spoilers, but in a strong scene for this character; this hairstyle shows elegance, yet strength. 

The soft copper shade and shoulder length is also great for welcoming the spring. 

Bridgerton (Marina Thompson)

If you haven’t seen Bridgerton yet, do you even HAVE Netflix? 

Marina Thompson’s voluminous up-do in this scene is more modern than a lot of the styles on the show and looks more like a 90s high ponytail. Whether you’re blessed with these curls or not, voluminous ponytails are something we’re keeping our eye on this spring.

Schitt’s Creek (Moira Rose)

Although the character had some questionable wigs in the hit series “Schitt’s  Creek”, Catherine O’Hara was incredible in this show; and at 67 Moira Rose is proof that amazing hair can be pulled of at ANY age. 

Good Girls – Annie Marks

Annie Marks’ hair has a few changes throughout the series Good Girls (yes, we’ve binged). From long blonde curls in the beginning, to a platinum bob later on in the series. We love that Annie has hair the everyday woman can achieve, and this drastic change showed us major character development; she looked AMAZING. 

Michelle Visage – Ru Paul’s Drag Race

Who says money pieces are only for teens? Michelle visage pulls off this silver streak and we’re obsessed. If you’ve seen Ru Paul’s Drag Race, chances are you’ve been as glued to Michelle’s hair this season as we have!

Our Advice

So, after seeing which hairstyles we are living for, we encourage you to watch your TV shows in hunt of inspiration; and let us know which on-screen icons you’ve been inspired by lately!

BYE BYE BASIC… What’s Your Next Colour?

With all these sporadic announcements and constant uncertainty it can be hard for us to prepare for returning to normal life. However, with Sixth Sense Salon’s unwavering optimism we don’t see the harm in planning your next glam sesh!

In case you missed our post earlier this month, we’re obsessed with the Pantone colours of the year this month, Ultimate Grey and Illuminating. The Pantone colours of the year have a huge impact on the fashion in many industries, so we’re keeping our eye out for trending silvers and pops of colour, here’s our best advice whilst you have *plenty* of time to assess whether you should take a walk on the wild side… and if you already have CONGRATS, we have some maintenance advice for you too. 🥳

 

  CONNA’S ADVICE FOR SILKY SILVER LOCKS

What’s your #1 advice for those thinking of taking the icey plunge? 

“Achieving silver hair will be a journey and can be a long one depending where your hair is at the moment, I would say be patient, trust your stylist and invest in the hairs integrity. Silver hair is a huge commitment in regards  to up keep, but with the right products regime and advice will give you the right tools to look after and love your new silver hair.”

What products would you recommend for silver hair?

“I would definitely advise silver shampoo to help keep colour tone and also wellaplex no3 as a bond builder to help keep the hairs strength but with that also comes adding moisture to the hair, especially when lightened, you can add moisture using leave in products such as System Professional’s luxe oil or weekly treatments with the Nioxin density mask.”

Any styling advice?

“Try and keep heat to a minimum, too much heat on the hair can cause the colour to fade quicker but applying a heat protector when using hot tools such as Cloud 9 magic potion would be a great defence.”

What’s the biggest mistake people make when it comes to going silver?

“The biggest mistake I have seen with silver hair is being sure the colour your aiming for will suit, this covers everything from skin tone to eye colour, we all love silver hair but it doesn’t love us all back 🤣😜”

 

Here’s some more of our stylists Silver creations!

 

 

GEORGE’S ADVICE FOR THE BOLD AND BEAUTIFUL

Q: What would you advise to anyone considering shaking things up a bit?

“I’d have to say don’t be scared by colour! Coloured hair can be as vibrant or as muted down as you want, so if you’re a bit hesitant you can always start with a more toned down colour.”

Q: Do you have any styling tips?

“Aftercare for coloured hair is very similar to silver hair maintenance as Conna mentioned, use cooler water for washing hair and use less heat and heat protection when styling.”

Q: How do I maintain coloured hair?

“When colouring hair I always consider that at least some colour fade will eventually occur, some of my clients like the faded out looks (like how a bright pink can fade to a soft baby pink) however you can maintain any desired vibrancy with toner sessions in between colouring, using a colour save shampoo and conditioner, or even treating yourself to a wella colour fresh mask*”

*For more information about Wella’s AMAZING colour fresh masks mentioned (we really can’t stop shouting about these) click here.

Here’s some more of our vibrant works of art…

 

So whether you’re already bold and beautiful or fancy giving something different  a go, hopefully these tips help! You can find more frequently asked questions (and ask your own queries) on our Lockdown Locks – Hair Queries Untangled page on Facebook, by clicking here.

For any products you need, we’re currently operating click and collect Wednesdays 12-2 which you can find more about here! And for more of our creations, follow us on Instagram @sixthsensesalon

 

CLICK AND COLLECT IS BACK!

CLICK AND COLLECT IS BACK! 🥳

Pop by the salon this Wednesday to get your hands on the AMAZING products you’ve missed! We have plenty of shampoos and conditioners to save your colour, alongside our STUNNING Colour Fresh masks if you’re needing a colour refresh before we see you next 🌈 We’ve also managed to get our hands on some Rapture Hair Extensions removal kits for all our Rapunzel babes out there 👀

If none of that takes your fancy, we’ve got gift cards available which you can purchase for a friend (or treat yourself if you’d like to help out!) 💇🏻‍

Message us directly or email info@sixthsensesalon.co.uk and we’d be happy to get you the goods 🍬 Here’s a bit more information on the products we have to offer:

WELLA COLOUR FRESH MASKS

The Colour Fresh Mask is a treatment for reviving and refreshing your hair colour, whilst keeping your strands silky smooth. This is a great product for those needing to maintain their colour, or who want something bolder in between appointments. Allowing for a speedy refresh at home, you can see more about these masks in Wella’s promo video below: 

CLICK HERE to see why you need these masks in your life and the magical effects they have on your hair.

NIOXIN

Nioxin is the gift that keeps on giving for those with thinning hair, with an extensive list of products from shampoos and conditioners to mousses and hairspray. 

A great starting point for Nioxin Newbies would be the 3-part System kit. Each 3-part System contains a unique blend of three technologies, formulated to promote scalp health and combat thin hair in both women and men. They’ve got the evidence to back them too; in a survey amongst 230 panelists, 85% of consumers who tried the Systems noticed a thickening effect. 

You can find out more about Nioxin products and get hair loss advice on their website here.

INVIGO COLOUR BRILLIANCE

You need to buy this shampoo (or one of its colour saving sisters) if you have coloured hair you want to keep as vibrant as you. This particular range includes Wella’s “Color Brilliance-Blend™”, a powerful combination of new ingredients that maintain colour vibrancy and protect coloured hair. Copper encapsulating molecules maintain vibrancy whilst histidine and vitamin E help control the oxidation process after colouration and protect the colour (Anti-Oxidant Shield Technology). The Lime Caviar is known to contain various anti-oxidants and vitamins.

And they smell SO GOOD with a mix of refreshing citrus cocktail and a woody soft undertone. You can find out more on Wella’s website here.

PARABEN AND SULPHATE FREE – ELEMENTS

Elements is Wella Professionalss ‘free of'” care range for ingredient-conscious clients. With NuTree Complex, the Elements range instantly repairs and prevents against keratin degeneration. 

 

Click here to find our more on Wella’s website.

SYSTEMS PROFESSIONAL

If you haven’t seen a product yet that suits what your looking for, then System Professional are bound to have the one for you. Their extensive range involves products for volumising, balancing, purifying, energising, hydrating and all other areas of hair maintenance. Our customer favourites include the Hydration Mist, the Colour Save range and Silver Shine shampoo and conditioner. 

To see all the wonderful products they have to offer, visit their website here.

RAPURE REMOVAL KITS

After last lockdown we refused to have another Click and Collect without the Rapture Removal Kit to help out our clients with extensions. The removal kit includes a shampoo and conditioner for maintenance and a comb and removal spray which allows you to gently remove the extensions (we advise you ask someone to help though) to make this lockdown easier. We advise you keep hold of the extensions, and as soon as we’re back we’d be happy to get you back to your volumized selves!

2021: Get Your Bounce Back!

2021 might look different to previous New Years, but at Sixth Sense Salon we’re determined to start this year stronger than ever! 💪 

Introducing our new campaign to help you ⚡GET YOUR BOUNCE BACK⚡ inspired by Pantone’s colours of the year 2021: Illuminating and Ultimate Grey (which you can find on their website here)

We’ve had some plans in the works for a while now – obviously lockdown wasn’t one of them – however 2020 has taught us to adapt. We won’t let anything get in the way of our love for you guys, so we’re going to be bigger and stronger this New Year, even if that means virtually for a little while. 💛

Our determination is why 2021 will be the year we BOUNCE BACK. We truly believe we are stronger together and during this lockdown we will be at the forefront of client wellness, making sure we keep our Sixth Sense promise in looking after you through these tough times, starting through our social media! Expect bi-weekly articles, advice from your stylists, updates and whatever creative findings we have to share with you (starting with our free printable daily and weekly planners to help you schedule your new lockdown routines!).

Let Sixth Sense Salon hold your hand throughout this new year and help you BOUNCE BACK, let this be the year we’re all wiser and stronger than ever (and whilst we’re at it, there’s no reason why your hair can’t be as ✨stunning✨ as you are).