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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

 

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).