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Top 5 STAND-OUT Colours for this Autumn

With a team bursting with creative talent and Master Colour Experts, we’ve seen a fair few colour shake-ups in the salon this month.

We’ve collated our top 5 trending colours for your Autumn inspo needs, whether they give you some direction for your next visit, or inspire you to replicate the whole look, feel free to save these as a reference to show our fearless stylists! 🥊

ROYAL RASPBERRY

Royal Raspberry could easily be our favourite colour this autumn. Created by our Style Director Jon, it strays completely from your usual autumn colours but is still a hue that’s synonymous with the season. A deeper burgundy at first glance, with flashes of shocking raspberry underneath. Looking fresh. 🍃

 

PUMPKIN SPICE

Some more trend-setting from our Style Director Jon, this multi-tonal honey blonde is a perfect autumn colour that will take you flawlessly into winter months. Whether with peachy cheeks or a bold red lip, this colour gives off that naturally sophisticated autumnal vibe (we just wouldn’t be able to resist styling this colour with big bouncy curls). 🍯🎃

Visit Jon’s Instagram by clicking HERE!

AUTUMN ROSE

Dark natural roots melt into slices of vibrant rosy-copper for a luxurious unique take on autumn hair. Salon Team Leader Conna-Rae isn’t a stranger to the rosy-copper masterpiece – we knew it would take off when he created it on a chic wavy bob earlier this year. 🌹🍂

Visit Conna-Rae’s Instagram by clicking HERE!

MOLTEN OMBRE

This one is hot. For a low maintenance splash of colour why not go for this molten copper ombre? This molten look is a low maintenance alternative for someone who likes to shake things up for autumn and doesn’t want the commitment; or for our darker clients this can be a great start for a gradual transition into a blonde summer balayage! Created by style director Jon. 🌋

RED OPIUM

The trick with luxury deep reds is all in the roots. By deepening this look with a dark root smudge, we’ve amped up the dimension and turned this rich red into a colour that’s even more envy worthy. ♥️🖤

 

👻NOT FOR THE FAINT HEARTED!👻

Whilst the above colours are absolutely gorgeous, we’ve recently been creating some amazing and even more vibrant looks in the salon. 👨‍🎤 Duo-tones and colour flashes are edgy and on trend for spooky month… if you dare.🦇🦇🦇

Visit our Instagram to see some of our brighter creations…

 

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 🙂 

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🏳️‍🌈 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!

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.