Beach To Bar Chic
Take your hair from the beach to the bar with these easy summer styling tips from the team at Strands...
Don't pack heat
Keeping your hair silky straight and smooth is challenging to say the least in the heat, so don't pack your straighteners. Redken's Frizz Dismiss will come to the rescue and you really won't miss those hot tools. Frizz Dismiss Oil - £28
Protect your hair
Protect your hair from the sun, sea and salt - apply Moroccan Oil before going to the beach, tie your hair up in a scarf or wear a big floppy hat.
Moroccan Oil - £32.95
That Green Tinge
To protect your hair from chlorine damage and prevent that holiday green tinge, dampen your hair and apply an intense mask before you swim.
Redken Mask - £23.50
Spritz your hair with a leave-in treatment and wear your hair in braids at the beach or pool. Then when you take them out, you're ready to hit the bar with lovely, soft, beachy waves! One United - £19
Style And Sustainability Can Go Hand In Hand
In an age where we refuse plastic straws, put our shopping in reuseable tote bags and love a personalised water bottle, it's no wonder we are demanding hair and beauty services that have a reduced impact on the environment.
Taking action to make hairdressing greener is possible, and the team at Strands are committed to doing just that. "We are working hard to make the salon sustainable, making better choices to lower the impact on the environment, and we all love doing it." said Freya, the Manager of Hill Head Salon.
"We have ECO friendly biodegradable towels, ECO heads on the basin tap, we have swapped to reusable gloves and ECO friendly cleaning products and we even have recycled and forest-friendly toilet rolls from Who Gives a Crap, who donate half of their profits to charity."
This summer, Strands introduce Redken's NEW Nature + Science range, an ECO friendly, vegan alternative to Redken's cult favourites All Soft, Extreme, and Colour Extend. Designed for those of you who want beautiful hair and a sustainable lifestyle.
Blonde, Bronde And Beyond
We All Love a Blonde, There Is A Blonde In Us All and Blonde To Suit Everyone
And no one does blondes better than Redkens Queen of Shades and Hollywoods elite Colourist to the stars, Tracey Cunningham.
Strands Creative Director, Kelly Scott, and Senior Team Member, Livvy Hawkins, were among a select group of stylists invited to join Tracey for an exclusive VIP Masterclass. Tracey shared her A-List colour formulas, demonstrated her unique techiniques and gave the insider low-down on how to create the ultimate Hollywood A-List blonde.
"It was amazing to chat to Tracey, and realise that she faces the same challenges when colouring J-Lo's hair as I do with my clients in the salon!" said Livvy.
If you want to go BLONDE, BRONDE OR BEYOND come and have a chat with one of our stylists.
Hill Head 01329 667939 or Whiteley 10489 573553
Treat Your Mum Because She’s Worth It.
All you Mummies, Yummie Mummies, Grand-Mummies, and Great Grand- Mummies do a wonderful job loving and caring for our families, sometimes it’s difficult to say the least !!
But for the most part its just the best, and I love every minute of it.
Mother's Day is Sunday 31st March, it’s that time of year when we get to say thank you to our Mum’s and show our appreciation for all that they do for us each and every day.
We all love to be pampered, and we would love to help you treat your Mum, so go on spoil her with a Strands Gift Card, you chose how much you would like to treat your Mum and we will do the rest.
My Mum is worth Treating and I know yours is too.
Strands Annual Awards Celebration
We recognise, reward and celebrate our stars of 2018.
Actors have the BAFTA’S musicians have the BRITS and We have The Strands Awards!! Ok Not quiet so glamorous but just as special to us.
We love to celebrate the achievements of our Super Stars, and the heroes of our team, the ones that help to make you look and feel fantastic when you visit Strands.
With ten award winners ranging from Colourist Of The Year, to Hair Care Specialist Of The Year, we really do have an expert to deal with all things hair.
Shout out to our Wonderful Winners…..
Alex Colourist Of The Year & Most Wanted Stylist
Helen Customer Care Award & Shot Hero
Danielle Dressed To Impress Award
Alice New Fans Award
Kelly Redken Specialist Award
Ali Assistant Of The Year
Jodie Most Loved Stylist & Media Darling
Hillhead Salon Team Of The Year
So if you want a change of colour or a new look or to treat yourself to a little Strands love, Come and see us your worth it !
Strands in Vegas
Another amazing trip to Vegas for The Redken Symposium 2019. Wendy and I were joined by Freya and Alex, and we were all blown away by the shows and courses over our five day stay at The Mandalay Bay Resort.
Just loved seeing our fabulous Kelly take centre stage presenting The Color Movement course, she really was just amazing I am so proud of her !!!
There were so many highs and WOW moments, Redken really do know how to put on a symposium and looked after us so well.
Here are a few pics of our best bits !!
Can’t wait for the next one.
DOUBLE TREAT POINTS
We would like to thank you for choosing Strands in 2018, and to let you know how much we have loved looking after your hair.
So to say thank you and to help you keep your hair looking salon fabulous we will be giving you DOUBLE treat points on all salon services and haircare products every time you visit the salon in January and February 2019.
You can spend your treat points on salon services and haircare products when ever you wish throughout the year.
(Details of our Treat Points loyalty scheme are in salon or just ask your stylist.)
Grab yourself a bargain in our Exclusive 3 For 2 OFFER.
BUY Two products and take One FREE!!!!!
January Sale Offer applies to any Redken, Pureology, Redken Brews, and Moroccan Oil products.
(The Cheapest Product will be your Free one)
We are so pleased to be welcoming Emilie back from Maternity leave on Wednesday 16th January, those 9 months just flew by !
Ems will be in the salon on Wednesdays 11am - 8pm and Thursdays 9am - 6 pm and alternate Saturdays 8am - 4pm.
So give us a call to book your appointments with our lovely Ems!
So Here’s to 2019 we wish all of our friends, family, and lovely clients Health Wealth and happiness, and look forward to seeing you very soon. Pauline & Wendy xx
We Have Christmas all Wrapped Up
Its that time of year again and Santa is coming to town !!
Treat that some one special to the gift of fabulous hair and you really cant go wrong !
We have gorgeous limited edition Redken Gift Boxes available for every hair type £34.50… Redken Crackers great little stocking fillers at £7 or FREE with any 2 full size products…and lets not forget the Men in our lives, get them groomed ladies with a Redken Brews Box £24.50.
If you really want to spoil someone you Love give them a Strands gift voucher, you choose how much you want to spoil them, and your loved one can spend it on any Strands salon service or hair care treats any time they like.
Happy Shopping !!
Special Delivery at Strands !
The Stork has been very busy yet again delivering beautiful babies at Strands.
Thrilled for Fran and Ash who are the proud Parents of gorgeous
Nancy Rose Brook
Born on 21st August and weighing 7lb 2oz.
And I am so delighted to become a Grandma for the 2nd time with Dan and Alfie adding to our family with a beautiful baby brother for Jazz.
Cass Mickey Fry was born on 3rd September and weighed 6lb 15oz.
Mothers Babies all doing well
Redken Colour Certified
Meet our Colour Experts Jodie and Alex, who now join Kelly and Danielle as Redken Colour Certified Stylists.
After 7 days of intensive coaching at the Redken Exchange London both Jodie and Alex passed their Redken Colour Certification with flying colours !!!
So Proud of them.
Fun, Fizz and fabulous style Strands Host The Big Hair Do 2018
Wow what a party !!
Along with 100 other selected salons across the UK we threw open our doors to host our 4th and best ever Big Hair Do.
The Salon was Buzzing, with the Prosecco flowing our guests were treated to Up-do’s, Braids, Blo-Dries, Hair Care advice, Styling tips, and a sneak preview of our NEW Allsoft Mega & Heat Cure Treatments.
Everyone left the salon with fabulous hair, and a goody bag packed with hair treats and vouchers.
A big thank you to all who came as you help us to raise £800 for The Rowans, our chosen charity for the evening.
Can’t wait for Next Year !!
OUR YUMMIE MUMMIES ARE BACK!!
So Ladies and Gents excited to let you all know the time has come for our two Yummie Mummies Chloe and Livvy to return to Strands ........ ✂️✂️✂️✂️✂️
Chloe will be back at our Whiteley salon on the 21st March on a Wednesday & Thursday.
Livvy will be back at our Hill Head salon on the 16th March Friday’s & Tuesday’s
They are Looking forward to seeing you all again
For appointments with these two lovely ladies...
Love Is In The Hair
At Strands we love love.
We love celebrating love, We love sharing & we love giving love...
..And as hopeless romantics we have the perfect way for you to show your someone special just how much you care
With a Strands gift voucher love really is in the hair.
Gift vouchers are available in salon and can be used to buy hair care products or any salon service.
Ask a Member of Staff For Details
THRILL OF THE CHILL
This Winter Gelish and Morgan Taylor are Snowbound
with the NEW winter 2017 Collection Thrill Of The Chill.
To celebrate in style this season, Strands are offering
this gorgeous limited edition nail colour for
FROSTED FINGERS & TOES AT JUST £30
MAY YOUR STYLE BE MERRY & BRIGHT
TURN HEADS AT EVERY EVENT THIS FESTIVE SEASON
WITH REDKEN’S GORGEOUS
3 FOR 2 CHRISTMAS GIFT BOXES!
These limited Edition Gift Boxes are Only £32.50 containing a prescription shampoo, conditioner and one united leave-in treatment spray
(worth £48 save £15.50 ) – you don’t want to miss this!
As a Redken flagship salon, we stock a full range of haircare and styling products for all hair types – so you can choose the perfect gift for the one you love.
THE BIG HAIR DO
THE BIGGEST HAIRDRESSING PARTYTO TAKE PLACE EVER, IS BACK!
On Wednesday 27 September, STRANDS will be one of 100 salons to throw open their doors for a unique “experience” evening filled with fun, education, product testing, hair DIYs and stylist expertise – all under one roof! Brought to you by Creative HEAD Magazine in association with their consumer hair website,
www.layeredonline.com, the Big Hair Do is all about YOU.
Sign up now for your Big Hair Do - and get a heads up on the latest hair trends, products and tools, learn a few stylist tricks and take home an amazing Big Hair Do Goody Bag packed with must have hair goodies.
Tickets £5 each. All proceeds go to The Rowans Hospice.
Remember, only 50 guests at each salon can take part, so it’s first come, first served!
Details are on our Facebook page.
Tickets available at Strands Salons
Hillhead 01329 667939 or Whiteley 01489 573553
TAKE YOUR HAIR FROM THE BEACH TO THE BAR
Take your hair from the beach to the bar with these easy summer styling tips from the award-winning team at Strands...
“Wear your hair in braids at the beach. When you take the braids out you’ll be ready to hit the bar with lovely, soft, beachy waves,” Jodie, Senior Stylist, Strands Hillhead
“I love NEW Beach Envy Volume by Redken for a natural summer look, textured beachy waves have never been so easy!” Danielle, Manager, Strands Whiteley
“Messy high topknots are the boho beach-to-bar style that I love ! Use Redken Two Day Extender for that undone look.” Alice, Stylist, Strands Whiteley
“Braids are the simplest and best way to style your hair from the beach to the bar! Small hair elastics, grips and glitter make up the must-have holiday hair kit!” Fran, Manager, Strands Hillhead
“Protect your hair from the sun and keep your cool on the beach, style hair into a sleek wet look pony tail using Redken’s Color Magnetics Conditioner,” Emilie, Senior Stylist, Strands Hillhead
STRANDS INTRODUCE CITYBEATS BY REDKEN
Inspired by the streets of NYC, new CITYBEATSby REDKEN is an edgy, semi-permanent hair colour range, available now at Strands.
You can rock your boldest look with vibrant new shades like Midtown Magenta, Broadway Blue and Yellow Cab, as seen on the runways of New York Fashion Week. Or, discover hair colour magic with the NEW unicorn and mermaid summer hair trends.
Your colourist can help you achieve edgy, vibrant hair colour or soft pastel shades with CITYBEATS.
A skin test and colour consultation is needed before any City Beats service.
Colour services are not suitable for under 16’s. All photos shown are on pre-lightened hair.
ARE YOU USING THE RIGHT HAIRCARE?
How often do you stand in the haircare aisle at the supermarket or browse online, staring at row after row or page after page of hair products and tools?
There are more products than you could ever try in a lifetime - for straight, frizzy, dry, curly, fine, oily, colour treated or normal hair (who has ‘normal hair’?). Products and tools that promise you every thing from shine, volume, smoothing, softness, strength, waves or curls!
How do you choose? Do you pick the prettiest bottles or a bargain (both not recommended).There is a way to decode these labels, have great hair and avoid that bathroom cupboard full of products that you just can’t use! GET ADVICE FROM THE PROFESSIONALS...Let us help you - we stock Award Winning Brands that we LOVE. Our Award Winning Team will give you advice and with our Strands Guarantee, you can’t go wrong. Earn Treat Points when you buy and a FREE gift with any purchase over £25
SPOTLIGHT ON OUR NEW NAIL BAR
Strands, Hill Head launch their NEW ESSIE nail bar at their Hill Head salon, offering a range of Manicures, Pedicures and Gel nail treatments for both men and women.
Essie, a brand loved by celebrities and royalty alike, has a gorgeous range of fun and iconic colours to choose from. Power Clutch is one of Beyoncé’s favourites and the Queen will only wear Ballet Slippers. With other names like Baby Face and Knock Out Pout, you’re sure to find a nail polish you love!
The nail bar will be headed by nail technician Sarajane (SJ), who has 15 years’ experience in the hair and beauty industry. “I can’t wait to get started,” said SJ, “I am super excited, I love, love, love doing nails and toes!”As Essie always say - you are never fully dressed without a good manicure!
2017 REDKEN Symposium
Strands Creative Director and International Redken Artist, Kelly Scott, took centre stage at the Redken International Symposium in Las Vegas in January. Kelly presented the Creative Colour Trends course with fellow International Redken Artists, sharing their knowledge, skills and new colouring techniques with over 10,000 stylists from all around the globe.
The Team showcased their gorgeous colour work using Redken’s City Beats, an exciting NEW vibrant collection, to give a beautiful whisper of soft pastels or a stunning pop of colour. The stage was ablaze with colour!“It was so exciting to see Kelly on the international stage, we are all really very proud of her,” said Pauline Howe, MD Strands Hairdressing.
Kelly made such an impression that she has been asked to run colour courses for Redken in New York throughout 2017.
Redken’s City Beats are available at Strands this Spring – why not try a new and exciting colour?
Spotlight on our New Nail Bar
Essie Nail Bar at Strands
Strands launch their NEW ESSIE nail bar at their Hill Head Salon, Offering a range of Manicures and Gel nail treatments for both Men and Woman.....
Click on the image for more info...
Christmas Shopping at Strands
Give the one you love fabulous hair this Christmas at Strands.
We have some gorgeous gift's now in stock.
The NEW GHD Copper Luxe Collection has arrived and is stunning !!
GHD Prices From £99 - £195
Earn "Strands Treat Points" when you shop to spend on yourself......
What could be better??
Are You Using The Right Haircare??
How often do you stand in the haircare aisle at the supermarket or browse online, staring at row after row or page after page of hair products and tools? There are more products than you could ever try in a lifetime - for straight, frizzy, dry, curly, fne, oily, colour treated or normal hair (who has ‘normal hair’?). Products and tools that promise you every thing from shine, volume, smoothing, softness, strength, waves or curls! How do you choose? Do you pick the prettiest bottles or a bargain (both not recommended). There is a way to decode these labels have great hair and avoid that bathroom cupboard full of products that you just can’t use! GET ADVICE FROM THE PROFESSIONALS...
Let us help you - we stock Award Winning Brands that we LOVE. Our Award Winning Team will give you advice and with our Strands Guarantee, you can’t go wrong.
Earn Treat Points when you buy and a FREE gift with any purchase over £25.
To make an appointment for a haircare review call Hill Head 01329 667939 or Whiteley 01489 573553
Strands Join the Big Hair do 2016!
We're Doing The Do!
Spotlight on our new Nail Bar!
ESSIE Nail Bar at Strands
Strands Whiteley launch their NEW ESSIE nail bar at their Whiteley salon. Offering a range of Manicures and Gel nail treatments for both Men and Women.
Essie a brand loved by Celebrities and Royalty alike has a gorgeous range of fun and iconic colours to chose from, with names like Baby Face and Knock Out Pout you will be sure to find a nail polish you will love! Power Clutch being one of Beyonces favourite and The Queen will only wear Ballet Slippers.
The nail bar will be headed by nail technician Sarajane (SJ) who has 15 years experience in the hair and beauty
industry, "I can't wait to get started" said SJ "I am super excited I love love love doing nails" And as Essie always say "you are never fully dressed without a good manicure".
Spotlight on our Shining Star
It has been a great year so far for Strands Rising Star Grace as she and the team continue to shine brightly!
Grace, as the winner of The Strands Assistant of the Year 2015, was encouraged to apply for the GHD Style Squad a group of up and coming young talented hairdressers that are set to make it big in the world of hair.
Grace has successfully beat 100's of applicants to secure an audition at the GHD Studio London. Grace loved every minute of this amazing experience and has now been entered in The Creative Head IT List Awards Rising Star category.
"Grace has had a great year so far" said Chloe Rule salon manager "She really is one to watch".
As Strands was The First Salon in the country to be Awarded The Creative Head Most Wanted Hairdressing Legend title after winning Most Wanted Salon Team for three consecutive years. The Creative Head Awards are indeed special.
Kelly Shines in BARCELONA
Strands Creative Director and International Redken Artist Kelly Scott took Centre stage at the Redken European Symposium in Barcelona. Kelly shared her Colour Knowledge and Skills with over 1300 Stylists from 28 different European countries, showcasing her gorgeous colour work and flying the UK flag with fellow UK Redken Artist Toby Meyer and Teresa Mockler from The USA.
“It was so exciting to see Kelly up on that stage I really am very proud of her she was amazing!!” Said Pauline Howe MD Strands Hairdressing. Kelly made such an impression on the European Hairdressing stage that she has been selected to present at the International Redken Symposium in Vegas 2017.
Strands At London Fashion Week
Billy Fry Senior Stylist at Strands Hairdressing is a regular back Stage at London Fashion Week, this Autumn/Winter 2016 season saw him assisting Adam Reed of Percy & Reed London for L’oreal Professional, styling some of the hottest runway hair in shows for J.JS Lee, DAKS London, BARBARA CASASOLA, and On Off.
We asked Billy to share his top runway trend. “HAIRBADASHERY this fun and simple trend was introduced by Adam Reed this A/W 2016 season. In the J.JS Lee show a Natural pony was transformed using elastics and Tassles.
This is an easy and unique way to change your look with simple and cheap DIY styling, just use tassels, elastics or even buttons from your local habadashery shop… simple.”
Strands 25th Birthday & annual Awards Celebrations
So the biggest bit of News is that we are 25! I know its a cliche but how did that happen and where did that time go?
We have been in business for 25 years and I have loved every minute it...
I want to thank all of our clients lots of whom have been coming to Strands since we opened the doors 25 years ago and we thank you for that we couldn't have done this with out you. I also want to thank my team old and new you have made us who we are thank you I Love you all!
So as we were 25 of course we had a party, a celebration of 25 years and recognition of our shining stars. Winning awards for excellence were Danielle. C, Chloe, Fran, Danielle. T, Grace, Emilie, Tiff & Robyn. With the Whiteley Salon winning Team of the year.
Whiteley - Team of the Year
The Big Apple
Kelly & Support
at the Redken Exchange NYC
Kelly continues to be much in demand as a regular at the Redken Exchange NYC, and has been asked to present at the European Symposium in Barcelona!
So excited to be taking Wendy, Chloe, Danielle, Fran and Billy to support her its a tough job but some one has to do it!
Creative Head Magazine Competition
Grace entered a National Creative Head Magazine Competition to win a place assisting Session Stylist Matthew Suttcliff styling the hair for The Rags show at Leeds University
She only went and won! She is definitely one to watch!
Grace - At The Rags Show in Leeds
London Fashion Week AW/2016
London Fashion Week
at London Fashion Week
Senior Stylist Billy Fry is a regular back Stage at London Fashion Week
This A/W2016 season saw him assisting Adam Reed of Percy & Reed London for L’oreal Professional, styling some of the hottest runway hair for shows by J.JS Lee, DAKS London, BARBARA CASASOLA, and On Off.
New services now available In Salon
We have added some new and exciting NEW services for our Clients
Pre-tapped extensions quick and easy to apply very comfortable and affordable.
Kappelo pre-tapped hair extensions gorgeous long full hair in an hour!
Indulgent Luxurious new treatments Menu to keep your hair looking fabulous
from £5 - £30.
There is a Treatment cocktail to suit all hair needs BECAUSE YOUR WORTH IT!
We will be opening a nail bar at our Whiteley salon on 1st April 2016. Offering Shellac nails and manicures.
Special intro offer 20% off all nail appointments with Emily for April 2016
training at Strands
training at Strands
We have started the year as we mean to go on developing ourselves and our team. Kelly has started sharing her colour knowledge and skills with our young team to ensure the future of Strands!
And the Lovely Jimmy our Redken educator and the equally wonderful Tom our GHD Creative educator keep us up to date with all things NEW and exciting in the world of hair.
Prom Open Evening
Prom Styles for our Open Evening
Wednesday 4th May 6pm at our Hillhead Salon
Come and join us for all things Prom an evening to trial up dos, styling, makeup and nails in preparation for your Prom bring a friend Bring your Mum have a glass of Bubbles (non alcoholic of course) we will be doing demos and you can trial some looks. And take home a goody bag.
Reserve your place as they are limited.
Charity Fund Raiser
Shoeboxes for Operation Christmas Child
Very year we hold a charity fund raiser and support a charity that is close to our hearts this year we have chosen BEAT an eating disorder charity.
We are holding our do this year as usual at The Crofton Working Mens Club in April, Tickets £10 and available in salons, all very welcome to come it should be a good night! (details on facebook)
Also a big well done and thanks to the generosity of our team who packed (well Becky packed them !) 18 shoe boxes for Operation Christmas Child you put a big smile on some ones face xx
The Strands Selfie Competition
Lucky Lucy won a pair of GHD’S
Say Cheese or give us your best trout pout!
You can win a Strands Goody Bag of Redken hair care each month by simply up loading your Selfies with a fab Strands hair do to your instagram or twitter and tag us @strandshairdressing or upload on to our Facebook page use the #mystrandsselfie...it’s as easy as that!
Lucky Lucy won a pair of GHD’S you have got to be in it to win it xx
Redken Colour Specialist
Strands Hairdressing is a Redken certified colour salon Redken is the number one brand for salon professionals.
Most Wanted Awards
Most Wanted Hairdressing Legend 2012
Good Salon Guide
Strands Hairdressing has been awarded 5 stars by the Good Salon Guide.
All Strands services and products are fully guaranteed.
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Strands have been recognised by the Good Salon Guide as Colour experts