Get your best curly hair yet

Get your best curly hair yet

We believe that 2021 is all about embracing your natural hair’s texture. With curly hair growing increasingly popular we have decided to turn to one of our experts, Kelly May, to get all the tips you need to get your best curly hair yet.

Firstly it’s important to understand that Curls can change over time, says Kelly May. You can go from having soft waves to tighter curls. Your hair goes through cycles that can change every several years. Pregnancy has also been known to change a woman’s hair. This can be due to post pregnancy hormones and the loss of hair. Post pregnancy your hair can grow back with a different texture and sometimes much curlier.

Whatever your type of curl or its cyclical changes, it is important to protect them. May, recommends sleeping on a silk pillow case or wearing a silk head turban at night. “ This will help reduce breakage and cause less friction when you are sleeping” adds May. To ensure healthy curls, it’s important to wash your hair in a certain way and ensure you indulge in regular conditioning treatments. Curls require a lot of hydration.

May advises, hair be brushed before it is washed and again when you apply conditioner. This helps eliminate the frizz. Use clarifying shampoo first, followed by a moisture based curl defining shampoo. The thickness of your hair will then determine what your curls need whether its moisture, protein, frizz control or volume. Curly hair has a tendency to require more moisture than most other hair types.

So what is the best brush to use for curly hair? At Neville, we recommend using a flat paddle brush or a denman brush. These are gently on your curls and great for tangles. Always remember to brush your hair when it is wet with conditioner or alternatively prior to washing it.

For those of you struggling with your curls and looking into potential treatments to help reduce frizz, we recommend Tanino Therapy, a chemical free smoothing treatment that will maintain your curl at the same time.

When it comes to styling using the right products is paramount. For rebellious curly hair, May recommends using the Kerastase discipline range which is great for managing thicker curls and frizz for a smooth and shinier finish.

If you are looking to embrace your natural curls or alternatively achieve a smooth blowdry, we recommend using L’Oreal Professionnel Tecni Art Liss control.

If you are opting for a curly style, it helps define the curls. Liss control is a light weight product with maximum effect. Alternatively, if you wish to smooth your hair liss control will help you achieve shiny and smooth hair.

Doris Kath RTW at London Fashion Week for CSM

How to achieve the look:
  • Prep hair using L’Oréal Tecni Art Pli.
  • Create a centre parting and smooth out hair using big brush, leaving the hair natural at the roots.
  • Once smooth, continue centre parting down to baseline and clip one side away.
  • Make a plait with length of one side starting at occipital bone and continue down to end of length making sure the plait sits on centre line.
  • Secure with elastic.
  • Repeat on opposite side so that the two plaits sit side by side.
  • On the underneath of plaits, thread elastic between both sides and secure plaits together.
  • Pull some loose strands of hair around front hairline to leave softness and finish with a light spritz of l’Oréal Infinium hairspray for hold.

Lead Stylist : Jack Merrick-Thirlway

Jimmy Paul RTW at London Fashion Week for ON|OFF

How to achieve the look:
  • The Jimmy Paul x Hello Kitty was inspired from the 60’s with a key focus on volumes. Each model was given an individual look that best suited their face shape.
  • All models were prepped using L’Oréal Tecni Art Pli to give hold and allow us to mould the hair into big voluminous shapes.
  • Bridgette Bardot inspired most of the hair looks.
  • Each look required loads of backcombing at the roots.
  • We used L’Oréal Tecni Art Super Dust to secure the shape and allow us to manipulate the hair.
  • To finish the individual looks, L’Oréal Infinium hairspray was applied as a subtle mist to give shine and hold.
  • Red Ribbons were then added to each look to tie in the looks together.

Lead Stylist : Jack Merrick-Thirlway

Sparkle at Neville’s

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5 regular polish manicures for £190 and get the 6th one on us.

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5 Junior blowdries for £150 and get the 6th one on us.

Offer valid until end of February 2021.

Whilst most years normally fly by, 2020 has been rather different. Many of us are still trying to understand what this “party season” will consist of … One thing is sure, we hope to dazzle from the waist up regardless of the circumstances. At Neville, we believe that even the most intimate of gatherings deserves the very best of beauty. Fearless haircuts, show stopping colour and knockout nails are the ultimate mood lifter, we all SO deserve.

To help you on your way, we’ve pulled together the ultimate treat.

You can now book 5 regular polish manicures for £190 and get the 6th one on us.

and / or

5 junior blowdries for £150 and get the 6th one on us.

Not sure you’ll make it to slopes or the sunshine this year, not to worry no one will judge you if you don the perfect manicure and blowdry for another night on the couch, quite the contrary!

Booking in advance is advised due to social distancing requirements. Packages can be bought via our reception team on 0207 235 3654.

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*Offer available until 28th February 2021.

Neville commemorates the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee

Neville commemorates the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee with a replica of her iconic look

To commemorate Her Majesty the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, Neville Tucker recreated Queen Elizabeth II ‘s iconic look. He has paid homage to not only the Queen, but also Charles Martin who was the Queen’s hairdresser for a large part of her sovereignty. Neville worked with Charles for many years at his salon, Neville Daniel on Sloane Street during the early 90s where he held the Royal Warrant.

Here is a step by step guide of how to recreate Her Majesty’s iconic look put together by Neville Tucker, owner of Neville Hair and Beauty and Jack Merrick-Thirlway, creative director. The true beauty of this look stems from true, authentic, old fashioned setting and dressing using only hair brushes, rollers and a hairdryer and no heated tools.

Begin by washing the hair as normal, using shampoo and conditioner. Ensure to use plenty of setting and blow-dry lotion throughout the blow dry process to provide hold. Using a hairdryer, a small brush and small rollers for maximum movement, split the hair into small sections for ideal positioning. Once the rollers are in place, the model is then put under a hood dryer for around half an hour to achieve heat through all the rollers. The elimination of tongs and straighteners at this stage is vital for the iconic, vintage look - going back to basics is the key. Once the hair is completely dry and set, the rollers are removed, and the hair is brushed through. Using a wide tooth comb, the hair is moved into the desired place and silver clips are placed around the curls and waves to keep them in place. Around the back, the hair has been carefully back-combed to achieve volume and hold. Small pins keep the hair tightly in place. The crown is then added at the front once the silver clips are removed around the front and hair covered part of the crown towards the back. Use hairspray to complete the look at to add shine and dynamism.

Neville Hair and Beauty attends Cannes Film Festival

Spencer sisters at the Cannes Film Festival with Chopard and Hair by Neville Hair and Beauty

Cannes Film Festival is all about the glamour with a sprinkle more of glamour, where the world's acting elite gracing the red carpet in all their finery and wearing the most sophisticated hair and make-up looks.

From the designer gowns, to the A-list guests, and the insane amount of diamonds adorning them, Cannes is the place to go if you feel like being next level swanky.

No better stylists to call upon is the Neville Hair and Beauty who are a dab hand creative elegant artistic hair with the wow factor. From side swept chignons to effortless hair from the supermodel era, the team worked tirelessly to tame the tresses of celebrities, Royalty, Ladies, Miss Universe and actresses and actors.

The Neville Hair and Beauty team returned to the Croisette after a 3-year hiatus to celebrate the Festival de Cannes’ 75th edition in partnership with Chopard.

For this year’s edition of the festival, the Neville Hair and Beauty team supported by Philip Martin’s have expressed the quintessence of glamour through the creation of unique hairstyles.

Amongst the list of attendees, the Neville Team have had the pleasure to look after:

  • Lady Amelia & Eliza Spencer
  • French Actress Josephine Japy
  • French sisters Milla and Kookla Lapidus
  • French actor Vincent Elbaz
  • Turkish actress Meryem Uzerli
  • Miss Universe Urvashi Rautela
  • TV host Diala Makki
  • TV host Joelle Mardinian
  • Zara Martin
  • Catrinel Marlon
  • German actress Emilia Schuele
  • Jordan Grant
  • Emma Weymouth
  • Amy Jackson
  • Anastasia Barashkova
  • Did the nails for Candice Swanepoel
  • Madalina Diana Ghenea

The importance of investing in your hair

Delilah Belle for Pheonix Magazine. Hair by Jack Merrick Thirlway

Delilah Belle for Pheonix Magazine. Hair by Jack Merrick Thirlway

In a time of uncertainty like today with an impending recession, wars, debt crisis, inflation, energy and food shortages, as well as a disrupted supply chain, holding on to our hard-earned cash is a priority for most.

Choosing where and how to invest has become a necessity and a reality that applies also to our beauty routine.

I have been working in the hair and beauty industry for over 20 years and have noticed over that time frame, that beauty consumers invest in the service (whether it be a good colour or hair cut) but then fail to invest in the routine that will permit them to maintain and extend the lifespan of their hair investment.

Whether it’s picking up a supermarket shampoo or skipping the much-needed maintenance conditioning treatment out of ease or lack of time, we omit that these actions have drastic consequences to our hair and counter the effects of the initial investment.

In a world where we are buying the correct products for our cashmere sweaters to maintain its quality and softness, why do we not have the same approach to hair?

Take supermarket products for example, which are often white labelled, they are cheaper for sure, but the quality of active ingredients in these products are poor. In order to nourish the hair, it’s important to use products which are catered to your hair type but are also dense in active ingredients. The more active ingredients your shampoo contains the more expensive the product will be. It’s important to remember that you should treat your hair with the same care and attention as you would your skin. Ultimately, you need a product that repair the hair from the inside out as opposed to just coating the hair shaft. You will also notice that when using a better-quality product of superior quality, you won’t need to use as much of the product and will notice that your hair will improve vastly over time.

I often think of supermarket products as band-aids for the hair, they cover the scar, but they don’t really help diminish it. Amongst the best active ingredients on the market, I favour macadamia, aloe Vera and pro-vitamin B-5 amongst others. These help the internal structure of the hair by restoring strength, elasticity and shine, which are vital components of healthy hair. The ingredients we should avoid at all costs are formaldehyde, methylene and sodium chloride, I call them hair-nemies.

With that in mind, at Neville Hair and Beauty we have created a bespoke 3-step approach to help you get the best out of your hair.

Begin your haircare journey with one of our experts. Choose your preferred time and we will pair you with the stylist that best suits your needs.

Read about our personality matchmaking technique here.

During your conversation, your stylist will get a better understanding of your concerns and goals and will also assess your hair in order to provide you with a bespoke plan for your best hair yet.

We understand first hand that in order to achieve your full hair potential your goals need to be set together. When designing the haircare plan, your stylist will take into consideration lifestyle, budget and hair requirements, including aftercare, so that you can enjoy the results in a set time frame.

Let us not forget that if you go to your trusted stylist, they know your full hair history and will take all these factors into consideration when recommending the best course of action for you.

Most people believe that hairdressers try and sell you products because they are asked to, but the reality is that using the correct products on your hair makes their job a lot easier, but not only, yours also.

When I investigated why many clients choose not to buy products in the salon, it came to my attention that is down to a lack of transparency in pricing. Savvy clients rightfully say that they could buy the same products on platforms like Amazon or Look Fantastic at a lower price. Unfortunately, what people don’t realise is that prices are imposed to us by the brands, who then hold different deals with different platforms, hence the favourable rates to big buyers.

To tackle the complexities of pricing and maintain a certain level of transparency, at Neville Hair and Beauty we have decided to offer our clients an affiliates format on our e-commerce. The term affiliate is used primarily to describe a business relationship wherein one company owns less than a majority stake in the other company's stock. On this occasion we decided to partner with Amazon, to ensure and guarantee our clients with the most competitive pricing on the market.

And with that in mind, you can transform frustration with reassurance next time your trusted stylist recommends products that they know will work with your hair. They really do have your best interests at heart. For them it’s vital that you can replicate that feeling of wellbeing at home too.

Neville Hair and Beauty introduce the Chelsea Cut

Leila with The Chelsea Cut

The Chelsea Cut

The Chelsea cut at Neville Hair and Beauty lasts for much longer than the life-span of a butterfly! This cut offers more than just a re style - the cut is a health cut for hair, giving you an opportunity to refresh lifeless hair but without taking away the length.

Also, if you are stuck in a hair rut but want to spread your wings by adding some Va-Va-Voom the Chelsea cut is for you. The cut is a versatile layered hairstyle.

Neville Hair and Beauty stylists are famed for taking a slice of hair history and refreshing it with a modern edge. The Chelsea cut is a nod to the 90s shag but a versatile cut, where the layers are placed to flatter the shape of your face. The Chelsea cut frames the face but also adds some youth and volume.

The Chelsea cut is carried out using the Thermal Scissors System, a revolution in hairdressing and hair cutting. The state-of-the-art Thermal Scissor System is the hair hero. By cleverly warming the blades, the natural qualities of the hair are preserved by sealing the ends.

Permed, bleached and treated hair can all have a slice of this new scissor action and will be totally transformed into healthy hair.

This cutting tool provides a two-pronged attack. You receive a superb Neville Hair and Beauty cut with the knowledge your hair is being treated to a new type of cut, that will heal your hair for good.

The beauty of this cut is that it can be adapted to both long and short lengths and does not compromise the length, so not drastic but more dashing. . A total win-win.

Jack Merrick-Thirlway, Creative Director at Neville Hair and Beauty explains: The Chelsea Cut is a great way to give your hair shape, movement and versatility, without losing length. The most important factor of any haircut is the shape that cuts around the face as this determines whether the look suits or not. The Chelsea cut really is about the face framing layers that we then use to choose layer length and base length to create balance for the overall look.

Leila with The Chelsea Cut
Leila with The Chelsea Cut

Images courtesy of Leila Kashanipour.