RESET GET SET AND GLOW

The Neville brand takes a monumental leap forward into hair tree tech! The new in-house Treatment Specialist, Flavia Lima has joined the Neville team to inject your hair with Tanninoplastia tree technology. Moving swiftly from ready to apply hair treatments to a more sustainable and scientific approach, the great hair reset uses Brazilian technology Tanninoplastia, derived from Brazilian tannin trees, to solve every case of hair and cuticle damage.

This bespoke treatment uses tannins, a class of astringent, to create a binding protein that promotes adhesion and absorption for the hair, leaving it revitalised, hydrated and strengthened regardless of your concerns. Amongst its many properties and therapeutic virtues, tannins act as a healer, antiseptic, antioxidant, fungicide and anti-inflammatory. The treatment itself uses a similar layout to THE periodic table of elements, where each letter, in this case between A-O holds a different healing property.

The great hair reset, as the name suggests, is designed to completely reset and reconstruct your hair. Using an in-depth consultation, our in-house treatment specialist assesses your hair concerns and can deliver a variety of treatments from straightening, to curl care, recovery, anti-breakage and many more. Once a bespoke analysis has been given, a treatment plan is issued to restore your great lengths, making the great hair reset the perfect balance between nature and technology.

Specific to hair concerns the Reset Menu is detailed as it delivers

Realignment and restructuring

  • Tanino Keratin
    Naturally smooth, preserves and treats hair completely. No Formaldehyde or derivatives
  • Blonde Keratin
    Hair cuticle repair, anti-frizz, and cauterization treatment. Suitable for blonde coloured hair.
  • Botox for Locks
    Alignment of the hair cuticles, volume reduction, dry hair repair.

Reconstructing

  • Hair detox
    Detoxifying remineralization of rough or static hair suffering from excessive use of chemicals.
  • Force Repair
    Immediate action repair for extremely damaged hair suffering from chemical processes.

Intensive Moisturizing

  • Breakage solution
    Reorders internal fibre strands and stabilises PH
  • Tamed Hair
    Immediate capillary relaxer for hair suffering from the effects of physical and environmental aggressors.

Blonde Nutrition

  • Soft Platinum
    Stabilizes the alkalinity caused by discolouration
  • Nanomatiz
    The perfect strength, resilience, tone, and body to fibre damage by discolouration.
  • Hair Colour Sealing
    Cauterization and colouring treatment for dry and damaged blonde hair.
  • Hair Toner
    Moisturising and toning treatment for bleached hair.

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 Braliz 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.

Tips for men on managing hair

From haircare, hair styling, to product recommendations, creative director Jack Merrick-Thirlway answers all your hair questions to refine your haircare regimen!

How frequently should you wash your hair?

Washing hair is the same for men and women and should be done once every 3 days. Washing your hair too often will lift the natural oils from the scalp and by doing so will leave the scalp dry.

How to determine which shampoo to use?

Shampoos should be chosen based on your personal hair/scalp type. It is individual to each person and can range from Anti dandruff, to oily hair or dry scalp.

Should you use conditioner?

Conditioner is great for men especially if you use lots of wax or gel on your hair. These products generally contain alcohol as an ingredient which can dry our hair shafts, so using a conditioner will help to counter act this problem.

Are two in one products any good?

I would always recommend using a shampoo and a separate conditioner, as they will target each problem much more specifically.

Should you use hair masks?

I would only recommend hair masks for men with hair that is shoulder length or longer. Masks are great on aged hair, meaning hair that’s longer with a year or two of growth. That’s not to say that hair on the shorter side won’t benefit from the use of conditioner.

How to determine which styling products to use? Cream vs pastes?

Again, this is very personal to the individual’s choice of style. A cream will give the hair a very small amount of control but will add shine and moisture, whereas a paste will add more hold and definition but leave a matte finish.

How frequently should I get my hair cut and why?

Shorter styles need cutting more frequently! I’d say every 4 weeks to keep the style looking sharp, longer styles can go for 6-8 weeks before needing a trim. Hair cut around the ears will look messy as soon as it grows over the ear whereas a longer hair is softer and can get away with the extra couple of weeks.

What hair tools should any distinguished gentleman have at home?

I will always recommend using a hairdryer once hair is washed, no matter the length, to dry style before applying products. The drying helps to make the hair shiny and healthy looking but also helps to keeps the style in place. For longer styles a nice brush and a good comb.

How to find my natural parting?

When your hair is washed and towel dried, run a comb from your front hairline back and your natural parting will fall into place.

What is the difference between gels and creams, and what should they be used for?

Gels leave a much shinier, wetter looking finish and are perfect if you are looking for a more structured look. Gels should be used on gents that want that really slick shiny finish. Creams leave a much softer finish, not much hold but a healthy shine that allows us to run our hands through our hair. Creams on mid-long length hair work best.

My hair is thinning what should I ask for when I get a haircut?

Generally speaking, the shorter we go, the thicker our hair will look. But sometimes if the thinning is in specific areas, with a clever haircut it can be disguised. Leaving length on specific areas can give the illusion that the hair is thicker than it actually is. Also, I would ensure the stylist isn’t using thinning scissors as this will add to the problem. If in doubt always ask for a consultation first.

Gentleman Quintessential Haircare selection by Jack Merrick- Thirlway

Hair extensions during Lockdown

We’ve been told repeatedly to head to our hairdresser for anything hair extension related, but how should we look after them during lockdown?

We turn to hair extension experts Fernando Spano and Kelly May for the lowdown.

How should I shampoo my hair?

“When shampooing tape extensions, you brush your extensions through first using a paddle brush to remove any tangles. Wet hair down thoroughly, ring the water out of your hair and apply the shampoo to your hands and spread evenly throughout your hair, with gentle circular movements. When shampooing be cautious not to tangle your extensions. Wash your hair twice to ensure hair is cleansed as extensions tend to hold onto dirt and impurities more so than your actual hair” says Kelly May. Nando adds “ keratin bond extensions can be washed normally”.

Can I use conditioner when I am wearing extensions?

Conditioner is a must when wearing extensions as it helps to keep the extensions hydrated and beautiful. However it should be applied only from mid lengths to ends to avoid loosening and/or damaging the bonds and glue.

Which shampoo and conditioner do you recommend for hair extensions?

“For tape extensions I tend to recommend Olaplex No4 shampoo & Olaplex No5 conditioner. Olaplex will insure you are getting the most out of your extensions. It transforms your extensions leaving them feeling and looking beautiful” says Kelly May. Nando Spano, on the other hand recommends a sulphate free shampoo for bond extensions.

What does cleansing your hair extensions mean and should you do it? If so how?

Cleansing your extensions is an indispensable process and necessity if you wear hair extensions as you tend to accumulate a build-up of product and impurities. Nando and Kelly recommend for both tape and bond , that you use a clarifying shampoo such as L’Oreal Pure resource once every two weeks.

My extensions are too grown out, can I remove them by myself?

Neither Kelly or Nando recommend attempting to remove your extensions yourself as it may cause irreversible damage to your hair. Chances are if you are wearing tapes, they will slip out over time! If this happens Kelly recommends applying conditioner to the root of the tape which will loosen it, however you should not attempt to pull it out. When it comes to Keratin bonds, Nando suggests applying a strong mask over the bonds for 30 minutes. This however should not be applied to fresh extensions.

Can I use heat appliances?

Kelly says heat appliances can be used on hair extensions as long as you use a heat protector such as L’Oréal Professionnel Tecni art heat constructor. This should be applied to dry hair and styled as required. Nando adds ; “ Make sure you don’t apply heat to the bond”.

Should I do hair masks, if so which ones?

Yes you can use a hair mask. I recommend only using a mask on the middle and ends of your extensions you can apply a small amount to the natural hair that is left out. Always choose a hair mask for your hair type. For coloured hair, I recommend Kérastase Reflection Masque Chromatique it helps reduce colour fade and colour stays true and vibrant, while hair is left feeling nourished, supple with an intense shine.

How should I brush my hair and which brush do you recommend?

When brushing your extensions, split your hair into two sections. Using the Neville oval paddle bristle brush, start from the bottom working your way up to the roots. Don’t pull on the extensions but hold the hair while brushing.

How should I dry and style my extensions?

When styling and drying your extensions at home, I always advise applying a heat protector on towel dried hair. Your hair should then be rough dried 100%. Using a bristle brush smooth our your natural hair. You can then choose to use either a curling iron or straightener depending on the desired look. Just be sure not to go over the bonds or tapes.

Any particular styling product you recommend for extensions?

For styling hair extensions, we recommend Olaplex No6. bond smoother. This is a nourishing styling creme which eliminates frizz. Resulting in your hair being left moisturised with a silky finish. To compliment Olaplex No6. you can use Olaplex No7. bonding oil to add extra shine and minimise flyway’s.

Power Hair Cut 2021

Strength and resilience is so often shown through hair. Power hairstyles have been created through the centuries, for example the Victory Roll post World War Two. Neville Salon predict the return of the Chanel power Cut. An investment cut that shouts 'we will not be thwarted post pandemic.’

Elena Lavagni, Director of Neville says, 'Coco Chanel once said post World War 1.‘ The first world war made me, I woke up in 1919 famous’. Already the phone is off the hook at Neville Salon since yesterday’s announcement. We all deserve to look and feel fabulous after this tricky year and at Neville that is what we are all about - spoiling our clients.’

Whether you're looking for something soft and short, a choppy Pixie crop or just lifting your bob a few inches to lobe-length, lopping the lot away can feel utterly liberating – like shaking off the weight of a heavy year (we're speaking about you, 2020). This cut is everything that represents a strong spirit in a woman. The jaw defined by the chin length hair with a very blunt fringe. Super sophisticated and classy.

Both long-term converts and new-comers can benefit from something more drastic, since short cuts are as versatile as they are easy to maintain. Plus, they're easier to pull off than you'd think, once you find the right shape for you... In fact, there's nothing like pruning back layers of hair to help open up your face and make the most of your features – hello there, cheekbones.

Ahead of the hairdressers reopening, it's well worth considering all your options and getting an idea of the type of crop that could work for you. You could dip your toe in with a slightly longer length chop – like a lob, or the short (but not too-short) collar bone bob.

If you want to take it up a notch, you could take the French bob we've been eyeing up all summer for a spin. It's short, it's flirty and oozes serious style and says ‘I've invested in my hair’. What is sure is that this power cut has resurrected itself post pandemic.

Book in Dec 2nd for your Post Pandemic Power Cut

Call us on 0207 235 3654 or Email Info@nevillehairandbeauty.net

Neville scalp facial

Neville Scalp Facial

During this very stressful unprecedented time, people are seeing physical effects of their stress and angst. These physical effects can include irritable skin such as eczema and psoriasis and temporary hair loss also known astelogen effluvium. Unfortunately, there is no way to stop an episode of telogen effluvium, but we can help to prevent it by keeping a healthy clean and cared for scalp. Hair is made up of primarily protein (keratin), so it’s no surprise that sufficient protein is vital to maintain and grow hair. Also, be sure to avoid very tight hairstyles, excessive heat styling, or chemical-based treatments, as these can contribute to hair loss and irritable scalp.

It is very important to keep the scalp clean and purified from the pollution and build up from products - this could create scalp inflammation and scalp problems. We have just re-launched the scalp facial at Neville Hair & Beauty which can help cleanse the scalp like you would your skin in a facial. It is important to treat your scalp like you would any other part of your body - keep it clean and hydrated.

It is vital that you steer away from dry shampoo - it is the biggest enemy for your scalp unless you have regular scalp facials. Dry shampoo creates a build up on your scalp and can be difficult to remove with an at home shampoo. This in turn can create a film which could give you oily hair and blocked follicles.

The secret to a long lasting blowdry and style is a clean scalp. A clean scalp keeps the hair follicles cleaner for longer, and in good health.

What is Neville Hair & Beauty doing to help combat this?

The Scalp Facial is a newly revisited treatment that targets the health of the scalp.

The quest for healthy, full, shiny hair begins with a healthy scalp. If you think how dirty your body gets after a day, then imagine what your hair and scalp contend with… hands, sweat, the back of bus and Tube seats and environmental pollution. In the same way that using the right skin care can help our skin to look healthier and younger, using regular scalp masks to exfoliate and stimulate can help promote a healthy scalp and hair.

When it comes to this extra dose of TLC, it is Neville’s view that Londoners are the most in need. “One of the main factors that affect the condition of the scalp is stress, which is particularly common with Londoners who have highly pressurised jobs, as it can stimulate more androgens, the male hormones that can be responsible for hair thinning, and it can also exacerbate dandruff. As our hair is made of the protein keratin, a poor diet can also contribute to the cause of hair loss. With Londoners working longer hours, people are often tempted to eat takeaways or ready meals, which aren’t rich in the nutrients our bodies need.” comments Elena Lavagni, owner of Neville Hair and Beauty, which has tended to the attention-starved follicles of many celebrities and aristocrats in its 30 years.

They begin by brushing hair from roots to tips to shift the natural oils from the scalp through to the ends, a manual exfoliation. They then slather the head with a chosen organic oil, be it bergamot, rosemary or eucalyptus to cleanse and rejuvenate. A head tingling shiatsu massage is carried out then your hair is popped in for a15-minute steam.

 The scalp is rinsed with a tonic and then hair receives the famous Neville Blow Dry.

This follicle refreshment takes an hour and will give lifeless hair, itchy scalp a whole new life.

£120 including a blowdry.

Blowout to go out!

Introducing
Blowout to go out!

Eat out to help out may have ended but there is no reason for the feel good factor to end.

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

Offer valid until end of October.

We know just how important it is to keep the feel good factor going, that's why we have introduced the Blowout to go out package until end of October.

You can now book 5 junior blowdries for £150 and get the 6th one on us.

Whether you are staying in or going out, you can do so feeling and looking great!

Offer is valid with Junior stylists only. Booking in advance is advised due to social distancing requirements. Packages can be bought via our reception team on 0207 235 3654.

Ready, Steady, Book!

*Offer available until 31st October 2020.

Introducing Silhouette Slicing

The Silhouette Slicing Technique by Top Colour Director Seniz.

Put down the make-up brushes now, there’s a new form of contouring in hand that’s gone to the head. The Silhouette Slicing Technique by Top Colour Director Seniz.

The technique comes down to total talent and an artistic eye – it’s about shadow placement and a clever use of light and dark tones that throw shadow and light onto her clients face in just the right places. The look isn’t just for models, there’s a colour contouring prescription for everyone, whether applied to highlight a specific area or blended to create a more uniform impression of lightness and depth.

Seniz explains, “ It’s my job to tailor every detail to your unique hair type and natural colour, facial features, skin tone, makeup, clothing and lifestyle."

Silhouette Slicing is a contouring colouring technique that takes into consideration your individual face shape (long, round or square) using a combination of foil highlights placed in an upside triangle with the positioning of different tones and depths to create shadows.

For example, Heart Shaped Faces - “Lighter pieces are woven around the jawline and ears to soften the bottom half of the face. By mixing fine, light tones with depth at the roots, the face takes on a slightly more oval shape.”

Once the contouring around the face is done, Seniz applies foils on the crown to connect the colour of the upside-down triangle with the ends. This creates a colour balance between roots and end. In this case less is always more. The service takes 45 minutes to apply.

The idea behind this service is to enable clients to go blonder without compromising the health of their hair. Bye bye backcombing.

The contour and connection service means that your hair looks blonder, the service is low maintenance and there will be no division of colour when you tie your hair up.

This service is suitable for women who wear their hair wavy. It is not suitable for straight limp hair.

As for achieving a harmonious colour match for your skin tone, put your faith in Seniz and her knowledge on the Redken Flashlift collection.

Seniz goes onto explain, "Everything can be divided into either a ‘cool’ or ‘warm’ spectrum. Cool indicates blue undertones and warm will have intrinsic yellow, so it’s important to identify the correct shade of blonde, red or brunette that will suit your colouring, both in terms of tone and depth. As hairdressers we can create the right colour shade and depth that will ultimately flatter and enhance a client’s beauty, making them look youthful and healthy whether they are wearing makeup or not.”

Silhouette Slicing not only gives you the hair colour that is made specifically for you it will instantly boost your complexion.

Introducing Holiday Hair

The new summer colours inspired by our favourite destinations

Top Colour Director, Seniz Aklan whose colour skills are called upon internationally and with the starlets of London, celebrates her new colour pod at Neville Salon. A safe sleek hub honouring her creative colour techniques that has her truly in demand.

Celebrating this, she launches Holiday Hair, by literally bringing the holiday to your hair. If you can’t or don’t feel like going abroad this summer, don’t worry. With the launch of her 4 top beach destination colours you can look like you’ve been on holiday with sun kissed, glowing and healthy locks.

You can choose to dip your hair into the following hues: Ibiza Golden Hour, Capri Cioccolato, Cote D’Azur Riviera Waves and Corsican Rosa. With Seniz’s artistic approach to colour and her creative colour placement your hair naturally dazzles in natural light. Her holistic technique means hair is nourished during your colour, so hair shimmers with hydration.

Lisa Snowden is a huge fan of the Capri Cioccolato whilst Jaqueline Jossa has dipped her locks recently into the Riviera Waves.

Capri Cioccolato picks up on the idyllic Italy. Rich in colours and texture with a fresh zesty feel a nod to the lemon groves scattered along the coast line. Seniz manages to mix chocolate browns with fresh lemon. This is a canny mix of 1/3 highlight and 2/3 lowlight – The placement depends on the haircut and style and how the hair is worn on a day to day basis.

Ibiza Golden Hour pays homage to the heavenly balmy golden rays towards the end of your beach day. Where the tunes begin to kick in but there is more relaxing to be done. Golden honey hair is what Seniz has created. Ibiza Golden waves is a beautiful blended ombré with a hairvenly honey base to achieve a new look. Ombré is achieved by backcombing the hair – Roots remain untouched – Low maintenance look

Cote D’Azur Riviera Waves creates a movement of waves in the hair with her clever colour placement. Seniz darkens the roots to give more body to flat limp hair and then the art is in her hand painting dimensions into the lengths of the hair using hair thumb and index.

Corsican Rosa - The softest pink with an undertow of butter yellow. Seniz goes to work on the lower base with bleach in foil mixed with hydrating Olaplex applied to mid lengths and ends depending on the quality of your roots. This is followed by root bleach and a deep hydrating olaplex treatment all over for added shine . The application on mid lengths and ends were applied in slices for even colour distribution.

If you can’t face the flying this year don’t worry you can still look hairvenly.

Summer Haircare Tips

Neville Summer Haircare Tips

With most people’s impeding departure to sunnier destinations, we thought we would pull together a list of invaluable haircare tips to see you through your holiday. After all, you have just come out from three months lockdown and have only just started to feel like yourself again. So, to avoid a repeat of lockdown locks here are 5 easy to follow tips to ensure you don’t compromise the health of your hair whilst on holiday:

1. Protect your hair

We’ve become pretty savvy when it comes to our skincare regimen and most of us know the importance of wearing UV protection daily regardless of the weather, yet we tend to overlook the importance of protecting our hair. Believe it or not, the effects of prolonged sun exposure on the hair are very similar to those on the skin. Left unprotected, the pesky rays can cause havoc to your tresses and not only for those who colour or bleach their hair. Hence why our hair can often feel brittle and lifeless when we return from holiday. To prevent damage for occurring, we recommend making hair SPF your new beach bag staple.

Our favourites:

Aveda Suncare Oil
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Kerastase Huile Sirène
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Kerastase Creme UV Sublime
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2. Accessorise

One of the biggest challenges our hair faces during sun exposure, aside from the obvious UV damage, is loss of moisture. By wearing a hat or head scarf you help your scalp retain moisture which is paramount for healthy hair. We all the more, recommend using accessories as a wind shield, particularly if you are planning to spend your summer island hopping around Greece, as those big gusts of wind could quickly turn your beach waves into unwanted matted locks.

Our favourites:

Yozusi Saray Hat
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Maison Michel Big Kate Hat
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3. Air Dry

Use this downtime to give your hair a break too by avoiding or reducing the use of heat appliances. During summer your hair will be exposed to substantial heat, so it’s a good opportunity to embrace your natural look. There are some great products on the market that can help you get the best out of your natural hair; whether you are seeking to define a curl or simply add some volume the combination of good product and letting your air dry au naturel will prevent damage.

4. Switch styles

If you are a fan of the tight pony, now is the time to switch things up. During summer your hair will be dry from the heat so it’s the perfect opportunity to try looser styles like a braid or top knot. Looser styles will prevent the hair from pulling and breaking. Also, consider your choice of ties. We are currently big fans of silk ties which prevent tugging and breakage. You can read about the effects of hair ties on hair in our previous blog post here.

Our favourites:

Slip Silk Tie
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5. Condition your hair

It’s evident that from the points above your hair will suffer from lack of moisture when exposed to heat, that’s why it’s very important to treat it with care and provide it with some extra TLC. Nothing beats a good conditioning mask after your usual shampoo and conditioner routine. Using a conditioning mask will restore the moisture in your hair as well as add shine to your lengths.

Our favourites:

Balmain Repair Mask 200ML
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REDKEN – The All Soft Mega Mask
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