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

  • Taninoplastia
    Naturally smooth, preserves and treats hair completely. No Formaldehyde or derivatives
  • Tanino Therapy
    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.

Hair loss after covid-19

Hair loss after covid-19

Covid-19 is a subject we’d all like to see the back but at Neville we’ve noticed an increase in clients complaining from hair loss as a result of Covid. A long-term effect that presents itself as a form of severe hair loss. Despite some academic studies that address the link between these two factors, they are still unclear what causes it and what the best course of action to remedy the hair loss is. What has been established to date is that long Covid is associated to Telogen effluvium and alopecia areata.

In the past, emotional problems, infectious and autoimmune diseases have triggered hair loss of varying types. From shedding across the scalp, also known as telogen effluivium to sheer falls, better known as alopecia areata.

To put this into perspective, we generally lose between 30 to 150 hairs daily but with conditions such as telogen effluvium we can notice a loss of up to 300 hairs a day which can be noticed as a drastic loss in volume overall.

In addition, hair loss linked to Covid generally occurs three months after your imunity has been compromised and can last anywhere between three to six months.

Whilst it is still hard to pin point the link between Covid and hair loss, you’ll be pleased to hear that for the vast majority of sufferers’ hair does eventually recover after several months.

Studies have shown that food plays a very strong role in falls and recoveries as it is linked to blood iron levels. If you are a suffering from Covid hair loss you may wish to check out our recent blog post on Superfoods for Hair. Addressing any deficiency can help remedy hair loss.

Generally speaking, conditions such as telogen effluvium restore themselves when the reason behind its origin ceases to exist. There is therefore no need to seek any particular type of treatment nor would any intervention or medication help accelerate the recovery. Needless to say, factors such as hair length can have an impact on how long your hair takes to return to its natural state.

You may also notice regrowth ( baby hairs) that could cause your hair to look frizzy in visible areas. If that is the case, we recommend visiting our hair health expert Flavex who can recommend the best course of hydrating treatment for you using exclusive tree tech. Find out more about the type of treatments available here.

Your most googled hair questions

Google’s most frequently asked hair questions answered

Your most frequently asked hair questions on Google answered by senior stylist Flavia Lima.

Like with most things whenever we have a doubt we turn to Google, the encyclopaedia of life. Hair is no different according to Google who recently revealed the trending hair questions you’ve been seeking answers to. Turns out in the UK’s most googled beauty questions were in fact related to hair that preceded skincare searches.

To make life easier for you, we turned to senior stylist and scalp hair expert Flavia Lima to answer all of your searched questions.

Most Googled Hair Questions

1. How to curl hair with a straightener?

First things first, in order to achieve good results it’s important to start with a good base and that means the way you wash your hair. To ensure style longevity and hold, wash your hair using the correct shampoo for your hair type followed by a good conditioner. Conditioner should always be applied on mid lengths to ends only and not the hairline as it could cause your hair to look greasy. Washing your hair thoroughly with the correct products will mean your hair stays clean and oil free for longer. After you’ve washed your hair, before brushing, you should apply a thermal protector from mid lengths to ends such as L’Oreal Tecni Art Pli available here. Proceed to drying your hair completely with a hairdryer. Then proceed by separating your hair into sections and placing a section of the hair in the middle of the straightener, then twist it around and slowly pull the straightener towards the ends of your hair. The positioning of you hand will play a critical role in the desired effect, so whatever you choose whether horizontal or vertical, ensure you keep the same positioning throughout the entire head of hair. Flavia adds: “That if you choose to use the straightener horizontally, you will create a curls, if you hold the straightener vertically it will create a wave pattern.

2. How to cut your own hair?

This should definitely be an option, even if you are tempted to trim those split ends. Always and we can never repeat this enough ALWAYS seek a qualified professional no matter how simple it looks. Professionals are not only insured if something goes wrong but they also hold years of experience under their belt guaranteeing the result you desire. Home cuts more or less always result in tears and a big expense, particularly when it then needs to be corrected by a professional.

3. How to grow hair faster?

Hair growth is very relative, explains Lima, but the use of good products is essential in ensuring hair growth. Hair hydration with good quality products is the key to healthy hair and that applies both at home and in the salon. My work is to ensure that clients leave the salon with a hair plan and achievable haircare regimen that they can maintain in order to make and see a real difference, says Lima. Similar to the approach you would take with your skin, hair requires love and TLC to help promote growth and shine.

In addition to a good haircare regimen, it could be beneficial to take a look at what you eat. In a previous blogpost, we recently rounded up the 5 superfoods to include in your diet to help promote hair growth. Check it out here!

4. How often should you wash your hair?

This very much depends on your lifestyle and how many times a week you exercise, but generally speaking we always recommend washing your hair 2 to 3 times a week maximum. Once again this is linked to how well you wash your hair – the better your hair is washed and rinsed the least frequently you will need to wash it. Always remember to protect your hair from daily aggressors using a blowdry dry lotion and heat protection whenever feasible.

Flavex at Neville
5. How to get hair dye off skin?

Whilst we are very much against the idea of home colour for safety reasons first and foremost, we know a select few can’t part with box dye. If you are one of the few, then we recommend applying Vaseline, it works wonders. That said, if you do have a couple more minutes, we’d like to tempt you to read our piece on why paying salon colour is worth it here .

Superfoods

Neville Superfoods

Ever heard of the saying, “you are what you eat”? Well, it applies not only to your overall health. Your diet can also have drastic repercussions on your hair. Although hair loss is generally caused by genetic factors, nutrition also largely contributes to your hair health and a poor diet could lead to increased damage and hair loss. Knowing that your nutrition could make the difference between limp breaking hair and thick and glowing, we’ve gathered our top 5 foods to help boost your luscious mane. After all, we say that beauty comes from the inside out.

Eggs

As hair is composed of protein, it only makes sense to consume protein. Eggs are filled with B vitamins, which encourages hair growth and reduces hair fall and unwanted breakage.

Berries

The ultimate protection against free radicals. Filled with Vitamin C, berries have strong antioxidant properties designed to help protect the hair follicle against damage. Aside from acting as a protection, the vitamins contained in berries promote hair growth.

Avocado

Charged with Biotin, adding avocados to your diet will help hair grown in a better condition. Recent studies have shown that the minerals contained in avocados help seal the hair cuticle cells. The combined potassium and magnesium present in avocados will give a smooth and shiny appearance to your hair.

Salmon

Salmon, which is a fatty fish, is filled with Omega-3 fatty acids and iron. Combined, these components can promote shine and strength to your hair. As the body cannot produce Omega 3 on its own, it is vital to incorporate it into your diet. Eating salmon regularly can help promote hair growth, particularly as an Omega-3 deficiency could lead to unwanted dry scalp and lifeless hair.

Nuts

Including nuts such as almonds in your diet can help reduce thinning and promote hair growth as they are excellent sources of nutrients, such as Biotin, Omega-3 and 6, B-Vitamins, protein and magnesium. The combination of these nutrients is of significant benefit to hair cuticles and helps nourish the scalp.

Colour techniques debunked

Colour techniques debunked - By Colour Director Seniz Alkan

Do you often feel confused with the huge variety of colouring options available at the salon? Rest assured you are not alone. We turned to colour Director Seniz Alkan to help debunk the Neville Hair and Beauty colour techniques on offer for ease ahead of your next appointment.

Highlights

Old school, but still the most in demand highlights are a colouring technique applied by stylists using a weaving technique. Placed directly from the root, then folded into foils the highlights are then go under the heat to lift the hair to its desired potential. Depending on your hair type and texture, the colourist will then choose the width of the highlights. This will be determined by leaving sections of natural hair between each highlighted section.

Balayage

Balayage means “to sweep” in French. Accordingly, carefully placed colour is swept onto the hair for a natural, sun-kissed finish.

Palm Painting

Palm Painting™ is an innovative technique to achieve free flowing and multi-dimensional hair colour. Ditching all the usual paraphernalia that comes with colouring, Palm Painting™ is achieved by using hands and eye for colour placement! Cutting colour application time by at least 40 minutes and giving you a total hand on approach to colour, this will be the moment you evolve the full metal foil head for something utterly refreshing. By picking out the lighter areas, we work on enhancing and lifting. Thus, delivering a soft, uncontrived effect. Similarly, Palm Painting™ produces a gentle, more unaffected appearance, avoiding harsh, angular foil lines.

Ombre

Ombré means “shadow” in French and this technique achieves a dark roots/light ends effect unique to you.

Shatush

Similar to balayage, Shatush is extremely soft and the results subtle. It’s the perfect colour service for those wishing to add dimension to their hair. Exclusive to Neville Hair & Beauty, Shatush is created using his finger tips and a cone only. The cone is used to achieve a gradient effect. The hair closer to the cone is darker and more blended, whereas the external hair which surround the face is brighter and lighter in colour. By using the cone, he can achieve a similar effect to balayage. By using his hands on the cone, he has more versatility and can create colour without using foils, which is ultimately better for the condition of the hair and does it protect it from the heat. This technique is better suited to someone who is really looking for a natural effect, less fuss, less regrowth. The results of the hybrid colour with the cone are more natural and unlike standard balayage, the hybrid colour technique is extremely visual and unlike any other colour technique seen to this day. By using his fingertips and hands to apply the colour, this enables him to delicately place colour whereas a brush stroke can have a more pronounced effect. Domenico likes working with his hands as he is more in control with the sensitivity of the hair.

Henna

Henna by Philip Martin’s is a natural colour service that tones, purifies, moisturizes, volumizes and offers the best re-pigmentation to faded and brittle hair. The treatment, created with dyeing herbs based on Lawsonia Inermis (in nature Intense Copper) and other herbal blends, allows the creation of a wide range of reflections. Henna masks and reflects white hair and is ideal for those who do not use oxidation colouring or who want to give to the colour a new lease of life.

Blades of Fire

Blades Of Fire - Neville Thermal Scissors

Creative Director and session stylist Jack Merrick-Thirlway has a weapon of mass protection. Behold, the Thermal Scissors System, a revolution in hairdressing and hair cutting.

The state-of-the-art Thermal Scissor System is the go-to 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 innovative cutting tool provides a two-pronged attack. You receive a superb Neville Hair & Beauty cut with the knowledge your hair is being treated to a new type of cut, that will heal your hair for good.

As Jack cuts hair, the ends of the hair are sealed, and the hair is largely transformed into its original state. This means important bodily moisture and care substances are preserved. The hair is effectively protected from environmental pressures.

  • Fine hair will be given more volume
  • Split hair will become healthy and more resistant
  • Permed hair will be given more elasticity
  • Dull, brittle hair will be regenerated
  • Every type of hair will be easier to style

The temperature of the Thermal hot scissors can be adjusted from 110°C / 230°F for fine hair to 170°C / 338°F for thick with additional split ends therapy. However, the stylist and clients are protected from the heat of the warm scissors by exceptional insulation.

The action of the Thermal Scissors seals the ends and hair is given a closed cutting surface and can no longer become fibrous. If applied regularly, split ends will simply disappear.

Now there is every excuse to get hot headed about this revolutionary hair hero.

Caring for textured Hair

Textured Hair treatment Neville

All hair types are made from the same protein rich material, irrespective of thickness, yet all have their independent set of needs to keep them looking their best and that applies to Afro hair too.

Just like you would with skin, hair requires maintenance and like with everything, effort and dedication pay off. Providing you follow the right tips you can get your hair looking great on the outside but also boasting health on the inside.

One of the key things to note, is that not all curls are the same. We tend to categorise hair as either straight or curly, but there’s so much more to it. For example, curls could be defined as soft waves, corkscrew ringlets or even tight Afro hair. And that’s why we love them, because they encompass such a large variety different types of curls. It is important when looking after your curls, to understand what your specific curl types needs and loves. Once you do, you’ll be able with the help of a specialist, pick the professional treatments and homecare you need to get your hair looking its best.

Interestingly enough, curls and particularly Afro curls look dense and thick, but are most likely fine and porous. What does this mean? That your hair is prone to damage and breakage, more so than straighter hair types. That’s why if you have curly hair you might think that your hair grows slower than your friends with straighter hair. Truth is, it isn’t! Your growth rate is probably exactly the same, but breakage will prevent your hair from reaching its growth potential.

Another reason you may find your curly hair is not reaching its optimum length is its zig zag shape. Afro hair grows close the scalp, curling in towards itself rather than down your back and can prevent your scalps natural oils from spreading evenly. Natural oils are paramount to ensuring healthy hair that shine because without them your hair can become dry and brittle and result in breakage.

So, what’s the first step to embracing curly, textured or afro hair?

We recommend speaking to a specialist and having a proper consultation, if you are looking to embrace your curls. It’s important to find someone who really understands your hair type and someone you can trust.

Textured hair will require a multitude of treatments to help retain the strength and moisture in the hair. This will apply even if you have looser curls, as oils have a harder time spreading evenly on curly hair. Extra TLC is required to avoid it getting dry.

At Neville we offer the following moisturising and protein treatments in the salon to help kickstart your healthy hair journey.

  • The Kerastraight Moisture Mask which repairs, renews and hydrates the hair as it is packed with lightweight moisture capturing ingredients Palmeira Tucuma and Carob Bean Extract. This nutrient-rich mask repairs & re-hydrates dry and damaged hair, leaving it feeling sumptuously soft and renewed with sensational shine.
  • The Kerastraight Protein Mask which repairs, renews and reconstructs the hair thanks to its advanced blend of hydrolysed wheat proteins, designed to repair and reconstruct your hair. It forms a protein net which transforms fine, weak and damaged hair, leaving behind hair that shines, is significantly stronger and incredibly soft to touch.
  • Curl Therapy, a treatment designed to return the shape to curly and wavy hair, speeding up the capillary transition process. Curl Therapy helps control volume, curls and increases definition of hair strands. After the treatment your hair will be left hydrated, repaired internally and with perfect definition.

In addition to regular in salon treatments, it is vital to follow adopt a simple homecare plan.

If on the other hand you are looking to achieve straighter or smoother hair, there are a number of chemical free alternatives. At Neville we refuse to use anything that could endanger you or those around you, such as keratins than contain formaldehyde. Instead, we recommend one of the following treatments:

  • Avlon texture release enhances manageability while providing radiant shine. Its combination of ingredients helps hold the hair in the desired shape, protecting it from thermal damage.
  • The Kerastraight Ultimate Treatment is an evolution in straightening and repair. This semi-permanent treatment has been designed to transform even the most difficult hair into stronger, straighter, repaired hair that’s easy to maintain and gorgeous to the touch.

Whatever you heart desires, whether its curl queen or sleek goddess, at Neville we will ensure we always put the health of your hair first.

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.

Introducing the Shag Haircut

Introducing the Shag Haircut By Domenico Casella

Neville Hair and Beauty ever the salon with a vision on trestle trends have created the Sloane Shag celebrating the era when the likes of Jane Birkin and Bianca Jagger, the original shag queens wafted down the King Rd in the 70s when the Kings Rd was a mecca to the coolest creative crowd.

The Sloane Shag which can only to be found at Neville Hair and Beauty is the 70s-meets-modern shag haircut which oozes a touch of Belgravia edge.

The layers, the disconnected pieces framing the face, the subtly tapered ends and fuller crown, the long curtain bangs or sometimes even full fringe — without losing significant length, it promises a refreshing, simultaneously soft yet edgy change for hair that's gone a bit shapeless.

It’s rebellious and channels your inner rockstar. But is your hair Sloane Shag worthy?!

Domenico Casella, Neville’s Top Stylist comments the Sloane Shag is a great option for so many hair types especially curly. "If you find that your best texture is hidden beneath a blanket of surface wavy layers, it might be time to shorten them up." He explains that layering that connects throughout a shag cut can free up the texture by removing weight in varying sections of your hair and release the tension that contributes to straighter or flatter areas.

Whilst the Sloane Shag is best on curly hair, Domenico has created a suitable shag for all lengths and types of hair.

  • On short hair, it will give you more of a choppy look and work best on thin or fine hair.
  • For medium-length hair, it’s perfect for women with rounder faces.
  • For long hair, adding lots of layers works great for women with thick hair and can go for a more feathered look.
  • For naturally curly hair, it’s a nice way to freshen up your locks and loose the frizz.

If you are looking for a Shag but don’t want to follow the crowd, the Sloane Shag is just what you need.

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