11-Year-old cuts hair at Neville Salon

11-Year-old cuts hair at Neville Salon To raise funds for Chain of Hope

Sophia Grace Karaket aged 11 at Thomas’s School, Battersea has undergone a massive makeover in the name of charity. Over the past year she has grown her hair beyond shoulder length with the knowledge she would have a dramatic cut at Neville Salon, 5 Pont St. A salon who she entrusted totally for this momentous occasion.

This will be Sophia's second dramatic hair cut for charity. Where she has kindly donated to Chain of Hope Charity and Little Princes Trust.

On this occasion, she has raised a whopping £5,000 for Chain of Hope, a Chelsea based charity that helps provide complex heart surgeries to children in need. It is estimated that as many as 15 million children die or remain severely ill every year through potentially treatable or preventable cardiac diseases. Chain of Hope exists to provide children from developing countries affected by life-threatening heart conditions with the medical treatment to save their lives.

In addition, Sophia donated her hair to the Little Princess trust which provides real hair wigs, free of charge, to children and young people who have lost their own hair through cancer treatment.

Dana from Chain of Hope comments, 'We need more good small souls like Sophia. These acts of kindness make a huge difference to charities like Chain of Hope and the little Princess Trust.

justgiving.com/fundraising/sophia-grace-karaket

Neville Partners with Anya Hindmarch

On May 17th, Anya Hindmarch will unveil “The Village”, a new retail concept on London’s Pont Street.

The Village, launching on Monday, 17th May 2021, is a new retail concept and the realisation of Anya Hindmarch’s long held dream.

The village will be a collection of five neighbouring Anya Hindmarch stores located on Pont Street, London, the original home of the brand. It will in addition to being a home for all the brands, a destination for experiences, exhibitions and collaborations such as our upcoming partnership to celebrate the launch of Anya’s first book, ‘If in Doubt, Wash Your Hair” with a three week pop up hair salon.

Owners Neville Tucker and Elena Lavagni said: “Being a long-time resident in Pont Street and as this is where Anya first started it was great to hear that she was coming back all guns blazing for this new Pont Street Village concept. We were delighted to be asked to participate with her in a 3-week hairdressing pop up in her 60’s concept salon.”

The salon that will be opening its door from May 17th will offer wash and blow-dries and bookings will be available from Monday 17th May until Saturday 5th June between 10 am and 8 pm. These can be made by emailing hairsalon@anyahindmarch.com stating your phone number. A member of the Anya team will then call you to make your booking and payment will be taken at the time of booking.

Prices are as follows:

  • Blow-dry £30 (including a coffee from The Anya Cafe)
  • Blow-dry £40 (including a glass of champagne from The Anya Cafe)
  • Private session: Blow-dry for 4 people £160 (including 4 glasses of champagne from The Anya Cafe)

We look forward to seeing you at:
The Village:
15-17 Pont Street
London SW1X 9EH

Neville joins Hair for Heroes

Neville Hair and Beauty is proud to be participating in a new nationwide campaign launched by Hershesons that gives thanks to NHS nurses and celebrates the Great British Hair industry.

As part of the @hair4heroes we’ll be pledging one hour of every stylist’s time per week to giving NHS nurses a free cut and blow dry as a heartfelt thank you for their work during their pandemic.

Keep track of our #Hair4Heroes journey @nevillesalon as the campaign continues. NHS nurses can contact us by email on info@nevillehairandbeauty.net to book their free cut and blow dry.

For more information and a full list of participating salons, visit hair4heroes.co.uk and @hair4heroes on Instagram. Hair 4 Heroes will run from until August 2nd.

Elena Lavagni supports altruism

Metehan’s battle

Altruism, is when a person shows selfless concern for the well-being of others. A beautiful trait of character that I hold dear to heart and have also taken great pride in observing amongst some of my team members. In particular our colour director Seniz Alkan who recently decided to help raise awareness and funds for a little boy called Metehan. Metehan was diagnosed with spinal muscular atrophy type 1 - a neuromuscular disease so severe that many children with SMA type 1 do not reach the age of two.

As SMA is a rare disease, Novartis charges a huge fee to cover their R&D costs and make a profit: Zolgensma costs $2.1 million – with additional expenses such as travel, accommodation and consultancy fees, the total amount of reaches $2.45 million (currently £1.9m). Since deciding to join the cause to help Metehan, Seniz has raised over £100k. As a close friend and colleague I am keen to help raise further awareness about Metehan’s story and terrible disease.

For those of you who are interested to find out more or might wish to donate you may do so here:

www.metehansmajourney.co.uk

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.

10 things you didn’t know

10 things you didn’t know about Neville Hair and Beauty

We’re pretty sure you know most things about Neville Hair and Beauty but did you know these fun facts:

Neville Hair and Beauty takes pride in developing the future generation of hairdressers.
On average Neville Hair and Beauty produces 3 new stylists or colourists a year by providing them with education and opportunities to further develop their skillset.
Neville Hair and Beauty was the first salon in the UK to host an open day.
After the first lockdown our salon opened to help support and reward frontline workers including NHS staff. The salon was closed to clients for an entire day with Neville staff volunteering to do colour and styling. View some pictures of the day on our Instagram channel here!
We are the official hairdresser for Chopard’s Cannes Film Festival since 2018.
Since our first interaction with Chopard at the Guo Pei show in Paris in October 2017, Neville has collaborated with Chopard on a variety of events in Paris and London including the very prestigious Cannes Film Festival for which we became their official hairdresser.
We believe in working only with ethical companies!
At Neville Hair and Beauty we take pride in working with companies that share our same ethics. From L’Oreal who have reduced 81% of their CO2 emissions in their sites worldwide since 2005 to Philip Martin’s who are eco-friendly and cruelty free. Not forgetting Balmain Hair Couture who have developed 80% of their Care & Styling collection according to the guidelines of Nordic Swan. In addition Balmain Hair UK do their summer production which is solely solar power driven.
Neville has believed in diversity since it started in 1992!
Our multicultural team represents over 12 different nationalities. It has been the owners’ mission since 1992 to ensure diversity in the workplace! We are also very proud of our gender equality ratio with 49% female and 51% male.
We are home to the Renée Lapino Clinic and facialist Fere!
Renée Lapino is an American trained Medical Facialist practicing in London with a team of carefully chosen skin specialists. The Renée Lapino Clinic provides premium advice, insights and inspiration to help their patients attain their skin goals. It is the RL Clinic’s philosophy that truly beautiful and youthful skin is only achieved by taking an integrated approach to your skin health that includes innovative science-backed treatments and skincare, energizing restorative lifestyle practices and a nutrient rich diet. Her clinic is located on the second floor of our Pont Street salon. Fere, on the other hand is renowned for her bespoke non-invasive facials, tailor made and adapted to the needs of each and every client. After a moment of inspection, she instinctively knows the treatment required for beautiful, natural-looking glowing skin. It’s this unique pioneering approach – combined with instantly noticeable results – that see her roster of clients, from royalty to fashion and beauty insiders – return time and time again. Fere looks after her clients from the lower ground floor at Neville Hair and Beauty Pont Street.
We held a Royal Warrant!
Neville salon on Sloane street held the Royal Warrant due to the fact that Her Majesty the Queen’s hairdresser, Charles Martin was responsible for looking after her hair for many years and was based at the salon in Sloane street. Charles was very much a part of HM’s routine and travelled the world with her many times, usually on HMS Britannia. Neville also had the honour of meeting the Queen privately on some of Charles’ visits.
The Neville artistic team has been creating the hair looks for designers around the world since 2004.
From NY fashion week, to Vietnam, Seoul, Paris and London. Our team have since amassed a vast number of airmiles!
Antonio Grimaldi show at Paris Haute Couture in January 2020
We care for the planet !
Since early 2021, we have partnered with One tree planted , gifting £1 of every PPE surcharge to plant a tree. At Neville Hair and Beauty we understand the detrimental effect the pandemic has had on the planet with an increase usage of plastic. It is with that in mind, that we were keen to work towards offsetting our carbon footprint. Trees help clean the air we breathe, filter the water we drink, and provide habitat to over 80% of the world’s terrestrial biodiversity. Trees also provide jobs to over 1.6 billion people, absorb harmful carbon from the atmosphere and are key ingredients in 25% of all medicines.
We are hiring!
Joining Neville Hair and Beauty is more than just a job in a salon, it is an opportunity to join a family whose culture is based on innovation and creativity. If you are looking for a career change, check our vacancies page here.

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.

October is ADHD awareness month

October is ADHD awareness month

Creative industries like ours are filled with incredibly different people, a melting pot of origins, religions and different brains. Being different was something that for many years was seen as a problem but is actually the future of our industry. Creativity comes with different mindsets hence why we’ve decided to celebrate October as ADHD month.

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a condition that can cause above-normal levels of hyperactive and impulsive behaviours.

As a business, Neville, has noticed that more and more young people seem to be diagnosed with ADHD. “ADHD is a different way of processing information. If you find the way to communicate with ADHDers and support them whilst overcoming their challenges, you have created a pure artist. Studies shows many adults with ADHD end up as entrepreneurs. The trick for then is to find a career that suits them, one of the most common choices is hairdressing. In this way they are using their energy, creativity and other amazing strengths they have to get most out of the profession enriching it with their flare” says Elena Lavagni.

A variety of studies have shown that people with ADHD have super focus which means that if engaged correctly, people with ADHD can in fact accomplish a lot more and much faster. Lavagni adds, “ADHD is like having a Ferrari engine with bicycle breaks… once you strengthen the breaks you have a super power”.

We in the hairdressing industry could really benefit massively from the creativity, tenacity and empathy that comes with ADHD.

First and foremost, people with ADHD are very resourceful when it comes to problem solving. Whatever the issue they have the ability to connect the dots.

ADHDers' are extremely creative. They consistently come up with new ideas and whilst they might struggle to put those ideas into work, teamed with a business that can help them action their ideas can lead to incredible results.

Compassion is another beautiful trait and quality that ADHDers’ are plentiful. “No team can be strong and united without compassion as it is the foundation of team work” adds Lavagni.

People with ADHD need to work twice as hard to achieve, making them extremely perseverant. Perseverance is the key to success and in our industry, we need more people that are willing to work hard to unleash their maximum potential.

They are also astute! Being observers means that they will be more receptive to client’s need.

Finally, as if you weren’t sold that ADHD is a super power, ADHDers’ have a real appreciation for life. Having gone through hardship they radiate energy and who wouldn’t that in their business?!

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.