Beauty and the Beach: Summer Holiday Hair Care

After a soggy start, summer is finally here- hopefully to stay! If you’re going away on holiday this summer here are a couple of tips for looking after your mane in the heat and ensuring it stays looking and feeling strong and healthy.

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Put the heat stylers down

While the right products can help protect and treat your hair against heat damage nothing can reverse it. So while you’re on holiday leave your hair to air-dry in the sun when you can and why not just embrace your hair’s natural texture. It does your hair the world of good to give it a break from styling every so often. Plus, less time blow-drying, more time pool-lounging. Seems like a fair swap to us. Cocktail, anyone?

Think SPF- for you hair

You slather your skin in suncream before you hit the beach (we hope), but what about your hair? Exposure to UVA and UVB rays can leave your hair discoloured, brittle and dry. We swear by Aveda’s Sun Care Protective Hair Veil, £22.50, to prevent you bringing straw-like hair back home with you. Suitable for all hair types, it’s a lightweight, water-resistant protective UV mist that will help minimise dryness and damage. Simply spray evenly on dry or damp hair before you go in the sun and reapply during the day and after swimming. An intensive hair mask is another holiday beauty essential. We love Aveda’s Damage Remedy Intensive Restructuring Treatment, £30, for soothing sun-frazzled locks.

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The humble hair clip is well and truly back

If Instagram is anything to go by everyone is channelling the style of Gwyneth Paltrow’s Margot from The Royal Tenenbaums this season, and those barrettes. Whether you go understated or all out, a hair clip is your fail-safe way to look chic on your travels- and they’re perfect for smoothing down post pool day hair too. We love these handmade resin clips, £6.95, from Tegen Accessories on Meetng House Lane, also available online.  

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Salon Special Offers

Our Shine Shampoo Bars are the ideal holiday companion this summer. The refreshing citrus aroma is perfect for sun-soaked days and balmy nights, and the handy storage tin means you can just chuck it in your bag when you’re travelling, without worrying about spills or leaks. And as it lasts up to 4 times longer than a standard bottle of shampoo it should do for the whole family while you’re away. At the moment you can buy 2 bars for just £16 (normally priced £9.50 each) in the salon or online (with free p&p)- but hurry, offer ends 21st July. 

And the good news doesn’t stop there! Time to stock up on your haircare favourites because until 21st July we’re also treating you to 20% off all Aveda products purchased in the salon with any hairdressing service. 

This month Shine loves…

We have a new favourite after work haunt! Nestled in the Lanes, The Flint House is the latest opening from The Gingerman Restaurant Group and serves up a tantalising array of small bites, cocktails and delicious wines. See you on the rooftop for a sundowner, or two.

The Luna Beach Cinema is back for another year and showing a host of big screen favourites and family-friendly classics, including A Star is Born, Bohemian Rhapsody and Quadrophenia. Book yourself one of their premium deckchairs to really enjoy it in style. 

It might be summer, but we’re still binging a box set or two. Big Little Lies is back for Season 2, and we're hooked. Glamorous clothes, glamorous houses, razor sharp wit and a fair few sociopaths thrown in for good measure. And now with Meryl Streep (as if the all star cast couldn’t get any more heavyweight). What’s not to love?

That’s all for this month, we hope to see you soon!
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